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Starfish’s Video Description Range Set For NAB Launch
Pioneering Video Description Systems (VDS) since 1999, Starfish Technologies are set to launch the latest versions of its product range to the US market at NAB 2012
Working with US distributor MPro Systems of Los Angeles, Starfish VDS will enable broadcasters to meet the requirements of the FCC legislation that becomes effective in July 2012. Peter Blatchford, Starfish’s Sales and Marketing Director, said: “We have extensive experience of implementing VDS in Europe, where the technology is more commonly known as Audio Description. In partnering with MPro Systems we are now perfectly placed to deliver and support our end-to-end VDS technology to US users.” The Starfish product range 30 includes a dedicated creation workstation, a complement of software-based audio processing modules for creating linear audio files, and a traditional timecodelocked server system for real-time audio mixing and playout. “For more than a decade our focus has been to develop easy-to-use products, creating high quality video description within an extremely efficient workflow” concluded Blatchford. Founded more than ten years ago, Starfish Technologies has a reputation for meeting international broadcaster’s operational

Starfish Audio Description workflow

requirements with innovative and highly effective products and systems. The company has extensive expertise in the development and implementation of video

description/audio description, regional insertion systems (ad insertion and regional programme content), captioning and subtitling and media task management. ■

InSTUDIO

Vizrt Showcase Latest 3D Advances At NAB
Real-time 3D rendering, multi-platform distribution and centralised workflows to take centre stage at Vizrt’s NAB Booth
At NAB 2012, Vizrt, will showcase its latest advances in live graphics, channel branding, video editing, interactive content, multi-platform distribution, live sports and graphics analysis. At the What’s Next stand, Vizrt will show the latest innovations in newsroom content timing, and IP streaming video output. They will also demonstrate the Viz Media Engine integration with Adobe Premiere allowing users to search and access video content directly in Premiere. Users will also be allowed to edit and overlay Vizrt graphics directly in the Premiere timeline. The timing of video and graphics in the newsroom just got easier with innovations in Viz Content Pilot. Users can also transcode real-time content with graphics embedded and adjusted for any mobile device type using device adapted graphics. Vizrt’s real-time 3D rendering platform, Viz Engine can be expanded now to give live video input, multiple channel playout, DVE effects, vision mixer, internal chroma keying, and real-time compositing of videos and graphics making the Viz Engine truly a TV in a box. The latest version of Viz Trio, a leading character generator (CG) and template graphics system, now has enhanced video content management support with the integration to Viz Media Engine. Retrieve HD video content and add videos as part of your Viz Trio graphics workflow. Viz Content Pilot, Vizrt’s core graphics and video content solution, is now fully integrated with the Viz Media Engine video production solution. Journalists in the newsroom can search videos assets and edit videos directly from their desktops and build a newsroom playlist containing both graphics and video elements. The Viz Virtual Studio is always a major part of NAB for Vizrt. This year they will show you how to engage the audience at home by letting them be part of your live newscast, triggering real-time rendered graphics from iPads with a second screen app. The public show will run every half hour and will include on-air talent using the latest multi-touch screens, iPads, immersive graphics and real-time rendered content to tell a story. Serving as the core of Vizrt’s multiplatform video distribution
The Libero Highlight

architecture is the Viz Media Engine – the central point for complete control over all assets – metadata, playlists, archive and storage. “By covering the entire workflow – from camera ingest to final playout on TV, web, and mobile devices, our Viz Media Engine covers broadcast, mobile and web in one workflow,” said Petter Ole Jakobsen, CTO of Vizrt. Other highlights at the NAB booth include: LiberoVision 3D Sports Analysis, Viz Reporter for the iPhone, Viz Multichannel, Viz Weather 2.3, Viz World, 2D to 3D Conversion with SterGen, Viz Secure and Viz Anchor. ■


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Broadcast Networks Delivers for Arqiva
Swedish Hockey Safe in the Bank
Viewcast Launches Niagara 9100 Series
Cavena: Enhancing the Value of Content
Broadcast Pix Announces Video Control Center 3.0
Telecast’s Latest Innovations
Glidecam Introduces XR-Series Stabilisers
Qvest Media Live With Code One Streaming
Volicon Extends Observer Utility
Petrol Bags Add to Audio & DSLR Range
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In Broadcast - April 2012 - Broadcast Networks Delivers for Arqiva
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In Broadcast - April 2012 - Swedish Hockey Safe in the Bank
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