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FOR-A Delivers Video Switcher Integration with and nbsp;Technology Partners for Live Production Solutions Posted: 24/03/2020
FOR-A Delivers Video Switcher Integration with and nbsp;Technology Partners for Live Production Solutions

FOR-A Corporation of America has built integrated live production solutions that combine its HANABI series of video switchers with Variant Systems Group replay systems, ClassX graphics and playout software, ODYSSEY Insight video servers, and Brainstorm Multimedia virtual studios.

“Together with our technology partners, FOR-A is creating live production systems that make integration easier and more reliable,” said Ken Truong, President of FOR-A Corporation of America. “With the combined expertise from these companies across the professional video industry, we can offer best-of-breed solutions that improve workflows while delivering broadcast-quality results for HD, 4K, and beyond.”

Variant’s Envivo Replay offers a cost-effective sports and live event replay solution, with an intuitive user interface and continuous multiple iso-channel recording capabilities. It offers simultaneous clip storage of multiple angles, playlists for highlights playback, built-in branding capabilities, and direct publishing to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media platforms. FOR-A is the exclusive distributor of Envivo Replay in North America.

FOR-A – the exclusive distributor of ClassX in North, Central and South America – also combines the latest ClassX real-time 2D/3D HD/4K CG and live motion broadcast graphics and playout solutions with its HANABI video switchers. An expansion I/O card for HVS-100, HVS-490, and HVS-2000 production switchers enables a close integration of the ClassX graphic playout from any HANABI video switcher directly by the switcher operator. ClassX’s real-time graphics playout software suite is popular with TV channels, news broadcasters, live event productions, and live sports productions.

Tags: FOR-A | video switcher | production switcher | live production | CG | replay | slo-mo | virtual set | video server
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FOR-A New Cost-Efficient Compact Character Generator CG-Portable Now Shipping Posted: 10/03/2020
FOR-A and rsquo;s New Cost-Efficient Compact Character and nbsp;Generator CG-Portable Now Shipping

FOR-A Corporation of America today announced CG-Portable, a compact character generator designed for broadcast and digital signage applications. Through its intuitive, browser-based GUI, CG-Portable makes it easy to produce and display lower-thirds and other graphics. FOR-A will demo CG-Portable at the 2020 NAB Show, which runs April 19-22 in Las Vegas, Nev. (Booth C5016).

About the size of a smartphone, CG-Portable features four SDI ports for easy integration with production switchers and HD displays, as well as an Ethernet port for network connectivity. Two independent, multi-lingual text overlays support horizontal crawls and vertical rolls, while a timer overlay provides up/down count. Plus, CG-Portable supports more than 70 frames of graphic playback buffer, so users can insert animated as well as static logos over programming. Also, 70 frames can be used for frame memory.

With CG software developed by Brainstorm, CG-Portable provides a simple solution for fill and key mixing over live video or graphics for PEG (public, educational, government) channels. Broadcasters can also use it for downstream logo insertion for multicast channels. Plus, CG-Portable offers its own CG mixing capability over a background input. For digital signage applications in corporate and worship environments, CG-Portable can quickly provide customized updates about room schedules, daily menu specials, weather advisories, and other notifications.

Tags: FOR-A | CG | Live Production | Broadcast | NAB2020 | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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With New FOR-A HVS-2000 Switcher and ClassXGraphics, WLVT-TV Improves Production Workflows and On-Air Look Posted: 19/02/2020
With New FOR-A HVS-2000 Switcher and ClassXGraphics, and nbsp;WLVT-TV Improves Production Workflows and On-Air Look

FOR-A Corporation of America today announced PBS39/WLVTTV, part of Lehigh Valley Public Media based in Bethlehem, Penn., upgraded its control room last August with a FOR-A HVS-2000 HANABI video production switcher and ClassX broadcast graphics system. The new equipment has improved the on-air look of the station’s original programming as well as its live production workflows.

 

For example, the HVS-2000 can load and playback graphics from the ClassX, so the TD can access them during live productions. As a result, PBS39’s graphics designer does not have to be in the control room for “routine” productions. “When I saw how well the two integrated together, plus the price, it seemed like an obvious choice,” said Andrea Cummis, chief technology officer.

The ClassX also supports the use of RSS feeds for updating election results and other data in graphics, a feature that was not supported by the station’s older graphics system. Cummis said the system “worked great” for local primary election coverage last year, but she is looking forward to using the system to its full potential for Election Night in November.

 

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Mediability expands customer offering with new Graphics Workflow division Posted: 12/09/2019
Mediability expands customer offering with new Graphics Workflow division

Mediability, Scandinavia’s largest professional equipment provider and systems integrator, has launched a new Graphics Workflow division to help customers implement their end-to-end graphics and branding projects. As part of the initiative, the company has also announced a new partnership with Singular.Live, and is now its primary partner in the Nordics for Singular.Live’s portfolio of interactive on-stream, on-device and on-demand graphic overlay products.

Tags: Mediability | Scandinavia | systems integrator | Graphics Workflow | interactive | on-stream | on-device | on-demand | Vizrt | Caspar CG | broadcast | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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PMC Heads North To Oldham Street With MB2SE Monitors Posted: 21/08/2019
PMC Heads North To Oldham Street With MB2SE Monitors
PMC’s MB2SE speakers are taking centre stage at a stunningly designed multi-storey creative space in Manchester’s thriving entertainment area, the Northern Quarter.
Tags: PMC Speakers | MB2SE Monitors | Steve Levine | Oldham Street | Manchester | Andy Smith | Jason McGuire
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Emerson College Adopts Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher for Student Sports Production Posted: 16/07/2019
Emerson College Adopts Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher for Student Sports Production

Broadcast Pix™ today announced Emerson College, a private college in Boston devoted to communication and the arts, is using a new BPswitch™ GX integrated production switcher to produce live coverage of four team sports on campus. Installed in late 2018 during winter break, the new BPswitch was used throughout last season when the men’s basketball team won its first NEWMAC championship title.

Tags: Broadcast Pix | video switcher | sports production | CG
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Jellyfish Pictures Expands Operation with New Virtual Animation Studio in Sheffield Posted: 31/05/2019
Jellyfish Pictures Expands Operation with New Virtual Animation Studio in Sheffield

BAFTA and multi-award winning VFX and animation studio, Jellyfish Pictures, today announced the opening of a new virtual animation facility in Sheffield. The move continues Jellyfish Pictures’ pioneering efforts, after creating Europe’s first virtual VFX studios back in 2017. The new site is the company’s fifth studio in the UK and is in addition to Jellyfish Pictures’ established studios in Fitzrovia, Central London, Brixton, South London and Oval, South London.

Tags: vfx | animation | teradici | pixit | media | technology | film | science | cg | visual development
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British Film Institute (BFI) Digitising Videotape with Bluefish444 IngeSTore to Preserve Precious UK Video Heritage Posted: 11/12/2018
British Film Institute (BFI) Digitising Videotape with Bluefish444 IngeSTore to Preserve Precious UK Video Heritage

Founded in 1933, the British Film Institute (BFI) is the leading body for film in the UK with the ambition to create a flourishing film environment in which innovation, opportunity and creativity can thrive, encompassing a range of cultural, creative and industrial roles for film production, distribution, exhibition and education in order to advance the position of film in the UK.

Tags: Bluefish444 | BFI | ingeSTore | Supernova CG | I/O Cards | Epoch | National Archives | Film | Television
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Fusion Studio Used to Produce VFX Shots for Hit Chinese TV Series Legend of Fuyao Posted: 29/10/2018
Fusion Studio Used to Produce VFX Shots for Hit Chinese TV Series Legend of Fuyao
Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion Studio was used by CG/VFX designer Alex Koryshev with Shenzhen based Plan B VFX to produce VFX shots for hit Chinese TV series “Legend of Fuyao.”
Tags: Blackmagic Design | BMD | Blackmagic | VFX | Fusion | CG | Matchmoving | Rotoscoping | Animation | Compositing | Rendering
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CAPER 2018: FOR-A Showcases Customer Favorites with an Eye Toward the Future Posted: 22/10/2018
CAPER 2018: FOR-A Showcases Customer Favorites with an Eye Toward the Future
As a demonstration of the company’s continued commitment to the Latin American region, FOR-A® will highlight three of its most popular products – the HVS-490 and HVS-100 switchers and FA-9600 signal processor - as part of its participation at CAPER 2018, occurring from October 24-26th at the Costa Salguero Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Tags: HD | 4K | UHD | video switching | CAPER | 4K/UHD | standards conversion | multi-viewers | CG | frame synchronizers
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FilmLight boosts performance and collaboration for editing, VFX and compositing with Baselight Editions Posted: 30/08/2018
FilmLight boosts performance and collaboration for editing, VFX and compositing with Baselight Editions

At IBC, FilmLight will be showing the new features of Baselight v5 for Avid and NUKE, along with BLG for Flame, the latest product in the Baselight Editions range. The popular plugins bring sophisticated colour control and creativity to Avid editors, NUKE compositors and Flame artists.

Tags: FilmLight | BaseLight | IBC | IBC2018 | BLG for Flame | Avid | NUKE | Flame | Martin Tlaskal | interoperability | Baselight Editions | plugins | Robin McGloin | Youngster | Gamut Compression | Boost Contrast | Texture Equaliser | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Kabelnoord selects Amino MOVE multiscreen video platform for fibre rollout Posted: 04/06/2018
Kabelnoord selects Amino MOVE multiscreen video platform for fibre rollout

Kabelnoord, the leading Dutch cable operator, is to deploy Amino’s MOVE end-to-end multiscreen video platform to offer next generation TV services as part of a major rollout of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network.

Tags: Amino | Kabelnoord | Amino MOVE | Donald McGarva
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T-2 selects Amino for pioneering 4K UHD service rollout in Slovenia Posted: 15/05/2018
T-2 selects Amino for pioneering 4K UHD service rollout in Slovenia

Amino, the IP/Cloud video software and device specialist, is to support T-2, one of Slovenia’s largest multi-service telecoms operators, in its launch of the country’s first 4K UHD TV services.

Tags: Amino | T-2 | Amino ENABLE | Donald McGarva | Gregor Štampohar | 4K UHD
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Axons HDR Technical Guide Puts Enhanced Pictures and The Future of TV In The Spotlight Posted: 04/12/2017
Axons HDR Technical Guide Puts Enhanced Pictures and amp; The Future of TV In The Spotlight
In a new paper released today, The Road to Enhanced Pictures: A technical guide to HDR and WCG, Peter Schut - Axons CTO and VP of R&D - discusses the challenges faced by both broadcasters and manufacturers as they strive for better pixels, improved colour reproduction and a higher dynamic range.
Tags: Axon Digital Design | HDR Technical Guide | Peter Schut | WCG | Ultra HD
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AJA Releases FS-HDR for Real Time HDR and WCG Conversion and Processing Posted: 07/09/2017
AJA Releases FS-HDR for Real Time HDR and WCG Conversion and Processing

Today AJA Video Systems released FS-HDR, a versatile 1RU, rack-mount universal converter/frame synchronizer for real time HDR transforms as well as 4K/HD up/down/cross conversions. FS-HDR delivers breakthrough real time High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) conversion and processing capabilities for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD HDR workflows.

Tags: AJA | AJA Video Systems | AJA FS-HDR | FS-HDR | Colorfront | Colorfront Engine | HDR | High Dynamic Range | Wide Color Gamut | WCG | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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