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Statmux Is Now Available On AWS Elemental MediaLive

Par Andres Benetar

  As an Amazon Web Services company, AWS Elemental MediaLive combines deep video expertise with the power and scale of the cloud to provide users with nimble/flexible software-based video processing and delivery solutions. AWS Elemental MediaLive allows for customers to adequately harness the elasticity of the cloud when necessary with on-demand and with pay as ...

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AWS Elemental MediaLive Offers Statistical Multiplexing for Better Broadcast Quality, Performance, and Bandwidth Management

Par News Feed

Statistical Multiplexing (Statmux) is now available with AWS Elemental MediaLive, Statmux is a technology used in live broadcast workflows that allocates bits in real time among multiple live video channels. It instantaneously adjusts the bitrate of each channel in the statmux pool to make the best use of total available bandwidth and combines the encoded ...

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Sound Lounge Introduces Podcast Service

Par Artisans PR

NEW YORK—Sound Lounge, New York’s largest independent sound facility, has introduced a new package of sound production and post-production services for podcasts. The company is offering studio recording, remote recording, sound editing, sound design and mixing. The studio can also assist with music licensing, voice-over casting and other production requirements. Their aim is to bring ...

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Riot Games uses Nevion Virtuoso with JPEG XS in remote production of League of Legends World Championship Final

Par Editor

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced today that Riot Games, the publisher of the most-played PC game in the world and the organization behind League of Legends Esports, used Nevion’s software-defined media node Virtuoso as part of its remote production of the recent League of Legends World Championship Final. In doing so, ...

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Videosys Broadcast Provides Cloudbass with 4K Digital Transmitter Systems

Par Jump

Videosys Broadcast, a leading supplier of quality camera control systems, RF links and camera backs to outside broadcast providers has announced that it has supplied two DTC 4K AEON-CC digital video transmitter systems to Cloudbass, a leading provider of broadcast solutions. Specifically designed for high-quality wireless camera applications the AEON-CC uses DTC’s next-generation HEVC encoder ...

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Blurring the boundaries between technology and the individual – Exclusive interview with Shoeg.

Par Hayley Cantor







After seeing Shoeg’s project Infiltrate at LEV Matadero, we decided to catch up with him in Barcelona to find out more about his work, and to try and decipher the fascinating performance we saw that intrigued us to discover what technologies he uses to create his live AV shows.

Primarily I understand, you would consider yourself to be a musician, am I right? Or how would you label yourself? When did you decide to experiment with the A/V side of your show?

In the last years I’ve changed that way of seeing myself, so I would say I’m an artist. It’s not only sound anymore, I feel really that I am trying to express myself also through my code, my visual stuff, even my movements. I’m also collaborating with dance companies, where it is quite important to know how you move on stage, and this made me aware of that. So, for example I try to play without the table and computer blocking the visual line to the audience. I have also changed my relationship with sound, focusing more on textured layers instead of pitch.  

I started as a “musician”, but my visual side has been always there. I’ve been working for 15 years as a video editor, and I always had this fascination about image and sound synchronicity and feedback. 

Shoeg - Oudeis
Image from Shoeg’s project – Oudeis

Have you created the visual part of the show yourself or collaborated with a visual artist? (If so, who and why?) If not, tell us about how you developed the project and any challenges you faced in dealing with both elements of the performance.

I almost always create my own stuff. I’m not closed to collaborating with other people, but I tried to involve other artists in the past and for a reason it almost never happened, except for when I worked at the very beginning on the project with Ana Drucker, but after that I spent 2-3 years without a visual show, and I was really missing it. At some point, I wanted it back and I decided I had to refresh my coding knowledge to achieve what I wanted. I studied Computer Science for a couple of years, so at least I had a starting point – more or less.

I wanted to build a real time reactive visual system, that could be completely autonomous in a live set. The idea was to set up a bunch of rules, and do something sound reactive that could last 45 minutes in a live set without getting boring. So first challenge in this process was choosing which tools suited my needs the better. I tried, for example, Open Frameworks, which was a bit too complicated for my coding skills. Later, I knew about game engines like Unreal or Unity, which are free and you can do a lot of things scripting, easier to code. It’s also great to have this good amount of documentation and works done by other people online. I’m curious now about what Touch Designer can do, but for the moment Unity allows me to have a precise control of what I need. 

Shoeg - skin
Image from Shoeg’s project – Container

On the other hand, I wanted to work with objects from the real world in 3D aesthetics. I could model them with Blender, but I have no idea. So I learned some 3D techniques, like photogrammetry or 3D scanning. I remember wanting something more “perfect”, but discovered almost by accident the beautiful imperfections this techniques introduce in the models.

We recently saw your performance of your latest project ‘Infiltrate’ at LEV Matadero. What tools and set up are you using for the show? 

All the sound was generated using a couple of Etee sensors that the guys at Tangi0 lent me for a couple of months. These devices capture my hand and finger motion, as well as pressure data, and that is converted into MIDI signal through a Max MSP patch. Finally, MIDI is sent to the Virus and Digitakt. I had to bring hardware synths to the live sets, because I need a lot of polyphony to build these big layers of sound, and I couldn’t achieve it in virtual synths. Then, the visual stuff is a Unity app reacts to the sound mix. 

Infiltrate - LEV Matadero
Infiltrate at LEV Matadero, photo by Hayley Cantor

How does the use of this technology improve, or add to the quality and experience of your show for you, as an artist?

It allows to express myself in ways I could’ve never imagined. I’ve never performed as comfortable and with wide palette of possibilities with an instrument until I discovered motion sensors combined with the computer. The ability to map any behaviour to any response allows you to optimize your abilities in order to get what you want. This can’t ever happen with “traditional” instruments, you have to adapt to the instrument rigidness and background. I also see the coding process as a prosthesis, an extension able to repeat mechanical operations while you pierce through them.

What does the future hold for Shoeg in the world of live performance?

In the near future, I have to improve a lot of things: I want to make my hands more prominent on stage and be less computer dependent. People keep asking what is happening with the sensors, and I want to make it a bit more understandable. I also have this long list of ideas to code which don’t have time to make, and I would also like to collaborate with other people. But before that, I want to record a new album. I hope I’ll be able to work on it in the next months. 

You can find out more about Shoeg’s work through his artist page.

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Tedial Certifies Ebantic as Advanced Developer of Evolution MAM Platform

Par Desert Moon Communications

Tedial Certifies Ebantic as Advanced Developer of Evolution MAM Platform Malaga, Spain – 21st November 2019 – Tedial, the leading independent MAM technology solutions specialist, has announced that it has certified Ebantic, a provider of solutions for the integrated management of audiovisual content, as Advanced Developer of its flexible and configurable Evolution MAM platform. Using ...

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Q India Launches on MX Player

Par platformcomms

TORONTO and LOS ANGELES, 21, November 2019 – QYOU Media (TSXV: QYOU; OTCQB: QYOUF) today announced the launch of Q India on MX Player, one of the fastest growing OTT platforms in India and the world.  MX Player currently has over 175M monthly average users in India alone and features a vast array of content targeting the millennial India demographic. ...

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Japan’s TBS TV Builds News Streaming Workflow with ATEM Switchers

Par Zazil Media

Fremont, CA, November 21, 2019 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Japan’s TBS television broadcast station has built a news streaming workflow with Blackmagic’s ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4Ks and ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panels. This new facility is used for streaming daily news as well to provide extensive ...

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New Dalet Cube NG Powers Broadcast Graphics Workflows for Teleticino and IB3

Par Zazil Media

Premium digital graphics solution up-levels visual impact for fast-paced news production and delivery workflows; easy upgrade path for Dalet Galaxy five customers Paris, France – November 19, 2019 – Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, announced today that Teleticino and IB3 are revamping their broadcast graphics capabilities with ...

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Telestream Simplifies Analysis for OTT Streaming Media

Par High Rez PR

Nevada City, California, November 19th –Telestream, a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, has announced new post-origin content monitoring capabilities for ABR streaming media within its iQ ABR monitoring solutions. Two paramount challenges for OTT streaming providers revolve around managing the customer experience and capitalizing on advertisement revenue. These ...

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Viacom International Media Networks deploys Hitomi MatchBox for 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards

Par Manor Marketing

Slough, UK, 19 November 2019 — Hitomi Broadcast, manufacturer of MatchBox, the industry’s leading audio video alignment technologies, today announced that Viacom International Media Networks Media and Technology Services (MTS) used MatchBox for the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards in Seville, Spain, on 3 November. Viacom International MTS deployed MatchBox’s sync toolbox for the red carpet, ...

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ATEME Enables FPT Play’s Digital Revolution Through OTT Services

Par Editor

PARIS, DENVER, SINGAPORE, SAO PAULO, SYDNEY, November 19 2019 – ATEME, the emerging leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT, announced today that FPT Play, the leading Vietnamese OTT service provider, has implemented ATEME’s TITAN solution to replace its OTT headend and to offer the latest OTT services to its ...

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Network 10 Selects AWS Media Services for Richer Content

Par News Feed

AWS Media Services provides Network 10 with faster and more reliable streaming video capabilities SYDNEY – Tuesday 19 November, 2019 – Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced that Network 10, one of Australia’s largest television networks, has selected AWS Media Services to support its video transport structure for remote production in South Africa for ...

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Telestream Appoints Diana Horowitz as VP of Sales in Eastern USA

Par High Rez PR

Westwood, Massachusetts, November 14th 2019 –– Telestream, a leading provider of workflow automation, processing and quality monitoring and management solutions for the production and distribution of video, has announced the appointment of Diana Horowitz as VP Sales, serving the eastern US region. Commencing her role with immediate effect, Horowitz will be based in New York ...

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Marta Verde on her live A/V show with Tensal, at LEV Matadero

Par Hayley Cantor




Earlier this month, we met with Marta Verde to find out about her performance with Tensal at LEV Matadero, and to pick her brains about all those niggling little questions we had after following her career for the last few years.

Who are the artists that you are most looking forward to seeing at LEV Matadero?

Myriam Bleau and Ryoichi Kurokawa.

How were you contacted about the project at LEV Festival?

They called me and proposed that I collaborate with Tensal for their edition at Matadero in Madrid. I had never worked with him before.

Do you ever find that some genres of music just don’t inspire your work?

Absolutely. In general I don’t work on the clubbing, or nightlife scene, so related styles of music wouldn’t be my first choice of project. I actually started doing visuals with traditional Galician music.

Analog waves in the Nave at LEV Matadero
Analog waves at ‘la Nave,’ LEV Matadero, Madrid

Do friends often come to see your performances?

Yes, it depends on the performance. These days they tend to film me in vertical, so I rarely have content that I can use other than for Instagram [she laughs]

How do you feel about being on stage as a visual artist?

I don’t really like that part at all, but of course it’s part of the job. I’m quit shy, really. My show at LEV Matadero is quite different from what I usually do – in terms of music genre, as well as the time of the performance – pretty late, since I’m on at 1am.

What is the most unusual project are you’ve worked on in your career so far?

A few years ago I worked on a project with a musician called Julián Elvira who built a flute that played different frequencies (I had no idea that this wasn’t already the case with flutes!) It was really interesting, because I learnt a lot about music and we were able to work very closely together for the collaboration. We premiered the show in Martin E. Segal Theatre, New York.

Marta verde and Tensal at LEv Matadero
Lights and visuals, Marta Verde’s live performance at LEV Matadero with Tensal

What are you working on at the moment?

Right now, I’m working on a live performance with Madrid-based composer, José Venditti. He plays saxophone, and works on deconstructing sound through classical patterns.

What set-up will you be using for your performance tonight?

A couple of months ago I bought an analogue video synthesizer from LZX Industries. It’s really fun. There’s no preview, so anything can happen, and I also can’t save any presets. I also won’t be using any code for this show, which is very unusual for me. I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of analogue video techniques, and don’t really understand why people go to great lengths to copy the aesthetic digitally, when they could just try to get a real one. 

Analog video aesthetic by Marta Verde
Analog video aesthetic by Marta Verde, for Tensal’s show at LEV Matadero

Do you use social media a lot to promote your work?

You can follow me if you like, my instagram account is mainly dominated by photos of my cat and screenshots of my work. I don’t really get work through social media channels, people tend to contact me directly. The work is really interesting and every project is completely different. Usually I’m presented with some kind of problem and I find ways to solve it.

Apart from doing visual performances, you are currently working at a Fab Lab, right?

It’s very common for freelancers to supplement their work through teaching, which I love. I find it really motivational and inspiring to work with young people and their ideas. I used to work as a coordinator in a Fab Lab, and I still give classes on programming and digital manufacturing there, but not on a regular basis anymore. I tend to work in different locations and on a more ad-hoc basis, that way I can combine teaching with my own projects.

If you want to read more about Marta’s work, you can check her artist profile page here.

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Nevion sales grow by more than a third in the Americas

Par Editor

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has experienced a growth in bookings in its Americas region of 34% so far in 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. Sales of software and services in the region have also more than quadrupled in the period, reflecting the increased demand for IP solutions, based ...

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PMC Appoints Vintage Studios As Its Thai Distributor For All Pro Audio Monitors

Par whitenoise

PMC Speakers is delighted to announce that Vintage Studios has been appointed as its official distributor in Thailand, with responsibility for the company’s entire range of professional monitoring products. Located in the Bang Na district of Bangkok, Vintage Studios was established in 2002 by the Puengrusme family as a commercial music recording, mixing and mastering ...

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QYOU Media forms distribution partnership with Ethnic Channels Group in Canada

Par platformcomms

Long term distribution agreement to drive licensing for “The Q India” and “Q Polska” via world’s largest ethnic broadcaster TORONTO and LOS ANGELES, November 7, 2019 – QYOU Media Inc. (TSXV:QYOU; OTCQB: QYOUF) announced it has entered into a long term distribution agreement for its flagship networks “The Q India” and “Q Polska”, with Ethnic Channels Group, the world’s largest ethnic ...

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Visual Data Media Services acquires MX1 UK Limited

Par Amisa Saari-Stout

Visual Data Media Services, the leading provider of digital supply chain services to global content owners and distributors, has acquired MX1 UK Limited, a London-based entity that has a track record of providing excellent content preparation services to leading broadcasters and content owners. Located in North Acton, MX1 UK Limited provides content preparation services as ...

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Cooke Optics Brings BAFTA award-winner Peaky Blinders Season 5 into the World of Anamorphic and 4K

Par Denise Williams

For four seasons, Thomas Shelby, his family and his gang — Peaky Blinders — have been captivating audiences around the world with this crime drama set in 1920s Birmingham, England in the aftermath of World War I. But the fifth season would mean a total change in how the series was to be shot, moving ...

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Marta Verde

Par Hayley Cantor

Marta is a Creative Coder and Digital Artists from Galicia, based in Madrid.

Originally, she studied Fine Arts, and now she is specialised in new media arts and digital technologies applied to the performance arts. She also teaches at the Fab Academy, as an expert in digital fabrication.

Marta develops visuals, interactive and generative graphics, as well as dynamic/interactive content for lighting design, custom electronic devices and wearables, interactive installations for musicians, dance and theatre companies, artists, designers and arts institutions.

Her work is constructed through the use of custom built software and hardware specific to each visual set, allowing her to manipulate all the content in real time and to explore the limits of visual noise, repetition and the link between the organic and the electronic.

She works primarily in Spain and Portugal on a wide variety of projects, from theatre to festivals. Marta has also performed at festivals such as Primavera Sound, LEV Matadero, Sonic Arts Festival, MIRA and WOS Festival.

She also has taught about technology and interactivity at: IED Madrid, Ephemereal Architecture Masters Degree at ETSAM Madrid, Medialab-PradoLa Casa Encendida ,Fundación TelefónicaBAUUOC, and has mentored Hackatons at Makers of Barcelona with Ciclo.io.

https://martaverde.net/
www.instagram.com/martaverdebaqueiro
https://twitter.com/greenmartinha
https://www.facebook.com/martaverdebaqueiro

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KCRW Builds New State-of-The-Art Radio Broadcast and Media Headquarters

Par Broadcast Beat Magazine

KCRW recently relocated from the basement of a building on the Santa Monica College main campus, to a new state-of-the-art $38-million headquarters at Santa Monica College’s new Center for Media and Design. This new facility is a culmination of 11 years of fundraising, designing, installing, integrating, and training by KCRW staff and the partners involved ...

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Dalet AmberFin Release Adds Dolby Vision and Socionext Acceleration

Par Zazil Media

Paris, France – October 29, 2019 – Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today announced that the latest release of the Dalet AmberFin media processing platform is the first software-based transcoding asset management system to include Dolby Vision® technologies, a leading HDR technology for media professionals, studios and streaming ...

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Swiss Pay TV Network Expands Live Sports Broadcasting with Blackmagic Design

Par Zazil Media

Fremont, CA – October 29, 2019 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Teleclub, Switzerland’s leading Pay TV network, has implemented an UltraHD video playout system, built around a Blackmagic Design 12G infrastructure, to support an increased volume of linear and pay per view (PPV) live sports channels. The network recently expanded its output to offer more ...

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Exterity Introduces Digital Signage Reporting Capabilities and Unveils New Gateway at SATIS 2019

Par platformcomms

Edinburgh/Paris, 29 October 2019 – Exterity, a leading provider of IP video, guest experience and digital signage technologies, will once again showcase the latest enhancements to its complete end-to-end product portfolio at this year’s SATIS Screen4All Expo (Stand #A4, Dock Pullman November 5-6 2019 at La Plaine-Saint-Denis, Docks de Paris). “SATIS offers Exterity a fantastic ...

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Appear TV Launches Zixi Video Transport Over IP on X Platform

Par D Pagan Communications

OSLO, NORWAY, OCTOBER 28, 2019 –  Appear TV, a leading provider of next-generation high-quality video processing platforms for broadcast and streaming, has launched Zixi input and output support on the X platform. The Appear TV X platform is a dedicated solution for high speed video networking, enhanced IP security, video distribution and contribution. Designed for near limitless capacity, ...

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Weigel Broadcasting Co. Relies on Cobalt Digital Processing for EAS Insertion, CALM Compliance

Par Pipeline Communications

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Oct. 28, 2019 – Cobalt Digital today announced Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting Co., which owns and operates stations in nine markets in addition to MeTV and other digital multicast networks, is using Cobalt’s software defined 9922-FS-DSP platform for openGear® frames to provide microservices for Emergency Alert System local insertion and CALM compliance for its ...

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LiveU Expands Live Streaming for South Africa’s Horse Racing World

Par Jump

LiveU technology is being used to boost fan engagement across South Africa’s popular horse racing industry. Replacing traditional satellite, fiber and microwave technology, LiveU’s portable field units are being deployed to create exciting live coverage from the race tracks themselves, inside betting centers, and around award ceremonies and special events. Heading up this trend are ...

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