The SVG editorial team was in top form at the NAB Show last week, covering the most important news about sports technology and delivering daily news. SportsTechBuzz at NAB 2019 rodeos Here's a look at the NAB 2019 SportsTechBuzz in South Lower Hall.
In this post, see the NAB 2019 news from Blackmagic Design, ChyronHego, Vizrt, Grass Valley, Ross Video, Quantum, Digital Cobalt, Signiant, Slomo.tv, Pebble Beach Systems, Costume, Akamai, Imagine Communications, M2A Media, Spectra Logic Hitomi, Open Broadcast Systems, Telestream, Deltacast, TSL Products, OpenDrives, VSN, RT Software, IBM Watson Media, Cloudian, Adder Technologies, SquareBox Systems / CatDV, Infortrend Technology, SportZcast and FingerWorks Telestrators,
XNet-VIA, SVEThe Ethernet-based live media sharing network that facilitates the ultra-fast exchange of high-resolution content between the XT-VIA and XS-VA servers was presented at NAB (Booth SL3816). As 1080p, UHD-4K (both SDR and HDR), as well as IP workflows become more frequent, faster, more efficient and more secure, the sharing of Ethernet media provides critical bandwidth and speed. The easy-to-configure bi-directional network offers operators three times the bandwidth of EVS's old SDTI-based network to move the high-resolution recorded media between the latest generation of EVS production servers at higher speeds.
F & F Productions has selected the latest VIA technology from SVE (Stand SL3816). Going into the production of Full HD 1080p and 4K UHD HDR content, the mobile production facility provider is equipping three of its GTX series units with EVS XT-VIA and XS-VIA production servers and the recently announced XNet- VIA based on Ethernet. Live media exchange network. Units can transition to IP at a later date, with VIA-based solutions that already benefit from enhanced live IP support from industry-standard ST stack standards such as ST 2110 and NMOS. As part of the agreement, which was agreed at the 2019 NAB Show, F & F Productions will also update its current fleet of EVS live production servers to the latest 16.00 Multicam operating system.
AHA (Booth SL2416) announced new solutions and updates that streamline the way broadcast, production, publishing and audio / video professionals produce dynamic and multiformat content. Headlining the new line is the Ki Pro GO H.264 multi-channel HD / SD recorder / player. Also included are 14 openGear converter cards with support for DashBoard software, two IP video transmitters that connect HDMI and 3G-SDI signals to SMPTE ST 2110, and the Corvid 44 12G I / O card for AJA developers. AJA also introduced upgrades with upgrades for its HDR / WCG HD-HDR converter, desktop and mobile I / O products, AJA Control Room software, HDR image analyzer and HELO recorder / transmitter. The Ki Pro GO is a multi-channel H.264 HD and SD recorder / player without gene block with a flexible architecture designed for live production, sports, corporate events, training, places of worship and other applications. The portable device allows users to record up to four channels of pristine HD and SD content from SDI and HDMI sources to USB media available through 4X USB 3.0 ports, with a fifth port for redundant recording.
Blackmagic & # 39; s (Stand SL216) Bob Caniglia, director of sales operations in North America, said the ATEM Constellation 8K and UHD live production switcher can not be overlooked for what it offers to those who work in 4K. "For 8K it has 10 inputs and one ME, but it's also an input of 40 inputs (at 12 Gbps each), 4 ME switcher when it's in UHD," he said. "It's a matter of economy of scale, and that also allows it to be used today for one thing and then tomorrow for something else." And at a price of $ 9,995, it shows that the 8K production options do not need to break the bank.
ChyronHego (Booth SL1208) uses NAB 2019 to show a new graphics rendering product for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Fresh is based on the Epic games' Unreal Engine 4, which allows you to deliver photorealistic AR and VR images. It includes a text rendering layer and is compatible with the workflows of the Camio newsroom. The company has also launched Version 3.5 of its Prime platform. which now has HDR graphics creation capabilities.
The great news of our customers. ChyronHego In NAB, it involves the Dallas Cowboys. The NFL team is updating the capabilities of the AV screen in the stadium at AT & T Stadium in Texas, moving to 4K and buying Paint and Virtual 1st products from ChyronHego for use in telestration, so that fans on the ground have a visual experience similar to that of those who watch on television. at home. Click Effects Prime will play a key role in the new configuration, since it will finally bring the 4K graphics to more than 3000 screens, including a huge central LED and two levels of tape boards.
Vizrt (Stand SL3308) continues to discuss its acquisition of Newtek in NAB, highlighting the benefits of the merger to customers. However, when trying to answer his own question about what happens next, CEO Michael Hallén had to admit that "we have not decided yet". However, he set a challenge for the combined R & D teams, and asked them to invent "the next big thing" once they start working together. It was observed that the two companies have $ 200 million in combined sales, with 40% coming from the United States and 40% from Europe.
On the product side, Vizrt is promoting version 4 of Viz Engine. The rendering engine update includes a selection of three rendering lines: a new Reality Fusion rendering pipeline for "aggregate effects of realism"; an existing rendering pipeline to ensure full compatibility with previous jobs; and integration with third-party technology such as Epic games' Unreal Engine 4. Version 4 can be used in a workflow based on IP or SDI and has the new Fusion Keyer.
Quantum (SL4409) is making a large storage splash at NAB 2019 by presenting the F series, according to Jason Coari, Director, High Performance Storage Solutions, a line of non-volatile memory storage arrays (NVMe) that are up to five times faster than traditional flash / network storage systems. By incorporating the latest remote memory direct access network (RDMA) technology, the F Series provides direct access between workstations and NVMe storage devices, delivering ultra-fast network performance. The F Series is the first to be built on the new Quantum cloud storage platform, which will also be presented at the fair. Outside of M & E, Quantum also has announced the VS series Storage platform designed for surveillance and industrial IoT applications.
Grass Valley (Stand SL106) is debuting a new camera protection system, called Grass Valley Creative Grading (GVCG), at NAB 2019. Composed of a new control panel and a complementary touchscreen application, GVCG combines the applications of color gradation and shading into a single common user interface. Camera shaders can now manage adjustments easily and quickly, such as transitions from interior lighting to exterior lighting. The new system also facilitates dynamic control of the complexities of HDR, WCG and 4K in real time. Using GVCG, the camera shaders can also use a WiFi-enabled tablet at the front of the house to establish a visual match between the physical and digital elements.
Grass Valley It is also reinforcing your LiveTouch playback system in NAB, it incorporates 4K slow motion playback, direct playback and full compatibility with super slow motion (2x, 3x, 4x, 6x, 8x), integrated color mapping for HDR and an advanced audio editing suite. For home production applications, LiveTouch panels can be used at the event site while the LiveTouch server remains at home, or in a production facility with the server in a machine room several miles away.
Other important announcements at the fair for Grass Valley include the launch of the new Grass Valley Technology Alliance (GVTA) and the launch of GV Fabric, a commercial high-speed IP (COTS) switch specifically tuned for open architecture transmission environments. Grass Valley is also staying a live esports competition at your stand (together with FACE IT) that uses its new Grass Valley Stratus One product, which leverages the full capacity of Grass Valley's Stratus content management platform and packages it into a compact, two-RU footprint that can be deployed in hours.
Video by ross (Stand SL1805) delivered all the pomp and circumstances expected from its NAB Show press conference on Sunday afternoon. Highlights include the launch of Voyager, the company's new graphics processing solution for augmented reality (AR) and virtual studio applications. It is powered by Unreal Engine 4 of Epic games.
Video by Ross The replay solutions also received a shake in the arm on Sunday, as the company announced a lot of updates on Abekas' Repeke and Video Server product lines. Visitors to this week's stand can expect new channel configurations, new media storage capabilities and new codecs. Renowned to Mira +, this enhanced system is equipped with AVC-Intra hardware and is offered in 6, 8 and 12 channel models. In addition, Mira + media storage capacity increases to 280 hours or 580 hours.
Digital cobalt (Booth SL9111) offers a couple of reasons for current customers and those who want to learn more about the company to stop. Topping the list is a prototype decoder that Chris Shaw, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Cobalt Digital, said meets the needs of current customers and those who have been waiting to buy a cobalt coder because there was not a decoder component. "It's going to increase our business," Shaw said of the ability to offer a comprehensive system. "It can decode h.264 and h.265 automatically and it also has 4K capacity." And with respect to the encoders, the HEVC / h.264 / MPEG-5 series 99920-ENC for OpenGear encoders is also shown. It has a low-latency coding of 8 bits and 10 bits of 4: 2: 0 and, for a high-level contribution, the optional license keys are compatible with the HEVC coding and 4: 2: 2.
Another reason to stop at the Cobalt stand is to learn more about the RIST work group who was born outside the Video Services Forum (VSF). It is made up of a number of manufacturers, including Zixo, Net Insight, Evertz, Nevionand much more, and the goal is to facilitate the use of the Internet as a cost-effective contribution link for broadcasters. Ciro Noronha, Ph.D, Cobalt Design, director of technology, said that many products can do that but that, even RIST, they were not interoperable. "Now you can have a combination of equipment from different suppliers and everything will work well," he said. To see a real-world demo, visit YouTube and search for RIST at NAB 2019.
Signiant (Booth SL10216) launched Jet, a software as a service (SaaS) offering that is said to facilitate the automation and acceleration of large file transfers between geographically dispersed locations. Intended for simple use of "turn off the lights", Jet is an alternative to scripted FTP and uses Signiant's SaaS platform, which also supports the company's media transport service. Marketed in small and medium-sized companies, it is based on a patented transport protocol that optimizes network performance in all network conditions.
In NAB Slomo.tv (Booth SL3829) is demonstrating what it claims to be the world's smallest Ripley Plus server in video playback and video system. Referee in the form factor of the playback driver. The new Ripley Plus is compatible with a channel configuration of 6Rec + 6Search + 2Play, and can function as an 8-channel video evaluation system of VideoReferee-R that meets the minimum requirements of FIFA for VAR. Ripley Plus provides simultaneous recording of six HD video inputs, playing two channels with transition effects and searching the six recorded channels. The maximum capacity of the built-in SSD storage is now up to 133 hours of 100MB HD video.
Pebble Beach Systems (Booth SL4528) is demonstrating some emerging solutions to replace (and surpass) the wired GPI capabilities in modern transmission facilities as they migrate to IP. Pebble Beach Systems has been a key contributor to the IS-07: Event Specification and NMOS Count (IS-07), which is being developed by the Advanced Media Workflow Association as part of the open media networking specifications initiative. It defines a mechanism for issuing and consuming states and changes of state in an IP environment, which allows teams from multiple providers to connect through open standards and that these connections can be re-correlated simply and easily.
An interesting newbie for NAB this year is Costume (Stand SL9324). The London-based company has extensive experience in the music touring market and is now bringing that experience to the broadcasting sector, where it seeks to interrupt augmented reality (AR) and virtual sets, especially within sports television. Exhibit with your certified solutions provider. World scenario Y Roe Visual, Disguise is showing the extended reality (xR) in the show. The technology gives production teams the ability to deliver AR and mixed reality in a study environment. Without the need for a green screen, the benefits include immersion in talent, interaction with CG elements, real lighting information about actors and real objects. xR is still in development, along with a beta development group.
Akamai (Booth SL3324) is promoting Cloud Wrapper, a recently available development for its live streaming service and on demand Adaptive Media Delivery. Cloud Wrapper optimizes connectivity between public cloud infrastructures and Akamai Edge to eliminate common barriers to over-the-top (OTT) delivery in cloud environments. It serves as a custom caching layer that surrounds the providers of the centralized cloud, protecting them to improve the source download. The end result is that Akamai handles requests for live or on-demand video content, which translates into lower charges to the cloud and a more consistent and high-quality viewing experience, the company said.
Imagine communications (Booth SL1516) has announced its evolutionary role in Nine Entertainment's9Galaxy automated TV trading platform. As one of Australia's largest free broadcasters, Nine is changing the game by the way the audience is purchased through its programming, which helps media agencies eliminate 80 percent of the load. of work associated with television commerce by moving away from spot sales. Nine is using the native cloud optimizer in Imagine xG GamePlan to adopt a public-based approach to managing ad inventory to generate campaigns in the most efficient way possible. The release expands Imagine's long-standing work with Nine in support of multi-channel playback.
M2A Media (Booth SL5121) uses NAB to analyze Dynamic Content Insertion (DCI), a development that allows live event transmission (OTT) content to be located without the need to run multiple local broadcast systems. Based on public cloud technology, DCI replaces the video segments in all formats and rewrites the manifests to locate the content of the advertising break and maintain compatibility with the different televisions and connected operating systems. The static content is inserted into a live broadcast as if it were live. That means that for each inserted fragment, M2A Media manipulates the timecode of the replacement content to match the original. To maintain compatibility, all static encoded video content is encoded using exactly the same encoding profile as the live stream.
Spectra Logic (Booth SL11516) has introduced a new data transfer function, called Spectra RioBroker, on its BlackPearl converged storage platform. According to senior vice president Hossein ZiaShakeri, Spectra RioBroker version 1.01 acts as a data carrier to accelerate file transfers, streamline workflows and expand BlackPearl in both performance and capacity to accommodate increasing amounts of digital assets. Spectra's RioBroker software is now available. In addition, the company introduced Spectra Swarm, which adds Ethernet connectivity to the Spectra LTO tape libraries. Spectra Swarm will be available in July.
Hitomi (Booth SL5221) offers NAB visitors a preview of an upcoming iOS application that can be used to make the alignment of lip sync on an external broadcast or a location news report. Matchbox Glass works with the existing Matchbox analyzer software and allows users to wirelessly synchronize microphones with cameras by simply holding an iPad or iPhone. The analyzer at the other end of the transmission chain provides a measurement of the AV alignment.
Open transmission systems (Booth SL5624) has updated the encoding and decoding software in its contribution device C100, which gives it the ability to offer a latency rate of only 60 milliseconds with 1080p 60 video. The C100 is based on commercial IT hardware (COTS) and promises to achieve that level of latency without reducing the quality of the image. "It will be further reduced," said managing director Kieran Kunhya. "It took 18 months of R & D and a huge investment to get to this point, it's a game changer."
Telestream (Booth SL3308) has done more than feel its presence in the NAB Show with a collection of important product launches and service improvements. You will want to take a look at the channel creation system based on the OptiQ cloud, specifically. OptiQ tries to reduce the processing of the creation of new channels, since they take months or even weeks and reduce it in a matter of minutes. The video channels have integrated end-to-end monitoring and facilitate the identification of a problem and its quick solution. Transparency in the delivery process is impressive; The company's marketing director, Ken Haren, was enthusiastic about the platform and identified that as a demonstration to watch for sports stations that hope to take a look at the future of delivery.
Black magic (Booth SL2016) released the DaVinci Resolve editor's keyboard, a USB-C keyboard with built-in workflow control that allows editors to go back in time and relive the speed with which it was released in an era when the Computer mouse was not an option. "It has a jog shuttle button and it marks entry and exit points, and I really think the new DaVinci Resolve CutPage [editing system] it's perfect for sports because it's about cutting things out and getting them out without having to search the menus, "said Bob Caniglia, director of sales operations in North America." Even the youngest staff members get involved and think that it's great".
Digital Cobalt & # 39; s (Cabin SL9111) The 9904-UDX-4K up / down / crossover converter and the image processor for openGear frames use high dynamic range and technicolor intelligent tone management (ITM) software and also allow the use of the SDR infrastructure current, which reduces the need for new camera purchases and other capital expenditures to produce HDR images. "With Technicolor we have a very dynamic tone management so that a camera can go from light to dark and autocorrects," said Chris Shaw, Cobalt Digital, executive vice president of sales and marketing.
Deltacast (Booth SL13013) has a range of interesting graphic products for sports transmitters that are displayed on NAB, including a new character generator and a 3D add-on that can help make decisions about the assistant video referee (VAR) during football matches . The first, called Delta-CG, is both a character generator and a graphics reproduction system for live production. You can do several things, including: building 2D or 3D animations; configure and automate playlists; and control screens, tapes and LED perimeters. For VAR, Delta-offside provides a precise, curved and 3D virtual line to help with out-of-game decisions. It is available as an independent system or as a complement to other VAR systems. Also shown in NAB Delta-neo N2H, an independent NDI to HDMI converter. This new module has been designed for use in trust monitoring and signal distribution.
TSL 'products (Booth SL4621) the new SAM-Q audio monitoring platform does what its name says it will do and does it well for SDI infrastructures. But the interface of this NAB Product of the Year nominee reflects the broader base of users and knowledge that now interacts with the professional audio team. The user experience of SAM-Q can be customized for the user's capabilities, from experts to beginners, maximizing operational efficiency and reducing operational error. "An audio monitoring platform designed to serve all user levels … which also has the functional ability to grow and adapt according to ever changing technical requirements, all helps protect a client's investment," he observed. TSL Stephen Brownsill, audio project manager.
OpenDrives has joined with SVE to Demo a live broadcast, 4K workflow with multiple cameras at the StudioXperience booth (SL3824) at NAB 2019. OpenDrives technology director, Sean Lee, says that the workflow is taking advantage of OpenDrives Summit (a hybrid solution that uses both a rotary unit for primary storage and a layer of NVMe cache) as the backbone storage network, as well as EVS XT – VIA production servers together with IPDirector to manage ingest, control and instant access to post-production media.
VSN (SL7606) has been associated with Dixon Sports to integrate it with its registration and intake tool, according to Doug Wynn, Director of North American Sales, VSN. The integration of the Rest API will allow VSN to ingest all the metadata assigned to the content in the Dixon Sports registration tool and automatically incorporate it into its VSNExplorer media asset management system. In addition, the company is showing its new add-on VSN NewsConnect HTML5 for news environments, which is a complement to the VSNExplorer platform that allows users to interconnect through MOS with any NRCS, CG, studio playback system and leading video servers. VSN is also introducing its new cloud-based Media Exchange content concentrator enhancements to its VSNCrea programming and traffic system.
Real-time graphics provider based in London RT Software (Booth SL6125) is located in the pavilion of Great Britain and Northern Ireland at NAB this year, where it shows a new product for sports analysis and telestration. Tactic Advanced is one of a planned trio of "easy to use" sports graphics system. It has several features that include the ability to link graphics, editable motion paths, composite graphics, and camera tracking. It is important to note that it eliminates the need for a chroma key. Advanced is the mid-range product with an additional release at the top end, called Pro, which includes a timeline, and at the entry level, called Light. The company is also promoting a new offering of on-air graphics called Swift that has an affordable price and gives the user the ability to quickly and easily create live overlay graphics in the air with high quality. Swift is said to be suitable for text, clocks, tickers / crawls, tables and video / clip management, among other things.
Just when NAB concludes on Thursday, The Masters will leave Augusta National and, for the third year in a row, IBM Watson Media (Stand SL5005) is Delivering AI-powered highlights. A new feature this year will be the featured reels that capture the complete round of a player in three minutes. Senior product manager David Kulczar explained that IBM Watson Media analyzes each player's video and records each hit based on characteristics that can indicate a significant or exciting moment, including hand gestures and crowd noise. These emotion factors are graded, combined and classified to create a featured clip. The service will be displayed on the IBM Watson Media pod at the company's NAB Booth booth.
Cloudian (Stand SL6821) and Telestream (Stand SL3308) they have combined its Cloudian HyperStore and Telestream Vantage technologies to provide advanced intelligence for the search and analysis of media files through the automated tagging of rich metadata. Under the joint offer, Telestream Vantage creates a media-based overlay on the Cloudian HyperStore object storage platform. According to Cloudian CMO, Jon Toor, Vantage processes and analyzes multimedia files, provides services such as self-transcription and subtitling, keyword analysis, ingest workflow and automation of quality control of assets, and active library management functions. It also automatically creates rich metadata that is stored with the associated content in HyperStore.
Adder Technologies' (Booth SL8620) The Infinity series will be held in 4K at the NAB Show this year, with the launch of AdderLink Infinity 4000 (ALIF4000); a 4K IP KVM matrix of high performance and double head in a single fiber. The ALIF4000 offers perfect pixel image quality for single or dual 4K displays through a single fiber link. And, because ALIF4000 is fully compatible with the existing Infinity range, it can be entered into an existing Infinity KVM array without the need to remove and replace. After the show, AdderLink Infinity 4000 will be available as a demonstration unit, with general availability scheduled for July.
Square box systems (Booth SL5421) has introduced a new affordable entry-level version of its CatDV asset management system: nicknamed CatDV Essential – specifically aimed at smaller organizations looking to launch their own MAM. According to the Vice President of Business Development for North America, Jeremy Strootman, CatDV Essential offers the main search and collaboration tools of the traditional CatDV system for smaller work groups of up to eight users. When you start the ready-to-use platform, CatDV Essential ingests, catalogs and automatically creates proxies for all assets in the new user's library. Then, the user can evolve their MAM as their content library grows. Vice President of Business Development for North America, Ryan Servant, said the system is ideal for high school sports and smaller sports organizations.
Technology of the upward trend is debuts a high-bandwidth 2 x 25 Gb iSCSI SAN solution at Atto Technology stand (SL7624). Bart Harrison, director of technology for the information industry, believes that as 4K becomes the norm and with 8K on the horizon, this new 25GB iSCSI SAN system will serve media organizations that require I / O más rápida y eficiente para intercambiar datos a través de las redes. Una única línea Ethernet de 25GB (GbE) ofrece un ancho de banda de 2.5X y es compatible con versiones anteriores con 10GbE. Con dos puertos de 25 GbE por tarjeta host, el sistema de almacenamiento ofrece un gran ancho de banda a través de redes Ethernet. Un sistema GS 3000 de doble controlador puede admitir hasta ocho puertos de 25 GbE con dos placas host por controlador. Además, Infortrend está resaltando una "SAN en una caja", con un sistema de almacenamiento SAN portátil ubicado en un estuche Pelican.
SportZcast (Booth SL5616) está priorizando la expansión de los scorebots en todos los lugares deportivos posibles. ScoreHub, la próxima generación de Scorebot 4000 de la compañía, ha tenido un comienzo rápido con la implementación de datos en vivo en más de 2,800 lugares. Además, la compañía está avanzando hacia un impulso aún mayor en el nuevo mundo de las apuestas deportivas legalizadas con actualizaciones en tiempo real de probabilidades, diferenciales y mucho más. Las soluciones de producción en vivo de SportZcast se están implementando actualmente en JVCKENWOOD's (Stand C4415) demostración en vivo en NAB Show 2019.
Telestrators FingerWorks (Booth SL6412) está enfatizando su impulso hacia un mayor seguimiento de los jugadores, la implementación de los gráficos de realidad virtual ReVu / Neo360 y una nueva interfaz de usuario que es adaptable a las tendencias y flujos de trabajo de la persona. Además, la reciente asociación de la compañía con Sportradar se está mostrando en forma de nuevas estadísticas interactivas que agregan una capa adicional de narración de historias. Además, las aplicaciones de identificación y seguimiento de jugadores pronto estarán en juego durante la próxima temporada de la NFL.