In Broadcast - August 2017 - 6
www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 7 - Issue 8 | August 2017
USA: AJA Video Systems recently
released Desktop Software v13 for
its KONA, Io and T-TAP products.
The free Desktop Software v13
introduces HDR features including
support for HLG, enabling HDR10 and HLG playout from Adobe
Premiere Pro for AJA KONA 4, Io 4K
and KONA IP.
Also A new KONA IP firmware
license option for JPEG 2000 is
These releases continue AJA's
commitment to advance HDR and
Ki Pro Ultra Plus
USA: DNF Controls gives an IP
control option for the recently
released AJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus 4K
and multi-channel HD recorder.
The ST600-KIPRO control panel
delivers full-featured IP-based
DNF's ST600-KPRO supports
up to four AJA units with full IP
control over Record, Play, Stop,
Rewind, Fast Forward, and Jog. It
can create, name and record clips;
mark and recall cue points; as well
as view, select, load and play from
a user-specified timecode location.
SGO Mistika VR
ESP: SGO has been awarded the
2017 Hollywood Professional
Association Engineering Excellence
Award for its Mistika VR.
This VR focused solution has realtime stitching capabilities using
Mistika Optical Flow Technology
that takes camera position
information and sequences then
stitches the images together using
extensive and intelligent pre-sets.
The award will be presented to SGO
in November at the 12th annual
HPA Awards gala at the Skirball
Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Russia's NTV Selects
Grass Valley Cameras
rass Valley worked with local
systems integrator OKNO-TV
to identify the best programming
solutions for Russia's NTV National
Federal TV Channel.
After reviewing a variety of options,
NTV selected 30 Grass Valley LDX 80
Flex cameras and a Karrera K-Frame
S-series 3 M/E Video Production
Centre Switcher to improve the quality
and efficiency of its 24-hour daily news
The purchase is part of a bigger
plan for NTV's success and growth
- as the movement from SD to HD
productions will bring more viewers
"As soon as we saw the power and
functionality of the Grass Valley
solution, we knew that it would be
NTV control room
a smart investment for our future,"
said Andrey Drukker, CTO from NTV
National Federal TV Channel.
"Productions are very complex,
requiring the ability to work with
multiple formats and manage a variety
of content streams. It all happens very
quickly, so there can't be any delay.
Everything we installed has integrated
smoothly into our workflow and has
enabled us to deliver top-quality
programmes to our viewers."
Riedel And PIDSO Forge Partnership
iedel Communications has brought
on board a powerful new centre of
expertise through a partnership with
PIDSO, a leading manufacturer of innovative and lightweight antennas and
antenna systems based in Vienna.
With the deal, Riedel assumes a
majority financial position in PIDSO,
accelerating development of solutions
that leverage PIDSO antenna systems
with Riedel's industry-leading family of
"With its innovative solutions in the
field of high-performance antennas,
PIDSO not only complements our product portfolio, but also fits right into
L-R: Christoph Kienmayer, Founder and MD, PIDSO; Thomas Riedel, Founder and CEO,
Riedel; Kai Houben, Director Rental Division, Riedel; Armin Hirsch, Head of Marketing
and Sales, PIDSO
our company philosophy. Embracing
advanced technologies and delivering
visionary solutions to real-world challenges have always been part of Riedel's trademark," said Thomas Riedel,
Founder and CEO of Riedel. "Both companies will be able to move forward
based on a very sound economic and
technological foundation, giving our
new collaboration the best-possible
PIDSO offers specialised expertise in
the development and manufacture of
lightweight antennas and antenna systems that can be integrated easily into
existing building spaces.
The company's antennas are widely
used in the automotive industry, aircraft construction, logistics control
systems, and video/cinema production.