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TVN Tech | Stations Embrace Advances In Remote Production

News organizations are increasingly using breakthroughs in technology to allow journalists to remotely, yet quickly, deliver more content over multiple platforms. The advances range from improved cellular networks that speed transmission of content from the field to the newsroom and cameras capable of streaming and providing remote video, to a host of tools available for journalists to remotely edit and produce content while collaborating with their newsrooms. Above, Grass Valley’s new GV Alyve, released at this year’s IBC Show, gives reporters a “virtual control room in the cloud” for production and distribution of video and livestream content. (Source: Grass Valley)

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Matrox Announces Three Tech Collaborations At IBC

At IBC 2019 (Stand B15, Hall 7), Matrox and Vimeo have joined forces to showcase cloud-based, multi-camera video production workflows over public networks. This technology collaboration will feature the Matrox Monarch EDGE encoder delivering four Full HD camera feeds to the Vimeo Studio 6 Live Production Switcher software for broadcast-quality, yet cost-effective multi-camera productions for […]

Avid Delivers Video Editing Workflows With ProRes RAW And DNx Codecs

Avid today announced that Media Composer will deliver native support for Apple’s ProRes RAW camera codec and support for ProRes playback and encoding on Windows. In addition, Apple will provide 64-bit decoders for DNxHR and DNxHD codecs within the Pro Video Formats package that is available from Apple as a free download for all users. These integrations […]

Avid To Present Technology Preview Of SRT And Haivision SRT Hub At IBC

Avid today announced integrated support for the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol, an open-source video transport protocol that provides clear, reliable live video transmission over the open Internet for news and sports production. Avid also announced new integrations with Haivision SRT Hub, which enables intelligent live- and file-based cloud media routing across the Microsoft Azure network […]

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TVN Tech | Automation Becomes Major Multiplatform Tool

Automation technology is fast evolving to keep up with demand for content on multiple platforms. Vendors say it helps eliminate redundant tasks and integrates as many platforms as possible without posing a threat to jobs or creative control.

Avid Announces Changes To Board Of Directors

Avid reported changes to its board of directors with the appointment of media technology veteran Michelle Munson as a director, effective immediately. She Munson joins the board with more than 15 years of experience in developing new technologies and guiding companies that deliver innovations for the rapidly evolving media landscape. In addition, the company announced the departure […]

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CNN Rides The IP Train Into Hudson Yards

The global news giant has built the first major broadcast facility to be completely based on the SMPTE 2110 IP networking standard. “The idea behind going IP was to get everything across CNN’s facilities connected,” says Bob Hesskamp, EVP of broadcast engineering for Turner. “The other reason we did this was we wanted to build a facility that wasn’t out of date on Day One, that was software-configurable, expandable and easier to make changes to.”

Avid Releases MediaCentral Platform Update

Avid says more powerful and intuitive user experience, greater agility in creating and distributing content from anywhere, and flexible cloud deployment options are among the enhancements in the new platform.

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News Graphics Sharpen As Workflow Eases

Developments in TV news graphics have seen a host of improvements from better real-time flexibility to more streamlined workflows and even monetization prospects.

Avid Graphics Engine Propels Catalonia’s TV3

Millions of citizens turned to TV3 E19: Special Elections broadcast on May 26 to learn the results from the 2019 European Parliamentary and municipal elections — and stayed tuned in because of the Spanish network’s innovative and engaging use of augmented reality and virtual sets powered by Avid. TV3, the public broadcaster in Catalonia, Spain, relied […]

Avid Debuts Pro Tools 2019

Avid today announced the immediate availability of Pro Tools 2019. The latest version of the industry-standard digital audio workstation boosts power and performance for every level of user — from professional music creators and aspiring artists to top-echelon audio post professionals and engineers — enabling them to work faster and more creatively on the most […]

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Avid Technology Posts 5% 1Q Rev Growth

Avid Technology today announced its first quarter 2019 financial results that included revenue of $103.3 million and operating income of $5.4 million. First Quarter 2019 Financial and Business Highlights Revenue was $103.3 million, the second consecutive quarter of 5% year-over-year growth. Gross margin was 59.3%, up 240 basis points year-over-year. Non-GAAP Gross Margin was 61.3%, […]

Avid Helps HBO With Promo Post Production

HBO tturned to Avid  to help it re-define the promotional content finishing workflows that serve all of the network’s distribution outlets. HBO’s approach includes unlimited on-demand licenses for Avid Media Composer nonlinear editing systems. It allows the network’s production engineering group to scale editing resources up and down on a moment’s notice to address end-user demand from […]

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Avid Overhauls Media Composer, Intros Nexis Cloudspaces

The inventor of TV’s first non-linear editing platform has reimagined the solution, adding a new UI, distributed processing, finishing and delivering capabilities and other features. It also brought to market a new cloud-based version of its storage platform, offering customers a free, three-month trial.

Qvest Media Partners With Avid For Azure Integration

Systems architect and ICT integrator Qvest Media has expanded its long-standing partnership with Avid to become an Avid Certified Cloud Partner for use in Microsoft Azure. Qvest Media and Avid bundle their cloud strategies, so that clients of both companies benefit from even easier and more flexible access to cloud applications. A ready-to-use post production […]

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Avid’s 4Q Revenue Grows 5% To $112.7M

Tech provider Avid reported fourth quarter 2018 and full year financial results on Thursday. Highlights: 4Q revenue was $112.7 million, an increase of 5% year-over-year and 8% sequentially. Revenue excluding non-cash revenue was $112.4 million, an increase of 7% year-over-year and 10% sequentially. Gross margin was 59.0%, up 450 basis points year-over-year. Non-GAAP gross margin […]

McManus to Lead Avid Customer Services

Avid has appointed media technology services expert Kathy-Anne McManus, “KAM,” as SVP of global customer solutions and services. With more than 30 years of experience in providing services, support and education to creative individuals, teams and large media enterprises, McManus returns to the company to establish a service strategy. McManus’s previous roles with Avid included […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Avid

Avid | Stand 7.B55| https://www.avid.com/ Avid brings new products and technology demonstrations across the IBC Show floor to help enterprises, teams and individuals to maximize efficiency and opportunity in media creation, management and distribution. Further, Avid thought leadership will be present across the event through high-profile customers — including the creative forces behind Star Wars: The […]

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Dejero And Partners Showcase Live Production

Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, is collaborating with partners Microsoft Azure, Avid, Haivision, Hiscale, Make.TV and Signiant at IBC to showcase how live production workflows in the cloud can deliver greater flexibility, scalability and budget efficiencies to broadcasters. Visitors to Dejero’s […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Avid First

Avid | Stand 7.B55| www.avid.com Avid announced that more than one million aspiring creative people in nearly every country have downloaded Avid First creative tools for free to develop their craft and accomplish their best possible work in music and video. With Pro Tools | First, Media Composer | First and Sibelius | First, this new generation of users can create content, […]

Avid Unveils Connect Conference, Early Registration

In collaboration with the Avid Customer Association (ACA), Avid unveiled the theme and program preview for Connect 2019, the annual gathering of media and entertainment technology users and influencers. Guided by the mission for “Creating the Future,” Connect 2019 (April 6-7, 2019, at Aria Las Vegas, immediately preceding the NAB Show) will enable collaboration, learning and interaction among the global […]

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Avid 2Q: New Management, New Metrics

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Media Tech Industry Facing Tough Challenges

Sales of most media technology companies are basically flat while their R&D and marketing costs continue to run high, forcing some to reexamine how they sell in a traditionally demanding and rapidly changing market. Above, a Vizrt virtual set demonstration this week at the NAB Show.

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Avid Unveils Cloud-based Apps, Solutions

New apps, services and solutions are intended to accelerate news workflows and improve the collaboration, accessibility and distribution required to engage news viewers on any device.

Avid Accelerates UHD Sports Content, Delivery

Avid today announced the immediate availability of workflow innovations for enabling sports broadcasters to streamline creation and airing of live ultra-high definition (UHD) programs. Integrating Avid’s Maestro graphics suite, Avid FastServe video servers, and Avid NEXIS software-defined storage, these new workflow solutions, powered by MediaCentral®, were unveiled today at the fifth annual Avid Connect and will be demonstrated […]

Avid SaaS Platform Delivers Workflows In Cloud

Avid today unveiled Avid l On Demand, a cloud services and solutions platform that provides media production capabilities on demand. Avid | On Demand lets media organizations “conveniently deploy the capabilities they need on a per project basis with optimal elasticity — and without a drawn-out deployment phase or large capital outlay,” the company said. […]

Avid Unveils Nearline Storage Solution

Avid today introduced Avid NEXIS | E5 NL nearline storage solution. With the addition of this high-density on premises solution to the Avid NEXIS family — the world’s first software-defined storage platform for media — Avid customers “can seamlessly and efficiently manage media across all of their online, nearline, and archive storage resources,” the company said. […]

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Graphics To Emphasize New Tech, Efficiency

With broadcasters around the world moving to IT-based operations, graphics vendors are offering products that manage efficiencies across a broad set of workflows so buyers can use graphics and branding more efficiently and quickly. (ChyronHego photoClick here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of broadcast graphics vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

Avid Fires CEO Hernandez For Misconduct

On Sunday, Avid’s board of directors voted “to terminate the employment of Louis Hernandez Jr., chief executive officer, effective immediately, due to violations … of the company’s policies related to workplace conduct,” according to a filing with securities regulators. Avid President Jeff Rosica has been named CEO.

Olympic-Type Tech On Tap In South Korea

With the Winter Olympics underway from Pyeongchang, South Korea, here’s a look at some of the various tech vendors and the equipment that’s making it possible for NBC to provide a record 2,400 hours of coverage.

Olympics: Tirico Debut, Ice Skaters Stumble

NBC’s first night, before Friday’s opening ceremony, had the feel of spring training. You could see it in the team ice skating, where men took tumbles one after the other. NBC’s Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, to their credit, didn’t make excuses for anyone

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Media Asset Management For The Masses

More and more broadcasters are investing in software-based media asset management systems that use metadata to track a piece of content from ingest through production to playout, then archive it in a way that allows easy future access. Above, a Bitcentral Oasis asset management and archive system at Raycom’s WFXG Augusta, Ga. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of MAM and storage vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

Avid Customer Assn. Commences Annual Vote

Avid, a global media technology provider for the creation, distribution and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals, along with Avid Customer Association (ACA) leadership, has opened the second annual ACA Vote (http://www.avidcustomerassociation.com/vote) to help prioritize Avid’s product and innovation roadmap for 2018 and beyond, as well as […]

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IP, ATSC 3.0 Top Tech On Tap For 2018

The list of gear and technologies expected to command broadcasters’ attention and wallets next year includes the transition from SDI to IP infrastructure using clouds; transmitters and other RF gear to handle station migration to new channels; ATSC 3.0; plus a lot of activity involving cameras, bonded cellar, multichannel workflow and virtual sets.

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It’s Game On For Virtual Sets In 2018

Vendors say improved rendering and tracking systems will drive U.S. sales. In addition, many boast “trackless” technology, that reduces the cost and complexity of setting up and maintaining a virtual set. Above, a ChyronHego virtual set at WTLV Jacksonville, Fla.

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MAM Evolving To Meet Newsroom Needs

Media asset management systems are becoming more extensible, better integrated with newsroom technologies, and increasingly cloud-based, making it less important where the asset resides. Above: Earlier this year, Bitcentral announced that WFXG Augusta, Ga. was able to grow its news operations with the help of Bitcentral Oasis asset management and archive system, along with Precis for playout, a Ross OverDrive production control system and Grass Valley Edius nonlinear editing software.

Avid, Viacom In Production Infrastructure Deal

A multi-year agreement is designed to enable more flexible, scalable and virtualized production across Viacom’s premier entertainment brands, providing tools for greater efficiencies and creative collaboration, in addition to lower operational costs.

Avid Begins Deployment Of Al Jazeera On Cloud

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IBC 2017: Signs Of A Quickening IP Transition

The media and entertainment industry, which now ranks as the most disrupted in the world according to the Global Center for Business Transition, more fully embraced IP and virtualized technology at the annual international tech exhibition in Amsterdam this week. Imagine’s Charlie Vogt (above) says his company is investing “hundreds of millions” to keep pace.