NewTek Releases TriCaster Upgrade

NewTek today announced an update to its TriCaster Advanced Edition, a software option available for TriCaster 8000, 860, 400 and Mini series. With more than 100 operator-centric capabilities requiring no additional hardware, TriCaster Advanced Edition now enables advanced IP workflows. Among the many new integrated features, this update of TriCaster Advanced Edition implements NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI) […]

TVN TECH Q&A WITH DEL PARKS

Parks Is Avid For News Tech Standardization

Last year, Sinclair Broadcast Group decided to adopt Avid Technology’s MediaCentral Platform for news production and distribution at all of its 64 news-producing stations. Del Parks, Sinclair’s CTO, explains how standardizing on the technology will bring an end to the many workarounds and tricks needed to make disparate systems work together today; the influence of the changing content distribution landscape on TV news production and distribution; Sinclair’s desire to attract and keep talented TV journalists; and its goal of continually improving.

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Sinclair Adds Avid MediaCentral IP-Based Workflow

YEAR IN REVIEW PART 3

TV Preps For Dramatic Technology Changes

From repacking TV spectrum to make way for wireless companies to the next-generation ATSC 3.0 television transmission standard; from IP-based workflows to news technologies and workflows, the television industry expended a lot of time, money and effort this year to position itself for where it must go. This is Part 3 of TVNewsCheck’s annual Year in Review for 2015. Part I, which appeared Monday, reviewed the year’s happenings in local and broadcast network news. Part 2, which ran Tuesday, recapped the year’s highlights in business, regulation, syndicated  and broadcast network programming and new media. And Part 4 on Thursday will remember the electronic media luminaries who died during 2015. Read all of the 2015 Year in Review stories here.

NEWSTECHFORUM 2015

Better Tools Advance Story-Centric Workflow

Digital leaders at CNN, Tegna and the BBC said Tuesday at the NewsTECHForum that the shift was necessary, and pointed to their own incremental improvements toward story-centricity as evidence of its attainability.

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CNN Indonesia Launches With Avid Everywhere

Vizrt Intros Multiplatform Automation Workflow

Vizrt, a provider of studio automation tools for the digital media industry, today introduced an integrated multiplatform automation workflow for broadcasters of any size. It allows the production staff to focus on the live production, while the multiplatform content is generated automatically. Stories played out from Vizrt`s studio automation system, Viz Mosart, or the control […]

Telestream Intros Vantage UI For Adobe Pro CC

Telestream, a provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, has released a new Vantage user interface (UI) panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC. The panel is designed to offer Adobe Premiere Pro CC editors direct access to the Vantage media processing platform for speed and efficiency. Telestream said direct integration between Vantage and Adobe […]

IBC 2015

Vizrt Previews Instant VOD For Studio Productions

Vizrt, a provider of production tools for the digital media industry, has introduced a new video on demand  workflow. The company says it works seamlessly with existing studio workflows for highly automated publishing of video content online with Coder, Vizrt’s transcoding tool. The system is being demonstrated at Vizrt’s booth 7.A20 during IBC 2015. The […]

IBC 2015 Tech: ATG Danmon

ATG Danmon | Stand 8.B51 | Website: www.atgdanmon.co.uk Part of the Danmon Group, ATG Danmon offers a range of services including workflow-design, project-planning, equipment installation, software-configuration, commissioning, documentation, on-site training plus ongoing support and maintenance. ATG Danmon will promote its range of broadcast systems planning, design, installation, commissioning and post-installation support capabilities at IBC 2015 […]

ChyronHego Acquires VidiGo

The Dutch company will add IT-based solutions for broadcast production to complement ChyronHego’s BlueNet graphics workflow.

TVN TECH

At Griffin, News Workflow Starts With Sharing

Griffin Communications’ KWTV Oklahoma City and KOTV Tulsa are linked by more than just common ownership. With their Avid MediaCentral platform, reporters in in the field can do anything they normally could at their desks back at the stations. MediaCentral not only makes the job of reporters in the field easier, but also that of producers, reporters, editors at the stations. They can rely on the platform to eliminate the workflow headaches of getting access to content that resides at their sister station.

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KSMQ Speeds Up Workflow With NVerzion

NVerzion, a provider of tools for digital broadcasting and television station automation, today announced that KSMQ, the PBS station in Austin, Minn. (DMA 153), has deployed a new automation system from NVerzion during the station’s transition from SD to HD. KSMQ chose NVerzion’s Component Level Automation System Solutions (CLASS). By overseeing all master control and […]

Archimedia Unveils File-Based Workflow Accelerator

Archimedia today released Iris 1.0, a suite of applications designed to fix six areas where file-based media production and distribution traditionally bog down. “People who are involved with file-based workflow recognize these areas immediately,” says Mark Gray, CEO of Archimedia. “They are places in file-based workflow that are fundamentally different than linear workflow, and where […]

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Aspera Sets Webinar On Cloud, Media Workflows

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KDRV Enhances News Workflow

TVN TECH: NAB HOT TOPICS

4K, File Formats Challenge Editing Workflow

TV stations are forced to deal with the arrival of new file formats at a dizzying pace. Fortunately for TV broadcasters, a number of vendors of broadcast editing systems have been at work on this problem, and some new approaches to grappling with it will be on display at the 2015 NAB Show. This is the latest installment of a special series on emerging tech trends, NAB Hot Topics, that will appear each week leading up to the NAB Show that runs April 11-16 in Las Vegas. The schedule: March 19: The IP Transition; and March 26: Audio. Read the earlier installments here.

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Masstech’s Palmer Discusses New News Workflow

NEWSTECHFORUM

Newsroom Workflow Evolution Crucial

At most electronic news operations there are too many silos of information journalists must comb through to get the media and other elements needed to do their jobs. A panel of experts from Nexstar, Sinclair, CNN and WNET explain what needs to change and why.

NEWSTECHFORUM 2014

NewsTECHForum Examines News Workflows

The first day of the second annual NewsTECHForum conference from TVNewsCheck and Sports Video Group, Monday, Dec. 15, will feature station experts delving into how TV station newsrooms juggle online, streaming video, social media, mobile news and more.

TECH SPOTLIGHT

IP, Workflow To Be Highlights At SMPTE 2014

With all of the convention buzz during the NAB Show and IBC that IP received as an alternative to SDI for transport and routing, it’s little wonder SMPTE 2014 would offer a technical deep dive into the underlying technology making IP routing and transport for broadcasters possible. “File-based workflows are another big topic, especially with the addition of IP as a factor as well as new regulations regarding closed captions,” said Sara Kudrle, one of the conference’s chairs. SMPTE image courtesy of Vizrt.

NAB 2014

Wohler Dubuting V8.3 Of RadiantGrid At NAB