SVG Summit Technology Showcase Preview: What To Expect, Part 2

The 2017 SVG Summit is fast approaching and will host more than 70 industry-leading vendors exhibiting their latest sports-production gear. In the days leading up to the Summit, SVG is highlighting the Technology Showcases that will be on display at the New York Hilton Midtown on Dec. 11 and 12. Here is the second of the three-part SVG Summit Technology Showcase Preview Series. 

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See the new editorial workflows in Adobe (Booth MR 11) Premiere Pro that empower editors to leverage shared projects along with multiple open projects for a new way to work collaboratively. You can also see responsive design controls and improved end-to-end workflows for graphics, including motion-graphics templates available in Adobe Stock, to give immediate access to professional motion graphics.

AJA Video Systems
AJA (Booth MB 27) is showcasing new solutions that streamline live sports production — from the FS-HDR universal HDR converter/frame synchronizer to the Ki Pro Ultra Plus multichannel HD recorder or 4K/Ultra HD/2K/HD recorder and player with HDR10 and HLG playback support. AJA’s Hi5-4K-Plus Mini-Converter with HDR support and the HELO H.264 streaming/recording device will also be on display.

AJT Systems
AJT Systems’ (Booth P 62) award-winning sports-graphics system, the LiveBook GFX, offers a variety of new features and graphics packages, including ESPN3 2018 templates. Besides exhibiting its new dashboard, enhanced scoreboard feeds, automated stats in all sports, and stats in insert graphics, AJT is introducing its CloudSync service.

Aspera, an IBM Company
Building on its unrivaled file-based solutions and technology, Aspera (Booth R 70) is demonstrating its latest live-streaming–software technology for broadcast-quality video, including game-changing streaming integrations with industry leaders like Telestream. Additionally, Aspera is showing its expanded multicloud SaaS offerings and updates to its file-sharing and workflow-automation solutions.

Ready to step up your game? Drop by the Avid booth (MB 29) and see how Avid FastServe | Live Edit can help you turn around critical plays and sports highlights ultra fast. And discover Maestro | Live, an action-based, data-driven graphics- and video-playout system that’s a real game-changer for any type of live sports coverage.

Camplex Fiber Solutions
Camplex (Booth R 67) fiber-optic cables, hardware, and rackmount accessories deliver the signal quality demanded by sports broadcasters for the studio and for live productions. The company produces opticalCON, tactical, SMPTE, plenum, and hybrid fiber cables in its U.S. Neutrik opticalCON-, LEMO-, and Canare-certified fiber facility. Ask about Camplex’s repair services.

ChyronHego (Booth P 55) is showcasing its latest solutions for sport, including Paint Telestration, Virtual 1st Down & Distance, Click Effects PRIME stadium presentation, Live Assist Panels for production-truck operators and control-room environment, LyricX graphics, and PRIME graphics.

Cisco (Booth MB 37), together with its ecosystem partners, is implementing an innovative approach to help customers transition to software-defined, cloud-based architecture. Cisco Media Blueprint is helping media companies realize the benefits of an automated, video-aware network that can prioritize media-production workloads to meet dynamic requirements for live and file-based content production and postproduction.

Clear-Com, an HME Company
Clear-Com’s (Booth P 63) LQ Series interfaces unlock IP capabilities for analog- and digital-partyline users, harnessing IP to enable industry-standard two-wire and four-wire intercom systems to network together. The award-winning FreeSpeak II, a distributed wireless solution operating in license-free frequency bands, is designed for extensive communication in large-scale operations.

Unleash your creative potential with Cloudian (Booth R 82) active-archive storage. Get the capacity needed to support 4K, 8K, and VR/360 formats and leverage Cloudian’s fast disk access to fit in your time-pressured workflow. Free yourself from high-cost conventional disks at a cost comparable to tape. Swing by to learn more!

Cobalt Digital
Cobalt Digital (Booth R 69) is premiering its 4K RGB color-correction capability in addition to its Technicolor Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) powered SDR-to-HDR upmapping feature. A side-by-side comparison of SDR and ITM HDR processed 4K video will be fed to the displays via the new 9904-UDX-4K UHD up/down/crossconverter.

Comrex (Booth R 81) is featuring LiveShot. Its groundbreaking IP video codec delivers high-quality, low-latency video and audio over a range of IP networks and can provide two-way media simultaneously. At only 3 lb., LiveShot is perfect for live sports coverage, plus a wide range of other applications, even over challenging connections.

Eutelsat (Booth R 77) is one of the world’s leading satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites and associated ground infrastructure, it enables clients across video, data, government, and fixed and mobile broadband markets to communicate effectively to their customers. More than 6,700 television channels are broadcast by Eutelsat to 1 billion viewers.

An industry innovator, Evertz (Booth MB 46) is the leading global manufacturer of broadcast equipment and solutions, delivering cutting-edge IP, virtualized, cloud-based, UHD/HDR, control and analytic software, compression, remote production, RF and live-production solutions to broadcasters all over the world. Evertz’s customer base also includes telcos, satellite, cable TV, and IPTV providers.

EVS (Booth R 78) presents X-ONE, the award-winning unified production system that puts the capabilities of an entire control room in the hands of a single production operator. Users can create replays, control audio, cut together a live feed, add graphics, and output live programming, all via an intuitive touchscreen. Join EVS for a live demo.

FX Design Group
FX (Booth MB 52) offers in-house, turnkey sports-broadcast solutions, including set design, motion-graphics design, AR/VR design, set fabrication, and lighting design and equipment. With design, fabrication, and administration all under one roof, every aspect of your project can be handled in-house by FX’s team of experts.

Hitachi Kokusai (Booth MB 51) is showing the SK-HD1300 and companion CU-HD1300FT offering dual fiber or triax capability in 1080/60p with high dynamic range. The CCU now has 4K upconversion with a 12G output.

In this cognitive and cloud era, IBM (Booth MR 17) helps enterprises across all industries transform, innovate, and grow. Combining decades of storage-technology excellence, experience, and expertise within the media and entertainment industry and across industries, IBM Storage helps organizations unlock the value of data while optimizing data economics.

IHSE’s (Booth R 79) KVM solutions turn mobile trucks into highly efficient and easily configurable multi-unit production centers with the Draco tera enterprise matrix switchers. These systems use fiber interconnects to tieline A/B unit replay sources. IHSE offers a wide range of extenders for Displayport, HDMI, DVI, VGA, USB, audio, and RS-422 control.

Ikegami (Booth R 71) is demonstrating the HDR features of the UHK-430 4K camera, part of its Unicam XE camera series. Designed for use in the studio and field, the UHK-430 provides Ikegami’s superb imagery in true 4K. It features three 2/3-in. 4K (3840×2160) CMOS sensors with RGB prism optics, for “Real 4K” resolution from 24 million pixels (8 million per sensor).

Imagine Communications
Imagine Communications’ industry-leading, open-standard solutions for sports production and broadcast are designed to seamlessly evolve operations to meet future demands. Highlights include next-generation tools: Selenio network processor, the market’s first pure-IP processor; EPIC MV, a hybrid IP, UHD-ready multiviewer; and Versio, the award-winning, cloud-native playout solution.

Joseph Electronics
Joseph Electronics (Booth MB 44) is showcasing its ShaxX Mini Tote series for powering broadcast cameras, its new MAX Tote series, and DFT custom fiber transport solutions. Also on display is the company’s exclusive JE line of Truck Edition monitors, now with HDR capabilities, made specifically for mobile and studio production walls.

Masstech Innovations
Masstech Innovations (Booth MB 26) supplies storage-management solutions to the sports, media, and entertainment industry. Masstech’s FlashNet and Masstore media-object–storage and –services solutions automate, enrich, and optimize your asset storage across multiple locations, including disk- and tape-based archive, on-premises, in cloud platforms or in a hybrid environment.

Microsoft is empowering new audience experiences with the intelligent cloud and Surface devices. The company is showcasing solutions that empower creatives with innovative devices and cloud-based collaboration; streamline production processes with cloud-based content management, transcoding, logistics, and editing; and generate metadata for content with artificial-intelligence services.

Neoti (Booth L 1), an LED-display–sales, –rental, and –repair company, is showcasing a 1.5-mm UHD, zero-bezel, seamless, direct-view LED display. Suited to broadcast environments, it offers high refresh rate, no reflection, great viewing angles, vibrant colors, and no moiré effect. Ask about other LED display products!

NewTek (Booth P 61) is demonstrating the industry’s first end-to-end all-IP video-production workflow. From a production’s beginning to delivery and more, NDI, NewTek’s royalty-free video-over-IP standard, enables sports producers to discover new creative storytelling possibilities and paradigm-shifting production efficiencies that are transforming the industry.

NTT Electronics
NTT (Booth MR 18), one of the world’s leading ICT companies, has a long history of development of video-compression and -transmission technologies. Exhibited at the Summit, NTT R&D’s real-time 2K/120p HEVC encoder provides a much more natural viewing experience. NTT Electronics is exhibiting its HEVC 4K/2K 4:2:2 10-bit contribution encoder and decoder.

Panasonic (Booth P 59) is showcasing a range of new products, including the AU-EVA1 5.7K cinema camera, AW-HR140 outdoor integrated PTZ camera, TH-65EZ1000 4K HDR OLED display, and AV-HLC100 live-production center.

SES (Booth L 5) provides the largest bouquet of linear 4K Ultra HD programming to operators via satellite. Currently with 10 channels, it enables operators to choose such genres as sports, travel, nature, movies, documentaries, and fashion. Join the many operators receiving SES’s 4K programming and provide the Ultra HD experience to your subscribers.

SOS Global Express
SOS Global (Booth MB 36) is the full-service cargo specialist for the broadcast, production, and major-events industry since 1986. ATA carnets, customs clearance, trucking, ocean, and air: SOS handles it all, offering an unparalleled domestic- and global-solutions platform with offices throughout the world and cargo expertise on every major continent.

Teradek (Booth L 7) is featuring the latest in HEVC video-transport innovation for sports broadcasters. The Bond backpack provides unparalleled network redundancy and connectivity for streaming live HEVC/AVC video. Core — Teradek’s cloud-based video-management suite for remote codec management, routing, transcoding, and archiving — will also be shown.

The Studio – B&H
This year, The Studio – B&H (Booth MB 41) has secured new strategic partnerships to become a truly unique technological resource for the sports-broadcasting industry. The Studio – B&H is offering a diverse showcase, including camera systems, signal routers, production switchers, HDR monitoring, and images captured from its DynamiCam 3D Motion system.

The Switch
As The Switch (Booth MB 47) continues to evolve to serve the high-quality production and transmission requirements of both linear and OTT programmers, the company invites you to meet with them to learn more about their enhanced offerings, including The Switch Cumulus, a cloud-based, at-home–production, shared-services platform, as well as The Switch’s studio and production capabilities, available in key domestic and international locations.

VITEC (Booth MB 28) is highlighting the comprehensive capabilities of its award-winning IPTV and digital-signage solution for sports venues and demonstrating how it enables stadiums, arenas, and other facilities to seamlessly and cost-effectively stream high-quality live and on-demand video, create dynamically updating personalized content and digital signage, and deliver it over existing IP infrastructure.

Vizrt (Booth P 60) is exhibiting its latest sports-broadcast solutions and tools to help make the most of your live production. With Vizrt, sports teams of all sizes can optimize how to visualize, analyze, communicate with fans, and create new commercial revenue. Used by all major broadcast sports networks, Vizrt provides the best and most cost-effective tools to enhance broadcasts and simplify workflows.

Watch for Part 3 of this SVG Summit Technology Showcase Preview series on Friday Dec. 8. CLICK HERE to view Part 1. 

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