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Pioneer DJ’s XDJ-XZ: Two Decks Standalone, Two Other Channels As Inputs

Par Dan White
Pioneer DJ's XDJ-XZ

We’ve been staring down the barrel of a new Pioneer DJ piece of gear for the last few weeks. Today we finally are getting to see the XDJ-XZ, a brand new standalone and controller hybrid unit. The big surprise: instead of being 4 decks standalone, this unit runs as two decks standalone, and two as […]

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StreamGear Fuses Smartphone and Dedicated Cameras into New Live Video Production Paradigm with VidiMo

Par Write Turn Communications

New hardware-and-app solution turns a phone and external video source into a complete production platform, making it easier than ever before to create high-quality live content November 7, 2019 — Reading, PA:  Video content creators ranging from professionals to social media enthusiasts can soon have a better way to share their vision with their audience ...

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Times Network adopt Quicklink TX for daily news contributions

Par quicklink

  Times Network, a subsidiary of The Times Group, have adopted the Quicklink TX Quad to introduce guest contributions into their live daily news bulletins. Times Network, headquartered in Mumbai, India, has a global presence across 100 countries and includes prestigious brands such as Times Now, ET Now, Mirror Now, Movies Now, MN+, Romedy Now ...

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DJ Gear Predictions: Pioneer DJ Could Release a XDJ-RZ + XDJ-RB in 2020

Par Dan White

Just two months left in this decade, and one thing is clear in our industry: Pioneer DJ has absolutely dominated DJ gear sales. It begs some speculation: what will the company release in the coming year to keep competitors at bay? For today’s article, we speculate on two pieces of standalone, all-in-one hardware that we […]

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Starfish provides compliance recording to The National Library of Sweden

Par Manor Marketing

Reading,UK, 16 October 2019: Starfish Technologies, a pioneer in transport stream processing and advertising insertion, has supplied a multi-channel compliance recording system to Kungliga biblioteket, The National Library of Sweden in Stockholm, Sweden, in cooperation with Starfish’s Swedish partner Lanlink Digital Broadcast. The system utilises Starfish’s ‘Verify’ compliance recording technology which can record multiple channels of ...

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On peut enfin lire les Blu-ray BD+ avec VLC

Par Pierre Dandumont

Alors, comme souvent avec les Blu-ray, c’est une sorte de démonstration technologique, mais dans l’absolu ça fonctionne : on peut décoder les disques BD+ sur Mac.

J’avais déjà parlé de BD+, c’est une protection qui a beaucoup été utilisée par la Fox, qui consiste à chiffrer une partie des données (en simplifiant) avec un système de machine virtuelle qui va permettre de reconstituer ce qui manque. Jusqu’il y a peu, l’implémentation open source (libbdplus) ne prenait en charge que les quelques premières générations de disques BD+ et sans les données correctes, les films protégés par BD+ sont lus avec des artefacts. Mais une nouvelle méthode est sortie. Vous trouverez les détails sur la méthode dans ce post de forum. En simplifiant (et je ne suis pas certain de comprendre tout ce que ça fait), les tables contiennent les quelques données qui manquent et qui – en temps normal – sont générées par la machine virtuelle. Cette solution a un défaut : les données dépendent des films. Visiblement, il y a les données de ~4 800 films sur les ~5 000 qui existent en BD+, donc ça passe sur la majorité des disques.

Sans décodage BD+


Avec les tables de conversion

Elle nécessite plusieurs choses. Premièrement, des tables de conversion, qui contiennent les données manquantes. Elle prennent pas mal de place : ~1,7 Go. Elles se téléchargent et douvent être placée dans ~/Library/Caches/bdplus/convtab (attention, il faut bien décompresser au bon endroit). Ensuite, des versions modifiées de libaacs et libbdplus. Alors pour le moment, il faut compiler et patcher à la main sous macOS (c’est compliqué, mais les patchs sont livrés ). Et aussi, petit défaut, ça casse la gestion des menus de VLC : le système considère qu’il y a un problème de firmware.

Le menu indiquera un souci de firmware

Le résultat, une fois tout bien mis en place, est bon. Tous mes Blu-ray BD+ passent, ce qui n’était pas gagné au départ. Je n’ai pas vu d’artefacts, même si je n’ai pas regardé les films entièrement. De toute façon, sans cette méthode, c’est visible dans pratiquement tous les plans. Le seul défaut pratique, en réalité, c’est que la solution n’est pas très élégante : elle nécessite les données des disques, ça prend de la place, et il y a un risque (faible) que les ayants-droits réagissent. Une solution qui émulerait correctement la machine virtuelle BD+ serait plus efficace.

Sinon, aussi, il existe pas mal de clés récentes. En gros, les Blu-ray MKBv68 peuvent être lu facilement (donc c’est assez récent). Vous trouverez les clés « disques » et les clés génériques (ainsi que les certificats) . Petite astuce si vous voulez les menus, il faut utiliser Java 8, qui s’installe facilement avec Brew.

brew tap homebrew/cask-versions
brew cask install homebrew/cask-versions/adoptopenjdk8

Pour déinstaller, plus tard : brew cask uninstall caskroom/versions/adoptopenjdk8

Et c’est la première fois depuis que je parle de Blu-ray sur Mac (depuis 2012) que je peux lire tous les films de ma collection.

Update To Catalina? Here’s How To Manually Export Your Music.app As XML

Par Dan White
Manual Music XML export in macOS Catalina

Yes, here’s another article in the thread of many about the release of macOS Catalina. We decided instead of only revising the previous article, more people might see this manual fix for the loss-of-connection between DJ software and the iTunes replacement, Music. Avid DJ music library management expert MixMasterG (the guy behind the many of […]

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Magewell Bringing New Eco Capture Models and North American Debuts to 2019 NAB Show New York

Par Write Turn Communications

Company will showcase new offerings across all of its major product groups — capture, conversion and streaming October 10, 2019 — Nanjing, China: Continuing its whirlwind world tour after highly-successful exhibits in China, Australia and Europe the past three months, Magewell is heading to the Big Apple next week with a full slate of new ...

How Yotto Approaches DJ Gigs, Sets, and Mixing

Par Harold Heath
Yotto DJing

Finnish DJ and recording artist Yotto specialises in the clean, precise house music that exists in the space between deep and progressive. One of Anjuna’s breakout acts, his productions get plays from DJs including Sasha, Laurent Garnier, Annie Mac, and Jamie Jones and he has lent his remixing skills to artists like Gorillaz, Coldplay and […]

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Nouvelle bande démo pour Digic Pictures, entre cinématiques et série

Par Shadows

Le studio Digic Pictures présente une nouvelle bande démo. On y retrouvera des projets récents gérés par les 250 personnes environ de l’équipe, située à Budapest : des cinématiques pour différents jeux vidéo, mais aussi des extraits d’épisodes de la série Love, Death and Robots diffusée sur Netflix.

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Promoters + Clubs Paying Boiler Room Licensing Fees For “Non-Broadcast” Branded Parties

Par Anon
Boiler Room asking clubs to pay licensing fees?

What happens when you have a highly recognizable brand and you want to monetize it more? This article spotlights an instance of party branding that might have gone too far (we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments). There are new Boiler Room-branded parties, without any associated livestream broadcast, that local clubs and promoters […]

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Will “The End Of iTunes” Break DJ Software in macOS 10.15 Catalina?

Par Dan White
Apple Music app replaces iTunes in Catalina

Since the macOS Catalina was announced in June, many DJs have expressed serious concern about potentially losing one of the most commonly used organizational tools: iTunes playlists. iTunes is set to disappear from macOS in 10.15 Catalina (due to be released next month) and will be released by a new app, simply called Music. In […]

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Rekordbox 5.6.1 adds Beatport LINK and Soundcloud Go+ streaming libraries

Par Dan White
Rekordbox adds Soundcloud Go+ and Beatport LINK streaming

Today’s streaming music library news comes from Pioneer DJ, who are announcing a new version of Rekordbox DJ 5.6.1 – which adds Beatport LINK and Soundcloud Go+ libraries to the app. The What happens when you completely remove limitations of how many tracks you own, and make it about the tracks you know/can find? That’s […]

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DDJ-400 Gets Algoriddim djay Support + DDJ-400-S Silver Edition

Par Dan White
Pioneer DJ's DDJ-400-S using Algoriddim djay Pro and Spotify

We recently touted the DDJ-200 as a great buy for beginner DJs because of the access to streaming libraries (making it a low investment way to start DJing), but now the DDJ-400 is getting similar functionality. Algoriddim’s popular djay iOS app will now support the DDJ-400. This is a simple compatibility update – essentially unlocking […]

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NI Confirms 20% Layoffs, Plans New “Unified Platform” for Digital Music Production, New Traktor Controller

Par Dan White
NI Statement on Layoffs, One Native, New Traktor Controller

You might have heard that Native Instruments just went through a massive, tumultuous layoff cycle last Thursday. While we’ve heard from a number of individuals who have been impacted by these cuts, we weren’t expecting to hear any official statement from Native Instruments – but they’ve sent along a statement to clarify the rumors. The […]

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Shakeups, Layoffs – What’s Happening At Native Instruments?

Par Dan White

What’s happening at Native Instruments? Over the last week, a number of sources have shared news of significant layoffs at Native Instruments. Specifically, according to sources close to the company, around 100 people were let go last Thursday – many of whom seemed to have been focused on hardware development. September 4th Update: NI have released […]

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V-Nova announces first implementation of upcoming standard MPEG-5 Part 2 (LCEVC) as part of its P+ SDK

Par Page Melia PR

• P+ includes the industry’s first highly optimized implementations for encoding and decoding the forthcoming MPEG-5 Part 2, low-complexity enhancement video coding (LCEVC) standard • LCEVC is codec agnostic and offers higher compression efficiency to any video distribution workflow, whilst simultaneously reducing encoding costs • P+ adds further compression efficiency gains along with a range ...

Magewell to Reveal New NDI® Hardware Decoder Model at IBC2019

Par Write Turn Communications

New plug-and-play NDI® to HDMI converter simplifies video-over-IP workflows for presentation and distribution applications August 29, 2019 — Nanjing, China: Continuing to empower broadcast and AV professionals’ transition to IP-based workflows with the industry’s broadest range of standalone NDI® converters, Magewell will unveil the second powerful NDI decoder device in its Pro Convert family at ...

New DPA 2028 Vocal Mic Aims to Change the Live Performance Landscape

Par D Pagan Communications

ALLEROD, DENMARK, AUGUST 22, 2019 – DPA Microphones presents a new addition to its microphone lineup, the 2028 Vocal Microphone. The 2028 delivers DPA’s renowned natural sound, which allows all types of vocals to shine. Perfect for everyone from indie artists to international touring singers, the 2028 mic is ideally suited for live stage performances, ...

Insys Video Technologies to Unveil New Cloud Media Recording Solution and Expanded OTT Platform at IBC2019

Par Write Turn Communications

Company will showcase new and established solutions in dual presence at the show – a dedicated exhibit pod plus demonstrations at the Amazon Web Services stand August 22, 2019 — Dübendorf, Switzerland: Over-the-top (OTT) video solutions innovator Insys Video Technologies is heading to the IBC2019 exhibition in Amsterdam in September with a powerful new cloud-based ...

Ncam to debut Ncam Reality 2019 to Latin American market at SET EXPO 2019

Par Denise Williams

Ncam Technologies, the leading developer of real-time augmented reality technology for the media and entertainment industries, today announced the latest version of its camera tracking solution, Ncam Reality 2019.1, will debut in Latin America at SET EXPO 2019 on booth 159/160. Ncam is also reinforcing the company’s commitment to the region with the appointment of ...

Magewell Heading to IBC2019 with Rapidly-Expanding Portfolio for Evolving Production and Distribution Workflows

Par Write Turn Communications

Recently-announced capture, conversion and streaming solutions to make European debuts at the show alongside established offerings August 8, 2019 — Nanjing, China: Magewell has amped up its product lines over the past year, as the award-winning video interface innovator expands its portfolio with more solutions that help video production and AV professionals maximize the benefits ...

Beatport Will Remove Tracks That Have Never Sold

Par Dan White
Beatport is removing unsold tracks

Everyone in the electronic music industry knows there’s dramatically more music being released than there is music that people want to listen to or DJ with. But what happens when one of the biggest online stores for digital music starts pruning their collection? Starting late this year, Beatport is starting a “yearly storage clean-up procedure” […]

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Mixcloud To Limit Free Playback (Slightly), Aims To Build Paid Listeners

Par Dan White
Mixcloud to limit free listening

At the end of July, Mixcloud posted a Medium article addressing their community and sharing a few fundamental changes that were forthcoming on the platform. In short, the new changes will mean less freedom of listening for unpaid, free listers – and more restrictions lifted for users who subscribe. It’s all with an aim to […]

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Interview: Marco Faraone shares his favorite DJ tools, current must-plays, and career advice

Par Angel Bali

Marco Faraone (Uncage, Rekids, Drumcode) is a prolific and versatile producer whose incendiary live sets have earned him the attention of all the right people. Hit play in the video to watch and listen to some of his set at BPM Portugal 2018, then keep reading beyond that for his DJ tips, career advice, and […]

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RED BEE MEDIA POWERS AND SUPPORTS REMOTE PRODUCTION FOR CANAL+ DURING CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2019

Par Ericsson

CANAL+ were keen to use remote production in their operations during the Cannes Film Festival 2019; broadcasting shows from “TV Festival”, managing all post-production for the CANAL+ Group in Cannes and providing all opening and closing ceremonies at the festival to international broadcasters Red Bee Media facilitated and supported higher-quality workflows for 32 feed remote ...

AAP Media Network Installs Six Calrec Brio Consoles

Par D Pagan Communications

HEBDEN BRIDGE, JULY 30, 2019 — Lahore-based AAP Media Network has purchased six Calrec Brio36 consoles for live, on-air mixing for two of its news and infotainment channels — AAP NEWS and INDUS NEWS. AAP is also planning an additional channel launch for later this year, with the compact and powerful Brios set to be ...

Mediaproxy leads the path to next generation logging and monitoring with LogServer at IBC 2019

Par Page Melia PR

Melbourne, Australia – 10 July 2019 – Mediaproxy,the leading provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, will be highlighting recent upgrades to the LogServer IP logging, monitoring and analysis system during IBC 2019 on Booth 7.B44 in Amsterdam’s RAI Centre from 13 to 17 September. IBC is a major showcase for the latest and most innovative ...

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