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ENCO Announces Patent for Providing Automated Captioning

Patent protects intellectual property of ENCO’s enCaption series of automated closed and open captioning solutions for broadcast and and AV environments  Southfield, MI, October 17, 2017 – ENCO Systems, Inc. has acquired a patent that specifically applies to providing automated captioning by using speech-to-text. The United States patent, number 7047191B2, entitled: Method and System for Providing Automated Captioning for AV Signals, expands ENCO’s intellectual property for captioning technology and methods that help broadcasters and professional AV customers, including those in corporate, education, government and venues, automate and accelerate speech-to-text translation to deliver open or closed captions. The patent specifically relates to ...

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Renegade Animation Helps Kids Cope with the Loneliness of Cancer

Studio’s “Being by Yourself” is one of 20 animated shorts produced by the Imaginary Friend Society, a project of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and RPA. GLENDALE, Calif.— Kids suffering from cancer get advice on dealing with the loneliness that accompanies long hospital stays in a sweet animated short created by Renegade Animation for the Imaginary Friend Society. The star of the piece is a cuddly, blue yeti named Yuri, and she’s certainly an expert in loneliness as she’s camped out in the middle of a desert with no one around but her own make-believe friends. Yuri suggests that when ...

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Video Clarity at SMPTE 2017

SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017) Oct. 23-26 Video Clarity Booth 3 Video Clarity at SMPTE 2017 ClearView Venue Player Video Clarity will demonstrate the Venue Player, a video server that can be controlled to automatically play multiple uncompressed segments of high-quality content to multiple screens in precise timing and sequence. Video Clarity’s first product in the entertainment-playback market, the ClearView Venue Player is designed for broadcast facilities, theme parks, live events, staged shows, and other environments that rely on repeated, synchronized video playback for entertainment and display. The ClearView Venue Player offers several recording and playback ...

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Triveni Digital to Offer Expertise on Broadcast Repack, Channel Sharing, and Transition to ATSC 3.0 at SMPTE 2017 Technical Conference

PRINCETON, N.J. — Oct. 17, 2017 — Triveni Digital today announced that its Senior Vice President of Emergent Technology Development, Mark Corl, will present at the SMPTE 2017 Technical Conference in Los Angeles. On Thursday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. Corl will discuss “The Broadcast Guide to Surviving the Repack, Channel Sharing and Upcoming Transition to ATSC 3.0,” providing broadcasters with salient information about the next-generation standard and activities surrounding it to ensure a quick and streamlined transition. “The ATSC 3.0 standard is on the verge of completion, which will provide broadcasters with a wide range of benefits based on ...

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Drive or to Rent a Ferrari in Barcelona per minutes, while getting a 360 VR video of your experience

Cinemartin parent’s company Outo.es is setting up a Ferrari rent services in Barcelona via www.outo.es/ferrari/ and his parent www.ferrari.barcelona/en/ to rent a ferrari (para alquiler ferrari barcelona). What is interesting is that users can get a copy of his experience in 360 VR vídeo, as the cars are using many cameras that using a beta software developed by Cinemartin, is able to join the clips to create a 360 degrees spherical video. Following is the press release (in spanish) sent by Outo company (partner of Cinemartin).   Barcelona, 17 Octubre 2017 Outo incorpora vehículos Harley Davidson y Ferrari de alquiler por Barcelona también ...

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Middle Atlantic Redesigns Website as Part of Its Ongoing Commitment to Customer Service Excellence

FAIRFIELD, N.J. — Oct. 17, 2017 — Middle Atlantic Products today announced that it has deployed a new design to the company’s website, middleatlantic.com. The latest evolution of the website adds visually rich functionality and navigation options that make it more responsive and allow customers to quickly find information on their buying journey to build great systems. The new digital experience is part of Middle Atlantic’s ongoing commitment to provide its customers with excellent service and solutions. “While our previous website design certainly served as a great foundation for delivering our most popular tools and resources, we knew we could ...

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Colorist Michael Smollin Joins Fancy Film

New Senior Colorist will lead the facility’s effort to extend it footprint in finishing for independent film and television series. LOS ANGELES—Veteran colorist Michael Smollin has joined Fancy Film, the independent post-production facility based in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood. Smollin, whose credits span features, episodics, reality series and documentaries, will serve as the facility’s senior colorist for theatrical and television projects. “Mike is someone who can lead our color division in both technical and artistic capacities,” said Fancy Film CEO Bill Macomber. “He brings a significant ability to grow our business through his many diehard fans. He has especially ...

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Stephen Arnold Music Debuts “Ready” – Multi-Themed/Multi-Platform Image Campaign For Local TV Stations

DALLAS, TX – Stephen Arnold Music, the World Leader in Sonic Branding, has announced the launch of “Ready.” Featuring multiple themes of “Morning Ready,” “Weather Ready” and “Always Ready,” the campaign is the latest in a series of comprehensive audio and video offerings from Stephen Arnold Music, providing local TV stations with a cost-effective marketing toolkit. “Ready” provides stations with full 360-degree coverage of a station’s strongest brand silos – morning, weather and news. It engages viewers across multiple platforms, empowering them to be prepared throughout their day. Optimized for broadcast, mobile, online, and social media, “Ready” pairs three versions each ...

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AVIWEST Launches HE4000 HEVC Encoder for Live UHD Video Delivery

SAINT-GRÉGOIRE, France — Oct. 17, 2017 — AVIWEST, a global provider of video contribution systems, today announced the HE4000 HEVC encoder, the broadcast industry’s first encoder to enable live UHD (4K) video delivery over unmanaged networks in a compact ½-RU design that reduces space requirements, enabling broadcasters to cost-effectively address consumer demand for superior-quality live content, delivered via 4G/LTE, satellite (Ka- and Ku-band, BGAN), wired IP network, or a combination of IP links. By combining HEVC encoding and AVIWEST’s SafeStreams® technology, the HE4000 dramatically reduces bandwidth costs while guaranteeing superior video quality. “Today’s media organizations are challenged like never before ...

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MCTV Launches IPTV Services With Espial Elevate

OTTAWA, Ontario — Oct. 17, 2017 — Espial announced today that MCTV (formerly Massillon Cable TV, Inc.), a service provider delivering TV services to five counties in northeast Ohio, has launched a next-generation IPTV service with the Espial Elevate software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform. With Elevate, MCTV expands its market reach and benefits from a single platform to manage services across cable RF and fiber IP customers. “MCTV is a leading-edge provider of home entertainment services for consumers in our markets. We recognized an opportunity to embrace IPTV and introduce a new platform that will mimic our RF products and bring the ...

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Bannister Lake, FOR-A and Varto Technologies at NAB NY 2017

Bannister Lake Partners with For-A America and Varto Technologies CAMBRIDGE ON 10-17-2017 The Canadian company is showcasing Chameleon with ClassX CG and Chameleon NDI with NewTek TC1 at NAB New York 2017, October 18th and 19th. Chameleon will be implemented into ClassX CastaliaCG platform, one of the company’s most popular graphics packages offering aggregated and managed data such as social media, news, weather, sports score data amongst other, to their vast array of customers,  enhancing Castalia CG’s data ability. Varto Technologies will be bundling Chameleon with their extensive sales services, providing booth demonstrations at NAB NY.  Chameleon fully supports NewTek’s NDI protocol. ...

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Brio puts the ‘boomer’ in SoonerVision

HEBDEN BRIDGE, U.K. — 17 October 2017 — A new Brio console from Calrec Audio has joined the broadcast team at SoonerVision, the in-house video production arm of the University of Oklahoma (OU) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Together with a Calrec Artemis that serves as SoonerVision’s main live production audio mixer, the Brio is used to produce thousands of hours of sports content annually. From its production center on the OU campus, SoonerVision produces award-winning content for Sooner Sports TV, the university’s multiplatform network covering 12 varsity sports, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, and gymnastics. The Artemis console ...

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Osprey Video Announces USB Video Bridge Devices for Capturing Broadcast-Quality Video to USB 3.0-Equipped Computers

DALLAS — Oct. 17, 2017 — Osprey Video today announced the launch of the USB Video Bridge line of stand-alone video-capture devices. Due to increased demand across many market verticals, the company has ramped up production of its USB Video Bridge line of stand-alone video-capture devices. The line contains three models, all of which let users capture uncompressed video and embedded audio to PCs or other USB 3.0-equipped devices used for broadcast-quality streaming. Besides the units’ driverless operation and automatic functionality, an industry-first top-mounted display aids control and monitoring. “As expectations for streaming get higher in all markets — from ...

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QYOU and Mediakraft TV partner to launch the QYOU’s first fully localized channel: QYOU Polska

QYOU Media the world’s leading curator of premium ‘best-of-web’ video for multiscreen distribution, has announced that it has partnered with Mediakraft TV, the Polish subsidiary of leading European multi channel network Mediakraft Networks, to launch QYOU Polska on Play’s over-the-top (OTT) service, PLAY NOW. This is the first time that QYOU’s 24/7 linear feed has been fully localized for a region. The deal will see The QYOU build a full local-language version of its channel using presenters from Poland and featuring regional content from Mediakraft TV’s stable of entertainers and creators. QYOU Polska will drive new revenue streams for Mediakraft TV’s ...

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ANICA FLASH Automates Editing Workflows with Telestream Post Producer and Vantage

Nevada City, California, October 17 2017 – Rome-based ANICA FLASH, the producer and distributor of movie trailers to a network of leading Italian TV and radio broadcasters, has automated its editing and graphics workflows using Telestream technology. Working with local channel partner, Allyn, ANICA FLASH has created a custom automated media processing workflow using Telestream Post Producer, Vantage and Vidchecker products. Since 1977 ANICA FLASH has become an essential news source for Italian movie lovers, providing information about which movies are being shown at which theaters and when. Through its web site www.Comingsoon.it, movie trailers are distributed to 18 of ...

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BoxCast Acquires mv|designlabs

  Acquisition Accelerates Tech Development, Cements High-Value Hardware/Software Integration for Flawless Live Streaming In Single, Scalable Platform   CLEVELAND, OH (October 17, 2017) – BoxCast (www.boxcast.com) today announced it has acquired mv|designlabs, a Cleveland-based hardware and software engineering development company specializing in prototyping, designing and building complex technology systems. mv|designlabs has worked closely with BoxCast in the development of key hardware designs, including the new BoxCaster Pro – the company’s foray into 4K live streaming.   As a result of this acquisition, mv|designlabs’ management team and staff are now full-time BoxCast employees. The mv|designlabs team will continue to develop the ...

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Samsung Expands 4K UHD HDR Content Experience through Partnership with INSIGHT TV

  Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and INSIGHT TV have announced at MIPCOM 2017 a partnership that will bring premium Ultra-High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content from INSIGHT TV to Samsung TV PLUS viewers in Europe. Through this new partnership, Samsung Smart TV users will be able to access up to 500 hours’ worth of original UHD content, featuring sports, entertainment and lifestyle programming, through the service’s easy to navigate interface. The content will be free of charge for Samsung TV PLUS users and will be available in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom from early ...

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Megahertz delivers new HD satellite OB vehicle to Tinopolis for live production of local Primetime TV content

  London, UK – 17 October, 2017: Megahertz Ltd, the trusted partner for systems integration with years of experience in delivering cost effective, imaginative designs and solutions for fixed and mobile applications, today announced that it has delivered a new HD satellite/production OB van to Tinopolis Cymru. The new production vehicle captures two hours of live local interest and welsh-focused content per day for S4C’s primetime Prynhawn Da live 5-day-a-week magazine show. Tinopolis were keen to work with Megahertz as an independent systems integrator with a reputation for high quality coach-building and installation work. “From the off, Megahertz’s ability to grasp ...

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