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FOR-A Announces New Advanced Research Joint Venture with InSync Technology Ltd

Tokyo, Japan – FOR-A Company Ltd, Japan (www.for-a.com), today announced the formation of a new advanced research joint venture with InSync Technology Ltd, UK. The new company, named InSync Technology Products Ltd, has been formed to enable collaboration between UK and Japan on the design and development of mainly 8K UHDTV signal processing equipment, to support current and future international programme distribution. “With the formation of this new joint venture, we are able to unite InSync and FOR-A’s most talented engineers in creating highly novel products which address immediate and forthcoming 8K market requirements,” said Katsuaki Kiyohara, President of FOR-A. ...

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FOR-A To Showcase Variety of Video Production Solutions at Upcoming SET Expo in Brazil

Cypress, CA – At next week’s SET Expo in Brazil, FOR-A® will showcase a wide variety of its popular video and audio solutions, including video switchers, signal processors, multi-viewers and video encoders/decoders – a number of which are newly being offered at a reduced price. Taking place in Sao Paulo at the Expo Center Norte Convention Center August 22-24, FOR-A will exhibit in Booth #96. FOR-A will showcase its line of HANABI video switchers, including the HVS-2000, HVS-100/110, and new HVS-490 units. The feature-packed, cost-efficient HVS-2000 switcher offers the capabilities of a 7 M/E unit and is ideal for 4K-UHD productions and a wide array of ...

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IBC News: Hawk-Woods to Debut Mini V-Lok

New flight-safe broadcast battery delivers up to 150wh and fits in the palm of a hand. Ashford, Kent, UNITED KINGDOM–Hawk-Woods, innovative developer of broadcast power solutions,today announces Mini V-Lok, a new ultra-small and lightweight addition to its V-Lok battery line. The smallest battery of its type in the world to date, Mini V-Lok fits comfortably in the palm of a hand. It is flight-safe, available in two sizes, 100Wh and 150Wh, and capable of powering cameras, monitors, lights and other types of broadcast equipment. When used in tandem with an optional dual, hot-swappable adaptor, Mini V-Lok can deliver up to ...

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ASC Technology Committee Upgraded to Motion Imaging Technology Council

The ASC Technology Committee has been renamed the ASC Motion Imaging Technology Council. Established in 2003, the Committee has helped organize efforts to study and assess subjects ranging from digital cameras and lens optics to motion imaging workflows, advanced color management, virtual production techniques digital archiving and more recently virtual reality. “During our past 14 years of proactive motion picture and TV industry engagement, the ASC Technology Committee has played a significant leadership role in guiding the evolution and development of key motion imaging technologies to better support our filmmaking art form,” notes Chairman Curtis Clark, ASC. “Many of our ...

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Professional Wireless Systems Frequency Coordination Services Kicks into High Gear for 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

ORLANDO, FL, AUGUST 17, 2017 – When the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup kicked into action at various venues around the United States, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) was on location supplying overall frequency coordination for this multi-city soccer tournament. The 2017 Gold Cup was held at 14 venues in 13 cities. The Dallas metro area hosted two match days during the Group Stage: one at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX and another at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Nine other cities hosted Group Stage matches as well, including Cleveland, Denver, Harrison, Houston, Nashville, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego and Tampa. The ...

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Artel Establishes Strategic Board of Advisors

WESTFORD, Mass. — Aug. 17, 2017 — Artel Video Systems, a world-class provider of innovative real-time multimedia delivery solutions, today announced the establishment of a Board of Advisors and welcomed Brian Cabeceiras and Eric Pfaff as its first members. Cabeceiras brings 36 years of executive leadership experience spanning sales and marketing, systems, strategy, and technology in the media and entertainment technology industry. Prior to joining Artel’s Board of Advisors, he was Chief Strategy Officer for Imagine Communications and Chief Technology Officer for Harris Broadcast Communications. Cabeceiras brings a wealth of Fortune 500 operational experience to Artel from his career at ...

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ENCO Instant Playout Solutions Take the Stage at IBC2017

ClipFire and HotShot3 cover the gamut for quick and reliable video and audio clip delivery in live production Southfield, MI, August 17, 2017 – ENCO’s format-flexible, cost-effective and intuitive approach to instant media playout will be front and center at the company’s IBC2017 stand in Amsterdam this year, with complete demonstrations of its ClipFire video and HotShot3 audio systems. Introduced in late 2016, ClipFire is an all-in-one appliance that brings true affordability to professional instant video playout. Ideal for use in TV studios, mobile production trucks/OB vans and venue control rooms, ClipFire brings exciting visual enhancements to news and action-driven ...

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Barix Audio over IP Solutions Bring Live Cosmic Radio Garden to Montana’s KFGM

Pairing of Instreamer encoder and Exstreamer decoder reliably delivers live shows from home studio to Missoula Community Radio station for experienced freeform radio deejay ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, August 17, 2017 — Bringing her unique freeform radio style to Missoula Community Radio listeners over the airwaves and online, veteran deejay Nancy Walton is using Barix Audio over IP devices to deliver her live Cosmic Radio Garden show from her Missoula, Montana home studio to the station’s downtown headquarters. Walton’s 38 years of radio broadcasting experience included a year working with CBS Radio Boston, hosting shows from her Missoula-based home studio and delivering ...

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Exterity showcases latest IP video and digital signage innovations at Integrate 2017

Exterity, a leading provider of IP video and digital signage technologies, today announced that it will showcase enhancements to its complete end-to-end product portfolio with partner Midwich at Integrate 2017 (stand i10, Melbourne, 29 – 31 August 2017). The numerous additions to the Exterity suite include: New features in ArtioSign Digital Signage: Exterity’s intuitive and powerful signage and IPTV solution in one now offers: New screen elements: ability to integrate third-party data and display HTML web pages, as well as weather information for multiple days and locations within signage layouts; Enhanced user permissions, enabling organisations to restrict and manage access to ...

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Bittree’s Award-Winning 12G+ Video Patchbays to Make Chinese Debut at BIRTV 2017

Next-generation, single-link patching solution to be featured in the IEWC booth (8A58) at influential broadcast industry exhibition Glendale, CA – August 17, 2017 – Bittree – a leading manufacturer of high-quality audio, video and data patching systems – will showcase their critically-acclaimed single-link 12G+ Mini-WECO Coaxial Video Patchbays at this year’s BIRTV exhibition in Beijing, China. The innovative 12G+ solution, which earned three industry awards upon its unveiling earlier this year, will be featured in the booth (number 8A58) of distribution partner IEWC at the event, which takes place from August 23 to 26. Extending Bittree’s hallmarks of design excellence ...

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People Don’t Want 1,000s of Channels, They Want Quality

“All men must die, but we are not men.” – Daenerys Targaryen, “Game of Thrones,” HBO, 2011 – present Someone recently wrote that despite what Bill Gates said years ago, content isn’t king evidenced by the fact that A&T is looking to buy Times Warner and Comcast bought NBC Universal.   The author said obviously, distribution is the new king.   Are you s***ing me?   The estimated 90M people around the globe who stole the premiere of HBO’s Game of Thorns –  US -15M, UK – 6.2M, Germany – 4.8m, India – 4.3m, Indonesia – 4.2m, Philippines – 4m, ...

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Broadcast Pix Announces Robotic Camera Control for New JVC PTZ Models

Chelmsford, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced it has expanded the robotic camera control in its integrated production switchers to support JVC’s new KY-PZ100 PTZ network video production cameras through serial and IP connections. Each system can control pan, tilt, zoom, focus, iris, gain, and preset recall for up to 12 cameras. JVC cameras can be controlled using the joystick on any Broadcast Pix control panel. PixButtons, Broadcast Pix’s patented control buttons with dynamic LED displays, provide quick access to up to 100 preset positions, and can set the speed and range of PTZ camera movements. The cameras can also be controlled via touchscreen ...

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The Father and The Bear

Creative Movies Come from the Heart, Not the Budget     Sure, people like big-budget movies and TV series.   They’re interesting, entertaining and give us a chance to see some bleeding-edge stuff that leaves us in awe.   But what really leaves a lasting impression is when a project is done that sticks with you weeks, even months, after you’ve seen it.   You just know they were done by someone who just had to tell the story and had the talent and grasp of the craft to do it right–especially when you know the individual did it on ...

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IBC News: Vocas Introduces Accessories for Canon EOS C200

Viewfinder bracket, cheese plate, cage and other accessories provide added stability and versatility to users of the popular 4K DSLR. HILVERSUM, The Netherlands—Vocas Systems, European manufacturer of innovative, professional-calibre camera accessories, today announces several new products developed expressly for Canon’s ECS C200 digital cinema camera. They include a C200 viewfinder bracket, a top cheese plate, a camera adapter plate for the Vocas Sliding System, a special C200 cage and a handgrip relocator. Introduced by Canon in June, the EOS C200 has become a popular option among camera professionals seeking to capture 4K video, and the new Vocas accessories make it ...

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As OTT Delivery Heats Up, Harmonic Brings Technology Innovations to IBC2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aug. 16, 2017 — At IBC2017, Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, will present its vision for monetizing broadcast and OTT services and engaging viewers like never before. A wide range of solutions will be showcased, with support for all deployment models — including software appliances, cloud and hybrid environments, as well as software-as-a-service (SaaS) — to address the varying needs of video content and service providers and their specific workflows today and in the future. Using Harmonic‘s solutions, service providers can deliver crystal-clear video at the lowest possible bitrates; ...

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PHABRIX-Nevion Interop Demos at IBC2017 Highlight Flexible Hybrid IP/SDI Media Delivery With Powerful Quality Control

BERKSHIRE, U.K. — 16 August 2017 — Test and measurement specialist PHABRIX is partnering with Nevion, provider of virtualised media production solutions, at IBC2017 to highlight the interoperability of the companies’ SMPTE ST 2110- and SMPTE ST 2022-6-compatible IP solutions. With the support of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), ST 2110 and ST 2022-6 are becoming the de facto standards for IP transport of media. Demonstrations at the PHABRIX (10.B12) and Nevion (1.B71) stands will combine PHABRIX’s Qx IP hybrid IP/SDI signal generator, analyser, and monitoring solution with Nevion‘s media transport solutions, which include the VideoIPath management orchestration ...

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Sonnet’s eGFX Breakaway Box Now Shipping

IRVINE, Calif. — Aug. 15, 2017 — Sonnet Technologies today announced that its eGFX Breakaway(TM) Box with 350W power supply, the first in the company’s all-new series of Thunderbolt(TM) 3 to PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) expansion chassis for professional graphics and gaming applications, is now shipping. The eGFX Breakaway Box provides a single slot for connecting any size Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card, including high-performance GPU cards — making it ideal for gamers and professionals who need to run bandwidth-intensive graphics applications on their eGFX-compatible notebook, all-in-one, or other small-form-factor computers. The unit is equipped with a 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 port that enables ...

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Multi-functional synchronizer for Crystal Vision’s new frame system

Crystal Vision has released a video synchronizer for its new Vision frame system. The best solution for any embedding, de-embedding and timing requirements, SYNNER-VF combines multiple functions on one card to simplify system designs and save broadcast engineers money and rack space. Working with 3Gb/s, HD and SD sources and both AES and analog audio, SYNNER-VF combines a video synchronizer, tracking audio delay, embedder, de-embedder, audio processor and video proc-amp, and includes flexible delay compensation, advanced handling of Dolby E, comprehensive signal monitoring and optional integrated fiber input/output. SYNNER-VF gives more video outputs than Crystal Vision has offered before on ...

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