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Monitoring the Picture
such as its collaboration with
Teradek on the 703 Bolt Wireless
Director's Monitor. It's not a unit that
is going to win any awards for the
elegance of its design, but it not only
pushes the company's tech to produce
the brightest display it's managed to
date (3000nits) but also lets directors
wander round untethered for up to
four hours and up to 150 metres away
from the transmitter. Gorilla Glass
makes it robust enough to survive
onset for that length of time too,
though at US$3999, it's not the sort of
thing you would expect to get dropped
too often.
Teradek and SmallHD
have collaborated on
the 703 Bolt Wireless
Director's Monitor

Ikan's on-camera DH7-V2 is aimed
at run-and-gun shooting and features
3D LUTs and 4K signal support. An
upgrade to the original DH7, the 3D
LUTs are loaded into the monitor
via USB, while HDR preview is also
supported. Reflecting the increasing
use of wireless in the area, the V2 also
supports IKAN's wireless input system,
a small transmitter connecting onto
the back via a pogo connector.

Multi-Viewers
Away from the onboard models, the
Blackmagic MultiView 4 HD displays
four different SDI video sources on
a single display. Usefully these can
be any combination of SD and HD
formats and frame rates in each view
all at the same time. Each view is
effectively a completely independent
video monitor with overlays
that can be turned on and off
such as custom labels, audio
meters and so on. The multirate 3G-SDI connections are
compatible with all existing SD
and HD equipment and formats up to
1080p60, plus it features 3G-SDI and

HDMI outputs so that traditional
SDI displays or even low-cost big
screen televisions can be used.
And low cost is one of the key
drivers here, the unit coming in at
an extremely low price.
Knowing
how
hyperactive
Blackmagic tends to be in its various
product areas, it wouldn't be much of
a surprise to see the company debut
something new in the on-camera field
around the time of IBC. Given the
stasis of some of the manufacturer's
product lines, Atomos apart, it is a
field that is starting to feel ripe for
a refresh, with perhaps genuine 4K
displays the next barrier that needs to
be broached.
Elsewhere, information about what
picture monitoring solutions are going
to be on show at IBC2018 is sparse at
the moment, but one of the products
that has surfaced is TAG Video
Systems' software-only MCM-9000U
IP-Multiviewer and monitoring system.
Based on the company's flagship
MCM-9000, it has been designed to
support multiple formats, including
compressed, uncompressed and OTT

IBC2018 Innovation
Awards Shortlist
I

BC2018 has announced its shortlist
for the coveted IBC2018 Innovation
Awards.
The awards recognise innovation
within the media, entertainment
and technology industry and this
year celebrate excellence in sport
and news, multi-lingual production,
multi-national delivery, new ways of
engaging audiences and new business
models to maximise revenues.
The three categories encompass the
breadth of the industry, rewarding
projects for content creation, content
distribution and content everywhere.
The three Content Creation finalists
are Chinese broadcaster CCTV for its
networked 4K Ultra HD live coverage
of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics;
Euronews and what it claims is the
world's first 'glocal' news service;
and Discovery and Eurosport for
the Eurosport Cube, a live virtual
reality studio that allowed experts to
demonstrate the techniques on show

cont'd...

Blackmagic's MultiView
4 HD displays four different SDI
video sources on a single display

all on the same platform, and includes
a web-based tool for layout creation
and editing that helps out with the
generation of multiple configurations.
Future Zone
Apart from what the main
manufacturers will be showcasing in
the Exhibition halls, it is also worth
keeping an eye on the Future Zone.
Not only will this showcase the latest
that NHK has to say about 8K - and
one can only imagine the price figure
relating to genuine 8K reference
monitors - but also showcase display
tech from the likes of the University
of Warwick which will be showing AVIencoded HDR on a range of current
and future displays - including mobile
devices and a 10,000nit screen.

multiple languages and cultures, a
new initiative to bring OTT and mobile
television to sub-Saharan Africa and a
whole host more."
The final category is Content
Everywhere,
which
entrants
interpret broadly. The three that
at the Olympic Winter
made the shortlist are
Games.
Irish
broadcaster
RTÉ
Four finalists have
with Saorview Connect, an
been identified in the
advanced, connected, freeContent
Distribution
to-air television platform;
category. Econet Media
ESPN with Shortstop Live, a
has developed a TV
way for journalists to get on
everywhere
platform
air from their phones with
for Africa; Discovery
the shortest of latencies;
and Eurosport worked
and WRC, the World Rally
with NEP to develop
Championship, which now
its Mediabank solution
offers All Live, the chance
to manage assets and
to travel onboard with your
archives for coverage
favourite drivers, however
The IBC2018 Innovation Awards take place on September 16 long the stage.
of the Olympic Winter
Games; Vodafone has a new multi- gradually catches up with the live
Vijaya
Cherian,
Editor
of
national,
cloud-based
television transmission.
BroadcastPro ME, who took part in the
distribution system which it is rolling
"This year's finalists are really judging process, said: "IBC is the one
out from Europe to New Zealand; and remarkable," said Michael Lumley, global meeting place for our industry.
Medialaan in Belgium now offers Chair of the international judging The remarkable spread of finalists
subscribers the ability to watch panel. "We have live coverage from for the awards this year reflects that
programmes from the beginning, rally cars, a fantastic new way of international viewpoint."
with the advertising adjusting itself immersing audiences in the thrills
The winners will be announced at the
automatically to ensure that the right of winter sports, a highly productive IBC2018 Awards Ceremony, at 18:30 on
messages are seen while the viewer way of creating news stories for Sunday 16 September.


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