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Happy Christmas for you all from the Broadcast Brazil crew!


Holidays at Broadcast Brazil.

dear Members and readers,

This year we introduced the Broadcast Brazil
SHOP , our new Broadcast Brazil Academy… we were be able to extend the JOBS page.
We are some months on Instagram also, check it out!
In 2018 we will surprice you with some more. Like to learn better english, learn about new equipment or use your equipment better so you are growing in knowledge and give a better result to your clients.
Let’s use 2018 to level up our productions again.
We have already some nice new Blog articles and Columns in the pipeline for 2018!

We will be back February 5th 2018

happy Christmas for you all from the Broadcast Brazil crew!

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Broadcast Brazil - Review METAGRID app for iOS

This time we review an iOS application MetaGrid from developer Metassytem. This app is like a close companion for your DAW, your NLE or any other application on you computer. There are some other similar apps available like Keymand, but we will show you why we like MetaGrid so much. Yes…… it will work on Mac and Windows. To get it all to work you first have to download the iOS app from the iTunes store. From the Metasystem website you have to download Metaserver for Windows or Mac. Metaserver connects de app to your computer, it uses WIFI, LAN or an USB cable.

Broadcast Brazil - Review METAGRID app for iOS

It is obvious the app's basic idea was to be used for the audio-world DAW’s like Pro-Tools, Cubase, Logic and more. But it also works with any other app. Metasystem has already very nice videos about Metagrid online for these audio programs we just made a short video in how you can use this for example in your NLE or animation software. We choose Final Cut Pro X and Motion. It will also function on Adobe Premiere, AVID, Davinci resolve, After effects among others. In the app you can find some presets, but it is very easy to make them yourself…. and it is fun too!

Broadcast Brazil - Review METAGRID app for iOS

BB: We read on the Metagrid facebookpage that version 1.5 will be released soon ( the end of september ).
Our question is this… it is November, when will it be released?
Przemek: Yes, we plan a significant v1.5 update - originally we planned it till the end of September but we have decided to move it a bit due to some development reasons. The next iteration will come till the end of this year - so currently Metagrid stays as is.

Broadcast Brazil - Review METAGRID app for iOS

BB: We like making our own templates in the App… it is just a very nice option of the app. It is for us the Core functionality that makes it more than just some buttons for use in an app. Changing templates to your likes.. is just awesome. But we were still curious if more templates wil be involved in version 1,5 or future versions? Like Motion, iMovie, Garageband, Wirecast etc.

Przemek: Yes, v1.5 will include import/export functionality and we will add more viewsets for various apps.

BB: At BroadcastBrazil we work mostly with FCPX. For us some functionality within the NLE, but this also counts for other programs, is that you cannot be so precise with a mouse or Trackpad. The buttons for volume up en down are already awesome compared to doing the same thing with a mouse or trackpad. But what would be even more awesome is if we have a fader type of function within Metagrid… is this a possible function for the future?

Przemek: Yes, v1.5 will include very powerful customisable faders.

Broadcast Brazil - Review METAGRID app for iOS

BB: In DAW’s and NLE’s we use a lot of plugins. Will it be possible in the future to also add those in Metagrid?

Przemek: We have some great plans for Metagrid being a central workflow hub for various workflow-enhancement modules. Currently, it contains only Action Grid (buttons) but we want to add various other modules - look at and see our products for Liine Lemur - we want to port most of our ideas and concepts to Metagrid for iOS.

We performed our tests on 2 different Apple computers:

-1- A MacBook Pro from 2014 with Final Cut Pro X version 10.3.3
-2- An iMac 5K from 2016 with Final Cut Pro X version 10.3.4

We want to thank Przemek for the answers and also a little look in the future of MetaGrid. If we have any updates from MetaGrid we will update this blog-post. The forthcoming update 1.5 will be very interesting so stay tuned.

Metagrid is besides a very nice companion for your Audio / Video production software also a tool that can speedup your job and workflow extremely. We gained a lot of time just by using the “Volume Up and Down” function to change our levels thru the whole edit in once… and more easy and precise than when using a mouse or trackpad. Besides you will win some time in which can be very handy, the app will look incredible cool in your setup.

Broadcast Brazil - Review METAGRID app for iOS

MIDI part of the app is very interesting too, we did not tried it yet, but it will open some amazing possibilities, also for NLE’s like sending MIDI messages to your AudioInterface.

METAGRID is available from the Appstore for $ 14.99 , No in-App Purchases!

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Director of Photography, Filmmaker and Editor Hopi Chapman

Director of Photography, Filmmaker and Editor Hopi Chapman

BroadcastBrazil - Director of Photography and Editor Hopi Chapman

Christopher Robin Hopi Boomerang Chapman is his full name but he is normally called Hopi Chapman. We met Hopi on Facebook some years ago and later alive at the #RIO2016 Olympic Games. This Director of Photography, Filmmaker and Editor works in the South of Brazil at Flow Filmes. But his heritage is from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He spoke very well english, so we invited him for our blog to listen to his adventures and projects in Brazil and elsewhere.

BB: How long have you been working in the TV business?
Hopi: Firstly I studied Cinema and TV at the University of Amsterdam. Then I worked as a trainee for a local TV station called Belissima TV, doing script, camera, directing and editing of short videos. Thereafter I worked two years for the Amsterdam TV station “AT5” as a cameraman for a sports program. As a freelancer I filmed and edited a lot of commercial videos, for the perfume chain Douglas but also a video about the national liberty day, and a music event in Amsterdam visited by fifty thousand people.

BroadcastBrazi - Hopi commenting a documentary at the screening 2014
Hopi commenting a documentary at the screening 2014

I have been In Brazil since 1999. For one year I worked as a cameraman and editor for a fashion program and an extreme sports program. Then I worked for two years for an advertisement agency, making commercials, filming, editing and directing. Here I learned a lot about how advertisement works. I made a lot of political advertisements too, participating in six political campaigns as a cameraman and an editor. And I started to give editing lessons in
Adobe premiere and After Effects. The last 7 years I made a lot of documentaries funded by the state and the Brazilian government.

BroadcastBrazil - Making a film for an organization of bankworkers and their vacations in the south of Brazil, RS, SC, PR and SP
Making a film for an organization of bankworkers and their vacations in the south of Brazil, RS, SC, PR and SP

BB: Is communicating in the english language important for your job?
Hopi: Working in Brazil, mostly I do not use English although I did a few important jobs with Dutch and American people when English was fundamental to do the job. Speaking English is important in our business.

BB: On location at international events, is it difficult for you to talk with Brazilians ?
Hopi: It is not difficult for me to speak with Brazilians because I have lived for 19 years in Brazil. I speak Portuguese very well.


BB: Did you see a growth past years in international events in Brazil?
Hopi: Yes I saw a growth of international events like the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup soccer.

BB: What did this mean for your business?
Hopi: I worked on both events. During the World Cup I worked for a Dutch television company in Porto Alegre and the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro for Connecting Media who produced live webcasts for Facebook USA. It was great to be part of a crew that promotes these events to a lot of people.

BB: How was your job at the Olympic Games 2016 in Brazil?
Hopi: It was a nice job and great experience working together with Connecting Media for a company like Facebook and NBC. We had an international crew of Brazilian, American, Australian and Dutch crew members and it worked very well together.

BroadcastBrazil - Camera for live webcast facebook at Olympic Games 2016 for ConnectingMedia
Camera for live webcast facebook at Olympic Games 2016 for ConnectingMedia

BB: Do you work besides Brazil also in other regions on the planet or do you have plans for that?
Hopi: I worked in a lot of places in Brazil, Uruguai, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain but for now I have no plans to work in other countries.

BB: Are there any surprising challenges you had at events past years?
Hopi: At the Olympic Games we had the challenge to transmit by Facebook interviews with atletes, comentators and special guests. And it went great. One challenge I have this year is making a tv series for TV Brasil and university tv channels, called Culturando. It is about young people of the periphery who work together in groups, creatively and productively.

BroadcastBrazil - Filming and directing a documentary about the painter Karin Lambrecht
Filming and directing a documentary about the painter Karin Lambrecht

BB: You edit on Final Cut Pro. Do you still use it or did you update to Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere, Davinci Resolve or AVID?
Hopi: I was only editing on Final Cut Pro for the last 10 years, but this year, after upgrading, my Mac did not accept it any more. I am using and Premiere CC a lot and I like it very much. It exceeded my expectations.

BB: Do you plan to learn other solutions, for example AfterEffects, Fusion or Apple Motion?
Hopi: I also use AfterEffects and give lessons in both After Effects and Premiere CC nowadays.

BB: Did you attended Exhibitions this year like SET EXPO, Church Expo, IBC or AES Brasil?
Hopi: This year I went to the Rio Content Market exhibition. It is a good opportunity to sell programs, documentaries and content to Brazilian and foreign TV Stations. There are people from all over the world.

BroadcastBrazil - Directing and filming a documentary about a group of artists, called Nervo Óptico that is shown on channel Arte 1, TV//RS and TV Justiça
Directing and filming a documentary about a group of artists, called Nervo Óptico that is shown on channel Arte 1, TV//RS and TV Justiça

Productions made by Hopi Chapman - Flowfilms:

Kaingang Wisdom
This documentary (Full HD, 26 min, 2015) shows the lifes of two ninety-year-old kaingang Indians, one living in the city and the other in the countryside. (Produced by Flow Films)

Nervo Óptico, in search of a new eye (Trailer)
This documentary (Full HD, 26 min, 2013) shows that in Porto Alegre during the seventies a group of artists was thinking of art in a different way. The film is directed by Karine Emerich and Hopi Chapman. (Financed by the State Ministry of Culture and Pró-Cultura of Rio Grande do Sul)

Julio Plaza, the poetic and the political
This documentary shows the art of Julio Plaza. Directed by Hopi Chapman and Karine Emerich (26 min. Full HD, 2012)

Contact info
Hopi Chapman - Flowfilmes
Rua João Alfredo 312 cj. 616
Porto Alegre/RS

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SET EXPO 2017 - What was discussed?

SET Expo 2017 - What was discussed?

Broadcast Brazil - SET2017

From August 21 to August 24, SET EXPO 2017 presented and discussed technical innovations, regulations and new products in the audiovisual market, covering the entire production chain, from creation through to distribution. At the Congress, the participants discussed how to manage, produce, transmit and distribute multimedia electronic content while debating the current standards and regulations, with the emphasis on the current and future scenario for telecommunications. At the Trade Show, the main domestic and international manufacturers showcased their products to an audience representing the entire audiovisual and broadcasting production chain.

Broadcast Brazil - SET2017

There were many points discussed this year, and the 14 main ones were:

New TV standards, UHD formats and next steps

Kenizhi Murayama, NHK senior researcher, gave an overview of the digital broadcasting service in Japan and the 8K signal, tested on major broadcasts in the country since 2015 (in that year, there was a transmission test, in 2016 a new test was made during the Olympic Games in Rio, and the next one will take place during the World Cup in Russia in 2018, and finally the model of transmission to be adopted for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020). NHK began testing the system on domestic broadcasts last year. And the test of transmission done in Rio last year, in partnership with TV Globo, is the same that we implemented later in Japan.
Another good news is about
ATSC 3.0, the groundbreaking standard of terrestrial television broadcasting, that is almost ready, which increases the channel capacity by 30% with improvements in audio and video quality, with multiple audio and video streams, custom content, a wider choice of consumer and transmitter choices, internet interactivity, advanced emergencies and new alerts accessibility features.
There was also discussion about the next steps of the TV based on mobile devices, looking at the total view time for videos growing with the massive growth of views on mobile devices.
Another discussion is about new technologies and trends that could help reduce the compression rates for transmission, on the support of different formats of HDR and transmission networks for the distribution of 4K/8K signals.

Broadcast Brazil - SET2017

Digital revolution and the new doors that are opening

According to the presentation of the
Google executive, Fábio Coelho, the TV set is still the main screen, but its use has stopped growing. By 2015, in the United States, for example, 60% of millennials (born between the mid-1980s and the 2000s) still preferred television, but 26% opted for a computer screen. Mobile gadgets were 14% of preference. By comparison, TV is the choice of 79% of the generation X (born between 1960 and the early 1980s), and 86% of baby boomers born during the post-World War II and 1960s.
Advertising revenue reflects this change and therefore "we should think about video rather than television," Coelho reflected, "and our role is precisely to help companies generate value in the digital economy. The human being remains the same, but today we have very different expectations. The consumer is much more impatient and lazy, and companies need to understand what role they play in reducing that friction." As examples within the company, the executive has shown that Brazil is one of the top five Google countries in the use of platforms and that Waze has Sao Paulo as the main city.
Liliana Nakonechnyi, the president of SET - organizing entity of SET EXPO, analyzed the Brazilian trajectory of the analog TV system until the implementation of the Brazilian digital TV technology (ISDB-TB), created from the Japanese standard. She also said: "We have had a leading role in this movement, but the technology also throws uncertainties on how to adopt tools like IP for video, cloud usage, and other changes."
Masahiko Tominaga, representing Japan's contribution to the deployment of digital TV in Brazil, believes that "success in shutting down the analogue signal in cities as big as São Paulo is an important motivation for other cities in Brazil. Last year, was the celebration of 10 years of ISDB-TB, in 2017 El Salvador also joined this group of 19 countries. This signal pattern was adopted in almost all the countries of South America and Central America in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

More flexibility and scalability: IP in broadcasting

The IP expert at
Grass Valley, Robert Erickson, hosted the IP Production: From Theory to Practice workshop, which took place on the afternoon of last Monday, August 21, during the SET Congress. According to the executive, the industry is changing and new forms of consumption are demanding adjustments in the production and distribution chain and business models.
"The means of distribution are very diverse and each requires an image resolution," he says, noting that removing the physical interfaces of the equation allows the construction of more modern solutions that meet modern workflow requirements.
IP can reduce operating costs and provides gains in scalability, flexibility and upgradeability, and broadcast industry is headed for that. And this change will take a while.
Claudio Szabas, the company's project manager, followed a demonstration of Grass Valley IP solutions, noting that there are no changes to the operator, which uses the panel that is already used, and can direct the camera, the IPG and share the multiviewer.

Broadcast Brazil - SET2017 Rodrigo Arnaut

Virtual reality: closer than you think

Many still do not know, and believe that virtual reality is a fad, and others believe it is a trend.
Marcos Alves, director of ventures of the Canadian YDreams Global; Renato Citrini, Senior Product Manager, Samsung Mobile Devices Division; and Ricardo Laganaro, director of O2 Filmes, were invited to discuss the issue in the panel on Innovation and Disruptive Technologies that took place on the afternoon of Monday, August 21, during the SET Congress. For them, the cheapening of the equipment, the improvement in the quality of connection to the internet and also of the production must help the virtual reality to reach the masses.
According to Citrini, Samsung has worked to perfect and at the same time cheapen its line of glasses for VR. The latest version of Gear VR comes with a control, the camera is smaller, has more functionality, such as the ability to do live streaming, and is cheaper. "Things evolve at an amazing speed. Anyone can be a virtual reality producer and consumer." The manufacturer has made some bets to increase the consumption of the technology, like transmission of fights of UFC with cameras positioned in the border of the octagon or transmission of shows, one of the most recent one was of the band Coldplay in the United States. Locally there are also some initiatives to increase the offer in the Samsung VR content store.
For Alves, the great opportunities for the diffusion of the virtual reality are the independent games, the arcades of virtual reality, the platforms of distribution and capture of contents, like the
NextVR, the possibilities in the areas of education, health and in the industry of the sex. As a content producer, Laganaro is also committed to the development of technology and fast consumer acceptance. "I prefer to speak in immersive narratives," says the director, remembering that those who produce content need to start thinking beyond the flat screen, to learn a new way of operating in the audiovisual, because to produce using virtual reality is a cyclical process involving content, technology, production, narrative and language.

Broadcast Brazil - SET2017 Fazendo a Realidade Virtua

IoT: digital security

Brazil is the fourth country in terms of DDoS-type cyber attacks, in which servers are not properly invaded, but are prevented from functioning. The number is a good index to assess the importance of security for content production and broadcasting companies, an issue explored by experts during the first day of the SET EXPO 2017 Technology Congress.
One of the big doors to the threats are Internet-connected devices, such as smart TVs and mobile phones, which are expected to add up to 20 billion handsets by 2020, according to TV Globo's information security expert
Leandro Valente. Often the danger is easy to avoid, as many devices such as security cameras and internet routers have the default password maintained by users. The key is to change the settings at the time of installation. In a universe in which every audiovisual work is available mainly in digital media, companies must also be attentive to their internal processes. 9 out of 10 companies in the country suffer from cybersecurity violations, said Tácito Leite, director of T-Risk. "The Internet of Things is the new frontier for cyber-extortion, but companies do not consider security as a fundamental requirement."

Startups: new technologies and opportunities

With gaps for new companies, new entrepreneurs, the market for audiovisual innovation can be a great opportunity for growth. Most audiovisual productions are still concentrated in traditional media, but lower-cost productions are gaining ground, as the public's attention is drawing.
Today it is possible to capture aerial images at a lower cost through drones, cameras and equipment are more accessible. For example, 360-degree content and integration with OTTs make content profitable, showing that a good idea is enough to become a big business.
"More than money, startups need business opportunities," said
Edson Mackeenzy, head of the SET Innovation Zone, a pavilion designed to give visibility to startups working in the audiovisual industry during SET EXPO. "Companies need to invest and believe in national technology."
Also, the president of
Abragames and CEO of Webcore Games, Fernando Chamis, addressed the gaming market in Brazil and the world, and gave examples of games made in the country that today are successful worldwide, such as Horizon Chase. "It's a market that has been growing, for a long time, 10% a year," he said. In Latin America, Brazil is the market that makes the most, although the number is still low, due to cost and piracy.

Broadcast Brazil - SET2017

SET EXPO 2017: Business and optimism

The mission of SET EXPO 2017 is to stimulate discussions and offer the solutions to foster the changes of the industry in Brazil towards digital convergence. And the expectation of the exhibitors is that the event move more than $ 40 million in business.
The main point was the convergence of Telecom companies,
pay-TV operators, large and independent producers, the advertising market and even youtubers.
In addition, the video market is diversifying and presents several options, highlighting 4K, HDR, IP technologies, all new workflows and formats.
The Technology Congress brought together 1400 congress members in four days of panels with experts from companies such as
TV Globo, O2 Filmes, Dolby Laboratories, SBT, RecordTV, Ericsson, Samsung, and more than 40 entities, such as SEBRAE - Brazilian Service of Support to Micro and Small Enterprises; ABRATEL - Brazilian Radio and Television Association; ABERT - Brazilian Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters; AESP - Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters of the State of São Paulo, among others.

Cloud Storage trend

Digital transformation in the industry has changed the way suppliers and broadcasters think and market their experiences and products.
The demand for
OTT video services is growing, and since then the budget for cloud services has been following this trend. One of the concerns when it comes to the subject is the security issue.
There is no doubt that the cloud will continue to be a storage trend and that the market dynamics have brought several issues for the companies that use the service, since there must be agile, fast and economical systems. It is worth mentioning that the use of the cloud is not only for end users, but for several sectors, such as the journalistic, in social networks, in post-production.

UHD and Digital Cinema

The innovations and disruptive technologies point to ongoing transformations that encompass audiovisual productions in multiple screens and windows. In the stations there is the expectation of the arrival of the 4K, something that already is reality in the cinema.
In addition, there are many goals in a fully digital environment, especially in post-production, in process planning, always ensuring maximum quality.

Broadcast Brazil - SET2017

IP and Satellites

Satellite industry is going through a very special moment, not only from an application point of view, but also from a technology standpoint. And consumer behavior dictates the need for new IP technologies.
With the IP universe, new applications will have room for video and audio. The trend is that
satellite companies become IP video companies, even if it is a conservative market, changes are expected to occur more and more.
Switch-off: Lessons and what’s around
The switch-off in Brazil has worked well and every city that enters the digital age there is a new learning. The instruction of the population and the installation of adapters has had a positive return, even if at the beginning they had a concern with the distributed kits.
One of the concerns was the audience issue, whether the transition would cause the audience to fall due to signal change, but studies showed that there were no changes.
In addition to the concerns, it is relevant to say that the market has grown as people began investing in new TVs.

Digital era: Real experiences and audience

Engaging consumers with experiences is the best way to ensure audience in the entertainment market.
The phrase that sums up the new consumer mode of media is: Unique experience. The idea is to bring people on different platforms to the same point, in order to establish a relationship, loyalty to the client using the convenience of digital and preserving the best in the face-to-face experience.
The trend can be seen through data, according to research conducted by Marcela Doria, director of research for Twitter in Latin America, 9 out of 10 people declare that the smartphone is the most used device to access the Internet, and 7 out of 10 multiteels are declared. That is, many people use the smartphones while watching television, for example. In Brazil alone, more than 1 million tweets per day are related to TV. Twitter today is the smallest distance between the viewer and the content, and the tool is able to contribute about 13% to the audience of a show, with even greater force in live events such as the Oscars.

OTT in Brazil and worldwide

According to the research presented by
Salustiano Fagundes, founder of HIRIX Engenharia de Sistemas and CEO of HXD Smart Solutions, the OTT market will reach US$ 64 billion worldwide in 2021, with US $ 3.59 billion being only between Brazil and Mexico, who should lead Latin America and occupy, respectively, the fourth and fifth global posts. As for the survey conducted in the United States, consumers spend 45% more time choosing what to watch on VOD services than looking for a program to watch on linear TV, and 4K video streaming is growing, with Netflix and Amazon broadcasting on that quality.
Meanwhile, NHK's senior research engineer,
Masaru Takechi, who works to deploy and harmonize the Hybridcast, a second-screen and VOD/streaming service said that in Japan, more than five million people use the system, with flexible selection of content, generating targeted advertising and a similar content relation.
The director of digital platforms, Marcello Azambuja, talked about the live streaming company. The first was the Big Brother Brazil and in 2003, the first OTT of Brazil was launched, the Globo Media Center, and in 2005 it had the broadcast of the NBA final. In 2010, at the World Cup, the site made the broadcast for the first time in HD. And in 2014 had the first multi-camera live stream. He complements saying about the availability of 4K content available on Globo Play.

Migration of AM radios

Radio is one of the most accessible and popular media worldwide, and the migration of AM to FM broadcasters has moved companies and regulators in Brazil.
RBS project manager, Cauê Franzon, showed that conventional radio is still 58% of the audience between 10am and 11am, and 15% of cellphone listeners between 2pm and 3pm. Only 5% listen through the computer between 2pm and 3pm. The data compiled by Ibope show that radio reaches 89% of people in the 13 metropolitan regions where the audience is measured, which is equivalent to 52 million people. The average time of the tuned is of 4h36, which shows a space of great growth in mobile devices.
The great effort needed to accommodate the stations that will migrate from AM to FM is much discussed, and we are likely to see more discussions about it, to make the switch as smooth as the switch-off is on TV in Brazil.

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REVIEW: Claquette

REVIEW: Claquette

Broadcast Brazil - Review Claquette Screen Capture software for MacOS

We had the honour to test the Mac application Claquette from the Austrian developer
Peakstep. Claquette is a screen recording utility, renamed by the app developer as Animated Screenshots. There are a lot of Screen Recording apps for the Mac, starting with the Apple Quicktime app itself till a full-blown screen recording app like Screenflow from Telestream.

Broadcast Brazil - Review Claquette Screen Capture software for MacOS

Why test this application then if we have Screenflow or the free Quicktime player? Because Claquette had some very interesting options that the others do not have. Watch the following video for a short roundup of the functions and possibilities that Claquette has:

We missed some options in Claquette, so we asked the developer Thomas of Peakstep if these will be future options in Claquette.

BB: What we miss is recording the audio directly from the computer. Of course there is a workaround by a separate audio input but record the audio direct is much more easy and also in-sync.

Thomas: This is a feature that I’d also like to have in the app. The Mac App Store and App Sandboxing make it very hard to implement this, but if I can find a convenient and secure way to include system audio recording, I will do my best to add this feature.

Broadcast Brazil - Review Claquette Screen Capture software for MacOS

BB: What would be a nice option is also screen recording iOS devices, including it’s sound.

Thomas: This is already in the works. Our next update will come with an import feature which will allow Claquette to read all supported video formats (h.264, h.265, animated GIF, aPNG,ProRes, …). This way the app will be able to transcode e.g. from h.264 to animated GIF. It also makes the file format ready for iOS device capturing. (Attached iOS devices deliver their recordings as h.264). The direct recording of iOS devices will follow in a later update.

Broadcast Brazil - Review Claquette Screen Capture software for MacOS

BB: Export to FCPX and Motion is by our opinion ‘THE’ option what makes Claquette unique.
Will there be other layer options/functionality in the future like more mousepointer options, Sound on click (maybe by Markers) , key Strokes.

Thomas: The FCPX/Motion projects created by Claquette are very modular. We currently only provide one generic click effect but plan to add more. You can also create click effects by yourself by copying and modifying the Motion Generator in "~/Movies/Motion Templates.localized/Generators.localized/Claquette/Effects"

Broadcast Brazil - Review Claquette Screen Capture software for MacOS

BB: After we exported a XML for FinalCutProX it did not load FCPX automatically because we have some apps on our machines that also uses FCPX xml type files, like X-title Importer or SendToX. In our case X-title was loaded.

Thomas: We are launching FCPX via a system call that seems to use macOS’ Launch Services in the background. So it opens whatever is associated with .fcpxml files. I will have a look if we can directly open FCP X in a future update.

We performed our tests on 2 different Apple computers:

-1- A MacBook Pro from 2014 with Final Cut Pro X version 10.2.3
-2- An iMac 5K from 2016 with Final Cut Pro X version 10.3.2

We want to thank Thomas for the answers and also a little look in the future of Claquette. If we have any updates from Claquette we will update this blog-post. The forthcoming update with iOS recording is very interesting for video-editors and iOS developers editing video’s about iOS apps for promotional use. Doing this out of Claquette into FCPX is very interesting because we think it will speedup the workflow, making these types of video’s and versions of it dramatically faster.

Claquette is available from the Mac Appstore for $ 9.99 , In-App Purchase for the PRO exporter pack costs $ 29.99.

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Brazilian TV in 2016 and in a near future

Brazilian TV in 2016 and in a near future

Broadcast Brazil - MCR

We are in the end of 2016 with a very interesting balance regarding the evolution in TV, especially in the case of public TV in Brazil. The changes of a new generation in the broadcasting business began with the switch-off. Begining with Rio Verde (GO) and the capital of Brazil (Brasília - DF) operating with the 100% digital signal, releasing the 700 MHz band for the implementation of 4G as well.
Another legacy that Brazil showed for the whole world was the Rio 2016 Olympics. Many investments were made in one of the biggest events in the world, thanks to television and Internet broadcasting capacity for billions of people.

Broadcast Brazil - Rio Olymicgames 2016

In this year, we were able to test the first transmission in 8K-UHD technology with an exhibition at Museu do Amanhã at Rio, between August 5 and 20, on a 300-inch screen, by optical fiber (uncompressed) and terrestrial (compressed). The signal was generated in 8K by the OBC (Olympic Broadcasting Services) in Jacarepaguá.

Broadcast Brazil - 8K 4K UHD FullHD

With the partnership of the Japanese broadcaster NHK (already targeting the Olympics in Tokyo by the year 2020) the signal was transmitted on channel 56 UHF (Center frequency of 754 MHz) directly from Mt. Sumaré on a transmitter of 660 W (H) + 660 W (V) in the standard ISDB-T, multiplex capacity of 36.72 Mbit/s, signal bit rate of 35 Mbit/s with HEVC 50 frames/s, 8 bit/px, with E-AC-3 5.1 as standard audio encoding.

Broadcast Brazil - OBvan

The power of TV in Brazil has shown, in an exemplary way, a surprising quality and use of new technology. One example is Grupo Globo that made 16 SporTV channels available in DTH and through the web with a historical coverage.
Even though we’re still on the road to Full-HD terrestrial broadcasting, 4K and 8K can show the ability to make the best way we watch content, through new experiences and future UHD standards with technologies such as High Dynamic Range (HDR) HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) and HFR (High Frame Rate).

Broadcast Brazil - MCR

4K terrestrial transmission is already a reality in South Korea. In Japan, 8K transmission tests are in na advanced level. In Brazil, broadcasters are interested in the system, but they are concerned about the use of spectrum for Ultra HD transmissions.
So the broadcast market is also gaining, with the immersion of new technologies, with cameras of greater capacity, bigger and bigger televisions with more quality and functions, higher signal processing, and it is worth noting a special highlight for the audio with 22.2 channels, making the experience more immersive and as close to reality as possible.

Broadcast Brazil - NKK OBvan

Watching television will become a differentiated experience of what we are used to know, whether via optical fiber, terrestrial or satellite. It is worth mentioning that the film industry also already uses 4K system in its productions and this integration with television extrapolates the business, being materialized in the technology. Very soon, we can say that there will be no difference between the production for TV and Cinema, in technological aspects. So it is possible to say that in a brief future we will be in an entertainment universe with incredible dimensions and possibilities.
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UPDATE september 29th 2017: Brazil speeds up DTT STB delivery ahead of Rio switch-off

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Brazilian TAX authorities clarify positions on the export of services and temporary imports of goods

Brazilian TAX authorities clarify positions on the export of services and temporary imports of goods


We found a very interesting article from june 2016 on the website of International Tax Review. It is an important article for Broadcast and Audio Visual companies who want to do a productions and so do business in Brazil. The temporary import law has being changed last year, the change was connected to the upcoming event ‘Olympic Games’ in Rio de Janeiro. To make the temporary import of Audio Visual equipment a little bit less of pain for the customs at airports and ports. The temporary import law is still in-tact and foreign audiovisual companies need to know about it for getting your ENG camera set or even a whole OBvan into Brasil without paying important taxes. But as the article will show… it is more than just that. Read the article here.

We have made past years also some other articles about this and other financial subjects concerning doing business and working in Brazil:

Authorization for Filming in Brazil

Remittance of International Payments

Startup a company in Brazil

To have assistance in getting your crew and equipment into Brazil we can just point you out to a experiances ‘fixer’ in Brazil who help out with the temporary import and help at the airport customs. Connecting Media is very familiar with Brazil, it’s law’s and culture, check their page here.

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2017, It will be awesome!

2017, It will be awesome!


After a big break we start again at Broadcast Brazil. That you haven’t heard from us doesn’t mean we are not developing new things. No… we will come up with some new things for Broadcast Brazil in 2017. First we will introduce you all to the Broadcast Brazil Academy.

In 2017 we are going to start building a portfolio of courses and training classes.. We will offer Face-to-face and online courses. These courses and training will be given by a group of international broadcast professionals and professional photographers.  The courses and training will all be giving in English. The courses and training are relevant and effective for both the individuals as well for companies in the business. More info follows here and on our social media channels.

We also would like to introduce you the new "Broadcast Brazil
shop.". Here you will find Broadcast related items. On our facebook page we offer space for our members to sell their equipment.

Both new items on Broadcast Brazil wil be rolled out through out the year. At the same time we will keep all our other items, like the
industry agenda, JOBS and our member pages. On Social media you can find Broadcast related news that is interesting for Brazilian Broadcast technicians, camera, light and sound people, film production , postproduction and animation studios. We try to make the best selection of available news.

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