Asia-Pacific Broadcasting (APB) August 2017 Volume 34, Issue 6 - Page 17

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Video Channel ’ s next game changer : 4K / UHD

According to ChyronHego , CAMIO 4.2.2 brings “ powerful new capabilities ” and even greater product integration to the CAMIO Universe , the company ’ s softwarebased newsroom production ecosystem .

ChyronHego upgrades CAMIO graphic asset management solution

ChyronHego has released a new version of its CAMIO graphic asset management server , which has been enhanced with features such as the HubDrive file distribution tool and LUCI5 , an HTML5 update of the company ’ s modular user interface for newsroom producers .
According to ChyronHego , CAMIO 4.2.2 brings “ powerful new capabilities ” and even greater product integration to the CAMIO Universe , the company ’ s softwarebased newsroom production ecosystem .
Sören Kjellin , CTO , Chyron Hego , added : “ CAMIO 4.2.2 provides more integration than ever with the CAMIO Universe of playout devices , including our PRIME , Hybrid , Live Compositor and Metcast solutions . Plus , LUCI5 and Hub- Drive offer important new asset management capabilities that our customers have been asking for .
“ With LUCI5 ’ s simple and clear
To participate , contact : jessie @ editecintl . com workflow connecting the newsroom to the art department and the control room , users can focus on writing the news and breaking it first . And HubDrive makes it easier than ever before to manage and distribute graphics assets across a network of playout devices .”
With LUCI5 , producers are able to browse , create and order images and video assets from CAMIO without having to leave the familiar environment of their newsroom computer systems ( NRCS ). LUCI5 places powerful content generation tools at the producer ’ s fingertips , making creation of reusable graphics , clips , and automated cues fast and easy .
While LUCI5 is based on the Media Object Server ( MOS ) protocol ’ s new HTML5 plug-in specification , making it compatible with most current NRCS solutions , the interface also supports some older NRCS via an ActiveX container .
The HTML5-based LUCI plug-in also makes it “ easier than ever ” for the engineering staff to maintain the deployment , said ChryonHego . Since LUCI5 is a Web page served from CAMIO , producers will always get the latest version of LUCI without the need for software upgrades at their workstations .
ChyronHego ’ s all-new Hub- Drive feature in CAMIO 4.2.2 is a Dropbox-like folder synchronisation and file distribution system that empowers art departments to distribute CAMIO content automatically to a network of playout devices . Via its fast and lightweight client / server architecture , HubDrive automatically installs necessary fonts and ensures that all required files are distributed where they are needed throughout the network .
Support for the full range of solutions in the CAMIO Universe ensures that all of the user ’ s graphics content is in place when and where it is needed .
Established in 1996 , Hong Kongbased production house Video Channel acquired Hong Kong ’ s “ first ever ” HD broadcast system in 2006 .
In the same year , Video Channel became the first production house to produce Hong Kong ’ s first HD live broadcast for the Miss Chinese Cosmo Pageant 2006 , for Phoenix TV . More accolades followed in 2007 , when Video Channel produced the first Blu-ray Disc featuring the Show-Mi concert and supported the HD live broadcast of the Barclays Asia Trophy golf tournament for PCCW / Now TV . This was then followed by the company ’ s 2012 , 3D multi-cam production for Hong Kong Canto pop king Jacky Cheung ’ s ½ Century concert .
Stone Lee , COO at Video Channel Productions , explained : “ Our goal was to be the trendsetter and be the preferred partner for TV stations in Hong Kong and international clients who use Hong Kong and the region for their mega events .”
Along the way , Video Channel has been steadfast in its support of Sony equipment ; its inventory includes a wide range of Sony system

Cinematographer Paul Nichola receives Miller-ACS achievement award

Director , cinematographer and camera developer Paul Nichola was recently presented with the Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award at the 46th 2017 Australian Cinematographers Society ( ACS ) National Awards for Cinematography .
The award , sponsored by Miller Camera Support Equipment , recognises Nichola ’ s development of the 360 x 60 high dynamic range ( HDR ) panoramic camera system , which uses existing industrial imaging cameras incorporated into a zero parallax rig that is able to capture the same dynamic range of light and dark as the human eye . It was first utilised on a shoot in Beijing for a re-enactment of a Chinese archery ceremony to record key segments of the ancient ritual .
Nichola said : “ Innovation is a passion of mine and it is great to see this has not only reached the ACS stage , but has also contributed to safeguarding some of China ’ s culture .”
Nichola incorporated four Ximea 2K x 2K cameras with 6mm Kowa lenses to achieve a 360 x 60-degree field of view . The Ximex cameras were chosen because they offer a “ lin to log ” function , which allows the camera operator to nominate two points along its linear exposure acquisition to reduce sensitivity . The dynamic gain control occurs individually on every pixel during the exposure of a frame , thus resulting in a pseudo log exposure and a net result of preserving deep shadows and bright highlights .
The Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovative Achievement Awards forms part of the National
cameras and EFP cameras , including the HDC-3300 super motion camera with fibre interface , and the HDC-2000 3G double-speed multi-format camera .
As part of the next stage of the company ’ s growth , Video Channel has set up a new 4K / Ultra HD ( UHD ) division , which has been equipped with Sony ’ s HDC-4300 4K / UHD camera .
Lee continued : “ We were astounded with the HDC-4300 ’ s superb 4K / UHD capabilities with wide dynamic range and colour
Hong Kong production house Video Channel is embarking on its 4K / UHD journey with the Sony HDC-4300 camera .
space . Viewers will be simply blown away when they view Hong Kong ’ s first 4K / UHD Blu-ray , which will be out [ this year ].”
The HDC-4300 integrates with Video Channel ’ s existing HD infrastructure and accessories , as well as the “ most advanced ” 4K / UHD live production workflow , said Sony . Optional software upgrades allow Video Channel to add 4K / UHD 2x and HD 8x super slow motion and 4K / UHD image capture to standard HD outputs .
Lee concluded : “ Standardising our cameras under the Sony brand has given us an unrivalled level of integration in our workflow , and that translates into superior image quality for our clients and better returns on our productions .”
Paul Nichola ( left ) was recently presented with the Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award at the 46th 2017 Australian Cinematographers Society ( ACS ) National Awards for Cinematography . Pictured with him is Mark Clementson of Miller Camera Support Equipment , the sponsor of the award .
Awards for Cinematography , which is an annual opportunity to celebrate the art of cinematography in Australia . Miller Camera Support has been sponsoring the ACS since the organisation ’ s inauguration in 1958 .
Mark Clementson , managing director , Miller Camera Support Equipment , said : “ Bob Miller revolutionised the film and TV industry when he invented the world ’ s first fluid head by giving operators the freedom to shoot far more creatively and achieve shots that were previously unattainable .
“ Paul Nichola exemplifies the resourcefulness and originality that was personified in Bob by developing a camera system that was specifically built to suit the needs of the project at hand . Miller is delighted to have Paul named by his peers as the winner of the third annual Bob Miller award .”
CREATION August 2017 17 Video Channel’s next game changer: 4K/UHD According to ChyronHego, CAMIO 4.2.2 brings “powerful new capabilities” and even greater product integration to the CAMIO Universe, the company’s software- based newsroom production ecosystem. ChyronHego upgrades CAMIO graphic asset management solution ChyronHego has released a new version of its CAMIO graphic asset management server, which has been enhanced with features such as the HubDrive file distribution tool and LUCI5, an HTML5 update of the company’s modular user interface for newsroom producers. According to ChyronHego, CAMIO 4.2.2 brings “powerful new capabilities” and even greater product integration to the CAMIO Universe, the company’s software- based newsroom production eco- system. Sören Kjellin, CTO, Chyron­Hego, added: “CAMIO 4.2.2 provides more integration than ever with the CAMIO Universe of playout devices, including our PRIME, Hy- brid, Live Compositor and Metcast solutions. Plus, LUCI5 and Hub- Drive offer important new asset management capabilities that our customers have been asking for. “With LUCI5’s simple and clear To participate, contact: jessie@editecintl.com workflow connecting the news- room to the art department and the control room, users can focus on writing the news and breaking it first. And HubDrive makes it easier than ever before to manage and distribute graphics assets across a network of playout devices.” With LUCI5, producers are able to browse, create and order im- ages and video assets from CAMIO without having to leave the familiar environment of their newsroom computer systems (NRCS). LUCI5 places powerful content genera- tion tools at the producer’s finger- tips, making creation of reusable graphics, clips, and automated cues fast and easy. While LUCI5 is based on the Media Object Server (MOS) pro- tocol’s new HTML5 plug-in speci- fication, making it compatible with most current NRCS solutions, the interface also supports some older NRCS via an ActiveX container. The HTML5-based LUCI plug-in also makes it “easier than ever” for the engineering staff to maintain the deployment, said ChryonHego. Since LUCI5 is a Web page served from CAMIO, producers will always get the latest version of LUCI with- out the need for software upgrades at their workstations. ChyronHego’s all-new Hub- Drive feature in CAMIO 4.2.2 is a Dropbox-like folder synchronisa- tion and file distribution system that empowers art departments to distribute CAMIO content auto- matically to a network of playout devices. Via its fast and lightweight client/server architecture, HubDrive automatically installs necessary fonts and ensures that all required files are distributed where they are needed throughout the network. Support for the full range of solutions in the CAMIO Universe ensures that all of the user’s graph- ics content is in place when and where it is needed. Established in 1996, Hong Kong- based production house Video Channel acquired Hong Kong’s “first ever” HD broadcast system in 2006. In the same year, Video Chan- nel became the first production house to produce Hong Kong’s first HD live broadcast for the Miss Chinese Cosmo Pageant 2006, for Phoenix TV. More accolades fol- lowed in 2007, when Video Chan- nel produced the first Blu-ray Disc featuring the Show-Mi concert and supported the HD live broadcast of the Barclays Asia Trophy golf tournament for PCCW/Now TV. This was then followed by the com- pany’s 2012, 3D multi-cam produc- tion for Hong Kong Canto pop king Jacky Cheung’s ½ Century concert. Stone Lee, COO at Video Chan- nel Productions, explained: “Our goal was to be the trendsetter and be the preferred partner for TV stations in Hong Kong and international clients who use Hong Kong and the region for their mega events.” Along the way, Video Channel has been steadfast in its support of Sony equipment; its inventory in- cludes a wide range of Sony system Hong Kong production house Video Channel is embarking G2DT@W&WvFFR6D2C36W&6W&2BTe6W&26VBЦrFRD2337WW"F6W&vFf'&RFW&f6R@FRD2#4rFV&R7VV@VFf&B6W&2'BbFRWB7FvRbFP6( 2w&wFfFV6ЦV26WBWWrDVG&@TBFf6v62&VVWVVBvF6( 2D2C3DTB6W&VR6FVVC( vRvW&R2ЧFVFVBvFFRD2C3( 07WW&"DTB6&ƗFW2vFvFRG֖2&vRB6W 76RfWvW'2v&R6ǒ&vvvVFWfWrr~( 0f'7BDTB&R&v6v&PWBF2V%( ХFRD2C3FVw&FW2vFfFV6V( 2W7FrBg&Ч7G'V7GW&RB66W76&W22vV0FR( 7BGf6VN( DTBƗfP&GV7Fv&fr6B6F6gGv&RWw&FW2pfFV6VFFBDTB'BB7WW"6rF@DTBvR6GW&RF7FF&@BWGWG2VR66VFVC( 7FF&F6pW"6W&2VFW"FR6'&@2vfVW2V&fVBWfV`FVw&FW"v&fr@FBG&6FW2F7WW&"vPVƗGf"W"6ƖVG2B&WGFW &WGW&2W"&GV7F2( Ф6VFw&W V6&V6VfW2֖W"506WfVVBv&@F&V7F"6VFw&W"B6W&FWfVW"V6v2&V6VFǒ&W6VFVBvFFR&"֖W"( 052FV66bfF6WfVVBv&BBFPCgF#rW7G&Ɩ6VFw&W'266WG52Fv&G2f"6VFw&FRv&B76&VB'֖W"6W&7W'@WVVB&V6v6W26( 2FWfVVBbFP3ccvG֖2&vRE"&֖26W&77FVv6W6W2W7FrGW7G&vr6W&06'&FVBFW&&&rFB2&RF6GW&RFR6RG֖2&vRbƖvBBF&0FRVWRBv2f'7BWFƗ6VB6B&Vpf"&RV7FVBb6W6R&6W'6W&VF&V6&BW6VvVG2bFR6VB&GV66C( ĖfF276b֖R@B2w&VBF6VRF22Bǒ&V6VBFR507FvR'WB266G&'WFVBF6fVwV&Fr6Pb6( 27VGW&R( Ф66'&FVBfW"V$$6W&0vFfvV6W2F6WfR3ccFVw&VPfVBbfWrFRW6W&2vW&R66V&V6W6PFWffW"( ƖF~( gV7Fv6w2FR6ЦW&W&F"F֖FRGvG2rG2ƖV W7W&R7V6FF&VGV6R6V6FfGFRG֖0v6G&67W'2FfGVǒWfW'VGW&pFRW7W&Rbg&RFW2&W7VFr6WVFpW7W&RBWB&W7VBb&W6W'frFVW6Fw0B'&vBvƖvG2FR&"֖W"( 252FV66bfFfP6WfVVBv&G2f&2'BbFRFV6VgBv2&V6VFǒ&W6VFVBvFFR& ֖W"( 252FV66bfF6WfVVBv&B@FRCgF#rW7G&Ɩ6VFw&W'266WG52Fv&G2f"6VFw&7GW&VBvF0&6VVG6b֖W"6W&7W'BWVVBFP76"bFRv&Bv&G2f"6VFw&v62VЧ'GVGF6VV'&FRFR'Bb6VFw&W7G&Ɩ֖W"6W&7W'B2&VV76&pFR5266RFR&v6F( 2VwW&FS&6VVG6vrF&V7F"֖W"6ЦW&7W'BWVVB6C( &"֖W"&WfWFЦ6VBFRfBEbGW7G'vVRfVFVBFPv&N( 2f'7BfVBVB'vfrW&F'2FRg&VVFЧF6Bf"&R7&VFfVǒB6WfR6G2F@vW&R&WfW6ǒVGF&R( V6WVƖfW2FR&W6W&6VgVW72@&vƗGFBv2W'6fVB&"'FWfVp6W&77FVFBv27V6f6ǒ'VBF7VBFPVVG2bFR&V7BBB֖W"2FVƖvFVBFfRVVB'2VW'22FRvW"bFPF&BV&"֖W"v&B(