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Mo-Sys Launch U50 Remote Camera Control Head for Box Lenses Posted: 02/06/2020
Mo-Sys Launch U50 Remote Camera Control Head for Box Lenses

Mo-Sys Engineering, a global leader in real time camera tracking and remote systems, today announced the launch of U50. Designed and manufactured during the lockdown period, the U50 is a heavy-duty remote head that enables camera operators to safely return to work and control the biggest box lenses and heaviest broadcast camera set-ups remotely.

Offering the ultimate for camera remote control and remote production, U50 combats the current challenges and unique requirements in the Covid-19 affected world. Making it possible to operate large box lenses and cameras remotely, U50 achieves the same precision and agility when camera operators are controlling manually and on-site. With no other remote head capable of smoothly and quickly operating box lenses and with on-site production crews dramatically decreasing, this innovation offers a new solution to tackle current challenges.

Danny Zemanek, Freelance Camera Operator explained, “Previously remote production technology was an additional cost for broadcasters, but now it is essential to ensure camera operators can work safely. The U50 remote head from Mo-Sys represents a new way that operators can control big box lenses with the same precision and agility that we have come to expect.”

Tags: Mo-Sys | Camera Tracking | Remote Systems | U50 | Remote Head | Camera Control | Box Lenses | Remote Production | Backlash free drives | Telephoto lenses | U-shape space frame | Mo-sys TimeCam | Pan and tilt motors | high bandwidth | robotics | film remote heads
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TVU Networks and rsquo; New Feature for Social Production Enables Real-time Virtual Communication and Interaction Among Production Crew and Talent Posted: 29/05/2020
TVU Networks and rsquo; New Feature for Social Production Enables Real-time Virtual Communication and Interaction Among Production Crew and Talent

With Partyline from TVU Networks call participants can achieve a unique level of communication and interaction from remote locations as though they were in the same physical studio while producing live and pre-recorded programming. Partyline enables production personnel, talent and tools to collaborate remotely in real time with full HD video quality and perfectly synchronized audio and video. Partyline is making its debut as an integrated part of award-winning TVU Producer, a simple and scalable cloud-based solution for broadcast quality production and will also be incorporated within the TVU ecosystem for use with other TVU solutions.

“The global COVID pandemic has shifted the dynamic of TV production collaboration, requiring talent and technical staff to produce programming from their living rooms,” explains TVU Networks’ CEO Paul Shen. “Professional broadcasters require the ability to interact in real-time while producing programs in fully synchronized and broadcast quality audio and video. When achieved, that’s what we’re calling social production. It should be as close to in-person communication and interaction as possible. Producers shouldn’t have to settle for something that makes creating their important work more cumbersome.”

Tags: remote production | video over ip | TVU Networks | IP
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Intinor to Demonstrate How to Do Remote Production in Live Webinars With Skaarhoj Posted: 21/05/2020
Intinor to Demonstrate How to Do Remote Production in Live Webinars With Skaarhoj

Intinor Technology, Sweden’s leading developer of products and solutions for high quality video over the internet, will be demonstrating how to do remote production in a series of live webinars with Danish company Skaarhoj, manufacturers of universal broadcast control panels. The aim is to showcase how the remote production tools from both Intinor and Skaarhoj complement each other to give a flexible, secure workflow for live production using a variety of different content sources and locations.

Interest in remote production workflows (or REMI) has been on the increase for some time now already. Even before the current global social distancing requirements created an added incentive for broadcasting companies to seek an alternative to the traditional travel-dependent methods of production, the economic and productivity benefits that REMI offers enables companies to more easily meet the rising demand for live content.

Tags: Intinor | SKAARHOJ | Remote Production | Control Panels | live production | workflows | REMI | PTZ Camera | live video | SRT | RTMP | BRT Bifrost error correction | adaptive bitrate | ARQ | network Bonding | IP
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Cinegy partners with US Broadcast to promote software-based solutions in North America Posted: 20/05/2020
Cinegy partners with US Broadcast to promote software-based solutions in North America

Cinegy, the global leader for broadcast playout software in the cloud has announced a new partnership with New Hampshire-based US Broadcast, a broadcast distributor that uses its channel marketing and technical skill sets to tailor sales for the North American market.

US Broadcast CTO Eric Pratt said, "US Broadcast is currently busy aiding resellers and customers with the technical challenges of connecting video and audio workflows, using our expertise in IP video and remote production to solve their problems. Lately, we’ve had an increase in enquiries with customers looking for help bridging the distance between contributors and production and we’re finding Cinegy’s software-based solutions are particularly relevant at this time.”

Tags: Cinegy | Broadcast Playout Software | US Broadcast | Workflows | IP | Remote Production | SRT | ingest | playout | Cinegy TV Pack | Cinegy Air PRO | Cinegy Titler | Cinegy Capture | Cinegy Multiviewer | Cinegy Live PRO IP Video Switcher | Cinegy Convert | Cinegy Player
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ASG Ships Remote Production Kits as Clients Face At-Home Content Creation Challenges Posted: 11/05/2020
ASG Ships Remote Production Kits as Clients Face At-Home Content Creation Challenges

Advanced Systems Group has shipped more than 120 remote production kits to its clients over the past two months, as content creators have continued to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“The broadcast technical community has stepped up with creative solutions to enable video production to continue outside of traditional studio environments, and corporate communications professionals have followed suit,” said Dave Van Hoy, president of ASG. “As an industry, we have learned the importance of providing high-quality equipment for content creators working from home. Our remote production kits are helping clients produce professional results despite the inherent limitations of at-home productions.”

Designed to accommodate various levels of expertise, ASG’s remote production kits collect the equipment necessary to produce and stream professional video content, including lighting kits, laptops, high-quality microphones, and DSLR cameras with desktop tripods and prompters. While working around current equipment inventory shortages, ASG works with clients to customize each kit to meet the workflow requirements of specific production team members. 

ASG also provides training and best practices as needed for on-camera talent who are now responsible for their own production support. Units are available now and can be shipped directly to the homes of content creators.

Tags: remote production | at-home production | broadcast | corporate video | systems integrator
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Live Coverage During the COVID-19 Crisis - German Broadcaster Deutsche Welle Deploys LiveU technology for Remote Productions from Home Offices Posted: 05/05/2020
Live Coverage During the COVID-19 Crisis - German Broadcaster Deutsche Welle Deploys LiveU technology for Remote Productions from Home Offices

The foreign news channel Deutsche Welle, headquartered in Germany, is relying more than ever on LiveU’s mobile IP broadcasting technology to maintain and expand its global live coverage during the current coronavirus crisis. While the delivery of trustworthy news in real-time remains the first priority, Deutsche Welle’s worldwide reporters and correspondents are working under difficult conditions with many of them being locked down at home and unable to access a studio. This is why Deutsche Welle draws on LiveU equipment even more frequently than usual these days for flexible, location-independent production solutions. As an early adopter of innovative broadcast technology, the station has been building a comprehensive LiveU infrastructure with the help of Netorium, LiveU’s local partner in Germany.

Tags: News | Smartphone | cellular bonding | remote production
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Texas A and M Goes IP with Imagine Communications for Integrated Sports Production Posted: 28/04/2020
Texas A and amp;M Goes IP with Imagine Communications for Integrated Sports Production

12th Man Productions, the sports broadcast and post facility for Texas A&M University, has moved to IP connectivity to provide a common production platform for all its sports venues. A cornerstone of the new installation is the Selenio™ Network Processor (SNP) from Imagine Communications.

The A&M campus in College Station, Texas, incorporates seven sports venues, spread across the site, which host as many as 110 events a year. As well as offering broadcast outputs from any event at any location, 12th Man Productions also provides in-stadium big screen entertainment and information. The football stadium, Kyle Field, was rebuilt in 2014, and as part of that project, a central studio was planned.

Today, fiber circuits connect every field back to the Kyle Field stadium, allowing resources to be allocated to any venue dynamically. Four control rooms allow two venues to broadcast live, while also producing big screen shows at two more venues. This calls for a large number of feeds in each direction, supporting monitors, multiple digital signage networks and big screen replays, as well as feeds for home and visiting teams. There is also a need to provide for official replay facilities in many sports. All signals are handled as uncompressed HD, minimizing latency by eliminating the delays of compression math, and allowing for live remote production even when venues are 10 kilometers from the control room.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Texas A&M | SMPTE ST 2110 | 12th Man Productions | IP connectivity | SNP | Selenio Network Processor | live remote production | Zack Bacon | Cassidy Phillips | MKM Marketing Communications | MKM Marcomms
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Shine TV Deploys LiveU-Powered Smartphone Rigs for ITV Doc A Very British Lockdown: Diaries from the Frontline Posted: 22/04/2020
Shine TV Deploys LiveU-Powered Smartphone Rigs for ITV Doc A Very British Lockdown: Diaries from the Frontline

Shine TV, part of the Endemol Shine Group, has created an innovative documentary about these difficult times using LiveU’s LU-Smart mobile app to do so, fully adhering to current COVID-19 lockdown rules in the UK. Called A Very British Lockdown: Diaries from the Frontline, which aired on April 21st on ITV, one of the UK’s main terrestrial channels, it follows NHS staff, nursing home workers as well as members of the public to reflect the reality of current lives.

Executive Producer Tom Hutchings at Shine TV, says, “A lot of productions have been put on hold, for obvious reasons. Networks are now faced with finding content to fill their schedules. Production companies are trying their best not to shut up shop, adjusting to new ways of working to make compelling TV in the current climate while adhering to government restrictions. This is what we have done with this documentary, creating TV simply with LiveU technology that provides a real cross section of what’s happening. It means we can stay safe and ensure we capture great content. Everything in the film – with the exception of GVs (general views) – was shot through the app.”

Drawing on their experience in making technically challenging productions such as Celebrity Hunted and The Heist, which utilised LiveU’s technology, Shine TV began to develop a workflow to allow remote filming by members of the public while maintaining editorial quality.

Tags: Cellular bonding | smartphone | remote production | ITV
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LiveU Remote At-Home Production Helps Tencent Bring Speed Skating Race Live to Viewers in China Posted: 31/03/2020
LiveU Remote At-Home Production Helps Tencent Bring Speed Skating Race Live to Viewers in China

Following the International Skating Union (ISU)’s postponement of the 2020 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in South Korea, the China Short Track Speed Skating team decided to go ahead and organize a ‘Simulation Game of the ISU Championships’ in Beijing. Tencent Sports, the main broadcaster responsible for the live production and public broadcast, turned to LiveU to implement a remote production solution, deploying only the necessary equipment on site, including the cameras and wireless transmission units. All the rest, including production, contribution and distribution, was handled by Tencent personnel back in the studio in Tencent’s technical center.

This was challenging work within the strict limitations of the COVID-19 outbreak. The event organizer closed the stadium, didn’t allow an audience to minimize the risk of people gathering in one place, and limited the number of essential staff onsite. Tencent Sports used four LiveU LU600 HEVC bonding units, which provided solid high-quality live video streams with low delay. All the streaming came to a single high-density LiveU server, with the same delay, optimizing LiveU’s Precision Timing™ in its at-home production solution. With support from China Unicom, 5G signal was also available in the field – all the LiveU units combined both 4G and 5G connectivity to ensure optimal streaming conditions.

Tags: Sport | remote production | 5G | cellular bonding
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LIVEU NAB 2020 PREVIEW Posted: 29/01/2020
LIVEU NAB 2020 PREVIEW LiveU is taking center court to demonstrate the latest IP technology poised to change the rules of the game for broadcasters, sports producers, and content creators. This year, visitors to the LiveU booth will be able to experience a live video production featuring a complete Wireless At-Home Production solution in the LiveU Courtside Studio. Attendees can immerse themselves in the dynamic live multi-cam basketball court and studio, shoot some hoops, and see how the entire production can be accomplished easily, affordably and in high quality using LiveU’s breakthrough IP video technology. The LiveU Courtside Studio will also host live streamed interviews with innovators in content production, plus some special surprise guests.
Tags: Cellular bonding | remote production | HEVC | content sharing
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RTVE uses TVU Nano Router to capture the live action of the Morocco Rally Posted: 07/01/2020
RTVE uses TVU Nano Router to capture the live action of the Morocco Rally

TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, announced that Spanish public broadcaster RTVE chose TVU equipment to follow the 2019 Rally of Morocco. RTVE’s coverage was a unique blend of action captured at close range with a smartphone running TVU Anywhere and more static moments shot using a standard camera setup with TVU One.

The Rally of Morocco is the most renowned rally in the country, bringing in the best racers every year. To provide viewers with an engaging live broadcast, RTVE sought a set of solutions whose versatility could match the liveliness of the rally.

RTVE found the answer in TVU Anywhere, the powerful application that turns mobile smart devices into HEVC transmitters with IS+ transmission algorithm. The Spanish broadcaster paired TVU Anywhere with the ultra-compact TVU Nano Router, which helped to ensure smooth, interruption-free transmissions by providing up to 200Mbps of secure, high-speed Internet by combining data from three different SIM providers. 

TVU One, the mobile live video transmitter with HEVC encoding, was also on standby for the event, deployed when RTVE needed to switch to a higher resolution transmission with ultra-low, sub-second latency. The combination of these TVU products helped RTVE effectively capture the fast-paced action of the 2019 Rally of Morocco, and the live broadcast was successfully aired to RTVE’s flagship website and TV channel.

Tags: TVU Networks | Remote Production | Remote Broadcasting | Live Streaming | Live Video | Live over IP | video transmitter | Mobile transmitter
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International Motor Sports Association in Talks to Use TVU RPS After Demonstration from Al Kamel Posted: 22/11/2019
International Motor Sports Association in Talks to Use TVU RPS After Demonstration from Al Kamel

Al Kamel Systems, recently demonstrated their Sports Timing and TV Graphics service, to the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) using TVU Networks TVU Remote Production System (RPS) for cost efficiency and sustainability in reducing CO2 emissions. The IMSA, North America’s premier sports car organization, is a subsidiary of NASCAR that organizes the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Michelin Pilot Challenge and more.
 
Al Kamel Systems worked with TVU Networks earlier in the year for its production of the Credit Andorrà G-Series electric car Snow Rally Championships. The company deployed TVU RPS, an at-home/REMI production solution that synchronizes multiple feeds for cost-effective production from a remote studio location. Following its success using TVU RPS for the coverage of the event, Al Kamel gave a demonstration of the same solution to IMSA.
 
IMSA had interest in using Al Kamel’s Sports Timing and TV Graphics of which TVU RPS is an integral part. The ability to set the video delay was a key advantage. Al Kamel had the opportunity to test TVU RPS at the Sebring International Raceway in Florida and with the help of TVU RPS, Al Kamel was able to deliver its Remote Time Keeping and TV Graphics to its headquarters in La Garriga, Spain. TVU RPS performed perfectly, with 2 second delay in real time.
 
“TVU RPS completely passed the test and made our demonstration a success,” said Sergi Galbany, Operations Director at Al Kamel. “We are hoping that its proven strength and reliability will continue to aid IMSA in its operations next year.”
 
“TVU is thrilled about the prospect of contributing to the production of some of the most anticipated events in the motor sports world,” said David Jorba, Managing Director, Europe at TVU Networks. “Our continued collaboration with Al Kamel is making cost-effective, powerful solutions for video production available to more and more people.”
 
TVU Networks has over 3,000 customers globally. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

Tags: TVU Networks | Remote Production | TVU RPS | Al Kamel | Sports Production | IMSA | International Motor Sports Association
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NEP UK APPOINTS NEW COMMERCIAL AND TECHNICAL LEADS Posted: 20/09/2019
NEP UK APPOINTS NEW COMMERCIAL AND TECHNICAL LEADS

NEP UK, the leading provider of outside broadcasting, fixed rig, remote production and media workflow solutions, has appointed a raft of new commercial and technical leads who will be key to accelerating growth within the expanding divisions of the world renowned company.

Tags: NEP UK | remote production | new appointments | MAM system | AR graphics solutions | NEP Worldwide Network | Richard Lancaster | Malcolm Cowan | Daragh Bass | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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GlobalConnect deploys Nevion Virtuoso and VideoIPath for remote production and contribution Posted: 19/09/2019
GlobalConnect deploys Nevion Virtuoso and VideoIPath for remote production and contribution

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has announced today that GlobalConnect has deployed Nevion Virtuoso, the software-defined media node, and Nevion VideoIPath, the orchestration and SDN control software, for remote production and contribution applications. The leading provider of fiber network, data centers and cloud solutions, is using the solution to serve leading media providers of the Danish football league, Superliga, as well as support the remote production of other sports such as handball.

Tags: Nevion | GlobalConnect | Broadcast | Remote Production
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Hitomi and Broadcast Wireless Systems will demo sync and alignment for remote production at IBC 2019 Posted: 11/09/2019
Hitomi and Broadcast Wireless Systems will demo sync and alignment for remote production at IBC 2019

Hitomi Broadcast, manufacturer of MatchBox, the industry’s leading audio video alignment toolbox, is partnering with Broadcast Wireless Systems (BWS), manufacturer of the ultra-low latency BWS NanoPRO TX camera-back transmitter, to showcase remote production capabilities featuring Hitomi’s new ‘Matchbox Glass®’ iOS app at IBC 2019.

Tags: Hitomi | MatchBox | audio video alignment | Boradcast Wireless Systems | BWS | ultra-low latency | NanoPRO TX camera- back transmitter | remote production | MatchBox Glass IOS app | IBC | Sony PXW 500 Camera | Presteigne Broadcast Hire | RF reciever | transmitters | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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