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ISE 2019: Clear-Com Previews Latest IP Solutions

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:09:19 -0500

At ISE 2019 from February 5-8 at the RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands, Clear-Com (Booth 7-K190) will showcase IP-based voice communications, presenting its comprehensive range of high quality, reliable, and easy to use IP solutions on Booth 7-K190.
 
Solutions available for demonstration on the booth include the new V-Series Iris intercom Panel that provides Eclipse HX users with a low latency AES67 Audio-over-IP (AoIP) connection, and new color displays. The V-Series Iris Panel can monitor and send communications over three concurrent AES67 uncompressed audio IP streams, enabling systems to deliver high quality, uncompressed AES67 audio from user to user with significantly reduced latency. When connected to Clear-Com’s high-density E-IPA card, which is natively AES67 compliant, users can deploy up to 64 Iris panels per card.
 
The Iris panel also offers fully color configurable OLED displays, delivering the user-defined label and port information. The V-Series Iris panel is optimized for use with Eclipse HX (EHX) version 11 software to fully implement its AES67 connectivity; it also has IV.Core IP and 4-wire connections for backward compatibility with Eclipse frames running EHX 10.0 or earlier.
 
The FreeSpeak II wireless intercom system is also part of Clear-Com’s IP story. The FreeSpeak II IPT Transceiver features AES67 compatibility, low-latency signal distribution and high-performance audio routing with high audio bandwidth, enabling FreeSpeak II wireless beltpacks to be addressed across a user’s LAN. The Transceiver connects to an AES67 compatible IP-router and to Clear-Com’s Eclipse HX system via the E-IPA high-density audio-and-intercom-over IP card.
 
“For several years Clear-Com has been investing heavily in the development of IP solutions, delivering compressed and uncompressed, low latency, limited and full bandwidth audio via Telecom, IV.Core, Dante and now AES67 transport protocols,” says Simon Browne, VP Product Management, Clear-Com. “Underlining our position as the industry’s trusted partner for IP voice communications, our expert staff will be available throughout ISE 2019 to guide our visitors through the complex world of IP audio and intercom to help them find the right solution for their unique requirements.”

NAB Show to Launch 'Product of the Year' Awards

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:01:58 -0500

NAB Show will debut a new Product of the Year awards program for 2019 NAB Show exhibitors. The awards will recognize the most significant and promising new products and technologies on the Show floor. NAB Show, the world’s largest convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology, takes place April 6–11 (exhibits April 8-11) in Las Vegas.
 
NAB Show Product of the Year awards will be selected by a panel of industry experts in 15 categories and announced at a reception at the Westgate on April 10. To be eligible for an award, nominated products and technologies must be on display at the 2019 NAB Show for the first time and available for delivery in calendar year 2019.
 
“NAB Show has always been the premier launch pad for new products that sit at the intersection of media, entertainment and technology,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown. “Given today’s rapid pace of change, it is an ideal time to create the first official show awards that recognize innovative new products.”
 
AI/Machine Learning
Asset Management, Automation, Playout
Audio Production, Processing and Networking
Cameras, Camera Support and Accessories
Cloud Computing and Virtualization
Display Systems/Digital Signage
Graphics, Editing, VXF, Switchers
Hardware Infrastructure
IT Networking/Infrastructure & Security
Lighting
OTT/IPTV/Streaming/Connected TV
Radio
Remote Production
Storage
Video Transport
 
NAB Show will begin accepting nominations on February 1 at nabshow.com for the 2019 Product of the Year awards.

Panasonic PTZ Cams Integrate LiveCTRL Control/Switching App

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:24:48 -0500

Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of the LiveCTRL mobile application enabling control, streaming, and switching of select Panasonic pan/tilt/zoom from an iPad Pro device.
 
LiveCTRL for iPad is now available in the iTunes store for free. LiveCTRL for iPad allows you to monitor/control a single camera, while in-app purchases unlock multi-camera features and enable streaming production and control of up to four cameras.
 
Panasonic’s current generation of PTZ cameras features advanced video encoding and control for IP networks. LiveCTRL leverages this functionality and can facilitate single or multi-camera live streamed monitoring and control that utilizes a newly-designed software joystick and remote operator interface for enabling smooth control and fine-tuning.
 
The LiveCTRL app is a partnership between Panasonic and Cinamaker Inc., the iOS-based live video production platform. LiveCTRL is a simple system affording streamed video, camera and audio control, and power, from a single cable. The app is compatible with Panasonic AW-HE40, AW-UE70 and AW-HE130 PTZ cameras as input sources. Users can also add iPhones as camera sources in addition to Panasonic cameras.
 
Live streamed preview and control of a single camera inherits the current web user interface functionality with a more elegant and modern interface, with the addition of camera presets with thumbnail preview so users can quickly remember and trigger presets for PTZ cameras.
 
With LiveCTRL, a single camera stream can be sent to streaming platforms and social media outlets such as Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Upgrading to the premium license permits a user to switch between multiple cameras, live stream, and record, record and mix audio, add graphics, titles, logos, and b-roll video, and push a finished production to the same streaming platforms and social media outlets. Free and premium features are powered by Cinamaker technologies.
 
In terms of operation, Panasonic cameras, iPhone camera clients, and the LiveCTRL application running on an iPad Pro device will be connected on a network, further advancing Panasonic’s network workflow.

CBS Sports Outlines Tech Innovations for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 17:16:04 -0500

CBS Sports continues its tradition of introducing innovation and technology to the sports broadcasting industry at the Super Bowl. CBS Sports will give viewers coverage of Super Bowl LIII on February 3 from Atlanta with its use of virtual augmented reality graphics, 115 cameras including, for the first time ever on any network in the United States, multiple 8K cameras, as well as 16 cameras with 4K capabilities.
 
Implementation of AR Graphics
For the first time ever on any network at a live sporting event, CBS’ Super Bowl LIII virtual plan includes the use of a live, wireless handheld camera showing augmented reality graphics, and up-close camera tracking on the field. This will allow the camera to get closer to these virtual graphics in a way that gives viewers different perspectives and angles including never before seen field-level views of these graphics.
 
CBS will utilize four cameras (including the SkyCam) with live augmented reality graphics, plus an additional 10 cameras with trackable first down line technology. In all, 14 cameras creating virtual graphic elements that are completely manufactured will seamlessly blend into the real environment of the broadcast.
 
8K
For the first time ever on any network in the United States, CBS will use multiple 8K cameras with a unique, highly-constructed engineering solution to provide viewers with even more dramatic close-up views of the action from the endzone including possible game-changing plays along the goal lines and end lines.
 
4K
Also for the first time ever on any network, CBS will deploy 16 cameras with 4K capabilities, as well as nine Sony 4800 camera systems strategically placed around the stadium. The cameras will provide additional live game camera angles, and give the production the ability to replay key moments of the game in a super slo-motion and an HD cut-out with zoomed-in perspectives with minimal resolution loss.
 
Scores of Pylon, Endzone Cameras
Viewers will see dramatic plays from every angle as every square inch of the endzones will have multiple camera angles providing coverage. Over 25 cameras will flank each endzone including HD cameras with super slo-motion capabilities, six 4K cameras, three-goal post super slo-motion cameras shooting the backlines, and 14 cameras embedded in pylons per each side of the field. A total of 28 pylon cameras will be a part of the 50-plus camera feeds from the endzones.

Neutrik Nominated for NAMM Technical Excellence & Creative Award

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:54:13 -0500

Neutrik’s XIRIUM PRO v3.0 has been announced as a nominee for the 34th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards in the category of Outstanding Wireless Technology Achievement. Presented by The NAMM Foundation, The NAMM TEC Awards are bestowed annually in celebration of the pro audio community by recognizing the individuals, companies, and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media.
 
“We are honored to have received this nomination. XIRIUM PRO v3.0 is a unique product that greatly simplifies system connections by eliminating the cables. This makes long-distance ‘cable runs’ not only safer, but far more practical,”comments Peter Milbery, President of Neutrik USA. “Being a company recognized as a provider of connectivity solutions, XIRIUM PRO v3.0 not only expands upon and reinforces our company mandate, it also represents a solution that, presently, is very distinctive both in terms of its design and abilities. We are most appreciative of this recognition.”
 
The nomination announcement follows a two-month call for entries of standout technical and creative products and projects that have made a significant impact on modern sound and music. A panel of respected industry voters from pro audio publications as well as members of professional music, technical and creative organizations, along with select NAMM members carefully evaluated each entry before selecting XIRIUM PRO v3.0 for the nomination.
 
Central to XIRIUM PRO’s robust performance attributes is Neutrik’s DiWA (Digital Wireless Audio), which provides compression-free, FCC license-free, wireless transmission of audio within the 5 GHz band. XIRIUM PRO v3.0’s software now offers an Advanced Mode that provides additional control and settings options. Version 3 includes a new Temperature Monitor that displays the temperature — Low, Good, High — of the base stations utilized in a XIRIUM PRO system. Additionally, Version 3 incorporates considerably expanded operation and help documentation — enabling users to get up and running faster. XIRIUM PRO’s antenna options have also been upgraded. There are now two directional antenna options for use exclusively with XIRIUM PRO receivers. Further, the upgraded package also has provisions for a variety of remote mount antenna options.
 
The NAMM TEC Awards will be held in conjunction with The NAMM Show on Saturday, January 27 in Anaheim, California.

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AJA IPR-1G-SDI JPEG 2000 IP Video and Audio to 3G-SDI Converter
IP Video & Audio to 3G-SDI Converter!
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Audio-Technica ATW-1701 Portable Camera-Mount Digital Wireless System
Rock Solid Performance!
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Decimator Design DMON-12S 12 Channel 3G/HD/SD Multiviewer with SDI and HDMI Out
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DaLite 34516LS Advantage Electrol 113D 60X96NPA MW
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In our modern digital lives, we have an endless number of ways we use our computers, including using them to produce video. We may want to send full-screen output as video to a switcher or recorder to make training or demonstration videos. We may want to send just the output of one program as a video source like a dedicated text or graphics program specifically for broadcast production, or it could be a program used daily for common business or personal tasks.
 
Many broadcast production applications have adopted NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI) and are able to send their output to the network where any NDI-enabled production system can receive it. Products and applications that don’t yet include IP workflows can do so by using NewTek NDI Scan Converter, one of the applications in the free NewTek NDI Tools Pack.
 
The NewTek NDI Tools Pack is a free download: NewTek NDI Tools Pack Download Page
 
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