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The future is video: IPV secures and pound;4m investment to accelerate global growth Posted: 06/12/2019
The future is video: IPV secures and pound;4m investment to accelerate global growth

Media asset management software provider IPV has confirmed details of new growth capital that will enable it to further expand the global reach of its acclaimed MAM product, Curator. The £4m Series A round was led by SME-focused venture capital firm Mobeus Equity Partners, with additional ongoing finance secured from Calculus Capital.

Mark Fagan, IPV CEO said, “Multiple industries are rapidly expanding their use of video but are facing significant challenges during the content creation process. Curator makes it easy to remotely edit, collaborate and publish high quality video content – enabling customers to ensure consistency of messaging and sustained audience growth via digital, online and mobile platforms.”

This capital will enable IPV to deliver the benefits of Curator to an even wider audience, expanding into areas of digital marketing, customer experience and enterprise video management.

Tags: IPV | Media Asset Management | MAM | VAM | PAM | Curator | Video Content | Video Production | Metadata Video Asset Management | Venture Capital | Investment | Mobeus Equity Partners | Calculus Capital
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Perfectly in sync: Atomos and Timecode Systems reveal first generation of a new, integrated product range at Inter BEE 2019 Posted: 14/11/2019
Perfectly in sync: Atomos and Timecode Systems reveal first generation of a new, integrated product range at Inter BEE 2019

Take a global leader in recorder-monitors and add to it the clout of a powerful wireless sync platform and you get boundless opportunities for multicamera content creation of every budget and genre. The announcement of the acquisition of Timecode Systems by Atomos a few weeks ago came with a bold promise of a new, more democratic era for multicamera video production. And at this week’s Inter BEE exhibition in Japan, the newly joined companies are showing they’re already making significant headway on delivering this vision.

For InterBEE 2019, Atomos is putting the AtomX SYNC accessory for the Ninja V centre stage. It’s the first product from the recorder-monitor leaders to include fully integrated Timecode Systems sync power. This adds advanced wireless sync and remote device control features to the Ninja V’s feature set. Attaching the module locks the connected camera into a robust, frame-accurate sync with other Ninja Vs, and also any other sound and video devices, and even compatible smartphone camera apps using Timecode Systems products.

Tags: Atomos | Timecode Systems | Multicamera Video Production | Inter BEE Japan | AtomX SYNC | Ninja V
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AJA Introduces 8K Support for HDR Image Analyzer 12G Posted: 13/11/2019
AJA Introduces 8K Support for HDR Image Analyzer 12G
AJA Video Systems has announced new 8K support for HDR Image Analyzer 12G, its powerful real-time HDR and WCG monitoring and analysis platform developed in partnership with Colorfront. The upcoming free software release will feature up to 8K/UHD2 HDR monitoring and analysis for high raster content with 12G-SDI for higher bandwidth workflows with the simplicity of single-cable connectivity.
 
HDR Image Analyzer 12G fuses AJA’s production-proven video I/O technology with powerful HDR and WCG image analysis tools from Colorfront, including waveform, histogram and vectorscope monitoring and analysis of up to 8K content over 12G-SDI for broadcast and OTT production, post, QC and mastering. Within a compact 1RU chassis, HDR Image Analyzer 12G provides users with a comprehensive toolset to monitor and analyze SDR and HDR formats, including PQ (Perceptual Quantizer) and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG). 

 

 

 

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AJA Upgrades Ki Pro GO and Ki Pro Ultra Plus Posted: 13/11/2019
AJA Upgrades Ki Pro GO and amp; Ki Pro Ultra Plus

 AJA Video Systems has introduced new upgrades for its Ki Pro Family of production-proven file-based recorders. A new v1.5 firmware update for Ki Pro GO adds timecode recording and playback, expanded primary and backup recording to all USB ports and new clip naming and segment recording. Ki Pro Ultra Plus v5.0 introduces a new Infinite Recording feature that allows the unit to act as an always running backup recorder. Both firmware updates will be available soon to customers as free downloads.

Ki Pro GO is AJA’s new portable, multi-channel H.264 recorder and player, featuring up to 4-channels of simultaneous HD and SD capture to affordable, off-the-shelf USB media. With the v1.5 firmware update, Ki Pro GO now records and plays video with timecode. The timecode can originate from an incoming SDI video’s RP188 data, be recorded as the time of date or be specified to start at a specific hour. For playback, timecode values are automatically embedded as RP188 data on Ki Pro GO’s SDI outputs. The v1.5 update also expands backup and primary recording to all five USB ports, providing users with increased flexibility to choose their desired recording destination. Additionally, the update adds new clip naming and segment recording, automatically creating a unique file name for each clip and identifying each segment of a continuous recording for extended event time needs.

 

Tags: AJA | AJA Video Systems | Video Production | Infinite Recording | Video Recording
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AJA Announces OG-12GDA-2x4 openGear 12G-SDI Distribution Amplifier Posted: 13/11/2019
AJA Announces OG-12GDA-2x4 openGear and reg; 12G-SDI Distribution Amplifier

AJA Video Systems has announced the OG-12GDA-2x4, an openGear 12G-SDI distribution amplifier, featuring support for High Dynamic Range video and Ross® DashBoard software for remote monitoring.

Designed for critical broadcast, OB truck and live event production environments, OG-12GDA-2x4 features dual-channel inputs for incoming 12G-SDI signals, with reclocking of the distributed signals to dual 4x 12G-SDI outputs. In an AJA OG-X-FR openGear frame, this allows for incredibly high density with up to 20x 12G-SDI inputs distributed to a total of 80x 12G-SDI outputs when fully loaded with ten cards.

OG-12GDA-2x4 features compatibility with OGX, OG3 and DFR-8321 openGear frames, and DashBoard software support on Windows®, macOS® and Linux® for flexible device control and monitoring over a local network or remotely.

 

Tags: AJA | AJA Video Systems | Video | Video Production | Distribution Amplifier | Remote Monitoring
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Bannister Lake Raises the Bar on IP Video Production With Chameleon NDI Player Posted: 04/04/2019
Bannister Lake Raises the Bar on IP Video Production With Chameleon NDI Player
Bannister Lake announced today that it is fully embracing the NDI® workflow with its powerful Chameleon data aggregation solution. For producers working within the NDI ecosystem, Chameleon provides a straightforward method to bring live data directly into their productions. Chameleon reads multiple data sources, including news, weather, sports, traffic, social media, and financial data content, allowing users to edit, moderate, and customize their data. Using Chameleon's Query functionality, data can be parsed at a granular level, enabling producers to select subsets of data to target viewers. The solution automates the flow of data to endpoints, ensuring that content is consistently relevant and timely. In turn, using Chameleon's RESTful API, data content can be reformatted for distribution to virtually any device or endpoint.
Tags: Bannister Lake | IP Video Production | Chameleon NDI Player | Industry-Leading | Data Aggregation | Graphics Management Solution | Live Data | IP Video Workflow
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Rancho Buena Vista High School Adds JVC ProHD Cameras for New TV Studio Posted: 11/02/2019
Rancho Buena Vista High School Adds JVC ProHD Cameras for New TV Studio

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Rancho Buena Vista High School in Vista, Calif., is using three GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders as studio cameras for its new TV/film studio, as well as three GY-HM170 4KCAM compact handheld camcorders for field productions.

Tags: JVC | ProHD | 4KCAM | video production | field production | school video
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TVU Networks Receives End-of-Year Innovation Awards Posted: 14/01/2019
TVU Networks Receives End-of-Year Innovation Awards

TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions, today announced the company was awarded two 2018 Product Innovation Awards from Future Publishing. Publishers of TV Technology, Government Video, Radio World and Creative Planet/DV and VE magazines, the annual Future Publishing awards honor the year’s top product introductions in TV, professional video and broadcast/online radio technology.

Tags: video-over-IP | IP-video-production | TVU-Networks | automated-video-content-management | cloud-based-video
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Hitachi Cameras Boost Quality, Reliability and Setup Ease for Collaborative Technology Services Unit at Iowa State University Posted: 11/01/2019
Hitachi Cameras Boost Quality, Reliability and Setup Ease for Collaborative Technology Services Unit at Iowa State University

The Collaborative Technology Services (CTS) unit at Iowa State University provides on-location video production, recording, conferencing and streaming services for departments, colleges, research centers and administrative units across the institution’s 1900-acre campus. When group’s projects began to outgrow the capabilities of its original equipment, it purchased Z-HD5500 studio and field production cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to achieve the ease of setup, consistent performance and visual quality they needed.

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WOIO Improves Coverage of Breaking News for Web Viewers with JVC ProHD Studio 4000 Posted: 03/01/2019
WOIO Improves Coverage of Breaking News for Web Viewers with JVC ProHD Studio 4000

Live streaming of breaking news is nothing new in the Cleveland-Akron market (DMA #19), but WOIO wanted to provide its viewers with more than just a video feed. In December, the Raycom Media-owned CBS affiliate began using its new ProHD Studio 4000 live production and streaming studio from JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, to provide a scaled-down, cost-effective version of its full control room for its OTT media platforms.

Tags: JVC | ProHD | broadcast news | live streaming | video production
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Loyola University Chicago Updates Convergence Studio with Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher Posted: 06/12/2018
Loyola University Chicago Updates Convergence Studio with Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher

Broadcast Pix today announced the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago has upgraded its Convergence Studio with a new Broadcast Pix BPswitch MX integrated production switcher. Built in downtown Chicago in 2009, the facility houses television, radio, and graphics areas designed to provide students with access to the latest technologies and workflows used by communication professionals.

Tags: Broadcast Pix | video production | production switcher
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New JVC ProHD zRAMP Delivers Broadcast Quality Error Correction for Live Webcasts from Zixi-Enabled Cameras Posted: 15/10/2018
New JVC ProHD zRAMP Delivers Broadcast Quality Error Correction for Live Webcasts from Zixi-Enabled Cameras

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the ProHD zRAMP, an appliance that provides Zixi’s robust, content aware error correction for simultaneous live video streaming to multiple CDNs like Facebook Live and YouTube, as well as decoders for distribution to a local cable headend. Designed for live sports, events, houses of worship, schools, and local governments, the ProHD zRAMP delivers reliable QoS video streaming from Zixi-enabled JVC streaming camcorders. The ProHD zRAMP will be demonstrated at the 2018 NAB Show New York (Booth N333), which runs Oct. 17-18 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.

Tags: video production | streaming video | error correction | JVC | NAB New York
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NAB New York: Broadcast Pix Commander Now Offers Full-Motion, Browser-Based Switching for BPswitch Systems Posted: 15/10/2018
NAB New York: Broadcast Pix Commander Now Offers Full-Motion, Browser-Based Switching for BPswitch Systems

Broadcast Pix™ today announced Broadcast Pix Commander™ has been upgraded to allow remote switching on mobile devices using Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or other web browsers. The touchscreen control platform for BPswitch™ integrated production switchers now offers full-motion viewing of all cameras and production elements, as well as access to all workflow tools, through a standard internet connection. The company will demonstrate Commander at the 2018 NAB Show New York (Booth N354), which runs Oct. 17-18 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.

Tags: video production | production switchers | cloud-based production | Broadcast Pix | NAB New York
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Dancing Fox Productions Tours Ireland with JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM to Shoot Documentary Posted: 20/09/2018
Dancing Fox Productions Tours Ireland with JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM to Shoot Documentary

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced My Ireland, an upcoming feature-length documentary focused on Irish displacement, was shot on location across Ireland with two JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35 camcorders.

Tags: 4K | cinematography | video production | documentary | JVC
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Real World Productions Explores Agriculture with JVC 4K Camera for Alabama Public Television Posted: 07/09/2018
Real World Productions Explores Agriculture with JVC 4K Camera for Alabama Public Television

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Gary Brown, owner of Real World Productions in Birmingham, Ala., is using his JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35 camcorder to shoot Spotlight on Agriculture, a documentary series for Alabama Public Television.

Tags: video production | documentary | 4K | public television
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