Dubai’s MBC will evaluate Pebble’s Orca system, a virtual channel-in-a-box, without the box. Setting one up for Disaster Recovery or backup is a perfect way to prove out the solution, and Pebble Beach sees more broadcasters doing exactly the same in the near future.
BenQ has kept the comfort of the editor as high a priority as the accuracy of image reproduction in its new PV3200PT 4K UHD monitor based on the Rec. 709 High Definition color standard.
Digital Vision used the recent 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas to showcase its full range of colour and image management, film scanning and format preparation products. These included the Nucoda grading suite, which now offers support for ACES 10 and Dolby Vision among other formats, plus the Golden Eye 4 scanner and the 2016.1 version of the Loki processing platform.
Telestream is promoting its live streaming production software Wirecast, having recently signed Lightcast.com, TiltedGlobe, StreamShark/MetaCDN, and Webcast-TV. More than 25 Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and streaming platforms already use Wirecast, including Facebook LIVE, YouTube, Twitch and USTREAM. The Broadcast Bridge quizzed Telestream about Wirecast and its encoder Lightspeed Live Stream in the context of the trend toward OTT delivery of sports. Telestream’s chief technology officer Shawn Carnahan responds.
Shure has introduced VHF versions of the ULX-D and QLX-D digital wireless microphone systems. These made their first appearance at last month’s 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, along with a preview of the latest release of the Wireless Workbench System control software. Among other announcements from Shure are that selected Yamaha consoles are able to control and monitor the ULXD4D and ULXD4Q digital wireless receivers.
Visionsmith has introduced ReLamp, an LED replacement for halogen bulbs in Fresnel fixtures of all brands and sizes.
After several years as an experimental or specialist technology, virtual reality (VR) is now being taken more seriously for mainstream media. US digital intermediate and colour correction developer ASSIMILATE is among the companies targeting this potential market and used the 2016 NAB Show to give the first public demonstrations of its new SCRATCH VR Suite, which includes tools to prepare and deliver 360-degree immersive material.
HDR could be the next major innovation for television broadcasting ahead of the mainstream adoption of 4K/UHD. Leader Instruments Corporation made several announcements and product introductions related to both at the 2016 NAB Show, and joined the TICO Alliance.
At the recent 2016 NAB Show, Teradek demonstrated wireless video devices for remote video capture, camera control, real-time monitoring, color correction and webcasting. All were designed and manufactured in the USA.
At the 2016 NAB Show, Tektronix made a number of significant video test equipment business and product announcements relevant to broadcasters and the upcoming Rio Olympics.
Intercom and networking specialist Riedel Communications launched a new expander unit for its established Smartpanel at the 2016 NAB Show. The ESP-2324 adds more keys to the RSP-2318, plus four high-resolution touch-screens. The company, which is well-known in its European home market as well as the US, is now pushing into Southeast Asia through a partnership with Vietnam-based distributor Vietcoms, with broadcast a particular target sector.
VidOvation introduced several innovative new wireless digital video products providing a variety of solutions for TV news and sports field production, as well as for internal video communications.
Linear Acoustic announced numerous options and updates for many of its audio processing and compliance products, introduced some new products, and made several business announcements at the 2016 NAB Show.
Expanding on the capabilities of its Video 18 S1 tripod system, the new Sachtler Video 18 S2 Fluid Head increases the weight range, while keeping the same classic form factor.
Avid has integrated Aspera FASP into Interplay | MAM to enable secure and high speed treansfer of large files.
At the 2016 NAB Show, GatesAir demonstrated several new advances in transmitter and exciter technology, and multichannel signal monitoring. The company also showcased the wireless content delivery opportunities ATSC 3.0 will offer.
Zixi has introduced a Live Linear Managed Service to provide broadcasters and content owners with an alternative to fibre and satellite contribution.
Ultra High Definition (UHD) and IP-based production have been grabbing attention and headlines at exhibitions in recent years and the 2016 NAB Show was no different. Both technologies are making themselves felt in all areas of broadcasting and in playout and automation PlayBox Technology used this year’s event to highlight them while giving first US showings to recently introduced products.