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IBC 2016 Weekend Round Up



Blackmagic Design today announced Teranex AV, a new broadcast quality standards converter designed specifically for AV professionals. Teranex AV features 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0a inputs, outputs and loop through, along with AV specific features such as low latency, a still store, freeze frame, and HiFi audio inputs for professionals working on live, staged presentations and conferences. Teranex AV will be available in September for $1,695 from Blackmagic Design re-sellers worldwide.The new Teranex AV features low latency that’s as low as 67 milliseconds, which means that customers can convert any HDMI or SDI video format instantaneously to a different format and output it for projection in sync with the live event. For example, customers using Teranex AV at a concert can project a close up of a virtuoso pianist as their fingers fly across the keys on a big screen projector in synchronization with the live performance.

For audio, Teranex AV also features 2 channel consumer HiFi connections, as well as XLR connections for 4 channels of AES/EBU or 2 channels of balanced analog audio. The consumer HiFi connections are critical for professional AV customers because they allow lapel microphones, laptop computers and other devices with consumer audio connections to be used with Teranex AV. Now customers can connect virtually any audio source to Teranex AV and use it to embed the audio with the video and output the signal in any format.

  • Ultra low latency, as low as 67 milliseconds.
  • HDMI 2.0a, 12G-SDI in, out and loop through connections.
  • XLR connections for 2 channels of balanced analog and 4 channels of AES/EBU audio input.
  • Consumer HiFi connections for 2 channels of audio input from devices like laptops and iPods.
  • Optical fiber cage for adding optional SMPTE compatible fiber optic SDI modules.
  • Internal still store and live freeze modes.
  • Patented Teranex processing for extremely high quality up, down, cross and standards conversions.
  • Retains all ancillary data such as timecode and subtitles.
  • 16 channels of frame accurate audio conversions and full audio channel remapping.
  • Classic Teranex front panel makes it extremely easy for Teranex customers to integrate and use.
  • Reference input for built in frame sync feature and reference output for sync generation.
  • Built-in video test pattern generation with audio test tones.
  • Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for remote control.
  • Built in power supply supports 110V to 240V AC.




Blackmagic Design today announced new DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K and DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K PCIe capture cards

hese cards include all the powerful features of the HD models but include new Ultra HD and HDR (high dynamic range) features.

These new cards are available in two models, DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K and DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K and both models support all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p30. DeckLink Mini 4K models are available from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for only $195 each.

DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K and DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K will be demonstrated at IBC on the Blackmagic Design booth in Hall 7, Stand 7 H.20.

The new DeckLink Mini 4K models are low profile 4 lane generation 2 PCI Express cards that include 6G-SDI and HDMI 2.0a connections. This means the high quality connections support broadcast quality 10-bit YUV and 12-bit RGB video, along with the latest Rec. 2020 color and support for high dynamic range (HDR) formats and HDR metadata. Both DeckLink Mini 4K models are fully compatible with the Blackmagic Desktop Video SDK, making them perfect for OEMs or developers that are building custom playback or recording solutions.

BlackMagic Design has announced their acquisition of Both Fairlight, which creates professional digital audio products for live broadcast event production, film and television post production, as well as immersive 3D audio mixing and finishing and Ultimatte, the worldwide leader in blue and green screen removal technology for the broadcast television, commercial and feature film industries.

Fairlight has an impressive history of designing and manufacturing integrated audio control surfaces and software that are renowned for their speed, flexibility and exceptional sonic quality. Fairlight Live products feature consoles that are designed for the most demanding on-air and live productions, giving customers leading edge audio processing and control surfaces that range from 12 to 60 faders, along with audio I/O interfaces with full redundancy for mission critical work in broadcast facilities, outside broadcast trucks, performing arts venues and houses of worship.For post production solutions, Fairlight creates everything from compact desktop audio post systems to large format mixing consoles with dedicated controls. Fairlight audio engines can deliver up to 1000 tracks which lets customers create complex productions without premixing, along with a massive 64 channels of monitoring.

Ultimatte is known worldwide for delivering broadcast quality compositing results that make virtual sets indistinguishable from real sets. Ultimatte creates realtime blue and green screen removal hardware that is used in broadcast studios around the world to seamlessly composite reporters, talk show hosts and more into virtual sets. Almost every newscaster and weather reporter stands in front of a green or blue screen while delivering the news and weather. For the past 40 years, Ultimatte has been the industry standard hardware or software responsible for keying these people in front of weather maps, stock charts, and other info graphics. In fact, many of these newscasters are using Ultimatte to place them into completely virtual sets.Ultimatte uses advanced 4:4:4:4 image processing and provides enhanced matte controls that lets customers accurately separate the subject from the background. Customers also get matte correction features, indirect and direct lighting features, spill suppression tools, edge artifact controls and more, all in realtime.

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Flight of the Swans: Update



It’s been a while since FotS_SDparamotor_shots-8566we last spoke about how the Flight of the Swans expedition was going, so here’s an update for you!

From what we know, Sacha has reached Moscow with two WWT swan researchers, Julia Newth & Dr Eileen Rees. They are currently meeting media and other officials before they set off to Naryan-Mar. Once there, they will be meeting more people – this time, Nenets nature reserve representatives as well as hunting groups to discuss how they can help to minimize the illegal shooting of Bewick’s swans.


Sacha, after having a very busy couple of weeks, will then be waiting on the swans to begin their migration from the Arctic. Swans usually fly in family groups, thus Sacha will be choosing one of the first few waves to depart with, as she will be overtaken multiple times due to the nature of flying with a para-motor.

Once the flight starts – which should be between 15th-25th Sep – we will be able to provide updates on how Sacha & the team are finding using their Dejero LIVE+ GoBox, LIVE+ Broadcast Server & Miller ArrowX 5 Tripod. Eventually we’ll have some incredible videos & photos from the inspirational journey!

So the countdown begins…


Check out our previous blog on the topic here: Flight of the Swans Blog 1




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Here at BPS, we have always wanted to get our hands dirty in projects that aim to protect wildlife, whether they are endangered or not and this seemed the perfect one to start with. The Wildfowl & Wildlife Trust are involving themselves in a project called ‘Flight of the Swans’ which is aimed at gaining a first-hand insight on the reasons for the rapid decline of the Bewick’s Swan.

The project aims to start in September – but of course will be dependent on the mood of the swans – and will last approximately 10 weeks. Siberia will act as the starting point for these swans, and they will end their journey at the Wetlands Centre in Slimbridge, UK. The most exciting part of this, is that the crew won’t just be following the swans with cameras or trackers, but Sacha Dench, the expedition leader will be flying among the swans, along with others who will join the journey at different bases. This will be a way to truly experience the obstacles and possible dangers that these swans face on their long voyage to flee the coming winter, whilst illustrating to the world the importance of keeping the swans protected.

Our role in this project is to provide the Flight of the Swans with the technology they need to live broadcast their voyage every step of the way. The Dejero LIVE+ GoBox is a mobile transmitter that can be used on the go, giving the ability to broadcast live from virtually anywhere with bonded cellular, Wi-Fi and portable satellite connections. If these connections aren’t available, then you can record up to 40 hours of HD quality video to broadcast later! Which we hope will be very useful for the team whilst they carry out their expedition. Find all the information on the Dejero LIVE+ GoBox on our website: Along with the LIVE+ Broadcast Server which you can also find on our website: (please call for any queries on price).

We are incredibly excited to be involved in such an adventure and we will be updating this page, as well as our social media whenever we get updates from the crew. Follow us on twitter: and like us on facebook: And on that note, have a fantastic bank holiday weekend!

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Sky Sports News buy Dejero to augment bonded cellular output

Sky Sports News buy Dejero

We are delighted to announce that Sky Sports News has bought two Dejero LIVE+ Broadcast Servers.

The Dejero LIVE+ Broadcast Server receives video transmissions from LIVE+ transmission devices and integrates into your current workflow. It is designed to fit directly into the rack mount area in your facility and connect seamlessly to existing equipment.

The 1U rack-mounted LIVE+ Broadcast Server includes dual-redundant power supplies and RAID hard drives designed for increased broadcast reliability.

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Product Overview

  • Quad-core Intel Xeon processor: High performance processing designed for all day, every day reliability.
  • Dual redundant power supplies: 400W redundant power supplies continue to provide power if one power supply fails. Replaceable while server is in use.
  • Data redundancy: RAID protection of stored data utilizing two 1TB hard drives. Front access to hot-swappable drives.
  • Multiple streams: The server supports two live feeds simultaneously from different sources.
  • Video synchronization: Genlock input accepts black burst or tri-sync reference signals.
  • Compact form-factor: 1U rackmount, 1.7” H x 17.2” W x 19.85” D (43 x 437 x 504 mm)

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The deal was brokered at the Media Production Show. Ian Brash, Technical Manager, Sky Sports News said,

“The Dejero broadcast servers will augment our bonded cellular output”

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Dejero provides a complete solution, not just a piece of it

We help you capture, transmit, manage and distribute high-quality live video from virtually anywhere. Our LIVE+ platform of hardware, software, and cloud-based services simplifies your broadcast workflow.

To find out how Dejero can help you reach your global multi-screen audiences instantly and cost-effectively call us on 020 8941 1199 to arrange a free no-obligation demonstration

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Book Dejero EnGo demo at the Media Production Show

Capture, Manage, Transmit and Distribute

BPS will be showcasing the newest features of the LIVE+ EnGo at Media Production Show 2016, including simplified connectivity options, expanded roaming solutions, and enhanced carrier services.

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Dejero simplifies the remote acquisition, cloud management, and multiscreen distribution of professional live video over IP. Its LIVE+ platform enables broadcasters, media organizations, and mobile production companies to reliably reach their global TV, web and mobile audiences instantly and cost-effectively.

Introducing LIVE+ EnGo from Dejero Labs. Broadcasters go live from anywhere news, sports and live events happen. Simple, agile and versatile - never miss a shot

Whether you need to capture live video for online streaming, a live sporting event, or assess a first responder situation, Dejero has the tools to help you. BPS is the European rental office and exclusive UK & Ireland distributor for Dejero.

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