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NAB 2018: TVU Networks to Showcase HEVC Advancements and Range of New and Updated IP Video Solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – February 20, 2018 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, will showcase a variety of new and updated IP based products and technologies at the upcoming NAB Show.  The company will continue its technological advancements to HEVC, and will show its entire HEVC solution set integrated with the company’s proprietary video transmission technology, Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+). Taking place April 9-12 in Las Vegas, TVU Networks will exhibit at NAB in Booth C1707. “At this year’s NAB Show, we’ll introduce new solutions and product updates that have been developed after ...

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VidOvation Now Represents One-of-a-Kind, Ultra-Low-Latency ABonAir Links in U.S.

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Feb. 20, 2018 — VidOvation today announced an agreement with wireless video link provider ABonAir to take part in ABonAir’s expansion in the United States. ABonAir is known for providing extremely low latency in a long-range, high-performance, broadcast-grade wireless system. ABonAir’s one-of-a-kind solution will benefit VidOvation’s customers in the sports, live events, and newsgathering spaces, where the lowest possible delay is mandatory while preserving high video quality. “ABonAir has achieved the holy grail of 7-millisecond latency — something no other vendor has been able to achieve while maintaining broadcast quality and high reliability using industry-standard H.264 ...

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Digital Alert Systems at the 2018 NAB Show

2018 NAB Show Product Preview Digital Alert Systems Booth N5009 Digital Alert Systems at the 2018 NAB Show New! HALO, Industry’s First Enterprise-wide EAS Management System The 2018 NAB Show will mark the debut of Digital Alert Systems’ HALO, a one-of-a-kind, highly specialized management system capable of overseeing all encoders/decoders and facilitating command of all connected EAS devices in an enterprise. This web-based, enterprise-wide tool forms a single aggregation point through which multiple users can oversee the health and status of each EAS device, alert key personnel of critical changes, centralize configuration settings, manage software updates, and consolidate FCC-mandated test ...

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net+ Delivers First-Class OTT Multiscreen Experience With VO Player

PARIS — Feb. 20, 2018 — Viaccess-Orca, a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today that net+, Switzerland’s leading provider of French-speaking multimedia content, has launched its new multiscreen service powered by VO Player. VO’s multi-platform secure video player, which includes DRM for VOD and live content, enables net+ to deliver a unified viewer experience across Android™ and iOS® devices, as well as on PCs and Macs via web browsers. The VO Player is compliant with the DVB-Sub subtitle format, allowing the operator to reuse subtitle tracks of existing video content and ...

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JTN Music Selects MediaSeal to Protect Sensitive Content

Los Angeles — JTN Music, the award-winning music production and editing studio, has become the latest company to adopt Fortium’s MediaSeal encryption-at-rest solution as part of its cybersecurity strategy. The Los Angeles-based company is using MediaSeal to protect sensitive feature film and television content during music editing and other post-production processing. Founded by music editor, engineer, composer and producer Jason Tregoe Newman, JTN Music provides music services for a wide range of movies and television shows. Some of their current projects include Brooklyn Nine-Nine for Fox, Ozark for Netflix, Superstore for NBC, and The Magicians on Syfy. The company and its ...

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ABOX42 at the 2018 NAB Show

ABOX42 2018 NAB Show Exhibitor Preview April 9-12 Las Vegas ABOX42 at the 2018 NAB Show — Booth SU13006CM The pay-TV market in the United States is undergoing tremendous change. According to a new report from Grand View Research, the global 4K TV market is expected to reach $380.9 billion in revenue by 2025. What’s exciting is that North America is projected to be the highest growing region for UHD and 4K TV. As internet and TV technologies converge, with an expanded library of 4K content on the horizon, today’s operators have a unique opportunity to drive new revenue. At ...

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WCPMedia Services Awarded Digital Production Partnership’s “Committed to Security” Shields

Cloud-based media management company is among the first to meet DPP’s security requirements for both production and broadcast. LUGANO, Switzerland — WCPMedia Services, whose cloud-based media management platform is used by entertainment companies worldwide to produce, market and distribute film and television content, has been awarded the Digital Production Partnership’s “Committed to Security” shields for production and broadcast. The shields signify WCPMedia Services’ adherence to best practices for security in areas including physical security, authentication, IT and legal compliance. WCPMedia becomes one of two dozen technology leaders to meet DPP’s stringent security requirements, and one of first three companies to ...

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EditShare Receives AS-11 DPP Certification for Its QUALES QC Solution

See automated quality control stand alone or integrated within media asset management workflow at BVE 2018 on stand H14 Basingstoke, UK – February 20, 2018 – EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced that its award-winning QUALES Automatic Quality Control and file verification solution has earned AS-11 UK DPP Certification. Adding AS-11 UK DPP compliance to QUALES AQC’s list of supported global delivery standards ensures productions adhere to key UK file delivery guidelines as set by a conglomerate of UK broadcasters. QUALES will now verify that media files comply with the DPP AS-11 standard, which was developed in ...

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SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference Presentations Are Now on YouTube, Papers in IEEE Xplore Digital Library

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Feb. 20, 2018 — SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, has published more than 50 videos of the expert paper presentations delivered at the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017) on its YouTube channel. SMPTE 2017 took place in October 2017 in Los Angeles. Captured during the one-day Symposium and three days of technical sessions dedicated to exploring media and entertainment technology, video from the conference will be available on SMPTE‘s YouTube channel at As part of ...

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Derby County Football Club Implements a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Solution

Fremont, CA – February 20, 2018 – Blackmagic Design has today announced that Derby County Football Club (DCFC) has invested in a multi camera live production workflow featuring the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K, Micro Studio Camera 4K and URSA Mini 4.6K. Led by head of broadcast, Matt Reeder, and Chief Technology Officer, Stuart Fisher, DCFC has taken the unprecedented decision and become one of the first Championship clubs to broadcast its own extensive coverage of its English Football League (EFL) fixtures as well as a wide range of pre and post match content via the club’s streaming platform, RamsTV. The innovative solution ...

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OptiTrack Motion Tracking Helps Power Drone Choreography for “Quantum Chromodynamics” Art Installation

Immersive art installation “Quantum Chromodynamics” challenges the notion of man versus machine, illustrating how the two can work in concert. Fusing technology with human movement in a brilliant display of digital art, it visualizes the physics theory used to describe the interaction between particles that make up composite hadrons. Drones, suspended in air and controlled by an OptiTrack motion tracking system, form an illuminated geometric pattern that reacts to spectator movements captured via lidar scans. Envisioned by Xavi’s Lab, a special projects division at Barcelona-based post shop Glassworks, the installation debuted at the MIRA Digital Arts Festival last fall. An ...

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Dielectric to Showcase ATSC 3.0-Compatible Spectrum Repack Antennas at the 2018 NAB Show

High power repack antennas are ready to deliver advanced, over-the-air, ATSC 3.0 broadcast services without re-tuning on transition from ATSC 1.0 RAYMOND, Maine – February 20, 2018 — At the 2018 NAB Show, Dielectric—the leading manufacturer of purpose-engineered antennas and RF systems for TV and radio broadcasters—will present a broad array of spectrum repack antennas engineered to deliver the enhanced performance required by the next-generation broadcast standard, ATSC 3.0. Dielectric will exhibit at Booth C2613 (April 9-12, Las Vegas Convention Center.) With the FCC’s approval of ATSC 3.0 in November 2017 and the official approval of the full suite of ATSC 3.0 ...

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Partners converge on Boxer stand at BVE 2018

Boxer, a leading a UK solution provider for the video, film and TV markets, has acknowledged the importance of BVE 2018 to its growth strategy by sharing Stand JO8 with best-of-breed regional and global partners dedicated to resolving the uncertainties surrounding disruptive technology trends by providing trusted, objective guidance for those about to navigate the accelerating rapids of IP Video and AI. Boxer Systems Sales Manager Peter Jones said, “The moves from analogue to digital and tape to file-based will seem almost quaint compared to what’s about to happen with IP video and, increasingly, artificial intelligence (AI). Many are cautiously ...

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ENCO to Unveil Powerful TV Automation and Production Advances at 2018 NAB Show

Enhancements to MOM (Media Operations Manager) enhance integration with IP-based workflows and third-party tools while expanding live production capabilities Southfield, MI, February 20, 2018 – ENCO is heading to the 2018 NAB Show with a wide array of new features in its award-winning MOM(Media Operations Manager) system that deepen its integration with third-party solutions while addressing the accelerating transition to IP in today’s television operations. The broadcast automation and production workflow innovator will demonstrate the new enhancements in booth N3824 at the event, which will be held April 9-12 in Las Vegas. MOM offers broadcasters, cable television operators and streaming ...

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Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Present the 65th Annual Golden Reel Awards

  HOLLYWOOD—The Motion Picture Sound Editors tonight presented the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, special venue and other media. Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer Paul Ottosson presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Kathryn Bigelow. Supervising Sound Editor Alan Robert Murray presented the Career Achievement Award to Sound Designer and Field Recordist John P. Fasal. The opening address was given by ...

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FUJIFILM Announces New Ultra-Compact Cinema Lenses, FUJINON MKX18-55MMT2.9 and FUJINON MKX50135MMT2.9 for X Mount

High Performance, Lightweight Cinema Lenses for the X Series Line of Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras Valhalla, N.Y. – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the launch of FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 cinema lenses for X Mount, new additions to the X Series line of interchangeable lenses. Available in June 2018, these cinema lenses offer a lightweight and compact design with the same optical performance and operability as larger cinema lenses in their class. They cover 18-135mm–the most frequently used focal length in video production–and achieve a constant T2.9 aperture across the entire zoom range, enabling a shallow depth ...

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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announces Presenters for the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards

Los Angeles—The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces presenters for the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Three-time Academy Award-winning Sound Designer and Supervising Sound Editor Paul Ottosson will present the 2018 MPSE Filmmaker Award to director Kathryn Bigelow. The 2018 MPSE Career Achievement Award will be presented to Sound Designer and Field Recordist John P. Fasal by two-time Academy Award-winning Supervising Sound Editor Alan Robert Murray. Other presenters include executives from Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., Blizzard Entertainment and Avid Technologies; representatives from ...

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Facilis Technology Declares War on Network Attached Storage

HUDSON, MA (February 15, 2018) – At NAB 2018, Facilis (Booth SL7920), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will compare generic NAS to the custom-built shared file system in the latest version of its award-winning shared storage network. Facilis Technology version 7.1, will be shipping for NAB 2018. In this new version, Facilis adds new features that can’t be found in generic NAS systems, including: Automatic multi-connectivity failover (including Fibre Channel to Ethernet) with no manual client or server-side configuration. Automatic Load balancing of clients across multiple server IP addresses, ...

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