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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 8 - Issue 7 | August 2018

InForm

Previewing IBC2018
Contributing Editor David Kirk looks ahead to the 2018 International
Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam...

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y a happy coincidence, the
September 2018 International
Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam
has approximately the same number of
exhibiting companies as the April 2018
National Association of Broadcasters
Convention in Las Vegas. Over 1,700
for IBC. A total of 1,718 for NAB.
The strongest single message
emerging from NAB in April, and
likely to be an important element of
IBC, was the rise of the Internet as a
fully-fledged medium for transmitting
broadcast channels to home-based
and mobile viewers. It has long been
popular and successful for catchup
and
'red-button'
supplementary
channels produced by established
terrestrial and satellite broadcasters.
Terrestrial and satellite transmission
will undoubtedly survive long into the
future, but is already facing strong
competition as television viewers
explore the expanding range of online
content sources.
The spectacular success of Internetbased video streaming channels in
the general entertainment sector is
proof that the Internet is a perfectly
robust medium. Broadcasters, new or
established, can now address vertical
markets on a specific region or specific
subject basis. Every television receiver
sold today, big-screen or mobile, can
be connected direct to the Web.
So what's new for IBC? The following
overview looks at some of the
information released in the run up
to the show. It is a fairly mixed bag
including many IP-based production
tools plus the inevitable trend into
HDR and 4K-UHD.
Appear will demonstrate encoders
available within its X10/20 platform.
These are designed for bitrate
and latency applications ranging
from distribution to contribution
compression.
Encoding options allow for the
conversion of uncompressed video
between SDI and SDI-over-IP with
options to perform light compression/
decompression using intra-codecs
such as TICO and JPEG2000 or full
encoding/decoding with HEVC.
Claimed latency is less than 5ms
with TICO, 200ms with JPEG2000
and 160ms with HEVC.

Boxx TV's Atom HD digital
microwave link now includes timecode
and record trigger plus a new smaller
form-factor receiver. The Atom
transmitter offers an SDI loop and
HDMI input suitable for use with a
Steadicam, field monitoring or drones.
Operating within the 5 GHz licenceexempt spectrum, Atom can address
an unlimited number of receivers
without need for pairing.
Blackmagic Design's new ATEM
Television Studio Pro 4K has eight
independent 12G-SDI inputs and can
handle all popular HD and Ultra HD
formats up to 2160p60.
Each input features resync plus a low latency
standards
converter
allowing each input to
source from a different
video format. Chromakey
controls include on screen
image
sample,
edge,
flare, foreground colour
correction and separate
spill
controls.
The
upgraded Fairlight audio
mixer features dynamics,
six band parametric EQ, dual mono
channel split and a stereo simulator
with audio delay on the analogue
inputs.
Bluebell
Opticom's
BN390
multiplexer enables broadcasters to
avoid using quad HD links for 4K UHD,
in favour of sending all signals on a
single coax or fibre cable. There are
two BN390 modules: a multiplexer
and a demultiplexer. Both come with
optical ports as standard. The factory
default is set to convert four 3G-SDI
signals on four BNC connectors to
12G-SDI on a single BNC and fibre
optic output. Configurable settings
includes HD-SDI, 6G-SDI, dual link,
and two identical 12G-SDI images.
Each BN390 unit serves its own web

ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K

page for management, setup, and
configuration.
Ikegami's new 4K-native HQLM3125X HDR broadcast production
monitor employs a 4096x2160 pixel
10-bit resolution LED-backlit LCD panel
with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Fully
compliant with BT.2020 wide colour
gamut, the HQLM-3125X incorporates
single-channel 3G-SDI x5, 3G/HD-SDI
and HDMI inputs as standard features.
Square-division
and
two-sample
interleave sources can be connected
to the monitor via 3G-SDI x4. A dualchannel 12G-SDI input is also available

4K native: Ikegami HQLM-3125X HDR
broadcast production monitor

for other 4K equipment. It can also
display vertical-interval timecode,
eight channel SDI-embedded audio
level and closed-caption subtitles.
Also on show will be the UHK-430 4K
HDR camera. This employs
three
newly-developed
3840x2160 native 2/3-inch
CMOS sensors which provide
full resolution plus the depth
of field required for studio and
outdoor production. The UHK430 allows very high quality
UHD and high dynamic range
production while at the same
time interfacing easily with
current HD systems. Ikegami's
iLog (HLG) can be used to achieve high

Boxx TV's Atom System

contrast to handle high
dynamic range.
Leader
Electronics
Corporation has chosen
IBC2018 as the venue for
its launch of the LV5600
true hybrid IP and SDI
waveform monitor and
LV7600
rasterising
equivalent. Both form
part of Leader's new ZEN
series. The LV5600 is a
mains-powered
SDI/IP
waveform monitor in a half-rack width
3U desktop chassis with a touch-screen
front panel display. It provides the
facilities needed to monitor UHD/HD/
SD SDI as well as video over IP signals
seamlessly in a hybrid operating

Leader LV5600 true hybrid IP
and SDI waveform monitor

environment plus Leader's productionoriented CINEZONE and CINELITE.
IP-specific features include the ability
to monitor transmission errors such
as packet loss and packet jitter, and
to simultaneously measure and
display SDI and IP signal sources.
The LV7600 rasteriser offers
exactly the same capabilities as
the LV5600 but in a low-profile
19-inch 1U.


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