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Polecam to demo new ultra-compact

The IndiePOV, billed as “a major advance in ultra-compact cameras”, will be introduced on the Polecam stand. Designed and built by Vienna-based Indiecam GmbH, the IndiePOV incorporates a high-grade 2/3 inch CMOS imager and delivers 1080p HDTV at up to 30 frames per second in 10 bit uncompressed 4:2:2 or RAW modes. The camera measures […]  More

IMG Sports Media tackles the Rugby World Cup

The build up to the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand has hardly been a smooth one. Stories of poor ticket sales dog the tournament, the 3D capture was canned a month ago, and it even lost one of its main venues after the devastation of the Christchurch earthquake back in February. One thing is […]  More

Fraunhofer to showcase dialogue enhancement

More about this from the IBC showfloor, but it’s one worth marking your card for. Tested by the BBC during its Wimbledon broadcasts, Fraunhofer’s new audio technology enables end users to adapt the volume of different audio elements within a single broadcast programme.  More

Eurosport’s mobile apps hit 5m downloads

A mere two years since launching its first multi-lingual app, Eurosport’s suite of apps, which includes the Eurosport.com live sports news and the Eurosport Player live streaming apps, now account for up to 650,000 daily visitors and over 5 million downloads.  More

Nevion MPEG-4 encoder offers HD in tight bandwidth

Nevion is rolling out an advanced H.264 compression solution for broadcaster and service provider networks at IBC stand 8.B70. With the VS904-AIE-GE modular H.264 encoder, Nevion says broadcasters can deploy SD or HD video over bandwidth-limited infrastructures while ensuring the highest visual quality. Part of VideoIPath’s managed video services system and Nevion’s Ventura family of […]  More

200 hours of 3D confirmed for London 2012

Panasonic, the IOC and Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) have announced their partnership agreement to make the London 2012 Olympic Games the first ever live 3D Olympic Games. The 3D broadcast will include major events such as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, athletics, gymnastics, diving and swimming, and will be produced and delivered to participating rights-holding […]  More

Riedel takes aim at satellite uplinks

As well as the previously announced European premiere of Mediornet Compact, which the company says is now also AVB-compatibile, Riedel Communications is also plannning to introduce a new service which, in the words of Andreas Hilmer, Director Marketing & Communications, “ will make satellite uplinks redundant.” It’s a bold claim but one that the company […]  More

Harmonic looks to multiscreen space

Harmonic looks set to have a busy IBC, with additions to its Omneon Spectrum media server product line among other innovations already announced. But, according to Tom Lattie, vice president of product management, when it looks at sport it’s the opportunities presented by multiscreen that really light the blue touchpaper.  More

BBC plans Super Hi-Vision screenings for London 2012

Confirming long-established speculation, Roger Mosey, the BBC executive in charge of the corporation’s London 2012 efforts, has revealed it is planning to experiment with capturing elements of the Olympics in Super Hi-Vision. Mosey was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Edinburgh International Television Festival, and, quoted in The Guardian, also admitted that 3D […]  More