IBC 2006 News

Here is the summary of the IBC news form this year. Some cool stuff, just like with Apple’s announcement today, but unfortunately nothing ground breaking.

All of this news was taken from the Creative Cow Newsletter.

IBC, the International Broadcasters Conference and exposition, has wrapped up today, September 12, 2006, after beginning its run on September 8th. IBC saw some big announcements this year and here are many of them…

IBC 2006
AJA Chosen by Autodesk for Video I/O Solutions
Autodesk Advanced Systems Products Incorporate AJA OEM Technologies to Support Input and Output of Top Quality SD, HD and 2K Files

AJA Video, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, is proud to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Autodesk. AJA’s award-winning video technologies have been integrated as part of Autodesk’s advanced visual effects and editing and finishing solutions, allowing the systems to tap AJA technology for input and output of SD, HD and 2K files. AJA OEM solutions are now used across the Autodesk Inferno, Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Flint visual effects systems, as well as the Autodesk Fire and Autodesk Smoke editing and finishing systems.
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AJA Technology Integrated Into AVID DS Nitris 8.0
Customized dual link I/O hardware a key feature for high-resolution Avid finishing system

AJA Video, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion products, today announced that it is supplying Avid Technology, Inc. with a customized OEM solution that enables dual-link HD-SDI connectivity in Avid® DS Nitris® version 8.0. The AJA technology, which began shipping with the system in June, plays a key role in enabling full HD-RGB bandwidth capture, editing, and output with Avid’s flagship editing and finishing system for real-time, multi-stream SD, HD, and 2K/4K DI work.

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AJA XENA Now Supported by Sony Vegas 7 Software
Next-Generation Vegas 7 Nonlinear Video Editor to Utilize AJA XENA I/O Solutions, Providing Robust HD/SD Capture, Playback and Downconversion on the Windows Desktop

Leading professional video interface and conversion solutions manufacturer AJA Video Systems announced compatibility of AJA’s XENA retail hardware with new Sony Vegas® 7 software. The debut of Vegas 7 software integration with XENA solutions continues to demonstrate that AJA-engineered I/O and playback cards are the industry’s choice to complement the top digital video editing applications today.
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Autodesk Taps Automatic Duck to Integrate Timeline Translation Capabilities Directly Into its High-End Editing and Finishing Systems
Automatic Duck Creates Custom Timeline Import Technology For Autodesk® Smoke®, Autodesk Fire® and Autodesk Backdraft Conform®; Artists Can Now Seamlessly, Instantly Import AAF Files from Avid Editing Systems Directly Into Autodesk systems

Automatic Duck, the creators of Timeline Integration Engine software for digital media artists, today announced that it has completed a joint development initiative with Autodesk to create a custom timeline import technology for Autodesk’s high-end editing and finishing systems.
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Avocent Announces Digital Video Interface Workstation Extender
New Emerge™ ECMS2000U extender makes it possible to back-rack broadcast quality servers without impact to post-production operations

Avocent Corporation , a leading provider of audio-visual connectivity and control solutions, today announced the Emerge ECMS2000U digital workstation extender, which provides hardware-based extension for digital/analog video, USB keyboard and mouse, USB media, and audio signals. The Emerge ECMS2000U extender makes it possible to back-rack broadcast quality servers without impact to post-production operations.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink HD Studio
World’s First Post Production Grade HDMI and Analog Component Capture Card

Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced DeckLink HD Studio, the world’ s first capture and playback card to support both HDMI and analog component video. DeckLink HD Studio can be seen on Blackmagic Design’s IBC 2006 stand located at #7.526.

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IBC 2006
Blackmagic Design Announces Intensity
World’s First High Definition HDMI Editing Card – Only US $249

Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced Intensity, an ultra low cost HDMI capture playback card. For the first time, low cost consumer cameras with HDMI video connections can move beyond the quality limits of HDV compressed video to a new world of uncompressed editing and design. Intensity can be seen on Blackmagic Design’s IBC 2006 stand located at #7.526.
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Blackmagic Design Announces On-Air 2.0
Real Time HD Live Event Video Mixing Using Affordable Consumer Video Cameras

Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced On-Air 2.0, the newest version of our popular real time video mixer that supports multiple capture cards for multi camera mixing. On-Air 2.0 includes a new “auto-sync” feature that eliminates the need for expensive genlockable video cameras. On-Air can be seen on Blackmagic Design’s IBC 2006 stand located at #7.526.

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IBC 2006
Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 5.7 for Windows
Work in Full HDTV Resolution Online Compressed Video for Huge Disk Savings

Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced DeckLink 5.7 for Windows that includes a new full resolution HD and SD codec that combines incredible online quality with huge disk savings, important when working on long form HDTV production. DeckLink 5.7 for Windows can be seen on Blackmagic Design’s IBC 2006 stand located at #7.526.
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IBC 2006
Boris Blue Comes to IBC with New High-Quality Image Treatment Tools and Expanded NVIDIA GPU Support at a New Price Point Everyone Can Afford
A hit with reviewers and customers, Boris Blue delivers exceptional real-time 3D motion graphics capabilities with the Boris Blue 1.1
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, demonstrated the next update of its award-winning Boris Blue solution at the IBC 2006 convention held in Amsterdam from September 8 through 12. Free for existing Boris Blue customers, the new update includes direct support for SDI video output; popular, high-quality Boris image treatment tools Glow and Lens Flare as well as additional 3D Deformers, Mesh Shatter and Mesh Chaos. MORE



IBC 2006
Boris FX Ships Boris Red 4.0
Further enhancing integrated 2D/3D compositing and effects creation capabilities for industry standard NLEs

Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film production, today announced that Boris Red 4.0 is now shipping. Boris Red is a 2D and 3D compositing, titling, and effects plug-in solution that seamlessly integrates with industry standard non-linear editing systems.
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IBC 2006
Ciprico Debuts Latest RAID Storage at IBC – MediaVault 4440
Innovative high bandwidth storage solution employs multiple 4Gb Fibre Channel RAID 6 controllers and shock-resistant 2.5″ drives for portability with enhanced protection for digital media
Ciprico Inc. , a leading storage solutions provider for content creation, management and delivery applications, introduced its newest MediaVault™ RAID array – the MediaVault 4440 – at the 2006 IBC show in Amsterdam, Netherlands. MORE

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Digital Rapids Advances Content Encoding, Transcoding, Streaming and Protection at IBC2006

Digital Rapids – a leading developer of systems for content ingest, encoding, transcoding, protection and delivery – is showcasing our complete range of professional solutions in stand 7.641 at IBC2006. Digital Rapids solutions scale from individual applications to enterprise and global workflows, delivering unparalleled productivity, security and quality while streamlining our customers’ operations and supporting their evolving business models.
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IBC 2006
DTS Offers Content Providers Complete Audio Solutions for Next Generation Optical Disc Formats
DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS Encore Offer Flexibility for Delivering the Best Sound for High Definition Content & Current Generation Equipment
DTS, Inc. unveiled a three-tiered system of audio solutions for the next generation HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats. The naming system is a scalable architecture that can support a variety of different quality levels in a single stream.
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IBC 2006
Fujinon Debuts Two 18x HD Lenses for 1/2-Inch Cameras

Fujinon will introduce two new lenses designed for ½-inch HD cameras – the HSs18x5.5BERM-D38 and HSs18x5.5BERD-D38 HD. Both lenses feature an 18 times zoom range and a wide angle of 5.5mm, making them ideal for production or news applications. The HSs18x5.5BERD-D38 features a servozoom and focus.

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IBC 2006
G-Technology, Inc. Ships G-RAID2™
Second Generation G-RAID Features FireWire 400, FireWire 800 & USB 2.0 Connectivity and High-Speed SATA II Hard Disk Drives

G-Technology, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of its new G-RAID2 storage solutions featuring a triple interface and the latest generation 7200 RPM SATA ii hard disk drives. G-RAID2 is specifically designed to support multi-stream DV, HDV, DVCPRO HD and uncompressed SD video editing workflows on Macs and PCs.

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IBC 2006
G-Technology, Inc. Introduces G-RAID™ mini
New Portable RAID Features FireWire 400, FireWire 800 & USB 2.0 Connectivity and High-Speed 2.5” SATA II Hard Disk Drives

G-Technology, Inc. today unveiled its new G-RAID mini portable RAID storage solutions featuring a triple interface and the latest generation 2.5″ SATA ii hard disk drives. G-RAID mini is specifically designed to support mobile multi-stream video editing applications on Mac and PC laptops.

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IBC 2006
G-Technology, Inc. Introduces G-SPEED™ XL
New Rack Mountable 4Gbit Fibre Channel Storage Solutions Support Uncompressed SD, HD & 2K Workflows with RAID 6 Data Protection

G-Technology, Inc. today unveiled its new G-SPEED XL rack mountable storage solutions featuring dual-channel 4Gbit Fibre Channel connectivity and RAID 6 technology. Specifically designed for professional content creation applications, G-SPEED XL supports multi-stream SD, HD and 2K video editing workflows on Mac and PC workstations.

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IBC 2006
G-Technology, Inc. Introduces G-SPEED™ S
New Ultra320 SCSI Storage Solutions Support Multi-stream SD and Uncompressed HD Workflows with RAID 6 Data Protection

G-Technology, Inc. today unveiled its new G-SPEED S storage solutions featuring Ultra320 SCSI connectivity and RAID 6 technology. Specifically designed for professional content creation applications, G-SPEED S supports multi-stream SD and uncompressed HD video editing workflows on Macs and PCs at an unprecedented low cost per GB.
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IBC 2006
Matrox Extio Series now compatible with Matrox Axio editing systems
Matrox Graphics and Matrox Video Products Group are pleased to announce the compatibility of the Matrox Extio and Matrox Axio product lines for post-production professionals. This unique combination allows the Matrox Extio to deliver remote setup flexibility, multi-display graphics, and a silent work environment to the powerful Matrox Axio HD and SD platforms, significantly enhancing the editing experience.
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IBC 2006
Matrox Announces New Features for Matrox RT.X2 Including Realtime Native HDV 720p (JVC ProHD) Editing
Matrox Video Products Group announced that release 2.0 software for the Matrox RT.X2 realtime HDV and DV editing platform will provide significant new features including realtime native editing of JVC’s ProHD HDV 720p format. Matrox RT.X2 is designed primarily for realtime native HDV and DV editing with Adobe Premiere Pro. It also provides a high-quality MPEG-2 I-frame codec so users can capture other HD and SD formats using RT.X2’s analog inputs and mix all types of footage on the timeline in real time. MORE

IBC 2006
Matrox Announces New Features for Matrox Axio Platforms Including HDV 720p (JVC ProHD) Support
Matrox Video Products Group announced that release 2.5 software for the Matrox Axio realtime HD and SD editing platforms will provide significant new features including realtime native editing of JVC’s ProHD HDV 720p format. Matrox Axio was demonstrated on the Matrox stand, the Adobe stand, and the JVC stand. MORE

IBC 2006
Media 100 Announces Version 11.5
Version 11.5 adds Firewire I/O and tapeless workflows with Panasonic P2 support
Media 100, a leading provider of advanced editing systems for the corporate, broadcast, postproduction, and multi-media industries, has announced Media 100 version 11.5. The new Media 100 release was demonstrated at the IBC 2006 convention held in Amsterdam from September 8 – 12. MORE

IBC 2006
Microtech Announces New Global Distribution Agreement With Rorke Data
Rorke Demonstrates Enterprise Media Publication Solutions for the Video Broadcast Market at IBC 2006
Microtech Systems, a world leading developer of CD/DVD/BD media publication technology, announced a new global distribution agreement with video broadcast industry leader Rorke Data, a subsidiary of San Jose-based Bell Microproducts, Inc. Together, Microtech and Rorke plan to provide RoHS compliant duplication solutions and integrated DVD authoring applications to the global video broadcast market. MORE

IBC 2006
NewTek To Demonstrate Serial Digital Switching for VT[4] Live!™ at IBC 2006
NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, demonstrated the Serial Digital switcher option for VT[4] LIVE! at IBC 2006 in Amsterdam. The VT[4] LIVE! is an integrated production suite that offers live switching and web streaming of up to 24-composite, 8-components, Y/C or SDI inputs. MORE

IBC 2006
Quantum Introduces Superloader 3A Professional Video Autoloader at IBC 2006
First Data Tape System Designed for File-based Workflows Now Available as an Automated Solution
Quantum Corp., the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced the new SuperLoader™ 3A autoloader and the availability of the SDLT 600A professional video drive in Europe. These products are the first data tape systems enhanced for professional video and today’s file-based workflows. MORE

IBC 2006
Sony Aims New HDV 1080i High-Def Camcorder At Prosumer Videomakers On The Go
New Handycam Camcorder is the World’s First 1080i HDV High-Def Camcorder With Three-Chip ClearVID CMOS Sensor Technology
Sony is expanding its high-definition camcorder line with the introduction of the HDR-FX7 1080i HDV camcorder, a model with three-chip ClearVID™ CMOS Sensor technology to deliver exceptional high-def video and the utmost in creative control. MORE

IBC 2006
Telestream Premieres Episode Series: Craft Encoding for the Mac
Desktop and server-based media encoding applications offer speed, quality and scalability for distribution to new media markets: podcast, pro mobile, Web, IPTV

Telestream, the leading global provider of multiformat media encoding and file-based delivery solutions for the broadcast and entertainment industry, today introduced a family of powerful encoding software solutions for the Mac. Episode™ Series is a scalable suite of desktop applications and server-based workgroup solutions for today’s diverse and on-demand new media distribution needs: podcast, Web, DVD, IPTV and mobile devices. The Episode software solutions are the first products to emerge from the company’s recent acquisition of compression specialist Popwire. Episode Series premieres at this week’s International Broadcasters Convention in Amsterdam and is available for immediate online purchase and delivery.
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Telestream FlipFactory Features Philips Watermarking
Forensic watermarking technology protects video content against piracy
Telestream, the leading provider of multi-format workflow automation solutions, announced that it has integrated Philips forensic watermarking technology into its latest FlipFactory® v5.0 transcoding automation software applications. This combination allows video content owners to automatically protect their valuable assets against piracy by watermarking all files in a simple and efficient way. MORE

IBC 2006
Thomson Unveils Significant Enhancements to NexGuard™ Content Security Solution at IBC 2006
Advanced Functionalities Added to NexGuard’s Secure Workflow Capabilities
Thomson announced significant enhancements to NexGuard™, its comprehensive, state-of-the-art anti-piracy product line. The new capabilities, unveiled at IBC 2006, expand the portion of the NexGuard solution dedicated to production and postproduction content security. They include a new administration tool that provides clients with complete control of their internal content security system; third-party licenses that secure work performed by consultants, subcontractors and other personnel working outside a main facility; and complete Mac OS X functionality. MORE

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~ by jpicune on September 12, 2006.

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