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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.
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.
InfinitySet will demonstrate at IBC integration with FOR-A HANABI HVS-100/110 mixers for enhancing virtual set production.
New playback functionality bridges gap between studio and OB production needs; targets eSports.
Panasonic is showing Live IP Switching with a new IT/IP-centric platform and a new compact 4K live switcher.