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IBC is a big event for everyone in the business of content creation, management, and delivery of electronic media and entertainment. Second only to NAB in visitor numbers, it attracts exhibitors and attendees from all over Europe and beyond.
Media asset management system
Media Power Arkki
Allows users to store, catalog, retrieve and manage content; its search engine features a rough-cut and sub-clip generation facility that enables users to find content in seconds; designed to be easy to manage, with workspace customization and system utilization monitoring; accessible via a Web interface.
Color correction tool
SMPTE CamBook 3
Allows engineers to align and set up cameras to REC 709, compare/match camera makes and models, and test lenses for colorimetry and resolution; serves as a useful reference in production — both on set and in post for color correction of images; features a number of popular DSC test elements, including the CamAlign colorbar/grayscale with a patented “SpectroGray” spectrophotometrically neutral grayscale, a 12-chip colorbar with four standard skin tones, resolution trumpets, and both 16:9 and 4:3 framing lines.
UHDTV playout system
Thomson Video Networks Ultra HD playout system
Emerging HEVC compression standard will pave the way for broadcasting in the upcoming Ultra HD picture format; new HEVC playout system, powered by the company’s own HEVC technology, enables broadcasters to trial and demonstrate Ultra HD content on
Master sync generator
In master sync applications, new LTC fallback function allows the PT5300 to align with the internal high precision clock, a feature that is important to users working in situations where GPS coverage is patchy or inadequate; in slave sync applications, the LTC engine enables the PT5300 to genlock to VITC time-code derived from the black-burst input.
Schedule creation and management
PlayBox Technology ScheduleBox
Web-based client/server solution for creating and managing advanced schedules; operating within a web browser, the GUI handles template-based TV broadcast planning, offering straightforward management of single or multiple TV channels; program schedules with daily, weekly or monthly views, and program block management per TV channel, are available; gaps and overlaps are easily identified in the program blocks.
OB signal transport platform
Designed for OB and infrastructure applications; offers universal SDI signal transport over fiber in a compact 1RU frame; features a processor that provides simultaneous multiplexing and de-multiplexing of the signals presented to it from the I/O cards; initial base configuration provides 6 x bidirectional HD-SDI signals over two fibers or 10G Ethernet; when used with CWDM optical multiplexing, 96 x HD-SDI signals can be transported over a single fiber.
Weather visualization system
New function is Webview for broadcasting full-screen website content; allows broadcasters to integrate live news from the online world and draw viewers to their online offering; with the new social media integration, broadcasters can interact directly with viewers and reach new audiences; the day’s story can be illustrated and personalized by integrating user-generated videos or images and hyperlocal weather observations.
Rohde & Schwarz R&S AVG050
Features an integrated satellite receiver; includes a DVB-S/DVB-S2 demodulator than can receive and decrypt incoming transport streams from a satellite.
Live production switcher
Snell Kahuna 360
Features exclusive FormatFusion3 technology that supports a mix of SD, HD, 1080p and 4K; features a new set of control panels that provide a flexible, quick and reliable access control interface for all types of television programming; new panels offer OLED buttons with user-assignable thumbnails, a touch screen at the M/E level rather on the separate GUI for quick navigation, and the ability to assign RGB values to buttons for clear, confident operation.
Semi-shoulder-mount camcorder combines the benefits of 1/2-type Exmor Full HD 3CMOS sensor technology with 50Mb/s HD recording at MPEG HD422; includes Sony’s advanced signal processing technology to suppress noise effectively and create noticeably clearer images; high bit rate ensures excellent capture of fast-moving objects.