LAS VEGAS—From portable options to shared storage
setups, more is being asked of storage and
recording solutions: Handle more channels.
Accept more formats. And do all of it
quietly, quickly and with redundancy.
Cloud-based technologies seemed to
come into their own this year, as did
technologies that offer a unique bent: Connectivity, incremental archiving,
dockable recorder/camera capabilities
and the ability to record multiple HD/
STORAGE AND SERVERS
ABEKAS introduced v5.0 software for its
Mira Instant Replay and Mira Production
multi-channel video servers. The software
now supports for native recording of AVC-Intra-
encoded media at both 50 Mbps and
100 Mbps data rates.
ARCHION TECHNOLOGIES introduced Edit-
Stor 3, enabling media production organizations
to invest in a shared storage platform
for today‘s demanding workflows
knowing the system will support future
CACHE-A showcased its new LTFS LTO-6
archive appliance, new workflow templates
with incremental archiving, the
new Pro-Cache610 archive appliance
and a new Library80+ expansion option.
EDITSHARE shared its shared storage solutions,
including the Field 2 portable
shared storage solution, which operates
on the new EditShare Storage v7 platform.
EVS debuted the newest generation of
the XT3 media production server. It also
introduced the XS, a 6RU server that offers
12-channel ingest capabilities, 4K
and1080p support, and dual media sharing
network capabilities. The company
also marked the NAB debut of its C-Cast
Xplore live content web-browsing interface
and OpenCube MXF server and media
interoperability software applications.
|Christian Garcia with EVS points out the company’s
OpenCube HD/SD server.
GRASS VALLEY showcased enhancements
to its K2 Summit 3G Production Client
and K2 Dyno S Replay System, which
are UHD/4K -compliant and can now
support multiple frame rates including
super slow-motion and ultra-high frame
rate acquisition and replay. K2 Dyno
S also offers a new and optional tOG-Sports
telestration feature developed by
RT Software which supports both 720p
and 1080i formats directly from the K2
Dyno S touchscreen.
HARMONIC featured enhancements
to the Spectrum media
server product line, including
the Spectrum ChannelPort integrated
channel playout system.
MASSTECH GROUP showed
Masstech for Enterprise, an
archiving, media asset management
and transcoding solution
for file-based media operations.
JVC showcased the ProHD
Broadcaster server, which is
designed as both physical server
and cloud-based solution.
The system is being used to power JVC’s
professional streaming services for live
HD content to Web and broadcast facilities.
ROHDE & SCHWARZ DVS has updated its
VENICE ingest and production server
with new Avid outgest and studio playout
capabilities. The company also launched
SpycerBox Cell, a SAN for uncompressed
and compressed post-production and
SONNET featured the newest generation
of the xMac mini Server as well as its line
of Express and Thunderbolt expansion
THOMSON VIDEO NETWORKS showed the
newest version of the Sapphire MPEG
stream server, used to demonstrate an
HEVC play-out system.
XDT showed the newest version of its
Catapult Suite or products, which includes
the Catapult Server.
XENDATA showed optical disk and LTO
archive systems, including the XenData
SXL-5000, a turnkey LTO that scales to
over 1 PB.
VITEC introduced the Proxsys TC Archiver,
the industry’s first fully integrated
turnkey media archive solution for New-
Tek TriCaster multi-camera live video
CLOUD/CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK
AFRAME showed off the capabilities inherent
in its new Aframe 3.0 cloud video
platform, as well as a new desktop app
designed to ease the media ingest process.
AKAMAI showed its cloud delivery platform,
and partnered with Elemental Technologies
to show how live 4K video at 60
fps, encoded using HEVC and packaged
in MPEG-DASH streaming, could be delivered
over the Akamai platform.
ASPERA announced new partners for its
Aspera FASP transfer technology. Aspera
On Demand, the company’s high speed
transfer platform as a service now supports
IBM SoftLayer, Google Cloud Platform
and OpenStack, in addition to Amazon
Web Services and Windows Azure.
BROADPEAK demonstrated its nanoCDN
technology, which eliminates live multiscreen
consumption peak issues.
ELEMENTAL showed off its video processing
technology including v2.0 of the
Elemental Cloud platform, which was
shown coupled with a live-to-VOD application
in a broadcast workflow using
HEVC as a contribution format.
Cloud solutions from FRONT PORCH DIGITAL included the LYNXdr Disaster Recovery
in the Cloud solution.
HARMONIC introduced Harmonic VOS, a
software platform and architecture. Electra
XVM, the first product to be delivered
on VOS offers playout, graphics and delivery.
IMAGINE COMMUNICATIONS introduced a
suite of cloud-based workflow solutions,
including the SelenioEdge content delivery
network software; and MediaCentral
software- and IP-based framework for enabling
customers to migrate media and
playout functionality to the cloud.
QUANTUM demonstrated “StorNext in the
Cloud,” a StorNext-Lattus Object Storage
cloud-enabled media workflow. The
cloud solution allows media production
companies that rely on StorNext-based
workflows for production and archive
will now have the ability to seamlessly
integrate private cloud workflows into
their facilities as well as enable media
sharing worldwide, linking StorNextbased
workgroups without maintaining
duplicate copies of content.
SIGNIANT showed off Signiant SkyDrop, a
hybrid SaaS solution that accelerates the
movement of big data and professional
media files into and out of cloud storage.
TELESTREAM demo-ed its new Vantage
Cloud, which allows users to handle
transcoding in the cloud.
TVU NETWORKS released TVU Grid, an IP-based
video switching, routing and distribution
solution, that allows TV stations to
manage, route, switch and distribute live
video content through both public and
private Internet connections.
RECORDING & MEDIA
ATOMOS launched the new 4K Apple
ProRes and RAW capable 12G-SDI and
4K HDMI Shogun, the world’s first 12G
SDI & 4K HDMI I/O monitor recorder
and deck. Also new is Ninja Star, a small
self-contained external HDMI recorder,
which can record in both HD and ProRes
to capture pristine, 4:2:2, 10-bit images
straight from any camera sensor directly
to inexpensive CFast media.
DIGITAL NIRVANA launched the FIFO Recorder,
which records multiple HD-SDI
feeds in an Avid edit-ready format.
GRASS VALLEY showed off the newest
version of the T2 intelligent digital disk
recorders, which combine advanced NLE
production with VTR-like controls, with
multiple playback/record channels.
JVC launched its SR-HD1350US and SRHD1700US
professional Blu-ray/hard disc
drive combo decks, designed to create
Blu-ray or DVDs directly from live video
inputs or from video files stored on builtin
MATROX VIDEO announced v3.0 for its
VS4Recorder, including VS4Control for
gang recording that lets live event producers
capture an unlimited number of
video sources simply by networking multiple
VS4-enabled machines together in a
MEDIAPROXY showed the LogServer IP,
which offers DVR/PVR-style clip-based
MPEG recording, designed for logging of
native broadcast quality media.
|Panasonic’s new 256 GB express P2 card was safely
displayed in a glass case.
introduced the AU-VREC1,
a separate dockable recording module
unit for its new VariCam 35 4K camera/
recorder. The company also debuted the
expressP2 card, specifically designed to
accommodate high frame rate 1080 HD
AVC-ULTRA recording (above 60fps) as
well as 4K capture.
ROHDE & SCHWARZ DVS debuted the
Pronto4K-HFR, which combines the spatial
resolution of 4K images with the high
frame rates of 60 fps and the color depth
of uncompressed RGB 12 bit. 3D/stereoscopic
playout with 30 fps per eye at 4K
resolution is supported as well. Later this
year, frame rates will be doubled to 120
fps for single stream playout and to 60
fps for 3D/stereoscopic playout, all with
RGB 10 bit material.
SONY introduced a new 2TB portable
storage hard disk drive, the
PSZ-HA2T. Each drive has a silicon
cover and protective case
to withstand the rigors of field
production and reduce shipping
damage. The company
also showed off its Optical Disc
Archive, a cartridge housing 12
optical discs and a specialized
drive unit for large-scale, long-term
image data archiving.
SOUND DEVICES debuted the
PIX 270i and PIX 250i video recorders,
as well as the PIX 260i
production video recorder, which can record
up to four drives in Apple ProRes or
Avid DNxHD formats.