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The Gores Group has tapped Tom Cotney to lead Imagine Communications to its next level of success.

Imagine Communications Wants To Get Bigger December 15th 2017 - 08:00 AM

The Gores Group, a Los Angeles based, global private equity firm that has owned Imagine Communications (the former Harris Broadcast) for four years, wants its asset to grow. With a customer base concerned about the next transition—IP, 4K, 1080p HDR—Gores thinks the right strategy going forward is to develop size through M&A as well as global expansion and be “empathetic” to customers’ migration pains

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The Lynx greenMachine uses software apps to smooth the migration to 4K and 8K signal processing.

Lynx Technik Shows App-Based Signal-Processing Future November 21st 2017 - 09:30 AM

At the InterBee 2017 Show in Japan, Lynx Technik AG, a provider of software-defined modular interfaces for signal processing applications, showed its new greenMachine titan, which is a software-defined platform that instinctively grows as production demands require.

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Production area of the new Tencent truck with Grass Valley Kayenne switcher.

Tencent Video Upgrades to 4K/IP Solution for Improved Live and Sports Broadcast November 7th 2017 - 04:00 PM

To expand beyond digital video and into live production Chinese online video company, Tencent Video, required upgrades to meet its new content creation needs. From cameras to switchers to processors, servers and more, Grass Valley, outfitted Tencent Video’s outside broadcast truck with all the IP and 4K-capable solutions the company will need to succeed in creating enhanced live and sports programming.

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Ethernet will soon become as commonplace as SDI. It’s time to learn how to properly use the technology.

Network Architecture for Studio Video Over IP October 30th 2017 - 09:00 AM

In an article in the August issue title “Ethernet Basics for Studio Video Over IP,” I gave an overview of studio video over IP (SVIP) in the uncompressed domain using Ethernet. That article covered Ethernet basics such as subnets, multicasting, virtual local area networks, bandwidth considerations, and the Open Systems Interconnection model. Now we’ll look at the essential components of elementary audio, video, and data streams in an Ethernet network, and I’ll present some approaches to network design meant to help you get started building an organized Ethernet architecture.

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Evertz Demos Wide Array Of New Technology For IT-Centric Content Management Solutions October 27th 2017 - 08:00 AM

At the recent NAB NY Show 2017, Evertz Microsystems showcased its latest advancements in software defined video networking (SDVN), virtualization, live media production, big data analytics, cloud-based playout, UHD/HDR technologies, compression, RF, and remote production.

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Sony’s Katsunori Yamanouchi admires the new 4K control room at Montclair State University, complete with a Sony MVS-7000X switcher.

Montclair State University Partners With Sony For New Broadcast And Media Production Center October 3rd 2017 - 01:00 PM

These days many schools and universities are opening new state-of-the-art media centers and boast about the “professional level” equipment they use to provide students the best education and practical experience possible. The new media center at Montclair State University, in New Jersey, however, takes that claim one step further: the equipment they use for teaching has been operated by NBC for a past Olympics Games coverage and their new 4K production studio set came from Comedy Central. No joke.

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