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

NAB 2018

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.

IBC 2017

Avid Intros Scalable Post-Production Tools

Avid introduced at IBC today scalable MediaCentral solutions for post production, which can be configured for operations of any size. It comprises Media Composer video editing software with a new cutting-edge collaborative asset management module, new video I/O hardware and Nexis software-defined storage. Customers can increase the number of seats as needed, as well as add […]

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NAB 2017

Avid Moves It All To The Cloud

At the Avid Connect 2017 event in Las Vegas Saturday, company Chairman and CEO Louis Hernandez Jr. announced major steps on a journey to the cloud where broadcasters, post houses and other media professionals can realize greater operational efficiencies, easier collaboration and much-improved workflows.

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Newsroom Systems Evolve, But Is It Too Late?

TV newsrooms create news content for much more than their newscasts these days. Social media, mobile and digital are just as important in reaching viewers as TV newscasts as the public increasingly relies on these distribution platforms. Even while vendors of newsroom computer systems race to transform their systems for use in news operations where the story, not the linear rundown, is the centerpiece of the workflow, a couple of companies are suggesting it’s too late, and it’s time for the NRCS to go the way of the IBM Selectric. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of NRCS vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

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IP Tech Tackles Workflow, Wireless Costs

The bonded cellular technology at the heart of today’s IP newsgathering systems has achieved such a level of maturity that many vendors have begun addressing the finer points, such as how to more closely integrate the workflow of reporters in the field with the newsroom and maintaining network speeds even when working within the confines of a VPN. At the same time, frenemy and outright competitors have arisen and are looking to make headway with stations by offering systems they say will reduce or eliminate ever-rising wireless data bills. Photo: LiveU. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of ENG/IP Newsgathering vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

Avid Gets Investment From Jetsen Technology

Avid Intros Pro Tools Music Creation, Cloud Options

Avid today released a new version of its fully cloud-enabled Pro Tools application, its digital audio workstation software. Powered by the MediaCentral® Platform, Pro Tools 12.7 brings new music creation workflows, plus improvements for artists and audio professionals to connect and collaborate anywhere in the world via the cloud. “With music creation tools being so accessible, there’s more independent […]

Avid To License Nexidia Tech And Solutions

TVN TECH SPECIAL REPORT: NEWS SETS, PART 2

The Big Picture On Video Wall Controllers

As prices for the technology have come down, TV stations and others are able to create graphic templates for video walls and have those graphics pushed to the displays automatically from a predetermined rundown. Here’s a rundown of some of the most popular video wall controller vendors today in the broadcast space. This is Part Two of a four-part Special Report on news sets. See Part One here.

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Avid’s Next-Gen Newsroom

Avid | Stand 7.J20 | Website: http://www.avid.com/ Avid has introduced its concept of the next-generation newsroom, based around a complete story-centric workflow including multiple Avid solutions and new feature enhancements for modern newsroom management and news production. This new story-centric workflow, Avid says, puts the story at the center of news operations spanning from planning to delivery, and […]

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Pre-IBC, TV Tech Firms Cautiously Optimistic

Upbeat reports by Belden, EVS, Avid and other tech vendors in the second quarter cheered investors and may mark a turnaround in a market that had been struggling to keep pace with powerful technology trends like the move toward IP and the shifting demands of their TV customers. In addition, many feel the market may also get a boost from deployment of 4K and other advanced picture formats and new customers in the market.

Avid has Strong 2Q, Raises Full-Year Guidance

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Avid Posts 1Q Revenue Up 20% To $143.5 Million

From The NAB Exhibit Floor: Avid

Avid | Booth SU902 | Website: www.avid.com On Sunday, Avid announced a series of innovations for its Avid MediaCentral Platform and its associated modular application suites, delivering further on the key promises of Avid Everywhere.  The platform announcements include: Next-generation intelligent media storage: Avid NEXIS is the industry’s first and only software-defined storage platform, and enables fully virtualized storage […]

NAB HOT TOPICS

TV Graphics Workflow Evolves, Expands

Visitors to this year’s NAB Show will see the results of an ongoing shift in broadcast graphics from the control room to the studio for greater control and flexibility over graphics presentation. Several other graphics themes will also be important at NAB, including Integrating social media into broadcast graphics, election graphics, augmented and virtual reality, and sports. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here. Read all the 2016 NAB Hot Topics stories here.

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Broadcast Graphics Products Guide

This year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to NAB easier. This week’s focus is broadcast graphics (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided by vendors. To download this page as […]

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Newsroom Systems Adapt To New Necessities

TV journalists can look forward to seeing the latest solutions to their newsgathering and distribution challenges at the NAB Show. Among the trends to be on display on the exhibit floor are story-centric workflow, greater collaboration and content sharing — both within the station and among stations — and extending the reach of the systems to reporters in the field. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here. Read all the 2016 NAB Hot Topics stories here.

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Avid, Dejero, TVUNetworks Join AIMS