Newsletter from 12/04/2021
Live-Production.TV Newsletter - April 13th, 2021
as you may already know Reinhard Penzel, the inventor and founder of Live-Production.TV, is going to enjoy his well-deserved retirement and has passed on the responsibility for this website to Ebner Media Group and Film & TV Kamera. My team and I are ready to follow in his footsteps and are looking forward to stay in touch with you all!
Editor in Chief
Japan’s Nishio Rental House Invests in Riedel MediorNet, Artist, and Bolero for State-of-the-Art 4K OB Van
Riedel Communications today announced that Nishio Rent All Co. Ltd., one of Japan’s largest providers of rental equipment, has outfitted its pioneering 4K OB van with a broad suite of Riedel’s state-of-the-art signal processing and intercom solutions. Riedel’s MediorNet real-time video network, Artist digital matrix intercom, and Bolero wireless intercom equipment support a broad range of entertainment productions on board the van, the first of its kind in the domestic Japanese rental industry.
Ross Launches Living Live Community Platform for Live Production
Ross has been ‘Living Live’ for almost forty seven years, and our company is dedicated to supporting everyone working in the live production industry, regardless of the production environment. Reinforcing this commitment, Ross is today pleased to announce the launch of Living Live – an online community platform for the live production industry.
Chyron Releases PRIME Live Platform (PRIME V4.0) for Broadcast-Quality Production Anywhere
Chyron today announced the release of the PRIME Live Platform, a dynamic, scalable, full-featured production engine that bridges legacy workflows with the future of live content creation and distribution. As Version 4 of Chyron’s acclaimed PRIME product family, the PRIME Live Platform boasts the industry-leading graphics, clips, and branding capabilities of earlier PRIME releases, as well as PRIME Switcher, a new software-based, 2-M/E switcher with a multichannel audio mixer.
RTVS Extends Archiving Capabilities With NOA
Slovak Republic’s state-owned public television and radio broadcaster first took delivery of a NOA mediARC Archive Asset Management system in 2014 to digitize and archive its entire legacy video collection, containing some 300,000 titles. The 7-Petabyte setup for Slovak Television, the media house’s television service that broadcasts on three main Channels is based around mediARC and serves more than 1,000 RTVS staff members.
Astera is Pytch Perfect
Creative and technical event production design and delivery specialist Pytch – based in Bristol, UK – has invested in 72 new Astera Titan Tubes – adding to their existing 32 Astera AX3 LightDrops. The LightDrops were originally purchased for creating funky and original table centres for events, gala dinners, etc., and Pytch have produced some custom covers that refract and treat the AX3 light in different ways. Pytch is known for its imagination, flair, and innovative approach to event presentation, and very recently for expanding its office space with the purchase and installation of the fuselage of a real Boeing 727 airliner! This comes with its own character, colourful history, gloriously kitsch interior … and is now anchored safely to a stack of containers in the back yard, serving as a unique space in its own right impressing Pytch guests and clients.
Expo 2020 Dubai ready to welcome the world on 1 October 2021 after successfully showcasing Terra - The Sustainability Pavilion
Expo 2020 Dubai has demonstrated that it is ready to fully open its doors to the world later this year, after safely and successfully welcoming more than 100,000 visitors to experience Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion. Running from 22 January until 10 April, the limited-time showcase was an opportunity for the UAE community to preview one of Expo 2020’s signature visitor experiences, providing a glimpse of what is to come when the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region welcomes visitors from around the world from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.
Sennheiser supported Riedel for 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA
Considered the ‘pinnacle of yachting’, the America’s Cup is not only the oldest but also the most difficult sports trophy to win. The 2021 Cup, which took place in the Hauraki Gulf off the coast of Auckland, saw the defender Emirates Team New Zealand race against the challenger Luna Rossa PRADA Pirelli, winning by 7:3. Communications specialist Riedel was entrusted with the overarching technology concept for broadcast and race management for the host broadcast partner circle-o. To complement its hardware and software technologies, Riedel deployed custom-made Sennheiser microphones for the coverage of the prestigious sailing event, which saw the two innovative German companies collaborate closely on this extraordinary project.
Dejero Solves Latency Challenges of National Diving Federation’s Domestic and International Virtual Competitions
Diving Plongeon Canada (DPC), a not-for-profit organization promoting the growth and awareness of springboard and tower diving across Canada, has been organising virtual meets, powered by Dejero EnGo mobile transmitters and WayPoint receivers, to reduce the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the sport. The live video solution, provided by local systems integrator Integrated Sports Systems (ISS) Inc, enables athletes to compete from different locations simultaneously, while judges score dives from their homes in real-time.
Sonofans Uses DPA Mics To Create Stadium Crowd Sound During Professional Sports Broadcast
As with many things over the past year, the world of sports saw significant disruption to its regular routine. From halted or delayed seasons to little or no live audiences at the arenas, sporting events around the world had to operate differently. With no ambient sounds to enhance the broadcasts, television networks also had to find alternative ways to replicate the at-home viewers’ experience. In response, Fred Vogler launched Sonofans, an immersive sports crowd performance system. The sound library was created using recordings captured with DPA Microphones’ 4091 Omni Condenser Mic, 4560 Binaural Mic and MMA-A Digital Audio Interface.
L-Acoustics Conquers the “Perfect Storm for a PA System” at Passion City Church’s New Cumberland, Georgia Location
Diversified installs a K2 and A15 system that provides a nearfield-like experience and consistent coverage in an acoustically and architecturally challenging space.
Robe ‘Hearts’ Northampton
Robe UK followed the current Covid-19 instructions to “stay local”, teaming up with Northampton School for Boys (NSB), the University of Northampton and DroneSwarm based nearby in Daventry to support #LightItInRed’s most recent campaign to unite the UK live events, entertainment, performance, and production industry in solidarity during these challenging times. The call was to light buildings, structures, places, and spaces in red throughout the week of March.
News and Products
NVP to Enter a Joint Venture with HiWay Media
Leading production company NVP will combine forces with innovative start-up HiWay Media to provide a comprehensive end-to-end media service for a range of clients, handling everything from the point of content creation to content delivery. Building on the market leading position of NVP - who have been operating in the field of event and sports production for nearly 15 years and maintain a fleet of three 4K OB vans - the partnership will allow NVP to yet further extend their service provision and cement their position as innovators and market leaders, providing end-to-end solutions to media companies, federations, leagues, clubs, event organizers and promoters.
Grass Valley Steps Up Expansion of GV Media Universe With Appointment of Barbara DeHart
Grass Valley is continuing to lead the industry transition to a cloud-first, software-based future with the appointment of media technology expert Barbara DeHart as director of alliances for the GV Media Universe. In this newly created role, DeHart will focus all of Grass Valley’s strategic partnerships on bringing together high-performance solutions from recognized broadcast technology vendors into a unified cloud-native ecosystem.
VuWall Introduces the VuStream 150 Encoder/Decoder Appliance Advancing Software-Driven IP Workflows With NDI® to Displays and Video Walls
VuWall, a technology leader in video wall control systems and unified visualization solutions, today announced support for software-driven IP workflows by integrating the NDI® protocol in the VuStream 150 encoder/decoder appliance. VuStream 150 now supports NDI-enabled applications and devices using standard Ethernet local area networks. VuWall’s NDI implementation puts them amongst the industry’s largest IP ecosystem of products, as they join the rapidly expanding number of companies enabling interoperability within IP-based customer workflows.