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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 8 - Issue 3 | March 2018

InForm

TVU Networks: HEVC Advancements
& IP Solutions
A

t NAB, IP-based live video
solutions
developer
TVU
Networks will continue its technological
advancements to HEVC, and will show
its entire HEVC solution set integrated
with the company's proprietary video
transmission technology, Inverse
StatMux Plus (IS+).
TVU's line of HEVC supported products
include the popular TVU One with
HEVC mobile IP newsgathering
transmitter, and TVU MLink HEVC 4K
rack-mount encoding solution. TVU
will also unveil new workflow-based
solutions.
"With the transition from digital to IP
firmly underway with broadcasters, we
continue to round out our IP offerings
even as we look to the next workflow
disruptive technology," said Paul
Shen, TVU's CEO. "We look forward to
demonstrating our complete line of
efficient and cost-effective live video
products in the Central Hall at NAB."
TVU's NAB booth will showcase its
remote production offerings, which

include TVU RPS (Remote Production
System) and TVU TimeLock.
Eliminating the need for a mobile
truck, TVU RPS enables the production
of a live, synchronised multi-camera
programme in a remote location
using a broadcaster's existing studio
control room and a public Internet
connection. The TVU RPS transmitter
encodes up to six synchronised SDI
sources and transmits high-quality
and low-latency IP video from the
remote location to a studio-based TVU
receiver. The receiver, in turn, outputs
six synchronised SDI outputs.
Making its show debut, TVU TimeLock
enables entire remote events to be
produced from a control room in a
separate location. With TimeLock,
multiple TVU Transmitters can

synchronise together at a set latency,
allowing mobile and wireless at-home/
REMI productions without being
tethered. TVU TimeLock enables
broadcasters to do more live video
production at a fraction of the cost of
traditional on-location multi-camera
productions.
Another solution making its NAB
debut is TVU Transcriber - an AI-based
audio to text transcribing service that
uses voice recognition technology.
TVU Transcriber provides the option
to output text to a file format from
an audio input source for auditing
purposes or embed text into a video
stream for closed or open captioning.
The new service can be purchased
standalone or added as an option to
TVU Transceivers.

4K HEVC encoding - TVU MLink

TVU's IP video workflow solutions,
include an update for TVU Router.
Incorporating IS+ technology, TVU
Router provides over 200Mbps of
Internet connectivity from virtually
any remote location and acts as a
network accelerator. With TVU Router
as a portable field access point, users
can transfer and receive files, stream
video, search the web, utilise any IP
connected device or service.
Other improvements will include
updates for the TVU Anywhere app,
TVU Grid video switching, routing, and
distribution system, TVU Producer
Cloud-based production tool for
easy social media publishing, TVU
Command Center centralised remote
management solution and TVU Voice.

Octopus 8.1 Newsroom Computer
System Delivers
Octopus Newsroom
version 8.1 workflow

O

ctopus Newsroom will debut
version 8.1 of its industry-leading
newsroom computer system to the
American broadcast market at NAB in
Las Vegas.
The company will be represented by
Gene Sudduth (National Sales Director
for North America), Gianluca Bertuzzi
(Sales Manager for Latin America) and
management teams from Europe and
Asia.
Announced at IBC in September
2017 and now deliverable, the
Octopus version 8.1 release adds a
record number of new features and
improvements. Version 8.1 is now
available to all new customers and as
a free upgrade to existing customers
with an active support contract,
Standard or Premium.
Version 8.1 also introduces drag-anddrop of emails to Topic from the most
often used desktop email clients. Main
menu items can now be colour-coded
on a freely customisable basis and

repeatable assignments are
now supported. In addition,
the Journalist app can now
record audio clips for easy
attachment to the relevant
story.
Social media integration,
already a strong feature
of Octopus, is enhanced
with the ability to handle
Facebook comments. Twitter posting
now allows 280 characters instead of
the former limit of 140 characters, and
video can now be posted direct from
Octopus to Twitter as well.
Among new features designed to
increase newsroom efficiency are:
	 *	 Enhanced assignment sorting
and grouping;
	 *	 Advanced clip and rundown
management;
	 *	 Rules-based archiving of
social media content;
	 *	 Live on-air insertion of
social media posts;

	 *	 Fast conform of rundown timing
after a rehearsal;
	 *	 Fast story editing;
	 *	 Fast clip insertion/replacement;
	 *	 Custom shortcuts allowing new
slugs in a rundown to be created
faster than ever.
Other new operational features are
detachable notification widgets, the
ability to display all named rundowns
in the main menu, a default custom
print form per menu item and the
addition of user rights for MOS devices.
"These are just a sample of the many
new facilities introduced during

this
upgrade,"
said
Sudduth. "We will also be
promoting the successful
use of Octopus for sports
broadcasting as well as
mainstream news reporting
and presentation. Sports
broadcasting generally follows a more
spontaneous style than the tightly
scripted approach used in most news
productions. Our system is successfully
used in both roles."
Compatible with Octopus 8.1, Octopus
8 and the most recent versions of
Octopus 7, the Octopus Mobile app
offers journalists full news production
capabilities on tablets and mobile
phones running Apple iOS or Google
Android.
Reporters and editors working
remotely gain instant access to all
wires, rundowns and assignments.
They can also edit stories within a
rundown, preview prompter text as
well as create wires and reports in the
field.


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