Physical facilities in the RAI have been improved, and with rumours of converting the temporary structures into more permanent ones, I got the sense of an improved market. Our social event on the Saturday evening was well attended, there were lots of interesting conversations and from what I recall no-one was seen crying into their drink – by the way thanks to all that attended.
At IBC last year there was a lot of buzz around VR, 360 and Cloud, this year the Tyrell team witnessed a lot of true cloud remote editing.
Media Central Cloud UX has been launched as a product, a unified HTML 5 UI, connects to your Avid PAM, Avid iNews, Avid MAM and a range of certified third parties. Avid have a road-map to be bring all their applications in the enterprise and post production to the same web-based GUI. Unfortunately, it’s a complete rebuild of the Media Central cluster and the headache of a new avid licencing model.
The big product for LiveStream this year is the ‘Studio One’, this is probably simply described as a desktop version of their hardware boxes. It fits in the market between the rack mounts units like the HD51 and the portable units like HD550.
The Studio One comes with Livestream Studio 5 pre-installed which runs on all their hardware and offers all the same graphics, switching and mixing options, then stream the output to Vimeo, Livestream, Facebook, Periscope, Ustream, YouTube, Akamai, Wowza, Twitch etc.
Well this year was a big one for OM as they are celebrating their 15th birthday, can’t believe it’s been 15 years already! but really good to see them going strong and still developing.
Object Matrix are continuing with the push to the cloud, be that Private Cloud, Hybrid or MaaS (Matrix Store as a Service)
The latter, MaaS feels like it’s the direction Object Matrix want their customers to go towards.