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Cloud Switching Floats In Proof-Of-Concept Stage

Sinclair’s Ernie Ensign says while there are numerous long-term upshots to adopting cloud switching, the group is cautiously taking its time with multiple proofs-of-concept for at least another year. Meanwhile, at least one vendor is pursuing a dramatically different approach to cloud switching. Above, Vizrt hosted a day at a beach house to show local producers how easy live production in the cloud can be.

NBC Sports Regional Networks Team Up With Ross Video

Ross Video said today that NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of NBCUniversal Local, selected its XPression real-time motion graphics system and Piero sports graphics analysis platform to enhance the networks’ operations and production. The combination of Ross Video products, the company says, “enables the five regional sports networks (RSNs) — which serve four major U.S. […]

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Cloud Editing Embraces More Flexibility, Efficiency

Several years after the pandemic pushed a wide embrace of cloud editing, the technology has made significant strides in speed and automation. Above, Avid’s Edit on Demand is a cloud-based premium editing and post-production solution that can be deployed and scaled on demand.

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IBC: Ross Video Confirms Deal To Acquire Spidercam

Ross Video has agreed to terms to acquire Austria-based Spidercam, the global supplier of broadcast cable camera solutions. Spidercam made its television debut in 2005 and supplies cable camera solutions used to create unique outdoor shots for sporting events, concerts, esports, and TV shows around the globe. “Spidercam’s technology creates visuals that are simply spectacular, […]

GB Labs Certified For High-Performance Ross Video Integration

GB Labs, a provider of intelligent storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries is now recognized as a Ross Video technology partner. The recognition came as part of a project to build a studio for Canvass Credit Union in Denver. Dominic Harland, CEO and CTO of GB Labs, said: “The system architects of the new […]

IBC 2022: Ross Video Launches Ultrix FR12 Router

According to a company statement, Ross Video has launched a new version of its Ultrix Router – the 12G ready Ultrix FR12. “This ingenious new product is the ultimate routing, multiviewer and signal processing platform for studios, OB vans and flypacks,” the statement said. “As a true software defined platform customers immediately enjoy significant cost, […]

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Slimmed-Down IBC Is Ready For Its Comeback

IBC’s first in-person event since 2019 may have fewer days and attendees than at its high-water mark, but vendors are packing their schedules with meetings and say they’re excited to be doing business in person again.

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Broadcasters Inch Closer To Storycentric News Production

While it’s not yet feasible to combine rundown-based computer systems favored by newsrooms with digital teams’ storycentric content management systems, progress is being made in communication between the systems and with third-party software, bringing the two groups closer together. Above: Vizrt’s Story is a Web-based system for script creation and editing that tightly integrates with the Viz One media asset management system and Viz Pilot template-based graphics system.

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A customer-focused journey to the cloud

To meet the demands of a shifting, multimedia ecosystem, media and entertainment companies must streamline the way they create content while building in new flexibility for their teams. Ross Video is addressing these challenges by letting clients customize their optimal combination of cloud services and on-premise, hyper-converged hardware. 

 

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Hyperconvergence: streamlined workflows with no sacrifice in quality

Content creators and the technologists who power their work are looking harder than ever for new ways to streamline workflows while maintaining the same, high standards for quality on which they’ve long insisted. Leaner, more flexible, software-defined production platforms reduce costs while opening up new opportunities to respond quickly to changing circumstances.

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Newsrooms’ Robotic Cameras Get An IQ Boost

Thanks to AI and other advances in software, robotic cameras in the newsroom are getting more and more capable, including carrying out actions that no longer need to be programmed by people. Above: The recently re-launched studios in Al Jazeera’s flagship facility in Doha combine ceiling-mounted cameras with free-roaming pedestals to provide dynamic moving shots from unique vantage points, and complete coverage of the on-air talent throughout the set. (Al Jazeera photo)

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Multiviewers Take On Bigger Workloads

Whether offered as a standalone unit or combined with other components of the broadcast workflow, multiviewers are tackling a mix of formats and a higher volume of content to monitor. Above, Studio Berlin uses the Apantac KVM over IP solution for its multiviewers.

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A Smaller NAB Show, But More Energized

Attendance may have been almost halved by the pandemic, but tech vendors felt the more intimate environment allowed them to conduct business on a more productive level. On the show floor, the continued shift of broadcast workflows to the public cloud dominated many discussions, while others focused on NextGen TV’s pressing need to monetize.

BeckTV & Ross Video Team Up On Broadcast-Quality Esports Facility

BeckTV, a systems integrator for the broadcast media industry, worked with Ross Video to design and implement broadcast-quality multimedia systems in Philadelphia at a new esports campus owned by Nerd Street Gamers. The 40,000-square-foot campus, known as The Block, not only functions as Nerd Street Gamers’ new corporate headquarters, but also includes — among other […]

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NBC Sticks To ‘Sunday Night Football’ Playbook For The Super Bowl

Teed up by riveting playoffs, NBC will rely on the same core technical setup it employs for its regular-season NFL games when it broadcasts Super Bowl 56 on Sunday. “The more you can stick with what got you to where you are, the better off you are,” says Drew Esocoff, the big game’s director. Above, the Infinity Screen by Samsung in SoFi Stadium (Photo: Will Navarro).

ASG Partners With Ross Video For Real-Time Graphics Creation Within Virtual Production Control Room

Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a solutions provider for media creatives and content owners, today announced it has partnered with Ross Video to provide real-time motion graphics for ASG’s new Virtual Production Control Room (VPCR). Ross Video’s XPression real-time motion graphics generation system integrates seamlessly within the VPCR remote production service, ASG says. With the XPression graphics platform, users can produce […]

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Remote Production Spurs A Pivot To New Products And Facilities

Vendors including CP Communications, Ross Video, LTN Global Communications and BitFire have ramped up products and repurposed facilities to meet the surging pandemic need for remote production. Above, inside LTN Global Communications’ Kansas City, Mo., production facility.

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.

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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 […]

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Missed Ross Live 2020? It’s all here on demand

Two seasons of 2020 Ross Live presentations, videos and webinars dove into new products, solution updates, best practices and expert conversations. Topics included remote production, education, government, sports broadcast, news, corporate virtual solutions and esports. Watch the Keynote, the Solution Talks, and the Tech Talks on-demand at any time at RossVideo.com/live.

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 […]