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NAB 2017: Adobe propels video forward
Ahead of the National Association of Broadcasting (NAB) conference, Adobe today announced a major update for video in Adobe Creative Cloud to help filmmakers and video producers collaborate and streamline video workflows. Read more
Ki Pro Ultra, Pak Dock and Kistor Dock price reductions, and new Ki Pro firmware
Some early AJA news via Digi-Box: you can now save over £1000 on an Aja Ki Pro Ultra and £90 on Pak Dock and Kistor Dock – plus new firmware v2.2 for Ki Pro Ultra with Avid MXF support. Read more.
NAB 2017: AJA launches Ki Pro Ultra Plus with 4-channel HD recording and HDMI 2.0 support
AJA Video Systems today announced Ki Pro Ultra Plus, introducing 1, 2, 3 or 4-Channel simultaneous HD recording up to 1080 50/60p, and full HDMI 2.0 (up to 12-bit capture and output) for 4K/UltraHD workflows. Read more
NAB 2017: AJA previews FS-HDR with breakthrough HDR conversion support
Building on AJA’s flagship FS4, and incorporating the latest HDR technology from Academy and Emmy Award twinning developer Colorfront, FS-HDR provides HDR and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) processing and conversion for realtime 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD workflows. It will be demonstrated for the first time as a technology preview during NAB 2017 at AJA’s booth, #SL2505. Read more
NAB 2017: AJA introduces new solutions for IP workflows
At NAB 2017, AJA Video Systems announced new firmware for its KONA IP desktop video and audio I/O card, along with two new IP Mini-Converters, significantly expanding flexibility in IP-based workflows. A new KONA IP license option for JPEG 2000, a preview of KONA IP firmware for SMPTE 2110, and new IPT-1G-HDMI and IPT-1G-SDI Mini-Converters will facilitate flexible and cost efficient delivery of work to and from creative suites via 1Gb Ethernet. Read more.
NAB 2017: AJA unveils new 12G-SDI and Fiber Mini-Converters
AJA Video Systems today announced new Mini-Converters that resolve interoperability and interconnectivity challenges in modern broadcast and ProAV environments. New products include the 12GDA 12G/3G/SD-SDI Re clocking Distribution Amplifier, 12GM 12G-SDI to/from 3G-SDI Muxer/Demuxer, and new Multi-Mode SFP options for its family of FiDO SDI/Optical Fiber Mini-Converters. Read more.
19” Sumo monitor-recorder delivers 4KP60 HDR to the set and the studio
Atomos once again redefines the workflow options for video creatives by creating the first production/studio monitor to combine a 19” HDR 1200nit 10+ stop panel with 4K 12-bit RAW or 10-bit 422 ProRes/DNxHR recording, HD recording up to 240p or live switching and recording of four 1080p60 channels. Read more
NAB 2017: What editors need to know after Avid Connect
We’re all of four hours into and Avid have already announced new I/O hardware, VM options for Media Composer, and the welcome return of Script Sync and Phrase Find at their Avid Connect event. Here’s a quick roundup of their post offerings so far. Read more.
Avid Connect: Just the audio bits
Avid Pro Tools will now offer native support for Dolby Atmos mixing and expanded support for the NEXIS family, and cloud tools are on their way to Pro Tools | First. Read more.
Avid Artist | DNxIQ unveiled for 4K monitoring and universal mastering
Next-generation video/audio interface offers extensive format support, including 4K monitoring and universal mastering capability, to enable video professionals to quickly and easily meet today’s varied content demands and wide-ranging delivery requirements. Read more.
Avid NEXIS now delivers unparalleled performance, scalability and Pro Tools support
The new software release, available to all new and current customers of Avid NEXIS, delivers greater system bandwidths, enables scalability to larger storage capacities, and now offers support for Pro Tools to optimize professional audio production workflows. Read more
Avid unveils Media Composer | First—a free version of the industry-standard video editing system
Media Composer | First is a brand new, fully featured video editing solution that provides aspiring creative professionals, students, and those just starting their professional careers with free access to the same creative tools used by the most successful and acclaimed filmmakers and television program creators in the world. Read more
Avid Pro Tools to provide native Dolby Atmos mixing
Avid and Dolby collaboration delivers the industry’s deepest integration and the most efficient audio mixing workflows for powerful immersive audio experiences. Read more
Avid unveils cloud strategy with launch of new offerings
Avid announces extension of its MediaCentral Platform and its industry-leading tools into the cloud with new hosted client applications, cloud media services, and infrastructure on demand that can easily be added to existing on-premises deployments. Read more
Avid ushers in next phase of Avid Everywhere with sweeping and groundbreaking innovations
Avid today announced a broad and sweeping set of innovations for the Avid MediaCentral Platform. As the next phase of Avid Everywhere, the company is extending the Avid MediaCentral Platform to the cloud, showcasing end- to-end 4K/IP workflows, enhancing immersive workflows, and expanding the Alliance Partner ecosystem, with major advancements across all product suites. Read more.
Avid announces strategic cloud alliance with Microsoft for the media and entertainment industry
Comprehensive multi-year agreement includes technology collaboration, co-development and go-to-market cooperation that will set the pace for the industry in bringing media enterprises, creative teams and individual artists into the cloud. Read more.
New Avid Media Campus Program provides flexible volume licensing and industry solutions for educational institutions
Offering a deeper partnership with Avid, and flexible volume licensing and deployment options, the new program helps educators better prepare the next generation of creative talents and media professionals for careers in the media and entertainment industry. Read more.
Blackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty on this year’s Blackmagic crop
Blackmagic Design DEO Grant Petty’s annual communique is a highlight of NAB. This year, he holds forth on Ultramatte pricing, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, and the Fairlight audio features you can now find in the flipping amazing-looking DaVinci Resolve 14. Read more
Blackmagic Design announces DaVinci Resolve 14
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 14, the biggest release in the history of the product, and an update that has been designed to be more than an incremental software update, but a complete revolution in post production. Blackmagic Design believes the new DaVinci Resolve will break through the stagnant toolsets used in post production, and offer a new path forward for the smallest as well as the largest facilities in the world. Read more.
Blackmagic Design announces new ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
The world’s most advanced all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel and powerful features such as HDMI and SDI inputs, multiview, talkback, DVE and more! Read more.
Blackmagic Design dramatically reduces price of Ultimatte 11
Blackmagic Design today announced an immediate 60% price reduction for Ultimatte 11 from $24,995 to only $9,995. Acquired by Blackmagic Design in October, 2016, Ultimatte is the worldwide leader in blue and green screen removal technology for the broadcast television, commercial and feature film industries. Read more.
Blackmagic Design announces new UltraStudio HD Mini with Thunderbolt 3
Blackmagic Design today announced UltraStudio HD Mini, the world’s first portable Thunderbolt 3 capture and playback solution with 3G-SDI, HDMI and analog connections for broadcast quality 10-bit recording up to 1080p60 and 2K DCI. Read more
Blackmagic Design announces Blackmagic Duplicator 4K now with H.264
Blackmagic Design today announced the addition of realtime H.264 encoding to the Blackmagic Duplicator 4K. Now customers can choose to record H.264 for maximum compatibility with existing HD televisions and computers, or they can choose H.265 for delivering Ultra HD to the latest devices. Blackmagic Duplicator 1.1 update is now available as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website. Read more.
Blackmagic Design announces remote Bluetooth camera control for URSA Mini Pro
Blackmagic Design today announced a new open protocol for URSA Mini Pro cameras that will allow customers to create their own remote control solutions via Bluetooth. The protocol is being demonstrated at NAB, with the API and sample code anticipated to be released to customers free of charge in June 2017. Read more
Blackmagic Design announces new professional scopes and multi-lingual support for Video Assis
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Blackmagic Video Assist 2.4 update which adds support for multi-lingual support for 10 separate languages. This means customers can now use Video Assist in their native language. Read more.
Canon launch new upgrade service for EOS 5D Mk IV
Canon have announced a new paid upgrade for EOS 5D Mk IV users, available exclusively from Canon-authorised service centres. Read more.
Canon unveil new pro lens
Canon are out of the gate early this year, releasing news of a new lens just as our team set off for NAB. Read more.
NAB 2017: Canon releases firmware upgrade for professional displays
Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, today announces a firmware upgrade for three of its professional 4K displays – the DP-V1710, DP-V2410 and DP-V2420. Read more.
DJI’s Ronin 2 is ready to take 30lbs of camera
It’s been a relatively quiet NAB in terms of production kit but this new gimbal from DJI has cheered us up no end, mostly by being twice as strong as the previous Ronin and having the most dramatic launch video we’ve seen in a while. Read more.
Dolby announce new Atmos Production Suite and Mastering Suite
After Avid’s announcement that the forthcoming release of Pro Tools HD will offer native Dolby Atmos mixing, there was more Dolby news brewing at NAB 2017, with the release of two new software bundles – the Dolby Atmos Production Suite and Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite. Read more.
NAB 2017: EditShare will showcase ‘small business friendly’ EFS 200 and EFS 300 servers
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced the introduction of the XStream EFS 200 and XStream EFS 300 storage products. Read more.
With the ProHD Mobile Bridge and the new ProHD Portable Bridge, JVC has created robust bonded cellular solutions for ENG and multi-camera live productions. Read more.
Stream and publish anywhere with the NewTek TriCaster TC1
It’s the one that you’ve been waiting for… 4K. 60p. IP. 16 inputs and no compromises. The NewTek TriCaster TC1 is the first affordable end-to-end 4K IP video production system, and it’s available to pre-order now. Read more.
NewTek TriCaster offers native support of JVC KY-PZ100 PTZ cameras
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced NewTek TriCaster multi-camera video production systems will offer native support of JVC KY-PZ100 robotic PTZ network video production cameras. Read more
Notes on NewTek TriCaster TC1, NC1 I/O module, NVG1 and NDI
A few weeks back, NewTek released the TriCaster TC1 and we managed to get more details at NAB. However, they were also holding a couple of other NDI cards up their sleeve in the form of brand new product releases. Read more
Panasonic showcases next gen technology and solutions to support 4K smart entertainment and connected stadiums
Panasonic have revealed that their NAB highlights this year will include the 4K AK-UC3000 studio camera system and the HD AK-HC5000 high-speed camera system, 4-sided LED videoboards, ballooncam, and augmented reality projection. Read more.
NEP UK selects Sony HDC-4300s to deliver live 4K to sports broadcasting market
Today, NEP UK announces a significant investment in live 4K sport broadcasting, with the purchase of 85 Sony HDC-4300 4K/HD system cameras, PWS-4500 servers, and 43 TRIMASTER EL OLED monitors, including the BVM-E171. Read more
Sony announces new technical capabilities and interoperability achievements as broadcast momentum for IP Live continues to grow
Sony is introducing a series of new IP Live functions, interoperability milestones and customer success stories on the first day of NAB 2017. Broadcasters around the world are increasingly embracing IP for its proven ability to deliver quality live 4K video, audio, synchronisation signals and control data through a single network cable. Read more
Sony’s 4K/HD Live Production Workflows enhanced with Content Management Station PWS-110CM1 and updated firmware for PWS-4500 Server
New solutions enable the addition of metadata management for streamlined, searchable, transferable content that saves users time. Read more
NAB 2017: Sony embraces HDR production with full end-to-end solution
From products, to workflow and format, Sony offers users end-to-end HDR production capabilities from acquisition to display, for cinema, live production, online video and event production. These solutions meet the industry’s growing demand for a wider colour gamut and increased dynamic range that creates more realistic viewing experiences with enhanced levels of detail. Read more
New TVLogic reference 4K and OLED monitors
LCD and OLED HD displays manufacturer TVLogic are choosing NAB 2017 to introduce several new 4K HDR and OLED monitors. The new displays are designed to address the ever-increasing demands of broadcast, production, post-production, and multi-viewer applications. Here’s the full press release… Read more
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