In Broadcast - September 2017 - 24
www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 7 - Issue 9 | September 2017
IBC 2017 Preview - Part II
Part I of
Contributing Editor David Kirk continues
his preview of the IBC2017 exhibition...
he biggest surprise in preparing
this two-part preview of
IBC2017 is the low profile currently
being taken by 8K.
NHK has that area largely to
itself having commenced 7680
x 4320 pixel Super Hi-Vision
test transmissions in August 2016.
Outside Japan, the television industry
is gradually warming to 3840 x 2160
pixel UHD and seems content to ignore
any higher resolution for the present.
NHK meanwhile has its eyes on the
2020 Tokyo Olympics as a catalyst. The
deciding factors will be the price of
Super Hi-Vision displays and consumer
demand for 100-inch or larger display
Adobe will demonstrate updates
to its Creative Cloud, allowing video
content producers to collaborate
via the Internet. Also on show will
be enhanced tools for editing virtual
reality content, generating graphics
and animations, and refining audio.
Antelope's Colibri is designed to
eliminate interference between the
flickering produced by most artificial
lights when capturing video with high
speed camera systems. FPGA-based,
it comes in a 1U chassis and has
presets for various flicker parameters.
Adjustments can be performed via a
five-button selector or via RS 485.
picture quality in low bitrate
environments, especially when
combined with real-time adaptive
bitrate control and Dejero's auto
BroaMan Route66 2U router
Black Box will demonstrate a KVM
and control room management
application for its DKM and Agility,
based on the ControlBridge control
system. An auto-discovery procedure
locates all transmitters and receivers
in the KVM matrix. Each user can
control all connectivity including
switching any source to any receiver,
changing KVM user access modes,
creating preset configurations, and
supporting individual user desktops.
The GUI can be operated from a
dedicated touch panel, from mobile
devices and from laptops or desktop
BroaMan will introduce three 2U
versions of its Route66 router. The
Route66 platform now includes
single channel non-blocking 40 x 40
router ports in three versions, all with
directly accessible fibre SFP or SDI.
Each router also includes fibre ports
which can be used to access built-in
CWDM or DWDM multiplexers. The
first version offers fibre only with 40
hot-swappable bi-directional small
form-factor pluggables. Version 2
will have 32 SFPs and 16 x SDI (eight
in and eight out); Version 3 will have
24 SFPs and 32 SDI (16 in and 16 out).
3G, SDI, HD, 3G-SDI, ASI and MADI are
supported. Power consumption is 10 to
Camera Corps will demonstrate
its new Clarity 800-HD miniature
camera, designed to deliver real-time
high frame rate SDI video into slowmotion servers such as the EVS
LSM and Evertz DreamCatcher.
Weighing 340g, the camera can
capture HD at up to 480fps
(8x real-time at 60p frame
rate or 9.6x real-time at
50p). Finished in black and
measuring 65 x 25 x 120
mm, the 800-HD incorporates a
7 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor
and can be genlocked to incoming
black and burst. Additional features
include a positive-lock lens mount
plus a global shutter with speeds of
1/60, 1/125, 1/500 and 1/1000 second.
Sensitivity is 2000 lux at F11 aperture.
Video can be output in 1080p, 1080i
and 720 formats at 50 or 59.94 Hz.
Power input is 12 volts DC.
Christie's new DHD1075-GS and
DWU1075-GS 10,000 ISO lumen laser
phosphor projectors include features
from the company's larger HS series,
including grid-based warping and
blending. Both projectors have two
HDMI inputs and one HDMI loop out,
DVI and 3GSDI.
Dejero will introduce its EnGo
Vehicle Mount Kit which is designed
to enhance the RF performance of
the Dejero EnGo mobile transmitter.
The kit converts the EnGo into a
rack-mounted encoder which can be
quickly disconnected and placed in
a backpack or mounted directly on a
camera. Dejero will also demonstrate
a new implementation of HEVC
claimed to provide greatly improved
DHD's XC2 AES67 Ravenna audioover-IP interface can be used for the
company's complete line of routers
and mixers. It can send and receive
up to 32 AES67/Ravenna-compliant
DiGiCo's SD12 digital audio console
incorporates dual 15-inch touch
screens and is the first in the SD range
with built-in recording interfaces.
The SD12 includes a DVI output for
overviewing the console. The SD12
Lightbar is identical to that in the SD5
and SD7 consoles. Two assignable
master faders plus dual DMI expansion
slots are also provided.
DTL's Buzz-USB can accommodate
up to five video recording modules
in its 1U chassis. Auto-sensing inputs
allow an operator to record HD-SDI
or SD-SDI with embedded audio
directly to a USB drive. A looping HD/
SD-SDI output can be used to make
up to five copies of the recording by
interconnecting a digital video cable
between each record channel. An X-Y
router option can be used to select
up to eight different signals to any
USB. An internal H264 codec stores
recordings as MP4 files. Bit rate is
user-adjustable from the control GUI.
DiGiCo SD12 offers built-in recording interfaces