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SportTech Buzz from IBC 2019: Saturday's latest from Amsterdam

15/09/2019

SportTech Buzz from IBC 2019: Saturday's latest from Amsterdam By SVG Staff

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 21:03

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IBC is in full swing, and the SVG Europe and SVG editorial teams are chasing down the hottest stories at Rai Amsterdam. To make the onslaught of announcements easily digestible for our readers, SVG Europe is sending you a daily SportTechBuzz from IBC 2019, with all the top stories from our reporters assembled into one easy-to-read blog.

Today's edition features AJA Video Systems, Avid Technology, CenturyLink, Cobalt Digital, Eurovision Services, For-A, Grass Valley, Haivision, Lawo, Limelight Networks, MediaKind, Net Insight, Panasonic, Professional Show, Quantum, Red Bee Media, Riedel, Ross Video, Slomo.tv, Sony Professional Europe, Spectra Logic, Square Box Systems, TVU Networks, White Light.

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During the 2019 Champions League final in Madrid, several For-A (2.A51) ultra -high-speed FT-ONE-SS4K cameras were deployed for critical slow-motion replays as part of the live broadcast. The same camera is on display at the FOR-A booth this week. The FT-ONE-SS4K is being demonstrated with the ZE-ONE 4K zoom extractor. Specially designed for live instant replay in ultra-slow motion, it supports UHD shot at up to 1,000 frames per second. It provides a continual, real-time 4K live output. A native 2/3-in. image sensor enables the use of a B4 bayonet broadcast lens directly on the camera.

TVU Networks (2.B28) is showcasing new 4K capabilities in its TVU One range of mobile transmitters. Making use of an H.265 hardware encoding chip, the TVU One 4K sends full broadcast-quality 4K, 10-bit true 60-fps HDR video at bandwidths as low as 3 mbps with just 0.5-second latency. The quality is very high. It makes newsgathering and sports production possible, says Paul Chen, chief executive, TVU Networks. It is a significant low-bitrate 4K and has 5G. For sports events, it is very efficient, too. The company is also highlighting the TVU G-Link 4K rack-mounted point-to-point contribution encoder and the cloud-based TVU Talkshow, an all-in-one solution for multicamera production that enables producers to incorporate audience participation into their programmes using video.

The new Nimbra 400 from Net Insight (1.B40) has been designed from the ground up to meet the demand for live media internet transport for premium applications. The x86 COTS building practices and software-based architecture of the Nimbra 400 series give users flexibility. Net Insight has also announced the launch of new Nimbra Virtual Functions, which reduce connectivity costs and media-networking complexity for remote production and IP media delivery. Virtual Functions are software applications that run on standard hardware platforms, allowing addition of new VNFs to an existing network without installing or replacing hardware. New functionalities can be added and upgraded, without the costs of site visits and without capex investments in new hardware.

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CenturyLink (5.B61) announced its acquisition of Streamroot earlier this week, and, here at IBC, the two companies are discussing how the merger of a traditional CDN and a peer-to-peer (P2P) provider will improve content delivery within bandwidth-constrained areas. Bill Wohnoutka, VP, global internet and content delivery services, CenturyLink, said, We're trying to give broadcasters the confidence to use the internet to introduce the highest bitrates, the highest-quality technology possible. Streamroot CEO Pierre-Louis Theron commented, To replace traditional TV tech with OTT tech, you need good P2P technology. Streamroot worked on the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 with TF1 to meet streaming challenges, he said: This was the biggest streamed World Cup ever. TF1 was scared they'd kill the French internet, though; when you have 3 million to 4 million people watching the stream and you want to push 4K UHD, you're going to hit the internet. Wohnoutka added, Now, if you're a CDN and you don't have P2P assisted, you're behind.

Spectra Logic SVP Hossein Ziashakeri

Spectra Logic (7.B50) continues to expand its product portfolio beyond tape libraries, unveiling the intriguing new StorCycle storage-management software. By creating a Perpetual Tier of storage, StorCycle can reduce the overall cost of storing data by up to 70%, while still giving users full access to their data, according to Spectra Logic SVP Hossein Ziashakeri. He notes that most media organizations store their data on an expensive Primary Tier of storage even though up to 80% of this data is inactive - costing both space and money. StorCycle automatically scans this Primary Tier for inactive files and migrates them to a secure Perpetual Tier (which can include any combination of cloud storage, object storage disk, NAS, and tape) - reducing costs and increasing overall performance.

AJA Video Systems (7.C25) has announced the new HDR Image Analyzer 12G, bringing 12G-SDI connectivity to its real-time HDR monitoring and analysis platform developed in partnership with Colorfront. The new product streamlines 4K/UltraHD HDR monitoring and analysis workflows by supporting the latest high-bandwidth 12G-SDI connectivity. HDR Image Analyzer 12G offers waveform, histogram, and vectorscope monitoring and analysis of 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD, HDR, and WCG content for broadcast and OTT production, postproduction, QC, and mastering. AJA also unveiled the KUMO 6464-12G, a new SDI router featuring 64X 12G-SDI inputs and 64X 12G-SDI outputs for high-quality signal routing. KUMO 6464-12G suits a range of broadcast, production, post, and pro-AV environments and allows professionals to take advantage of the scalability and increased bandwidth that 12G-SDI provides. AJA President Nick Rashby reminded an IBC press conference that 6464-12G is the company's seventh
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