HARRISBURGS WHTM TRANSITIONS TO HD, PROMPTING STUDIO UPGRADE WITH AUTOSCRIPT

Date: 20/01/2012
HARRISBURGS WHTM TRANSITIONS TO HD, PROMPTING STUDIO UPGRADE WITH AUTOSCRIPT

When Harrisburg, Pennsylvanias local ABC-TV affiliate, WHTM, made the transition to HD last year, the station also upgraded its existing teleprompting gear used in the studio. To help ensure its on-air talent could deliver more than six hours of local news clearly each day, it selected teleprompters from Autoscript, the worlds leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Group brand.

Local news is the heart and soul of what we do as a local stationit is our direct connection to the community, says Keith Blaisdell, director of technology, WHTM.  After looking at many vendors, it was evident that Autoscript really offers the best overall picture quality, packaging, and integrated system from all the vendors that we looked at. Autoscript sincerely understands what we do as newscasters and their products are forward thinking.

Already familiar with Autoscript WinPlus teleprompting software, WHTM selected three 17-inch LED teleprompters (LED17TFT) to replace existing glass CRT prompters in the newsroom. In addition, each prompting unit is equipped with Autoscript W19 wide screen- on-air talent monitors. Both products are used with JVC GY-HM790 cameras in a studio configuration supported by Vinten Studio Tripods.

We were already using WinPlus software, so the new prompters and monitors were literally plug and play, making it all very easy for us, says Blaisdell. We were focused on image quality, readability and the ability to integrate seamlessly with our new HD studio environment and Autoscript answered all of those prerequisites. Its a wonderful fact that these prompters are far more energy efficient than the old glass tubes and, quite frankly, theyre much lighter weight.

Autoscripts LED17TFT wide-angle, on-camera prompter incorporates the latest in Autoscripts illumination technology, the TFT (thin-film transistor) LED system. Unlike CCFLs (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Tubes), which take many minutes to reach full efficiency and light output, the LED17TFT offers instant warm-up to full brightness. In addition, the LED17TFT comes with a wide-angle hood, making it optimal for news- or studio-based productions.

Addressing all mounting, power, viewing angle and format issues typically associated with on-air talent monitors, the W19 is designed to work directly with Autoscript teleprompters, such as the LED17TFT, offering unparalleled functionality. We really liked that the talent monitor was SDI and HDSDI capable, so we could route the HDSDI right to it. Also, the fact that the prompter was designed with additional power outputs for accessories like a talent monitor and clock system, for example, helps us to avoid running extra cabling in the studio, says Blaisdell. Autoscript thinks ahead when it comes to prompting technology and they were with us every step of the way. It was probably one of the most seamless events in the entire HD transition.

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Insight TV Launches on T-Mobile Thuis (Home) Service Posted: 18/02/2019
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Insight TV, the world’s leading 4K UHD HDR broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, has signed a distribution deal with major telecoms operator, T-Mobile B.V. Subscribers across the Netherlands will have access to Insight TV’s thrilling and authentic HD content via T-Mobile’s popular Thuis (Home) service.

Tags: UHD | Ultra High Definition | 4K | SVOD | VOD | OTT | HDR | High Dynamic Range | Content | Media | Sport | Extreme Sports | Adventure | Lifestyle | T-Mobile
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Masstech to show broadcasters in the Middle East how to harness the power and flexibility of the hybrid cloud at CABSAT 2019 Posted: 18/02/2019
Masstech to show broadcasters in the Middle East how to harness the power and flexibility of the hybrid cloud at CABSAT 2019

Masstech, the future-led technology company that provides the media and entertainment (M&E) industry with optimised content storage management solutions, today announced that at CABSAT 2019, the company will demonstrate to broadcasters in the Middle East its full range of highly-optimised cloud and hybrid cloud storage and asset lifecycle solutions.

Tags: masstech | flashnet | CABSAT | CABSAT 2019 | CABSAT 2019
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Densitron Demonstrates Leadership in Advanced Displays, Control and Broadcast Interface Solutions Posted: 18/02/2019
Densitron Demonstrates Leadership in Advanced Displays, Control and Broadcast Interface Solutions
Introducing its innovative optical products and solutions to the global broadcast market, Densitron, (booth N4515) a creator of display technology and a global leader in visual control and embedded computing solutions, will be demonstrating its strategic commitment to the broadcast industry. Its stand will highlight a rich selection of new displays with exceptionally high resolution, contrast and brightness, featuring some of the most advanced touchscreen technology available.
Tags: Densitron | Display Technology | UReady USB | IPS Display | Touchscreen | PCT Touch Technology | NABShow | NAB 2019 | IPE | IDS | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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Second Spectrum and L.A. Clippers Select AWS as Official Cloud and Machine Learning Provider of Clippers CourtVision Posted: 15/02/2019
Second Spectrum and L.A. Clippers Select AWS as Official Cloud and Machine Learning Provider  of Clippers CourtVision

Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that AWS is now the primary cloud computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence provider of Clippers CourtVision, the live, augmented game-watching platform created by the Los Angeles (L.A.) Clippers and Second Spectrum, the official video tracking technology provider for the NBA. The Clippers and Second Spectrum will use AWS machine learning and data analytics services to advance game analyses and drive new experiences for Clippers CourtVision, which launched to great acclaim at the start of the 2018-19 basketball season and has been billed by experts as the future of sports viewing. In addition, Clippers CourtVision will test Amazon SageMaker to build, train, and deploy machine learning-driven stats which will appear on live broadcasts and on-demand NBA game videos.

Tags: Amazon | Amazon Web Services | AWS | NBA | National Basketball Association | L.A. Clippers | Los Angeles Clippers | Second Spectrum
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CBC Radio-Canada Taps Grass Valley Open Standards IP Playout for New Montreal Broadcast Center Posted: 15/02/2019
CBC Radio-Canada Taps Grass Valley Open Standards IP Playout for New Montreal Broadcast Center

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC/Radio- Canada, has chosen the iTX integrated playout platform from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for its new Maison de Radio-Canada broadcast center in Montreal, due to open in 2020. Handling over 100 TV, radio and web channels, and supporting SMPTE ST 2110, iTX will enable the broadcaster’s production teams to seamlessly manage multiple formats – such as 4K UHD – and mix IP live inputs using back-to-back IP sources and file-based clips.

Tags: Grass Valley | CBC | Grass Valley a Belden Brand | iTX
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Arc Publishing signs broadcaster Graham Media Group Posted: 14/02/2019
Arc Publishing signs broadcaster Graham Media Group
The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing today announces it has signed broadcaster Graham Media Group, a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, giving its stations access to Arc’s industry-leading video content management system. This is Arc’s second U.S. broadcast client in as many months, following the launch of Raycom Media in December.

“Arc’s video CMS equips broadcasters with the technology they need to distribute their video in real-time across a variety of digital platforms, ensuring they reach the broadest possible audience,” said Scot Gillespie, CTO at The Washington Post. “We are pleased Graham Media has entrusted Arc to power such an important part of their digital strategy. It is a testament to the technology’s multi-site capabilities and exemplifies how Arc seamlessly integrates with a brand’s existing tech stack.”

Tags: The Washington Post | Arc Publishing | Graham Media | Graham Media Group | AWS | AWS Elemental | Amazon Web Services
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x-dream-distribution and Squared Paper announce partnership Posted: 14/02/2019
x-dream-distribution and Squared Paper announce partnership
BVE 2018, 26 – 28 February, Stand G24 – x-dream-distribution GmbH, a German-based and internationally operated company selling software products to the broadcast industry today announce a new partnership with UK-based Squared Paper Ltd., which develops and integrates micro-service Enterprise ESB tool kits for the media and broadcast sector.
Tags: microservices | broadcast | system integration | Squared Paper | x-deam-distribution | partnership | BVE 2019 | BVE 2019
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Magewell Expands Pro Convert NDI Encoder Roster with Fourth Powerful Model Posted: 14/02/2019
Magewell Expands Pro Convert NDI Encoder Roster with Fourth Powerful Model

Magewell has unveiled the new Pro Convert SDI Plus standalone NDI® encoder, the fourth entry in its rapidly-expanding Pro Convert family of devices for bringing traditional video signals into IP-based production networks using NewTek's popular NDI technology. The new model converts SDI-connected HD or 2K input sources into NDI streams with extremely low latency and is available immediately, as are all three previously-announced Pro Convert models.

Tags: NDI | converter | live | magewell | newtek | hardware | software | convert | conversion | IP | network | encoder | broadcast | professional AV | 4K | Ultra HD | UHD | UltraHD | SDI | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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DIgiBox at BVE 2019 Posted: 14/02/2019
DIgiBox at BVE 2019

DigiBox, one of the premier UK distributors of market-leading technologies for the broadcast, video, and pro-AV industries will showcase the latest products and solutions from DigiBox partners Avid (DigiBox is a Tier 3 distributor), AJA, BirdDog, Gefen, LMP, Loupedeck+, SNS, Theatrixx, Wowza and others on Stand F30 at BVE 2019.

Tags: boxer | BVE | Avid | BirdDog | Gefen | LMP | Loupedeck+ | SNS | Theatrix | Wowsa | BVE 2019 | BVE 2019
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Friend MTS to highlight its ultra-robust, third generation watermarking at the Sports Anti-Piracy Summit Posted: 14/02/2019
Friend MTS to highlight its ultra-robust, third generation watermarking at the Sports Anti-Piracy Summit

Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, will highlight its ultra-robust, third-generation ASiD watermarking and global monitoring service at the Sports Anti-Piracy Summit 2019 (Mexico City, Mexico, February 20-21).

Tags: Piracy | anti-piracy | Mexico | cotent security | security
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VITEC Welcomes Bryan Reksten as New VP of Marketing Posted: 13/02/2019
VITEC Welcomes Bryan Reksten as New VP of Marketing
VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced that Bryan Reksten has joined the company as vice president of marketing. With over 20 years of marketing experience in the technology industry, Reksten will oversee and broaden VITEC's market presence.
Tags: VITEC | Bryan Reksten | New VP of Marketing | Mark D\'Addio
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IHSE USA Products at CABSAT 2019 Posted: 13/02/2019
IHSE USA Products at CABSAT 2019
IHSE brings TRUE KVM workstation management solutions to CABSAT 2019 with the latest HDMI 2.0 extenders for 4K video and USB keyboard and mouse extension over fiber or Cat-X connections. Based on the highly efficient Fraunhofer IIS Lici® codec, these new extenders enable picture-perfect transmission of video sources with resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 at 60 hertz and full color depth (10bit, 4:4:4). Offered in several module types, Draco vario Ultra includes features such as looping outputs and redundant ports for maximum efficiency whether used as point-to-point connections or integrated into IHSE’s high-performance KVM switch systems.
Tags: IHSE USA | CABSAT 2019 | Draco vario Ultra HDMI 2.0 Extender | Draco vario SDI Extender | Draco vario Remote IP CPU | CABSAT 2019 | CABSAT 2019
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Cerberus on what is hot at BVE Posted: 13/02/2019
Cerberus on what and rsquo;s hot at BVE

Cerberus has today announced that it will be showcasing the real benefits that IP has to offer the broadcast industry on stand F46 at BVE, the UK’s leading broadcast, production and media tech event, on the 26-28 February.

Tags: Cerberus Tech | IP | BVE | Network 1 | distribution | LiveLink | hosted platforms | BVE 2019 | BVE 2019
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