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.
As the industry continues its migration from baseband SDI to packet-based Internet Protocol (IP) workflows, operators and system engineers have had to rethink the way many of the tradition pieces of a production studio—like routers, cameras and prompting systems—fit together and are used as part of an overall production environment. This new IP workflow offers production crews and IT network operators many benefits, but only if the individual tools support it in a tightly integrated and seamless way.
Several Vitec Group companies will unveil new products at IBC, including new camera support products from Sachtler and Vinten and new LED lights from Litepanels.
Telestream has announced that its entire suite of captioning, workflow automation and QC products are ready to meet the latest FCC captioning rules. As of July 1, 2017, clips of all live (e.g. concerts, sporting events and news) or near-live programming (e.g. late night talk shows) that are captioned on TV must now be also captioned when posted online.
At the recent BVE 2017 Show in London, professional prompting solutions provider CueScript launched two new products that simplify and enhance the way prompting is used in today’s studios and on location.
As an extension of its popular Caption Central series of automated captioning software products for news and production studios, Comprompter has developed a new automated captioning system that can identify up to eight speakers and distinguish between them with a high degree of accuracy.