Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, has announced the debut of Version 1.1 of its iTX Render Service for Adobe® After Effects® CS6 software. The iTX Render Service is a marked departure from traditional methods of graphics creation that now unleashes the full creative power of After Effects CS6 within Mirandas iTX playout platform workflow.
iTX Render Service for Adobe After Effects removes existing barriers to graphics creativity by enabling the use of After Effects as a launch pad for graphic innovation, limited only by the imagination of the author.
Rather than relying on a real-time character generator to play back graphics templates, the iTX Render Service automates and manages fully rendered After Effects graphics, making them immediately ready for playout from either the iTX platform or Mirandas Vertigo Suite of graphics automation and asset management tools. Media can be previewed and verified before airing via Mirandas web-based, browser-agnostic SmartClient content preparation tool. Once approved, clips air exactly as rendered, precisely as scheduled, every time. This vastly reduces the potential for errors as opposed to traditional real-time rendering routines.
In addition to the removal of creative constraints and the inherent limitations of individual channel branding devices - another of the multiple benefits of the iTX Render Service is that operations, promotion and technical management departments profit from the ability to publish rich graphics to multiple channels using the same graphics workflow, all from a single platform. There is no longer any need to buy additional hardware for each channel, which is a major benefit for broadcasters and playout operators of any size.
The iTX Render Service can be retrofitted to any existing iTX-handled channel, or added as an option to new deployments of iTX or Vertigo Suite graphics tools.
Additionally, Belden Executive Vice President Denis Suggs will offer his perspectives as part of a panel discussion on Mergers & Acquisitions, Valuation Perspectives from Industry Executives during the Media Technology: Strategy and Evaluation session on Sunday April 7, from 3:10-3:45 PM in North Hall rooms N239/N241.
Sam Pemberton, CEO of Softel, will present a technical paper entitled Intelligent Uses of Speech Analysis Tools in the Ancillary Data, Metadata and Captioning Areas of Broadcast to Reduce Costs and Cater to Dramatically Increased Media Throughout as part of the Television Quality Assurance strand on Tuesday April 9, from 9:00-9:30 AM in S227.
CBC Director of Media Presentation Scott Stewardson and CBC Director of Media Engineering Jeff Vella feature Mirandas iTX Playout Platform prominently in a technical paper Integrated Content Presentation at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday April 9, from 2:00-3:00 PM in S228.
Sara Kudrle, product marketing manager at Miranda, will present an NAB technical paper entitled Fingerprints for Measuring and Correcting A/V Syncronization on Wednesday April 10, from 10:30-11:00 AM in S227 and she will also participate in three sessions at the PBS TechCon 13, taking place at Planet Hollywood from April 3-5. Also at TechCon 13, Peter Wharton product manager for Telecast Fiber Solutions , will present The Future of Core Station Technology: A Tale of Three Cities from 4:00-5:20 PM in Melrose Rooms 1&2.