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Dejero Supports COVID-19 Business Continuity Strategy at The Jewellery Channel Posted: 14/05/2020
Dejero Supports COVID-19 Business Continuity Strategy at The Jewellery Channel

Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide Emmy® award winning video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, has provided British teleshopping channel The Jewellery Channel (TJC) with EnGo mobile transmitters, a WayPoint receiver, a CuePoint return feed server and complimentary LivePlus mobile apps, that have formed a key part of the broadcaster's business continuity plan during the COVID-19 pandemic. TJC has also been using this Dejero equipment to lead a significant change in how live teleshopping is produced and broadcast.

"While we intend to continue broadcasting from our main studio in Surrey house, London, for as long as possible, we are all dependent on government policy during this extraordinary time and TJC wanted to be ready to broadcast from home if this was required," said Martin Willingham, technical director at TJC. "Dejero's technology has been a great comfort blanket for us in that scenario. As one of the main TV shopping channels in the UK, we broadcast 24/7, 365 days a year and our reputation depends on us not having technical problems. The reliability and sturdiness of the Dejero workflow has really impressed us."

Tags: Dejero | The Jewellery Channel | COVID-19 | business continuity | Smart Blending Technology | flexible remote broadcasting | EnGo | TJC | WayPoint | CuePoint | LivePlus | teleshopping | Martin Willingham | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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SubtitleNEXT allows for remote online study and work Posted: 13/05/2020
SubtitleNEXT allows for remote online study and work

When it was announced that colleges and universities would have to close due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Hellenic American College in Athens was in an immediate position to be able to transfer onsite courses to synchronous online sessions.

With the help of the SubtitleNEXT platform, chosen for the Masters in Translation (MAT) Program and Audio-visual Translation Lab, students are currently able to continue working on SubtitleNEXT remotely to complete their courses without disruption.

SubtitleNEXT is a flexible subtitling timed-text system that can run on different types of hardware. With the cooperation of the SubtitleNEXT team, the educational set-up was quickly adapted for remote working and virtual study. The powerful features in SubtitleNEXT and the collective team spirit have allowed students to continue their learning, and it will enable them to progress to the next stage of their educational journey.

Hellenic American College in Athens is a dynamic institution with lecturers who had already embraced and adopted SubtitleNEXT last year for its MAT program, arming a future generation with knowledge of how to effectively localize content for every major studio, OTT platform, and broadcast company to meet global consumer demand. The MAT is one of 14 academic degree programs of the US-accredited Hellenic American University which the College offers in Greece. Students in the MAT program acquire the credentials to begin a career in translation, audio-visual translation and editing.

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: subtitle | subtitling | localization | remote learning | remote working | collaboration | virtual study | Netflix | Amazon | SubtitleNEXT | Covid-19 | pandemic | student courses | broadcast | film
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FOR-A HVS-2000 Video Switcher Helps Custom Media Solutions Pivot from Live Event to Streaming Event with Limited Crew Posted: 13/05/2020
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When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Orange Conference 2020, an annual event in Atlanta for Christian family ministry teams, to convert from a live, arena-sized event to a three-day streaming program, Custom Media Solutions relied heavily on its FOR-A HVS-2000 video switcher. The coverage required 16 inputs, 10 keyers, 11 DVEs, and at least four AUX buses.

Due to social distancing requirements, CMS had to produce the event using less than half of its usual crew in its production trailer. “We automated as much as possible using the features from the switcher,” said Marc Shroyer, president of CMS. “We had a couple of still stores with user flags and a lot of lower-thirds from the ProPresenter presentation system. We used DVEs for picture-in-picture looks that we could display on the multi-view at all times, so we could decide when to use them on the fly.”

Tags: FOR-A | video switcher | production switcher | live production | live streaming | COVID-1
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Spectra Logic Launches New Remote Installation Programme to Help Customers Maintain Business Continuity During the Coronavirus Outbreak Posted: 13/05/2020
Spectra Logic Launches New Remote Installation Programme to Help Customers Maintain Business Continuity During the Coronavirus Outbreak

 

Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, launched a new Remote Installation Programme to support customers during the global coronavirus outbreak. Through this programme, customers will realise the benefits of their purchased Spectra solutions much sooner than would otherwise be possible where onsite assistance is not permitted.

Members of Spectra’s Professional Services team will guide customers remotely through the standard processes to safely and successfully install and operate their new Spectra solutions. The BlackPearl® family of solutions as well as the T380, T680, T950 (single-frame) and Spectra® Stack Tape Libraries are all included in this programme. In addition, customised virtual training to help customers operate any of their Spectra solutions is available with this program.

 

Tags: Spectra Logic | Tape Library | Remote | Remote Installation | Business Continuity | Coronavirus | Covid-19
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DejaSoft extends half-price offer of DejaEdit licenses until end of July to assist with Remote Collaboration Posted: 28/04/2020
DejaSoft extends half-price offer of DejaEdit licenses until end of July to assist with Remote Collaboration

DejaSoft further assists with the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak by extending its 50% discount on all DejaEdit licenses until end of July. 

CEO Clas Hakeröd, “At this unprecedented time, we are extending our offer of 50% off all DejaEdit licenses. We hope to help studios, production companies, post production facilities and remote teams using Avid's creative tools. The deal is designed to help professionals complete their projects and to support them on any new work they undertake over this period.”

“As editors adapt to circumstances caused by the global pandemic, we continue to offer assistance to post and production communities to sustain a much-valued industry.” DejaSoft’s CTO Nikolai Waldman.

DejaEdit is a revolutionary utility that enables editors and operators to collaborate between multiple remote Avid editing platforms. It ensures that media and timelines created or imported in one connected system are shared and mirrored to the local or network storage of other connected systems. This takes place automatically, quickly and securely in the background, using an internet connection.

Applications include allowing multiple remote editors to work together on a single project, or speeding up file exchanges between location-based editors, DITs, and VFX houses, or allowing projects to be accessed anywhere, anytime, maintaining a robust and up-to-date local copy of all required media files.

 

Tags: remote editing | collaboration | Avid | editors | working from home | file synchronization | media file sharing | DejaSoft | DejaEdit | editor | Covid-19
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ChyronHego Unites Broadcasters to Source and Compile Up-to-Date US COVID-19 Data Down to the County Level Posted: 28/04/2020
ChyronHego Unites Broadcasters to Source and Compile Up-to-Date US COVID-19 Data Down to the County Level

ChyronHego today announced that the company has been collaborating with Nexstar, Sinclair, and Quincy Media to source and aggregate current U.S. statistics on the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) down to the county level. Working with ChyronHego, the competing broadcast groups have united to ensure that local broadcasters nationwide can provide their viewers with the information they need to navigate the crisis.

With reporters on the ground at call-letter stations, the broadcasters are uniquely positioned to gather and contribute data that reflects the current impact of the virus across all 50 states and Washington, D.C. ChyronHego is aggregating and organizing this data, along with information from leading health organizations, to support more accurate and timely updates at the national, state, and local levels.

 

Tags: ChyronHego | COVID-19 | Nexstar | Sinclair | Quincy Media
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Work from home options available for Mediaproxy monitoring systems Posted: 28/04/2020
Work from home options available for Mediaproxy monitoring systems

Mediaproxy, the leading provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, is helping its customers ensure their output of the highest technical quality at a time when many operational staff are having to work from home. The company's compliance analysis and logging systems can be accessed remotely using laptop computers to allow all confidence monitoring to be carried out.

The coronavirus crisis has made broadcasters dramatically reassess not only how programs are produced, but also how distribution operations are managed. The move to both IT and IP-based broadcast infrastructures had already made it possible for technicians to access systems from wherever they are. This option is now widely available, meaning broadcast centers can still run efficiently, while, at the same, time allowing self-isolation and social distancing guidelines to be observed.

Tags: Mediaproxy | LogServer | Logging | Monitoring | Analysis | Compliance | OTT | Streaming | Hybrid Multiviewer | SMPTE | 4k | HDR | 8K | Workflows | Remote Working | COVID-19
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Trickbox TV stream doctors discussion as they launch a Virtual Events service amid pandemic Posted: 23/04/2020
Trickbox TV stream doctors discussion as they launch a Virtual Events service amid pandemic

On the development of their new Virtual Events, Trickbox TV reached out to Reachora Ltd, who were keen to ensure the quality of their live stream. Reachora supports the teaching of recent medical research by broadcasting lectures and presentations alongside video straight from hospitals. 

The medical profession relies on shared knowledge to plan effective responses to threats so in light of the recent pandemic, video and sound quality were more important than ever.  Trickbox set up and managed a live streaming service, supporting a heavy-use of GFX and PiPS, as doctors in Boston and Belfast used diagrams and stats to explain the effects of COVID-19 on the cardiovascular system. 

The stream was a success, and the satisfaction was resounding. Liam Laminman, Trickbox’s MD commented, ‘While a new service always brings a sense of achievement, we were particularly honoured to launch our first live event in such an important context. In whatever small way, we all want to have a part to play supporting our key workers’.

Tags: Virtual | Event | Live | Stream | Covid-19 | Trickbox
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Harmonic Providing Free Access to Video Streaming Innovation During Global Lockdown Posted: 16/04/2020
Harmonic Providing Free Access to Video Streaming Innovation During Global Lockdown

The current global health crisis has given rise to rapid growth in network traffic, resulting in strain across global broadband networks. In order to address the recent surge and to support its many customers during these unprecedented times, Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced it will provide its EyeQ™ content-aware encoding (CAE) technology free for the next 90 days to help alleviate the current network constraints.

Harmonic's EyeQ technology leverages artificial intelligence to reduce streaming congestion on broadband networks by up to 50% without impacting quality. It serves as a highly effective tool to combat the recent surge and a step above recently utilized methods, such as resolution and bit rate reductions. EyeQ CAE is available on all Harmonic media processors, through a software license, and the VOS®360 Live Streaming Platform.

"Due to the nearly global lockdown, the demand for high-quality streaming services has exploded and as such has led to excessive constraints on broadband networks. Adding our EyeQ technology to the mix can greatly decrease bandwidth consumption for high-quality video and alleviate strain on local and national broadband networks," said Shahar Bar, senior vice president, video products and corporate development at Harmonic. "By offering free licenses for the expected lockdown timeframes, Harmonic is providing an effective tool to help both media companies and broadband networks alike."

Tags: Harmonic | Video Streaming | EyeQ | COVID-19 | artificial intelligence
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New ChyronHego Academy Provides Convenient Online Training, Zero-Cost Pathway to Certification Posted: 14/04/2020
New ChyronHego Academy Provides Convenient Online Training, Zero-Cost Pathway to Certification

 ChyronHego today announced the launch of ChyronHego Academy, a training resource designed to help industry professionals acquire and update essential skills in working with the company's graphics products. Offering a self-paced online curriculum created by product experts, ChyronHego Academy provides a pathway to becoming a certified ChyronHego product designer or operator. The initial ChyronHego Academy courses focus on PRIME Graphics and will be followed by courses on additional products from the ChyronHego portfolio.

"Over the years, ChyronHego has been a trusted partner of Lyric freelancers, as well as the many designers and operators working with ChyronHego's Lyric and PRIME Graphics solutions at broadcast and production facilities worldwide," said Carol Bettencourt, manager of strategic marketing projects at ChyronHego. "With ChyronHego Academy we're extending support for these users, giving them the tools to increase their knowledge and expand their career opportunities from the comfort of their home. To support the broadcast community as a whole during the COVID-19 crisis, we're making ChyronHego Academy courses and certification available at no cost."

 

Tags: ChyronHego | COVID-19 | ChyronHego Academy | Online Training | Certification
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OWNZONES Supports Content Creators Through COVID-19 Crisis Posted: 14/04/2020
OWNZONES Supports Content Creators Through COVID-19 Crisis

 

OWNZONES Entertainment Technologies, the leading cloud-based video supply chain company is helping studios and post houses around the world respond rapidly to the growing global consumption of content through its remotely compatible cloud-based platform, OWNZONES Connect™.

OWNZONES Connect, is the next-gen content servicing and supply chain platform. The first cloud-based solution to support SMPTE IMF and ACES workflows, Connect was designed natively in the cloud to join the fragmented pieces of many post-production workflows by replacing multiple vendors, non-compatible formats and expensive data servers. The largest movie studio, or smallest indie network, can easily connect with their audiences by rapidly processing and delivering content in any format to any platform. Through Connect, users can transcode video content up to 35 times faster while reducing costs up to 90 percent.

The demand for content has increased significantly due to the COVID-19 virus. However, production has slowed dramatically, and even stopped for studios and content companies. They are looking at their vast libraries to try and fill the demand and OWNZONES is helping them conform their content and deliver it to global platforms through its cloud-based infrastructure.

Tags: OWNZONES | Covid-19 | supporting remote workflows | OWNZONES Connect | deliver content | production | Bubble Agency
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Dejero Helps Broadcasters and Public Safety Bodies Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges Posted: 08/04/2020
Dejero Helps Broadcasters and Public Safety Bodies Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges

Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide Emmy® award winning video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, is providing various support options to broadcasters and to public safety bodies who need to create and deliver reliable, high-quality live content or communications during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

"This unprecedented situation has presented major challenges for both broadcasters striving to continue its live news reporting while staff adhere to government requirements, and for emergency teams striving to mobilize and respond quickly in times of great network stress,” said Bogdan Frusina, founder of Dejero.

"We commend the critical services that broadcasters and public safety organizations are providing to the public during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and as circumstances are constantly changing, we are doing everything we can to ensure that video and general-purpose connectivity needs are met, and we continue to provide the high-level of technical support that our customers expect, even with our transition to remote work for the vast majority of our employees.”

Tags: Dejero | public safety | broadcasters | pandemic | Covid-19 | LivePlus | mobile app | rapid deployment | emergency comms | live news reporting | Bogdan Frusina | Smart Blending Technology | business continuity | reliable connectivity | critical services | MKM Marcomms
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Primestream Launches Xchange Media Cloud, Bringing Workflow Continuity to Remote Content Creators in the Age of COVID-19 Posted: 07/04/2020
Primestream Launches Xchange Media Cloud, Bringing Workflow Continuity to Remote Content Creators in the Age of COVID-19

Primestream, a leading provider of asset management and automation software solutions for media production, today introduced Xchange Media Cloud™ — a 100% cloud-based version of the company's Xchange™ media asset management (MAM) platform. In only a few hours, Xchange Media Cloud can be up and running for remote workers who need to store, access, produce, and manage critical media assets from anywhere in the world. This makes the solution ideal for media organizations and content creators who are having to adapt quickly to remote workflows as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"These are challenging days for enterprise video departments, as more and more employees are mandated to work from home and find themselves disconnected from their usual media workflows. With Xchange Media Cloud, we're bringing the robust functionality of our enterprise-grade Xchange MAM right to their remote workstations," said Claudio Lisman, President and CEO of Primestream. "By giving these remote collaborators easy access to content, projects, and the creative tools they're used to, Xchange Media Cloud removes roadblocks and ensures continuity in the video production supply chain. And it's fast and easy to get started — we can get teams up and running quickly."

Targeted to video, sound, graphics, creative, and visual effects teams in broadcast news, enterprise video, and other media operations, Xchange Media Cloud enables complete cloud production workflows from start to finish. With system setup guided and supported by Primestream, media teams are able to focus on their work and stay productive.

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The Changing State of Live During the COVID-19 Crisis Posted: 07/04/2020
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Health and safety is now the number one priority globally with the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Social distancing, lockdowns and quarantines have increased the need for remote reporting, fueling demand for live streaming, mobile apps and live IP video sharing solutions. LiveU is today presenting an interim ‘State of Live’ report showing the trends over the last five weeks as the coronavirus continues to impact the world. This special LiveU report is based on data generated from its global customer base.

Live sessions via the LiveU Central management platform have more than doubled, with the number of users increasing by 30%. The average number of sessions by users has also doubled with TV crews, talk show hosts and other personalities using HEVC bonded field units for round-the-clock reporting and productions from remote locations, including from studios set-up in their own homes. The US saw the greatest increase in session duration, followed by Japan and India.

Mobile apps are in demand more than ever and there’s been a huge growth in the use of LU-Smart bonded transmission technology for smartphones. LiveU has seen a 150% growth in app units and sessions. Mobile journalists and others are covering live news and virtual events from home or other locations using their own mobile device. The LiveU app is becoming a critical part of the broadcast workflow with TV show hosts transmitting video feeds to the studio via their mobile phone.

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VuWall Responds to COVID-19 With Free Visualization Tool to Help Coordinators on the Front Lines Posted: 24/03/2020
VuWall Responds to COVID-19 With Free Visualization Tool to Help Coordinators on the Front Lines

As the current situation caused by COVID-19 remains fluid, managing the overflow of information has become a complex challenge. VuWall is looking to partner with those who are on the front lines working to keep communities safe and healthy by offering its VuWall2 visualization tool as a free download, allowing organizations to create a temporary video wall solution.

"In this time of crisis, coordination teams within municipalities, newsrooms, and healthcare facilities are actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and managing response efforts. These decision-makers need to access all kinds of information in order to make fast decisions and share information with their colleagues and in some cases, the public," said Paul Vander Plaetse, CEO at VuWall. "We hope that by offering our VuWall2 for no cost as a way to create a temporary emergency video wall control center, we can aid key organizations in managing this influx of data and help keep people informed. We want to assist as many organizations as possible, which is why we will be offering first come, first served setup and support."

Tags: VuWall | COVID-19 | Video Wall | VuWall2 | Software Download
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