IBC Daily IBC2018 - Day 1 - Friday 14 September - Page 103

103 Artful addition to E-mount lens ecosystem Sigma Corporation By David Fox Sigma has released its Art prime lenses in versions for Sony E-mount cameras. The lenses are compatible with Sony’s Continuous AF and high-speed autofocus, which are not addressed by the Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. Like MC-11, the lenses are compatible with in-came ra image stabilisation and lens aberration correction, which includes corrections for peripheral illumination, chromatic aberrations and distortion. The new E-mount models use a newly developed control algorithm to optimise the autofocus drive and maximise data transmission speed. The lenses all open to a wide aperture of F1.4, and include 20, 24, 35, 50 and 85mm models. Sigma has also released its 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens (initially for Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts), and is showing its Cine lens line up (available in PL, E and EF mounts), which support up to 8K resolution. The lenses off er standardised gear positions and fi lter sizes, 180° focus rotational angle, 160° zoom Arvato Systems By Erica Basnicki Art class: Sigma’s new 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens rotational angle, 60° linear iris ring with full manual control, dust-proof and splash-proof construction and EF/E mount interchangeability. 12.D64 Going live on a grand scale Mux By Anne Morris Video performance specialist Mux is debuting its live streaming API at IBC. Mux says it allows development teams to build live streaming applications to connect thousands of live streamers to millions of viewers. The company claims a single API call gives you everything you need to set up a live stream, and then play it back in any video player. Mux is also able to handle high volume ingest and playback. The company says that by taking on the technical heavy-lifting, its API enables any development team to have their live stream up and running in minutes. This not only helps them become video experts, but also accelerates time to market. Jon Dahl, CEO of Mux, said: “With live trivia games like HQ and gamer interactions on Twitch, we’re just beginning to see the creative interactions possible with live streaming. However, the tech is still too hard for most companies to build applications around. With the Mux Live Streaming API we hope to open that door for everyone.” Mux is also introducing a real-time metrics dashboard to its suite of quality of Online editing at any bandwidth Arvato Systems is co-exhibiting with Vidispine to showcase a new browser-based video editor, EditMate functionality, as well as targeted advertising technology. MediaEditor is Arvato’s new, HTML 5-based video editor, which enables users to make simple edits, voice over and graphic overlays from within a browser. MediaEditor features an MPEG-Dash compliant streaming engine that integrates with Arvato’s Video Production Management Suite (VPMS) streaming engine and allows for full functionality even at low connection speeds. The VPMS EditMate functionality streams high- quality, full HD video directly to Adobe Premiere Pro clients. With this functionality, editors have the full-client experience they need at a fraction of the bandwidth, claims Arvato. Lower speed, even mobile, connections are supported, which also enables facilities to reduce their own infrastructure overhead. At-source rendering frees clients up to move onto other projects, saving time and improving productivity. BMS AdStore and BMS S4AdOpt bring the best of online and digital advertising to classic linear TV. Alongside metadata-driven automated scheduling with BMS Avatega, visitors to the stand will also be able to see how placement optimisation algorithms in BMS S4AdOpt can now also be applied to promos, increasing viewer numbers and providing further revenue opportunities. 3.B38 Dahl: “We’re just beginning to see the creative interactions possible with live streaming” experience analytics, enabling video platform operators to immediately spot critical issues or failures and quickly resolve them before they overload the support team or go viral. 14.C02 Easy in-browser video edits with Arvato’s new MediaEditor Get up to speed with ease Blackmagic Design By Carolyn Giardina Stream live, record and play via ViA Tieline The Codec Company By Mark Hallinger Tieline has added comprehensive fi le recording and playback features in the ViA remote codec, on show for the fi rst time at IBC. Charlie Gawley, vice president sales, APAC & EMEA, Tieline Technology, said: “Using Tieline’s ViA is like taking an entire radio studio with you on the road, there’s no need for additional gear like mixers, Power: TieLine claims ViA is like a portable radio studio equalisers, compressors, recorders and playback machines – with ViA everything is combined in a compact and lightweight portable codec.” Flexible touchscreen record and playback functions allow a user to stream live, record and play audio fi les simultaneously. Playlists of local recordings and imported fi les can be created while controlling playback routing to codec encoders. Entire programmes can be recorded and left ready to upload as podcasts. ViA supports IP, ISDN and POTS, plus data aggregation and redundant IP streaming, plus a user can stream mono, stereo, dual mono, or bidirectional stereo with a separate duplex mono communications channel. The Blackmagic eGPU is a new high-performance graphics processor for pro creative software such as DaVinci Resolve, as well as 3D games and VR. It’s aimed at editors, colourists and VFX artists who need to remain mobile, but want a ‘desktop class’ GPU added to their MacBook Pro. Designed by Blackmagic Design in collaboration with Apple, it features a built-in Radeon Pro 580, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, HDMI 2.0, 85W of charging power and four USB 3.1 connections. 8.E74 7.B45 The new high-performance eGPU supports editors, colourists and VFX artists