Lumens and Matrox have announced the compatibility of their products with the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) open-source streaming protocol from the SRT Alliance. The SRT Open Source project, driven by the Alliance, is a collaborative community of industry leaders and developers striving to achieve lower latency internet video transport.
French Public Broadcaster France Télévisions is to install over 100 Pansonic UC3000 system cameras in studios and OB trucks throughout France.
Despite all the fuss about 4K UHD television, producers of live sports and entertainment productions in the U.S. are finding that a 1080p at 59.94 fps HD signal delivered with high dynamic range (HDR) is more pleasing to the consumer’s eye. When compared to a 4K SDR picture, HD HDR images consume less bandwidth, are less expensive to produce and generally include darker blacks, brighter highlights, and richer, more vivid color. What’s not to like?
Following numerous private conversations and panel discussions at the recent 2018 NAB Show, it’s become clear that broadcasters are being challenged like never before to hold the line on CapEx spending while delivering more content across their linear platforms. Because of this tricky scenario, the NAB’s annual convention was bristling with technology that helps create content easier, in a highly collaborative way, to spread the expense and manpower.
Austrian production specialist, Mediahaus, has delivered live coverage of the inaugural European Snow Volleyball Championships with a Blackmagic Design multicam set up, including two URSA Broadcast cameras. Staged at the top of an Austrian ski resort, in a specially constructed snow stadium, the finals were broadcast live on channels including ORF and Eurosport. Mediahaus delivered an international feed, big screen coverage for spectators and livestream content from a portable OB set up, built around an ATEM Television Studio HD Pro. A quartet of Blackmagic Design cameras not only captured the action on court, but also the fun and funky atmosphere at the event. Two URSA Broadcast cameras, one with an ultra wide B4 Fujinon lens, were the main on court cameras, with a Micro Studio Camera 4K positioned high in the arena for beauty shots.
WAPA TV, based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has upgraded its Grass Valley Ignite newsroom automation system to Grass Valley’s Ignite Konnect platform. According to station executives, the move done to simplify production of its newscasts and establish an improved workflow to provide viewers with a better experience for live events and breaking news.
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