CES 2017 has come and gone with most press reporting Virtual Reality landed with a virtual thud. My view of CES is different because I see two very different types of VR.
ChyronHego has adopted NewTek’s NDI technology to give their entire broadcast equipment line IP connectivity while also getting into virtual sets with the acquisition of Hybrid.
For television graphics designers, the two biggest U.S.-based coverage events are the NFL Superbowl and the U.S. Presidential Elections. This year’s hotly contested election brought out some of the best use to date of interactive monitors, augmented reality (AR) graphs and charts, and stunning virtual sets—all used to help viewers at home better understand the election.
Telemetrics is marketing an integrated PTZ camera, called RoboEye, that it says is ideally suited to virtual set applications and saves customers money because it does not require extra peripherals. The company is offering the RoboEye integrated with a virtual set package from Brainstorm Multimedia, but it can work with any virtual set.
While NewTek and Vizrt previously have worked together, the two companies have now entered into a formal collaborative agreement to market and sell a new automated newsroom system that leverages live IP-based production tools from both vendors.
A portable computer workstation designed for live event production and streaming has been developed by Telestream. Wirecast Gear comes installed with Wirecast Pro live streaming production software and will start shipping this month costing below $5000.