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Appear TV Adds
JPEG XS To X Platform

Teradek:
The Technology
Behind Remote
A
Productions
USA: When George Barnes and his
company Take 2 Productions was
approached to help remotely produce
a COVID-19 related live stream series,
he jumped at the chance to explore the
scientific efforts underway around the
world.

George Barnes, Director

Creating
this
series
proved
challenging as social distancing is
paramount to safety. Connecting with
clients remotely was an immediate
need, as well as directing the series
from off-set. Knowing he needed the
ability to capture people interacting
remotely and stream the series live,
Barnes reached out to Teradek's team
for a solution.
Barnes set up a Teradek Bond
encoder
for
cellular
internet
redundancy at each filming location
and was able to send video from
the talent around the world to Cube
decoders at his remote master control.
The codecs connect to Core,
Teradek's cloud-based management
platform, where Barnes was able to
manage and route video signals into
his switcher.
This allowed the speakers and host
to continue sheltering-in-place while
still bringing the news to the front
lines, with Barnes broadcasting from a
virtual control room in his home.
"The Teradek team really stepped
up to help make this show happen,"
said Barnes. "When the plan came in
requiring eight encoders/decoders
at the height of the pandemic panic, I
hoped the Teradek team could make
this important project happen, and
they did... literally overnight."
The initial live stream garnered
more than 180,000 views on LinkedIn
alone, and over 88 million views since
it started.

Teradek Cube

ppear TV, a leading
provider of nextgeneration high-quality
video
processing
platforms for broadcast
and streaming, has added JPEG XS
compression to its X Platform.
Operators of the platform can now
take advantage of high-resolution
and real-time capabilities with the
lowest possible latency. This update
emphasizes Appear TV's commitment
to continually improving its technology
to best support current expectations
and exceed all future requirements.
"We're excited to introduce this
latest compression standards upgrade

agnostic and serves as a
key building block of an
ultra-flexible and ultralow latency broadcast
network. Its design
Appear TV's X Series gains JPEG XS compression allows the customers
for the X Platform," said Carl Walter to flexibly execute a panoply of
Holst, CEO, Appear TV.
applications. The X Platform addresses
"Our X Platform is ideally suited for the latest challenges facing both
video delivery for any modern media encapsulated and compressed video
outlets seeking to deliver existing applications without compromising
and next generation video services. visual quality. With a backplane latency
Incorporating these latest standards of less than 1ms, it ensures universal
will further enhance our customers' applicability for any video format and
abilities to deliver high-quality content supports the implementation of both
to viewers around the world."
current and future IP video standards,
Appear's X Platform is codec such SMPTE 2022-6 and SMPTE 2110.

SportsMax Powers Live Sports
Streaming With Harmonic
S
portsMax, a leading sports channel
in the Caribbean and a subsidiary of
the Digicel Group, is using Harmonic's
VOS 360 Live Streaming Platform to
cost-effectively deliver premium sports
events from popular leagues across the
world.
"Our sports schedule is dynamic;
consequently, having an elastic
solution for live video streaming is
critical. At the same time, service
continuity is absolutely essential
for us," said Oraine Godfrey, Head
of Digital Media at SportsMax. "The
VOS360 platform offers unmatched
flexibility and provides real-time
scaling for handling peak viewing,
which is important for live sports

streaming. It also assures total
service continuity and the best video
quality, ensuring our fans are satisfied
with their viewing experience. By
allowing us to live stream from
source
to
screen,
Harmonic's
platform dramatically increases our
efficiencies."
Leveraging the cloud, Harmonic's
VOS360 platform enables SportsMax
to dynamically scale channel lineups
based on the schedules of premier
sports associations, such as La Liga,
NBA, Caribbean Premier League,
Women's Tennis Association and
the English Premier League, while
providing exceptional quality of
experience to viewers.

HD BROADCAST Chooses Leader
LV5600 Waveform Monitors

T

elevision
production
service
provider HD BROADCAST has
invested in Leader LV5600 waveform
monitors for installation in its new
UHD OB2 outside broadcast production
vehicle.
The instruments will be used to
ensure precise matching of incoming
signal feeds and to maintain the
highest possible video and audio signal
quality through to the transmitted
output. Six units were supplied by
Leader Europe distribution partner
LOGIC Media Solutions.
"UHD gives content producers the
ability to deliver a level of picture

quality akin to the real-world live
experience," says HD BROADCAST
MD Constantin Novotny. "The initial
challenge production teams face is to
ensure every camera is fully aligned
and matched to any others being

Leader LV5600 waveform monitor

Harmonic's VOS 360 offers real-time
scaling to cater for viewing peaks

Harmonic's VOS360 Live Streaming
Platform simplifies all stages of media
processing and delivery for SportsMax,
providing end-to-end capabilities
including live and file transcoding,
packaging and origin, dynamic
real-time CDN selection, VOD and
time-shift.
used, not least in terms of colour
temperature. Using the LV5600
instruments we can check those
parameters quickly and accurately
both in terms of signal levels and
chroma vectors."
"Each LV5600 also includes a very
useful tool for checking that the
captured image is in perfect focus.
This is especially valuable given the
tremendous amount of detail UHD can
resolve."
Leader's LV5600 is a mains-powered
SDI/IP waveform monitor in a half-rack
width 3U desktop chassis with a touchscreen front panel display.
It provides all the facilities needed
to monitor UHD/HD/SD-SDI and
video-over-IP seamlessly in a hybrid
operating environment.


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