Newsletter from 16/04/2019
NAB Attendance For 2019 NAB SHOW Slightly Reduced
The National Association of Broadcasters announced preliminary registered attendance of 91,460 for the 2019 NAB Show, the world’s largest annual convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology.
"Once again, NAB Show was the premier showcase for the latest advancements that are reshaping the world of media, entertainment and technology," said NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton. "We thank our exhibitors, program partners and speakers for making NAB Show a must-attend event for content creators, producers and distributors from around the world."
- TOTAL REGISTERED ATTENDEES: 91,460
- INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEES: 24,096
- COUNTRIES REPRESENTED: 160
- The 2018 NAB Show final attendance was 92,912.
International attendance figures are included in the overall registration number. All numbers are based on pre-show and onsite registration and subject to an ongoing audit.
NAB:Review - As of today we feature 74 companies / 104 product introductions. This list is continously updated until the end of April.
AJA - Aveco - Aviwest - Axon - Barnfind - Blackmsgicdesign - BoxxTV - Brainstorm - Bridge Technologies - Broadcast Pix - Calrec - Cartoni - ChyronHego - Cinegy - Cobalt - DPS - CyanView - datavideo - Dejero - DirectOut - EVS - Evertz - Fingerworks - FOR-A - Grass Valley - Globrcast - G&D - Ihse - Intinor - Lawo - LiveU - Lynx Technik - Neumann - Marshall Electronics - MAT - Media Links - Mediaproxy - Mobile Viewpoint - MultyDyne - PAGlink - Panasonic - Phabrix - Pixel Power - Reckeen - Renewed Vision - Merging Technoligies - Vislink - Robycam - Ross Video - Simplylive - MOG - Sennheiser - Slomo.tv - Sony - SRT - SSL - TAG V.S. - Tektronix - The Switch - TSL - TV Logic - TVU - Vislink - Vitec
The link "NAB2019" will always show you the actual list of featured companies and events in alphabetical order.
F&F Productions Enhances UHD-4K Offering with EVS' VIA Live Production Technology
F&F Productions, a leading provider of mobile facilities throughout North America, has selected EVS’ latest VIA technology as it continues its push into the production of Full HD 1080p and UHD-4K HDR content. The Florida-based facilities specialist is equipping three of its signature GTX series mobile units with the latest EVS XT-VIA and XS-VIA production servers and the newly announced XNet-VIA ethernet-based live media sharing network. The futureproofed deployment means that the units can also be transitioned to IP at a later date, with the VIA-based solutions already benefitting from enhanced live IP support of industry tech stack standards like ST2110 and NMOS.
Grass Valley Takes ALAMIYA’s Entire Fleet of OB Vans to the Next Level
Grass Valley has been selected by ALAMIYA, one of the leading media and advertising companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to support a major upgrade of its entire fleet of outside broadcasting (OB) vans – the largest in the Middle East. The investment in Grass Valley’s solutions will enable ALAMIYA to future proof its end-to-end live production infrastructure so it can deliver 4K UHD productions of major sporting and live events.
Leading Italian Broadcaster Launches Outside Broadcast Truck with Evertz IP Core
MEDIASET S.p.A. is a leading Italian media company specializing in news, entertainment and sports broadcasting. MEDIASET began a project to design a new outside broadcast (OB) truck for live production events. Evertz' SDVN IP technology was selected as it was the only solution that met the critical requirements of MEDIASET. Two Evertz 3080IPX-128-25G switch fabrics in a redundant configuration are utilized as the OB Truck's central routing core. This ultra compact routing core enables deterministic switching of signals which is critical in live production environments. In addition, the high bandwidth 25G core enables UHD/HDR and HD production while still maintaining a compact form factor which is an important consideration in an OB truck environment where space is at a premium.
Mobile TV Group Deploys Production Truck with Evertz IP Infrastructure
Mobile TV Group is a leading mobile production company specializing in live events. Mobile TV Group's in-house engineering and fabrication capabilities enable them to continuously update their fleet of mobile production trucks with the latest technology. Critical requirements of their latest truck, 45FLEX, included dual feed, the ability to perform two simultaneous productions, super slow-motion capabilities, 4K/HDR upgradeability and enough scalability to accommodate the largest production events. Evertz' Software Defined Video Networking (SDVN) solution was selected by Mobile TV Group because its advanced capabilities were the only industry solution available that could meet their aggressive schedule and demanding technical requirements. SDVN's advanced IP infrastructure enabled a more flexible and scalable production environment where truck resources could more efficiently be utilized enhancing their overall production capabilities.
Grass Valley and NEP Deliver Mobile Studio Production Training Facility for Veterans-TV
Grass Valley has collaborated with worldwide outsourced technical production specialist NEP Group, to deliver a mobile production facility to non-profit Veterans-TV (VETV), including equipment donations and systems integration. The truck, Denali Gold, supplied by NEP, will act as a mobile classroom from which veterans of the U.S. armed forces, law enforcement and fire service will receive hands-on training in professional television production. The new VETV initiative, jointly sponsored by Grass Valley and NEP, aims to help veterans find employment in a broadcast production career once training is completed.
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tpc Switzerland Builds Agile Studio Center Around IP Infrastructure from Imagine Communications
Swiss production and broadcast company tpc, part of the major Swiss public media business SRG SSR, is building a news, sport and technology center in Zurich. This all-IP center, built around the SMPTE ST 2110 family of standards, will use the Selenio™ Network Processor (SNP) from Imagine Communications to provide advanced IP-to-IP video and audio processing, as well as conversion between legacy SDI feeds and equipment and the newly built IP infrastructure. tpc switzerland ag, the technical service provider for Swiss national broadcaster SRF/SRG, has embarked on a bold project in order to gain a higher degree of agility and multiformat compatibility — a level which can only be achieved with an all-IP and software-defined approach.
University of Miami's Dyvi-based production to be demonstrated at NAB2019 Show
Last year the university’s production demands increased with the launch of ESPN’s ACC Network, which currently offers on-demand services and makes its live programming debut of Atlantic Coast Conference sports this summer. Drew Thomas, Director of Production Services for the university, turned to Dyvi to reliably meet the demands of its digital programming and the school’s first foray into television broadcasting. “It was a big step for us to produce the highest quality linear broadcasts,” said Thomas. “Dyvi gives us a whole range of options that just weren’t possible before. The GUI lays out the physical switcher the way you want to see it. The flexibility to view things on the board and make changes in real time without having to start from scratch is a tremendous advantage.”
ETV Network Adopts Ross Video Technology to Empower ETV Bharat – India’s National Digital News Platform
ETV Bharat is a comprehensive digital national news platform aimed to deliver seamless news and information services using a video-centric Mobile App. “One Nation–One App” is a Web platform to deliver regional, national and international news and sports information to the people of India. It is a first-of-its kind offering in India in terms of diversity and depth; a dedicated journalist network reaches 29 states with services in 13 different regional languages – Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Assamese, Odia and English. ETV Bharat is a part of India’s multi-faceted Ramoji Group and is headquartered in the city of Hyderabad India.
France crowned first-ever FIFA eNations Cup champions
The team of France comprised of world number 6 on PS4, Corentin ‘MAESTRO’ Thullier, and world number 5 on Xbox, Lucas ‘DaXe’ Cuillerier. Following the victory alongside his team-mate, Corentin ‘MAESTRO’ Thullier from France said: “Becoming the FIFA eNations Cup champion is amazing. I can’t believe it. Winning the FIFA eNations Cup for your country and becoming the first-ever champion is an absolutely incredible feeling. Both DaXe and I had some really tough matches over the two days so to come away as champions and the title of the best eFootball nation in the world is really special.”
Dallas Cowboys Usher in 4K Era With ChyronHego’s Next-Generation Arena Graphics Systems
“AT&T Stadium is beginning its 11th season this year, and ChyronHego systems have been our mainstay since day one. Personally, I’ve been using Chyron products for the better part of my 40-year career, which gives me a keen perspective on how well these technologies have improved and evolved,” said Dwin Towell, director of broadcast engineering for the Dallas Cowboys. “Our migration to 4K will eventually require replacement of every screen and system in this stadium, but we’ve never questioned whether ChyronHego was the right graphics provider in this huge undertaking. With Click Effects PRIME as the perfect example, these solutions are mature, dependable, and very well-supported. Also, since ChyronHego is an industry standard for graphics production, it’s easy to find technicians who are well-versed in the systems.”
Ramping It Up for Transmission Australia
The biggest Transmission dance event to date – in terms of audience numbers AND Robe moving lights – was staged at Sydney Showground in Australia, where thousands of fans absorbed the great vibes and music of “The Awakening” plus some truly phenomenal visuals courtesy of lighting designer Bas Kemper and the Vision Impossible collective. Over 200 Robe moving lights - 78 x Pointes, 90 x MegaPointes, 10 x Spiiders, 20 x LEDBeam150s and 19 x BMFL Blades - on the rig ensured that this replicated the seminal moments of the ‘Awakening’ cycle which started in the O2 Arena in Transmission’s ‘home’ city of Prague, Czech Republic last October… and was another truly memorable visual extravaganza of epic proportions!
Elation DARTZ™ for KISS “End of the Road” World Tour
More than 40 years on and KISS can still draw a crowd anywhere in the world with their crowd-pleasing hits and, undoubtedly, elaborate live show. “It’s simple, four-on-the-floor, rock ‘n’ roll music with heavy guitar rifs,” said production designer Sooner Routhier of the music’s continuing appeal. “As far as lighting, it requires an old school light show with simple cuing that accents the music but isn’t overly embellished.” Routhier co-production designed the show with Robert Long, who has been with KISS in various roles for over 20 years. Associate designer/show director is Ashley Zapar.
Apocalyptica and Genelec form a Finnish alliance
Combining cellos and heavy metal is no easy feat, but Platinum-selling Finnish band Apocalyptica have never settled for anything short of the extraordinary. Formed in 1993 as a classical tribute to Metallica, Apocalyptica quickly grew to become one of Helsinki’s most famous musical exports, selling millions of albums worldwide whilst pioneering the genre of cello metal. Given the challenges posed by an instrument with an “unpredictable, dynamic sound”, the band have long pursued a sonically superior recording set-up, particularly as they now often record and mix in different locations. The answer has come courtesy of a partnership with an equally famous Finnish name: Genelec, the world leader in active monitoring.
Robe Celebrates 25 with Show-stopping Performance at Prolight+Sound 2019
On the Wednesday night, a special ‘Robe Silver Jubilee’ Party rocked the booth and over 1000 guests joined the Robe Family to be entertained by Czech ‘glamtronic’ electro swing band Mydy Rabycad, who interrupted their current European tour to stop off and delight the audience, getting Hall 12.1 of the Frankfurt Messe vibed for this landmark occasion. Robe CEO Josef Valchar got the party started in a short kick off speech, thanking everyone for their vision, enthusiasm and commitment to the brand. “It’s been a fantastic and inspirational journey in every way by an extraordinary team with whom I am very proud to work! Here’s to the next 25 years” he stated.
Ki Pro GO Low Cost, High Quality H.264 Recording
Ki Pro GO is a genlock-free, multi-channel H.264 HD and SD recorder/player with a flexible architecture designed for live production, sports, corporate events, training, houses of worship, and other applications. The portable device allows users to record up to four channels of pristine HD and SD content from SDI and HDMI sources to off-the-shelf USB media via 4x USB 3.0 ports, with a 5th port for redundant recording. Genlock-free inputs eliminates the need to externally synchronize sources, while redundant recording provides multiple backups in the field to protect recorded video. Ki Pro GO features four 3G-SDI and four HDMI inputs to ensure compatibility with a wide range of video gear, with 3G-SDI and HDMI monitoring outputs that can display all recording channels on a single display. Available June for $3995 MSRP.
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Vislink Technologies Unveils Integrated 4K Wireless Camera Transmitter for Sony's New Multi-Format Live Camera System
In recognition of its continued commitment to providing the latest in video transmission technology, Vislink Technologies (Nasdaq:VISL) announces that it has once again partnered with Grass Valley, a Belden brand, on an all-in-one broadcast solution. Grass Valley’s newest LDX 86N Series 4K-RF camera is now integrated with Vislink Technologies’ INCAM-HG wireless camera transmitter, which provides HEVC 4K UHD, HDR-ready wireless encoding and a remote-controllable camera interface via WiFi. This latest solution is on display at the 2019 NAB Show
NewTek Video-Over-IP Technology, NDI® Is Adopted By Sony’s Latest 4K Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera
The true power of NDI is that it operates on standard gigabit networks and can be received and processed by software on computer systems, making this technology usable in almost any network environment today. Driven by the explosive growth of channels and online video distribution, this historic transition to IP-based video production led by NDI brings broadcast level quality to millions of users while helping broadcast networks and TV stations produce more content of higher quality in less time. “With the industry clearly moving towards IP and computing-based technologies in practical, cost-effective broadcast applications, we see new and exciting opportunities for our customers. Sony support of NDI|HX in the new BRC-X400 4K PTZ camera was driven largely by customer demand for NDI,” said Hiroshi Kawano, president of Professional Products & Solutions Group, Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc. “We look forward to working closely with NewTek to extend the benefits to customers with our addition of NDI|HX.”