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Blackmagic Design announced ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K, a professional all in one Ultra HD live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel. ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K features 8 independent 12G-SDI inputs, built in Fairlight audio mixer, ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyer, multiview, auxiliary and program outputs, analog audio inputs, built in talkback, two flash based media players, professional creative transitions, a DVE for effects and more. ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$2,995.

When used with Blackmagic Studio, URSA Mini, URSA Broadcast and Micro Studio cameras, customers get a complete remote control solution that includes talkback, tally, color correction, camera control and more, without having to add any additional cables or proprietary control boxes. These cameras feature a built in color corrector that can be remote controlled, making it possible to balance camera color and create unique looks, all from the control panel. In addition, customers can adjust focus and iris on compatible lenses, change camera settings, and even remote control PTZ heads.

ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K Features

• Integrated broadcast switcher and professional hardware control panel.
• 8 x 12G-SDI inputs, all with auto re- sync and format and frame rate converters.
• Supports all video formats from HD to Ultra HD 2160p at 59.94 frames per second.
• 1 x built in multiview for 8 sources, as well as preview and program.
• Built in media pool graphics storage for 90 frames of Ultra HD, 360 frames of 1080HD or 1440 frames of 720HD video.
• Built in DVE with borders and drop shadow.
• Transitions include cut, mix, dip, SMPTE wipes and more.
• 1 upstream keyer including chroma keyer plus 2 downstream keyers.
• 1 auxiliary output with aux switching buttons and LCD screen for viewing.
• Built in audio mixer live mixes em-bedded audio from all video inputs and independent audio inputs.
• Balanced XLR stereo analog audio inputs.
• Internal sources include black, color bars, two color generators and 2 media player outputs.
• Ethernet connection for computer connection.
• Mac and Windows control panel software included.
• Compatible with all ATEM Broadcast Control Panels.
• Black Burst and HD-Tri-Sync genlock input for integration into large systems.

Sony today announces its new live production switcher, the XVS-9000, designed to address the demands of advanced 4K and HD productions in the rise of High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. The XVS-9000 offers up to 80 inputs and 40 outputs in 4K and up to 160 inputs and 80 outputs in HD, depending on the interface, and adopts the latest interfaces for both IP (SMPTE ST 2110) and 12G-SDI in 4K, as well as a hybrid system of both, for large sporting and entertainment events.

Sony continues to deliver efficient and flexible workflows through its IP live production system and has reinforced IP Live interoperability to support two key industry standards, SMPTE ST 2110 media transport over IP and AMWA NMOS Device Discovery. As a core part of Sony’s strategy is its commitment to deliver fully interoperable solutions that are ready to implement today. Sony will also now offer new 12G-SDI interfaces to provide greater choice to its customers.

The XVS-9000 offers flexibility and operability when handling live 4K video sources featuring a larger capacity processor with evolved signal processing technology. It also inherits the functionality and operability well received across current XVS series, including the well-known operation through the ICP-X7000 Panel of a modular style design, with OLED display.

Up to four newly developed 4K/HD DME boards can be installed into one XVS-9000 switcher, enabling to configure maximum 4ch of 4K 3D DME for 4K live production with a variety of video effects.

The new 4K/HD DME boards are compatible across the XVS series, 2ch of 4K DME can be configured in the current XVS-8000.

Inheriting from the XVS Series, the XVS-9000 will have resource sharing functionality where users can allocate the resources of one single processor unit, such as inputs/outputs and mix-effect, to several program productions simultaneously. It is like having several switchers virtually, enabling the configuration of a scalable and flexible system depending on production schedule and all being operated by a single switcher. The XVS-9000 is planned to be available in October 2018.

“The need for 4K production is increasing across the globe” commented Deon LeCointe, Marketing Manager, Production Switchers, Sony Electronics.

EVS has introduced the latest live production server into its iconic XT range – XT-VIA at the 2018 NAB Show. Having led the live replay market for two decades, the new server represents the most significant update to the XT series yet. XT-VIA lets facilities providers and content creators benefit from enhanced UHD-4K and IP operation as well as an integration with VIA - EVS’ new technology platform of modular services and workflow engines.

“Higher-resolution workflows and enhanced connectivity are all challenges in today’s live production environments,” said Laurent Petit, EVS’ VP Products. "In order for content producers to create more programming across multiple platforms, technology must allow them to work in a much more connected, flexible way. We developed this next-generation server to become an instrumental part of future workflows whilst also addressing the current needs of our customers.”

Bridging the gap to tomorrow’s live ecosystems

EVS’ global product offering is shifting with the introduction of VIA as the technology platform that is at the core of all new products and services. Several of EVS’ latest solutions, including the unified production system X-ONE and video refereeing solution Xeebra, already use the new technology platform to offer flexible, innovative features. VIA’s modular architecture means the new server will connect users to the latest in live production workflows while continuing to benefit from future updates to VIA’s services and capabilities.

XT-VIA features enhanced onboard connectivity with the XNet-VIA media network. The new, high-performing IP network connects to all new EVS products and solutions, offering a simple and flexible way to quickly share live content to and from anywhere in the workflow. At the same time, XT-VIA ensures existing tools and applications don’t become inaccessible with its internal support of EVS’ existing XNet SG-SDTI content sharing network.

Embracing the latest resolutions

With its boosted internal bandwidth, the new server is built to operate in workflows that embrace any resolution whether 1080i, 1080p or UHD-4K. It features an increased channel density of six UHD-4K and 12 Full HD or HD channels, which can be configured in any I/O setup. And to let users benefit from richer-looking live programming, the XT-VIA also supports HDR workflows as standard.

Harnessing the power of IP

With content producers increasingly transitioning from SDI environments to IP-based workflows, EVS has designed XT-VIA to operate in either. It uses 3G and 12G-SDI when deployed in traditional workflows, while 10G Ethernet SFP+ lets it operate seamlessly in IP-connected environments. The IP-based functionalities of the new XT server have been significantly increased. Along with its complete support of NMOS and EMBER+ protocols, it reduces the need for SDI-to-IP gateway devices and uses SMPTE ST2110 to power super motion replays in IP workflows.

It also allows users to better deploy speciality cameras in an IP environment. The XT-VIA lets users bypass the need for additional cabling, overcome any interoperability issues and remove the need for constant upkeep, as would be the case when operating within certain legacy SDI infrastructures.

Supporting the latest workflow protocols

The new server features 30+ hours of onboard storage and natively supports the widest range of broadcast codecs, including XAVC-4K for UHD-4K operations. Users can benefit from a new H.264 onboard proxy that uses the MJPEG and MPEG-DASH standards for new workflow evolutions.

“EVS has been the market-leader within live replay workflows for years and our technology development teams are continually analyzing the market and using customer feedback to ensure new products meet their needs,” added Benoit Quirynen, EVS’ Chief Market Officer. “The proof is in the pre-orders that we’ve received before the server has even been officially launched. Early adopters waiting to receive their XT-VIA servers will be able to use it to empower their live productions and benefit from an unmatched level of flexibility, whatever kind of workflow they’re operating.”

MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (MACOM) announced the introduction of the MATA-07825, a new Transimpedance Amplifier (TIA) for supporting 12G-SDI transmission over optical fibre. This low power, high sensitivity TIA enables long distance transmission of Serial Digital Interface (SDI) video over optical fibre, including support for pathological patterns.

MACOM’s new MATA-07825 is a high sensitivity TIA enabling SFP+ module vendors to provide 12G-SDI modules which can also support Pathological patterns down to SD rates. This TIA features sensitivity of 11.88Gbps to enable link budgets of more than 10km using a PIN photodiode on singlemode fibre, and can support longer distances with an Avalanche Photo-Diode (APD). The MATA-07825 includes a receive signal strength indicator (RSSI) which can be used with a PIN photodiode.

“There are a number of applications which rely on SDI over optical fibre for extended reaches,” said Mike Fukatsu, Senior Director, Marketing, for the High-Performance Analog business unit, at MACOM. “MACOM’s new TIA is the first to enable 12G-SDI over optical fibre including pathological support all the way down to Standard Definition rates, which is aimed at ensuring compatibility with legacy SDI video streams.”