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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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)
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 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 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 […]
In order to mitigate the effect of not attending NAB Show 2020, Ross will be running a series of online presentations, webinars and demonstrations to ensure that our partners and customers can still learn about our new solutions and how we remain committed to the live production industry.
CEO David Ross says the company is “developing contingency plans and will be virtualizing many elements of the show to ensure that our customers still learn about everything new from Ross.”
Ross Appoints Karen Walker VP Camera Motion Systems Ross Video today named Karen Walker to the newly created role of vice president of camera motion systems. She has previously held senior commercial and management roles in high-technology manufacturing organizations, and brings a wealth of experience in the global broadcast market to Ross having previously managed […]
Robotic pedestals for newsroom cameras are fast evolving, allowing for more creative shots, AR and VR integration and far greater operational efficiency. Next up: full autonomy. Above: The Telemetrics OmniGlide Roving Platform features an innovative new drive system that is completely automated and leverages advanced software and XY sensors to “learn” the environment it is operating in.
The massive NBCUniversal Boston Media Center in Needham, Mass., houses the company’s NBC and Telemundo stations plus regional cable news and sports networks in a new $125 million, 160,000-square foot headquarters. “It’s a complete game-changer,” says one GM of the greenfield build.
Live video production used to be synonymous with the broadcast industry, but the last decade has seen a content explosion as corporations, sports clubs, stadiums, live event organizers and educators have all harnessed the story-telling power of live video to benefit their audiences. Cornerstone Technologies (based in Salt Lake City, Utah), watched this emerging trend […]
Ross Video is the winner of a 2019 Best Ottawa Business award, the third time that Ross has been recognized by the organizers following David Ross’ CEO of the Year award in 2017 and a Best Business award in 2015. The BOBs (as the awards have come to be known) are a joint initiative of […]
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 […]
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.
Among the production solutions Ross Video is highlighting at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at Stand 11.C10 are: Ultrix V4.0 — The latest V4.0 firmware update for the award-winning Ultrix routing/AV processing platform adds additional support for IP integration and control enhancements for the key additions to Ultrix that were announced at NAB 2019 […]
Social media platforms are fast evolving, and newsrooms that have come to rely on them are turning to new tools to keep up. From more granular analytics to better tools for incorporating social content into stories, newsrooms — and the vendors they work with on social — are moving along a sharp learning curve.
Gray Television’s CBS affiliate in Odessa-Midland, TX, updated its newsroom computer system with Ross Video’s Inception News, finding the transition to the platform easy to execute and the platform much more capable of accommodating the changing needs of its team.
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.
Ross Video will be attending IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) and will be bringing the full range of camera motion system solutions, including the all-new SkyDolly ceiling-mounted dolly that was launched at NAB Show earlier this year. Ross is also pleased to pre-announce the launch of version 5 of the SmartShell robotics control system, updated for IBC 2019 […]
Developments in TV news graphics have seen a host of improvements from better real-time flexibility to more streamlined workflows and even monetization prospects.
Ross Video has launched v 9.0 of its XPression workflow product, with more than 40 new features ranging from acquisition of content beginning in traditional desktop design software to controlling playout of multiple XPression real-time motion graphics engines. An import of Adobe Photoshop files and their associated layers into XPression provides a more direct way […]
Ross Video has acquired Portalis, the Utah-based provider of workstation integration systems, and Piero, the U.K.-based provider of sports graphics software. Acquisition & Production Furio SkyDolly — A brand new ceiling-mounted Furio camera motion solution with unprecedented levels of safety, stability and speed. Capable of carrying a full-sized prompter, Furio SkyDolly offers smooth, dynamic camera moves […]
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York underwent a renovation just in time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the US Open in September. A new 14,000-seat covered Louis Armstrong Stadium, updated services across the campus and expanded food, beverage and retail options have all been part of a US$ 600 million […]
The new WCAU-WWSI facility, set for a grand opening sometime this fall, is IP-centric and is designed to not only give the two stations a more efficient space with a common technology infrastructure, but to give their personnel new flexibility in creating content for today’s multiplatform world.
Ross Video | Stand 11.C10 |rossvideo.com/media Carbonite Ultra — Carbonite Ultra is built on an entirely new 1RU hardware platform with 240% more processing power than the original Carbonite. Remarkably affordable, the 24-input, 14-output Carbonite Ultra rack starts at $10,900. This production switcher can be configured with 1-3 MEs, 2-4 16-window multiviewers, frame syncs and format […]
Ross Video | Stand 11.C10| www.rossvideo.com Ross Video’s XPression Version 8.5 — the most advanced real-time motion graphics engine software Ross Video has ever released — will be shown. An evolution in XPression, Version 8.5 continues to deliver an intuitive and cost-effective product which is used in workflows from simple character generator tasks all the […]
Ross Video | Stand 11.C10| www.rossvideo.com Ross Video launched BACH Liberty at IBC 2018. BACH Liberty is a drop-in replacement, pin-compatible module to Dante Brooklyn II, featuring a fully compliant AES67 and ST-2110 implementation that is guaranteed interoperable. HUGEL GmbH, the Swiss provider of specialized solutions to the broadcast market since 1968, is first to integrate […]
John Ross, the founder of Ross Video, will receive a Presidential Proclamation Award from SMPTE — The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers — later this year. The Awards Gala will be held in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 25, during which Ross will be recognized for his pioneering work in the development of production […]
The interest in HDR units is due to their ability to improve quality and enable content creators to migrate toward 4K incrementally over time. “We foresee significant growth in HDR products within the next two years, driven by consumer demand for HDR TV sets,” says FujiFilm’s Thomas Fletcher. Above, a Ross ACID HDR camera. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of camera vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.
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 photo) Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of broadcast graphics vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.
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.