Thursday, March 30th, 2017

April 2016 – At the annual NAB show, Blackmagicdeisgn once again announced over a dozen new products. New and unique this year, are two products that were standouts on the show floor. The first is expanding the broadcast marketplace to include the IoT world. The second is a product targeted for the live performance marketplace. [...]

April 2016 – At NAB, Autodesk was showing their continued dominance in the VFX and CG marketplace for video content creation. Their highlight announcement was the acquisition of the SolidAngle product line into their VFX solution space. The Solid Angle product is a mathematically driven renderer that is in the family of Monte Carlo raytracers [...]

April 2016 – Fraunhofer Research was showing off multiple projects and research results. The highlight areas were progress in their lightfield processing to support motion pictures rather than stils, the VR Omnicam system for either 360 video or VR applications, and their spatial surround sound audio. At the show they released the production version of [...]

April 2016 – At NAB, Adobe was showing their currently release of Adobe Primetime which is the core of the Adobe Marketing Cloud.  The platform contains the advertising analytics functions such as campaign management along with content management for OTT applications.  Currently the platform is targeted at TV channels, MVPDs (Multichannel Video Program Distributors) and [...]

April 2016 – At the 2015 NAB, Vnova introduced the Perseus compression solution. At this this years show they were showing off the industry adoption and success of the solution. The product was first introduced as a lossless video compression engine. The current manifestation of the product is a universal data compression and transport technology. [...]

April 2016 - At the end of the day, the market is more and more competitive and we need our customers not only survive but also thrive – stated Charlie Vogt, CEO of Imagine Communications (IC), moderator of the power session “Transformation 2016: Media Technology Using IP, Cloud and Virtualization”. The session that took place at [...]

April 2016 - Two years ago when we started to talk about IP and a question was – Can we do it? A year ago we were asking – Should we do it? This year a question is – How we do it? Steve Reynolds from Imagine Communications was describing the inception of AIMS, Alliance for [...]

 April 2016 – At the start of NAB, SMPTE held the Digital Cinema Summit. The highlight speaker was Ang Lee who spoke following a discussion that HDR was not a tradeoff for future films, but was a technology that must be adopted due to its benefits in the story telling and immersive aspects of films. [...]

April 2016 – As a shift in the rollout date this year, Verizon released their annual Data Breach Incident Report (DBIR) at briefings at NAB in Las Vegas, and then general release shortly following the show. The NAB show covers the broadcast and content creation industries and has recently shifted from analog based workflows to [...]

 April 2016 – One of the themes of the 2016 NAB show was the workflows and products for High Dynamic Range content. As content moves to 4K and 8K resolutions, they are also observing the ITU-R Recommendation BT.2020, specification. Known as Rec. 2020, it specifies two resolutions of 3840 × 2160 (“4K”) and 7680 × [...]