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Thursday, March 04, 2021

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Registration for AIMS TechFest 2021 Interactive Virtual Event is Now Open

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 08:28:00 -0500

,The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) is pleased to announce it will host AIMS TechFest 2021, a live interactive virtual event slated for March 9-10, with each day featuring four hours of programming. Day one of AIMS TechFest 2021 will focus on the IPMX (Internet Protocol Media Experience) proposed set of open standards and specifications, and the benefits for Pro AV workflows. Day two will explore remote audio production through a series of case studies and technical presentations.
 
“AIMS is committed to ongoing education around the use of open standards for media over IP, and this new virtual event will offer fresh perspectives on the value of IPMX in Pro AV workflows, as well as the latest strategies for implementing remote audio production,” said AIMS Chairman Mike Cronk. “We look forward to meeting up with peers from across the industry to discuss current approaches to standards-based IP deployment.”
 
In addition to providing presentations by industry experts, AIMS TechFest 2021 will also give attendees the opportunity for interaction and networking. Participants will be able to move freely in a dynamic, online environment including a reception area and main stage, two meeting rooms just for meeting up with industry friends and colleagues, and four rooms dedicated to lectures and discussions around AES67 and IPMX. Daily sessions will begin at 10 a.m. EST, with a coffee break at the halfway point.
 
Registration details are available at www.aimstechfest.com. More information about IPMX is available at www.ipmx.io.

AJA Desktop Software v16 Brings HDR over SDI, Expands IP Video Functions, and More

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:16:00 -0500

AJA has released Desktop Software v16, a free update that introduces powerful new features to AJA’s lineup of KONA, Io and T-TAP products, such as High Dynamic Range (HDR) signaling over SDI, expanded IP video functionality, support for the just announced T-TAP Pro Thunderbolt 3 output device, and increased compatibility with the latest hardware and operating systems.
 
Desktop Software v16 includes compatibility updates for the latest macOS, Windows and Linux operating systems, including support for macOS 11.x Big Sur, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Redhat/CentOS 8 and continuing support for Windows 10 updates. Desktop Software v16 enhances and expands support for high-end computer hardware, including certified compatibility of AJA PCIe cards and Thunderbolt devices with the 2019 Mac Pro and AJA PCIe card support for Supermicro X11DAI, X11SPA+TF and X11DPG. For IP video workflows, v16 also increases compatibility with NMOS compliant devices by updating to NMOS 1.3 and adds improved troubleshooting capabilities with new LLDP support for KONA IP, Io IP and Avid Artist | DNxIP.
 
With Desktop Software v16, HDR over SDI is available on select AJA KONA and Io products, and the new T-TAP Pro device. The included AJA Control Panel software features a redesigned HDR tab, offering controls for HDR to be signaled via both SDI and HDMI simultaneously. New HDR capabilities for AJA Control Room and AJA Control Panel include the addition of HDR metadata capture and HDR auto playback detection for ease of use for critical monitoring applications. To further streamline AJA’s leading 8K workflows, the v16 update also adds KONA 5 8K monitoring and output capabilities for Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer.
 
Additionally, the new AJA Software Development Kit (SDK) v16 for OEM Developer Partners is also available and targeted at simplifying encoding and high-end 12-bit/HDR workflows. SDK v16 introduces 12-bit workflow enhancements for KONA 5 and Corvid 44 12G, including support for Color Space Conversion and LUTs when working with 12-bit material. New KONA 5 and Corvid 44 12G 8K bit file updates provide developers with access to 3G multi-link options, in addition to 12G, plus new 4:2:0 planar support for encoding solutions, saving time and money through the enablement of direct capture or output of 4:2:0 material without requiring transcoding.
 
AJA Desktop Software v16 and SDK v16 are now available as a free download from AJA’s support page.

Nielsen and Roku Announce Strategic Partnership

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 08:36:00 -0500

Roku, Inc. and Nielsen have announced a strategic alliance between the two companies. Roku has entered into an agreement to acquire Nielsen’s Advanced Video Advertising (AVA) business, which includes Nielsen’s video automatic content recognition (ACR) and dynamic ad insertion (DAI) technologies. The acquisition will accelerate Roku’s launch of an end-to-end DAI solution with TV programmers. In addition, Nielsen and Roku will enter into a strategic partnership to integrate complementary Nielsen ad and content measurement products into the Roku platform and further advance Nielsen ONE, the company’s cross-media measurement solution.
 
The announcement builds on years of close collaboration between Roku and Nielsen. The two companies will enter into a long-term commercial agreement to leverage Total Ad Ratings (TAR) on the Roku platform. Specifically, Roku’s media sales and ad-buying platform, OneView, will natively integrate Nielsen “always on” Digital Ad Ratings (DAR) for advertisers. Roku will also enable publishers to implement Nielsen Digital Content Ratings (DCR).
 
“The measurement of ads and content on Roku devices will accelerate the path to a single, de-duplicated cross-media currency,” Scott N. Brown, GM, Audience Measurement, Nielsen. “As Roku brings the power of dynamic ad insertion to all forms of TV, we’re excited to help monetize the addressable market by measuring smart TV as a currency, which Nielsen can do at scale.”
 
The collaboration with Roku will substantially expand the footprint of smart TVs and other devices, nearing 100 million in total, in which Nielsen can enable media sellers and buyers to measure and better monetize addressable advertising.
 
The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

NAB Announces Dates for 2021 Key Broadcaster Events at NAB Show

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 08:14:00 -0500

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has set the dates for two of its signature events, which will be held in conjunction with the 2021 NAB Show in Las Vegas. A spin-off event of the annual Sales and Management Television Exchange (SMTE) will take place October 8–9, 2021 and the Radio Show, co-produced by NAB and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), will be held October 13–14, 2021. These events round out an extensive slate of professional development and innovation opportunities taking place during NAB Show, October 9–13, in Las Vegas.
 
SMTE and Radio Show registrants will benefit from access to the expansive NAB Show Floor (October 10–13) and All Access programming kicking off October 9, including NAB Show’s Mainstage events, featured keynote sessions and NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith’s State of the Broadcast Industry address.
 
“We are excited to bring these popular events under the NAB Show umbrella in 2021, offering a unique experience that is both familiar and new at the most comprehensive convention of its kind,” said Smith.
 
Designed for television station-level managers and staff in small and medium markets, NAB’s SMTE explores innovative management and revenue-generating sales strategies to help stations increase their bottom line. In recent years, SMTE has curated nearly $7 million in creative sales promotion ideas for attendees to take back to their stations.
 
Radio Show is the premier industry event for the audio community, offering executive thought-leadership, creative business strategies and innovative solutions along with educational sessions and networking for radio professionals.
 
“The RAB is looking forward to bringing broadcasters together with our partners for a compelling and new Radio Show experience in 2021,” said Erica Farber, president and CEO, RAB.
 
Registration for the Radio Show and SMTE will open in early summer.

AIMS TechFest Puts Focus on Internet Protocol Media Experience, Remote Audio Production

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 08:46:35 -0500

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) is hosting AIMS TechFest 2021, a live interactive virtual event on March 9-10, with each day featuring four hours of programming. Day one of AIMS TechFest 2021 will focus on the IPMX (Internet Protocol Media Experience) proposed set of open standards and specifications and the benefits for Pro AV workflows. Day two will explore remote audio production through a series of case studies and technical presentations.
 
In addition to providing presentations by industry experts, AIMS TechFest 2021 will also give attendees the opportunity for interaction and networking. Participants will be able to move freely in a dynamic, online environment including a reception area and main stage, two meeting rooms just for meeting up with industry friends and colleagues, and four rooms dedicated to lectures and discussions around AES67 and IPMX. Daily sessions will begin at 10 a.m. EST, with a coffee break at the halfway point.
 
Day one’s high-level exploration of IPMX will kick off with a look at the IPMX Stack via a tour of the suite of open standards that promises to deliver multi-vendor interoperable AV over IP in Pro AV Solutions.Andrew Starks, AIMS Board Member and Director of Product Management, Macnica Americas, will give an overview of how integrating standards-based products provides the greatest potential for scalability and infrastructure migration. Other topics on day one include:
 
-JPEG-xs: Balancing Video Compression and High Visual Fidelity
-The Pros and Cons (& Pros) of an AV-over-IP Standard
 
Day two will dive into remote audio production with a series of 35-minute segments. Experts will share their insights on underlying technologies and current standardization activities, as well as their experiences on real projects and advice on how to avoid common pitfalls. Topics include:
 
-AES67 Beyond the LAN
-PTP over WAN
-The Show Must Go WAN
-AES67 WAN Transport Utilizing the Cloud
 
To learn more about the event and register today click here.

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Trademark name of a system of anamorphic wide-screen presentation, the first commercially successful anamorphic system for the presentation of wide-screen pictures combined with stereophonic sound. The 35 mm negative camera image is compressed horizontally by 50 percent using a special anamorphic camera lens. Upon projection, the 35 mm print image is expanded horizontally by the same amount using a similar anamorphic projection lens. Depending on the type of sound used in the print, the screen image has an aspect ratio of 2:35:1 (optical sound), or 2:55:1 (4-track magnetic sound).

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AJA RovoRx-SDI UltraHD/HD HDBaseT Receiver to 6G/3G-SDI & HDMI Frame Sync with PoH & Genlock
RovoCam Ready!!
RovoRx-SDI is an UltraHD/HD HDBaseT Receiver with four integrated 6G/3G-SDI outputs and HDMI video and audio outputs specifically designed to receive RovoCam's output. Receive the RovoCam's video and audio up to 100m away from the camera, and output to SDI monitors, routers and recorders and HDMI TVs and devices. RovoRx-SDI also offers a DA (Distribution Amplifier) Mode for extensive output options. The HDBaseT connector on RovoRx-HDMI supports camera uncompressed video, audio, power, and control, all over a single Cat 5e/6 cable, greatly simplifying cabling and systems integration.RovoRx-SDI offers a lot of power for HDBaseT workfl...
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AKG K612 PRO Reference Studio Over-ear Headphones
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Audio-Technica ATW-1701 Portable Camera-Mount Digital Wireless System
Rock Solid Performance!
With its compact and portable design, the Audio-Technica ATW-1701 System 10 Camera-Mount high-fidelity digital wireless system is ideally positioned to capture media on the go. Perfect for video production, electronic news gathering (ENG) and every mobile application in between, the receiver features multiple mounting options to accommodate a variety of cameras and recording devices. Like all of the products in the System 10 digital wireless family, the Camera Mount provides three levels of diversity assurance: frequency, time and space. Instantaneous channel selection, sync and setup make the Camera-Mount extremely easy to u...
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Decimator Design DMON-12S 12 Channel 3G/HD/SD Multiviewer with SDI and HDMI Out
Multi-Task!
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Delvcam 9.7in Dual Input HDMI Monitor With Advanced Function with Case - Bstock (Display Model)
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A PDU is a device with multiple outlets designed to distribute electric power to computers or networking equipment within a rack. For example, a blade server installation consisting of four 7U blade server frames in a 42U rack would require sixteen 20A power supplies! PDUs solve this problem by taking the power supplied to the rack and distributing it via multiple outlets to the rack’s servers and networking equipment.
 
With so many types of PDUs from which to choose, it can be a challenge to determine which PDU is best for your rack power design.
 
Our friends at Tripp Lite have put together a handy guide to help you make the choice that best suited for your application. Read the Guide to Choosing the Right PDU from Tripp Lite Here!
 
Tripp Lite PDU12IEC Single-Phase Basic PDU - 16A 100-240V

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