Eliminating Artifacts when Shooting LED Video Screens: Global Shutter Camera Technology

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Most of us have seen slowly-moving dark bands or thin lines when shooting video with large LED displays in the frame. The LED screen could be the focus of the shot or just in the background, but either way, these unwanted artifacts detract from the visual experience and vary in size, number, intensity, and movement depending on multiple factors.

Most of these artifacts are caused by the type of imagers used in the cameras. Modern video and still cameras use CMOS sensors to capture images, and most have been “rolling shutter” CMOS imagers. In this article, we will discuss the advantages of the latest development in CMOS sensors – “global shutter” – and how global shutter imagers can greatly reduce or eliminate LED display artifacts.

Streaming Success Starts With the Camera

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Live steaming of worship services over the internet is far from entirely new to Houses of Worship, but has taken on a vastly new level of significance for them in recent months. Streaming was already a growing part of many churches’ initiatives to expand their ministries and connect with members unable to attend in person, but the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions on in-person gatherings have thrust online video delivery into the spotlight.

When choosing technical solutions for live streaming, a lot of attention is focused on the streaming encoder and delivery platform such as a CDN or social media channel – the last steps in the chain before the content reaches viewers. The cameras at the start of the chain are sometimes almost taken for granted but make a huge difference to both the quality of the results and operational considerations. Lower-end options ranging from smartphones and DSLRs to PTZ cameras and camcorders may seem attractive for their low cost, but broadcast-class cameras can significantly improve the look of your streams – as well as IMAG when congregants return to the sanctuary – and are more affordable than you might think.

Atlona Unveils Wallplate HDMI/USB-C Switcher and HDBaseT Transmitter for AV and Data

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Atlona, a Panduit company, has unveiled the latest entry in its Omega™ Series of AV integration solutions for modern workspaces and meeting environments: the AT-OME-SW21-TX-WPC wallplate switcher and HDBaseT transmitter. The successor to the company’s popular AT-HDVS-210U-TX-WP, the new device uniquely combines HDMI and USB-C switching with extension of both AV and USB data in a U.S. one-gang, wallplate form factor.

“The exponential growth of online meetings and soft-codec conferencing have reinforced the importance of USB data in today’s evolving AV workflows,” said David Shamir, Vice President of Product Management, Atlona. “The transition from shared devices to BYOD also continues to accelerate, increasing the need for inconspicuous AV connectivity even in highly-visible locations. The OME-SW21-TX-WPC builds on our proven wallplate transmitter family with single-cable, USB-C AV and data connectivity and an integrated USB hub to efficiently address these trends.”

Visix Releases AxisTV Signage Suite v.1.46 with Web-Based Player Registration

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Visix, Inc. has released version 1.46 of their AxisTV Signage Suite software. This latest update gives clients an easier way to add and license digital signage players, and lets content managers include a clickable URL for messages in HTML5 playlists.

With this release, customers can register media players in a way that’s similar to setting up apps like Netflix or Hulu on a smart TV or Roku device.Player registration is done via the web by entering a simple code into the online Visix Store, making the process faster and easier, especially for large deployments.

MAXHUB Debuts the UC M30 4K 180-Degree Panoramic Camera

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MAXHUB, a premier provider of collaborative communication and interactive class delivery solutions, is pleased to introduce the all-new UC M30 4K 180-Degree Panoramic Camera. With a rich feature set that includes a panoramic 180-degree field of view, auto tracking to following the currently speaking meeting participant, plus six video layouts to suit every meeting type from small groups to full-room presentations, the new UC M30 optimizes the meeting environment in order to achieve the most productive teleconferencing sessions.

With its 180-degree panoramic field of view, the new UC M30 enables meeting participants to maximize the visual aspects of a remote meeting session by providing full-picture immersive technology that captures every participant from far-to-the-left to all-the-way-right. Equally noteworthy, the UC M30 utilizes three 12MP cameras—each with 4K UHD resolution. Simply put, the UC M30 delivers vividly superior video conferencing functionality, thanks to MAXHUB’s advanced optics and breakthrough technology.

ClearOne Re-Launches Traveling ClearOne Re-Connections Tour to Reconnect with Commercial AV Integrators and End-User Customers!

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In another sign that the world, and the commercial AV industry in specific, is returning to business as usual, ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a leading global provider of audio and visual communications solutions, today announced the reboot of its highly successful national road show, now renamed the “ClearOne Re-Connections Tour,” which is presently on the road visiting cities in different parts of the country.

Digital Nirvana Announces Trance 3.2 for Closed Captioning and Transcription

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Digital Nirvana, a provider of leading-edge media-monitoring and metadata generation services, today announced Trance 3.2, the latest version of its award-winning, enterprise-grade, cloud-based application for closed captioning and transcription. Trance 3.2 has several new features that will enable faster, more efficient production of publishable closed captions and translations.

New features include upgrades to the tool’s natural language processing (NLP) capabilities that, in an industry first, make it possible to identify grammar and style regulations and configure Trance to follow them. And thanks to advancements in machine learning, there are improvements to the machine translation model that satisfy captioners’ increased need for localization in multiple languages, quickly translating the content frame by frame while retaining the entire context.

AV over IP Basics with Guest Presenter Jose Mozota

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As networks continue to converge in the enterprise, in smart/connected buildings and in commercial spaces, with the demand for multicast and multipoint to multipoint AV distribution over ever increasing distances, as well as streaming, and remote control, AV over IP is becoming a widespread technology.

The increase in deployment of 10G networks, coupled with the cost reduction per port, the market push of manufacturers with switches designed for AV over IP and the development of low latency, visually lossless compression has resulted in an increased deployment of the solution.