The pandemic created an opportunity to stress-test distributed and virtualized workflows right now that stations and networks were already considering for the future. The industry’s shift may now be ahead of schedule because of it. Above, NBC Universal’s Boston Media Center is one of the latest all-IP broadcast facilities.
Costs are inhibiting a flood of 4K sports production, but 1080p HDR offers numerous practical advantages, among them that the improvement in picture quality is more readily apparent to consumers than the gain from 4K resolution. Above, Sony tested an 8K camera at the Sony Open in Hawaii last year, but doesn’t expect 8K to be used for regular sports production for several years.
As audience appetites for sports coverage continue to increase, FOR-A Corporation of America offers a range of FT-ONE variable frame rate cameras to deliver the action in super slow motion. Recent advances now allow playback of 4K video at up to 1,000 frames per second to provide incredible detail for live broadcast applications. “Sports continue to be […]
FOR-A Corporation of America has built integrated live production solutions that combine its HANABI series of video switchers with Variant Systems Group replay systems, ClassX graphics and playout software, ODYSSEY Insight video servers, and Brainstorm Multimedia virtual studios. “Together with our technology partners, FOR-A is creating live production systems that make integration easier and more reliable,” said Ken […]
Sony Electronics today announced U.S. availability of a new set of high-grade 4K HDR monitors from Sony’s TriMaster range. The PVM-X2400 (24’’) and the PVM-X1800 (18.4’’) professional 4K HDR monitors were first unveiled and demonstrated at the BSC Expo 2020 in London. The monitors provide high picture quality and accurate color reproduction thanks to Sony’s specified and dedicated panels, which offer ultra-high definition with […]
Fox will use more than 100 manned and robotic cameras to cover the game, including 24 “Super-Motion” cameras to support replays; 20 goal-line and end-line pylon cameras; wireless “Line to Gain” cameras that travel up and down the field in alignment with the first-down marker; and two different SkyCam systems which operate at different elevations. It will also use 72 field mics, as well as wireless player mics, to capture game audio. And that’s just scratching the surface.
Larger networks and sports broadcasters are in the vanguard of IP routing, but local stations are following more slowly. Business needs are driving the pace of transition, and HD-SDI routers are far from disappearing. NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ new facility for WCAU-WWSI, its Philadelphia duopoly, uses Grass Valley control software and IPG (IP gateway) cards working with Cisco switches to bridge the HD-SDI and IP worlds.
Ross Video will be exhibiting at NAB Show New York this week (Oct. 16-17, The Jacob K. Javits Center of New York) and will be demonstrating a range of high impact, high efficiency solutions for the live production industry. In addition, Ross will launch two new solutions at the event — MC1 UHD and NWE-IP. MC1 UHD is a new high-quality 4K […]
Panasonic will display new broadcast products — a next-generation IP/IT platform, 12G-SDI 4K live switcher and 4K/HDR shoulder-mount camcorder — that will be seen for the first time in the U.S. at the upcoming NAB Show New York, held at the Javits Center on Oct. 16-17. The company booth location is N537. New IT/IP-Centric Platform […]
Multiviewers are in the midst of a rapid evolutionary phase spurred by the proliferation of signals that need monitoring and the IP transition. As the need for control across multiviewer screens increases, the technology is also becoming more integrated with other pieces of equipment.
TiVo+ is the company’s new video network, while TiVo EDGE is a home entertainment viewing unit.
The Week Four Thursday Night Football game on Fox between the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers was supposed to be exciting beyond the game — which came down to a goal line stand in the final minute — as it was meant to be the debut of the NFL in 4K HDR. But Fox’s gameplan failed for a variety of reasons, allowing for only a limited audience to experience the game in the hi-res format.
Panasonic will showcase its new AJ-CX4000GJ broadcast shoulder mount 4K camera at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam). The product, which will launch in December 2019, follows the handheld-type AG-CX350 as the new “CX” Series lineup of 4K camera recorders. The AJ-CX4000GJ is a B4 lens mount, interchangeable lens camera recorder that is typical for […]
If you’re shopping for a new TV, a new acronym should be on your radar: HDR, or High Dynamic Range. Soon it’ll be everywhere, but here’s why it’s worth a look now.
Cobalt Digital will showcase its card-based 4K and HDR workflow solutions for openGear frames at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at its stand 10.B44. Product highlights will include its new decoders and encoders, RIST Main Profile, bi-directional SDR/HDR conversion solution for live production, and new multiviewers and distribution amplifiers. Plus, the company will debut a new 12G […]
A step up from past LCD video walls, the new LED technology is increasingly featuring in new news set designs, enabling crisper images and more flexibility.
Matrox Video has introduced the Matrox Monarch EDGE, a 4K/multi-HD, low-latency encoder for webcasting and remote integration (REMI) applications. A powerful H.264 encoder that can flourish in any workflow, Matrox Monarch EDGE is capable of delivering resolutions up to 3840x2160p60 or quad 1920x1080p60 for 4:2:2 10-bit, broadcast-quality video. This new encoder also offers flexible, future-proofed 3G/12G-SDI […]
The Fresh system is designed to achieve more photorealistic images than previous systems and is fully compliant with ChyronHego’s template-based Camio asset management system.
Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced availability of Accelerated Transcoding, a new feature within AWS Elemental MediaConvert that enables broadcasters, over-the-top (OTT) distributors and other premium content providers to complete their video transcoding projects up to 25 times faster. EPIX, a 24-hour premium TV network, now uses Accelerated Transcoding to convert 4K UHD content for […]
Vislink received an order valued at approximately $1.5 million for multiple HCAM 4K UHD wireless camera systems for deployment in Asia. Vislink’s 50-year heritage is rooted in designing and deploying wireless video technology products and turnkey solutions that provide reliable connectivity in the toughest environments around the world. Vislink has been a equipment supplier to the Asian […]
Cobalt Digital will demonstrate its new 9971 Series of UHD multiviewers for the openGear platform next month at the NAB Show (booth SL9111) in Las Vegas. The new cards support a variety of asynchronous signals and offer HDMI outputs for economical monitoring on consumer-grade 4K monitors. Three models — the 9971-MV18-4K with 18 SDI inputs, 9971-MV6-4K with six […]
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced even more capability in its live highlights and replay production system, LiveTouch. Debuting on Grass Valley’s NAB Show booth (SL106), the latest version incorporates 4K UHD slow-motion replay, direct playout and full super slow-motion support (2x, 3x, 4x, 6x, 8x). Grass Valley says the new super slo-mo speeds as well as support […]
Among the tech innovations on tap are Panasonic 8K cameras, which will be used to generate replays from each end zone, part of the 115 cameras the network will use, including a bevy of Sony 4K replay cameras. And for the first time, CBS will also use a live wireless handheld camera with AR graphics and camera-tracking capability designed to provide real-time virtual graphics from the players’ perspective on the field.
Comcast is turning on YouTube in 4K for pay TV subscribers on its X1 platform after integrating YouTube in 2017. So, X1 subscribers will be able to enjoy higher resolution content from YouTube, but only if they have a compatible XG1v4 or Xi6 TV Box with a compatible 4K TV.