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NAB 2018: News and releases

Our team are over in Vegas, sending back the latest news from this year's NAB Show. Bookmark this post to keep up with the latest news as it rolls in. 


Liz Sunter

KONA and KUMA lead AJA's NAB charge

NAB is officially open, and AJA are one of the first off the blocks with a range of new products, updates and firmware releases to streamline your workflow. Read more



Atomos delivers first ProRes RAW monitor recorders to video industry

The day after Apple unveiled ProRes RAW, Atomos have been revealed as an official ProRes RAW supplier, adding support for the format to their Sumo monitors and the Shogun Inferno. Read more

NAB 2018: NINJA V slices through NAB

Hot on the heels of Atomos' announcement of support for ProRes RAW in their Shogun Inferno and Sumo 19 monitor-recorders last week, today Atomos announce the all-new Ninja V monitor-recorder at NAB 2018. Read more



Media Composer gets a new version and a rebrand

Avid have announced Media Composer 2018.4 (and rebranded the entire range) at NAB 2018. The lineup now features a new, low-cost Media Composer subscription and Media Composer | Ultimate, which is similar to current Media Composer subscriptions but with additional features and included options.Read more

Pro Tools and Sibelius receive 2018.4 updates

Pro Tools and Sibelius have received the Ultimate treatment at NAB, with Avid announcing each will now be available in 'First', standard and 'Ultimate' editions. They also announced a new version 2018.4 for each. Read more

Avid announce massive expansion of VENUE | S6L family

Avid is excited to announce a massive expansion to its award-winning Avid VENUE | S6L live sound system line, with three new control surfaces, a new engine, and two new I/O racks—all on a unified platform. Read more

Avid reveal new NEXIS | E5 NL near line storage

Avid have expanded their NEXIS software-defined storage family with the workflow integrated and cost-effective Avid NEXIS | E5 NL nearline storage solution.Read more

Avid unveils next generation Maestro | PowerWall display 

Avid have introduced the next generation Maestro | PowerWall display control and management solution that puts the power of UHD-quality graphics into the hands of any television broadcaster. Read more

Maestro | Virtual Set 2018.6 with integration to Epic’s Unreal engine

"Unreal has emerged as the leading high-end rendering platform for games and its incredibly realistic graphic capabilities are sought after by broadcasters who wish to bring their studio productions to a new level and increase their market share," Avid said, adding that they have "chosen to pair up with Unreal so that its virtual studio and augmented reality based productions can benefit from radically enhanced rendering capabilities." Read more

Avid release Avid Artist | DNxID video I/O hardware

Avid have announced their "most portable and affordable desktop I/O interface yet", the Avid Artist | DNxID. The entry-level model is designed to provide "a variety of analogue and digital connectivity for aspiring and cost-conscious editors." Read more


Blackmagic Design 

Blackmagic Design announce DaVinci Resolve 15

New upgrade fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, adds even more audio tools plus hundreds of new features and improvements that editors and colorists have asked for! Read more

Blackmagic Design announces new ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K

The world’s most advanced all in one Ultra HD live production switcher with 8 standards converted 12G-SDI inputs, Fairlight audio mixer, ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyer, multiview, talkback, DVE and more! Read more

Blackmagic Design announces new Blackmagic Mini Converter UpDownCross HD

Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Mini Converter UpDownCross HD, a new broadcast quality standards converter that lets customers convert any SD or HD video format to any other SD or HD video format via SDI and HDMI input and output connections.Read more

Blackmagic Design announces new Blackmagic MultiView 4 HD

Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic MultiView 4 HD, 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 and HD formats and frame rates at the same time.Read more

Meet the new Blackmagic Mini Converter Optical Fiber 12G

Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Mini Converter Optical Fiber 12G, a new bi directional SDI to optical fiber converter that lets customers extend SDI connections up to 10 miles away.Read more

Blackmagic Design introduce new Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI

Blackmagic Design today introduced Blackmagic Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI, an incredibly small pocket size, broadcast quality video converter that simultaneously converts SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI in all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60. Read more



EditShare’s Flow MAM released as software only

EditShare’s Flow MAM has been released in a software only version, enabling remote workflows, remote editing and automation on industry-standard storage solutions. Read more



EIZO releases 31.1" DCI-4K monitor with HDR gamma support

EIZO Corporation have announced a new ColorEdge CG319X – a 31.1-inch monitor with DCI-4K resolution (4096 x 2160) and HDR gamma support for the professional post production workflow. It is the successor model to the CG318-4K with several upgraded features, and will be on show at next week's NAB Show in Las Vegas. Read more.



Access, edit and share 4K and 8K RAW with G-Technology SSDs

Western Digital Corporation  is meeting the escalating fast-transfer and high-capacity demands of professional content creators by enabling real-time 4K and 8K workflows with three new professional-grade ultra-fast solutions in its powerful G-Technology G-DRIVE and G-SPEED Shuttle product families. Read more


Leader showcases major new SDI/IP product releases for true hybrid test and measurement

Leader Electronics Corporation, a globally active producer of high-grade test and measurement solutions, celebrates its 65th anniversary this year by introducing four new test and measurement products at the April 7-12 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Read more


mLogic Announces mSpeed and mSAN Thunderbolt 3 RAID Solutions

The new mSpeed desktop RAID systems feature 8 or 12 removable drive modules, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and data transfer rates up to 2600 MBps. mSAN, an innovative shared storage system, enables up to four computers to directly attach to the unit via Thunderbolt 3. Read more



NewTek, Vizrt and Cisco to show virtualised products at NAB 2018

NewTek, Vizrt and Cisco will conduct a joint demonstration of virtualized live IP video production and control room automation at NAB 2018 from the Cisco booth #SU8502CM. The demonstration will include NewTek’s NVP, a virtualised IP Series, 44-input, IP, 4K, 60P live production system, and Vizrt’s Viz Opus compact control room automation system. Read more 

NewTek release NDI 3.5, upgrade the TC1 and more

Never one to let us down at a trade show, NewTek have arrived at NAB with an updated TC1, remote storage, studio I/O and LiveGraphics.Read more


Rohde & Schwarz 

Rohde & Schwarz expands its media server platform for studio production and playout applications

Rohde & Schwarz has significantly expanded and optimised its R&S VENICE platform for live production, studio production and channel playout applications. R&S VENICE offers absolute stability and an enormous range of features. Its flexibility makes it a future-proof investment.Read more

Swisscom selects Rohde & Schwarz encoding for UHD coverage over IPTV

After extensive research and testing of various encoding solutions, Bern-based telecommunications service provider, Swisscom, has selected Rohde & Schwarz to provide ultra high definition (UHD) encoding facilities for the upcoming Russia 2018 soccer championship.Read more


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