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ISSUE 20 - JUNE 2013 | WWW.INBROADCAST.COM

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InFILE

OTT Leads The Way

The Vimond
Sports Experience

By Henriette S. Sæther
Director Marketing and Communication,
Vimond Media Solutions

O

TT services hold tremendous
potential for broadcasters in
terms of building and maintaining
viewe r ship a nd, ultimately,
generating revenue.
Judging from the ever-increasing
use of connected devices in many
parts of the world the OTT market
is ripe for the picking.
So why are so many broadcasters
delayed in making the leap into OTT
programming? There are a number
of reasons for this but most often
however, broadcasters are delayed
because they haven´t been able
to find a robust and well-proven
technology platform, as well as
best practice case studies to get
inspiration from.
However, in the Nordic market,
which ranks first in the use
of connected devices in the
ZenithOptimedia study, every major
broadcaster has taken its services
over the top and into the online
video space – and has succeeded
in doing so. Many of these services

are powered by Vimond Media
Solutions. Vimond’s online video
platform is the driving force behind
multiformat OTT services for all
major Nordic broadcasters, and it
has become an online-video model
for Europe and beyond.
The Vimond Platform provides
a comprehensive environment for
managing and delivering advanced
multiformat OTT services, with full
facilities for all creative, logistical, and
business aspects of an operation.
Its modular architecture, API-based
function set, advanced features, and
easy integration with third parties
helps assure success by managing
content, automating workflow, and
controlling distribution seamlessly
to all devices. The Vimond Platform
offers sophisticated tools and
controls for every aspect of an
online TV service, from ingest and
encoding through conditional access
to business intelligence reporting.
One such set of tools is Vimond’s
action-based web frameworks,

which provide a
library of features
that are already
implemented on
Vimond APIs so that developers
can build a service without having
to create code from scratch. Having
a framework means you can build
a service quickly and ensure it
works on any browser or device.
Also, the framework provides
advanced web technologies that
allow for sophisticated features that
work with HTML5, such as dragand-drop functionality and Java
script refreshes.
The Vimond Sports Experience
is a sports-specific online-viewing
service that enables broadcasters
to create extraordinary online
environments for sports fans. This
suite of modular and flexible player
and application frameworks forms a
complete ecosystem for monetising
sports online, enabling broadcasters
to take full advantage of their sports
broadcasting rights. This gives
broadcasters a way to give fans a

means to watch live and on-demand
events across multiple devices
through an extensive and featurerich universal player, creating an
interactive viewing experience fans
cannot get from traditional television.
Value-added features – such as
statistics, polls, maps, chat, and
sharing – help keep viewers involved
and collaborating across the screens.
This is just one example of the
many sophisticated ways the Vimond
Platform helps broadcasters become
serious contenders in the OTT arena.
No matter how they use the platform,
broadcasters can control everything
through the equally sophisticated
Vimond Control Center l.
Through Vimond, broadcasters
have a proven, solid online video
platform and powerful video
management system that bring
OTT services within reach. So why
wait going OTT?

InSTUDIO

Innovations In HMI Lighting
By Angéline Decaen
Marketing Manager
K5600 Lighting

L

aunched in 1992, K5600
Lighting’s goal was to develop
and produce versatile HMI systems.
Since then, the company has
brought major innovations to the
world of HMI lighting. Before K5600,
there was no bare bulb fixture, no
800 HMI fixtures, no lights pointing
straight down. We offer a concise
range of products in kits with many
accessories to cover all of your
lighting needs.
K5600 products are divided into
two ranges: Joker Bugs and Alphas.
Joker Bugs kits were the first HMI
lighting kits available on the market
and the first lights manufactured by
K5600. They consist of a bare bulb
fixture with an optical beamer which
can be rapidly and easily fitted on

different accessories such as light
banks and Softubes. Available in
200w, 400w, 800w and, the new
wattage added to the range, 1600w.
This new fixture produces one full
stop more than the 800w, and is
comparable to over 6000w of quartz
fixture output. As a classical Joker
Bug light, it can be used as a bare
bulb fixture or as a PAR, but there is
a new variation on this unit: the Zoom
Beamer. This accessory is a lenseless
focusable beamer, giving 15 to 60
degrees of even light output. With
its physical similarities to a faceted
umbrella, the soft finish beautifully
distributes light across the subject.
The Alphas are Fresnel type fixtures
available in three wattages: 1600w
(new), 2.5/ 4Kw and 12/18Kw. The

Alphas concept
is to create
less bulky units.
Moreover, the
Alpha 4Kw and
18Kw are 30%
more compact
Alphas come n three sizes - 1.6Kw, 2.5/ 4Kw and 12/18Kw
and lighter
compared to traditional Fresnel
solution to support users in obtaining
fixtures. The Alpha 1600 can be
their first kit.
moved around with its roll-away
A high quality versatile HMI for the
flight case. Just like the 4Kw and
price of a single purpose LED light.
18Kw, the Alpha 1600 reflector is
Achieving this without affecting the
made of a quartz material. This
level of quality that we have been
unique reflector resists to high
known for was not easy. We did not
temperature (up to 1200 degrees
want to compromise the optics or
C) and its texture gives a natural light
cheat on the reliability and service. It
effect with a very high reflection index
all came down to the design. Working
of 97%. This unique material allows
in conjunction with the people who
the Alphas (like all K5600 fixtures)
manufacture the components, we
to be operated pointing straight
have been able to reach our goal of
down, for an unlimited period of
keeping kit prices low (prices vary
time, without damaging the unit or
depending on accessories in the
creating safety issues. The Alphas
kit: lightbank, focal spot for gobo
can be used without the Fresnel lens
projection and precise cut, stands).
to produce a very wide even beam
Using the new LCL 200 W
creating sharp natural shadows.
Sylvania bulb, these units will be
At NAB 2013, we launched the new
even more versatile with the choice
Alpha 200w and Joker Bug 200w.
of 3200K or 5600K to cover every
We always felt that we needed to
lighting situation.
come up with a low budget HMI
Kits will be available this summer.

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InNews: Rogers Opts for Quantel at City Montreal
InNews: Vizrt and Mosart Enter Newsroom Partnership
InForm: Istreamplanet Live-Video Workflow
InReply: BSI Wireless Camera Captures the Action
InFocus: Sound Devices Pix 240 Sprints Ahead
InView: Bradley Engineering Focuses on Remote Camera Control Systems
InView: Government Tax Breaks: The Devil Is in the Detail
InMedia: In Demand Uses Aja to Create Promotional Content
InMedia: Ihse Draco Kvm-Matrix Switchers Support Broadcast It Workflow
InMedia: Media Production - the Next Generation
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In Broadcast - June 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - June 2013 - InNews: Rogers Opts for Quantel at City Montreal
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In Broadcast - June 2013 - InMedia: Ihse Draco Kvm-Matrix Switchers Support Broadcast It Workflow
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