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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.