Minnesota House of Representatives Modernizes Live Streams with AJA HELO Posted: 04/11/2019
Minnesota House of Representatives Modernizes Live Streams with AJA HELO

With millions of daily visitors, YouTube has become an ideal platform for government agencies to keep the public apprised of breaking legislative developments. Content traditionally reserved for public TV or meeting rooms is now increasingly being live streamed, as the Minnesota House of Representatives is showing. House Public Information Services, a non-partisan office of the Minnesota House of Representatives, broadcasts select meetings live on PBS and cable when the House is in session, but also delivers a live stream of every meeting room to YouTube, relying on AJA’s HELO to stream meeting content to potential viewers 24/7.

Looking to enhance the accessibility and quality of each stream, House Public Information ServicesEngineering Director Michael Simonds recently modernized the agency’s workflow, bringing streaming in house and upgrading image quality from SD to HD. “HD is everywhere now, and before using HELO, our feeds were downconverted from 1080i and streamed in SD to our website using a third-party service. That level of quality just wasn’t cutting it anymore, especially for the cost, but fortunately technology like HELO has made it easy and affordable to stream HD content to better cater to audience viewing habits,” shared Simonds. “With HELO, we can live stream high quality content straight to YouTube, so anyone who is interested in meetings or debates on important issues can open up the YouTube app, find the stream they want to view and tune in directly from their computers, phones or other portable devices; it’s improved the viewer experience and saved us a ton on streaming costs.”

HELO’s support for closed captioning was another key consideration in the workflow overhaul, as the office strives to be ADA compliant for the public. Latency also played a large factor in the decision. “HELO’s closed captioning support is huge and a major reason we decided to go with it,” noted Simonds. “The devices have also helped us reduce latency by nearly 90 percent– going from one minute to five seconds; that’s a noticeable improvement and perfect for the kind of talking heads content we’re covering.”

Tags: Streaming | government video | ProAV | HELO
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NETIA to Help Organizations Manage, Index and Archive Critical Audiovisual Data Posted: 24/10/2016
NETIA to Help Organizations Manage, Index and Archive Critical Audiovisual Data

NETIA, a leading provider of media automation and asset management software, today announced that, in response to the changing communications needs of businesses across the world, it is now offering Media Assist Suite to organizations beyond the broadcast industry. NETIA Media Assist Suite is a modular and integrated solution that meets the vast and increasingly urgent critical data and information needs of any company, in any market sector. The software suite includes automation, media asset and workflow management, as well as media logging and monitoring solutions. 

Tags: NETIA | MediaAssist | MAM | automation | Data | PROAV | non-broadcast
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Argosy makes its debut at Essential Install Live North Posted: 26/09/2016
Argosy makes its debut at Essential Install Live  North

Argosy, a leading international supplier of HD cables and infrastructure products, is joining this years Essential Install Live! North show (Stand no 11, Event City, Manchester, 12th October 2016) with a broad portfolio of products aimed at pro audio recording and commercial proAV applications.

Tags: Argosy | Essential Live! North | proAV | Belden | ATEN | IEWC
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Talking Tech: The Gadget Show Live 2015 Posted: 29/04/2015
Talking Tech: The Gadget Show Live 2015
April saw the return of The Gadget Show Live 2015 to The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham, including the famous Super Theatre performances. During these live one hour shows, presenters from the series reviewed the latest consumer technology, took on challenges and performed high octane stunts. For the fifth consecutive show, Fonix LED Limited, who were tasked with supplying the visual and structural elements for the live shows, supplied LED screens and a live production workflow featuring Blackmagics ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K.
Tags: ProAV | Video Production | Blackmagic Design | Live Events
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TNDV Applies Diverse Mobile Production Skillset for Academy of Country Music Events Posted: 19/05/2014
TNDV Applies Diverse Mobile Production Skillset for Academy of Country Music Events

TNDV has five mobile production trucks and several flypacks crossing the country every week, with production teams working across multiple cities and locations on any given day. Occasionally, the stars align and several TNDV productions converge on the same city on the same date. This was the case in April, when the company sent its two largest trucks and a flypack to Las Vegas for three shoots, each with very diverse production requirements across live TV, post and professional AV environments.

Tags: TNDV | nashville | las vegas | academy of country music | party for a cause | entertainment | mobile production | broadcast | image magnification | proAV | live production | video production | HDTV | audio production | cameras | flybacks | trucks | outside broadcast | OB | nic dugger
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Xite Network Delivers Broadcast Television Programming with AJA Io XT Posted: 12/04/2012
Xite Network Delivers Broadcast Television Programming with AJA Io XT

Amsterdam-based broadcaster Xite delivers music programming and video on-demand via cable and IPTV networks throughout most of Holland and the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium. Every week, Xite also produces about three hours of original programming including a Friday show that highlights the best performing videos, concert specials, festival reviews, artist interviews, and more, and plans to further expand their content delivery in the future. Despite the volume of programming broadcast, Xite runs a relatively small operation, with a broadcast technology infrastructure that entails a Mac Mini running ToolsOnAirs software with AJA Video System's Io XT portable I/O device connected via Thunderbolt with SDI out to deliver the signal. 

Tags: Xite | AJA | Io XT | Mac Mini | Thunderbolt | ToolsOnAir | Broadcast | ProAV
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AJA Ships UDC Up Down Cross Mini-Converter Posted: 05/04/2012
AJA Ships UDC Up Down Cross Mini-Converter Cost-Efficient, Compact UDC Converts Between SD, HD and 3G Formats to Support Professional Video Workflows
Tags: AJA Video Systems | UDC | Up/Down/Cross-Conversion Mini-Converter | MiniConfig | Mac | PC | SD | HD | 3G | Broadcast | ProAV | NAB 2012 | NAB 2012
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