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Adobe Unveils Major Innovations for Video Technology at IBC 2014

Adobe announced plans to significantly update Adobe Creative Cloud video desktop apps and Adobe Anywhere for video. These new capabilities, coming soon, build on Adobe’s industry-leading integration across video workflows enabling video professionals to create, collaborate and deliver high quality productions across multiple screens. Key updates include powerful new media and project management tools in Adobe Premiere Pro CC; a refreshed user-interface across all Adobe video desktop apps; and more streamlined production workflows empowering video professionals to edit more efficiently.

Adobe Creative Cloud Premiere Pro CC 2014: Improved masking

Important new updates will also be added to Adobe Anywhere, which enables large virtual teams of talent to collaborate and efficiently shoot, log, edit, share and finish video productions together. Adobe also announced new capabilities to Adobe Primetime, the industry’s most advanced TV delivery and monetization platform for programmers and pay-TV service providers. Adobe is previewing these major updates at IBC 2014, Europe’s largest professional broadcast show held in Amsterdam. The company will demonstrate its new solutions at the RAI Convention (Hall 7, Stand 7.G27) Sept. 12-16. Adobe professional video and broadcast tools will also be presented in more than 70 partner booths throughout the IBC exhibit.

Revealing Next Wave of Innovation for Adobe Video Desktop Apps
At IBC 2014, Adobe will showcase new video technology that streamlines video workflows for video professionals, broadcasters and media companies. Key updates include:

    • Support for cutting-edge hardware and standards is accelerated via Adobe Creative Cloud, enabling the company to respond quickly to new hardware and software standards. Key updates extend native file support, with the addition of AJA RAW. Performance enhancements include accelerated Masking & Tracking; and new GPU-optimized playback that delivers better performance when viewing extremely high resolution 4K and UltraHD footage from Phantom Cine, Canon RAW and RED R3D files.

 

    • A refreshed user-interface across all the video applications supports HiDPI displays for both Mac Retina Displays and Windows 8.1, providing a cleaner appearance enabling video professionals to stay focused on their projects.

 

    • Powerful new media and project management features, including Consolidate & Transcode; Search Bins; and Multiproject workflows offer more ease and flexibility, at the project level, so Adobe Premiere Pro CC users can complete tasks more efficiently. Adobe Media Encoder now includes Destination publishing with preset options so users can render, deliver and share projects to multiple locations such as FTP sites and their Creative Cloud folder, automating the delivery process. Additionally, Extended Match Source support now includes added support for the QuickTime and DNxHD formats, simplifying the workflow for users who are transcoding or rendering content.

 

  • Streamlined workflows and ongoing refinements make everyday tasks easier and faster inside Adobe CC video apps, including Timeline Views in Adobe Premiere Pro CC; Curve adjustments and Look Hover previews in Adobe SpeedGrade CC; and Rough Cut Dissolves and keyboard shortcuts for tagging in Adobe Prelude CC.

Expanding Editing Solutions for Broadcasters with Adobe Anywhere for Video
Adobe today also announced important updates planned for Adobe Anywhere, the collaborative workflow platform that empowers users of Adobe professional video solutions, such as Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC, to work together using centralized media and assets across standard networks. Adobe Anywhere complements Creative Cloud applications and enables deep collaboration for large organizations working with video, including broadcasters, educational institutions and government agencies. Enhanced support for Adobe After Effects CC enables visual and motion graphic artists to collaborate more effectively so they can spend more time working creatively and less time searching for missing footage and collecting files. Additionally, new options in the Adobe Anywhere app for iPad are added, so users to scrub and review video footage faster.

 

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Imagine Communications Unveils Nexio Channelbrand with Animation Builder

Imagine Communications announced plans to unveil Nexio® Channelbrand™, a next-generation, multichannel branding platform, at IBC2014 in Amsterdam. Nexio Channelbrand is the first Imagine Communications offering to feature cross-platform animation builder capabilities, which enable an integrated approach to graphics template creation and allow for simplified and streamlined workflows from creation to air.

“Whether preparing content for playout, enhancing the on-air look or differentiating a brand, channel branding tools are an essential part of any broadcast operation,” said Tim Mendoza, Vice President of Product Development for Imagine Communications. “Nexio Channelbrand offers our customers a branding solution that capitalizes on the deep feature set and market-leading design of our award-winning Nexio product family, including a comprehensive set of software-based video codecs, advanced audio routing and a highly reliable architecture. With a flexible, software-based approach, Nexio Channelbrand enables our customers to automate their workflows, streamline daily operations and enhance creativity.”

Nexio Channelbrand provides multichannel branding from a single platform that can be deployed as a standalone solution, connected to a larger Nexio playout solution, or integrated with third-party control and automation systems. Available in two tiers of performance and channel density, the two-channel configuration offers advanced branding capabilities such as multiple live input switching, digital video effects (DVEs) and a virtually unlimited number of layers. The four-channel configuration model provides classic branding with a limited number of layers, and both models leverage full Nexio clip record/playback capability from either internal or external SAN-based storage.  Nexio Channelbrand also seamlessly integrates with Imagine Communications’ Landmark™ media software to enable the scheduling and selling of secondary graphical events such as bugs and crawls, potentially unlocking untapped revenue opportunity from advertisements.

Supporting both Nexio video server and Versio integrated channel playout solutions, the newly introduced animation builder module brings an integrated approach to graphics template creation. By leveraging native Adobe After Effects rendering, templates created by graphics professionals using Imagine Communications’ animation builder tools enable rapid customization without conversion prior to rendering — enabling streamlined workflows and minimizing interventions from creation to air.

Visit Imagine Communications at IBC2014 in Amsterdam at Stand 7.G20 to see first-hand demonstrations.

 

www.imaginecommunications.com

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IBC2014 Premiere for High Frame Rate 8K Television from NHK

Latest advances in 8K (Super Hi-Vision), including 120 frames a second, to be unveiled at IBC2014.

8k Super Hi-Vision is a dramatic leap forward in video and audio technologies, featuring 16 times the resolution of today’s HD, and 22.2 channel audio. NHK has been leading its development, and first brought a theatre demonstration of the system to IBC in 2006. Since then IBC has seen many milestones in 8k, including the first international links – from London and Torino to Amsterdam – at IBC2008.In what is sure to be an incredibly popular demonstration at IBC2014, Japanese public broadcaster NHK is once more demonstrating its 8k Super Hi-Vision television system, including the latest enhancements such as high frame rate resolution.

 

Super Hi-vision camera. Source: bbc.co.uk

In 2008 NHK won an IBC Special Award for its work on 8k, and in 2012 NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories were the recipients of IBC’s highest award, the International Honour for Excellence.

This year the milestone is an end to end high frame rate system. Cameras, video processing and displays all provide 8k resolution – 7680 x 4320 pixels – at 120 progressive frames a second, resulting in an unprecedented sense of ‘being there’.

Highlights from the FIFA World Cup will be shown on the NHK stand in the IBC Future Zone, located in the Park Foyer near Hall 8 of the IBC Exhibition. The presentation will also feature recordings made at the National Palace Museum in Taiwan, emphasising the use of 8k video in galleries and installations.

“This is a really important moment in the development of 8k,” said Dr Sugawara, deputy head of NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories. “Our live public screening trial at the FIFA World Cup was extremely successful. I believe implementation of our new high frame rate system will make fast-moving content like sport look sensational. We have always shown our latest developments at IBC, and we look forward to discussing progress with our worldwide peers once again this year.”

“We are delighted to welcome NHK to the IBC Future Zone once more, as we continue our close relationship around 8k,” said Michael Crimp, CEO of IBC. “We have followed NHK’s work with great interest, and are very pleased that NHK has chosen IBC as the venue to show its latest advances in 8k. At IBC we partner with those at the leading edge who want to show and debate game-changing innovations, and there are few more transformative ideas at present than high resolution, high frame-rate systems like 8k.”

8K (Super Hi-Vision) is a very high resolution video system, designed for transmission to the home, to theatres and in specialist applications such as museums and art galleries. Its screen resolution is 16 times that of HD: 7680 pixels on 4320 lines. The latest version of the system, being shown at the IBC Future Zone, has a high frame rate of 120 progressive frames a second. The picture resolution is complemented with a 3D surround system, including 22 audio channels on three levels, plus two sub-woofer channels.

The system is now close to practical implementation: NHK is proposing 8k test satellite broadcasting in 2016, with the launch of public services in Japan in 2020. The latest developments in communications technology allow the full resolution 144 Gb/s signal to be carried in real time over a single fibre cable. NHK is using the HEVC codec to process native 8k video and audio for satellite transmission in a single 100 Mb/s channel.

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