NAB Show 2019
Conference & Exhibition, Las Vegas
April 6 – 11
NAB Show is “Powering what the industry creates and how the world consumes.
This is the ultimate event for media, entertainment and technology professionals looking for new and innovative ways to create, manage, deliver and monetise content on any platform.”
Broadcast Bruce will be following the announcements from NAB Show 2019 closely and sharing the latest tools and services for creative professionals and organisations. Below you will find our thoughts and recommendations on what is new, interesting and on show for you to check out, whether you are there in person or watching from afar. If anything piques your interest and you would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! If you find any of this interesting, you may also want to check out the Bruce News Archive and sign up for our monthly newsletter.
AJA introduces eighteen new products and five software updates at the show.
AJA Ki Pro GO is a Multi-Channel H.264 Recorder and Player offering up to 4-channels of simultaneous HD and SD recording to off the shelf USB drives
Multi-channel H.264 recording and playback
5x USB recording media slots, compatible with off-the-shelf USB 3.0 media
Genlock free inputs
4x 3G-SDI inputs
4x HDMI inputs
HDMI multi-channel matrix monitoring
Selectable VBR recording profiles
Balanced XLR analogue audio inputs, mic/line/48v switchable
2-channel embedded audio per video input
Easy-to-use web UI, compatible with standard web browsers
Front panel button controls with integrated HD resolution screen
IPT-10G2-HDMI & IPT-10G2-SDI — SMPTE ST 2110 Mini-Converters
The two new models are single channel IP video transmitters for bridging traditional HDMI and 3G-SDI signals to SMPTE ST 2110 for IP-based workflows.
The converters are suited for broadcast studios, sports trucks, newsrooms, enterprise media facilities, stadiums, concerts and other live event and professional AV environments
Take command of the most challenging projects using the immense power of the newest member of the Corvid product line. Corvid 44 12G is AJA’s blazingly fast, compact 8-lane PCIe 3.0 I/O card with four bidirectional 12G-SDI HD BNC connections, designed for today’s most demanding video and audio workflows.
Whether you are working with HFR 8K/4K/UltraHD, 2K/HD, SD, Deep Colour and/or HDR, experience the quality and peace of mind that Corvid 44 12G brings to your world. Supporting 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4, or even 12-bit* color spaces for pristine imagery, Corvid 44 12G allows the flexibility to ingest and output with 12G/6G/3G-SDI. The bidirectional 12G-SDI ports provide immense flexibility for capture and simultaneous pass-through for a range of solutions.
Fourteen New openGear Rackframe Cards with DashBoard Support!
– Re-clocking SDI distribution amplifiers
– Single-mode 3G-SDI fibre converters
– Multi-Mode 3G-SDI fibre converters
– SDI audio embedder/disembedder
For critical broadcast applications, AJA openGear compatible converter cards provide the highest levels of quality and reliability for use in openGear frames including the new AJA OG-X-FR. AJA offers cards for infrastructure, HDMI/SDI conversion, Fiber conversion and scaling. All new AJA openGear are DashBoard software compatible, allowing easy configuration and control.
HELO v4.0 New Firmware!
AV Mute: The user can toggle a web UI control to mute the video and audio while maintaining the stream to the end viewer. When audio and video are muted, a user-customisable still image is encoded and streamed instead of the incoming video.
Event Logging: Export an event log for all HELO activity on the web UI in a separate browser window or export as a .TXT or .CSV file for deeper analysis and troubleshooting.
Enhanced Language Support: Access the HELO web UI in the Japanese and Korean languages.
FS-HDR v3.0 Firmware with enhanced colouring tools and support for multi-channel Dynamic LUTs and Improvements for broadcast, on-set, post and proAV HDR production:
– New Colorfront Engine™ Film Mode
– Input Dynamic Range and Gamut: Support for a broad range of selections including SDR, PQ, HLG, HLG Extended, Sony Slog3, ARRI Log C, Panasonic V-Log, Red Log3G10, Canon Log 2 and Log3, ACEScct
– Output Dynamic Range and Gamut: Support for a variety of selections including SDR, PQ, HLG, HLG Extended, Sony Slog3, ARRI Log C and ACEScct
– Nit Level Control for PQ Output: Variable adjustments from 48-4000 Nits
– DCI P3 Colorspace Clamp for HDR Output
– SDR Preview for HDR Output
– HDR Amount and Ambient Surround Compensation
– LOOK: Look A Select, Look B Select and A/B Mix – Includes 23 different optional Looks including popular film emulation with Bleach, Ektachrome, Kodachrome, ARRI K1S1, FujiXD and more.
– Grading Colorspace Selection: LogC, ACESscct, and SLog3
– ASC CDL Defined Parameters: Slope, Power, Offset, and Saturation
– Scene Referred Adjustments: Exposure, Color Temp and Tint
– Colorfront Engine Live Mode for Transforms with New Additions:
– Input/Output Dynamic Range: Support for HLG Extended
– Nit Level Control for PQ Output: Variable adjustments from 48-4000 Nits
– DCI P3 Colorspace Clamp for HDR Output
– Updated BBC v1.3 LUTs: This update includes the latest improvements to the BBC’s licensed HLG conversion LUTs
– Single-channel and Four-channel Dynamic LUT Mode Integrates with:
– Pomfort LiveGrade Pro
– TV Logic WonderLookPro
HDR Image Analyzer v1.1
– New Web UI with support for remote updates, log and screenshot transfers
– Remote Desktop support
– UI enhancement for HDR/PQ display over DisplayPort
– Automated Colour Space switching over SDI for SDR/PQ/HLG
– Out of Gamut MAX warning: Provides notice if colour goes outside of P3d65
– Frame average Light Level (LL) bar
– Vectorscope enhancements
– TC bypass improvements
Desktop Software v15.2
Apple ProRes encoding and decoding up to ProRes 4444 XQ across Windows, Linux and macOS with free AJA Control Room software. Supports up to 8K resolutions.
Up to 8K capture/playback with AJA KONA 5 in AJA Control Room and in the AJA SDK.
SMPTE ST 2110 support for Io IP, AJA’s portable Thunderbolt 3 audio and video I/O device – bridging 10 GigE to Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, FilmLight products and more
A new AJA NMOS application supporting NMOS Rx/Tx
Atomos have announced some awesome new technologies, including Shinobi / Shinobi SDI monitors and partnerships with Nikon, Panasonic and more, delivering advanced 4K and HDR workflow acceleration with Ninja V. Check them out at NAB!
Announcing the new Atomos Shogun 7 – 7″ HDR Pro/Cinema Monitor-Recorder-Switcher
Unbelievable 4K60P HDR with real-time Dolby Vision monitoring
Multi-Cam Recording and Live Switching
HDMI 2.0v Input/Output, 1.5G/3G/6G/12G-SDI Input/Output, including Dual-Link and Quad-Link SDI capture
ProRes RAW, DNxHR and CinemaDNG Support
a High Precision 10-bit, 1920×1280 resolution screen, with a 1,000,000:1 screen contrast ratio and 105% of the DCI:P3 Colour Gamut.
Hot off the Press! Atomos announce a new AtomX SDI module for Ninja V.
The AtomX SDI expansion module is designed to turn your Atomos Ninja V into a pro video SDI powerhouse. The module adds the quality and convenience of SDI equipment and infrastructure connectivity in addition to its existing HDMI capability.
Monitor and record SDI up to 4Kp60, and go into or out of any SDI device including the popular Atomos Shinobi SDI pro monitor and Atomos Shogun Inferno, as well as legacy Atomos SDI products. This provides flexibility for any video or film production to allow all crew including directors, cinematographers, assistants and focus pullers to monitor and replay identical and calibrated content in HDR at the same time.
- Atomos Connect 2
- Atomos Battery
- Atomos D-Tap to DC Barrel Coiled Cable
- Atomos Ninja Cast
- Atomos AtomX Cast
- Atomos Shinobi 7
- Atomos AtomX Monitor Mount
- Atomos Ninja V+ Pro Kit
- Atomos Ninja V+
- Atomos Ninja V Pro Kit
- The Ninja V Flex 4K Bundle
- Atomos 7in Accessory Kit for Shogun 7
- Sun Hood for Shogun 7
- Atomos Shogun Studio II
- Atomos AtomX Power Kit
ATTO Technology, Inc. will showcase two new products plus an industry-first driver set at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada April 8 – 11. Located in the South Hall, Lower Level, at Booth SL7624 in the Las Vegas Convention Centre, ATTO will exhibit their extensive line of network and storage connectivity products and present workflow demonstrations.
The in-booth demonstrations this year include the new ATTO ThunderLink® NS 3252 Thunderbolt™ 3 to 25Gb Ethernet adaptor, an 8K editing workflow featuring ATTO Celerity™ 32Gb Fibre Channel HBAs, and ATTO FastFrame™ 40Gb NICs with ThunderLink powering Avid NEXIS® connectivity.
“The new products we’re showing at NAB this year are the result of ATTO serving the Media & Entertainment market for over three decades and the insight that experience has given us. These products are purpose-made for the industry and should be on the radar of every production house,”Tom Kolniak, senior director of marketing at ATTO.
One new product being shown at NAB are ATTO XstreamCORE™ ET 8200 accelerated protocol converters. XstreamCORE ET 8200 is a top-of-rack 1U storage controller that connects any external SAS device, such as a JBOD of HDDs or SSDs, a RAID array or external tape devices, and presents them on an Ethernet SAN fabric. Connect up to 16 SAS LTO-6,7 or 8 tape drives to up to 64 hosts using hardware accelerated iSCSI and iSCSI over RDMA (iSER).
Another new product are ATTO ThunderLink® NS 3252 Thunderbolt™ 3 to 25Gb Ethernet adaptors. Providing the most flexible and scale-able connectivity for today’s high-bandwidth content creation environments, ThunderLink 25GbE adaptors offer driver support for Windows® 10 and macOS®. It’s a single connectivity solution for users with heterogeneous operating system environments.
ATTO is also unveiling macOS driver support for its latest generation Ethernet products, FastFrame 3 10/25/40/50/100GbE network adaptors. This is the industry’s first macOS driver to support the latest 25/50/100GbE standard.
For a complete list of ATTO Technology’s NAB partners stop by the ATTO booth in the South Hall, SL7624, or visit www.atto.com/nab.
- ATTO Celerity Fibre Channel HBA – 32Gb/s Gen 7
- ATTO ExpressSAS Host Bus Adapters
- ATTO ThunderLink NS 3252
- ATTO ThunderLink SH 3128
- ATTO FastFrame N352
- ATTO FastFrame N351
- ATTO FastFrame N312
- ATTO FastFrame N311
- ATTO Celerity FC-324E
- ATTO ThunderLink NT 2102
- ATTO Xtend SAN (5 Licenses)
- ATTO Xtend SAN (10 Licenses)
- ATTO Xtend SAN
- ATTO XstreamCORE FC 7550
- ATTO XstreamCORE ET 8200
- ATTO ThunderLink Power Supply
- ATTO ThunderLink NS 2101
- ATTO ThunderLink NQ 3402
BirdDog will have a number of their new technologies on show, including their range of PTZ cameras, BirdDog Comms and BirdDog Central. Having released the free, ‘Lite’ versions of their NDI software in the lead up, the more feature-rich, paid versions will hopefully have some powerful, additional tools to justify the cost. With a ship date yet to be announced, we are also hoping to see some solid development on the camera front ,with release ready product and reliable performance on the stand.
Built around BirdDog’s custom NDI® silicon chip and housed in an aircraft grade aluminium case, BirdDog 4K features include 12G SDI and HDMI 2.0 inputs and outputs, built-in cross converter, SFP+ port for 10GbE connectivity, active loop outs, audio intercom system, NDI® tally system, PoE, and compatibility with BirdDog’s Comms Pro and Central Pro apps. Learn More
It’s NAB time again and Blackmagic have been working hard on some exciting new products. This year, Blackmagic are introducing a new range of 8K products as well as DaVinci Resolve 16, a major update that also introduces a whole new way to edit. The new 8K products are easily some of their most powerful products, offering more advanced features even when working in HD, Ultra HD or 8K. That means they’re future proof and ready to use for 8K work the moment you need it!
- Blackmagic Micro Converter 12G
- Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder G2
- Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2
- Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Studio
- Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio 4K Pro
- Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio HD Pro
- Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio HD Plus
- Blackmagic Zoom Demand
- Blackmagic Focus Demand
- Blackmagic Studio Converter
- Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro
- Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio HD Mini
Don’t forget to check out the next generation of Bluefish444, with the arrival of the KRONOS range of video, audio, and data processing I/O cards. Built with multi-channel 4K 60p, High Dynamic Range (HDR), high frame-rate SDI and SMPTE 2022 & SMPTE 2110 support for Video Over IP workflows for broadcast, production and post-production, the new KRONOS range is ready for anything that you can throw at it. The K8 supports eight independent channels for 2K/HD/SD and multi-channel 4K, high dynamic range and high frame-rate workflows, with eight 3G-capable HD-BNC connectors, four bypass relays, four internal keyers, and the same 12-bit processing that drives every Bluefish444 I/O card, to ensure maximum video quality. Optional auxiliary connections can be added to the KRONOS K8, allowing unparalleled flexibility of digital and analogue audio, linear time code and RS-422 I/O. Read the Announcement
Also on show will be IngeSTream IP streaming software, due for release later this year. IngeSTream allows for capture of up to 8 channels of video and audio from Bluefish444 Epoch and KRONOS hardware, and converts them to NewTek’s NDIⓇ IP stream, with other protocols SMPTE 2022-6, SMPTE 2110 and RTP/RTSP to be included in future updates. Learn More About ingeSTream
- Bluefish444 Epoch 4K SuperNova S+ TURBO
- Bluefish444 Epoch 4K SuperNova S+ EX
- Bluefish444 Epoch 4K Neutron TURBO LP
- Bluefish444 Epoch 4K Neutron TURBO
- Bluefish444 Epoch 4K SuperNova S+
- Bluefish444 Epoch 4K Neutron
- Bluefish444 Epoch 4K Neutron LP
- Bluefish444 Epoch 4K Neutron Full Height
- Bluefish444 Epoch 4K Neutron TURBO UPGRADE
- Bluefish444 Epoch Neutron
- Bluefish444 Epoch Neutron LP
- Bluefish444 Epoch Neutron Full Height
- Bluefish444 Synapse ANA140 Converter
- Bluefish444 Synapse HDMI120 Converter
- Bluefish444 Synapse SDI110 Converter
- Bluefish444 Fluid DNxHD IngeSTore
- Bluefish444 Interlock Cable
Decimator Design has unveiled the 12G-CROSS. Built off of the company’s existing cross converters, it has added 4K support up to 4096 x 2160 at 60p.
HDMI or SDI outputs can be simultaneously sourced from either the HDMI or SDI input, or the new 4K scaling engine, with the 12G-CROSS. The 4K scaling engine can be driven by either the SDI or HDMI input, supports horizontal and/or vertical flipping, and can be locked to either the SDI, HDMI or Genlock input.
There are four modes available with the 12G-CROSS: HDMI to SDI while simultaneously converting SDI to HDMI; HDMI to HDMI while simultaneously converting SDI to SDI; HDMI to SDI and HDMI; and SDI to SDI and HDMI. The unit’s scaling engine can also scale and/or frame-rate-convert up to 57 formats. There is also support for 3G-SDI level A and B.
- Decimator 12G-CROSS 4K Converter
- Decimator MD-QUAD
- Decimator MD-DUCC
- Decimator MD-LX
- Decimator MD-CROSS-2
- Decimator PWR-5V_USB
- Decimator PWR-12V_ML
- Decimator PWR-12V_PL
- Decimator DR1-10B1G
- Decimator MC-DMON-QUAD
- Decimator MC-DMON-9S
- Decimator DMON-16S
- Decimator DMON-16SL
- Decimator DMON-12S
- Decimator DMON-6S
- Decimator DMON-4S
- Decimator 2
- Decimator MD-HX
Facilis Wins Product of the Year in Storage Category
NAB Show Product of the Year Awards recognise the most significant and promising new products and technologies on display for the first time at the NAB Show. Award winners were selected by a panel of industry experts in a variety of categories and were announced at a reception at the Westgate on April 10 as part of the 2019 NAB Show. “The recipients of NAB Show’s Product of the Year Awards represent the most significant advances and promising technologies revolutionising the way content is created, managed, monetised and distributed,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown.
Facilis Object Cloud & FastTracker
This is the combination that got so much buzz at the show, everyone was coming by to see what object storage on the desktop really looks like, and they were surprised to see something very familiar, and very powerful!
Object Cloud virtualizes Cloud storage and LTO into a cache volume on the server, available on the client desktops through the Facilis Shared File System. When combined with FastTracker auto-indexing and proxy generation, this is a very powerful way to archive, track and restore project data through a simple, familiar interface. The object storage cache looks and acts like any other volume, but has infinite storage behind it!
Introducing the new Gemini 1×1 Soft RGBWW LED panel.
Delivering full spectrum, accurate daylight and tungsten light with the ability to dial in any colour imaginable and a wide selection of lighting effects, the lightweight, quick-to-rig, and easy to control Gemini is the ultimate no-crew lighting solution for image makers on the go.
The Litepanels Gemini is a 1×1 LED panel and providing a nice soft source of colour accurate illumination. Staying true to the Litepanels legacy, the Gemini has accurate full spectrum Daylight and Tungsten lighting. The Gemini also allows for additional quick and easy adjustment by offering full-featured lighting modes for effects, full colour with hue and saturation control all which allow for the intensity to be controlled anywhere from 100% – 0% at all times.
The Gemini is truly versatile with its manual and remote control via standard DMX 512 protocol or wirelessly with the option of wireless DMX or Bluetooth and can adapt to any lighting situation today’s Cinematographers and lighting professionals will find themselves in. The manual control knobs are sensitive to the speed of rotation and can either be finely tuned or when ramped up can adjust very quickly. With its lightweight design, the Gemini allows for additional versatility with mobile power operation via 3pin XLR, making it a perfect location light.
- Litepanels Gemini 1×1 Hard Panel
- Litepanels Gemini 1×1 Soft Panel
- Gemini 2×1 Soft Panel with Yoke
- Gemini 2×1 Soft Panel
- Pole Operated Yoke for Gemini
- Road Case for Gemini
- Fixture Cover for Gemini
- Quad Gemini Stacking Kit with Yoke
- Dual Gemini Stacking Kit with Yoke
- Barn Doors for Gemini
- Honeycomb 60 Deg for Gemini
- Wireless DMX Communications Module
- Snapgrid 40 Deg Eggcrate for Gemini Snapbag
- Snapbag Cloth Set for Gemini
- Snapgrid 40 Deg Eggcrate for Gemini Fixture
- Snapbag Softbox for Gemini
- Snapgrid 40 Deg for Oversized Astra Snapbag
Introducing Studio 6: The Future of Live Streaming Software
You’re in the business of capturing the moment. Shouldn’t you have the most of-the-moment live streaming software?
We’re proud to introduce Studio 6, the latest update to our switching and encoding live streaming software. Even easier to use and more powerful than its predecessors, Studio 6 gives you everything you need to produce professional-grade live events. Even better news? Studio 6 is included in your Vimeo Premium or Enterprise subscription.
What’s new in Studio 6 live streaming software
Make your colours POP. Colour correction lets you dial in your settings and apply them across multiple cameras. Adjust your camera’s colour settings to get the best quality possible, and unify the look for multi-camera productions, by dialling in the RGB, brightness, saturation, contrast, and more.
Mix sound on the fly. Edit sound on the fly with a range of filters on our audio mixer. Live streamers will have access to an equaliser, limiter, compressor, and more, all easily accessible right inside Studio 6.
Transition seamlessly. Bump up your production value with dip-to-color fades and slick stinger animations. In addition to the SMPTE transitions currently available in Studio 5, Studio 6 users can use these new transitions to make stream-switching seem more natural than ever.
Stinger: Stinger transitions allow switching from one video source to another through short and effective video animation.
Dip-to-Color: Dip-to-Color transition allows switching from one video source to another through gradual fade into a specific color, and fade out of it to a new source.
Integrate with Mevo. Full Mevo integration lets you operate one or multiple Mevos directly from the Studio platform. Almost anything that is possible from the Mevo mobile app, you can now do from Studio — live editing, changing resolution, frame rate, speaker volume, and much more. Studio is the only software that allows you to control and switch between multiple Mevos, making your multi-camera productions easier than ever.
Simplify your workflow. Updated input settings make it even more intuitive to get Studio up and running for your next event. Users can now drag and drop inputs, add or remove inputs on the fly, customize input details, and organize your input list. Managing a multi-camera setup has never been so easy.
Magewell Unveils New NDI® Hardware Decoder, Expanding IP Video Workflows from Production to Presentation
Bringing a new dimension to its portfolio of cost-effective devices for bridging traditional video equipment with IP-based workflows, Magewell today unveiled the new Pro Convert AIO RX hardware-based NDI® decoder. Converting live NDI streams into high-quality SDI or HDMI outputs for connection to baseband devices such as monitors and projectors, the low-latency decoder simplifies the use of NewTek’s popular media-over-IP technology in applications such as digital signage and video walls. Magewell’s FPGA-based NDI decoding capabilities are also being added to its four recently-released Pro Convert SDI 4K Plus and Pro Convert HDMI 4K Plus NDI encoders, with the new functionality available to current owners as a free firmware upgrade.
- Magewell Pro Convert 12G SDI Plus
- Magewell Pro Convert for H26x to SDI
- Magewell Pro Convert for NDI to SDI
- Magewell Pro Convert for NDI to HDMI 4K
- Magewell Pro Convert for H.26x to HDMI 4K
- Magewell Pro Convert for H.26x to HDMI
- Magewell Pro Convert for NDI to HDMI
- Magewell Pro Convert for NDI to AIO
- Magewell Pro Convert SDI TX
- Magewell Pro Convert HDMI TX
- Magewell Pro Convert SDI Plus
- Magewell Pro Convert HDMI Plus
NewTek Introduces Groundbreaking New Software-Driven Products at NAB 2019
Building on its position as the leader in Software and IP video at NAB 2019, NewTek announced today major new software-driven products utilising the universal power of IP video, giving customers breakthrough capabilities and unprecedented options that seek to transform the video industry. From truly cutting-edge show automation, to full live production software designed to run on today’s powerful workstations and servers, to 4K baseband-to-NDI conversion, NewTek’s NAB 2019 product announcements include: Live Story Creator, unlimited recording, multiple simultaneous aspect ratio production, and major advances in Premium Access capabilities, VMC™ Software, TriCaster® 410 Plus and new Spark Plus™ converter products including a 4K model that offers customers unprecedented power and ease of use.
“I think it’s clear that IP is the last standard for video production, and the future of video is one based on software and computers” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO of NewTek. “Our mission is to empower video storytellers and expand their reach, making it fun to create a show and get your message out. If you are a novice or a very seasoned video producer, these new products – Live Story Creator, VMC software, and Spark Plus 4K – offer something extraordinarily powerful.”Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO of NewTek
Premium Access with Live Story Creator
Premium Access is now available to every TriCaster owner delivering incredible power and new tools for TriCaster TC1, the new TriCaster 410 Plus, and VMC, as well as older models in the TriCaster line. Leading the pack of new capabilities is Live Story Creator, a revolutionary approach to program automation using Microsoft Word. It is as simple as building a script in Microsoft Word with triggers for actions, once loaded into TriCaster or VMC the show is easily executed. The latest version of Premium Access also includes unlimited recording and replay with full synchronisation for easy multi-cam editing, digital media aspect ratios and frame rates for delivery to digital screens, and much more. The upgrade is free to current subscribers of Premium Access.
The full power of NewTek’s VMC1 integrated production system will soon be available as a software-only subscription. As with turnkey VMC systems, the software-only version includes integrated graphics, automation, media playback, recording, streaming, transcoding, and virtual sets, along with all of the benefits of Premium Access. These versatile 4K production software options run on standard workstations, and provide the flexibility for system upgrades of CPUs and GPUs as they become available, without the need to repurchase cost-prohibitive proprietary new systems. VMC software will be offered in configurations up to 44-input, 8 M/E, allowing users to build an all IP UHD production system.
TriCaster® 410 Plus
The latest in the line-up of TriCaster integrated production systems, TriCaster 410 Plus provides 8 external inputs, 4 M/Es, 4 mix outputs, along with NDI integration for video, audio and data transmission over IP. The rack mountable system also includes real-time social media publishing, live streaming, multi-channel recording, video playback, integrated multi-viewers, graphics, compositing, virtual sets, audio mixing and much more.
NewTek Spark Plus™ and NewTek Spark Plus™ 4K
Adding to the popular line of portable, and affordable NewTek Spark converter products are two new Spark Plus models including 4K UHD, and 1080p HDMI-to-NDI versions. Spark Plus captures video directly from connected cameras or devices and allows it to be transported over the network as visually lossless, full bandwidth NDI with virtually no latency. Spark Plus devices are the smallest, fastest and easiest way to acquire a 4K UHD or 1080p video source from anywhere on the network and integrate it into your IP-based video production. By combining these products with the announced new NDI recording capabilities, these become the worlds easiest multi-cam capture devices.
NDI 4 Coming Soon…
Announced at NAB Show 2019 and coming later this year, NewTek and Vizrt unveiled NDI® 4 with breakthrough advancements including: dramatic performance and quality upgrades, high precision colour accuracy, revolutionary recording capabilities, and support for Unreal Engine.
NDI 4 boasts increased efficiencies across many areas that include improvements in video quality without an increase in bit-rate, support for a 16 bit video path, and many more input and output colours formats. NDI 4 provides support for a discovery server allowing for the use of a server or the cloud to coordinate and connect all sources. Also included is NDI|HX which is now fully integrated into the NDI Embedded SDK. Additionally, support for Epic Games Unreal Engine in NDI 4 makes it possible for apps created in Unreal to appear as NDI sources.
“The last video standard will be IP, and it’s our mission to make sure that we leverage every opportunity to bring the power of computers, software and networks with NDI to increase the speed and efficiency of video storytelling,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO of NewTek. “NDI and computer networks give you infinitely more flexibility than you could have ever had in an SDI world. All NDI devices are connected and automatically discovered with every other, and our software-centric focus lets us develop revolutionary new approaches to things like NDI recording, where true multi-cam editing is now a reality.”Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO of NewTek
The NDI 4 SDK and NDI Tools are free downloads that will be available in Q2 2019 at www.ndicentral.com
Don’t forget to check out the complete range of Panasonic cameras and switchers supporting NDI and advanced video over IP workflows
Winner of an NAB Show 2019 Product of the Year Award, TV Technology Magazine NAB Best of Show Award and one of the latest products in a portfolio that has Panasonic appearing on the inaugural Streaming Media Producer 25 List – The Panasonic AW-UE150 features a 1-inch large MOS sensor, high-quality UHD 60p, a 75.1 degree viewing angle, 20x optical zoom and supports versatile outputs, including 12G-SDI, HDMI, optical fibre and IP.
For many, NAB will be the first opportunity to get hands on with the latest announcements from RØDE, including the RØDECASTER PRO and PodMic, which will be set up and ready to roll at the B&H booth (Central Hall, booth C10916) and the BSW booth (Central Hall, booth C1330)
RØDE Announce Wireless GO…
…the world’s smallest, most versatile wireless microphone system. The transmitter works as both a clip-on mic or as the world’s smallest beltpack for a RØDE lavalier, sending crystal clear broadcast-grade audio via 2.4GHz digital transmission to the ultra-compact on-camera receiver.
At the 2019 NAB Show, check out the Sonnet Thunderbolt-to-PCI Express (PCIe) card expansion systems, for adding PCIe cards to portable and Thunderbolt 3 equipped computers. Need to add high speed storage, networking or a more powerful GPU? Sonnet Echo Express and eGFX boxes deliver the performance and reliability required for live production, broadcast and post production workflows.
Sonnet will also have on display their all-in-one eGPU, the eGFX Breakaway Puck with Radeon RX 560 or Radeon RX 570 – now Apple-qualified. These incredibly compact and portable devices connect via Thunderbolt 3 and deliver significant performance improvements to applications that are accelerated by a GPU – including video editing, graphics and 3D tools.
The SF3 Series Thunderbolt 3 pro media reader range has a new member in the RED MINI-MAG Card Reader. The reader is dual slot, for simultaneous, high speed ingest from two cards at once. It is also dual port, supporting daisy-chaining of additional Thunderbolt 3 devices. The SF3 family are all rugged and incredibly high performance, ensuring they do not create a bottle neck in your workflow as many other readers would.
Sonnet has gradually been releasing a range of adaptors for adding 10 Gigabit Ethernet to your workstation, with an affordable model to suit whatever platform you work with. Options include either PCIe or Thunderbolt connectivity for portable , desktop or server environments, single or dual port, copper (10GBase-T) or SFP/Fibre (10GbE). Check out the range at NAB Show 2019.
Finally, following on from the success of their Echo 11 Thunderbolt 3 Dock, Sonnet have announced that they will be adding to the family with a new ‘Pro’ dock! This dock will offer connectivity expansion specifically targeting professional video and audio users, so watch this space as more information becomes available!
- Sonnet SF3 Series SxS Pro X Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader
- Sonnet SxS Pro X Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader
- Sonnet Fusion 2.5in SATA SSD RAID PCIe Card
- Sonnet Fusion Dual U.2 SSD PCIe Card
- Sonnet Fusion Flex J3i
- Sonnet SF3 Series CFexpress/XQD Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader
- Sonnet SF3 Series RED Mini-Mag Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader
- Sonnet SSD M.2 4×4 Silent PCIe Card
- Sonnet ThunderLok 3L Connector Retention Clip
- Sonnet DuoModo Thunderbolt Expansion
- Sonnet Echo 11 Thunderbolt 4 Dock
- Sonnet eGPU Breakaway Puck
Synology Network Storage Servers deliver incredible value for money, enabling business continuity, securing your valuable data and driving business productivity and collaboration. More than just storage, Synology can deliver not just the performance and reliability demanded of the creative professionals, but also powerful tools for accelerating and simplifying workflows.
With Next Generation Wireless Technology, Bolt 4K defines a revolutionary new category of wireless video technology, delivering uncompressed 2160p60 HDR video transmission with zero delay.
Mission Critical Reliability
Bolt 4K’s exclusive technology offers 8x the signal performance and 50% more range than existing systems, making it the most robust wireless system we’ve ever designed.
Unrivalled Video Quality
Our patented RF technology greatly improves image quality across all resolutions and frame rates, giving you finer detail and better colour reproduction, even if you’re at the system’s maximum wireless range.
High Dynamic Range
Monitor every shot in stunning 10-bit 2160p with 4:2:2 chroma subsampling. For cutting-edge HDR workflows, Bolt 4K supports HLG, PQ, and HDR-10 standards.
Capture Every Area in 4K
Bolt PTZ brings Teradek’s revolutionary zero delay, uncompressed 4K wireless technology to PTZ cameras for real-time, cable-free monitoring and control.
Unparalleled Range & Performance
Transmit zero-latency 2160p60 video from PTZ cameras to receivers up to 1,500 ft. away.
Instant Video & Serial Control
What makes the Bolt PTZ unique is instant bi-directional communication, which allows the transmitter to send zero-latency video to the receiver, while the receiver sends serial control to the transmitter. This allows operators to monitor 4K video while simultaneously providing control to the PTZ camera.
Universal Mounting Standard
Bolt PTZ is designed for quick deployment & installation in hard-to-reach and unobtrusive areas. Transmitters mount beneath PTZ cameras and feature dual 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 video inputs. Receivers feature dual 12G-SDI and an HDMI 2.0 output.
Multicast – Stream to up to 6 Bolt receivers simultaneously with no degradation in quality.
Spectrum Analyzer – Advanced encryption standards make Bolt PTZ the most secure video transmission system in the industry.
Channel Selection – Manually select your 5GHz channel on the fly to avoid interference or abide by local wireless laws. For extremely challenging RF situations, the Bolt 4K can be set to operate over 20MHz to improve wireless performance.
AES 256 Encryption – Advanced encryption standards make Bolt PTZ the most secure video transmission system in the industry.
Metadata / Timecode – Every Bolt model supports timecode and start/stop flags from major camera manufacturers including RED, Canon, Sony and Panasonic.
3D LUTS – Achieve the look you’re after with Bolt PTZ’s integrated 3D LUT technology. Choose from Bolt PTZ’s built-in LUTs or upload your own through the Bolt Manager.
Zero Delay Wireless Video
The Teradek Ace 500 is a compact, ultralight wireless video system that delivers uncompressed 1080p60 video at up to 500 ft. with zero delay.
Ace 500 is designed with the same reliability and performance as the Teradek Bolt line, ensuring you have a continuous video feed when you need it the most.
Built for Content Creation – Connect the Ace 500 to any HDMI camera including DSLRs, camcorders, and even action cams like Go Pro.
Ultralight Maximum Mobility – What makes Ace unique is its compact and lightweight form factor. The transmitter weighs just 126g while the receiver weighs 146g, making them perfect for gimbals and camera rigs of any size.
Monitoring for Everyone on Set – Send video from one transmitter to up to four receivers simultaneously and let your crew monitor every shot as it happens.
Easy to Power – Keep your Ace powered with optional battery plates* attached directly to your transmitter and receiver. *Available in Sony L-Series, BP-U, BP-9 and Canon LP-E6.
Mounting Options – Ace comes with a single ¼-20” mounting point for mounting camera arms or hot shoes, and two 4-40” points for optional mounting brackets.
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ClearCaster Brings Reliable Encoding to Any Destination
Announcing ClearCaster Universal Mode: The Wowza ClearCaster™ appliance now supports broadcast-quality streaming to any destination with Universal Mode, a cloud-based user interface that simplifies command and control over your encoding workflows. Focused on preventing encoding mishaps and first-mile delivery issues, the new ClearCaster Universal Mode allows event producers to reliably power their encoding workflows with advanced monitoring, encoding presets for popular streaming destinations, cloud-based workflow management, and adaptive network encoding. Additionally, ClearCaster can be integrated with the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service or the Wowza Streaming Engine™ software for support and monitoring from encode to distribution.
ClearCaster Feature Updates: There have been some exciting new additions to the ClearCaster feature lineup since our last release. Here are the latest ClearCaster capabilities.
Encoding to Any Destination
- Use trusted encoder presets for popular streaming destinations, including defined workflows for Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
- Simplify your broadcast workflows through streamlined templates.
- Gain full control over remote management from any browser via our cloud-based user interface.
- Select your encoding output (including 4K) and deliver it to multiple destinations.
Adaptive Network Encoding
- Increase reliability with adaptive intelligent network encoding, which constantly monitors network health and automatically decreases bitrate in adverse conditions.
Simplified Workflow Management
- Use the cloud-based ClearCaster Manager for command and control, as well as real-time health monitoring over all your appliances.
- Integrate ClearCaster into your Wowza Streaming Cloud or Wowza Streaming Engine workflows for the highest-quality publishing from encode to distribution.
- Leverage end-to-end support from Wowza, including stream health metrics and logging across your entire workflow.
- Use trusted encoder presets fully integrated with Wowza Streaming Engine and Wowza Streaming Cloud.
- Deliver over the first mile with our reliable, proprietary WOWZ™ protocol.