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IBC HACKFEST - Media Convergence and the Future of  Audiovisual Content Creation, Distribution, and Monetisation - #CanYouHackIt? 

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The first IBC Hackfest is slated to kick off at IBC2015 in the Netherlands from September 11-13, in the heart of the RAI venue in Hall 5. The event will run a full weekend with the theme of Media Convergence and the Future of  Audiovisual Content Creation, Distribution, and Monetisation. Coders, developers, designers, entrepreneurs, hardware hackers, UX and UI specialists and others will come together and brainstorm over a couple of days to build out their ideas on the future of broadcasting.  

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Hamlet launches Enterprise VX2 during IBC 2015 

Hamlet Video

It is clear that the emergence and success of OTT delivery indicates a palpable shift away from the traditional mainstay of TV broadcasting. The new age of broadcasting is here. As the broadcast landscape continues to shift into an era where programming is readily accessible and streamed onto almost any digital surface, it is incumbent for any professional broadcaster to consolidate their monitoring and analysis to ensure a transparent operation. The end user requires a trouble free reception and quality of service.  A convenient solution comes in the form of the Hamlet Enterprise VX2 

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CUESCRIPT LAUNCHES NEW ETHERNET-BASED PROMPTER FOOT CONTROL AT IBC 2015 

Cue Script

Also presents European debut of unique ‘pack and go’ lightweight collapsible hood

CueScript, the leading developer of professional prompting solutions, announced today that it will launch its new Ethernet-based Mole Foot Control on Stand 11.F45 at IBC 2015. In addition the company will present the European debut of the CueScript Collapsible Hood (CSHCM), a unique ‘pack and go’ full-sized hood that folds down for storage or transportation without having to remove the glass.

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Hamlet launches Enterprise VX2 during IBC 2015 

It is clear that the emergence and success of OTT delivery indicates a palpable shift away from the traditional mainstay of TV broadcasting. The new age of broadcasting is here. As the broadcast landscape continues to shift into an era where programming is readily accessible and streamed onto almost any digital surface, it is incumbent for any professional broadcaster to consolidate their monitoring and analysis to ensure a transparent operation. The end user requires a trouble free reception and quality of service.  A convenient solution comes in the form of the Hamlet Enterprise VX2

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NAB SHOW OPENS 2016 CALL FOR SPEAKERS 

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IBC Amsterdam 2015

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 Only 1 More Week To Go 

 

Attracting over 55,000 attendees from more than 170 different countries, IBC's annual conference and exhibition provide a uniquely rich experience; connecting, enthusing, inspiring and informing the professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of content worldwide. Have you booked your accommodation already?

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AMP Visual TV Chooses Riedel for New DSNG Production Vans 

Riedel

Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that AMP Visual TV has chosen Riedel's MediorNet real-time signal network for a new fleet of DSNG production vans to be used by the AMP Visual TV IXI subsidiary. In addition to MediorNet's real-time transport of video, audio, and intercom signals, AMP Visual TV is benefiting from the solution's decentralized video and audio routing and on-board signal processing capabilities. 

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New Products for IBC 2015 from Polar Graphics

Polar Graphics

New Storage and signal processing products from our suppliers for this years show in Amsterdam

Obviously 4K and Ultra HD is going to be a big story at IBC. Here is Polar MD Peter Rowsell talking about the new products showing at this years IBC 2015:

Storage DNA & Sony Optical Disk Archive(ODA) – Revolutionary Media Storage

We are facing a content wave! – how do we store, manage, move this data? Hard drives are low cost and easy to set up but are they truly safe? Can you find and restore your footage easily?  Read on......

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SGL ANNOUNCES NEW TECHNOLOGY AND KEY THIRD-PARTY INTEGRATION PROJECTS AT IBC 2015 

SGL Broadcast

SGL, a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, is announcing a number of new technology and key third-party integration projects at IBC 2015 on stand 7.J15a.  SGL’s Open System Architecture provides broadcasters, post production facilities, and news/sport organisations with reliable, scalable solutions with substantial cost and workflow benefits.

SGL is presenting Direct Connect for the Avid ISIS environment at IBC 2015. Direct Connect allows Avid ISIS users to quickly transfer high resolution material providing significant benefits when working with longer form content. The advent of 4k and 8k formats has made a huge difference in terms of clarity of image, but the sheer size of files can cause bottlenecks, reducing transfer times and hindering system performance. Now, using Direct Connect, clips or sequences over several GBs in size can be archived and retrieved significantly faster, as can shorter clips with high bit rates such as HD trailers and commercials.

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 FUJIFILM Corporation to display the world’s first 2/3-inch Fujinon 4K Ultra High Definition Television Zoom Lenses at the IBC 2015 

Ever since the first color television content aired in 1962, FUJIFILM has been involved in the development of broadcast-quality lenses for the television industry. Then, as now, our mission is to provide production professionals with ‘high-performance, high-quality’ lenses. Fujinon’s lens commitment to quality has won the acclaim and trust of both the broadcasting and cinema

industries, recognized through three Emmy Awards for outstanding technological developments, as well as IF and Red Dot Design Awards. 

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Thomson Video Networks and Expway Join Forces to Demonstrate Live LTE Distribution With eMBMS Encoding by ViBE VS7000 

Thomson Video Networks

New Partnership Enables High-Performance, Efficient LTE eMBMS Multicast Distribution of Compelling Live Event Content

Thomson Video Networks today announced a new partnership with Expway, a world leader in delivery of live content and multimedia files in multicast mode over wireless networks, to combine the compression performance of live HEVC video with the efficiency of LTE multicast distribution technology. At IBC2015, Thomson Video Networks and Expway will showcase a full LTE distribution chain consisting of live encoding by the ViBE® VS7000 HD/SD encoder and encapsulation via Expway's BMSC multicast server and eMBMS middleware devices. 

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Riedel Solutions Support Communications for 50th National Day Parade 

Riedel

As Singapore celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first National Day, Riedel Communications equipment supported all communications for technical and production-oriented coordination of the National Day Parade (NDP). Supplied and deployed as a complete solution, the Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system, Performer digital partyline intercom system, RockNet real-time audio network, and a variety of keypanels, beltpacks, and radios supported cueing of the cast members, as well as the light, sound, pyrotechnics, and other departments contributing to the Aug. 9 celebration. 

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HHB provides Mogami cables for Reload Sessions  

HHB

HHB Communications Ltd. has supplied numerous Mogami ‘Cable for Life’ cables for the popular Reload Sessions YouTube channel.

With over 11 million YouTube views, Reload Sessions is the premiere channel for unsigned musicians. Priding themselves on creating high-quality content, the videos are recorded in HD and only the best audio equipment used. As such, Owner Peppe Fazzolari has added numerous Mogami ‘Cable for Life’ cables to his arsenal of equipment. 

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Bridge Technologies Launches VB330V Virtual Probe with Core Network Functionality 

Bridge Technologies

Bridge Technologies (IBC 1.F68) has launched the VB330V, a virtual counterpart to the VB330 hardware probe for core networks. Like the VB330, the VB330V is for high-traffic monitoring in core networks but the VB330V operates on any standard high-performance server blade.

With the same feature set and capabilities, the VB330 and VB330V can be mixed and matched to achieve the most convenient configuration, depending on the user’s requirements. The VB330V has been developed for data center deployment, where it can be installed almost instantly on standard blade servers to allow rapid scaling of capacity, appearing identical to any hardware VB330s installed at other points in the network – for example at a point of presence (POP). The virtual VB330V is addressable by the Bridge Technologies VBC central controller-server in the exactly the same way as the hardware probe, and through its Eii (External Integration Interface) can be integrated with third-party management and data systems.

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Latest editorial:

Tap Into The World Around You With Wearables and Visa Versa

Memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They're just an interpretation, they're not a record, and they're irrelevant if you have the facts.” – Leonard Shelby, “emento,” New Market Capital, 2000

 

It took 14 years for color TV to have 10 percent penetration in U.S. homes. It took cellphones nine years to achieve 10 percent penetration.  It took smartphones five years to achieve 10 percent penetration.

It has taken two years for wearables (primarily personalized watches, fitness bands) to achieve eight percent U.S. Internet household penetration, according to Altimeter Group. And, according to recent corporate earnings reports and analyst dissection, most are Apple Watches.

But watches and fitness bands are only a part of the silver lining future industry analysts and fortune tellers are projecting for us … just one piece of the puzzle.

Most of those folks who got their watches (75 percent Apple Watches, according to Ben Bajarin, of Creative Strategies), think of themselves as advanced techies or tech-obsessed. Heck, a lot of them probably have Google Glasses gathering dust in their treasure drawers.

 

O.K., probably not, because most users in one camp (Apple or Android) think the folks in the other camp are freakin’ idiots.

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