ARRI is a global company within the motion picture media industry, employing around 1,400 staff worldwide. Named after its founders August Arnold and Robert Richter, ARRI was established in Munich, Germany, where the headquarters is still located today. Other subsidiaries are in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Australia. The ARRI Group consists of the business units Camera Systems, Lighting, Media, and Rental, all dedicated to connecting art and future technologies for moving images. ARRI is a leading designer and manufacturer of camera and lighting systems for the film and broadcast industry, with a worldwide distribution and service network. It is also an integrated media service provider in the fields of film post- and coproduction, international sales, as well as equipment rental, and supplying camera, lighting, and grip packages to professional productions. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI’s engineers and their contributions to the industry with 19 Scientific and Technical Awards.
TICO codec for 8K ultrahigh-definition TV (8K-UHDTV). The bitrate of an 8K uncompressed stream can reach 48 Gb/s (59.94 Hz, 10 bits, 4:2:2), and interfaces consisting of 16 bundled 3G-SDI cables have been used for its transmission. However, increasing the cable count can sometimes complicate the wiring-up of production systems. The novel developed codec works at a compression rate of 1/4, and the resulting 8K code stream can be transmitted with a single 12G-SDI cable. Not only is TICO well known for its visually lossless video quality and very low latency, but is also characterized by a quality degradation that is almost independent of the number of successive encoding/decoding operations, which makes it suitable for production systems. The benefits of decreasing the cable count are exponential. We estimate that, when compared to systems of a comparable scale based on uncompressed 3G-SDIs, the use of the proposed codec will reduce the cable count to less than 1/5, and the number of cross-points in the matrix switcher to less than 1/200. Although in this study 12G-SDIs—which have become internationally available—have been adopted, 8K-TICO is fit to be used with IP interfaces, an option that may become mainstream when the problems of interoperability between different formats are overcome, or when unified standards emerge. In this paper, we will discuss the specifications and image quality of the developed codec, and present a plan for 8K-UHDTV production systems. We will also discuss the expected emergence of an adequate IP interface, a technology which has the potential to become mainstream in the future.
NHK presents their vision of the future with a very large ultra-thin 8K display and with 22.2 channel audio surround depth system, the best video and audio system in the world. All these features are to be included in HDMI 2.1 which is being released now also and you can see my videos on HDMI 2.1 here.
http://alitech.com has shipped over 600 Million SoCs for Set-top-boxes thus far, they are aiming to soon have shipped over 1 Billion Set-top-box SoC chipsets, here showing their new ALi M3755 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 SoC with Mali400MP2 with 4K60 UHD support with HDR-10 and HLG support with ALi's HDR2SDR technology, 1080p30 H264 encoding, PiP UHG+FHD or 4xFHD, supporting Linux and Android.
Ali M3733 is an ARM Cortex-A9 SmartHybrid HD DVB-C SoC with advanced security with a 5000DMIPS performance 1080p60 support, 720p60 video encoding support. This chipset is for example used by a Fiber to the home provider in Russia.
M3529 is an entry level MIPS based chipset with a 2000DMIPS performance which ALi has shipped in large quantities to the Indian market already.
Priced at $2799, this is the professional skew of the newest 1" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor 4K30p HLG HDR camcorder, it can record 120fps in FHD. Has dual SD card slots, optical image stabilization, S-log2, S-log3, and it can record HLG Hybrid Log Gamma which is a new standard for HDR. It has 273-point phase-detect autofocus sensor for fast hybrid auto focus performance. The Sony PXW-Z90 has an 3G-SDI output (supporting 1080 60p/50p) and a HDMI output. It has dual XLR input, and an optional 1080p Mpeg2 4:2:2 codec for broadcasting. There's also the $2299 Sony HXR-NX80 which has the same features as PXW-Z90 except the SDI output. And the $1899 FDR-AX700 is the same without XLR inputs which I filmed here.
http://bhphotovideo.com is a store in New York and it's a Billion dollar company selling cameras and lots of other types of hardware. Most of their stuff can be exported to worldwide where they pre-calculate import VAT and shipping conveniently. Here's a tour of some of the cameras which they show at IBC 2017, talking about some of the latest popular cameras such as the Panasonic GH5 that camera fans are looking to buy.
The Gravity G1 is a handheld gimbal system for: mirrorless DSLRS, DSLRS, Smartphones, and GoPros. It has three user modes and is compatible with the TILTA Assistant App via Bluetooth, for greater calibration of features. Two rosettes on the handle allow for the mounting of various accessories to customize the rig. A DC output allows you to power optional accessories.
ARRIS International plc is a world leader in the Set-top-box industry, launches next-generation full Google certified 4K60p HDR HEVC enabled Android TV (Operator Tier for custom UI allowed) product family designed with a modular architecture enabling IPTV (VIP5202, VIP5402 and VIP6102W); DVB-C cable (ZC4515); DVB-T terrestrial (ZT4517) and DVB-S satellite (PS5517), as well as a variety of third-party user experiences integrated and running on Android, addressing the wide range of requirements for cable, telco, satellite and terrestrial operators. Based on Android TV Operator Tier, they offer Wi-Fi connectivity and DVR options, as well as support and integration with DVB networks, and conditional access and DRM security solutions. Arris's new UHD HDR Set-Top Solutions with Android TV launched at IBC 2017 also provide services capabilities for service providers, allowing for quicker and more efficient launches of customized Android TV experiences with options such as built-in TV tuner, built-in DVR, using different new powerful chipsets for a smooth Android TV experience. Also allowed by Google to let the service providers slightly customize the user interface designs colors to match the design identity of each service provider. As Android is increasingly popular among service providers large and small as it offers fast time to market, greater control over the user interface, and subscriber access to familiar features such as YouTube, Chromecast built-in, and Google Play Store applications. As an open platform, service providers have the freedom and flexibility to create bespoke branded experiences, develop features rapidly, and benefit from revenue share opportunities through the Google Play Store. Complementing ARRIS's hardware is a suite of services, to help operators integrate and launch Android TV services. These span every phase of adoption, including:
- Assessing and planning for Android TV services
- Customization and integration: development of operator-specific launcher and apps, integration of content security and back-end systems
- Validation and certification: with Google and other third-party applications
- Deployment support: across both new and legacy set-tops
- Lifecycle management: integration, management and testing of mandatory Android updates and upgrades
Atomos is an Australian company specializing in camera monitor-recorders, devices that can take the HDMI 4:2:2 output off of cameras such as the Panasonic GH5 or EVA1 and record the output as 10bit ProRes 4:2:2 and some other codecs useful for smooth post production and for recording at the maximum quality. For example with the Panasonic GH5 the $995 Atomos Shogun Inferno can record 4K 10bit 4:2:2 at 60 frames per second as an editing-ready ProRes codec recording. At IBC 2017, Atomos launches the Sumo19M, an $1995 high-brightness production monitor with HDR capabilities, 3D LUTs and controling through touch. Atomos also has their 19” Sumo Monitor-recorder at $2495 with 4K60p HDR to use on the film set or at the studio with 1200nit 10+ stop panel with 4K 12bit Raw or 10bit 422 ProRes/DNxHR recording and HD recording up to 240p or live switching and recording of four 1080p60 channels at the same time. Dan Chung who previously was running newsshooter.com now works at Atomos and is showing off some of these Atomos devices in this video including a rig with the Sony RX0.
Teradek presents their third generation Bond Backpack to livestream video from anywhere. It can combine up to 10 LTE sim card connections (also with 4 extra iPhones providing extra bandwidth over WiFi hotspot and the Teralink app) bond them together to sustain a reliable FHD or 4K live video stream from any country, from anywhere. The Bond system includes Teradek Cube, a H.264 and H.265 encoder that supports bit rates of up to 30Mbps, a boot-to-live time of 20 seconds, it is capable of streaming in 4K with adaptive streaming, closed-captioning, using both HDMI and SDI inputs for the source. The Teradek Bond expansion module connects to the Teradek Cube through a pogo pin connector offering up to 4 additional modem connections via USB or 4-pin connector and a built-in 5 minute Li-Ion offers continuous power during battery swap. Teradek Node is their high performance 3G/4G/LTE modem for better connectivity, more bitrate, better weather resistance, it connects to Bond via USB or 4-pin connector. The Teradek Bond communicates to Teradek Core which is the IP video management ecosystem Sputnik server in the cloud that runs demuxing software to turn the data back into a recognizable format for transcoding the video feed from H265 to AVC, change bitrate, resolution, framerate, and to manage multi-platform delivery of the stream to unlimited destinations at the same time, including YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Twitch Live, Periscope Live, custom RTMP servers, HEVC/AVC decoders, and more.