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MAY 2019

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In the news this month:
  • Magewell enhance their full range of hardware devices with powerful new software tools
  • Comprehensive range of accessories for Atomos monitors now shipping
  • Edius, one of the fastest editors on the planet, gets a major update
  • Introducing Blackmagic ATEM Constellation 8K live production switcher
  • Have a look at the mLogic mRack DIT integrated digital asset workflow appliance with LTO-8, SSD RAID and Thunderbolt 3
  • Teradek's most affordable wireless transmission technology - Ace 500 - and streaming encoder - VidiU GO HDMI - both now shipping
  • Matrox wins Product of the Year at NAB 2019 for its new 4K/Multi-Channel HD Encoder, Monarch EDGE
  • Major update for Panasonic PTZ Auto Tracking Software drives new body detection tracking with powerful deep learning algorithms
  • AJA ships the latest in their range of IP Mini-Converters

Magewell release 3 new capture tools for their line up of PCIe, USB and Convert hardware devices

Magewell – Innovating to Enhance Live Production Workflows – Have released MAGEWELL BRIDGE for NDI, allowing video and audio from a Magewell capture device to appear as a live source to any other NDI-enabled software and systems on the network. Providing a software-based alternative to Magewell’s PRO CONVERT NDI HARDWARE CONVERTERS, Magewell Bridge supports all resolutions and frame rates available through the associated capture device – including Ultra HD video with 4K models. When used with multi-channel capture cards or multiple Magewell capture devices in the same computer, Magewell Bridge can simultaneously convert up to four channels of 1080p video into NDI streams on host systems with sufficient processing power.

New features in CAPTURE EXPRESS version 3.0 include a redesigned, more intuitive user interface; GPU-accelerated H.264 encoding; single-click snapshots of one or multiple still frames; a ‘borderless’ mode for seamlessly previewing video spliced across multiple sources; audio level adjustments; and the ability to run up to nine concurrent instances of the software in support of multi-channel cards or multiple devices on one host system. Users can automatically match recording parameters to the input source, or leverage the FPGA-based video processing of the capture device including cropping, scaling and image controls.

The third new software offering enables editors to capture video and audio through Magewell hardware directly from within the Adobe Premiere Pro CC user interface, expanding the well-established live production benefits of Magewell’s products into the post production domain. Utilising the same recording core as Capture Express 3.0, the new Premiere plug-in supports GPU-accelerated H.264 encoding as well as the FPGA-based video processing features of the capture devices.

All three new software tools run on the Windows operating system and are compatible with Magewell’s USB CAPTURE and USB CAPTURE PLUS external devices; PRO CAPTURE PCIe cards; and Eco Capture M.2 hardware. The Capture Express software additionally supports Magewell’s first-generation capture cards and boxes. Capture Express V3 and Magewell Bridge for NDI are available for download immediately, with a beta version of the Premiere Pro plug-in scheduled for release June 2019. (Press Release)

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Introducing the most flexible ecosystem in Pro Video - Atomos AtomX adds function, flexibility and protection to your Atomos monitors and recorders. There is an ever increasing range of accessories available now and tailored specifically to your monitor, including high performance SSD media, screen protectors and the new Ninja V cage by SmallRig.

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Edius Pro 9.4 Update adds powerful, new features including:

  • Apple ProRes Export
  • Apple ProRes RAW Decode
  • Closed caption improvement (scc/mcc import and export)
  • HDR/SDR conversion (HDR/SDR gain, Tone mapping)
  • High quality motion tracking (Hybrid Tracker)
  • H.265/HEVC GV software decoder
  • Multicam workflow improvement (sync function using clip markers etc)
  • Colour bar generate for 4K HDR/SDR
  • Numerization of voice over recording setting
  • AJA KONA 5 and Io 4K Plus video preview
  • Improvement of Canon “Cinema RAW Light” decode performance
  • Improvement of H.264 encoder (Low bitrate encoding)
  • Sony RAW VENICE v3 import
  • Panasonic P2 8K import
  • H.264/H.265 MOV export
  • DNxHR MXF export * Requires the DNxHD option

Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 9 is the perfect finishing tool for professional productions, including documentary and 4K theatrical productions. With more creative options and real-time, no-render editing of all popular SD, HD and even 4K and HDR formats, EDIUS Pro 9 is the most versatile and the fastest nonlinear editing software available.

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Now Shipping! ATEM Constellation 8K is a powerful switcher with 8K DVE, standards converted 8K inputs, 8K SuperSource, 8K chroma key and 8K multi view!

The new ATEM Constellation 8K is an Ultra HD live production switcher with so many features, you can combine them all to make an incredibly powerful 8K switcher! You get 4 M/Es, 40 x 12G‑SDI inputs, 24 x 12G‑SDI aux outputs, 4 DVEs, 16 Keyers, 4 media players, 4 multi viewers, 2 SuperSource and standards conversion on every SDI input! Then when switched to 8K, all these features combine to make a powerful 8K switcher! You even get built in talkback and a professional 156 channel Fairlight audio mixer with EQ and dynamics! That’s an audio mixer so big, you can connect and use a full Fairlight audio console! ATEM Constellation 8K has also been designed as an ideal upgrade for ATEM Television Studio!

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The mLogic mRack DIT LTO-8 is a 1U rack mountable hybrid RAID and LTO-8 tape archiving solution designed to support today’s digital workflows over Thunderbolt 3.

  • 1U rack mountable storage and archiving solution
  • Supports up to six 2.5″ hard drives or SSDs (add your own drives)
  • Hardware RAID 0,1,5,6,10, 50 or JBOD operation
  • Integrated LTO-8 tape drive – Up to 12TB of storage per tape cartridge
  • Up to 300 MB/second data transfer rate
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports (dual Thunderbolt 3 buses)
  • Ideal for mounting in standard 19″ racks or DIT carts
  • mRack DIT ships with a simple drag and drop Linear Tape File System (LTFS) archiving and retrieve utility for macOS

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Teradek announce that the Ace 500 is shipping!

Ace 500 is a compact, ultralight, and budget-friendly wireless video system. Designed with the same reliability as the Bolt line, Ace delivers uncompressed 1080p60 video at up to 500 ft with zero delay. Connect Ace to any HDMI camera including DSLRs, camcorders, and even action cams like GoPros. Pair with SmallHD FOCUS monitors for an integrated wireless monitoring system.
  • Compatible with all Bolt 500 models and Sidekick II receivers. Also compatible with SmallHD FOCUS Bolt series (5” and 7”).
  • Multicast to up to 4 receivers simultaneously.
  • Super lightweight, perfect for gimbals, small camera rigs.
  • AU$1435 for TX/RX pair - ideal for filmmakers on a budget.

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Introducing Teradek VidiU Go HDMI

The new Teradek VidiU Go HDMI has the same compact form factor as the original HDMI+SDI model and supports cutting-edge HEVC and H.264 live streaming to any online platform, including Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. With professional bonded cellular technology built-in, #VidiU Go HDMI delivers pristine 1080p60 from anywhere, to anyone, simply and affordably.

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NAB Show’s Product of the Year Awards panel of experts recognised Matrox products as the most significant and promising new technologies in three categories.

In the ‘Remote Production’ category, the new Monarch EDGE – a 4K/multi-HD, low-latency encoder for webcasting and remote integration (REMI) applications – won a Product of the Year Award. The NAB Best of Show Awards’ panel of engineers and industry experts celebrated the Matrox solutions based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency, and performance in serving the industry.

Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K/Multi-HD Webcasting, Contribution and Remote Production Encoder supports up to 10-bit 4:2:2 H.264 encoding of single channel 2160p60 or 4 channels of 1080p60 via SDI. EDGE includes professional connectivity for audio, tally and reference, as well as dual SFP28 cages for 10GbE or 25GbE SFP’s

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Version 4 Update for Panasonic AW-SF200 PTZ Auto Tracking Software

The latest Version 4 Update for Panasonic Pro Video AW-SF200 Auto Tracking Software adds smooth and accurate tracking via Body Detection, with powerful Deep Learning Algorithms accelerated by NVidia GPU's. Also included in this update is support for the latest AW-UE150 4K integrated camera, an improved interface and streaming support for H.264 and NDI|HX.

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First shipments due soon of the BirdDog P200 Full NDI PTZ Camera

Designed for serious production the image quality of P200 is best in class. Built on a true Sony Image module with Sony CMOS backlit sensor, P200 has super fast focus hunting, incredibly sharp images, and amazingly fast zoom. It supports frame rates up to 1080p60, 30x optical zoom, and outputs SDI, HDMI, and NDI® simultaneously. P200 has been designed for the most demanding on image quality. The superior optics make P200 perfect for Sports, Broadcast, Live Event Production, IMAG, Education, and any other application where quality matters. P200 can also be used as a traditional PTZ camera with RS422, RS485, and RS232 control allowing you to move into the world of NDI® when you are ready.

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Now shipping, the latest in the AJA Video Systems IP Mini-Converter range bridge 1080p60 10-bit video from 3G-SDI or HDMI to SMPTE ST 2110 over 10GbE.

Designed to integrate traditional video sources into SMPTE ST 2110 IP Video infrastructure, they feature redundant SFP+ cages and a rugged, compact, quiet, fan-less design. There is an IP converter to suit most situations and environments. AJA IP Mini-Converters are designed for the transmission, transport and reception of IP video for both encoding and decoding. Models are available for either SMPTE ST 2110 uncompressed video and audio over IP with 10 GigE connectivity, or JPEG 2000 TR-01 video and audio over 1 GigE.

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