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NAB Perspectives: Wowza Media Systems’ Stubenvoll on Bringing Streaming Cloud Services to the Masses

Published: April 24, 2015 at 12:02 pm | By: Brandon Costa

It was a big NAB Show for Wowza Media Systems, which made some of the biggest product introductions in its history. With the new Wowza Streaming Engine Pro and Wowza Streaming Cloud, the company is looking to make streaming services — especially transcoding — more cost-effective for the various levels of content creators. SVG sat […]

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NAB Perspectives: Azzurro’s Lanton Details New All-in-One Transmission Briefcase, AzzurroCam Enhancements

Published: April 24, 2015 at 11:27 am | By: Jason Dachman

At NAB 2015, Azzurro Group unveiled an all-in-one transmission briefcase capable of transmitting HD video over minimal public-Internet bandwidth, as well as several enhancements to AzzurroCam, the system on which the company has made its name in sports production. The AzzurroCam HD live-shot system enables remote control of camera, audio, lighting, IFB, and more from […]

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NAB Perspectives: 3Play Media’s Mitchell Says FCC Guidelines Are Changing Video Captioning

Published: April 24, 2015 at 10:30 am | By: Brandon Costa

In the coming months and years, the FCC and directives from the American Disabilities Act are going to mean more-stringent guidelines for the closed-captioning of clips posted to the Web by major broadcasters. Companies like 3Play Media, which made its presence felt at the LVCC, are in a position to help in that process. According […]

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NAB Perspectives: ScheduALL’s Nirenberg on Automating Transmission

Published: April 24, 2015 at 10:03 am | By: Brandon Costa

While the halls of the LVCC buzzed with the promise of IP transmission, satellite providers still had their day as the transmission method of choice for big-time television productions, especially live sports events. Regardless of how your signal is transmitted, however, ScheduALL wants to simplify that process. At NAB 2015, the company demonstrated its new […]

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NAB Perspectives: Adtec Digital’s Johnson on the Push Toward HEVC, UHD

Published: April 24, 2015 at 8:57 am | By: Karen Hogan

Looking to bridge the gap between MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 — and even pave the way for HEVC — Adtec Digital showed off its EN-30 encoder platform at NAB 2015. The EN-30 dual-channel HD/SD-SDI contribution and distribution encoder supports ATSC, DVB, and ISDB applications via IP, ASI, and optional DVB-S/S2/S2X RF transport and can even deliver […]

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NAB Perspectives: BSI Execs Unveil ‘Real Freedom’ Product, Talk Spectrum Squeeze

Published: April 23, 2015 at 9:00 am | By: Jason Dachman

After decades of being known solely as a rental provider of wireless RF broadcast solutions, Broadcast Sports Inc. (BSI) is officially shipping its first for-sale product: the Real Freedom integrated wireless-camera link system. Several years in the making, the all-in-one Real Freedom RF kit began shipping in time for NAB 2015. The easy-to-use system features […]

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NAB Perspectives: Aveco’s O’Brien on Streamlining Linear, Online Productions Through Automation

Published: April 21, 2015 at 11:47 am | By: Karen Hogan

Known for automation innovations across news, studio production, master control, and media-asset management, Aveco demonstrated how it can now automate these processes across multiple studios. ASTRA Studio 3 enables networks to not only control multiple studios with a single system but combine studios to serve major events. SVG sat down with Global SVP, Sales, Jim […]

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NAB Perspectives: JVC’s Walton on LTE Transport, 4K, and Mesh Network

Published: April 21, 2015 at 11:28 am | By: Ken Kerschbaumer

JVC this year continues to put a heavy emphasis on providing viable and cost-effective solutions for content creators looking to take advantage of LTE video transport and the growing demand for 4K content. Dave Walton, assistant VP, marketing and communications, JVC, discussed some of the top trends this year with SVG Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer.

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NAB Perspectives: Bourdon on EVS, Data, and the Move to IP

Published: April 21, 2015 at 11:05 am | By: Ken Kerschbaumer

The EVS booth at NAB 2015, as it is every year, was jam-packed not only with next-generation server and sports-production workflows but also with sports-broadcast professionals from around the world. And for good reason: the company’s products are at the center of many of today’s sports productions and also at the center of plans for […]

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NAB Perspectives: Harmonic’s Alexander Dishes on 4K Playout and OTT

Published: April 15, 2015 at 9:55 pm | By: Brandon Costa

While 4K acquisition tools tend to grab the headlines at the show, encoding, compression, and playout are essential pieces of the puzzle and are seeing tremendous innovation. Among the highlights for Harmonic this week was the official launch of the Spectrum X, the company’s first playout server offering SDI and IP I/O with up/down/crossconversion in […]

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