NAB Preview Part Two

More from this year’s NAB…


Vizrt will showcase its latest advances in live graphics, channel branding, video editing, interactive content, multi-platform distribution, live sports, and graphics analysis. Vizrt will also demonstrate the Viz Media Engine integration with Adobe Premiere allowing users to search and access video content directly in Premiere. Users will also be allowed to edit and overlay Vizrt graphics directly in the Premiere timeline.

Front Porch Digital will feature several products, including LYNX, an integrated, cloud-based environment for managing assets on a global scale, from any device and any location.
 Front Porch Digital’s LYNX project is the company’s largest R&D investment in more than a decade and offers media organizations a next-generation approach to global asset management, with a range of benefits in adaptability, on-demand scalability, capital cost reduction, and simplified maintenance.

Two compact HD lenses will make their US debut from Fujifilm. The two new HDTV lenses, which expand their respective product lines, are the HA19x7.4BERM/BERD 2/3-inch Premier Series high-performance HD ENG/EFP production lens and the XA19x7.4BESM-D8 compact, HDTV studio and field box-style lens.

Telestream will feature a full line-up of products and solutions, including its Vantage, Agility, FlipFactory and Episode transcoding solutions. Telestream will also introduce Pipeline Replay, developed for NASCAR. Telestream’s video transcoding software products range from desktop applications and single-server installations to large-scale, multi-server systems that produce and assemble millions of finished media packages.

Cobalt Digital plans to show new technologies at NAB 2012 that add value-laden options to the company’s loudness processing and metering offerings. Chris Shaw, Cobalt’s senior VP of sales and marketing, released details of LMNTS, a multi-channel loudness processing over IP solution; SPOTCHECK, a monitoring and logging tool; and logging and graphing upgrades to Cobalt’s loudness metering system. The company will also debut the Blue Box Group modular signal conversion line. The products will be demonstrated on Cobalt’s booth N 1929 in the North Hall.

UK digital console manufacturer DiGiCo will showcase its latest digital broadcast offerings. Hosted by its US distributor, Group One Ltd, DiGiCo will feature the newly launched UB MADI interface, the Purple Box optical converter, three digital broadcast consoles (SD7B, SD10-24B and SD11B), and a pair of remote racks (SD-Nano and SD-Mini).

Haivision will debut the KulaByte Internet encoder. The KulaByte encoder offers excellent picture quality, uplink efficiency, and ROI for streaming to Dynamic Flash and Adaptive HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) networks. KulaByte combines the highest quality-per-bit (QPB) with tight bandwidth control and Adaptive Bitrate Control to get the most out of Internet uplinks. This allows broadcasters to have better quality contribution and afford more sources from any venue, says the company.

Bexel will host two booths—Bexel Rentals (Booth C6833) and Bexel Professional Sales (Booth C9046), each highlighting the company’s expertise and diverse solutions for live broadcast events. “Bexel continues to offer clients the latest in broadcast technology when creating innovative packages for the industry—from large sporting and entertainment events to higher-end reality television productions,” says Scott Nardelli, SVP Sales and Marketing, Bexel. “By having the best maintained equipment backed by our unparalleled engineering, technical and logistics team, Bexel is able to create onsite portable systems that provide efficient workflow solutions for our clients, with premium gear and advanced technology.”

Tektronix will be showcasing the WFM7200 Waveform Monitor and WVR7200 Rasterizer , which help content providers verify the quality of video content and make precision adjustments that reduce the potential for gamut errors during the editing and format conversion process, effectively preventing client dissatisfaction and the need for costly rework. Advanced color gamut monitoring including Tektronix patented Luma Qualified Vector (LQV) and Spearhead gamut displays which, when work in conjunction with Diamond gamut display, provide the most comprehensive color gamut monitoring tool for precise color gamut adjustments. Both the WFM7200 and the WVR7200 support an extensive list of Dual Link signal formats as standard capability and have field upgradeable options to add support for high frame rate (1080P 50/60) formats and 3D formats. Also on show is Cerify Version 7.4
, which adds speed improvements that enable Cerify to test content at many times faster than real-time.

SGL will continue its successful rollout of next-generation archiving technology by announcing its support for writing AS02-wrapped files (part of the MXF standard) to LTFS tape. SGL’s support for LTFS provides instant content portability between systems and streamlines file-based workflows. Users can now benefit even further as AS02 files written to LTFS tape allow the simple transportation of primary video/audio content and the related metadata.

Orad will showcase several products for the sports industry, including its PlayMaker slow-motion replay server. PlayMaker provides up to 8 I/O channels of high quality ingest in multiple video formats, with synchronized slow motion replay, and powerful yet simple editing tools. New features include events tagging and support for Avid’s DNxHD codec. In addition to its 60 hours of HD (100mbps) recording, PlayMaker now offers a cyclic recording mode, enabling ongoing recordings. Each clipped item is automatically protected, while the parts which are not required are overwritten automatically.

Grass Valley will continue to show broadcasters and video production professionals how to work smarter and increase productivity in all aspects of their business by using software-based tools and tightly integrated systems that foster collaboration and resource efficiency. The company plans to show a number of products at – head here for details.



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