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Renewed Vision Adds Live Streaming, Recording To ProPresenter

Hot on the heels of its upgraded version 7.0 release, Renewed Vision unveiled another new update of its flagship ProPresenter live presentation and production software. ProPresenter 7.1 adds new live streaming and recording capabilities that benefit customers immediately amid today’s restrictions on in-person gatherings while furthering Renewed Vision’s goal of expanding the highly-acclaimed software into a complete, all-in-one, live production and streaming […]

Cinegy Debuts Adobe CC Plug-In TurboCut

Cinegy today announced TurboCut, a new Adobe CC plug-in that the company says “significantly accelerates the editing of H.264/HEVC by utilizing the NVIDIA GPU’s hardware decoder.” This announcement coincides with Adobe releasing version 14.2 of Adobe Premiere with several new features added, but still missing NVIDIA hardware accelerated editing and using the NVIDIA GPU for […]

The Switch Launches Cloud-Based TV Production-As-A-Service

The Switch, A platform for the production and global delivery of live video, has launched MIMiC, an on-demand cloud-based production-as-a-service offering that gives broadcasters, streaming services, rights holders and enterprises access to remote production capabilities for live and virtual events of all sizes. Content producers can now use The Switch’s unique combination of agile cloud […]

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 […]

Latakoo Appoints Charlie Mitchell VP Of Sales

Latakoo, a developer of software solutions for the broadcast production industry, has hired Charlie Mitchell as vice president of sales. Mitchell will coordinate all sales activities in the United States, and will oversee an expanding global sales team for Latakoo, which is expanding its video transfer and workflow product portfolio to support production companies as […]

Production Insurance Could Cover Virus Losses

Companies insured prior to Jan. 24, 2020 are likely to have most of their financial losses covered, according to a report from Pillsbury Law. According to Pillsbury’s report, the TV industry has already lost nearly $10 billion in TV ad revenue because of the pandemic. In addition, TV production is down by more than 20% in Los Angeles.

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.”

Vizrt Brings Journalists Separated By Countries Together Into Same Studio

Vizrt, a global provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators, offered the world what it called the “first glimpse of science fiction-turned-real in what could become the future of remote live interviews.” Using IP and the built-in Fusion renderer in the just-announced Viz Engine 4.1, two individuals located in separate countries appear […]

NAB Show Express Launches ‘Let’s Talk Cine’

Leading filmmakers, technologists and studio execs will be featured in live sessions focused on making today’s top motion pictures and TV series.

Broadcast Pix Partners With Switchboard Live

Broadcast Pix partners with Switchboard Live and adds integrated multi-destination live streaming to its integrated production systems. Broadcast Pix users can now create and stream their live video content to multiple destinations via a direct integration with Switchboard Live’s product, Switchboard Cloud. This fully cloud-based product has native integrations with YouTube, Facebook, Twitter (Periscope), LinkedIn […]

Hollywood Figuring Out How To Reopen

Studio executives, independent producers, unions, government agencies and insurance specialists have begun to map out a return to what had been, until recently, a new golden age of production. Over the last few weeks, the major studios have held meetings internally and with production service professionals to assess what a return to film and TV sets might look like.

MediaKind Launches Next-Gen Broadcast Solution

MediaKind, a global media technology provider, has introduced its next-generation broadcast solution, Aquila Broadcast, to enable broadcasters and operators to make a seamless, step-by-step transition from appliance-based platforms to all-IP media delivery. Powered by software-based video compression, control and stream processing, Aquila Broadcast provides picture quality with resolutions up to UHD with HDR support, while also […]

NewTek Intros New Version Of TriCaster Mini 4K

NewTek, a provider of IP-based video technology and part of the Vizrt Group, today announced the latest version of its TriCaster Mini 4K compact live multicamera video production system. The newly enhanced TriCaster Mini 4K adds features like Live Story Creator and LivePanel designed to make the production of network-quality shows even easier for lone producers […]

Dalet Strengthens Remote Creative Workflows With New Proxy Editing For Adobe Premiere Pro

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, has released the new version of its Dalet Xtend module, enabling remote proxy editing capabilities within Adobe Premiere Pro, an industry leader in video editing. Responding to feedback from Dalet customers, Dalet Xtend for Adobe Premiere Pro remote proxy editing capability now facilitates collaboration […]

Grass Valley Introduces Advances In IP-Connected Live Production And Strategic Direction Toward The Cloud

Grass Valley has introduced a series of products and new, soon-to-be-released strategic initiatives that it says “promise to shift the paradigm in broadcast workflow flexibility, scalability and performance.” For live production, Grass Valley launches the LDX 100 camera platform, a high-speed, native UHD camera built specifically for the rigors of IP-connected workflows, such as remote/at-home […]

Boris FX Rolls Out New Silhouette Paint Plugin

According to Borix FX, its new Boris FX Silhouette Paint is the first cross-platform, cross-host product to offer Mocha-tracked non-destructive repeatable paint for the post-production industry’s most popular video applications. Host support includes Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Autodesk Flame, Blackmagic Design Resolve and Fusion, and Foundry Nuke. The subscription-based model starts at $195 per year. […]

Broadcast Pix Rolls Out StreamingPix

Broadcast Pix has launched StreamingPix, which it calls “a complete live production and streaming solution designed for easy set up and use, yet powerful enough to produce compelling professional content.” Aimed at companies from aquariums to zoo’s — churches, corporations, events, schools, universities and all users who want to take streaming to the next level. […]

The Finish Line Adds EditShare Flow Remote Workflow

EditShare, a technology provider that specializes in collaboration, security, media management and intelligent storage solutions, today announced that U.K.-based post-production company, The Finish Line, is using EditShare’s Flow media management workflow solution to scale its post-production business through remotely enabled workflows. Known for its high caliber finishing services, The Finish Line chose EditShare’s open and […]

NewTek Delivers Accessible UHD PTZ Camera

NewTek, a provider of IP-based video technology and part of the Vizrt Group, today announced PTZUHD, what it calls “the first pan-tilt-zoom camera that transmits full 4K p60 video directly to NDI-compatible receiving devices across a standard network. The NewTek PTZUHD camera allows content creators to capture and deliver superior quality UHD video with native support for resolutions up to 2160p 60 […]

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TVN Tech | COVID-19 Speeding Broadcasters’ Shift To Cloud

The coronavirus pandemic has amped up the transition to cloud-based workflows as broadcasters have employed as many remote operations as possible. The next frontier: an acceleration of live production applications in the cloud. Above, an Amazon Web Services Outpost cloud server.

TAG Video Systems Introduces Zer0 Friction To Deploy, Operate And Acquire Broadcast Technology

TAG Video Systems, a global provider of SW, IP, COTS/cloud, probing, monitoring and multiviewing solutions, is reassuring broadcasters, during this time of heightened news and media consumption, that global operations are uninterrupted, and in fact strengthened by the company’s Zer0 Friction business strategy, what it calls an industry first. Zer0 Friction takes broadcast technology to the next level; leveraging TAG’s unique […]

Latakoo Appoints Ivo Guilini EMEA Sales Director

Latakoo, a developer of software solutions for the broadcast production industry, has hired Ivo Guilini as sales director for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region. Guilini will coordinate all sales and marketing activities in the region for Latakoo, which is expanding its video transfer and workflow product portfolio to support production companies as well […]

Grabyo And Reuters Enable Remote Live Video Editing And Publishing

Cloud video production, editing and distribution platform Grabyo today announced a global partnership with Reuters that enables news organizations, broadcasters and publishers to remotely edit and publish live video from Reuters Connect in real-time. With the increased reliance on remote working, Reuters customers already have the ability to access live video feeds from anywhere in […]

Grass Valley To Deliver Information, Updates Via GV LIVE Presents

Grass Valley is set to engage with customers and prospects virtually in a series of events branded GV LIVE Presents. Multiple events have already been scheduled to provide information to Grass Valley customers and prospects as they deal with the coronavirus pandemic and to enable a unique type of engagement with Grass Valley solutions in the absence […]

At WDIV, Coronavirus Spurs Rapid Virtualization

Graham Media-owned WDIV in Detroit now has about 90% of its staff working from home, shifting quickly on the advice of its health reporter (who is an ER doctor) and a senior producer with a public health background.

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 […]

FOR-A Switchers, Routers Support 12G-SDI Infrastructures

FOR-A Corporation of America continues to develop products that support 12G-SDI infrastructures for live production workflows. Among its offerings are the new MFR-4100 and MFR-6100 12G/6G/3G/HD/ASI routing switchers, as well as the HVS-6000 Series of HANABI video switchers, which support HD and 4K production. “For live event production and broadcasters, 12G offers increased bandwidth for uncompressed 4K/60p/59.94p/50p video over a […]

Blackbird Launches Virtual Pre-NAB 2020

Blackbird plc, developer and seller of the cloud video editing platform, Blackbird, today launched its virtual pre-NAB 2020 focused on enabling live or file-based remote video editing for enterprises. Enterprises responding to the global threat of coronavirus that need to enable remote or home editing for all or part of their content creation teams are […]

Ross Video Addresses Coronavirus

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.

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EVS Pulls Out Of NAB Show

Despite canceling its physical attendance, EVS is currently working on a plan to introduce its new products and solutions and to remain engaged with the NAB community.

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Red Bee Media Withdraws From NAB 2020

“With travel restrictions and other safety measures already in place, we now have to get creative and explore alternative ways of connecting with current and potential customers around the globe.”

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Boris FX Withdraws From NAB 2020

New product announcements and featured customer presentations will debut online in April.

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Taiwan Vows To Remake Its TV Drama Industry

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s culture minister has pledged to invest more than $20 million to reinvigorate the local production of TV drama series that has faltered under competition from mainland China and South Korea. Lung Yin-tai said Friday the government will fund the making of five flagship drama series and help TV stations attract […]

Law Means South Florida May Lose Its TV Appeal

Alaska An Increasing Draw For TV, Film Productions

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The real Alaska has finally joined the A-list. Long a bit player in the entertainment world, the 49th state increasingly is sought out by TV and film producers for its unmatchable lure of spectacular beauty and peril, of wild adventures and dangerous jobs. And they’re actually shooting in the nation’s largest […]