Ki Pro Ultra Firmware Update

Avid DNxHD Recording

Ki Pro Ultra v2.0 firmware offers Avid DNxHD recording and playback of .mov files for Avid® HD workflows and more. This lets you choose the balance of image fidelity and file size that’s right for each individual production as well as recording directly to native file formats that are understood by most major editing systems.
 
• Avid DNxHD 220x
• Avid DNxHD 145
• Avid DNxHD 36

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The Timecode Systems Pulse: Now Shipping!

Timecode Systems Limited, a pioneer in wireless technologies for sharing timecode and metadata, today announced that its flagship product, the :pulse, is now available to buy through the company’s international network of resellers. Powered by the company’s robust BLINK RF protocol, the :pulse is Timecode Systems’ most sophisticated workflow solution yet, offering wireless sync and remote device control capability in one compact product.  
 
Used in its simplest form, the :pulse is a highly accurate timecode, genlock, and word clock generator with an integrated RF transceiver to ensure rock-solid synchronisation with zero drift between timecode sources. As well as being a hub for timecode and metadata exchange, it’s also a powerful centre for wirelessly controlling devices on multicamera shoots. With a :pulse set as the timecode master unit, users can activate the device’s integral Wi-Fi or add a wired connection to the Ethernet port to open the free, multiplatform BLINK Hub app on their smartphones, tablets, or laptops. Enabled by the BLINK RF protocol, the BLINK Hub app allows users to not only centrally monitor and control all Timecode Systems timecode sources on set, but also any compatible camera and audio equipment to which they are connected. 
 
“Our long-range BLINK RF was initially developed for the purpose of one-way communication of timecode and genlock, but we knew that we could make fuller use of the bandwidth,” said Paul Scurrell, CEO of Timecode Systems. “By integrating enhanced two-way multiplexed status, control, and metadata exchange capabilities into the :pulse, we opened up the possibility of using the BLINK Hub app for remote transport control of third-party cameras and sound equipment.”
 
Timecode Systems has already developed a bespoke remote device control solution for Sound Devices 6-Series mixer/recorders and is working on adding to the :pulse the capability to control GoPro®, ARRI, and RED cameras remotely via the BLINK Hub app.

“With the production of the SyncBac PRO, our embedded timecode sync accessory for GoPro cameras, now in full flow, we’re very close to launching remote control of HERO4 Silver and Black cameras,” Scurrell said. “Using either the :pulse’s Wi-Fi or a wired Ethernet connection into the :pulse, SyncBac PRO users will be able to connect their GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver cameras to the BLINK Hub app. This, among other things, unlocks the capability to put a GoPro to sleep remotely and then start recording again from the app when the action starts again. It’s a great way to save the camera’s battery life when it’s gear-mounted or rigged somewhere inaccessible.”
 
In a multicamera or virtual reality environment, having this level of central control of all of the timecode, camera, and audio devices on set considerably streamlines the production workflow. The Timecode Systems team will be showing how the :pulse, in combination with the BLINK Hub app, can deliver new synergies to busy crews at IBC2016. 

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AJA Releases FS4 Frame Synchronizer and Converter

Delivers Support for 4K/UltraHD and Multi-channel 2K/HD/SD Workflows in 1RU Frame
 
Grass Valley, CA (June 30, 2016)—AJA Video Systems announced that its FS4 frame sync and converter supporting 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD and SD workflows is now shipping. Encased in a sleek 1RU chassis, FS4 provides incredible flexibility for broadcast and ProAV professionals with a single channel mode for 4K/UltraHD video processing and up, down and cross-conversion to/from 2K/HD/SD, as well as a 4-Channel mode for multi-channel density that enables four 2K/HD/SD channels of simultaneous conversion and processing.

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Five reasons to add timecode to your GoPro

With production in process and shipping fast-approaching, it’s time to get into the nitty gritty of the SyncBac PRO. TimeCode Systems be revealing more over a series of news posts here, starting today with what benefits adding timecode to the GoPro brings to professional productions.

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DigiBox signs Distribution Agreement with MuxLab

London – September 1, 2016 – DigiBox, one of the UK’s leading product distribution companies in the broadcast, telecommunications and multimedia markets, has signed a Distribution Agreement with MuxLab, a world leader in audio video, broadcast and CCTV connectivity to lead growth in the UK, Ireland and the Nordics.
 
DigiBox will draw upon its existing distribution knowledge, technical expertise and support services to promote growth and interest in MuxLab products in those territories.
 
“We are proud to offer this high quality range of products through our partnership with MuxLab,” said Mike Heaney, Managing Director of DigiBox. “The flexibility of the MuxLab broadcast solutions enhances our Channel Partners’ existing portfolios, maximising opportunity for both companies.”
 
 “With an expert team of in-house sales and technical specialists, DigiBox is far more than a product distributor,” stated Aiden Jones, European Sales Manager for MuxLab. “Like MuxLab, DigiBox has a deep understanding and commitment to the needs of today’s media professionals.  DigiBox is the ideal partner to promote and support MuxLab’s range of A/V equipment, including matrix switches, splitters, switchers & extenders and new HDBaseT solutions in the UK marketplace.” 
 
As well as the extensive broadcast structured cabling solutions, DigiBox will hold MuxLab’s full range of products, including their Pro Digital line of AV and Pro Audio products and  products for the CCTV market. This opens up significant sales possibilities for DigiBox in multiple vertical markets and application scenarios that can be easily complimented by the MuxLab range of products.
 
About DigiBox
With over 19 years’ experience, DigiBox is the leading UK product distribution company serving the broadcast, telecommunications and multimedia markets. The company uses its wealth of broadcast experience to represent best-of-breed products from world-leading manufacturers.  The company has expanded into several vertical markets, including Corporate IT, Education and Pro AV, whilst continuing to invest in additional markets, such as Medical and Defence. For more information, please visit www.digi-box.co.uk. 
 
About MuxLab
MuxLab is a leading designer of value-added connectivity hardware for the Pro AV, Broadcast, and CCTV markets. Since 1984, we have continued to support our main mission to provide our customers with innovative and industry leading designs and the dependability they need.  MuxLab understands the need for quality, performance, and reliability and we design & engineer all of our products in Canada with this focus in mind. For over 30 years, MuxLab has been at the forefront of the advances in signal distribution and connectivity. Keeping up with emerging technology, our goal is to provide easy to use and affordable solutions for transferring all forms of Audio/Video, Broadcast, and CCTV signals.
 

TalkShow® VS 4000 is now shipping

NewTek today began shipping the NewTek TalkShow® VS 4000, the professional, multi-channel video calling production system for both SDI and IP workflows, designed exclusively for conducting multiple live, production-ready Skype video calls simultaneously. NewTek TalkShow VS 4000 integrates multi-channel video calling to enable instant connection and live interaction online via Skype to facilitate compelling conversation and in-depth discussion between multiple remote guests in real time regardless of location. TalkShow VS 4000 takes advantage of Skype TX 4 from Microsoft. More flexible and scalable than its predecessor, Skype TX 4 offers broadcasters and media partners the ability to integrate multiple studio-grade Skype video calls into a broadcast workflow.

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Join us at IBC 2016

Join DigiBox and our partners at IBC, 9-13 September 2016, where we will showcase the latest solutions to enhance your production workflow. Our team will be onsite during these events to check out the latest announcements, meet with suppliers/resellers and seek out new and innovative solutions that will bring positive change to your business. We will be showcasing latest innovations and giving you the chance to get hands-on with the technology that is at the forefront of our vision; to create the most fluid end-to-end, distributed media production environment in the industry.
 
Latest news from our partners...
 
Adder Technology (stand 7.C30)
 
Adder KVM Solutions: Choose High Performance KVM. Visit Adder on stand 7.C30 for the latest extension, switching and matrix solutions for Broadcast. With 4 new products on the stand, it truly is a golden era for Adder Technology: AdderLink XDIP, AdderLink XD150FX fibre extender. New USB extender, the C-USB LAN and a VGA DDX dongle. The AdderLink Infinity professional KVM solution will also be an enticing highlight!
 
AdderLink XDIP: View and demo the award winning AdderLink XDIP, an IP based KVM solution. Use it to extend the full functionality of your computer(s). Create point-to-point or fluid digital matrices for your users using your existing network infrastructure. Key features include: LAN based, AV & USB over IP, USB 2.0 Hi-speed, 100m extension using a single cable, Extension and/or matrix solution, Software defined node, Local feed through port, Plug and Play and POE or external power adaptor.
 
AdderLink Infinity: the ultimate IP-based, high performance KVM solution. Secure, point to point extension or full digital KVM matrix for Command and Control. Fully flexible, fully scalable matrix solution with your existing infrastructure.
 
Adder RED-PSU: a 1U, 19" rack mountable, power distribution unit with optional redundancy. Available in 8 or 16 port variant with intelligent load balancing, locking power connectors and a secure web interface.
 
AdderView DDX: a 1U, 19" rack mountable, flexible 30-port KVM switch for DVI, DisplayPort, VGA, USB and audio. Lossless HD video extension with user configurable ports and multi-view on-screen thumbnail display.
 
NewTek (stand 7.K11)
 
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TalkShow VS 4000: 4-Channel Calling System: Reach millions of monthly connected users and produce broadcast-ready Skype video calls with the only professional, multi-channel video calling system designed for both SDI and IP live production workflows.
 
NDI & The IP Workflow Solution: The future of live production is already here. Access any source, anywhere on your network, with the most advanced IP solution on the planet.
 
Advanced IP Workflow, a visionary and groundbreaking new live production paradigm that provides broadcast stations and networks, studio facilities and video production departments in any company an immediate gateway to the IP future. This development builds upon NewTek’s deep experience with computer/IP-based technology already deployed in tens of thousands live production systems. NewTek Advanced IP Workflow allows production switchers to communicate with cameras and other video sources connected on a network, assign any of them as inputs, and deliver multi-channel, high quality, frame-accurate video encoded in real-time, all over standard Ethernet networks. This makes it possible to exponentially increase the number of sources available for live production switching, without directly attaching to devices, changing locations, or investing in expensive, high-bandwidth networks that simply replace SDI-based workflows.
 
MDS: Deliver live streaming video from your production directly to viewers.  Featuring Wowza Technology, The MDS is a revolutionary real-time media encoding and live streaming video delivery platform—the first integrated production system establishing a direct link between the producers who create the content and the viewers that consume it.

AJA (stand 7.F11)
 
KUMO 6464: The KUMO 6464 router offers an incredible 64 inputs and 64 outputs of 3G-SDI video and audio, while maintaining a slim and compact 4RU profile. KUMO 6464 has elegant and powerful web-based network control, and supports any SDI-based signal up to 3G-SDI, including HD and even 4K/UltraHD signals. Built to the same high quality standards as all AJA KUMO products, KUMO 6464 is the ideal choice for any installation where a balance of size and routing capacity are critical.
 
HELO: HELO is AJA’s new H.264 streaming and recording stand-alone appliance. HELO brings both SDI and HDMI I/O into a single appliance with the ability to simultaneously stream out to your Content Delivery Network (CDN) as well as encode and record beautiful H.264 files to either SD cards, USB storage or network based storage simultaneously. (Pictured)
 
RovoRx-SDI: RovoRx-SDI is an UltraHD/HD HDBaseT Receiver with four integrated 6G/3G-SDI outputs and HDMI video and audio outputs specifically designed to receive RovoCam’s output. Receive the RovoCam’s video and audio up to 100m away from the camera, and output to SDI monitors, routers and recorders and HDMI TVs and devices. RovoRx-SDI also offers a DA (Distribution Amplifier) Mode for extensive output options. The HDBaseT connector on RovoRx-HDMI supports camera uncompressed video, audio, power, and control, all over a single Cat 5e/6 cable, greatly simplifying cabling and systems integration.
 
KONA IP: KONA IP is desktop video and audio I/O for professional IP based workflows. KONA IP is the next generation of AJA’s industry leading KONA line of PCIe capture and playback cards, and works with AJA's Control Room, Control Panel software and SDK tools, providing support for leading third party content creation applications. Designed as a flexible platform with support for SMPTE 2022-6 and 2022-7 uncompressed IP video, KONA IP offers you the flexibility to keep current as the IP transition proceeds. 
 
ROI-SDI: AJA’s ROI-SDI Scan Converter allows exceptionally high quality conversion and extraction of a Region of Interest (ROI) from a 3G-SDI input to 3G-SDI and HDMI mirrored outputs at an affordable price in a very portable form factor. With incredible image scaling, extensive aspect ratio conversion and audio functionality, ROI-SDI fulfills the growing need to customize video signals for a range of display and SDI workflow needs without sacrificing budget or space.
 
RovoControl: RovoControl is free software from AJA for Mac and Windows, designed to be a simple application for controlling one or multiple RovoCams, offering easy control of all the main camera features like zoom, iris and focus. RovoControl uniquely offers ePTZ for moving an HD 1080p box around the UltraHD frame, allowing Pan, Tilt and Zoom for HD output.
 
C10DA: The C10DA is a 1x6 Analog Distribution Amplifier with support for NTSC and PAL offering the ability to distribute multiple copies of the incoming signal or extend content of composite video with gain adjustment to compensate for long cable runs where needed. The C10DA can also be used to DA Tri-Level sync in an HD facility when a sync signal is fed externally into the Video Input.

Timecode Systems (stand B30A)
 
SyncBac: Whether mounted for an explosive feature film action sequence or rigged to capture multiple perspectives for a documentary of an expedition, dock your HERO4 with a SyncBac PRO to timecode sync GoPro footage and seamlessly integrate it into a professional production workflow.  Timecode sync for GoPro - The SyncBac PRO is a wireless embedded timecode sync solution for GoPro cameras that create a professional standard wearable camera that timecode syncs not only with other GoPros, but also any professional video and audio equipment. Simply clip it to the back of a GoPro to enable HERO4 cameras to generate their own frame-accurate timecode, producing a timecoded MP4 file at source.

Arsenal Football Club: How to Build A Global Fan Base

Sports leagues and teams can grow and prosper in ways they never imagined before.  A team can take itself global with the right strategic combination of branding, fan experiences, content and distribution.  Properly monetizing attendance, viewing, sponsorships and merchandise for the local and global fans drives revenues many times over what a local sports franchise could ever have expected just a decade ago, even in a major market.  And a team does not have to reside in a major market to achieve this type of global success.
 
The UK’s Arsenal Football Club has applied itself to such a strategy and now numbers its fans in the millions.  Key to the success has been careful attention to developing the brand and the fan experience, including touches such as giving fans an Arsenal-oriented live audio commentary via an app on their device of choice, so fans can watch the broadcast but tune out impartial broadcast commentators in favor of a “true fan” experience.

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