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Presteigne Goes for Gold Posted: 06/02/2020
Presteigne Goes for Gold

Multi-location production solution provider, Presteigne Broadcast Hire, has joined Sports Video Group (SVG) Europe as a Gold level member.

For nearly 15 years, SVG has provided support for all professionals who rely on video, audio, and broadband technologies to produce and distribute sports content. In addition to its mission to advance the creation, production, and distribution of sports content, it also strives to enable service providers such as Presteigne to access new business opportunities by providing a contemporary, informed understanding of the current state of the sports production marketplace.

Presteigne Broadcast Hire CEO Adrian Young explained, “SVG Europe is an invaluable platform for sharing insight into the latest workflows, applications of technology, and emerging developments in the delivery of content across multiple channels.

“Presteigne has a nearly 30-year track record as a service provider to the live sports market, and it has never been more important that we not only listen to the requirements of our customers and partners, but share the depth of our practical, hands-on experience. Being an SVG Europe Gold member enables us to do this through participation in regular summits, seminars, and roundtables in parallel with SVG Europe’s robust, year-round digital marketing programme.”

SVG Europe Editorial Director Fergal Ringrose said, “Gold Membership provides a wide range of benefits, including attendance at European and regional SVG Europe summits that have proven to be the most advanced, and talked about, professional exchange and development events in the sports production industry. We are delighted to welcome Presteigne to our team of industry-wide manufacturers, suppliers and technology developers who continuously work to improve the quality and profitability of sports programming.”

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About Presteigne Broadcast Hire

Established in 1991, Presteigne Broadcast Hire is a leading dry hire and complete multi-location production solution provider. With offices in the UK and operating globally, Presteigne Broadcast Hire has the expertise to offer worldwide solutions to meet a wide range of production needs. Its rental department is one of the most comprehensive in the industry, with access to more than 30,000 items of equipment, while specialising in project solutions where they bring their extensive RF, Audio, PPU, Server, Video, 4K, Lighting, Specialist Cameras, Communications and Project divisions together to offer customers a unique and seamless broadcasting experience.

Be it live sports, drama or documentaries, major global production companies and international broadcasters rely on Presteigne Broadcast Hire to satisfy their needs and provide the ultimate in support, 24/7, 365 days a year. Presteigne continually invests in the latest technology and solutions to ensure the ultimate customer experience. For more information, please see: http://presteigne.tv/

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Dejero Wins Second Prestigious Technology and Engineering Emmy Award Posted: 21/01/2020
Dejero Wins Second Prestigious Technology and Engineering Emmy Award

Globally recognized award underlines how Dejero exponentially improves flexibility in location coverage for newsgathering and live events crews

Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide award-winning video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, has been awarded a second prestigious Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award. The award, in the category of Video over Bonded Cellular Internet (VoCIP) technology, recognizes Dejero’s innovation in the industry, thanks to its Smart Blending Technology and unique hybrid encoding approach.

Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Dejero has perfected its patented and patent-pending Smart Blending and hybrid encoding technologies over the course of the last decade. The technologies work in concert to form a tightly integrated system which responds in real time to changes in network quality and video content. This has helped transform how broadcasters contribute live content from the field using cellular networks, providing newsgathering crews with greater flexibility in terms of the location from where they can transmit a live shot, at a fraction of the cost of conventional uplink technology.

“We are thrilled to win not just one Emmy® – the most recognized broadcast award in the world – but two,” said Bogdan Frusina, founder of Dejero. "Last year the committee rewarded our decade of innovation for pioneering reliable transmission methods that enable live contribution and distribution of TV signals over the public Internet. This year they have gone on to further recognize our industry-leading technologies, showing that our continuous development is raising the quality and reliability standards of mobile video and data transmission.”

 

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Videosys Broadcast Provides Cloudbass with 4K Digital Transmitter Systems Posted: 25/11/2019
Videosys Broadcast Provides Cloudbass with 4K Digital Transmitter Systems

Videosys Broadcast, a leading supplier of quality camera control systems, RF links and camera backs to outside broadcast providers has announced that it has supplied two DTC 4K AEON-CC digital video transmitter systems to Cloudbass, a leading provider of broadcast solutions.

Specifically designed for high-quality wireless camera applications the AEON-CC uses DTC’s next-generation HEVC encoder technology facilitating UHD images. The system consists of one single 4K transmitter unit from DTC coupled with a built-in Videosys Camera Control system. The advantage of the AEON CC with Videosys’ camera control receiver built into the unit is a reduction in the equipment count and the complexities that come when managing 4K transmission and camera control simultaneously.

Cloudbass have been successfully using the systems on UHD, 3G and HD setups across a variety of live Outside Broadcasts, including both SKY Boxing and BT Speedway in UHD, on the British Touring Cars for ITV Sport, and The Lord Mayor’s Show for BBC Events.

Tags: camera control systems | RF links | camera backs | outside broadcast | OB | studios | production | 4K | UHD | HD | decoder | receiver | sports | concerts | live events | video | audio | data | distribution
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Marco Borsato at De Kuip Stadium 2019 Posted: 21/10/2019
Marco Borsato at De Kuip Stadium 2019

Dutch megastar Marco Borsato recently played a stream of sold out record breaking shows at De Kuip stadium in The Netherlands. The set included a huge scale canvas in the form of a 1,000 square-meter LED screen. To power the impressive visuals needed for this event, Michael Al-Far of MalfMedia and Jo Pauly of Visual Solutions turned to disguise servers to provide the power. Six disguise vx 4 and four disguise gx 2 media servers played key roles in the innovative production driving the video content and facilitating real-time IMAG grading of the live feed and the integration of Notch VFX and multicam AR in the massive main screen graphics.

Marco Borsato consistently has been one of the most successful and biggest grossing artists in the Netherlands in the last twenty years. For the 2019 shows, Marco specifically requested that the starting point for the De Kuip shows would be the level of last year’s Sportpalais concerts where the team first introduced cinematographic content. “As an artist and photographer Marco felt the time had come for him to be involved in every step of this exciting project, so we had creative freedom, but he had the final say. Together with Set and Lighting Designer Carlo Zaenen we created the content book in which we outlined the look and feel of every song.” says MalfMedia founder Michael Al-Far.

“Marco Borsato was adamant that the live feed would be treated to fit better in the cinematographic content,” Michael notes. As a result, MalfMedia approached Lewis Kyle White to apply his vast experience in IMAG grading for live shows on this project.

The outdoor show posed a number of challenges: starting in daylight and transitioning to night; a canvas that was by some measures the largest screen ever used for an arena rock concert; the IMAG live feed embedded into the content and not shown on side screens; and a set list of 37 songs that all needed to have the same standard of quality.

Tags: disguise | live events | concert touring | AR graphics | media servers | vx 4 | gx 2 | Marco Borsato | MalfMedia | Visual Solutions | Notch | real-time rendering | Bubble Agency
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disguise solutions power innovative video for the Ariana Grande Sweetener World Tour Posted: 15/10/2019
disguise solutions power innovative video for  Ariana Grande and rsquo;s Sweetener World Tour

Ariana Grande’s Sweetener World Tour is underway with disguise 4x4pro media servers and OmniCal projector-calibration engine playing a key role in facilitating the ethereal, galaxy-themed visuals on stage.

The tour supports the artist’s fourth and fifth studio albums, ‘sweetener’ and ‘thank u, next.’ It kicked off in March 2019 in New York and wraps in December 2019 in California, comprising three legs and a total of 102 dates in North America and Europe.

“The tour was designed to highlight the range and femininity of Ariana and create an ever-transforming space for her to perform her latest albums and give the audience an immersive experience to dive into as they witness Ariana's journey through her music,” says Loren Barton, Media Department Director with Lumentech. He has overseen the projection and media departments in support of many recent projects by Production and Lighting Designer LeRoy Bennett. Possible Productions produced the motion graphics for the show, which sees the stage brought to life with visuals of space during the song ‘NASA’, the visuals then turn the stage into a planet, a moon and a galaxy. From conversations with Ariana herself, Michael Figge and his team at Possible created a stage theme for each song that reinforced the choreography and lighting.

Tags: disguise | live events | concerts | Ariana Grande | video mapping | projector calibration | 4x4pro media servers | OmniCal | Bubble Agency
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Creative Technology increases its PHABRIX Qx inventory for live events Posted: 10/10/2019
Creative Technology increases its PHABRIX Qx T and amp;M inventory for live events

PHABRIX, a worldwide leader in test and measurement solutions, is pleased to confirm that Creative Technology, an NEP Live Events company, has purchased a fourth Qx rasterizer for the company’s new portable production unit (PPU).

Tags: PHABRIX | 4K Capabilities | Qx | Creative Technology | NEP Live Events | PPU
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disguise powers giant 4K video display for esports Championship Series tournament Posted: 09/09/2019
disguise powers giant 4K video display for esports Championship Series tournament

Esports Championship Series (ECS) Season 7, the latest iteration of the world’s most-watched CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) tournament, took place earlier this year, culminating in a four-day final in June at The SSE Arena, Wembley, London. The 16 groups that started the event were gradually reduced to four teams, which then battled through a knock-out competition to determine the season’s champions.

Tags: disguise | FACEIT | Bluman | gx 2c | esports | live production | live events | gx 1 | gx 2 | media servers | 4K | Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
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Videosys Broadcast Unveils Stagebox at IBC2019 Posted: 05/09/2019
Videosys Broadcast Unveils Stagebox at IBC2019

Videosys Broadcast, a leading supplier of quality camera control systems, RF links and camera backs to outside broadcast providers is launching Stagebox at IBC2019, on stand 10.F21. Enabling the delivery of video, audio and data from A to B over fibre, Stagebox allows outside broadcast operators to multiplex all audio and video components (microphone, monitors, talkback panel) onto a single SMPTE fibre cable and power remotely.

Tags: camera control systems | RF links | camera backs | outside broadcast | OB | studios | production | 4K | UHD | HD | decoder | receiver | sports | concerts | live events | video | audio | data | distribution | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Videosys Broadcast Reveals Epsilon 4K Decoder and Receiver at IBC2019 Posted: 03/09/2019
Videosys Broadcast Reveals Epsilon 4K Decoder and Receiver at IBC2019

Videosys Broadcast, a leading supplier of quality camera control systems, RF links and camera backs to outside broadcast providers will unveil Epsilon, the company’s new multi-function broadcast RF camera control system at IBC 2019, on stand 10.F21. Epsilon includes a fully integrated 4K decoder and receiver and is an ideal solution for HD and 4K live sports and music events.

Tags: camera control systems | RF links | camera backs | outside broadcast | OB | studios | production | 4K | UHD | HD | decoder | receiver | sports | concerts | live events | video | audio | data | distribution | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Videosys Broadcast IBC 2019 Preview Posted: 24/07/2019
Videosys Broadcast IBC 2019 Preview

Videosys Broadcast is a leading supplier of quality camera control systems, RF links and camera backs to outside broadcast providers. At the forefront of technological innovation, Videosys Broadcast has successfully partnered with leading technology companies including, DTC, Wave Central, Hitachi, Panasonic, Ikegami, and Grass Valley . The company manages projects and design from concept to the finished article from its UK head office.

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MX1 at the 2019 NAB Show Posted: 10/04/2019
MX1 at the 2019 NAB Show
At the 2019 NAB Show, MX1, together with SES, will highlight powerful new solutions that address the challenges of managing, distributing, and monetising content in an increasingly complex broadcast environment. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, MX1 is a trusted partner for broadcasters, content owners, and TV platform operators, as well as content aggregators for the sports and news industry. MX1 focuses on helping its customers reduce their efforts and costs and increase their ROI by tapping new sources of revenue.
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Agile Remote Cameras PTZ protocol included in latest software from disguise Posted: 22/02/2019
Agile Remote Cameras PTZ protocol included in latest software from disguise

disguise has launched the latest version of its award-winning software, used to design, sequence and control live shows and experiences. Version r15.2 now includes integrations with Agile Remote Cameras’ range of PTZ cameras, enabling live video feeds from the discreet PTZ cameras to be used as part of the visuals on impressive live events. The ARC360 cameras were chosen for integration thanks to a customer-driven implementation request from Universal Pixels, who requested this for a large event.

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CP Communications Launches Red House Streaming Business Unit for IP Acquisition and Bonded Cellular Coverage at NYC Marathon Posted: 28/11/2018
CP Communications Launches Red House Streaming Business Unit for IP Acquisition and Bonded Cellular Coverage at NYC Marathon
Specialized smart cars with content acquisition and streaming technologies play key role in achieving 100 percent video and audio coverage through the five boroughs
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Riedels Bolero Wireless Intercom Brings Auto Racing Home for BBC Radio Listeners Posted: 14/09/2018
Riedels Bolero Wireless Intercom Brings Auto Racing Home for BBC Radio Listeners
Riedel Communications’ Bolero wireless intercom and Artist digital matrix intercom system are playing a unique role in BBC Radio’s coverage of a global, open-wheel auto racing series. Taking advantage of Bolero’s high audio quality, on-location production crew members for USP Content use the beltpack with an external mic to transmit live, on-air audio for the radio broadcasts of races throughout Europe and beyond.
Tags: Riedel Communications | wireless communications | intercom systems | live events | pro AV | real-time audio networks | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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French National Assembly Deploys Comprehensive Signal Communications Backbone Based on Riedel MediorNet Posted: 14/09/2018
French National Assembly Deploys Comprehensive Signal Communications Backbone Based on Riedel MediorNet
The French National Assembly has installed a comprehensive, all-fiber signal distribution and communications backbone based on Riedel Communications solutions. The French National Assembly is at the heart of the country’s democracy, representing the people, making laws, and controlling government actions.
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