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  Think Control, Think Rascular Software designers Rascular create PC-based video playout control and media management systems. Bespoke or off-the-shelf, its applications work across SDI and IP technologies. This allows media companies cost-effective control and management across hybrid playout environments. User-defined screen layouts provide precision access to on-air and off-air third-party technologies. This gives operators…

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With our last blog we looked at how to control live streaming encoders along with Facebook Live, all from a single screen. But what about the content? As we said, we are now living in a world where broadcasters and playout providers are having to satisfy the demands of audiences that are spread far and…

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As we’ve said several times recently in published articles, television is dead, long live television. We are now living in a world where broadcasters and playout providers are having to satisfy the demands of audiences that are spread far and wide across multiple devices – the ubiquitous smart phones and tablets. Not only those of…

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Northampton, UK – 16th February – Rascular, software designers of PC-based video playout control and media management systems, has today announced that its flagship control software Helm can now communicate directly with Facebook Live. This allows a tight integration for broadcasters and playout providers between broadcast devices and streaming content to the dominant social media…

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After decades of operating within the same fundamental model, the walls around our world – what was the broadcast world, or “vertical”, in marketing terms – are crumbling. NAB 2016 clearly showed this and IBC 2016 took it one step further: momentum is strengthening as we push towards an IP future. The TVB2020 conference earlier this…

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There really is only one key theme for 2016 across the broadcast industry – a term that itself is in danger of irrelevance – and that of course is the coming of IP on the playout and production side. Playout is precisely where our technology sits. In combination with IP there’s the growing possibilities of…

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Software designers Rascular create PC-based video playout control and media management systems. Bespoke or off-the-shelf, its applications work across SDI and IP technologies. This allows media companies cost-effective control and management across hybrid playout environments. User-defined screen layouts provide precision access to on-air and off-air third-party technologies. This gives operators crucial touch-of-a-button control of manual…

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In our last mini-blog, we looked at the management of resources, particularly glue products, when there’s a regular series of tasks that need to be completed. Broadcasters want to be able to set up systems so that they have multiple cards in a chain, all doing different things, with the correct card(s) automatically selected prior…

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