In Broadcast - October 2013 - 18
I N T E R N A T I O N A L
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India Facility Deploys wTVision
TVision’s new version of
Studio CG is being deployed
at the Amity University project, in
For this customer, wTVision is
providing a solution that includes:
Ingest, Video Server and MAM. In
addition wTVision will deploy a File
Transfer Manager that receives
requests from MOS Gateway or
Studio CG and guarantees that
media are at playout locations
every time a video is dropped in a
wTVision’s Studio CG application
developed for the production
room, adds the ability to control
independent video servers and
graphics engines enabling the
playout of videos and graphics from
a single integrated environment.
The latest generation of Studio CG
solution may include its own internal
v i d e o s e r v e r,
This new feature
Studio CG’s other
main goal: to
control all major
MOS Gateway and
w T Vi s i o n M O S
connects Studio CG
with the newsroom environment.
This workﬂow allows journalists
to choose from the programme’s
existing graphic templates, to access
all available video and graphic media
and to prepare, preview and manage
their stories which get automatically
channelled through the wTVision
MOS Gateway to Studio CG
wTVision Studio CG solution is
aimed at the production room
creating a synchronised rundown
with Newsroom System, in real-time.
Studio CG also works
independently if the existent
workﬂow does not include a NRCS.
SMPTE Advances ‘Breakthrough’ BXF Format
uring its annual October
conference, SMPTE will
announce Broadcast eXchange
Format (BXF) 3.0.
SMPTE BXF 3.0 is hailed
as a significant breakthrough
in commercial scheduling for
broadcasters, advertising agencies
and advertisers. BXF 3.0 will
automate a manual data entry
process that has been in place for
more than 50 years.
Scheduling the commercial, the
most critical step to ensure a spot
airs correctly, is still an entirely
manual process. Industry experts
Christopher Lennon of MediAnswers
and Angela Tietze of Entertainment
Communications Network (ECN)
will present ‘Faxes, Emails, Pagers,
and the Macarena: Adios to Relics
of the ‘90s’.
Currently, once a commercial has
been produced, ad agencies assign
it a commercial code (Ad-ID) and
create trafﬁc instructions advising
broadcasters when, where and how
to air it. Typically, trafﬁc instructions
are distributed to stations and
networks via fax or email, and the
commercial information is re-typed
by hand into the traffic system.
That’s where SMPTE’s Broadcast
eXchange Format (BXF) 3.0 comes in.
Lennon and Tietze spent the past
18 months working with a group of
industry professionals to create a
standard within BXF that will enable
trafﬁc instructions to be ingested
electronically into trafﬁc systems at
USA: At IBC, Adobe previewed
an update to the video tools
in Adobe Creative Cloud (CC).
With over 150 new features, the
release boosts Premiere Pro CC,
After Effects CC, SpeedGrade
C C , P re l u d e C C , M e d i a
Encoder CC and Story CC Plus.
New is a Direct Link Color
Pipeline between Premiere Pro CC
and SpeedGrade CC; expanded
native support for UltraHD, 4K and
higher resolutions, high frame rates
and RAW formats; and a Mask
Tracker in AE.
CC Video Tools
stations and networks, automating
commercial scheduling using XML.
The result will be no more
manual data entry and faster
time-to-air for advertisers, while
signiﬁcantly reducing discrepancies
and make goods.
Christopher Lennon of MediAnswers
and Angela Tietze of ECN will be
presenting on BXF 3
GER: The Rohde & Schwarz (R&S)
AVHE100 headend solution can
generate up to ﬁve HD or 15 SD
programmes and several multiplexes
on a single processing platform.
and multiplexing signals, it
can also generate multiple
Physical Layer Pipes (PLP).
R&S say that the system
i n t e g r a t e s m o re f u n c t i o n s
than other available solutions.
The integrated headend
management system allows users
to configure and monitor the
NED: Unlimi-Tech Software the
creator of FileCatalyst has announced
an embedded partnership
agreement with FocalPoint Server.
file transfer acceleration
technology allows data transfer
speeds of up to 10 Gbps.
The FocalPoint Server is a projectbased ﬁle management system for
media companies handling large
volumes of digital assets.
MERlin DVB-T2 and DVB-T terrestrial monitoring receiver
• DVB-T2 & DVB-T terrestrial
COFDM to DVB-ASI
• SNMP interface
• Web browser
A 1RU self-contained terrestrial receiver for continuous off-air reception and monitoring of DVB-T2 and DVB-T.
The unit monitors key parameters such as MER and LDPC and includes programmable templates to compare the received
RF with the expected signal.
MERlin is extremely cost effective enabling wide scale deployment.
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