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Apantac Debuts UHD Universal Scaler for openGear Platform Posted: 15/09/2020
Apantac Debuts UHD Universal Scaler for openGear Platform

Apantac, an internationally recognized manufacturer of multiviewers, video walls, extension and signal processing solutions has debuted its latest Universal Scaler for the openGear Platform; the OG-US-5000.

The OG-US-5000 is a UHD bi-directional Universal Scan Converter/Scaler that has a built-in loop-out of SDI or HDMI, with genlock. It supports both HDMI 2.0 and 12G SDI inputs and outputs.

Tags: openGear | UHD | Scaler | Apantac | OG-US-5000 | HDMI 2.0 UHD
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Magewell Adds NDI|HX Support to Pro Convert Decoders Posted: 18/08/2020
Magewell Adds NDI|HX Support to Pro Convert Decoders

Magewell today announced new updates for the company's Pro Convert for NDI(r) to HDMI and Pro Convert for NDI(r) to HDMI 4K standalone IP decoders that further expand the devices' support for Newtek's evolving NDI(r) media-over-IP technology. The free upgrades add compatibility with the high-efficiency, lower-bitrate NDI(r)|HX mode in NDI(r) 4, complementing the decoders' existing support for full-bandwidth NDI streams.

Tags: NDI | NewTek | NDI|HX | NDI-HX | NDI HX | converter | AV over IP | decoder | live | magewell | hardware | convert | conversion | IP | network | broadcast | professional AV | 4K | Ultra HD | UHD | UltraHD | HDMI | digital signage | surveillance | video wall | digital signage | IBC
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Brightline Expands LED SeriesONE Offerings for Studio Lights with Variable Color Temperature, RDM Control and nbsp; Posted: 06/08/2020
Brightline Expands LED SeriesONE Offerings for Studio Lights with Variable Color Temperature, RDM Control and nbsp;

Brightline today announced it has upgraded its L1.2 and L1.4 LED SeriesONE studio light fixtures with variable color temperature and improved color rendering. Plus, the fixtures are now available with optional wireless DMX/RDM (remote device management) control that provides bidirectional RF signal distribution between the transmitter and lighting console, and eliminates the need for DMX cables.

In addition to remote control, an integrated control wheel and digital on-board readout enable users to select precise color temperatures from 3200-5600K (tungsten to daylight). SeriesONE fixtures already offer DMX control, and wireless DMX/RDM adds the ability to set color temperature through a lighting console, with one channel controlling color and a second channel controlling dimming.

Tags: LED | lighting | studio lighting | broadcast | DMX | Brightline
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Altice France launches on BFMTV, a world first vertical, live video format for mobile Posted: 21/07/2020
Altice France launches on BFMTV, the world and rsquo;s first vertical, live video format for mobile

Rolling news channel, BFMTV, reinforced its position today as France’s leading broadcaster on digital by launching ‘Live Vertical’, a new smartphone user experience that is a world first. Developed in collaboration with French start-up, Wildmoka, the ‘Live Vertical’ solution automatically converts the horizontal frames of standard TV streams to a vertical format better suited to smartphone screens.

 

 

 

Tags: Wildmoka | Launch | Digital | Live Vertical | Smartphone
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LYNX Technik Announces New 12Gbit Dual Channel SDI Fiber Transmitter with CWDM Posted: 30/06/2020
LYNX Technik Announces New 12Gbit Dual Channel SDI Fiber Transmitter with CWDM

LYNX Technik, provider of modular signal processing interfaces, announces its new yellobrik 12Gbit Dual Channel SDI fiber transmitter with CWDM technology.

To address rising bandwidth demands, higher-speed connections, and higher quality imagery and content, media facilities are looking to continuously update their fiber infrastructure cost-effectively and flexibly.

Tags: LYNX Technik | yellobrik | 8K | 8K fiber | 12G fiber | 12G CWDM | OTT 1442
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Magewell Unleashes Mac SDK for Award-Winning Video Capture Solutions Posted: 23/06/2020
Magewell Unleashes Mac SDK for Award-Winning Video Capture Solutions

Magewell -- the award-winning developer of innovative video interface and IP workflow solutions -- has expanded its support for the Mac platform with a new SDK for the company's popular PCI Express capture cards and plug-and-play, external capture devices. Available immediately, the SDK lets third-party developers directly access the advanced capabilities of Magewell capture devices in their macOS and OS X software applications.

Tags: capture | video capture | SDK | Mac | macOS | OS X | hardware | broadcast | professional AV | HDMI | Magewell | production | SDI | USB | PCIe | PCI Express | 4K | UltraHD
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StreamGear Celebrates Coveted Award Win for VidiMo Live Streaming Production Solution Posted: 04/06/2020
StreamGear Celebrates Coveted Award Win for VidiMo Live Streaming Production Solution

Streaming solutions innovator StreamGear Inc. is proud to announce that its smartphone-empowered VidiMo handheld, live production system has been honored with a 2020 Special Edition Best of Show Award, presented by Digital Video following the NAB Show Express digital experience.

VidiMo -- short for Video director on Mobile -- turns a smartphone and HDMI video source (such as a camera) into a full-fledged, virtual production and transmission studio, enabling a single operator to produce multi-source, television-style shows that can be streamed live, recorded or both. Offering an easier way for both video professionals and enthusiasts to create and stream engaging, high-quality, live productions, the new hardware-and-app combination enables anyone to become a multi-camera producer, social media video star or citizen journalist.

 

Tags: live | production | streaming | capture | HDMI | video capture | camera | accessory | switcher | smartphone | social media | journalist | reporter | AV | VidiMo | StreamGear | NAB | NAB Show | Digital Video | Award
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Magewell Expands Recording and Live Streaming Capabilities in Ultra Stream Encoders Posted: 26/05/2020
Magewell Expands Recording and Live Streaming Capabilities in Ultra Stream Encoders

Magewell has released a new upgrade for its award-winning Ultra Stream family of live streaming encoder hardware that further enhances the devices' exceptional ease of use and versatility. Available in all new units and as a free firmware update for existing customers, version 1.3 adds flexible new recording modes alongside expanded streaming protocol support and various minor refinements.

Magewell's Ultra Stream encoders make live streaming remarkably simple even for non-professional users, enabling them to record or stream high-quality video with one click using on-device buttons, a browser-based web interface or an intuitive smartphone app. Designed for users who want to stream but may have minimal technical knowledge, the compact devices are ideal for addressing the increased need for live streaming created by today's stay-at-home and social distancing restrictions.

Tags: live | streaming | stream | encoder | hardware | recorder | recording | encoding | broadcast | professional AV | mobile | HDMI | SDI | Magewell | RTMP | RTSP | Facebook Live | YouTube Live | Twitch
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Magewell Selected for 2020 Streaming Media Producer 25 List of Online Video Production Technology Leaders Posted: 06/05/2020
Magewell Selected for 2020 Streaming Media Producer 25 List of Online Video Production Technology Leaders

Magewell has been named to the second annual Streaming Media Producer 25 list of the leading technology companies driving advances in live streaming media production. The Streaming Media Producer 25 recognizes innovative companies that enable, enhance and streamline the workflows of live video producers – particularly those who need the mobility, agility, and versatility to deliver great work, regardless of the venue or production conditions.

 

“The Streaming Media Producer 25 highlights companies who develop and manufacture gear that not only demonstrates promise or prowess in one or more stages of the live production and streaming process, but also fits well as part of a kit that makes the overall workflow successful,” said Steve Nathans-Kelly, editor of Streaming Media Producer.

 

The 2020 edition marks the second time that Magewell has been named to the Streaming Media Producer 25. Since its selection to the inaugural list last year, the company has continued to introduce new products and expanded features that help a diverse range of content producers create, deliver and display high-quality streams easily, efficiently and cost-effectively. Magewell has also made the transition to IP-based production workflows affordable and practical with new models in its Pro Convert family of NDI® encoders and decoders.

 

Tags: Streaming Media | award | NDI | converter | conversion | IP | network | capture | video capture | live | streaming | encoder | hardware | recorder | recording | encoding | broadcast | professional AV | HDMI | Magewell | production | SDI | USB | OEM | M.2 | 4K | Ultra HD | UHD | Ultr
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Founder of ACCESS:VFX nominated for Visionary Honours award Posted: 17/03/2020
Founder of ACCESS:VFX nominated for Visionary Honours award

ACCESS:VFX, an industry-led non-profit coalition of leading VFX, animation and games studios, is proud to announce that the prestigious Visionary Honours has recognised Simon Devereux for Community Person of the Year. This follows news of the initiative reaching over 50 members, featuring the likes of Aardman Academy, Epic Games and The Farm Group.

The awards that celebrate popular culture, media and entertainment inspiring social change or debate, include influential public figures Lewis Hamilton and Stormzy on the shortlists. Simon Devereux’s nomination honours his dedication in leading ACCESS:VFX for almost 3 years, connecting competitor brands across the industry and pushing towards the same goal – encouraging inclusion and diversity.

“I’m delighted to be nominated for the Community Person of the Year award. ACCESS:VFX would be nothing without the hardworking and passionate people who really care about improving diversity in VFX, animation and games. It’s a pleasure to be a part of a group that actively creates more opportunities for aspiring creatives and strives to make the industry a better place to work in,” says Simon, founder and director of ACCESS:VFX.

Tags: Simon Devereux | diversity | inclusion | animation | VFX | games | Visionary Honours | awards | nomination | Aardman Academy | Epic Games | The Farm Group
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StreamGear to Make NAB Show Debut with Hotly Anticipated VidiMo Live Streaming Production Solution Posted: 09/03/2020
StreamGear to Make NAB Show Debut with Hotly Anticipated VidiMo Live Streaming Production Solution

Streaming solutions startup StreamGear is making their first NAB Show appearance this year to showcase its eagerly-anticipated, smartphone-empowered VidiMo handheld, live production system. The company will exhibit in booth C12439 and the CineCentral pavilion (C9232). 

VidiMo – short for Video director on Mobile – turns a smartphone and HDMI video source (such as a camera) into a full-fledged, virtual production and transmission studio, enabling a single operator to produce multi-source, television-style shows that can be streamed live, recorded or both. Offering an easier way for both video professionals and enthusiasts to create and stream engaging, high-quality, live productions, the hardware-and-app combination enables anyone to become a multi-camera producer, social media video star or citizen journalist.

Combining the battery-powered VidiMo Go hardware with the powerful VidiMo Show app, VidiMo lets content creators combine the compact convenience, increasing camera quality and intuitive ease of today’s latest smartphones with the superior creative functionality of a dedicated video or DSLR camera. Users can simply capture the camera’s HDMI signal into their iOS or Android smartphone for live streaming, or use the app’s elegant interface and advanced features to create sophisticated live shows that combine the HDMI input with the phone’s camera and other sources. 

Tags: live | production | streaming | capture | HDMI | video capture | camera | accessory | switcher | smartphone | social media | journalist | reporter | AV | VidiMo | StreamGear | NAB | NAB Show | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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Magewell to Launch Flexible 4K Decoder for NDI and SRT at 2020 NAB Show Posted: 05/03/2020
Magewell to Launch Flexible 4K Decoder for NDI and SRT at 2020 NAB Show

Magewell will unveil its most powerful decoder hardware to date in booth SU5724 at the 2020 NAB Show (April 19-22 in Las Vegas). Believed to be the industry's first hardware decoder to support both Newtek's NDI(r) technology for production-grade media transport and the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol -- developed and open-sourced by Haivision -- for internet-delivered H.264 and H.265 streams, the Pro Convert for NDI(r) to HDMI 4K transforms IP streams up to 4Kp60 for baseband output over HDMI.

The company is also simultaneously launching a second new model, the Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI 4K, which offers the same rich features as the Pro Convert for NDI(r) to HDMI 4K for users who don't require NDI support. Both models also support additional streaming protocols including RTSP, RTMP, UDP, RTP and HTTP streaming.

The two new low-latency converters decode input streams up to 4196x2160 at full 60 frames per second for output to baseband monitors, projectors, production or distribution equipment via an HDMI 2.0 interface. Offering the high reliability, assured performance and compact size of dedicated hardware compared to software-based stream playout, they are perfect for applications including multi-site video distribution; image magnification (IMAG); video walls; digital signage; remote production; or bridging legacy and next-generation media infrastructures.

 

 

Tags: NDI | NewTek | H.264 | H.265 | streaming | stream | SRT | RTMP | RTP | converter | decoder | live | magewell | hardware | convert | conversion | IP | network | broadcast | professional AV | 4K | Ultra HD | UHD | UltraHD | HDMI | digital signage | surveillance | video wall | digital | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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Broadpeak Launches S4Streaming, a Groundbreaking Technology to Dramatically Improve Video QoE Through ABR Network Control Posted: 24/02/2020
Broadpeak Launches S4Streaming, a Groundbreaking Technology to Dramatically Improve Video QoE Through ABR Network Control

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced S4Streaming, a revolutionary technology that gives video service providers more control over streaming quality and bandwidth usage.

Through a unique combination of server-side technologies, S4Streaming assesses and selects the appropriate quality for video streaming, ultimately reducing the latency of live streams, enabling higher bit rates for on-demand content delivery, and decreasing video quality changes when network conditions vary. Using S4Streaming, service providers can deliver a superior quality of experience (QoE) for their video streaming service on any device and increase the control over the network.

Tags: Broadpeak | NAB 2020 | Content Delivery Network | S4Streaming | ABR Network Control | CDM | Video Streaming | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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BirdDog Announces SDM Family Powered by BirdDog OS Posted: 11/02/2020
BirdDog Announces SDM Family Powered by BirdDog OS

BirdDog, a leading manufacturer of NDI tools has today announced the launch of the SDM Family, powered by BirdDog OS. BirdDog SDM Family, built upon the industry standard Intel® SDM platform is the most integrated and scalable NDI® to screen solution available. Without the need for wall boxes or patch panels, AV distribution is directly integrated within the display.

SDM Family features include:

• BirdDog OS, a complete Operating System for Intel® SDM platforms for distributing NDI®

• Planned support for Dante

• Crestron control library

• RESTful API for automation

• Resolution support up to 4Kp60

• Two models:

o M1 for NDI® sending and receiving based on Intel SDM-L module; and

o M2 for NDI® receiving based on Intel SDM-S module

Featuring a Crestron control library and a RESTful API, programming automation into the SDM Family is easy. Dante support will allow for smooth integration into a plethora of audio systems.

“BirdDog OS really feels like the culmination of all our technology coming together. It incorporates all our research and development over the last 4 years throughout the entire operating system," said Dan Miall, BirdDog Co-Founder and CEO.

"It’s incredibly intuitive and we are confident it’s going to create some beautiful and elegant installations. We are eager to see how our integrators deploy this solution.”

BirdDog SDM Family is being showcased for the first time at ISE and is scheduled to start shipping December 2020.

Tags: BirdDog | ISE | NDI | SDM family | AV | IP | 4K | Crestron control library | RESTful API
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Magewell Debuting Versatile, Multi-Protocol Live Stream Decoder at ISE 2020 Posted: 28/01/2020
Magewell Debuting Versatile, Multi-Protocol Live Stream Decoder at ISE 2020

Magewell has announced a versatile new conversion product that seamlessly brings together the worlds of IP-based streaming and baseband AV presentation equipment. The new Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI multi-protocol, SRT-compatible streaming media decoder will make its first public appearance in stand 8-G475 at the ISE 2020 exhibition in Amsterdam.

While earlier Pro Convert models transform professional AV signals to and from NewTek’s NDI® AV-over-IP technology, the new Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI decodes a standard H.264 (AVC) or H.265 (HEVC) compressed video stream into a high-quality HDMI output for connection to baseband monitors, projectors and switchers. Supporting a wide range of streaming protocols for maximum source compatibility, the low-latency decoder is ideal for applications including multi-site video distribution between corporate, educational and church campuses; remote production; surveillance monitoring; digital signage and more.

The Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI is Magewell’s first product to support the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) open source protocol. Enabling secure, resilient, low-latency video delivery over unpredictable networks, SRT ensures high-quality streaming experiences even over the public internet. Magewell is a proud member of the SRT Alliance. Other supported protocols include RTSP, RTMP, UDP, RTP and HTTP streaming.

Tags: H.264 | H.265 | streaming | stream | SRT | RTMP | RTP | converter | decoder | live | magewell | hardware | convert | conversion | IP | network | broadcast | professional AV | 4K | Ultra HD | UHD | UltraHD | HDMI | digital signage | surveillance | video wall | digital signage | ISE
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