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TVU Networks

April 11, 2012 04:45 ET

TVU Networks to Deliver Fully-Integrated Mobile Metadata Solution for Sony Professional Cameras

Solution Integrates TVUPack With XDCAM Camera and XMPilot Planning Metadata Solution for Metadata Workflow During Live Remote Broadcast

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 11, 2012) - TVU Networks, the global technology leader in portable live electronic news gathering (ENG) broadcast solutions announced today a new consolidated solution that integrates the Sony XDCAM family of cameras and XMPilot, an advanced metadata workflow solution, with the award-winning TVUPack mobile 3G/4G/LTE wireless uplink solution. This solution delivers the ability to broadcast live or transfer video clips from virtually any location while preserving the associated metadata. Sony and TVU will be showing live demonstrations of the integrated solution in both the Sony pavilion and TVU booth (booth #SU8519) at NAB 2012.

With this partnership, the fully-integrated solution extends Sony's XDCAM production workflow to TVUPack's ability to deliver live and store-and-forward video footage. This solution further improves the speed and efficiency of live production projects.

"Hundreds of broadcasters around the world rely on TVUPack to deliver live footage of news and events because of its superior picture quality and ability to go live with just the push of the button. This joint solution with Sony enables news operations to streamline the way they deliver news footage to their viewers," said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. "We are looking forward to continuing to work with Sony to develop additional mobile broadcast solutions to benefit our joint customers."

Already in use by hundreds of broadcast organizations, TVUPack gives broadcasters satellite microwave TV truck functionality in a lightweight backpack. TVUPack is powered by TVU's proprietary Inverse StatMux technology, which dynamically segments a live video signal and transmits the segments through multiple independent 3G/4G/WiFi/WiMax connections. TVUPack is simple to use and provides broadcasters with low-latency, HD-quality signal that enables them to broadcast live at any time and from any location.

With XMPilot, users can create planning metadata with the XMPilot Planner in advance and have the flexibility to transfer this metadata to a camcorder remotely via email and WiFi, as well as directly via USB or file-copying onto a recording media. Live logging and post-shoot logging against the timecode with the XMPilot tool running on mobile devices, such as smartphones and touch tablets, enables further enrichment of the metadata with essence marks and comments. This eliminates paper-based logging, manual data entry and typing errors, boosting workflow efficiency and reducing production costs. The XMPilot Live viewing option allows XMPilot users to select a target camcorder (with XMPilot Tool GUI) and view live stream recording whilst away from the shooting set.

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"SONY," "XDCAM" and "XMPilot" are trademarks of Sony Corporation.

About TVU Networks
TVU Networks provides broadcast organizations around the globe with innovative wireless electronic newsgathering (ENG) and Internet broadcasting solutions. Since its founding in 2005, TVU has provided solutions that enable any size broadcaster to overcome the limitations of traditional broadcasting infrastructure, expand distribution to a wider audience and capture and broadcast live video content in a cost effective way. TVU Networks is privately held and is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. with offices in New York, Boston, Raleigh, North Carolina and Shanghai, China. More information about TVU Networks can be found at

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