VUMEDIA, VISUAL Unity’s integrated content management and delivery framework, is being showcased in Las Vegas, writes Jake Young. It enables broadcasters and content owners to deliver a cutting-edge viewing experience to any screen or connected device, comprehensive video-on-demand services and secure content distribution — all of which can be deployed into existing operations and workflows.
“We are excited to showcase the full capabilities of the vuMedia platform, particularly the latest vuMobile module, which provides mobile-optimised content and enhanced video, with interactive marketing tools to enable broadcasters to engage new mobile audiences in realtime,” said Visual Unity’s President, Tomas Petru.
N4019 RGB Networks Video Intelligence at NAB By Fergal Ringrose
RGB WILL demonstrate how its Enhanced Video Intelligence Architecture (eVIA) can transition broadcasters to a multi-device video environment. Consisting of a suite of products and technologies including RGB’s Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) and TransAct Packager, eVIA enables this delivery of multiscreen IP video and hyper-targeted adverts over adaptive streaming delivery protocols.
Sound Devices Version Two exposure at NAB By Melanie Dayasena-Lowe
THE EXPERT in portable audio and video products for field
production is introducing new functionality for its PIX 240 portable audio/video recorder. This latest firmware update, Version 2, makes PIX 240 more powerful with the addition of several monitoring features. Sound Devices PIX 240
firmware Version 2 enables users to monitor images in
PIX 240: the portable companion to a wide range of professional cameras
varying exposures through Exposure Assist, a feature that allows for false-colour and zebra-stripes viewing. It is also equipped with Focus Assist, which includes a peaking filter and one-to-one pixel zoom.
Brightness, contrast and chroma adjustments are also now available. Version 2 of PIX 240 also features standard definition recording (NTSC and PAL) and support for using simultaneous analogue and SDI/HDMI audio inputs. These new features are available as a free firmware update to all PIX 240 users. “Our new PIX line of audio/video recorders have received overwhelming support and interest from the industry as a whole,” said Jon Tatooles, managing director at Sound Devices. “We have listened to our customers’ needs and requests and are excited to officially launch Version 2 of PIX 240 at this year’s NAB show.” C2546
RGB will be showcasing its chassis-based VMG, the carrier-class platform for multiscreen video delivery, and highlighting how broadcasters can use this highly scalable transcoding platform to deliver the integrated multi-device experience consumers are demanding, while saving substantial rack space and management overheads. Visitors will also be able to observe how RGB’s TransAct Packager, the flexible adaptive streaming product, produces segmented output in all three
of the major adaptive streaming protocols — Apple HTTP Live Streaming, Microsoft Smooth Streaming and Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming—for both live and on-demand delivery of premium content. SU10412
RGB’s Video Multiprocessing Gateway RiLink