Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, introduces Fluid INGESTORE & DNxHD INGESTORE for multi-channel HD/SD SDI ingest for use with Epoch and Create video cards running on Windows. Fluid INGESTORE & DNxHD INGESTORE are available immediately.Read more
Stardom are offering a new 8 bay rack mounted low cost Thunderbolt RAID. The DR8-TB provides 10Gb/s Thunderbolt™ (2-Port) interfaces and is compatible with 3.5” SATA III drives up to 4TB. It can be configured into various storage modes - JBOD / RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 5 / RAID 6 / RAID 10. The features make it a perfect Thunderbolt RAID for video editing and post production applications. DR8-TB provides latency management and RAID protection for SATA devices, which are accessible by Thunderbolt-enabled host systems.Read more
Calibre UK deployed in what is believed to be the greatest area of LED large screen displays ever, for the Olympic Winter Games
Calibre UK announces that their LEDView530 scalers were deployed in what is believed to be the largest area of LED screen displays in the history of the OlympicWinter Games.Read more
- MediorNet Modular and MediorNet Compact
- Performer, Artist, and Acrobat communications systems
- AVB Connect and AVB-enabled keypanels
- RockNet 100 and 300 Fiber-Optic Converters & console interfaces
Cinegy is pleased to announce that the first 1,000 visitors to its booth SL11116 at the NAB Show 2014 will receive a free Cinegy Player License.
Cinegy Player is a new tool for broadcast professionals that demand outstanding quality, precision and playback performance while working with high-end video formats. Cinegy Player includes native support for most broadcast industry standard video codecs within the two most common containers – MOV and MXF.Read more
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that five SMPTE members have been recognized with prestigious awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.Read more
March 11-13, 2014
Dubai World Trade Centre
Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-based video solutions for content delivery to any device, will showcase its award-winning video processing platform to Middle Eastern broadcasters and pay TV operators at CABSAT 20vRead more
Global task force aims to pave way for more efficient file-based workflows
The IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) has added its weight to the newly launched global Joint Task Force on File Formats and Interoperability. IABM joins forces with other high profile sponsors from the media and broadcast sectors, such as the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), Association of National Advertisers (ANA), and American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s).Read more
LAWO Classics is a highly respected specialist recording label from Norway. Not to be confused with a well known audio console manufacturer, Vegard LAndaas and Thomas WOlden have just recorded their most ambitious project to date. Gustav Mahler’s First Symphony with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by their new Chief Conductor, Vasily Petrenko. The venue was the impressive Oslo Konserthus with a sell out audience of 1400 in attendance. Spectacular performances of this kind need the best possible audio quality, so Merging Technologies Pyramix and Horus Networked Audio Converters were the obvious choice and LAWO’s Thomas Wolden decided that 48 tracks of DXD (24 bit/352.8 kHz) was optimum for this concert. The final result will be issued in the Spring on SACD and Hi-Res Download.Read more
TC Electronic has been at the forefront of reverb research and development for decades. With the arrival of Reverb 8, multichannel reverb reaches the next level, bringing world-class room simulation to new 3D sound formats.Read more
In an event as anticipated and jam-packed as Digital Biscuit 2014 it’s impossible to narrow the two day event down to its highlights: KinoPlay was an interactive event revolutionary to exhibitions, the Works both entertained and informed the crowds who came, primarily, to learn, and the Talks was a wonderful showcase of the talent in the creative industries—both in Ireland and abroad.Read more
The call for entries into the IBC2014 Innovation Awards closes today, so you only have a few hours left to compete for the most influential and celebrated awards in our industry.Read more
New Appointees Bring Depth of Experience and Knowledge to SMPTE's 'Three Pillars': Standards, Membership, and Education
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the 2014 SMPTE directors. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, appointed Bob Edge, Oliver Morgan, and Howard Lukk to serve as standards directors; Paul Stechly, SMPTE membership vice president, appointed Bruce Devlin, Karl Kuhn, and William C. Miller to serve as membership directors; and Patrick Griffis, SMPTE education vice president, appointed Michael DeValue, V. Michael Bove, Peter Putman, and Al Kovalick to serve as education directors.Read more
NAB 2014 Preview Thomson Video Networks Booth SU2610 April 7-10
Industry-Leading Video Compression Solutions From Multi-Screen OTT to Ultra HD
Today's broadcasters are challenged to deliver more content and multi-format services in the most cost-effective, bandwidth-efficient manner possible, without compromising the consistently high HD picture quality that viewers expect on every platform and device. At the 2014 NAB Show, Thomson Video Networks will demonstrate several innovations that enhance the viewer experience while maximizing available bandwidth and video quality.Read more
Smart 4K TV Sets Stage for Breathtaking Beauty, Variety
“The way I see it, there are only two possible outcomes. Either I make it down there in one piece and I have one hell of a story to tell!” – Matt Kowalski, “Gravity,” Warner Brothers (2013)
You may not recall the first time you saw an HD TV but “Waterworld” was the movie everyone had on their sets at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) to highlight the eyepopping imagery and illustrate the difference between HD and the old-fashioned SD TVs. At this year’s NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) no one will say anything but 4K!
This year, Alfonso Cuarón’s “Gravity” took box office, award honors– because of its utterly perfect presentation of 4K content you can enjoy on medium to monster-sized UHD TV sets that totally replace one wall in your man cave. The images were amazingly sharp and breathtakingly clear/crisp. With no hallucinogenic side effects I had proclaiming 3D was going to sweep the industry, I see 4K UHD taking off more quickly than many analysts predict.
Face it … bigger images, content, action is just, well, beautiful.
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THE WORLD’S SHORTEST THROW LENS FOR SINGLE CHIP DLP PROJECTORS, THE
ET-DLE030 DETACHABLE LENS, ENABLES A NEW KIND OF ULTRA SHORT THROW PROJECTION FOR STAGING & PUBLIC DISPLAY
Until now, short throw and ultra-short throw projection has typically been limited to smaller, lower brightness, fixed lens projectors used in education seminar rooms and in corporate meeting room environments. Panasonic is about to change that with the arrival of the new ET-DLE030 short throw lenses for larger format single chip DLP projectors. With prototype models shown earlier this year at ISE 2013 and at Prolight + Sound shows, engineers in Panasonic R&D operations have since been finely crafting an impressive solution that vertically redirects light cast from projectors at a distance of just 370mm from the projector to produce a bright, perfectly symmetrical sided image directly above it. This is achieved by a cleverly designed mirror system and brings about new and exciting possibilities, unachievable with front projectors especially for applications in digital signage, retail, rental and staging.
The ET-DLE030 lens is the worlds first ultra-short throw lens for high brightness projectors integrating geometric adjustment. The lens is also the first exchangeable ultra-short throw system meaning that great flexibility is added to the latest range of Panasonic high brightness projectors. “We have also taken care to ensure backwards compatibility” explained Kulessa “even with 1 chip and 3 chip projectors, we make sure that they are compatible with whole lineup of lenses to give installers, integrators and end users the widest possible backwards compatibility and value”. “Since the first showing of the prototype models earlier this year there has been a lot of attention on this small but exciting solution for projection specialists’’ explained Kulessa.. Further information on the ET-DLE030 and other projection solutions is available on the Panasonic website business.panasonic.co.uk/visual-system/ET-DLE030
Ki Pro Quad 4K/QuadHD/2K/HD Solid State Recorder - Now Shipping
Get ready for 4K, Ki Pro Quad is a revolution in 4K production.
Ki Pro Quad enable a manageable 4K/Quad HD/2K/HD workflow with the efficiencies of Apple ProRes and the flexibility of RAW data in a compact, solid state recording and playback package that easily mounts directly on a variety of cameras.
The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is incredibly tiny. It's a true digital film camera with a Super 16 size 1080HD sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range. The images look virtually identical to their current camera!
It features a Micro Four Thirds lens mount so you can use low cost lenses, but also Super 16 cine lenses via an adapter. If you use a Super 16 cine lens, combined with the Super 16 sensor size and the 13 stops of dynamic range, it's just like shooting to Super 16 film! Of course you can rig it up with large lenses so it's perfect for large jobs too!
They have worked incredibly hard to build the smallest camera design they could, while retaining the ability to comfortably use it hand held. It's an attractive design with built in stereo mic's, LANC, micro HDMI with overlays for monitoring, solid grip handle that holds a removable battery and built in recorder to SD cards. It records lossless CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes 422 (HQ), so the image quality is amazing.
The small design lets this camera be used for all kinds of tasks a normal camera would be too large to handle. My feeling is a small camera can always be bigger, but a big camera can never be smaller. I think its going to be very exciting to see what kind of work is done with this camera.. For myself, it's nice to have a camera I can use personally for shooting my family, which gives a timeless film look.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera will be shipping in July for $995.
AJA Video System announced immediate availability of its Ki Pro Quad, a new solid-state portable video recorder enabling true 4K camera-to-editorial workflows. Ki Pro Quad enables a breakthrough 4K/Quad HD/2K/HD workflow with the efficiencies of Apple ProRes and the flexibility of RAW data in a compact, solid state recording and playback package that easily mounts directly onto a variety of cameras supporting workflow needs today and into the future.
Ki Pro Quad has many unique features that enable new was of working for creative professionals and delivers:
- Breakthrough 4K Workflows--Ki Pro Quad serves as a central gathering point for the main needs of 4K production; bring camera signals in and simultaneously create edit-friendly 4K ProRes files, output to 4K and HD monitors and record RAW data directly to a Thunderbolt-enabled computer/storage system.
- 4K and Quad HD Support-- Help ease the transition to 4K with a recorder that creates efficient file sizes while still retaining pristine quality.
- More than 4K and Quad HD--Support for 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 recording even at HD and 2K resolutions, and real time scaling from 4K/Quad HD to 2K/HD. HDMI output allows connection to HD consumer monitors. HD-SDI output provides professional connectivity to high-end monitors.
- Debayering and Scaling--New hardware-based features include real time, high-quality RAW debayering, recording directly to 4K resolution Apple ProRes 444 or ProRes 422 files and real time scaling from 4K to HD.
- Streamlined Camera to Post--With the Canon C500: enable live debayering for immediate Apple ProRes 422 and ProRes 444 onboard recording and RAW pass through over Thunderbolt to compatible storage connected to a Mac system. With Sony F55: enable 4K 4x 3G-SDI baseband input and recording to 4K ProRes. With any SDI-capable HD camera: enable HD recording with cameras such as the Canon C300 with the added advantage of 10-bit 4:4:4 support for cameras like the Sony F3.
- Affordability--Ki Pro Quad is priced substantially less than other 4K recorders but still has the power and functionality for the demands of 4K productions as well as functionality not found in competitive recorders of ANY price.
- Proven Performance--Ki Pro Quad was built on the same performance principles and reliability that have made the rest of the Ki Pro family successful, and creates low-bandwidth ProRes files up to 4K resolutions, that can be easily offloaded to any Thunderbolt-enabled Mac via AJA's new PAKDock Thunderbolt and USB3 reader. With the same capabilities of Ki Pro Mini for remote control, automation, ease of use and mounting options, the transition to Ki Pro Quad is virtually seamless.
For a complete set of features and technical specifications, please visit http://www.aja.com/en/products/ki-pro-quad .
Ki Pro Quad is available now worldwide through AJA's network of resellers and distributors at a US MRSP of $3995. AJA PAKDock, AJA Pak SSD media, and Ki Pro Quad mounting options, are now also available.
Let DB6 manage your audio loudness to stay compliant with broadcast standards and legislation at all times, without sacrificing audio quality.
DB6 handles up to three SD/HD/3G streams in a single rack space unit. It measures and adjusts audio formats, loudness and true-peak level automatically, at the same time logging stats for documentation and evaluation.
DB6 is an addition to our highly acclaimed DB family of processors that includes DB2, DB4 and DB8.
DB processors have been used 24/7 at numerous world-leading broadcast stations for more than a decade and you can operate them from one constantly developing user interface.
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