IBC Exhibitors L – M

Stand 11.B27

Leader Electronics Corporation has chosen IBC 2018 as the launch venue for two powerful additions to its range of broadcast quality test and measurement products: the LV5600 true hybrid IP and SDI waveform monitor and LV7600 rasterising equivalent. Both form part of Leader’s new ZEN series.

The Leader LV5600 is a mains-powered SDI/IP waveform monitor in a compact half-rack width 3U desktop chassis with a touch-screen front panel display. It provides all the facilities needed to monitor UHD/HD/SD SDI as well as video over IP signals seamlessly in a hybrid operating environment.

A broad set of engineering-related features are provided by the LV5600 including test pattern generation, eye pattern display, closed-caption monitoring, CIE colour chart, high dynamic range measurement, focus assist, customisable screen layout, tally interface, 4K/UHD operation, 10G IP input and 12G-SDI interfaces. SMPTE 2022-6, SMPTE 2022-7 and the recently published SMPTE 2110 protocols are all supported. The LV5600 also incorporates Leader’s intuitive CINEZONE and CINELITE which are familiar to many content production staff.

IP-specific features include the ability to monitor transmission errors such as packet loss and packet jitter,  and to simultaneously measure and display SDI and IP signal sources.

The LV7600 rasteriser offers exactly the same capabilities as the LV5600 but in a low-profile 19 inch 1U form-factor for easy rack or desk mounting.

The LV5600 and LV7600 can be configured from a selection of interface and software-based feature options, enabling customers to specify the capabilities needed for their current requirements. Among the feature options are closed caption measurement, CIE chart display, HDR, SDI signal generation, ID/iris/tally display, 4K and 12G-SDI.

“Leader has helped many broadcasters and broadcast-equipment manufacturers manage their migration from analog to digital, from standard definition to high definition and from standard dynamic range to high dynamic range,” says the company’s President, Kozo Nagao. “Most broadcasters now recognise the potential of video over IP both within their studio facilities and for long distance content delivery. The majority will transition to IP via an interim SDI/IP hybrid infrastructure so they will want to handle SDI and IP in a single test and measurement product. The LV5600 and LV7600 address this concern, providing common display interfaces, irrespective of whether the source signal is SDI or IP. Both instruments conform to the Leader style of being intuitive for camera operators to use as well as for engineering staff.”


Stand 14.A24

Make.TV announces a new version of Live Video Cloud, its complete solution for broadcasters and publishers of all sizes to acquire, curate, route and distribute hyper-local live video sources from anywhere in the world to any destination. Make.TV’s technology is used by world leaders in news, sport, entertainment and esports including Major League Baseball, ESL Gaming, FOX Sports, NBC Universal, MTV/Viacom and Warner Bros.

Make.TV’s Live Video Cloud opens pathways for video to be shared between content creators, producers, programmers and advertisers with scale, speed and relevance previously not possible. It makes it easy to get breaking news content quickly, handle remote production and deliver localized content across broadcast, online and social media networks.

The latest version offers updated performance, reduced latency and an enhanced user-interface. It enables broadcasters and publishers to exploit the major opportunities of cloud video:

  • Be first to get and use relevant content: acquire an infinite number of live video feeds from any source in any location including mobiles, drones, online sources, encoders and professional cameras.
  • Stay flexible and scale on demand: add inputs, see all video signals in one place and change output points whenever needed and without signal interruptions. Live Video Cloud is running in all data centres offered by major cloud providers, so users can create fast, stable connections and avoid bottlenecks. Low latency also means users have much more ‘right now’ control over live content.
  • Respond to creative production needs: allow audience engagement by re-shuffling the production cards, enabling creators and citizen journalists to participate in the production and curation process alongside organizations. Full WebRTC integration allows broadcasters to invite audiences to contribute content at a URL, before selecting video for broadcast alongside other sources.
  • Deliver content wherever it needs to be: route signals to unlimited outputs including broadcast networks, streaming platforms and social media (including YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, and Twitter/Periscope).
  • Easy integration: Live Video Cloud works with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud as well as any hardware infrastructure, avoiding any technology lock-ins.

“Our mission is to make the promise of cloud video a reality. The challenges of being the first to deliver great content, creating deeper audience engagement and delivering dynamic, personal viewing experiences across platforms just became a lot easier to address,” said Andreas Jacobi, CEO and co-founder at Make.TV. “Live Video Cloud brings content creators and broadcasters closer together to enable experiences that engage viewers longer, increase monetization opportunities and drive brand value.”


Mobile Viewpoint
Stand 14.F24

Mobile Viewpoint, a leading manufacturer in IP contribution solutions, will be bringing its suite of AI-driven live production and delivery solutions to this year’s IBC Show.  With today’s broadcasters and content owners eager to meet demands for live and online content, Mobile Viewpoint will use its on-stand studio to demonstrate how its solutions enable fast, cost-efficient content contribution—from live capture through to delivery.

AI is now proving its value in broadcasting with practical implementations that tackle the challenges facing the industry, including improving the efficiency of production and reducing costs. At NAB 2018, Mobile Viewpoint launched three AI-driven products: NewsPilot, IQ Sports Producer and HyperSense. The solutions reduce the cost and complexity of live news and sports content production by removing the need for costly camera crews, production facilities and distribution platforms.

Mobile Viewpoint’s on-stand news studio will be hosted by American comedian Pep Rosenfeld, Co-Founder of creative club Boom Chicago. Pep is a high-level event host, writer, stand-up comedian and public speaker, and hosts events such as TEDx Amsterdam, The Next Web conference and the Spin Awards. Throughout the show, Pep will be will be interviewing a number of significant industry players in Mobile Viewpoint’s studio. These interviews will be streamed live using Mobile Viewpoint’s full suite of production and delivery solutions.

IBC 2018 will also see Mobile Viewpoint showcase one of its newest products, 5GLink, the first 5G-ready bonding device. Specifically for camera crews and journalists, and designed to be compatible with any smartphone, 5GLink enables the fast transmission of live content. With broadcasters keen to deliver digital first content, especially around breaking news stories, and camera crews and journalists need to capture live content in the field, but don’t want to be held back by multiple units. Which means in the event of an emergency or unexpected incident, more and more camera crews and journalists are using smartphones to capture live content. But this doesn’t meet the quality of an SDI camera, and camera crews and journalists aren’t able to transmit files live either.  At IBC, Mobile Viewpoint will demonstrate how 5GLink connects to an SDI camera and enables the transmission of content to live newsfeeds or the studio.

Mobile Viewpoint’s solutions meet broadcasters’ and content owners’ requirements for fast, simple and cost-efficient content contribution as they adapt their strategies to meet the rapid rise in online content consumption. At IBC 2018, alongside 5GLink, Mobile Viewpoint will be exhibiting its suite of live production and delivery solutions, including:

“Traditional live broadcast set-ups are expensive, resource-intensive and not conducive to the viewer’s expectations of instant news or sports coverage,” said Michel Bais, CEO at Mobile Viewpoint. “Broadcasters and content owners must adapt to new ways of producing and delivering content if they are to meet consumers’ increasing demands for live content, online. Our product suite has been designed to be a one-stop-shop for both larger broadcasters and smaller content owners, allowing them to take a digital-first approach. We are excited to present these capabilities at IBC this year.”