TM Broadcast International 13, September 2014

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Editorial Each September IBC brings the world’s electronic media and entertainment industry together in Amsterdam to challenge, direct and set the industry’s agenda. Staged by the industry for the industry, it spotlights and drives future trends, technologies, innovations and business models, delivering a dynamic, comprehensive event that is stimulating and relevant to the changes and challenges faced by its attendees. Over 52,000 attendees from more than 170 countries visit IBC to experience all aspects of the creation, management and delivery of all electronic media and entertainment content in this rapidly changing multiplatform and multiscreen world. From the inspiration of the leading forum of the IBC Conference to the excitement of free-to-attend feature events and the experience of meeting over 1,500 key international suppliers that fill the IBC’s fourteen hall Exhibition. The free-to-attend feature areas and events are a unique character of IBC. Complementing the Conference and Exhibition they reflect the constant evolution of the industry and help facilitate the exchange of information between all its attendees, exhibitors and conference delegates. Designed to encompass the latest changes and trends facing the industry they include: Industry Insights conference sessions; the Future Zone; and the IBC Awards Ceremony. Also this year we have extended the IBC Big Screen to incorporate a full programme made up of exhibitor demonstrations, free to attend conference sessions and exclusive film screenings to explore the very latest developments in digital cinema. The IBC Conference is a world-leading forum for debate and knowledge exchange, uniting a mix of visionary keynotes, panel discussions and master classes with the most influential thought leaders, opinion formers and cutting edge organizations shaping the industry’s future. Each day of the IBC2014 Conference will tell a different chapter of the innovation story of our industry, enabling delegates to identify and attend the key sessions relevant to their needs. Key themes from each day will echo throughout the different streams, with each providing a unique angle and focus - whether technical, strategic or operational.

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RTVS Slovakia chooses NOA for major cross-media archive Initiative RTVS, Slovakia’s national broadcaster, has embarked on a project to upgrade its archive system and create a national TV archive that includes its legacy SD material. The project will use NOA systems to build a complete MAM facility to manage all ingest workflows and transcoding, with logical content description, and full integration of radio and TV content. The installation includes four NOA Framelector machines for the ingest of SD Video with complete RF monitoring control, and a five-server transcoding farm based upon MediaButler for export from lossless ffv1 towards the production formats in use at RTVS, including IMXD10, XDCAM, DVCPRO and others. A set of mediARC file management tools – FileManager, Remote File Agent, Storage Connector – will handle transparent OAIS File management and replication between WAN sites. A four-server QC analysis farm using VidCHECK with Quantum StorNext AEL6000 complete the upgrade to the RTVS facility. As part of the technical solution a clustered Oracle ODA metadata repository will be shared over WAN together with a possibility to share all essence files, through an intelligent cacheing mechanism supported via NOA RemoteFileAgent (RFA). RTVS chose a NOA solution for SD Video particularly for its ability to create mathematically lossless archive files based upon ffv1, and for its RF logging of ingested material for perfect quality control. The NOA installation will be integrated through standard XML and file gateways with metadata management

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and provides a mediARC API for live replication towards external RTVS repositories. “This new installation will give us a complete archive-centric view on all kinds of production creation,” said Vladimir Hübner, Project Manager at RTVS. “Our aim is also to share existing metadata description and the metadata repository for better semantic linking of content crossmedia – both radio and TV.” NOA Audio’s mediARC has gained a strong base of users in both broadcasting and institutional archiving, and the system’s ability to meet the needs of archivists and production teams is especially useful when the two roles are required within the same organisation. Providing customers with structured and flexible high-performance content management that will last for decades, mediARC allows access to a deep level of the database and makes it easy to create extremely specific business processes using complex and sophisticated workflows. “We are thrilled to be involved in such a large and complex installation,” said Christophe Kummer, CEO of NOA Audio Solutions. “Our simple-to-use video modules for the transcription of large volumes of SD material get such a good market share because not many competitors are able to provide easy workflow systems for video which are so well linked to a central, well-managed metadata repository.”




Watson Nordic taps Agama for End-to-End OTT multiscreen service assurance Agama Technologies announced that it has been contracted by Watson Nordic, a Finnish OTT multiscreen video service provider, to provide its DTV Monitoring Solution for real-time monitoring, assurance and analytics of the service distribution from creation to consumption. Watson Nordic, a joint venture between telecommunications company Anvia and video rental company Makuuni, produces and develops broadband delivered TV and entertainment services. Its multiscreen service, launched in 2013 and available for television sets, tablets, smart phones and computers, allows subscribers to watch TV, rent movies and subscribe to pay-TV channels according to their taste whenever and however they want. Aiming to become one of the most popular TV services in Finland, Watson Nordic will now implement a full-coverage solution from Agama to ensure optimal service quality, reach higher operational efficiency and get better customer understanding - ultimately to secure a rapid and cost-effective service growth. Jari Laiho, CTO at Watson Nordic, says: "We offer premium pay-TV content to a wide range of devices and quality plays a central role in all our products - we want to be in control of our service distribution end-to-end and we need to be able to react quickly when there is a problem in the service. Aside from the obvious service assurance aspects, we turned to Agama to get a scalable solution that could truly support our help desk in reducing the time needed for a customer call and to swiftly solve the customer's problem. In addition, the Agama solution will help to support our sales and marketing teams in creating better product offerings and campaigns for our customers." Mikael Dahlgren, CEO at Agama Technologies, comments: "Watson Nordic is an up-and-coming service provider with a very clear view of what is important when managing video delivery. We're proud to have been selected as its video service management partner. Based on our long experience in this industry, we can support Watson Nordic in its strive to have a uniquely attractive TV service offering in the Finnish market by providing the actionable insights needed to capably manage service quality and customer satisfaction."

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Visiware opens a dedicated facility for second screen creative development , Le Studio Le Studio is aimed at helping producers analyze, define, and develop truly engaging interactive TV experiences. From initial concept development to program definition to technical analysis and sales development, Visiware can accelerate social TV and PlayAlong game experiences for producers, helping them avoid common technical and content development mistakes. Visiware has worked with leading producers and networks – including Disney/ABC, Embassy Row, Endemol, ESPN, NBC Universal, the NFL, ITV, M6, Sony, TF1, and others – to build new and engaging multi-screen experiences to life. Visiware has created the 2nd screen experiences for such popular shows as ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ and ‘Money Drop,’ as well as for the NFL Draft. Visiware’s system is considered to be the industry’s most reliable and the most scalable, capable of handling more than 1 million concurrent users.




GatesAir strengthens global sales team with Regional Sales Manager appointments GatesAir has hired three seasoned broadcast industry experts to strengthen its global sales team. The new regional sales manager appointments amplify GatesAir’s customer-first approach across the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and the Asia-Pacific at a time when many countries in these regions are undergoing digital TV and radio transitions. Jason Mak joins the Singapore office as regional sales manager for Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and the ASEAN countries, which include Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. Many of these countries are converting to DTV within the next five years, and Jason’s leadership, versatility and experience will play an instrumental role in both accelerating and simplifying these transitions. Prior to joining GatesAir, Jason’s diversified background included direct sales, business development and technology services from engineering to systems integration, with 15 years of experience in DTV broadcasting, RF and wireless communications. He most recently led the Broadcast Network Division at Nera Telecommunications Ltd., with a focus on delivering turnkey DVB-T/T2 and other broadcast solutions to vertical market segments in Asia-Pacific territories. Jhonny Maroun has been appointed regional sales manager for the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). Based in Lebanon, Jhonny joins GatesAir at a time when many

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career. He most recently served as a regional director at Wohler Technologies, where he was responsible for business operations and strategic growth in the broadcast and media markets.

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companies in the MENA region are upgrading their TV and radio infrastructure, and optimizing analog networks to prepare for digital transitions. A dynamic engineer with 11 years of entrepreneurial experience, Jhonny has held regional director, business development manager and other key positions throughout his

Xavier Collet joins GatesAir as regional sales manager based out of Paris. Xavier will cover Eastern Europe and the CIS countries, which include Russia, Poland, Romania and Turkey. With 15 years of international broadcast sales and business development experience, he previously managed key accounts at Grass Valley and Avid. Most recently, Xavier served as director of sales and business development at Technicolor Network Services, responsible for strategic long-term business growth worldwide. His efforts and initiatives achieved significant performance improvements through implementation of best practices. “GatesAir is fueling customer intimacy through these strategic appointments, bringing experienced leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit closer to our customers in these regions,” said Alain Pecot, vice president of sales, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific, GatesAir. “Jason, Jhonny and Xavier will help to drive our global sales and business development initiatives, with the agility and responsiveness required to meet the challenges our customers face across digital transitions and optimizing existing analog networks. We are happy to welcome these leaders to our global sales team.”




TF1 commits to Apantac multiviewers Apantac announced that French TV Broadcaster, TF1, purchased its TAHOMA Multiviewers for its main facility in Paris. The pre sales and sales support was managed by long-time Apantac partner, Magic Hour. The purchase includes a TAHOMA DE-16 "Universal" Multiviewer, a DL-4+12 "Hybrid" Multiviewer, and a Cynergy license, Apantac's light Client Server Virtual KVM switch application. The Apantac multiviewers feed a 3x2 display wall with six large high resolution LCD monitors. The Multiviewers are installed in TF1's "cockpit" control room, a centrally location whereby the technical team can monitor signals and equipment throughout the main TF1 facility including: SDI outputs from Multiviewers used in studios, continuity, for off-air monitoring, VGA signals from the SNMP manager with a real time logs of alarms and equipment status view, DVI signals from the playlist computer, VGA and DVI signals from various computers managing glueware, matrices, or displaying a transmitters' status map, real time audience as well as a

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"One of the key purchasing decision factors for us to partner with Apantac was the fact that its TAHOMA Multiviewers offer us the ability to mix and match broadcast and multimedia / computer inputs on the same displays. We are also very pleased with the excellent display quality of the computer sources," comments Cyril Bernard, Systems and Studio Support Manager -

Another instrumental feature for TF1 choosing Apantac, was the Cynergy Virtual KVM Switch application. It allows TF1 to simultaneously visualize computer outputs on the monitor wall and control them from a single console. Moving the mouse across the computer virtual output windows allows TF1 to gain immediate control of them.

Ross Video broadens partner network in Spain Ross Video announce that is has added two new companies to its EMEA business partner network. Xeltec and Vidiexco, both based in Madrid, join existing partner Eurocom in representing Ross Video in Spain and all three companies will offer the full suite of Ross solutions, including robotics, switchers, augmented reality/virtual studio, graphics, servers and openGear. Commenting on the new additions, David Dowling, EMEA Director of Sales for Ross Video noted, “The Spanish economy has obviously suffered in recent years because of the global financial crisis but we’re now seeing strong recovery and this expansion directly reflects our ambitions in key Western European markets. Ross Video needs a strong and motivated network of partners in EMEA and I’m very pleased to add both Xeltec and Vidiexco to this list; both companies have excellent experience in the broadcast sector and I’m sure they will help us strengthen our position in the Spanish market”. For more information on Ross Video products in Spain: Eurocom : Xeltec : Vidiexco :

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DiGiCo makes Pharrell happy at Montreux Montreux Jazz Festival takes place annually on the glorious setting of Lake Geneva. It has played host to the who's who of music since its inception, almost half-a-century ago, with acts as eclectic as Miles Davis and Marcus Miller, to Alicia Keys and, this year, Pharrell Williams, and they always come back for more! DiGiCo consoles a key component across the Festival’s audio system, with Pharrell also bringing in his own SD7. “My relationship with DiGiCo has always been strong, not only because of the quality of product, but because of the personal service we always get from their team,” says sound coordinator at Montreux, David Weber. Incidentally, Weber made his Montreux debut the same

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year as DiGiCo, in 2009. “I was brought in here as they needed someone who wasn't going to be heavily involved with the business side of Montreux – just the music; they needed someone that was into the festival, and would concentrate solely on the audio. So, I specified in DiGiCo consoles, Meyer Sound loudspeakers, and Shure microphones, which together is a fantastic mix. DiGiCo is on all of the stages here at Montreux; it's the perfect solution, and the reliability has been superb, we've had no issues at all. In fact, I like the consoles that much I've even bought my own SD9! It's on one of the festival stages at the moment, and when we've wrapped the event up, it's coming home with me!”

It's not just Weber that thinks like this. Pharrell's FOH and monitor pairing, Kyle Hamilton and Jeremy Peters, are adamant that they could not deliver their show accurately using anything other than DiGiCo kit and brought in their own pair of SD7s for Montreux. “It's about finding a consistency with Pharrell and using the SD7s, we're able to do that,” reveals Hamilton, adding that the effects inside the desk are of the highest order. “Pharrell's vocal chain just hits an Avalon 737 compressor, then heads straight into the console, where I do my EQing, effects, and compression. Because the preamps and processing are great on the SD7, that's really all I need to do, which suits me, as less is more is always my preferred approach.”




Fletcher Sports shoots continuous Ultra-Motion 4K for Baseball and NBA with I-MOVIX X10 UHD Chicago-based sports production specialists Fletcher Sports has completed the first season of major league baseball and NBA coverage using the I-MOVIX X10 technology and plan to use its new fleet of X10 UHD systems over the next season to come. Deploying the X10 technology, Fletcher Sports provided continuous recording in 300fps or 600fps to broadcasters Major League Baseball, and ESPN for the NBA coverage. The X10 system’s compact size allowed Fletcher crews to provide innovative angles from cameras located behind the basketball backboard. “With continuous recording in 1080p at up to 600fps, replays really look a lot better than anything you can get with the standard 60fps system, where there's a lot of motion blur,” said Dan Grainge, VP of Fletcher Sports Chicago. “You can tell if a player's over the line, whether he has possession of the ball and so on. Before using the X10 UHD, it was difficult to do that because you didn’t have all the frames to play with. But now you can slow down any action, reducing motion blur to zero.”

her resolution to provide zoomed ultra slow motion shots with an exceptional quality. While its broadcast customers particularly like zoom and the X10 UHD’s continuous recording capability as an enhancement for broadcasts in 1080p, Fletcher Sports is also scheduled to contribute to the pioneering 4K public broadcasts of major sporting events planned over the next few months. The X10 UHD is the industry’s first 4K ultra-slow motion system to support both continuous super slow motion (SSM) and ultra slow motion (USM) at frame rates of up to 1000fps. The X10 UHD now has an increased dynamic range, further boosting the versatility of the camera in widely differing lighting conditions. For very high-frame rate ultra-

slow motion in 4K sports coverage, the system operates in USM mode to deliver instant replays of up to 1,000fps. For continuous non-stop recording, SSM mode delivers up to 120fps at 4Kp60. When operating in HD resolutions (1080p or 1080i) X10 UHD offers up to 600fps in continuous SSM mode, and up to 2,000fps in USM mode. The system can also complement these specialized applications by performing in a conventional live camera role. X10 UHD delivers all the usability and image quality benefits for which I-MOVIX systems have become renowned. Fully integrated for live broadcast production and easy to operate by any broadcast camera crew, X10 UHD will be specified in an RF version.

Shooting continuous ultra slow motion in 4K, Fletcher Sports delivered post-shot zooms, using the hig-

Dalet releases AmberFin Version 10.4 Dalet Digital Media Systems announced the availability of AmberFin 10.4. The new update expands the versatility of the AmberFin multi-format transcode platform by adding support for new operating systems (OS), easier handling of closed cap-

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tions, and enhanced codec processing that further improves interoperability. The new Dalet AmberFin version 10.4 features include: Better Avid DNxHD Support – AmberFin 10.4 will re-wrap DNxHD among MOV, MXF OP1a and MXF OP-Atom without transcoding, accelerating Avid workflows. Closed Captions Made Easy – Users can now insert captions during transcode, even when

doing temporal conversion. Extended AVC Intra Support – As with most formats, there are a few different variations - AmberFin 10.4 features a new decoder that enhances the interoperability of AVC Intra. Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Support. Customers with current support contracts can upgrade at any time by contacting their local representative or Dalet support.




Matrix Engineering completes HD Project for TV-Gyberniya

Barnfind opens UK operations Barnfind Technologies has expanded operations by opening an office in Rickmansworth, UK on 28 July 2014. Anil Parmar is serving as vice president sales UK & Ireland, and Nilesh Mandalia has assumed the role of managing director UK & Ireland. Wiggo Evensen, Barnfind CEO, made the announcement from company headquarters in Sandefjord, Norway. “Barnfind has a strong R&D heritage and a growing portfolio of innovative solutions for the professional video market,” said Evensen. “Nilesh originally joined Barnfind as VP Sales, and has helped to successfully evangelise our company across the world from the very start whilst newcomer, Anil, will play a key role in driving sustainable revenue growth through his extensive sales experience.”

Cobalt Digital has announced that Matrix Engineering Group of Moscow (Russia) has recently installed a significant complement of Cobalt gear at TV-Gyberniya as part of the network’s new HD studio. TV-Gyberniya is based in Voronezh, Russia and broadcasts to more than 2 million residents. A mix of Cobalt’s card-based products and Blue Box Group™ throw down modules were selected to form the core of the studio’s signal processing, conversions and distribution functions. The configuration comprises both video (HD/SDSDI) and audio (analog) distribution amplifiers, HD/SD-SDI audio embedders, and the new 9501DCDA down converter/distribution amplifier. Four openGear® HPF-9000 frames house the cards and and are controlled by the DashBoard™ control and management system. The system is capable of not only remotely managing the modules, but also monitors their performance and functionality. “Working with Matrix Engineering on this important project for TV-Gyberniya illustrates our commitment and ability to serve the global broadcast industry with practical solutions and local support,” noted Chris Shaw, Cobalt’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “The Cobalt system proved to be perfect for the network’s successful transition to HD and we couldn’t be more pleased.” “TV-Gyberniya operates in HD,” said Mikhail Konovalov, chief engineer. “When we tested the content in this format, we were stunned by the quality of the picture. We appreciate the quality of the work of the specialists of the Matrix Engineering Company. But the greatest advantage is versatility of the system. We jokingly call it the TV LEGO for adults.”

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Mandalia is well known in broadcast technologies field for his involvement in setting up distribution arrangements globally for DekTec and Barnfind alike. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to directly lead Barnfind’s UK operations and work with Anil to reach out to the broadcast market with exciting new products,” said Mandalia. Parmar’s solid background in broadcast video sales includes management level positions at Emotion Systems, Providius, Digital Rapids and JVC Professional. Previously he worked at Evertz where he was instrumental in establishing the Canadian manufacturer’s position in the UK market. Parmar launched his career in the broadcast industry at Snell and Wilcox in the mid ‘90s where he managed a number of key accounts including broadcasters, systems integrators and dealers. “I am delighted to join Barnfind, a dynamic team dedicated to providing leadingedge technology solutions to the broadcast video industry,” said Parmar. “With its considerable experience in R&D, green philosophy, and its passion to continue designing market leading products, the management team have a winning combination.”




Lawo appoints Karl Kussmaul as Product Support Manager Company strengthens service and support for expanding customer base

Lawo announced the appointment of Karl Kussmaul as product support manager. He brings with him a wealth of pro-audio and video experience from his many years in product management and support roles with Sony. In his new post, Kussmaul will coordinate the Lawo service force in North America from his New York base, and will provide assistance to the constantly growing number of

Lawo customers and installations using his advanced technical knowledge and long experience. “I am delighted to be part of this innovative company,” says Kussmaul. “Lawo’s consistent focus on quality, performance and engineering of its products, combined with their dedication to creating and delivering complete solutions for customers were key factors in my decision to join Lawo.”

CEO Philipp Lawo agrees: “We are very excited to have Karl join our team. His broad knowledge of the industry, his customer support experience and product expertise will further strengthen our Lawo support service to the benefit of our broadcast customers in the US. His practical, hands-on experience with Lawo products in the field adds tremendous depth and perspective to our organization."

New EX-60 Expansion Chassis Boosts Density and Scalability of DISK Archive Corporation’s ALTO Disk Archive Corporation has launched a new expansion chassis for its ALTO tapeless long-term storage system. The EX-60 Storage Expansion for the ALTO Archive and Content Library meets the growing demand for larger capacity and more densely packed media storage. ALTO’s disk-based cold storage solution can accommodate up to 275 TB of storage in each 5RU module, with an exceptionally low power dissipation of around 1 watt per Terabyte. By adding the new 4RU EX-60, ALTO users can increase this capacity by up to 340TB per EX-60 chassis, and each ALTO can support two EX-60s for a possible

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955TB node.


The EX-60 can be populated with locally sourced off-theshelf disks on a buy-as-needed basis, with any mix of disk size and vendor in any slot, making ALTO a practical, highly competitive and completely future-proof system for large-scale storage of infrequently accessed material in content libraries and archives. “Demand for storage is growing exponentially, driven by new formats including UHD, multiple versioning,

the greater number of origination sources, higher shooting ratios, and the desire to keep more of a production’s original pre-edit content,” said Alan Hoggarth, Managing Director, Disk Archive Corporation. “ALTO offers the enormous benefits of a completely tapeless solution for archive and content library storage, and with the EX-60, it provides denser and more efficient storage than ever before.”




Ferri Lighting Design & Associates serves LED Lighting for ESPN's U.S. Open Telecasts Ferri Lighting Design & Associates (FLDA) announced that it has designed and installed an100% outdoor LED lighting setups for ESPN’s 2014 U.S. Open telecasts. The expanded installation includes four outdoor locations, which include the ESPN Domestic and International announce booths; and two locations in the main stadium at the U.S. Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens in New York City. The FLDA design for ESPN is notable for its ability to leverage a green production standard, using a completely LED installation, and creating enough light to counteract the sun’s brightness for the outdoor

interview set. This year marks the sixth U.S. Open that FLDA has

collaborated on with ESPN.




Gemini FX purchases three Pablo Rio 4K color and finishing systems Gemini FX, the Chennai-based digital film operation and part of the giant Gemini Industries and Imaging group, has purchased three turnkey Quantel Pablo Rio 4K color and finishing systems. One of the systems is equipped with the Neo color panel, and two with compact Neo Nano panels. Gemini now has a total of 12 Quantel color correction and finishing systems making it the largest Quantel-based post facility in India. “Quantel systems have been at

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the heart of our digital film workflow since 2009,” said Mr Manohar Prasad, Managing Director at Gemini Industries & Imaging Ltd & Group of Companies. “At Gemini, we pride ourselves on giving our customers stunning results on screen, delivered quickly and efficiently. With the industry rapidly moving to 4K and beyond, we needed to ensure that we are able to meet our all our customers’ needs now and into the future. Pablo Rio, with its proven realtime 4K and 6K operation and its

comprehensive color and finishing workflow, is the natural choice to take Gemini forward.” Quantel Sales Director, Martin Mulligan, said, “Gemini has been a Quantel customer for many years and continues to stand at the forefront of southern India’s post production industry. We are delighted they have once again chosen Quantel post systems as they look to a 4K future and beyond.”




FSR expands infrastructure line of Wall Box Solutions with introduction of PWB-353 FSR continues to expand its infrastructure line of Wall Box solutions with the introduction of the PWB-353 Wall Box unit. Featuring an open face design with a white interior and white extended trim ring, rather than a closed cover, this model facilitates quick access to cables and connectors without cover removal. The PWB-353 features multiple knockouts for power and openings for up to six single IPS connector plates. At 3-inches deep, it is designed for use in 3-inch or 4-inch stud walls. The extended trim ring provides a clean appearance while covering rough cuts in the drywall created during installation.

to offer industry professionals working in the audio/video markets cost-effective solutions that help make their jobs easier,” said Jan Sandri, FSR president. “With our new PWB353 Wall Box unit, we are confident that we are doing just that. The PWB-353 offers, among many other things, an open face design that lends itself well to quick and easy access to cables and connectors. Users can even add LITE-IT to easily provide lighting.” FSR’s new award-winning LITE-IT securely fastens to any ferrous metal surface and easily provides lighting in floor, wall and ceiling boxes, or anywhere a work light is needed.

“We are always pleased to be able

Key features of the PWB-353 Wall

Box include: A rugged 16 gauge steel back box, simple installation features, quick access to cables and connectors, multiple knockouts in a variety of sizes and included hardware.




SAPEC and VideoFlow partner for delivering high quality video over unmanaged networks

SAPEC will be launching its latest range of high-end encoders and decoders at IBC 2014 on booth F90 in Hall 1. The Altum II are designed for high quality video delivery and have VideoFlow's Digital Video Protection (DVP) built in to ensure the high quality, live video transmission over unmanaged networks such as public Internet. The key to DVP is that it is independent of the video compression technology being used making it easy to deploy with any encoders and decoders. Mrs. Ronit Kalujny, VideoFlow's CEO, said, "This partnership has great potential for both companies as SAPEC has over 40 years of experience in developing and delivering state-of-the-art video solutions for tier one broadcasters, telcos and end customers including Telefonica, EBU, Televisa, and RTVE. We are delighted to have SAPEC as one of our partners as we build a complete eco system for delivering high quality video over unmanaged networks." Mr. Miguel Cristobal, CEO of SAPEC, explained, "Integrating the VideoFlow DVP technology into our products offers our customers the best video quality possible even over unmanaged networks like the Internet. We evaluated the technology options on the market for that and decided to trial VideoFlow's. Our engineers were very impressed with it as, over a period of a month, every lost packet was recovered and this was over a standard 6Mbps ADSL connection with no Quality of Service (QoS) in place. We will be adding the VideoFlow technology to our new H.265/HEVC encoders and decoders because, being a more

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efficient encoding technology, H.265 is more vulnerable to unmanaged network interferences losing packets that would cause a sharp drop in the video quality unless protected by DVP." Reducing operating costs is a major driving force. VideoFlow technology enables customers to transport real time, high quality video over unmanaged, best effort networks that frees customers from the need and costs of having an expensive Service Level Agreement (SLA). In addition, VideoFlow's capability of dynamically adapting for optimal video quality is becoming an asset for building a cost effective, professional, live video contribution and distribution flow.

VideoFlow technology Live video broadcast are sent as a continuous bit stream, which the Internet was never designed to handle, resulting in artefacts caused by jitter, and packet loss. More than a couple of seconds of latency is unacceptable by customers expecting to enjoy the excitement of live events like sport as they happen. VideoFlow's patent pending technology opens the Internet for delivering content by ensuring that no packet

is lost and nullifying the jitter caused by transiting the Internet. By doing so, it affords broadcasters, teleports and operators the opportunity to use a highly advanced, low cost solution for live, high quality video streams in place of existing, expensive solutions. The DVP comes as a "Plug and Play" pair - a Protector, which stores the packets until it is certain that they have been correctly received, and a Sentinel which monitors the health of the video stream by watching for packet loss and requests packets to be resent from the Protector's cache only if required. This is ensured by VideoFlow's patents, which cover techniques to minimize the number of packets that have to be resent. VideoFlow's solution is highly flexible working with internet connections as slow as 200Kb/s or as fast as 800Mbps yet delivering the desired high quality. VideoFlow's patents also covers techniques to reduce bandwidth overhead to the minimum possible and to keep any delays at less than the two seconds, which is the maximum tolerated for true live broadcasts. VideoFlow's DVP family of products enables the reduction of bandwidth requirements cutting operational costs compared to the current solutions.




Spark New Zealand selects OTT platform provider, Xstream Lightbox is the new OTT video services by Spark New Zealand. At launch the service will be available as a subscription based video on demand service (SVOD) with more than 5000 hours of insanely good TV available to all New Zealanders. The service can be used across multiple devices, including laptop, desktop, iPad and Airplay on Apple TV. With Xstream MediaMaker™ and a set of RestFul API’s, Xstream has had a leading role in creating the OTT service. “Xstream comes with a proven technical strength, an impressive track record of managing high-end, customized OTT and TV Everywhere services and a software that truly sets the company apart from others, enabling us to take our service to the next level today and tomorrow.” said Mike McMahon, CTO at Spark New Zealand’s OTT service, Lightbox. " Xstream has met all our rigorous demands for high-quality and flexibility. Their cloud based video management system, Xstream MediaMaker™, is one of the most complete and flexible OTT platforms we’ve seen in the market, including everything one

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need to create and manage a complete OTT solution. “We’re thrilled to be working with one of the worlds most innovative Telcos on creating and deploying their OTT solution.” said Frank Thorup, CEO at Xstream. “Xstream MediaMaker™ is designed to work in parallel with legacy TV systems, leveraging existing infrastructure investments while, at the same time, be flexible to integrate with any other third party solution and to enable customers to deploy complete endto-end OTT solutions like Lightbox. Some core features in the OTT solution powered by Xstream MediaMaker™ includes advanced voucher integration and functionality, advanced parental control where the entire frontend has a dimension that’s controlled by parental guidelines enabling parents to filter out content playback according to rating. Xstream MediaMaker™ also provides an easy and transparent workflow management for content ingest including a OTT loading dock service with screener application, which is integrated with Gracenote and Technicolor, assets management,

automated and scheduled publishing across devices, subscriber management, Shop and Payment module enabling Lightbox to create and manage multiple business models. The in built device management allows Lightbox to set up rules on number of devices registered to each Lightbox account as well as control concurrent streams, a service that enables Lightbox customers to use one account to watch different content on different devices. “We’re delighted to partner up with a company like Xstream who truly understands the complicated OTT/TV Everywhere ecosystem” said Simon Hoegsbro, “Xstream offers more than just an online video platform/video CMS, they offer a cloud based platform with a wide palette of capabilities and features that we see as cost-effective and flexible. Importantly, Xstream MediaMaker™ is proven and futureproof, enabling us to build a platform we can grow and develop with as we move forward in a rapidly evolving market place. We need to stay ahead of the game and are relying on Xstream to help us do exactly that".




Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom to conduct trial delivery of 4K content with Broadpeak HEVC server technologies Broadpeak announced that Chunghwa Telecom has selected Broadpeak solutions to power a trial project for a new 4K HEVC streaming service. Utilizing Broadpeak's server and CDN manager solutions that support the HEVC compression standard and set-top boxes, Chunghwa Telecom cost-effectively delivers 4K VOD and NVOD content to a wide range of devices, while ensuring a superior quality of service to customers. "Streaming video content with a 4K resolution takes up a lot of data. Leveraging the HEVC standard, we're able to efficiently compress 4K content without losing any of the video quality, making it easier and more affordable to store and transmit," said JH Lin, deputy director, Multimedia Division, Chunghwa Telecom. "We chose Broadpeak as our server and CDN manager solutions provider based on their extensive expertise in video delivery, innovative approach to technology in terms of supporting nextgeneration formats and standards like 4K and HEVC, and flexibility, which enables a quick deployment." Using Broadpeak's server and CDN management technologies and HwaCom set-top boxes, Chunghwa Telecom can support two modes for HEVC delivery. VOD content is targeted to be delivered via unicast transfer method and NVOD through multicast. "We see HEVC delivery of 4K content as the future of television and we are very proud to be partnering with a pioneer such as Chunghwa Telecom on this new Digital TV transition," said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO, Broadpeak. "Chunghwa Telecom's groundbreaking trial service is an excellent example of the amazing video quality today's telecom operators can provide, as well as the increased efficiencies and cost savings that can be realized relying on the HEVC codec."

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NOA’s new Videoscanner solves long-term access Conundrum for archive owners To overcome the lack of a market-dominant lossless archive format with wide vendor support, NOA’s VideoScanner uses a combination of mathematically lossless formats based on royalty-free open source technology to create lossless encoded files in the native source pixelformats (8bit 4:2:0 – 10bit 4:4:4) Future access to these formats is assured indefinitely, and decoders are available today for every computer operating system. VideoScanner imports most MXF OP1a and AVI files in a wide range of codecs (AVC Intra50/100, VC-3 [DNxHD], XDCAM HD 422, IMX D-10, FFv1, FFvHuff, …) together with up to 32 audio channels to produce the normalized archive. The lossless base format guarantees that copies subsequently created in production formats will always be supplied at the highest quality, and never suffer from lossyto-lossy transcodings.

To streamline the ingest process and further future-proof the archives created, VideoScanner creates a shot-detected index of the content and extracts all relevant technical metadata including timecode and source format properties. When users need to store additional technical metadata information which is not supported by the AVI container format, the data is stored in an openly-accessible standard IT database. “For a long time, archive owners have been dealing with lossy codecs to archive their material, and there has also been the problem of how to keep video files in a way that guarantees they will be readable for more than just a decade or so,” said Christophe Kummer, CEO of NOA Audio Solutions. “VideoScanner finally solves the conundrum: now it’s possible to create TV archives in a future-proof open archive format with no compromise on video quality.”




DVEO launches 50 channel transcoding playout serve and streaming appliance DVEO is now shipping their multiple channel live streaming playout server with transcoding for video-on-demand applications. The IP Grooming Server™ 50ch 1TB streams multiple video and audio files from the on board one terabyte hard drive, with scheduled playlists. The IP Grooming Server is a media capture and playout server. It stores transport streams, then "grooms" them by transcoding the streams to H.264 and/or scaling the video to different resolutions. It also adds various "wrappers" such as HLS, RTMP, etc. The Linux® based system outputs up to 50 streams at

the same time, with different bit rates and wrappers for each stream. The input of the stored content typically arrives via FTP file transfer, and the files to be played are stored on the server. Input can be individual files or multiple files. Supported file types include H.264 ts, flv, H.264 ps, .mov, VC-1 (.wmv),

mkv, and others. The IP Grooming Server naturally supports loopable playback. "With the IP Grooming Server, you can create your own 50 'streaming' web channels with 50 different movies or content, playing on your preset schedule," commented Laszlo Zoltan, Vice President of DVEO. "It’s a great video hosting playout server for ISPs, corporate websites, schools, hotels, and digital signage." "We also offer a system without transcoding or scaling – the IP Server,” Laszlo Zoltan went on to say. "The IP Server includes scheduling and adds wrappers, making it a cost-efficient option."




Egyptian Media and Production City goes tapeless with Imagine Communications largest production facility in the Middle East selects Nexio AMP video servers for critical upgrade project Imagine Communications, a market leader of media software and video infrastructure solutions serving the global broadcast, multichannel video programming distributor and enterprise markets, today announced that Egyptian Media and Production City (EMPC) has selected Imagine Communications’ Nexio AMP video servers to update six of its studios. Replacing EMPC’s existing bank of video tape recorders, the new installation is a key facet of the company’s initiative to upgrade its studios to high definition, filebased operations. EMPC has dozens of production studios and is a major hub for satellite channels in the region. Following the installation, each of the six modernised studios will have a dedicated Nexio AMP server with integrated storage, which will provide recording functionality as well as playback into EMPC’s production environment.

Ericsson awarded 5th Emmy Award for JPEG2000 Interoperability Ericsson announced it will receive a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its work in developing pioneering JPEG2000 interoperability technology. This is Ericsson's fifth Emmy® Award recognition and it will be formally presented to the company at a ceremony on January 8th, 2015 at the Bellagio Hotel during the

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“For a busy studio complex like EMPC, recording and playback is a mission-critical application, and Nexio AMP servers are designed to provide the outstanding reliability and operational flexibility such users require,” said Paul Wallis, Middle East Sales Director for Imagine Communications. “We’re pleased to have been selected by EMPC for this important project. This is a model installation for the way that all studios will soon be configured, with multi-channel recording straight into the server network.” The servers are being supplied in conjunction with Cairo-based Imagine Communications dealer Systems Design.

“Moving the studios away from VTRs is an important new step for EMPC, and they very carefully evaluated all the possible offerings on the market and accordingly EMPC issued a tender between the major servers suppliers” said Ahmad Gamal, Managing Director at Systems Design. “The Nexio AMP server was selected based on its first-class technical capability and of course being commercially qualified meant we won the tender. EMPC also valued the strong local support offered by our combined teams, giving EMPC the confidence to take the next step towards a tapeless environment with Imagine Communications.”

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its equipment demonstrated full interoperability.

Ericsson has consistently championed the industry need to support open standards to foster better integration of different vendor technologies, and its groundbreaking work in pushing forward JPEG2000 interoperability is demonstrable evidence of this. Ericsson has worked closely with other vendors to define the parameters and necessary methodologies for JPEG2000 interoperability in order to overcome the issues of video ecosystems containing different proprietary solutions. Ericsson also participated in a number of testing events where

Per Borgklint, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Support Solutions, Ericsson said: "We are truly delighted to be awarded with a fifth Emmy® Award. This award underlines how committed Ericsson is to developing industry-wide standardization and vendor interoperability. By enabling JPEG2000 interoperability, we are giving content owners, broadcasters and TV service providers the necessary technologies and infrastructures to evolve their IP video services for the delivery of richer and broader TV experiences for consumers."




Video Clarity's ClearView Extreme 4K Analyzer plays key role in EBU's groundbreaking 4K research recall every finding instantly for additional visual confirmation. The data also provides a historical record of the work that can be used in presentations at developer seminars and as background for study papers written by the EBU as it formulates technical standards.

Video Clarity Inc., announced that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has adopted the company's ClearView Extreme 4K video quality analyzer. The EBU is using the analyzer in interactive research forums, standards projects, seminars, and working meetings to advance the use of 4K video format processing in next-generation television formats. "As broadcasters and service providers investigate next-generation services such as UHDTV, a critical success factor will be testing and analysis tools that can support emerging formats such as 4K. Therefore, much of our research efforts are focused on the quality testing required for 4K broadcasting,

especially as it relates to new encoding technologies such as HEVC," said Adi Kouadio, senior project manager, EBU. "ClearView 4K's ability to make visual comparisons and measure the quality of a source versus a processed version of any video type is essential to our research efforts and was of great use establishing the right contribution profiles for the FIFA World Cup 4K transmissions." The ClearView Extreme 4K analyzers enable the EBU to perform visual and measured quality testing on new processing technologies and new IP infrastructure deployments for 4K resolution. The ClearView 4K logs and saves every test, enabling EBU engineers to

One study paper example is titled "Ultra-High Definition (UHD) TV Over IP Networks" and authored by Kouadio along with Felix Poulin of the EBU and Thomas Kernen of Cisco. The paper shares facts and learnings from a UHDTV-over-IP demonstration developed for an EBU workshop that proved the feasibility of using existing IP network infrastructures to carry UHDTV video streams. The ClearView 4K analyzer provided side-by-side sequence playback of the video stream recordings to enable quality comparisons. "As one of the world's leading consortiums for the broadcasting and media industry, the EBU is doing groundbreaking research that will shape the next generation of television broadcasting and help ensure the best quality of experience for viewers," said Adam Schadle, vice president, Video Clarity.

IBC is the leading global tradeshow in Europe for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of electronic media and entertainment. The event's unparalleled exhibition and agenda setting conference encompass the very latest developments in broadcasting, mobile TV, IPTV, digital signage and R&D making it essential for everyone's understanding of the industry and its future. IBC is a fixture on the calendar of the global media industry, attracting over 52,000 professionals and 1,500+ Exhibitors from more than 170 countries.

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ADDERLink Infinity in the spotlight at IBC

Adder Technology, is launching the latest version and firmware of its ADDERLink Infinity solution at IBC 2014. The ADDERLink Infinity range enables operators and computing resources to be separated by almost any distance, with no loss in capabilities and no reduction in video resolution or quality. The latest firmware upgrade brings further benefit to users with faster switching, presentation switching, security enhancements and a guaranteed 60 frames per second, full frame video performance. Adder will also be showcasing four new high performance products,

including the IP-based ADDERLink Infinity 1002 whichadds an additional fibre module that offers dual network redundancy and performance to the single head range.The presence of the additional fibre port ensures that signals can be extended over significant distances. “We will also be displaying the new Adder CCS-Pro4, a professional KM switch for the use and control of multiple systems and screens on a single desk, from a single mouse and keyboard,” says John Halksworth, senior product manager, Adder Technology. “The switch includes Free-Flow technology and

allows users to seamlessly switch between multiple computers alongside an intuitive web interface.” The Adder CCS-Pro4 is ideal for use in the broadcast and post production environments, as is the ADDERLink X-DVI Pro DL, also on show at IBC.Thisdual link, point to point DVI extender features plug and play functionality incorporating full dual link resolution capability up to 2560x1600. It can transmit a dual link video stream along with audio over a single CATx cable, up to 50 metres.

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AJA will be highlighting the latest in its line of capture cards, digital recording devices, video routers, frame synchronizers,scalers and converters, in addition to the groundbreaking new CION professional camera. AJA’s IBC products will be showcased in end-to-end affordable and practical HD, 2K, 4K and HFR 4K workflow demonstrations applicable to content creators in film, broadcast, streaming and AV markets. Along with CION, AJA’s new 4K/UHD/2K/HD professional camera, new products showcased at IBC will include LUT-box, the Mini-

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Converter enabling monitors to display accurate color space for precise color and look management,and the top-of-the-line KONA 4 professional desktop video and audio I/O card supporting SD, HD, 2K, 4K and HFR 4K up to 60p for ultimate workflow flexibility. The FS1-X single rack-mount frame synchronizer

designed to match up disparate audio and video formats in broadcast, mobile and post environments will also be on display with additional new features introduced at IBC along with demos of AJA’s powerful real-time broadcast scaling technology, delivering pristine HD streams from 4K source.

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New DAB+ Audio Encoder and Tunnel Break-in Rebroadcast System The MAGIC DAB MUX is based on the Fraunhofer Content Server Technology and offers a highly reliable professional DAB Digital Radio platform (Eureka 147 DAB). The system supports all content and signalling options DAB offers. For the integration in transmission networks the system uses the latest IP technology, which allows a simple and cost-efficient integration of all DAB system components such as e.g. encoders and monitoring decoders. Also brand-new is the MAGIC AE1 DAB+ Go Audio Encoder. The ½ x 19” system is a cost-efficient solution for smaller Service Providers, who offer only one programme and

do not have to include the systems in a central network management. On top, AVT present its MAGIC TBR – a tunnel break-in rebroadcast system for DAB+ - for the first time to the public. The MAGIC TBR allows tunnel operators to replace audio programmes with announcements to provide information and instructions in case of an emergency. But not only the DAB+ product portfolio has been enlarged, AVT also shows it new MAGIC TH1 Go Telephone Hybrid series at the

IBC. These one channel systems for POTS and IP lines have been developed with the ambition of being smart and simple. Full system control is possible via the quick dial keys of a connected POTS Telephone. Alternatively, also web browser and front panel control are available. Although MAGIC TH1 Go is the smallest hybrid in the product portfolio, it still offers a variety of special features such as e.g. Voice Disguise or HD Voice for the VoIP system.



Barco Silex provides Video over IP solutions with JPEG 2000 up to 4K and HEVC encoder on FPGA platforms. Barco Silex is the ideal partner for design services (ASIC, FPGA, SW and board) and has several IP cores for video and security applications.

4K Video over IP with JPEG2000: Barco Silex presents a 4K Video over IP reference design running on Xilinx FPGA.

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This reference design enables customer to easily integrate the video transport into their products. By using JPEG2000 compression, the required network bandwidth is reduced while maintaining a visually lossless image. Barco Silex and Xilinx have successfully participated at interoperability test organized by VSF.

HEVC encoder on FPGA: Barco Silex HEVC Encoder on FPGA is the integration of Vanguard Video h.265 technology into Xilinx FPGA. A single FPGA device is used to encode real-time a full HD video stream into HEVC format. The HEVC encoder is provided with simple interfaces and tuned to meet customer requirements.



Blackmagic showcase URSA, the world’s first user upgradeable 4K 12G-SDI digital film camera with built in 10” monitor, RAW and ProRes recorders, scopes, and audio meters as part of a complete Ultra HD workflow. Also being demonstrated will be the new DaVinci Resolve 11 software, which combines professional multi track editing with an advanced color corrector. Now the user can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system, with dramatically better editing, photographer

friendly camera RAW grading, multi user shared timelines and more. Blackmagic Design will also be

demonstrating the new Blackmagic Studio Camera, the world’s smallest broadcast camera with the world’s largest viewfinder. Designed for live production, the Blackmagic Studio Camera features a 10” viewfinder, talkback, tally, optic fiber, 12G-SDI and more. New products also at the Blackmagic Design booth will include ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K with a massive 20 6G-SDI inputs, SuperSource, and DVE, Smart Videohub routers, 12G-SDI Teranex up and down converter, new DeckLink 4K and Mini Converter 4K models, as well as the new Cintel film scanner featuring modern real time 35mm/16mm film scanning with Thunderbolt 2 for Ultra HD quality.

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The IBC2014 show marks the first integrated demonstration by GatesAir of LTE Mobile Offload, a unique model for supplementing capacity for live TV and other popular video services for bandwidthconstrained mobile networks. The advanced model benefits both broadcast and mobile operators, maximizing the use of spectrum and cultivating new revenue models and business relationships; and reducing costs, expanding reach and preserving bandwidth. Broadcasters benefit from a new way to increase viewership and monetize spectrum given the rapidly growing number of consumer mobile devices in use worldwide. In addition to overcoming previous barriers to HD video delivery over mobile devices, LTE Mobile Offload allows broadcasters to reach a highly nomadic viewing audience with existing standards and technology. Mobile network operators benefit by offloading video content to High Tower High Power (HTHP) transmitters from GatesAir, ensuring a seamless user experience for consumers through optimal spectrum utilization. Importantly, the groundbreaking initiative is developing at a time when UHF spectrum is in high demand for wireless broadband use

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worldwide. Once commercialized, broadcast network operators could leverage their existing spectrum to simultaneously deliver fixed and mobile services over-the-air. GatesAir is working with the Technical University of Braunschweig to commercialize the technology. “LTE Mobile Offload represents a breakthrough opportunity for sharing wireless spectrum, and we see it as a natural progression of UHF broadcasting,” said Rich Redmond, chief product officer, GatesAir. “Broadcasters, network operators and mobile service providers can reap a common benefit with this model. The advanced architecture of LTE Mobile Offload boils down to spectrum efficiency and the lowest cost means of delivering video content to larger audiences. The use of wireless spectrum no longer has to

be an either/or proposition. We are empowering our customers to take advantage of consumer trends and a quickly evolving market.” LTE Mobile Offload is proven to work using the DVB-T2 broadcast standard today. DVB-T2 includes Future Extension Frames (FEFs), which support the delivery of nonDVB-T2 signals inside the data stream. This opens a lane inside the DVB-T2 standard to deliver the signal type (LTE-A+) that 3GPP-capable mobile devices can receive and play outas video. Similar possibilities exist for incorporation into ATSC 3.0 and other digital TV standards. The GatesAir solution modulates the DVB-T2 and LTE-A+ signals, using a hybrid exciter platform and overthe-air transmitters to deliver simultaneous digital TV and LTE content to all devices from a broadcast tower.


JOECO BlackBox BBR1MP Recorder, a 24channel audio acquisition device with 24 high-quality microphone preamps (operating at up to 24bit/96kHz) integrated into its 1U housing.

JoeCo manufactures the BlackBox range of 1U multi-track audio recorders and players. The BlackBox Recorder is an audio acquisition device that captures up to 64 channels of live audio as BWAV files directly to USB2 drive for use in broadcast, film/TV sound and

post production. Various analogue and digital interfaces, including MADI and Dante, are available. Units can be stacked for higher track counts. The BlackBox range has now been extended with JoeCo’s

All JoeCo BlackBox systems can be remotely controlled and monitored using JoeCoRemote for iPad, a software app and specially designed hardware interface that enables either wireless or wired connectivity between the BlackBox and the iPad. JoeCo products are sold worldwide to a growing customer base of broadcasters, OB facilities, film/TV sound recordists and post-production facilities.

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New crystal radio console The new crystal radio console offers a cost-effective entry point into the Lawo world of mixing, bringing comprehensive out-of-the-box functionality plus all of the flexibility and customizability for which Lawo is renowned Crystal as a re-designed user surfacein an ultra-slim chassis and a new ergonomic handrest. The updated crystal base unit features power supply redundancy and optimized expansion slots for easy addition of I/O cards. Crystal consoles offer seamless integration with leading radio automation systems, including ENCO, RCS, Dalet and Radiomax. The touch screen software provides additional functionality and visualization beyond the limitations of hardware user interfaces.

mentary solution is dedicated to use in world-class sports and cultural event broadcasts, including this year’s broadcasts from the Brazil venues of the world’s most prominent football contest. It is tailored to the needs of today’s live broadcast productions and offers all modules for a comprehensive commentary system from a single source.

Lawo Video Hub based on V__link4 Lawo will demonstrate a fully working IP-based stagebox solution for

Lawo Commentary Unit (LCU) Lawo’s RAVENNA-based com-

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video, audio, intercom and control at IBC. The system is based on Lawo’s new V__link4 video-over-IP interfaces and can operate in local stagebox applications (e.g. an OB truck) as well as in IP-based remote productions. The example stageboxes being shown include Lawo’s V__link4 video-over-IP interfaces, Clear-Com and Riedel intercoms, Ikegami CCUs and cameras, and a Lawo RAVENNA I/O interface. The principal concept behind the IPbased camera hubs is to move the camera CCUs from the truck into the stageboxes. These hubs are connected via IP to the truck, providing a “one cable into the stadium”approach. Video, audio, communications and camera control data are transported via IP, which significantly reduces cabling and increases the flexibility of any installation by real IP networking. In addition, this approach decreases complex setups of the hardware involved in a truck.


LIVEU anywhere. LiveU Central enables a live preview of all incoming feeds that can be dragged and dropped to any physical server output anywhere around the world or encoded for web streaming. Also on show will be LiveU’s mobile application for smartphones and tablets, the LU-Smart with its innovative handheld Smart Grip; LiveU’s Xtender external antenna solution for extra-resilient signal in extreme scenarios; and hybrid solutions with microwave and satellite technologies.

LiveU will present its complete range of bonded 3G/4G uplink solutions used at all major news and sports events worldwide, such as the FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil, Indian Elections and Sochi Winter Olympics. LiveU will be showcasing its latest technology and product offerings, including: - LiveU’s Professional-Grade LU500, weighing only 1 kg (2.2 lbs) and available in backpack and camera-mount configurations. Based on LiveU’s fourth-generation patented bonding algorithms and powered by LiveU’s new multi-processor video encoding engine, the LU500 has already achieved excellent results worldwide. - LiveU DataBridge, a powerful mobile hotspot that offers resilient mobile broadband connectivity for any device in any location by bonding together multiple cellular and other data connections. LiveU will also be demonstrating LiveU Central, its browser-based management system for easy control and geo-tracking of all LiveU systems, feeds, and apps from TMBi - 43



New Cineline 70 Fluid Head This advanced camera support technology is purpose-built for film and digital production cinematographers who desire a new dimension in professional camera support. “With increasing pressure in the film and television industry to cut production costs, along with the rapidly declining prices of cameras and lenses, cinematographers are in need of a high-quality pan and tilt head that is as affordable as it is reliable,” says Mike Lippmann, European Manager at Miller. “The Cineline 70 Fluid Head is currently unmatched in the industry, offering cinematographers a feature-rich, cost-effective solution that not only improves workflow but boosts production value by reducing labor

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costs due to easier rebalancing after re-rigging and better quality shots due to smoother pans and tilts.” The robust Cineline 70 Fluid Head is ideal for use on feature films, documentaries and high-end television commercial productions that require heavy payload, frequent rerigging and a diverse range of lenses and cameras. It is set to accommodate industry-leading camera mountings, including Arri, Sony, RED, and Canon, and also features an Arri-compatible side-loading camera platform, along with an easy-to-fit 1225 Mitchell Base Adaptor (optional) to suit traditional Mitchell Flat Base tripods. With a lightweight design, the heavy-duty fluid head offers advan-

ced precision fluid drag control with ultra soft starts and smooth stops and perfect diagonal drag transition. For easy setup changes during and in between takes its counterbalance systems with “all-in-one-location” rear-mounted controls easily allow users to capture the big picture. In addition to providing these industry standard benefits, the Cineline 70 Fluid Head also features an extended sliding range to promote quick and seamless rebalancing of the rig when lenses and accessories are changed resulting in weight distribution shifts. Constructed of corrosion resistant alloy, the Cineline 70 Fluid Head offers dual side mounts for monitors and accessories, as well as an assistant’s box front mount.



MOG Technologies will showcase how it helps customers exceed media challenges by reducing costs and simultaneously accelerating production creation processes. The mxfSPEEDRAIL range of centralized ingest solutions is designed to improve the production workflows of broadcasters and production companies and is already in use at the following global companies: BBC, bTV, Canal+France, Euronews, JAPANET, Globosat. NBCSports, NDR, New Delhi Television. ORF, RedBullTV, ZDF, SVT and beIN Sports. At the show, MOG will also be showcasing:

mxfSPEEDRAIL for Quality Check during Ingest Process, by analysing the video, wrapper and audio files. A special highlight for the integration with IRT analyzer, which performs an MXF file analysis with respect to conformance to the MXF SMPTE standard and to conformance to certain application parameters such as operational pattern, essence container constraints or payload formats.

- The new compact Modular Mobile Studio: a high performance solution for compactness and ease of use. It is ideal for small and medium sized production facilities and mobile studios that need to follow a multi-location shooting schedule, saving on shipping costs and ensuring productions have the capabilities they want onset where they need them.

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leading range of Bluefish444 boards for the unique mxfSPEEDRAIL SDI Recorder. Luis Miguel Sampaio, CEO, MOG Technologies, said:“With over 1000 installations worldwide, our constant aim is to improve our solutions based on our customers’ requirements and to exceed their expectations. We look forward to meeting new and existing clients at IBC2014 and demonstrating how our innovative ingest solutions can improve their workflows.”

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Philippe Fort, NETIA president What is your company showcasing at IBC? What products will you be demonstrating? Attendees at the IBC2014 exhibition will be among the first to see the fresh new branding of NETIA and the company’s range of software solutions, including the new NETIA Media Assist software suite. The stand will provide an up-close look at the powerful functionality of NETIA NEW Media Assist, which unites the company’s proven radio broadcast automation and media management products with a SQL database to provide a robust multimedia asset management system with a full complement of production tools.

media companies understand that automation can enable them to improve both workflow and the onair product. What do you think is the biggest opportunity and main challenges affecting your company?

How important is IBC to NETIA? In strategic terms, IBC2014 is a very important event for NETIA. It gives us the opportunity to showcase our solutions to customers from across Europe and beyond, and it offers existing and potential customers the chance to engage not only with our sales and engineering teams. Visitors at IBC this year will find NETIA on two different booths at IBC, one located in Hall 1, A29 with our parent company Globecast and one in hall 8, D82, under the French Pavilion. What have been the most significant developments from NETIA recently? Over the past year, NETIA has instituted major changes ranging from the strategic realignment of product development — most notably the leveraging of the NETIA digital radio automation suite and its media asset management system to create the new NETIA Media Assist solution — to the appointment of a new managing director, Thierry Gandilhon,

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who brings to NETIA more than 25 years of technical experience in software development, as well as a strong record of building successful technology companies. What exciting plans do you have for 2015 in Europe? For more than two decades, NETIA, a Globecast company, part of Orange, has provided customers worldwide with radio automation and media management solutions and is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management, sharing and delivery of content to today's full array of media platforms. The EMEA region still offers NETIA tremendous opportunity, as an increasing number of media companies look to address the challenges of modern-day broadcasting and content publishing with sophisticated new solutions. As they shift to digital operations, many of these

Broadcasters face unique challenges in today’s rapidly evolving media landscape, complicated by the emergence of new distribution platforms. Success is tied to the ability to offer fresh and up-to-the-minute content on a growing number of channels. But broadcasters are facing fewer resources than ever to support expanding, or even ongoing, production and broadcast operations. It’s a classic case of “do more with less” – requiring cost-effective tools that enable broadcasters to optimize workflows for multiplatform content creation and playout. NETIA is continually enhancing its software solutions to meet such challenges, dedicating more than 30 percent of its budget to R&D. NETIA is firmly focused on the future, and this means that while our solutions address current-day challenges, such as the effective management and sharing of media across a business or enterprise, they also will continue to evolve to meet new requirements. These solutions will enable ever-greater mobility and support for Internet-based services, and they will offer a growing number of data-enrichment solutions, as well as an expanding array of features that facilitate media delivery via portable devices, the Internet, and VOD or ROD.

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What to see at IBC on NewTek & 3D Storm Stands At IBC 2014 NewTek will demonstrate the latest models of TriCaster™ multi-camera live video production solutions and 3Play™ integrated sports productions systems. In addition to the debut of 3Play 440 earlier this year, NewTek has introduced some momentous new innovations into the TriCaster product family since last IBC. The NewTek Developer Network has grown tremendously over the past year, offering users of TriCaster and 3Play a wider range of innovative and integrated workflows for extending significant time-and costsavings efficiencies. Visit for more information. Member of the NewTek developer Network, LiveXpert, a brand of 3D Storm, is designed to complement NewTek TriCaster and 3Play instant replay systems. The LiveXpert line includes products also compatible with any vision mixer, providing all the tools to manage, create and add outstanding graphics, into any live production workflow. Graphics Solutions: LiveCG Broadcast, a multi-layer character generator with dynamic social network management in a standalone 1U rack. Available in two versions, LiveCG Broadcast for

NewTek TriCaster and LiveCG Broadcast SDI gives the ability to display all graphics needed for a high-end professional television production, including fixed and animated titles and logos, crawled or rolled tickers, clocks, countdown, dynamic datas and bitmap sequences. With the Social Hub software module, LiveCG Broadcast can be connected to social networks account such as Facebook®, Twitter®, Flickr®, or WhatsApp® to broadcast messages including SMS, in real time. Live Sports Solutions: LiveCG Football is a professional statistics and scoring management application for NewTek TriCaster and 3Play, dedicated to Football games production. LiveCG Scores a multi-sports graphic and scoring application for tennis, basketball and

ice hockey live productions operated with NewTek TriCaster and 3Play. FingerWorks is an intuitive telestration tool for real-time news and sports programs. Automation Solutions for NewTek TriCaster & 3Play LiveMixer is an exclusive add-on that provides the ability to either connect a Berhinger BCF2000 or a Yamaha 01V96i to any TriCaster HD model to remotely control the audio mixer functions of the TriCaster. LiveMixer Remote gives the ability to deport TriCaster audio Mixer Graphic Interface on a dedicated workstation. The Exclusive "DB Switch" function gives the ability to automate multi-camera productions by triggering actions on the TriCaster based on audio levels and rules. LiveTally Air is the simplest wireless Tally lights solution for fitting Tally lights to your video cameras. LiveTally exists in a Remote version, connecting to the TriCaster or any other mixer with an Ethernet cable. LiveControl Box is an interface for TriCaster for sending and receiving GPI (General Purpose Interface) to and from any kind of devices supporting GPI. NewsCaster is a Newsroom Automation product that integrates Broadcast Newsroom Computer Systems with all TriCaster models.

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The company is known for pioneering digital audio matrixsystems and fiber-based real-time network technology. Riedelis headquartered in Wuppertal, Germany and employs over 350people in twelve locations throughout Europe, Australia, Asiaand the Americas.

Optimized Business Processes All of the company’s divisions, including R&D, manufacturing,rental, project management, marketing and sales, areconsolidated in the “Riedel Technologie Park” – a 55,000 squaremeter high-tech business park, owned and operated by Riedel.Product development and enhancement benefit directly from the experience of past and current projects. Sales and support officesworldwide provide optimal service to our customers.

Everything from a Single Source The core of Riedel’s product and solutions portfolio consistsof inte-

grated real-time networks for HD video, audio, data andcommunications. Riedel’s products include the fiber-optic medianetwork MediorNet, the intercom solutions Artist, Tango andAcrobat as well as the digital audio network RockNet. A wide range of complementary technologies, such as professionalradio systems, RF camera links and solutions for race circuits andrace management, further expand Riedel’s product range. In closecollaboration with its system partners, Riedel’s capabilities extendto custom-made solutions and ready-touse systems. Years ofexperience in project management and adapting equipmentto unique project demands underscore the customer orientedattitude of the company.

Practical Solutions fromPractical Experiences Riedel maintains a large rental operation, which enables thecompany to address the needs of its customers directly. The rentalservice provides tailored wired and wireless communicationssolutions, IT infrastructure for events, as well as fiber-based andwireless signal transport and routing systems for sporting, event, theater and industrial applications worldwide. In addition to renting equipment, Riedel offers extensive supportservices from project planning to on-site operation. “Through ourrental activities we get to know our customers’ needs. It gives usthe opportunity to analyze their problems and create solutions tomeet their demands. At Riedel, practical solutions are developedfrom practical experiences. This is a fundamental part of ourcorporate culture,” explains Thomas Riedel, Managing Directorand founder of Riedel Communications.

Engineering made in Germany Riedel’s products are manufactured entirely in Germany – fromresearch and development to production. The production processis ISO:9001 certified. “In this way we can be assured of meeting thehighest demands concerning product quality and strength. Theresulting reliability is especially important because our productsare in operation 24/7,” adds Riedel.

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For decades Sennheiser has been a reliable and innovative partner in broadcasting and high-profile live audio, offering everything for reliably capturing and monitoring high-quality sound – whether in sports broadcasting, at live concerts or for TV entertainment shows. At IBC 2014, Sennheiser will showcase its professional RF wireless portfolio including the top-of-the-range Digital 9000 system, the Esfera surround microphone system – a hit with sports broadcasters – and its range of sturdy professional headsets. Also on show will be monitoring solutions and wired broadcast microphones, such as the company’s renowned shotgun microphones.

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ATG Danmon

Stand 8.E37

Stand 8.B51

Apantac is launching its new family of 4K converters to the European marketplace at IBC 2014These low-cost 4K conversion solutions are ideal for a vast variety of broadcast and professional audio visual applications, including; mobile outside broadcast, events, rental & staging, video wall applications, multiviewer applications, 4K production, as well as many other on and off-set monitoring and conversion applications. They are part of Apantac's CRESCENT line of signal processing solutions.

ATG Danmon will be represented by Christoffer Kay (Managing Director), Clive Northen (Chief Operating Officer), Tim Felstead (Head of Sales & Marketing), Dave Whitaker (Senior Project Manager), Jonathan Hughes (Head of Systems Integration) and Chris Elson (Product Sales Manager).

Micro-4K: 4K to HD Down-Converter This mini converter down-converts four 3G-SDI signals from professional 4K/QFHD @ 50/59.94/60 Hz equipment. The Micro-4K four 3G-SDI inputs are down-converted to both HDMI and SDI simultaneously, with outputs up to 1080P. UHD sources can now affordably be viewed on inexpensive LCD monitors or routed in the existing 3G infrastructure, making this an ideal solution for 4K broadcast and mobile production.

"Efficient software integration is becoming an increasingly important element of multimedia systems design, accelerated by the growing use of file-based data management for local content networking and wide-area distribution," comments Clive Northern. "ATG Danmon has unsurpassed experience in designing and delivering successful file-based systems. These allow efficient content sharing and the handling of multiple signal standards within an operatorfriendly control environment." Dan Technologies System Integration Division operates from offices in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Dubai and Vietnam.

Micro-4K-DP: 4K to Display Port 1.2 Converter The Micro-4K-DP provides an affordable solution for viewing 4K/UHD content at 4K/UHD resolution on monitors that use Display Port 1.2 (DP 1.2). Display Port is a display interface that is an alternative to HDMI. The Micro-4K-DP accepts four 3G-SDI signals from professional 4K/QFHD @ 50/59.94/60 Hz equipment and is an ideal solution for 4K /UHD production applications.

Bluebell Stand 10.F24 Bluebell will be demonstrating complete cameras chains multiplexed onto SMPTE Hybrid cable for easier on-site deployment. Based on the popular BC Series footprint we can offer a complete Wavelength Management facility while also providing all the Camera and CCU communications. The Bluebell solution allows multiple cameras to be deployed during an event and connected over a single SMPTE cable thus reducing rigging time. This solution is particularly compact and while 4 cameras can easily be deployed over one cable, 8 or even 16 cameras are readily achievable.

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Based around the new BC364 cards and BC160 frames this solution can also be used to ensure all signals are available when the fibre count is reduced due to unforeseen circumstances e.g. damaged fibres unreported prior to arrival on-site. Based around an extremely compact 1RU frame, at less than 150 mm (excluding connectors), it is particularly attractive in any flyaway system. IBC 2014 will also show expansion to the Caddie-LB range, specifically designed for Outside Broadcast and deployable applications. Caddie-LB 4K provides a single cable link between cameras and ENG/OBs. Features include four 3G/HD/SD-SDI video paths to provide 4K feeds from the camera, on-air and comms audio, plus control and Ethernet data.

Calrec Stand 8.C58 “IBC is the leading industry event for Europe, but it also attracts an international audience. We look forward to showcasing our new products at the show this year and look forward to the feedback from our customers and partners in the region.� Henry Goodman, Head of Sales and Marketing, Calrec Audio Summa Audio Console At IBC2014 Calrec will showcase its new Summa audio console. The Summa console is designed for broadcast professionals who need a straightforward solution for producing creative and engrossing broadcast audio, but not all of the resources offered by Calrec's Apollo and Artemis consoles. Designed to ensure intuitive operation in live broadcast applications, Summa simplifies even complex workflow tasks, such as creating

mix-minus feeds, with a highly intuitive GUI suitable for a broad range of operator levels. Users control the console via a 17-inch multitouch screen inspired by familiar tablet technology. The crisp high-resolution display provides elegant con-

camera systems at IBC2014 in Amsterdam, September 12-16. Taking centre stage will be the Q3 pan/tilt/zoom/focus head and MeerCat miniature camera, both introduced at NAB in April and now fully deliverable.

Camera Corps Stand 11.E55 Camera Corps will demonstrate the latest additions to its range of robotic

trols and a clear presentation of information. The console's other large displays are fully configurable to display bus, output, and loudness meters, and they feature dedicated metering, routing, and processing information for each fader.

Camera Corps MeerCat miniature remote broadcast camera Developed




demand from sports, reality-television and stage-show producers, MeerCat was first used on air at

Q3 robotic pan/tilt/zoom/focus head

the April 2014 Thames Boat Race.

Camera Corps' Q3 robotic pan/tilt/zoom/focus camera allows highly efficient broadcast television coverage from practically anywhere. Fully IP45 rated, it is designed for use in coverage of events such as outdoor and indoor sports, reality shows and live stage performances. Q3 retains the unobtrusive compact spherical housing of its Q-Ball predecessor, allowing easy placement within view of other cameras while retaining full control of vertical and horizontal shooting angles, focal length and focus.

a thin metal pole at the rear of

One camera was mounted inside each boat, providing a forward view. Another was positioned at floor level, looking towards the cox. The MeerCat head is housed in a metal case with a very small footprint, 30 x 30 mm, and is only 93 mm in height. It can be attached to a quarter-inch mount for easy integration into narrow-profile locations. Lens protrusion is just 25 mm. High-quality NF-mount lenses are available.

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Datavideo Stand 7D.39 Datavideo introduces a lot of new products on the upcoming IBC. SE-2200/HS-2200 The 2200 series will be a 6 channel HD switcher, and comes in two sorts; the SE-2200 standalone version which consists of a rackmounted mainframe and a keyboard, or the HS-2200, which is a portable studio with built in multiviewer and talkback system.

DiGiCo Stand 8.D70 Digico will showcase the SD Series consoles, based on the power of FPGA technology and Stealth Digital Processing™ and adopt a multi application approach. It is this that has enabled DiGiCo to develop application specific feature sets, resulting in dedicated broadcast versions of its SD7, SD5, SD10, SD9 and SD11 consoles.

TVS-1000 Datavideo introduces a very versatile, easy to use virtual studio solution. PTC-120 The PTC-120 HD/SD Video Camera is a PTZ camera that can be mounted on a wall, ceiling, floor, or a tabletop, and includes an IR remote control. The camera is equipped with a professional 1/2.8 inch image sensor with Full HD-1080p output resolution at a high dynamic image of 60 frames per second. HRS-30HD HRS-30HD is a new Datavideo portable recorder. This recorder can be used in the field as a recorder and a playback system. AD-200 The AD-200 is a 1U rack mounted product that can be installed in an OB-Van or customized rack. The AD-200 provides matrix mapping, audio mixing, audio leveling and audio delay. TC-200 Using CG overlay in your live broadcasts used to be a hassle with big chunky computers with special output cards to divide the output signal into different channels. DAC-80 The DAC-80 is designed to remove hum and buzz created by ground loops. Normal voltage differences in the system grounding points between different pieces of equipment cause small AC power currents to flow in the shield of audio cables.

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The SD7B, based on the flagship of DiGiCo’s console range, has the routing capacity, processing ability and user interface to form the heart of the most complex broadcast audio productions. The SD10B has a broadcast specific feature set that includes such innovations as multi-channel ‘folding’ under a single fader allowing users to configure stereo, LCR, 5.1, or up to eleven mono channels under a single fader strip that can be unfolded for individual control, or neatly folded up for convenience and efficient work surface use, making it an exciting, cost-effective option for any broadcast project. The SD11B is designed to be equally at home as a desktop console or mounted in a 19” rack, it is set to be the most powerful broadcast console yet for its size. All consoles are compatible with DiGiCo’s SD Rack, which serves as a multi-sample rate signal splitter that also allows the ultra smooth DiGiCo microphone preamps to replace the standard mic preamps of an analogue or other digital console. DiGiCo HD-SDI cards allow the user to de-embed and re-embed any combination of up to four of the available eight AES3-compatible streams per I/O module. Gain Tracking™ and splitting is also available.

EVS Stand 8.B90 New XStore shared storage platforms for demanding workflows At IBC, EVS will introduce XStore. The XStore range of shared storage products is designed to intelligently address the challenges that come with managing video content and related data storage in sports, news, entertainment and media production workflows.

Digigram Stand 8.C51 Digigram announced that it will showcase the new LXMADI PCI Express® (PCIe®) sound card, the latest addition to company's unparalleled range of sound cards engineered for broadcast applications, at IBC2014. Digigram designed this card to provide radio and television broadcasters with low-latency performance and reliable multichannel synchronous audio PC connectivity in high-density audio production and automation applications.

Three XStore platforms – XStore Production, XStore Archive and XStore HE – provide broadcasters and production companies with fast and secure access to content. Each system delivers guaranteed optimal level of speed and capacity at lower cost, working seamlessly with EVS production and content management tools. The new shared storage platform supports all the ultimate file system protocols offering ultimate level of content access for third-party systems. Its advanced fault tolerant system with high availability and data reliability makes it perfectly suitable for demanding broadcast workflows. “EVS has long been at the forefront of the latest developments in live production, including remote production for sport and high-intensity news and entertainment workflows,” said Sebastien Maindiaux, product manager at EVS. “The broadcasters and production companies we work with were clear in their demands: they needed seamless integration with very high performance shared storage, so they can serve multiple outputs and multiple platforms quickly and cost-effectively. XStore is a direct result of those requirements.” At IBC2014, the XStore Production platform will also be used as the central nearline storage for IBC TV News. EVS will be providing an end-to-end news workflow - including multiple live feed ingest, ENG file import, content management and news editing - for the on-site broadcaster. This year IBC TV News will be online streaming and managing more content than in previous years.

Equipped with an optical MADI interface, Digigram's new LX-MADI PCIe sound card supports a 64/64 I/O channel count with low roundtrip latency down to 3 milliseconds. An embedded 64x64 matrix gives users routing and direct monitoring capabilities, along with record and play functions. Because the LXMADI PCIe sound card is a hardware solution, it offers high stability regardless of the computational load presented by other applications running on the host system, such as editing, processing, ingest, and playout.

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Grass Valley

K5600 Lighting

Stand 1.D11

Stand 11.E28

“The stability of Belden and its commitment to the broadcast space give us the scale and resourcesto continually invest in innovation and talent to provide the right solutions with an unmatched level of support to customers,” said Marco Lopez, president, Grass Valley. “At IBC, we will show each visitor what the promise of future-ready means and how we are committed to ensuring they make the right investments to grow their businesses. We know it’s important to have that peace of mind when making critical investment decisions.”

K5600 Lighting will be exhibiting at IBC the K5600 team will welcome lighting professionals among the flowers and trees of the Jungle Booth. All the lines will be presented. More specifically the products launched this year will be highlighted: the Alpha 9K, the Evolution Kit and the Zoom Beamer 800W.

Emerging Technology Previews For 4K, Grass Valley will feature an end-to-end 4K/UHD production workflow featuring the world’s first 4K/UHD system camera with a native B4 lens mount, along with a full line of 4K/UHD-capable products including switchers, multiviewers and editing, routing and replay equipment.This 4K/UHD system camera it enables broadcasters to produce 4K/UHD content with no compromise in zooming, depthoffield or sensitivity. The 4K/UHD system camera also allows broadcasters to achieve shots from POV and shoulder-mount camera positions, in addition to fixed-tripod positions. Demonstrated at IBC for the first time, Grass Valley will showcase the LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra-slowmotion camera system, a finalist for IABM’s acquisition and production award at IBC 2014; GV STRATUS Playout, which delivers true cloud computing with the reliability of a solidstate playout server on a single card,a finalist for IABM’splayout and delivery systemsaward; and the K2 Dyno Replay system.

The Alpha 9K, which took its first steps earlier this year, has gained recognition for the well-known qualities of the Alpha line: lightweight, compactness, power and versatility. Now available in many European rental companies, the Alpha 9K provides a single shadow light that is focusable from 5° to 60°. The Open Eye mode delivers light output at over 100 degrees and as all the Alphas, the 9K benefits of the unique ability to be used pointing straight down. With this compact fixture comes a compact ballast: only weighing 24.8 kilos, it can fire up your 2.5K, 4K, 6K or 9K and it also runs at 100Hz, 300Hz and even 1000 Hz. Launched this year too, the Evolution Kit is a two-light kit with a new Alpha 200W and a new Joker Bug 200 Evolution head, which are both designed to use either a 5600K or 3200K bulb newly-developed by SLI. This kit is designed to provide for any situation with a choice of accessories possible for both lights.

Newscaster now come complete with fully integrated BGAN HDR Control enabling users to control their Cobham Explorer 710 satellite streaming terminal directly from their laptops and to choose from a range of guaranteed Streaming IP rates to meet all their data, voice and video needs. M-Link Live X automatically brings up and tears down the connection, enabling users faced with high call charges to make the most effective use of budgets. M-Link Exchange

Livewire Digital Stand 4.C83 Livewire Digital will be sharing the stand with its global reseller Network Innovations, a satellite communications integrator, focused on the provision and support of solutions that enable customers to communicate anytime, anywhere on the planet. M-Link Live X and Newscaster Ideal for reporters on the move, M-Link Live X and

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A quarter of the size of its predecessor, the M-Link Exchange Server is designed to operate on the Windows Server 2012 platform, and occupies just one unit of rack space, helping broadcasters better utilise space within their server rooms. With considerably more processing power, the new 1U Exchange server will provide the backbone of future M-Link receiver systems utilising HEVC encoding and handling multiple live calls. The new M-Link Exchange server allows users to simultaneously ingest live video streams and to play out files on the same piece of equipment.

LYNX Technik Stand 8.C70 Testor™ |lite 3G, HandHeld Test Signal Generator Designed to address the demands of testing multiformat digital infrastructures, the new Testor | lite 3G is offered at a remarkable low cost and is packed with a multitude of useful features, making it an ideal accompaniment for a field engineer's portable toolkit. This mobile tool is an ideal trouble-shooting device for technicians and engineers working in the field, studio applications, post-production, as well as a variety of other video source and cable testing. This versatile testing tool supports SD/HD/3G 4:2:2 and dual-link video formats and generates two simultaneous outputs, as well as one sync output. In addition, Testor | lite 3G generates a 3D test pattern either as two separate signal outputs (left eye, right eye) or one 3G-SDI 1080P dualstream signal (Level B). The user can select from pre-defined static or dynamic moving patterns for each of the SDI outputs. Also available is a dynamic EBU Digital AV sync test pattern that has been designed to address a number of test and alignment requirements for audio and video signals in a modern multi-format digital environment. The Testor | lite 3G also addresses audio verification applications and includes an integrated eight channel audio generator with adjustable gain and frequency, which is embedded into the SDI video. 4K Fiber Transmission The yellobrik 4K transmission set (models: OTX / ORX 1441) supports the transport of 4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI signals over a single fiber link. With this 4K solution, uncompressed 12G is a reality. The set includes a fiber transmitter, a fiber receiver, and two power supplies.This 4K solution set supports uncompressed HD video at full 3840x2160 50/59.94/60 Hz with zero delay, and is ideal for the transmission of multiple uncompressed SDI streams over long distances up to 20 kilometers (12 miles). These modules also transparently transport audio and metadata information embedded in the SDI signal.The units are housed in the traditional rugged yellobrik casing, featuring all instructions neatly printed on the outside of each module for ease of use and functionality. For larger system installations, the 4K transmitter and receiver set can be mounted in the yellobrik RFR 1018 rack frame.

NUGEN Audio Stand 8.A76 Celebrating ten years of service to the broadcast community at IBC2014, NUGEN Audio will demonstrate the latest innovations in its industryleading family of post-production and broadcast audio tools — including key new standards-compliant technologies that further ease the burden of loudness compliance. LMB DPP AS-11 Program Compatibility NUGEN Audio's LMB is an offline file-based loudness analysis and correction program for high throughput applications. A new update to LMB's MXF file-handling option introduces DPP AS-11 compatibility. NUGEN Audio is a participant in the DPP compliance program, an initiative founded by U.K. public service broadcasters to help speed the transition to fully digital production and distribution for television. As a member of the AS-11 DPP compliance and certification program, NUGEN Audio is helping to develop quality assurance criteria for the AS-11 DPP specification for digital file formats. Loudness-Compliant DynApt™ Dynamic Adaptation Technology At IBC2014, NUGEN Audio will present DynApt™, a groundbreaking solution for intelligent repurposing of audio for TV and streaming at faster-than-real-time speeds. The DynApt algorithm has been designed to adapt the dynamic content of audio appropriately for different listening environments and playout systems, while respecting the level of dialog in the original mix and meeting specific loudness criteria. New Technology for Stereo to 5.1/7.1/9.1 Upmixing At IBC2014, NUGEN Audio will preview a new upmix process specifically designed for film and TV production. Capable of producing a downmix compatible upmix with optional dialog isolation in the center channel, the new technology is projected to be available in early Q2 2015.

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Stand 7.B27

Stand 7.A20

Orad will unveil at IBC2014 its new 3Designer Adobe After Effects (AE) plugin. The unique 3Designer plugin lets graphics artists easily bring common AE design elements such as keyframed animations, textures and materials into the powerful Orad 3Designer authoring software. The new integration also allows users to assign data exports from within AE, ensuring templates created in AE receive data updates while on-air with real-time data. “Orad’s new integration elminates a critical gap in the graphics production workflow,” comments Avi Sharir, CEO and president, Orad. “Until now, After Effects designers would create motion graphics primarily for pre-visualization and post-production. For on-air broadcasts, these designs would have to be re-created in the authoring software. With the new 3Designer plugin, artists can export AE projects into 3Designer. There is no need to recreate elements, thus saving a tremendous amount of time.” Thanks to the 3Designer plugin, Adobe After Effects scene elements can be opened directly inside Orad’s 3Designer authoring software where additional edits can be made and sent to air.

News and Sports LiveTouch will be launched at IBC. LiveTouch is a scalable studio highlights system comprising a new server, a new software client, a new panel and new middleware that links clients with content across a server cluster. The panel is purpose-designed to make highlights selection sure, simple and robust. Enterprise sQ production systems get a raft of editor improvements, as well as a new eight port version of sQ Record that saves space in crowded galleries and machine rooms. There’s support for XAVC media across the system in both automated and manual workflows and new support for 4K media. Also new is Fileflow 2 which adds more flexibility, easier IT integration and a faster workflow to Enterprise sQ file i/o. Key improvements are roles-based user accounts making it easier to manage the system, new security features such as folder-based credentials, and FTP client support making it easier to integrate into large IT systems. Production Everywhere QTube will include a new browser-based InterSite workflow that makes it easier than ever before to add InterSite operations to Enterprise sQ systems. Post Production Genetic Engineering 2 is making its European debut at IBC 2014. GE2 is Quantel’s shared storage solution for post that delivers new levels of flexibility, performance and productivity for Quantel Pablo Rio color and finishing system users. GE2 has already proved itself as the 4K production hub at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, producing 4K 60p highlights packages for worldwide distribution by Sony as well as working on the official FIFA 4K World Cup film promos. The sixth new software release this year for Quantel’s Pablo Rio high quality color and finishing software will be on show at IBC, continuing Pablo Rio’s development as the finishing system of choice for 4K and beyond. Complementing the IP routing demo on the Snell booth, Quantel will be showing IP-based production using revolutionQ to record and edit live IP streams. Together Quantel and Snell are showing a complete vision for the IP-based facility of the future.

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Roland Systems Group Stand 7. J38 Roland will use the backdrop of IBC 2014 to showcase new products and technologies to their diverse customer base. Intelligent ‘all in one’ solutions such as the VR-50HD offer total solutions for delivering content through new media, such as streaming live to the web, mixing and recording in real time. With HD multi format capability, integrated audio and video for mixing and recording and with USB3.0 output for web streaming up to 1080p, the VR-50HD is lightweight and portable, easy to set up and easy to plug into the laptop to get streaming.

Screen Stand 1.C49 Screen’s OTT/Web Subtitling Solution Now Supports LIVE Web Video Subtitling Global subtitling technology specialist Screen Systems has just announced that they will be offering a real-time demonstration of their live web video subtitling solution at IBC. Last year Screen announced the launch of the development of a method for served web video playback to ensure that subtitles are always displayed in the position and style intended on web and OTT content, whilst allowing viewers to select from several language streams without the need to reencode the video or host multiple copies of media. Roland will be exhibiting the recently launched XS Series of multi format AV matrix switchers at IBC, ideal for high quality, long distance transmission of audio and video content to displays. The XS Series supports eight HDMI, RGB/Component/S-video/Composite inputs and up to four HDMI or HDBaseT outputs with scalers to support picture-in-picture, resizing, rotating, and flipping. Audio can be embedded into outputs via 8 stereo audio inputs (2 mic) and/or HDMI audio as well as de-embedded on output. The XS-84 is capable of switching four video lines as a group, enabling configuration of a 4K system. Switching a mixture of video feeds that includes 4K, HD, and SD sizes as well as up to WUXGA and other computer video formats is also possible. The Roland AR-3000SD recorder/players offers advanced sound quality and network control features including programmable timers, improved network efficiency and support for multiple playback and control formats. Suitable for broadcast announcements, for use as part of larger installed sound systems which require recorded playback or for automated event productions, the AR Series of recorder/players from Roland are widely used in train stations, airports, shopping centres, amusement parks and museums around the world.

A challenging, yet much sought after solution to subtitling live web video however has just been developed by the company and will be demonstrated at IBC this September. One example is of a linear broadcast simulcast on the web. In a live web video the player cannot correctly report the current play position within the video, since this differs for each viewer depending on when they ‘switched on’. Additionally, each viewer may choose to pause or rewind live video stream (if this feature is provided). Screen has therefore developed a different synchronisation mechanism, while still using image based subtitles from a separate server. In Screen’s solution, some low bandwidth timing information is added to the video stream and used to synchronise subtitles to the frames of video the viewer is watching. The ‘script’ at the viewer’s device can obtain the current frame's time value from the video stream and use it to determine when subtitles, should be displayed from the subtitle server. An advantage of the Screen solution is that the same general mechanism of image based subtitles held on a separate server can be used for consistent broadcast quality subtitling of both Video on Demand and live web video. TMBi - 57

SPANISH TECHNOLOGY AT IBC 2014 One more year, Amsterdam will become the main hub for broadcasting industries in Europe. From the 12th to the 16th September, 18 Spanish companies will show their latest technologies in the Spanish participation organized by AMETIC, Spanish association for ICT industries.


Mr. David Alexander

Sales Director

Margarita Salas, 22 Leganes Tecnológico Mr. Gustavo Robles Director International Sales c/ Margarita Salas, 24 28919 Leganés - Madrid 8 C55 AEQ- KROMA has been developing, manufacturing and marketing equipment, automa-tion systems and production systems for radio, television and multimedia, for over 35 years. With its commitment to high quality products and services in audio mixers, TV monitors, intercoms, audiocodecs...In the broadcasting market, the company offers broadcast quality products with innovative and strong engineering designs, at very competitive prices.

Av. de la Albufera, 321 Planta 3. Of.12 28031 Madrid 2 B59 Brainstorm Multimedia provides industry-leading real-time 3D graphics and virtual set solutions for all broadcast graphics types and workflows as well as for feature film production and 3D real-time presentations. Brainstorm customer list include many of the world’s leading broadcasters plus a large number of smaller and regional stations. Brainstorm’s flagship product eStudio, considered the industry’s fastest on-air graphics and virtual studio engine, is the base upon which all other Brainstorm products run.

28918 Leganés - Madrid 8 B19 BTESA, with 30 years experience, designs and manufactures TV Transmitters and repeaters in all standards. Liquid-Cooled TX up to 20kWrms Air-Cooled TX up to 5kWrms Gap-Fillers up to 150W DOHERTY up to 45% efficiency BTESA also holds a large supply record of Turn-key projects all over the world, including countries with the harshest weather conditions




Manuel Cardeñas Cano Business Development Manager Mr. Carlos Rosa International manager

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c/ Perú 6B, Oficina 2 28290 Las Rozas -Madrid 14 K 06 Cires21 supplies multi-screen, live streaming technology for TV channels and online events to leading companies in broadcasting, media and sports industries. It provides advanced monitoring and supervision services to system integrators and telco operators.

farmerswife is a leading provider of scheduling and facility management software. Noted for its flexibility and ease-of-use, the farmerswife product family has been successfully implemented in 36 countries representing a broad range of the media industry sectors.


Mier Comunicaciones designs, manufactures and installs professional equipment for Analogue/ Digital TV & Digital Radio broadcasting (transmitters, transposers, gapfillers). More than 30.000 sets of equipment operating in more than 35 countries worldwide are our best reference. Another major activity area is the design of satellite in-flight RF equipment.


EGATEL Mr. Julio Lorenzo Broadcast Manager

Javier Taibo Chief Executive officer

Mrs. Jennifer Teixidò

Export Manager

Via Edison, 16 Polígono del Tambre 15890 Santiago de Compostela

8 E19

Avda. de Ourense 1, Parque Tecnológico de Galicia, San Cibrao das Viñas 32901 Ourense

ITELSIS provides the professional telecommunications market with its own development and engineering solutions. ITELSIS designs DVBT/T2 Dualcast and ISDB-Tb transmitters and gapfillers. The company business is focused on: Broadcast Communications and Broadcast Networks, providing added-value service to its customers.

8 D40 EGATEL is a highly skilled company in research, development and manufacture of RF systems designed to broadcast analog or digital radio and TV signals to meet professional broadcast market needs globally, as well as execution of turnkey projects for TV broadcast networks and related equipment.

MIER COMUNICACIONES, S. A. Diputació, 203 08011 Barcelona 10 E51 PERCON, one of the market leaders in the cable field designs, develops, manufactures and sells high quality cable especially focused on broadcast, telecom, multimedia and big installations, where the reliability and excellent performance of Percon products are most appreciated.


FARMERSWIFE Mrs. Patricia Allende Marketing Manager Stephen Elliot

Mr. Josep Gener

Managing Director

Transmission Business Unit Director

Ctra. Campo Real, Km. 2,1

28500 Arganda del Rey - Madrid


Avda. Joan Miró 138, oficina 6 07015 Palma de Mallorca

Pol. Industrial Congost, Parc. 4-S

9 C25

8 E36

RYMSA RF designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of antennas and components for the telecommunications industry suppl-

08530 La Garriga, Barcelona

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ying technical solutions tailored to the needs of its clients. RYMSA RF provides a wide set of solutions for Radio, TV, air traffic control (ATC) and specific supplies for military applications.

logies aimed at the broadcast market (live news, sport and entertainment events) and to the video security market. C/ Oquendo 20 28006 Madrid


6 A11


SGO - Beautifully Technology


Dare to be different and transform your facility by accessing new markets and revolutionising creativity and workflow efficiency with Mistika and Mamba FX. DI – VFX – S3D – HDR – HFR UHD Mistika Post – Powerfully Different Mistika Air Broadcasting


Mamba FX – Evolution Redefined Mr. José Manuel López Sales Manager

SVP BROADCAST MICROWAVE S.L. Rufino González, 15 28037 Madrid 1 F90


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Tedial’s unique media IT solutions help international broadcasters and global media companies to increase creativity and improve efficiency throughout their media workflow. Tedial’s customers’ problems are often complex however its approach is simple: Find IT, Enrich IT, Manage IT and Publish IT .

Mr. Juan Antonio Burgos Manager C/Zubiaurre 7

2 C55

Marketing Strategies


Iurreta (Vizcaya) - 48215

Mrs. Sofia Pensado

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

8 B41

SAPEC designs and manufactures HD and SD video transmission products (MPEG-2, H.264 and HEVC compression). Flexibility and expertise are our hallmark skills, enabling us to provide tailor-made systems that fulfill your needs. SAPEC is a certified manufacturer with user references within telecommunication operators, broadcasters and system integrators.

Mrs. Esther Mesas

SVP Broadcast Microwave is a global technology company engaged with the design and manufacture of microwave links for collection and delivery of the highest quality video signals. Our solutions include microwave radio, wireless camera, satellite transmission and IP techno-

Mr. Luis Grela International Sales Manager Volta do Castro s/n, 15706 Santiago de Compostela 8.A11 TRedess is a leading company specialized in the design, development and manufacturing of lowpower Transmitters and Gap-fillers for digital TV Broadcasting networks.

With more than 15.000 devices installed around the world, we provide high quality and cost-competitive solutions to main TV network operators workdwide.

Cryogenic LNAs and Cryostats for radio-astronomy


multichannel playout, channel branding, commercial insertion, local programming, and disaster recovery.


Mr. Jordi Utiel CEO

Mr. Miguel PeĂąa

Parc Audiovisual de Catalunya Ctra. BV-1274 km.1

Commercial Manager PCTCAN. C/Albert Einstein 14. 39011 Santander

Mr. Glyn Bartlett Head of Sales

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TTI is a leading company in the radio frequency and antenna technology fields, developing ad-hoc and off-the-shelf products:

302 Corsega Street

Ka band linearised BUCs/SSPAs and LNBs

Vector 3 develops high performance IT-based broadcast systems. Combining fault-tolerant playout automation, multiformat videoservers with built-in graphics and effects, Vector 3 systems meet the most demanding requirements for

GaN-based BUCs in X and Ku band Ku band low profile Satcom on the Move (SOTM) solution

08008 Barcelona 7 C01

08225 Terrasa - Barcelona 7 C21 VSN is a technology company with global presence, specialized in providing advanced IT infrastructure based solutions to the media and broadcast sectors. VSN offers 3 full solutions: NEWS & LIVE PRODUCTION, MEDIA & BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT and MCR AUTOMATION AND DISTRIBUTION that solve the entire workflow of an audiovisual company, improving its efficiency and walking hand in hand with it towards multiplatform and cloud environments.

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On 28 July we were invited to Pinewood Studios where Sony presented the new Alpha 7S. We went there to bring to our readers our first impressions. We also had time to see the new PXW-X70 ready for 4K.

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NEW Α7S From starry night-time skies to atmospheric, candle-lit interiors: there’s now a camera that opens up great creative possibilities for capturing flawless, emotionally engaging movie footage and professional-quality still images. Joining the α7 and α7R, the α7S puts extraordinary sensitivity, low noise and 4K (QFHD: 3840×2160) image quality into the hands of serious photographers and videographers. Equally suitable for still photography and cost-conscious movie production, the α7S delivers dramatic artistic possibilities.


General Lens mount: α E-mount

Image sensor Type: 35mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8mm), Exmor CMOS sensor Number of pixels (effective): Approx. 12.2 megapixels

Recording system (still images) Recording format: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format) RAW output: 14 bit

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Key to the sensitivity of the α7S is a specially developed new full-frame 35mm Exmor CMOS image sensor. With a 12.2 effective megapixel count the size of each individual photoreceptive site is significantly boosted to increase their light-gathering power. Coupled with the camera’s powerful BIONZ X processing engine, this reduces image noise while increasing effective sensitivity range of the α7S to ISO 50 – ISO 409600 in expanded mode (ISO 200 – 409600 for movies).

This unrivalled sensitivity and ultra-low noise floor allows the α7S to capture images in low light conditions where a lengthy exposure would normally be needed. Thanks to the camera’s huge sensitivity, it’s possible to shoot crisp, low-noise stills and video using faster shutter speeds. Its immense dynamic range is also ideal for high-contrast scenes, effortlessly handling extreme highlights and rich, deep blacks in the same frame. The newly developed image sensor provides photographers/videographers with high dynamic range in all conditions from extremely low light to bright sunlight. Using data read-out from every single pixel of the 35mm full-frame sensor (24p and 25p), 4K images created by the α7S are detailed with outstandingly rich colours and life-like textures in every frame. Refined by the BIONZ X processor, the high-speed data stream allows the α7S to output video at 4K

Recording system (movies) Recording format: XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4 Video compression: XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio recording format: XAVC S: LPCM, 2ch AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch

Image size (pixels): 1080 60i compatible device. XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50Mbps, 30p/50Mbps, 24p/50Mbps), 1280 x 720 (120p/50Mbps) AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps/PS, 60i/24Mbps/FX, 60i/17Mbps/FH, 24p/24Mbps/FX, 24p/17Mbps/FH) MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30fps/12Mbps), 640 x 480 (30fps/3Mbps)

1080 50i compatible device XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (50p/50Mbps, 25p/50Mbps, 24p/50Mbps), 1280 x 720 (100p/50Mbps) AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28Mbps/PS, 50i/24Mbps/FX, 50i/17Mbps/FH, 25p/24Mbps/FX, 25p/17Mbps/FH) MP4: 1440 x 1080 (25fps/12Mbps), 640 x 480 (25fps/3Mbps)

Movie functions: Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Time Code/User Bit, Clean HDMI output for 4K, Picture Profile, Creative Style, Picture Effect, Rec Control, Dual Video Rec, Marker Setting

Picture Profile: Yes (Off / PP1-PP7) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Colour Mode, Colour Level, Colour Phase, Colour Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset

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Clean HDMI output Clean HDMI output: 1080 60i compatible devicemount 3840 × 2160(30p/24p) / 1920 × 1080(60p/24p) / 1920 × 1080(60i),YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/ RGB 8bit

1080 50i compatible device 3840 × 2160(25p) / 1920 × 1080(50p) / 1920 × 1080(50i),YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/ RGB 8bit


Media: Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)

Focus system Type: Contrast-detection AF` Focus point: 25 points Sensitivity range: EV -4 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

Exposure control Metering type: 1200-zone evaluative metering ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index): Still images: ISO 100102400, Movies: ISO 200-102400 equivalent (both expandable to 409600)

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Recording system (movies) Recording format: XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4 Video compression: XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio recording format: XAVC S: LPCM, 2ch AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch

Image size (pixels): 1080 60i compatible device. XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50Mbps, 30p/50Mbps, 24p/50Mbps), 1280 x 720 (120p/50Mbps) AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps/PS, 60i/24Mbps/FX, 60i/17Mbps/FH, 24p/24Mbps/FX, 24p/17Mbps/FH) MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30fps/12Mbps), 640 x 480 (30fps/3Mbps)

1080 50i compatible device XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (50p/50Mbps, 25p/50Mbps, 24p/50Mbps), 1280 x 720 (100p/50Mbps) AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28Mbps/PS, 50i/24Mbps/FX, 50i/17Mbps/FH, 25p/24Mbps/FX, 25p/17Mbps/FH) MP4: 1440 x 1080 (25fps/12Mbps), 640 x 480 (25fps/3Mbps)

Movie functions: Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Time Code/User Bit, Clean HDMI output for 4K, Picture Profile, Creative Style, Picture Effect, Rec Control, Dual Video Rec, Marker Setting

Picture Profile: Yes (Off / PP1-PP7) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Colour Mode, Colour Level, Colour Phase, Colour Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset

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Viewfinder Type: XGA OLED, 1.3cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (colour)

Total no. of dots: 2,359,296 dots Field coverage: 100% Magnification: Approx. 0.71x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)

LCD screen Type: 7.5cm (3.0 type) TFT drive Total number of dots: 921,600 dots Adjustable angle: Up approx. 90 degrees, down approx. 45 degrees

Other features

Camera Apps: Yes

Interface Wireless LAN (built-in): Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band)*1 Playback of still images and movies on smartphones, PCs and TVs

NFC™: Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, Onetouch sharing)

Multi Interface Shoe: Yes HD output: HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback

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resolution from the HDMI connector with 4:2:2 colour sampling, for recording onto an external storage device or viewing on a compatible monitor. Thanks to the full pixel read-out from the whole of the 35mm full-frame sensor, there’s a notable absence of undesirable aliasing (moiré) effects and ‘jaggies’ that betray lower-resolution video. Stunningly clear images can be recorded on a memory card in Full HD quality with XAVC S recording format at the 50Mbps data rate that’s highly regarded by professional videographers. In APS-C crop mode, the α7S supports high frame rate shooting at 120fps or 100fps with HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels). The 120fps footage can be played back at 24p

Recording system (movies) Recording format: XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4 Video compression: XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio recording format: XAVC S: LPCM, 2ch AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch

Image size (pixels): 1080 60i compatible device. XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50Mbps, 30p/50Mbps, 24p/50Mbps), 1280 x 720 (120p/50Mbps) AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps/PS, 60i/24Mbps/FX, 60i/17Mbps/FH, 24p/24Mbps/FX, 24p/17Mbps/FH) MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30fps/12Mbps), 640 x 480 (30fps/3Mbps)

1080 50i compatible device XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (50p/50Mbps, 25p/50Mbps, 24p/50Mbps), 1280 x 720 (100p/50Mbps) AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28Mbps/PS, 50i/24Mbps/FX, 50i/17Mbps/FH, 25p/24Mbps/FX, 25p/17Mbps/FH) MP4: 1440 x 1080 (25fps/12Mbps), 640 x 480 (25fps/3Mbps)

Movie functions: Audio Level Display, for a 5x slow-motion effect – ideal for seeing every detail of sports action or the balletic grace of a dancer. There’s a wealth of other specialist functions to please professional videographers such as Picture Profile™ for wide ranging visual expression and SLog2 gamma. Time code/user bit functions allow pro-style editing workflow, while an optional XLR Adaptor Microphone Kit supports high-quality audio acquisition. As already proven on the α7R, high-speed, highprecision Fast Intelligent AF has been further impro-

Audio Rec Level, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Time Code/User Bit, Clean HDMI output for 4K, Picture Profile, Creative Style, Picture Effect, Rec Control, Dual Video Rec, Marker Setting

Picture Profile: Yes (Off / PP1-PP7) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Colour Mode, Colour Level, Colour Phase, Colour Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset

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Shutter Type: Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

Shutter speed: Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), Up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)

Electronic front curtain shutter: Yes, On/Off

Power Battery: Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50

Still images: Approx. 320 shots (viewfinder) / approx. 380 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)

Movies: Actual*2: Approx. 55 min with viewfinder, approx. 60 min with LCD screen (CIPA standard) Continuous*3: Approx. 90 min with viewfinder, approx. 90 min with LCD screen (CIPA standard)

External power: AC Adaptor ACPW20 (optional)

Weight With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo: Approx. 446g (approx. 15.7 oz)

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ved to fully exploit the new camera’s extraordinary lowlight performance as low as EV-4. Other features familiar to α7 users include a high-contrast XGA OLED Tru-Finder, Wi-Fi/NFC connectivity and compatibility with the growing range of downloadable PlayMemories Camera Apps. There’s a growing range of α lenses to take full advantage of the camera’s near-limitless creative potential. Currently under development, a brand-new full frame Emount power zoom 28-135mm, F4 lens appeals to quality-conscious movie-makers. In addition, Sony is collaboratively working with third parties to support pro-quality 4K video workflow.


W x H x D (excluding protrusions): Approx. 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2mm (approx. 5 x 3 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)

Operating temperature

Range: 32°-104°F / 0-40°C

Specifications and features are based on information available at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice. *1 Configuration method/Access method: WPS or manually/infrastructure mode. When connecting to smartphones, the camera can always work as a base without a wireless access point. (Security: WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK) *2 Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by and power off. *3 Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Pressing the MOVIE button. No other operations such as zoom are performed.

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ZEISS LOXIA 2/35 AND LOXIA 2/50 LENSES FOR S ONY A LPHA 7/7R/7S The ZEISS lenses Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50 are the first members of a new family of manual focus lenses for the E-mount full frame. They are optimized for digital sensors and electronic viewfinders and feature a mechanical aperture setting and the mechanical deactivation of the click stop (de-click) for ambitious videography. “Ever since the Sony Alpha 7/7r/7s helped compact system cameras break through to the full frame, there has been a growing desire for a ‘digital manual focus‘ experience that combines the best of both worlds. The Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50 are the first members of a new family of manual focus lenses for the E-mount full frame. By entering this field, ZEISS not only wants to meet this desire, but exceed it,” said Christophe Casenave, Product Manager at ZEISS Camera Lenses. Freedom of composition in photography was the guiding principle in developing the ZEISS Loxia 2/35 and ZEISS Loxia 2/50. An electronic interface transmits lens data (EXIF), but it also recognizes focus movements and, if desired, activates the camera’s magnifier function. This supports the possibilities of modern compact camera systems with an electronic viewfinder. Furthermore, the Loxia lenses allow for precise manual focusing as well as a mechanical setting of the aperture. Yet another highlight – the mechanical deactivation of aperture click stops (de-click), thus creating progressive and noiseless aperture settings– makes this new lens family a tool that provides a high degree of creative potential, not only for photographers but also for ambitious videographers. Thanks to their precise

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manual focusing, the Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50 are also suitable for professional video productions. Both Loxia lenses have a high speed of f/2, which expands the creative possibilities even more. Two examples are the effective isolation of motifs with a low depth of field or free-handed photography, even with poor lighting conditions. The Loxia lenses offer a high resolution across the entire image field and a harmonious bokeh in the background, especially at the maximal aperture opening of f/2. The Loxia family stands out for its superb mechanical quality. The smooth focus operation with a large focus rotation angle of approximately 180 degrees allows for the finest variations in focusing.

The filter diameter is a consistent M52 across the entire lens family. The robust barrel is made completely of metal so that it can withstand the rough everyday situations that professional photographers face and ensuring a long product life. In addition, the lenses have a special weather sealing at the lens mount to prevent spray water from getting between the camera and the lens. The Loxia 2/50 will be available worldwide starting October 2014 and the Loxia 2/35 from the end of the fourth quarter of 2014. The recommended retail price of the Loxia 2/35 will be EUR 965.55* (US$ 1,299.00)* and that of the Loxia 2/50 will be EUR 713.45* (US$ 949.00)*.

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Key features of the PXW-X70 1.0 type ExmorÂŽ R CMOS Sensorand Carl Zeiss VarioSonnar T* lens for stunning picture quality.High sensitivity and fantastic resolution with 14.2 million effective pixels delivers striking detail and colours, even in low light conditions.The lens offers a 12x Optical Zoom, which can be increased to 24x withClear Image Zoom while retaining full resolution thanks to Super Resolution Technology.Zoom performance can be doubled at any point with a Digital Extenderby up to 48x. Compact, lightweight XDCAM camcorder packed with adaptable professional functions.The PXW-X70 weighs less than 1.4kg, including the XLR handle unit, battery(NP-FV70), lenshood and largeeye-cup. It offersprofessional interfaces such as 3G-SDI and HDMI output connectors plusan XLR x 2 handle unit with zoom lever. Other professional features include a manual lensring that can intuitively control zoom and focus,ergonomicpalm grip with large zoom lever, two SD memory card slotsfor backup, simultaneous and relay recording, and a three-level switchable ND filter.

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PXW-X70 Sony has also launched the 4K-ready PXW-X70, the first compact XDCAM professional camcorder ever produced. The PXW-X70 features a 1.0 type Exmor® R CMOS Sensor with a resolution of 20 megapixels. The sensor, which is even larger than the Super 16mm film frame, delivers high resolution and fantastic low light performance, as well as offering more depth of field control as demanded by today’s diverse shooting requirements. The new camcorder has the ability to record High Definition in XAVC Long GOP, enabling 422 10-bit sampling at 50 Mbit/s. This in-turn supports a broadcast-quality workflow, increasingly adopted by productions in many different professional applications. This addition to the expanding next generation XDCAM family follows the recently announced PXW-X180 and PXW-X160 and builds upon Sony’s successful heritage of compact professional camcorders. The PXW-X70 is the first professional compact camcorder from Sony to include Wi-Fi-enabled control via Smart Phone or Tablet using the Content Browser Mobile application. An upcoming release will also provide customers with the ability to upgrade the PXW-X70 to record in 4K Ultra High Definition, with file transferring, and live video streaming capabilities. “This first compact member of the XDCAM family brings the performance and workflow benefits associated with XAVC to an even wider range of shooting scenarios,” said Robbie Fleming, Product Marketing Manager, at Sony Professional Solutions Europe. “Over the past couple of years we’ve seen the broadcast industry really embrace the picture quality benefits associated with large sensors; the one-inch sensor at the heart of the PXW-X70 sets a new standard for colour, depth and texture in a professional compact camcorder. Coupled with the ability to upgrade to 4K, this represents a multipurpose, future-proof option for customers looking for a tough camcorder which doesn’t compromise on image.”

Breadth of recording format capabilities. Provides multiple choices depending on application required, including XAVC,AVCHDand DV® file-based recording.When recording in XAVC, the PXWX70 uses the MXF file format, efficiently compressing full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 CODEC. Image sampling is 4:2:2 10-bit with highefficiency Long-GOP compression at 50 Mbps, 35 Mbps or 25 Mbps. Built-in Wi-Fi control functionality for monitoring and remote control versatility. Near Field Communication functions enable easy, one-touch wireless LAN connection to a smartphone or tablet, while the Content Browser Mobile application allows confirmation of shot angles and operation of the camcorder by remote, including field angle setting, spot focusand iris adjustment. Upcoming announcements to add even greater, future-proof functionality. Sony is set to make upgrades to 4K and file transfer and streaming by Wi-Fi function available for the PXW-X70 in the coming months.

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Music Mix Mobile (M3), an Emmy® and Grammy® Award-winning provider of mobile audio facilities for high-profile live entertainment events and broadcasts, has deployed Sonnet Technologies' Echo™ Express III-R and xMac™ mini Server Thunderbolt™-to-PCIe® 2.0 expansion systems in its mobile production units and portable flight pack systems. Joining a broad array of Sonnet expansion and storage solutions in use since M3's founding in 2008, the Echo Express IIIR and xMac mini Server chassis offer highly reliable and scalable, yet cost-effective, means of extending and streamlining M3's on-location audio recording workflows.

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In recent months, M3 has migrated some of its operations from legacy Mac Pro® towers to more portable MacBook Pro® notebooks and Mac® mini computers. In the process, M3 needed solutions that would enable its engineers to continue working with the high-performance PCIe cards they had been accustomed to using in the extensible but bulky Mac Pros. The Echo Express III-R enables the MacBook Pros — or any Mac computer equipped with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports — to interface with a wide variety of high-performance PCIe cards originally designed only for use in desktop computers. In similar fashion, the xMac mini Server increases the functionality of the powerful yet ultra-small-footprint Mac mini by securely rack-mounting the computer and connecting it via Thunderbolt to two PCIe 2.0 expansion slots contained in the same enclosure.

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"As smaller and more portable Mac computers have become more powerful, we've realized we can use them for many tasks that previously required the horsepower of the legacy Mac Pro," said Joel Singer, co-founder and technical engineer at M3. "With the Sonnet expansion systems, we're able to leverage the portability and costeffectiveness of the MacBook Pro and Mac mini without having to change our workflows and audio processes that rely on PCIe cards from Avid, RME, Aja, Blackmagic Design, and other vendors. We just pop the cards into the Echo Express, connect the chassis to the MacBook Pro via Thunderbolt, and we're ready to work. With the Mac mini, it's even easier because the computer is already mounted inside the xMac mini Server chassis with Thunderbolt connectivity." M3 was among the first Sonnet cus-

tomers to use the Echo Express Thunderbolt expansion system and the first to apply it for audio recording, beginning with the earlier Echo Express Pro two-slot model. Today, M3 has installed Echo Express III-R and xMac mini Servers in all four of its mobile production vehicles as well as a dozen of its portable mixing/recording systems. In addition, M3 uses several Echo Express Pros as well as Sonnet's Tempo™ SSD 6 Gb/sec SATA PCIe 2.5-inch storage cards and Allegro™ USB 3.0 host controller cards. "In our business, we travel all over the world for mobile event recording — so the solutions we use must be absolutely robust, reliable, and easy to carry," Singer added. "In addition to these qualities, the Sonnet expansion chassis are brilliantly designed and extremely easy to work with. Our techs can come off of a flight with a couple of carry-on bags, arrive at the location, and then put together an extremely relia-

ble and great-sounding recording system in a matter of minutes. In many ways, the Echo Express solutions have ushered in a new era of mobile recording for our company." "As the largest remote audio facilities company in the U.S., M3 is a highly valued customer and one of the best examples of how our advanced Thunderbolt expansion systems can be used in an audio recording setting," said Greg LaPorte, vice president of sales and marketing, Sonnet Technologies. "M3's Emmyand Grammy-Award-winning staff has used Sonnet equipment for years to record and produce some of the world's most prestigious broadcast shows and most well-known musical acts. We look forward to our continuing partnership as the company deploys some of our upcoming solutions, such as the xMac Pro Server, a rack-mount enclosure, and the Thunderbolt-to-PCIe 2.0 expansion system for the new Mac Pro."

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