NAB 2020: FOR-A Processors Provide Conversion Options for Multi-Format Productions

Date: 04/03/2020
NAB 2020: FOR-A Processors Provide and nbsp;Conversion Options for Multi-Format Productions

FOR-A Corporation of America will showcase its processing solutions at the 2020 NAB Show (Booth C5016), which runs April 19-22 in Las Vegas, Nev. Designed to support today’s multi-format production environments, FOR-A’s multi-purpose signal processors and frame rate converters offer a variety of features to improve live production and newsroom workflows.

“From HD to 4K and beyond, today’s broadcasters have to juggle content in multiple formats from multiple sources in multiple locations, sometimes within the same production,” said Ken Truong, President of FOR-A Corporation of America. “At NAB, FOR-A is devoting an area of our booth to signal processing solutions, so content creators and distributors can find the right solutions for their conversion requirements.”

The versatile FA-9600 multi-purpose signal processor, which was featured at a world rugby event in October, will be used again by premiere broadcasters at the 2020 Tokyo summer games. Ideal for transmission centers, mobile production vehicles, production studios, and news stations, the compact FA-9600 simplifies all types of video conversion, and has been highly evaluated for its fully compliant HDR/SDR conversion specifications. Each of its two HD/SD inputs includes a frame synchronizer, HDR and Wide Color Gamut support, and conversion of multiple formats, including 12G, 4K (UHD), 1080p, and HD/SD. Users can switch between simultaneous 4K/HD mode with single-channel up/down conversion or dual HD mode with dual-channel up/down conversion.

Designed for live HDR broadcast production, the FA-9600 also supports 3D LUT for advanced color grading. The processor features unprecedented conversion accuracy with its built-in LUTs and support of 3D LUTs for SDR-HDR, HDR-HDR, and HDR-SDR conversions in mixed SDR and HDR production environments. The flexibility of the FA-9600 also allows user LUTs to be saved for instant recall. Several SDR/HDR log curves are supported, including SDR BT.1886, SDR BT.709, HLG BT.2100, SMPTE ST 2084 (PQ), S-Log3, Canon Log 2, and Canon Log 3.

The FA-9600 supports Sony's SR Live workflow for the simultaneous creation of 4K HDR and HD HDR in live production. Plus, its 12G-SDI terminals provide support for 4K production (with optional software), while an optional expansion card provides four additional channels of 3G-SDI I/O or six channels of 12G-SDI distributed output.

For multi-channel routing and processing, the FA-505 multi-channel signal processor features five inputs and outputs, with support for 4K and simple HDR conversion. It supports 3G-SDI and HD/SD-SDI as standard, with aspect ratio conversion and up/down/cross conversion including 720p-to-1080i and 1080i-to-720p. Other features include frame sync, color correction, SNMP support, and eight-frame frame buffer that can be individually applied to each channel. The FA-505 also features versatile audio signal processing, with delay adjustment, remapping, and sampling rate converter.

FOR-A’s frame rate converters include the FRC-9100, which supports 3G, HD, and SD content, including interlace-to-progressive conversion. It also converts 16-channel embedded audio, as well as optional 16-channel AES/EBU and single or dual-channel Dolby E. With optional software, the affordable FRC-9100 supports 12G-SDI and 4K content. Other features include scene cut detection, scroll text detection/conversion, and front panel and web browser control.

The MCC-4K-A motion compensated converter offers frame rate and format conversion for 4K, 3G, and HD signals, with simultaneous 4K single link 12G/6G and quad link 3G-SDI output, plus auto detection of SMPTE ST425-5 and ITU-R BT.2020 colorimetry. It is ideal for live frame rate conversion applications, including international sports and breaking news, as well as upconversion of HD and 3G content into 4K programming. The MCC-4K-A also supports 16 channels of embedded PCM audio with delay matched to the video delay, as well as an optional Dolby E decoder and transcoder. Plus, the unit offers closed caption and timecode passing capability. An intuitive front panel with video screen offers control and confidence monitoring of 2SI or SQD output.

About FOR-A
FOR-A, a worldwide, industry-leading manufacturer, offers a wide range of broadcast and production products with a focus on cutting-edge technologies, including: HD, 4K and IP products. FOR-A continues to offer future-ready, cost effective, advanced technology solutions. Products include: video switchers, routing switchers, multi-viewers, full 4K high-speed cameras, IP encoders/decoders, multi-channel signal processors, 8K/4K/HD test signal generators, color correctors, frame synchronizers, file-based products, character generators, video servers and much more.

For a full range of HD and 4K production and processing solutions, as well as IP-based products, visit our web site at www.for-a.com.



Tags: NAB2020 | FOR-A | signal processors | frame rate converters | HDR | HD | 4K | 3D LUT | 12G-SDI | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
Submitted by Mark Pescatore (Pipeline Communications)
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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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LTN Global launches LTN Wave: an IP-based alternative to satellite distribution Posted: 28/05/2020
LTN Global launches LTN Wave: an IP-based alternative to satellite distribution

 

LTN Global, the industry leader in transformative media technology and video transport network solutions has today announced the launch of LTN Wave, a terrestrial IP-based distribution solution designed as an alternative to satellite distribution. LTN Wave brings together LTN’s transport, monitoring and control solutions to enable broadcast quality multicast distribution over IP.

LTN Wave provides customers with access to the benefits of IP distribution while still maintaining existing satellite-driven workflows. This enables a seamlessly integrated combination of workflows to maximize revenue-generating potential for content. Whether replacing satellite completely or implementing backhaul or secondary paths in a hybrid distribution approach, channel owners and content networks can leverage the power of LTN’s state-of-the-art IP-based video workflow solutions to reliably and efficiently transport their content from sources to destinations over the fully-managed and highly-secure LTN Network.

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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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The Switch launches cloud-based TV Production-as-a-Service to deliver industry and rsquo;s most flexible and comprehensive live production platform Posted: 28/05/2020
The Switch launches cloud-based TV Production-as-a-Service to deliver industry and rsquo;s most flexible and comprehensive live production platform

The Switch, the platform for the production and global delivery of live video, has launched MIMiC, an on-demand cloud-based production-as-a-service offering that gives broadcasters, streaming services, rights holders and enterprises access to remote production capabilities for live and virtual events of all sizes. Content producers can now leverage The Switch’s unique combination of agile cloud production capability and global network reach to cost-effectively meet increasing demand for efficient and flexible broadcast quality production and for social media engagement for any live event. 

Tags: broadcasting | production | cloud | ondemand
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Interactive YouTube Game Show Quizuna Relies on ATEM Mini Pro for Live Streaming Posted: 28/05/2020
Interactive YouTube Game Show Quizuna Relies on ATEM Mini Pro for Live Streaming

ATEM Mini Pro is being used to power the recently premiered interactive talk and quiz show, “Quizuna.” The show, which is the first of its kind on YouTube in Japan, is hosted by Japanese Hollywood actress Ikumi Yoshimatsu and airs several times a week on her YouTube channel, “Ikumi’s Voice.”

Tags: Blackmagic | Blackmagic Design | ATEM Mini Pro | Live Streaming | YouTube | Game Show
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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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Mediacorp Singapores Upcoming Classmates Shot and Posted by Echo Entertainment Using URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Posted: 28/05/2020
Mediacorp Singapores Upcoming Classmates Shot and Posted by Echo Entertainment Using URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve

Blackmagic Design today announced that Singapore based Echo Entertainment used URSA Mini Pro G2 cameras shooting in Blackmagic RAW to capture the first season of Mediacorp Singapore’s upcoming TV dramedy “Classmates.” Echo Entertainment also used DaVinci Resolve Studio for color correction and VFX work, with the DaVinci Resolve Fairlight page used for audio editing.

Echo Entertainment, established in 2010, is a Singapore based motion picture company that handles television dramas of all genres, corporate videos, commercials and other multi camera productions. They provide all aspects of production and post production, from storyboarding to shooting and post production.

Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | Fairlight | DaVinci Resolve | URSA Mini Pro | Filmmaking | Post Production
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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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RTV Slovenia Expands Partnership with Dalet to Transform End-to-End News Workflows for Radio and TV with Dalet Galaxy five Posted: 27/05/2020
RTV Slovenia Expands Partnership with Dalet to Transform End-to-End News Workflows for Radio and TV with Dalet Galaxy five

Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today announced that RTV Slovenia will migrate its entire news operations to Dalet Galaxy five. A Dalet radio customer for more than 25 years, Slovenia’s national broadcaster is expanding its partnership with Dalet to include its television news operation. The powerful Dalet Galaxy five platform will serve as the underlying editorial and orchestration solution that manages the broadcaster’s entire news production and distribution workflow for radio and television across the production hub located in Ljubljana and throughout their regional locations in Koper and Maribor. Dalet Galaxy five will also enable RTV’s entire radio production needs. The resulting solution, which was commissioned in collaboration with Dalet Business Partner AVC, will offer a converged environment that standardizes tools and streamlines the entire news operation. The new arrangement will significantly enhance news production efficiencies across all viewing and listening platforms.

 

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CRYSTAL VISION RELEASES FEATURE-PACKED COLOUR CORRECTOR Posted: 27/05/2020
CRYSTAL VISION RELEASES FEATURE-PACKED COLOUR CORRECTOR

Crystal Vision has released its most feature-packed colour corrector and legaliser to date. The M-COCO-2 is Crystal Vision's first dual channel colour corrector, helping broadcasters save money by being 24% cheaper per channel than the company's alternative product. The M-COCO-2's ability to work with IP, with SDI or with both IP and SDI at the same time makes it the industry's first colour corrector to offer IP connectivity (supporting both SMPTE ST 2022 and ST 2110 video), while its extensive features also make it a good solution for hybrid systems as well as fully SDI installations. 

Tags: Crystal Vision | M-COCO-2 | IP colour corrector | SDI colour corrector
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The media4Kconnect now also in an uncompressed version Posted: 27/05/2020
The media4Kconnect and ndash; now also in an uncompressed version

Also new at kvm-tec is the media4Kconnect uncompressed:The perfect video transmission allows a delay-free transmission of the signals. Even extreme bit patterns are transmitted true to the original with an ultrahigh resolution 4096x2160@60Hz with 4:4:4@8bit per color, and is working in Switching Systems up to 2000 endpoints

media4Kconnect is available in different versions. As stand alone 4K Extender, uncompressed or redundant. With the unique kvm-tec modular system the media4Kconnect Extender with the ultraslim housing is unbeatable in price and performance as well as in the possible fields of application.

 

Tags: kvmtec | media4kconnect | kvmtec4future | kvmoverip
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