SVG College Sports Summit Technology Showcase Preview, Part 1

At SVG’s College Sports Summit, the Technology Showcase Area will be bigger than ever, with more than 45 sponsoring companies on hand to exhibit their latest technologies for the college-sports-video market. Be sure to stop by the Technology Showcase Area at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta June 1-2.

Ross Video
Ross solutions are used extensively by top stadium, event, and mobile-production organizations globally. The company combines expertise, experience, systems, and services to meet the specialized needs of venues and productions. Ross equipment is designed to play well with others, integrating with technology already being used.

AT&T’s Global Video Service, Hybrid Cloud, and Content Delivery Network Service deliver an integrated solution and can make your jobs easier and your production cycles faster. The company’s platform supports a more efficient workflow, transitioning efficiently between pre-event, live, and post-event. Encoded video-on-demand content, streaming, and built-in redundancy reduces cost and delay. AT&T can address your requirements for live recording in transit, archival storage, backup, and disaster recovery.

Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design will showcase ATEM Television Studio HD miniaturized eight-input live-production switcher; HyperDeck Studio Mini miniaturized broadcast deck, which records and plays back 10-bit video using SD and UHS-II cards; and Blackmagic Web Presenter, which allows customers to use SDI and HDMI video sources with streaming software and services.

A popular console choice for some of the top U.S. schools and colleges, Calrec’s compact Brio and Summa consoles are broadcast-ready with no compromises or workarounds. DiGiCo’s S31 builds on the power and flexibility of the S21 and adds a screen and 10 more faders. DiGiCo’s flexible Orange Box provides a variety of multichannel user interfaces to create audio paths over whatever interface you desire.

Canon U.S.A.
Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging, will be displaying a multitude of products for sports production, including HD camcorders, 4K cinema-style cameras, and broadcast lenses. Offering solutions for programs of all sizes, Canon imaging products provide impeccable clarity and precise color, with the rugged durability needed for daily production use.

Grass Valley
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, enables advanced live production with its award-winning cameras, switchers, replay servers, infrastructure, and more. The company’s newest value-based options make it simple for colleges and universities to enjoy best-in-class quality with easy upgradability and full support for HDR, 4K UHD, IP, or whatever the future demands.

The NewTek IP Series merges the power, efficiency, and flexibility of IP with NewTek’s proven software-driven live-production approach to define a new workflow paradigm: Interconnected Production. Using NDI technology, NewTek IP Series acts as a single, interconnected production environment sharing video and audio across the network.

Quantum is a global expert in workflow-optimized storage technologies and solutions. Its StorNext 6, the industry’s leading collaborative content-production and archive platform, combines performance, low-cost capacity, and easy access for content creators ranging from collegiate athletics to professional leagues.

Riedel Communications
Riedel will highlight signal-transport, -processing, and -routing solutions as well as professional intercom solutions, including Bolero. Bolero is a new, state-of-the-art, six-channel, DECT-based wireless intercom system that features impressive sound quality, range, design, and system capacity with up to 10 beltpacks per antenna.

Sony’s growing lineup of products enable broadcasters and producers to configure powerful HD-, 4K-, HDR-, and HFR-capable systems to meet a wide variety of applications and budgets. At this year’s Summit, Sony will highlight its new FS5 production backpack kit and provide demonstrations of the Hawk-Eye SMART Replay system.

AJT Systems
AJT Systems will be exhibiting its award-winning LiveBook GFX sports-graphics solution, showing off the new LiveBook Tiers, which are priced starting at just $5K. Each tier includes the company’s SportApp playout software, which enables high-end graphics through its intuitive user interface. Each tier is also full-featured, with scoreboard integration, ESPN3-compliant graphics, and much more.

For more than 25 years, Avid tools have empowered media professionals to create and deliver the most-watched, -loved, and –listened-to content in the world. See how Avid’s versatile PlayMaker server helps meet the challenges of today’s stressful in-studio and remote sports productions. And discover Avid Spark, an intuitive telestration tool that makes it easy to illustrate the action and give sports fans a more engaging experience.

Experience true fan engagement! Fans want immersive entertainment. Virtual graphics. Telestrated replays on the videoboards. Access to cameras not available on TV. Click Effects Prime. Graphics authoring and display for live venue-based A/V presentations. FX Sports Engine. Multiple graphics applications on a single FX Sports Engine. POD. Give fans control of an advanced ISO camera.

Clear-Com, an HME company, has been a trusted global provider of professional real-time intercom communication solutions and services since 1968. The company innovates market-proven technologies that link people across broadcast, events, sports, military, aerospace, and government. Clear-Com’s products consistently meet demands for high-quality audio, reliability, and scalability.

Comrex is proud to display LiveShot, which delivers live, two-way, HD video and audio over IP networks at latencies as low as 200 ms. With CrossLock technology, LiveShot can remain stable on challenging wireless networks. Easy to manage remotely and lightweight at 3 lb., LiveShot can handle the most demanding broadcasts.

Evertz is a leading global manufacturer of cutting-edge hardware and software for broadcast, delivering complete end-to-end solutions for television broadcast, telcos, satellite, cable TV, and IPTV providers.

Today’s colleges are under pressure to engage fans with immersive content. Using EVS’s Connected Campus solutions, including its DYVI software-defined video switcher, colleges alleviate that pressure to provide a centralized infrastructure for the fastest and most efficient production, management, and distribution of media.

FX Design Group
FX Design Group offers truly in-house, turnkey broadcast-design solutions for sports, entertainment, education, and news. The company’s services include set design, motion-graphics design, AR/VR design, set fabrication, and lighting design and equipment. With it all under one roof, every aspect of your project can be handled in-house by FX Design Group’s team of experts — opening the lines of communication between its team and yours, allowing FX to maximize value and efficiency.

Stop by to see Harman Studer’s Vista 1 Black Edition, the all-in-one mixing system that offers premium functionality at an affordable price. Additionally, Harman will showcase the new Studer Micro Series, a compact, digital-audio–mixing system that can be controlled via a computer or tablet.

Ikegami will be showing the HC-HD300, a highly flexible, docking-style camera that represents its most affordable HD studio-camera system. The company will also feature the HDK-95C multiformat HD camera now with HDR-compatibility. In addition, the camera is 4K-ready, benefiting from the Super Resolution Converter integrated into Ikegami’s BS-98 base station.

Joseph Electronics
Joseph Electronics’ latest innovations for sports broadcasting include the Tote Caddie series of portable fiber-optic signal-acquisition systems for outside broadcast, the customizable ShaxX Mini Tote kit for powering broadcast cameras at venues with preinstalled fiber, and the “truck edition” monitors designed especially for remote production.

JVC will demonstrate its IP-based wireless solutions for sports production, including the new ProHD Portable Bridge with bonded cellular connectivity, new IP-based PTZ cameras and controller, and the popular GYHM200SP Sports Production camcorder, which provides score overlays with real -time updates via the Sportzcast Scorebot universal scoreboard interface.

Markertek, a 100%–employee-owned company, celebrates 30 years as the premier supplier for college and university events. It delivers end-to-end 12G/4K infrastructure solutions for IP content delivery. Custom services include SMPTE, opticalCON, tactical, and 10G-IP Ethernet interconnects for “always on-air” confidence. Markertek personalized Customer-First Service makes the difference.

Part 2 of the SVG College Sports Summit Technology Showcase Preview will run tomorrow, May 26.

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