NAB 2017

NAB Reflections: Deluxe MediaCloud’s Tom Holmes on 4K Over Public Internet, the At-Home–Production Boom

Deluxe used the stage of NAB 2017 to highlight its MediaCloud IP distribution network. The software-based platform, which debuted at NAB 2015, allows content owners to cost-effectively distribute content globally to broadcast or OTT platforms over the open internet. MP & Silva currently deploys the platform to distribute the NFL to more than a dozen […]  More

NAB Reflections: Imagine Lays Out Cloud-Native Vision

Imagine Communications Chief Product Officer Brick Eksten says the focus at NAB 2017 (and for the remainder of 2017, at least) was on Open Zenium, the company’s commitment to push IP standards and transparency to the next level, thanks to a cloud-native strategy: “We are collaborating to build a community aimed at helping our customers […]  More

NAB Reflections: Net Insight’s Per Lindgren discusses latest Sye OTT and Connector Marketplace developments

As the demand for, and diversity of, OTT solutions continues to intensify, it is the companies with a consistent flair for innovation that are really making the greatest strides forward. Net Insight is undoubtedly part of this select group and had a characteristically busy NAB Show with multiple announcements about new solutions and enhancements to […]  More

NAB Reflections: Calrec shows remote production demo, new Artemis Ray console

The Calrec stand at this year’s NAB Show hosted an insightful demo of a remote production configuration based around its RP1 Remote Production solution and Apollo console, with audio transportation enabled by the AES67 AoIP interoperability standard. Gesturing towards a sports venue as represented by a football table, Calrec communications manager Ian Cookson said that […]  More

NAB Reflections: Blackmagic Design shines a Fairlight into audio post production

At NAB Blackmagic Design announced ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, a broadcast quality all-in-one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel. Company CEO Grant Petty described it as “a lot of switcher in a small design. It is fantastic for live production and we think quite affordable.” ATEM Television Studio Pro HD is available […]  More

NAB Reflections: NTT Electronics’ Leo Castro on the Power of HEVC, Future of 4K and HDR

NTT Electronics showcased a variety of encoding/decoding technologies at NAB 2017, and, not surprisingly, much of the focus was on 4K, HDR, and HEVC. Among the offerings was the HC11000 Series 4:2:2 10-bit H.265/HEVC real-time encoder, which has the capability to transmit high-quality video images at low bitrate, low latency, and low power consumption. Scalable, […]  More

Sports Production Panel at Avid Connect: Dolby Atmos, 4K Replays, HDR Take Center Stage

At the Avid Connect event held just before the recent NAB Show opened its doors in Las Vegas, Sports Video Group Senior Editor Brandon Costa moderated a Sports Production Panel session comprising Andy Beale, Chief Engineer at BT Sport; Ofir Benofici, Avid Senior Director Broadcast Products; Darryl Jefferson, Vice President of Operations for NBC Sports; […]  More

NAB Reflections: Arvato’s Joe Torelli on the Growth of MAM

Arvato Systems’ booth at NAB 2017 stayed plenty busy with pro franchises and college athletics video programs looking into media-asset management (MAM). The company demonstrated its new MediaPortal system (which debuted at IBC2016) for cross-platform searching, finding, collecting, and sharing assets across the media enterprise. In addition, Arvato rolled out the latest updates for its […]  More

NAB Reflections: Ross Video’s Kevin Cottam Discusses Company’s Growth in Sports Venues

Following its annual Sunday-night NAB Keynote in front of a packed house, Ross Video kept the momentum going on the NAB 2017 exhibit floor with a booth that stayed busy throughout the week. One of the main attractions was Graphite, its newly launched all-in-one production solution combining the capabilities of a Carbonite production switcher, a […]  More

NAB 2017: Three Things You May Have Missed

NAB 2017 seemed a bit lackluster in terms of breakthrough innovation, particularly from startups, but three companies were notable for their substantive innovations, which represented broader trends.  More

High-End Real-time Editing, Social Video Among Next New Things

Social media, mobile, and OTT have opened oceans of opportunity for TV. Of all the genres, live sports coverage has the best economic scaffolding to capitalize on it. The big events, team fandom, and well-run leagues stacked with savvy executives have turned sports into an endless source of cultural touchstones — all perfect for video […]  More

NAB Reflections: Avid’s Louis Hernandez Jr. on the Company’s New ‘Global Ecosystem’

Avid’s NAB 2017 was, in many respects, a new beginning for the company: after four years of transformation, it unveiled the completed Media Central Platform, a system designed to move the company away from hardware-based technology offerings and to more-nimble software and cloud-based offerings. Avid CEO Louis Hernandez Jr. sat down with SVG to discuss […]  More

The Switch Goes Full Throttle on At-Home Production With New Cumulus Service  

The Switch is looking to ramp up its at-home–production efforts with the announcement of Cumulus, a cloud-based, real-time production service that promises to bring the shared-services model to at-home production. Cumulus leverages The Switch’s FiveNines transmission network to deliver live productions from the stadium using production-control services (such as robotic camera control and graphics system) that […]  More

NAB Reflections: Michel Suissa of The Studio–B&H Wants To Bring Aerial Camera Systems to the Masses

–For years, the aerial-camera system has been the talisman of live sports production, reserved for only the biggest of the big events throughout the year. That may be about to change, thanks to DynamiCam, an Israeli company that specializes in  development of miniaturized robotic cable systems. Recently, the The Studio–B&H has partnered with DynamiCam to […]  More

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