British Sky Broadcasting, BSkyB, has expanded and improved its
colour grading and finishing services with a recent upgrade of its
Mistika client suites and SGO SAN storage.
Panasonic and ITN are testing a broadcast news network workflow
that transmits video and shoot data from field locations to the newsroom,
controlling cameras via a network.
The new ARRI ALEXA 65 is a 65mm digital cinema camera system with
prime and zoom lenses for feature film production, linked to a complete,
specialized Codex post workflow.
Quantel launched LiveTouch sports highlighting system at IBC2014,
integrating editing with highlights. sQ Fileflow 2 file handling engine
launched and Pablo Rio has UHD/4K updates.
Kabel Deutschland is using the Evertz Software Defined Video Network,
with Evertz 46Tb/s EXE Routers, to transition their uncompressed video
routing to IP architecture.
AJA’s Corvid line of PCle developer cards for uncompressed video/audio
I/O are now adopted for integration and interoperability by Ventuz
graphics software and PlayBox Technology.
Rodeo FX staged a harrowing car chase through Paris with director Luc
Besson’s fearless heroine ‘Lucy’ at the wheel, visualising her gifts of
x-ray vision and ability to see mobile device signals.
Ixonos combines design and software development to create customised
mobile and online services with engaging user experiences, such as the
new Forscene UI and Al Jazeera Plus App.
Sony’s 4K large sensor PMW-F55/F5 CineAlta cameras are set to
receive internal ProRes and DNxHD recording, a 4K upgrade for
the F5, and an ENG/documentary shoulder mount dock.
RingSide Creative and teams at studios across the US created a spot
for Ford in a hybrid style combining animation, 3D cameras and original
live-action footage shot on location.
Live event producers can use Matrox VS4Recorder Pro to capture
synchronized, frame-accurate, multi-channel files to NLE compatible
H.264, MOV and AVI files in quickly configured set-ups.
Through projects with ITV and Azure Media Services, Telestream has
refined their Wirecast streaming software and Vantage transcoding
platform for distribution to multiple screens.
RTL, broadcaster for Germany’s national team, is using Vizrt systems
and player tracking to produce the team’s games, including the updated
Viz Libero 3D virtual sports analysis tool.
The AJA Raw CION camera format will soon be supported in Adobe Premiere
Pro CC, and Zacuto, Alphatron, MTF and other accessory developers will
also support the CION.
At IBC, Avid showed new developments in MediaCentral, including Resolution
Independence, allowing users to work with 4K and other high-res formats
using the new Avid DNxHR codec.
Panasonic and SAP SE will together develop video-based sports analytics,
based on the ultra-wide-angle camera system and integrating Panasonic’s
video and tracking software.
Panasonic launched their updated Varicam at IBC 2014, with a dual-
codec workflow that includes in-camera grading, plus the new super
light AJ-PX800 ENG camera.
Smoke & Mirrors VFX and post company, uses Signiant’s Media Shuttle
file transfer system to move large media files quickly between over 1,000
users, while monitoring all tranfers.
Illumination Mac Guff studio balanced its workload between storage network,
work volume and performance using the real-time visual analysis and NAS
optimization in Avere FXT Edge.
Elemental Delta is a new video delivery platform used for detailed
management of video distribution to multiple screens, in particular
for adding time-shifted services to content.