Like many critical professional equipment categories, live production switchers (“vision mixers” to many overseas) have undergone a transformation based largely around the implementation of software-defined features and multi-layered capabilities that allow the operator to do more. When EVS introduced its Dyvi switcher in 2017, it boasted a software-defined architecture - basically a software approach to utilizing GPU performance to manipulate and modify video streams - that offered users a brand-new approach to live production while promising to take them far beyond the limits of conventional hardware switcher design.
For many broadcasters and digital media facilities making (or considering) the move to all-IP infrastructures, the IP Showcase at the IBC Show has been a highly anticipated gathering. Attendees annually participate in product demonstrations and educational seminars that provide a road map of what others have done and also what possibilities are available to create and distribute content over an Ethernet network.
With 4K UHD only just turning the corner and with much of the world still in SD is 8K a distraction from the rollout progress of 4K or just natural technological progress? The Broadcast Bridge takes stock of the current fuss around 8K which, like it or not, will be a major talking point at IBC2019.
SGO has released an open beta version of its first media management, transcoding and delivery application, Mistika Workflows.
Woody Ingest – Live will allow users to ingest SDI, NDI and IP live feeds straight to their postproduction environment, through a web-based user interface.
The Zoom F6 and F8n field recorders have been certified for AMBEO recording by Sennheiser.
OConnor has introduced a camera support system that pairs the Ultimate 1040 fluid head with the flowtech100 tripod. The new combo allows camera operators to move from heavier to lighter payload camera setups quickly and without compromise.