People on the move – September

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 by

Sohonet has announced the appointment of Chuck Parker (pictured) to executive chairman. Parker joins Sohonet from Unicorn Media, a provider of cloud video ad insertion technology, where he served as chief revenue officer. Previously, Parker spent 15 years at Technicolor where he fulfilled a variety of roles, and has fulfilled non-executive chairman duties on the

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognised 23 October at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony. Honorary Membership in the Society recognises individuals who have performed eminent service in the advancement of engineering in motion pictures, television, or in the allied arts

A new software upgrade for ARRI’s documentary-style AMIRA camera will allow it to record ProRes UHD files. The upgrade is expected to be available for purchase by the end of 2014. AMIRA will now offer the ability to record all ProRes codecs in UHD 3840×2160 resolution directly onto the in-camera CFast 2.0 cards, at up

The Monarch HD streaming and recording appliances and VS4Recorder multi-camera recording systems integrated with Crestron controllers will be showcased by Matrox Video during IBC. Crestron programmers can use the Matrox Monarch HD Control API or the VS4Recorder API to interface Matrox products with Crestron 2-Series and 3-Series room media controllers. Operators can then start and

Positive user feedback has helped enhance the Forscene post production system that lies behind IBC TV, and delivered a raft of improvements to users of the cloud-based platform. IBC TV, the official broadcaster for IBC2014, will once again use Forscene to provide its self-service syndication workflow. A Forscene server based at the RAI conference centre

A multi-source, file-based ingest server and tools for live production, automated archive and production workflow operations are some of the live media asset systems to be showcased at IBC by EVS. EVS said its OpenCube SD/HD server offers an extended range of MXF file generation, advanced MXF file interoperability, including AS-02, AS-03 and AS-11, IMF

The recently released EditShare Storage v7 is the company’s shared storage product line with media asset management capabilities from its Flow v.3.1 release. EditShare v7, built on Linux OS, has a new EditShare Connect interface and features a Quality of Service system that reserves bandwidth for high-priority activities, such as realtime capture or playout, and

Sony has unveiled two new camcorders ahead of IBC2014. The PXW-X500 is a solid-state memory XDCAM camcorder, while the HXR-MC2500E is an addition to its HD range of memory camcorders. The PXW-X500 features a three-chip 2/3-inch type new CCD image sensors, to remove issues associated with motion artefact and rolling shutters. The camcorder, a successor

Intelsat celebrates 50 years

Monday, 25 August 2014 by

Intelsat has commemorated its 50th anniversary of providing telecommunications and video content distribution infrastructure for businesses, organisations and governments around the world. In honour of its anniversary, the company created a video library featuring 50 interviews with contributors to the earliest days of the commercial space sector, as well as the business leaders responsible for

Cardiff-based Bang Post Production has won a Creative Arts Emmy for its work on BBC’s Sherlock series. The Emmy was awarded for ‘Outstanding sound editing in a mini series or movie’ and was up against American Horror Story: Coven, Bonny and Clyde, Fargo, Klondike and Mob City. Bang Post Production is the first Welsh company