TV-BAY August 13 issue 80

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2.O58 Award-winning wireless systems B oxx Communications is bringing Boxx TV’s award-winning technology to Panavision with the delivery of 12 more Boxx TV Meridian Wireless Microwave Broadcast Systems.   “Panavision has been a leader in this industry for as long as I can remember,” says Mark Walker, founder of Boxx Communications. “And this is a perfect example of why; they provide productions with the very best technology available today, and certainly that is true with the Meridian.”  The Meridian System, which was recently selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) for further Sci-Tech awards consideration, represents a new era in wireless HD/SD microwave video transmission system for cameras. It instantly delivers extremely high-quality uncompressed SD and HD video over license exempt channels, with zero delay. This revolutionary technology works with all formats (composite, component, SDI and HDSDI) and frame rates, breaking new ground in affordable SD and HD transmission for broadcasting. The Meridian supports full 4:2:2 video for all formats up to 1080/30p, and delivers uncompressed, artifact-free broadcast video with in sync sound to integrate seamlessly with coax cameras switched live.   www.boxx.tv SMPTE members to present in force at IBC2013 The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, have announced that a diverse range of its members will present at the IBC2013 conference in Amsterdam. Representing various elements of the cinema, broadcast, and media technology supply sectors, these 60 SMPTE members will account for roughly 15 percent of IBC2013 speakers. A total of 93 SMPTE members will be exhibiting products and technologies on the expo floor.  “SMPTE members come from all areas of the motion-imaging industry, and they are remarkable in their commitment not only to furthering standards development, but also to educating their colleagues about critical concepts and advances shaping the industry,” said SMPTE Executive Director Barbara Lange. “The sizeable and diverse array of SMPTE members presenting at IBC2013 and other key industry-related events worldwide demonstrates the strength of the society and its value to the industry.” www.smpte.org 20 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 81 SEPTEMBER 2013 Supply chain approach to multi- platform content management A msterdam, IBC2013, 12-17 September, Stand 2.C58: The biggest challenge facing broadcasters and content owners today is serving the ever-expanding number of devices and platforms on which consumers expect to be able to view their choice of media. TMD is addressing this with extensions to its Mediaflex platform which allow content preparation and delivery to be planned and executed as an automated just-in-time supply chain. Each delivery platform requires the content to be prepared to a unique combination of screen resolution, codec, wrapper, content protection, delivery stream and supporting metadata. This packaging operation is a massively complicated undertaking in its own right. Add to this the need to support multiple languages in the content and in subtitles, and rights issues which mean some content may only be available on a subset of platforms. It is clear that this operation can only be supported by a sophisticated, highly automated workflow. The TMD approach starts by looking at the rights information and tracks metadata throughout the workflow to create content for the right platforms, devices and languages, to be delivered to the delivery network at the right time. Workflows are developed by users based on business analytics and intelligent decision-making based on metadata. www.tmd.tv