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CLOUD WORKFLOW Videomenthe has announced that international news channel France 24 has become a user of the services provided by Eolementhe © , its cloud-based portal for creating workflows. Eolementhe © is the portal for creating media file workflows designed by Videomenthe. The multi-provider platform offers, amongst other options, transcoding, analysis and audio loudness correction tools, the incorporation of technical and editorial metadata, the delivery of files (object storage with secure, accelerated upload in either manual or automatic mode), quality control and the generation of reports where required, etc. Eolementhe’s design also provides a highly modular solution, which has allowed France 24 to customise its workflow. Taking its needs into account, two workflow stages were chosen: Quality Control and Delivery. The media file is simply uploaded to Eolementhe © and the workflow is implemented. Interra Systems’ Baton ® tool performs quality control on the content generated by the different solutions tested, then precise, detailed reports are sent by mail and via the portal, enabling the quality of the different videos to be compared. In this way, Eolementhe © makes it possible to carry out comparative Quality Control on the encoding performance (video and audio) of several tools. COMMS The Golf Channel has increased its inventory of Pliant Technologies’ Tempest wireless intercom systems after buying a new Tempest2400 for use in a new production suite called the Newsroom. The additional equipment increases the total number of BaseStations in use at the Golf Channel to five. The purchase means that all of its studios and surrounding areas are covered with the Tempest system interfacing with an existing matrix frame as well as an Ethernet connection for the GUI (Tempest T-Desk Software). Tempest wireless intercoms are available for license-free operation in the 2.4GHz band worldwide and the 900MHz band in North America. Tempest systems do not require frequency coordination. plianttechnologies.com videomenthe.fr T&M Telestream (stand N22) will use BVE in London (28 Feb-2 Mar) to give UK debuts to developments in both hardware and software products for streaming and workflow automation. Included will be updates for the Vantage Media Processing Platform that provide DVB subtitle conversion and insertion support for Vantage Timed Text Flip. In addition, Telestream will demonstrate how the Vantage 16 bit video processing pipeline supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) formats, IMF standards and various DPP delivery specifications. BVE will also be the first UK trade show following Telestream’s acquisition of the file-based quality control specialist Vidcheck. As such the company will showcase the integration between Vidchecker and Vantage, highlighting latest updates in Vidchecker, and the operational efficiencies these two platforms bring to its users. Tektronix has licensed Macnica’s video-over-IP technology for use within a new media analysis platform that has been designed to smooth broadcasters’ transition from SDI-based to IP-based infrastructures. Prism is a hybrid SDI/IP devices that is said to be suitable for master control rooms, production studios, OB vans, and signal contribution and distribution centres. It offers various IP statistics as well as video/audio quality and diagnostic information. Adding Macnica’s ST2022 enables Prism to receive streaming media over Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) IP traffic. Charlie Dunn, general manager, video product line, Tektronix, said: “As the broadcast industry begins a phased and gradual migration to an all IP- infrastructure, there’s strong demand for test and monitoring solutions that can help engineers manage hybrid facilities using both SDI and IP signals. That’s the strategy behind Prism, which offers the unique ability to diagnose and correlate both signal types.” telestream.net macnicatech.com TRANSCODING KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 121 January 2017 | 19