IBC 2015

Mark Roberts Motion Control highlights IP-based player-tracking robotic camera system

Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) showcased Polycam at IBC 2015, an IP-based robotic camera system that enables networked cameras to simultaneously track a subject of interest from multiple perspectives. Ideal for live broadcasting events such as sporting events, concerts, studio-based productions, conferences and parliamentary and judiciary installations, the system proves advantageous over traditional multi-camera setups […]  More

The Schubin Cafe: Virtual Reality for Storytelling

Al Jazeera is famous for many things, but virtual reality is probably not one of them – at least not yet. At last week’s International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, in the Future Zone, however, Al Jazeera was very prominent in the field. At one “stand” (what Americans might call a “booth”), Al Jazeera Media […]  More

IBC2015 Q&A: Evertz’s Mo Goyal on ASPEN protocol, NBA Replay Center, and the Move to IP

Evertz hit IBC this year to highlight the ASPEN protocol for IP facilities that it unveiled at NAB earlier this year and has seen increased adoption since. ASPEN was developed to further Evertz’ efforts to deploy Software Defined Video Networking (SDVN) solutions and has been submitted to SMPTE for publication as a Registered Disclosure Document […]  More

IBC2015 Q&A: Vislink’s Ayes Amewudah on HeroCast, UltraCoder, and 4K MotoGP Production

Vislink made a splash at NAB 2015 in April by teaming with GoPro to reveal HeroCast, GoPro’s long-awaited POV camera for live-broadcast applications. The HeroCast platform, which has been installed at NHL arenas across the country and has generated plenty of interest for live sports production, was demonstrated at IBC along with several other Vislink […]  More

IBC2015 Q&A: Tedial’s Jay Batista on the ‘Evolution’ of Content Management

Tedial was on hand at IBC last week, showcasing the enhanced version of its media IT platform, Tedial Evolution, for the first time in Europe. Tedial Evolution extends media-asset–management (MAM) functionality with advanced search/indexing tools, new services to surf/explore archives, and improved integration between archive and workflow engines to reinforce a collaborative environment. Among the […]  More

Multidyne FiberNet brings new flexibility to fiber connectivity

Multidyne’s FiberNet system was one of a handful of innovations the company introduced at NAB designed to bring a new level of flexibility to fiber optical networks. The system can connect multiple fiber notes via patented technology designed to exploit Multidyne’s ability to network full bandwidth, uncompressed video nodes. “Through a mission control a user […]  More

Sony expands line of professional storage with rugged, portable RAID products

Sony’s expanding line of professional storage technologies now includes two distinctive, rugged, and portable RAID (dual 3.5 inch HDD) products for ultra-fast data transfer on location in 6TB and 4TB capacities and a new 256 GB SxS PRO+ memory card. Each new model has the transfer speeds and high performance needed for 4K production and […]  More

PROMISE Technology unveils new CFast 2.0 Reader Pod

PROMISE Technology unveiled a new CFast 2.0 Reader Pod for its Pegasus2 R2+. With both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 interfaces, the combination of Pegasus2 R2+ and the new CFast 2.0 Reader Pod provides a convenient and rapid way to transfer 4K content from high-end cameras via CFast 2.0 media.  The new CFast 2.0 Reader Pod […]  More

Pronology announces support for Apple ProRes

Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, has announced support for Apple ProRes. This enhancement, on display at IBC 2015 (Hall 10, Stand A26), allows Pronology products to encode and transcode using one of the most popular codecs for acquisition and postproduction. “Our digital asset management tools simplify the tasks of content creation and […]  More

SES’s Williams addresses importance of satellite-based e-platforms

Operators should be keen to adopt satellite-based e-platforms if they are to achieve their full business potential in less developed countries (LDCs), advised SES Techcom Services’ Vice President Commercial Norbert Willems, as satellite connectivity can be quickly set up to fulfil such basic needs as healthcare and education in rural or poorly connected parts of […]  More