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NAB 2016 Award Round-up, Part 2: NewBay Media's TV Technology Best of Show Awards and ProductionHUB's Awards of Excellence

With NAB 2016 in the rearview mirror, SVG takes a look back at those sponsors that were honored for their innovative new products, technologies, and workflows in Las Vegas. Part 2 covers NewBay Media’s TV Technology Best of Show Awards and ProductionHUB’s Awards of Excellence.

NewBay Media’s TV Technology Best of Show

Aspera FASPstream Software for Live and Near-live Video Streaming
A turnkey application-software line designed to enable live streaming of broadcast-quality video globally over commodity internet networks with glitch-free playout and negligible startup time, reducing the need for expensive and limited satellite-based backhaul, transport, and distribution.

Avid NEXIS Intelligent Storage Platform
A software-defined storage platform specifically designed for storing and managing media, Avid NEXIS enables fully virtualized storage so media organizations can adjust storage capacity mid-project, without disrupting workflows.

Bitcentral Continuum 24/7 Automated Digital News Channel Solution
A 24/7 linear news channel for mobile and OTT. This automated process for channel creation is the first of its kind, enabling broadcasters to reach greatly expanded audiences for their current news and advertising.

Black Box DKM FX 4K60 Interface Cards
Extend 4K resolutions at 60Hz over a single fiber cable in a point-to point extension or multipoint-to-multipoint matrix configuration for the highest onscreen resolutions in postproduction suites. DKM FX 4K60 Interface Cards support 4K60 in full, 10-bit color depth.

Blackmagic Design URSA Studio Viewfinder
The Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder is a seven-inch viewfinder designed to remake the URSA Mini as a studio camera. Camera setting information is sent to the viewfinder via SDI for display purposes, and the viewfinder includes an assortment of selectable frame guides, an RGB tally light that lights red for on-air and orange for iso recording.

Canon COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4L Zoom Lens
The COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 EF-mount lens combines the benefits of compact size and light weight (only 2.7 lbs.) for outstanding mobility. Designed to shoot video, this lens can be ideal for the cinematographer moving up from Canon’s EF lenses, combining the functionality of the company’s EF lenses with the video shooting features of its Cinema lenses.

Canon ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera
The ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose camera delivers the high quality video and versatility needed for a wide range of professional video production applications. The camera’s modular design allows you to connect only the components you need, depending on how you want to use the camera- making it easy to incorporate into a variety of camera systems.

ChyronHego LyricX
LyricX marks a significant milestone in ChyronHego’s goal to improve the user experience for Lyric designers and operators while surpassing Lyric’s well-earned reputation for high performance and reliability. LyricX achieves this goal, yet retains all of the most popular Lyric features designers and operators have come to know, love and rely on – now with 4K graphics support.

Clear-Com Freespeak II-Base Wireless Intercom System
FreeSpeak II is the next generation distributed wireless solution that operates in multiple world-wide license-free frequency bands: 1.897-1.933GHz and 2.4GHz. This high-performance wireless intercom system is designed for extensive communication in large-scale operations. Its ability to maintain a strong and continuous wireless connection across an expansive coverage area while providing crystal-clear digital audio makes FreeSpeak II the ideal wireless roaming solution for live event, broadcast, sport production, industrial, military, and government applications.

Cobalt Digital 9922-2FS for openGear
The all-new Cobalt 9922-2FS 3G/HD/SD-SDI Dual-Channel Framesync with Audio/Video Processing, AES/Analog Audio Embedding/De-Embedding and CVBS I/O offers two independent signal paths of framesync / audio embedding and de-embedding on a single open-Gear card. Using Cobalt’s HPF-9000 20-slot frame, this provides up to 40 channels of processing in a single frame.

Evertz evEDGE Software Defined Compute/Routing Platform
evEDGE the next generation platform for SDVN solutions. Evertz’ evEDGE gives customers additional scalability and flexibility in their IP infrastructure. The evEDGE is a software defined compute and routing platform that meets the needs of smaller facilities looking for a cost effective way to migrate to IP, while enabling larger facilities to build using a distributed environment.

Fujifilm/Fujinon UA107x8.4  4K Ultra HD Field Lens
The longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications, the UA107x 4K UHD lens provides superb 4K optical quality across the entire zoom focal range. The UA107’s refined optical quality has been engineered using FUJIFILM’s latest optical simulation software, which was used to model the UA107’s large diameter aspherical elements. This lens has a multi-group zoom system that suppresses image distortion and ensures that 4K UHD images captured remain consistent and accurate from center to corner, making the UA107x a solid choice to complement today’s 4K 2/3” UHD cameras.

Grass Valley iTX On-Demand
iTX On-Demand specifically addresses the preparation of VOD and Catch-Up TV assets in a way that dramatically reduces operational costs and the time it takes to get content onto VOD platforms, for both pre-recorded and live content. iTX On-Demand automates the VOD process.

Grass Valley GV Korona K-Frame S-series Production Switcher
The new GV Korona K-Frame S-series systems combine ultimate mid-range switcher performance, along with proven workflows and simplified control of complex productions. These unrivaled capabilities are offered in two system packages, with 2 M/Es or 1 M/E, for exceptional value.

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark PARALLAX Liquid Cooled Solid-State Transmitter
A next-generation medium and high power liquid cooled, solid state transmitter, PARALLAX features unique engineering that allows for the highest signal quality, reliability, and efficiency while keeping the cost of ownership as low as possible. Most important, PARALLAX offers flexibility: no matter how large or small, each station is assured top-notch performance for its specific needs.

IHSE USA Draco ultra DisplayPort 4K Extender for KVM
The Draco vario DisplayPort enables the transmission of high definition video and audio data over the cutting-edge DisplayPort interface. They are compatible with Draco tera KVM matrix switches and cross-compatible with the DVI and HDMI extender series for video and USB-HID extension.

IHSE USA Draco UNI matrix switch for KVM, USB and SDI formats
The Draco tera compact UNI matrix switch provides the option to switch any combination of 3G-SDI, USB 3.0 and ultra high definition KVM using an SFP modular design. Each port is designed around the IHSE flex-port technology which allows any port to be defined as an input or output.

Ikegami UHK-430 4K/HD Portable Camera System
Part of the Ikegami’s new Unicam XE series, the UHK-430 features three 4K-native 2/3-inch CMOS sensors that provide full 3840×2160 UHD resolution and depth of field for studio and outdoor production. The camera features a two-piece construction that allows UHK-430’s sensor and lens head to be detached as a compact unit for deployment on support devices.

Ikegami HDL-F3000 Ultra Low-Light Multi-Purpose Compact Camera
2/3 inch 2.6 million pixel MOS sensors are employed to achieve 1000 TVL horizontal resolution, 0.0068 lx or less minimum illumination and 64dB SNR. Image Adjustment Functions such as digital zoom, haze removal and backlight correction to capture clear images under difficult conditions.

Imagine Communications xG Schedule Cloud-Based Planning and Scheduling
A cloud-based planning and scheduling system for linear, on-demand and digital platforms. This integrated system enables programming teams to plan schedules across multiple linear, nonlinear, web, and mobile platforms with streamlined validation against content and usage rights, as well as organizational business rules.

JVCKENWOOD GY-HM200SP Sports Production Streaming Camcorder
Designed to enhance single-camera local sports coverage, the camera produces a real-time score overlay on recorded or streamed video output without the use of an external CG and production switcher. The GY-HM200SP can receive score information directly from a mobile device connected wirelessly to the camera using an intuitive GUI.

Lawo V__matrix and RƎLAY
Lawo’s V__matrix is a software-defined IP core routing and processing platform based on data center principles of flexibility, fabric computing and COTS economics. The innovative RƎLAY Virtual Radio Mixer is the equivalent of an entire radio studio on a laptop that covers not only mixing, but also voice processing, codecs, phone systems and much more, all running in a virtualized PC environment with an easy-to-use, intuitive, multi-touch-enabled GUI.

LiveU MultiPoint IP-Based Distribution Workflow
The cloud-based MultiPoint service is seamlessly integrated into LiveU’s unified management platform, LiveU Central, so broadcasters can share incoming live feeds simultaneously with multiple end-points over the Internet from within the same interface to which they are accustomed.

Net Insight AB Sye
Net Insight’s Sye changes the way live OTT content is consumed and will disrupt and change industry dynamics in a significant way. It harmonizes live TV to all screens enabling a true live OTT experience, which uniquely enables real time social interactivity and enhances audience engagement, providing new experiences that consumers want to be a part of and are willing to pay for. It also puts service providers back into the OTT value chain with new unprecedented opportunities to generate revenue.

NewTek Network Device Interface (NDI)
A new open standard for live production IP workflows over Ethernet networks, NDI allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP, and to encode, transmit and receive many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real-time.

Pliant Technologies CrewCom Professional Wireless Intercom
CrewCom is based on a new technology platform that offers high user density, unparalleled range, and scalability. The system features excellent voice quality, small fully-featured professional full-duplex wireless radio packs, multiple simultaneous frequency bands, as well as a host of truly amazing user features.

Pronology mRes Multi-resolution Encoder
Pronology’s first standalone encoder, mRes, records uncompressed video for each SDI input channel, prior to compression and wrapping: it then creates in real-time or faster, a high-resolution media file, an edit proxy and a live web-streamable proxy that give users the flexibility and ease of use they demand  at a low cost point.

Ross Video ACID Camera
ACID Cameras have been designed for maximum HD performance in any studio production environment. They offer best-in-class resolution, sensitivity and signal to noise ratio, plus unique UltrachromeHR outputs for chroma key applications.

ScheduALL Portal
Portal simplifies the creation of complex bookings of services, resources, and Occasional Use (OU) transmission feeds in real-time, directly into a provider’s system. Utilizing a browser-based, user-friendly wizard for providing services to customers, it minimizes unused capacity, maximizes revenue and drastically reduces operational overhead in the selling cycle. ScheduALL’s solution also enables users to quickly generate bookings without requiring in-depth network expertise.

Sennheiser EK 6042 Two-channel Camera Receiver
A true-diversity, two-channel receiver that can work with both analog and digital Sennheiser transmitters across a bandwidth of 184 MHz. It is an ideal partner for Sennheiser’s top-of-the-range Digital 9000 series and can operate with all analog transmitters that feature Sennheiser’s HiDyn plus or HDX companders.

Sony HDC-4800 4K 8x High-Speed Camera System
Sony’s newest camera system combines 4K resolution with enhanced high frame rate capabilities — 8x at 4K, and up to 16x in full HD. This power is combined with dynamic center cut-out and zoom capabilities for live sports and event production. The new camera is complemented by the BPU-4800 combination baseband processor unit/replay server, creating a fully networked, 4K live ultra-high speed production workflow.

Teradek Sphere
A new product for the 360º-video production market, Sphere offers real-time monitoring and live streaming of panoramic video content-in high definition. Sphere is a unique combination of hardware and software featuring a patent-pending video processing platform for iOS and OSX. By dynamically adjusting each camera’s white balance, tint, exposure and lens distortion in real-time, Sphere is able to display and stream a consistent panoramic video.

TSL Products PAM-IP
The new PAM-IP range of uncompressed video over IP (S2022-6) audio monitors is designed to smooth the transition to an IP based workflow and is ideally suited to meet the needs of any facility involved in the production and transmission of live productions (such as sports, news, and live events).

TSL Products MPA Audio Monitoring Family
Rebuilt from the ground up to offer greater ease of use and excellent sound quality, the new audio monitoring range offers solutions for established I/O while also embracing the industry’s move to Audio over IP workflows with Dante and Ravenna supported.

TVU Networks RPS Live Multi-Camera Remote Production System
The TVU Remote Production System (RPS) provides a lower cost alternative for live remote synchronized multi-camera coverage for news and sports. Instead of always relying on using on-location production trucks and large production crews, TVU RPS allows broadcasters to leverage their existing studio control room staff and equipment and a public Internet connection from the field for remote production.

Vizrt Viz Story
Viz Story allows media companies to quickly create compelling video stories with full real-time, state of the art 3D graphics and easily distribute them online and to social media.

Wheatstone LXE Digital Audio TV Master Control Console
Taking LX-24 technology to new territory, LXE is the first radio console that gives users the power to program the entire surface. All knobs and buttons can be assigned whatever functions you need. Each module has full color OLEDs that will reflect the function of your setup. Plus, there’s an all-new touchscreen GUI that comes with ScreenBuilder-LXE.

ProductionHUB’s Awards of Excellence

AJA Video Systems Kona IP
Kona IP is AJA’s first desktop video and audio I/O product for professional IP-based workflows. It is the company’s next generation of its Kona line of PCIe capture cards and works with AJA Control Room and Control Panel software and SDK tools, along with leading third-party content creation applications. It is designed as a flexible platform that supports today’s SMPTE 2022-6 IP-encapsulated uncompressed 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI video, audio, and VANC data.

Blackmagic Design Duplicator 4K
A new SD card duplicator that allows delivery of Ultra HD content to consumers by recording files onto inexpensive SD cards that can be distributed to customers as soon as an event is finished. Featuring 25 built in SD card recorders, multi rate 12G–SDI connections, and a realtime H.265 encoder, Blackmagic Duplicator 4K is the best way to deliver Ultra HD content that customers can actually view on their 4K televisions and Windows 10 computers today.

Canon COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 EF-mount lens

Panasonic VariCam LT 
The VariCam LT inherits the same super 35mm sensor and superb imaging capabilities that distinguish the award-winning VariCam 35, but with significant reductions in size, weight, and price. Incorporating this identical imaging “DNA” in a more compact rendition, the VariCam LT (model AU-V35LT1G) delivers 14+ stops of dynamic range with V-Log, and the esteemed cinematic VariCam image quality and color science, as well as the VariCam 35’s breakout innovation, dual native ISOs of 800/5000.

Teradek Sphere