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IBC Show 2017. The latest news and announcements from IBC 2017


IBC 2017, the latest news and announcements from IBC 2017

The latest technology news from our partners including EditShare, Avid & StorageDNA, the latest 4K and cloud technology announcements

Altered Images are at IBC  2017  and we want to share with you some of our show highlights


EditShare showcase new shared-storage range.

XStream EFS 200 & 300 shared storage. Resilient EFS storage that can be easily and cost-effectively expanded.
Launched this year, the XStream EFS 200 and XStream EFS 300 are based on the award winning EditShare File System (EFS) that delivers dynamic performance and impressive fault tolerance while streamlining administrative tasks and providing a plug-and-play upgrade path.
The new EFS 200 and EFS 300 are the first to provide the option of starting with a simple, affordable and scalable “All in One” single-node solution that also includes the Flow Media Asset Management and Ark Media Archive applications.

EditShare also are showing  a new comprehensive auditing and reporting feature  including file creation, deletion, modification, opens and reads as well as general media space access. The new auditing feature will be available in all XStream EFS scale-out storage models including the recently released single-node XStream EFS 200 and EFS 300 models as well as the brand new XStream EFS 40 NL parking storage and flagship XStream EFS 450 enterprise solution.

Avid  – Enter the media cloud era with Avid

Avid Unveils Host of Platform Innovations and New Products at IBC2017

MediaCentral | Cloud UX – an easy-to-use and task-oriented graphical user interface that runs on virtually any operating system or mobile device, and is available to everyone connected to the platform.

Certified cloud service offerings on Microsoft Azure for news, post, and asset management.

New Media Composer® innovations including MediaCentral | Panel for Media Composer, Media Composer I Cloud VM and Media Composer | Cloud Remote for greater deployment flexibility.

Integrated Microsoft Cognitive Services, which applies the latest machine-learning algorithms to content libraries, automatically indexing content to extract streams of time-based metadata.

Sibelius® | Cloud Sharing service (included with Sibelius 8.7) – enabling composers to share music scores to their own personal cloud space, embed scores in a webpage, and invite anyone to flip through pages and play compositions using any device.

Avid FastServe Video Server Family – building on the rich heritage of industry-leading AirSpeed® and PlayMaker™ video servers, the Avid FastServe family is tightly integrated into the Avid MediaCentral platform as part of the industry’s most comprehensive UHD/4K workflow.

Maestro Graphics Family – a more unified and powerful graphics product line-up that has deeper integration with Avid MediaCentral enabling content creators to work faster and more efficiently, and helps them to distinguish their brand to set themselves apart from the competition and build viewer loyalty.

MediaCentral Solutions for Post Production – enabling small and mid-sized creative teams to enhance collaboration and deliver their best work faster, as well as working more efficiently with 4K and other demanding formats.

MediaCentral Solutions for News – enabling broadcasters to deliver breaking news first on every consumer platform, and accelerate every aspect of their media production workflow.

MediaCentral Solutions for Sports – arming sports broadcasters and venues with tools to streamline delivery of content in UHD with 2D and 3D graphics on TV and the broad range of devices sports fans now use to follow their teams.

Avid Artist | DNxIV™ – peripheral offering a wide range of analog and digital I/O to plug into today’s diverse media productions, working with a broad spectrum of professional Avid and third-party video editing, audio, visual effects, and graphics software.

Avid NEXIS® | PRO — storage now scaling to 160 TB — twice its previous capacity — giving small post facilities the ease-of-use, security, and performance advantages enjoyed by larger Avid NEXIS customers.

Avid NEXIS | E2 – storage now supporting SSD drives to deliver the extreme performance required when working with multiple streams of ultra-high-resolution media in real-time.  Additionally, Avid NEXIS Enterprise systems now scale to 4.8 PB of raw storage, leveraging new 100 TB Media Packs.
Enter the media cloud era with Avid at IBC Hall 7, Stand J20.


There are many LTO tape-based backup and archive solutions on the market, and it may seem like they all do the same thing. You should know how and why DNAevolution beats the competition!
DNAevolution LTO LTFS archiving is the only solution that uses an open format to store all metadata and data ensuring completely open and future access to your content so you can repurpose and monetize content faster.

See StorageDNA at Booth 7.G41


JVC at IBC 2017 – RAI AMSTERDAM 15th – 19th September Hall 12 STAND F31

Full end-to end live IP production
JVC’s class leading range of IP streaming cameras includes a wide range of models whether for news/ENG production or cine-style shooting The ProHD Bridge is an cost-effective means of delivering reliable IP streams from multiple cameras sources via single, simple IP bridge system, and is ideal for live events production. Along With Streamstar live IP production switchers showing the latest Zero-Config capability, and with JVCVIDEOCLOUD to host, manage and deliver content.

Also a New range of production grade monitors including new DT-U 4K native displays.



Creatively, it’s all about Audience Engagement and Ross is showcasing a lot of innovations in support of this objective at IBC2017, there’s a lot to see but here’s what caught or eye.

Ross Frontier game changer for AR/VS graphics – Frontier utilizes the power of the Unreal 4 game engine to render hyper-realistic scenes, textures, and dynamic effects including real-time shadows, reflections, particles, and physical effects.

Ross Virtualized News Production – This workflow technology demo delivers a virtualized news production solution installed in Virtual Machines that are hosted by a single 2RU Cisco UCS server.

Support for IP is also across most Ross Products now

ROSS Video  at IBC



Panasonic  (11.C45) are showing the NAB announced AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld  4k cinema camera,

Ikegami (12.A31) launched  the HDK-73, with HDR compatibility, a must see if you’re considering studio production cameras.

Canon (12.D60) as ever  have a range of new products including , the C200 camera and lenses, and the show is a chance to see its new 4K codec (Canon Cinema Raw Light),

Atomos (11.D15) are  updating  the Sumo production monitor/recorders, AtomHDR.  The new Sumo 19M, a 19″ 1200NIT HDR Monitor for on-set and in-studio use at IBC 2017, bringing the award-winning monitoring capabilities of Sumo 19 to a new monitor-only product.

AJA (7.F11) are showing   new FS-HDR universal converter/frame synchroniser for real-time HDR processing and conversion. Io 4K Plus is a new Professional Video I/O with Thunderbolt™ 3 Performance w/ 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 Ki Pro Ultra Plus is the latest model in the Ki Pro range It’s a Multi-Channel HD Recorder 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Recorder and Player w HDR over HDMI 2.0

Marquis Broadcast (7.G05)  Had some comprehensive  demo’s on their new Cloud support for Project Parking Avid storage management solution and workspace back-up system

HP’s new HP Z8 G4 workstations promises the ability to edit 8K in realtime. That’s one to discover  and learn  more about in hall 3


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