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Broadcast Pix Introduces Version 5.0 Software at IBC2015 Broadcast Pix? will debut Version 5.0 software for its complete line of integrated production switchers at IBC2015 (Stand 7.B21), which runs Sept. 11-15 at Amsterdam RAI. The upgrade features Virtual Set Studios, an enhanced toolset for creating high-quality virtual environments, and Router Control, which allows any Broadcast Pix system to include external sources in live productions. ...Read More »
Sam Smith Takes the World By Storm With SSL Live British pop/soul phenomenon Sam Smith's debut album, In the Lonely Hour, was one of the biggest of 2014, yielding three number one songs, three top 10 hits and six Grammy Award nominations - with wins in the Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album categories. Adding dual Brit Awards for British Breakthrough Act and Brits Global Success to his recent accolades, Sam spent the first half of 2015 on a whirlwind worldwide tour. Looking for a console that would best withstand the intensity of the tour while also supporting the singer's unique sound, Sam's FOH engineer Simon Thomas selected an SSL Live. L500 console supplied by Clair Global. ...Read More »
Riedel Gear Supports Singapore's Celebration of 28th SEA Games on Republic's 50th Anniversary Singapore hosted the 28th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) June 5-16 in conjunction with the republic's 50th year of independence, using Riedel Communications' Artist digital matrix intercom system and Acrobat digital wireless intercom system to ensure the smooth communications critical to coordinating the event's spectacular opening and closing ceremonies. Including more than 5,000 performers and volunteers, 7,000 athletes and officials from 11 different Southeast Asian nations, and 3,000 personnel from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), the SEA Games became the largest event ever held in Singapore's National Stadium. ...Read More »
Thomson Video Networks Demonstrates ViBE VS7000 Software Encoder on HP Moonshot Platform Thomson Video Networks today announced an agreement with HP to develop a next-generation video delivery infrastructure based on the ViBE(R) VS7000 software integrated with an HP Moonshot system equipped with HP ProLiant m710 server cartridges. ...Read More »
Risk Technology expands into Philippines with TouchMedia partnership Risk Technology expands into Philippines with TouchMedia partnership ...Read More »
4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K Day It was standing room only at the recent FUJIFILM 4K Day held at the Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC) in Culver City, California on August 13, with attendees eager to discover what makes a 4K lens truly 4K. The crowd ? a cross section of DPs, engineers, company executives, TV and film rental house personnel ? got to see the much buzzed about 4K PL-mount Cine-Style and Ultra HD lenses for 2/3-inch broadcast cameras operating side by side and participate in a Q&A following detailed presentations by FUJIFILM executives about the nature of 4K optics. ...Read More »
Sound Devices 688 and SL-6 Provide Next-Gen Wireless Power and Control at IBC 2015 Sound Devices will feature its ground-breaking 688 12-track portable mixer/recorder with the new SL-6 powering and wireless system at IBC 2015 ...Read More »
Mix Engineer Michael James Hits #1 with Dangerous Gear Mix engineer Michael James has a double number one hit for his mix of the song "Estrellas Rotas" from recording artist Kalimba's latest record, Cena Para Desayunar (Sony Music). The record has ruled both Monitor Latino's 'Plays'' and 'Audience Reach' charts for seven consecutive weeks so far. "This is a very special record for Kalimba, so I'm blessed to have been part of it," says James. He mixed the hit record using a large collection of Dangerous Music gear. James' mix career spans a host of musical artists including New Radicals, Hole, Far, L7, Robben Ford, Edwin McCain, Maia Sharp, A.J. Croce, Chicago, Jawbreaker, and Mario Guerrero, to name just a few. ...Read More »
Sonnet's Thunderbolt(TM) 2-to-PCIe(R) Expansion Card Systems Enable 96K Recording Workflow Used for Grateful Dead's Final Tou Sonnet Technologies' award-winning Echo(TM) Express III-R and xMac(TM) Pro Server rackmount expansion systems played starring roles in a 96K recording workflow adopted by Music Mix Mobile (M3) and used for the Grateful Dead's recently concluded "Fare Thee Well" (Dead 50) concert tour. M3, an Emmy(R) and Grammy(R) Award-winning provider of mobile audio facilities for high-profile live entertainment events and broadcasts, deployed the Sonnet solutions on its state-of-the-art Eclipse mobile production vehicle to provide highly reliable and redundant Thunderbolt(TM) 2 connectivity and PCIe(R) card expansion for recording the five-concert tour. ...Read More »
Bluebell Launches Industry's First Stand-Alone Remote Robotic Camera Interface With Dual Ethernet Ports Bluebell Opticom Ltd., provider of innovative fibre-optic solutions for fixed and remote applications, today announced the release of their BN385, the industry's first stand-alone remote robotic camera interface with dual GigE ports. With the lightweight, compact BN385, broadcasters can easily integrate remote robotic cameras into a broadcast network or master control room, no matter where the cameras are installed. ...Read More »
ChyronHego's Studio MediaMaker(TM) Named to Shortlist for 2015 IABM Design & Innovation Awards ChyronHego today announced that its Studio MediaMaker(TM) has made the shortlist in the Automation category of the 2015 IABM Design & Innovation Awards. An all-new solution for streamlining broadcast production, Studio MediaMaker automates the end-to-end processes of broadcasting  from planning to production to file-based publishing of news content. At IBC2015, ChyronHego will unveil a stand-alone version of Studio MediaMaker and preview an upcoming release featuring seamless links to ChyronHego graphics workflow solutions and other production resources. ...Read More »
FuseFX Delivers Action-Packed VFX for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Accolades continue to accumulate for FuseFX and its work on ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The lead visual effects provider for the action series, the team from the Burbank-based studio is currently nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects; the second straight year they've been so honored. They've also tallied three V.E.S. Award nominations and an Online Film & Television Award nomination over the course of the show's first two seasons. ...Read More »
PESA Spotlights Cheetah Flex Hybrid Routing Solution, NewTek Integration at IBC2015 PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming, routing, and AV integration products, will demonstrate its new Cheetah Flex hybrid routing environment and integrated NewTek routing solution at IBC2015 (Stand 8.E47), which runs Sept. 11-15 at Amsterdam RAI. ...Read More »
Filmworkers' Knack for Developing Talent Continues with Colorists Jeff Altman and Matt Harger Filmworkers has a tradition for developing post-production talent and now it has two new stars in the making. Young colorists Jeff Altman and Matt Harger are producing standout work, and developing strong followings among local agencies and filmmakers for their enthusiasm, knowledge of digital cameras from the Alexa to the iPhone, and their ability to quickly work with clients to reach desired creative goals. ...Read More »
Technicolor PostWorks Helps David Simon Recreate 1980s Yonkers for HBO's "Show Me a Hero" Post-production for Show Me a Hero, the new 6-part drama debuting on HBO this month, recently wrapped up at Technicolor PostWorks New York. The post house handled dailies processing, editorial conforming, final color grading and deliverables. It also provided sound mixing through its PostWorks facility. ...Read More »
A New Home Opens With SSL Live Formed through the merger of two of Manchester?s beloved arts organisations, Cornerhouse and the Liberty Theatre Company, HOME has moved into a new, purpose-built facility on Tony Wilson Place. Marking the completion of a £25 million project largely funded by Manchester City Council and Arts Council England, the new performing and visual arts complex includes two theatres, five cinema spaces and a gallery. The larger of the two theatres, Theatre One, features an SSL Live L500 mixing console at the centre of its new PA system. ...Read More »
Thomson Video Networks to Demonstrate UHD Broadcasting of High-Dynamic-Range Content Using New ViBE 4K Encoder Highlighting its new ViBE(R) 4K real-time compression solution for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcasting, Thomson Video Networks will demonstrate encoding of a live UHD TV signal to distribute high-dynamic-range (HDR) content at IBC2015. ViBE 4K enables media enterprises to leverage high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) to provide an optimal video experience to consumers through live compression of UHD sources at up to 60 frames per second and in 10-bit color. ViBE 4K with HDR support will be commercially available in early 2016. ...Read More »
SSL Duality Chosen for Luxury New Build Leo Studio in Singapore Designed as a unique state-of-the-art performance and recording space, Leo Studio boasts a full complement of high-end recording gear and musical instruments, at the heart of which is a 24-channel Solid State Logic Duality. Opening its doors just two months ago, Leo Studio is already highly-regarded, with famed Asian celebrities and many established local artists using the studio even before the doors officially opened. ...Read More »
Pronology Adds Asset Location Intelligence to MAM Platform at IBC 2015 Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, is pleased to announce its new Location Intelligence feature for its flagship media asset management (MAM) system at IBC 2015 (Hall 10, Stand A26). ...Read More »
New AirPlayList 2.0 Module for NETIA's Media Assist Software Simplifies Multichannel Radio Broadcasting NETIA today announced the release of the AirPlayList 2.0 module for its Media Assist software suite. The new module facilitates automated playout of multiple radio channels simultaneously and with guaranteed redundancy. Audio-over-IP-compliant, encompassing the AES67 interoperability standard, the AirPlayList 2.0 module supports broadcasting via traditional physical sound cards or IP-based virtual drivers. ...Read More »
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