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Productive Fitness for Post Production Professionals with Zack Arnold and Matt Allard
News: Productive Fitness for Post Production Professionals with Zack Arnold and Matt AllardZack Arnold is a motion picture editor and documentary filmmaker with over 15 years experience editing some of the hottest TV shows of our time, including Burn Notice and ABC’s Black Box. But he’s on The Go Creative Show today to talk about FitnessInPost.com, his brand new website dedicated to making all of us in the production world healthier and more fit. Plus, Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com joins in to talk about the news from Broadcast Asia and how the controversial Sony A7S is the new Low-Light King!
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See Top of the Line Broadcast Equipment From Canon, Sony, Panasonic and More at the Adorama Booth During NAB 2014 and Win Big
Visit Adorama at booth C10548 in Central Hall during NAB to test-drive the hottest gear on the market, plus enter Adorama’s NAB 2014 Great Giveaway Sweepstakes for a chance to win products from Blackmagic, Sony and Convergent Design
published 5 months ago   read more
SIM Digital Toronto to Host Technology Showcase on January 30
News: SIM Digital Toronto to Host Technology Showcase on January 30The latest cameras, lenses, lighting, camera accessories, workflow technology and much more to be featured in Las Vegas-themed event.
Some of the world’s leading manufacturers of camera systems, lenses, lighting equipment, workflow technology and other film and television production gear will be on hand as SIM Digital, along with PS Production Services and Bling Digital, hosts its SIM Technology Showcase on January 30th. Held annually at SIM’s headquarters in Toronto, the showcase has become a can’t miss event for seasoned and emerging production professionals seeking to connect with industry experts. Exhibitors at this year’s event will include ARRI, which will be showing the ARRI AMIRA, its new documentary-style camera, for the first time in Canada. Sony will be demonstrating new workflows for its popular F55 camera system.
published 7 months ago   read more
Studio Lighting Modifiers: New Glow Series Now Being Shipped by Adorama
News: Studio Lighting Modifiers: New Glow Series Now Being Shipped by AdoramaThe brand new Glow line from Adorama offers photographers high quality, professional studio and on-location lighting accessories at amazing prices
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, recently launched its brand new photography diffusion and accessories line, Glow by Flashpoint.
published 12 months ago   read more
Adorama Hosts NAB Spin-off, Puts Top Manufacturers’ Hot New Products on Display in New York City
Must-attend post-NAB event Thursday May 9th gives East Coast video pros a first-hand look at the latest gear from Sony, Canon, Blackmagic, RED and more
Adorama, the leading supplier of professional video, photographic and consumer electronics products, is bringing the NAB buzz to the Big Apple this May. The retailer, just back from a hugely successful NAB appearance a few weeks ago, will be hosting a post-NAB* spin-off event on Thursday, May 9th from 1-8pm at its new event space at 55 West 17th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, in New York City. Following close on the heels of NAB 2013 and sticking to a format similar to that of tradeshows, the event will feature a handpicked selection of manufacturers.
published 1 year ago   read more
Band Pro Announces Leica Set Delivery at One World Open House 2012
Band Pro Film & Digital has announced that a full Leica Summilux-C lens set will be presented to a leading rental house at their annual One World Open House event next week in Burbank, CA. This marks the first set delivery to the U.S. Mid-West region. Underscoring the increased delivery of Leica sets worldwide over the last year, Leica’s streamlined manufacturing process is credited with responding to the growing demand for these premiere lenses. Managing Director, Gerhard Baier, will be on hand at the December 13th event to make the presentation, and will be exhibiting Leica’s latest Summilux-C offerings: the 16mm, 29mm, 65mm, and 135mm focal lengths.
published 2 years ago   read more
Canon C500 4K Cinema Raw Option for Convergent Design’s Gemini 4:4:4
Convergent Design adds versatility to the Gemini 4:4:4 video recorder with the Canon 4K Cinema Raw Option. Features include support of up to 30 fps 4K raw with one Gemini 4:4:4; and 60 fps 4K raw and 120 fps HD using dual Gemini 4:4:4’s. This firmware option will be available coinciding with the delivery of the C500 for $2495 USD.
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One Free Gemini 4:4:4 to be Given Away at IBC
Convergent Design is excited to announce the great Gemini 4:4:4 Giveaway at IBC 2012!
Visitors need only stop at our IBC Booth, 7.D01, and have your badge scanned; no purchase necessary.
published 2 years ago   read more
GEMINI 4:4:4 to Support Canon C500 Raw
4K Cinema Raw Up To 60fps, HD Up To 120fps
As anticipation for delivery of the Canon C500 mounts, Convergent Design is happy to announce support of Canon 4K Cinema Raw on the popular Gemini 4:4:4 external recorder.
published 2 years ago   read more
Convergent Design's Gemini 4:4:4 Receives Full ARRIRAW Certification
News: Convergent Design's Gemini 4:4:4 Receives Full ARRIRAW CertificationThe highly-anticipated certification of ARRIRAW for the Convergent Design Gemini 4:4:4 external recorder was achieved Wednesday evening, May 2, 2012. "We are very excited to have achieved the ARRIRAW Certification. We are honored; It truly is a mark of excellence in design and engineering," says Mike Schell, President.
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Convergent Design Unveils New Innovative 4K RAW Recorder
Convergent Design announced the newest member of their recorder series: Gemini RAW. This fifth generation design supports 4K RAW recording with live-preview and playback to a 4K monitor. Gemini RAW includes many industry leading, one-of-a-kind features, such as four camera recording / quad-split playback (in HD), AVID DNxHD™ CODEC (RGB and YCC), uncompressed RGB 444, stereo 3D, simultaneous recording of RAW/Dailies, and 120fps support (in 2K/HD).
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Community TV of Santa Cruz Installs Four Hitachi Z-HD5000 Studio/Field HDTV Cameras on New Hi-Def Truck to Cover Youth Athletics and Cultural Events
Community Television (CTV) of Santa Cruz County—the producer of public, education and government channels serving 75,000 households in Santa Cruz County, CA—recently added four new Hitachi Z-HD5000 HDTV studio/field cameras for HD video production to its new HD truck. In keeping with CTV’s mission to foster a strong sense of community through its public interest programming, the HD truck goes into the community to provide broadcast-quality coverage of high school sports and other youth athletics, as well as cultural events.
published 3 years ago   read more
Convergent Design unveils Gemini 4:4:4
A Revolutionary Uncompressed Video Recorder
Convergent Design today unveiled Gemini 4:4:4, a revolutionary uncompressed video recorder/player. Gemini enables videographers and cinematographers to capture at the ultimate video quality, in a small, low-power, lightweight package, at a very affordable price.
published 3 years ago   read more
Eric Anderson Joins yU+co. As A Creative Director
News: Eric Anderson Joins yU+co. As A Creative DirectorTwo-Time Emmy Award-Winning Creative Joins Acclaimed Visual Design and Production Company
With offices in Hollywood, Hong Kong and Shanghai, acclaimed industry leader yU+co. has added two-time Emmy award-winning Creative Director Eric Anderson to their Hollywood roster.
published 4 years ago   read more
Convergent Design unveils nano3D
Building on the highly successful nanoFlash, Convergent Design unveiled today, nano3D, the world’s smallest professional 3D-HD portable recorder/player.
published 4 years ago   read more
nanoFlash gets 8-Channel Audio, Variable Frame Rate
Convergent Design posted new beta firmware for their popular nanoFlash recorder/player which includes 8-Channel audio, variable frame rate (over/under crank), loop recording and expanded XDCAM Optical support.
published 4 years ago   read more
nanoFlash Enhanced with 280Mbps CODEC, 64GB Cards
Convergent Design will release this week new firmware adding a 280 Mbps I-Frame-Only CODEC for their popular nanoFlash HD/SD recorder/player. Additionally, the company qualified three new 64GB Compact Flash cards, doubling the record/playback time.
published 5 years ago   read more
nanoFlash Enhanced with Time-Lapse
Convergent Design released today time-lapse recording capability for their popular nanoFlash recorder/player. The new firmware, available as a free download, adds the capability to capture time lapse-video in any increment from one frame per second to one frame per day.
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nanoFlash gets DVD/Blu-ray Encoding Upgrade
Convergent Design announced today a major firmware upgrade to their popular hand-held recorder, nanoFlash. The new firmware (vr 1.0.64) adds DVD/Blu-Ray encoding file formats (MPG and M2V) as well as 24p pulldown removal and standard-def Quicktime support.
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Convergent Design ships nanoFlash
Convergent Design announced today volume shipments of the highly anticipated nanoFlash portable HD/SD recorder/player. nanoFlash records HD/SD video and audio using the high-quality Sony XDCAM 422 CODEC onto affordable CompactFlash® cards.
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New price, More Features for nanoFlash
Convergent Design announced today a $2,995 MSRP price for the highly anticipated nanoFlash, which will ship in June, now with analog audio I/O. nanoFlash is the world’s smallest, lowest-power professional HD/SD recorder/player creating visually lossless Quicktime or MXF files stored on affordable Compact Flash media.
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Flash XDR ships with MXF and QT Support
Convergent Design announced today MXF file support for their award winning Flash XDR portable recorder/player. MXF support enables users to import video/audio files into most PC based editing programs, including Avid, Vegas, and Edius .
published 6 years ago   read more
Convergent Design Unveils nanoFlash
Highly Versatile HD Recorder/Player
Convergent Design announced today the nanoFlash, the second product in their line of portable HD Recorder / Player products. nanoFlash records video, audio and time-code from an HD-SDI stream onto CompactFlash© (CF) cards, employing the high-quality Sony 4:2:2 MPEG2 CODEC for compression.
published 6 years ago   read more
Convergent Design’s Flash XDR Wins Two Awards at NAB
Convergent Design’s Flash XDR, their portable solid-state HD Recorder / Player, received two highly-coveted awards at NAB 2008: Videography’s Vidy award and Broadcast Engineering’s Pick Hit award.
published 6 years ago   read more
Sony XDCAM HD System Benefitting From Third-Party Editing And Server Solutions
Industry Support Increases for HD 4:2:2 50 Mbps Optical Workflow
Support for Sony’s newest generation of XDCAM® HD422 technology is increasing across the broadcast and professional video production industries, as leading manufacturers of NLE and server systems develop solutions for maximizing a 50 Mbps 4:2:2 optical disc-based high-definition workflow.
published 6 years ago   read more
Flash XDR™ HD Portable Recorder / Player debuts at NAB
Convergent Design will demonstrate Flash XDR, their new portable HD Recorder / Player, at NAB (April 14-17), booth SL7828. Flash XDR will be recording and playing back an HD-SDI stream, compressed to 50Mbps MPEG 4:2:2, and stored onto a 32GByte Compact Flash card.
published 6 years ago   read more
Flash XDR enables HD ENG at WJLA
Convergent Design’s Flash XDR will soon enable HD ENG at TV stations WJLA (Washington DC). This ABC affiliate has placed a 20-unit pre-order of Flash XDR with ASI I/O, as part of their roll-out of HD ENG. Flash XDR will enable cost-effective HD-SDI to ASI encoding (on the camera) as well as ASI to HD-SDI decoding for monitoring (inside the OB truck).
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News: Portable HD Recorder boosts data-rate to 160Mbps
Convergent Design confirmed today that Flash XDR™, their new portable CompactFlash® based HD Recorder, will support the MPEG2 422P@HL profile: 4:2:2, full-raster (1920x1080 / 1280x720) I-Frame only at 160Mbps. This enhanced capability comes in addition to the previously announced support for HDV, XDCAM® HD (35 Mbps) and 50 Mbps 4:2:2 long-GOP MPEG2 data-rates.
published 7 years ago   read more
News: Convergent Design announces Flash XDR
the First CompactFlash® based HD Field Recorder
Convergent Design announced today Flash XDR (Xstream Data Recorder), the first CompactFlash based ultra-portable HD field recorder.
published 7 years ago   read more
News: Analog vs. Digital
Employing a Convergent Design nanoConnect (HDMI to HD-SDI converter), Magna Mana Production in cooperation with JVC-Germany has created a very compelling video comparing analog versus digital video quality.
published 7 years ago   read more
News: HDV Converters now more affordable
Convergent Design, a leading developer of HDV and HDMI conversion products, announced today significant cost reductions on their HDV to HD/SD-SDI converters.
published 7 years ago   read more
News: nanoView Enables Professional HD-SDI Display At Consumer Prices
Convergent Design announced today the lowest cost HD/SD-SDI to HDMI converter, the nanoView for MSRP of US$325.
published 7 years ago   read more
News: Affordable HD/SD-SDI Switch Simplifies Routing
Convergent Design, a leading developer of video converters, announced today an affordable HD/SD-SDI 4-Input to 2-Output switch for US$595.
published 7 years ago   read more
News: HDMI converters maximize HDV/AVCHD/DV Quality
Convergent Design announced today their third HDMI to HD-SDI converter, HD-Connect MX. HD-Connect MX performs HDMI to HD/SD-SDI (with embedded audio and time-code) and includes reference-input, as well as AES and LTC outputs for a suggested MSRP of US$995.
published 7 years ago   read more
News: Convergent Design introduces low-cost HDMI/DVI to HD/SD-SDI Converter
Convergent Design announced today their low-cost ($US495) HDMI/DVI to HD/SD-SDI (video + audio) converter box known as nanoConnect, aimed at HDV and AVCHD camcorders/decks and other unencrypted HDMI/DVI sources.
published 7 years ago   read more
News: Convergent Design ships first HDMI to HD-SDI Converter
Convergent Design began shipments today of the first HDMI _ HD/SD-SDI (video + audio + time-code) converter box aimed at HDV and AVCHD camcorders/decks and other unencrypted HDMI sources.
published 8 years ago   read more
News: Convergent Design announces HD-Connect SI
HD-Connect SI, which was derived from the well-received HD-Connect LE, is now scheduled to ship on Oct 10th
Convergent Design™, makers of the popular HD-Connect™ series of post production systems, concluded a successful IBC 2006 with the introduction of two new converter boxes: HD-Connect SI and HD-Connect MI. The HD-Connect SI is an affordable HDV ? HD/SD-SDI converter while the HD-Connect MI is the first standalone HDMI ? HD/SD-SDI converter. Both boxes were enthusiastically received by both dealers and customers at the show.
published 8 years ago   read more
News: Convergent Design Announces New HDV, HDMI Converters
Convergent Design announces today two affordable products aimed at HDV, DV and AVCHD conversion to HD/SD-SDI. The first product, HD-Connect SI (derived from the successful HD-Connect LE) converts 1394 (HDV) stream and RS-422 deck-control inputs to HD/SD-SDI stream and 1394 deck-control outputs. The second converter, HD-Connect MI, retains the deck-control conversion and represents an entirely new class of stream conversion: HDMI to HD/SD-SDI.
published 8 years ago   read more
News: Highly anticipated HD-Connect LE now shipping
Unique box features HDV conversion to HD or SD formats
The wait is over! Convergent Design is pleased to announce their highly anticipated, award-winning, HD-Connect LE converter is now shipping worldwide.
published 9 years ago   read more
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