Ross Video Pulls Out Of NAB Show

It joins Sony, Panasonic, Canon and others is opting out of next month’s gathering in Las Vegas.

David Ross On The Road Ahead, Lessons Of 2020 And Wage Inequality

Ross Video Acquires Primestream

Ross Video has purchased Primestream. Founded in 1999 and based in Miami, Primestream provides media asset workflow solutions that enable the capture, production, management and distribution of media assets. Its solutions are used by major international corporations including Cisco, Microsoft Studios, Verizon Media, USC Annenberg School of Journalism, Nordic Entertainment Group, RSI (Radiotelevisione svizzera), the NFL […]

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TVN Tech | Vendors: Storycentric Workflow Shift Long Overdue

Equipment manufacturers say newsrooms have been too slow to embrace a storycentric model of content creation, one far more in line with consumer habits than the old evening-newscast-as-endgame paradigm. Above, Sam Adams, the morning anchor for KHQ Spokane, is preparing clips for NonStop News, the station’s 24/7 streaming channel. He’s seated at the NonStop News Desk, which is where these clips are prepared. He can produce and present the clips in a very short amount of time. The lower TV in the distance is receiving NonStop News over-the-air on ch. 6.3.

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TVN Tech | Multiviewers Manage A Growing Juggling Act

Broadcasters are calling on multiviewers to work in traditional, hybrid and IP environments, monitoring many different formats and high numbers of input and output signals. Vendors say they’re keeping up, while advancing in virtualization, compression and resolution. Above, TAG’s probing, monitoring and multiviewing platform for real-time video.

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TVN Tech | Camera Robotics Get COVID Proving Ground

Broadcasters are warming to using robotics for remote camera operations, having seen crucial improvements in camera movement, better object and face tracking, new movement patterns and stronger overall automation. Above, a camera operator stands behind Ross Video’s remote panbar system, capturing the action on the field at a college baseball game.

Chris Lennon Joins Ross Video As Director Of Standards Stragegy

Chris Lennon has joined Ross Video in the newly created position within the Office of the CTO, director, standards strategy. Lennon will be working for Ross CTO Troy English and will manage the company’s activities in global standards and trade bodies. Canadian-born, Lennon spent several years working at CHCH-TV in Ontario before moving to the […]

Ross Announces Tria Express Duet Production Server

Ross has launched its Tria Express Duet production server. A replacement for the current Tria Express product, Tria Express Duet offers more functionality than the outgoing model at a lower and extremely competitive price point, according to Ross. Launched in 2016, Tria Express has been a production workhorse that has underpinned many important broadcasts and live events. […]

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TVN Tech | Studio Designs Look Past COVID

COVID-19’s social distancing requirements won’t have a lasting impact on studio design and trends like video walls are expanding, vendors say. But remote production has compelled them to offer simple-to-use at-home kits until COVD abates. Above, Devlin Design Group recently delivered the set for the new studio at the Tennis Channel. The set uses LED displays surrounding the studio. The Tennis Channel can use the same set for different programs since the LEDs can display “graphic wallpaper” that can be customized.

Ross Appoints Mark Gardner Regional Sales Director – EMEA North

Ross Video has named Mark Gardner regional sales director – EMEA North. Gardner joins Ross with a wealth of experience in the broadcast industry, having held R&D/engineering, product management and sales management/director roles with a number of brands including Vistek, ProBel, Snell, SAM and most recently Grass Valley. Oscar Juste, senior vice president of global […]

Jared Schatz New Ross Video Vertical Markets SVP

Ross Video has promoted Jared Schatz to the new role of senior vice president of vertical markets and solutions. Schatz has worked with Ross for 15 years in a variety of sales and sales leadership positions and was most recently vice president of sales for North America. In that role he helped steer Ross to […]

Oscar Juste Named Ross Video Global Sales SVP

Ross Video has appointed Oscar Juste senior vice president of global sales. In this newly created role Juste will provide leadership and strategic direction to the global sales function and help drive growth as Ross continues to expand into new international regions and markets. Oscar Juste joined Ross in April 2016 as director of sales […]

Ross Video Acquires Image Video

Ross Video has purchased Toronto-based Image Video. Image Video was founded in 1974 — the same year as Ross — and is best-known for its TSI tally control platform, used by major broadcast network providers, sports venues, corporate video facilities and houses of worship. With sales in more than 29 countries, Ross says Image Video […]

Webinars This Week: TVN, Ross Video, eMam, Palo Alto

TVNewsCheck will present Managing the Never-Ending News Cycle in a Changing Media Environment on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. ET; Ross Video will continue its second season of Ross Live events with Today’s Newsroom Workflow Efficiency, Competitive Edge on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. ET; eMam and Alibaba will present several webinars this week, including today’s Keeping Your Business Safe with Penetration Testing, and on Dec. 2, Cloud-Boosted Asset Management with eMam & Alibaba. For more events and registration links, please visit TVNewsCheck’s Virtual Events Directory. Pictured are speakers participating in Thursday’s TVNewsCheck Webinar.

Ross Releases V16 Of Piero Sports Graphics Analysis Solution

As part of the Ross Live Season 2 series of presentations, Ross unveiled the latest version of its Piero sports graphics analysis solution. Acquired by Ross Video in February 2019, Piero uses image recognition and state-of-the-art graphic overlays to augment sports content with visually engaging and informative effects. Broadcasters around the world use Piero to […]

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TVN Tech | Social Media Management Gets Smarter

Vendors are offering better tools to help newsrooms plan and generate social media posts with more integrated and streamlined solutions with a view to reducing “tool fatigue” and decreasing the turnaround time on new posts.

Ross Releases Version 10 Of XPression

Ross Video has released Version 10 of the XPression real-time motion graphics platform. A “substantial upgrade” from previous releases, Ross says XPression V10 adds enhanced support for HDR workflows, multi-engine control for non-MOS workflows, HTML5 enhancements and third-party vendor support. Ross has enabled customers to evolve their workflows and work in HDR on XPression as […]

Ross Unveils RossCare+ Program For Enhanced Customer Support

Ross Video has introduced a new program — RossCare+ — to better serve the increasingly diverse support needs of its customer base. RossCare+ is a new program that offers three different tiers of support for our customers:  Success, Advantage and Premier. Success is the standard lifetime support plan that is included with every product purchase. It provides customers with access to 24/7/365 […]

Ross Video’s David Ross Thanks Customers, Business Partners

Ross Video today announced the company’s 29th consecutive year of growth. Ross grew by 3.9% year over year, and CEO David Ross has issued a thank you to customers, business partners and staff for delivering this unexpected result. “This has obviously been an immensely challenging year for our customers, business partners and for Ross,” says […]

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‘Work from home’ is new normal, so what’s next for Ross?

Cloud based solutions, remote production and virtualization are top of mind for the live production community. With most of its solutions available via the cloud and with offerings like Ross Production Cloud, Ross Video’s team has been working steadily to address its customers’ priorities. To keep the industry informed and connected, the company will resume its popular Ross Live series of virtual events this fall. View the Ross Live 2 schedule of events and register here. 

Ross Video Supports mDots For 55th Academy Of Country Music Awards

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards are held live in Nashville, but the spiritual home of country music looks a little different in 2020, and the awards have also taken on a different complexion to reflect the ongoing pandemic. While the awards ceremony took place live last night in Nashville CBS, some of the […]

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TVN Tech | Upping The Election AR And Graphics Game

Broadcasters won’t be hampered by remote working conditions for election night 2020, and they have a bevy of new graphics and augmented reality tools to help them tell the story. Above, Broadcasters can make complex data easy for viewers to grasp through augmented reality objects generated by Brainstorm graphics using real-time data from different sources. A Punt, a regional channel in Spain, covered municipal elections, and this interactive map shows the winning party in each town, with detailed results for the seats won in each town are shown on the chart of the left side. The bars on the bottom show a rundown of all the cities, in alphabetical order, with the results in real time.

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TVN Focus On Technology | Shifting, Not Lifting, News Workflow To The Cloud

TV stations and networks are learning that to take full advantage of the cloud, they need to overhaul the way they produce news rather than try to replicate hardware-based workflows on a cloud platform.

Ross Enhances Stats Perform SGL Integration With XPression Graphics

Content creators working in live sports production know that data is king, and sports fan are always hungry for stats on the performance of their favorite teams and players. Relevant statistics, no matter how obscure, can really help keep viewers engaged, and Ross Video is responding to this need by tightening the integration between its […]

Kevin Cottam Named Ross Video VP, Global Sports & Live Events

Ross Video today promoted Kevin Cottam to vice president, global sports & live events. He joined Ross in 2011 as a demonstration artist and trainer, and has a background in sports and live production. A graduate of Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario, Cottam began his television broadcasting career in 1996 with […]

Ross Video Launches Kiva For Operator Driven Media Playout

As part of the finale of Ross Live | 2020, Ross Video launched its Kiva live presentation server, the most recent addition to its range of server solutions. Kiva is a media server platform that complements the existing Tria production server and Mira replay server solutions from Ross. With a simple click, the Kiva user interface presents […]

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Webinars This Week: Sinclair/One Media, Vela, LAWO, Ross Video, Harmonic

Sinclair and its One Media sister company will kick off a series of virtual events about monetizing NextGen TV with ATSC 3.0 Monetization 101 on Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET. Vela will focus on Advances in Compliance Monitoring Tuesday and Wednesday at varying times. Ross Live considers Esports Arena Production on Tuesday. In the LAWO Lounge, Audio Mixing in the Hands of Automated TV Production will be playing July 8 at two different times. For TVNewsCheck’s full listing of virtual events this week and into the fall and winter, visit the Virtual Events Directory.

Webinars This Week: Akamai, BIA, MFM, Ross Video, SVG and TVNewsCheck

Live virtual events for broadcasters this week focus on revenue as well as technology. They include an Akamai webinar on securing Javascripts, a Cisco presentation about Precision Timed Protocol in SMPTE 2110 Fabrics and the Sports Video Group’s annual College Sports Summit. TVNewsCheck will present Optimizing Spot TV in a Challenging Economy and BIA will focus on Selling Digital Marketing Services to Local Businesses. Media Financial Management Association continues its series of webinars for CFOs and other financial managers. For the full list of events and links to their registration pages, visit TVNewsCheck’s Virtual Events Directory.

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TVN Tech | COVID-19 Won’t Derail Set Design Trends

Despite pushing newsrooms temporarily into mostly remote production, set design vendors say COVID-19 won’t have a lasting effect on where sets were heading before the pandemic. They say viewers are likely to see more LED panels and walls, virtual sets and augmented and virtual reality usage in news studios. Above, for the TF1 broadcast news studio in France, Planar delivered a 750-square-foot curved video wall.

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Webinars This Week: TAG, Ross Video, Sony, Streamguys, Telestream, Vidispine

The arrival of summer hasn’t slowed the flow of webinars, briefings, demos and webcasts, most targeting TV’s engineering and IT communities. For the full list of live events this week, including TVNewsCheck’s At Home Production and the Future of News Workflow, please visit TVNewsCheck’s Virtual Events Directory.

Ross Launches Graphite PPC – Portable Production Center

As part of the Ross Live | 2020 program, Ross Video today introduced Graphite PPC, a new portable production center. Graphite PPC offers customers up to two MEs (and four MiniMEs), four DVEs, six frame syncs, four media stores and two MultiViewers. Capable of handling up to 13 inputs and up to eight outputs, Graphite PPC also […]

Webinars This Week: Dalet, IEEE, Imagine, Ross, Sony, Telos Alliance

Dalet, Imagine, Ross Video, Sony Professional Products, the IEEE and many other companies are hosting webinars this week, while Accedo, ChyronHego, Newtek, Vizrt and others continue to offer on-demand events and access to briefings and demos. For TVNewsCheck‘s full list of events for this week, future weeks and on-demand, check the Virtual Events Directory. 

Ross Video Withdraws From IBC

CEO David Ross: “We value the IBC exhibition and it’s an important part of our annual calendar, but our approach to the COVID-19 virus has consistently prioritized health and welfare. Our decision today is based on that same principle, and I would call on the organizers of IBC to follow suit, remove any uncertainty, and cancel the event for 2020.”

Virtual Events This Week: NAB Show Express, Ross Video Live, Gates Air Connect

NAB Show Express opens Tuesday and runs through Thursday with virtual panel sessions, keynotes and exhibition. Sony concludes its Technology Tuesday series, while the IEEE continues its Wednesday Webinars and Quantum hosts full day virtual gatherings Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Ross Video Live and Gates Air also have several virtual events this week. TVNewsCheck’s full listing of live and on-demand Virtual Events is here.

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Webinars This Week: Dalet, Gates Air, IEEE, Quantum, Rohde & Schwarz

Dalet Digital Systems, Gates Air, Ross Video and Sony Professional Products are among technology vendors that will continue webinar series this week. The IEEE, Telestream and Skybox Security will also host live events.There is also a hefty list of on-demand events, including virtual conferences from Accedo, Newtek and Vizrt. For the full schedule and registration information, visit TVNewsCheck’s continuously updated Virtual Events Directory.

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TVN Tech | Virus Tested, Remote Workflows Eye Permanence

Coronavirus-necessitated remote workflows have spun up quickly and reliably to allow TV stations to keep broadcasting during the pandemic. There’s reason to believe they’ll stick around after the crisis subsides. Above: Avid Edit On Demand provides a full virtual production environment in the cloud, including Media Composer software and Avid NEXIS storage. (Source: Avid)

Webinars This Week: Dalet, Digital Nirvana, Gates Air, Ross Video, TAG, Sony

Ross Video kicks off its Ross Live series of virtual events on Tuesday, while Sony Professional Products convenes the first of three Technology Tuesdays and TAG Video Systems continues its series with Live Production and Multiviewing in the Cloud. Digital Nirvana addresses monitoring and advanced workflows for captioning and translation; Gates Air considers FM SFNs and AWS convenes three days of presentations. More events from IEEE, JW Player, MediaKind and AWS are all set for this week. For the complete listing with dates, times and registration links, visit TVNewsCheck’s Virtual Events Page. 

Ross Video Acquires Coiron Inc.

Ross Video today said it purchased technology company Coiron Inc. Located in Irvine, Calif., Coiron has partnered with Ross Video to develop a suite of popular applications for use with the XPression family of real-time motion graphics systems. Terms were not disclosed. XPression Telestrate, XPression Trackless Studio, and XPression Touch Factory let customers create video […]

Ross Video Takes Coronavirus Precautions, Temporarily Halts Manufacturing

Ross Video today announced the voluntary temporary closure of its factory in Ontario, Canada, as the result of a government mandate requiring the closure all non-essential businesses to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The company said: “Although Ross falls into the category of ‘essential business’ as defined by the Ontario government, we are electing […]

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Live production workloads moving to virtualization, cloud

Business motives, including increased utilization and flexibility plus easier maintenance and scalability, are driving TV’s move to software. With SMPTE’s ST2110 suite and other standards reaching maturity and diffusing into the marketplace, it’s now becoming practical to support entire live production workloads on virtual machines.