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Aug 20, 2014 / 09:45 AM / By posted by Bob Kovacs
DVEO Wins Annual SBE Award for Video Traffic Smoothing
Aug 19, 2014 / 01:30PM / By Tom Butts
Bills Deploy Vitec IP Video Gear at Ralph Wilson Stadium
Vitec provided an end-to-end IPTV video system that displays HD H.264 video, with ultra-low latency, live to monitors throughout the stadium.
Aug 19, 2014 / 09:00 AM / By Tom Butts
NewBay Media Launches News Technology Award
Have your news products and services recognized for excellence with NewBay Media’s first News Technology Awards, sponsored by TV Technology and sister publication Broadcasting & Cable.


Aug 19, 2014 / 04:23PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
Chicago Tower Tech Helmetcams Antenna Removal on Hancock Tower
A tower tech working on Chicago’s John Hancock Center captured the view from what appears to be a helmetcam, and posted the result on YouTube.
Aug 19, 2014 / 01:41PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Nebraska Broadcasters Association inducts Bates and Grasz-Hall Into Hall of Fame
Bates and Grasz-Hall were inducted in a ceremony on Aug. 13 in Lincoln, Neb., during the NBA’s 80th Annual Convention.
Aug 19, 2014 / 01:41PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Nebraska Broadcasters Association inducts Bates and Grasz-Hall Into Hall of Fame
Bates and Grasz-Hall were inducted in a ceremony on Aug. 13 in Lincoln, Neb., during the NBA’s 80th Annual Convention.


Aug 14, 2014 / 11:31PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
I-Movix Extends Performance of X10 UHD Ultra Slow-mo System
I-Movix has extended the performance of its X10 UHD 4K ultra-slow motion system to support both continuous super slow motion and ultra slow motion at frame rates of up to 1,000 fps.
Aug 13, 2014 / 02:49 PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
Shooter Captures BlackMagic URSA 4K Footage
DP John Brawley has posted what appears to be the first BlackMagic URSA footage online.
Aug 11, 2014 / 12:00 PM / By Steve Harvey
Standardizing AoIP is Enabling Interoperability
Broadcast mixing console manufacturers began implementing Audio-over-Internet Protocol transports over a decade ago, but with no standards in place, one brand was typically unable to network with another.


Aug 19, 2014 / 03:38PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
WWOR-TV License Renewal Opponents Get More Time
The FCC on Tuesday granted a request by the United Church of Christ, Rainbow/PUSH, Free Press and Voices for New Jersey for a 30-day extension on filing petitions for review of the renewal, which the FCC approved Aug. 8.
Aug 18, 2014 / 05:46PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
Petitions to Reconsider Incentive Auction Rules Due Sept. 15
The FCC’s spectrum incentive auction rules will become official Oct. 14, according to publication in the Federal Register, which also triggers the deadline for official challenges like the one filed Monday by the NAB.
Aug 18, 2014 / 05:26PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
NAB Sues FCC Over Incentive Auction Rules
The broadcast lobby has asked a federal court to enjoin the Federal Communications Commission’s post-incentive auction TV station repacking methodology.


Aug 18, 2014 / 12:54AM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Microsoft Hyper-lapse Renders Smoothed Time-lapsed GoPro Video
Researchers at Microsoft have developed a way to smooth out time-lapsed, personal video footage. “Personal” as in the GoPro or Google Glass, for example.
Aug 12, 2014 / 03:29PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
Disney Demos Automated Multicamera Editing
Disney Researchers have come up with a way to auto-edit together footage from multiple social cameras. The team created an algorithm that takes in multiple video feeds and outputs a “single video of user-specified length that cuts between the multiple feeds automatically.”
Aug 12, 2014 / 10:41AM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Sensio Obtains U.S. Patent on Temporal Interpolation for 3DTVs
Sensio Technologies Inc. announced that the U.S. patent office has issued U.S. patent No. 8804842 relating to a method to generate new images in order to increase the frame rate for 3D viewing.


Aug 14, 2014 / 07:18PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Biamp Systems Selected for University of Oregon Football Complex
Biamp Systems announced that the company’s AudiaFlex digital audio platform and Nexia CS digital audio processors are providing digital signal processing throughout the University of Oregon’s new Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex.
Aug 14, 2014 / 07:09PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
ADI and Nevion Team Up for English Football Clubs
Managed media specialist Nevion has partnered with ADI to help the media-based services supplier deliver content over its pioneering ‘Live Venue’ platform, a new fiber broadcast network linking Barclays Premier League and Sky Bet Football League clubs with global rights holders, federations, broadcasters and fans.
Aug 14, 2014 / 01:08PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Calrec Covers Audio During World Cup
The BBC relied on Calrec Audio’s digital audio consoles during its coverage of the FIFA World Cup beginning in June.


Aug 20, 2014 / 03:04PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
Nine U.S. TV Stations Swapped for $537 Million
RICHMOND, VA.—Media General unleashed a flurry of deals Wednesday, announcing nine station swaps and adjusted merger terms with LIN Media, which lost its CBS affiliation in Indianapolis to Tribune earlier this month.
Aug 18, 2014 / 06:58PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Plura Acquires Alpermann+Velte
Plura announced the acquisition of Alpermann+Velte, a leading manufacturer of timecode products, production timers and studio clock systems for digital broadcast and production environments.
Aug 13, 2014 / 03:54PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Industry Veteran Rich Hajdu Forms Vendor Consultancy
Longtime industry veteran Rich Hajdu has launched Sand Run Consultants.


Aug 15, 2014 / 01:00 PM / By posted by Bob Kovacs
'World’s Highest Power' Solid-State Transmitter Goes On-Air
GatesAir, a manufacturer of transmitters and other broadcast products for television and radio, has delivered what the company claims is the world’s highest-power digital TV solid-state transmitter.
Jul 23, 2014 / 03:13PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
C Spire Selects Amino for IPTV Rollout
C Spire, a Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company, has selected Amino’s Intel-based IPTV platform.


Aug 19, 2014 / 09:00 AM / By Tom Butts
NewBay Media Launches News Technology Award
Have your news products and services recognized for excellence with NewBay Media’s first News Technology Awards, sponsored by TV Technology and sister publication Broadcasting & Cable.
Aug 15, 2014 / 03:15PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
JVC ‘F.A.S.T. Track Tour’ to Showcase Live HD Streaming Technologies
JVC announced its “F.A.S.T. Track Tour,” a series of presentations to promote the live HD streaming capabilities built into its camcorders and related products, as well as to provide information about streaming technology for video professionals.
Aug 14, 2014 / 09:38 AM / By Bob Kovacs
General Dynamics Mediaware to Demo 4K HEVC Ad Insertion at IBC
At IBC 2014, General Dynamics Mediaware will highlight its portfolio of compressed-domain products targeted at broadcasters, video providers and media companies.






 
 
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