In Broadcast - November 2017 - 4
www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 7 - Issue 11 | November 2017
YES Launches Live
USA: YES, a tier 1 direct broadcast
in Israel, is using Harmonic's
software-based Electra encoding
platform for its new live UHD
"Our goal was to become the first
broadcaster in the region to deliver
UHD-HDR live content, including
popular sports events. Harmonic's
expertise in compression efficiency
helped us to achieve that dream,"
said Itzhak Elyakim, Chief
Technology Officer at YES.
AVCOM, a world-class local system
integrator, ensured a smooth
Local Hero Deploys
USA: Local Hero, a creative
filmmakers in Los Angeles, is using
Facilis TerraBlock for 4K finishing
and Netflix mastering workflows.
The company provides a wide
range of post-production services,
including dailies, colour and digital
intermediates, VFX, finishing and
workflows, the team at Local Hero
routinely consults with clients on
how to manage their data, and
which camera and codec will bring
them the look they want.
Flame Family 2018.3
USA: Autodesk has released
update 3 for its Flame 2018 family
of 3D VFX and finishing software,
which includes Flame, Flare, Flame
Assist and Lustre.
Flame 2018.3 empowers creative
professionals to explore new, more
efficient ways of working in post,
with feature enhancements that
offer greater pipeline flexibility,
speed and support for emerging
formats and technology.
Beta customers given advance
access to Flame 2018.3 shared
their experiences with the latest
release in production.
Ross Video Opens
oss Video recently opened its
EMEA HQ and Customer Experience
Centre at the newly refurbished White
Building in Reading, Berkshire.
Ross CEO David Ross, praised the
efforts of the EMEA team: "Ross Video
finished our 2017 fiscal year with
global growth - that's our 26th year in
a row - and the EMEA team delivered
over 30% growth compared with 2016.
"Our regional team has almost
doubled in size since 2014 and,
with our lease coming to an end at
Pinewood, it was clear we needed a
new home that would reflect the size
and stature of company we have now
become in EMEA".
Oscar Juste, Director of Sales for
EMEA, said: "The office is certainly one
of the most impressive spaces I have
worked in and gives us everything
we need to build on recent success
and open the next chapter in the
company's development story."
Set across two floors of the landmark
White Building in Reading, the Ross
EMEA HQ features a large green-
Canon Enhances 2/3-inch
Zoom Lens Range
CJ45ex9.7B and CJ45ex13.6B - two
new portable 4K 2/3" broadcast lenses.
The CJ45ex13.6B boasts the longest
focal length in its class, ideal for use
in mid-size OB vans and surveillance
CJ45ex13.6B offer the performance
required for use with 4K broadcast
proprietary optical design technology.
Fluorite and Ultra-low Dispersion (UD)
glass achieve high-quality 4K
The reception area in Ross' EMEA HQ
screen demo studio that includes the
entire Ross range of solutions.
There is also a training centre for
classroom and workshop sessions,
technical support labs and office space
for up to 30 staff.
optics from the centre of the imaging
field to the periphery across the entire
Designed for 4K HDR image capture,
both lenses are capable of achieving a
45x zoom ratio and focal length ranges
of 9.7mm to 437mm and 13.6mm to
612mm, respectively. A built-in 2x
extender increases the maximum
focal length at the telephoto end of
the CJ45ex9.7B to 873mm and the
CJ45ex13.6B to 1224mm.
Canon's IS technology
is capable of intelligently
detecting and correcting
The drive units include a
high-performance 16-bit absolute
encoder that outputs precise zoom,
focus and iris position information.