Using a Sony PXW 500 camera on loan from Presteigne Broadcast Hire and two of Hitomi’s own, fixed cameras, Hitomi will deploy Broadcast Wireless Systems NanoPRO TX and associated RF receiver to demonstrate Matchbox Glass’s real-world ability to instantly measure latency and provide fast, accurate lip-sync and alignment of multiple cameras.
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Hitomi Broadcast is building on the value of their industry-leading audio video alignment toolbox, MatchBox, with a new announcement at IBC 2019. The MatchBox Glass option adds mic and camera lip-sync alignment to MatchBox Analyser when used in conjunction with our free iOS app.
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With MatchBox Glass, you no longer need to worry about last minute synchronisation issues. The Glass App works by holding an iPhone or iPad in shot, allowing the analyser to measure camera and mic timing alignment at the receiving end. MatchBox Glass can also determine the latency difference between cameras when pointed at the same iPhone or iPad.
Whilst MatchBox is already in use by broadcasters worldwide for the line-up of live events, MatchBox Glass adds the ability for users to measure the paths through cameras and mics, assessing the delays between pictures and sounds from their origin.
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Stand 2.C11, IBC 2019, RAI, Amsterdam: Hitomi Broadcast, manufacturer of MatchBox, the industry’s leading audio video alignment toolbox, will launch ‘MatchBox Glass’, a new and free iOS App for near instant lip-sync alignment of mics and cameras at IBC this year.
Hitomi IOS App - lip-sync alignment of mics and cameras
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