By Daphne Mischel
The new year has come and gone and 2023 is shaping up to top the previous 12 months in many ways and our business is no exception. In the live streaming industry, the new year brings many exciting new innovations from some of our partners.
2023: Remote Live Streaming is In
From a new briefcase style switcher and video walls on a budget to the latest connected cameras and gadgets that provide internet literally anywhere and everywhere. Take a quick look below for some of the new goodies from some of our favorite partners:
PLAY can get your NDI Signal Anywhere your Network is
Meet PLAY, the latest innovation from BirdDog. This cool little device is their newest and smallest HD & 4K NDI® Player with full support for NDI® 5. the connections are a breeze! Simply connect PLAY to your NDI network, plug it into your TV via HDMI, and use your own remote to browse sources and instantly connect.
BirdDog VideoWall: Complex Video Walls Made Easy.
BirdDog’s new VideoWall is a simple—yet powerful—way to display NDI® and NDI® HX video files across multiple screens to create video walls. Simply choose either a 2×2 or 3×3 screen layout, assign your PLAY or SDM to each screen, and choose the NDI® stream.
GY-HC500UN 4K Handheld Connected Cam.
This handheld 4K production camcorder offers uncompromised live and recorded image quality, and connectivity you won’t find in any competitor’s product. Shoot 4K ultra-HD with HDR and record to SSD or SDHC/SDXC media in a wide variety of formats including ProRes. Ultra-HD ProRes 422 10-bit at 50/60p is possible when recording to SDD media.**
You heard that right, never worry about connectivity for your event again. Similar to Peplink’s family of bonded-cellular solutions; Stream Dudes welcome’s MR•NET to the Dude-iverse. MR•NET is an all-in-one, bonded cellular and network router solution that is easy to use. Although you can try and use a phone as a hotspot; What do you do if and when your phone has little to no reception?
Productions on-the-go with the Ringer Briefcase-Style Switcher.
We’re super excited to talk about our new “walk-about” switcher. We were able to finagle a launch for our product on the big stage…say it with me the “AAAAAhnold.” no pressure to perform, right? The eight-input Walterweight switcher did NOT disappoint.
The KnockOut: Up to 12-Channels for Cross Conversion.
Rolled out at NAB, The KnockOut (TKO)—with SV-ESDR from Atbis—is your all-in-one solution for cross conversion, encoding, decoding, switching, monitoring, recording and more, of up to 12 channels of video. From SD to UHD signals, TKO is ready to serve your production needs.
Reliable vMix System Under $5K? Brandt, at your Service.
Notice any pigs flying in your area? That’s right, a reliable vMix machine, with three-year hardware warranty under $5K. When your basic productions need a simple, but loyal solution, call upon Brandt to get the job done. Perfect for multiple streams of NDI video in or out, along with (4) Bidirectional 3G-SDI inputs/outputs, The Brandt is ready to serve you wherever, whenever.
Prism H.264 and HEVC 4K Video Encoders and Decoders.
Looking for a wireless solution that covers a spectrum of needs? Prism, Teradek’s flagship encoder/decoder line (now its fourth generation) provides three (Mobile, Flex, RU) tiers of products that provide secure, ULL 4K HDR streaming for contribution, distribution and collaborative decentralized workflows.
ART: Video-Aware, Ultra-Low Latency Streaming Protocol
You’ve heard of an array of internet protocols, from NDI to SRT. But have you heard of the new streaming protocol designed by Teradek, a leader in wireless video transmission? Do you desire a streaming protocol that delivers secure, ultra low latency (ULL), broadcast-quality audio/video over the public Internet, resulting in a highly resilient, adaptive video stream that ensures the quality and integrity of your content over the most challenging network conditions…Introducing ART.
Ranger 6GHz Zero-Delay 4K HDR Video Transmission at Scale
With the Teradek Ranger, users have the option to operate in the 5 GHz bandwidth for general/ordinary use; however, the Ranger family also supports the new 6 GHz bandwidth, where you also gain access to 12 newly-opened RF channels to operate without interference.
With multiple models from which users can select, there is a Ranger to fit nearly every need. Teradek’s Ranger series is powered by their Emmy®- & Academy Award-winning technology for zero-delay wireless
video transmission. Ranger boasts a maximum range of 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) and works seamlessly within a variety of professional broadcast, sports, and ENG applications–
including handheld gimbals, drones, and shoulder-mounted production cameras.