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GRAPHICS & ANIMATION

ChyronHego has upgraded CAMIO Graphic System to HTML5. A new 4.2.2 version of graphic asset management server CAMIO for news production features the HubDrive file distribution tool and LUCI5 and an HTML5 update of the user interface.

With LUCI5, the HTML5-based plugin, producers are able to browse, create, and order images and video assets without having to leave the familiar environment of their newsroom computer systems (NRCS). The interface also supports some older NRCS via an ActiveX container. ChyronHego’s new HubDrive feature is a Dropbox-like folder synchronisation and file distribution system for art departments to distribute CAMIO content automatically to a network of playout devices. HubDrive automatically installs necessary fonts and ensures that all required files are distributed where they are needed throughout the network. ChyronHego said in a statement that “LUCI5 places powerful content generation tools at the producer’s fingertips, making creation of reusable graphics, clips, and automated cues fast and easy. Since LUCI5 is a webpage served from CAMIO, producers will always get the latest version of LUCI without the need for software upgrades at their workstations.” Further it stated that “Support for the full range of solutions in the CAMIO Universe ensures that all your graphics content is in place when and where it is needed.”

AJA Video Systems has released Desktop Software v13 for its KONA, Io and T-TAP products. Additionally, a new KONA IP firmware license option for JPEG 2000 is now available. Desktop Software v13

Desktop Software v13 introduces new HDR features including support for Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG), enabling HDR 10 and HLG playout from Adobe Premiere Pro for AJA KONA 4, Io 4K and KONA IP. The v13 update also introduces:

• 12-Bit/BT.2020 support in Apple Final Cut Pro X for KONA 4, KONA IP and Io 4K
• 4K/UltraHD to HD down-convert for KONA 4
• 48p support for Avid Media Composer with KONA IP, KONA 4 and Io 4K
• Linux compatibility in AJA Control Room software
• 12-bit ProRes 4444 XQ playback support via free AJA Control Room software for KONA IP, KONA 4 and Io 4K
• Additional AJA Control Room software features for KONA and Io products:
• “Burn-in” option on capture or output for timecode and closed captioning
• Route audio tracks in QuickTime files to desired output/monitor channels

KONA IP firmware license for JPEG 2000

Compatible with TR-01, the optional KONA IP firmware license ensures interoperability with JPEG 2000 systems and devices across a network, and facilitates compression and decompression of HD video in real time to/from JPEG 2000 encoded within an MPEG 2 transport stream. It supports both an input and output of JPEG 2000 streams over 1GbE, enabling simultaneous ingest and monitoring with a system running KONA IP. The new license also provides out of the box functionality for popular creative and editorial apps via Desktop Software v13. For SDK developers with demanding JPEG 2000 workflows, dual KONA IP configurations are supported.

FOR-A Corporation of America announces that Vestal, N.Y. based Fox affiliate, WICZ-TV, has become its first ClassX graphics solutions customer. FOR-A and Italy-based ClassX recently announced a joint partnership that names FOR-A the exclusive dealer of the ClassX premium graphics suite of 2D/3D character generation and live motion graphics and playout software in North, South and Central America. The agreement also gives users the ability to integrate ClassX’s powerful and cost-effective suite of graphics with FOR-A’s live production switchers.

WICZ-TV has purchased three ClassX real-time broadcast graphics products for content graphics creation, playout and social sharing. WICZ-TV’s new production package includes the ClassX CastaliaCG software to easily create broadcast graphics animations.

The station has also purchased the ClassX LiveBoard for powerful, reliable broadcast graphics playout, along with the SocialServer for intuitive, easy social network interaction. WICZ-TV is integrating its ClassX software solutions with the station’s broadcast news ticker created by Ontario-based company Bannister Lake, called Super Ticker.