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Panasonic PTZ camera

Panasonic reveals full line up of PTZ cameras with NDI support

Panasonic has announced a full line-up of PTZ (pan, tilt and zoom) cameras with built-in support for NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI) protocol, which enables multiple video systems to communicate with one another over IP.

Ian Brotherston

TVT buys DMC to ‘leapfrog' competition into IP world

Chiswick-based media services company TVT completed a takeover of Amsterdam-based playout and distribution facility Digital Media Centre (DMC) last week, following three months of discussions.

Timeline's Graduate Programme

New engineering and VFX graduate training schemes announced

Technical and creative facilities company Timeline Television, and VFX house Double Negative have launched graduate programmes offering successful applicants the chance to gain valuable experience in the industry.

Sky Q

Sky agrees Cisco security deal

Sky has agreed a deal with Cisco that will see extra conditional access and digital rights management (DRM) protection added to video content that the broadcaster makes available via computers, set-top boxes and mobile devices.

Space Studios

ProVision preps Space Studios move

ITV owned facilities company ProVision is to relocate its Manchester HQ to Space Studios Manchester later this year.

SpaceCrate

VIDEO: SpaceCrate, the audio studio in a shipping container Video

SpaceCrate, the purpose-built audio recording and mixing facility in a shipping container, is working on its first production – a feature film being shot in a variety of UK locations, including Shepperton Studios.

Kathleen Gray

NEP engineer named as RTS young technologist of the year

Kathleen Gray, a guarantee broadcast engineer at NEP UK, has won the 2017 RTS (Royal Television Society) Young Technologist Award.

EVE

AI technology EVE auto-edits clips of eSports content

Media-tech company Elastic Media has launched EVE (the Elastic Video Engine), an AI technology that uses AI and ‘deep learning’ to take live streams and broadcasts and auto-separate them into segments.

DPP

Extending the IMF format from film to broadcast and online content

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is partnering with Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) to develop a new version of the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) specifically for broadcast and online. The aim is to have it completed in the first half of 2018.

NewTek camera

NewTek launches IP camera and converters

NewTek is hoping to make the industry’s transition to IP-based production “real and affordable” with the introduction of an NDI-compatible camera and two IP video converters with wi-fi capability.

Red phone

Industry reactions to the Red Hydrogen One smartphone

Even by the standards of a company that thrives on serving up the unexpected, last week’s announcement by Californian camera manufacturer Red Digital Cinema that it is developing an Android smartphone took many by surprise.

Digital Media Centre

AMC Networks’ playout centre sold to TVT

Media services firm TVT has bought the Amsterdam-based playout and distribution company DMC (Digital Media Centre) from AMC Networks.

UHD2 truck

Timeline provides 4K OB truck for World Para Athletics Championships

Timeline Television’s IP 4K HDR truck is providing outside broadcast facilities for the presentation coverage of the ninth annual World Para Athletics Championships.

Green screen VFX

BECTU's campaign to get more VFX artists on screen credits

BECTU, the UK’s media and entertainment trade union, has launched a campaign for VFX artists to receive a credit for their work in TV productions and feature films.

Cinelab

Cinelab receives £2.25m investment from Foresight Group

Cinelab London, the UK’s only full-service film processing lab, has received a growth capital investment of £2.25m from the Foresight Group.

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TV3

TV3 adds Avid GFX kit in Studio One overhaul

Ireland’s TV3 has installed a new graphics system from Avid’s Studio Suite as part of a refresh of its daily studio output.

TV's quiet revolution

Following the introduction of the EBU’s R128 standard seven years ago, loudness complaints have fallen dramatically. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t work still to be done.

Comment

Ransomware attack

WannaCry ransomware: Could it happen to your company?

If you have any centralised data storage or computer resource, like Network Attached Storage (NAS), you should be very concerned indeed about cybercrime, writes Jon Morgan.

Tuomo Tolonen

Why the future of wireless mic technology is objectively digital

The digital versus analogue debate is one of audio’s many endless subjective arguments, with die-hards on both sides. But in the field of wireless microphone technology, argues Tuomo Tolonen, an objective winner is starting to emerge.

Kodi

Battle against piracy goes on

Sales of adapted set-top boxes are a new threat to the film and TV industry, says Christopher Schouten

Digital Edition

Broadcast Tech June 2017

Digital edition: Broadcast TECH

In the June/July issue: How Sky Arts delivered IoW Festival coverage in UHD; The future of fixed rig; Paving the way for 5G; and has TV’s loudness problem been solved?

MORE Digital editions

Accidental Anarchist

Accidental Anarchist: Life Without Government, BBC4

On the frontline with an unlikely revolutionary

SIr Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi

50 Years Legal, Sky Arts

Joining the cause for a labour of love

Earth Live

Earth Live, National Geographic

‘Like Springwatch on steroids’