Today’s smartphone owners carry more powerful video technology in their pockets than the best state-of-the-art TV broadcast or production facilities could provide two decades ago at any price. The second decade of this century is when off-the-shelf computing matures to the point that it can facilitate and manage nearly all technology-based tasks in broadcast TV stations and TV networks in real-time.
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.
A new release of Dejero’s LIVE+ Mobile App includes an exposure and focus lock feature and a simplified on-screen zoom capability.
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.
The Agama SERIES 5 evolves into a wider support solution for broadcasters and video operators. It has several innovative key characteristics that enable operators to work in a data-driven way across departments and workflows.
TMD has implemented a DPP compliant automated file based delivery and acceptance solution for the BBC.
GatesAir Launches Maxiva StreamAssure for cloud-based over-the-air QC, powered by Qligent’s Vision platform. The unique service improves quality of service and experience for viewers and broadcasters.
Sweden-based Net Insight, has acquired the assets of Hollywood, Florida-based resource management and software company VizuAll Inc, trading under the name of ScheduALL.
The French TV Broadcaster selected Woody in2it for its overseas networks “Outre-mer Premières” and “France Ô. The camera ingest tool will improve the workflow across ten production sites.
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
Mistika 8.5 brings new color capabilities to SGO’s “Hero Suite” edit system along with new integration with Boris FX Graffiti
Our partners the ProductionHUB recently published an interview from the 2015 IBC in Amsterdam with Randy Wedick of Band Pro Film & Digital.
Our partners the ProductionHUB recently published an interview from the 2015 IBC in Amsterdam with Dave Stubenvoll of Wowza Media Systems.