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Hitomi for near instant lip-sync alignment of mics and cameras Posted: 11/03/2020
Hitomi to host live demos showcasing their capabilities for near instant lip-sync alignment of mics and cameras at NAB.

Hitomi Broadcast, manufacturer of MatchBox, the industry’s leading audio video alignment toolbox, and the new MatchBox Glass app for near instant lip-sync alignment of mics and cameras, are leading solutions for live broadcast.

MatchBox is already used by broadcasters worldwide to ensure the timing of live sports, news and events and now, when teamed with the use of the free iOS App, Matchbox Glass, it enables quick and reliable camera line-up into truck, remote production facility or in newsgathering applications. To use, an iPhone or iPad is simply held up in shot running the Glass App. This allows the MatchBox analyser to instantly verify camera and mic timing alignment. Glass reduces a time consuming and error-prone process to a matter of seconds.

The MatchBox Analyser tool is typically situated in a master control room, studio or OB vehicle. It looks and listens for the specific Hitomi video and audio signatures produced by the hardware MatchBox Generator or MatchBox Glass App. The measurement performed by the analyser is very fast - just a few seconds - and highly effective, vastly speeding up the process and ultimately helping to eliminate the headaches and frustrations of last-minute lip-sync issues.

Hitomi Broadcast Director Russell Johnson said, “Synchronisation is often one of the last items on a field production checklist and can happen right up to going live or on-air. Often, it can be discovered too late that there are sync issues, which can be costly and, at the very least, embarrassing to resolve at the last second.”

Tags: Hitomi | NAB | LipSync | MatchBox | audio video alignment toolbox | MatchBox Glass app | Synchronisation | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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DejaSoft confirms IABM membership to further strengthen global industry presence of film tool DejaEdit Posted: 25/02/2020
DejaSoft confirms IABM and nbsp;membership to further strengthen global industry presence of film tool DejaEdit

Software development firm DejaSoft announces its membership of IABM, the international trade association for broadcast and media technology suppliers.  

DejaEdit securely synchronises files, bins and timelines between multiple edit installations across the internet. Other features include automatic synchronisation of bins and media and daily backups of a whole AVID Media Composer project and much more.

It allows multiple editors to work together on projects regardless of location. It also facilitates the efficient transfer of media data between editors and on-set “dailies” stations or VFX houses.

The DejaSoft team will present DejaEdit for the first time at NAB 2020 including a sneak preview into upcoming Version 3.0 due for release in late spring. Highlights of DejaEdit Version 3.0 include “Private” and “Global” bin sharing and many other helpful features that facilitate media file transfer across large media projects.

To arrange a meeting with DejaSoft at NAB, email nab@dejasoft.com

For access to DejaEdit tutorials and to discover the endless possibilities visit https://dejasoft.com/dejaedit/

 

 

 

 

Tags: editing | Avid | MediaComposer | NEXIS | post-production | production | VFX | DIT | synchronisation | media file sharing | collaboration | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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Viacom International Media Networks deploys Hitomi MatchBox for 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards Posted: 19/11/2019
Viacom International Media Networks deploys Hitomi MatchBox for 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards

Hitomi Broadcast, manufacturer of MatchBox, the industry’s leading audio video alignment technologies, today announced that Viacom International Media Networks Media and Technology Services (MTS) used MatchBox for the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards in Seville, Spain, on 3 November.

Viacom International MTS deployed MatchBox’s sync toolbox for the red carpet, main award show, backstage, and after-show party feeds, televised on 100+ channels worldwide from the FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre in Seville. Hosted by American singer, songwriter, and actress, Becky G, the show included a special headline performance, filmed by Viacom International the previous night at the MTV World Stage at Plaza de España in Seville, by ‘Best Rock’ nominee, Green Day.

Viacom International MTS Global Lead Systems Engineer for Studio and Production Technology, Matt Okotie, said, “Using MatchBox, I can sync signals in under a millisecond to ensure that before we go to air, lip sync is correct. This is crucial for any production, but particularly for a live, globally distributed event, so you have to be absolutely sure you get it right. That’s why I leave it to MatchBox. Basically, if MatchBox reads ‘zero’, you know that lip sync is perfect.”

Viacom International MTS used MatchBox to sync its 4K/UHD feed from Seville to London, and then on for a global sync to all the other MatchBox readers around the world.

Tags: Hitomi | Viacom | MatchBox | MTV Europe Awards | audio video alignment technologies | lip-sync | 4K | UHD | synchronisation
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Atresmedia Boosts its Playout Facilities with New Disaster Recovery from Imagine Communications Posted: 31/08/2018
Atresmedia Boosts its Playout Facilities with New Disaster Recovery from Imagine Communications

Leading Spanish commercial broadcaster Atresmedia, home of Antena 3 and other popular entertainment channels, has complemented its existing Imagine Communications Versio™ integrated playout installation by deploying a Versio-based disaster recovery playout centre. The new backup facility maintains tight synchronisation with the primary playout centre to ensure instant and seamless failover should it be necessary.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Atresmedia | Versio | playout installation | disaster recovery | backup facility | QinMedia | automated workflow | perfect synchronisation | seamless switchover | Raul Lorenzo | Mathias Eckert | IBC2018 | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Timecode Systems Joins Forces With Trew Audio to Meet Growing Demand From North America Posted: 06/03/2018
Timecode Systems Joins Forces With Trew Audio to Meet Growing Demand From North America
Timecode Systems Limited, a U.K. manufacturer of timecode synchronisation products, has extended its relationship with North American broadcast industry service provider Trew Audio as it continues to drive forward the expansion of its solutions across the United States and Canada.
Tags: Timecode Systems | Trew Audio | Demand From North America | synchronisation products
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FlashCase, Nevions ultra-lightweight frame for outdoor broadcast wins at NAB Posted: 28/04/2010
flashcase FlashCase, one of two new enclosure solutions introduced by Nevion (formerly Network/VPG) caused a stir at NAB and brought home an award for technical innovation for the leading video transport solution provider.
"Broadcasters at NAB really responded to the simplicity and versatility, as well as sophisticated feature set of FlashCase," said Nevion USA president Eugene Keane. "The use of optical fibre, overall versatility monitoring and control capabilities, all within a durable yet extremely lightweight frame proved the demand for this product. FlashCase brings a new level of performance and control to exterior housings."
Tags: flashcase | nab | video transport | nevion | embedding | signal processing | format conversion | synchronisation | WDM | CWDM | DWDM | optical multiplexing | TDM electrical multiplexing
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