Behind the more than 100 television cameras and an arsenal of the most advanced broadcast technology ever assembled, the anchors reporting the 53rd Super Bowl will concentrate on the ancient art of storytelling.
This year’s Super Bowl LIII telecast on CBS will be produced and broadcast into millions of living rooms by employing the usual plethora of traditional live production equipment, along with a few wiz bang additions like 4K UHD and an 8K camera for replays, and specially equipped wireless handheld cameras supporting augmented reality graphics and motion tracking on the field. The network said that 115 cameras would be used, 86 for the main broadcast alone, giving viewers an unprecedented television viewing experience.
Sony’s new 31-inch Grade 1 reference monitor, the BVM-HX310, was demonstrated at a special showing at New York’s B&H Technology Center, its first public outing in the U.S. The new reference monitor offers accurate color reproduction and high-contrast performance to provide professional content creators enhanced flexibility and precision for critical picture grading decisions.
At CES 2019 it was announced that several leading display technology manufacturers have formed a new coalition to help promote 8K products to consumers and other commercial industries. The so-called 8K Association (8KA) will work on developing the entire value chain for 8K, with an initial focus on supporting the early commercialization and adoption of 8K displays.
AJA Video Systems has released v1.1 firmware for its IPR-10G-HDMI Mini-Converter, which enables signal conversion from SMPTE ST 2110 IP video/audio to HDMI. Available as a free download, the update adds support for UltraHD up to 30p and integrates new improvements for discovery, registration and control.
Marshall Electronics continues to expand its range of production monitors with the introduction of a new 17.3-inch version that includes internal HDMI/HDSDI signal conversion.