At the 2018 NAB Show Ericsson Media Solutions showcased how it has been transforming television with unique experiences that can be delivered everywhere for everyone through a set of evolved solutions.
Few things spark more controversy than virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in video production. Some — including major news organizations — believe altered reality will have a major impact on the future of storytelling. Others believe it will be a big bust. However, major manufacturers are betting heavily on its success.
The extra clean gain of Cloud Microphones’ Cloudlifter activators have saved the day for many owners of dynamic and ribbon microphones. The gain turns these low output mics into instruments with sufficient gain to drive modern preamps and computer interfaces.
Hybrik has introduced support for forensic watermarking from Kudelski Group’s pay TV security and multiscreen software company Nagra into its cloud-based media processing and transcoding platform.
The 2018 NAB Show will be noted historically for several reasons. Annual visitors attending the show with specific needs and budgets tend to be a bit myopic. Most TV stations are already satisfy captioning requirements and regulations. Even so, new captioning technology makes the service better, faster, more effective and less expensive.
Sport is an area that has driven broadcast television production both financially and technologically over the past 20 years. New techniques have been developed to enhance the coverage for viewers at home, including super slo-mo cameras, close miking and special graphics. With such individual elements now well established the focus is more on the overall infrastructure, connecting all technical areas on location with the main studio and from there for distribution to the home.
Ericsson’s MediaFirst End-to-End UHD solution is said to be the industry’s first software-based, multi-application media processing and encoding platform to deliver UHD content from camera to consumer.
OpenDrives has announced its 2018 lineup of shared network-attached storage (NAS) solutions. The range features a breadth of offerings across market tiers, including two all-new offerings designed to be accessible to small teams and mid-sized editors, visual effects artists, colorists and graphic artists.
VITEC has launched a new encoder and playout server for point-to-point HEVC contribution and distribution.
German specialist manufacturer RME, which produces a range of audio conversion units and microphone pre-amplifiers, expanded its Digiface range of interfaces at the 2018 NAB Show with the introduction of two new mobile networking products, one for the Dante audio over IP (AoIP) protocol and one for the Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standard.