ChyronHego’s Studio MediaMaker shortlisted for 2015 IABM Design & Innovation Awards

ChyronHego today announced that its Studio MediaMaker 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.

A regular feature of IBC in Amsterdam, the IABM Design & Innovation Awards cast the spotlight on new solutions or products that bring benefit or create new opportunities for the broadcast and media industries. Studio MediaMaker is among the shortlisted entries to be judged by a panel of independent specialists chaired by John Ive, the IABM’s director of business development and technology. Winners will be announced at the IABM reception and awards ceremony at IBC2015 on Saturday, Sept. 12.

“We designed Studio MediaMaker especially for smaller or nontraditional organizations such as newspapers, sports clubs, and corporate enterprises — all of which need cost-effective tools for getting video content produced and delivered to air. At the same time, the solution is ideal for traditional broadcasters looking for more efficient, cost-effective methods with which to package their content to support ever-larger channel lineups,” said Johan Apel, president and CEO, ChyronHego. “With Studio MediaMaker, we’ve brought unprecedented simplicity to production automation for smaller operations and on-demand content producers, as well as to larger networks that are expanding their local news and weather coverage.”

Studio MediaMaker is a presenter-operated system that provides newsroom-style automation, template-based graphics fulfillment, and multi-platform publishing of graphics. For multi-format production and playout, Studio MediaMaker’s simplified end-to-end workflow takes advantage of FFmpeg’s complete cross-platform ability to convert and stream audio and video. Studio MediaMaker currently works as a stand-alone system for rundown creation and operation and, in a later release, will provide tight integration with any MOS-compatible newsroom computer system such as ENPS and Avid iNEWS. For streamlined graphics production, users of ChyronHego’s CAMIO suite of newsroom graphics tools will be able to leverage existing graphics assets easily within Studio MediaMaker.

“We’re delighted to announce the shortlisted candidates in our nine categories and highlight these pioneering products and services,” said Peter White, chief executive, IABM. “Overall, the number and quality of entries are truly indicative of the talent and creativity inherent in the industry today. And, as we transition through some significant change, innovation and forward thinking have never been more important.”

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