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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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Matthews New 40x40 Inch Flags and Floppies Add Portability Posted: 02/06/2020
Matthews and rsquo; New 40x40 Inch Flags and Floppies Add Portability

 

Matthews introduces a full 40”x40” line of Flags and Floppies. Offering the multitude of benefits for which Matthews is known, this practical size answers the need for gear that’s portable enough to travel in a hatchback car like a Prius and compact enough to work in nooks and crannies of a tight location like a bathroom corner. When it comes to cargo, the 40”x40” dimension easily fits standard shipping limits.

As Matthews’ resident Grip Martin Torner explains: “With the popularity of our 40”x40” Flag, we have added more flavors to this wonderfully dynamic dimension, including Full Silk, Floppy and the new Matthbounce Floppy. Like the 48x48”, the 40x40 is still a good size flag when it comes to usability, but less bulky.”

Like the larger versions, the new frames are built with the same rugged 3/8” stainless steel tubing that’s securely welded for long life. The Flags, Floppies and Silks are meticulously sewn in Matthew’s Southern California headquarters.

Tags: matthews | flags | grip | mse | studio | equipment | hollywood | floppies | production | california | gear | cinematography | cinematographer
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4K in and 4K out Make Cobalt 9971 Multiviewer the Only Choice for High End TV and rsquo;s New Production Truck Posted: 28/04/2020
4K in and 4K out Make Cobalt and rsquo;s 9971 Multiviewer the Only Choice for High End TV and rsquo;s New Production Truck

High End TV, a premiere video production company specializing in multi-camera systems for broadcast and high-profile entertainment events, has tapped Cobalt Digital’s card-based platform for 4K HDR Multiviewer and HDR conversion solutions in its newest truck. Symphony, High End TV’s most sophisticated endeavor to date, is fully fabricated with 4K HDR technology and will be rolling out with Cobalt® Digital’s 4K in and 4K out 9971-MV6-4K Multiviewer and 9904-UDX-4K HDR processor on board. Cobalt is an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control. The Company is also a founding partner in the openGear® initiative.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | Adam Mills | Cobalt’s 9971 | Multiviewer | openGear | 9971-MV6-4K | 9904-UDX-4K HDR
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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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Cobalt and reg; Digital and rsquo;s NAB Line-up Led by New Card-Based Router Series, Mini openGear Frame and Re-clocking DAs with 4K Support Posted: 25/02/2020
Cobalt and reg; Digital and rsquo;s NAB Line-up Led by New Card-Based Router Series, Mini openGear and reg; Frame and Re-clocking DAs with 4K Support

Cobalt® Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, will feature a line-up of openGear compatible products at NAB 2020 that will highlight a new card-based router series that takes flexibility to a new level, a mini frame that answers the industry need for a space-saving chassis but doesn’t compromise functionality and can be operated remotely, and a range of distribution amplifiers that answer the rise of 4K with the ability to distribute 12G-SDI signals within a Rackspace. The new solutions will be demonstrated alongside Cobalt’s entire platform that is designed to help Broadcasters transition to IP, 4K, HDR, the cloud, and beyond.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | NAB 2020 | Card-Based Router Series | Mini openGear | Frame and Re-clocking DAs
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KVM over IP from Apantac at ISE 2020 Posted: 07/01/2020
KVM over IP from Apantac at ISE 2020

Apantac, an internationally recognized manufacturer of multiviewers, video walls, extension and signal processing solutions announces that it will showcase its KVM over IP solutions at ISE 2020 on stand 10.S120.

Apantac’s KVM over IP solutions running over a GigE managed network consist of many different models, addressing multiple feature requirements including VGA, DVI, HDMI input/output support, resolutions all the way to 4K/30, power over Ethernet (POE), single or dual Tx or Rx in a single module as well as IP transport over copper or fiber. A facility can extend and/or switch video, keyboard and mouse functions, USB 2.0, embedded and analogue audio, RS232 and IR (infrared) all with pristine quality at minimal latency including a clean switching feature.

Tags: Apantac | KVM over IP | ISE 2020 | Michel Rudelle | Thomas Tang | openGear KVM over IP
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LAURA PODOLAK WADDELL JOINS GRAVITY MEDIA TO MANAGE ITS NORTH AMERICAN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS Posted: 11/11/2019
LAURA PODOLAK WADDELL JOINS GRAVITY MEDIA TO MANAGE ITS NORTH AMERICAN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

 

Gravity Media, the leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors, has appointed former Pac-12 Networks Sr. Director, Content Production Laura Podolak Waddell as its new Director, Strategic Partnership Management for North America. Laura joins the team to enhance brand relationships with a focus on an ongoing studio operations project that Gravity Media is overseeing for a major media and technology brand.

After nearly a decade of local news production for radio stations in Colorado and California, Laura became part of Pac-12 Networks’ launch team in 2012. The considerable amount of broadcasting experience she gained during her time there has led her to join Gravity Media where she will bring teams across the country closer together to streamline production processes and improve content output for clients. As Laura emphasises, the role comprises everything that fascinates her about production; “compelling content, a fast-paced environment and all the unique personalities of content creators.”

Laura’s past seven years at Pac-12 Networks were focused on relationship building, enhancing communication across content teams and implementing production best practices. The biggest challenge she’s seen in the broadcasting industry over that time was engaging a young audience, finding out where the younger viewers are consuming content and what sports they’re most interested in watching to entice the next generation of fans. “Nobody can predict exactly where media consumption is going, but what we do know, is that people want to watch engaging content,” she notes.

Tags: Gravity Media | appointment | Gearhouse Broadcast | HyperActive Broadcast | Input Media | Chief Entertainment
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StreamGear Fuses Smartphone and Dedicated Cameras into New Live Video Production Paradigm with VidiMo Posted: 07/11/2019
StreamGear Fuses Smartphone and Dedicated Cameras into New Live Video Production Paradigm with VidiMo

Video content creators ranging from professionals to social media enthusiasts can soon have a better way to share their vision with their audience through high-quality live productions. Streaming solutions startup StreamGear Inc. will come out of stealth mode at tomorrow's StreamGeeks Summit conference in New York City by launching VidiMo, a new hardware-and-app combination that turns a smartphone and external video source into a full-fledged, virtual video production and transmission facility.

Providing an easier way to create and share engaging live video content, the VidiMo system enables a single person with a smartphone and a video camera to produce multi-source, television-style shows that can be streamed live, recorded or both. While smartphone camera quality has improved over the years, it's still no match for the rich creative functionality -- such as optical zoom, tactile focus, iris control and depth of field -- of a dedicated video or DSLR camera. VidiMo lets users have the best of both worlds, bringing an HDMI video source into their smartphone and combining it with the phone's camera and other sources.

VidiMo -- the Video director on Mobile -- enables anyone to become a social media video star or citizen journalist. In its simplest use, VidiMo lets users capture an external HDMI video source into their iOS or Android smartphone and stream it. But VidiMo's extensive, advanced features and fast, intuitive interface also enable producers to create visually-compelling, professional-looking live shows in real time without needing to edit and upload them later.

The VidiMo system consists of the VidiMo Go hardware and VidiMo App software for iOS and Android smartphones. VidiMo Go's innovative physical design forms a complete handheld production solution, acting as a capture device; attaching any size of smartphone to a professional or sports/action camera; and allowing flexible positioning of the phone for easy interaction with the app. VidiMo Go captures live HDMI and analog audio signals into the smartphone, and is powered by an interchangeable, rechargeable battery. The VidiMo Go hardware's unique combination of functionality and ergonomics led to it being selected as a finalist in the 2019 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) by the Industrial Designers Society of America.

Tags: live | production | streaming | capture | video capture | switcher | smartphone | social media | journalist | reporter | AV | VidiMo | StreamGear
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GRAVITY MEDIA: A BRAND-NEW COMPANY WITH A 30-YEAR PEDIGREE Posted: 01/11/2019
GRAVITY MEDIA: A BRAND-NEW COMPANY WITH A 30-YEAR PEDIGREE

Gravity Media Group was formed in 2000 to purchase leading broadcast solutions provider Gearhouse Broadcast which was founded in 1993. In 2015 the group acquired HyperActive Broadcast, a leading international provider of post-production and live workflow solutions for both film and TV which was established in 1985.

In 2016 the group secured substantial investment from TowerBrook Capital Partners and in 2017 it took over leading sports production company Input Media and Australian communications solutions company Stranger Designs. In 2018 Gravity Media bought Germany-based Genesis Broadcast Services to meet the needs of the production markets of Northern Europe and acquired Proshow Broadcast, a leading supplier of mobile production solutions to broadcasters, producers and rights holders throughout North America. In September 2019, Gravity Media acquired Chief Entertainment, a leading Sydney, Australia-based provider of live studio and production services.

Gravity Media worked with Superunion, the leading global brand agency, to develop its new brand strategy and visual identity which is now being rolled out across the business world-wide.

John Newton, CEO at Gravity Media, commented:

“At Gravity Media we are driven by client service excellence, and we never stand still. We’re always looking and listening, keeping up with the latest broadcast innovations – or pioneering them. Above all, we channel our energy into maintaining our reputation for flawless execution, deep technical expertise, and efficient delivery.

“We use the collective pull of our people and resources to capture, craft and create world-class content that inspires and excites. Gravity Media is a brand-new company with a 30-year pedigree, a force to be reckoned with formed by the coming together of four well known broadcast and production houses: Gearhouse Broadcast, HyperActive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment.

“We are confident that this change and our new modern branding will make it easier for our clients to recognise Gravity Media as the leading provider of live broadcast facilities and production services.”

 

Tags: broadcast | production | sport | media | news | entertainment | Gearhouse Broadcast | Hyperactive Broadcast | Input Media | Chief Entertainment | Gravity Media
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VITEC Announces 4K Multichannel HD HEVC Contribution Encoder in an openGear Card Format Posted: 10/09/2019
VITEC Announces 4K Multichannel HD HEVC Contribution Encoder in an openGear Card Format

VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced the MGW Diamond OG, a 4K/Multichannel HEVC encoder in an openGear® (OG) card format. The modular and open-architecture platform from Ross Video makes for easy integration within production studios and broadcast facilities requiring robust streaming output. The scalable and flexible solution can deliver up to 10 UHD channels or 40 HD channels in a 2RU, as well as the flexibility to mix and match with compatible OG cards such as the MGW Ace Decoder OG. On stand 7.C34 at IBC2019, VITEC will provide a 4K encoding demonstration of the new solution.

Tags: VITEC | IBC2019 | MGW Diamond OG | openGear Card Format | Ross Video | MGW Ace Decoder | 4K/Multichannel HEVC | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Cobalt Digital Signs Distribution Agreement with Plura MEA for Middle East Sales, Support Posted: 03/09/2019
Cobalt Digital Signs Distribution Agreement with Plura MEA for Middle East Sales, Support

Cobalt Digital today announced it has signed a master distributor agreement with Plura MEA for sales and support in the Middle East and Africa region. Plura MEA will provide sales and support for Cobalt’s extensive product line of video and audio conversion, processing, and monitoring standalone modules and card-based solutions for openGear® frames.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | Plura | IBC2019 | openGear | audio processing | video processing
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LEE Filters Introduces Hood and Tandem Adaptor Posted: 09/08/2019
LEE Filters Introduces Hood and Tandem Adaptor

Following the widely successful launch of the LEE100 Filter Holder in March, LEE Filters has introduced two new products to further enhance the system. The new LEE100 Tandem Adaptor proves invaluable on occasions when one filter holder isn’t enough, and the LEE100 Hood is a versatile and sturdy companion to the ecosystem.

Tags: Lee Filters | Filters | Camera | Gear
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Cine Gear Announces Winners of Technical Achievement Awards Posted: 08/07/2019
Cine Gear Announces Winners of Technical Achievement Awards

Each year the industry’s tech manufacturers aim to show crowds their hottest new production and post production gear at Cine Gear Expo in Hollywood. This year the Cine Gear Technical Achievement Awards drew 130 entries from the 306 attending vendors. The Expo’s team of sixteen expert judges representing a multiplicity of industry disciplines deliberated and voted on the worthy new technology candidates in 12 different product categories.

Tags: CineGear | Cine | Gear | Expo | 2019. Tech Winers | Technical | Awards
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Gearhouse Broadcast appoints John Williams as Head of Projects Posted: 04/07/2019
Gearhouse Broadcast appoints John Williams as Head of Projects

Gearhouse Broadcast, the Gravity Media-owned supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has appointed John Williams as Head of Projects. In his new role, John will oversee the technical and commercial performance of the Projects department and make a strategic contribution to overall business growth.

Tags: Gearhouse Broadcast | appointment | technology | broadcast
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SmallHD Intro First 13in and 17in Monitors with Integrated Teradek Receivers Posted: 03/06/2019
SmallHD Intro and rsquo;s First 13 and rdquo; and 17 and rdquo; Monitors with Integrated Teradek Receivers

After garnering outstanding industry acceptance of their 5-inch and 7-inch on-camera monitors with built-in Teradek receivers, SmallHD adds 13-inch and 17-inch monitors to their wireless connectivity lineup. The 1303 HDR BOLT Sidekick and 1703 P3X BOLT Sidekick provide reception of Full HD video from Teradek 500, 1000, or 3000 Bolt transmitters at distances up to 500 feet line-of-sight.

Tags: cinegear | cinegearexpo | smallhd | monitor | vectorscope | mount | mounting | ac | powering | battery packs | wireless | bolt | rugged | sidekick | connectivity | HDR | teradek | wireless | adapter | rapidrail | system
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