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NAB Show Las Vegas - Take 1
Contributing Editor Adrian Pennington notes that NAB 2017
showed an industry in consolidation - around HDR for live and post,
around IP standard 2110, and mergers & acquisitions...
HDR Workflows
Several companies touted products
that can convert HDR signals from one
flavour of HDR to another, and to and
from Standard Dynamic Range (SDR).
Evertz
showcased
new
this
conversion
functionality
in
its
7814UDX-4K product family of Cross
Converters which can be added
via a software license. The update
allows the device to transfer to and
from SD and convert across HLG, PQ
(SMPTE-2084) and S.Log3.
The license also makes it possible
for the 7814UDX-4K to perform colour
space conversion for BT.709, BT.2020,
and S.Gamut3.
At the same time, SAM announced
FormatFusion4
HDR
conversion
in its Kahuna production switcher
line up and support for 4K and HDR
conversion in its mid-range KudosPro
and
UHD1000
products.
SAM
Alchemist can also transfer across
different HDR flavours when using filebased assets.
Sony was also discussing HDR
conversion with its HDRC-4000. This
uses original algorithms, including
built-in AIR Matching (AIR refers
to Artistic Intent Rendering), to
reproduce the image quality and
colour determined during S-Log3
production - regardless of the
transmission format used.
Sony's new Content Management
Station has improved the HDR
capabilities of its PWS-4500 live
production server system. Designed
for 4K/HD live production and
available by July, the
appliance allows users
to create metadataenabled workflows that
can help to speed up the
transfer of content from
production to delivery.
Furthermore, Sony is
promoting the X-OCN
(eXtended Tonal Range Original
Camera Negative) recording
format for HDR image grading.
It can be recorded using Sony's
AXS-R7
portable
memory
recorder together with PMW-F55
and F5 cameras. To promote wider
use of X-OCN, Sony is working with

other companies to develop X-OCN
supporting
products
including
Assimilate,
Autodesk,
Avid, Filmlight and
Blackmagic Design.
AJA Video Systems
made
several
announcements
aimed at high dynamic range
support.
In
collaboration
with Colorfront, AJA previewed
a new HDR supported converter
and frame synchroniser. AJA also
confirmed support for HDR with the
release of Adobe Premiere Pro. That
means that editors will be able to
play the Hybrid Log Gamma flavour
of HDR from Premiere Pro with
the AJA Kona 4 desktop I/O card or
an AJA Io 4K Thunderbolt I/O device.
Live Production And Vision Mixing
EVS and Avid allied to support fastturnaround live production workflows
for users of their systems. Specifically,
EVS has developed a connector called
IPLink for Avid MediaCentral UX users
that provides "rapid access" to media
stored on EVS servers. It means users
don't have to leave the Avid interface
to search for shots and import them
into varied Interplay and Media
Composer projects.
SAM claims to have the world's
first UHD master control switcher,
the Masterpiece 12G-SDI. Handling
SD/HD/1080p
and
UHD,
the
appliance
provides
a
control
interface to SAM's Morpheus playout
automation solution. It incorporates
SAM's FormatFusion 3 to provide

EVS IPLink Avid connection

NAB Show 2017 - Take 1 - InBroadcast
rounds up the main product announcements.
See also NAB Show - Take 2 on some
innovative products on display on page 22.

Ross Carbonite switchers gain UHD support

broadcasters with more capacity to Avid Chairman and CEO Louis
feed multiple format material into Hernandez, Jr. said: "Avid is making
their channels.
a major play in the cloud, which is a
Ross Video also added UHD support significant step for the company. This
to its Carbonite range of switchers. represents the culmination of our Avid
Carbonite UHD is the latest version Everywhere vision and strategy for the
that transforms Carbonite Black or industry, which will open up significant
Black Plus models into a UHD switcher. growth prospects for the company."
Carbonite Black becomes a complete 1
Avid has also made it easier for
ME UHD switcher with four full keyers rerecording mixers to create Dolby
including a UHD chromakeyer, and Atmos immersive sound by hooking
transition key for MediaWipes and DVE up its Pro Tools audio post-production
moves.
system with the Dolby system. The
"This is an unrivalled step forward companies are working on a soon-toin switcher design, it
simply isn't possible to
find another product at
this price point that
offers this level of
UHD performance,"
claimed
a
Ross
Blackmagic Design ATEM TV Studio Pro HD
spokesperson.
Blackmagic Design's new ATEM be-released next version of Pro Tools
Television Studio Pro HD features that will offer native Atmos mixing
eight inputs, multiview, auxiliary and capabilities for the multi-channel and
programme outputs, analogue audio object-based audio format.
inputs, built in talkback, two flash
Dolby Atmos is becoming a routine
based media players, professional part of feature releases including
creative transitions, a DVE for effects the forthcoming Guardians of the
and more.
Galaxy 2 and Alien: Covenant, but it is
"When it comes to creating an entire increasingly being adopted for TV.
HD programme right from the switcher
Avid is also making a version of its
in real-time, there simply is flagship Media Composer available
no faster, simpler or more for free. Media Composer | First is a
affordable way to do it," cut down version featuring four video
said CEO Grant Petty.
tracks and eight audio tracks but with
a number of functions present in the
Post Operations
full fat software including publishing
Avid made a sweeping to social media channels including
range of announcements YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. Other
at NAB but the most companies including Lightworks,
fundamental to its strategy Blackmagic Design and most
is a long term tie-up with recently, Filmlight have released free
Microsoft to develop cloud- software in a bid to attract new users.
based apps for the media and
The main focus of Adobe's NAB
entertainment industry.
show was updates to its collaborative
Microsoft Azure is its preferred workflow system Creative Cloud.
cloud hosting platform for There's support for Ambisonic audio
Avid Media Central (Pro Tools, in Premiere Pro - useful for those
Media Composer) platform. creating content for VR enabled


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