Unity was in the air at the 2017 NAB Show for real time production over IP networks, with broadcasters, vendors and standards bodies coming together for the IP Showcase.
A production team from Malaysian broadcaster Media Prima Berhad (MPB) used a Calrec Summa console for 5.1 surround sound mixing of its live broadcast of the Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL) concert, the country’s largest singing competition. This year marked the concert’s 31st year, and was held at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur on Jan.22nd.
After more than two years of technology development, subcommittee discussions and field tests, on February 23rd the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) recommended that North American broadcasters choosing to migrate to the next-generation ATSC 3.0 specification use the Dolby AC-4 codec for OTA transmission. The Dolby system was up against a group of companies that have developed a competing system known as MPEG-H Audio
Zaxcom has introduced ZFR400, its smallest and lightest professional audio recorder to date.
Smartphones are now an integral part of a broadcast journalist’s kit, both for making calls and conducting interviews. DPA introduces the d:vice MMA-A digital audio interface, which enables the use of professional microphones with iOS devices.
K-Tek has announced the Boom Box, a microphone boom stand that doubles as an apple box.
At the 2017 NAB Show, Point Source Audio (PSA) introduced a redundant dual element lavalier microphone in a single, self-contained housing.