The microphone is an ever-present staple of any trade show and one that is unlikely to fire visitors up with enthusiasm in the same way as digital. IP-connected mixing consoles or 4k/HDR cameras and displays. But the latest batch of new products at IBC illustrated that although the basic concept of the mic has not changed substantially over the years, it is keeping up with the needs of modern production, including smartphone-based reporting, camcorder shooting, digital connectivity and spatial sound for virtual reality.
I heard it rained at IBC 2017, but that is nothing new. The Beach was recently renovated, now supporting more parties. But, as far as big technology announcements, the show was quiet.
At IBC, Zixi announced new and expanded partnerships with several industry leaders including Harmonic, Ericsson, and Imagine Communications.
AES67 audio networking was a hot topic at IBC. To help readers better understand the technology, The Broadcast Bridge has released a 3-part series written by Andreas Hildebrand, Senior Product Manager and Evangelist for RAVENNA technology. If your work touches audio, read this series. Part 2 in the package is highlighted below.
As audiences become more selective in their viewing habits, broadcasters and service providers must adapt. One way to meet the needs of this changing audience is through customized advertising. Fortunately, ad insertion technology is becoming more prevalent and smarter. Learn more about this solution in the article below.
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.
Globecomm has unveiled the latest release of its Tempo enterprise OTT cloud video platform for delivering live and on-demand interactive corporate training, communications and distance learning content.
Globecast has expanded an existing relationship with Euronews to deliver broadcast-grade video content over the public internet for Euronews’ eight new tailor-made channels. Globecast is using its exclusive GCXN transport service, which manages the transport of broadcast and media services over the public Internet, which lowers costs while expanding flexibility.
As it has for previous projects, Dome Productions, based in Canada, has selected audio monitoring solutions from Wohler Technologies to complete an end-to-end 4K UHD workflow on board its latest mobile production truck
TV Nova, a division of Central European Media Enterprises (CME) and one of Central Europe’s largest commercial television broadcasters, has chosen a series of T# multiviewers from Apantac for the expansion of its production control room, master control room and telco signal monitoring.
TSL Products has updated a number of its control, audio monitoring and power management solutions to simplify SDI/IP workflows and streamline operations supporting customers making the transition to IP. The latest versions include full compliance with the recently approved SMPTE 2110 suite of standards.
IHSE USA has announced that Japanese broadcaster, Chukyo TV, has outfitted its broadcast complex with an enterprise-level IHSE Draco tera KVM switching system.
At IBC 2017, AJA Video Systems announced new v2.0 firmware for the Ki Pro Ultra Plus multi-channel HD recorder and 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recorder and player.
Cinedeck’s cineXtools can change a misspelled caption with a single insert edit—even after the master file is rendered.