Multi-camera production field unit from LiveU is 5G-ready


LiveU has unveiled an all-in-one production-level field unit for live news and sports coverage, the LU800, which provides multi-camera production and transmission over native 5G capabilities.

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Grass Valley launches GVX customer council


GVX is a new council of customers that Grass Valley has brought together to help drive targeted innovation and workflow transformation.


Boris FX shines Sapphire suite – starts segmented subscription plan


The new Boris FX Sapphire 2020.5 visual effects suite is now available for Adobe, Avid and OFX video applications.


AJA hits record for 4K with Ki Pro Ultra 12G


AJA has introduced the Ki Pro Ultra 12G, a new multi-channel HD recorder and 4K/UHD recorder/player with 12G-SDI connectivity and a host of powerful features.

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4K OBs for OBN sport Lawo kit

2020-06-01T10:52:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Ethiopia’s public broadcaster Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) has chosen Lawo mixing consoles and I/O devices as the basis for two new DSNG units with 4K workflows.


Z Cam launches budget 4K camera – cuts prices of 6K cameras


The E2-M4 is Z Cam’s new entry-level 4K camera, priced at $1,499 – $500 less than the original E2 camera.


Libec extends legs with additions to camera support range


Libec has introduced two new tripods and a new monopod.


Viz gets Social and distant


Vizrt has introduced a new cloud-based subscription service, Viz Social, that allows editorial staff to moderate and curate social media content for broadcast in new ways.


Seeing daylight with versatile new light from Aputure


Aputure launches the Light Storm 60d, along with several other new products.


JVC gets better connected for live streaming


JVC has added support for the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) open streaming IP protocol to its Connected Cam series of broadcast cameras.


Tokina fills the gap in its cine zoom line up


Tokina Cinema’s new 25-75mm cine zoom lens is a compact design with a 174mm overall length, industry-standard 0.8 MOD cinema gears, T2.9 iris, 86mm filter thread and 95mm front diameter for common cinema accessories.


ITV’s daytime workflows transformed with Avid


ITV Studios Daytime has transformed the way it delivers its schedule of live programming with Avid Nexis storage and Maestro graphics systems.

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Mo-Sys and Panasonic on track for AR graphics

2020-05-22T09:12:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Real-time camera tracking and remote systems company Mo-Sys Engineering and Panasonic have announced a significant collaboration.


Panasonic introduces UHD PTZ and studio/EFP cameras


Pansonic adds new IP based UHD camera and expands its AK series studio and field camera family.


Telemetrics combines virtually with Zero Density for advanced AR graphics


Robotics and camera control systems specialist Telemetrics has partnered with Zero Density, makers of virtual set and augmented reality systems, to enhance real-time visual effects.


Brainstorm upgrades to InfinitySet 4 for virtual production


Brainstorm has introduced a major upgrade to its InfinitySet virtual studio and AR system: InfinitySet 4 includes several unique features designed to enhance content creation and output.


NanLite shines up two new LED lights


NanLite has introduced two new LED lights: the 6W PavoTube II 6C, a versatile handheld battery-powered RGBWW fixture; and the 60W Forza 60B bi-colour monolight-style unit.


Matthews’ hatches portable new 40x40 line of Flags and Floppies


Matthews has introduced a full range of 40x40in (100x100cm) Flags and Floppies.


ChyronHego’s Click Effects Prime partners Kairos


ChyronHego’s Click Effects Prime fan engagement engine has become a partner for Panasonic’s new Kairos IT/IP-centric next-generation live production platform.

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Opal a gem for stay-at-home reporting

2020-05-15T14:22:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Comrex is reporting that its Opal IP audio gateway product – which debuted at IBC in 2017 and received a firmware upgrade quite recently – has been instrumental in allowing many reporters to stay home during the coronavirus lockdown.


AI enables automated captioning and subtitling solution from Broadstream


Integrated playout specialist BroadStream Solutions has announced its VoCaption live automated captioning and subtitling solution.


Easyrig’s EasyTilt shifts support for gimbals in user’s favour


A couple of seemingly simple updates have made Easyrig’s camera support system even easier to use, especially for gimbal users.


Deity extends Connect range with BP-TRX


Deity Microphones has revealed details of the latest addition to the Deity Connect family, the BP-TRX, which the company says “fills in the gaps that were missing with the current line-up”.

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Broadcast Solutions and Birds Camera transform awards night

2020-05-11T14:42:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The German Film Prize 2020 production used the Birds Cam cable camera system from German supplier Birds Camera Solutions.


Atomos releases AtomX Sync module


Following its recent acquisition of Timecode Systems, Atomos has released its long-awaited AtomX Sync module that brings trouble free multi-cam synchronisation and dual system sound to its Ninja V monitor/recorder for $150/€150/£150.


Hybrid design makes new cases highly versatile


With the introduction of its Hybrid Cases, Peli says that users no longer have to choose between the TrekPak dividers and Pick N Pluck foam.


Panasonic aims for ‘incredible productivity’ with Kairos IP live production platform


Panasonic has announced a new live production platform that it claims enables “incredible productivity”.


Sony unleashes a host of updates for cameras, cloud and HDR production


Sony has unveiled a range of updates to many of its products, including its Venice digital motion picture camera, FX9 full-frame camera and its 4K HDR professional monitors.


Avid and Microsoft renew cloud alliance


Avid has renewed its cloud collaboration with Microsoft and signed a new five-year agreement to use Microsoft Azure.


RTL Luxembourg turns to Ateme for COVID-19 help


RTL Luxembourg, the main television channel in Luxembourg, has made use of Ateme’s 90-day free software video transcoding licenses to adapt its video operations and channel line-up in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.


Conversion specialist lands prestigious business prize


UK conversion specialist InSync Technology has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

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Intellimix helps CBC score with Bundesliga and more

2020-05-05T09:46:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

After a substantial assessment process, Cologne Broadcasting Center (CBC) has purchased about 40 Intellimix desktop mixers from Yellowtec to manage news and magazine format programming in its edit rooms.

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Grass Valley gears up for live IP production


Grass Valley has announced three new products designed for live production: the LDX100 IP-driven camera platform; the compact K-Frame XP video processing engine; and the LiveTouch 1300 replay system.


Canon launches two new broadcast zoom lenses


Canon has announced two new broadcast zoom lenses: the CN10x25 IAS S Cine-Servo lens; and the CJ18ex7.6B KASE.


Arri shows off stable genius with SRH-360 remote head


Arri has added to its range of camera stabiliser systems with the new SRH-360 stabilised remote head.

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Long distance recorder from Lectrosonics

2020-05-04T09:49:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Lectrosonics has introduced its Miniature Time Code Recorder (MTCR), for use when the distance is extreme or using a wireless microphone just isn’t practical.

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Densitron introduces new control surfaces

2020-05-04T08:31:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Densitron has announced three new additions to its established UReady 2RU control surface range.


Pixellot AI technologies tapped for new content company


Pixellot has announced details of a strategic partnership that will see it provide its AI-Automated solutions to NTTSportict Co, a new company formed by NTT West and Asahi Broadcasting Group HD in Japan.

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Pliant has smart take on headset boom

2020-04-29T16:14:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

For productions focusing on making changes to their headset inventory, Pliant Technologies is pitching its latest SmartBoom LITE and PRO headsets as an instant upgrade for any intercom system.


MSE puts gimbal mounts in the dock


The use of gimbal-mounted cameras has increased considerably over the past few years. Matthews has developed a new Docking System to keep these camera rigs safely out of the way yet ready for action between shots.


Soundwhale brings remote ADR teams together

2020-04-29T08:48:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Automated Dialogue Replacement (ADR) is one of the most significant challenges that remote working production studios are having to overcome during lockdown.

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Disguise ups the AR ante

2020-04-28T15:07:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The recently released disguise version r17.1 software significantly enhances the AR workflow for its creative community, according to the company.

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Klover pushes parabolic pickups for social distance reporting

2020-04-28T13:32:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Parabolic microphones, used primarily for sports, can provide a great alternative for general purpose reporting during the Covid-19 crisis, according to Paul Terpstra, president of parabolic specialist Klover Products.


Blackmagic Teranex Mini for DisplayPort monitors up to 8K now shipping


The Blackmagic Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR, which allows productions to use Apple’s new Pro Display XDR as a colour critical reference monitor on set and in post production, is now shipping.


MultiDyne embedded audio monitors to meet ‘exacting needs’


Following on from its September 2019 acquisition of Census Digital, MultiDyne has strengthened its product line with the C-SERIES of embedded audio monitors.

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Westminster politics gets OB upgrade from ATG Danmon

2020-04-28T10:25:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

ATG Danmon has completed upgrades to OB link facilities in the City of Westminster, central London, for one of Europe’s leading television news providers.


EditShare extends collaborative editing into the cloud with EFSv platform


Collaborative cloud-based media production is the promise of EditShare’s new virtualised video editing and storage platform, EFSv.


Infomir adds MAGic to enable video services


Infomir has launched the MAGic Solution service to haelp ISPs, content creators, companies and communities launch video services quickly and easily.


MEDIAEDGE brings low-cost approach to high-speed capture


MEDIAEDGE has announced the launch of a new high-speed box camera, QDCAM, which it says makes it possible for customers to configure high-speed camera systems at an affordable price.

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Arqiva appoints new CEO


Arqiva announced the appointment of Paul Donovan as its new CEO, replacing Simon Beresford-Wylie with full effect from 30 June 2020.


iFootage reveals quick-release camera and accessory mounts


iFootage has introduced a new quick-release system that allows users to easily and quickly move their camera rig from tripod to slider to jib and back to tripod in just seconds.


LED light’s optimum flexibility ‘from a single fixture’


The Light Storm 300x is Aputure’s latest point-source LED and is described by the company as the first bi-colour Bowens mount light fixture to be compatible with optical lens modifiers.


On-camera mic captures ‘dynamic soundscapes’


Deity Microphones has announced the launch of its first compact micro on-camera microphone, the D4 DUO.


New mobile transmitter is lighter and 5G-ready


Video transport and connectivity specialist Dejero has introduced a new version of its EnGo mobile transmitter, the 5G-ready EnGo 260.

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Photon Beard casts new light from Elements of Rosco and Cotech


The new Element range of LED fixtures from Photon Beard takes “the best elements of image capture lighting components from within the industry” and is combining them into its tried and tested housings.


Fujinon develops two 8K broadcast zoom lenses


Fujinon has announced two 8K broadcast lenses: a new box lens with the world’s longest 8K focal length of 1,000mm; and a portable lens with the world’s widest focal length for 8K at 7.6mm. UWW 2

UWW takes on for a fair fight

2020-04-22T15:55:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

United World Wrestling (UWW) has selected and its videoReferee-SR system to help adjudicate all forthcoming matches, notably for the planned 2021 and 2024 Olympic Games.


Panasonic S1H gains Raw power with Atomos recording


Panasonic is to release an update giving 12-bit Raw video data output over HDMI for its Lumix S1H full-frame mirrorless camera on 25 May.


Sony announces brace of remote IP-connected compact cameras


Sony has introduced two new IP-connected compact UHD 60p cameras for remote production that should ship in August.

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Cooke extends range of full-frame lenses


Cooke has added to its offering of full-frame lenses with new models in its S7/i and Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus ranges. This includes the addition of three new 1:1 macro lenses.

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Enter the virtual production Portal with Film Engineers

2020-04-22T09:17:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Portal Studio is a one-stop, AI-driven software suite for previz, on-set production and post that will facilitate faster workflows for filmmakers wishing to experience results on-the-fly, according to Film Engineers.


MuxLab launches HDMI 2.0 over IP PoE extender


New from MuxLab is an HDMI 2.0 over IP PoE extender, which can be configured to operate as a transmitter or receiver to deliver HDMI at up to 4K (3840x2160) @60Hz (4:4:4) via a 1Gbps Ethernet switch.


Canon announces new C300 Mark III Cinema EOS camera


Canon has unveiled its latest Cinema EOS camera, the C300 Mark III, which is aimed at TV production, especially documentaries, and will be available from June.

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Interra Systems wields Baton to solve lipsync and captioning problems


Baton LipSync and Baton Captions from Interra Systems use automation to, respectively, solve critical lipsync issues and to bring “simplicity and cost savings to the creation, management and delivery of captions”, according to the company.


Motorsport eseries raising funds for COVID-19 relief


MAVTV Canada has partnered with Nextologies Limited to provide complex live remote production and transmission services for the Ricmotech Road to Indy which is helping to raise funds for the Covid-19 relief efforts.


Conversion engine now handles UHD in the cloud


InSync Technology has revealed that it is augmenting its FrameFormer Link software standards conversion engine with support for motion compensated frame rate conversion of live video streams.

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Grass Valley goes beyond cloud to build Media Universe


Grass Valley has announced new, IP-connected live production systems, plus advances in cloud-based production with its upcoming GV Media Universe.

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Arri’s lighting control app gets Stellar sequel


Arri has released Stellar 2, an upgraded version of its intelligent lighting control app, to make set-ups faster and more flexible.

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Shotoku navigates towards smarter robotic camera control


Shotoku has announced a new IP navigation interface for its flagship SmartPed robotic pedestal, plus a self-contained and easy to connect pan/tilt head, and numerous enhancements to its TR-XT control system.


Full extent of new kvm-tec Flexline range revealed


The new kvm-tec Flexline range of customised extenders is due to roll out at the end of May, with four options initially.

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Wireless multichannel receiver from Sennheiser gets IT

2020-04-14T10:16:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

New from Sennheiser, the SpeechLine digital wireless multichannel receiver is described as ‘IT-friendly’ and is available in a two-channel or four-channel version.

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Mo-Sys controls cameras and unleashes Unreal

2020-04-14T09:43:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Mo-Sys Engineering has unveiled TimeCam, which offers the potential to remotely operate cameras on the other side of the world, without perceived delay.

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Dalet has remote working in hand for Galaxy five

2020-04-14T09:31:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The new Galaxy xCloud from Dalet is a dedicated, cloud-hosted Galaxy five system managed as a full SaaS service.


Blackmagic announces new Atem Mini Pro streaming edition


Blackmagic announces The Atem Mini Pro, a new low-cost live production switcher that is said to be perfect for setting up broadcasting from home.


Wirewax launches new packages for ‘users in need’


Interactive video technology platform Wirewax has launched two new software packages that aim to help companies and freelancers create interactive video services quickly and easily.


EditShare’s remote workflows deliver HDR across The Finish Line


London-based post house The Finish Line has turned to EditShare’s Flow media management to create remote workflows for its clients in response to Covid-19.

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Cinegy boxes clever to stay ahead of the TV Pack


Cinegy is introducing a new, enhanced TV Pack system for channel- and studio-in-a-box applications.

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Calrec in IP-based virtual mixer move

2020-04-07T11:00:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Calrec launches Type R to address the rising demand for automated audio consoles.


Magewell introduces flexible decoding for 4K IP streams


The latest hardware decoder from Magewell is able to support both Newtek’s NDI technology for media transport and the Secured Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol – which was developed and open-sourced by Haivision – for H.264 and H.265 streams over IP.


Video compression experts launch online workshops


Elecard launches online workshops designed to share the knowledge of its video experts.

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Grass Valley offers business as usual support, when business isn’t usual


Grass Valley has introduced a robust Business Continuity Initiative to help protect broadcasters, content owners and production companies, and give them enhanced operational support options and free access to selected services in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Covid-19: Avid postpones product plans to help customers


Avid puts new product plans on hold until summertime to focus on helping their customers.


Arqiva adds Virtual Connect for live events


Arqiva has added Virtual Connect to its portfolio of real-time connectivity options for events and full-time channels.

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BBG Sports gains Epoch-winning I/O performance with Bluefish444 upgrade


BBG Sports has recently introduced a new Comet suite of tools for tennis, and turned to its long-term technology provider, Bluefish444, to ensure everything worked.


Telemetrics on track for AI robotic camera upgrades


Telemetrics has announced improvements to its existing robotics and camera control products, as well as launching several new ones.

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Stage Tec highlights IP-based Nexus interconnections

2019-09-21T17:09:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The Nexus audio network was previously designed exclusively for networking using a proprietary fibre optic cable protocol.


4K encoder for live contributions new from Zycast


Professional broadcast equipment manufacturer ZyCast showcased a number of its latest solutions, including its 4K encoder, at IBC2019.

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NEP invests in Merging Anubis

2019-09-17T15:58:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The technical management team at NEP has ordered 50 Merging Technologies Anubis audio interface desktop units, which the vendor refers to as the “Swiss army knife,” of audio.

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Audio codec fleet control from Tieline

2019-09-17T15:58:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The Cloud Codec Controller software tool was shown at IBC last year, and now it has been released.

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Hydraulic Press Channel invests in Kron Chronos 1.4


A total of 72 Kron Technologies Chronos 1.4 high-speed cameras were taken to Finland recently, where they were put through their paces by the Hydraulic Press Channel.

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India automation project lands Aveco an IBC award


Automation specialist Aveco celebrated its involvement in a project that won the Innovation, Content Everywhere category at the IBC2019 Awards on Sunday.

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EVS X-One simulator enhances sports training

2019-09-17T15:49:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The Broadcast Academy, the training and legacy unit of host broadcast specialist HBS, has deployed a new live TV simulator based on EVS’ X-One unified live production system.

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Panasonic focuses on PTZ for AR and VR


Panasonic has partnered with 3D graphics specialist Brainstorm to develop PTZF (pan, tilt, zoom and focus) tracking data for its AW-UE150 camera to provide augmented reality content.

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Atomos Ninja V exhibits its Raw power


Atomos has announced upgrades to its Ninja V recorder/monitor to handle Raw 6K and 4K video over HDMI from Panasonic’s Lumix S1H and Nikon’s Z7 or Z6 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

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VR given an added dose of Reality by Zero Density


Zero Density has introduced Reality Hub, a platform that integrates its Reality Engine virtual studio production system, with newsroom and MCR systems, studio automation, social media and any external data such as weather forecasts through its module host service.

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Glass LXE standalone virtual console new from Wheatstone

2019-09-17T10:01:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

New at IBC is Wheatstone’s Glass LXE virtual console for its established WheatNet-IP audio network.

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IndiPro introduce BMPCC4K battery adaptor plate

2019-09-17T08:37:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

Power cables, battery adaptors and batteries are the heroes at the stand of IndiPro Tools, who are new to the IBC show this year.

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BT: Once stable, 5G will be “superior to satellite”


At IBC2019, BT Sport has demonstrated what it claims to be Europe’s first multi-location 5G-enabled remote production.

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Swift Multi Slider new from Waterbird Systems


The new MS Swift is Waterbird’s latest bendable Multi Slider, this time designed for high-speed use.