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IBC is the world's leading media, entertainment and technology show. Six leading international bodies are the partners behind IBC, representing both exhibitors and visitors.

LiveU at IBC 2019

LiveU will present its portfolio of 5G-enabled solutions for live news-gathering and dynamic sports coverage for every type of event. Looking towards the 2020 games in Tokyo, LiveU is already gearing up to support hundreds of customers with its award-winning HEVC technology.

IBC highlights include:

CREATE: HEVC 4K field units

  • LiveU’s flagship LU600 4K HEVC portable transmission solution offers flawless video with extreme bandwidth efficiency. The LU600’s latest HEVC 4K-SDI edition facilitates professional 4Kp50/60 streaming for top-quality production, supporting VR and 360 applications.
  • Our compact, robust LU300 HEVC unit for live streaming. At an attractive price-point, the LU300 HEVC solution is tailored to customers requiring a smaller field unit for high-quality video-on-the-go. Highly flexible, the LU300 can also serve as a standalone video encoder or be used as a LiveU DataBridge mobile hotspot for general connectivity in the field.
  • The professional 1U 4K HEVC rackmount, LU610 4K HEVC for vehicles and fixed locations. This powerful encoder, based on LiveU’s LU600 4K HEVC technology, offers the perfect hybrid solution for SNG trucks, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint distribution.

We’ll be showcasing our latest Remote At-Home Production applications for sports and live event producers, including:

  • Tally Light – bringing the ease of the live studio experience to the field, this important new tool enables field reporters to know instantly when they’re live on air via a red-light indicator connected to a LiveU unit.
  • LiveU Graphics – an easy-to-use professional cloud production tool for adding dynamic graphics to live streams. Users can simply select from ready-to-use graphic templates or create their own design and stream directly to any social media or CDN.
  • AV sync and support for up to 8 audio channels
  • LiveU Control – enabling simple remote control of LiveU units via smartphones

With precision measurement of end-to-end delay, LiveU’s Remote At-Home Production allows more events to be covered with simplified logistics and reduced costs. Multi-camera live events can be produced from a centralized studio control room instead of costly on-site production and satellite trucks.

MANAGE: Story-centric cloud AI & more

Driving meaningful content, LiveU AI offers a story-centric AI service for global news-gathering. The complete service, powered by newsbridge, offers a comprehensive set of contribution and AI-based video indexing tools for enriching, searching and accessing live or file-based content. Operating within the LiveU Central cloud management platform, LiveU AI will enable editors to search and find their required footage faster than ever, easing their daily workload and making real-time production much more efficient.

We’ll also be demonstrating our new LiveU Central feature, Single Sign On (SSO) for secure user management, integrated with the customer’s active directory or Identity as a Service (IDaaS).

DELIVER: IP video distribution

LiveU Matrix is LiveU’s next-generation IP video distribution platform, recently selected by CBS Newspath. Matrix provides a highly efficient content curation service, empowering newsroom managers to quickly and easily give hundreds of affiliates unparalleled access to live feeds from LiveU units in the field and other sources without any interruption, additional resources, or expensive fees. Matrix is also ideal for sports producers looking to live stream events easily and cost-effectively to multiple destinations and TV stations.

First IBC Social Impact Awards celebrate industry diversity & sustainability

The industry’s sense of social responsibility is stronger than ever, movements championing diversity and inclusivity are gathering momentum at an unprecedented pace and there is a conscious increase in company initiatives making a positive impact in the wider world. To reflect this, and its commitment to driving change in the industry, IBC is for the first time recognising social responsibility as part of its prestigious awards programme with a stand-alone award – the Social Impact Award.

This year’s call for entries received an overwhelming response and with so many impressive and impactful projects submitted the judges were moved to create three shortlists, recognising initiatives focused on diversity and inclusivity, on minimising environmental impact, and for the best ethical leadership. One winner from each category will be announced at the IBC Awards Ceremony.

“The decision facing us as judges was tremendously hard. The quality of the entries was exceptionally high, and all the initiatives submitted have real purpose,” said Ade Rawcliffe, head of Diversity for ITV Commissioning and Chair of the Social Impact Award Judging Panel. “This reflects what’s going on in the industry worldwide,” she added. “There is a real shift, a positive drive to not just create and deliver great content, but to do it with the best people from the widest range of backgrounds, with real audience engagement, and with the smallest possible environmental footprint.”

Recognising everything from projects making the industry more inclusive, both by ensuring clear career paths for women and in engagement with the young and the disadvantaged, to a focus on societal issues from drink driving to recycling, this year’s shortlist demonstrates the breadth of projects in the industry working to improve the world around us.

Shortlisted in the Diversity and Inclusivity category are:

  • Flex, A BBC cultural transformation to introduce a new flexible working policy, supporting career progression for women and men. As of July 2019, 80% of BBC vacancies have been advertised with flexible working, both in the UK and globally
  • Broadcast Academy, which provides a practical environment to develop technical and operational skills, with a particular emphasis on creating a diverse and multicultural talent pool and increasing the number of women in sports broadcasting. Broadcast Academy is part of HBS, a company that specialises in the host broadcasting of sports events
  • Journalism for Juniors, an initiative from Turkish broadcaster TRT which teaches disadvantaged young people and refugee children – in Turkey and overseas – how to tell their stories through the medium of journalism, not just to encourage them to make it their career but to understand the importance of trusted information

There are two finalists in the Environmental Impact category:

  • VoxA Omnichannel Engagement Platform, an advanced and extensive emergency alert and advisory platform for half a billion Indians living in India’s coastal communities, developed by Gaian Solutions for the Government of India, Ministry of Earth Sciences
  • Liquid Technology, a leader in the recycling of electronic equipment, eliminating the risk of harmful materials like cadmium, lead and rare earth metals finding their way into landfill

The third category for Ethical Leadership has three finalists:

  • An immersive, virtual reality experience to put you in the shoes of a drunk driver and experience its agonising consequences – created by BBDO DUBLIN and Inition for the Irish Road Safety Authority (RSA)
  • Combining green filmmaking and creative flair Chouette Films, an associate member of SOAS, University of London, crafts films with the ingredients to inspire social impact with the smallest possible environmental footprint
  • The gunman in the Christchurch massacre was welcomed into the Al Noor Mosque with the words “hello brother” – TRT created an online video campaign for citizens worldwide to share their stories under the hashtag #hellobrother

Who will take home the – newly redesigned, from sustainable materials – trophies? The winners will be revealed at the IBC2019 Awards Ceremony at 18:30 on Sunday, 15 September. Your ticket to the IBC Awards Ceremony is included in your free IBC exhibition visitor pass.

IBC 2019 Innovation Awards shortlist announced

From 6K to holographic projection and from esports to the FIFA World Cup, this year’s 10 IBC Innovation Awards finalists show a clear trend towards global co-operation and remarkable advances in bringing new engagement to content.

Representing the very best of technical excellence in pursuit of real benefits for producers and viewers alike, the Innovation Awards judges were “astounded by the range of imaginative projects submitted and had some really tough decisions to make,” said Michael Lumley, Chair of the international judging panel.

“Although we never look for a theme in our list of finalists, the shortlist usually reflects the wider industry,” Lumley added. “This year you can definitely see that there are a number of projects which are global in their scale and which use new opportunities in connectivity to bring us astounding images, whether that is capturing life under the sea or the excitement of sports.”

The calibre of this year’s shortlist demonstrates that the IBC Innovation Awards are the leading recognition for the application of cutting-edge technology in media and entertainment. The Innovation Awards are unique in that they do not go to new products, but instead to innovative uses of technology, bringing new creative, operational or commercial opportunities to users.

There are three categories: the first, Content Creation, recognises excellence in creating content. The four finalists for this category are:

  • Fox Sports for its augmented reality studio for Nascar
  • Riot Games for its remote production in Los Angeles of the League of Legends World Championships in Seoul
  • SailGP and Timeline Television, again for remote production, this time of SailGP, a new annual, global sports championship re-defining the sport of sailing
  • Vodafone in Romania for enabling an 11-year-old guitarist to join a rock band on stage, through a 5G remote link and holographic projection

For the Content Distribution category, the finalists are:

  • Associated Press, for its technical audacity in using lasers through open water to bring broadcast quality video from depths of 200m off the Seychelles
  • BT Sport for its practical demonstration of the use of 5G for remote production
  • COPA90 for its radical new approach to social media and fan engagement globally, from the FIFA World Cup in 2018

The shortlist for the Content Everywhere category is:

  • Deutsche Telekom for advancing immersive video experiences with a 6k resolution 360˚ service
  • ETV Bharat in India for building a news production and playout platform at a remarkable scale for 24 OTT channels in 13 languages, served by 5,000 journalists
  • Mediapro for delivering matches and fan entertainment from LaLiga Spanish football, on Facebook Watch in Indian Subcontinent

Anil Wanvari, Founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of indiantelevision.com, joined the judging panel in London this year, travelling from Mumbai. He commented: “The chance to sit with a group from America, the Middle East and Europe to discuss, debate and explore this extensive list of entries was very exciting.”

“What struck me most, as a first-time judge, is that the entries come from all around the world, each bringing its own unique take on how to engage with audiences today,” he continued. “Agreeing a shortlist of just 10 was really difficult. There were some ground-breaking projects which have achieved great things but did not quite make it in a remarkable year for this competition.”

While the shortlist is announced today, the identity of the winners remains a closely guarded secret until the IBC2019 Awards Ceremony, held at 18:30 on Sunday 15 September. This year IBC is introducing two new awards: the Young Pioneer Award, recognising rising talent in our industry, and the Social Impact Award, recognising those making a positive impact in the wider world. The winners of all these awards and IBC’s highest accolade, the International Honour for Excellence, will be announced at the IBC Awards Ceremony.

Entry to the IBC Awards Ceremony is included in your free IBC exhibition visitor pass.

Best of Show Awards 2019: Entries now open

The Best of Show Awards at IBC 2019 is the perfect platform to raise awareness for the new products and services that your company will be launching or showcasing at IBC 2019.

The Awards are supported by Future’s media and entertainment technology brands – TVBEurope, PSNEurope, and Radio World International – and receive additional editorial coverage across our extended portfolio in titles such as TV Technology, Radio World, Creative Planet, AV Technology Europe and Installation.

All nominations are reviewed by a panel of independent industry experts at the show. Each nominee will receive a stand visit from a judge who will get hands-on with your products before returning their verdict. Factors taken into account include general quality and relevance of the product; design and build quality; business/operational benefits; innovation in concept/design/delivery; technical excellence; cost-effectiveness; game-changing ability.

CATEGORIES FOR 2019
There are three award categories in which companies can enter products this year: 
  • TVBEurope (Media and Entertainment)
  • PSNEurope (Broadcast Audio)
  • Radio World International (Radio Solutions)
For more information about the entry criteria for each category, please download the Entry Guide.
REASONS TO ENTER THE BEST OF SHOW AWARDS
  • Dedicated editorial coverage for all nominees in the Best of Show digital publication, distributed post-show to all participating brand databases
  • Digital and social coverage from participating brands
  • Digital and social  coverage from media partners: Creative Planet, PSN, Radio World, TV Technology:
  • Winning entries receive guaranteed coverage in post-IBC editions of each participating magazine
  • Framed certificate and winners logo for all winning entries
  • Official nominee logo for all entrants to use in marketing (sent by email)

Putting Consumers First: A New Era in Media at IBC2019

IBC2019 is excited to present brand new thought-provoking, stimulating and disruptive conference tracks and timely technological debates that are set to ignite the industry’s most influential media, entertainment and technology event. With the conference and exhibition dates now aligned, all attendees will find inspiration in IBC’s world-class conference, which this year is themed Consumers First: A New Era in Media.

IBC’s Content Steering Group (CSG), a collection of industry experts and thought leaders from diverse industry sectors brought together by IBC, are the driving force behind this year’s conference, setting the agenda for a compelling event programme that addresses the biggest opportunities and challenges faced by the industry.

Keynote speakers will set the tone for the entire event, examining the current state of the industry and sharing their visions for the future. They include Cécile Frot-Coutaz, Head of EMEA, YouTube; Arnaud de Puyfontaine, Chairman, Vivendi; and Max Amordeluso, EU Lead Evangelist, Amazon Alexa.

The main conference is split into five new tracks, with a different daily focus on each stage of the end-to-end media content chain, with invaluable insight from over 300 expert speakers from around the world.

  • Create & Produce: Creating Disruption offers insights into new technologies and concepts including interactivity and 8K production.
  • Manage: Automating Media Supply Chains looks at AI and other new technologies that can create more successful media supply chains.
  • Publish: Embracing the Platform Revolution presents new business models that are disrupting the industry.
  • Consume: Engaging Consumer Experiences delves into consumer consumption habits and next-gen fan engagement.
  • Monetise: Scaling Audiences and Revenues shines a light on brands as broadcasters and new models of advertising.

Each track will also feature Tech Talks, presenting cutting-edge technical papers and in-depth discussions on the technology enabling the media content chain.

The Global Gamechangers stage makes a welcome return to IBC, bringing the foremost innovators and business disruptors from across the media, entertainment and technology spectrum to share successes and stimulate debate. Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association; Jane Turton, CEO, All3Media, and Lisa Opie, Managing Director, UK Production, BBC Studios are among the confirmed speakers who will discuss their opinions and experiences.

Esports, arguably the fastest growing sector in the industry, plays a major role at IBC2019 as this sector continues to experience unprecedented global growth. The IBC Esports Showcase, supported by ESL, Lagardère and EVS, will feature a first for IBC – a full esports tournament staged in the Auditorium, bringing the excitement and fan engagement generated by esports events, while demonstrating the size and scale of a typical event. The showcase will also present a series of esports focused scene-setters, panels, keynotes and interviews.

An exciting new collaboration between IBC and TM Forum will bring the Media-Telecom Catalyst projects to IBC. Three unique Catalyst projects will drive open innovation between the telecoms and media industries and include participation from Al Jazeera, Associated Press, BBC R&D, RTÉ and more to exploit 5G, AI, and data management to solve business and technology challenges and improve customer experience.

The Big Screen will deliver a stunning program of events and screenings that take full advantage of the very latest cinema projection and sound equipment. With sessions from the BBC Studios Natural History Unit ahead of Attenborough’s next big wildlife epic, Game of Thrones with an exclusive screening of The Long Night and the team behind Toy Story, in line with the release of Toy Story 4, the Big Screen is one of this, years must-attend features.

Award-wining news presenter and journalist, Kirsty Wark, will host this year’s invitation-only Leaders’ Forum, which once again will run alongside the Cyber Security Forum and Telco & Media Innovation Forum bringing together the industry’s most influential executives to discuss and debate the future of the industry.

The prestigious IBC Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 15 September to celebrate the industry’s highest achievements. IBC is delighted to present two new awards this year: The Young Pioneer Award will recognise the outstanding commitment, ambition and achievement of young professionals in creative, technical, commercial or strategic roles; while the Social Impact Award will recognise a company initiative or campaign that is making a positive impact in the wider world.

Register for IBC2019 here.

More details will follow in the coming weeks about additional speakers and features at IBC2019.

IBC2019 Technical Papers submission is now open

The call for Technical Papers is now open for the IBC2019 Conference.

IBC is world-renowned for the quality, timeliness and innovative subject matter of its Technical Papers. The event is an excellent opportunity for forward-thinking technologists and companies to unveil their ideas and research to media industry leaders hungry for new technology concepts, their possible uses and practical applications. Following an increase in female speakers at the conference in 2018, up from 14% in 2017 to 37%, IBC is keen to encourage applications for the Technical Papers from a globally diverse audience.

Last year saw the successful integration of the Technical Papers into IBC’s key conference themes, placing them as ‘Tech Talks’ alongside strategic and business presentations. This was widely appreciated, as the audience heard first-hand about groundbreaking technologies from the world’s brightest innovators and researchers. The BBC won the 2018 Best Conference Paper Award for its paper describing how AI-assisted production could increase the breadth of live event coverage.

The Technical Papers selected for 2019 will continue the success of the Tech Talks whilst retaining the underlying novelty and rigour expected of the papers. The scope of media technology continues to diversify well beyond the traditional production and distribution of audio-visual content. Today, the industry embraces such developments as: machine learning (AI), VR, AR, mobility, immersivity, user psychology, gesture recognising interfaces, blockchain, autonomous production, business data analytics, and the tracking and generation of sports data, to list just a few. IBC is especially interested in up-and-coming areas like these, and the potential that they have for influencing the future of the media and broadcast industry.

Paul Entwistle, chair of IBC’s Technical Papers Committee, said, “We look forward to receiving many more novel, diverse and intriguing offers of papers from which we will curate the IBC2019 Tech Talks. Our integration within the key conference themes is a great opportunity for our authors to not only showcase their technology to fellow enthusiasts, but also explain its impact to the broader media industry.”

All submissions are rigorously reviewed by a panel of professional experts. Papers accepted for presentation at the IBC Conference have the opportunity to win the highly coveted Best Conference Paper Award, presented at the IBC Awards, and will also be published on IBC365.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 4 February 2019. Entries can be submitted here.

IBC grows in scope, reach and diversity

IBC2018 has closed its doors for this year and has delivered another great event with visitor figures of 55,884. As well as providing a host of new initiatives this year, the exhibition grew by 667m2 and conference delegates were up by 14 per cent year on year. One of the most important growth figures lies in the diversity of its content with a targeted effort increasing women speakers at the conference up from 14 per cent to 37 per cent.

The IBC International Honour for Excellence saw its first-ever woman recipient this year, too. Joan Ganz Cooney was the co-creator of the global phenomenon that is Sesame Street, 50 years ago and her trophy was collected on her behalf by one of the street’s longest residents, Ernie.

The IBC App has provided real networking opportunities, with more than 91,000 interactions on the matchmaking platform. In addition, IBC trended number one on Twitter in the Netherlands on several days of the convention, with 185 million potential impressions and over 250,000 video views. Engagement with IBC has also increased on a year-round basis with IBC365 – the site now has over 55,000 subscribers averaging 49,000 active users per month.

Michael Crimp, IBC’s CEO, comments; “The show is about engagement, engagement, engagement. The stats are up in almost all areas and re-bookings are ahead of last year. IBC is much more than a trade show, we have developed a basket of data-driven statistics including sales leads generated on stands, conference attendance and IBC365 views and this sharing of information is pivotal to the longevity of IBC’s success and sits at the core of the organisation.”

“All of the initiatives this year have been aimed at bringing together the best minds, the original thinkers, to network and share their knowledge. As all communication becomes video and audio, IBC continues to be the place to debate the future of media, technology and entertainment,” adds Crimp.

Guiding the renewed focus this year was a new content steering group, drawn from across the industry, and chaired by Keith Underwood, chief operating officer at Channel 4 in the UK.

IBC head of content Jaisica Lapsiwala, said, “This year, we have worked closely with the industry to create a programme that is not only reflective of the changes in the ecosystem, but which also paves a path forward for our industry. This has resulted in an engaging and diverse 2018 edition of IBC.  An example of this was our Global Gamechangers day which brought creative, technology and business chiefs such as Zahra Rasool from Al Jazeera, Peter Salmon from Endemol and Lindsay Pattison from WPP to the stage. Threaded through the programme were the cutting-edge technologies transforming the industry. Blockchain is a great example, with a keynote from Kim Jackson of Singular DTV and papers from people who are already implementing it, like Éric Minoli of Groupe Média TFO.”

Alongside the conference, IBC hosted three invitation-only executive forums. The Leaders’ Forum looked to the future, considering what the new ecosystem could be following consolidation, acquisition and collaboration. The Cyber Security Forum considered not just the threats but how to respond to them. New to the programme this year was the Telco and Media Innovation Forum, a vital point of debate as the boundaries between media and communication blur.

Once again, IBC was the venue for an examination of the intersection of craft and technology in The Big Screen. Sessions included an in-depth look at the effects in Game of Thrones and Pixar’s Dominic Glynn talking about the animation marvel that is The Incredibles 2 – and how things have changed in the 14 years since the original movie.

The Future Zone is always a busy part of IBC, with presentations from researchers and academic bodies developing the ideas which may become the hit products five years from now. This year saw the addition of a theatre stage, presented by one of IBC’s owners, IABM, with a rolling programme of presentations discussing the ideas in more detail.

As well as the IBC Big Screen, the IABM Future Trends Theatre and the Content Everywhere Hub, staged presentations and enlarged on-stand meeting areas are becoming an increasingly common feature of exhibition stands throughout the show. “As the industry has moved on from big boxes handling discrete functions towards a software-based world that looks across the content supply chain, so the way vendors present themselves and interact with visitors at IBC has changed,” said Roger Thornton, chair of the IBC exhibition committee.

“Today, it’s all about collaboration to deliver solutions that give broadcast and media companies the agility and flexibility they need to keep ahead in this rapidly transforming media landscape. That’s why we’re seeing more and more companies using big-picture theatre presentations on their stands and providing large meeting areas where the conversations that kick off the collaboration get started.”

IBC2019 starts with the first day of conference sessions on Thursday 12 September, running until the exhibition closes on Tuesday 17 September 2019.

IBC Awards judges honour Econet for TV everywhere in sub-Saharan Africa

Audiences everywhere now expect to be able to access content on any device, at any location, at any time. Realising this ambition, Econet Media, which serves southern Africa, is to be the recipient of the Judges’ Prize at IBC2018.

Kwesé Play is a streaming service which is widely available and offers a rich mix of local and international content, including an exclusive partnership with Netflix. The challenge for Econet Media was to develop a service which provided access across all types of OTT devices, but particularly to mobile devices in a geography in which fixed broadband is very limited. It needed to present this in a form that was accessible, secure to protect the owners of the intellectual property, affordable in the context of sub-Saharan Africa, and practical to use.

“Kwesé Play is a game-changer, bringing sport and entertainment to viewers in a part of the world which has been hard to serve,” said Michael Lumley, Chair of the IBC Judging Panel. “In our discussions, we recognised that the way the technology partners had collaborated on this project was innovative and successful, but we also felt that the outcome transcended the technology, delivering social change by connecting local people to global content.”

The technology partners which worked with Econet to develop the Kwesé Play platform include Verimatrix for its security technology, AWS Elemental for encoding the content to a single streaming format and DRM, and Roku for developing a player which would interpret this unified stream on any device.

“The IBC Awards are highly regarded across the broad sweep of our industry,” Lumley added. “We are pleased to recognise the social as well as technical importance of this project.”

The IBC2018 Judges’ Prize will be presented to Econet Media as part of the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, 15 September at 18h30 in the RAI Auditorium. The ceremony, which will also see the IBC International Honour for Excellence presented to a very special guest from Sesame Street, is free to all IBC visitors. Show your badge on arrival and arrive early to guarantee your seat.

 

Atomos ProRes RAW Theatre at IBC

At IBC2018 in Amsterdam, from 14 to 18 September (Hall 11, Booth D15), Atomos and Soho editors will showcase how to shoot, edit and grade Apple’s new ProRes RAW format with Final Cut Pro X. Apple’s Product Marketing team will also give a series of insightful demonstrations. This is an exclusive opportunity to get free education and expert insight into working with ProRes RAW from the people that built it. In addition, several top DPs and experts will also be taking to the stage each day to give seminars about their use of ProRes RAW with cameras from Canon, Sony and Panasonic. ProRes RAW combines the flexibility of RAW video with the incredible performance of ProRes. Import, edit and grade pristine video with RAW data straight from your camera sensor without slowing down your edit. ProRes RAW files provide maximum flexibility for adjusting the look of your video, while extending detail in brightness and shadow areas. The ideal combination for HDR workflows.

Trainers from Soho Editors will demonstrate the amazing benefits of this new way of imaging in and working in RAW on Mac, without the drawbacks of massive file sizes and lagging playback performance.

Seminars include Final Cut Pro X advanced colour correction, Motion graphics and HDR workflows from Soho Editors, plus exciting presentations from DPs including Sony Independent Certified Experts Alister Chapman and Tom Swindells, Panasonic EVA 1 shooter Jim Marks and Canon shooting David Newton.

Atomos CEO Jeromy Young said, “Atomos was extremely proud to be a major part of bringing ProRes RAW to life, we are delighted to continue the revolution with the ProRes RAW theatre at IBC 2018. It will be an extensive of programme of free education and seminars every day that is not to be missed. Come and see for yourself how ProRes RAW can offer you creative freedom.”

Camera to Timeline – enabled by Atomos

Atomos devices are the only monitor recorders to offer ProRes RAW, with real-time recording from the pristine sensor output of Panasonic, Sony and Canon cameras. Earlier this year owners of the Atomos Shogun Inferno and Sumo19 devices received a free upgrade that enabled ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ recording, monitoring and playback. Once installed, it allows the capture of RAW images up to 12-bit RGB — direct from many of the world’s most advanced cameras onto affordable SSD media. Atomos can also record ProRes RAW up to 2K at 240 frames a second, or 4K at up to 120 frames per second. A more recent free upgrade has even enabled stunning 5.7k ProRes RAW shooting at up to 30P with the Panasonic EVA1.

ProRes RAW files can be imported directly into Final Cut Pro X for high performance editing, colour grading, and finishing on Mac laptop and desktop systems.

Supported Cameras

Nine of the most popular cine cameras are equipped with a RAW output, including the Panasonic EVA1, Varicam LT, Sony FS5/FS5II, Sony FS7/FS7 II (with XDCA expansion pack) and the Canon C300mkII/C500. The list is still growing.

Image Preservation for HDR

Shooting ProRes RAW preserves maximum dynamic range, with a 12-bit depth and wide colour gamut – essential for HDR finishing. The new format, which is available in two compression levels — ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ — preserves image quality with low date rates and file sizes much smaller than uncompressed RAW.

Portable ProRes RAW and AtomOS

Atomos’ intuitive Operating System AtomOS gives you all the filming tools to work efficiently and creatively with ProRes RAW in a portable device. Fast connections in and out and advanced HDR screen processing means every pixel is accurately and instantly available for on-set creative playback and review. Pull the SSD out and dock to your Mac over Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C 3.1 for immediate post-production. Atomos and ProRes RAW together are the most affordable production-to-finishing solution available today.

Come and learn about ProRes RAW and see all Atomos’ latest products on booth (11.D15 & 11.D25) at IBC2018.

Rohde & Schwarz to participate in the IP Showcase

The IP Showcase has been a feature at major industry trade shows since IBC2016 and has been instrumental in helping the industry to galvanise behind the standards-based approach to IP. The event is hosted by major technical and standards organisations within the broadcast industry — Audio Engineering Society (AES), Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), and Video Services Forum (VSF).

Industry-leading vendors and broadcasters will gather at the IP Showcase at IBC2018 to provide instructional and case-study presentations and an array of IP-based product demonstrations highlighting the benefits of, and momentum behind, the broadcast industry’s move to standards-based IP infrastructure for real-time professional media applications. The IP Showcase will feature equipment displays and product demonstrations that emphasize everything industry vendors have achieved in support of IP standards and specifications. Meanwhile, the IP Showcase Theatre will be the destination for educational presentations, a vital element as the industry progresses through the phases of IP adoption.

“Using a variety of IP setups, visitors can check whether their expectations match reality with regard to switching to IP. With our technology and know-how, we are contributing to the acceptance of new technologies and will demonstrate our IP expertise,” said Markus Lautenbacher, Product Management Monitoring Rohde & Schwarz.

“The transition to IP is underway, and the progress we’ve made toward standardising IP infrastructure and operations in the media industry has only happened because so many organisations have come together and devoted time and effort to the cause,” said Michael Cronk, AIMS board chair. “The IP Showcase is a physical manifestation of that progress, and we’re thrilled to see all the companies that have embraced IP technology and chosen to put their efforts on show for IBC visitors to experience.”

The IP Showcase will take place in rooms E106 and E107 at the RAI Amsterdam during IBC2018, 14 to 18 September

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