NAB 2016: AJA introduces new Mini-Converters and openGear-Compatible rack cards

NAB 2016: AJA introduces new Mini-Converters and openGear-Compatible rack cards

At NAB 2016, AJA Video Systems expanded its line of portable Mini-Converters with the introduction of the Hi5-4K-Plus, a 4K/UltraHD 3G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 converter, and the HDP3, a 3G-SDI to DVI-D converter with 1080p 60 support.

Concurrently AJA has extended its range of reliable, cost-effective openGear-compatible video and audio rackframe cards with the new OG-2×4-DA-SDI, a 3G-SDI Distribution Amplifier and the OG-3G-AM, a 3G-SDI 8-channel AES Audio Embedder/Disembedder.

“Building on the core functionality of our Hi5-4K and HDP2 Mini-Converters, and our family of openGear-compatible cards, we’ve engineered these products with new features that address the growing demands of professionals in film, broadcast and AV, while also delivering the performance and reliability that our customers deserve at a cost-effective price point,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems.

Hi5-4K-Plus facilitates pristine image fidelity and HFR support up to 60p for 4K/UltraHD SDI to HDMI 2.0 conversion. It provides a simple monitoring connection from professional 4K devices using Quad 3G-SDI, Quad 1.5G-SDI or Dual 3G-SDI outputs to new displays with HDMI 2.0 inputs, for cost-effective monitoring in film and broadcast workflows. Key features include: full support for HDMI 2.0 increased data rate of 18GBps; 4K/UltraHD 4:2:2/4:4:4 support at 50/59.94/60p over Quad 3G-SDI, Quad 1.5G-SDI or Dual 3G-SDI; quadrant and 2SI support; unprecedented color fidelity; additional output controls and status with Mini-Config v2.15.0; 5-20VDC power; and a 5-year warranty.

HDP3 is a miniature 3G-SDI to DVI-D scan converter for converting and scaling HD source footage, including 1080p 60, for use on common DVI and HDMI display and projection devices in film, broadcast and AV. It offers motion adaptive de-interlacing, automatic output format and scaling adjustment, filtering, video to VESA frame rate conversion and 1 to 1 pixel mapping. Feature highlights include: support for 3G-SDI (1080p50/59.94/60 formats) and HD/SD-SDI inputs; frame rate input adjustment for monitor compatibility; a high quality scaling engine and de-interlacer to automatically size 4:3 or 16:9 inputs to DVI-D monitors; 2-channel audio monitoring; looping output of the SDI input; a DVI output connector that also supports HDMI; additional input status information with Mini-Config v2.15.0; 5-20VDC power; and a 5-year warranty.

OG-2×4-DA-SDI is a compact, openGear-compatible re-clocking and distribution amplifier with dual 3G-SDI input support to 4 x 3G-SDI outputs each. It automatically detects and configures to the input video and can also be configured as a 1 x 8-channel distribution amplifier, allowing the same signals to be sent to multiple destinations simultaneously. Other features include: dual 1×4 3G-SDI DA, enabling one 2RU OG-3-FR frame to hold 20 1×4 DAs; automatic cable equalizer and re-clocker bypass; automatic detection and re-clocking of 270Mb, 1.5Gb and 3Gb SDI data rates; advanced input jitter tolerance and low jitter re-clocked outputs; excellent input/output return loss; “Input Present” and “Input SMPTE Lock” LEDs for each channel; hot-swap capabilities; and compatibility with any openGear frame, in addition to the AJA OG3-FR.

OG-3G-AM is an openGear-compatible 8-channel SDI/AES audio embedder/ disembedder with support for 3G-SDI input and output up to 1080p-60. The flexible rack mount card is compatible with any openGear frame and automatically detects and configures to the input video standard. Other features include: 4x AES BNC inputs, 4x AES BNC outputs, a 3G-SDI input and 3G-SDI output; 3G/HD/SD-SDI audio disembedding, embedding or both in one card; selectable channel group mapping and channel pair to pass 3G-SDI input audio or embed input AES audio; remote control with Mini-Config via USB connection to a host PC or Mac; local and remote modes; 10 position dip switch for local configuration; audio sample rate conversion to eliminate clicks and pops; 3G Level B support for Sony products; low latency; and flexible configuration to pass or drop non-audio HANC packets.

Mini-Converter Pricing and Availability

Hi5-4K-Plus will be available next month through AJA’s worldwide reseller network at a US MSRP of $695.00. HDP3 is now available through AJA’s worldwide reseller network at a US MSRP of $695.00. For more information about these products, visit: https://www.aja.com/en/category/mini-converters.

openGear Card Pricing and Availability

OG-2×4-DA-SDI is available through AJA’s worldwide reseller network at a US MSRP of $550.00. OG-3G-AM is available through AJA’s worldwide reseller network at a US MSRP of $795.00.For more information about these products, visit: https://www.aja.com/en/category/rackframes.

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NAB 2016: AJA Announces KONA IP at NAB 2016

NAB 2016: AJA Announces KONA IP at NAB 2016

AJA Video Systems today announced KONA IP, its first desktop video and audio I/O product for professional IP-based workflows. KONA IP is the next generation of AJA’s industry-leading KONA line of PCIe capture cards and works with AJA Control Room and Control Panel software and SDK tools along with leading third-party content creation applications.

KONA IP is designed as a flexible platform that supports today’s SMPTE 2022-6 IP-encapsulated uncompressed 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI video, audio and VANC data, and via future firmware updates and codec package offerings, will also support compressed codecs like J2K and advanced IP protocols including VSF TR-04, VSF TR-03 and more. KONA IP has already been adopted by many of the industry’s leading software and solutions companies.

KONA IP features:

– SMPTE 2022-6 support, offering uncompressed video and audio, with future support for other IP standards.
– HDMI output for local monitoring.
– Multi-channel input and/or output to read or send multiple IP-based encapsulated 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI video streams to and from software applications.
– Two 10GigE SFP cages for easy routing of video over IP and 10GigE networks.
– Support for major third-party NLE, compositing and streaming applications.
– Software compatibility with AJA Control Room and Control Panel software.
– Compatible with AJA’s widely adopted NTV2 SDK, for easy integration by AJA Developer Partners.
– 8-lane PCIe 2.0 video and audio desktop I/O card.

“Video pros using the latest Adobe tools have been able to count on AJA technology for years,” said Sue Skidmore, head of partner relations for professional video at Adobe. “With the KONA IP technology, AJA is pushing the industry forward today, and helping to build the platform for IP connected workflows in the future.”

“IP is a very exciting development for all of our customers, and offers an array of options for simplifying workflows,” said David Colantuoni, Sr. Director of Product Management at Avid. “AJA’s KONA capture cards have been a reliable solution for video and audio I/O for many years for Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools, and we look forward to continued support of KONA IP as those customers migrate to IP-based workflows.”

“We look forward to supporting KONA IP as an output card with our EDIUS nonlinear real-time editing system,” said Mike Cronk, Senior VP of Strategic Marketing, Grass Valley. “IP-based workflows promise some very interesting developments for the editing world, and we’re pleased to support AJA in their move into this space.”

AJA has joined Sony’s IP Live Alliance, and Nextera Video will be demonstrating their FPGA IP core at the Sony stand during NAB, showcasing playout of an UltraHD 59.94p Networked Media Interface stream of Sony IP Live Production System over KONA IP. “Our customers are increasingly looking to IP as an efficient, cost-effective way to achieve consistent, pristine video streams throughout the entire live production chain,” said Ryosuke Hayashi, Deputy Senior General Manager, Sony. “As the migration from SDI to IP continues to gain momentum, we welcome AJA into our IP Live Alliance and will work with them to make KONA IP support Sony IP Live.”

Ventuz will be demonstrating their real-time graphics, authoring and playout control software at the AJA booth during NAB. “Real-time 3D content for broadcast demands the highest bandwidth infrastructure available, and for that reason, many of our customers working in HD are looking towards migrating to IP-based ways of working,” said Erik Beaumont, CEO, Ventuz Technology. “We’re pleased to support KONA IP capture cards for clients who want to go the IP route, and need reliable hardware to help get them there.”

“With KONA IP we’re delivering a seamless and cost-effective transition path to IP-based workflows for people working in professional video. Our customers have relied on our KONA family of capture cards to deliver reliable and flexible video and audio I/O and now have a familiar interface to take them into the IP world,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “We are committed to supporting industry standards in the transition from SDI to IP-based workflows, and as such, we are a founding member of the AIMS Alliance. Also, as an Aspen Community member and member of Sony’s IP Live Alliance, we offer support for popular early adopter approaches to IP. We’re pleased to be announcing our next generation KONA for IP workflows.”

Pricing and Availability

KONA IP will be available next month through AJA’s worldwide reseller network at a US MSRP of $2495.00.

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NAB 2016: Sony showcases 4K IP Live and ASPEN Interoperability in collaboration with Evertz

NAB 2016: Sony showcases 4K IP Live and ASPEN Interoperability in collaboration with Evertz

At NAB 2016, Sony is showcasing IP interoperability through its continuing collaboration on Sony’s IP Live Production System and Evertz’ Software Defined Video Networking (SDVN) solution.

Networked Media Interface, a key technology of Sony’s IP Live Production System, packetizes, transmits and clean-switches, HD and Ultra HD (4K) video, audio, and metadata in real time over standard network infrastructures. With reference to SMPTE RDD34, Sony IP technologies use a low latency video codec (LLVC) to support the compression required for Ultra HD (4K) 60p transmission over 10Gbps network bandwidth.

Sony and Evertz will demonstrate the seamless integration of these technologies in each other’s booths at the show. Each demonstration will include Sony’s 4K IP Live Production System and the Evertz SDVN system.

Another advancement resulting from the collaboration is ASPEN-based interoperability. ASPEN allows for video, audio, and metadata to be individual IP multicast streams. Sony has been a member of the ASPEN Community since last September, at IBC 2015. At NAB 2016, Sony is showing working prototypes which output and receive ASPEN streams for interoperability with other ASPEN products at the ASPEN Community booth (located at #N1000MR). Sony plans to develop its cameras and production switchers for interoperability in the ASPEN workflow.

Sony and Evertz will continue the collaboration for interoperability among the IP based broadcast equipment of the two companies, based on the support of the Networked Media Interface as well as ASPEN. This collaboration will provide customers widespread and flexible IP-based solutions from production to broadcast infrastructures.

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NAB 2016: Symply Unveils First Product Series, SymplyStor and SymplyShare

NAB 2016: Symply Unveils First Product Series, SymplyStor and SymplyShare

Symply, Inc., the new startup in high-performance storage for media and creative professionals, today unveiled its first product series, SymplyStor desktop RAID and SymplyShare for Thunderbolt and IP-connected workgroups.

SymplyStor desktop RAID delivers high-performance, easy-to-use storage with lightning fast throughput and low latency for demanding 4K and HD video production. Depending on performance needs, SymplyStor desktop RAID supports configurations in a choice of SSD or hard drives to provide capacities up to 64TB.

SymplyStor supports Thunderbolt 2 for throughput at 20Gb per second, and Thunderbolt 3 for throughput at 40Gb per second. When docked in a SymplyShare base, SymplyStor operates seamlessly with SymplyStor Expansion managed as a single RAID, up to a 120TB capacity and provides ‘plug-and-go’ collaboration for up to 8 users.

Powered by StorNext 5 and 100% Xsan compatible, SymplyStor management software provides a simple 5-step setup, and intuitive monitoring apps native on Mac OS X, Windows, on iOS for iPhone and iPad, and even watchOS.

“Symply products are really designed for creative professionals,” explained Alex Grossman, CEO of Symply, Inc. “SymplyStor and SymplyPro show what’s possible when you view storage in such a way that the perspective of the creative is always kept front and center; and the best technology with highest performance, highest throughput and easiest management tools are all brought together to let creatives stay focused on production. Production is hard enough – storage really shouldn’t be.”

In addition, Symply provided a technology preview of SymplyPro, powered by StorNext 5, for workgroups and facilities. The SymplyPro design provides true facility-level collaboration for large workgroups, optimized for 4K and 8K, with scale to 1PB of shared storage, an innovative first-of-its-kind front panel communications system, on a foundation of proven Promise RAID technology. The technology preview also shows how SymplyPro is designed to support up to 20 high-speed Fibre Channel clients in any combination of Apple Xsan, Windows or Linux clients, and additional IP-connected clients. Designed by Symply, Inc., production of SymplyStor and SymplyPro x in partnership with Promise Technology.

Pricing and Availability

SymplyStor desktop RAID is demonstrated today, live at NAB Show 2016 in Booth #SL9321, and will be available for immediate pre-order. SymplyStor is expected to ship July 2016.

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NAB 2016: LaCie Goes Big with Thunderbolt 3 debut

NAB 2016: LaCie Goes Big with Thunderbolt 3 debut

Today at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention, LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology plc, announced the LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3, a professional 12-bay desktop RAID storage unit.

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With up to 96TB of capacity, the breakthrough performance of Thunderbolt 3 and RAID 5/6, the LaCie 12big helps video professionals meet the data demands of 4/5/6K cameras. At up to 96TB, the LaCie 12big boasts a 50 percent higher capacity than any other desktop direct attached storage solution on the market—with a footprint smaller than a tablet. It features Seagate’s enterprise-class drives with a five-year limited warranty for extraordinary reliability and data availability to safely store and edit massive amounts of ultra hi-res footage.

Thunderbolt 3 performance
For the 12big, LaCie harnessed the breakthrough performance potential of Thunderbolt 3 technology and squeezed the absolute best speeds out of the hard drives. LaCie added a hardware RAID controller and 7200RPM drives, and the result is record-breaking speeds of up to 2600MB/s—and 2400MB/s in RAID 5.

“We are thrilled to see LaCie push the boundaries of speed, video bandwidth and compatibility with its latest Thunderbolt storage solution,” said Jason Ziller, Intel’s Director of Thunderbolt Marketing. “Products like the LaCie 12big help highlight what Thunderbolt 3 makes possible.”

That kind of speed can slash time off nearly every post-production workflow task. Users can ingest hours of RAW footage from a Blackmagic Cinema Camera into Adobe Premiere Pro in a fraction of the time. They can then edit multiple streams of ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 444 XQ, as well as uncompressed HD 10-bit and 12-bit video. For big projects packed with high-def clips, thumbnail and preview rendering becomes much more responsive.

“LaCie is committed to helping video professionals master ever-increasing data demands by ensuring their irreplaceable data is secure, available on demand and always driving value,” said Tim Bucher, Senior Vice President of Seagate and LaCie Branded Solutions, “The combination of higher spatial resolution and 3D imagery, as well as higher dynamic range and frame rates, is driving the need for high-capacity and high-speed digital storage systems. We purpose-built the LaCie 12big to have the speed, capacity and reliability to efficiently download and edit even the most demanding content—so our customers can focus on making their creative vision a reality.”

With double the video bandwidth of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 lets the user daisy chain dual 4K displays or a single 5K display to the LaCie 12big. With two 4K displays, a video pro can spread out his/her workspace by dedicating one display to the timeline and the other to previewing 4K footage. It is even possible to provide power to a compatible laptop through the Thunderbolt 3 cable.

Massive capacity

With up to 96TB of capacity, the LaCie 12big can store 100 hours of 4K ProRes 444 XQ footage in RAID 5. With that capacity, it’s possible to store footage from 48 LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt 2TB shuttle drives. Instead of buying a new storage device every time more capacity is needed, LaCie recommends pros invest up front in a future-proof, RAID-protected solution. This consolidated approach improves data access and security, which can save money in the long term.

Enterprise class

The LaCie 12big features 256MB cache, 7200RPM Seagate enterprise-class drives for superb accessibility, reliability and robust performance. Designed to operate 24×7 on 16-bay racks (instead of 8×5 operations for traditional hard drives), these HDDs are rated for 8760 hours of operation per year for extraordinary availability. The LaCie 12big also comes with a five-year limited warranty that covers drives, enclosure and spare parts.

New LaCie RAID manager

The redesigned LaCie RAID Manager offers an intuitive interface to administer the LaCie 12big. A new and more user-friendly interface assists the user in setting up and monitoring storage. Wizards help easily create and manage volumes optimised for individual needs. Plus it offers advanced features such as CPU settings, auto rebuild, and drive diagnostics.

Designed for professionals

From the front of the product, drive status LEDs keep track of drive health and RAID build status, and drives can be conveniently accessed. Ensuring long-term component health, the aluminum enclosure dissipates heat efficiently and four thermoregulated fans pull heat away from the drives. And even if a fan fails, the product is still fully functional. For universal compatibility, users can connect to USB-C laptops—and even USB 3.0 computers via the included USB-C to USB-A cable.

The LaCie 12big will be available this summer in 48TB, 72TB and 96TB capacities through the LaCie online store and LaCie resellers.

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NAB 2016: Blackmagic Design announces Desktop Video 10.6.4 update with HDR

NAB 2016: Blackmagic Design announces Desktop Video 10.6.4 update with HDR

New software update adds HDR support to UltraStudio 4K Extreme and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G! Blackmagic Design today announced Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update which adds support for HDR playback over HDMI to UltraStudio 4K Extreme and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G. Desktop Video 10.6.4 is available as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website.

Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2016 booth at #SL217.

Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update adds playback support for HDR content over HDMI to UltraStudio 4K Extreme and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G. The new HDR features include HDR metadata transport and support for the Rec. 2020 color space over HDMI. This means that customers now get full support for monitoring on HDR capable displays using a single HDMI cable, making it ideal for editors and colorists working on HDR projects with DaVinci Resolve 12.5.

HDR, which stands for high dynamic range, is part of the new Ultra HD Premium standard so customers can now get big screen, low cost consumer televisions that support a massive range of color, peak brightness of up to 1,000 nits, which is 10 times brighter than most HDTVs, and incredible contrast ratio. This means that colorists and editors working in DaVinci Resolve 12.5 with UltraStudio 4K Extreme or DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G will now be able to monitor images that are more true to life and more closely resemble the color and dynamic range of the latest digital cinema technology.

“This is the most exciting time in the history of broadcast because Ultra HD is about more than just resolution, it’s also about deeper colors, higher brightness, plus better contrast and textures than ever before!” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “From the start of production with our URSA Mini 4.6K with 15 stops of wide dynamic range, to the end of digital post production with DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G, UltraStudio 4K Extreme, and DaVinci Resolve 12.5, Blackmagic Design is the only company that offers a true end-to-end workflow for creating the next generation of incredible HDR content!”

Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update features: 

– Adds support for Rec. 2020 color space output over HDMI.
– Adds support HDR metadata transport over HDMI.

Availability and price

Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update is now available for free download from the Blackmagic Design website.

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NAB 2016: Blackmagic Design announces new DeckLink Duo 2 PCIe capture and playback card

NAB 2016: Blackmagic Design announces new DeckLink Duo 2 PCIe capture and playback card

Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink Duo 2, a new high performance capture and playback solution with 4 independent channels that can be assigned to either record or playback in any combination, all on a single plug in PCI Express card.

Designed for developers and OEMs, DeckLink Duo 2 is the ideal solution for media play-out servers, multi screen digital signage servers, real time processors and more. DeckLink Duo 2 is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$495.

DeckLink Duo 2 is available now and will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2016 booth at #SL217.

This new model of DeckLink Duo 2 features 4 independent 3G-SDI connections so it can now work in high HD frame rates and it supports SDI formats in SD and HD up to 1080p60. Each SDI connection is completely independent, meaning that each of the 4 connections can input or output entirely different video standards and content streams, all at the same time. DeckLink Duo 2 can also capture and playback at the same time, and also includes a reference connection for black burst/tri-sync. Developers can use the SDK to configure the four SDI connections to be any combination of inputs and outputs.

Featuring high performance 4 lane Generation 2 PCI Express, DeckLink Duo 2 takes up only one single PCI slot in the computer, which makes it the perfect solution for system integrators and developers that need completely customizable, flexible I/O configurations on a single card. DeckLink Duo 2 appears as 4 independent SDI cards to the host computer, even though it only uses a single PCI Express slot and is ideal for use in servers that need to handle multiple video streams for both simultaneous capture and playback.

“Developers building playback servers have been asking us for ways to reduce equipment size,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “The new DeckLink Duo 2 is exciting because it’s like getting 4 independent SDI capture and playback cards in one! Best of all, the new SDK lets OEMs and developers control each SDI connection independently for incredible flexibility. This means customers can have any combination of inputs or outputs and for example they could have 4 inputs or 4 outputs or 1 input with 3 outputs or simply 2 inputs and 2 outputs. It’s really their choice and they can use the one card even when the systems they are building could vary from customer to customer.”

Availability and price

The new DeckLink Duo 2 is available now for US$495 from all Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

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NAB 2016: Blackmagic Design convertor upgrades with HDMI instant lock and 33 point LUT support

NAB 2016: Blackmagic Design convertor upgrades with HDMI instant lock and 33 point LUT support

Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 4K and Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 12G both get new HDMI instant lock feature, and Teranex Mini also adds 33 point LUT support.

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NAB 2016, Las Vegas, USA – April 18, 2016 – Blackmagic Design today announced free converter upgrades that add new features to both Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 4K and Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 12G. Both models will now get the new HDMI Instant Lock feature. Teranex Mini also gets 33 point LUT support. The new features are available via a free software update from the Blackmagic Design website.

The new HDMI Instant Lock and 33 point LUT features will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2016 booth at #SL217.

HDMI televisions and projectors make great monitors, but they can take a long time to lock onto a signal when a new source is connected. The HDMI Instant Lock feature fixes this because it continues sending an active HDMI signal to the display while the SDI input is changed. It’s extremely fast, and if the new input is the same format as the previous signal, it can lock in as little as 1 frame. That means customers can install a Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 4K or a Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 12G converter to the output of a router and, when the source is switched, the monitor updates instantly just like it would on a clean switch router.

In addition to HDMI Instant Lock, Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 12G will also get new 33 point 3D LUT support, which are used to provide extremely high precision color conversions. This lets customers see what they’re shooting with custom looks, color and gamma applied in realtime while on set. The LUTs are applied to the SDI loop thru output and are also compatible with DaVinci Resolve. That means customers can use the same LUT on set and in post with DaVinci Resolve for a consistent color workflow.

The 33 point 3D LUT feature is targeted at customers in Hollywood that need a LUT for their prime color grading and edit monitor. Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 12G with the new LUT support is also perfect for use on set. A 3D LUT can be used to load a custom camera gamma table for on set monitoring. Two separate 3D LUTs can be loaded via the Teranex Utility software from a computer over Ethernet. Customers can also use the optional Teranex Mini Smart Panel to enable or disable the 3D LUTs. The SDI loop thru output can also be selected to output the 3D LUT so customers can apply the LUTs to SDI video feeds in all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60.

“HDMI Instant Lock and 33 point 3D LUT processing are major new features for Mini Converter SDI to HDMI and Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 12G,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “Both of these features are exciting because they dramatically increase the quality and versatility of customers’ converters. Best of all, both of these new features are available absolutely free for customers that already own the converters!”

Availability and price

The Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 4K HDMI Instant Lock upgrade is available now in the Converter 7.0 update, free of charge for all Blackmagic Mini Converter customers. Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 12G upgrades are also available free of charge to existing customers in the Teranex 4.5 update. Both updates are available now for download from the Blackmagic Design website.

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NAB 2016: Blackmagic Design announce new Blackmagic MultiView 4

NAB 2016: Blackmagic Design announce new Blackmagic MultiView 4

Monitor 4 completely independent SD, HD or Ultra HD SDI video sources on a single display! Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic MultiView 4, a new multi viewer that lets customers monitor 4 completely independent SDI video sources on a single display. Customers can monitor any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD formats and frame rates all at the same time. Blackmagic MultiView 4 can output to regular HD monitors, however when customers plug in an Ultra HD display, they will get four times the resolution of a simple HD only multi viewer.

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Blackmagic MultiView 4 is now available for US$495 and will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2016 booth at #SL217.

Blackmagic MultiView 4 includes four completely independent multi rate 6G-SDI inputs with separate loop through outputs that are compatible with existing SD, HD and Ultra HD equipment up to 2160p30. All inputs feature automatic frame re-synchronization, so customers can mix and match any combination of video standards and frame rates, including referenced or non-referenced NTSC, PAL, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and Ultra HD up to 2160p30, all on the same display all at the same time.

Customers can output to either regular 1080 HD or high resolution 2160p Ultra HD screens. Because Ultra HD runs at 3840 x 2160, which is four times the resolution of regular 1080 HD, the images are extremely sharp. This means when customers use it with an Ultra HD monitor, they get 4 full resolution 1080 HD views all at the same time on the same monitor, with each view being full resolution HD with no scaling. When this feature is used with very large screen consumer televisions, extremely high quality master control monitoring systems can be built at very low cost.

Blackmagic MultiView 4 is the perfect solution for live production, on set, in control rooms, or any place where space is tight and customers don’t have room for extra monitors. Customers no longer have to connect multiple monitors, dozens of cables or run extra power. They simply plug in cameras, decks, switchers, routers and feeds into the SDI connections on Blackmagic MultiView 4 and can see everything with amazing clarity and detail on a single HD or Ultra HD display.

Designed to be plug and play, customers can simply connect sources and instantly see a standard 2×2 layout on an HD or Ultra HD television. Using the included Ethernet remote control software, customers can turn on audio meters, choose which audio to output, as well as create custom labels, and more. Blackmagic MultiView 4 is also compatible with the optional Teranex Mini Smart Panel for customers that need to add front panel controls. For the ultimate in broadcast reliability and redundancy, you can even power MultiView 4 via the AC connection as well as power over Ethernet.

Blackmagic MultiView 4 is designed using the same compact, elegant enclosure as Blackmagic Design’s Teranex Mini converters so they are small enough to be used in fly away cases, outside broadcast vehicles, housed in equipment racks or even sitting on a desktop. They are only one third of a single rack space wide, so customers can mount them on the optional Teranex Mini Rack Shelf side by side with additional MultiView 4 or Teranex Mini products.

“The new Blackmagic MultiView 4 is exciting because it’s like having 4 completely independent HD broadcast monitors on a single display,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “Even facilities that aren’t working in Ultra HD yet can take advantage of the increased resolution and clarity when using an Ultra HD display to monitor regular HD sources. They get four times the resolution and four times the clarity of an older style HD only multi viewer! The extra resolution is really important on live productions where you’re monitoring camera feeds and need to check focus. Customers also get the ability to view mixed video formats with different frame rates at the same time on a single screen, and the quality is amazing!”

Key features include:

– Advanced multi view allows the use of Ultra HD television for twice the image sharpness.
– Display up to 4 SDI sources on a single HD or Ultra HD display via SDI or HDMI.
– 4 multi rate 6G-SDI inputs with loop through outputs.
– Compatible with all SD, HD and Ultra HD equipment and formats up to 2160p30.
– Automatic frame re-sync allows simultaneous display of mixed SD, HD and Ultra HD formats.
– Standard quad split view.
– Supported output resolutions: 1920 x 1080 and 3840 x 2160.
– Compact portable ⅓ width 1RU design with professional connections for easy installation.
– Built in 90V – 240V AC international power supply for use anywhere in the world.
– Remote control via Ethernet using the included Mac and Windows software.
– Supports power over Ethernet (PoE+) which can also be used as a backup power source.
– Blackmagic MultiView 4 can be looped for customized display arrangements.
– Supports optional Teranex Smart Panel that adds push buttons and built in LCD monitor.
– Supports optional Teranex Mini Rack Shelf for installation into equipment racks.

Availability and price

MultiView 4 is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$495.

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NAB 2016: Blackmagic Design selects Tico lightweight compression to move to live video production over IP

NAB 2016: Blackmagic Design selects Tico lightweight compression to move to live video production over IP

Blackmagic Design is now an adopter of the ultra low latency TICO compression technology developed by intoPIX, enabling high resolution video over IP networks.

intoPIX, an innovative technology provider of video compression solutions, welcomes Blackmagic Design, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of broadcast video equipment, amongst the adopters of TICO.

Submitted as SMPTE RDD35 to enable compatibility and interoperability between manufacturers and broadcasters, TICO is an advanced, visually lossless compression technology designed to be the standard for moving live content efficiently over IP networks.

Blackmagic Design will be launching video solutions that support live transmission over Ethernet networks. The TICO compatible products will include the TICO 4:1 visually lossless compression algorithms from intoPIX that make it possible to convert and transmit high-quality video streams with extremely low latency and allows them to transport HD or Ultra HD video streams over IP networks.

“Broadcasters have been asking us for video over IP solutions for quite some time” said Grant Petty, CEO Blackmagic Design. “The TICO codec delivers incredible image quality with extremely low latency and we believe it is the ideal codec for our IP video solutions. Our partnership with intoPIX means we will be able to offer our customers advanced HD and Ultra HD video over IP products that will integrate with other TICO compatible studios and broadcasters around the world.”

“Blackmagic Design’s decision to launch new products in the market embedding TICO compression, eases the way for broadcasters and audiovisual professionals to transition towards 4K/UHD and new video over IP workflows, by bringing more power, more flexibility and a significantly reduced complexity and cost of ownership to this process,” said Gael Rouvroy, intoPIX CTO and founder.

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