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Sony Crispin

Sony buys broadcast automation software developer

Sony has acquired the broadcast automation software developer Crispin Corporation, it was announced at NAB.

PWS4500 Sony

Metadata-based workflow device launched

Sony is launching a new Content Management Station and has improved the HDR capabilities of its PWS-4500 live production server system.

Panasnic 360 degree camera

More details revealed about Panasonic 360-degree camera

Panasonic has revealed more details about a prototype 360-degree camera, first showcased at IBC, that the company says will be available from August

EVS-Avid

EVS and Avid enhance live workflows

EVS and Avid have collaborated to support fast-turnaround live production workflows for users of their systems.

Atomos Sumo

Atomos debuts HDR monitor-recorder Sumo

Atomos has developed Sumo, a device for monitoring and recording High Dynamic Range (HDR) which can also perform live HD switching.

Snell Kahuna Maverik

HDR signal conversion products unveiled

Both Evertz and SAM are touting products that can convert High Dynamic Range (HDR) signals from one flavour of HDR to another, and to and from Standard Dynamic Range (SDR).

Avid MediaCentral

Avid secures Microsoft cloud deal

Avid has secured a long-term tie-up with Microsoft to develop cloud-based apps for the media and entertainment industry.

Vislink 4K

Government to compensate PMSE kit owners for spectrum loss

Ofcom is to offer compensation to owners of wireless cameras and microphones after bringing forward the its plan to clear the 700 MHz radio band.

Rown Bray

Clear Cut appoints Bray as MD

Clear Cut Pictures has appointed former Molinare group facility manager Rowan Bray as its new managing director. 

James Goodhand

RTS calls for Young Technologist nominations

The Royal Television Society (RTS) is looking for outstanding technologists of the future as it opens entries for the RTS Young Technologist Award 2017.

Canon lens and 5D

Canon launches servo lens and upgrades 5D

Canon has announced a new compact cine-servo lens, a C-Log upgrade for its 5D camera and additional firmware for three professional monitors.

Peter Thompson Conor Dignam

Vision president Thompson receives Special Recognition Award

Peter Thompson, the president of the Vision Charity, has been awarded a Broadcast Special Recognition Award for his work over more than 40 years in raising funds for blind children.

Evertz EVremote

Evertz debuts IP transport gateways

Remote production will be a key focus for Evertz at NAB as it introduces two new media gateway platforms for IP transport.

ericsson mediafirst

Virtualised processing platform on show

Ericsson will use NAB to showcase a virtualised video processing platform designed to help broadcasters and operators deliver Ultra High Definition (UHD) and virtual and augmented reality services. 

Alexa SXT

Transmitter and WiFi added to Alexa

ARRI has introduced a new Alexa SXT camera system that includes a built-in video transmitter and WiFI capabilities.

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Doctor Who puddle

Doctor Who

Creation and delivery of more than 800 visual effects shots for series 10 of the cult sci-fi series.

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.

SS-GB

Audibility: the struggle to be heard

The issue of audibility continues to rear its ugly head. So where in the production and post workflow do the problems occur?

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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

Planet Earth II

Possibilities are endless for VR wildlife documentaries

Immersive technology will transform how we make natural history, says Erfan Saadati

CES 2017

CES 2017: hearing voices in Vegas

Amazon’s voice control app Alexa was a powerful presence at CES, says Mark Harrison

Digital Edition

Digital edition: Broadcast TECH

In the April/May issue: TV’s audibility controversy looks here to stay; Scotland gets go-ahead for studios; How to capture the America’s Cup and transmit it worldwide; and tips on how to approach 360-degree projects

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Hospital People, BBC1

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Little Boy Blue, ITV

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