Netherlands-based digital TV specialist DekTec has released the DTA-2162, a low-profile PCI Express network card with two gigabit Ethernet ports that it will be demonstrating at IBC2012 in Amsterdam. The card contains special hardware for jitter-free streaming and for receiving numerous time-stamped transport streams over IP. Error correction and fail-over functions are supported to achieve high availability. The driver integrates with the standard network drivers available on Windows and Linux. IBC Stand: 2.B40
Realtime, multiscreen transcoding for OTT The 3480STX, an adaptive bit-rate transcoder for multiscreen delivery, is being introduced by Evertz at IBC. The 3480STX is targeted at the growing OTT market space for delivering content to mobile and web-based devices, and is part of the 3480 portfolio, which Evertz said guaranteed operational cost savings versus the conventional solutions available on the market today. The realtime transcoder provides a streaming output for various platforms including: Apple HLS, Microsoft Live Smooth Streaming, and Adobe Flash. The 3480STX is one of the first streaming platforms to support the MPEG-DASH streaming protocol. IBC Stand: 8.B40
Check out eStudio
Brainstorm Multimedia is featuring a new range of product improvements that it says will provide further enhancements to its flexible, fast and comprehensive broadcast graphics packages. At the core of the improvements is Brainstorm Multimedia’s eStudio on-air graphics and virtual studio engine, a platform on which all the other Brainstorm products run, including EasySet 3D, a trackless virtual set solution. www.brainstorm.es
IT Broadcast Workflow speaker videos online
By Melanie Dayasena-Lowe
SPEAKER VIDEO interviews from TVBEurope’s fourth IT Broadcast Workflow conference held at BAFTA recently are now available online. Hear from ITFC’s Lesley Marr, Aspera’s Bhavik Vyas and Sony’s Fred Wood. The conference opened with a
keynote presentation and panel discussion led by Lesley Marr, senior operations director, ITFC. Marr spoke about ‘next- generation workflows’ and she sees the changes brought about by file-based environments as revolutionary not evolutionary.
Bhavik Vyas, director of Cloud Services at Aspera, discussed enabling the cloud for large-scale broadcast workflows with high-speed transport. Aspera can assist with storage and its expertise is in moving, managing, processing and distributing files. “We’re all about getting files from A-to-B.” As London counted down to the Olympics, Fred Wood, Business Development, Sony Professional America, spoke about the NBC Highlights Factory: Nonlinear content delivery through effective workflow control for
Champagne prize winner
SHAREPOINT CITY held a Champagne Prize Draw at this year's IT Broadcast Workflow asking delegates for their ideas for a 'killer app' that, if existed, would make work life easier. We're pleased to announce that the winner is Steve Biucchi from Signiant.
Almost all responses mentioned the need for better communication between people and teams; something to cut through email proliferation but more focused on the job and more accessible everywhere than tweeting or yammering.
IT Broadcast Workflow had a busy programme with 10 speakers at BAFTA
London 2012. He discussed the role of Sony’s Media Backbone Conductor. “NBC are going to deliver 3,000-5,000 pieces of new
Dolby supports Rx instruments By Melanie Dayasena-Lowe
ORIGINALLY RELEASED for its Phabrix Sx handheld test and measurement instruments, support for Dolby E has now been made available on the newest of its product releases — the Rx modular rack mount instruments. Key to the success of the
new functionality is the amalgamation of the Dolby analysis within the video toolset.
Dolby generator as part of a closed loop
An engineer can now have a very portable handheld tool with both audio and video test and measurement tools for generation, analysis and monitoring. Dolby-E metadata present in a selected audio stream is displayed and determines whether the Dolby-E packet is timed correctly on the SDI video stream. The Dolby-E may also be monitored from any of the SDI input embedded audio channel pairs or
media over the 17 days. Up to 200 finished pieces will be processed simultaneously each day.” www.tvbeurope.com/video
the AES input. V Bit information and PCM values along with a snapshot of the Dolby E metadata if a Dolby E signal is present forms part of the main display. The Dolby-E metadata screen carries primary information including signal source, Dolby-E ‘guard band’ timing, CRC errors, programme channel and metadata detail. In combination with the world’s first Dolby generator as part of a closed loop solution, Phabrix continues to develop comprehensive support for all Dolby standards. IBC Stand: 8.E29