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Products Of The Year cont'd...

PRISMON monitoring and multiviewer
solution from Rohde & Schwarz

Full-Frame capable:
Sony VENICE

this one," explained Sony's Peter
Crithary. "It is the next generation
camera
system,
a
ground-up
development
encompassing
a
completely new image sensor."
The VENICE sports a 36x24mm
Full-Frame capable of 6K that has 15
stops of dynamic range and a claimed
'artistic look'. It also supports Super35
full height 2x squeeze Anamorphic and
is due to ship in February.
Panasonic continued its VariCam
renaissance with the EVA1, a
camcorder-style cine camera which
has just begun shipping. This features
an EF mount and a 5.7K sensor used
for oversampling 4K footage up to 60p
and 2K up to 240p, keenly priced it
targets indie filmmakers.

map environments from smartphones.
Apple's ARKit announced in June
means developers can create AR
apps for the 700+ million iPhone
users already in the market. ARKit
uses the iPhone or iPad's camera and
motion sensors to find points in the
environment, then tracks them as
the device moves. It can 'pin' objects
to one point, changing the scale and
perspective. It can also locate flat
surfaces, which is great for putting
digital props on a floor or table.
Microsoft is also expanding the
reach of its HoloLens headset with its
mixed reality (MR) Windows software.
This includes inputs from motion
controllers and natural human inputs
such as gaze, voice, and gestures.
Rather than just adding artificial
elements to a real scene as with AR,
or creating a completely artificial
environment as with virtual reality,
MR places all or parts of reality into
an environment that mimics the real
world in real-time.

Aside from Hololens, brands
launching MR headsets based on
MR for Windows include Acer, Dell,
HP, Lenovo and Samsung. "We are
standing at the threshold of the next
revolution in computing," claims
Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow at
Microsoft. "A revolution where
computers empower us to expand our
capabilities and transcend time, space,
and devices. With MR, our ideas move
beyond the boundaries of screens, and
beyond the boundaries of description.
This is the fundamental promise of
mixed reality. The barrier that exists
between our physical and digital
worlds will disappear."

SMPTE 2110 Live IP Basis
Not a product exactly, but germane
to the future of much of the industry, is
the ratification of SMPTE standard 2110
for moving audio and video around as
separate streams. The standard which
was by and large complete by the end
AR Blurs Barriers
of the year with OB firms like Timeline
There are those predicting that
anticipating it by incorporating
2018 will be the year of Augmented
2110-compliant product in their brand
Reality with Silicon Valley's tech giants
new scanner UHD2.
pushing product into the mainstream.
According to lobby group AIMS,
Facebook sees AR as a huge new
broadcasters should be reassured that
communications
platform
and
they can invest in products now that
launched its Camera Effects platform
will support SMPTE ST 2110. More
for AR developers in February. Google
than 60 vendors participated
has been experimenting with products
in a showcase at IBC
like Google Glass and its Tango
demonstrating interoperability
Mixed Reality: and solutions based on the
platform which uses depth sensing to
Microsoft's HoloLens headset
suite with more than 70%
of AIMS members committed to
Panasonic EVA1 promises indie renaissance
incorporating it in their products.
These include the Rohde & Schwarz
PRISMON monitoring and multiviewer
solution, released in October, and
SAM's
multiviewers,
processing
systems, production and master
control switchers which feature in
Timeline's UHD2 truck. Sony and
Evertz, for a while pursuing their own
IP initiatives, are fully on board with ST
2110 too.
"Thanks to the SDI-to-IP bridging
support provided by SMPTE ST
2110, broadcasters can take an
incremental approach by building

new islands of IP-centric operations
while continuing to rely on legacy
equipment elsewhere," states a AIMS
white paper offering guidance for
broadcasters. "Alternatively, they can
start by building IP-based facilities as
replacements to the resources they've
allocated for redundancy, which they
can switch to for primary operations
once they're satisfied everything
works as expected. And when they find
themselves in greenfield situations
with no existing SDI facilities, they
can build all-IP infrastructures from
scratch."
The AIMS agenda does not end with
2110. The latest objective provides
a common means of identifying
and registering devices across all
workflows and locations based on the
Network Media Open Specifications
(NMOS) IS-04 developed by the
Advanced Media Workflow Association
(AMWA).
Cloud Migration
Amazon Web Services was prominent
at IBC, both through its AWS Elemental
subsidiary and the sheer volume of
integrations that were announced or
shown to be working with its Cloud
infrastructure (Molotov, Kaltura and
Imagine among them).
Test and measurement specialist
Tektronix
has
also
branched
into the Cloud. Its Sentry service
quality monitoring product can be
deployed either as an appliance or
virtual machine running in the AWS
environment.
Oklahoma-based Data Expedition,
which plays in the accelerated data
transport space alongside the likes
of IBM-owned Aspera, has an AWS
marketplace listing where someone
can literally spin a service within
minutes. It charges $1.50/hour with
a 380G hourly data allowance. From
the data transport ingest piece, where
petabytes of data are being pushed
at any one time, the company is
benefiting from the massive growth
in expanding bandwidth as Cloud
dependency evolves. Its software


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