IBC Daily IBC2018 - Day 1 - Friday 14 September - Page 4

04 STAYCONNECTED show.ibc.org I #IBC2018 UHD goes mainstream with new XF705 camcorder Canon By David Fox The new XF705 is the Ultra HD successor to Canon’s hugely popular XF305, which was the mainstay of many productions’ move to HD. As such it meets mainstream broadcast needs, including UHD at up to 50/60p in 10-bit 4:2:2 H.265 (or XF-HEVC as it has an MXF wrapper), and HD at up to 120p. It is built around a Canon L-series lens with 15x optical zoom, with three independent control rings. In HD it has a Canon’s Matthew Yates shows off the XF705 30x zoom (by cropping the sensor). It includes Dual Pixel CMOS auto focus with face or object tracking. “These cameras get handed over to users with very different capabilities so this automatic functionality is very useful for inexperienced users,” said Matthew Yates, broadcast & pro video segment manager, Canon UK. The 1-inch sensor and dual Digic DV6 processors mean “it has better low-light ability and increased dynamic range compared to the 305”, he added, including the ability to record HDR files internally Cloud production is the new Stratus sphere Grass Valley By David Fox The move to cloud-enabled news and playout is Grass Valley’s main theme at IBC. “The cloud will be key in driving the future of broadcast media technology,” said president, Tim Shoulders. With broadcasters under increasing pressure to reach widening audiences on tighter budgets, efficient, flexible, future-proof workflows have become a critical requirement. Using the cloud will deliver workflows that scale up or down as needed, delivering greater efficiency while providing more content to more viewers across more devices, the company believes. “Our industry is in an exciting transition period,” said Shoulders, who wants to make Grass Valley “the long-term business transformation partner to guide our customers through the decision to invest in IP and other enabling technologies.” As part of this, the latest version of its GV Stratus non- linear production system includes simple editing via a web client, allowing operators to work anywhere on any KONA 5 with 12G-SDI I/O previewed AJA By Carolyn Giardina The next generation in AJA’s KONA line, KONA 5, is being previewed this week at IBC. AJA director of product marketing Bryce Button said that AJA’s most powerful card is aimed at high-end workflows that require 4K, HDR and HFR. KONA 5 is an eight-lane PCI-e 3.0 video and audio I/O card that supports 12G-SDI I/O and HDMI 2.0 monitoring/ output for workstations or Thunderbolt 3-connected chassis. It supports 4K/UltraHD and HD high frame rate, deep color and HDR workflows over a single cable. For developers, AJA’s SDK offers support for KONA 5 multichannel 12G- SDI I/O, enabling multiple 4K streams of input or output. AJA’s lineup also includes the new PR-10G2-HDMI and IPR- 10G2-SDI SMPTE ST 2110 video and audio receivers, Desktop Software v15 with support for KONA 5, and updates to products including its Ki Pro Ultra Plus digital recorder and player and HELO for H.264 streaming and recording. 7.C25 supported device, capturing content from a wide range of sources, editing while mobile in its new HTML5 simple editor and triggering automated Social Media publishing via the GV Stratus Rules Engine. Its fully cloud-based edit system, Edius Cloud, allows direct full-featured editing from S3 storage on Amazon’s AWS platform and includes support for HDR, multicam editing, effect filters and graphics. It is also showing a playout system with no racks for the first time, as GV Flex Cloud Orchestrated Playout is being hosted via Azure, with a dedicated playout node handling st reaming to YouTube Live, with other channels played out virtually using off- the-shelf hardware. 9.A01 (to an SD card) using the Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and Perceptual Quantisation (PQ) formats. It can also output SDR while recording HDR, for simultaneous HDR/SDR production. It is Canon’s first product with 12G-SDI to deliver 50/60p UHD via a single cable. It has HDMI 2.0 as well, and will do IP streaming using HEVC via an RJ45 Ethernet connector. It has WiFi for camera control and to FTP files, but not for streaming. It will list at €/£6999 (including VAT) when it ships in December. 12.D60 theibcdaily team Executive Editor George Bevir Managing Editors Michael Burns Jo Ruddock Chief Sub Editor Will Strauss Head of Design Jat Garcha Head of Production Alistair Taylor Tim Shoulders speaking at the Grass Valley press conference yesterday Reporters Erica Basnicki Ann-Marie Corvin Steve Fairclough Chris Forrester Alana Foster David Fox Carolyn Giardina Mark Hallinger Elliot Herman George Jarrett Ian McMurray Anne Morris David Wood Aiming at newsroom production IBC365 Managing Editor Tim Dams ChyronHego Digital Executive Joe Crimp By Carolyn Giardina VidiGo News from ChyronHego is a new all-in- one newsroom production system designed for OTT content creation and publishing. The system packages ChyronHego’s VidiGo Live Compositor software for live multicamera production with its LyricX graphics creation and playout system, Live Assist playout automation system, and a custom GUI based on the Live Assist Panels user interface and control panel creation tool. VidiGo News combines a switcher, audio mixer, video effects engine, LyricX graphics channel, clip players and robotic camera control – and it could be controlled by a single operator, according to ChyronHego. It also has a bridge to ChyronHego’s CAMIO. VidiGo News is available in two versions, VidiGo News Basic and VidiGo News Advanced. 7.C21 Front of House Caterina Florescul Photographers James Cumpsty Sander Rujig Chris Taylor IBC Chief Executive Michael Crimp Director Imran Sroya Editorial Consultant Fergal Ringrose Head of Sales Ben Ewles Printed by Partnion +31 (0)6 13624321