Mobile Viewpoint to host virtual event
Mobile Viewpoint has announced two virtual events as a replacement for its normal presence at IBC from 1 – 8 September 2020.
Michel Bais, chief executive officer, commented: “The IBC show in Amsterdam is a fantastic event for meeting new contacts and reaffirming existing relationships within the broadcast industry. We are very saddened that the physical event will not be happening this year. So we are organising our own event prior to the IBC virtual event where we are building a physical stand in our office environment and inviting customers, resellers, prospects and anyone interested in our technology to come and talk with us virtually on our stand. We will have one-on-one meetings almost as if we are face-to-face to discuss all their needs and propose solutions that are fit for purpose.”
Despite a remote workforce, Mobile Viewpoint said it has been busy and has much to share. When COVID-19 hit, the company immediately developed TrolleyLive, an all-in-one studio in a box for remote presenters with no ability to professionally live stream, either over broadband or over multiple cellular networks, from a home location. Mobile Viewpoint’s existing encoders can support multi-cameras, 4K and are now said to be future-proofed for 5G.
Other innovations on which Mobile Viewpoint has been working are in AI.
Bais continued: “The interest in AI as a broadcast production platform has exploded especially as COVID is accelerating new decision making about technologies The ability to do professional productions that were previously not possible due to cost and resource has allowed AI to effectively replace the need for an onsite camera team. Our IQ-Sports Production platform can live stream sports games and follow the action without the need of a cameraperson making grass root sports, training games and youth sports available to everybody. We started out supporting ball games, but we continually innovate to support other games including cycling in velodromes and now currently looking at horse jumping initiatives. The AI is capable of creating its own automated replays and it’s own post match highlight packages while keeping personnel to a minimum.”
To conclude, Bais added: “The whole virtual event will be live streamed with vPilot which is our other AI driven platform. Designed to use as an automated studio production platform, it can control an array of PTZ cameras without the need of any camera crew or onsite director, allowing professional productions and live streaming for companies without resource or little TV knowledge.”