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CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY NEWS

OCTOBER 2018

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"We found, for example, that Netflix’s US catalogue contains more Australian content than the Australian Netflix catalogue does (both in the number of titles and the overall proportion of the library)."

While the short article opens with: "Local film and TV content makes up just 1.6% of Netflix’s Australian catalogue", it quickly goes on to qualify the statement and discuss some interesting considerations about the role Netflix, and other pay TV platforms like Stan, play in Australian content production. Worth a few minutes to read.

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Tech News and Updates

Atech Flash Technology Media Readers...

AFT designs, develops and manufactures their products with a focus on quality, reliability and the latest technology. AFT’s commitment to innovation in technology and quality in design, delivers products that are industrial strength and able to meet the performance demands of modern creative workflows. The Atech Flash Technology Blackjet UX-1 is a Thunderbolt™ 3 Universal Media Reader supporting dual SSD's, CFast 2.0 / CF, XQD 2.0, as well as SD / SDXC / microSD in a clean, solid, 1U rack mount enclosure. Unlike a lot of media readers out there, UX-1 supports dual Thunderbolt™ 3 connections for daisy chaining and has dual SSD slots supporting RAID. If you are like a lot of creative professionals out there, you probably have a lot of memory formats and a lot of media readers to support them. Simplify, unclutter and accelerate your media imports with the Blackjet UX-1...

Learn More & Order UX-1

Areca Thunderbolt 3 RAID Storage...

ARC-8050T3 is the most complete Thunderbolt™ 3 desktop RAID storage system available for both PC and Mac. ARC-8050T3 incorporates a custom on-board RAID-On-Chip with enterprise-class ECC SDRAM memory to deliver truly high performance hardware RAID protection against drive failure. This combination helps to provide both a high performance and high availability storage device, perfect for the video editor working with real time multi-stream HD and 4K workflows.

  • 4, 6, 8 and 12 Bays, supporting 12Gb/s SAS or 6Gb/s SATA
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 40Gb/s ports with daisy chaining of up to 6 RAIDs
  • DisplayPort supporting 4K 60hz monitor output
  • Can be purchased with, or without, Enterprise-class 12Gb/s SAS hard drives installed, configured and tested.
Available with 4, 6, 8 and 12 Bays

tvONE Begins Shipping of CORIOview - Make the most of your visual space...

CORIOview is the fastest, most intuitive 4K multi-window processor supporting up to 8 sources from almost any input format. This easy to use, plug and play solution features front panel control for preset recall or source selection. With six product variants CORIOview can take in almost any input type and display it on a HDMI, DVI or SDI display up to 4K. Input types include: IP, HDMI, DVI-U and SDI and also support up to 4K.

More About CORIOview and tvONE AV Solutions

Atomos Ninja V new AtomOS 10 features, setup and HDR run through with CEO Jeromy Young...

"Thank you to everyone who has bought a Ninja V so far. We are delighted with the amazing response it has had since we started shipping it a few weeks ago. With the new AtomOS 10 on Ninja V there have been some significant changes in the way things we do things compared to our previous models  – especially in the overall look and feel, the placement of buttons, and the way that AtomHDR works. To help you understand these improvements we’ve put together a short video. In it Atomos CEO Jeromy Young walks you through the new user interface and explains the reasons behind the changes. He shows you how to get set for good exposures on your Ninja V for your HDR or SDR productions, minimizing the noise in the shadows, while ensuring highlights are not excessively blown out."

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Upgraded to the shiny, new firmware 2.0 for BirdDog Studio & Mini and getting some interest from one of the neighbours while testing...

NEW FEATURES OF FIRMWARE 2.0 INCLUDE:

  • NDI Decode: Decode any Full NDI source back out to SDI or HDMI. NDI Decode is another world first from BirdDog!
  • NDI 3.7: Firmware 2.0 is based on NDI 3.7 which allows for much greater scale in the amount of sources on your network as well as destinations.
  • Plus many incremental improvements to encoder performance and signal support.
Learn more about BirdDog NDI Solutions

Ever been to a meeting, lecture or live event and been frustrated with getting content from your laptop or phone displayed on the screen or projector?

It is surprising how many spaces make it difficult to do something that sounds so simple. Many have either old style connectors with adaptors that always go missing, or new 'smart' systems that need dedicated apps or drivers to get them to work properly.

Often in meetings and at events, multiple people need to be able to display their content at the same time and everything becomes disjointed and messy as cables are switched, or files are copied between computers to the one that is connected, which is then passed around as each presenter takes a turn...

Sound familiar?

Enter Lumens TapShare Wireless Presentation System - With TapShare, you simply connect, tap and share.

A huge advantage of the Lumens TapShare system is that every method of communication is done through existing, driverless methods. Connect your notebooks and tablets using the Mini Displayport or HDMI interfaces, connect mobile devices using a USB cable. Wirelessly connect Apple iOS devices using AirPlay or Android devices using the free TapShare application.

There is no need to limit yourself to a single presenter at a time. With the addition of multiple units, you can have multiple people present simultaneously. Up to 64 transmitters can be connected to the receiver -- and up to 4 can be displayed at the same time.

A unique feature of the Lumens Tapshare is the ability to control the presenter's desktop using touch-screen enabled TVs. Interact with students or presenters from the lectern directly without any extra software required. This makes interactivity in presentations extremely simple and easy to use for everyone involved.

Check Out TapShare

Technical Services & Consultation

Professional Video Solutions for Schools & Students

I am passionate about education. Training and skill development are a primary focus for Broadcast Bruce and I am always on the look out for opportunities to leverage technology to not just improve the effectiveness and power of an education platform, but to increase its reach and accessibility, enabling the delivery of knowledge to places and people previously denied it. Broadcast Bruce has a long history of delivering professional video production solutions to schools, as well as supporting students with access to the tools and skills they need to ultimately join the creative industries.

A number of the products and services offered by Broadcast Bruce may qualify for additional pricing support from the manufacturer if you are a student or educational institution. While the requirements and discounts vary, the expectation is generally that the school is recognised as such by the relevant state or federal authority, or that the student has an ID confirming enrolment in a relevant course, such as Film Studies, Media or Communications.

Student and Educator Enquiries
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