On show for the first time at IBC (Stand 8.C61) is Calrec’s VP2 virtualized mixing system. VP2 has no physical control surface and utilizes Calrec’s Assist software for setup and control. VP2’s 4U core comes in three DSP sizes; 128-, 180- and 240-input channels, and incorporates Calrec’s powerful Hydra2 networking solution. Calrec Serial Control Protocol (CSCP) allows the audio console to be completely controlled by an automation system.
VP2 enables the station to reap many of the benefits of using a Calrec console, but without a physical control surface. Control and setup are via Calrec’s Assist software, which can be accessed from multiple locations through a web-browser. The technical director/operator can be given basic control functions, whereas an engineer can delve deeper to fine-tune the setup or recall different setups as needed.
Also on show will be Calrec’s powerful ImPulse core audio processing and routing engine, with AES67 and SMPTE 2110 connectivity. The ImPulse core is compatible with current Apollo and Artemis control surfaces, providing a simple upgrade path for existing Calrec customers. In addition, future scalable expansion will allow up to four DSP mix engines and control systems to run independently on a single core at the same time, providing the ability to use multiple large-format mixers simultaneously in an extremely cost-effective and compact footprint.
Calrec will also have its H2-IP Gateway and the AoIP Modular I/O controller card on-hand during the show. Both products are SMPTE 2110/AES67-compatible and expand the range of AoIP solutions Calrec now offers.
Cobalt Digital Solutions
Cobalt Digital will showcase its card-based 4K and HDR workflow solutions for openGear frames next month at IBC2019. Product highlights will include its new decoders and encoders, RIST Main Profile, bi-directional SDR/HDR conversion solution for live production, and new multiviewers and distribution amplifiers. Plus, the company will debut a new 12G openGear router and RIST gateway solution.
The new 9992-DEC Series of HEVC/AVC/MPEG-2 decoders for openGear frames will be introduced at the show. Like the company’s 9992-ENC series of encoders, the flexible 9992-DEC features pay-as-you-go licensing, so users only pay for required features when needed. Designed to meet the most stringent requirements for today’s broadcasters, the 9992-DEC supports up to 4K resolution and offers a full complement of audio decoding capabilities. The series also includes the 9992-2DEC dual-channel decoder, as well as the 9992-DEC-4K-HEVC with single-channel 4K or dual-channel 2K and support for H.265.
Earlier this year, Cobalt was one of several companies to receive an Emmy® Award for its collaborative work on ARQ, the underlying technology powering RIST. At IBC, Cobalt will debut support for the RIST Main Profile, which adds features such as encryption (DTLS or PSK), tunneling, NAT traversal, point-to-multipoint distribution, low bit rate optimization, and reliable ST-2110 transport.
New advancements in HDR at the show include a complete end-to-end HDR workflow within Cobalt’s 9904-UDX-4K up/down/cross converter. Utilizing Technicolor’s suite of HDR tools, which can be bundled into a single ordering option, the 9904 can generate dynamic metadata when converting from HDR to SDR and back to HDR, preserving the full HDR picture information.
Cobalt continues to develop its popular 9971 Series of multiviewers, adding dual outputs and user controls. Delivering uncomplicated monitoring of asynchronous 4K and HD signals, all three models accommodate a variety of signals and applications. All models also include HDMI outputs for economical viewing on consumer-grade 4K monitors. One-button template presets simplify setup, but users can also create and save customized layouts. Up to five 9971 can be installed in one 2 RU openGear frame – and multiple cards in a cascaded chain can provide multiviewer layouts of up to 64 sources.
The new 9915 Series of DAs support 4K 12G-SDI sources and allow for copper runs long enough to reach most equipment within master control. One of four models in the series, the 9915DA-4×16-XPT-12G, includes four input channels that can be crosspoint-routed to 16 DA outputs in several configurations. Up to 10 cards can be installed in one openGear frame, allowing for up to 40 channels of input and distribution to up to 160 outputs.
“Broadcasters now accept 4K as the production norm, and Cobalt has an extensive menu of openGear-based solutions for studios and mobile production,” Chris Shaw, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Cobalt Digital. “Our products provide flexible and affordable ways to process, monitor, and distribute 4K and HDR content.”
Other products at the Cobalt booth will include a new 12G-SDI openGear routing card with a 12×12 routing matrix. Designed to fit into legacy frames, the card helps customers use 4K islands cost effectively. Demonstrating leadership of RIST technology, Cobalt is also launching SafeLink, an openGear solution that can take in multiple transport streams and provide a RIST wrapper to protect video links between two points.
Stand 14.B07, 14.D60
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IBC 2019 sees CyanView showcase exciting new additions to its range of camera control systems, as well as demonstrating how the Cy-Stem range is revolutionising what’s possible in terms of allowing content creators to deliver compelling, engaging viewer experiences.
“Of the many requests we receive for camera control, one of the most frequent is to be able to locate a camera in a car, on a motorbike, on board a helicopter or on a drone,” said David Bourgeois, founder and CEO of CyanView. “That delivers huge creative potential for any program maker to grab and retain the attention of even the most blasé viewer, delivering an experience that in some ways is better than being there – or can even complement seeing the action in person as it happens.”
CyanView’s response to those requests is the new Cy-Ri0. Based on the highly successful Cy-Ci0, and delivering the same functionality, it now offers the option of control via 4G. Cy-Ri0 has the ability to control any camera over any communication channel including, for example, IP (cabled or Wi-Fi).
“We demonstrated the Cy-Ri0 at NAB,” Bourgeois added. “A camera was located in Paris – almost 9,000 kilometres away – but we controlled it via 4G, with a latency of less than 200 milliseconds. If the latency had been unacceptable, we could have combined the Cy-Ci0 with the Cy-VP4 to mitigate it.”
“The architecture we developed for the Cy-Ri0 provides a great deal of simplification for remote productions,” continued Bourgeois. “Camera control protocols are all handled by the Cy-Ci0 unit itself: all data communications with the cameras and other accessories are handled locally, without latency or bandwidth constraints.”
The RIO and the VP4, winning solutions when jointly used in remote production, were successfully utilised during the Tour de Suisse. TPC used CyanView’s technology to control the Sony P1 through the whole race. The VP4, in particular, enabled fine tunings and camera matching with no latency.
Also being shown at IBC for the first time is the new Cy-GWY-IO. A much smaller version of CyanView’s Cy-GWY gateway, it includes 16 x GPI for tally and touchdown, and enables an unlimited number of cameras to be connected. The Cy-GWY-IO provides a cost-effective solution for budget productions using the EVA1-Live or small standalone setups, such as a pair of goal cameras.
The range of mini cameras that can benefit from its Cy-Stem control system now includes units from Blackmagic, CIS, Dream Chip, IOI, Marshall and Toshiba, as well as PTZ cameras from Lumens, Marshall, Panasonic and Sony.
Since IBC last year, CyanView’s Cy-VP4 camera control unit has evolved into a universal CCU that can be combined with any camera head to bring live system camera features to smaller camcorders and D-Cinema cameras. Beyond this, the Cy-VP4’s built-in secondary correction capabilities – such as multi-matrix – enable a variety of cameras to be matched, providing the flexibility to mix different types of camera within the same production.
Cy-Stem is a unique solution that brings new levels of capability and flexibility to live production.
The IP-based Cy-Stem range comprises a universal RCP control panel – giving control of an unlimited number of cameras – and a series of small hardware modules that address four key areas in broadcast production: control and matching of mini and specialty cameras on sports events, reality TV, game shows and so on; wireless or remote production with ENG and small camcorders; integration via the RCP of colour correctors with advanced processing for camera matching; and digital cinema cameras for live recording such as concerts or game shows.
“Cy-Stem is a revolution in terms of what’s possible when it comes to controlling a broad range of cameras,” said Bourgeois. “Now, remote control doesn’t have to mean only basic functionality – and nor does it have to be expensive. For vision engineers, it’s a perfect tool for delivering exactly the image they’re looking for.”
Stand 8.B41, 11.D30
Densitron, the global leader in innovative Human Machine Interaction (HMI) and display technology, will showcase its new UReady 2U Full-Surface Rack Display for broadcast applications at IBC 2019 on Stands B41, Hall 8 and D30, Hall 11.
Making its official debut at IBC 2019 will be Densitron’s new UReady 2U display. Designed for signal and picture monitoring; as a control system with multi-touch projected capacitive touch (PCT) functionality; or both, the new 16.3” UReady enables multiple video picture and audio level to be displayed side by side.
Densitron Global Product Director Martyn Gates said, “The traditional functionality of many control surface products is limited by what can be accommodated within one or two rack units that combine both display and user input. This limits their usefulness for anything other than very basic HMI. Our new UReady unit now provides touch-enabled, high contrast ratio, high-resolution glass-estate for a smartphone-like wide viewing-angle, which can be easily configured for multiple applications and user requirements.”
The UReady 2U display is the latest addition to Densitron’s extensive UReady range, which is specifically engineered to meet the needs of portable production units, studios, OB vehicles, control rooms and more. Display sizes range from 6.6” to 23″ and offer easy-mount housing, plug-and-play connectivity, Windows and Linux OS support, plus 1440×240 (1U Single) and 1920 x 285 (2U) resolution.
Also featuring for Densitron at IBC will be Aurora SBX, an ARM Cortex-A9-based high performance, low-power, all-in-one embedded processor that accelerates the development and integration of display and HMI-based products. Aurora SBX’s platform provides a large range of ready-to-go, feature-rich GUI applications that integrates with Densitron displays; creating a powerful and comprehensive product development kit.
Recently acquired by Densitron, IDS (Intelligent Display Systems) combines proprietary hardware and software allowing broadcasters to connect, control and automate devices and activities within a studio environment. Information and content from the IDS platform can be displayed at any end point, integrating seamlessly with the wide range of Densitron or third-party displays. IDS will be integrated with, and control, several Densitron displays across both stands.
Live demos of all products will take place on the stands throughout each day of the show.
Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide Emmy® award winning video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, is showcasing its latest 5G-ready solutions, SMPTE 2110 support, return video solutions, CellSat blended connectivity, IronRoute for media content distribution solution, and GateWay connectivity at the upcoming IBC 2019 show.
EnGo mobile transmitter
The latest version of Dejero’s renowned EnGo mobile transmitter, which is now 5G-ready, features more processing power to deliver unique content adaptive encoding technology and HEVC compression to provide even better picture quality in a wider variety of scenarios. Unlike other field transmitters, Dejero EnGo now automatically adapts to content complexity as it is captured and supports up to 20 Mb/s bitrate for live transmissions and 1080p 50/60. Additional enhancements to Dejero’s mobile transmitter line-up will be made at the show.
IBC Innovation Award Shortlist
EnGo mobile transmitters and Dejero receivers were recently deployed to assist Musion 3D in transmitting a life-sized, interactive human hologram at a live rock concert across Vodafone’s 5G network. The EnGo delivered video links from a studio in Bucharest, from which a life-size hologram of a 10-year-old guitarist was beamed live to the stage over a Huawei router and Vodafone 5G link. This world first event/project, hosted by Vodafone, has been shortlisted for an IBC Innovation Award in the Content Creation category.
CuePoint low-latency return video
Dejero’s CuePoint 100 low-latency rack-mounted return feed server simplifies talent cueing, production and confidence monitoring, and real-time teleprompting in the field. With as little as 250 milliseconds of latency, CuePoint keeps teams at the broadcast facility and remote location synchronized, by sending video and audio, alongside teleprompting feeds, to production teams in the field to facilitate the creation of compelling live content. Up to eight return video and teleprompting feeds from the broadcast center can be seen in the field by the talent on a tablet or dedicated monitor above or below the camera, or on multiple mobile devices by camera operators, field directors and technicians.
WayPoint support for SMPTE ST 2110
The Dejero WayPoint 204 receiver makes the IP transition easier for broadcasters embracing the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards. As the first Dejero product to support SMPTE ST 2110 standards for professional media industries, WayPoint 204 reconstructs video transported over multiple IP connections from Dejero transmitters, decodes HEVC or AVC, delivers four channels of balanced IFB, and provides four outputs supporting SMPTE ST 2110.
CellSat blended connectivity service
Available in Europe and North America, the multi-award-winning blended cellular and satellite connectivity service now comes with additional features that provide enhanced reliability, multiple antenna options including portable fly-away and vehicle-mount options, and additional connectivity plans to suit the varied needs of customers. CellSat solves challenges such as cellular network congestion or degrading performance in fringe locations by intelligently blending all available cellular connections with Intelsat’s Ku-band IP satellite network, fusing the best attributes of these transmission paths for enhanced reliability and the highest quality live shots.
IronRoute for media cloud-based content distribution
IronRoute offers a robust solution tailored to the needs of broadcasters and media organizations by combining the link diversity, service quality, and centralized management benefits of software-defined blended connectivity, with the flexibility and scalability benefits of a cloud-based workflow for cost-effective global distribution. IronRoute blends broadband, cellular (3G/4G/5G), and satellite connectivity from Intelsat’s global network. The cloud-based solution also simplifies the simultaneous distribution of live and file-based content to multiple locations anywhere in the world, whether it be network affiliates, station groups, or to other broadcasters and media organizations in point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and multipoint-to-multipoint scenarios with a simple drag and drop interface in a web browser.
GateWay for first- and last-mile connectivity
Access to reliable connectivity has become even more critical for contribution and distribution. New features added to the Dejero GateWay solution include reliable connectivity on any type of IP connection and faster file transfer methods. Dejero will also show how the GateWay solution can be used for backup connectivity as part of a disaster recovery plan, and other use cases that solve first- and last-mile connectivity challenges of broadcasters and media organizations.
MonitorIQ is a leading broadcast-monitoring solution from Digital Nirvana that offers services such as signal and loudness monitoring, air-check logging, competitive analysis, and content repurposing. The solution is Linux-based for secure scalability.
This highly efficient solution automatically records and monitors linear and/or OTT streams and alerts for loss of video, audio, or closed captions. Some of its features include live streaming and recording, SmartSearch, SmartAlerts, and frame-accurate cut clip editing with an option for variable-speed playback. The new UI provides an improved user experience and features a built-in HTML5 player that eliminates the need to install Flash or ActiveX. The solution also boasts seamless integration with Digital Nirvana’s Media Service Portal, with the added benefit of AI-based cloud microservices that include closed caption generation, caption quality assessment, caption realignment, and video intelligence for objects, ads, logos, and facial recognition.
Additional features and capabilities of MonitorIQ include:
• Record content 24/7 or by program guide
• Reliable, scalable client/server architecture for multichannel deployment
• Expandable storage via NAS Connect
• Hybrid approach to storage means content can be stored locally, on the network, or in the cloud
• Ability to analyze the transport stream (TR 101 290), visualize stream errors in real time, and trigger alerts
• Fast, frame-accurate clipping with custom metadata annotations
• Fast search on all system metadata including CC text, as-run log, traffic system, and custom metadata
• Display of SCTE 104 and SCTE 35 markers in the editor window to help with insertion, replacement, or removal of portions of the original content and repurposing of the end result
• HD/SD, ASI, QAM, ATSC, and HDMI inputs in a single server
• Open API allows other systems to easily integrate with the MonitorIQ solution
• Backed by 24/7 worldwide support with an emphasis placed on quality of service coupled with quality of experience
Digital Nirvana’s Metadator 2.0 is a secure, scalable software-as-a-service platform that automates the process of metadata generation for production, pre-production, and live content.
Metadator 2.0 includes an off-the-shelf integration with Avid Interplay for automated speech-to-text generation that simplifies the process of automated transcription and metadata generation with locators for Avid users. The application, integrated with video intelligence, is capable of object identification, on-screen text recognition, shot-change detection, and explicit content detection.
Metadator 2.0 automates the entire process of transcription and metadata generation for Avid-based assets. It provides an opportunity to maintain consistent metadata, thereby facilitating faster time to market by ensuring relevant assets get identified more efficiently. Metadator 2.0 automatically generates locators that help users search and identify content effortlessly within Avid.
Caption Quality Check
To resolve the inherent technical complexities involved with producing closed captions for different distribution channels, Digital Nirvana is launching Caption Quality Check, an application built with content producers in mind. Some of the product’s key features include reporting operational and technical non-conformance, automatic corrections, format conversion, and frame-rate conversion.
Caption Quality Check accepts different file formats (such as SCC, SRT, EBU-STL, WebVTT, SMPTE-TT, and JSON) as inputs via the portal, S3 bucket, and APIs. Users can choose from a combination of automatic and manual services to ensure premium-quality output and receive publish-ready captions in the formats requested for distribution via various platforms, including OTT and VOD.
The design of the Caption Quality Check service improves overall user experience. Its simplified, automated, and customized workflow allows customers to automate their requests and work-order assignments to maximize productivity.
Closed Caption Generation
Digital Nirvana offers postproduction captioning services with near-live and weekly turnaround options for a variety of video formats. The platform can take in video in a variety of formats and provide output caption files in multiple formats as specified by the customer. Secure protocol implementation, with layers of security, helps with the safe transfer of content into the cloud and back again. The speech-to-text (STT) integration helps transcript editors receive output from an automated system for further editing for higher accuracy. Adoption of STT makes the work process more efficient, thereby saving a great deal of labor and ensuring faster turnarounds while also handling increased volumes. The processed files are passed on to the caption editors, who edit the content based on the guidelines prescribed by the customer/regulation. Files are prioritized based on turnarounds and skill-set requirements. Upon request, Digital Nirvana will provide preliminary files in the form of direct output from the STT engine. Customers can opt for caption files in multiple formats for the same video asset, which in turn can be published over multiple platforms including OTT, VOD, and social media.
Closed Caption Synchronization
Digital Nirvana’s Closed Caption Synchronization is a secure, scalable solution-as-a-service platform that automates the process of repurposing closed captions.
With the capability to receive and deliver content in multiple input and output formats, the Closed Caption Synchronization workflow is integrated with speech-to-text technology, helping to accurately identify lost or unsynchronized captions. High-quality, accurate, and time-synchronized captions help enhance the user experience across platforms.
DTC Broadcast will feature its entire wireless AEON transmitter range, including the acclaimed AEON Lite transmitter and the PRORXD-AEON receiver, all at a new location during IBC 2019 in Amsterdam from 13–17 September.
DTC Broadcast has relocated to Hall 10 this year to ensure the highest visibility for its AEON transmitter range as well as the latest developments for other new DTC Broadcast products.
According to DTC Vice President, Broadcast Sales, JP Delport, “A few years ago the SNG market was core business for us, but bonded SIM technology has changed the game for newsgathering. However there has been growth in OB and live event production, so overall we have seen an increased requirement for our technology and our move to Hall 10 reflects the shift in our customer base.”
DTC’s AEON Lite is the lightest and smallest HEVC 4K transmitter currently on the market and is highly regarded for exceptional RF and picture performance. Designed to offer future-proof connectivity, the unit supports quad 3G-SDI video inputs which enable the user to transmit up to four simultaneous HD signals over a single RF channel.
AEON Lite will be demonstrated with the PRORXD-AEON, an integrated eight-way diversity 4K receiver/decoder that includes maximum ratio combining across all eight RF inputs.
DTC will also feature its industry-leading IP Mesh technology. Multiple RF nodes serve as both transmitters and receivers and are combined into a wireless ad-hoc IP network – DTC’s fluid, self-forming, self-healing mesh. Unlike other wireless options, Mesh constantly readjusts itself as nodes move, working out which are in range to determine the best route to send data between them. With genuine non-line-of-sight coverage, superb penetration, and wide bandwidth in difficult environments, the system is truly mobile. It supplies a network with extended range – one which will deliver in environments too tough for other radio solutions to cope with.
Finally, yet important to professionals in the video assist market, is the introduction of DTC’s CineVue, which combines DTC’s Nano HD camera-back transmitter with a purpose-built handheld visual receiver. The CineVue system takes an HD-SDI video feed from a film camera; encodes the signal to a low bitrate; modulates that signal on an RF spectrum; and transmits it to the handheld monitor to provide high-quality visibility of what is taking place on a shoot in real-time, including highly valuable metadata such as colour lookup tables, lens data, and time stamps.
At IBC2019, DVB will demonstrate how it is enabling an open standards-based approach to OTT and broadband television through its new DVB-I suite of specifications, highlighting support for low latency, enhanced service discovery, and mABR. “The DVB-I suite of specifications is quickly taking shape and will soon be ready for deployment,” said Peter MacAvock, chair of DVB.
“We look forward to demonstrating the exciting capabilities of DVB-I to broadcasters and service providers at IBC2019 and discussing how we can support smooth implementation and flawless OTT services on every screen.”
At IBC2019, DVB will highlight the following:
New DVB-I Specifications Improve Video Streaming, Ensuring Low Latency for OTT
At IBC2019, DVB will demonstrate how it is enabling an open standards-based approach to OTT and broadband television through its new DVB-I suite of specifications, highlighting support for low latency, enhanced service discovery, and mABR. “The DVB-I suite of specifications is quickly taking shape and will soon be ready for deployment,” said Peter MacAvock, chair of DVB. “We look forward to demonstrating the exciting capabilities of DVB-I to broadcasters and service providers at IBC2019 and discussing how we can support smooth implementation and flawless OTT services on every screen.”
Meet the Experts
IBC2019 visitors will have an opportunity to book a one-to-one consultation with experts on a wide range of DVB-related topics. A panel of specialists drawn from the DVB community will be available on the stand, providing advice and guidance on diverse topics, from physical layer transmission technology to audio and video coding, interactive services, conditional access, and more.
The names of the “Meet the Experts” panel will be revealed leading up to IBC2019, and a reservation system will be open on a first come, first served basis.
“In the context of a tradeshow where the emphasis is largely commercial, we’re aiming to provide an opportunity for non-sales-driven advice from a neutral standpoint,” said Eva Markvoort, head of the DVB Project Office.
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