IBC 2017: AJA debuts Ki Pro Ultra Plus firmware v2.0 with HLG and HDR 10 support

IBC 2017: AJA debuts Ki Pro Ultra Plus firmware v2.0 with HLG and HDR 10 support

At IBC 2017, AJA Video Systems announced new v2.0 firmware for the Ki Pro Ultra Plus multi-channel HD recorder and 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recorder and player. The new update enables the latest HDR formats with HLG and HDR10 playback, and adds support for recording and playing ProRes 4444 XQ up to 2K60p, among several other feature enhancements.

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“The new v2.0 firmware for Ki Pro Ultra Plus is an extension of our commitment to providing customers with updates that keep pace with the latest workflows. With this update, users can quickly and easily play back HDR10 and HLG material for viewing on HDMI 2.0 compatible displays, record/playback ProRes 4444 XQ and much more,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems.

Pricing and Availability

Ki Pro Ultra Plus v2.0 firmware will be available next month as a free download from AJA’s website. Ki Pro Ultra Plus is now available through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for a US MSRP of $3995.

About Ki Pro Ultra Plus

Ki Pro Ultra Plus is a multi-channel recorder offering 2, 3 or 4-Channel simultaneous HD recording up to 1080 50/60p, or in single channel mode, 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recording and playback, with full HDMI 2.0 input and output (up to 12-bit capture and output). Housed in a 2RU half rack, it offers extensive I/O flexibility and a range of connectivity options from 3G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 and fiber. Ki Pro Ultra Plus captures pristine 4K/UltraHD and HD video to standard production codecs including Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD MXF. Channels can be displayed on Ki Pro Ultra Plus’ LCD screen as a quad-split during capture for confidence monitoring, which can also be output over HDMI, SDI, fiber and the device’s web-based UI.

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NAB 2017: Canon launch new upgrade service for EOS 5D Mk IV

NAB 2017: 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. 

The upgrade brings Canon Log (C-Log) capability to the EOS 5D. A staple feature in Canon’s Cinema EOS range, C-Log will provide EOS 5D users with enhanced dynamic range and easier colour grading.
 
The key things to remember when debating whether this upgrade is for you include: 

– This chargeable service and must be performed by Elstree.

– The charge will be “approx £85″ (this is the most exact figure we have, sorry) as Canon have to pay a licence fee in order to furnish you with the upgrade.

– The fees do not include postage for your camera.

– After the upgrade, the normal firmware upgrades can be applied without needing to return to the RCC (as was required for the 1D C).

The C-Log upgrade for EOS 5D Mk IV will be available in June.

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Sony announce details of upcoming FS7, F5 & F55 firmware

Sony announce details of upcoming FS7, F5 & F55 firmware

Sony have announced that the FS7, F5 and F55 will all be getting firmware updates in January 2016. Although the updates were originally promised slightly sooner, Sony say they’ve been holding them back in order to improve S&Q RAW recording with an external RAW recorder.

The updates – officially titled PXW-FS7 Version 3.0 and PMW-F5/55 Version 7.0 – will be available free of charge “within January 2016″.

Key features of PXW-FS7 Version 3.0 include:

– Support for adjusting the Focus Magnification area position.

– Support for “2K Full”, “2K Center” setting in Image Scan Mode.

– Support for Interval Recording function.

– Support for Noise Suppression setting in Cine EI mode.

– Expand lowest value of Zebra level to 0%.

– RAW image quality improvement at 240/200fps HFR shooting.

Key features of the PMW-F5/55 Version 7.0 include:

– Quick Menu for fast access via Subdisplay (Option Button).

– ITU-R BT.2020 Support in Custom Mode (F55 only).

– MPEG2 50Mbps (50i/ 59.94i) Proxy recording while XAVC 4K/QFHD (50p/59.94p) recording (F5 needs to have the CBKZ-55FX licence installed).

– Simultaneous recording to the same SxS Pro+ card of MPEG2 50Mbps 4:2:2 and 10 bit 4:2:2 4K XAVC in either 3840 x 2160 or 4096 x 2160. The files will have matching Timecode and file naming.

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Sony’s F5, F55, R5 and ASX memory card get firmware updates

Sony’s F5, F55, R5 and ASX memory card get firmware updates

Not to be outdone by WWDC, Sony have snuck out a fair few announcements of their own. Admittedly, they’re not quite on the level of a new Mac Pro, but these soon-to-be-available firmware updates are going to be welcome news for anyone shooting with an F5 or F55 (both of which are still available with up to 24 months’ 0% finance, by the way) or who uses an R5 recorder

Here’s the full feature list from Sony:

F55 / 5 v1.14 includes: 

– 2:1 de-anamorphic v/f (not SDI) display

– AXS card 3D naming (left, right and centre)

– APR alert – gives a warning after five days to run APR (black balance). Sony advise you to “please be sure to run it when suggested, we have put a lot of work into this it’s very powerful!”

– Various bug fixess including fan run control

Download v1.14 for the Sony F5 and F55 here

Download 3D LUTs for your F55 and F65 here, and see the F55’s Ultra Colour Gamut in action here 

R5 V1.20n includes:

– Support for interface unit for FS700 (HXR-IFR5)

– Improved memory card support and recovery function

– A number of bug fixes, so please update even if you’re using it with a freshly updated F55

Download firmware v1.20 for the AXS-R5 recorder here

AXSMemory card V1.20 includes: 

– Improved reliability and end of life indication (“Please update all your cards!” Sony remind us)

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Telestream Wirecast 4.3 is now available!

Telestream Wirecast 4.3 is now available!

Telestream have just announced v4.3 of their Wirecast streaming solution, a free update that brings bug fixes and new features to Wirecast and Wirecast Pro. The headlines from this release include:

Live thumbnails which let you use the shot window to monitor live source shots in realtime. This “makes the process of switching between multiple live cameras faster and more manageable”, according to Telestream.

The countdown clock for recorded media displays the remaining time of any recorded video, so you know exactly how long you have left to prepare for the next switch.

Improved Teradek integration via Teradek’s newly-developed Stream Reader plug-in for Wirecast Pro means that Cube, Brik and Bond users can import live HD video directly into Wirecast.

A more complete list of new features can be found in the Wirecast 4.3 release notes, which, as always, we recommend you read before downloading.

Download Wirecast 4.3 for Windows 

Download Wirecast 4.3 for Mac

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