FOR-A’s NAB exhibit emphasises 12G supported products and solutions that integrate baseband and IP for applications, including live studio and sports production.
Japan’s Tokai University has built a UHD studio using Blackmagic Design’s URSA Mini 4K, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and 2 M/E Broadcast Panel. The products have been installed as part of the University’s Department of Information Media Technology, and will give students access to being able to create 4K programming.
Zeplay, a provider of low-cost instant replay systems for sports and live events, is now under new ownership after two former Tight Rope Media executives that worked closely with the product line left to buy out the assets.
Although it was played in a domed stadium, perhaps the biggest challenge for the 400-person strong NBC Sports Group crew in covering Super Bowl LII on February 4 was Minneapolis’ single-digit weather and record snowfall outside. To counter this, NBC Sports built a heated giant tent covering the entire NEP Broadcast truck compound outside the stadium.
Blackmagic has debuted its most advanced production switcher, the ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, as part of a package of new products targeting budget UHD production upgrades. The new product includes SMPTE based fibre convertors between camera and switcher which have an upgrade path to IP. The camera BMD is launching along with this is the URSA Broadcast, a HD / UHD camera based on the URSA Mini Pro design and full featured enough to cater for studio, OB, ENG and top end work. It costs $3500 which is less than some DSLRs and takes B4 lenses.
Remote studio production and virtual playout centers continue to gain traction around the world as new efficiencies and cost savings have become clear. MySports, a new 4K (UHD) pay-TV sports channel based in Switzerland, now maintains two locations—in Erlenbach and Rossens—that share video, audio and intercom signals at every level to enable precise machine control from afar.
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