IBC saw the launch of a range of products to aid operators deliver content to the home from the cloud. Included in the releases is the Intel Visual Compute Accelerator for Intel Xeon processor-based servers, the Intel Puma 7 SoC for cable home gateways, and the Intel AnyWAN GRX550 for xDSL and Fiber home gateways
Dolby Laboratories teamed with Envivio to showcase a live feed of Ultra HD video with High Dynamic Range (HDR) at IBC. The technology pairing used Muse video processing software and Dolby’s Dolby Vision and audio format Dolby AC-4.
Australia’s General Dynamics Mediaware showcased its Matrix integrated technology package at IBC.
Jünger Audio reached its 25th year in business this year but, unlike other broadcast equipment manufacturers hitting similar milestones, did not make a big fuss about it during IBC 2015. Instead it concentrated on two major technology announcements that tie in with major trends in the TV industry today: immersive audio and automation. These developments mark collaborations with research institute Fraunhofer IIS and graphics/studio systems developer Vizrt. They also show how Jünger Audio has moved with the technological times from its early days of designing analogue and then digital compressor-limiter units.
IBM subsidiary Aspera significantly expanded its presence at IBC this year to highlight its growth in video transport and cloud storage.
At IBC 2015, FOR-A expanded its 4K offerings with a new, high speed 4K camera, a 3 M/E HD/4K video switcher, and 4K frame rate converter.
Moore’s Law has finally hit the broadcast industry where IT technologies are taking over and making 4K a breeze. At the IBC 2015 show in Amsterdam it was equally apparent that working in 8K for postproduction and even broadcast streaming is inevitable, with tools from cameras to editing software and HEVC encoding already primed or in development to handle it. No-one, though, was envisioning a world beyond 8K—except German software engineer Cinegy. It demonstrated a codec that it claimed could decode a Hollywood movie in a second and is built to manage 16K data rates today.
Scenarist, LLC, a provider of professional Blu-ray Disc authoring systems, based in Novato, California, has entered into a commercial agreement with ATEME to bundle the ATEME TITAN File multi-codec/format transcoding system with its Scenarist UHD Workgroup authoring system.
At IBC, Rohde & Schwarz DVS will introduce new features for its ingest and production server R&S VENICE. These will enable TV studios to optimize their workflows from ingest to studio playout and content distribution.