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.
Helicopter Film Services use the AERIGON remote head with cinema
cameras to capture aerial footage that is stable and precise enough to
be fed directly into VFX pipelines.
Germany’s_wige MEDIA AG invested in upgradeable Grass Valley live
production gear to meet current demand for HD and 3G productions, and
prepare for a transition to IP in the future.
New versions of Viz Engine and Viz Artist increase their compatibility
within motion graphics and broadcast production pipelines, supporting
Matrox, Adobe, Allegorithmic and MAXON.
PBS network is using Video Clarity’s ClearView Extreme 4K video quality
analyzer to test and verify the quality of 4K video when processed with
different encoding systems such as HEVC.
Brightcove has partnered with three of New Zealand’s free-to-air TV
broadcasters -TVNZ, Mediaworks and Māori TV - to deliver a HbbTV
service to 3.6 million viewers.
As new UEFA UK broadcaster, BT Sport has developed augmented
reality graphics for UEFA studio coverage with real-time 3D sets and
digital analytics from RT Software.
Telestream Wirecast live video streaming software is now used to
connect fans around the world with Extreme Sailing Series, held as
stadium sailing events at locations around the world.
SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition, SMPTE15, will focus on IP, the
cloud, HDR imaging and HEVC. Chris Fetner from Netflix will discuss IP
as a dominant means of content delivery.
Colourist Anthony Raffaele and finishing editor Mike Nuget at Technicolor
PostWorks work together via Baselight for Avid to give the new series shot
by DP John Thomas, a distinctive look.
Avid has acquired Orad Hi-Tec Systems 3D real-time graphics and
video server company and plans to include its news, sports, channel
branding and virtual studios on Avid MediaCentral.