The KUMO 1616-12G router featuring 16x 12G-SDI inputs and 16x 12G-SDI outputs is now shipping priced $2495.
Floating Earth, a UK-based location recording and production company, operates a well-equipped OB truck alongside its in-house postproduction suites and mobile facilities. The company recently upgraded the production unit’s audio capabilities with a mc²56 mixing console with five mxDSP Cards and a Nova73 Compact router from Lawo.
South Africa based Homebrew Films has completed an upgrade of their facility to UHD/4K that relies on broadcast infrastructure products from Blackmagic Design, including the Ursa Broadcast and Atem 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K. Based at Atlantic Studios in Cape Town, Homebrew Films delivers a huge variety of programming, from wildlife documentaries to soap operas and lifestyle magazine shows, including ‘Tussen Ons’, an Afrikaans version of ‘The View’ talk show, and local current affairs show ‘Kwela’.
With the proliferation of Ethernet networks and computers in the video world, many media companies are replacing traditional dedicated video links like satellite and microwave with Ethernet-based infrastructures. This is being done for internal contribution applications as well as for delivering content directly to the consumer.
Grass Valley and production services company Gearhouse Broadcast recently joined forces to supply the technology and engineering expertise required to deliver Australia’s first 4K UHD live broadcast: six hours of content from the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 for supercars—the country’s annual, premier touring car event—without commercial breaks.
On Oct. 4th, Pittsburgh, Penn.-based NEP Group, a provider of outsourced production services, recently held a ribbon cutting on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh to open a new production facility called Pitt Studios that will support the production of the school’s college athletics telecasts.