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IBC2017 Innovation Award Entrants | Content Creation

IBC2017 Innovation Award Entrants | Content Creation

View some of the entrants for this year's IBC Innovation Award for Content Creation below.

Advanced Video Metadata 

IBB Consulting Group 

End User: VICE Media LLC 

ViceVICE Media LLC now deploys an advanced video metadata tagging and management infrastructure in a fully automated capacity as part of a continual effort to refine and quicken their post-production workflow, as well as add value to their growing footage catalog.

VICE is pioneering the convergence of media-making technologies towards a dedicated industry standard. Utilizing machine learning, automated transcribing, sophisticated search, retrieval and recommendation systems, VICE continues to innovate how media is produced.

The project involves utilizing a variety of systems across multiple vendors to add an automated metadata tagging service to VICE’s media asset management system. By developing the solution with a central API, VICE’s team has a great degree of flexibility to alter and add to the solution as needed.

The final product delivers a richer search, leading to a more intuitive user experience and the ability to effectively expose curated media assets to post-production teams.

The benefits to VICE have been: reduced time to edit, enhanced value of media asset library, and improved online audience performance.

American Society of Cinematographers Color Decision List (ASC CDL) 

American Society of Cinematographers 

End User: The entire movie industry, most VFX production, and the majority of scripted series television production

ASCFor nearly 100 years, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has helped the motion picture and broadcast industries deliver compelling entertainment to audiences, and helped ensure that cinematographers can produce images of the highest quality. The ASC Technology Committee has worked to continue the ASC’s tradition by promoting high quality digital imaging and creating best-practices for digital production workflow. 

When the industry switched from photochemical to digital imaging, we gained new creative opportunities, but also faced new challenges for managing our images. Recognizing those challenges, the DI subcommittee developed the ASC CDL (Color Decision List) to help visual creative intent be preserved from on-set through all stages of post-production. 

The ASC CDL has been universally adopted - implemented in hundreds of software and hardware production and post-production systems and products, used across the globe in over 90% of motion pictures, over 70% of scripted series television, and 99% of visual effects post-production. The ASC CDL has received an Academy Technical Achievement Award, a Primetime Emmy Engineering Award, and an HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production.

The ASC CDL documentation and implementation references are available free of charge from the ASC by sending an e-mail request to asc-cdl@theasc.com

A&E Docuseries is First of Its Kind to Stream Concurrent Live Feeds From Seven Different Cities, With Broadcast-Quality Video and Audio

AVIWEST

End User: BigFish Entertainment - "Live PD"production company

AVIWESTTo successfully capture and stream live video of police officers on patrol, Big Fish Entertainment, the creator and production company behind groundbreaking A&E docuseries “Live PD,” needed a live multicamera, multilocation production solution that would ensure reliable, synchronous, and low-latency transmission of broadcast-quality video and audio. 
 
AVIWEST and VidOvation pushed the capabilities of bonded cellular technology beyond that of a typical stationary news report, enabling high-quality transmissions from six cities, with as many as 36 live video feeds simultaneously coming into the A&E control room.  The crew uses AVIWEST PRO180-RA transmitters, including one for each HD cameras in every patrol car and two additional camera operators as well as an overhead drone to cover the action outside the vehicle. 
 
The result: “‘Live PD” is the first primetime entertainment television program to deliver transparency in police work. Since the TV show has been on-air, viewers and industry insiders have been amazed at the quality. This was made possible by the tight collaboration between AVIWEST and VidOvation and their ability to provide Big Fish Entertainment with a live multi camera production solution that enables perfect synchronization.

BBC Rewind

BBC Northern Ireland 

End User: BBC

BBC RewindThe BBC Archive Search Portal is a great leap forward in how the Corporation extracts value for audiences from the largest audio-visual archive in the world. A process taking days, involving significant cost, and often proving fruitless, now takes moments, costs virtually nothing, and finds just what you want instantly. The Portal’s use of subtitle data, and a BBC trained speech to text algorithm, means Producers are already finding archive gold the BBC didn’t even know it had. The Portal's ability to search across multiple datasets has delivered a volume of archive on an unprecedented scale. It’s ability to let users rummage through the archive is transforming the archive business model, giving all users the same capabilities as highly skills archivists.    

Bridging the Gap Between the Writers’ Room and the Recording Studio with an Online Platform for Creative Television Teams

VRT Sandbox

End User: TinkerList

VRT SANDBOXDespite major technological progress in the television landscape, there are still no innovative and fully integrated tools to support television production teams in creating content and managing workflows.

TinkerList bridges the gap between the writers room and the recording studio. It streamlines the entire process from early ideation to scripting, from recording to royalties handling.

It is the first unified, online platform, for creative television teams!

No extra hardware, system software or heavy training required.

Collaborating in TinkerList is fun and efficient.

Increase your margin up to 25% by shortening production times, by saving on software licenses that only provide part of the solution and by fully monetizing your creative content.

TinkerList brings order out of chaos for you to win up to 40 hours per episode.

More time to rock and roll in the green room!

CONTINUITY 

Grupo Arte y Tecnología S.A. de C.V. 

End User: Televisa San Angel 

CONTINUITYWe developed a server-mobile application (since the staffs shooting in remote locations or studios are using tablets to follow up their break) that permits everyone involved in the production process to visualize the recorded scenes that are either -previous or following- to the one that will be recorded.

In all cases and even for those shots that have not been recorded, the system presents the corresponding scene´s script extract, making handy valuable information for the recording of each new shot.

Our application is designed to permit the visualization of the “proxy” files and its unique and corresponding script and attach comments, photos and video as “Staff's notes”.

 

 

Digital End-to-End Workflow for NDR Foreign Studios 

MoovIT GmbH 

End User: NDR

NDR and MoovitNorddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) is a German public broadcaster and part of the ARD. As a leading producer of TV news NDR benefits from the network of overseas studios in Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore, Stockholm and London.

NDR upgraded these by creating an end-to-end workflow including a digital archive in each studio. EditShare flow manages the metadata based file system with Sony Optical Disc (ODA) for long time archiving. MoovIT’s HelmutFX software acts as a coordinator, connecting all of the systems in use including automatic synchronisation of Adobe Premiere Pro Editing  and EditShare flow systems.

Mr. Bruder, head of foreign studios production: “Our overseas studio teams deliver high-quality, up-to-the-minute reports, and rely on flawless technical support to do so. Thanks to close collaboration between the project partners – EditShare, Adobe, Sony and MoovIT – the solution intelligently combines the benefits of diverse standard products. As a result, we have realized a customized, automated and cost-effective digital end-to-end workflow. For our studio teams across the globe, this has significantly decreased their workload.”

Digital Patrol

TV Globo

End User: Grupo Globo

TV GloboInform and assist the population with technical knowledge about the digital sign. An opportunity linked to a huge challenge: Brazil is changing the way they watch TV. Up to 2023, all analog TV broadcasting will be shut off, and Brazilian viewers will all enjoy the 100% digital TV experience, a revolution that is already taking place.

 

 

 

Discovering Superior Sound with Discovery UK and iZotope

iZotope, Inc.

End User: Discovery UK

DiscoveryThis project highlights the unsung heroes of television production: the audio post production team and the cutting-edge software that helps them pull off miracles. With production sound problems ranging from street noise, wind, clicks, equipment hum, and much more, audio post professionals run a challenging gauntlet with each production. To have a fighting chance at delivering emotionally impactful sound for their TV audiences, the team must rely on the latest in modern audio technologies. Their choices in tools are critical to saving precious time, precious money, and a dash of their own sanity! For the audio post team at Discovery UK, they depend on the award-winning tools provided by iZotope, particularly the RX audio repair and enhancement suite.

Pictured are Andy Morgan-Davies, Sound Designer, Mixer and Recordist (left) and Rik Elliott, Supervising Sound Mixer, Sound Designer, Dubbing Mixer, and Recordist (right)

Field Recording Surround Sound fx and Ambiences 

ZOOM UK

End User: Sound Network/DPA

ZOOMTHE ZOOM F8

For Filmmaking and Sound Design

Advances in video have made filmmaking accessible to creators everywhere. But the accessibility of professional audio devices has not kept pace. Field recorders, with essential features such as time code, have been unobtainable for most. Until now.

The F8 is made for serious filmmakers and sound designers.

With 8-input/10-track recording, super low-noise preamps, and support for 24-bit/192 kHz audio, the F8 captures the highest-quality audio.

F-CONTROL

Mixing Control Surface for the Zoom F8 and F4

The Zoom F-Control is an essential piece of gear for everyone who uses an F8 or F4 Multitrack Field Recorder. With F-Control, you can have total command of your recording experience.

F-Control is a mixing control surface that gives filmmakers more control and flexibility when recording in the field. It works alongside the Zoom F8 and F4 to create a complete and professional on-location audio rig.

ITN Productions Future-proof 12G-SDI Edit Facilities

Blackmagic Design

End User: ITN Productions

ITNWith increasing demand for high-resolution 4K and Ultra High Definition (UHD) content, as well as a disparate range of demands from its customers, ITN Productions, ITN’s in-house production business has implemented a workflow built around 12G-SDI and Blackmagic Design infrastructure.

This project demonstrates how highly versatile edit suites can be delivered on budget and on time for the benefit of broadcasters, businesses and other professional content creators through close collaboration with technology providers in the planning stage. 

By combining cost-efficient products that are designed to work flawlessly together with today’s industry standards in mind, the resulting post-production suites are capable of producing world class content for a huge variety of clients and disciplines. 

HBO MXF Tools 

HBOEnd User: HBO

We developed a set of tools which serve to playback, verify, rename, and apply simple fixes to J2k bundled mezzanine files. These tools are designed to run on off-the-shelf, consumer-grade hardware, but are sophisticated enough to deal with the size and computation requirements imposed by the complexity of our Mezzanine format. They also run on any platform (linux, mac, pc).   Beyond viewing for content, we needed to develop a file verification process that examines bundled files for errors that are common in remote delivery, but that commercially-available tools do not check for, such as truncation, overwrites, and essence corruption.   These tools have increased throughput by 10x and allows us to work with programming that is not supported by current tape technology (such as High-Dynamic Range, Ultra-High Definition).

Integration of OBLO Living Home Automation into Existing STB Solution

OBLO Living 

End User: iWedia 

OBLO livingIntegration of OBLO Living solution for home automation (HA) into existing iWedia STB software solution brings significant benefits to both end users and service operators. By using integrated solution, end users are able to see notifications for events triggered by HA nodes (e.g. door opened, motion detected, etc. ) on the TV screen as well as to control things in their home by using a remote controller (e.g. set ambient light, get video from camera, etc.). When it comes to service operators, the main benefit is integration of home automation functionality within existing STB hardware, which allows them to expand their offer at low cost.

OBLO Living product portfolio is made of an end-to-end software solution for home automation (client apps for Android / iOS, gateway software and cloud service) combined with in-house developed HA devices (gateway, smart wall plug, door/window sensor, smart dimmer, smart outlet) and complementary HA nodes from partners (Qubino, Philio, Leedarson, etc.) to cover comfort, lightning, security, energy management, and other aspects of the fast-growing HA market.

 

ITV Phoenix - Campaign management automation for broadcast and digital marketing 

NMR Consultancy Ltd 

End User: ITV

NMRNMR have worked with ITV to develop an intuitive and highly automated campaign management system, ITV Phoenix, to meet the growing needs of its marketing and creative teams who make more than 1,000 marketing assets every month. The system was developed after ITV was unable to identify a single vendor solution that met its key requirements: resilient automation for on-air; flexibility for off-air; and an intuitive user interface.

The system blends multiple best in class software and service providers and is deployed as a fully integrated and automated hybrid cloud solution.

It is enabling teams to focus on what they do best - creative ideation and production.

Lockit Timecode and LockitNetwork Metadata 

Ambient Recording GmbH

End User: TURIYA Film

AmbientAmbient is well known for the 25 years long history line of the synonymous Lockit boxes - the market leading timecode generator.

The most advanced member of the Lockit Family is the Master Lockit. Not only providing highly accurate timecode but also extracting camera metadata live and broadcasting it to the script supervisor or DIT via WiFi. The latest member is the newly released NanoLockit with a matchbox-size form factor and easy-to-handle buttons. All Lockit Timecode devices have the wireless ACN technology onboard - keeping all Lockits in perfect sync.

LockitNetwork is an Ambient sister company. While Ambient is a hardware manufacturer, LockitNetwork is focusing on the software products. LockitNetwork provides on an all-in-one on-set metadata management system consisting of the LockitScript script supervising app and the LockitWebTools.

The MasterLockit can send camera metadata live to the LockitScript app via WiFi. In this scenario, the script supervisor is always in sync with the camera and never misses a waste clip again.

Shortly said: the combination of Lockit Timecode and the LockitNetwork metadata management helps production companies safe time and money in the post-production process. Production companies like Turiya Film at their film shoot “Tarantella”.

Making the 8K HDR drama "Seirei no Moribito" 

NHK

NHK

In broadcasting, new technologies, such as IP technologies, are rapidly progressing. Among them, HDR is one of the most innovative technologies. We made the short drama by 8K HDR on last December and showed it at 2017 NAB show. It was so difficult to handle, because HDR workflow is not established. Besides there are not sufficient 8K devices, for example 8K master monitor, 8K WFM and so on. Especially at the postproduction, we had to make many versions. They were 8K-SDR, 8K-HLG(BT2100), 8K-HLG(ARIB STD-B67), HD-SDR versions.

But we have successfully finished this project. It was the result of other companies’ cooperation by “Media technology”, “Imagica”, and “Robot”. In addition the powerful capability of Quantel Rio 8K made 8K workflow possible. We experienced the abilities of 8K HDR which are “High Resolution”, “High Dynamic Range” and “Wide Color Gamut”. And we could feel the possibility of 8K HDR production. We think that it will be needed soon at various cases. Although it is tough to keep pace with new technologies. it is important for development. Cooperating and competing with other companies, we continue to challenge them.

Mediacorp's Campus is Shaping the Future of Singapore's Media Landscape 

Qvest Media

End User: Mediacorp Pte Ltd

QvestSingapore-based Mediacorp has put its newly built broadcasting and media centre for digital, TV, radio and print into operation.

With the building of the 79,500 m2 campus, Mediacorp not only provided a new base for more than 2,500 staff, it also innovated the future working environment of Singapore’s national broadcaster – to better meet consumers’ changing viewing behaviour.

Mediacorp has torn down silos and established closer interoperability across its production and distribution facilities to accelerate and simplify operational workflows. Despite having versatile technology standards from many manufacturers, a Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) and automated end-to-end file-based workflows now ensure seamless processing of the different business units via a common platform.

In just 4 years, Mediacorp and Qvest Media, a leading systems architect for broadcasting and media technology, have realised the overall planning of the new systems architecture, the tendering to identify the best performing solutions available on the market as well as the entire integration, training and commissioning of the broadcast infrastructure.

MicRig Stereo 

Sevenoak (Hong Kong) Technology Co., Ltd

End User: MOVO Photo Inc 

SevenoakThe Sevenoak MicRig video and audio grip is designed to work with DSLRs, camcorders, GoPro and Smartphones to create high-quality video recordings. Unlike traditional heavy video handles and recording equipment, this grip combines both audio and video functions for less than half the weight, effectively relieving fatigue, especially on long shoots. The MicRig combines a built-in stereo microphone which provides high quality pick-up while shooting. With the versatility of a low-angle grip and top mounted universal cold shoe for attaching accessories like LED lights and LCD monitors.

This box includes three audio output cables for connecting your Gopro, smartphone or DSLRs.

Specifications:

  • High-quality stereo microphone
  • Designed for use with DSLR cameras, camcorders, Gopro, smartphone
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Adjusted sound attenuation (0dB,+10dB)
  • Low-cut filter switch
  • Power: one 1.5V AA battery
  • Frequency response: 35-20,000HZ+/-3dB
  • Sensitivity: -35dB+/-1dB/0dB=1V/Pa, 1kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 78dB or more
  • Microphone: two 9.7mm condenser mics
  • Output impedance: 2000 ohm or less

Mind-Blowing Results on a Predictable Schedule – Cloud Rendering on “Allied” 

Conductor Technologies 

End User: Atomic Fiction 

ConductorThe idea of rendering in the cloud is not new, but it’s a concept that has yet to be realized in a large-scale and efficient way in the M&E industry.  The peaks and valleys of our workloads seem to be the perfect fit for flexible, scalable cloud resources, but somehow, the value of its use is still questioned. With the collaboration between Conductor Technologies and Atomic Fiction, we have put this issue to bed, and will work to shed some light on the true economic value of cloud rendering.  In this discussion, we will explore Atomic’s use of Conductor on the 2016 film “Allied”, where over 5.5 million core-hours were leveraged in the cloud in just over 4 months, peaking at more than 36,000 simultaneous cores. We explore both the quantitative schedule impacts, as well as the more qualitative benefits of cloud rendering, like artist productivity.  We also examine how to instrument these changes in detail, which led Atomic Fiction to more than a 50% reduction in rendering cost, overall.

Northwestern University in Qatar Media Systems Project 

End User: Northwestern University in Qatar 

Northwestern UniversityNorthwestern University in Qatar and Qatar Foundation have designed and built a state-of-the-art university media center, which combines the latest in broadcast technology, studio design, and digital cinema production to deliver an unparalleled learning experience for future media professionals. The facility - a 515,000 square feet four-story building – includes six studio spaces, four live production control rooms, a fully automated robotic newsroom, nine video editing suites, four audio post production mixer rooms, Foley Studio, two 24-seat post production computer labs, a 3D animation lab, 4K cinema, 4k digital cinema master suite, a four-story LED media mesh on the exterior of the building, and a 400 tile LED video wall in the interior. In addition, the building will include a fully digital museum - The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar, which will be the first university museum in the country. The building is the largest and most advanced media and communication school in the world.

Projection Mapping and AR Virtual Set with Multiple Tracking Data on Live Broadcast Operation

Brainstorm Multimedia 

End User: RTVE - Radio Televisión Española 

BrainstormBrainstorm is a specialist company dedicated to provide industry-leading real-time 3D graphics and virtual set solutions for all broadcast graphics types and workflows, as well as for feature film production and corporate presentations. With more than 2,500 installations worldwide since its foundation in 1993, Brainstorm’s customer list includes many of the world’s leading broadcasters plus smaller and regional stations.

Brainstorm’s flagship product eStudio is considered the industry’s fastest on-air graphics and virtual studio engine. With headquarters in Spain and subsidiaries in the US and Asia, Brainstorm is a company with a global reach and committed to innovation.

Saramonic SmartRig+, 2-Channel XLR/3.5mm Microphone Audio Mixer with Phantom Power Preamp & Guitar Interface for DSLR Cameras, Camcorders, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android Smartphones

DSQN Investment Co.,Ltd 

End User: Movo Photo 

SaramonicThe Saramonic SmartRig+ is a portable microphone/guitar interface for recording professional quality audio. 

The SmartRig+ makes your recording work easier by connecting professional microphones and guitars (or other instruments) to your smartphone, tablet, DSLR camera or video camera. 2 independent channels allow you to connect and control gain on multiple microphones or guitars at the same time. The interface also features 3 types of input to accommodate any set up: two XLR mic inputs, two 1/4" (6.35mm) guitar inputs, and two 1/8" (3.5mm) jack inputs for connecting any instrument or microphone. Outputs to a standard 1.8" 3.5mm cable for use with, smartphones, cameras and other devices. 

Provides 48V phantom power for microphones, and includes a 3.5mm headphone output for real-time sound monitoring. The two gain control thumbwheels make it easy to set precise levels.Toggle between Mono and Stereo output modes as necessary. Powered by one 9V battery. 

Features

  • 2 Independent Channels
  • 2 XLR Microphone Inputs
  • 2 3.5mm (TRS) Microphone Inputs
  • 2 1/4" Guitar Inputs
  • Gain Control Knobs for Each Channel
  • +48V Phantom Power Switch
  • Mono/Stereo Output Switch
  • Output Switch for Smartphones (TRRS) or Camera/Camcorder/Recorder (TRS)
  • 3.5mm Headphone Output Jack for Monitoring

Solving the Wireless Video Link Lip-Sync Problem with 7msec Delay System

ABonAir

End User: Duncan Video

AbonAirDuring a major live Rock concert event, Duncan Video Inc, a professional broadcast system designer spotted a major lip sync issue while a wireless camera was in use. On another event, the contrast between the zero delay of the wired camera along with the delay of the wireless once, caused a system brake down and fault. As a result, the wireless camera was barely used.

For Duncan video, the shift to a wireless configuration was inevitable but they had to find a solution that would enable such a delay level of lower than a frame.

ABonAir had recently released its latest word in wireless video transmission, featuring the only 7msec delay system available on market today. That of course meant no lip sync at all! Duncan Video deployed this ABonAir system at a baseball field - the results were unbelievable. The lip sync issue was gone, the picture quality dramatically improved and the link was steady and robust throughout the entire show.

"The ABonAir solution is a remarkable achievement that sets a new benchmark to the industry and we are extremely proud to offer its solutions and empower our multinational accounts. Using the AbonAir solution, a live concert is not literally live! "said Mr. Bryan Adams, VP of Duncan Video.

SteadyGum, Invest in Health 

STEADYGUM

steadygumSTEADYGUM: Small, light, simple, intuitive and easy to use.

The quality requirement of a professional broadcast recording (camera body, optics, power supply batteries ...) imposes a limit on the minimum size of these cameras, which in the current state of the art is between 10 Kg and 20 Kg.

The reporter has to carry the recording camera with him, and operate with it without any auxiliary support.

The costs paid by companies for camera operators' occupational injury downtime are high, and many of the painful injuries they suffer require a visit to the operating room, while others are incurable.

The need to distribute the weight of these professional cameras more efficiently on the human operator lies in the genesis of our innovation.

These devices are handcrafted using the finest of materials.

SteadyGum is poised to become a revolutionary product.

Invest in health.

Great savings for the company in costs related to occupational injuries.

The SteadyGum has been made with love and kindness for the cameraman profession.

I am very happy everytime a new meeting with colleagues is hold in order to show them a steadyGum and try it.

A patented product.

TF1: Leads Future with Converged Cloud News Center 

Huawei Technologies

End User: TF1

TF1 has a digitalized and IP-based program production process. The news program production and broadcasting network supports the production and broadcasting of both HD and SD news programs. Current Internet and mobile Internet trends are driving the transformation of traditional TV news.

Huawei is working together various partners to offer an end-to-end integrated media cloud solution that spans from underlying servers to upper-layer cloud platforms and desktop software and hardware. The desktop cloud system provides a 80 GPUs + 160 VDIs solution. Each user is allocated with two virtual desktops on the cloud. In addition, a converged storage resource pool has a distributed architecture and contains all media materials, which means that data copies will no longer occupy crucial bandwidth. With global data sharing between multiple channels, free data mobility within the resource pool replaces the traditional data migration process.

Huawei Media Cloud Solution constructed a private cloud IT platform for TF1 to support media-service-defined IT resource pooling, service automation, and intelligent management. The platform enables omnimedia content production and broadcasting, anytime and anywhere, and allows TF1 to deliver a smooth and convenient program production and broadcasting experience to their customers. Thanks to these advances in agile business operation, TF1 can easily address challenges related to omnimedia transformation.

Unique Robotic Camera Control User Interface for Televised Coverage of PDC Darts Tournaments  

Mark Roberts Motion Control 

End User: Sky Sports UK

MHC DartsMRMC created a unique Touchscreen User Interface to control robotic cameras for Sky Sports coverage of PDC Darts tournaments. 

The new system provides an intuitive ‘dart board skin’ whereby the operator touches an area of the board to trigger the camera to move to a pre-stored position. Every possible camera position can be easily stored and triggered via the new UI.

The darts skin application is built upon the new MRMC ‘MHC’ IP-based control system and allows for a high level of customisation to suit most end user environments. The MRMC robotic heads provide a level of speed, accuracy and smoothness that are vital to provide close up camera shots of a fast moving sport such as darts. Developed within a very tight deadline the darts system has brought many operating advantages to both the Premier League and World Cup Darts events so far in 2017. This includes a consistent output of high quality camera shots, a simplified user interface designed solely for the sport, extended distance of control locations and a significantly reduced camera position footprint.

VICE News Tonight Viz Mosart Automation Project 

Vizrt

End User: VICE News Tonight

VICEOne of the biggest media brands in America, VICE, has grown beyond their magazine roots to extend their presence to mobile and digital. In 2016 VICE expanded to create the 24-hour channel VICELAND, and a nightly news program for HBO, VICE News Tonight.

VICE has a distinct brand of storytelling that covers world issues, music, tech, arts, travel, food, and sports. This unique voice requires a novel way of producing a nightly newscast. VICE News Tonight has no anchor and uses creative graphical effects to transition from one show segment to the next. The VICE brand also uses a minimalist design, which needs to be carried over to their newscast.

To achieve the live production, VICE News Tonight uses a control room designed around Vizrt’s automation workflows. These combine a traditional studio automation workflow with an integrated graphics and video workflow. The result is a complex production executed with high precision from a single interface, controlling the production switcher, audio, clips and overlay graphics.

VR Cloud Engine Platform for Content Creation 

Hashplay VR

End User: Deutsche Messe AG

HASHPLAYHashplay's core technology, the Cloud Reality Engine™  delivers VR, MR and AR experiences app-free across immersive devices- in PC-grade 4k quality. It truly simplifies the creation and distribution of and access to quality VR content for publishers and developers.

Latest Demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVMBpyv2vF0&t=2s

Hashplay´s demo to visualise big and complex data to support decision making. This example shows how immersive big data could interpret complex data of wind parks. Let decision makers see things they don´t know, but should! A return on investment (ROI) in a big data project comes from how quickly you can find something you previously couldn’t see and act on it immediately, such as being able to discover anomalies in thousands of financial instruments across dozens of markets resulting in exceptional investment decisions. With Hashplay´s technology and business solutions for enterprises, we serve your complex data into visual bits to support your organisation in real-time.

WetGate for Scanity HDR

Digital Film Technology 

End User: OMNIMAGO 

wetgateDigital Film Technology GmbH (dft) designs and supplies high-performance film scanning technology to customers world-wide. Renowned for it’s gentle, non-contact method for handling film material, dft’s flagship film scanner, Scanity HDR, scans 2K film at real time speeds, and 4K resolution at up to 15 frames per second – making it ideal for large archive facilities, needing to digitise precious, delicate and damaged materials.

dft created an innovative ‘WetGate’ solution which is both non-pressure and aquarium in style, which works with Scanity HDR to minimize the appearance of film surface damage. Unlike traditional wetgate systems, dft’s innovation makes wet scanning as easy to use as standard dry scanning - combining the speed and gentle film transport of a dry gate with all the advantages of scratch removal of a wet gate. It also enables fast and easy switching between the dry and the wet gate scanning modes.

With the dft aquarium design, in addition to the WetGate chamber, dirt particles are also removed by the fluid in a gate pre-chamber and so the film is even cleaned to a certain extent before scanning starts – combining this benefit with the primary dust and scratch removal process reduces both time and costs substantially.

During the beta development phase, dft worked closely with OMNIMAGO to optimise and productionise the new WetGate system, which is now available worldwide as an option for Scanity HDR.

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IBC Awards Shortlist

IBC would like to congratulate all shortlisted entries for the IBC Innovation Awards: