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The Neutrality of DPA Microphones Helps Capture Pianist Helena Basilova Rich, Velvety Sound Posted: 13/01/2020
The Neutrality of DPA Microphones Helps Capture Pianist Helena Basilova and rsquo;s Rich, Velvety Sound

Producer and engineer Brendon Heinst used DPA’s 4006A omnidirectional microphones to capture the rich sound that is the hallmark of Dutch/Russian classical pianist Helena Basilova.

Fearing the microphones he already owned were too ‘bright’ for the task, Heinst switched to a 5006A Surround Kit consisting of five 4006A microphones, which are carefully factory-matched so that their already low standard tolerances are even closer – within ±0.5 dB. Heinst positioned these next to the piano in the style of a traditional Decca Tree, but with different dimensions based on a variant of the Tree that he had perfected while studying for a Masters in Audio Engineering at Utrecht School of Arts & Technology.

“My experience of using the 4006As on this recording was so good that I was pretty much sold from there,” Heinst says. “The sound is very, very transparent and neutral, yet it's surprisingly musical as well. There's a certain natural relaxedness to them compared to the microphones I was previously using, and this wasn’t only obvious to an audio engineer. Basically, every musician we've recorded since has noticed the difference between my old microphones and the DPAs, and vote in favour of the DPAs.”

Based in Utrecht, Brendon Heinst is a co-founder of TRPTK, a production company with its own recording, mixing and mastering studio and record label. Established in 2014, the company is now operated by Heinst, Maya Fridman (who is also an artist on the label) and Ben van Leliveld.

Since investing in a 5006A Surround Kit for the Helena Basilova recordings, Brendon Heinst has used it for a number of other projects including a recording of Telemann’s long-lost Fantasias for viola da gamba featuring Dutch viola da gamba player, Ralph Rousseau.

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NEP Hilversum Chooses Custom Consoles Control Desks and MediaWall for New MCR Suite Posted: 13/01/2020
NEP Hilversum Chooses Custom Consoles Control Desks and MediaWall for New MCR Suite

Custom Consoles announces the completion and installation of eight control desks and a large MediaWall monitor display support system for NEP Media Solutions BV. Located in the master control room at the company's studios in Hilversum's Media Park, the desks are configured in front and rear rows for use by up to six and four operators respectively.

 

"The desks are similar in style and colour scheme to a suite we produced in early 2018 for another NEP television studio facility," says Custom Consoles' Sales Manager Gary Fuller. "The forward desk centres on a dual-operator bridge with a total of eight forward-sloping 4U equipment pods. This is constructed as a rectangular unit with space for two operators. Left and right of the bridge are two units of identical design to the bridge but angled to match the curve of the 13.9 metre wide six-frame MediaWall."

"The MediaWall itself is one of the largest we have produced to date, each of the six frames accommodating four 55 inch UHD displays to create an 11-wide by two-high screen array with two additional pairs of 32 inch screens positioned to form vertical columns immediately left and right of the front-centre bridge desk. The result is a very elegant solution which can justifiably be termed state-of-the-art."

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Custom Consoles Ltd | broadcast control room furniture | motorised desks | manually-adjustable desks | sound-insulated equipment housings | MediaWall | Media Wall | monitor walls | post-production studio furniture | System Two control room furniture | Module-R | Mod
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Olympusat CEO Tom Mohler Lauds Upgrade to PlayBox Neo Version 19 Channel-in-a-Box Posted: 13/01/2020
Olympusat CEO Tom Mohler Lauds Upgrade to PlayBox Neo Version 19 Channel-in-a-Box

 

Olympusat CEO Tom Mohler applauds PlayBox Neo’s completion of a large-scale playout system upgrade for Olympusat, a leading provider of broadcast media services. The project includes the enhancement of 26 servers to the latest-generation Version 19 Channel-in-a-Box Neo, TitleBoxNeo and SafeBox Neo.

"We invested in PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box two years ago with an installation at our engineering center in Culver City, California, and we are very pleased with it," said Olympusat Operations Manager Michael Kohl. "Van Duke and his colleagues at PlayBox Neo worked closely with us during the original install to integrate our existing ad sales management tools. Upgrading to Neo-19 software makes our workflow even more efficient. The PlayBox Neo team has added extra engineering features including support for SCTE commands and N+M redundancy."

Olympusat CEO Tom Mohler congratulated both the Olympusat and Playbox teams for the seamless upgrade process: “I want to thank both sides for their teamwork and professionalism as we continue to deliver high quality content to our network audiences."

 

 

 

Tags: PlayBox Neo | Cloud2TV | Channel-in-a-Box | CIAB | broadcast asset management | integrated media asset management | broadcast systems infrastructure | IT-based broadcast systems | disaster recovery centres | disaster recovery systems | digital media archiving | IP g
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The Q India Launches on Airtel Xstream Posted: 13/01/2020
The Q India Launches on Airtel Xstream

 

QYOU Media (TSXV: QYOU; OTCQB: QYOUF) today announced the launch of The Q India on Airtel Xstream, a converged digital entertainment experience offering a wide catalog of Live TV channels, movies, TV shows, and more across 14 languages. 

Airtel Xstream is part of Airtel’s vision of building a world-class digital entertainment ecosystem for Digital India and making it accessible to customers through innovative devices and exciting applications. Airtel Xstream features an enhanced streaming experience and integrated UI across devices. The Q India content will be available to Airtel customers (Prepaid/Postpaid/Broadband/DTH) across Airtel Xstream app, Airtel Xstream Hybrid Box and Airtel Xstream Smart Stick.

The Q India is designed to deliver to Young India a true multi-screen experience featuring India’s most popular digital content creators and series, anytime, on any device.

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NDTV embrace Quicklink TX for discussions in prime-time debates Posted: 13/01/2020
NDTV embrace Quicklink TX for discussions in prime-time debates

NDTV (New Delhi Television Limited), an Indian television media company, have embraced the Quicklink TX for daily contributions into their prime-time debates.

Founded in 1988, NDTV offers round-the-clock coverage of the latest news and has a unique mix of news bulletins, current affairs, talk shows, and general interest and entertainment programs.

The Quicklink TX Quad has enabled NDTV to introduce guests into their debates using any Skype enabled device. As the Quicklink TX can receive from and send to any Skype user it provides NDTV with unrivalled global access to millions of Skype users in order to broadcast the calls in HD quality.

“Having used the Quicklink TX daily during our prime-time debates, we’ve found the quality to be excellent and the technology to be faultless. The Quicklink TX has added significant value to our productions.” – Dinesh Singh, Chief Technology Officer at NDTV.

The Quicklink TX, designed in partnership with Microsoft, is a video call management system. It is a transceiver that enables professional reception and transmission of multiple Skype video calls through SDI inputs/outputs and HDMI interface.

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AMS Neve Launches A New Hardware Version of The Iconic RMX16 Posted: 13/01/2020
AMS Neve Launches A New Hardware Version of The Iconic RMX16

Nearly 40 years since making its debut, the iconic AMS RMX16 Digital Reverberation System has been relaunched in hardware format as part of AMS Neve’s popular rack mounted 500 Series.

The RMX16 500 Digital Reverb Module delivers all the musicality of its famous predecessor, but at a fraction of the price. Furthermore, this new unit incorporates the nine programmes that came as standard with the original AMS RMX16, PLUS the nine rare aftermarket programs that were only available to users via a remote control with bar code reader input.

“We are very excited to be bringing back the much loved and instantly recognizable sound that made the original AMS RMX16 everyone’s favourite ‘go to’ reverb,” says AMS Neve’s Distribution Manager David Walton. “Its unique sound has characterized an enormous number of seminal recordings from the 1980s onwards. Indeed, the AMS RMX16 has remained such an essential piece of kit for any self-respecting world-class studio that vintage units still sell for a substantial proportion of their original cost.”

The new RMX16 500 comes in a 3-slot wide format and retails at USD1,295/GBP995 making it a much more affordable proposition for a far wider user base. It is simple to operate with 18 factory programs including the unmistakeable Ambience, Nonlin and Reverse, simulating different reverberant environments, with the ability to control all parameters.

visit www.ams-neve.com for more details.

 

 

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FIFA Quality Program for EPTS Certifies TRACAB Gen5 With Outstanding Results Posted: 11/01/2020
FIFA Quality Program for EPTS Certifies TRACAB Gen5 With Outstanding Results

The new Gen5 version of ChyronHego's Emmy® Award-winning TRACAB™ optical tracking system has been certified by the new FIFA Quality Program for EPTS (Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems) for the global football industry. Of the four tracking systems to achieve this certification, TRACAB Gen5 is the only optical tracking system to be qualified and to demonstrate clear industry-leading results.

"ChyronHego has been a pioneer and industry leader in player- and ball-tracking technology for many years, and we are immensely proud that the exceptional performance of our TRACAB technology has been recognized and validated through the FIFA Quality Program for EPTS," said Ian Wray, sports director, EMEA and APAC, at ChyronHego. "Testing performed by FIFA independently demonstrates accuracy results for TRACAB Gen5 that surpass those of any other certified system. Because the assessed data was taken from live delivery, testing by FIFA also illustrates the huge improvements that TRACAB Gen5 offers in powering live data applications. We are excited about the benefits that TRACAB Gen5 brings to market with its incomparable level of performance, and we foresee the system powering a data revolution in football."

Tags: EPTS | TRACAB Gen5 | Electronic Performance Tracking | FIFA | ChyronHego
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Avolites Continues to Innovate Integration Technology with new PIONEER DJ PRO DJ LINK Feature Set Posted: 10/01/2020
Avolites Continues to Innovate Integration Technology with new PIONEER DJ PRO DJ LINK Feature Set

Avolites, leader in state-of-the-art visual (lighting control) canvas consoles, media servers, networking products and dimmers for the entertainment industry today announces its integration with Pioneer DJ’s PRO DJ LINK* on both its Titan and Ai platforms. This exciting new innovation allows users to easily receive real-time feedback from the DJ to their consoles. The features include Pioneer DJ Waveform Display that allows the operator to see the live waveforms from the CDJs in a workspace window and Pioneer DJ BPM Trigger that gives the operator the ability to automatically trigger BPM masters directly from a chosen CDJ in the set up. Avolites continuously strives to innovate new, reliable and constructive features that will give users state of the art performance. This latest integration with Pioneer DJ is set to redefine visual control in the clubbing world by allowing operators to focus more on creating impactful looks and shapes instead of manually pushing executor buttons or entering values. It also removes any guessing work with operators able to anticipate changes in the music with ease, so the visuals are always in sync. 

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NewTek Investing In 2020 Business Growth, Names New Global Leadership Posted: 10/01/2020
NewTek Investing In 2020 Business Growth, Names New Global Leadership

NewTek, the leader in IP-based video technology and part of the Vizrt Group, today announced two new key personnel moves as part of an overall growth strategy focused on deepening relationships with channel partners in order to delight and serve more customers with accessible professional quality video tools.

NewTek today named Barbara Spicek as senior vice president of Global Sales. With more than 20 years of experience working with channel sales in the software/technology industry, Barbara is a dynamic leader with an innate ability to inspire excellence from her teams while motivating everyone around her to perform their best. Barbara’s expansive industry experience along with her ability to create and elevate trusted partnerships at the highest levels will play a key role in deepening channel partner engagements as NewTek remains 100% channel focused. Barbara will be based at NewTek headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, when she is not on the road visiting channel partners.

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Speedcast and Blue Arcus to Power 4G LTE Infrastructure for Australias Norfolk Island Telecom Posted: 10/01/2020
Speedcast and Blue Arcus to Power 4G LTE Infrastructure for Australias Norfolk Island Telecom

Speedcast, the world's most trusted provider of remote communication and IT solutions (ASX: SDA), announced today that it has been awarded a U.S. $3 million project to modernize the network infrastructure of Norfolk Island Telecom in Australia. Speedcast has partnered with Blue Arcus Technologies, a leading supplier of turnkey network solutions, to provide Norfolk Island Telecom with a cutting-edge 4G LTE mobile network, associated support systems and PSTN soft-switch with fibre backhaul and multi-service access nodes. Using Speedcast's 4G LTE network infrastructure and satellite backhaul solutions, the operator is empowered to deliver faster broadband speeds and enhanced mobile services.

 

 

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Barnfind Technologies Expands Operations in Asia with Launch of Singapore Office Posted: 09/01/2020
Barnfind Technologies Expands Operations in Asia  with Launch of Singapore Office

Barnfind Technologies, manufacturer of multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport solutions, today announced the opening of a new office located in Singapore. The office, which will serve customers in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan, is the second regional headquarters Barnfind has opened in Asia following the March launch of its Guangzhou office. A team of seasoned industry veterans, led by John Foo, have been tapped to lead sales, marketing, support and business functions to strengthen the company’s global growth initiative in the key Asia region.

John Foo, newly appointed vice president of sales and operations, joins the company with 25 years of experience in business and sales management in the technology industry. Foo formerly served in high-level executive positions, including regional sales manager, director of sales, strategic business director and vice president for sales for some of the industry’s most prominent suppliers such as ChyronHego, Ikegami, Grass Valley, Network Electronics, Philips and FujiFilm.

CW Tan a veteran engineer and solution architect with over 15 years of experience integrating leading technology partners and manufacturers will direct the pre-sales and support operations. Tan will draw upon his background of providing the highest level of consulting, implementation and support to ensure that problems are addressed immediately, resolved and projects are successfully delivered.

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DPA Highlights A Host of Exciting New Microphone Products at ISE 2020 Posted: 09/01/2020
DPA Highlights A Host of Exciting New Microphone Products at ISE 2020

In order to give customers as much choice as possible, DPA Microphones is unveiling new colour options for its powerful 6000 series of Subminiature Microphones so that they can be more closely matched to the wearer’s skin tone and clothing.

At ISE 2020, DPA will show its Red Dot Award-winning 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone in brown as well as black and beige, and its 6060 and 6061 Lavalier Microphones in brown and white as well as black and beige. Already one of the smallest and most inconspicuous bodyworn microphones on the market, the 6000 series will now be even less obtrusive, leaving presenters, artists and audiences free to focus on content and performance rather than technology.

On Booth 7-V245 at ISE, where DPA is exhibiting with its Benelux distributor AMPTEC, the company will also be showing its new 4560 CORE Binaural Headset Microphone, which is specifically targeted at sound designers, podcasters, vloggers, film makers and other content creators who want to capture authentic immersive audio for their projects. Another new product is the 2028 Vocal Microphone, which aims to change the live performance landscape with its renowned natural sound, road-ready design and competitive price point. 

DPA will complete its ISE line up with the 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Mic, which is expertly tailored to capture dynamic choir sound. 

For more information, please visit www.dpamirophones.com

 

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Parx Casino and Racings New HD Control Room Crosses the Finish Line with JVC Connected Cam Posted: 09/01/2020
Parx Casino and Racings New HD Control Room Crosses the Finish Line with JVC Connected Cam

The new CONNECTED CAM broadcast camcorder from JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, is being put through the paces in the newly built HD control room at Philadelphia’s Parx Casino and Racing. Now equipped with nine JVC CONNECTED CAMS, the casino’s thoroughbred horse racing division selected the cameras to help boost production for its live simulcasts, expanding its reach beyond the racetrack, to online audiences around the world.

Included among the studio’s new high-end gear are six JVC GY-HC900STU studio and three GY-HC900CHU broadcast cameras, which offer built-in streaming and connectivity options, and advanced low latency. Nearly all of Parx’s nine JVC CONNECTED CAMS are used in actual broadcast settings, with one camera reserved as a spare. Six of those ocations are in camera towers around the track and can be used to help officiate during a race. The cameras are positioned strategically around the track to capture all angles for review – in case there’s an objection or an inquiry against a horse. Parx also has cameras in the paddock, where the horses get saddled up and jockeys receive their instructions before they go out onto the track. The venue plans to use the spare camera as a mobile and/or streaming unit, when it’s ready to expand into more wireless streaming productions.”

 

 

 

 

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Argosy Extends Reach of Touchscreen Interfaces between Operational and Local Apparatus Rooms at UK National Broadcaster HQ in London Posted: 09/01/2020
Argosy Extends Reach of Touchscreen Interfaces between Operational and Local Apparatus Rooms at UK National Broadcaster HQ in London

Argosy, a leading international supplier of broadcast cables and infrastructure products, has announced it has supplied the UK’s public broadcaster with a number of ultra-reliable IP-based KVM extenders and data cabling as part of a building-wide hardware upgrade performed by systems integrator, VSC Design.

VSC Design was responsible for the overall systems integration, asset management, design, installation, change control, machine cloning and safety testing during the upgrade; and brought Argosy onboard to support the data cabling and KVM aspects.

The systems integrator rolled out a number of kvm-tec Smartline SVX ultra-reliable KVM extenders over IP, supplied by Argosy, at the broadcaster’s HQ in London. This technology extends the reach of touchscreen interfaces relating to the building-wide BNCS control system between operational areas and local apparatus rooms (LAR). The project also involved an upgrade to Windows 10 and a replacement of the server hardware associated with the BNCS control system.

 

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BT Takes Action to Combat TV Broadcasting Piracy Posted: 09/01/2020
BT Takes Action to Combat TV Broadcasting Piracy

BT is stepping up its efforts to combat the illegal piracy of premium subscription-based content through a new partnership with leading video infrastructure company, ATEME. BT is using the company’s sophisticated encryption techniques to protect satellite uplinked content in the most secure way possible, and will be offering this technology to its media and broadcast customers around the world to help reduce the number of illegal streams.

BT is the first in the UK to provide the industry with ATEME’s encoder which uses BISS-CA (Basic Interoperable Scrambling System Conditional Access) encryption. The company first used ATEME’s encoder during BT Sport’s transmission of the FA Community Shield at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 4th August and it has continued to be used to protect each of BT Sport’s Premier League live broadcasts this season.

Julien Mandel, Contribution Segment Manager ATEME said: "With BISS-CA inscription integrated in to our solutions and provided as a simple software upgrade, BT can now be even more confident that the content it is transporting for their global media and broadcast customers is well-protected. We are pleased to know that BT is using the strongest tool to provide to its clients a secure delivery’’.

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