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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
TVN’s New Facilities Insider | NBCU Takes The IP Plunge In Boston
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 […]
NESN fuels live programming expansion with production automation
New England Sports Network recently tripled its news content, producing live programming from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily. It also did the unthinkable, automating production of its unpredictable post-game shows. An entire system from Ross Video, including camera robotics, switcher, graphics and NRCS, made the moves possible.
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’s KOSA fuels future with Ross newsroom computer system
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 […]