FEATURING ITS widely deployed Swift range of subtitling and closed captioning solutions as well as its versatile interactive TV platform, MediaSphere, is Softel. The Swift range of products is,
says Softel, optimised for next- generation file-based workflows and supports subtitling and closed captioning for multi-platform delivery, across multi-language feeds and in a complete variety of file formats. Swift Create is claimed to be the market leading subtitle and closed caption tool which, as well as efficiently creating files, can also be used to convert from one format to another, making repurposing straightforward. Softel MediaSphere is a suite of solutions that supports an array
Operators can drive second
of interactive TV technologies including for connected TV, the second screen and for set-top box based interactivity. MediaSphere Bridge is a recently announced second screen platform that lets broadcasters and operators drive second screen experiences and retain viewers’ attention while providing them dynamic two-way
interactions between their TV and tablet or smartphone. Automatic Subtitle and Closed
Caption Timing is provided by Swift ReSync, which is said to combine the most powerful subtitling and closed captioning workstation with the most state-of- the-art audio analysis logic from partner Nexidia. Swift ReSync TiGo automatically assigns time codes to reduce subtitle and closed caption costs, allowing the operator to focus on text manipulation. Swift ReSync Enterprise is a client- server based solution that automates the timing of subtitles and closed captions, allowing for batch operations. Both radically decrease the time taken to repurpose and re-sync subtitled and closed captioned content. 1.A27
LIVEU WILL be presenting its expanded range of live video uplink solutions for global broadcasters, news agencies and online media, writes Anne Morris.
Highlights at the show include a demo by LiveU and Panasonic of their next-generation, integrated live camera solution, using the LU40i video uplink device and the new Panasonic AJ-HPX600 P2 camcorder. LiveU adds that the complete camcorder transmission system provides a high-quality video feed with simple remote operation.
Portability key for live TV LiveU: Live broadcasting gets resiliency boost
The company is also presenting its new LU70 mobile uplink unit with its second-generation internal and new external antenna arrays. Boosted by its remotely located antennas, the LU70 backpack supports up to 14 cellular links simultaneously, offering extra-strong resiliency in built-up, crowded areas and on-the-move. Finally, LiveU is unveiling the latest developments of its compact, lightweight HD/SD video uplink solution. Since its launch at IBC2011, the LU40i has transmitted live video from some of the highest-profile events. 14.365