The Evolving Role of Metadata in Video Workflows

The Evolving Role of Metadata in Video Workflows

Metadata is becoming more important than ever in media production and distribution as it is metadata that drives the ROI on our media assets. The reason is simple. The more knowledge we have about an asset, the greater value we can get from it. A really simple example would be basic descriptive metadata such as title and description. This enables us to find the assets we own (e.g., in archive) and use and reuse them.

SGO’s Mistika Ultima used as the backbone of groundbreaking Virtual Cinema Experience at UEFA Champions League Finals

SGO’s Mistika Ultima used as the backbone of groundbreaking Virtual Cinema Experience at UEFA Champions League Finals

UEFA®’s remarkable introductory Virtual Cinema Experience at the Champions League Finals is the ultimate expression of the latest technological trends in the M&E Industry. Virtual production, remote workflows, AI, immersive technologies, HDR, high-resolution and high-frame rate are just some of the characteristics of this avant-garde piece, extensively completed in Mistika Ultima - SGO’s complete workflow solution and full-finishing hero-suite.

LaserFilm Optimizes Storage for 4K Workflows with a Scalable, High-Performance Quantum StorNext Solution

LaserFilm Optimizes Storage for 4K Workflows with a Scalable, High-Performance Quantum StorNext Solution

LaserFilm—a full-service audio and video post-production facility in Rome—is taking on an increasingnumber of projects in 4K resolution, mainly based on DPX format. To store large, uncompressed media files from these projects and support high-performance workflows, the studio needed a robust, scalable storage platform. By implementing the StorNext File System with Xcellis appliances, LaserFilm has accelerated post-production work and gained scalability for the future while simplifying collaborative access to files.

Laurel Canyon Live Uses Ultimatte and ATEM Constellation 8K for Live Streaming Virtual Productions

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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.