IBC 2016

IBC Q&A: Net Insight’s Karlsson on the power of live synchronized OTT sports

Net Insight had a busy IBC 2016, exhibiting on two stands to highlight both its offerings and those of the recently acquired ScheduALL to introduce several products. However, the main highlight for the company was a sports-content–fueled demo of Sye, its synchronized live OTT solution. With Sye, Net Insight aims to resolve the lack of […]  More

Sennheiser debuts mic custom built for GoPro cams, launches new 27 series broadcast headsets

At the IBC Show, Sennheiser presented its new action camera microphone at the joint Sennheiser/Neumann stand, and at the IBC Future Zone. This new microphone will allow GoPro users to match the footage they capture at the extremes with high-quality audio. Demonstration videos recorded with a prototype highlight the microphone’s sound in scenarios where audio […]  More

IP Interoperability Takes Step Forward at IBC

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (also known as the AIMS Alliance or simply AIMS) had a ubiquitous presence at the recent IBC 2016 in Amsterdam. Dozens of manufacturers looked to demonstrate their commitment to the Alliance and the SMPTE ST-2110 standard, which is currently in draft form but is expected to solve many of […]  More

IBC 2016: Lawo on the Ball Again With KICK 2.0 Sports Mix

Audio production for live sports coverage made another move at IBC 2016 with the release of Lawo’s KICK 2.0, advancing automated control for close-ball mixing of major sports events. The company extended the capabilities of its patent-pending ball-tracking technology for close-ball audio pickup for such sports as soccer, rugby, and American football. The system provides transparent sound […]  More

IBC 2016: Ultrasoft Software-Defined Broadcast Suite From Broadcast Solutions

At IBC 2016, Broadcast Solutions premiered its Broadcast Ultrasoft software product. The fully IP- and software-based suite for software-defined broadcast enables management of a complete TV station on both the media side and the resources and cost side. Broadcast Ultrasoft is a software tool that manages almost every process within a TV station. It provides a customised solution […]  More

IBC 2016: Hitachi Showcases Advanced HDR Capabilities in Broadcast-System Cameras

At IBC 2016, Hitachi Kokusai Electric showed its 4K/UHD and HDTV broadcast cameras with the addition of advanced high-dynamic-range capabilities. Hitachi exhibited HDR across a range of UHD and HD cameras, demonstrating an ability to integrate the technology in a range of different broadcast-camera systems. Hitachi showcased a number of HDR-upgraded cameras, such as its Z-Series, […]  More

IBC 2016: Wrap-Up of Audio Intros, Updates

Broadcast audio is nearing its next major inflection point, with object-based and immersive audio looming. The day-to-day tools of the business will bring these to fruition, even as they continue to make broadcast sound better today. Here are some day-to-day tools that were introduced at the recently concluded IBC 2016 in Amsterdam.  More

IBC Q&A: Akamai’s Bishop on Rio 2016 streaming, future of live 4K, VR streaming

Akamai Technologies arrived at IBC 2016 fresh off a historic effort at Rio 2016, where NBC Olympics leveraged the company’s content-delivery network (CDN) and technology to support a monumental streaming operation, which comprises 3.3 billion total streaming minutes, 2.71 billion of them live. Also, 100 million unique users tuned in to NBC Olympics’ digital coverage over […]  More

IBC Q&A: SES’s Wrede Throws Support Behind HLG for HDR UHD, Looks to the Power of VR

Looking toward the future, SES is providing demos of Ultra HD (UHD) with high dynamic range (HDR) on the exhibit floor and a demonstration of brand-new virtual-reality R&D via satellite in conjunction with Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) Berlin. The first UHD demo offered a test channel with content produced by LG Electronics (launched in […]  More

IBC 2016: Dalet streamlines international distribution with Dalet xN IMF Maker

Dalet Digital Media Systems has simplified creation of IMF bundles for international distribution with the release of Dalet xN IMF Maker, available today as an on-demand service through Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Leveraging the media-orchestration and -processing capabilities of the Dalet AmberFin platform to aid complex program-preparation and versioning workflows, Dalet xN […]  More

IBC 2016; Yamaha Dante products to support AES67 interoperability

Yamaha has announced that it will successively update Dante products to support the AES audio-over-IP (AoIP) interoperability standard, allowing Yamaha products equipped with Dante networking capability to communicate with Ravenna and other audio networks via AES67. Beginning with the CL series digital mixing consoles, introduced in 2012, Yamaha has included Audinate’s Dante audio-networking solution in […]  More