City-Producer is now CTpro Mobile Video Suite

For Immediate Release

CTpro Mobile Video Suite v. 2 to be released at NAB Las Vegas.

An Integrated Professional Broadcast Solution for Shooting, Editing and Broadcasting using iOS.

Las Vegas, NAB, April 9, 2018 – The newly renamed and updated version of the iPhone app, once known as City-Producer and now dubbed, CTpro Mobile Video Suite, is available for downloading from the Apple App Store. It can be subscribed to on a monthly or yearly basis after evaluating the download. 

Every aspect of the application was conceived with a professional workflow in mind. CTpro incorporates all of the tools that the professional mobile journalist requires for remote content creation and uploading to a TV station or to social media websites without having to leave the app.

CTpro’s low level code optimizes the raw power of the latest iPhone technology so that the user can shoot in either 25 or 30 fps HD using either HEVC or H.264 Codecs in real-time and at a real constant frame rate. Professional features such as Zebra, color waveform, scalable vectorscope and an advanced stabilizer are built in. While recording, the screen display indicates processor use, the battery level, the storage still available on the iPhone and the actual length of the recording. There is even a “Smart Face” feature that will automatically track faces and adjust settings while recording accordingly.

The editing tools make it simple to edit video and audio so that the mobile journalist can devote his time to the actual story while still providing reliable and consistent pristine broadcast quality results. Advanced features such as the use of an Illustration track which follows the main video track so that it does not have to be re-edited if moved, removes a technical burden from the user and allows him to concentrate on the important points of the project.
In addition, the user can access the audio level settings for the clips separately from the video clips, e.g., video thumbnails are replaced with audio thumbnails that display the audio waveform. CTpro will automatically normalize all of the audio segments to align all of the audio to a specific reference.

Cross fades are automatically set and are visually represented so that the user can easily identify these. Audio between V1 and V2 tracks are automatically adjusted to prevent the audio from becoming inaudible. 
Editable voice-overs are easy to create by selecting a Mark-In and Mark-Out point where the voice should be placed. The app provides the user with a five-second visual countdown. The CTpro sound illustration library allows the user to insert music tracks and the music can be automixed as the very last task before the final version of the project is compiled.

Static graphics as well as dynamic graphics, such as lower third titles (which can have up to four different fields that will contain text that is overlaid onto the video) are easily incorporated into the edit by selecting an In and an Out point. The transition length is definable by the user. The font, size, and positioning are handled by the application to the precise pixel so the user doesn’t have to worry about adjustments to assure repeatable and consistent broadcast level results.
Using the Internet, CTpro users are able to make full use of Dropbox to import assets that are sharable by anyone with access from any platform that Dropbox supports. As with Dropbox, FTP support is built right into the application so that the journalist can send finished packages directly to the station for immediate broadcast.

Using the Live feature streams using the RTMP protocol to any RTMP compatible server / device / platform. City-Live will sequence and play out any of the videos on the iPhone that are stored on the phone. Live can switch between the live camera input and the stored video during playback and thus do away with the need for a playout capable OB van in the field. The output is done in CBR or in VBR whereby the stream automatically adapts to network congestion avoiding transmission problems. There is even an auxiliary URL built into Live that measures transmission speed while streaming.

CTpro Mobile Video Suite also comes with a Mac based application called CTpro Connect which allows the user to directly export projects from CTpro to any Mac and to manage music and graphic libraries. To bring a project into Final Cut Pro X, all the user needs to do is connect the lightning cable to the iPhone and the Mac. The CTpro transferred project will be opened in Final Cut Pro X with the various Mark-In and Mark-Out points intact.

For more information about CTpro in the USA and other Western Hemisphere countries, contact Mike Skibra, CTpro North American Representative at us@ctpro.com. For more information about CTpro in Europe, Asia and Africa, contact sales@ctpro.com. The company’s website is ctpro.com.

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