ZTE to unveil four innovative Big Video Solutions at IBC 2019

Addressing the problems of the traditional live streaming apps like limited viewing angles, ZTE’s 5G Live TV solution delivers an innovative viewing experience by providing the audience with three distinctive 5G scenarios, including multi-angle views, flexible zooming, and free viewpoint. ZTE’s 5G Live TV solution has empowered China’s first 5G sporting events, the 2nd National Youth Games.

Moreover, in the field of 8K video, ZTE will provide visitors of IBC with a vivid experience of ultra-HD and ultra-fast smooth 8K videos, backed up with ZTE’s end-to-end 5G+8K solution, the ultra-strong decoding technology and super-high CDN throughput capability of its 8K smart set-top box. The 8K smart set-top box has once been rewarded iF Design Award 2019 in Germany for its minimalist and ultra-thin design.

As for the integration of OTT and IPTV, ZTE will showcase a customized 4K Hybrid STB for operators. Integrated with IPTV and Google ecosystem, this STB can provide users with a wide range of Google apps, such as Google Music and Google Games, thereby allowing them to enjoy both the IPTV and OTT services at the same time.

In the field of smart home, ZTE will demonstrate its far-field 4K AI STB S200 in support of voice commands. By virtue of functions of IPTV/OTT services, smart speaker, home control, home media sharing, and home networking, S200 is an all-in-one home assistant.

In addition, ZTE will also showcase many other series of powerful STBs, including the new Dongle STB, 4K IP Media Gateway supporting Wi-Fi AP, and the highly cost-effective satellite STB and cable STB.

Committed to constant innovations in the video industry, ZTE has established close partnerships with more than 120 operators around the world and has businesses covering nearly 50 countries. Moving forward, the company will continuously provide users with more diversified, immersive and intelligent video experiences.

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InSync Technology Partners With Qvest Media For Cloud-based Standards Conversion

Qvest.Cloud is an advanced management platform for media that radically simplifies the shift to fully integrated multicloud architectures by enabling replacement of on-premise with multicloud or hybrid production capabilites, centralizing control through powerful media management services, providing seamless integration with private and major public clouds, and being the center of a constantly growing ecosystem of third party media applications.

Integral components of Qvest.Cloud, that have been designed as cloud native applications, include workflow orchestration, cloud automation, user management, monitoring, cost control and billing, and comprehensive IT security.

Standards conversion is an essential requirement for all domestic and international content distribution targeting the widest range of display devices, including TV, desktop, and mobile screens. A high quality, motion compensated standards converter is the only solution for handling the multiple formats and frame rates needed for each service and application.

FrameFormer from InSync Technology is a high quality, motion compensated standards converter that offers frame rate conversion, including cadence management, for all types of content, from sub-QCIF up to 8K and beyond. Unlike other solutions, FrameFormer runs on CPU-only processors, giving the user the flexibility to scale up/down the service in the cloud quickly, orchestrated by Qvest.Cloud.

“Cloud-based standards conversion is central to extending the global reach of your content,” said Daryl Blair, Product Manager, InSync Technology. “Access to FrameFormer within Qvest.Cloud enables users to transform their assets rapidly and efficiently into the format needed for onward distribution in any country or region.”

 

“We’re delighted to announce another partnership with a leading media processing solution,” said Theo Peters, Partner Manager, Qvest Media. “Standards conversion is an important part of our customers’ media processing chain. Integration of InSync’s FrameFormer into Qvest.Cloud provides an easy to use solution, which can be managed by Qvest.Cloud’s powerful media orchestration.”

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Leader invites IBC newsmedia to see the latest in TV test & measurement innovation

European launch of the LV5900 HD/4K/8K multi-standard waveform monitor, designed for TV content producers, broadcasters and equipment manufacturers progressing into the Super Hi-Vision standard.

New for both the LV5600 and LV7600 is the 25GbE interface option (SER06) which allows support for uncompressed UHD video formats over IP, plus the HD/UHD IP test pattern generator option (SER32) for use with the option LV5600/LV7600- SER06.

Also being introduced for the LV5600 and LV7600 is a signal to noise meter capability. The (SER30) option is designed for camera noise measurement, displaying the video noise included in the luminance channel, or RGB components of an SDI source.

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Harmonic Brings Real-World OTT and Broadcast Success to IBC2019

At IBC2019, Harmonic will demonstrate real-world deployments of its unified OTT and broadcast delivery solutions. A variety of deployment strategies will be showcased, including cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments, to demonstrate how service providers, broadcasters and content owners originate and distribute video channels smarter, faster and simpler. Harmonic’s unique approach to video delivery includes cloud-based SaaS solutions that dramatically speed up the launch of new services, including live OTT channels, increase business agility and enhance video experiences.

“At IBC2019, we’re drawing from our extensive deployment experience and showcasing concrete solutions deployed in the field by leading service providers, broadcasters and content owners,” said Tim Warren, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Harmonic. “The video market is highly dynamic, and consumer demand for live OTT services is growing. Harmonic’s expansive solutions portfolio and enhancements in cloud, targeted advertisement and 8K technologies, with a SaaS business approach are designed with a sharp eye to help our customers stay one step ahead of the video evolution.”

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Unified OTT and Broadcast Delivery

Unified delivery workflows running in the cloud and on premises will be demonstrated, which offer service providers a low-latency OTT solution for multiprotocol environments to provide the same delay between broadcast and OTT feeds — key for delivering live sports. In addition, Harmonic will showcase a range of unique workflows for VOS®360 SaaS to launch skinny bundles, create new pop-up channels, deploy disaster recovery and stream live sports in UHD.

Maximize Efficiency & Flexibility with Virtualized, Software and Cloud Playout Solutions

At IBC2019, Harmonic will demonstrate real-world deployments of hybrid SDI/IP, UHD and HDR playout and on-premises/cloud-based channel origination for OTT and broadcast workflows powered by its virtualized Spectrum™ X media servers and VOS360 SaaS. By supporting the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards and AMWA IS-04 and IS-05 specifications, Harmonic enables video content and service providers to make a smooth transition to all-IP workflows.

Simplify Live Content Distribution with CDN-Enabled Primary Distribution SaaS

Harmonic’s CDN-enabled Primary Distribution solution, a powerful workflow supported by the company’s VOS360 SaaS, will also be highlighted. With the Primary Distribution SaaS solution, programmers can deliver linear channels to distributors, whether they are traditional pay-TV operators, virtual MVPDs or local broadcasters, anywhere in the world via CDN.

Increase Monetization with Video SaaS for OTT and Broadcast Services

Harmonic will also showcase the powerful dynamic ad insertion (DAI) capabilities in Harmonic’s video SaaS solutions. With the company’s video SaaS solutions, operators can deliver advanced targeted advertisements and optimize ad campaigns to deliver personalized advertisements to viewers in real time. Harmonic’s solutions provide operators and advertisers a unified approach to reach audiences over hybrid broadcast and broadband delivery networks.

Future Zone Brings 8K, AI Technologies to the Forefront

The company will demonstrate high-quality 8K video delivery on 8K connected TVs and legacy mobile devices with EyeQ™ content-aware encoding (CAE), which reduces the required bandwidth by up to 50% while improving quality of experience. AI-based video compression will also be demonstrated, showing how it can reduce bit rates for broadcast and IPTV delivery, improve QoE for OTT and increase density for all applications.

Thought Leadership on AI Video Compression, 8K and 5G at the Future Zone Theatre

Thierry Fautier, vice president of video strategy at Harmonic, will outline the opportunities that 5G networks promise and the challenges ahead for 8K in his “Taking a Look at 8K and 5G Technologies” presentation on Sept.14 at 1:50 p.m. in the Future Zone Theatre (Hall 8, Stand F40).

Also in the Future Zone Theatre, Stephane Cloirec, senior director, video appliances at Harmonic, will speak on how “AI-Driven Video Compression Brings New Revenue Opportunities and Cost Savings for Service Providers” on Sept. 16 at 4:10 p.m.

Harmonic is showcasing its innovative solutions for OTT and next-gen TV delivery, along with real-world deployment examples, at IBC2019, Sept. 13-17, in Amsterdam at Stand 1.B20.

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SMPTE 2019 Line Up Now Available

SMPTE®, the organization that is defining the future of storytelling, today announced the full event lineup for the Society’s annual technical conference and exhibition, the world’s premier forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology. SMPTE 2019 will be held Oct. 21-24 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in downtown Los Angeles. Complete information about SMPTE 2019, including a detailed schedule and registration, is available at 2019.smpte.org.

SMPTE Vice President of Education Sara J. Kudrle will co-chair the SMPTE 2019 technical program committee along with Thomas Edwards, vice president of engineering and development at Fox.

A redesigned conference schedule this year features concurrent sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Over those three days, 40 papers will address topics including machine learning and artificial intelligence technology in professional content creation; new compression techniques and implementations; putting SMPTE ST 2110 into practice; leveraging SMPTE ST 2110 for live production; cinema processing and projection technology; the cloud; advances in audio; standards-based security in collaborative media spaces; 8K, 4K, UHD, HDR, and high frame rates; perceptual color quality metrics; new production workflows; and access and the global community of technology. Thursday, the final day of the conference, will be “Space Day.”

In addition to a wealth of technical sessions and exhibitions of advanced technologies, SMPTE 2019 will include special events, including sponsored “pop-up” happy hours that offer numerous opportunities for face-to-face interaction between attendees, exhibitors, and speakers.

Leader Introduces LV5900 HD/4K/8K Multi-standard Waveform Monitor to European Market

First announced at the Las Vegas NAB 2019 Show in April, the LV5900 is designed for content producers, broadcasters and equipment manufacturers progressing into the Super Hi-Vision standard.

“8K is a forward-looking standard which will carry the television industry into an age of wall-sized display panels and ultra-realistic cinema-style home viewing,” comments Leader Europe Managing Director Koichi Fukagawa. “The LV5900 is designed for producers who want to create content in the highest possible technical quality, not least for OB companies covering the 2020 summer of sport for 8K broadcasters such as NHK. It is a no-compromise instrument providing all the features necessary for studio operation, live sports or large-scale stage entertainment. A new Leader-developed focus detection algorithm applies nonlinear super-resolution technology even to low-contrast images for which focus errors were previously difficult to detect.”

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“Leader has geared the LV5900 for a world in which 8K production becomes the affordable norm rather than an esoteric high-end option,” adds Leader Europe Business Development Manager Kevin Salvidge. “That trend in equipment availability and pricing was clearly evident at the NAB event in Vegas, encouraged both by NHK’s decision to start regular 8K broadcasting and by the gradual reduction in the price of 8K home-TV displays. 8K requires that producers take ever greater care to ensure the vast improvement in deliverable picture quality is maintained right through the delivery chain.”

Housed in a half-rack-width by 4U high portable unit with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution 9 inch front-panel monitor, the LV54900 is compatible with the SMPTE ST2082-12 standard which receives 8K images via 12G-SDI quad link. Measurement capabilities include video signal waveform display, vector display, picture display, eye pattern display, five-bar display, CIE chromaticity display, freeze error detection, black error detection and gamut error detection.

Up to four inputs can be displayed simultaneously in various user-definable configurations, or one input signal can be displayed on multiple screens. Status display allows operators to check the status of errors at any instant or compile a record of events along a user-definable timeline. Enhanced data analysis can also be performed. Operators can graphically check the phase difference and sync status of incoming SDI video based on the external reference sync signal (black burst or tri-level sync).

HDR support is provided for HLG, Dolby PQ, S-Log3, C-Log, Log-C and OOTF. In the LV54900’s Cinezone display, the brightness of the HDR area is displayed by rendering the SDR area in monochrome and the HDR area in a brightness-dependent colour.

Eye pattern and jitter can be displayed on SDI signals from HD-SDI up to to 12G-SDI. These measured values can be measured automatically or under cursor control. In addition, the histogram can be superimposed and displayed on the eye pattern display.
The LV54900 can decode and display subtitles superimposed on SDI signals, CEA-608, CEA-708 closed captions, and Teletext OP47 subtitles.

Patterns can be output in various forms, including HD multi format colour bars, 4K multi format colour bars and HDR colour bars.

Audio measurement facilities include audio-to-SDI embedding, externally input MADI audio signals, level meter display, Lissajous display, loudness display, mute and clip error detection. Detected errors can be recorded as an event log.

A screen capture function is included to capture the display screen as still image data. Also provided is a frame capture function to capture frames including blanking periods. Frame capture data can be checked on a PC and searched for errors using the frame capture viewer. Time code can be superimposed on the SDI signal and also used to timestamp logged events.

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AIMS to Demonstrate AV-Over-IP Interoperability at InfoComm 2019

Both demos will take place in Booth 375 and will use real-world technology solutions based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standards suite for video, audio, and data transport. Exhibiting for the first time at InfoComm, AIMS will highlight its ongoing efforts and latest progress in defining an open-standards approach for the pro AV industry’s migration to IP media.

“We’re excited about our first appearance at InfoComm because we’ll be able to deliver some key messages to the pro AV community. The best news is that SMPTE ST 2110 and related technologies are real, proven open standards, and real open standards drive maximum innovation,” said David Chiappini, chair of the AIMS Pro AV Working Group. “The standards cover a wide gamut of features that pro AV professionals want and need, and they’re now seeing mass adoption and use in the broadcast and production community. At InfoComm, we’ll show that true interoperability is possible in a multivendor AV-over-IP environment using equipment that end users can buy today.”

The first demo will be a KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) solution that transports compressed 4K video over a Gigabit Ethernet (1 GigE) network using the SMPTE ST 2110 protocols. The second will demonstrate simple video distribution and processing over a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GigE) network, showcasing seamless interoperability among four SMPTE ST 2110-compliant receiving devices, each from a different vendor.

“In today’s pro AV market, there’s a lot of discussion about whether to invest in 1 GigE or 10 GigE technologies,” Chiappini commented. “We understand that many professionals need to support today’s 4K installations, but they also know that 8K is on the horizon. With the two different demos, we wanted to show the built-in flexibility of the SMPTE ST 2110, an open standard that can encompass both current and future networking schemes. Without having to start over, AV pros can easily scale their installations to 10 GigE, 25 GigE, and beyond — and they can ensure long-term protection of their customers’ investment in technology and products.”

 

He added, “We encourage InfoComm attendees to stop by our booth and find out more about AIMS’ groundbreaking work, and how they can participate in helping to shape the future of multivendor AV-over-IP interoperability.”