The big news out of IBC this year was Hmmm, what a great question! Oh yeah, and at the very end of IBC, SMPTE ST 2110 parts 10, 20 and 30 were officially approved. What you ask? What about the rest of the standard or suite of standards? Don’t worry, they will be here in time for Xmas or sometime in the New Year in time for NAB LV 2018 or so they say.
French digital media systems integrator partners with Cisco and EVS to provide leading edge.
Midco Sports Network (MidcoSN), an emerging regional sports network covering high school and college sports across the Midwest, has become the first North American customer of Calrec Audio’s new RP1 remote audio production system. Used in tandem with a Calrec Brio audio console, this configuration will bring the cost savings and efficiencies of centralized production to MidcoSN, a regional cable provider serving subscribers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and soon into Lawrence, Kansas.
Snell Advanced Media (SAM) has announced that Timeline Television’s newest OB truck – the first uncompressed IP 4K HDR truck in Europe – will be featured on its stand at IBC 2017. The truck, UHD2, seamlessly handles fully uncompressed 4K/UHD, IP and HDR.
When media organizations combine various types of storage — high-performance disk, solid state drives, object storage, tape and the public cloud — with data management technology in a multi-tier storage strategy, they are in the best possible position to maximize the cost, access, and performance benefits of storage across all workflow areas.
The broadcast and production industries are among the most innovative and fast-paced around. Yet, for those of us with more than a few years’ experience, sometimes it seems things change for no good reason. Yogi Berra’s comment, “It’s Déjà vu all over again” seems appropriate.
This year at IBC, you will be able to comfortably sit in an 8K living room and enjoy a video broadcast so clear that it will make you lose yourself in a truly immersive experience that practically seems 3-D. This 8K setup will be brought to you by NHK, the Japanese public broadcaster that is leading ultra-high definition (UHD) technology development. Its super-high-vision channel held the world’s first 8K TV satellite broadcast in 2016 at the Rio Olympics, and plans to provide full 8K coverage of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 have already been announced.
Riedel is best known for its expertise in intercoms, but in the last decade the company has diversified into media networks with the MediorNet products. The company’s products are found at prestigious events from Formula One motor racing to the Eurovision Song Contest, provided as a service, or sold to broadcasters and mobile fleets. The Broadcast Bridge spoke to CEO Thomas Riedel for a preview of IBC2017 product launches, and to hear his vision for the future direction of the company.
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