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Autocue Production Suite
powers live shows at BVE South
B VE South 2013, Stand K10– Autocue will host
two live broadcast technology shows at BVE
South for BroadcastShow Live, on stand K10 at 2pm
each day. Powering the show and making its BVE
South debut is the “Autocue Production Suite”, a
unique end-to-end newsroom, live production system
and automated channel-in-a-box for channel playout,
all contained within a single integrated system.
Lighting for S4C
L eading UK lighting and visuals rental company HSL
supplied nearly 300 moving and LED light sources
and over 100 generics to a series of Welsh language
channel S4C Light Entertainment programmes
recorded in a 10 day block at Studio 1 of the NEP
Cymru (ITV Wales) facility at Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff.
These were specified by Cardiff and London based
Lighting Designer Steffan Jones, who designed lighting
and video for the raft of programmes, many featuring
live artists. He was working for production companies
Boomerang PLC in association with Alfresco TV and
Apollo TV, and co-producers Mr. Producer.
In addition to Autocue’s established end-to-
end prompting, newsroom, automation, media
management and video server workflow, Autocue
Production Suite replaces the need for conventional
studio devices such as vision and audio mixers,
video players, picture-in-picture inserters, caption
generators, still stores, chromakeyers, routers, output
switchers and recorders. All of these functions are
contained within a single, integrated system.
The maximum number of input/output ports that can
be supported depends on the types of connections
required, and also the video standard/format to be
used, but it would typically be possible to provide a
full HD system with eight ports with the full connection
option in a 9U rack system.
For those not attending the show, or unable to watch
it live, all live and previous shows can be viewed at
NEPC is the largest OB and studio facilities company
in Wales, and the batch recording session included the
creation of popular programmes like Noson, Carolau
Gobaith and others.
http://www.hslgroup.com New 4:4:4 feature for PIX 240 and 240i
Sound Devices has launched its latest major upgrade to the PIX 240 and PIX 240i Production Video Recorders. This
new update, available for all PIX customers free of charge, offers Apple ProRes 4444 recording from video sources
over 3G-SDI (4:4:4 RGB or YCbCr). Recording 4:4:4 offers productions superior color precision for applications in
chroma-keying, color-grading and multi-generational editing.
PIX 240 and 240i users now have the ability to record into Apple ProRes 4444, which offers impressive quality with
4:4:4 sources and workflows involving alpha channel transparency. With its 12-bit, 4:4:4 capability, the PIX 240 and
240i can record 330-Mbps Apple ProRes 4444 files that are perceptually indistinguishable from the original source
material. Popular cameras with 4:4:4 capable outputs include the ARRI ALEXA, Canon C500 and Sony F3.
Users can connect PIX 240 and 240i to cameras with HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, or HDMI and record directly to QuickTime
using a range of different Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codecs, including Apple ProRes 4444. Since PIX recorders
use ProRes and DNxHD, files recorded in the field can be used directly in post production, making for simpler, faster
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