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WWW.INBROADCAST.COM | ISSUE 17 - MARCH 2013

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InMEDIA

Making It Easier To Find The Glitch
Digital signals come in many forms and may pass through multiple coders, decoders, and interfaces,
any of which may cause a problem or make an existing problem worse…
By Hiren Hindocha
President and CEO
Digital Nirvana

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roubleshooting an entire system
to isolate a single discrepancy
can take hours of valuable
engineering time. Better access to
metadata has been sorely needed
in the broadcast industry for some
time. When there’s a discrepancy or
signal failure, learning what caused
it is critical to fixing it.
That’s why we’ve added advanced
metadata harvesting capability to
the Monitor IQ broadcast monitoring
system. This unique feature tracks
any data that’s been logged and
collects various logs, discrepancy
reports, and data alarms as well
as the broadcast feed. It can help
in identifying where any error
occurred in the broadcast signal,
collect forensic analysis about the
event, and report that data back to
the customer.
With this feature, engineers can
harvest metadata and map it to the
recorded video content for more indepth analysis and troubleshooting
– immediately indicating when, where

and how the video was recorded.
It enables station executives and
engineers to hyperlink straight
to the reported video and view a
problem, thereby streamlining and
improving the efficacy of broadcast
discrepancy reporting.
It can capture all types of audio
and video metadata in the broadcast
signal. And it provides access to
all classifications of metadata,
including technical, descriptive,
time-stamped and event parameters.
The enhancements this provides
create a number of benefits for
the end user:
• Speeds troubleshooting time;
• Increases confidence in
problem resolution;
• Helps eliminate mysterious
glitches and discrepancies;
• Logs critical technical
system data;
• Offers iPad and iPhone
compatibility for remote
monitoring.
In its full form, the Monitor IQ

Advanced Metadata Harvester on Monitor IQ

broadcast monitoring system
combines the functionality of
content recording (HD and SD in
full resolution), content searching,
retrieval and repurposing, Web
publishing, signal monitoring,
air-check logging, archiving, ad
verification and tracking, and
competitive analysis in a scalable
networked appliance.
Its Web-based management
user interface makes it easy to use
for technical and non-technical
personnel. The system is available
in four versions – Starter, Essentials,
Plus and Premier – giving users a
wide range of options and prices to
fit their needs.

Monitor IQ is the only broadcast
monitoring system that provides
centralised management, automatic
ad detection, a director’s audio
track, as well as an advanced
metadata harvester.
Because the Monitor IQ platform
is based on open webservices
(REST) APIs, Monitor IQ can be
easily integrated with third-party
products and can scale from
one to multiple servers and up to
hundreds of channels.
All Digital Nirvana solutions
are web-enabled, so users can
access the software through any
web browser.

Orad Unveils Extended PlayMaker Video Server
P

layMaker is Orad’s SD/HD, slowmotion video server designed to
meet the growing challenges of live
sports productions.
The solution provides up to eight
I/O channels of high quality ingest
in multiple video formats, including
DVCPRO, DNxHD and JPEG2000,
with synchronised slow motion
replay and powerful yet simple
editing tools.
PlayMaker is suited to live

outside broadcast productions as
well as sports highlight editing in a
studio environment.
When working in a studio
environment, PlayMaker offers a
dedicated work mode for highlight
editing of multiple playlists from
various incoming feeds.
PlayMaker’s Studio Mode
more than doubles the efficiency
and productivity of the operator
compared to the currently practiced

PlayMaker Smart Events engine offers a tagging and sorting tool that tags
clips with descriptive metadata

workflows of other leading vendors
in the market, while protecting
against potential operator
mistakes caused by demanding
live production environments.
PlayMaker’s Studio mode provides
multiple key tools including in/out
points that are added directly to
the playlist. Clips are automatically
created for later use.
With multiple active playlists,
switching inputs automatically
changes the target playlist, thereby
ensuring that the correct clip goes to
the correct playlist. Switching inputs
automatically re-cues the last time
code position.
At NAB 2013, Orad will showcase
PlayMaker’s new Smart Events
tagging capability. The PlayMaker
Smart Events engine is a powerful
tagging and sorting tool that tags
clips with descriptive metadata. With

minimal effort, the operator can add
metadata directly from PlayMaker’s
controller. Each new clip can be
tagged with up to six multiple events
from six different categories, with 25
tags in each category. To streamline
the preparation process, tags can
be preloaded from an external
file, or can be edited directly from
the controller.
In tapeless workflows, each clip
can be exported with all its relevant
metadata to the NLE environment
and archives, eliminating the need
for expensive and time-consuming
post-game tagging. The entire
tagging and search process is
made directly from the PlayMaker
control panel.
With its ‘PlayNet’ module,
PlayMaker provides Gigabit network
file sharing between servers for
preview, copy, or instant playout of
clips from remote servers, as well as
export to Avid, FCP, Adobe Premiere,
and other industry standard systems
via standard Ethernet.


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InNews: Red TX Records for War of the Worlds
InNews: Sky News Reports Live Using iPhone in China
InPreview: TV Connect – The Global Ecosystem Show
InView: in Good Company – Jump PR
InGear: TSL Professional Products – Solutions for Acquisition Through to Delivery
InGear: Belden Extends Mic Cables Line
InMedia: Post Asylum Centres on Smoke Workflow
InMedia: Carrier ID & Broadcasters
InMedia: Satellite Broadcasters’ Present United Front
InFile: Save Time on Video Management
In Broadcast - March 2013 - Intro
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In Broadcast - March 2013 - Cover2
In Broadcast - March 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - March 2013 - InNews: Red TX Records for War of the Worlds
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In Broadcast - March 2013 - InNews: Sky News Reports Live Using iPhone in China
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In Broadcast - March 2013 - InView: in Good Company – Jump PR
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In Broadcast - March 2013 - InGear: TSL Professional Products – Solutions for Acquisition Through to Delivery
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In Broadcast - March 2013 - InGear: Belden Extends Mic Cables Line
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In Broadcast - March 2013 - InMedia: Post Asylum Centres on Smoke Workflow
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In Broadcast - March 2013 - InMedia: Carrier ID & Broadcasters
In Broadcast - March 2013 - InMedia: Satellite Broadcasters’ Present United Front
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In Broadcast - March 2013 - InFile: Save Time on Video Management
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