A new Comark LPTV DTV transmitter replaced a retired analog transmitter at Maine’s Harpswell Community TV.
Bonded cellular system technology progress is marked with MoJos and IP-based live stream sharing services.
Harmonic has found a new way of demonstrating OTT’s potential to deliver niche channels worldwide. It has established two channels about OTT itself aimed primarily at TV engineers seeking guidance on issues relating to OTT video deployment.
The recent spate of announcements from camera manufacturers about plans to market HD and 4K shooters capable of accepting B4-mount standard lenses has been welcomed by the industry and appears to have brought live UHD broadcast launches closer.
The Professional A/V division Roland is now shipping its new Roland M-5000 Live Mixing Console, representing its first product to support the industry standard of Open High Resolution and Configurable Architecture” (O.H.R.C.A.) platform.
At NAB The Broadcast Bridge met up with senior executives from satellite service provider STN. Mitja Lovsin, STN’s sales and marketing director, talked about the market, and an exciting new project that will use HEVC encoding and is to air late summer, 2015. STN, the Satellite Telecommunications Network, is based in Slovenia and uplinks 500 channels from their teleport. The company also provides playout facilities for 50 of those channels.
At this year’s NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America (aka, Fujinon) showed two new lenses in its 4K Ultra HD Series, a Field Box Lens and a portable ENG-style lens that are designed for use with any 2/3-inch sensor camera for pristine 4K production. Both models—the new UA80x9 and UA22x8, respectively—will ship later this summer. The company said it is now booking lens demonstrations with customers.
With the emergence of high-resolution (2K, 4K) single-sensor cameras in 2006 (Red Digital Cinema was first), many claimed that television production and digital cinematography would never revert to three-chip CCD cameras—the workhorse since RGB prisms made their way into video cameras—again.
Dalet is demonstrating the latest advancements in its Dalet Brio server technology at NAB. The new releases - Dalet Brio v3.1 – features future-proofing capabilities that will keep facilities ahead of the curve by supporting emerging formats and broadcast infrastructures.
Subscription programming provider, Starz, has refresh its post-production workflow and IT facilities with a series of Hitachi kit and Scale Logic’s HyperFS file system. In particular, the entertainment company chose a Content Platform (HCP) with Hitachi Unified Storage VM (HUS VM) from Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS).
Data storage infrastructure supplier Scale Logic has partnered with the StudioXperience and Waskul.TV in a demonstration of 4K workflow on the showfloor at NAB.
Broadcast transmitter manufacturer COMARK is consolidated into Hitachi Kokusai Comark.
Imagine Communications has partnered with HP to help media and entertainment companies implement private, virtual video delivery infrastructures in the cloud. The relationship includes a proof of concept that uses Imagine’s software-based solutions and HP’s global scale and power in hardware, storage and managed private cloud solutions.