Strategy & Technology Acquires Joint Venture Companies Synapse TV and VuTV luned́, 08 Settembre 2014 - 08:21 PM - 1 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Amsterdam, IBC 2014--September 8, 2014) Stand 1.B22 – Strategy & Technology Ltd (S&T) and Simplestream Ltd announce today that they have reconstructed their two joint ventures – Synapse TV Ltd and VuTV Ltd – to be wholly owned by S&T. S&T will continue to run and develop the businesses, both of which are currently focused on delivery of over-the-top (OTT) video services to connected TVs. S&T is an experienced and well-respected leader in interactive TV and associated technologies, delivering software and professional services to broadcasters and service operators that allow content to be delivered to multiple platforms.
Archimedia Brings Quality Verification to the Desktop With New Archimedia QuSee™ Suite luned́, 08 Settembre 2014 - 08:14 PM - 1 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Delray Beach, Florida--September 8, 2014) Archimedia Technology, a company whose technology and applications bring precise multiformat viewing to the professional's desktop, TV, UHDTV, and infrastructure, today released Archimedia QuSee™ Suite, a family of tools to inspect and measure video, audio, and metadata for broadcast, postproduction, A/V, mastering, and distribution. Working in tandem with the Archimedia Master Player, the Archimedia QuSee Suite brings validation and verification functions to the desktop, allowing users to perform quality tests on actual files rather than on processed SDI streams created from those files. "We designed the Archimedia Master Player to be used by nontechnical people, but with powerful tools under the hood so that when they need technical assistance, everything is there. Now we've applied that same 'powerful-but-easy-to-use' philosophy to A/V measurement," said Mark Gray, Archimedia president and CEO. "The desktop QuSee Suite replaces expensive SDI infrastructure that requires special knowledge to set up, maintain, and use. Moving traditional SDI measuring tools onto the desktop with the Master Player not only lowers the cost of ownership and operation, but also lets users measure the actual files as they are rather than an SDI stream interpretation of them."
Latest TV Goes Live with QNews luned́, 08 Settembre 2014 - 08:10 PM - 1 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Amsterdam, IBC 2014--September 8, 2014) Stand 9.B14ci - aQ Broadcast Limited, which designs, develops and manufactures an integrated range of newsroom, scripting, automation and media management software alongside video server and production hardware has announced that “Latest TV” in Brighton and Hove, England, went live on 28 August with aQ’s “QNews”, a robust and reliable platform that offers full-scale NRCS functionality. Latest TV was one of the first of 25 cities in the UK to be awarded a 12-year local TV licence, and with QNews now broadcasts a range of local programs, including news and sport, seven days a week from studios just yards away from the Palace Pier in Brighton.
Ruige Picture Monitors Chosen for United Nations Headquarters luned́, 08 Settembre 2014 - 08:02 PM - 1 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (New York, United States--September 8, 2014) The United Nations has taken delivery of 52 Ruige TL-S1850HD 18.5 inch professional picture monitors for use at its international headquarters in New York. This latest order follows the UN's purchase of 73 TL-S1850HD monitors in December 2012. Ruige TL-S1850HD monitor in translation suite at United Nations HQ New York
September Executive Strategy Webcast luned́, 08 Settembre 2014 - 07:46 PM - 1 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Hollywood, California--September 8, 2014) To most technical types inside the television community, the term "digital" refers to serial digital video in facilities, digital compression on contribution and distribution links, or ATSC digital terrestrial transmission to the home. However, to most people outside the industry, and to a growing number of people inside the industry, digital television now means professional video content delivered over a network that features a one-to-one connection between the content and the consumer. Today digital television means video over the Internet, otherwise known by the popular colloquialism "over-the-top" (OTT). Soon, as major cable operators execute strategies to convert their cable systems to all IP and all unicast, this definition of digital will eventually apply to multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) as well. As it has in other industries such as music and print, digital has come to mean a radical new way of distribution, with new capabilities and challenges. TITLE : Television Distribution in Transition: "That Was Not Digital, This Is Digital"
Alticast and Strategy & Technology Demonstrate Interactive TV Applications for ATSC 2.0 at IBC 2014 luned́, 08 Settembre 2014 - 07:32 PM - 1 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Companies Leverage ATSC 2.0 to Enable Broadcasters to Deliver New Interactive TV and Advertising Applications (Amsterdam, IBC 2014--September 8, 2014) Stand 1.B22 – Alticast, a global partner for the delivery of media entertainment, and Strategy & Technology (S&T), an independent developer of interactive TV technologies, will demonstrate to attendees of IBC 2014 how the companies combined technologies enable broadcasters to deliver ATSC 2.0 applications by overlaying graphics onto their video content. This combined tool set and complete framework brings together TV and web technologies to give broadcasters the means to deliver a new generation of iTV services and advanced advertising applications. The demonstration will take place at S&T’s IBC booth (Hall 1, Booth B22), September 12– 16, at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre.
FOR-A to Introduce New 4K Frame Rate Converter at IBC 2014 luned́, 08 Settembre 2014 - 07:30 PM - 1 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Unit Offers Versatile Conversion For Better Picture Quality (Brugherio, Italy--September 8, 2014) FOR-A announces that it will introduce the FRC-9000 4K frame rate converter at the upcoming IBC Show, taking place September 12-16 in Amsterdam. Featuring FOR-A’s enhanced motion compensated frame rate conversion technology, FOR-A will showcase the FRC-9000 in its IBC booth, Hall 2, Stand A51.
What’s the Buzz? luned́, 08 Settembre 2014 - 07:25 PM - 1 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow New Pixel Power Solution Puts Social Media On Air Quickly, Accurately and Cost-Effectively (Amsterdam, IBC 2014--September 8, 2014) Stand 7.A31 – There is no doubt that social media drives engagement with television production. Audiences want to comment, to contribute, to get involved. Buzz, a new product from Pixel Power, makes this happen – simply, effectively and safely.
GeoBroadcast Solutions Receives ZoneCasting™ Patent luned́, 08 Settembre 2014 - 07:23 PM - 1 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Achievement Brings Targeted Advertising for Over-The-Air Radio Broadcasters One Major Step Closer to Reality (Chicago, Illinois--September 8, 2014) GeoBroadcast Solutions has a message for over-the-air broadcasters heading into The Radio Show: The era of geo-local advertising to increase radio revenues is about to begin.
Ikegami to Introduce HC-HD300 3-CMOS HDTV Camera at IBC2014 luned́, 08 Settembre 2014 - 07:19 PM - 1 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Nuess, Germany--September 8, 2014) Ikegami has chosen IBC2014 as the venue for the introduction of the HC-HD300, a compact and aggressively-priced high-definition camera designed for a wide range of applications. These include satellite and cable television presentation studios, independent programme-making, training studios and religious television channels. Images show front and rear of the new Ikegami HC-HD300
British Companies Bring Broadcast Innovation to the World luned́, 08 Settembre 2014 - 07:17 PM - 1 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow IBC – Largest International Broadcast and Electronic Media Trade Fair – Welcomes UK Trade Pavilions with more Than 50 Exhibitors (Amsterdam, IBC 2014--September 8, 2014) Stands 4.A61 and 8.B38j – As the country responsible for the inventions of radio, television and the web, Britain continues to lead the world with innovative and effective new technologies and techniques. British companies large and small continue to innovate, and sell their products on the global stage. To help them bring their offerings to the widest possible market, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) is once more providing support for British exhibitors at IBC 2014, to be held in Amsterdam 12-16 September. The venture is sponsored by techUK and managed by export outreach specialists Tradefair.
ToolsOnAir Helps Cook Children's CLZ-TV Deliver the Gift of Healing luned́, 08 Settembre 2014 - 06:13 PM - 1 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Ft. Worth, Texas--September 8, 2014) Coping with a life-threatening illness is a tremendous challenge for anyone, but it's particularly difficult for younger people. While most kids are enjoying the typical trappings of childhood, these young people are faced with the life-changing realities of doctors and specialists, poking and testing, and extended hospital stays. It's a difficult situation even under the best of circumstances, but many medical professionals are looking for ways to improve the experience. Dean and Nadia with TOA
HP's New Workstations: Powerful, Expandable, and Compatible luned́, 08 Settembre 2014 - 12:30 PM - 1 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Expanding its Z-series line, HP announced major updates to desktop and mobile workstations focusing on expandability, reliability and compatibility - and specifically targeting disappointed Mac users that may not have considered the PC world before. With the key word for creative professionals being "bottleneck" as 4K media (and beyond) and native editing become a mainstay of a typical workflow, HP hopes that giving users more options will be the solution. http://library.creativecow.net/articles/wall_kylee/HP_Z-Workstation.php
Adobe Unveils Major Innovations for Video Technology at IBC 2014 luned́, 08 Settembre 2014 - 08:01 AM - 1 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Continual Advancements Enable Video Pros to Stay Ahead in a Rapidly Evolving Industry (San Jose, California--September 8, 2014) Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE), the leader in creative software, today announced plans to significantly update Adobe Creative Cloud video desktop apps and Adobe Anywhere for video. These new capabilities, coming soon, build on Adobe’s industry-leading integration across video workflows enabling video professionals to create, collaborate and deliver high quality productions across multiple screens. Key updates include powerful new media and project management tools in Adobe Premiere Pro CC; a refreshed user-interface across all Adobe video desktop apps; and more streamlined production workflows empowering video professionals to edit more efficiently.
Adobe Streamlines Workflows with Creative Cloud Updates luned́, 08 Settembre 2014 - 01:00 AM - 1 , 5 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Adobe has announced updates to Creative Clouds pro video apps with timesaving enhancements to media and project management, increased support for new codecs and display technologies, and refinement in everyday editorial tasks. http://library.creativecow.net/articles/wall_kylee/Adobe_Creative-Cloud-Sep-2014-Updates.php
Big Upgrades on SmallHD Monitors at IBC Hall 11, Stand 11.G64 sabato, 06 Settembre 2014 - 07:08 AM - 1 , 6 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Cary, North Carolina--September 6, 2014) SmallHD, creator of the world’s first compact high-definition on-camera monitor, will showcase advances to its monitor lineup and other camera tools at stand 11.G64 at the 2014 IBC Exhibition in Amsterdam. Founded just five years ago, SmallHD’s incorporation of why-didn’t-I-think-of-that toolsets to its small, high-definition monitors has vaulted the company to an industry leading position. Regular firmware upgrades have future-proofed SmallHD customers’ monitor purchases.
Creative District Announces Winner of Web Series Grant Campaign sabato, 06 Settembre 2014 - 03:42 AM - 1 , 6 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Beverly Hills, California--September 6, 2014) Each month Creative District, the online professional network for filmmakers backed by Technicolor, gives away up to $5,000 in grants to support independent film and media makers in the Creative District community. This past month, Creative District dedicated its $5,000 grant to support one outstanding web series. With over 500 submissions to the Creative District platform, Melissa Hunter and the team at "Adult Wednesday Addams", wound up walking away with the top prize. "Adult Wednesday Addams" is a comedic web series that follows the life of Wednesday Addams as she moves out of the Addams Family Manor and to LA, where she navigates adult responsibilities like jobs, romance & vengeance. The web series has over 40,000 subscribers and 1 million views.
Shot Lister App teams up with FilmAid International in Sudan venerd́, 05 Settembre 2014 - 10:45 PM - 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Shot Lister, the successful shotlisting and scheduling app, is teaming up with FilmAid International to raise funds for their South Sudan Refugee Emergency Response Team. To encourage filmmakers to support FilmAid, Shot Lister is dropping the price of their app from $13.99 to $1.99 for 10 days from September 8 - 18th with every cent raised going to FilmAid. http://library.creativecow.net/articles/lipovsky_zach/Shot-Lister-FilmAid.php
SGO France Officially Opens its Doors venerd́, 05 Settembre 2014 - 10:35 PM - 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Mistika's Brand Grows in Strength in New French Venture (Paris, France--September 5, 2014) Based in Madrid, SGO expands its European horizons further with the launch of a new office in France which will open its doors next month to serve a thriving creative community.
American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries in Television Categories venerd́, 05 Settembre 2014 - 10:27 PM - 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Annual Awards Gala Set for February 15, 2015 (Los Angeles, California--September 5, 2014) The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is accepting submissions in the television categories for the 29th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards. The two categories are (1) Television Movie, Miniseries or Pilot, and (2) an Episode of a Regular Series. The deadline for entries is noon (PST) on November 3. Winners will be named during the awards gala, set for February 15, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Century City.