At the 2015 Giro d'Italia cycling race, host broadcaster RAI set up
a decentralized fibre-based network based on Riedel equipment for
real-time A/V and communications signal distribution.
Newly appointed CTO of IABM Stan Moote is to receive the 2015
SMTPE Digital Processing Medal, recognising achievement related
to digital processing of content for films, TV and games.
BT Sport and Timeline Television delivered their UHD channel’s first
live broadcast using an OB workflow custom-built for 4K production
with new Axon 4K processing and distribution tools.
Fountain Media helped broadcast the Alaska leg of the Swatch
Freeride World Tour from HQ at 1,500m with a custom multi-cam,
mobile production workflow using Blackmagic Design 4K gear.
To extend its file-based workflow, Czech TV adopted another R&S VENICE
ingest and production server in a configuration supporting their Avid ISIS
and Interplay editing and playout set-up.
AIATSIS is using Dalet’s Amberfin video ingest, transcode and replay
workstation for ongoing conversion of its tape collection to uncompressed
and JPEG2000 compressed video files.
Technomax has built a new 4K production and post studio based on DaVinci
Resolve Studio supported by the Blackmagic Teranex Express and DeckLink
4K Extreme 12G their Tokyo facility.
World Sport Group has upgraded their online infrastructure for multiple
platform content deliver using SelenioFlex Live encoders to output OTT,
mobile, web and live streaming formats.
Extension releases for Autodesk Maya 2016 and 3ds Max 2016, displayed
at SIGGRAPH 2015, improve text design, render functionality, and game
creation with the new Stingray Engine.
While on tour, Imagine Dragons streamed their Twitch Channel’s first
broadcast via Telestream Wirecast with content produced with Blackmagic
Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM 4K switcher.
ATEME and Twentieth Century Fox have been developing the TITAN
Software Transcoder to enable distribution of some of the first movies
for home viewing in UHD with HDR.
IKinema’s new plugin is the first third-party mocap solver for Autodesk
MotionBuilder, which Framestore has adopted to improve fidelity of capture
data for upcoming projects.
David Paul NZCS shot the new TV series on climber Edmund Hillary
on location in the New Zealand and Nepal mountains, choosing Sony’s
F-55 for ease of use, flexibility and image quality.
Singapore national broadcaster MediaCorp’s relocation will speed up
ongoing upgrades to its Vizrt graphics and Dalet MAM systems, involving
considerable automation and integration.
Cable TV entertainment company KSE Media Ventures has created
an automated workflow for its channels by using four Vantage media
processing systems running on Lightspeed servers.
Ncam is launching a new entry-level camera tracking system at IBC2015,
simplified for broadcasters who want to use virtual graphics or AR, but
only need PTZ functionality.
In a trial at KQED-TV, Harmonic and Dolby demonstrated how the Dolby
AC-4 format improves both bandwidth efficiency and audio quality within
the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard.
France Télévisions’ editors travel with the Tour de France in an OB van,
using an Avid Interplay Production workflow to produce highlights
packages from logged content on EVS servers.