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Erik aBlu2th Griggs Hears the Depths of His Mixes With KRK Systems Posted: 02/06/2020
Erik and ldquo;Blu2th and rdquo; Griggs Hears the Depths of His Mixes With KRK Systems

Multi-instrumentalist and multi-platinum Music Producer and Songwriter Erik “Blu2th” Griggs has become one of the most upwardly mobile producers in the game. A musician for “as long as he can remember,” Griggs is most well-known for writing and co-producing “No Air” by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown, as well as for his work on the “Dreamgirls” soundtrack. Over the past six years, Griggs has relied on a variety of KRK Systems studio monitors and subwoofers to take his music, sound and creativity to the next level. His love for the brand recently evolved when he upgraded to KRK’s latest generation 10-inch three-way powered mid-field studio monitors, the ROKIT 10-3 G4s.

Tags: KRK Systems | Music Production | Studio Monitors
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PSSI leverages C-band spectrum to engineer challenging transmission of The Match II Posted: 01/06/2020
PSSI leverages C-band spectrum to engineer challenging transmission of and lsquo;The Match II and rsquo;

With rainy weather all day and no fiber availability on-site, “The Match II” charity golf event presented a significant live broadcast transmission challenge. To support this event, which turned out to be the most-watched golf telecast in the history of cable television, PSSI Global Services provided several primary and backup paths, as well as data and internet via satellite, using C-band transmission vehicles.

Live from the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida, “The Match II” featured Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in an event that raised $20 million for COVID-19 relief. Attracting a peak of 6.3 million viewers, “The Match II” aired on four channels in the U.S. and internationally on CNN International.

Tags: C-band | satellite transmission | teleport | The Match II | data services | live television
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Custom Consoles Module-R Desks and MediaWalls Chosen for Fidelity International Posted: 01/06/2020
Custom Consoles Module-R Desks and MediaWalls Chosen for Fidelity International

Custom Consoles announces the completion of two studio control desks and MediaWall monitor displays for a new UHD production facility at the London headquarters of Fidelity International. Supervised by systems integration specialist ATG Danmon, the project formed part of Fidelity's relocation to new premises in the centre of the city's financial district. The studios will be used for a range of applications including participation in finance-related broadcasts.

"We recommended Module-R and MediaWall on the basis of long experience with both product ranges," comments ATG Danmon Managing Director Russell Peirson-Hagger. "Their inherent modularity allowed us to specify exactly the required parameters in the full knowledge that the results would be robustly built, ergonomically sound, attractively styled, accurately sized and easy to install."

Largest of the two desks is a six metre wide in-line unit positioned along the main wall of the Studio 1 production gallery. This is configured for use by up to six operators including camera shading, robotic camera control, lighting control, graphic effects, vision mixing and control room to studio talkback. Sloping 3U high equipment pods run almost the entire width of this desk. All equipment above and below the main worktop remains easily accessible.

 

 

 

Tags: ustom Consoles Ltd | broadcast control room furniture | motorised desks | manually-adjustable desks | sound-insulated equipment housings | MediaWall | Media Wall | monitor walls | post-production studio furniture | System Two control room furniture | Module-R | Modu
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AJA Announces Ki Pro Ultra 12G Posted: 28/05/2020
AJA Announces Ki Pro Ultra 12G

AJA Video Systems has announced Ki Pro Ultra 12G, a new single-channel 4K/UltraHD recorder and player or four-channel HD recorder, featuring 12G-SDI connectivity with a host of unique and powerful features. Ki Pro Ultra 12G offers single-channel 4K/UltraHD up to 50/60p recording and playback to and from Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR, with flexible connectivity options including 12G-SDI, HDMI v2.0 and optional Fiber input and outputs. Alternatively Ki Pro Ultra 12G provides up to four channels of simultaneous HD recording up to 1080 50/60p with independent ProRes profiles per channel. Ki Pro Ultra 12G is available today through AJA’s worldwide network for $3,995 US MSRP. For more information, visit: www.aja.com/products/ki-pro-ultra-12g.

Tags: AJA | AJA Video Systems | Ki Pro Ultra 12G | Recorder | Player | Digital Recorder | File-based Recorder | 12G | 12G-SDI | 4K | UltraHD
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Deja Soft releases Deja Edit Version 3 Posted: 28/05/2020
Deja Soft releases Deja Edit Version 3

DejaSoft has launched Version 3 of its media file synchronising tool DejaEdit.

DejaEdit is an essential application for productions enabling Avid editors to work together from any location. It ensures media and bins are copied securely in the background, between each remote editing station or Nexus / EditShare storage system.

Version 3 enhances editors' user experience, provides improved workflow management, efficiency, and additional reliable security features. These new developments are crucial toolsets that support producers and post supervisors in simplifying complex media file sharing activities across the entire production process.

Highlights in DejaEdit 3 include the option for users to use their own S3 account for Cloud media storage; upgraded “Private and Public” bin sharing abilities; sophisticated “Folder Support”; “Notifications”; partial media downloads to each editor; License key safeguards; and the brand new DejaEdit Manager feature.

DejaEdit uses an intuitive “email” style interface, presented within the Avid environment, where bins and metadata can be shared with other users by simply dropping it into the Outbox, ToSet or ToVFX folders. Version 3 now allows editors to add subfolders to these pre-set folders to further organise shared media assets. A new notification system now alerts editors to available content and location. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: DejaEdit | DejaSoft | Avid | Bins | Folders | Security | Workflows | productions | remote | collaboration | editors | editing | post-production
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Cinegy announces TURBOCUT - Making Editing with Adobe Premiere Faster than Ever Posted: 28/05/2020
Cinegy announces TURBOCUT - Making Editing with Adobe Premiere Faster than Ever

Cinegy today announced TURBOCUT, a new Adobe CC plug-in which significantly accelerates the editing of H.264/HEVC by utilising the NVIDIA GPU’s hardware decoder. This announcement coincides with Adobe releasing version 14.2 of Adobe Premiere with several new features added, but still missing NVIDIA hardware accelerated editing and using the NVIDIA GPU for decoding H.264 and HEVC.

As Jan Weigner, CEO Cinegy GmbH explained, “For many years, tens of thousands of users have been using the Daniel2 Plug-in for Adobe CC, which already offered the NVIDIA accelerated export of H.264 and HEVC. So when we accelerated the editing and import features, it was obvious that the original product name didn’t match the main goal of the plug-in with the Daniel2 video codec technology. TURBOCUT enables faster editing and production with better video quality and it’s also much easier to remember than Daniel2 Plugin for Adobe CC!

Tags: Cinegy | TURBOCUT | Adobe CC Plugin | H.264/HEVC | NVIDIA hardware | NVIDIA GPU | Daniel 2 | editing | video codec | 8K
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Lightstorm Entertainment Advances Production Techniques Using Blackmagic Design Posted: 28/05/2020
Lightstorm Entertainment Advances Production Techniques Using Blackmagic Design

Lightstorm Entertainment used an extensive array of Blackmagic products, including the Teranex AV, Smart VideoHub 40x40 12G, ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and more for their recent work during production for the “Avatar” sequels.

Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | Avatar | James Cameron | 3D | Teranex AV | ATEM Switcher | ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
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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.



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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EditShare and Adobe Collaborate to Enable Remote Production and Group Editing Workflows Posted: 27/05/2020
EditShare and Adobe Collaborate to Enable Remote Production and Group Editing Workflows

Updated Flow Panel for Premiere Pro, and EFS support for project-locking in Premiere Pro’s Productions, bring outstanding remote editing and collaboration workflows to Adobe users - on premise, in a hybrid environment or in the cloud

 

 

 

Tags: EditShare | Adobe
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DPA Unveils 4097 Micro Shotgun Microphone and Interview Kit Posted: 27/05/2020
DPA Unveils 4097 Micro Shotgun Microphone and Interview Kit

DPA Microphones introduces the latest addition to its microphone lineup, the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun Microphone. Featuring the same sonic qualities as the brand’s supercardioid Choir Microphone, the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun has been optimized to pick up speech from a distance. Incorporated into the company’s new 4097 CORE Interview Kit,the michas been designed for use with a lightweight boom and windjammer. This kit is particularly useful for journalists in today’s socially distanced world as it allows users to conduct interviews from up to two meters (6.5 feet) away. It is a plug and play solution that allows users to get started quickly and employ their existing workflows.

 

Tags: DPA Microphones | 4097 CORE | interview kit
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KitchenFish Counts on FOR-A Video Switcher for Reliable Coverage of Daily Lottery Broadcast Posted: 27/05/2020
KitchenFish Counts on FOR-A Video Switcher and nbsp;for Reliable Coverage of Daily Lottery Broadcast and nbsp;

KitchenFish LLC, the video production company responsible for the nightly broadcast coverage of the South Carolina Education Lottery, is using a new FOR-A HVS-390HS video switcher for its productions. Located a few blocks from the state capitol, the KitchenFish studio hosts the nightly lottery drawings, and also supports live shots of state and local officials for national news outlets. The switcher was installed on April 14 and used for that evening’s production.

“We need to show all these graphics and video inserts simultaneously, and the new FORA switcher gives us a lot of flexibility,” said Jim Simmons, chief engineer for KitchenFish. “Price made a difference, but reliability is the one thing that has to be foremost, because we don’t have a second chance.

 

Tags: FOR-A | live production | video production | video switcher | production switcher | HD
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Trickbox TV celebrates 10th birthday Posted: 27/05/2020
Trickbox TV celebrates 10th birthday

As of May 2020, Trickbox TV is officially 10 years old. The company provides multi-camera solutions for a variety of broadcast projects and hosts its own central London studio overlooking Tower Bridge. Experienced in live streaming, they have recently branched out with a successful Virtual Events service.

Reflecting on the decade, Trickbox’s Founder and Managing Director, Liam Laminman, commented, ‘Trickbox has had an eventful life so far. From our beginnings in the wake of the financial crisis to celebrating our tenth anniversary during a global pandemic, we’ve adapted to the challenges that have come our way. Trickbox’s successes have been in the experiences we’ve gained by working on many different projects and alongside an amazing team. We’ve built a strong network of clients and suppliers and we’re looking forward to the new decade and the opportunities yet to come.’

Trickbox TV has worked on projects with many big industry names; BBC, ITV, Sky, Netflix, Vodaphone, The Financial Times and Oracle.

Tags: Trickbox TV | Anniversary | Birthday | Ten | 10 | Broadcast Facilities
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PSSI successfully engineers complex transmission of American Idol finale Posted: 27/05/2020
PSSI successfully engineers complex transmission of American Idol finale

With COVID-19 dramatically changing the way television is produced, PSSI Global Services put its engineering and live event management expertise to the test to deliver a one-of-a-kind American Idol finale to viewers nationwide.

Due to social distancing measures and restrictions on large gatherings, the contestants and judges could not meet in one location for the finale. To meet this challenge, PSSI had transmission vehicles and engineers at the final contestants' homes across the country, as well as the homes of the judges and host, Ryan Seacrest.

Meanwhile, in Burbank, California, PSSI had its CK35 mobile teleport outside the production studio to receive all the remote feeds and send back the hosts to each location, as well as provide ABC with the network backhaul. All remote and return feeds were transmitted on three transponders of Eutelsat 113 West A, using PSSI International Teleport as a point of access for PSSI’s remote engineers.

To bring all these separate venues together into a cohesive show, PSSI collaborated with Nextologies to deploy Nextologies’ NXT-4 equipment to eight of the locations. This technology enabled the production team in Burbank to control each camera remotely by tunneling into the cameras via public internet.

 

 

Tags: satellite | fiber | transmission | broadcast | live television | American Idol
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CJP Announces Live Sports Production System Posted: 26/05/2020
CJP Announces Live Sports Production System and nbsp;

CJP Broadcast announces a new addition to its range of products and services with the introduction of a fully integrated transportable live sports production system. Comprising the Streamstar production unit, InPlayer video-on-demand paywall and JW Player streaming service, it provides the core resources needed to create complete programmes for live streaming or VOD distribution.

Available in several versions supporting up to eight camera inputs, the system can ISO-record multiple source feeds simultaneously, plus the live output stream, to a 1 terabyte internal SSD for live mixing or offline postproduction. It is intended for use with a combination of unmanned remote-control broadcast HD pan/tilt/zoom cameras, goal cameras and traditional-style manned ENG tripod-mountable cameras, wireless drone cameras or auxiliary sources such as Skype-TX-connected guests.

 

 

 

Tags: CJP Broadcast Service Solutions Limited | ITIL based service desk solutions | broadcast tape digitisation | film digitisation | live production solutions | broadcast TV studio system integration | technical support services | live sports production system | Strea
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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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