Second day of TM Broadcast at NAB Show 2023

TM Broadcast returns to tread carpet with the hope of discovering more news. After an exciting first day in the West Hall, where the most innovative exhibitors in the industry showed us not only the future but the new present, on this second day we went to the central hall which, together with the next north hall, includes solutions and more recognizable and consolidated equipment.

Before heading to the Las Vegas Convention Center, we stopped at the Westgate Hotel where EVS and Arista held a breakfast showing interesting use cases and joint projects. During the event, Gerard Philips of Arista highlighted the importance of constant communication to listen to customer needs and meet them. For his part, NĂ©stor Amaya of EVS spoke about the importance of ease of use and flexibility to use IP networks in media production environments, and highlighted the automation of deployments as key to a large start-up. The importance of support to deliver excellent solutions was also highlighted.

Kevin Callahan of Fox Sports explained that they were looking for an easy-to-deploy, scalable and flexible solution, and that the SDI standard did not meet these needs. Therefore, they issued a request for proposals to all suppliers, and Arista and EVS turned out to be the best choice. Two fully redundant flypacks were deployed for the Super Bowl, FIFA World Cup and other major events, all with IP 2110-based signals. The result is a comfortable space where IP technology is no longer an issue. It went from days of implementation to hours with a simpler operation.

It was also highlighted that the implementation of IP-based systems is much faster than that of SDI-based systems. On the journey to IP 2110, testing is key to uncovering interoperability issues. IP is the best solution due to its scalability, flexibility and future-proofing. When looking at the long term, SDI is not an option.

It was mentioned that the Super Bowl was broadcast in 1080p HDR and that it may move to 4K in the future. For this new scenario, EVS developed new tools and skills, making them reusable. It was highlighted that excellent technical specifications are key to success.

Already in the central pavilion of the convention center, BirdDog presented several novelties in its product catalog. One of them is the X120 PTZ camera, which offers exceptional image quality and has NDIHX2 and 3 technology at a more affordable price. In addition, the camera has WiFi connectivity, HDMI output and linear SDI, and works as a USB webcam. They also introduced a remote control for PTZ with software updates and control. In addition, they released remote production software that integrates with Adobe Cloud and a layer for Adobe Premiere that enables collaborative editing. The company also introduced AppleTV BirdDog Cloud, a version for viewing any NDI source on the big screen remotely over the internet, which includes PTZ control. These solutions are also available for Android and iOS devices, with an app for PTZ control of all cameras, NDI and PTZ sources from BirdDog.

Sennheiser has introduced its innovations for filmmakers, ENG teams and content creators with the launch of the EW-DP digital wireless portable receiver. With a dynamic range of 134 meters in dB and a delay of only 1.9 milliseconds, these devices offer great sound quality. In addition, they can be controlled via a mobile application via Bluetooth, and synchronization between transmitter and receiver is also done via Bluetooth. With a magnetic mount for easy mounting, these receivers offer great flexibility and ease of use. A new transmitter for handheld microphones that includes phantom power and local recording on micro-SD card has also been introduced.

Riedel presented several novelties, among which the new Artist panel stands out, which combines three panels in one and has installable applications for intercom, monitoring and control. In addition, this panel has the ability to control any device on the network and has integrations with Dataminer and Pebble. Dante capability for the Artist intercom has also been added. On the other hand, the 2.4 GHz version of Bolero, Riedel’s wireless intercom system, which offers greater coverage and performance, was presented.

Grass Valley showed its consolidated product line with a focus on unique solutions per device. AMPP is the production and playout platform that can do all hardware in centralized software, with both native and third-party integrations. A collaboration program with up to 15 partners was presented at the fair. AMPP can run on local hardware such as GV AMPP server or standard IT hardware, as well as in the cloud with the three major providers. A hybrid computing option is also offered. The only model option is SaaS for AMPP and applications. AMPP includes a MAM system and playout solutions, and is an open platform based on microservices that covers the entire production process from acquisition to playout. AMPP began its development in 2016 and was launched in 2020, and is a unique solution in the industry with clients such as RTVE, Canal + and Eurosport.

RTS exhibited several novelties at its stand, including the demonstration of ST2110 for mobile production, an intercom system with full redundancy in two different networks. They also presented Odin, which has the ability to ingest, exchange and distribute different audio formats such as 2110, 2022 and Dante, and DSPK, a digital speaker with firmware and hardware updates for use with the intercom matrix and RTS digital party line. The DSPK-4 features additional connectivity via USB and Bluetooth. In addition, they introduced the Dante color box for third-party vendors and the NMOS compatibility box for all NMOS devices.

Phabrix has introduced two new products: the QxP portable rasterizer and the QxL with more power and interfaces. Both devices can be battery or AC powered, and feature redundant power supplies. In addition, they have a multi-touch screen and a completely new user interface. Both devices have video output via HDMI and IP 2110, and the QxL has additional options for SDI. These devices are fully capable of Dolby, but only in audio. The QxP and QxL were launched a month ago.

Hitachi presented its Sk-uhd7000-s2 camera with a native 4K chipset and high-speed shutter. The 1080p version is licensed to be upgraded to 4K in the future, as well as a slow-motion license. This update only requires a single license and there are no hardware changes, just a firmware update. The camera is focused on flexibility, with multiple output formats in each, UHD and multiple frame rates simultaneously, including HDR. If necessary, the camera can shoot outside the standards. In addition, it has an SDI input in the camera, power by promoter, a single fiber cable, USB port for external power and a minijack connector. New color LCD and OLED viewfinders are also expected.

ClearCom has introduced a number of innovations in its intercom system, including Roleplace login workflows. In addition, they have introduced the customization of intercom panel profiles based on USB keys, which are created in the software and automatically deleted once the key is removed. They have also developed a dynamic production tool for the intercom, which allows all sources to be configured on a party line or IP audio sources, and profiles of intercom lines and IFBs can be created. These enhancements provide greater flexibility and customization in the use of the ClearCom intercom system.

Telemetrics has presented a new wireless robot for automated camera control and movement. This robot is completely wireless and can be used with different types of cameras. In addition, it has optical cameras on the back that follow the points of view with an accuracy of 1mm, as well as 3 laser scanners to stop the movement before the approach of obstacles, with clear lighting for visual recognition. It also has route planning to automate movement for up to 10 hours, intercom between robots to avoid image interruptions and tracking faces and objects, including a reframing function during tracking.

Hollyland has introduced several novelties, including a compact camera to transmit and record via WiFi, Bluetooth and with HDMI and USB outputs. The camera features fixed lenses and a built-in Android control panel. It allows direct streaming on social networks, recording in vertical and horizontal position, and is compatible with standard batteries and DC power. This product is scheduled to launch by June or IBC. In addition, Hollyland has introduced a new 7-inch wireless monitor with two ports for batteries, receiver and monitor integrated into a single device with LCD screen.

Marshall showed several novelties in its POV cameras, including a new Sony sensor and camera extensions with NDI, PoE and HDMI. In addition, they have introduced a 12G-SDI genlock high-definition PT Z camera. Marshall is also making an effort to go towards IP technology with NDI and Dante, and offer streaming options with Zixi and SRT compatible, as well as USB. Although these cameras offer 4K definition, they do not include HDR or WCG.

Finally, Audinate has presented news related to its Dante technology for video. Among them is the Dante controller, which allows you to control and configure audio and video devices on a Dante network. In addition, they have launched the AJA Dante box, which provides interoperability between Dante and AJA solutions, and supports UHD resolution. They have also developed the Dante Ultra, a solution that offers high quality audio and video with total synchronization between both. These innovations of Audinate allow a complete integration of audio and video systems through Dante technology.

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