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Leader Adds MaxFALL CLL HDR Metadata Error Logging to ZEN Series Test Instruments Posted: 28/05/2020
Leader Adds MaxFALL CLL HDR Metadata Error Logging to ZEN Series Test Instruments

Leader Electronics announces the addition of MaxFALL and MaxCLL HDR metadata error logging tools for production studios, postproduction suites and media laboratories working with SMPTE ST.2086 metadata to grade high dynamic range video. This new feature complements the recently launched SER31 Colorimetry Zone Display ‘real-time’ false-colour display plug-in module. It is fully compatible with Leader ZEN series broadcast test and measurement instruments which comprise the LV5300, LV5350 and LV5600 waveform monitors plus the LV7300 and LV7600 rasterizers.
With this enhancement, Leader ZEN series instruments allow operators to ensure that the MaxFALL and MaxCLL HDR metadata accurately reflect the content of their productions by specifying limits for MaxFALL and MaxCLL values. The integral Cinelite Advanced light meter can be used to locate out-of-range pixels and confirm their values both on the picture display and on the waveform monitor.

MaxCLL defines the maximum light level, in nits, of any single pixel within an encoded HDR video stream or file.

MaxFALL Metadata - Maximum Frame Average Light Level – defines the maximum average light level, in nits, for any single frame within an encoded HDR video stream or file.



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Neil Coles Joins Leader as European Regional Development Manager Posted: 20/05/2020
Neil Coles Joins Leader as European Regional Development Manager

Leader Electronics is pleased to announce a new addition to its team with the appointment of Neil Coles as European Regional Development Manager. Based in London, he will be working directly with customers and via the Leader network of distribution partners to extend the company's presence across the continent.

"Neil is a popular and highly respected member of the broadcast industry with a good knowledge of the creative and commercial aspects as well as the technology on which our customers depend," comments Leader Europe Managing Director Koichi Fukagawa. "His areas of responsibility will include promoting the wide range of test and measurement solutions to the existing Leader user base and helping increase our share of the broadcast, digital film and web-TV market."

"Accurate, repeatable and cost-efficient test and measurement are essential in the highly competitive sphere of content creation, postproduction, storage and distribution," Neil Coles adds. "I am delighted to be joining a company which is clearly living up to its name as a world-leading producer of innovative, intuitive and affordable instrumentation. Leader has already made significant advances in the OB market which we see as an area with considerable growth potential both into the 4K UHD domain and, longer term, into 8K Hi-Vision."

 

 

 

Tags: Leader Instruments | video test equipment | audio test equipment | video waveform monitors | 12G waveform monitors | 12G video analyzers | IP video analysers | video noise meters | HDR test equipment | true-hybrid test equipment | Hi-Vision test equipment | surround
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Leader LV5350 and LV7300 Test Instruments Chosen for Major African Football Tournament Posted: 18/05/2020
Leader LV5350 and LV7300 Test Instruments Chosen for Major African Football Tournament

Leader LV5350 portable waveform monitors and LV7300 rasterizers have been chosen as reference test instruments for broadcast television coverage of a major football tournament scheduled to be held next year in Cameroon. The games are scheduled to take place in January and February at city venues for live transmission across Africa and around the world. The instruments are being provided by Leader Europe's Brussels-based distribution partner Studiotech SA.

"The LV5350 encapsulates in a compact and portable unit all the features OB and studio gallery colorists need for matching multiple camera channels," says Studiotech's General Manager Nicolas Tardieu. "Live stage and sports events send adrenaline levels very high for TV production teams as well as the contestants. Dependable and easy-to-navigate tools are essential. With its integral multi-view monitor screen, the LV5350 is exceptionally easy to configure and control. The LV5350 and LV7300 incorporate practically every reference tool OB technicians need for live signal evaluation plus the drill-down facilities required during initial system line-up and continuity checks."

 

Tags: Leader Instruments | video test equipment | audio test equipment | video waveform monitors | 12G waveform monitors | 12G video analyzers | IP video analysers | video noise meters | HDR test equipment | true-hybrid test equipment | Hi-Vision test equipment | surround
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CTV Invests in Leader Master Reference Test Instruments Posted: 18/05/2020
CTV Invests in Leader Master Reference Test Instruments

CTV, one of Europe's longest established providers of mobile television production facilities, has chosen Leader LV7300 and LV7600 rasterizing waveform monitors as master reference instruments for its OB3 and OB12 outside broadcast vehicles.

"Leader test instruments have proved highly reliable, efficient and operator friendly right back to our first purchase of LV7770 multi-SDI rasterizers six years ago," comments Paul Francis, CTV's Chief Technical Officer. "Some of the projects we work on are massive in scale, taking in feeds from well over 100 cameras. High-precision monitoring of HD and UHD signal flow is vital, both to achieve accurate matching of incoming feeds and to ensure that we are maintaining the full available dynamic range from source right through to output. This latest purchase comprises 12 LV7300 and two LV7600 instruments. Both models can be fully operated from the front panel which, combined with their compact size, makes them ideal for use in OB suites.  The LV7300 and LV7600 have a very similar control menu structure so operators can move freely between them. The resultant measurements are precise, repeatable and can be copied off to USB memory for easy logging or sharing."

 

 

 

Tags: Leader Instruments | video test equipment | audio test equipment | video waveform monitors | 12G waveform monitors | 12G video analyzers | IP video analysers | video noise meters | HDR test equipment | true-hybrid test equipment | Hi-Vision test equipment | surround
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Rise and Rise APAC Announces 2020 Pairings for Mentoring Scheme Posted: 14/05/2020
Rise and Rise APAC Announces 2020 Pairings for Mentoring Scheme

Rise, the membership group for gender diversity within the broadcast technology sector today announced the pairing up of mentees and mentors for its third annual mentoring scheme in the UK, and its first mentoring scheme in the APAC region.

The 2020 programme sees a variety of experienced broadcast sector industry leaders, at a diversity of levels of seniority, ready to offer expertise, knowledge and guidance to 30 women.

The scheme is made possible due the support from industry partners including:

• Gold sponsors – Avid | Sky

• Silver sponsors – Clear-Com | Audio-Technica Europe | Ross Video | Sony | DPP | Pixelogic

This year, Sports Video Group (SVG) Europe Women, a powerful network of women working in the sports media arena made up of members from across TV sports broadcasting, production, distribution and technology, joins as an industry partner. The initiative is supporting two women in the programme. SVG Europe Women will offer those women specific sports industry advice, sessions, events and additional guidance.

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iSIZE Technologies graduates from inaugural Oxford CDL and raises 740k GBP from notable Silicon Valley angel and institutional investors Posted: 14/05/2020
iSIZE Technologies graduates from inaugural Oxford CDL and raises and pound;740k from notable Silicon Valley angel and institutional investors

Deep-tech company iSIZE Technologies has today announced the closure of its first seed funding round, raising a total of £740k from figures including Patrick Pichette, partner at Inovia Capital and ex- Google CFO; TD Veen AS, a notable Norwegian family office; and a number of other CDL investors. This round brings iSize total funding to date to over £1.3m.

The round was led by some of the leading tech investors of the inaugural Creative Destruction Lab programme at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. iSIZE graduates the accelerator programme this month alongside only nine others, from over 250 applications, after an intensive nine-month programme.

iSIZE specialises in deep learning for video delivery and has developed a deep perceptual 'precoder' - a software solution that uses AI-trained to optimise visual quality in order to save video bitrate during encoding. Its flagship product, BitSave, available both as a SaaS platform at bitsave.tech and for on-premise use, reduces encoding bitrates by up to 40%, while at the same time enhancing video perceptual quality. This results in substantial data, energy and cost savings for both the company hosting the video and the end consumer.

 

Tags: iSIZE Technologies | Funding | Crative Destruction Lab Programme | video delivery | precoder | AI | Bitrate | Encoding BitSave | SaaS | on-premise | Cloud
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All Of It Now deploys disguise gx 2c on Manic World Tour Posted: 30/04/2020
All Of It Now deploys disguise gx 2c on Halsey and rsquo;s Manic World Tour

American singer Halsey kicked off her Manic World Tour 2020 in Madrid in February supporting her just released studio album, also called Manic. The Manic World Tour spans 48 shows, and kicked off in Europe, with the next legs currently being planned for Asia and North America later this year. disguise gx 2c media servers were selected by All Of It Now to drive the show’s video and Notch IMAG real-time effects.

Numerous features of the disguise solutions came into play for the tour starting in pre-pro. “The show’s video design used a multi-layered frame, and the 3D workflow of disguise Designer allowed us to create parallel maps that placed content on the screen spatially without requiring specific renders for certain songs,” explains Danny Firpo of All of It Now, a disguise Rental Partner and Workflow Specialist based in San Francisco, who did the tour’s video programming with Cade Moore. “This gave us the creative flexibility to move content around the screen and explore different approaches for certain songs.

 

Tags: disguise | concert touring | live events | gx 2c | media server | Notch | 3D workflow | All Of It Now | IMAG | real-time effects | Bubble Agency
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Pebble Beach Systems Announces Strong 2019 Financial Results Posted: 30/04/2020
Pebble Beach Systems Announces Strong 2019 Financial Results

Pebble Beach Systems, the leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced a strong set of results for the year ended 31 December 2019, with all key financial metrics ahead of 2018’s impressive figures.

The company increased its gross margin, and the net cash inflow from its operating activities. At £3.8m, the adjusted EBITDA figure was 52% higher than that for 2018. Revenues were also significantly up, at £11.2m compared to £9.2m in 2018, an increase of 22%.

Tags: Pebble Beach Systems | automation | channel in a box | integrated and virtualised playout | scalable products | flexible | financial results | Bubble Agency
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Produce incredible creative work from home with disguise latest software r17.2 Posted: 29/04/2020
Produce incredible creative work from home with disguise and rsquo;s latest software r17.2

disguise - the solution for live visual experiences - today releases its latest software, loaded with powerful enhancements to help its community make their best work from home and create immersive visual experiences for remote audiences.

The world may be in lockdown, but that hasn’t stopped disguise from innovating with the intent to help its community to meet production challenges in the current climate. With its latest release r17.2, disguise introduces improvements to help users optimise their workflow at home such as Application Mode and devise new concepts to connect with audiences online with Augmented Reality and 360 video.

 

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InSync Technology Wins Prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2020 Posted: 24/04/2020
InSync Technology Wins Prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2020

UK conversion specialist InSync Technology Ltd has been honoured with a Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

InSync Technology Ltd is one of 220 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise. Announced 21 April, InSync has been confirmed as a UK leader for its excellence in international trade, with key exports including UHD standards and format conversion products such as MCC-4K and IF4K-DNC.

Employing 27 people, InSync Technology Ltd was set up in 2003 and became employee owned in 2013. InSync is a specialist in all forms of video conversion, including motion compensated frame rate conversion, which is an essential component of every international broadcast chain.

 

Tags: InSync Technology | Enterprise | International Trade | Award | UHD
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Save Money on Support of Your Servers, Storage and Networking Posted: 15/04/2020
Save Money on Support of Your Servers, Storage and Networking

Scale Logic Enterprise Support Services

In these difficult times all of us need to save money on our support contracts, and our partners at Scale Logic have all the answers.

Scale Logic have decades of experience in helping clients extend the life and investment of their servers, storage and networking.

They make it easy for IT managers and CFOs to save time and money!

 

Scale Logic offer customised SLAs to reduce IT maintenance spending by 50% -70% compared to OEMs and will deploy OEM certified engineers who are often the same engineers used by the OEM manufacturers.

 

They can increase your savings with other services including buying back equipment you no longer use and by sourcing new and/or factory refurbished equipment to expand your capacity and performance, including legacy products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Scale Logic | Enterprise Support | Servers | Storage | Networking | Polar Graphics
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Free Software, plus Training and Webinars fromdisguise OnDemand Posted: 01/04/2020
Free Software, plus Training and Webinars from and lsquo;disguise OnDemand and rsquo;

Launch of a new virtual hub featuring free training and webinars for the disguise community in response to the COVID-19 outbreak

disguise, the solution specialist for creative and technical professionals to imagine, create and deliver the world’s most spectacular live experiences, is providing a lifeline to its community in light of the recent global health crisis.

disguise has launched ‘disguise OnDemand’ - a virtual hub that features access to free training and webinars exploring key features and elements of the disguise workflow. Held in multiple languages, multiple times a day, the platform will feature exclusive content, including the opportunity for the community to take part in specialist discussions on key industry topics, and hear from customers during spotlight discussions on showstopping case studies.

Designed as a place for the community to learn and keep up-to-date on all things regarding disguise, free online training sessions take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They are planning on running a condensed version of the Fundamental and Pre-Production Workflows Training, broken down into a series of six one hour sessions where attendees can learn the core features, including the timeline, stage, configuring output feeds, and how to set up devices.

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Latest disguise software update powers the next level of Augmented Reality experiences for home and live audiences Posted: 30/03/2020
Latest disguise software update powers the next level of Augmented Reality experiences for home and live audiences

disguise, the solution specialist for creative and technical professionals to imagine, create and deliver the world’s most spectacular live experiences— released r17.1, an update to its award-winning software, coinciding with the launch of a six-month free licence for its Designer software.

Built with disguise’s community of artists and technicians at its heart, r17.1 dramatically enhances the augmented reality (AR) workflow so that its community can produce incredible experiences with ease. With the release, disguise also hopes to help creative studios and production houses access the market opportunity presented by AR with the solution for delivering spectacular and immersive visuals.

The significant workflow improvements introduced in r17.1 enhance the ease of use for specialists delivering AR experiences with disguise, making it a more compelling option for use in projects for broadcast, esports and live contexts such as corporate, education, virtual environments and concert touring. As viewing figures surge, it becomes increasingly important to have the right tools available to create AR easily and efficiently and elevate ‘at-home’ viewing with thrilling visuals. 

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Middle Atlantics Forward Series a Shattering Success at ISE 2020 Posted: 17/03/2020
Middle Atlantics Forward Series a Shattering Success at ISE 2020

Middle Atlantic Products, a brand of Legrand | AV, today announced that its Forward family of toolless installation solutions earned a Top New Technology (TNT) Award from Commercial Integrator at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam. Built to install today's systems at tomorrow's speed, Forward is designed around an innovative new rackrail and Middle Atlantic's patented universal hole pattern that allow the family's blank and vent panels, cable management, lighting, and other rack solutions to be quickly installed without tools. With Forward, integrators can install everyday rack builds five times faster and with the reliability to ensure a satisfying and positive AV experience.

"The rack is where every AV installation begins and where installers spend a majority of their time — ensuring every screw, cable, and device is installed correctly," said Paul Dolynchuk, director of product management at Middle Atlantic. "Forward is the first solution of its kind to reinvent the rack installation experience, allowing installers to work quickly without sacrificing system reliability or industry best practices. This award reflects the passion that all the members of our talented product development team poured into creating a family that works just as much for the end-user as it does for the installer."

The Forward accessory and options line focuses on the entire system lifecycle and builds upon industry-leading products that integrators have depended on for decades.

 

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Rise Goes Global to Support Women Around the World Posted: 11/03/2020
Rise Goes Global to Support Women Around the World

Rise, the membership organisation for for gender diversity within the broadcast technology sector, is proud to announce that its originally UK based organisation, will also launch in North America and APAC. In addition to the exciting news about global expansion, Rise has appointed four new board members as it seeks to increase its important work throughout the media and entertainment sectors.

Serena Harris, North American Sales Director at Annex Pro, will be running Rise North America. Serena, who is based in Vancouver, has over two decades of experience in the media and entertainment industry and worked with Avid and Marquis.

“I am overjoyed to be launching Rise North America. What Rise is doing for women in the industry is extraordinary and I want to open those same opportunities to women here,” Serena explains. “I am very much looking forward to building on the momentum of Rise’s success’ to help even more women realize their potential and growth within our industry.”

Nancy Diaz Curiel, Managing Director of Digigram Asia will be running Rise APAC. Nancy, who is based in Singapore has over 10 years of experience in the broadcast industry and will be launching a Rise mentoring scheme in the region shortly.

“I am humbled to be appointed head of the APAC antenna of the organization,” says Nancy, “I am a strong believer in gender equality and am an active participant in several mentoring initiatives in the APAC region to highlight and drive the success of the amazing women in our industry.”

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