CEO, Peter White, and Head of Insight and Analysis, Lorenzo Zanni share IABM’s latest research and analysis of the current state of Broadcast and Media, and how its future is likely to unfold over the coming months and years.
The Global Entertainment Technology Show Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt am Main has been the European meeting place for companies and professionals from the media and event-technology sector for over 25 years. The portfolio of the trade fair includes solutions for the fields of lighting, sound and stage, as well as innovations for broadcasting, production, display, signage, projection, conferencing and collaboration. Prolight + Sound has been the partner of IABM since 2019. Against this background, the organisers continue to increase their commitment to the world of AV media technology. Accordingly, Prolight + Sound offers an extensive further-development programme, focusing on subjects such as IP-based broadcasting, interoperability between AV devices and the increasingly complex landscape of new standards and specifications. Prolight + Sound is held annually in the spring at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre.
Brainstorm is a specialist company dedicated to providing industry-leading real-time 3D graphics, augmented reality and virtual set solutions for all broadcast graphics types and workflows, as well as for feature film production and corporate presentations. With more than 2,500 installations worldwide since its foundation in 1993, Brainstorm’s customer list includes many of the world’s leading broadcasters plus smaller and regional stations. Brainstorm’s flagship product eStudio is considered the industry’s fastest on-air graphics and virtual studio engine. With headquarters in Spain and subsidiaries in the US and Asia, Brainstorm is a company with a global reach and committed to innovation.
Many industries are rethinking their workflows. Joseph Maar and David Schleifer from Networked Everywhere, Connected Forever (NECF) join us to discuss how hybrid and virtual workflows in video production can help television broadcasters increase content productivity while also saving valuable resources.
This course consists of 7 modules, providing a thorough grounding in the principles and standards of Video over IP (Internet Protocol). Starting with the basics of using IP as a replacement for SDI, it goes on to look at RTP (Realtime Transport Protocol) streaming and the fundamentals of IP multicast, and then covers SMPTE ST 2022, SMPTE ST 2110, AES 67, AMWA NMOS, and PTP (IEEE 1588) – the key components of an IP based studio, OB truck or broadcast centre. The standards are dealt with in a way that is both clear and understandable, while at the same time giving the detail needed to be useful in real practical situations.
The course will appeal to anyone with basic knowledge of IP and SDI who wants to gain a good understanding of how IP is transforming the infrastructure of broadcasting and content production.
Running since 2012, The Voice UK is an enormously popular British television talent show that searches for the next big singing star. The show features artists drawn from public auditions who battle it out each series to win a £100,000 cash prize and recording deal. Over the years, the show’s judges have included music royalty such as Sir Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Boy George and Rita Ora.
The show producers, Wall to Wall, needed to work with a 17 camera multi-cam setup with 8 audio tracks from each HD camera source. The standard Avid workflow only supported up to 9 cameras and using low-budget computers with core i3 processors, the logging team needed to remotely log all camera feeds simultaneously with the option for rough cutting.
The way news is consumed is changing fast. In the US alone 43% of adults now choose websites and social media as their primary news sources over traditional TV and print media.
The dramatic shift to digital news consumption has led news networks to seek solutions that will enable them to deliver engaging content fast to consumers across the full digital spectrum.
The emergence of new media players such as Netflix and Amazon dominating the global OTT space has catalysed a fundamental shift toward direct-to- consumer (DTC) offerings among broadcasters and more traditional media companies directly competing with the big players. Simultaneously, the shift in viewing habits across the world has benefitted a wide range of smaller OTT players, who focus on a very narrow range of thematic content for an under-served – but well-defined – audience globally. Hence, it is interesting how these new services catering for specialized audiences can survive in the increasingly crowded streaming landscape.
We spoke to Lexie Knauer, Product Marketing Manager at Brightcove about the company’s rapid rise to prominence, its current solutions and how it is helping to drive the video explosion across all platforms.
Find out more about Adobe’s BaM Award® winning product ‘Content aware fill for video’ in this BaM Product Highlight.
“This product is an industry-first, innovative game-changer in the post-production industry. It can save editors and visual effects artists many hours of tedious manual work. It uses intelligent algorithms to automatically remove unwanted objects like boom mics or distracting signs from video. It aims to make it easier for video professionals, regardless of budget, to save time on tedious manual work.”