Hitomi Broadcast, the market leader in audio/video alignment and latency management tools, is thrilled to announce its participation at the International Broadcasting Convention (stand 10.A42, Amsterdam, 15 – 18 September). The team will be present to showcase the seamless operation of its workflow solutions, addressing one of the most prevalent and growing challenges in live and remote productions: achieving perfect synchronization between audio and video.
At the core of Hitomi’s solution suite lies MatchBox, the industry’s trusted tool for precise lip sync measurements. Assisting in end-to-end assessment, MatchBox Glass, a convenient iPhone app available for free download, simplifies the setup process for each feed by providing objective data and eliminating guesswork.
For remote productions, particularly those covering major sports events that require significant feed transmissions to the central control room, understanding and managing lip sync and latency is crucial. The MatchBox software features a capability to measure end-to-end latency across any given circuit. It is recommended to use MatchBox Latency initially to assess the delay over each circuit, followed by MatchBox Analyzer to ensure synchronization of visuals and audio.
Russell Johnson, director at Hitomi Broadcast, emphasizes the universal annoyance caused by lip sync errors, whether it be an audio-visual mismatch in speech or delayed sports commentary. With MatchBox, the company offers an accurate calculation of latencies and delays, enabling production companies to demonstrate the perfect synchronization of their feeds. Events like IBC allow Hitomi to showcase the ease of application within moments to attendees.
In addition to its success at NAB, Hitomi will also be demonstrating its new cloud-based lip-sync measurement capabilities at IBC. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience a live demo of the file-based variant of MatchBox.
As Hitomi continues to evolve to meet the industry’s demand for latency minimization, the latest version of MatchBox provides precise analysis of latency and lip-sync shifts, ensuring optimal alignment based on analytical data rather than intuitive matching.
“IBC is a crucial platform for us to not only showcase the simplicity and transformative potential of the MatchBox system for remote productions and outside broadcasts but also unveil our latest innovations, such as our commitment to SMPTE ST2110 and our progress in cloud-based solutions for MatchBox,” added Russell Johnson.
Hitomi’s booth can be found at 10.A42 during IBC 2023. For comprehensive information about the company and its offerings, visit hitomi-broadcast.tv. To learn more about latency and lip-sync alignment, check out the tutorial “How Hitomi MatchBox Ensures Low Latency and Lip Sync Accuracy in Live Event Broadcasting.”