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.
At the 2018 NAB Show, MuxLab introduced a new triple display rack mount which combines three displays in a double rack space.
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.
Language is nowhere near as static as you’d think. Speechmatics’ Custom Dictionary is smart enough to recognize context and pairs of words to ensure it gets the spelling right.
Barnfind Technologies returned to the 2018 NAB Show with an expansive line-up which included more control options, advanced functionality, and improved configuration capabilities.
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.
At the 2018 NAB Show, StreamGuys unveiled a preview of forthcoming audio transcription features in its SGrecast live stream recording and repurposing platform powered by ENCO’s enCaption4 cloud-based, automated captioning solution.
The traditional bundle that has been the common currency of pay TV almost since its inception will change beyond recognition over the next five years. That is one conclusion of a panel of European pay TV executives polled by Kudelski Group’s revenue security and multiscreen software subsidiary Nagra, as part of its Pay-TV Innovation Forum 2018.
“We’re unlocking an entirely new dimension of live video acquisition by using WebRTC for mass acquisition of live and near-live material and using AI & ML to select the right content,” said Andreas Jacobi, CEO of Make.TV.
Camera Corps has added to its range of miniature robotic camera systems at the with the Qx. This is a compact weatherproof head with integral pan/tilt/zoom/focus drives. Delivering high video quality, it offers producers the freedom to cut and mix with video feeds from full-size studio and outside-broadcast cameras. Black-finished and just 125 mm in diameter, the Qx is unobtrusive enough to be operated within view of other cameras both for studio productions and in OB coverage of live events. It can also be used as part of a commentator camera setup.
Laird Digital Cinema has announced the availability of their PAC series of rugged power breakout boxes and adapter cables to simplify power distribution.
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.
TVLogic covered both the LCD and OLED bases for HDR monitors at NAB 2018. Yet the crowds really gathered to see last year’s star attraction, the LUM-310R’s “true HDR” reproduction.
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.
DVEO’s Mini D-Streame addresses the need to convert and decode NDI streams.