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Marshall Electronics Compact Broadcast POV Cameras Bring Viewers Up Close and Personal to University of Florida Sports Telecasts

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA, DECEMBER 11, 2018 – As the remote broadcast coordinator at the University of Florida (UF), Kyle Monroe and his Gator colleagues engineer and produce all of the ESPN/SEC Network and the GatorVision VideoBoard broadcasts for many of the school’s Division I sports, including men’s and women’s basketball, football, baseball, softball, volleyball, gymnastics, soccer and lacrosse. In an effort to bring viewers closer than ever to the action and provide angles never before attainable, the University turned to the CV343-CSB and CV502-WPMB compact broadcast POV cameras, and CV-RCP-100 camera controller from Marshall Electronics. Working out of control rooms located ...

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DP Eric Koretz Uses Micro Studio Camera 4K on New Keanu Reeves Film Siberia

Fremont, CA XCHARX December 11, 2018 XCHARX Blackmagic Design today announced that DP Eric Koretz used a Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder while shooting the new film “Siberia.” Koretz also used DaVinci Resolve Studio and a DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel on set to develop various looks while shooting. “Siberia” stars Keanu Reeves as Lucas Hill, an American diamond trader who travels to Siberia after his partner goes missing in the midst of a big deal. While dealing with an impatient buyer (Pasha D. Lychnikoff), Lucas searches for the missing diamonds and finds an unexpected love affair with a local cafe owner (Ana Ularu) even though his wife (Molly Ringwald) is at home. For the ...

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Leading Japanese video transmission company picks Nevion Virtuoso for 4K/UHD broadcast contribution

Oslo, Norway, 11 December 2018 – Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, today announced that a leading Japan-based global video transmission company (which cannot be named for commercial reasons), has chosen Nevion’s software-defined media node, Virtuoso, for 4K/UHD broadcast contribution with TICO encoding. Initially, Virtuoso is used by the company to transport signals over legacy dark fiber, with a migration to IP expected in the future. Japan introduced new 4K satellite services on December 1st, 2018. As a result, this video transmission company needed a solution to transmit 4K/UHD signals from sports and entertainment venues across the country ...

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SubtitleNEXT is Tool of Choice for European School of Translation’s audio-visual courses –

PBT EU and EST partner to provide the best learning opportunities to subtitling professionals of the future When professionals with a passion meet, they share ideas that spark innovation. This happened recently at The Languages & The Media 2018 Conference in Berlin, when Valeria Cervetti, head teacher and director of the Audio-visual Translation courses at the European School of Translation (EST) met PBT EU’s Sales and Product Specialist Maria Markovska. Valeria was looking for a user-friendly, reliable and professional software tool for her subtitling students, an application that could help them take their first steps, and then ...

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Product Enhancements Deliver More Than 150% Q3 Sales Growth for Grass Valley’s sQ Server

MONTREAL – 8:00 EST DECEMBER 10, 2018 – Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced that Q3 sales of its sQ 1000 Series Media Servers have seen a 155 percent year-on-year increase. This uptick is backed by a strong development roadmap, including integration of the sQ server with the GV STRATUS video production and management system in early 2019. The sQ server lies at the heart of the company’s LiveTouch solution, which is quickly becoming the replay and highlights system of choice for live sports production. It delivers unmatched total cost of ownership and extended coverage to UHD and HDR content. “The sQ server is highly valued ...

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LiveU 2018 ‘State of Live’ Report: HEVC Now Represents 25% of Worldwide Traffic

LiveU’s annual ‘State of Live’ report has confirmed the growing adoption of the HEVC protocol as the industry standard with 25% of LiveU-generated traffic now HEVC-encoded. These figures reflect the increasing demand for professional-grade video quality, a trend most evident at this summer’s FIFA World Cup™ in Russia. Live transmission hours have increased overall over the past year with over 2.2 million hours of live video delivered in 2018, representing a 55% surge in hours compared to 2017. These findings, collected for the second year, are based on data gathered from LiveU’s global customer base of 3,000+ users. The adoption ...

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RCF GROUP ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF DPA MICROPHONES

RCF Group, one of the fastest growing organizations in the Pro Audio market, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the acquisition of DPA Microphones A/S (“DPA”) from The Riverside Company. DPA, based in Allerod, Denmark, is the #1 premium brand in the high-end professional audio microphone market for the live, broadcast, theatre and studio end-user segments and is known as the undisputed quality leader in the industry, continuously pushing the boundaries with regards to performance and durability. RCF Group, with Headquarters in Italy and branches in the USA and Europe, operates under the companies RCF, AEB Industriale ...

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FilmLight Case Study: Mining the archives for First Man

The movie First Man dramatises the story of Neil Armstrong’s famous giant leap for mankind. To give it a strong sense of authenticity, Director Damien Chazelle approached NASA to see if there was any archive footage from the Apollo era. The good news was that NASA offered complete access to their archive material and there was plenty of footage from which to choose. For the Apollo 11 launch they had multiple cameras capturing different engineering details of the Saturn V from different angles. The bad news was that it was in a unique format: an obsolete 10-perf 70mm military ...

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Alpha TV Migrates to HD with Imagine Communications

Highly resilient system meets customer expectations and lays a path for the future [MUNICH, December 10, 2018] – Imagine Communications has implemented a new multichannel playout centre for Alpha TV in Athens. This new installation gives Alpha TV the ability to meet its viewers’ demand for HD on all channels, and builds a platform for future growth plans. It also ensures business continuity by providing full redundancy, eliminating the risk of any channel going off air. The new system, designed and installed in association with local systems integrator AmyDV, is space-saving and energy-efficient, making a real difference to the broadcaster ...

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Telestream Opens New East Coast Headquarters

Westwood, Massachusetts, December 10, 2018 – Telestream, a leading provider of workflow automation, processing and quality monitoring and management solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced the opening of its new East Coast Headquarters in Westwood, Massachusetts. Located at 247 Station Drive, the 22,000 square foot facility features a state-of-the-art customer experience center and provides bright and modern offices with access to an onsite cafeteria and gym for Telestream’s fast growing employee community. With direct access from 128/I XCHARX 95 and directly adjacent to the 128 Commuter Rail/Amtrak Station and Acela, the Station Drive facility provides easy access to ...

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Western Michigan University Broncos Turn to Envivo Replay for Slow Motion Playback on In-Stadium Screens and Streaming to ESPN Channels

Michigan University’s (WMU) Division I Broncos football program has a storied history at the Kalamazoo-based school. As the 2015 Bahama Bowl winner, 2016 Mid-American Conference (MAC) champions, and participants in the 2017 Cotton Bowl, the popular team requires production technology that keeps pace with its sports program. Video production professionals at the school determined that the slow-motion replay system used for in-arena replays and for live ESPN and ESPN+ feeds from home football, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s basketball games was not providing a true broadcast look or an optimum training ground for students. As part of ...

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SMPTE Australia Section Issues Call for Papers for METexpo Conference

SYDNEY — 10 December 2018 — SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has issued a call for papers for its forthcoming Media + Entertainment Tech Expo (METexpo) Conference, which will be held between 18-20 July 2019 at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia. XCHARXIn line with keeping fresh and relevant in the fast-changing media landscape, the SMPTE Australia Section has undertaken considerable research to make sure our biennial conference and exhibition meet the expectations of the ...

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Sigma Ships Its Most Anticipated Global Vision Lens of the Year – Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens

Ronkonkoma, NY – December 10, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced the pricing and availability of the highly anticipated Sports line addition announced at Photokina – the new flagship large-aperture telephoto zoom Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports. The new lens to complete the Sigma F2.8 zoom trio, including the award-winning 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom and the 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art modern workhorse zoom – the essential tools for professional photographers, will begin shipping in Canon mount in late December for $1499.00. The advanced optical formula delivers ...

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Mike King Rejoins Bexel to Support Key Clients in Broadcast and Live Events Market

Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, has announced that industry veteran Mike King has rejoined the company as Manager, Strategic Accounts. In his new role, King will manage and support key client accounts with Bexel’s extensive range of broadcast rental equipment and engineering solutions, as well as collaborate with the NEP Worldwide Network on joint projects. With nearly 28 years of experience in the broadcast industry, King’s diverse background has included supporting high-profile clients like NFL Network, NFL Films, MLB Network, ESPN, The Tennis Channel, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, CBS Sports and ABC Sports. Most recently, King served as Project and ...

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NEP Group Acquires Broadcast Sports International, LLC

NEP Group, the leading worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports and entertainment, announced today its acquisition of Baltimore-based Broadcast Sports International, LLC (“BSI”). BSI is the recognized industry leader in the design and production of critical-use wireless networks and high-end wireless A/V systems supported by BSI’s reliable field service team. BSI provides world-class, broadcast-quality wireless audio-visual solutions for major television networks, sports leagues and other marquee customers around the world. The company’s market-leading solutions include wireless camera systems, wireless audio systems, wireless communications systems and digital technology to receive, decode and distribute images and ...

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Acclaimed ZYLIA ZM-1 360-Degree Sound Recording System Available for Sale in the United States

POZNAN, Poland — Dec. 7, 2018 — Zylia, the Poland-based manufacturer of multitrack audio recording technologies, today announced that its acclaimed ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone is now available for sale in the United States. Designed for bands and musical ensembles, sound engineers, podcasters, and audio creatives working in 3D audio, Ambisonics, and virtual reality, the new ZYLIA ZM-1 is an incredibly light, compact, and beautifully designed recording solution capable of delivering 48 kilohertz/24-bit resolution while capturing the full spatial sound scene. The microphone is available for purchase online in the United States through B&H: www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Shop-by-Brand-Zylia/ci/4/phd/6683/N/4294255798 XCHARXWeXCHARXre happy to share the remarkable ...

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Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 Full-Frame Lens Now Shipping

Ronkonkoma, NY – December 7, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced that its anticipated cine lens – Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 FF – will begin shipping in December 2018 for $3,499.00, with the option to purchase a fully luminous version (FL) for $4,499.00. Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 FF is a fast and sharp T1.5 cine lens compatible with full-frame camera sensors and optimized for ultra-high-resolution 6K-8K productions. Featuring a 180-degree focus rotation, this lens is available in EF, E and PL mounts with lens support foot ...

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DP Carmen Cabana takes Season Two of XCHARXVidaXCHARX from Cooke 5/i to Cooke S4/i to add to the environmental look of the expanded series

Vida — renewed for its second season and expanded from six episodes to 10 by Starz — continues to break the mold of what many think a Latino television series should look like. This half-hour drama chronicles two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking truths about their mother’s identity. The series earned critical acclaim upon its debut, with season one holding a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. While most ...

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