Polar Graphics - Recent news from our team and partners
Spring is finally in the air, so a very warm welcome to our first news update of the year.
As we continue to do our bit to 'Stay Home and Save Lives' the Polar Bears are now well adapted to remote working and I am grateful for their dedication in ensuring that we are fully operational and remain available to meet the needs of our customers during this continued period of what is referred to as the 'new normal'.
There is still much uncertainty as to when we will be able to meet again, but we remain optimistic that the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine will enable us to see each other at some point this year. In the meantime we hope you enjoy reading on to learn about what we and our suppliers have been up to.
KitPlus recently spoke to our Technical Director, Peter Kavanagh about the Nagasoft NSCaster X1. This highly integrated navigation tablet with a built-in 11.6-inch full HD touchscreen monitor, allows multi-channel switching, recording, broadcasting, audio mixer, special effects, and monitoring. It also has built-in Ethernet, WIFI, and 4G modules to meet the needs of webcasts for different occasions.
The post-production industry has been hit hard due to COVID-19, mainly down to the fundamental requirements of a post-production workflow, such as access to post-production systems and the physical proximity (in traditional collaboration environments) between individuals and the creative teams. Thankfully though there has been a significant rise in new solutions emerging to tackle these issues, tC (Tridib Chakravarty), President and CEO of StorageDNA, joined KitPlus to chat with them on how StorageDNA is enabling remote working across post-production.
HOT OFF THE PRESS
Polar Graphics Product Support Specialist, Alexandros Galanos, wrote a fantastic article for TVBEurope about our supplier, StorageDNA and their product DNAfabric - the Swiss pocket knife of data management.
Read the article in full here.
Prosound Conference Systems Adopt Bluefish444 for Resolume Live Event Display and Adapt to Streaming Live Events with vMix
Prosound were looking for a flexible solution to integrate SDI camera feeds into live production equipment. Following research they selected the Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ cards from Bluefish444, to integrate into a Xeon-based HP Z8 workstation.
Broadcast Technology Looks To A Brighter 2021
Mediaproxy Chief Executive, Erik Otto, explained to InBroadcast that while 2020 could not have been worse for the world as a whole, it brought new opportunities for broadcasters and developers that will only increase this year.
Read the full article here.
Working from home? Don't forget about compliance!
Covid-19 has forced broadcasters to dramatically rethink how TV operations are carried out. But as Mediaproxy chief executive Erik Otto writes, remote working is also for compliance, not just production.
Read the full TVBEurope article here.
We've expanded our MagStor portfolio!
As of this month, we will now be offering the MagStor libraries.
Starting at just 8 slots, with the ability to grow up to 560 slots, these units offer a storage capacity range from 96TB (uncompressed) to 6.6PB (uncompressed).
Plus there is NO LICENSING!
Click here for more information.
JUST FOR FUN
Are you smarter than a 10 year old?
As many of us are juggling work and home schooling our children we thought it would be fun to test your knowledge with our resident teacher Mr Waddle and some SAT exam questions aimed at 10 year olds.