Newsletter from 26/11/2021
EXCLUSIVE TEST: Hollyland Solidcom M1 Intercom System
For any live production that requires a larger crew communication is key. Usually a reliable intercom system will take care of that. Especially with larger productions, these systems are often complex. But there are also solutions for smaller teams, such as from. We were able to test Hollyland’s latest top-of-the-range system Solidcom M1 in a real production environment.
IBC Cancels Amsterdam Event Amidst Escalating COVID Concerns
IBC announces that the in person IBC2021 event has been cancelled. The move follows growing concerns about the COVID-19 situation in The Netherlands, which has deteriorated over the past week, and feedback from the IBC exhibitor and visitor community.
Announcing Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 and more
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2, a next generation professional broadcast camera with 6K digital film sensor that brings digital film quality to both traditional and online broadcasters. The advanced 6144 x 3456 digital film sensor provides exceptional low light performance with dual gain ISO of up to +36dB as well as 13 stops of dynamic range. Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 also includes H.265 and Blackmagic RAW file formats, Blackmagic generation 5 color science, as well as a USB-C expansion port for external disk recording, and more.
Sony Unveils Flagship VENICE 2 Digital Cinema Camera with a new 8.6K Full-Frame Image Sensor with 16 Stops of Exposure Latitude to Capture Clean Shadows, Rolling Highlights and Natural Skin Tones
Sony introduces VENICE 2, the new flagship model and latest addition to its lineup of high-end digital cinema cameras. The VENICE 2 builds upon the strength of the original VENICE with new features including a compact design, internal recording and the option for two different sensors: the newly developed full-frame 8.6K sensor or the original 6K VENICE sensor. The VENICE 2 also inherits popular features from the original VENICE including colour science, Dual Base ISO and 8-stops of built-in ND filters.
Pandemic doesn’t stop excellence – ARET launches two world class OB Vans
Everyone knows what living a pandemic means, personally but also professionally speaking. They have been, and they still are, hard times for business and production in many sectors, but there are companies that are going all out to face and win these uphill periods.
Thank You For The Music
Stagecast and Panasonic have helped the Edinburgh International Festival reach a wider audience than ever before by streaming six classical concerts from the world-renowned annual arts event. As specialists in live streaming and filming of both classical music and opera, Stagecast drew upon its extensive experience of bringing remote audiences closer to the orchestra.
nxtedition introduces nxt|cloud
Previously, playout in nxtedition utilised the switching, layering and real-time rendering power of CasparCG to achieve high production values using COTS hardware. This latest development has seen nxtedition develop a fully containerised, Linux version of CasparCG, providing the same playout functionality, flexibility and quality as a scalable, elastic and secure microservice in the cloud.
Atomos and Nextorage announce Nextorage AtomX SSDmini Record With Confidence
Atomos and Nextorage have announced a new partnership centered on the latest generation of Nextorage AtomX SSDmini. They have been designed specifically to maximize performance and reliability for Atomos recorder devices. Purpose built from the ground up, the engineering teams from both companies have considered every detail to create a drive that will meet the needs of the most demanding productions. The Nextorage AtomX SSDmini represent the gold standard in performance and reliability, to provide a recording solution that can be relied on with absolute confidence.
BBright UHD Media Gateway integrates intoPIX JPEG XS technology
intoPIX is excited to announce that BBright has integrated the intoPIX accelerated JPEG XS software in their UHD-Decode platform. A universal multichannel live production server designed for professional Broadcast applications such as for satellite, terrestrial, cable, OTT operators and IPTV networks, is now equipped with JPEG XS output over ST2110-22.
High Frame Rate Mo-Sys StarTracker and NearTime for LED boost ICVFX workflows
Mo-Sys™ Engineering, world leader in image robotics and virtual production solutions, today reveals new solutions for LED virtual production with a high frame rate (HFR) StarTracker camera tracking system and the award-winning NearTime® workflow extended to LED volumes.
Signiant Acquires Levels Beyond
Signiant Inc. today announced the acquisition of Levels Beyond, the company behind the media workflow software suite known as Reach Engine. Levels Beyond's talent and technology will be used to extend the functionality of Signiant's market-leading SaaS platform, adding new capabilities for simplifying and modernizing media workflows.
Vizrt leads market by offering studio automation for both live and recorded content
Vizrt, producer of software-defined visual storytelling tools (#SDVS), today announces the release of Viz Mosart 5 – part of Vizrt’s market-leading automation solution. In a first for the industry, the latest release offers users the option to automate recorded content, as well as live – effectively removing the need for additional editing in post-production.