Vizrt’s new multi-platform now supports 4K and UHD content variant for VOD, Web and mobile distribution including the insertion of graphics, requiring up to 10X less disk I/O.
As online video comes of age, it must match legacy broadcast services for traditional features such as consistent access to subtitles. This will be a focus of separate demonstrations at IBC 2015 from the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) and Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH (IRT), the research arm of German broadcasters ARD, ZDF and DLR, along with Austria’s ORF and Swiss public broadcaster SRG / SSR.
Adobe has given all the applications in its Creative Cloud suite of software a spectrum of new features from Touch editing even in HDR, to new codec capabilities. The new Remix feature of Audition CC can custom tailor an audio track to fit video content durations, and Adobe Primetime will be smoothing the transition to OTT.
Screen Subtitling Systems has released their subtitle transmission system Polistream as Virtual Machine, Bring-Your-Own-Device and OPEX Rental options.
Fraunhofer IIS Moving Picture Technologies will introduce advanced subtitling options, Quicktime audio and 30-Bit export for video files with its easyDCP Software Suite at IBC.
Advancements in file management, collaborative tools and enterprise capabilities keep Dalet at the forefront of media workflow, helping media organizations of all sizes strengthen operations for faster and more efficient global content distribution.
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.