Icelandic Broadcasters Deploy Open Broadcast Encoder For Contribution And Distribution Encoding venerdý, 23 Agosto 2013 - 11:12 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - 11 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Amsterdam--August 23, 2013) IBC 2013 (4.A61g) – Icelandic Broadcasters have deployed Open Broadcast Encoder (OBE), a professional DVB encoder, usable on commodity hardware and open source, in a variety of contribution and distribution roles. SportTV, a broadcaster of national and international sports are moving up from one channel to four in the autumn and have decided to use OBE for all distribution to IPTV networks run by Iceland Telecom and Vodafone Iceland. "It wasn't actually a matter of cost, but quality," according to the station’s manager, Sigmundur Larusson. "There aren't many products out there providing this level of quality, with frequent updates and accessible developers." SportTV is in the process of building several more OBE units for handball and basketball this winter. "We are very excited with new 4:2:2 options, and hope that OBE will make our quality stand out from the competitors." says Larusson. "We're also using OBE for our SD delivery, instead of the Harmonics we had before."
Prime Focus Selects Avid to Power Its Creative Workflow venerdý, 23 Agosto 2013 - 10:45 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - 11 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Avid continues to demonstrate its unwavering commitment to professional video editing as global post production house becomes the latest facility to select Media Composer 7 (Burlington, Massachusetts--August 23, 2013) Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that pioneering global visual entertainment services group, Prime Focus, has selected Avid to power its creative workflow in its UK broadcast facility. Featuring Avid Media Composer®, the industry’s preeminent professional nonlinear editing solution, this implementation will enable Prime Focus to deliver high quality, inspiring content to its worldwide television, advertising, and film client base while at the same time benefiting from a vastly more productive and efficient operation.
Apantac Expands Micro Platform at IBC 2013 venerdý, 23 Agosto 2013 - 08:02 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - 11 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Portland, Oregon--August 23, 2013) IBC2013 - 7.K21 - Apantac, provider of cost-effective multiviewers, video walls, and signal processing solutions, is expanding its Micro platform with the addition of MicroQ-S, Micro-Single, and Micro-UDX. All three new products will be on display at IBC 2013 stand 7.K21. Apantac Micro Platform
Alec Baldwin and wife give birth to daughter in NY sabato, 24 Agosto 2013 - 12:23 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - 11 Letture - top stories - C-Media In this July 22, 2013 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin and pregnant wife Hilaria attend the premiere of Sony Pictures Classics' "Blue Jasmine" hosted by SK-II and Quintessentially Lifestyle at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York.
Murder and racial cliches domenica, 25 Agosto 2013 - 01:49 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - 11 Letture - top stories - C-Media Editor's note: Eric Deggans is joining National Public Radio as TV critic after many years as TV and media critic at the Tampa Bay Times.
Trilogy Gemini Intercom and Nevion Flashlink Transport: The Perfect Combination venerdý, 30 Agosto 2013 - 11:17 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - 11 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Amsterdam--August 30, 2013) IBC 2013, 12-17 September, Stands 10.A29 and 1.B71: Bringing together class-leading products from pioneers in broadcast intercom and media transport, IBC 2013 will see Trilogy showcase Nevion’s Flashlink transport system while Nevion highlights Trilogy’s Gemini Intercom and Mentor XL SPG/TSG, the latter of which will provide all timing references for Nevion throughout IBC. Trilogy’s Director of Business Development, Mark Ellis said, “Following market requests and the identification of a clear product synergy, we are extremely excited to be working with Nevion to offer customers a complete camera-to-home media transport solution with an integral and highly sophisticated voice communications layer.”
mcgarrybowen, Independent Media, Lost Planet And Sonic Union Track Down A Rogue Taxi For Verizon Wireless martedý, 03 Settembre 2013 - 05:05 AM - 3 Months ago - 11 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (New York, New York--September 3, 2013) Director Doug Liman (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Bourne Identity), and Lost Planet editor Hank Corwin team up with Sonic Union mixer Paul Weiss to make a lost phone search a death-defying adventure in the new :60 “Catch Me If You Can” for Verizon Wireless out of mcgarrybowen. The spot features a man losing his Google Now-enabled Droid in the back of a nightmarishly erratic taxicab, and having to chase it down in action-film-star fashion. Stephen Dewey of Machine Head provided the dynamic sound design, creating a realistic urban environment. Click HERE to view the spot.