In Broadcast - June 2018 - 10
www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 8 - Issue 6 | June 2018
At Citi TV
GHA / GBR: PlayBox Technology
has announced the completion
of a major project for Citi TV by
systems integration partner TV &
Communication Systems (TVC) in
cooperation with Vision in Motion.
The project encompassed the
design and integration of two live
production studios, programme
management, fully tested and
commissioned at the broadcaster's
headquarters in Accra.
Core of the installation is a fully
automated broadcast playout
system centred on AirBox Neo.
GBR: The Digital Production
Partnership (DPP) released a
new implementation guide: 'DPP
Metadata Exchange for News'.
"The lack of basic metadata in
end-to-end digital news workflows
has introduced inefficiencies in
newsrooms around the world,"
said DPP Managing Director,
Mark Harrison. The guide aims
to help news organisations
and suppliers of news systems
and services, to implement a
common metadata framework
based on the International Press
designed for the exchange of news
MAP DC Power
USA: Middle Atlantic Products
(MAP) has expanded its awardwinning DC Power Distribution
Series. Claimed as the industry's
most comprehensive universal DC
Power solution for commercial and
residential AV, the units feature
higher power capacity for both
North American and European
The portfolio's new 200W and
300W models deliver the same
features as the 45W DC compact
and 125W DC 1RU systems,
eliminating the clutter caused by
a growing number of 'wall warts'
within AV installations.
TM Forum & IBC Drive Toward
Convergence & Collaboration
M Forum and IBC are collaborating
on a drive towards open innovation
between the telecoms and media
Michael Crimp, CEO, IBC said:
"Viewers now have the ability to
watch, share and even create content
where and how they like, and telcos
have played a key role in enabling this
fundamental change. With the media
and telecoms sectors more closely
intertwined than ever before, it makes
perfect sense for IBC and TM Forum
to collaborate and in doing so, we will
ensure that both of our communities
continue to advance together."
Nik Willetts, CEO, TM Forum said:
"Media is an increasingly important
sector for our global membership as
the boundaries between telecoms and
media continue to blur.
"The digital age is changing the
Nik Willetts, TM Forum
Michael Crimp, IBC
landscape for creation, distribution
and consumption of media, and
we believe that through industry
collaboration we can drive a new
wave of innovation and growth. We're
delighted to collaborate with IBC,
and to extend the Catalyst model to
explore the convergence of telecoms
The collaboration will include a focus
on developing multi-company, rapid
proof-of-concept Catalyst projects and
a range of joint marketing and content
IDX DUO-C198 Powers
Digital Film Test Shoot
tested the camera and the batteries to
the limit as they shot the film."
Introduced in Q1 2018, the IDX
DUO-C198 weighs just over 1 kg and
measures only 97 x 146 x 59 mm. It
DUO-C198 and compact size, the DUO-C198 has an output range of 16.8 to 11 volts
batteries in the IDX ENDURA is designed to powe digital cinema (14.4 volts nominal) at up to 14 amps
V-Mount series were chosen to power cameras and stabiliser systems where discharge.
Sony's recently introduced Venice long run times are required.
Each temperature protected battery
35mm 6K camera in a short movie
Morais said that the production team incorporates two D-Tap ports which
shoot by the cinematographer
can deliver up to 80 watts
Antonio Morais, Golpe Filmes.
to power accessories such
"We chose the IDX DUO-C198
as monitors, lights, wireless
batteries for their very high
power capacity, compactness
In addition, 5 volts at up to 2.3
and robust build quality," Morais
amps are accessible from a USB
said. "They proved an ideal
choice, able to sustain long
Full protection is provided
production shoots and quick to
against reverse charge, overrecharge."
charge, over-discharge and
With typically 198Wh capacity IDX DUO-C198 batteries powered the Sony VENICE camera over-current.