Pure brilliance at The Media Production and Technology Show 2022

MPTS 2022 was the first trade exhibition for the UK broadcast and media industry to take place live, in 3 years, it was a privilege to be there representing Global Broadcast Industry News for the first time.

A spokesperson from MPTS told us “The Media Production and Technology Show 2022 was the biggest and best yet with more visitors, exhibitors, speakers and floor space than ever before!”

It was great to meet friends old and new in a busy two days, here are some of the highlights, we have more to come later in the week .

Symon Roue of Visual Data demonstrated their brand new content operating system to us, VIDA. The new cloud-native SaaS platform streamlines end-to-end media workflows and gives users complete control over their content in a secure, agile and scalable central environment. With an intuitive library interface, users have access to as much storage as needed with the searchability required to capitalise on the growing worldwide media demand.

Symon Roue

Zixi, the award-winning architect of the Software- Defined Video Platform (SDVP), showcased how broadcasters and OTT providers can achieve live broadcast-quality video over any IP network, any protocol, any cloud and any edge device. Zixi recently announced its integrations with Starfish, for ad insertion, and with Ssimwave, for for live IP video experience optimisation.

MRMC showcased its range of future-facing robotics and software solutions for broadcasters, with demonstrations of Polymotion Chat, which uses computer vision to track talent and keep them in frame, reducing the costs of dedicated camera operators and augmenting remote workflows. The company also exhibited its PTZ heads including Agile Remote Cameras’ ARC360 and AFC for applications from studio camera robotics to live events and sports.

farmerswife is the leading provider of resource scheduling, project management and team collaboration software for the demanding needs of today’s media industry. At MPTS it showcased its new SaaS task and project management solution and launched the latest v6.8 of the farmerswife tool. Martin Vorley – UK Product Specialist gave a superb demonstration of Cirkus highlighting the power and flexibility of the product.

We caught up  with Patrick Woolcocks at the WorldCast CONNECT stand where they showcased version 4.6 of their innovative Kybio Monitoring & Control platform. With this new version, users uncover new benefits around powerful drivers and new remote-control features, user experience, visualizing insights, and finer analytics.

Signiant exhibited the newest addition to its platform, Media Engine. Media Engine allows its SaaS customers to search, preview and take action on media assets across all their Signiant-connected storage, from anywhere in the world.

Clear-Com exhibited their latest in broadcast, TV and Film production solutions. These industries have been shifting to AoIP workflows and are experiencing more remote production needs than ever before and Clear-Com is excited to showcase their solutions that meet these demands – the new Arcadia® Central Station, Station-IC™ Virtual Desktop Client, a new update of EHX for the Eclipse® HX Digital Matrix platform, and an updated Trilogy Mentor™ SPG system, alongside trusted, award-winning products including FreeSpeak II® Digital Wireless system, DX410 Digital Wireless, HelixNet® Digital Network Partyline, LQ® Series of IP Interfaces, and remote production “hero,” the Agent-IC® Mobile App.

Powered by Multimodal Indexing AI, Newsbridge provides unprecedented access to content. Whether it be for managing and accessing live recordings, clipping highlights, content showcasing and monetization – the solution allows for smart media asset management. Newsbridge has recently achieved AWS Technological Partner Status.

ATOMOS exists to help creative professionals cut through technology barriers by creating easy to use, cutting-edge 4K and HD Apple ProRes monitor/recorders. These products give video professionals a faster, higher quality and more affordable production system, whether they create for social media, YouTube, TV or cinema. Atomos continues to demonstrate its commitment to putting users first through continual innovation at amazing price points. The company developed the AtomOS operating system dedicated to video recording with an elegant and intuitive touchscreen user interface and was also the first to implement the professional ProRes RAW format for recording with cinema cameras.

Showcasing award-winning IP connection management tool, Pebble Control, which allows broadcasters and production facilities to securely connect broadcast devices as they make the transition from SDI to IP. It gives the ability to create secure operational workflows to successfully configure and monitor IP devices within a broadcast environment. Pebble Control is a self-contained, scalable solution which is easy to configure, deploy and operate using web-based UIs. Designed to deliver immediate benefits to even the smallest IP facility, it leverages open standards to interface with NMOS-enabled devices from multiple vendors, and is easily reconfigurable for when your interconnections change, or when you add or remove devices. Excellent, secure device management is a key building block for your IP environment, and Pebble Control can get you there without the consultation and expense that a bespoke enterprise solution entails.

IMES exhibited their bespoke archiving and digitisation services, used by some of the most iconic brands in the world, such as Paramount, the Grammy Museum, IMG and The Premier League. Denis Leconte, VP of Technology at IMES, spoke on a panel on the 12th of May about the challenges of long-term media preservation, and why content owners cannot rely solely on the cloud to preserve their legacy.

The Media Production and Technology Show 2022 showed that despite the difficulties of the last two years our industry has continued to innovate and thrive in the face of adversity, over the next few days we will share more of the excellence that was on show.