April 16, 2015

The path to 4K continues for broadcasters

The drumbeat to 4K was loud and clear at NAB, with many companies touting new solutions and “4K ready” systems. It was not a question of if 4K would reach the national and local level, but when. Vizrt was very bullish on the subject, adding that, with Netflix and other streaming providers already proclaiming their […]

April 16, 2015

RCS develops cloud solution for soccer coverage

As soccer continues to gain traction in the US, Reality Check Systems has developed a hub-in-a-box solution that compiles the latest from almost every international soccer league in the cloud. Dubbed LaunchPad, the system is fed with real time data and statistics from provider Opta and predictive data from Analy7ics. These data feeds are a key component […]

April 13, 2015

VideoBlocks launches premium stock marketplace, contributors keep 100% commissions

VideoBlocks, an online subscription-based stock service, announced today a new Marketplace with an additional 200,000 clips sourced directly from its contributor community. With the new Marketplace, VideoBlocks will take 0% commission on all sales, passing the savings on to its members. The company states in a release this could mean a savings of 40%, of […]

April 13, 2015

Avid buys Israeli 3D graphics company

Avid has inked a definitive agreement to acquire Orad Hi-Tec Systems Ltd., a Frankfurt stock exchange-listed public company with its headquarters in Israel. Orad provides 3D realtime graphics, video servers and related asset management solutions. The acquisition will allow Avid to add key content creation and media management solutions to the Avid MediaCentral Platform. The […]

April 12, 2015

ChyronHego launches automated templates for Metacast platform

ChyronHego announced today at NAB the launch of Metacast MediaMaker, a new version of the companies Metacast weather graphics platform. The new system, aimed at secondary channels or periods of lower viewership, provides an automated, template based workflow. “With Metacast MediaMaker, we’re delivering the best of Metacast in a low-cost and easy-to-deploy solution for producing […]

April 12, 2015

Virtualsetworks debuts layered AE files

Virtualsetworks, a stock virtual set design company, has launched a new line of layered Adobe After Effects virtual sets, giving producers new control of design and setup. The .aep files allow for easier customization, which previously would have required additional costs. “These sets represent an enormous investment towards bringing more control and flexibility to the […]

April 11, 2015

Animated recreations go mainstream for news?

Animated recreations have been all the rage in cable news lately, drawing the ire of “Saturday Night Live” and many media critics, but a French based company is hoping to bring legitimacy to the practice of reconstructions through an online animation platform. Dubbed EasySim3D, the software from Virdys, allows fast and easy real-time 3D animation from […]

April 11, 2015

intensiKey launches virtual sets for mobile devices

Initially launching on Android and Windows devices, intensiKey Live brings real-time virtual set software to a broader set of devices. “With half of all devices on earth running on Android we felt it was time to port our intensiKey Live PC software over to a growing OS,” said Eric Pratt, CEO of Virtualsetworks. “intensiKey Live […]

April 8, 2015

Brainstorm to showcase the latest version of Infinity Set at NAB

Realtime 3D graphics and virtual studio solution provider Brainstorm Multimedia is set to demo its latest offering at NAB Show. In keeping up with its tradition of pushing the boundaries of development, Brainstorm is showcasing the latest versions of the entire range of products from virtual sets with augmented reality, through to real-time 3D graphics, multi-purpose […]

April 3, 2015

Ventuz enters into Dutch TV market

Ventuz’s real time software suite was recently installed by Prographics in the Nederlanders. “We were increasingly confronted with customer requests that demonstrated to us the limits of the solutions we had in place,” said Sander Cox of Prographics. “Especially when it came to interactive in-studio installations and elaborate design work, we needed a toolset that […]