The intersection of innovation and reality is the theme of Imagine Communications IBC exhibit according to CEO Charlie Vogt. His company has this year chosen to be the first to locate exclusively in the new IBC Amtrium building.
UK post house StormHD has incorporated Forbidden’s Forscene into its broadcast workflow. The facility is currently using Forscene on “When Do You Get Off?” the dating-format series commissioned by ITV and produced by Keshet International.
Among several developments Forscene is showing at IBC is integration with deltatre’s products and the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform to provide a hardware-independent solution for the post-production and distribution of digital rights content.
Enensys Technologies will demonstrate its new OneBeam technology which solves the problem of being unable to use the same satellite capacity to deliver services for both DTH (DVB-S/S2) and DTT (DVB-T or T2) at IBC 2015
It is a sign of how far broadcast engineering has come when the IBC 2015 Innovation Awards are dominated by IP technologies. Two thirds of the shortlisted projects commend achievements in remote production or networking using virtualised systems.
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.