Cinegy GmbH, the premier provider of software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation, and playout, has provided a remarkable live production system for New York online network NY2C. The system delivers creative power and operational efficiency at a competitive price point.
NY2C (www.ny2c.com) is an independent streaming network, offering a mix of live entertainment and video packages designed to help both visitors and residents of New York to get the very best of their city. Live entertainment – from poetry slams to rap battles, indie music to drag shows – comes from its production facilities at the Sour Mouse Club in the Lower East Side.
To support live productions, Cinegy distributor and system architect Tab Butler of T&P Productions Inc. proposed a simple yet powerful solution. Based on a Silverdraft Supercomputing hardware, the system features three channels of Cinegy Capture PRO, recording live switched program feeds and iso cameras of the show. On the same computer, and tightly integrated with Cinegy Capture PRO, is a VMix client for live streaming and Adobe Premiere Pro video editing for packaging highlights and show cutdowns for social media.
The Cinegy environment allows NY2C to continually serve its social media and to offer packaged clips and feeds to free television stations, giving NY2C a global reach. Central to the NY2C operation is that all the functionality is accessible remotely, so a single operator, at the NY2C offices or at home, can switch the programme live, stream the output, and quickly create packages of different lengths for different outlets.
“We are a new sort of network, with big ambitions on a global scale,” said NY2C founder Frank Lieberman. “We want our New York content to be available anywhere, and we are looking to roll the concept out to other cities worldwide. What Tab and Cinegy have given us is a way to pick up the best of local live entertainment and deliver it to our audience with great production and quality, and with the minimum effort. That is going to be extremely valuable to us as we grow our operations.”
Tab Butler added “What makes this all possible is Cinegy’s ability to deliver simplified IP workflows and production tools in hybrid on premises and cloud environments, eliminating the complexity while allowing the creative team to focus on the product. What we have done at NY2C is give them broadcast quality production tools to create compelling content with minimum staffing all at a compelling price point.”
To find out more and catch up with the Cinegy team, visit us at IBC Show on stand 7.A01.