NAB 2015: All the latest from Vegas

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NAB 2015: AJA releases v1.2 firmware for CION production camera

Las Vegas, NV (April 13, 2015) — AJA Video Systems unveiled v1.2 firmware for its CION 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HDprofessional production camera today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show 2015. The field-upgradeable software update brings CION users around the world additional image improvements, new features and several other enhancements. Read more

NAB 2015: AJA launches new Mini-Converters

Las Vegas, NV, NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 (April 13, 2015)— AJA Video Systems today announced a host of new Mini-Converters, powerful and portable devices that harness AJA’s proven technology for more flexible and extensible digital video workflows. The newly announced FiDO-4T-ST and FiDO-4R-ST enable quad-channel SDI to ST Fiber and ST Fiber to SDI, enabling Fiber transmission of 4K and UltraHD signals, and HA5-4K converts UltraHD/HD HDMI to 4x 3G-SDI. Read more 

NAB 2015: AJA & Atomos to support 4K 60fps AJA Raw on Atomos Shogun

Las Vegas, NV (April 13, 2015) — AJA Video Systems and Atomos today announced that the Shogun portable recorder will support external recording of AJA Raw files captured by the CION professional production camera. Read more


NAB 2015: Atomos announce ‘Bare Bones’ models

‘Bare Bones’ comes to the entire Atomos Monitor Record Line – making Shogun $1,695, Ninja 2 $395, Ninja Blade $795 and Samurai Blade $795. Atomos estimate shipping in May. Read more

NAB 2015: Record back in time, customisable tagging and Play-out Server with new AtomOS6

Atomos announce a schedule of OS changes that bring with them exciting new features for the already popular Atomos Shogun. In the space of only 4 months, more than 15,000 Shoguns have rolled off the production line, arming film professionals around the world with the most streamlined, high quality way to create 4K productions. Read more

NAB 2015: Atomos Power Station to be fully charged by May

Carrying massive batteries and chargers and multiple ones for different devices is a thing of the past with Power Station. Delivering continuous power for up to 5 devices as well as fast battery charging in a compact design. Read more

Post-NAB 2015: Why you can’t afford to leave the Shogun out of your kit bag

I know, it sounds like marketing speak, but bear with me. This NAB has seen a myriad of camera announcements, all of them very exciting because the choice and quality of the cameras in the marketplace for every budget and shooting style is getting wider and more dynamic (pun intended). Read more


NAB 2015: Avid launch, ISIS 1000, Media Composer First and Interplay updates

Two years on from the first Everywhere whitepaper and almost a year to the day after they launched Connect at NAB 2014, Avid are back with MediaPlatform updates, workflow innovations and new software and hardware releases. Read more.

NAB 2015: Avid introduces high-resolution video IO system 

Avid today introduced the Avid Artist | DNxIO, a hardware interface designed to accelerate high-resolution video production. When combined with the industry’s preeminent Media Composer video editing software, the Avid Artist | DNxIO delivers best-in-class high-res video ingest, editing, monitoring, and output, giving video professionals the flexible, open, and integrated creative tools they need to efficiently create the highest-quality media. Read more

NAB 2015: Avid introduces VENUE | S6L system

Avid today introduced the flagship Avid VENUE | S6L live sound mixing system, featuring a modern, intuitive touch-based interface that enables audio professionals to easily handle the largest, most complex tours and events. Thanks to tight integration with industry-standard Pro Tools, Avid VENUE | S6L functions as the perfect front-end to the Avid MediaCentral™ Platform, the most fluid end-to-end media management and distribution platform in the industry. Read more

axle Video

NAB 2015: axle Video announces support for new version of Adobe Anywhere

axle Video, an innovator in software for media management and collaboration, is announcing that its Projectr software will add support for the new version of Adobe® Anywhere, Adobe’s collaborative workflow platform, once it becomes available. Projectr provides an elegant, simple interface for searching, browsing and reviewing media clips from any Mac, PC, iPad or smartphone browser. The system is based on the company’s radically simple axle 2015 media management software, which provides a simple review gateway for multiple participants. Read more

Blackmagic Design

NAB 2015: Blackmagic Design’s Grant Petty speaks

Our favourite non-alcoholic NAB tradition, the annual email from Blackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty about his company’s (often ridiculous number of) new releases is one of the highlights of NAB for those of us left behind in the office. Here he is on the Ursa Mini (why not Ursa Minor?), the Micro Cinema Camera, Micro Studio Camera and more… Read more


NAB 2015: Canon reveal C300 Mk II ahead of show

Canon today unveils the EOS C300 Mark II, a new 4K video camera allowing filmmakers and broadcast producers to realise their creative vision in stunning cinematic detail. Building on the unprecedented success of the acclaimed EOS C300, the more rugged EOS C300 Mark II features an advanced imaging engine with dual DIGIC DV5 processors, new professional codecs and outstanding dynamic range, making it the most capable, flexible and accessible Cinema EOS video camera to date. Read more

NAB 2015 news: Canon corner 4K with the XC-10, Atomos announce support

Canon have played their 4K card ahead of NAB 2015 in Vegas, by unveiling the XC-10. This clever compact video camera captures 4K Ultra-HD footage to internal CFast 2.0 cards at up to 305Mbps or Full HD video to an SD card at up to 50Mbps, has pro-standard 4:2:2 colour sampling and is capable of 12MP stills. Oh, and the Atomos Shogun recorder is fully approved for recording from the XC-10 too. Read more


NAB 2015:  New ultra-compact Genelec 7040A subwoofer

NAB Show and Prolight + Sound 2015 see the launch of the 7040A, a new ultra-compact subwoofer from Genelec. Designed to complement the 8010, 8020 and M030 active monitors, the 7040A delivers accurate sound reproduction and precise monitoring of low frequency content. These performance characteristics, combined with a compact form factor, make the 7040A ideal for use in music creation and sound design applications, as well as audio and video production work in typical small rooms. Read more


NAB 2015: Matrox unveils Monarch HDX broadcast H.264 encoder

Dual-channel H.264 encoding device provides the quality, versatility and robustness needed in broadcast video streaming and recording applications—named IABM Game Changer Awards Finalist 2015 in the Playout and Delivery Systems category, Matrox Monarch HDX dual-channel H.264 encoder provides the quality, versatility and robustness needed for broadcast video streaming and recording. Read more


NAB 2015: NewTek release 3Play Mini

Sports fans! And indeed sports teams, clubs, media departments and broadcasters – NewTek has some fantastic news for you all. They’ve just released 3Play Mini, an “ultra-portable turnkey solution for instant replay, slow motion and other audience-engaging effects fits in a backpack.” Here’s the press release… Read more 

NAB 2015: NewTek debuts TriCaster Advanced Edition software 

In case you missed the team’s excited tweets, NewTek have unveiled a cracking new software update at NAB 2015, including more than 60 new features designed to “elevate TriCaster productions to new heights without additional equipment purchases”. Here’s the official word… Read more


NAB 2015: Panasonic release AG-DVX200, 4K 4/3″ handheld camera

Panasonic has announced the AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor, 4/3” handheld camcorder here at NAB 2015. The DVX200 will offer many top-end features including 4K/60p* recording, a 13X optical zoom and a V-Log L gamma curve (12 stops of latitude, target). Read more


As usual, RED are announcing all their releases over at the RedUser forum, including a 6K WEAPON DRAGON and a slew of new WEAPON accessories. Click on for key specs and giant images. Read more


NAB 2015: Sennheiser launches AVX wireless microphone systems for video cameras

At NAB in Las Vegas, audio specialist Sennheiser is introducing its AVX wireless microphone systems for video cameras that ensure totally stress-free audio capture. The amazingly compact AVX receiver plugs directly into the XLR of a camera, where it automatically pairs with the microphone and switches on when the camera does. The system automatically adjusts the correct audio levels and transmits using a specially protected link in the license-free 1.9 GHz range. Setting up and recording high-quality audio for video has never been faster or more convenient. Read more


Their big releases will be announced on Sunday, and you can watch a live stream of the press conference here.

NAB 2015: Sony HDC-4300: World’s first 4K system camera with three authentic 4K image sensors

Las Vegas, 12 April 2015 – Sony’s next generation of HDC series camera technology provides the ability to use the high magnification wide zoom range lenses currently employed by HD 2/3-inch systems while maintaining an adequate depth of field to accurately show all the action during live event broadcasting. Read more

NAB 2015: Sony showcase low cost wireless streaming solution

Las Vegas, 12 April 2015 – Sony continues to aggressively develop efficient, file-based wireless workflows to support the rapid response requirements of news production. Sony’s offerings include camcorders with built-in wireless capabilities, and wireless adapters that can relay video and audio directly from locations via 4G/LTE and Wi-Fi networks. Read more

NAB 2015: Sony go ‘Beyond Definition’ with new solutions showcase

Las Vegas, 12 April 2015 – At NAB 2015, Sony is expanding its theme of Beyond Definition, showcasing its latest developments in 4K, including new technologies that address professionals’ needs for diverse 4K content creation and production applications. Sony will also demonstrate present numerous practical solutions that illustrate the emerging era of 4K broadcasting. Read more 

TC Electronic

NAB 2015: TC Electronic announce Clarity X for consistent, intelligible mixes and complete monitor control

TC Electronic are proud to introduce Clarity X at the NAB show in Las Vegas (booth C463) as well as at Musikmesse in Frankfurt (lobby, Hall 4.2). The TC Electronic Clarity X is a studio monitor controller which includes built in loudness and level metering and room analysis, and can support everything from stereo up to 7.1 monitoring systems. Read more

Universal Audio

NAB 2015: Universal Audio announces next-generation Apollo Thunderbolt 2 audio interfaces

Universal Audio is proud to introduce an all-new line of Apollo audio interfaces for Mac Thunderbolt users. With next-generation A/D and D/A conversion, new monitoring functions, Thunderbolt cascading of up to four interfaces, and Realtime UAD Processing — all housed within a sleek, black aluminum package — the new Apollo interfaces push the standard forward for professional music recording and production. Read more 

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