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Tokai TV Centralizes Network Operations Center with Media Links Video Over IP Technology
Tokai TV Centralizes Network Operations Center with Media Links Video Over IP Technology
SDI to IP migration maintains traditional Broadcast ease of use while supporting higher resolution formats and more efficient multi-media workflows
Pioneer in Media over IP transport technology, Media Links, announces that Tokai Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd. has chosen its IP Media Switching Solution for IP infrastructure upgrades to the Tokai TV Network Operations Center (NOC).
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Love At First Sight As Rotolight Anova Pro 2 Wins StudioDaily's NAB 2018 Best Of Show Award
Love At First Sight As Rotolight Anova Pro 2 Wins StudioDaily's NAB 2018 Best Of Show Award
Rotolight, the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer, today announces the latest award win for the Anova PRO 2 studio and location LED as it was named 'Best of Show' in the StudioDaily Prime awards at the NAB Show 2018.
Rotolight, the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer, has announced the latest award win for the Anova PRO 2 studio and location LED as it was named ‘Best of Show’ in the StudioDaily Prime awards at the NAB Show 2018. The Anova PRO 2 was highlighted by judges as exemplifying innovation, value and reliability in the creative marketplace.
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Blackmagic Design Announces the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design Announces the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Camera features dual native ISO, full 4/3 HDR sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and ProRes or RAW recording to internal SD/UHS-II and CFast cards, or even external USB-C drives!
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, a handheld digital film camera with full 4/3 HDR sensor, dual native ISO with up to 25600 ISO for incredible low light performance as well as 13 stops of dynamic range. It also eliminates expensive external recorders, as it features a unique new USB-C Expansion Port, which allows customers to record using the internal SD/UHS-II and CFast recorders or directly to the same external disks they will use for editing and color correction. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K will be available from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide later this year for only US$1,295.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Cintel Scanner 2
Blackmagic Design Announces New Cintel Scanner 2
World’s most popular film scanner now with 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3, HDR and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced Cintel Scanner 2, a new second generation model of its popular real-time film scanner. Cintel Scanner 2 features the incredible speed of Thunderbolt 3 and PCIe host computer connections, as well as a new skid plate for 35 mm HDR film scanning and timecode output. The new Cintel Scanner 2 will be available in June for US$29,995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces New ATEM 1 M/E
Blackmagic Design Introduces New ATEM 1 M/E
Advanced Panel Newly designed, compact 1 M/E panel features updated layout and the latest advanced broadcast technology for working with all ATEM live production switchers.
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel, a new elegantly designed compact hardware control panel designed to work with all ATEM switchers. The ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel features the latest broadcast technology, smooth professional buttons, knobs, T-Bar fader and joystick, a built in LCD and more. The ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel is available at a new low price at only US$2,995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces URSA Broadcast
Blackmagic Design Introduces URSA Broadcast
The world’s most affordable and flexible professional HD and Ultra HD broadcast camera for live production and studio programs, at the same price as a DSLR camera!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA Broadcast, a new high end, professional broadcast camera designed for both studio programming and live production. URSA Broadcast works with existing B4 broadcast HD lenses, can be used for both HD and Ultra HD production, features a 4K sensor, extended video dynamic range, traditional external controls and buttons, built in optical ND filters, dual CFast and dual SD card recorders, and much more. Blackmagic URSA Broadcast is available now for only US$3,495 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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AJA Introduces Five New OpenGear Cards with DashBoard Support
AJA Introduces Five New OpenGear Cards with DashBoard SupportAJA Video Systems today announced five new openGear-compatible video and audio rack cards, with support for Ross® Video DashBoard software for remote control and monitoring. Alongside the new cards, the company is also previewing a new next-generation OG-X openGear-compatible rackframe with expanded power capabilities at NAB 2018 at the AJA stand (SL2505).
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AJA Unveils KUMO 3232-12G and KUMO 1616-12G Routers
AJA Unveils KUMO 3232-12G and KUMO 1616-12G Routers
Flexible, cost-efficient 12G-SDI routing for high resolution, high frame rate and deep color productions
AJA Video Systems today introduced KUMO 3232-12G and KUMO 1616-12G, two new compact 12G-SDI routers. KUMO 3232-12G offers 32x 12G-SDI inputs and 32x 12G-SDI outputs, and the KUMO 1616-12G offers 16x 12G-SDI inputs and 16x 12G-SDI outputs.
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AJA Introduces KONA HDMI and KONA 1 at NAB
AJA Introduces KONA HDMI and KONA 1 at NAB
New multi-channel 2K/HD or single-channel 4K/UltraHD HDMI capture, and affordable 3G-SDI capture and playout
AJA Video Systems has unveiled two new KONA cards, and announced Desktop Software v14.2. KONA HDMI is a PCIe card for multi-channel HD and single-channel 4K HDMI capture for live production, streaming, gaming, VR and post production, while KONA 1 is a PCIe card for single-channel HD/SD 3G-SDI capture/playback. Desktop Software v14.2 adds support for KONA 1 and KONA HDMI, plus new improvements for AJA KONA, Io and T-TAP™ products.
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Storyblocks Disrupts Stock Media Industry with API Offering 4.4 Million Downloads and Annual Growth of Nearly 700 Percent
Storyblocks Disrupts Stock Media Industry with API Offering 4.4 Million Downloads and Annual Growth of Nearly 700 Percent
Storyblocks also Announces New Corporate Partnerships with NBCUniversal, VOX Media, and Universal Music Group
Storyblocks, the first subscription-based stock media company, continues to disrupt the digital media ecosystem, announcing today that it has achieved over 4.4 million asset downloads through its API offering and surpassed 697 percent growth rate over the last year. As a one-stop-shop for digital storytelling, users accessing content through its API integrations are up 1,486 percent when compared to last year.
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Panasonic Launches Second Century of Innovation with New Products, Technologies and Solutions at NAB 2018
New AK-UC4000 4K/HDR/High-Speed Camera, AV-HLC100 Live Production Center, EVA2.0 Firmware with RAW Support, and VariCam LT CineLive Firmware Showcased
Panasonic is marking its 100th year anniversary with a wide-ranging display of products, technologies and solutions for production and broadcast professionals here at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show. Under the theme, “Welcome to our next 100 years of Innovation.”
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New JVC 4KCAM Cameras Offer Integrated Graphics, Live Streaming
New JVC 4KCAM Cameras Offer Integrated Graphics, Live StreamingJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced three new additions to its family of 4KCAM cameras. Among other new features, the new GY-HM250U offers integrated graphics and live streaming, while the GY-HM250SP adds sports-specific score overlays. Also new, the GY-HM180U sets a new benchmark for professional compact cameras without built-in streaming or graphics.
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NAB: Adobe Creative Cloud Brings Major Updates for Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and More
NAB: Adobe Creative Cloud Brings Major Updates for Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and More
New Release Accelerates Workflows for Color, Graphics, Animation and Audio with Adobe Sensei
Ahead of the 2018 NAB Show, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced a major update in Adobe Creative Cloud, giving video professionals new tools to automate and expedite time-consuming production tasks without sacrificing creative control. Available today, the updates include powerful new capabilities for refining color, creating graphics and crafting audio, along with enhanced VR tools, improved collaboration, integration with Adobe Stock and advanced artificial intelligence powered by Adobe Sensei.
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Apple Final Cut Pro X Update: ProRes RAW and Advanced Closed Captioning
Apple Final Cut Pro X Update: ProRes RAW and Advanced Closed Captioning
Apple is also adding complementary new features to Final Cut Pro companion apps, Motion and Compressor
Apple is introducing a new update to Final Cut Pro X, the most popular version of its professional video editing software, with more than 2.5 million seats. Final Cut Pro 10.4.1 introduces a groundbreaking format from Apple, ProRes RAW, which combines the visual and workflow benefits of RAW video with the performance of ProRes.
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Atomos delivers first ProRes RAW monitor recorders to video industry
Atomos delivers first ProRes RAW monitor recorders to video industry
Rollout supports eight of the most popular cine cameras with a RAW output, more to follow
Atomos is excited to announce support for ProRes RAW, a new format from Apple that combines the incredible performance of ProRes with the flexibility of RAW video. The ProRes RAW update will be available free for the Atomos Shogun Inferno and Sumo 19 devices.
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Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 Camera Makes NAB Debut
Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 Camera Makes NAB Debut
Company’s Technology Leaders to Participate on Conference Panels
Panavision, the motion picture industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses, high-precision camera systems and innovative post production technologies, will showcase its Millennium DXL2 8K camera at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, which runs April 7-12 in Las Vegas. Technology leaders from Panavision and its subsidiary Light Iron will also share their vision and expertise during panel discussions throughout the conference.
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Hitachi Kokusai to Highlight Live HDR Demonstrations and Share Expertise at 2018 NAB Show
Hitachi Kokusai to Highlight Live HDR Demonstrations and Share Expertise at 2018 NAB Show
Practical demonstrations to showcase the advantages of HDR, while insightful presentations and discussions answer questions about the emerging technology
High Dynamic Range (HDR) technologies are expected to again be among the hottest topics at next week’s 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) was one of the first manufacturers to deliver HDR-capable broadcast television cameras, and will continue its leadership in implementing and promoting HDR acquisition with live practical demonstrations and informative discussions in booth C4309 at the event.
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SMPTE Adds Thomas Bause Mason to Staff as Director of Standards Development
SMPTE Adds Thomas Bause Mason to Staff as Director of Standards DevelopmentSMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that SMPTE Fellow Thomas Bause Mason will be joining the staff as the Society's new director of standards development. Howard Lukk, who is returning to his career in postproduction, will conclude his tenure as SMPTE director of engineering and standards in May, after assisting Bause Mason in transitioning to his new role.
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NAB 2018: FUJINON 4K HDR Zoom Series Expands with Two New 46x Zooms Featuring Best-in-Class Stabilization and Accuracy
NAB 2018: FUJINON 4K HDR Zoom Series Expands with Two New 46x Zooms Featuring Best-in-Class Stabilization and Accuracy
Smallest and Lightest 4K HDR Lens and New MK Series Accessories Make NAB Debut Alongside New FUJIFILM X-H1 Camera and MKX Cinema Lenses
This year’s NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) convention will see the continued expansion of the FUJINON 4K HDR lens range from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM. Fujifilm made the Development Announcement on Tuesday, March 27 in Japan of the company’s latest Premier UA Series of UHD 2/3” lenses, the UA46x9.5B and UA46x13.5B. A prototype will be shown at the Fujifilm booth (#C7225). NAB2018 will be held from April 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Canon Announces New DIGISUPER Lens and Two New Portable Zoom Lenses
Canon Announces New DIGISUPER Lens and Two New Portable Zoom Lenses
Mid-Range Field Zoom Lens Delivers Excellent Image Quality and Operational Control
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the UHD-DIGISUPER 66 (UJ66x9B), a mid-range telephoto zoom lens for 4K UHD broadcast cameras. Providing 4K optical performance for cameras that feature 2/3-inch sensors, the UHD-DIGISUPER 66 features a 66x zoom ratio, making it ideal for sports and live event productions. Leveraging Canon’s Optical Shift Image Stabilizer (Shift-IS), this new lens provides both handling and operational controls similar to existing field zoom lenses for HDTV broadcast cameras, offering stable imaging and comfortable maneuverability during indoor and outdoor sports broadcasting, medium-size broadcasting vans and more.
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NAB 2018: FOR-A’s HVS-6000 4K 3 M/E Video Switcher to Make Show Debut
NAB 2018: FOR-A’s HVS-6000 4K 3 M/E Video Switcher to Make Show Debut
With a maximum of 80 inputs/32 outputs or 64 inputs/48 outputs in 12G-SDI, the HVS-6000 is a 12 RU switcher that’s ideal for users upgrading from HD to full 4K.
At the upcoming NAB Show, worldwide industry-leading manufacturer FOR-A®will showcase its new HVS-6000 4K 3 M/E video switcher. Offering 12G-SDI capability on all inputs and outputs, the HVS-6000 is the latest unit in FOR-A’s popular line of HANABI switchers. The new switcher is one of the many 12G supported solutions that FOR-A will highlight at the NAB Show in Las Vegas in booth #C5117.
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Barnfind’s 2018 NAB Line-up Includes More Control Options, Advanced Functionality and Improved Configuration Capabilities for Fiber Optic Transport Platform
Barnfind’s 2018 NAB Line-up Includes More Control Options, Advanced Functionality and Improved Configuration Capabilities for Fiber Optic Transport Platform
New 12GB capabilities, expanded stage-box range and multiple camera control system join multitude of additions and enhancements to key technology solutions
Barnfind Technologies, manufacturer of a multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport platform, returns to the 2018 NAB Show this year with an expansive line-up that includes more control options, advanced functionality, and improved configuration capabilities, all of which are being demonstrated at Booth #SL 9630 in South Hall Lower.
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1 Beyond announces EzSAN X Shared Storage Solution
1 Beyond announces EzSAN X Shared Storage Solution
New 1 Beyond EzSAN X Enterprise-Level Shared Storage Solution, Affordable Prices for Video Workflows
1 Beyond, Inc., a leading manufacturer of shared storage products for video, announced the new 1 Beyond EzSAN™ X storage solution, designed to address the requirements of small to medium size post-production workgroups to share assets and work directly off shared storage. The EzSAN X system is fast enough to accommodate HD, 4K and higher workflows with multiple users accessing the storage simultaneously.
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Chris Buchanan to Present Keynote at 2018 NAB Show's Future of Cinema Conference
Chris Buchanan to Present Keynote at 2018 NAB Show's Future of Cinema Conference
NAB Show 2018's Future of Cinema Conference Is Produced in Partnership With SMPTE
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that Chris Buchanan, director of new business development at Samsung Electronics America, will present the keynote at the 2018 NAB Show's Future of Cinema Conference, produced in partnership with SMPTE. The conference will take place April 7-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Elenos to Launch Itelco America and 4K Solutions at 2018 NAB Show
Elenos to Launch Itelco America and 4K Solutions at 2018 NAB Show
Will showcase Live 4K broadcast with new ATSC 3.0
Following the purchase of United States firm Broadcast Electronics, Elenos Group will officially launch the opening of Itelco America at the 2018 NAB Show, which runs from April 7–12 in Las Vegas. Both BE and Itelco America will be present on booth N6106.
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New Cinegy Air PRO 12 launches at NAB 2018
New Cinegy Air PRO 12 launches at NAB 2018At NAB 2018, Cinegy will introduce Cinegy Air PRO 12 broadcast automation and real-time, multi-channel video playout software for SD, HD and/or Ultra HD (4K) playout in a single, integrated suite – further fortifying Cinegy’s claim of truly delivering “Software Defined Television”.
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DP Adam Swica, CSC creates a neo-noir look for indie feature Birdland with VariCam 35
DP Adam Swica, CSC creates a neo-noir look for indie feature Birdland with VariCam 35
Says Swica: “Everybody was just shocked on what we were capturing. The VariCam slashed our lighting package.”
Birdland, directed and co-written by Peter Lynch, is a Canadian feature that contains some of the most striking images you’ll see in an indie film this year. It tells the story of an ex-cop, Sheila Hood, who hides surveillance cameras in her home to spy on her husband’s affairs – essentially becoming a voyeur of her own life. The film was shot by cinematographer Adam Swica, CSC (The Art of the Steal, The Firm) with a single Panasonic VariCam 35 camera.
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Introducing Canon's first full-frame Cinema Camera, the EOS C700 FF
Introducing Canon's first full-frame Cinema Camera, the EOS C700 FFCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the EOS C700 FF, the Company’s first full-frame cinema camera. The beauty and majesty of full-frame digital cinema is now becoming a new creative reality. Since the introduction of the EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera in 2008, Canon has been a part of the full-frame video movement, and the introduction of the C700 FF has reinforced Canon’s commitment to this market. At the heart of the camera is a novel Canon-developed CMOS image sensor having a total of 5952 (H) x 3140 (V) photosites with a digital cinema 17:9 aspect ratio, which gives it the same image circle size as the full frame EOS 5D camera series. This supports a wide range of shooting options.
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Bluefish444 Announces Avid Certification as an Avid Alliance Partner
Bluefish444 Announces Avid Certification as an Avid Alliance PartnerBluefish444, manufacturer of the professional video industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards and mini converters, announces certification of the IngeSTore Avid DNxHD®Codec license as the newest Avid Alliance Partner.
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RED Introduces Gemini 5K S35 Sensor
RED Introduces Gemini 5K S35 Sensor
New GEMINI 5K S35 SENSOR from RED DIGITAL CINEMA features dual sensitivity modes For exceptional low-light performance
RED DIGITAL CINEMA® introduced today the new GEMINI™ 5K S35 sensor for its RED EPIC-W® camera. The GEMINI 5K S35 sensor leverages dual sensitivity modes to provide greater flexibility for a variety of shooting environments. Whether creators choose to shoot in standard mode for well-lit conditions or low light mode for darker environments, the RED EPIC-W with GEMINI 5K S35 sensor delivers incredible dynamic range and produces cinematic quality images.
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TNDV: Television Lends Live Production Expertise to The Bounce Trumpet Awards
TNDV: Television Lends Live Production Expertise to The Bounce Trumpet Awards
Provides 3G/4K mobile production unit, Exclamation, and skilled technical crew to support multi-camera production of the prestigious, annual TV awards special
Nashville-based TNDV: Television played a pivotal production role at the 26th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards, held at the Cobb Energy Center, in Atlanta earlier this winter. The prestigious, star-studded event, which featured such headliners as CeeLo Green, Ludacris, Xscape, and Cameo, honored influential, high-profile African Americans who have achieved greatness and inspired it in others.
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LYNX Technik Announces New Testor APP for greenMachine®
LYNX Technik Announces New Testor APP for greenMachine®
New Testor APP adds multi-format test signal generator functionality to the growing set of greenMachine APPs. It’s an ideal troubleshooting tool for technicians and engineers working in the field, in-studio applications and for line-up tasks in master control rooms.
LYNX Technik AG®, provider of software-defined modular interfaces for broadcast as well as professional AV and industrial signal processing applications announces its new Testor APP for the greenMachine® platform. LYNX Technik will be at NAB2018 in the IABM member lounge, N110MLR.
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Frame.io to Preview The All New Frame.io at NAB 2018
Frame.io to Preview The All New Frame.io at NAB 2018
One year in the making, the all new Frame.io brings support for images, PDFs and audio, enhanced commenting, improved version control, all new integrations, and over 150 other improvements to its workflow management platform for video teams.
Frame.io, the leading workflow management platform for video teams, will preview the all new Frame.io at NAB 2018, in anticipation of the full release early this summer. The next generation of the company’s media review and collaboration software, the all new Frame.io will be reengineered for speed. Large projects can load up to 100X faster and uploading media now supports Gigabit speeds and beyond. Broader media support, better version control, new commenting tools, and enhanced search top the list of over 150 new features and improvements coming to Frame.io.
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FOR-A to Introduce 12G-SDI/IP Multi-Channel Video Server at NAB 2018
FOR-A to Introduce 12G-SDI/IP Multi-Channel Video Server at NAB 2018Worldwide industry-leading manufacturer FOR-A® announces that it will introduce a new 12G-SDI/IP multi-channel video server at the upcoming NAB Show. The MBP-1000VS is ideal for 4K editing environments, offering multi-input/output 4K and HD support and ingest, playout and 4K recording functionality. FOR-A will introduce the solution in booth #C5117 during NAB, which takes place April 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Magewell to Debut Exceptionally Intuitive, Standalone Streaming Encoder at NAB Show
Magewell to Debut Exceptionally Intuitive, Standalone Streaming Encoder at NAB Show
Compact Ultra Stream HDMI combines flexible live streaming and recording with the convenience and simplicity of smartphone-based configuration and control
Expanding beyond its highly-acclaimed strengths in video capture and playout, Magewell will take the wraps off the company's first standalone, hardware-based streaming encoder in booth SU6324 at the 2018 NAB Show. Making live streaming production remarkably simple even for non-professional users, the new Ultra Stream HDMI enables customers to record or stream high-quality video from a variety of sources with one click using on-device buttons or an intuitive, accompanying smartphone app.
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Hawk-Woods Reel Power Battery Approved for On-Board Use with ARRI ALEXA LF
Hawk-Woods Reel Power Battery Approved for On-Board Use with ARRI ALEXA LF
Manios Digital & Film will be demonstrating Hawk-Woods power solutions at NAB 2018.
Hawk-Woods, innovative developer of broadcast power solutions, today announces that its 26v Reel Power lithium-ion battery is the first and only power source approved for on-board use with ARRI’s new Alexa LF large format camera system. The battery is capable of powering Alexa LF even when recording natively in 4K, when power draw is at its peak. Reel Power batteries have been used as an on-board power supply with other large-format cameras, including the ARRI Alexa 65, for years and have proven a reliable solution.
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CyanView Wins Order from NEP Germany for Camera Control Solution
CyanView Wins Order from NEP Germany for Camera Control Solution
Will help NEP bring new levels of creativity to coverage
CyanView today announced that it had won orders from NEP – who are among the world’s foremost outside broadcast and live events production companies - in Germany for a Cy-RCP Remote Control Panel, a Cy-GWY Gateway and Cy-CI0 Camera Interfaces. They are being used for total control of NEP Germany’s Dream Chip mini-cameras, providing the opportunity for highly creative camera positioning and angles in outside broadcasts – especially sport.
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Camera Corps to Launch SIMPLY SMPTE MAX at NAB 2018
Camera Corps to Launch SIMPLY SMPTE MAX at NAB 2018
See Camera Corps on the Vitec Group exhibit at NAB 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 9-12.
Camera Corps has chosen the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas as the launch platform for SIMPLY SMPTE MAX, a powerful addition to its rental range of television production solutions.
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UK X Factor Arena Tour Powered By Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow
UK X Factor Arena Tour Powered By Blackmagic Design Live Production WorkflowBlackmagic Design today announced that IMAG projection for the 2018 X Factor live arena tour was produced with a PPU, built around an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K with ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel. Live acquisition was delivered by an HD multicam set up which included the URSA Broadcast.
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Hitachi Kokusai Bridges HDTV and 4K Production with New CU HD1300F-S1 Camera Control Unit
Hitachi Kokusai Bridges HDTV and 4K Production with New CU HD1300F-S1 Camera Control Unit
Company also unveils firmware option for SK-UHD4000 4K camera system to enhance simultaneous HDR and SDR acquisition
Continuing to enable broadcasters and production companies to adopt Ultra HD (UHD) at their own preferred pace, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) today announced the CU-HD1300F-S1 HDTV camera control unit with 4K, 12G-SDI output. Transforming 1080p to Ultra HD with support for High Dynamic Range (HDR), the new CCU will be showcased alongside other HITACHI unveilings in booth C4309 at the upcoming 2018 NAB Show (April 9-12, Las Vegas).
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FOR-A Named Exclusive Distributor of Variant Systems Group Envivo Replay in the Americas
FOR-A Named Exclusive Distributor of Variant Systems Group Envivo Replay in the Americas
Partnership will capitalize on product synergies in live production workflow solutions
FOR-A Corporation of America and Variant Systems Group announce today an exclusive sales and service agreement between the two companies. FOR-A America will now offer, on an exclusive basis in the U.S. and Canada as well as Central and South America, Variant Systems Group’s Envivo Replay sports and live event replay solution. The distribution agreement enables live event producers and broadcasters with the ability to use Envivo Replay as part of a complete live event workflow with FOR-A’s HANABI series of video switchers, ClassX 3D graphics, and video writer telestrators.
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ClassX Updated Support for Bluefish444 EPOCH and KRONOS Video I/O
ClassX Updated Support for Bluefish444 EPOCH and KRONOS Video I/O
ClassX applications updated for direct SDK integration with Epoch and KRONOS video hardware
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the professional video industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards, and mini converters, announces upgraded support for Bluefish444 Epoch and KRONOS video hardware by
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Matrox at NAB 2018 — Product Preview
Matrox at NAB 2018 — Product PreviewAt NAB 2018, Matrox® (booth SL4524) will present a comprehensive range of products designed to impact today’s—and tomorrow’s—broadcast and enterprise workflows. Being unveiled for the first time in North America is the Monarch LCS Radar application for simple, centralized monitoring of multiple Monarch LCS units. The Monarch LCS and Monarch LCS Radar combination will be featured alongside the complete portfolio of Monarch streaming and recording appliances.
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The Farm chooses Leader LV5490 4K Monitors
The Farm chooses Leader LV5490 4K Monitors
See Leader on booth C8008 at 2018 NAB Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7 - 12
The Farm Group has purchased three Leader LV5490 4K 3G/HD/SD-SDI waveform monitors with HDR capabilities as part of a 4K/HDR upgrade to its 'William' post-production facility on Marshall Street at the heart of London's Soho post-production community.
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PNY introduces PREVAILPRO at GTC 2018
PNY introduces PREVAILPRO at GTC 2018See PNY’s PREVAILPRO P4000 VR-Ready, Thin and Light Advanced Mobile Workstation at GTC 2018 Powered by NVIDIA® Quadro® P4000 or P3000 GPUs, PREVAILPRO delivers powerful mobile solutions to professionals working with graphically challenging and compute intensive applications. Capable of driving four 4K displays, and using a seventh generation Intel® Core™ i7 2.8 GHz (3.8 GHz Turbo) to power professional applications, the PREVAILPRO offers workstation class performance and features in an ultra-thin and light form factor.
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Elements Boosts Performance of Entire Range of Media Storage/Server Solutions with NVMe Integration
Elements Boosts Performance of Entire Range of Media Storage/Server Solutions with NVMe Integration
Demonstrations of zero-latency performance, highest IOPS and unsurpassed bandwidth held at NAB 2018 on Booth SL11505
ELEMENTS, developer of advanced solutions for unrestricted collaboration in shared media workflows, is showcasing a new hardware design that integrates Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) into all its media storage solutions at NAB 2018. The addition of NVMe combined with ELEMENTS support of up to 100Gbit Ethernet and RDMA boosts the overall performance of the Company’s unique human-centered appliances to unparalleled levels. Demonstrations of ELEMENTS entire suite of products are being conducted on Booth SL 11505 throughout the show.
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Aerial Cinematography Firm Takes to the Skies with FUJINON Cabrio Zoom
Aerial Cinematography Firm Takes to the Skies with FUJINON Cabrio Zoom
Rugged Design of FUJINON 25-300mm Cabrio Zoom Makes for Perfect Pairing with RED Helium 8K Camera
Shooting car chases, rocket tests, and flying action hero scenes from thousands of feet in the air requires a camera/lens combination that’s sturdy, flexible and sharp. For one of the world’s top aerial cinematography companies, Hawthorne, CA-based Gyron Systems International, a division of Wolfe Air Aviation, Ltd., those requirements led them to pair the 25-300mm Cabrio zoom from FUJIFILM/FUJINON with the RED Helium 8K camera.
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FireFly Cinema Unveils FireVision, a New Cloud-based Collaborative Workflow Solution for Film Production Teams
FireFly Cinema Unveils FireVision, a New Cloud-based Collaborative Workflow Solution for Film Production Teams
Company also unveils new version of its digital color management suite of solutions
At NAB 2018, on booth C11125 (Flanders Scientific) FireFly Cinema, a developer of affordable software for digital workflow from film set dailies processing to postproduction color grading and finish, will unveil FireVision, a new cloud-based application designed to help production teams easily share comments, tag videos, color data, and resolve issues from any location. The company will also release version 7 of its digital color management software suite. Used on hundreds of feature films (LA LA Land, Planetarium, The History of Love, Belle and Sebastien), FireFly Cinema solutions provide an integrated and production-wide approach to managing color workflows on-set, through dailies and postproduction.
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Supersphere to Debut 12G Multi-Geometry Flypacks for Live VR/360° Streaming at NAB
Supersphere to Debut 12G Multi-Geometry Flypacks for Live VR/360° Streaming at NAB
Strategic Partnership with Teleos Media Enables Integrated VDN and Live Encoding
At this year’s NAB Show, leading VR/360° production studio Supersphere will be debuting 12G glass-to-glass flypacks optimized for live VR/360° streaming. These cutting edge multi-geometry (mesh/rectilinear/equirectangular) flypacks can handle 360°, 180°, 4K, or HD production and seamlessly mix and match each geometry, and includes built-in VDN (video distribution network) encoding and delivery for live streaming to any platform or custom player. Supersphere will showcase these flypacks in the Z CAM booth, C 1052, throughout the NAB Show, occurring April 9-12 in Las Vegas.
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Gravity Media Group continues its global growth with acquisition of Germany’s Genesis Broadcast Services
Gravity Media Group continues its global growth with acquisition of Germany’s Genesis Broadcast Services
Rental house will become Gearhouse Broadcast Germany and provide complete range of production capabilities to Northern Europe
Gravity Media Group (GMG), the global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services, has acquired German broadcast equipment rental house, Genesis Broadcast Services. This acquisition is the latest in a series of strategic moves by GMG, the owner of Gearhouse Broadcast. It follows the acquisitions of Hyperactive Broadcast and Input Media, and significant investment into its own existing American operation. As part of the deal, Genesis Broadcast Services will be rebranded as Gearhouse Broadcast Germany, supplementing existing Gearhouse offices in the UK, Australia, USA, France and Qatar.
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Ikegami Announces New HDK-99 3G-Capable Full Digital 3-CMOS HDTV Portable Camera At 2018 NAB Show
Ikegami Announces New HDK-99 3G-Capable Full Digital 3-CMOS HDTV Portable Camera At 2018 NAB Show
Featuring HDR and 4K for Current and Future Production Needs
Ikegami (www.ikegami.com), a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, has announced the debut of the new Ikegami HDK-99 3G-Capable Full Digital 3-CMOS HDTV Portable Camera at 2018 NAB Show. This year’s NAB exhibition halls will be open April 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Bluefish444 announce forthcoming IP Streaming Software, IngeSTream
Bluefish444 announce forthcoming IP Streaming Software, IngeSTream
Capture from Bluefish444 Epoch and KRONOS hardware to RTP, RTSP, and NDI
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the professional video industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards and mini converters, has announced IngeSTream IP streaming software.
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Anevia NEA-CDN 4.4 Update Now Fully Supported In AWS
Anevia NEA-CDN 4.4 Update Now Fully Supported In AWS
Powerful new modules strengthening service and security
Anevia, a leading provider in OTT and IPTV software solutions, has launched the latest version of its NEA-CDN product created to deliver low latency and broadcast-quality content even during peak viewing times. The new version enables operators to ‘go virtual’ with an HVM-based AMI for seamless deployment in Amazon Web Services (AWS) – ensuring they can combine all the benefits of NEA-CDN with those of the Amazon cloud; for example, greater flexibility, scalability and cost-savings.
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FOR-A to Introduce New 12G-SDI 4K Universal System Frame at NAB 2018
FOR-A to Introduce New 12G-SDI 4K Universal System Frame at NAB 2018
The company will also showcase a new 12G/IP 4K test signal generator.
At next month’s NAB Show, worldwide industry-leading manufacturer FOR-A®will introduce the latest solution in its USF-Series of universal system frames, the USF-106UDC-12G 4K up/down converter. The unit offers Interlace/Progressive and up/down conversion for HD to 4K, and will be demonstrated at NAB alongside FOR-A’s extensive line of video production solutions in booth #C5117.
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ATEME Enables High Quality UHD, Powers New TV Service for CANAL+
ATEME Enables High Quality UHD, Powers New TV Service for CANAL+ATEME, video delivery leader, and CANAL+ #1 France Service Provider, extends their partnership to include UHD premium services. Leveraging ATEME’s continuous research and innovation in picture quality, CANAL+ workflow can now process both SD, HD and UHD content.
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Hulu VR Series A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan Shot with Micro Studio Camera 4K
Hulu VR Series A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan Shot with Micro Studio Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that Toronto-based production house CreamVR used four Micro Studio Camera 4Ks to shoot the virtual reality (VR) series “A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan,” now available on Hulu VR. Co-produced with Hulu and Microsoft, “A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan” takes viewers along on an immersive scientific exploration of our universe with the host. Viewers join Monaghan as he travels into outer space and other unreachable places to deconstruct mind-bending scientific and philosophical questions, such as the concept of the Earth as one living superorganism.
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DTC Broadcast to showcase breakout wireless 4K transmitter at NAB 2018
DTC Broadcast to showcase breakout wireless 4K transmitter at NAB 2018
DTC Broadcast will feature the AEON-TX transmitter for wireless 4K/UHD at NAB 2018.
Until now, the volume of raw data transmission required for 4K/UHD production has made wireless cameras largely impractical for live sport, event, and news applications. However, cameras equipped with DTC’s AEON-TX can now transmit 4K UHD video formats up to and including 2160p60 by taking advantage of the extremely efficient encoding technology built into the AEON-TX.
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MultiDyne Unleashes Versatile New BullDog II Field Fiber System for 2018 NAB Show
Highly configurable, modular and adaptable platform offers a common solution for MultiDyne’s family of Field Fiber products
MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions has developed a common fiber-optic platform for three key product lines, empowering customers with a versatile and modular solution to support virtually any field-based transport need. At the 2018 NAB Show, taking place April 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, MultiDyne (Booth C6818) will unveil its second-generation BullDog II platform, giving customers the industry’s most scalable platform to support any number of signals in one box.
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Element Post Production Scales Business on EditShare Media Asset Management and Tiered Storage
Element Post Production Scales Business on EditShare Media Asset Management and Tiered Storage
Dublin-based post production and trailer house drives booming business on EditShare’s Flow, and AirFlow media asset management, XStream EFS 300 shared storage, and Ark archiving solutions
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, has today announced that Dublin-based post production facility, Element, has implemented an XStream EFS 300 single-node scale out storage server, Ark archiving solution, Flow media asset management and and AirFlow for remote collaboration applications in order to better manage the growing business workload. The integrated EditShare solutions provide a scalable single namespace tiered storage environment with integrated asset management which enables automation of key processes that help Element meet increases their higher volume of media work.
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City of Carmel-by-the-Sea Selects Matrox Monarch HDX to Webcast Council Meetings
City of Carmel-by-the-Sea Selects Matrox Monarch HDX to Webcast Council Meetings
Seaside city uses Monarch HDX H.264 encoder to deliver great-quality live webcasts to its highly engaged, involved citizens
Inhabited by many celebrities, including actor Clint Eastwood who served as the mayor of this quaint and charming seaside community in California, the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea with just 4,500 residents, and one square mile of land, is a well-kept secret. Wanting to maintain the old-world charm, and against any kind of radical development, the city, at times, had strange policies—no street signs, minimal night-time lighting, no high-heels on the beach regulation, pro-nature guidelines, and even had ice cream cones banned for a while. Paradoxically, when it came to dissemination of information from the city, the residents wanted only the latest and the best technology used. Many engaged residents attend the city council meetings regularly to ensure they continue to have an impact on the outcome. For the last seven years, council meetings have also been live streamed for residents’ convenience.
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Bluefish444 Demonstrates KRONOS Elektron and KRONOS Optikos SDI and Video Over IP at NAB Show 2018
Bluefish444 Demonstrates KRONOS Elektron and KRONOS Optikos SDI and Video Over IP at NAB Show 2018
Multi-Channel 4K 60p, High Dynamic Range, High Frame Rate, SDI and SMPTE 2022/2110 Video over IP workflows in Broadcast, Production and Post-production
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the professional video industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards and mini converters, will be demonstrating the KRONOS range of video, audio and data processing I/O cards across numerous workflows at NAB Show 2018.
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Wazee Digital’s Cloud Asset Management Business Trusts Telestream Cloud
Wazee Digital’s Cloud Asset Management Business Trusts Telestream Cloud
Cloud-native solution enables media rights holders to enrich, monetize, and deliver their high-value content to distribution partners and viewers worldwide
With its cloud asset management service, Denver-based Wazee Digital gives content creators and rights holders a way to enrich, monetize, and share their high-value, branded media with the right people, at the right time, anywhere in the world. The company recently migrated its business operations to a cloud-native transcoding and media processing workflow with Telestream Cloud running on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
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Laird 12G-SDI Single Link BNC Cables Now Available on Reels
Laird 12G-SDI Single Link BNC Cables Now Available on ReelsLaird Digital Cinema, a leader in the design and manufacture of advanced digital video products, is now shipping their popular 12G-SDI Single Link BNC Camera Cables pre-loaded on reels, available in 6 models and a variety of lengths.
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Magewell Adds HDR Support to Select Cards in Popular Pro Capture Family
Magewell Adds HDR Support to Select Cards in Popular Pro Capture Family
New High Dynamic Range ingest capabilities help users create visibly superior productions with increased contrast and richer colors
Continuing to help content producers take advantage of the latest advances in video technologies, Magewell today announced the addition of High Dynamic Range (HDR) support to select HDMI models in its flagship Pro Capture family of PCI Express capture cards. The company will highlight its new HDR capabilities at the 2018 NAB Show, April 9-12 in Las Vegas, where Magewell will exhibit in booth SU6324.
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Substance Designer Adds UDIM Support for Feature Film Artists
Substance Designer Adds UDIM Support for Feature Film Artists
3D Material Authoring Tool Begins 2018 with Nine New Nodes and a Big Graph Speed Boost
Allegorithmic has released a new update to Substance Designer engineered to take on the high-res workflows of professional VFX artists. With the introduction of UDIM support, the process of texturing large meshes will now be faster and easier than ever, bringing Substance Designer’s node-based, material authoring capabilities to an even wider audience.
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Vintage Cloud Launches Smart Indexing to North America at NAB 2018
Vintage Cloud Launches Smart Indexing to North America at NAB 2018
Enables value of media archive assets to be simply and cost-effectively realized
At NAB 2018, film archive digitization specialist Vintage Cloud is launching its Smart Indexing solution to the North American market. The company is also announcing that users can now log in at www.vintagecloud.com and create their own cloud account online.
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Hitachi Kokusai to Demonstrate SMPTE ST 2110 Support Across Broadcast Camera Line at 2018 NAB Show
Hitachi Kokusai to Demonstrate SMPTE ST 2110 Support Across Broadcast Camera Line at 2018 NAB Show
Standards-based IP video transport slated for all current HITACHI digital triax and hybrid fiber HDTV cameras through upcoming new CCUs
Helping broadcasters and content producers navigate the industry’s disruptive transition from baseband video infrastructures to IP-based workflows, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) will showcase its implementation of the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards across its extensive range of broadcast camera systems at the 2018 NAB Show. The company will exhibit in booth C4309 at the event, which will take place April 9-12 in Las Vegas.
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Technicolor PostWorks Helps Send 10 Films to SXSW
Technicolor PostWorks Helps Send 10 Films to SXSWContinuing its support for innovative and emerging filmmakers, Technicolor PostWorks New York provided post-production services for 10 films screening at this month’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The films span narrative, documentary and animation categories and include five world premieres. The 10 Technicolor PostWorks projects include a wide range of projects in various genres.
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Kino Lorber to Release New 4K Restoration of THE ATOMIC CAFE Nationwide Following its SXSW Premiere on March 10, 2018
Kino Lorber to Release New 4K Restoration of THE ATOMIC CAFE Nationwide Following its SXSW Premiere on March 10, 2018Kino Lorber Repertory is proud to announce the acquisition of all North American rights to the new 4K IndieCollect restoration of The Atomic Cafe, supervised by filmmakers Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader and Pierce Rafferty. Set to premiere at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX, on Saturday, March 10, 2018, the newly-restored The Atomic Cafe will open in theaters nationwide during the summer––and receive a home media release during fall 2018.
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Adorama LIVE from NAB 2018 Brings Comedic and Production Gold to the Show Floor
Adorama LIVE from NAB 2018 Brings Comedic and Production Gold to the Show Floor
NYC-based pro video and audio solutions provider sets out to entertain and educate at the 2018 National Association of Broadcasters Show; Visit Adorama to see a real live production workflow in action
Adorama, one of the world's largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, will be bringing a real live production workflow to the 2018 NAB Show floor, giving attendees a chance to not only see the latest and greatest equipment the industry has to offer, but to see it in action. Teaming up with acclaimed Framework Productions, Adorama will be transforming their Central Hall exhibit (C4345) into the "Adorama LIVE from NAB" talk show TV set, where comedic talent will be entertaining as well as educating booth visitors through lively and engaging discussions with some of the industry's top talent.
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Addis Ababa State TV adopts Facilis shared storage at heart of new digital production workflow
Addis Ababa State TV adopts Facilis shared storage at heart of new digital production workflow
Advanced Fibre Channel connectivity supports 90+ production team; future-proofs operations at Ethiopia’s national broadcaster
Facilis,a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks has announced the successful installation of a multi-user shared storage system within a new state-of-the-art broadcast production facility in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. One of the most advanced broadcast facilities in the region, Facilis has supplied a TerraBlock 24EX/16 64TB shared storage system to Ethiopian regional broadcaster, Addis Ababa State TV(Addis Ababa City Government Mass Media Agency). Throughout the project, Facilis worked closely with local channel partner, Onset Media Systems.
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Anevia Acquires Video Compression Expert Keepixo
Anevia Acquires Video Compression Expert Keepixo
Anevia, a leading provider in OTT and IPTV software solutions, has announced an agreement to acquire French-based video compression software expert Keepixo.
Specialising in the development of video compression software for TV operators, Keepixo’s existing solutions, sold to more than 150 clients worldwide including ZDF, Altibox and Media Broadcast, enable live or near-live broadcasts for multi-screen TV. Previously, a strategic partnership between the two technology companies was announced to utilise this software and provide operators and broadcasters with a ‘one-stop shop’ ultra-low-latency delivery solution for UHD content in OTT environments. The acquisition will now enable Anevia to offer operators and broadcasters a new, end-to-end encoding, transcoding, storage, packaging and delivery solution that will notably comply with new quality standards, such as 4K HDR and HEVC, all under one name.
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SMPTE Hollywood Section to Explore the History of Moving Imagery with Lenny Lipton at March Meeting
SMPTE Hollywood Section to Explore the History of Moving Imagery with Lenny Lipton at March MeetingThe Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, will delve into the deep history of moving imagery with filmmaker, inventor, and author Lenny Lipton at its monthly meeting, scheduled for Thursday, March 22, in Hollywood. Lipton will offer a lively presentation based on his forthcoming book “The Cinema in Flux.” In it, he traces the history of moving imagery to the 17th century and Christian Huygen’s invention of magic lantern projection. This early period, which Lipton dubs the “Glass Era,” was followed by the Celluloid Era, brought about by the invention of film and discovery of apparent motion, and today’s Digital Era, distinguished by the electro-digital method of storing and manipulating imagery.
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Bluefish444 Announce Drastic Technologies Support for KRONOS
Bluefish444 Announce Drastic Technologies Support for KRONOSBluefish444, manufacturer of the Professional Video industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards and mini converters, announces forthcoming Drastic Technologies support for the Bluefish444 KRONOS Range. Drastic Technologies have been supporting Bluefish444 Epoch hardware SDI for many years in their MediaNXS, 4KScope and videoQC software. Updates to the Drastic Technologies software brings with it support for the Bluefish444 KRONOS Range features, including SMPTE 2022/2110 Video Over IP, SDI and HDMI video and audio capture and playout.
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Syncro Services Steps Up Productivity with Telestream Vantage
Syncro Services Steps Up Productivity with Telestream Vantage
Syncro calls Vantage the backbone of its digital content services company and credits workflow automation as key operational benefit
From their midtown Manhattan office in New York City, Syncro Services Digital Media processes and manages between 1,000 to 5,000 HD media files per week, most of which are 15-, 30- or 60-second commercials slated for air on network TV, local affiliates, cable networks and OTT services. The company recently invested in a Vantage Media Processing Platform from Telestream to automate their workflow.
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Delvcam 12G-SDI Monitor Supports 4K Single Link with 4 Screen Multiviewer
Delvcam 12G-SDI Monitor Supports 4K Single Link with 4 Screen MultiviewerDelvcam, a US based design and engineering firm specializing in professional LCD video production monitors, introduces a new rack-mountable LCD monitor with 12G-SDI interfaces that supports 4K single link connections.
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Tulsa's Church at BattleCreek Upgrades with VariCam LT 4K Camcorders
Tulsa's Church at BattleCreek Upgrades with VariCam LT 4K CamcordersThe Church at BattleCreek, the broadcast campus for a vibrant and dynamic ministry that comprises five additional Tulsa-area locations, as well as a satellite church in DuPage, IL, has invested in Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to support live video production of its Sunday services. According to Technical Arts Director Josh Stephens, the installation of the VariCam LTs several months ago has allowed the Church at BattleCreek not only to upgrade to HD (and ultimately 4K)
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SMPTE Life Fellow Jonathan Erland Earns Gordon E. Sawyer Award for Technical Contributions
SMPTE Life Fellow Jonathan Erland Earns Gordon E. Sawyer Award for Technical Contributions
Visual Effects Innovator Recognized With His Seventh Honor From the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that SMPTE Life Fellow Jonathan Erland, a pioneering visual effects technologist, has been awarded the Gordon E. Sawyer Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® (AMPAS®). During the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation, held Feb. 10 in Beverly Hills, Erland was presented with an Honorary Award (an Oscar® statuette) recognizing his technological contributions to the industry.
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Media Links EMEA Opens New Demo & Training Center
Media Links EMEA Opens New Demo & Training CenterMedia Links, market leader in technology solutions to transport broadcast media content over IP, announces the opening of its new test lab at its expanded EMEA base in Stansted, conveniently located about half an hour from London. In addition to being Media Links’ Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) headquarters, the facility expands the company’s demo and training center for customers and partners. The new suite improves the capacity to welcome visitors from around the globe. Visitors to the center can see Media Links’ solutions in action around a number of applications including: media transport platforms supporting uncompressed and compressed video over IP networks for sports and other events.
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Filmmaker Dane Hansen creates a stunning fashion short with the AU-EVA1
Filmmaker Dane Hansen creates a stunning fashion short with the AU-EVA1Available for only a few months, we’re already seeing visually impressive work shot with the Panasonic AU-EVA1. The EVA1 is a compact cinema camera that contains a 5.7K Super 35 sensor that delivers 14-stops of dynamic range and Dual Native ISOs of 800 and 2,500.
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AJA Unveils New 2TB Pak 2000 SSD Recording Media
AJA Unveils New 2TB Pak 2000 SSD Recording Media
Announces HFS+ and exFAT Options for Pak Media
Today AJA Video Systems expanded its line of Pak SSD media with the introduction of the 2TB Pak 2000 for Ki Pro Ultra and Ki Pro Ultra Plus recording and playback devices. The company also revealed new ordering options for the entire Pak drive family, including HFS+ formatting for macOS® users and exFAT for PC and universal use.
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FOR-A to Focus on 12G and IP Supported Technologies, Introduce Several New Video Production Solutions
FOR-A to Focus on 12G and IP Supported Technologies, Introduce Several New Video Production Solutions
At NAB 2018, FOR-A's booth will place an emphasis on 12G supported products and solutions that integrate baseband and IP for a wide variety of applications, including live studio and sports production environments.
At the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas, worldwide industry-leading manufacturer FOR-A®will demonstrate its end-to-end line of video production tools and unveil several solutions, including video switcher, frame rate converter, routing switcher and IP control software technologies. FOR-A’s booth will place an emphasis on 12G supported products and solutions that integrate baseband and IP for a wide variety of applications, including live studio and sports production environments. The company will also showcase its commitment to developing technologies that support UHD resolution, high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut (WCG), as well as various codecs. FOR-A will exhibit in booth C5117 during the show, which takes place April 9-12.
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Barnfind Expands BarnOne Platform to Include Analog Audio Signal Transport with BTF1-10AA
Barnfind Expands BarnOne Platform to Include Analog Audio Signal Transport with BTF1-10AA
Frame, ideal for the sports market, to debut at NAB 2018 in Booth SL 9630
Norweigan manufacturer Barnfind Technologies has responded to the industry demand for a frame that transports analog audio signals with the launch of its BarnOne BTF1-10AA. Wiggo Evensen, CEO, made the announcement about the latest addition to the Company’s multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport platform from headquarters in Sandefjord, Norway today, and noted that the new unit will be demonstrated at NAB 2018 in Barnfind’s booth # SL 9630.
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Popular Chinese Online Game JX Online 3 Adopts Blackmagic Design Workflow for Live Streaming
Popular Chinese Online Game JX Online 3 Adopts Blackmagic Design Workflow for Live Streaming
Line-up includes the ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, ATEM Television Studio HD, HyperDeck Studio Mini, HyperDeck Studio 12G, UltraStudio 4K and Web Presenter.
Blackmagic Design today announced that the official live streaming team of “JX Online 3,” a popular Chinese massively multiplayer online role playing game developed by Seasun Games of Chinese software giant KingSoft, is live producing and streaming its gaming competitions and marketing events with a workflow built around Blackmagic Design products. These include the ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, ATEM Television Studio HD, HyperDeck Studio Mini, HyperDeck Studio 12G, UltraStudio 4K and Web Presenter.
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Pixel Power trusted in a time of technical & corporate turbulence
Pixel Power trusted in a time of technical & corporate turbulence
30-year broadcast specialist tailors future-proof transition solutions for the real needs of broadcasters and media businesses
Pixel Power, the global automation, branding and graphics innovator, is focusing on risk management for broadcasters in transition at NAB2018 (Las Vegas Convention Center, 9 – 12 April, booth SL3829). Using its recently introduced StreamMaster Media Processing and Gallium Workflow Orchestration technology platforms, it will show how highly efficient game-changing workflows can be established today whilst supporting the user through a managed and future-proof transition from SDI to IP.
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First-time Exhibitor CyanView Showcases Innovative Mini-camera System at NAB 2018
First-time Exhibitor CyanView Showcases Innovative Mini-camera System at NAB 2018
Easily integrates and controls speciality cameras to enhance production workflow.
At NAB 2018, first time exhibitor CyanView (Booth C.8530) will be showcasing its Cy-Stem universal mini-camera control system. Cy-Stem is highly cost-effective, and provides unique versatility and flexibility, enabling the highest degree of creativity, accuracy and quality in a wide range of applications where advanced camera control is required.
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CANON introduces new EOS M50, EOS Rebel T7 and Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash
CANON introduces new EOS M50, EOS Rebel T7 and Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash
New Additions to the Canon EOS Family include EOS M50 and EOS Rebel T7
Upgrading from a smartphone camera to an entry-level interchangeable lens camera (ILC) can be considered to some people a daunting task. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, supports those looking to advance their skills by continuously developing and evolving its gear. Today, the company announced their latest additions to its all-encompassing lineup of digital cameras: the EOS M50 Interchangeable Lens Camera, the first Canon EOS M-series camera with 4K video recording which is four-times the size of full HD 1080, and the EOS Rebel T7, the latest addition to the wildly popular EOS Rebel line of entry-level DSLR Cameras, with an upgraded CMOS sensor to deliver sharp, high-resolution images to capture life’s key moments.
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BVE 2018: Argosy adds Barnfind fibre converters to portfolio
BVE 2018: Argosy adds Barnfind fibre converters to portfolio
One-stop-shop fibre solutions for broadcast and AV installations to be showcased at BVE 2018
Argosy, a leading international supplier of broadcast cables and infrastructure products, has added the BarnMini range of fibre converters from Barnfind Technologies to its inventory. The products will make their Argosy debut at BVE 2018 (Excel London, 27 February – 1 March, stand G43).
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New one shot music video from Postmodern Jukebox captured with Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro
New one shot music video from Postmodern Jukebox captured with Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro
Filming crew had to shoot while moving between seven rooms and around approximately 40 musicians, actors and dancers.
Blackmagic Design today announced that DP Clint Byrne shot the music video for Postmodern Jukebox’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” rendition using a Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro digital film camera and Video Assist 4K monitor and recorder. Byrne captured the entire music video in one shot, following the musicians around a crowded house as a party unfolds around them.
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P.A.I.N.T uses Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD for LIMITS Digital Art Battle
P.A.I.N.T uses Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD for LIMITS Digital Art BattleBlackmagic Design announced today that Japan's P.A.I.N.T used Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, MultiView 4, UltraStudio 4K, Smart Videohub 12x12 and Video Assist for an event called 'LIMITS Digital Art Battle.' LIMITS Digital Art Battle is a new form of entertainment in art where artists draw paintings on a PC in only 20 minutes. The paintings are based on a theme disclosed just before the battle, and judges and audience cast their ballots to decide a winner. It is a one-on-one fight to compete in speed, imagination and creativity.
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Cinegy says yes to flexible IP, cloud, on-premise playout, and master control at NAB 2018
Cinegy says yes to flexible IP, cloud, on-premise playout, and master control at NAB 2018Cinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation and playout today announced that it will launch its Channel-in-the-Cloud™ solution bundle, consisting of its Cinegy Air PRO playout and automation solution and Multiviewer system on Booth SL12116 from 9-12 April in Las Vegas.
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Pac-12 Network’s Michael Harabin appointed president of Gearhouse Broadcast USA
Pac-12 Network’s Michael Harabin appointed president of Gearhouse Broadcast USAGearhouse Broadcast USA, a supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has appointed Michael Harabin as its president. Harabin joins from Pac-12 Networks, where he has worked for the past six years, most recently as VP Production Operations. He will oversee Gearhouse Broadcast’s North American operation, which has been the focus of heavy investment over the past year, after parent company Gravity Media Group (GMG) received substantial funding from TowerBrook Capital Partners in September 2016. This has already resulted in the launch of three mobile broadcast and production units and several senior hires in the region.
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ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Installed for 45th & Dean, An In-House Content Hub Within the A+E Networks Family
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Installed for 45th & Dean, An In-House Content Hub Within the A+E Networks FamilyBlackmagic Design announced today that 45th & Dean has installed numerous Blackmagic Design products, including several URSA Mini 4.6K digital film cameras with URSA Studio Viewfinders, Micro Studio Camera 4Ks, Video Assist and Video Assist 4K monitor/recorders, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel, in its Brooklyn-based production facility.
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24 AJA FS-HDRs Power 4K/UHD HDR Conversion for BetaMedia/DBW Mobile Productions
24 AJA FS-HDRs Power 4K/UHD HDR Conversion for BetaMedia/DBW Mobile Productions
A Swiss army knife for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD HDR/SDR workflows, FS-HDR bridges real time HDR to HDR, HDR to SDR and SDR to HDR conversion, and enables real time camera log conversions.
Italian production company BetaMedia delivers a range of television programming for clients including Endemol, Infront, and OBS, among others, with credits spanning “Big Brother Italy,” “Master Chef,” the Alpine Skiing World Cup, Olympics and Series A Football Championship. The company recently joined forces with DBW to develop one of Italy’s first IP-based 4K HDR Outside Broadcast (OB) vans, the Esterna 14. To blend incoming and outgoing signals for 4K/UltraHD HDR, HD HDR and HD SDR broadcasts, BetaMedia recently invested in 24 AJA FS-HDR converters for real-time HDR and WCG conversion.
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Visit Timeline's IP 4K HDR outside broadcast truck at BVE 2018
Visit Timeline's IP 4K HDR outside broadcast truck at BVE 2018
Visit Timeline at BVE, 27 February - 1 March 2018, on Stand #Q55
Timeline would like to invite you to visit Timeline's award-winning, IP 4K HDR outside broadcast truck at BVE 2018. Meet with the Timeline team and see our triple-expanding, 32-camera outside broadcast truck, UHD2, from 27 February - 1 March on stand #Q55, at the Excel, London. Visitors will have the opportunity to visit the truck and get hands-on experience of IP technology, our 4K wireless camera and much much more...
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Magewell to Expand Video Interface Offerings at 2018 NAB Show
Magewell to Expand Video Interface Offerings at 2018 NAB Show
Major new product unveiling to join demonstrations of recent and established solutions for bridging traditional video signals with software-defined systems
Building on the momentum from the company's highly-successful ISE presence in Europe earlier this month, Magewell will bring its growing range of high-performance video interface solutions to the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas in April. Exhibiting in booth SU6324, the award-winning developer will demonstrate how its feature-rich solutions reliably and cost-effectively help end-users, systems integrators and OEM product designers incorporate professional video and audio signals into today's software-based media workflows.
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Hollywood Professional Association announces HPA Creative Tech UK 2018
Hollywood Professional Association announces HPA Creative Tech UK 2018
Content Creation Community Gathers for Intensive One-Day Conference in Central London
Building upon the foundation of the HPA Tech Retreat in the U.K. and the U.S., the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced HPA Creative Tech UK 2018, presented by SMPTE Ltd., a one-day, intensive symposium featuring panels, technology, and networking. HPA Creative Tech UK 2018 will take place on 27 June at the Ham Yard Hotel in the heart of London’s Soho district.
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Streambox To Present Next Generation 12-bit, 4:4:4 ACT-L5 Codec and Exhibit Post Production Solutions at HPA Tech Retreat in Palm Desert
Streambox To Present Next Generation 12-bit, 4:4:4 ACT-L5 Codec and Exhibit Post Production Solutions at HPA Tech Retreat in Palm DesertStreambox will present upcoming next-generation video compression technology, ACT-L5 Codec, their new modular 4K/2K/HD Rackmount encoder and decoder, and Cloud and software solutions for low latency live remote sessions at the 2018 Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Tech Retreat. The next generation ACT-L5 Codec produces the 12-bit, 4:4:4 RGB color profile required for cinematic, episodic, and commercial color grading and editing. This is also ideal for live events, digital signage, and broadcast video where High Dynamic Range (HDR) video is desired.
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SMPTE 2017 Presentations Are Now on YouTube, Papers in IEEE Xplore Digital Library
SMPTE 2017 Presentations Are Now on YouTube, Papers in IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Society's Release of SMPTE 2017 Video Enables Broad Access to Latest Perspectives and Research on Media and Entertainment Technologies and Business Models
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, has published more than 50 videos of the expert paper presentations delivered at the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017) on its YouTube channel. SMPTE 2017 took place in October 2017 in Los Angeles.
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"Gallipoli" Uses Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
"Gallipoli" Uses Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Production Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced the new television mini series “Gallipoli” used Blackmagic URSA EF and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K cameras to capture a variety of scenes and shots throughout the show. This included using the URSA to capture the show’s stunning opening title sequence.
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A Vision For Stock Video Success: Daniel Hurst, VIA FilmsA Vision For Stock Video Success: Daniel Hurst, VIA Films
You’ve definitely seen Daniel Hurst’s work. An early mover in high frame rate and aerial shooting for stock footage using cameras including Phantom Flex 4K and RED Weapon 8K, he’s sold over 200,000 clips through his company VIA Films. His career has been driven by trying to create shots he hasn't seen before, even if it means building a new set of skills from scratch. Daniel still sees opportunities for himself and anyone else who wants to start or grow their business in the ever-more competitive field of stock video, and offers practical advice on how you too can succeed.
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DJI Mavic Pro In Depth Review - The Best 4K Drone?DJI Mavic Pro In Depth Review - The Best 4K Drone?
VFX guru Tobias Gleissenberger was so delighted with the DJI Mavic Pro 4K drone that he bought (yes, bought) that he was inspired to take a break from making tutorials to create an in-depth review of this compact, lightweight, consumer drone offering terrific value. No, it's not a platform for your digital cinema camera, but if you're looking for a fast, fun, integrated 4K camera drone packed with features, the Mavic Pro might be for you. This review is delivered Surfaced Studio-style, with wit, high energy, and details you won't find anywhere else.
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The Panasonic EVA1: Questions Answered!The Panasonic EVA1: Questions Answered!
Anticipation that Panasonic began building for their "mystery camera" at April's NAB Show 2017 was paid off at June's Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood, as Panasonic finally unveiled their AU-EVA1 cinema camera. Compact, lightweight, equipped with a newly designed 5.7K Super 35 sensor, and positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but also well suited for documentaries, commercials, and music videos. Panasonic Cinema Product Manager, Mitch Gross has provided some answers to early questions about the EVA1’s target audience, shooting applications, Dual Native ISO, the 5.7K sensor, and more.
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AJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus: 4-Channel HD Recording, with 4K Apple ProRes/Avid DNxHD SupportAJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus: 4-Channel HD Recording, with 4K Apple ProRes/Avid DNxHD Support
AJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus is a Multi-Channel Apple ProRes recorder offering up to 4-Channels of simultaneous HD recording, or in Single-Channel mode a 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Apple ProRes® or Avid DNxHD® MXF recorder and player supporting the latest connectivity including 3G-SDI, Fiber and HDMI 2.0, as well as large raster high frame rate workflows, including 4K 60p.
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The COW was just introduced to one of the coolest new creative tools we've seen in a long time, PLOTAGRAPH PRO, which powerfully animates still images. Imagine animating your still images to become full high resolution video, all the way up to 4K. In this video tutorial, Blake Rudis is your guide.
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Dispatches from PyeongChang: The Edit Infrastructure of the Olympics (Part 4)
Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Luckily I crossed paths with editor Mike Api who is currently in PyeongChang, South Korea, freelancing for...
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Episode 299 - E3 Preview, IT COMES AT NIGHT review, upcoming TV & movies
This week on The Harold & Maudecast Episode 299, hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe preview of E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles June 13-15 -- Nintendo Switch, Microsofts new console XBOX One X and its 4K play, Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus from Bethesda, Assassin's...
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