GDS Communications, based in Surrey, BC, is now representing DBi Broadcast & Asset Management Solutions. DBi’s product line includes broadcast program and news automation control products, on-air automation and storage, newsroom automation, asset management and archiving, on-air verification and warning, disaster recovery, and broadcast centralization.
Autoscript, the world’s leading teleprompting company, is offering special packages for broadcasters seeking to upgrade to the latest version of its WinPlus software, part of the Intelligent Prompting (“IP”) product range. Anyone can now move up to a WinPlus-IP system at a discounted rate by trading in their existing prompting equipment from any brand. WinPlus-IP is Autoscript’s latest prompting software, compatible with all leading newsroom computer systems.
MainConcept, a leading provider of video codec technology, has announced the availability of a cross-platform SDK enabling developers to ingest Apple ProRes video from MOV and MXF containers in any software solution or workflow. The MainConcept ProRes Decoder SDK 1.0 is now available for licensing to support native ingest from both MOV and MXF container formats for use in transcoding, editing and player applications without the need to install third party tools. MainConcept is first to offer a SDK for professional licensing that allows import and real-time playback of ProRes footage on Windows, macOS and Linux.
The Audio Engineering Society (AES), Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Society of Motion Picture and Technology Engineers (SMPTE), and the Video Services Forum (VSF) — all co-sponsors of the IP Showcase at the 2019 NAB Show — have issued a call for presentations for the event. The IP Showcase is an education and demonstration pavilion at the NAB Show in Las Vegas that will highlight the benefits of and momentum behind the move to standards-based IP for real-time professional media applications. The submission deadline for speaking proposals is Feb. 25. More details and the submission form are available here. The IP Showcase will take place at Booth C12534 in the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2019 NAB Show, April 8-11.
SMPTE has announced the title and theme for the 2019 NAB Show’s Future of Cinema Conference (FoCC), produced in partnership with SMPTE. The FoCC, “Now, Next, and Beyond the Yellow Brick Road,” will take place April 6-7 in Las Vegas in conjunction with NAB. Julina Tatlock, who is CEO of award-winning immersive-entertainment company 30 Ninjas, is serving as chair of the FoCC program committee. SMPTE members can register here and use code EP07 to take $100 off the NAB Show non-member rate for a Conference Flex Pass registration or to get a free Exhibits Pass. The offer expires Mar. 25.