Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

December 2016 – While testing equipment for the broadcast studio upgrade, we tested the Blackmagic Design Multiview 4. The unit was used to check the on-location coverage by a multi-camera arrangement to see the captured images before going to storage and the video mixer. The Multiview 4 is the smaller version of the Multiview line [...]

December 2016 – We recently had the chance to spend a full month with the Blackmagic Design Teranex Express format converter. We tested out the product in a production studio that was broadcasting both SD and FHD content on air and for streaming. The studio features both production shows and live in-studio broadcast using a [...]

April 8, 2015, Data Storage Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Wayne Adams from the SNIA talked about the various activities and functions that the organization is pursuing. The Storage Networking Industry Association works to promulgate the latest technologies and capabilities in storage networks. The organization works on technical papers, services, best practices, standards, conformance programs, templates, [...]

January 24, 2014, National Association of Music Merchants, Anaheim—Marshall Electronics and their MXL division designed and operated the custom streaming broadcast solution from the GoPro stage at NAMM. Marshall provided its live streaming equipment and expertise to stream performances in real time to the NAMM website with their StreamVu products and to the local large [...]

April 8, 2013, National Association of Broadcasters, Las Vegas—We talked with AJA about their latest product releases. After 20 years in the business, the company is still cranking out new products. They have a number of converters on hand including the Hi5-4K, a quad 3G SDI to 4k HDMI, and the ROI, a DVI and [...]

April 7, 2013, National Association of Broadcasters, las Vegas—We talked with Chyron-Hego about their various products. Their products are integrated across all platforms and allow xross discipline edit, render, etc. for graphics. The advent of blade servers and cloud services facilitates image analysis and production. All of their products are based upon their Lyric system [...]

March 19, 2013, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA— Mark Muench and Christopher Pond from ESPN described their development efforts that allows use of 4K video in telecasts. Some of the issues associated with this high resolution imagery include applying multiple GPU processing, theoretical vs. practical transfer rates, gpuDirect, bandwidth, bus speed, and playback, together [...]

April 11, 2011 – Las Vegas, NV – Long time accessory and Pro video manufacturer AJA introduced several new products at NAB. Their products were split along the lines of editing video, acquiring video, converting video formats, and future products/directions. On the edit side, their KONA 3G capture card, is receiving a free software driver [...]