Monthly Archives: May 2013

FFT, France Télévisions collaborating on 4K demo at French Open

Written on May 31, 2013 at 06:57, by

In a further indication of the new ultra-HD format’s global ascendancy, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) and France Télévisions – the official broadcaster and executive producer of the Roland-Garros Tennis Tournament – are preparing to undertake a 4K trial at this year’s French Open, which is currently taking place in Paris. The trial is scheduled […]  More

Albania’s A1Report takes innovative approach to sports content

Written on May 30, 2013 at 11:13, by

Based in Albania but international in its reach thanks to the Hotbird satellite, the A1Report television channel is available on analogue and DVB-T, as well as via a web-streaming service. Technical director Olger Teneqexhi outlines the purpose of the channel: “We are operational 24/7 with news and information in a continuous cycle. Politics, events and […]  More

RAI uses Riedel fiber network for Giro D’Italia coverage

Written on May 30, 2013 at 10:46, by

Italian broadcaster RAI used Riedel MediorNet and RockNet networks to enable real-time distribution of audio, video, and communications signals throughout its coverage of the 2013 Giro D’Italia cycling race. During the 96th Giro D’Italia, the Riedel gear provided host broadcaster RAI with a flexible fiber network linking the announce booth, finish line and remote production […]  More

Blue Lucy Media launches new asset management browser interface

Written on May 30, 2013 at 10:40, by

Blue Lucy Media (BLM), a UK-based provider of advanced video processing modules and asset management, has announced the launch of an all-new, browser-based user interface to Blue Lucy Asset Manager (BLAM) and the other BLM Service components. Blue Lucy Media’s new browser offers global accessibility to its media management tool set, which means that all […]  More

Grass Valley unveils InfoComm plans

Written on May 30, 2013 at 10:40, by

On display will be the LDX Flex studio camera, the GV Director Integrated Nonlinear Live Production Center, the EDIUS nonlinear editing solution, the K2 Solo Media Server and the T2 intelligent Digital Disk Recorder (iDDR). “We’re looking forward to showing InfoComm visitors exciting demonstrations of the latest additions to our product portfolio,” says Mike Cronk, […]  More

Action packed: Hybrid unveils new Sport Track technology

Written on May 30, 2013 at 04:47, by

Real-time graphics and robotic camera systems developer Hybrid has created Sport Track, a new technology that enables robotic cameras to automatically follow live game action. Sport Track sends the positional tracking data from the manned master camera to an unmanned slave camera so that it can follow the game’s movement. “Sport Track enables sports broadcasters […]  More

SIS LIVE in full bloom at Chelsea

Written on May 30, 2013 at 04:41, by

Elsewhere in the broadcast industry, SIS LIVE continued its long tradition of providing technical services for the BBC at the annual Chelsea Flower Show with involvement in coverage of the 2013 event. This year the show was presented via 15 episodes screened each afternoon and evening on BBC1 and BBC2, with additional material made available […]  More

Lawo adds new features to V__pro8 video processor

Written on May 30, 2013 at 04:40, by

Among the new enhancements to the V__pro8 included in software version 1.0.4 is the ability to handle 2x surround downmix (downfold) engines per SDI output. With this new capability, users can create stereo downmixes from 5.1 or 7.1 discrete surround audio tracks and embed these on the outgoing SDI so that stereo audio is always […]  More

Grass Valley reveals Broadcast Asia plans

Written on May 29, 2013 at 04:05, by

Grass Valley will introduce several new products to the APAC market, including GV Director Nonlinear Live Production Center, which integrates the most commonly used live production tools into a single, intuitive system. Also making its debut to the APAC market will be LDX Flex, the entry level offering in the LDX Series of upgradeable cameras. […]  More

HHB, Scrub undertake UK launch of Pro Tools 11

Written on May 29, 2013 at 04:03, by

Held at the Ray Dolby Theatre in Soho Square, London, the event gave UK Pro Tools users the opportunity to experience the new features incorporated into the latest version of the DAW, which is set for release by the end of the quarter. Avid UK’s audio solution specialist Simon Sherbourne led an in-depth overview of […]  More