Futuri has introduced SpotOn, a solution that uses generative AI to craft production copy. Users can select voiceover talent from a library of human-cloned or synthetic voices, available in dozens of languages. To finish the production, SpotOn offers a fully licensed music library. Spots can run on-air as-is, or serve as a first draft for a brand’s production team to fine-tune. The AI-powered audio production system can also generate spot tags and station liners.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 10 scientific and technical investigations have been launched for 2023 in the lead-up to the Scientific and Technical Awards on Feb. 23: Onboard remote driving apparatus; Reusable cable-cutting devices for motion picture squibs; Post-process depth of field software; Mathematically lossless encoding of motion picture camera raw files; Motor-stabilized motion picture camera support systems for hand/body-supported operation; Interactive renderers that provide a representative approximation of final offline renders during post-production; Volumetric surface reconstruction; Pattern-based 3D clothing creation software; Layerable hierarchical 3D scene description frameworks; and Digital image processing film restoration software utilized for theatrical re-release and archival preservation. The deadline to submit entries is July 28. Find more info here.
Rise, the advocacy group for women in the broadcast media technology sector, has opened entries for its annual Rise Awards. Submissions and nominations are encouraged from across the global broadcast media technology audience to showcase talent across the industry whether in a manufacturer, service provider, engineer or broadcaster role. The awards are free to enter with nominations closing Aug. 18. Entrants can be nominated, or can nominate themselves.
SMPTE has opened early registration for its 2023 Media Technology Summit. Some of the new conference features this year include the Solutions Hub, featuring the SMPTE Spectrum, Emerging Technology Showcase, and the SMPTE Color Bar & Lounge. The Solutions Hub is the transformed exhibit hall, focused entirely on solutions-based exhibits, and includes an area dedicated to the colour science of digital cinema – the SMPTE Spectrum. In addition to the technical program and Emerging Technology sessions, attendees will be able to select one of three off-site programming experiences to attend on Oct. 19, including an immersive experience, a virtual production studio, and a live broadcasting facility.
Dejero is enabling storm chaser Reed Timmer to push the boundaries of live streaming and scientific data collection from inside tornadoes and hurricanes, with the help of the EnGo 265 video mobile transmitter. In Spalding, Nebraska earlier this year, Timmer’s Team Dominator captured a 55 mb pressure deficit with its microbarometer in what is being described as the best tornado intercept in U.S. history. Even with winds between 160-170 mph, inside the wedge tornado, Timmer had uninterrupted internet connectivity, upheld by the EnGo 265 with GateWay Mode.