Newsletter from 18/05/2018
Tomorrow's Live Productions Today
EVS’ global product offering is shifting with the introduction of VIA as the technology platform that is at the core of all new products and services. Several of EVS’ latest solutions, including the unified production system X-ONE and video refereeing solution Xeebra, already use the new technology platform to offer flexible, innovative features. VIA’s modular architecture means the new server will connect users to the latest in live production workflows while continuing to benefit from future updates to VIA’s services and capabilities.
A View Back on the Four Days of NAB2018: The floor showcased the latest game-changing tech, craft-altering trends and cutting-edge tools that will change how we create, manage, deliver, consume and monetize content, no matter the purpose, no matter the screen. Our review features 111 products and solutions and their impact on today's and tomorrow's Live Productions. This list is not at all complete, but it gives a flavour of the trends underlining our industry which continously is in major disruption, from the customers to the technology suppliers - however this is what we learn since years and what keeps our industry strong and forward thinking. The link "NAB2018" will show you the list of featured companies and events in alphabetical order.
ShaanxiBC TV HD1
Shanxi Television (SXTV) is a television network in the Taiyuan and Shanxi province. It was founded and started to broadcast on November 2004. SXTV currently broadcasts in Jin Chinese.
High Rock 1
At NAB2018 High Rock Mobile TV had set up in Gerling and Associates’ booth its recently completed High Rock 1, a Super Stallion Duel-Stage Expansion Class production vehicle. Designed with a compact, 40-ft. frame, it features a smaller footprint while sustaining the production quality that larger mobile units deliver. High Rock 1 features Sony cameras, including an HDC-4300 super-slo-mo; Grass Valley Kayenne switcher; Utah Scientific Routing; EVS replay servers; and a Cobalt multiviewer system.
Revolutionary Camera Technology. Evocative. Reliable. Operated by Experts. Want to give moving images an entirely new perspective, capture emotions in an unique way, and yet always remain close to the action? Our camera technology makes this possible, breaking open completely new worlds for high-quality recording. RemoteCamSystems GmbH is a Swiss-based company specialising in the development, leasing and sale of cablecam and railcam systems, as well as wireless solutions. With our repertoire, we support the TV, event and entertainment sectors - for example, in the context of sporting events, film recordings and broadcasts of all sorts.
NEP Belgium standardises its Production facilities around Sony Vision Mixers
The XVS-7000 Video Switcher is a core element of the productions system, enabling NEP with the flexibility of Dual HD/4K productions, HDR support, and assisting sharing capabilities. Furthermore, the unit is immediately operational due to the Vision Mixer controls being similar to the MVS-7000X, which was previously installed. There are multiple inputs available, making it possible to integrate the XVS as an IP/3G-SDI Hybrid Switcher, increasing its versatility. “We have chosen this very well equipped XVS-7000 for our Unit 15 to make it UHD/ HDR capable and even more flexible than it is today!” said Maarten Swinnen, Managing Director at NEP Belgium.
Asahi Television Broadcasting Corporation Banks on AJA Gear for Production and Post
When upgrading its edit suites with the latest Apple® Mac Pro®, ATBC introduced Io XT into its post workflow. 25 Io XTs currently power I/O for ATBC production and post, from the evening news to sports programming. “A stable editing environment is necessary for the success of any content creation, and having used AJA KONA cards and other gear for many years, we knew that the Io XT wouldn’t disappoint. It’s been a reliable audio/video I/O device that gives our editors more flexibility,” shared Satoshi Yamamura, Technology Bureau Production Technology Center, ATBC. “Whether Io XT, KONA 4 or Hi5, our AJA kit withstands the test of time, so when we need new equipment, there’s no reason to look elsewhere.”
Tokai TV Centralizes Network Operations Center with Media Links Video over IP Technology
After the successful installation and migration of the new IP broadcast system with Media links technology, Tokai TV delivered its first live transmission covering the Nagoya International Women’s Marathon held earlier this month. Supporting numerous video applications for Tokai TV, Media Links’ IP Switching Solution is designed to transport and switch 4K (12G/Quad SDI), 3G/HD/SD-SDI and DVB-ASI signals over IP, compliant with SMPTE 2022-1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 standards. These are used in the studio master control, sub-control and VTR rooms, as well as for live broadcasts that include media from outside sources.
Wrapping Up the Alamodome With a Big Ribbon
The San Antonio Alamodome in Texas played host to the 2018 Men’s College Basketball Championship Game on April 2nd, which was viewed by millions of television viewers around the world. Inside the Alamodome, for more than 67,000 fans, Ross Video played a big part of the fan engagement experience with XPression and Tessera SE. The recent renovation of the Alamodome added several large screens as well as a ring of new video ribbon board displays circling the seating area. Filling the stunning 360-degree HD ribbon board around the Alamodome was accomplished using Ross Video’s XPression real-time motion graphics engines controlled by XPression Tessera SE.
EVS Introduces the Unified Stadium
Unified Stadium is comprised of multiple integrations between EVS’ industry-leading live production tools and several technology providers, including ChyronHego and Trans-Lux. Alongside integrations with EVS’ renowned replay and content management solutions such as its XT servers, LSM remote controls and IPDirector PAM, Unified Stadium’s centerpiece is the DYVI switcher, which is used by multiple sports venues across the United States, including at AT&T Park for the San Francisco Giants MLB team and at Prudential Center for the New Jersey Devils NHL team who both cite the switcher’s flexibility as one of its most important benefits.
More eSports to come as Infront teams up with PENTA Sports
Infront continued its expansion into the eSports arena after announcing a new exclusive partnership with PENTA Sports. The world-renowned eSports organisation from Berlin will cooperate with Infront on a long-term, exclusive and global basis.
AV Stumpfl Brings in Chinese Year of the Dog at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park Spectacular
Ocean Park, Hong Kong’s most impressive theme park, merges education with entertainment. With 44 rides and a staggering 7.7 million visitors on average annually who come from all over the world to see its attractions, the park first deployed AV Stumpfl’s systems in 2016 for its Cyber Illusion Show, when it rented the Wings Stage Engine and RAW Engine from Cosmo Pro AV. Such was its success that Ocean Park decided to invest beyond renting and instructed Cosmo Pro AV to design a comprehensive, permanent video system using AV Stumpfl technology for its Applause Pavilion.
Don’t Let Daddy Know About Robe!
Don’t Let Daddy Know (DLDK) is one of the biggest international EDM parties taking its cool Ibiza roots and transitioning into a worldwide dance phenomenon known for spectacular production values. The 2018 Amsterdam edition, produced by Dutch7, returned to the renowned Ziggo Dome for two nights, for the first time with creative lighting designed by Bas Knappers from Netherlands based creative practice, Live Legends. An all-star line-up included Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Steve Angello, Nervo, Nicky Romero, Timmy Trumpet, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Headhunterz, Wildstylez and much more superlative music.
Claypaky on Architects' Alexandra Palace Show is A Match Made in Heaven
British metalcore band Architects recently played their biggest show to date at London's 10,400 capacity Alexandra Palace as part of their current European and North American tour. Long-term lighting and show designer, Paul McAdams, designed the production's high-energy 'lunar' lighting and set, selecting the Claypaky Mythos and Claypaky A.leda B-EYE K10 fixtures as key tools in his lighting arsenal. McAdams has worked alongside the band for four years and for the current tour design drew inspiration from the band's latest album. All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us is the seventh studio album from Architects and features ethereal, burnt-out lunar imagery that McAdams brought to the stage through a series of clever light landscapes.
NewTek Revolutionizes Graphics Workflow for Live Production
“Dynamic graphics are key to elevating your show—to take it from looking good to outstanding. For years, you’ve been able to choose good, which typically meant faster and cheaper, or great, which meant expensive and complex,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO for NewTek. “We looked at the tools people are using and realized that the challenge wasn’t in creating the next traditional broadcast graphics system, but in developing an entirely new workflow for the most popular, most widely used graphics applications on the planet, Adobe Photoshop CC and After Effects CC. The end result is fully animated titling accessible to millions of artists.”
IHSE and EVS Team Up to Accelerate Live Production Workflow
IHSE announced an advanced technology partnership with EVS to enhance live production workflows for the EVS XT series server and Xfile3 gateway and removable storage system. As part of this partnership, IHSE has developed a specialized KVM package based on the Draco tera compact series of KVM matrix system that supports both current and future connectivity requirements for EVS systems. At the 2018 NAB Show, the companies will route a fiber link between IHSE’s booth (SL10216) and EVS’ booth (SL3816) to demonstrate long-distance connectivity using dual EVS LSM (Live Slow Motion) remote-control panels at a single workstation.
The New Product Range from NEUTRIK – True Outdoor Protection (TOP)
“It is now possible to find products on the market that provide protection only against moisture and precipitation. The sun and ultraviolet rays are, in our view, also an important factor because they too influence the material and product quality over time”, says Norbert Nachbauer, Product Manager at Neutrik AG. The new series includes the well-known powerCON TRUE1, etherCON and XLR products, which have been certified in accordance with IEC 61076-2-103, IEC 60320, UL 1977 and UL 498 and which also meet the requirements for outdoor use as laid out in UL50E.
AMP VISUAL TV Equips Newest 4K HDR OB Van With Extensive MediorNet Installation
Designed to handle most major productions, AMP VISUAL TV’s Millenium OB vans boast a rich blend of space, comfort, ergonomics, and power — the perfect conditions for producing any kind of program. With a modular design and mobile partition system adapted from its older sibling, MS12, the new van is an extensible semitrailer that incorporates flexible workspaces. For example, using a partition system, the production area can be split into two spaces. Their RF-12 fly packs can then be easily added to further extend their 4K production capabilities.
Presteigne Broadcast Hire buys additional Canon 4K lenses to cover major sporting events in 2018
“We’re facing growing interest from our customers for UHD solutions so investment in Canon’s 4K lenses, particularly the CJ12ex4.3B is sensible given how well they perform,” said Presteigne’s CEO Mike Ransome. Ian Barnard, Sales Director at Canon UK & Ireland added: “Presteigne’s decision to continue its investment in 4K lenses demonstrates the industry’s increasing demand for 4K workflows. The CJ12ex4.3B is fast becoming the wide-angle lens of choice for portable broadcast cameras and we’re looking forward to seeing it feature at many of 2018’s sporting events.”
New ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K
ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K combines a professional broadcast hardware control panel with a powerful 8 input 12G-SDI switcher for working with all HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p59.94. All of the 12G-SDI inputs feature full re-sync and independent format and frame rate conversions. That means customers can connect a total of up to 8 different sources with various different frame sizes and frame rates, and cleanly switch between them. The switcher automatically converts everything to the program’s output format and frame rate.