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.
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.
Anyone can buy and fly a UAV-drone. All the exhibits at this year’s NAB show made that obvious. What was typically glossed over were the finer points of the flight science that makes them work—and why drones can make a less-than-perfect camera platform. Helicopter and UAV pilot John Watkinson reviews some of the science that makes drones both easy—and risky to fly.
Most manufacturers of integrated playout TV master control systems, also known as Channel-in-a-Box (CiaB), suggest CaiB is a smart solution for stations going on the air for the first time and for stations needing to replace a host of aging legacy master control system components.
While the Federal Aviation Administration has begun to allow the use of drones in film and TV production, there are still too many restrictions, according to filmmakers. Particularly around camera weight and night time shoots.
Virtual Reality, in its various forms, was a hot topic at the 2016 NAB show. But all immersive technology is just that — a technology. It will ultimately succeed or fail based on whether it is used to tell compelling stories that viewers want to watch.
Where else but the NAB Show can 103,000 people from virtually all cultures and continents gather, rub elbows and talk about television amicably. Visitors were challenged by more than a million square feet of exhibits from 1874 companies, open for only 31 hours. Nobody could possibly see it all.
Ericsson has fleshed out its Unified Delivery Network (UDN) with 22 new partners including some big names on both the Telco and content fronts. The Swedish communications technology giant first unveiled UDN at CES 2016 in January in a bold attempt to expand beyond infrastructure and services into network provision to compete with the big established CDN (Content Delivery Network) providers such as Akamai and Limelight.
The Ultra HD Forum released its first set of guidelines for production workflows at NAB 2016 as promised, clearing the way for early deployments in 2016. But the Forum emphasized that these guidelines were still work in progress and that a future version would target later Ultra HD services in 2017 and beyond.
The Ultra HD Forum released the first phase of industry Guidelines on end-to-end workflows for creating and delivering live and pre-recorded UHD content. The Ultra HD Forum is a global organization defining industry best practices for the introduction of technologies that will facilitate the ultra-high-definition (UHD) viewing experience.
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.