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CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY NEWS

NOVEMBER 2018

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Conviva’s State of the Streaming TV Industry Q3 2018

  • Streaming TV platforms see a 52% increase in plays and a 63% increase in viewing hours globally.
  • LIVE TV streaming plays up 49% and viewing time up 54% year-over-year.

Importantly, increased demand coincides with an increase in quality expectations. As a result, more viewers and higher quality video are resulting in longer start time for live TV and an increase in the number of people exiting before the video has begun. While delivery technology has improved to reduce buffering mid-stream, it would seem viewer impatience is still demanding more from service providers and the technology they use.

You can download the report below, but if live or on-demand streaming is something you are looking into, or having problems with, speak to Bruce!

The shape of post-production in 2019...

Asked to cite the technologies that will have the biggest impact on business in the year ahead, leading UK facilities flagged up AI, UHD, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Inter-operable Master Format (IMF), 5G and the cloud...
Read the full article from Broadcast

Tech News and Updates

RØDE Microphones Launches Revolutionary RØDECaster Pro - the world's first fully integrated podcast production studio!

Key features include:
  • 4 microphone channels
  • Separate inputs for 3.5mm TRRS (phone or device), Bluetooth (phone or device), USB (for music/audio or app calls)
  • Pristine audio quality phone and app calls – with no echo (mix-minus). 
  • Programmable sound effects pads programmable in the RØDECaster Pro or from your computer via the software.
  • APHEX® Exciter™ and Big Bottom™ patented processing includes multistage dynamics: compression, limiting and noise-gating.
  • A full colour, high-resolution touch-screen allows easy control of all settings.
  • Four high-power headphone outputs and stereo speaker out, each with independent volume controls.
  • Records direct to microSD Card for completely self-contained operation, or to your preferred computer and software via USB.
  • Live streaming capability.

Whether you are just starting out, or are a seasoned broadcast professional, the RØDE Microphones RØDECaster Pro Podcast Production Studio is all you will ever need!

Shipping in December, you can learn more and order below! Watch the video introduction and see if you can spot an appearance by an as yet unknown model of RØDE microphone...
Introducing the RØDECaster Pro - Podcast Production Studio
Learn More & Order RODECaster

AJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus Multi-Channel Recorder / Player V4 Update...

This powerful and compact appliance supports a single channel of 4K and up to 4 channels of HD via the most flexible array of inputs and outputs including Quad-Link 3G-SDI & Fibre, HDMI 2.0, 8 Channel Analogue & AES audio, LTC & Reference and even redundant power! Sitting on a shelf, you will get up to 8 channels of HD capture from virtually any source in just 2RU!

With the latest V4 firmware update, the AJA Video Systems Ki Pro Ultra Plus delivers features that ensure it remains the most powerfully compact multi-channel recorder available.

  • Forced Rollover allowing continuous recording to a second Pak drive and providing rollover conditions are met.
  • Analogue/AES audio mapping - Assign them by input, according to your needs, in addition to the previous options of SDI, AES or Analogue.
  • Move-able time code burn-in - There are now six user select-able positions.
  • Independent multi-channel file naming by adding a ‘channel identifer’ to each clip, in addition to the previously available naming options.
Learn More About Ki Pro

Now Shipping! AJA Video Systems Kona 5 brings 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 to the powerful Kona range of professional I/O cards for Mac and PC....

Kona 5 delivers the ultimate performance and feature set, enabling high frame rate (HFR) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) workflows up to 4K / UHD. The quality of AJA hardware is respected throughout the video industries and this card continues their tradition of delivering the best technology with a strong investment in the future.

Running a portable computer or all-in-one without PCIe slots? Kona 5 is built for Thunderbolt and will run perfectly in a Thunderbolt 3 enclosure like the Sonnet Echo Express or the eGFX Breakaway Box 650 (Pictured)!

Take command of the most challenging projects using the immense power of the newest member of the KONA product line. KONA 5 is AJA’s blazingly fast, 8-lane PCIe 3.0 I/O card, designed for today’s most demanding video and audio workflows.

Learn More About Kona 5

British Film Institute (BFI) Digitising Videotape with Bluefish444 IngeSTore to Preserve Precious UK Video Heritage...

Among the oldest film archives, founded in 1935, the BFI National Archive has grown to become one of the largest and most important collections of film and television in the world... BFI compared the options to meet their requirement for 12 channels of simultaneous SDI recording from their VTRs. Having discovered the Bluefish444 Epoch | Supernova CG I/O card, paired with the complementary IngeSTore multi-channel capture software, they realised a solution that would give them the desired results at the right price point.

Read the Full Article

Learn More About Bluefish444

Why I shoot ProRes RAW with the Sony FS5 - Alan Stockdale of Foundlight productions explains...

The video explains how a relatively simple setup shooting ProRes RAW can yield some spectacular results - even when time is short. With an Atomos Shogun Inferno, a Sony FS5, combined with Final Cut Pro X on Mac, you get a complete RAW workflow that is remarkably powerful, yet easy to use.

If you're in the Melbourne area and keen to see it for yourself, Broadcast Bruce has a demo kit waiting to go!

Learn More About Shogun Inferno

Blackmagic Design announce upgrade to their popular Audio Monitor...

The newly announced Blackmagic Design Audio Monitor 12G adds, as the name suggests, 12G-SDI / UHD support to their compact, powerful and affordable audio monitoring appliance. Boasting some beefy new speakers and HDMI 2.0 output for hooking up a big UHD TV as a video confidence monitor, this is an elegant solution for the studio or in the field.

Learn more about Audio Monitor 12G

Marshall Electronics announces that their new compact true 4K camera is shipping...

The Marshall CV420-CS, built around a 12.4-Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch sensor delivers crisp, clear 4096 x 2160p video with vibrant colours and frame rates up to 60p, including 4K/UHD/HD 24p. The Marshall CV420-CS supports 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI and HDMI 2.0, and has a Varifocal or Fixed CS/C lens mount capability with DC Auto-Iris plug-in for custom lens adaptions.

  • A wide range of picture adjustment settings are available such as Paint (Red/Blue), White Balance, Gain, Pedestal (blacks), Gamma, Shutter and more.
  • Incredibly compact 4K: Capture detailed shots while maintaining a discrete presence
  • Perfect as a fixed “e-PTZ” camera, where select windows of the image can be zoomed and panned within the frame.
  • Suitable for use in live events, where large projection screens require true 4K resolution image capture, as well as film production, sports broadcasting, reality TV shoots and more.

Marshall CV420-CS is available now to order, as well as lens options, including fixed focal length and varifocal models. Demo unit also currently available in Sydney and Melbourne if you are keen to have a look!

Check Out the CV420-CS

Technical Services & Consultation

Professional Video Solutions for Schools & Students

I am passionate about education. Training and skill development are a primary focus for Broadcast Bruce and I am always on the look out for opportunities to leverage technology to not just improve the effectiveness and power of an education platform, but to increase its reach and accessibility, enabling the delivery of knowledge to places and people previously denied it. Broadcast Bruce has a long history of delivering professional video production solutions to schools, as well as supporting students with access to the tools and skills they need to ultimately join the creative industries.

A number of the products and services offered by Broadcast Bruce may qualify for additional pricing support from the manufacturer if you are a student or educational institution. While the requirements and discounts vary, the expectation is generally that the school is recognised as such by the relevant state or federal authority, or that the student has an ID confirming enrolment in a relevant course, such as Film Studies, Media or Communications.

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