Our partners the ProductionHUB recently published an interview from the 2015 IBC in Amsterdam with Michael Potts of Sony Media Cloud Services.
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.
Envivio, best known for its advocacy of software transcoding, demonstrated a range of offerings spanning different delivery platforms at IBC 2015. These included a new cloud DVR package combining various techniques such as software-defined storage, along with recent compression standards for packaging and transcoding on the fly.
In order to stimulate consumer demand for Ultra High Definition (UHD) content, and sell more UHD-compatible TVs, Harmonic and Intelsat S.A., a provider of satellite services, have formed a partnership to launch HVN Intelsat UHD, a linear UHD demonstration channel for the North American TV markets.
LSB Broadcast Technologies and Broadcast Solutions GmbH jointly announce an agreement on the exclusive use of VSM in all Streamline OB Vans by default.
For many facilities, where the quality control costs are directly attributable to client projects, Vidcheck OnDemand offers a number of flexible ways to pay for comprehensive automated QC. OnDemand options include ‘pay-as-you-go’ and fully scalable processing, cloud-based or local.
Germany’s Dimetis is introducing a cloud-based network management platform. Dimetis’ Cirrus platform comprises the company’s new Boss Service Catalog engine, and Boss LInk Manager Cirrus cloud appliance.
New York’s privately owned online video technology provider Kaltura has launched Kaltura MediaX which includes a flexible cloud DVR. Kaltura customers will be going live with cloud DVR services over the next few months.