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Bright Installation takes on Mediaproxy products in Finland Posted: 07/01/2020
Bright Installation takes on Mediaproxy products in Finland

Mediaproxy, the leading provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, has appointed Bright Installation Oy as its representative in Finland. The distribution and integration company will initially focus on the Australian manufacturer's compliance and monitoring systems, including the LogServer IP logger, monitor and analyzer.

Bright Installation is a standalone company within Bright Group, a rental, installation and distribution company serving the live performance, entertainment and event markets. Bright has its headquarters in Vantaa, a city in the greater metropolitan area surrounding the Finnish capital of Helsinki, and offices in the regional cities of Tampere and Turku. It also runs subsidiaries in Sweden and Norway.

Tags: Mediaproxy | Bright Installation | IP Broadcast Solutions | LogServer | Complaince | Monitoring | Analysis | OTT | IP Logger | Streaming
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ChyronHegos Virtual Football System Earns Official FIFA Quality Certification for Virtual Offside Line Technology Posted: 18/12/2019
ChyronHegos Virtual Football System Earns Official FIFA Quality Certification for Virtual Offside Line Technology

ChyronHego today announced that its Virtual Football system has been certified as a virtual offside line technology by FIFA®, the world governing body for football. A powerful yet easy-to-use system for inserting virtual graphics onto the field, Virtual Football addresses the stringent performance requirements essential to the accurate placement of offside lines as part of the video assistant referee (VAR) workflow in football matches. Referees can rely on the technology to accurately place an offside line and help them make decisions more easily. Broadcasters and stadium entertainment teams can use it to give fans a better understanding of how and why officials make crucial decisions throughout the game.

"ChyronHego has been at the forefront of this technology for over a decade and has made several exciting enhancements to Virtual Football specifically for offside line placement within the VAR workflow," said Niall Hendry, product manager, sports, at ChyronHego. "We have optimized calibration speed and workflow, as well as field and lens parameters, and we've also enabled selection from multiple angles to improve accuracy and streamline the user workflow."

 

Tags: ChyronHego | Virtual Football System | FIFA Quality Certification | video assistant referee | VAR
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Technicolor uses Baselight to create light and shade in His Dark Materials Posted: 18/12/2019
Technicolor uses Baselight to create light and shade in His Dark Materials

One of the most awaited drama series of 2019, His Dark Materials, produced by Bad Wolf for BBC and HBO, was finished at Technicolor in London. With a story set in a parallel universe that seems like the Britain of a century ago, and with fantastic elements such as giant armoured polar bears and ever-present “daemons” – animal representations of the human soul – the production is a tour de force of visual effects, and therefore somewhat demanding of the colourist, Jean-Clément Soret.

“Over the eight episodes of series one there were four directors and DoPs,” Soret explained. “Justin Brown was DoP for the first two episodes, and I had worked with him a lot in the past on commercials so we had a strong understanding of where we wanted to go. I was really happy to be able to collaborate with him again.

“Justin shot some tests – with the real locations, actors and costumes – in both 35mm and digital,” he continued. “It always surprises me how different film looks! What the tests did was allow us to create a core feel. The decision was also made to add a bit of subtle film grain throughout the episodes. The Technicolor colour science team in LA then created a LUT for Baselight, which gave us that same film feel with the digital footage.”

One of the challenges of the story – based on a trilogy of novels from Philip Pullman – is that each human character has a daemon, and humans are rarely seen on screen without their daemons around them. That meant a large number of VFX shots to insert the CGI daemons. “I found that when it came to the integration of the VFX, contrast and colour was key. The film LUT, together with the control of sharpness and softness from Baselight, was a great help.”

The first series – based on Northern Lights, the opening novel of the trilogy – moves from an Oxford college bathed in warm sunshine to “The North”, Pullman’s name for the Arctic, where the first battles take place. “We may have set the feel in the first episode, but the story develops through different worlds and different eras, so the grade naturally develops,” Soret said.

“With different directors and DoPs across the series, the colourist has to provide the backbone of the look, to create consistency while respecting each cinematographer,” he added. “Baselight allowed me to set the key looks then develop them naturally, freeing me from a constrained palette and allowing us to create a convincing visualisation of this rich and complex story.”

As well as remarkable creative control, the Baselight grading facilities at Technicolor also provided critical support in the workflow, by giving free access to all the raw footage from the series as well as the VFX shots as they developed. The practicalities of creating eight hours of premium drama in a television timescale meant that grading on specific episodes took place when directors and DoPs were available for supervision. That meant that Jean-Clément Soret could be working on three or four episodes at any one time.

The result is an engaging, enthralling drama that looks ravishing and chilling in turn. This first series is broadcast on BBC1 and HBO in November and December, while the second series is already in production.

Tags: FilmLight. Technicolor | Baselight | His Dark Materials | colour grading | Jean-Clément Soret | Justin Brown | Philip Pullman | colour science | creative control | colour consistency | convincing visualisation | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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NEP Connect Celebrates Providing Connectivity for Top-Level Womens Sports Posted: 20/11/2019
NEP Connect Celebrates Providing Connectivity for Top-Level Women and rsquo;s Sports

 

NEP Connect (formerly SIS LIVE), the leader in critical broadcast connectivity, has provided satellite and Anylive® fibre solutions to major UK broadcast clients to enable global coverage of a host of top-flight women’s sports events, including major tournaments and global championships for football, cricket and netball.

NEP Connect provided satellite capacity for a host broadcaster of the women’s global football championship held in Paris earlier in the year. NEP’s IBC operation took feeds from the HBS, both 1080p50 and UHD, recording them as well as routing them to both the broadcasters HQ Los Angeles and the studio set-up based out of NEP UK’s UHD OB truck, Aurora, overlooking the Eiffel Tower at Cafe de l'Homme. NEP also provided standards conversion for the circuits that went directly to transmission at Pico, both in 1080p and UHD, as well as return circuits. Circuits travelled directly to and from LA where the main EVS operation was located, as well as a route via the IBC to allow local switching and redundancy.

The women’s England-Australia cricket tournament utilised NEP Connect’s Anylive network that connects 18 UK cricket venues. The Anylive network connects 240+ of the UK’s leading entertainment and sports venues and stadiums, broadcasters, network operators, channel aggregators and major switching centres. Coverage of a global netball competition held in

Tags: NEP | SIS LIVE | IBC
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DSA Joins the Gigabit Broadband Movement with Harmonics CableOS Solution Posted: 04/11/2019
DSA Joins the Gigabit Broadband Movement with Harmonics CableOS Solution

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that DSA, a nonprofit antenna association that offers cable services in Denmark, will power its new Gigabit internet services with Harmonic's CableOS™ virtualized cable access solution. Featuring a scalable, software-based architecture, the CableOS solution will enable DSA to overcome the space, power and operational complexities typically associated with hardware while unleashing blazing-fast broadband speeds for its customers. Harmonic's local CableOS-certified partner, Infowise, will provide strategic consultation to help ensure a streamlined deployment.

"Consumer demand for faster internet speeds is growing, and the most practical way to address that trend is by moving to DOCSIS 3.1," said Henrik Lindholm, chairman of DSA. "Harmonic's CableOS solution will ensure our smooth transition to DOCSIS 3.1, allowing us to efficiently and cost-effectively increase broadband capacity through a flexible architecture to support the deployment of R-PHY in the future. It's a win-win situation for our customers, who will gain access to higher speed internet service without seeing any extra cost."

Tags: DSA | Harmonic | CableOS | virtualized cable access | Infowise | DOCSIS 3.1
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Netflixs French-Language Original Series Osmosis Shot with Cooke S7 i Posted: 16/10/2019
Netflix and rsquo;s French-Language Original Series Osmosis Shot with Cooke S7 i

Imagine that in the not too distant future, a dating app could match you with your soulmate by mining the data in your brain. That’s the premise of Osmosis, the French-language original series from Netflix; however, things don’t always go as planned. Cinematographer Jean-François Hensgens was chosen by Netflix to shoot the first six episodes of the eight-episode series with multiple directors, including Julius Berg, Pierre Aknine and Mona Achache, while maintaining visual and artistic continuity from episode to episode.

Tags: Cooke | S7/i | Netflix | Osmosis | Hensgens
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Harmonic Advances CableOS Solution with Expanded Cloud-Native and New FTTH Capabilities Posted: 01/10/2019
Harmonic Advances CableOS Solution with Expanded Cloud-Native and New FTTH Capabilities
Harmonic today announced further innovative advancements to its groundbreaking CableOS™ solution. Designed from the ground up as cloud-native, the CableOS platform and applications add powerful scalability, resiliency and data-center agility capabilities. This new version also includes both containerized DOCSIS CMTS and passive optical network (PON) applications, enabling converged delivery of broadband-over-cable and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services.
Tags: Harmonic | CableOS | Cloud-Native | FTTH | DOCSIS CMTS | PON | broadband-over-cable | fiber-to-the-home
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Mediaproxy to demonstrate 8k capability, interactivity features and exception-based monitoring at NAB Show New York 2019 Posted: 01/10/2019
Mediaproxy to demonstrate 8k capability, interactivity features and exception-based monitoring at NAB Show New York 2019
Mediaproxy, the leading provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, is bringing the latest version of its LogServer IP logging, monitoring and analysis system to the NAB Show New York from 16 to 17 October on booth N550.
Tags: Mediaproxy | NAB Show New York | LogServer | OTT | Compliance | Monitoring | Analysis | 8k | Exception Based Monitoring | QC | QoE | SMPTE ST 2110
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Comporium Migrates to Distributed Access Architecture with Harmonic CableOS Solution Posted: 27/09/2019
Comporium Migrates to Distributed Access Architecture with Harmonic CableOS Solution

Harmonic today announced that Comporium, a leading cable operator in South Carolina, is powering its DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit broadband services with a virtualized cable access solution from Harmonic. Featuring a scalable, software-based architecture, Harmonic's CableOS™ solution provides Comporium with a cost-effective solution for delivering cutting-edge internet and video services through a distributed access architecture (DAA).

Tags: Comporium | Distributed Access Architecture | Harmonic | CableOS | Virtualized Cable Access | DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit
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PMC Monitors Make Waves At High Seas Studio in South Africa Posted: 18/09/2019
PMC Monitors Make Waves At High Seas Studio in South Africa
PMC’s introduction of a cost effective nearfield monitoring solution that didn’t compromise the company’s reputation for sonic quality couldn’t have come at a better time for High Seas Studio, a private recording facility in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tags: PMC Speakers | result6 | High Seas Studio | Jacques Du Plessis
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PRESS RELEASE: Imagine Products Release TrueCheck Posted: 09/09/2019
PRESS RELEASE: Imagine Products Release TrueCheck

TrueCheck is the Industry’s Only All-in-One Tool for File Comparison, Search, Report, and Verification

With a combination of capabilities including a unique comparison feature available nowhere else, TrueCheck helps anyone who handles large numbers of files to ensure mirror images, verify data integrity, generate reports for themselves or others, and so much more.

Tags: ImagineProducts | PolarGraphics | TrueCheck | IBCshow | IBC2019 | FileAnalysis | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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SIS deploys Simplestream Media Manager to Distribute Live Sports Video Globally over the cloud Posted: 05/09/2019
SIS deploys Simplestream Media Manager to Distribute Live Sports Video Globally over the cloud

Simplestream, the leader in live, live-2-VOD and on-demand OTT services, today announced that Simplestream Media Manager is to be deployed by SIS (Sports Information Services) to distribute live horse and greyhound racing video globally to its customers.

Tags: Simplestream | SIS | Sports Information Services | live-2-VOD | Media Manager | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Quincy Media installs Mediaproxy LogServer as part of next generation compliance and logging system Posted: 14/08/2019
Quincy Media installs Mediaproxy LogServer as part of next generation compliance and logging system
Mediaproxy, the leading provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, announces that Quincy Media is to implement the LogServer compliance logging and off-air monitoring platform as part of a major overhaul of its monitoring and compliance operations.
Tags: Mediaproxy | Quincy Media | LogServer | Compliance | Monitoring | Analysis | OTT
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Stewart Filmscreen to Showcase Stylish and Customizable Projection Screen Systems at CEDIA Expo 2019 Posted: 01/08/2019
Stewart Filmscreen to Showcase Stylish and Customizable Projection Screen Systems at CEDIA Expo 2019

Stewart Filmscreen, the only two-time Academy Award®-winning manufacturer of professional projection screens and reference-standard projection screen materials for the audiovisual industry, today announced its product lineup for CEDIA Expo 2019, Sept. 10-14 in Denver. The long-acknowledged leader in quality and innovation will be featuring on-site demonstrations and showcasing its latest offerings in projection screen systems.

Tags: Stewart Filmscreen | Customizable Projection Screen | CEDIA Expo 2019 | Screen Assistant CPQ | Luxus | Balón | CineCurve
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Argosy Announces Intelligent Switching Partnership with Allied Telesis Posted: 23/07/2019
Argosy Announces Intelligent Switching Partnership with Allied Telesis

Argosy, a leading international supplier of broadcast cables and infrastructure products, has announced a strategic partnership with networking specialist, Allied Telesis. The collaboration brings a new range of intelligent switching equipment to the broadcast industry, promising to simplify and better control networks through automation, in a world where network management has become increasingly critical and complex.

Tags: Argosy | Allied Telesis | broadcast cables | infrastructure products | high-performance networking | data integrity | intelligent switching | network management | x950 series | Chris Smeeton | stackable | Stephen Webber | IBC 2019 | MKM Marketing Communications | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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