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NAB2013: Viz Weather introduces open data integration and template-based workflow

See us in Las Vegas, April 8th – 11th 2013. Booth SL3305

At the 2013 NAB Show, Vizrt will show how its Viz Weather real-time 3D weather solution is now a fully part of both the MOS news production workflow and how template-based Vizrt graphics workflow and can integrate with any data provider.

Viz Weather provides all the tools and resources needed to create visually rich, informative weather reports for the news team or Viz Weather Almanac JPGstation meteorologist. Instead of operating as a proprietary system separate from the newsroom, Viz Weather seamlessly integrates with today’s MOS newsroom pipeline that feeds news, sports, and other content to the station’s web, mobile, and social media outlets as well as live on-air newscasts.

Graphics templates streamline the production of weather graphics, including 3D animations, weather icons, text, and other visual elements, and give weathercasts a look that is consistent with the station’s channel branding. Viz Weather also accepts and presents all types of weather point data like temperatures and humidity, as well as satellite imagery, radar and satellite maps, storm tracking data, and live video from field reporters and weather-cams.

At NAB, Vizrt will use Viz Weather to present a live weather broadcast every half hour in the Viz Virtual Studio. Vizrt will also demonstrate Viz Weather’s seamless integration with other Vizrt systems, such as Viz World for animated and branded maps, Viz Ticker for real-time 3D tickers and crawls, Viz Engine real-time video and graphics compositor, and the Viz Artist design Viz Weather fronts and flows JPGtool.

Attendees will also see new features like Viz Weather Fetch, which automates and ensures that weather data and imagery is always available for any forecast throughout the day; and Viz Weather Alerts, which automates the National Weather Service (NWS) process of selecting and sending alerts and delivering them to air via Viz Ticker or Viz Engine.

“For broadcasters, the ability to produce accurate, visually pleasing live weather reports is crucial to building a loyal viewership, boosting local news ratings, and increasing ad revenue,” said Petter Ole Jakobsen, Chief Technology Officer of Vizrt. “Rather than locking broadcasters into costly, proprietary weather data service contracts, Viz Weather offers an open, feature-rich environment that lets anyone tell today’s weather story with any weather data available.”

About Vizrt:

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry – from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools. Vizrt’s products are used by the world’s leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com

Martin Burkhalter / CEO / +41 22 365 75 01 / MBurkhalter@vizrt.com

Tomer Wald / CFO / +47 5351 8040 / TWald@vizrt.com

Håvard Myklebust / EVP Products & Marketing / +4791845602 / HMyklebust@vizrt.com

 

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Second Generation of IDC’s Widely Deployed STAR Pro Audio Receiver to Be Introduced at NAB2013

Targeted ad insertion, shared hub support, time-shifting and lower bandwidth requirements make this next-level solution unique

image003-3Ottawa, ON – International Datacasting (TSX: IDC), a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere radio and television broadcasters, will launch the second generation of its popular STAR Pro Audio solution at the 2013 NAB Show, April 8 – 11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Booth SU3711.)

The second generation of the STAR Pro Audio solution opens up new revenue generating opportunities for radio networks by providing localized ad insertion. The new platform also enables time-shifting functionality, allowing broadcasters to play the right content at the desired time.  Broadcasters can now seamlessly adjust for time zones and rapidly adapt to conflicting live programming schedules.

In addition to increasing ad revenues and improving flexibility, the STAR Pro Audio solution significantly lowers per-channel costs through shared hub support. Additionally, it uses up to 70% less bandwidth compared to competitive solutions.

“With this next generation of STAR Pro Audio, radio broadcasters can look forward to two very important things—boosting revenue and lowering their operating expenditures,” said Del Lippert, Chairman of the Board and Interim CEO, International Datacasting. “The platform increases advertising revenues because it enables highly localized ad insertion. The ability to sell more targeted ads—by location, demographic, time zone, or language—means more revenue opportunities across the entire network.  “We’re eager to show off our next generation of STAR Pro Audio at the NAB show next month.”

STAR Pro Audio includes a copy split capability that allows operators to send select ads to specific regions or specific receivers. Audio files stored in the receiver can be inserted into live or recorded programming. Cost savings are realized through shared hub support which enables multiple radio networks to share one 4-channel receiver instead of having each network deploy its own standalone, single channel receiver. Additionally, STAR Pro Audio requires just 120 kHz space segment for stereo, as opposed to 440 kHz for competitive systems, resulting in further cost savings.

Industry experts believe there will be a resurgence of radio advertising due to the inclusion of FM radio receivers in smart phones. This will add millions of new FM radios in the market.

The second generation of the STAR Pro Audio solution will be featured at the NAB 2013 Radio PIT in Central Hall:

April 8th, 2:15 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. PT

April 9th, 1:15 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. PT.

Virginia Lee Williams, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, and Walter Capitani, Vice President of Product Management, will discuss the second generation of STAR Pro Audio at the above-listed dates and times.

About International Datacasting Corporation:

International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) is a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. IDC offers a broad portfolio of advanced solutions including the STAR Pro Audio solution, LASER targeted ad insertion platform, and the Digital Tattoo DTH over IP gateway. The company’s products and solutions are in demand for radio and television networks, targeted ad insertion, digital cinema, 3D live events, satellite news gathering, sports contribution, VOD, and IPTV. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. The company has installations in over 100 countries and service offices in Thailand and Singapore, with an international network of value-added partners and resellers. For more information visit: www.datacast.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements reflecting IDC’s objectives, estimates and expectations that may involve risks and uncertainties, including statements about expected revenue impacts. IDC’s actual results, performance, achievements and developments may differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements. Factors that might cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, competitive developments; risks associated with IDC’s growth; any difficulties with integrating acquired product lines into IDC’s business and/or manufacturing procedures; any difficulties or disputes with IDC’s subcontractors, contract manufacturers and suppliers; IDC’s dependence on the development and growth of the satellite datacasting market; a lengthy and variable sales cycle for IDC’s products and services; IDC’s reliance on a small number of customers for a large percentage of its revenue; regulatory risks and intellectual property infringement. IDC assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, except as expressly required by applicable law. Forward-looking statements are provided to assist external stakeholders in understanding IDC’s expectations as at the date of this release and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect IDC’s financial and business results is included in the public documents IDC files from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, including, without limitation, IDC’s Annual Information Form dated April 29, 2011.

 

Dallas-Based GeminiLSV Acquires Three Hitachi HD Studio Cameras for Expanding Video Department

WOODBURY, NEW YORK, March 20, 2013– Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd., a leading provider of affordable, high performance cameras, today announced that Gemini Light, Sound, Video (GeminiLSV) – a Dallas, Texas-based rental and production company – recently acquired three new Hitachi Z-HD5000 HDTV studio/field production cameras.

While GeminiLSV is renowned for its stage lighting, sound services, and equipment rental business, the company purchased the ZHD5000 2 28 12three new Hitachi HDTV cameras in an effort to expand and strengthen its video production business.

In the first three months since the Hitachi cameras arrived, they’ve been used to produce HD video on-location for a wide range of corporate events, including conferences and expos, where big-screen HDTV digital projection, LED video walls, and other video displays play a prominent role. The GeminiLSV camera operators can use the Hitachi Z-HD5000’s on tripods, on a jib, or in shoulder-mount configuration, depending upon the needs of the job.

“The biggest selling point of these cameras for us was the ability to use digital optical fiber cable for transmission, which is extremely cost-efficient,” said John Stem, video department manager, for GeminiLSV in Dallas, Texas. “We also like that the Hitachi Z-HD5000 is a 2/3-inch HD camera that produces a brilliant picture. It’s dockable so we can dock it with a sled if we need to. All in all, it’s a very versatile piece of gear for us.”

The Hitachi Z-HD5000 features three high-sensitivity, high-resolution, low noise 2/3-inch IT-CCDs in a lightweight 2-piece dockable camera body. It produces 800 TVL of resolution, F10 standard sensitivity, 58dB HDTV signal to noise ratio, and 14-bit analog to digital conversion, utilizing high-performance Hitachi DSPs.

GeminiLSV’s Hitachi Z-HD5000 camera package also included three Hitachi CU-HD500 camera control units, an RU-1000VR control panel for remote camera setup, digital optical fiber camera adapters, and Fujinon 25x HD lenses.

“Our clients expect the highest quality equipment and services from us, and we keep this in mind with every new piece of equipment we buy,” said Stem, who joined GeminiLSV one year ago to expand its video department. ”Right now our focus is on offering high-end video production services, but we plan to broaden into camera rentals as our HD video camera inventory expands.”

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.

Digital Nirvana to Present at the NAB Show Enterprise Computing PIT

Session will focus on advanced broadcast monitoring for today’s

video delivery ecosystems

Newark, CA – Digital Nirvana announces plans to speak at the 2013 NAB Show’s Enterprise Computing PIT, a destination pavilion on the show floor designed to provide attendees with an intimate meeting place to learn about new tools playing an ever-expanding role in the world of media and entertainment. The presentation will focus on advanced monitoring for the SONY DSCbroadcast infrastructure and will take place on Monday, April 8 at 3:45 pm.

At the NAB Show, which runs April 8-11, the Enterprise Computing PIT will be located at Booth N6621 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. During the conference, Digital Nirvana will exhibit its broadcast suite of content repurposing and monitoring solutions, including its latest version of Monitor IQ, in Booth N3434.

Digital Nirvana’s CEO, Hiren Hindocha, will co-present with Fereidoon Khosravi, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Venera Technologies. The two companies formed a strategic partnership last year that allows Digital Nirvana to leverage Venera’s quality control and test and measurement components with Digital Nirvana’s flagship Monitor IQ broadcast monitoring solution.

Hindocha and Khosravi will discuss how monitoring systems must mirror the increasing sophistication of the broadcast plants in which they reside. And they will address why high-quality monitoring and analyzing of digital video and audio signals is so important for broadcasters today. No longer should multiple operators have to run between disparate computers to track different broadcast parameters.  The ability to cross reference all on-site and off-site systems within an enterprise, harvest metadata, drill down and take action on any issue – all from one central user interface – is what’s expected from a monitoring system today.

Among broadcasters increasingly complex set of monitoring requirements: delivery to more channels, creating a cohesive and revenue-generating mobile and online platform, and providing signals that comply with closed captioning and loudness Fereidoon-Khosraviregulations.

The most advanced monitoring systems can combine signal-monitoring, loudness monitoring, aircheck-logging, archiving, diagnostics/QC, and competitive analysis in one scalable, networked solution.

“Speaking about advanced broadcast monitoring in the context of the larger video delivery ecosystem is a great opportunity for us,” said Hiren Hindocha, president and CEO of Digital Nirvana. “At Digital Nirvana, our focus is to offer our clients an efficient broadcast monitoring system that simplifies their monitoring workflow, helps to reduce operational costs, and easily adapts to evolving broadcast environments. I’m looking forward to being a part of this presentation in NAB Enterprise Computing PIT.”

About Digital Nirvana

Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with innovative knowledge management technologies. By combining media and digital technology expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with advanced product and service offerings. The industry-leading MonitorIQ Broadcast Monitoring System from Digital Nirvana is a full-featured monitoring platform incorporating the most advanced capabilities available in an affordable, networked appliance. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Newark, California and has operations in multiple locations globally.

Further information is available at www.digital-nirvana.com.

About Venera Technologies

Venera specializes in providing cutting edge solutions in the field of digital media. Since its inception in 2003, the company has been delivering quality, innovative solutions and creating long-lasting relationship with its customers. Venera’s flagship product, Pulsar, improves the operational efficiency for its customers by automating their content QC processes. Many global brands are users of Venera’s solutions and technologies.

Further information is available at http://www.veneratech.com.

 

Introducing Broadcast Pix Flint Live Production and Streaming System

Affordable Solution Delivers End-to-End Integration, Access to Cloud-Based Content

Billerica, Massachusetts  – March 20, 2013 –  Broadcast Pix™ today announced the Broadcast Pix Flint system, a breakthrough live video production system with end-to-end integration.  Flint delivers built-in HD streaming and allows operators to include cloud-based content, in addition to cameras and file-based graphics and video, during live productions. Available in April and priced from $8,995, Flint integrates the entire production workflow, from ingest to distribution, and is anchored by the company’s established production toolset for creating sophisticated live video.

Today’s changing live video production environment needs to accommodate multiple camera formats, file-based studio content, and cloud-based content from resources including Skype, Twitter, RSS feeds, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft SkyDrive. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFlint ingests and scales all sources while maintaining lip sync, and provides up to seven simultaneous outputs, which allows operators to deliver streaming with Adobe Flash at HD resolution, plus video content for broadcast in various formats, as well as record internally.

The Flint multi-format production switcher supports up to six HD/SD-SDI, HDMI, and analog cameras, plus eight channels of clips and graphics. It includes three keyers for layering, each with PiP and customizable DVE. An internal Harris Inscriber CG provides six graphic channels, while a built-in, two-channel clip server stores up to 30 hours of clips and animations in a variety of file formats, including ProRes, H.264, DNxHD and QuickTime animations.

“Broadcast Pix Flint is the professional solution that streaming video producers have been waiting for,” said Steve Ellis, Broadcast Pix CEO. “Flint brings with it a complete set of professional production tools, now extended for cloud ingest so you have everything you need to create dynamic video, whether you are producing for webcast or broadcast.”

Files from a local network or from cloud-based sources can be easily added to a program, even during a live production, with Fluent Watch-Folders. With enhanced Fluent Rapid CG, Flint can flow Twitter and RSS feeds directly to air or pre-screen them. Graphics can also be updated from local and cloud-based databases to automate multiple graphics in two channels. And graphics can be automatically updated from Daktronics and OES scoreboards.

Flint also includes the entire Broadcast Pix production control environment, so a single operator or small staff can create compelling live video. Features include patented device control for rapid access to any file; Fluent-View, a comprehensive and fully customizable multi-view; Fluent Macros, which easily executes any combination of video, files, and device moves for complex effects with the push of a button; customizable virtual sets; and control of robotic cameras, video servers, audio mixers, recorders, and other external studio devices.

Broadcast Pix Flint has a variety of control choices. Each Flint system supports two monitors and ships with a keyboard and mouse, though it can also be controlled via touch screen, iPad, or tablet. Optional control panels include a custom Fluent Keyboard, 500 panel, 1000 panel with patented PixButtons that dynamically change to show the device icon and file name on the button, and 2000 panel, a large broadcast-grade panel with expanded device control bank and dedicated Fluent Macros controls. Flint can be controlled by one operator or shared for more complex productions.

About Broadcast Pix The leader in live video production systems with end-to-end integration, Broadcast Pix was founded in 2002 and has customers in more than 110 countries. Its systems combine an integrated switcher, clip server, CG, and external control software with patented control panels, unique touch-screens, and exceptional displays. Systems range from compact systems controlled by touch-screen or voice automation to large sophisticated control panels. Customers include leading streaming, broadcast, sports, corporate, education, religious, and government studios. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.

Broadcast Pix, Granite, Mica, Flint, Fluent, and PixButton are trademarks of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented. Made in USA.

NAB2013: Digital Nirvana to Introduce First Cloud-Based Solution for Streamed Media Monitoring

AnyStream IQ™ Provides Recording, Logging, and Monitoring of Streamed Broadcasts for Web Captioning Compliance and Proof of Advertising

Newark, CA – At NAB 2013 Digital Nirvana will introduce AnyStream IQ™ – the industry’s first cloud-based solution for streamed media monitoring. It provides reliable recording, logging and monitoring of live and recorded streamed broadcasts for web captioning compliance and proof of advertising. Digital Nirvana will exhibit in Booth N3434 during the NAB convention, AnyStreamIQ_Logo_LRbeing held from April 8-11th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

AnyStream IQ is designed specifically for the new streamed media monitoring requirements of broadcasters, content creators, aggregators and distributors.

Given today’s move toward “TV Anywhere,” broadcasters are expanding the video delivery ecosystem and are streaming video content to desktops and mobile devices.  Within this streamed programming, they are inserting ads that are different from ads running during the traditional broadcast. TV stations must create a log of their streaming content in order to provide a “proof of airing” to their advertising clients. There will be a growing need for online ad monitoring since industry experts are expecting a triple digit increase in ad growth for online media through 2017.

Another situation increasing the need for live stream monitoring is the new FCC web captioning requirements. These new mandates require broadcasters to provide web captioning for hearing impaired viewers.  Broadcasters must provide proof of compliance for these new mandates as well.

“AnyStream IQ is the first cloud-based solution to record and monitor streamed media for web captioning compliance and proof of advertising,” said Hiren Hindocha, president and CEO of Digital Nirvana. “We’re extremely eager to demonstrate this at NAB this year. We expect a very enthusiastic response from content creators who must comply with the new FCC mandates on streamed content. It addresses many challenges they now face, and greatly simplifies the entire process.”

AnyStream IQ provides the following capabilities:

  • Records and monitors live and recorded streams for proof of web caption compliance
  • Provides “proof of airing” for advertisers

It is a cloud-based subscription service, with no hardware or software to install. Users just specify the URL of the stream, and AnyStream IQ records the streams, extracts the closed captions (if any), and provides a browser-based interface to search the Anystream IQ 3 19 13recorded streams. With its Cut/Clip feature, users can make frame-accurate in and out points on video using the H.264 standard and share the clip for either compliance or proof of airing purposes. AnyStream IQ can easily complement a station’s current, in-house compliance logging system.

AnyStream IQ records both FLV and HLS streaming formats for desktop computers, tablets and smart phones. It extracts closed captions accompanying the streams. It also extracts advertisements within the streams.

As a cloud-based solution, AnyStream IQ offers several budget-friendly benefits. It eliminates upfront installation and server maintenance costs, and it turns monitoring into an operating expense as opposed to a capital expense. With subscription-based pricing, the cost of monitoring is spread over the course of an entire year.

In addition to AnyStream IQ, Digital Nirvana offers the traditional broadcast monitoring solution through its flagship product, Monitor IQTM   Used by broadcasters worldwide, Monitor IQ   provides a range of unique features including centralized management, automatic ad detection, a director’s audio track, as well as an advanced metadata harvester™.  Monitor IQ combines the functionality of content recording (HD and SD in full resolution), content searching, retrieve and repurposing, Web publishing, signal monitoring, air-check logging, archiving, ad verification and tracking, and competitive analysis in a scalable networked appliance.

About Digital Nirvana

Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with innovative knowledge management technologies. By combining media and digital technology expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with advanced product and service offerings. The company’s portfolio includes the industry-leading Monitor IQ broadcast monitoring system, AnyStream IQ live stream monitoring solution, MediaPro content repurposing system, and repeat audio detection systems (RADS) for song tracking and ad tracking. A comprehensive service portfolio includes media monitoring and analysis, market intelligence and analytics, learning management services, and professional services.  Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Newark, California with offices in Hyderabad and Coimbatore, India. For more information, visit www.digital-nirvana.com.

 

NAB2013: Hybrid to Showcase New Features, Third Party Interfaces to Range of Virtual Studio and Robotics Camera Systems

Photo-Realistic Virtual Set, Social Media Interface and Enhanced Anchor/Video Interaction among New Highlights

LogoMontrouge, France, March 20, 2013 – At NAB 2013 Hybrid, a leading provider of real-time graphics and robotic camera systems, will present a dynamic display of its product line working together and with third party products to deliver interactive presentations with unsurpassed visual imagery. Groundbreaking new features to several products will be introduced. Hybrid will exhibit in Booth C9908 during the NAB convention, being held from April 8-11th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Among the highlights in the Hybrid stand will be demonstrations of its line of tracked and trackless virtual studio solutions, augmented reality technology, robotic camera systems, social media integration, second screen interaction, and integration between its product line and Snell and Blackmagic Design switchers.

“We’re thrilled with the opportunity that NAB presents to our company,” said Olivier Cohen, CEO, Hybrid. “This is an exciting time for Hybrid, and we’re looking forward to showing off our latest advances on such a high-profile stage as NAB.”

New Features of Tracking and Trackless Virtual Studio Systems

Hybrid’s tracking virtual set solution, Krypton 3D, boasts a complete range of new features to be introduced at NAB 2013. Virtual Set _04 NEONAlready a powerful system, Krypton’s real-time 3D engine can be coupled with Hybrid’s Chrome compact, broadcast robotic jib to make it even more precise. Using a Krypton system, the company will present a photo-realistic virtual set within its NAB booth this year.

Among Krypton’s new features:

  • Shaders such as bump mapping and automatic depth of field
  • Multi-layering ability
  • New 3D effects module

Unlike other virtual studio solutions, there is zero audio or video delay when Krypton is used in conjunction with Hybrid robotic systems. It can also interface to all third party motion tracking devices. Krypton can also import 3D models, including geometry, textures, shaders and lights from all major 3D modeling software. It supports an unlimited number of pre-recorded video files and HD/SD live video insertion.

New for Hybrid’s trackless virtual set, Neon, is the ability to shoot in remote locations for the same production. Neon is based upon the same core engine as the higher-end Krypton system, but it allows for virtual camera movements in real-time from fixed cameras on set. It requires only a PC and software and operates with a simple drag-and-drop process. It creates the illusion of sophisticated camera moves within a virtual set without use of a tracking system, chroma keyer or other accessories – this allows Neon to be a fully portable virtual studio system. Neon can import 3D scenes and models from all common modeling software, such as 3D Max, Maya, Softimage.

Neon comes at a price point that makes the system accessible to video producers at many levels, including local TV stations, schools, new media facilities, independent production companies, in-house corporate studios, etc.

The demonstration of virtual sets continues in the Hybrid/NAB booth with a journey through augmented reality. Hybrid will show the use of virtual set technology to replace video walls in a physical set environment, while enhancing program production with spectacular graphics.

New Social Media Interfaces

Hybrid will show a new interface with never.no that enables an on-air presenter to see and respond to live feeds from Google+, Chrome jpegTwitter and Facebook when using a Hybrid virtual set. Using URL’s specific to the program they’re watching, viewers can respond in real-time to social media comments and what’s happening on screen.

All Hybrid solutions are now designed with interaction between the anchor and the content in mind. New at NAB is the ability for the television host to interact with content via second screen applications or with interactive devices like Microsoft’s Kinect. The graphic controller is now available for download on Android devices.

Broadcast Robotics
Hybrid will showcase its entire line of robotics camera systems within a dedicated area of its NAB booth. Titanium and Silver, Hybrid’s two pan/tilt/zoom/focus systems, will be used in the robotics zone as part of a non-virtual production demonstration.  And the company’s unique robotic jib, Chrome, will be utilized for a virtual set/augmented reality presentation.

Switcher Integration

Also new at NAB this year are native interfaces between Hybrid products and Snell’s Kahuna and Blackmagic Design’s ATEM switchers that enable users to control camera robotics, virtual cameras, 3D animation, and virtual set switching directly from the switcher.

 

About Hybrid

Hybrid is a leading manufacturer of broadcast production technologies. The company’s mission is to develop solutions and products that allow the digital media market to produce value-added content within an integrated workflow. Our product range includes virtual studio and augmented reality solutions and broadcast robotic camera supports. Hybrid consistently develops new products and solutions that push the limits of content creation while providing a clear rationalization of costs. Further information is available at www.hybridtv.tv.