Earlier this year I had the honor of taking office as the President of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a position I will hold until the end of 2018. It is a truly exciting role; SMPTE has worked tirelessly to address the industry’s growth and to provide standards – in concept and practice – to enhance the current and future work of engineers, creatives and professionals. Its work has been highly influential, with the embrace of software-defined networking and media processing, and the rise of a fully connected world illustrating the extraordinary advances we have enabled in the evolution of TV and media.
At NAB 2017 Snell Advanced Media (SAM) demonstrated the first applications of its next-generation control, configuration and monitoring solution, Orbit. A single interface that will eventually house all of SAM’s control and monitoring applications, Orbit has been designed to enable users to manage and view all of their control, configuration and monitoring functions via one autonomous system.
At the recent 2017 NAB Show, Globecast teamed up with Harmonic to demonstrate the first ultra-high-definition (UHD) high dynamic range (HDR) OTT managed platform as a service (PaaS) for the delivery of linear content over the internet to connected TVs. The VIVE Lifestyle Network, a 24/7 linear TV network available globally that offers lifestyle series and programs in the 4K/UHD format, said it plans to use the platform to deploy its new OTT service.
Dalet says its Galaxy MAM and AmberFin transcoder is primed for automating IMF operations at scale.
Whether you are facing a move to ATSC 3.0 or need to change out RF systems, the recent NAB show provided plenty of options for RF engineers. For those more ‘grounded’, production efficiency was top-of-mind with attendees. Our editors review both technologies and the companies providing solutions in these articles.
IP has almost been positioned as a digital nirvana for both content generation and transport. We’ve been told IP is cheaper, faster, better and… add your own descriptor. While that eventually may be the case, getting there remains a challenge.
IHSE has announced the Draco ultra DP, the first 4K DisplayPort KVM extender with a 60Hz refresh rate in full color depth.
The Blackmagic Design exhibit at the 2017 NAB Show demonstrated how this company has become a powerhouse in all aspects of video production.
Radio system and location recorder developer Zaxcom recently added a new rack-mount receiver to its wireless digital recording range. The RX-12R was seen during last month’s NAB Show and is aimed at both studio and network uses.