Beyond 4K Buzz & Trends
Laurel Canyon Live Uses Ultimatte and ATEM Constellation 8K for Live Streaming Virtual Productions
Recently, Blackmagic Design announced that Laurel Canyon Live is building astate of the art live streaming venue with Blackmagic Design gear, including Ultimatte 12 compositing processors, ATEM Constellation 8K live production switcher, URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 digital cameras and more.
Inside ESPN’s New 4K-Capable Video Content Factory on the Las Vegas Strip
Earlier this week, ESPN opened the doors on a brand new video production studio in Las Vegas with an eye on churning out a wealth of live and VOD sports betting-themed content starting this fall. The studio, which will be run full time byESPN Director of Operations Nestor Cora(who relocated to Las Vegas after running ESPN’s facility in Coral Gables, Fl. for many years), is located in The LINQ Hotel + Experience through a partnership with Caesars Entertainment and is positioned right in the heart of the Vegas Strip. The space is more than 6,000 square feet and includes three studios.
Zixi Live Streams 4K Content on the 5G Edge With AWS Wavelength
Sports fans and entertainment buffs have a high bar for their live streaming experiences, demanding outstanding performances on any device, quick start times, and no buffering. Viewers also want more live streamed content than ever, and, increasingly, in vivid 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution. These applications require ultra-low latencies in order to deliver high-quality viewing experiences on an increasingly wide range of 5G capable devices. For broadcasters and over-the-top (OTT) TV service providers, meeting all these expectations with traditional network delivery technologies is a tall order.
LiveX Upgrades New 4K Broadcast Streaming Studio with Panasonic KAIROS
Seeking a solution that would up levelthe quality of its productionsand provide greater flexibility,LiveXpurchased Panasonic’sKAIROS, a next generationIT/IP live production platform. The full-service production and broadcast company, whose previous work includes the Democratic National Convention and USGAU.S. Open Championship, will use the platform to automate itsnew 4K broadcast streaming studioand expandthe company’s remote capabilities for future productions.
4K/8K Workflows + Online/Color Grading Production Workflow
Video Editor + Colorist, Denis Ogorodov discusses the 4K/8K workflow process, and how they've enhanced his work on various projects.
Zixi Live Streams 4K Content on the 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength
Sports fans and entertainment buffs have a high bar for their live streaming experiences, demanding outstanding performances on any device, quick start times, and no buffering. Viewers also want more live streamed content than ever, and, increasingly, in vivid 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution.These applications require ultra-low latencies in order to deliver high-quality viewing experiences on an increasingly wide range of 5G capable devices.For broadcasters and over-the-top (OTT) TV service providers, meeting all these expectations with traditional network delivery technologies is a tall order.
4K Garden Taps AJA Gear to Keep 4K HDR Production Blooming
4K HDR production can elevate the quality of content and help it stand out in a crowded marketplace, but requires a workflow equipped to handle vast amounts of complex data. Since launching in 2016,4K Gardenhas focused on providing solutions that alleviate common pain points when working in 4K and now HDR. As the popularity of 4K HDR content has grown, so has demand for its services. 4K Garden’s clients include the top two 4K channels in China, offered by national public broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) and provincial broadcaster Guangdong TV Station, each featuring a range of live 4K programming. To ensure reliable, quality 4K HDR outputs across productions, 4K Garden relies on an array of sophisticated gear, including AJA’s FS-HDR real-time HDR/WCG converter, HDR Image Analyzer 12G, and the Ki Pro Ultra 12G recorder/player. These tools also play a crucial role in a 4K/UltraHD HDR training program that 4K Garden provides to up-and-coming talent.
Panasonic Expands Studio Camera Offering with the Introduction of AK-UC3300 Studio Camera
As the demand for 4K video content continues to grow across industries, the need for a flexible, 4K, feature-rich studio camera has become more desired. Panasonic today announced an expansion to its studio camera line-up with the AK-UC3300, designed to provide production teams with a future-proof solution that delivers high-quality imagery and dynamic performance. The new AK-UC3300 studio camera was designed specifically to satisfy for the needs of industry professionals working in production, broadcast, houses of worship, rental and staging, and eSports environments. Following in the footsteps of Panasonic’s flagship AK-UC4000 studio camera, the AK-UC3300 supports a similar feature set broadcasters have come to expect including exceptional color accuracy and dynamic range. Due to the growing demand for high-quality content, the AK-UC3300 housesa large 11-megapixel 4K image sensor toachieve a horizontal and vertical resolution of 2,000 TV lines. The camera system is ideal for live remote and studio production and supports various interfaces, including 12G-SDI output, TICOover SDI (4K over 3G-SDI output) and SMPTE ST 2110.
Panasonic Ships AG-UMR20 Recorder/AG-UCK20 Compact Camera
Panasonic has begun deliveries of the AG-UMR20 compact field recorder and companion AG-UCK20 4K camera head, facilitating ultra-flexible, high-quality 4K image capture and advanced IP control and IP streaming.
Netflix's Anne with an E Shot with VariCam 35s
Anne with an E is a filmed adaptation of the classic coming-of-age 1908 novel, Anne of Green Gables, by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. The series was shot by cinematographer Bobby Shore, CSC with VariCam 35 cinema cameras.
Blackmagic Design Ships Remote Bluetooth Camera Control App for URSA Mini Pro
Blackmagic Design today released Blackmagic Camera Control, a free iPad app that lets customers remotely control their URSA Mini Pro cameras via Bluetooth, along with Camera 4.4 Update for URSA Mini Pro cameras. The new Blackmagic Camera Control app is based on the open protocol for URSA Mini Pro cameras that Blackmagic Design demonstrated at NAB earlier this year.
New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam Cameras Offer Greater Speed and Versatility
Panasonic has announced free firmware upgrades for the VariCam 35, HS, LT, and Pure cinema cameras that includes several new features and added functions.