KABB Fox San Antonio Broadcasts & Live Streams Weather With Blackmagic Design

Sinclair-owned Fox affiliate KABB San Antonio Chief Meteorologist Alex Garcia is using a number of Blackmagic Design products, including an ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher, to remotely broadcast and live stream weather segments for the nightly Fox News at Nine newscast. Pivoting to meet the demands of social distancing and the […]

Panavision LINK HDR On-Set System Employs Leader LV5350

With high dynamic range rapidly becoming the new production standard, filmmakers need the proper tools to make the most of it both creatively and technically. Fueled by the talent and technology leadership at Panavision and Light Iron, Panavision’s LINK HDR addresses the challenge of viewing HDR images throughout the production and post-production processes, bringing HDR […]

North Carolina Reopens TV, Film Production

North Carolina officials have approved a quintet of film and television projects to being filmed in the state as a part of its 25% rebate on production expenses, with shooting starting by the end of October. The news was announced Tuesday, six months after almost the entire entertainment industry halted production due to the COVID-19 pandemic. State officials said the new projects will generate a direct in-state spend of more than $107 million while creating 8,671 job opportunities, including 650 crew positions for the state’s film professionals.

AWS Debuts Cloud Digital Interface To Transport Uncompressed Live Video Between Applications

On Tuesday, Amazon Web Services unveiled the AWS Cloud Digital Interface (AWS CDI), a new network technology that allows independent software vendors (ISVs) and AWS partners to build reliable, live video applications that can connect products and services within the AWS Cloud. According to AWS, workloads that require high-performance connectivity and uncompressed live video transport “have […]

TVU Networks Adds Two Sales And Marketing Execs

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, welcomes two directors to its sales and marketing team in North America. Gerry McAree joins as director, strategic accounts, Eastern region, and will be responsible for working with major television networks and station groups headquartered on the East Coast. Luc Comeau joins as director […]

IBC’s Accelerator Program 2020 Ignites ‘Broadcaster Firsts’ For 5G & Remote Production

A team of 10 world-leading broadcasters, collaborating as part of IBC’s Accelerator Innovation Program, today revealed plans for a “proof of concept” demonstration of a series of 5G-enabled remote broadcast production use cases, live from Amsterdam on Thursday, Sept. 10. The project team, led by the BBC, together with Al Jazeera Media Network, BT Sport, EBU, ITV, Olympic […]

Richard Zinn Joins Gravity Media

PlayBox Neo Announces Capture Suite Network-based Multi-Channel Ingest Solution

PlayBox Neo announces a major addition to its product line with the introduction of Capture Suite, an ingest solution designed to increase the efficiency of television networks, post-production facilities and playout centers. Capture Suite employs a client-server architecture that can be scaled to accommodate a practically unlimited number of channels, the company says. “Efficient ingest management […]

Latakoo Introduces Dalies Workflow Tool

Latakoo, a developer of software solutions for the broadcast production industry, has announced the release of its new Latakoo Dalies. Aimed at production companies, Dalies is a time and cost savings workflow tool that lets video professionals rapidly ingest video files from the shoot location to the Latakoo cloud for post editing. Latakoo Dalies has […]

NewTekTV Expands in September To Highlight How You Can Lift Your Voice Through Video

NewTek, a provider of IP-based video technology and part of the Vizrt Group, is expanding its NewTekTV programming lineup in September. The brand new content focuses on what it calls “relevant issues for today’s socially distant production environment and highlights new opportunities that open up by adding video to businesses of all types and sizes.” […]

The Switch Chooses Tellyo For MIMiC Cloud-Based TV Production-As-A-Service Offering

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Producing Political Drama In A Pandemic

Last week’s Democratic National Convention proved that innovative solutions are everywhere, and they are looking better and better as their use is expanded over the broadcast and digital spectrum.

Jenn Paonessa To Head ChyronHego’s New Venues Solutions Division

ChyronHego today announced that Jennifer Paonessa has been promoted to director of the company’s new Venues Solutions division. Focusing on custom, workflow-driven graphics solutions, Venues Solutions delivers an end-to-end sports production ecosystem that combines traditional LED content control, advanced graphics creation, and enhanced virtual and data visuals to help users boost fan engagement, team branding […]

NEP Group Names Brian Sullivan CEO

He joins the tech firm from McKinsey & Co. where he has been senior adviser to the Consumer, Tech & Media teams since 2019.

Latakoo Adds Two To Marketing Team

In a further move to strengthen its market presence, Latakoo has added two members to its growing team. Charlie Mitchell is the new vice president of sales and will coordinate all sales activities in the U.S., as well as oversee an expanding global sales team. And Alex Almada joins as director of marketing and will […]

Why Resuming TV Production Is So Complicated

Virus testing and other challenges are complicating efforts to resume production four months after the COVID-19 pandemic halted film and TV shoots.

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 […]

Vancouver Gets Official COVID-19 Safety Guidelines To Restart Production

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 […]