SVG Summit Showcase Preview: A Roundup of Exhibitor Offerings, Part 4

The 2014 SVG Summit is fast approaching and will host more exhibitors on the Technology Showcase floor than ever before. In the weeks leading up to the Summit, SVG is highlighting the new products and latest technologies that will be on display at the New York Hilton on Dec. 15 and 16.

Visit the SVG Summit Technology Showcases on Monday Dec. 16 at 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday Dec. 17 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Mercury Ballroom, Mercury Rotunda, Petit Trianon, Rendezvous, and Lobby.

Abekas will exhibit Mira instant-replay and Mira production servers with the recently released V5.0 software.

The broadcast-class Mira instant-replay server offers significant new features, including AVC-Intra 100 native codecs with built-in frame synchronizer on all inputs, clip-push for sharing clips between networked systems, standard AES audio I/O with built-in audio router, and enhanced GUI.

The Mira production server is particularly suited to playback of animated graphical transitions and clips under switcher control. The Mira offers extremely fast recall times as well as the ability to handle video+key+audio clips as a single asset with one name. When the Mira feeds on-set displays, the MultiPlay option allows clips on multiple channels across multiple Miras to be recalled frame-accurately by the push of a single button.

All Mobile Video
AMV will feature three cutting-edge technologies in addition to introducing its video-streaming service:
Cinedeck: MX and ZX modular ingest, playback, and transcoding HD and 4K recorders with file-to-file insert capability and JPEG 2000-compatibility
Sony: New PWS-4400 4K four-channel recorder/player
BlackCam Systems: B10 ultra-miniature track camera offers new image-capture abilities by enabling content from various lateral angles while remaining hidden from view, while providing smooth pan, tilt, zoom, focus, and positioning.
AMV Digital Media: AMV is changing the world view of online broadcasting by streamlining the production and delivery process via its production services, transmission solutions, and Internet delivery all under one roof.

Clear-Com will showcase its latest intercom innovations and advances. Solutions include the LQ Series, new interface devices for linking and extending intercom and audio systems over IP networks; FreeSpeak II, the new DECT-based wireless intercom system, operating in the 1.897-1.933 GHz band, for seamless roaming during large-scale, multizone productions; Eclipse HX 8.0, the latest software version of the Eclipse HX digital matrix systems, which enables standard IP-connected V-series panels to operate both as fully functional intercom keypanels and as multichannel IP audio gateways for routing two additional audio channels to/from its Eclipse HX matrix, reducing direct equipment costs.

Ericsson continues its 20-year commitment to compression and transmission technologies for live sports production with its DVB-S2X modulation, which dramatically increases video throughput over satellite and with its Emmy Award-winning compression solutions that continue to evolve to provide emerging and best-of-breed technologies, such as 4K UHD and HEVC to improve viewer experience and maximize ROI.

Ericsson’s compression platforms are mainstays for large-scale live sports events worldwide, and the 4K UHD solution recently garnered NAB’s top technology-innovation award. The company will also demonstrate new user interfaces that enable faster setup of satellite and fiber transmissions.

EUROVISION is in its third year of providing global live distribution of sports events and ancillary programming for the NBA, including live feeds from the NBA’s recent Global Games in Istanbul, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, and Shanghai and from the regular-season game between the New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks at the O2 Arena in London in January.

The company has also renewed its agreement with the PGA TOUR to continue worldwide distribution of live events and preproduced programming through at least 2018.

EUROVISION continues to deliver European football to U.S. rightsholders, including English Premier League matches to NBC Sports Network.

Grass Valley
Grass Valley, a Belden brand, has expanded its portfolio and will display its 4K/UHD camera due for release in 2015. Developed specifically for sports and large-event live productions, the camera opens the market for 4K/UHD sports production with better zoom, sensitivity, depth of field, and native B4 lens. Grass Valley will also showcase the Kaleido-MX, a preconfigured multiviewer for high-end in-studio TV production, OB trucks, and master-control playout operations. Lightweight, easily cooled, and ultra-quiet, the Kaleido-MX features outstanding picture quality for critical monitoring applications, seamless control — even across multiple rooms — and rich integration with any router or production switcher.

To win in the fast-paced game of live sports coverage, broadcasters are challenged to transmit high-quality video back to the studio with no lag time. Ellipse contribution encoders and ProView IRDs are designed to help broadcasters stay ahead of the pack. Leveraging industry-leading compression expertise and Intelligent function integration, Harmonic multiformat, multicodec contribution links enable efficient, secure, and reliable transmission of pristine SD and HD video over satellite and broadband networks with ultra-low latency. For either 4:2:0 or 4:2:2 10-bit encoding, the new Ellipse 3202 features an advanced embedded modulator for live applications, and the Ellipse 3102 is suitable for fixed links. Harmonic’s ProView 7100 and 8100 series IRDs complement Ellipse encoders with high-quality, cost-effective decoding and descrambling.

Limelight Networks
The Limelight Orchestrate platform, an integrated suite of content-delivery technology, enables organizations to manage and deliver sports content at massive scale, to any device anywhere in world.

Leading broadcasters around the world leverage Limelight’s solutions and high-performance private network to meet fans’ expectations for exceptional experiences. At its SVG Summit booth, Limelight will explain how it delivers flawless game-time experience some of the most popular sports events in the U.S. and on a global scale for the World Cup, Wimbledon, the Indian Cricket League, the European Championship, and the RBS Six Nations’ rugby championships, to name just a few events.

MultiDyne recently added features its SilverBACK family of camera-mounted fiber transport solutions, including a new operator control panel that offers intuitive, user-friendly controls and displays. Award-winning SilverBACK solutions enable users to seamlessly transmit any camera signal — Ultra HD video, HD-SDI video, audio, intercom, control data, GPIOs, tally, Ethernet, power — over a single hybrid copper and fiber cable.

The SilverBACK family comprises four models: the flagship SilverBACK-II; the SilverBACK-II-L for multicamera production; the SilverBACK-II 4K-L, a feature-rich model that includes Ethernet support and a video option for viewfinder or monitor viewing in the field, enabling camera operators to turn any 4K camera into a true Ultra HD multicamera production; and the SilverBACK II-4K, a low-cost model without the viewfinder/monitor viewing option, designed to support traditional film-style productions.

Nexsan by Imation is a global data-storage and information company. Video-production professionals worldwide deploy Nexsan storage solutions as a battle-tested platform for storing, managing and editing assets through the entire workflow. Engineered for high throughput, multistreaming, and reliability with easy management, Nexsan arrays handle multiple 2K and 4K streams, offer linear scale-out growth for affordably increased capacity in a single system, and provides the dependability needed for asset management.

Orad’s Flowgic is an integration toolkit that combines different elements of a production environment into one controller. Users can control graphics, video servers, lights, and more. In addition, Flowgic can connect to various live data sources to deliver the most up-to-date information. It communicates with various devices, data sources, and social networks. The robust UI editor enables users to design controllers that match their exact needs. Flowgic is designed to address any task and is an integral tool in today’s dynamic live-production environments.

Ross Video
Ross Video will be showcasing its game-changing sports workflow that uses just a single channel of XPression real-time motion graphics to provide all the animation, clips, and data-driven graphics for A-game–quality productions. Paired with a single keyer and custom controls on a Ross Carbonite switcher, Xpression offers the ability to call an unlimited number of layered scenes on an output, along with best-in-class data integration, multi-clip support, and lightning-fast recall times, suiting it to next-generation truck CG. Ross XPression is now used on both digital and linear sports networks around the world.

Private demonstrations can be arranged at the company’s SVG Summit booth.

With a fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites, SES provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and Internet-service providers, mobile and fixed-network operators, and business and governmental organizations worldwide. The global fleet is ready and available to enable on-the-spot communications for large corporate events or special projects. Broadband video and data for transmission capacity from minutes to months can be booked anywhere in the world, bringing the company’s technical expertise and 24/7 customer service to meet user needs in any location at any time. 

Snell’s new Kahuna 9600 production switcher can simultaneously handle SD, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and 4K/60p signals with the ability to simulcast in any or all of these formats. The switcher is driven by the Maverik modular control surface, which can be tailored to space and the TD’s requirements.

Also on exhibit will be Quantel’s LiveTouch, the brand-new studio sports-highlights system. The scalable system is capable of supporting productions in several studios to maximize ROI. In addition, it offers bidirectional editor integration, making it faster and easier to integrate editing and highlights operations.

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