The media and broadcast industry is developing rapidly, meaning companies are facing new challenges and dealing with more complex issues. The need for performance has never been greater.
Sigma has a range of software solutions designed for the media sector. Perfect if you work in any of these industries:
Media Tracker is a joint report released by KPMG and Markit.
This report from 2015 has shown the following trends in the industry.
Seismic shift in media consumption patterns across the UK
Access to multiple devices is commonplace across all UK households and not simply confined to the young, or highest income group
Rapid technological take-up has also spread viewing of 'catch-up TV' to multiple devices, but divergent preferences and habits persist between younger and older viewers
Tablets are the clear winner in terms of expected uptake over the next six months, and rising numbers of people are likely to access 'catch-up TV' and online news from their devices
Future consumption of online news is a trend among the youngest age groups and highest income groups, continuing the shifts away from reading print media
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Did you know Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology can be used by the media industry for archiving video? ABBYY FineReader Engine, for example, has been integrated within Solutions for Media's (S4M) Video Preview Management System (VPMS), a product currently in use by major German television companies. VPMS is a Video Content Management System for professional creation, management, editing and distribution of digital videos. S4M integrated ABBYY technology in order to recognise and record key video text used for classifying and sorting video footage. A version of S4M's VPMS system integrating FineReader OCR is currently being used by German cable TV channel RTL.
Delphi 10 Seattle
The Ultimate Application Development Platform for Windows 10, Mac, Mobile, and IoT
Embarcadero® Delphi® 10 Seattle is the fastest way to build and update data-rich, hyper connected, visually engaging applications for Windows 10, Mac, Mobile, IoT and more. Quickly and easily update VCL and FMX applications to Windows 10 with the new Windows 10 VCL Controls, Styles, and Universal Windows Platform services components.
Image-Line Software is a Belgian-based creator of FL Studio, one of the most popular Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) available on the market for creating music. FL Studio is installed more than 30,000 times per day (more than 10 million installations a year) by users in more than 200 countries, including power users such as Avicii, Martin Garrix, Afrojack and Mike Oldfield. The FL Studio project contains more than 2.5 million lines of code and more than 300 assembler functions for the digital signal processor. When Image-Line transitioned from video to music, they decided to switch to Delphi from Embarcadero as its software development platform of choice. Delphi’s 64-bit compiler and native support for OS X creates speed and efficiency, and that music to Image-Line and their millions of customers.
bit Time uses Delphi XE2 DataSnap Connectors and InterBase database for android development to create Connect 4 android game. Connect 4 has been downloaded 50,000 times and their players are from all around the world.
Stop Motion Pro uses Delphi to deliver stop motion animation software to film production companies around the world. Stop Motion Pro has been used in movies such as "Wallace and Gromit" and "The Pirates! Band of Misfits".
Video is the largest and fastest growing category of Internet traffic and as the industry transitions to OTT, HEVC and VP9/10, video solution providers need economical, fast, high-density transcode, and quality/analysis tools to stay competitive.
The Intel® Media Server Studio product family has multiple products for these needs. Supports Linux and Windows Server.
Intel® Media Server Studio
Provides a Media SDK, runtimes, and advanced performance and quality analyser tools for developing enterprise-grade media solutions on Intel® Xeon® processor and Intel® Core™ processor based platforms. Get premium performance, video quality and compliance.
Intel® Video Pro Analyzer
Improve video quality with advanced video analysis software tools for HEVC, VP9, AVC and MPEG-2 video coding standards. Provides deep inspection of the entire decoding process, statistics extraction, test and debug media encoders; analyze streams, and more.
Intel Media Server Studio Sales Sheet - PDF 2.3MB
Intel Video Pro Analyzer Product Brief - PDF 1.1MB
Visicom was looking for a tool to determine slow performance when displaying routines. They needed a profiling and debugging tool to help them find the problem. Find out how they’re using AQtime to find bottlenecks and performance issues.
Cisco develops applications that allow cable television operators to deliver video to their customers via televisions, computers and smart devices. Find out how LoadUI Pro helps Cisco to create, configure and redistribute application load test interactively and in real-time.