ISE 2016 Q&A: Blackmagic Design’s Westland on finding a niche in A/V

February 9, 2016 | Comments Off on ISE 2016 Q&A: Blackmagic Design’s Westland on finding a niche in A/V

With each passing Integrated Systems Europe show, traditional broadcast vendors like Blackmagic Design find themselves more deeply entrenched in the A/V market: no longer simply repurposing broadcast tools for A/V but actually building gear with A/V consumers specifically in mind., And with ISE expanding over last year’s edition both in number of days (this year’s […]

ISE 2016: Panasonic predicts ‘fireworks’ future for 3D projection mapping

February 9, 2016 | Comments Off on ISE 2016: Panasonic predicts ‘fireworks’ future for 3D projection mapping

Integrated Systems Europe opened with a bang this morning as Panasonic, in its annual ISE press conference, unveiled a number of advances in large-scale 3D projection mapping. 3D projection mapping eliminates the need for a flat, plain surface on which to play content in large-scale video projection. Instead, any 3D structure can effectively be a […]

Ross Video to simplify workflows at BVE 2016 show

February 8, 2016 | Comments Off on Ross Video to simplify workflows at BVE 2016 show

Ross Video will be attending the forthcoming BVE Expo at London’s ExCel centre later this month and will be demonstrating a range of solutions designed to help broadcasters and those working in live production simplify and improve their workflows. Under the heading ‘Smarter Production’, Ross Video will be discussing how the Ross ecosystem of products […]

SAM to launch new Kula switcher range

February 8, 2016 | Comments Off on SAM to launch new Kula switcher range

SAM has announced details of the new Kula range of multi-format production switchers, combining SD, HD and 4K capabilities. It will ship in May, priced from $17K USD. Built on the heritage of SAM’s Kahuna switcher, Kula uses innovative FormatFusion3 technology to mix any format, up to and including 4K, eliminating the need for external […]

SMPTE appoints 2016 directors and governers-at-large

February 5, 2016 | Comments Off on SMPTE appoints 2016 directors and governers-at-large

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Board of Governors has named the Society’s 2016 directors and has appointed two new governors-at-large. Chris Fetner of Netflix and Leon Silverman of Disney Digital Studio Services were named SMPTE governors-at-large. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, has reappointed Bob Edge and Paul Treleaven to serve as […]

Middleditch joins Eleven Sports Network as Head of Digital

February 5, 2016 | Comments Off on Middleditch joins Eleven Sports Network as Head of Digital

International media group Eleven Sports Network has announced the appointment of Tom Middleditch as Head of Digital. The network has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Middleditch, who brings with him a wealth of digital sports industry experience, having spent the last 10 years working for Sky Sports. Middleditch most recently held […]

GV milestone reached as 200th STRATUS enters the market

February 4, 2016 | Comments Off on GV milestone reached as 200th STRATUS enters the market

Since 2011, GV STRATUS from Grass Valley has been helping broadcasters simplify and automate production workflows to produce creative content for a more rewarding viewing experience. Now, five years later, 200 systems have been installed—almost one per week since the launch. Customers have relied on GV STRATUS to provide complete and adaptable production workflows, with […]

Nevion solution boosts ESPN’s sports coverage

February 4, 2016 | Comments Off on Nevion solution boosts ESPN’s sports coverage

Nevion has supplied its NX4600 H.264/AVC Media Gateway products to Coastal Media Group, for use in conjunction with ESPN’s REMI (Remote Integration) workflow. Using REMI, ESPN projects to dramatically increase its remote sports production in the near future. ESPN’s remote integration programme (REMI) began in January 2015 and seeks to reduce assets on location at […]

MediaShop broadcasts to twelve European countries with ToolsOnAir live:cut production

February 3, 2016 | Comments Off on MediaShop broadcasts to twelve European countries with ToolsOnAir live:cut production

ToolsOnAir has adopted Sonnet’s xMac Pro Server, a Thunderbolt 2-to-PCI Express (PCIe) expansion system and 4U rackmount enclosure for a Mac Pro computer, as a key component in its ToolsOnAir live:cut solution for multicamera production. MediaShop, a major Austrian teleshopping broadcaster, has deployed live:cut equipped with an xMac Pro Server to streamline its broadcast operations […]

IHA Turkey selects ATEME to power contribution network

February 3, 2016 | Comments Off on IHA Turkey selects ATEME to power contribution network

IHA Broadcast Services, Turkey’s leading news agency, is deploying ATEME Kyrion encoders and decoders to upgrade and extend its flyaway and DSNG fleet. Based on the fifth generation STREAM compression engine, the Kyrion encoder and decoder provide the best baseband video quality at minimum bitrates. This solution has been designed for contribution over satellite and […]

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