With the LGZ USB Recorder and the LGZ Referee Video Goal Judge System, the IIHF and the Host Broadcaster (Mediatec Broadcast) could enjoy easy access to digital copies in H264 of all games as soon as they ended. From the Video Goal Judge System, specific clips could be exported to a server accessible from both Finland and Sweden so that Referees and Supervisors always could access all important clips.
During the tournament, more than 800 USB sticks were sucessfully recorded and distributed thanks to the USB Recorder and all 64 games were properly reviewed and analyzed thanks to the Video Goal Judge System. The Championship was in all aspects and for all parties a great experience and we look forward future projects that may arise from these events.
Several customers have for several weeks now tested the new Web Interface and the latest (free) software upgrade to the LGZ USB Recorder. Tests show that it seems to work just as intenden and makes its use even more user-friendly than it already was. We look forward more feedback and ideas from all our customers as to how to improve and what new products you wish us to develop!
A new year, more updates and more products in development
Two years have now passed since we became and official OEM company! We'd like to thank everyone that has helped us on the way and we are really happy with how far we've come in this short time! We have resellers and customers across Europe and even a few further off. We have three products and several more in development (although we won't reveal what yet, be patient!). We've established good partnerships we both suppliers and customers and bussiness is really starting to thrive! So to everyone, cheers and 'til next time.
The web interface update for the LGZ USB Recorder is planned to be released in 4 weeks! We've also sneaked a few stability upgrades as well and while we were at it we added a few more features in the LGZ Replay (which is now at its software version 3.1.1). If you haven't received an update in the mail, don't hesitate to contact us and get your latest software.
After a very successful IBC we are now looking forward the Hamburg Open with MCI, one of our resellers in Germany! We will there demo both the LGZ Replay as well as the LGZ USB Recorder. Come and check out our booth!
LGZ USB software update coming soon
All our customers that have had the chance to test or work with teh LGZ USB Recorder have asked about it and it will soon be reality! We are working on a web interface. It will make the unit very OB friendly as users will be able to control the unit via a simple LAN web interface!
Hamburg Open with MCI
We've added a few local resellers to our ranks so don't hesitate to contact your local reseller and ask for a demo! If we haven't established one yet in your region, you are welcome to contact us directly.
Everybody attending the Blackmagic Design Event in Sintra, Portugal got to see the new LGZ USB Recorder in action. Finally you can record in real time and on several USB memory devices your audio and video data in high quality H264 that is easily played back on smartTVs, laptops and Mac computers. Check out its specifications and don't hesitate to contact us if you too want to test it! Shipping will start in the 2nd week of september.
IBC 2012 in Amsterdam
It has already been 1 year since we exhibited for the first time at IBC. We are now back and have 2 new products to show for ourselves. For your convenience we've set them up in together with PALS and Hitachi in a well designed HD OB-van. You are of course welcome to come by and test all their features out. Especially the Super Slowmo feature that will be shown with Hitachis new SSM camera. And of course, don't miss the new LGZ USB Recorder which has its world premiere at IBC.
You'll find us at the Hitachi booth - 11E30 (thats Hall 11, booth E30). See you there!
This past spring sure has been full of adventures. It started with the completion of the LGZREF product line. Our devices were used by the IIHF in Sweden and Finland. They were used to overview all the games and get fast and easy access to video data required to ensure that the referee decisions were fair, just and quick. Both the production company Mediatec Broadcast and the IIHF were very satisfied with the performance of our products so we can only hope to soon find more events where we can be of service.
DBU Pokalen Final in Danmark
The 17th May 2012 we had a just.REPLAY device working side by side with 3 EVS on the DBU Pokalen Final in Copenhague. The game went great and of course our device worked without a glitch. We may not try to replace EVS but we sure managed to pack enough quality, speed and userfriendliness in our device to still be of significant assistance during big events.
Release of a new product in July
We have since the release of our LGZREF worked fervently to finalize our newest product as fast as possible. All focus is now on getting it perfect and we can gladly announce that it will be released in july. As we are hoping to impress everyone attending an event in Portugal in July we are waiting with the announcment of what the product actually is, but please be patient as I'm sure you'll appreciate it when it is unveiled.
As you can see on the above picture. The ice is releasing its grip on Stockholm. Spring is here and as promised, it has brought news to LGZ. THe LGZ Ref system is now ready and available. Its first official appearance will be at the Ice Hockey world cup (the B division in Poland and then the A division in Sweden and Finland). Referees will finally be able to get a high quality and user-friendly access to recorded data.
We can also gladly report a successful CABSAT exhibition where many contacts were made in the middle east but also with several european countries. Dubai was a fun experience and in between meetings I gladly recommend a Dune-buggy tour! Exhilerating!
We now look onwards to the Pro Light + Sound in Frankfurt. Do come by for a chat or demo of our just.REPLAY server. We have also started development on our latest idea which will preliminary be announced in the beginning of May. A solution we hope our customers will appreciate as much as we enjoy developing it! And finally, we couldn't resist showing a picture of our nice Mass Effect 3 model ship we just acquired to our offices. We hope with time to complete with many more nerdy model ships.
Oh boy are a lot of things happening in 2012! This year will be an eventful year filled with action, new features and new products. We will try to keep the website as up to date as possible but with all the developing happening here it is hard to keep up! So the exhibitions first:
The BVE Expo, 14-16th February in London. Come and see us at stand M44.
The NAB Show, 14-19th April in Las Vegas, we have already bought plae tickets but are still in negotiations to see if we'll have any prodcuts there.
The just.REPLAY has finally a Super Slowmo feature which can take HD feeds from most Super Slowmo CCUS to give you nice looking super slomo replays in 75 fps (150 fields). We've also added a few options that make the just.REPLAY even more user-friendly and more compliant to installations and standards in larger OB trucks.
Finally, we have several products in parallel development that will be launched during the year 2012. The first will be announced at the end of February and the rest will follow in a steady pace so be on the lookout for our awesome solutions!
Tutorials and demo videos have finally been uploaded to our Youtube Channel. Check them out for a full overview of what you can do with the just.REPLAY device - and most importantly how easy it can be done!
You may also be interested in the fact that Super Slow mo will soon be ready. It is currently being tested with Grassvalley SSL cameras but we will of course try to make sure it works with as many systems as possible. It will, when ready, be available on all just.REPLAY devices so prepare to amaze your customers with awesome looking super slowmo replays!
Put simply, it went very well! We were all impressed by the amount of visitors and positiv feedback. We met all kind of people and had great fun discussing new equipment, the future of broadcasting and of course our own device. We are now busying ourselves with putting together more devices to make sure all interested can get their hands on demo servers to try them out. We can also gladly announce that we now have newer and bigger offices that are located in Bromma, Stockholm. We look forward getting properly settled in, and once we are be sure to visit us!
Soon coming up on the website - Instruction videos on how to use and operate the LGZ-1 HD/SD!
Yesterday was the first day of the LLB 2011 Exhibit and it went really well! My throat is soar from a long day talking and demonstrating and we've received great feedback from a surprising amount of people. Many local actors were impressed, many visitcards exchanged and I look forward meeting more people in the two days the exhibit has left. Apart from from our stand I've seen quite a few other interesting stands and it's been lots of fun to talk broadcasting with all these people gathered with all this knowledge and experience in one place!
If you haven't had the time yet, do come by for a chat!
We've had the opportunities to use the device on more broadcasts. In the football game between Hammarby and Ljungskile (division 1, aka Superettan) the device was used first in line between the mixerboard and the videocameras. Thanks to its LOOP feature the live signals from the cameras are duplicated without any delay (no framestore) and are sent directly to the mixerboard. This saves producers from using a router or several SDI splitter to duplicate SDI signals.
The LGZ-1 HD/SD was used in the production of the training football game between Vasteras and FC Inter Abo (and yes it was snowing). The game was broadcasted on the web and the slow-motion replays looked great. It was recorded in 720p50 and above is a still frame from the games only goal which Vasteras scored in the last 5 minutes of the game. We only have a few features left we want to test further before we feel confident announcing its release. It will then be available at Scandinavian Photo. Don't hesitate to contact us if you want to try it out or meet us at LLB!
It is now official, we will attend the LLB Exhibit 18th-20th May 2011 in Stockholm. If you haven't already done so, you will finally be able to meet us, see what the LGZ-1 HD/SD looks like and of course try it out. We will be there for the whole exhibit answering questions and giving demonstrations.