Third day of TM Broadcast at NAB Show 2023

Third and final day at NAB Show for TM Broadcast and it’s over in style. This last day we have dedicated to the north hall, which is continuity of the central with more recognized broadcast exhibitors and with great history in the sector. Let’s see what news they have left us.

Matrox has introduced a hybrid solution called Matrox Origin that allows you to incrementally migrate to the cloud in a way that makes business sense. The solution features a development platform both in the cloud and on-premises, offering an uncompromising solution with clean, responsive makeovers and sub-second low-latency distribution. In addition, the solution is multi-format to produce multiple versions of the same source and virtualize to be scalable, reliable, agile, reduce costs using the pay-per-use model, be flexible and sustainable. The key to this solution is synchronous processing, processing faster than in real time to synchronize everything at the end, and is based on API microservices with HTTP Rest interface, including analysis and metrics.

Quantum has shown StorNext 7.1 in April, which includes new features. In addition, it has presented Myriad, an all-flash storage focused on animation, VFX and XR. This system can handle a large number of files, and is capable of reaching data transfer speeds of up to 10 GB/s and 100,000 IOPS. Quantum has also highlighted its software-defined storage technology, as well as its use of cloud-native technologies such as Kubernetes and microservices.

EVS, a leading company in live production solutions, has brought several novelties in its approach to solutions. Instead of focusing on specific products, they are focusing on solutions to meet the needs of their customers. Xtramotion is a technology based on artificial intelligence that allows the generation of slow motion in standard cameras both locally and in the cloud. LSM Via includes multiview capabilities for greater production efficiency. Xnet vIA uses IP networks instead of traditional Xnet networks, reducing latency to just a few frames using a 10G network. The integration of the replay server with MediInfra and Cerebrum systems allows the management of networks and systems. Cerebrum with Neuron are graphical representations of signal flows and system control. Neuron View is a real-time low-latency multivi ewer with 32 inputs and 8 outputs in hardware. MediCeption is a content management integrated in PAM that allows complex or simple creation and editing with IPD-VIA. With a web-based interface, it is possible to work remotely while on premises, and include SRT and NDI inputs on all video servers.

WTVision exhibited important novelties within the framework of the NAB fair, where it highlighted the great changes at the management level that the company has experienced, as well as the adaptations made to face the post-COVID market. New versions of all solutions were also presented, with special attention to sports graphics, automated news and automated playout, with a new architecture for hybrid models that can be prem-based, cloud-based or distributed thanks to web interfaces. Remote access also enables distributed operations. In addition, an HTML5 engine is included that avoids GPU costs in the cloud compared to the 3D version, and that allows you to deliver any streaming format. The legacy version is maintained, but the new solutions offer greater flexibility without losing quality. Finally, a VR engine was introduced that allows you to control Unreal5 and any other rendering engine.

Zero Density presented innovations in virtual production, XR and real-time graphics during NAB. These solutions are based on Unreal Engine and are based on EPIC Games’ Avalanche technology, enabling high real-time graphic quality. In addition, the integration between the Zero Density and Avalanche engines has been improved. A new camera tracking system for fixed studio installations based on IR cameras and in-camera sensors has also been introduced. These solutions enable multi-talent tracking, in both HD and 4K with full UHD resolution, including WCG and HDR, resulting in high-quality live graphics.

Blackmagic Design showed Davinci Resolve 18.5, a version with 150 new features, focusing on artificial intelligence and the Unreal engine. New features include speech-to-text transcription with sub-clip selection to generate subtitles, and the FX Relight tool, which analyzes the clip and creates a 3D map to generate lighting. They also presented the Resolve Monitoring application to share the output over the Internet, the new Atem switchers with 4K version for the desktop-mounted solution Atem TV Studio, and the Ursa 12K camera with a new version of optical filter to eliminate unwanted image effects at higher resolutions, complying with Netflix specifications. Finally, the IP 2110 conversion system with panel preview and LCD with 3G, optical and ethernet connectivity was presented, although it is only capable of handling HD resolutions.

Kiloview introduced a number of novelties in its product range, including solutions for recording, centralized management, routing and switching, multiview and NDI monitoring, NDI production, SRT solutions and dual Ethernet encoders with extended capabilities such as multiview, SDI, HDMI and even USB flash recording. In addition, the company presented its media gateway for transmission conversion with nine inputs and parallel transcoding, as well as a modular and portable solution to link P3 screens, with capacity for 4K and NDI and a six-hour battery. These products also feature full SD card recording and a 5G or dual 4G LTE module with a total of 10 simultaneous connections, allowing direct transmission of NDIHX from the encoder.

CueScript has presented interesting novelties in relation to its prompters for PTZ cameras, among which stands out its design with a balanced center of gravity that allows greater stability and comfort in its use. In addition, these prompters can work with cameras with both simple and interchangeable lenses, offering greater flexibility in the choice of equipment. On the other hand, CueScript has also launched CueTalk Cloud, a cloud-based service with IP connectivity that allows a simpler and more accessible management of prompters, through a paid subscription. Finally, the company has introduced a new method of controlling its prompters: SayiT, which allows them to be activated by voice, making them even easier to handle.

Finally, For.A taught several novelties, among which stand out its new switcher with NDI interface for hybrid productions, also compatible with SDI and PTZ camera control. They also introduced a web user interface for an all-in-one production center, including video router, switcher, audio mixer, streaming encoder, recorder and player, which was awarded the Best of the Show award. In addition, they signed a distribution agreement with Alfalite. For.A also introduced a 2110 multiviewer, along with SDI and 2022 for 10G networks, and a new video processor with 32 channels and IP capabilities. Finally, they introduced the Soar-A for RIST-compliant visualization and monitoring, along with SRT for lower latency and fewer lost packets.

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