New Came-TV F5 Pro field monitor is a touch under budget


The new Came-TV/Feelworld F5 Pro is a low-cost 5.5-in touchscreen on-camera monitor that features a IPS 1920x1080 LCD screen.


Pomfort upgrades Livegrade


Pomfort has released an extensive update, with more than 100 new features, to its colour management and grading software: Livegrade Pro and Livegrade Studio.


SmallHD introduces reference-grade UHD OLED


SmallHD has announced a new reference-grade monitor: the OLED 22 4K Production Monitor, which will join three other new 4K and UHD monitors that it will ship in the next month or two.


Sony sensitively upgrades to Alpha 7S III with 4K 120p and 16-bit Raw


The new Sony Alpha 7S III is a video-focused mirrorless camera that adds to the excellent low-light sensitivity of its predecessor with improved image quality, 4K at 120 frames per second internal recording and the ability to output 16-bit Raw video via its full-size HDMI output - which Atomos can ...


LiteGear’s OS2 offers improvements across the Spectrum


LiteGear has introduced Spectrum OS2, a software upgrade for its LiteDimmer Spectrum Ballasts that builds upon the functionality of LiteMat (its thin, lightweight, rig-anywhere system) and provides full spectrum output that is a step beyond traditional bi-colour hybrid systems by bringing improved stability, added enhancements and new features.


UV-lightweight Cartoni knocks out Covid-19 with Boxer


Getting the broadcast industry back to work after the pandemic will take more than just social distancing, hand washing and mask wearing.

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Dalet optimises mobile news production

2020-07-30T10:28:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Dalet has made major usability improvements to its On-the-Go mobile app for smartphones and tablets as well as the underlying Dalet Galaxy five news production and distribution platform.


NewTek University sets course for higher learning


IP-based video technology specialist NewTek has announced new online courses and certification through its NewTek University.


Tilta camera cage to help with Canon R5 and R6 cooling


Following the announcement of its mirrorless Eos R5 and Eos R6, 8K and 4K cameras, Canon has admitted that the combination of “high-resolution and high frame rate video recording options using the maximum width of the full-frame sensor at high bit rates” can lead to overheating, which limits recording time.


LaCie unleashes 1big drive to cope with 8K


LaCie has introduced a new range of SSD and HDD disk drives designed to cope with 8K and 4K video respectively.


Aputure debuts bright point source LED


Aputure has announced a new flagship light in its Aputure Light Storm COB product line, the LS 600d.


Teradek goes live with zero-delay 4K wireless link


Teradek’s new Ranger 4K is claimed to be the world’s first zero-delay (< 1ms) 4K HDR wireless video system for live production.


Creamsource makes a splash with soft-hearted hard light


The new Creamsource Vortex8 is a water-resistant multi-colour hard light with a soft edge, and the first of a new range from the Australian manufacturer.


Blackmagic camera conjures up 12K for $10K


Blackmagic Design has launched what it claims is “the world’s most advanced digital film camera” with a new Super 35 12K sensor, new fifth generation colour science and improved Raw recording.


Blueshape charges up new range of compact camera batteries


Blueshape is introducing a new range of European-designed DV PowerPacks for cameras, camcorders, lights and accessories that will complement its existing V lock and stud mount batteries


Sony announces HDC-P31 multipurpose PoV system camera


Sony has introduced a new multipurpose Point of View (PoV) system camera with enhanced remote features and advanced HDR workflows.


SmallRig camera cage for protection and potential


Camera accessories specialist SmallRig has announced the availability of a cage for use with the Sony A7III full-frame camera.


$11m in funding secures Applicaster growth


Applicaster has secured $11m to support continued technology and customer growth amid what it sees as record demand for streaming content services.

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SmallHD and Wooden Camera accessorise Red’s new Komodo


Vitec Group companies SmallHD and Wooden Camera have introduced a range of accessories for the new Red Komodo camera, including monitors, lens mounts, baseplates, top plates, quick release plates and various other fixings.


Canon launches Eos R5 and R6 full-frame 8K and 4K cameras


Canon has introduced its next generation of full-frame mirrorless cameras: the Eos R5 and Eos R6, which are capable of recording 8K video at up to 29.97fps and 4K at up to 59.94fps respectively.


Blackmagic introduces two new control panels for its Atem switchers


Blackmagic Design has released the all-new Atem 2 M/E Advanced Panel and the Atem 4 M/E Advanced Panel – newly designed hardware control panels that work with all Atem switchers.


LiveU aims to inspire with original content


LiveU has announced the launch of a series of original live programmes under the LiveU TV umbrella that aim “to educate, inspire and engage with viewers at home”.


NewTek’s new TriCaster 2 Elite claimed to be ‘better than broadcast’


The new NewTek TriCaster 2 Elite is claimed to be “the most powerful and complete live video production system on the planet”.


Ikegami announces new fibre base station and UHD low-light compact camera


Ikegami Electronics Europe has introduced a 3G fibre base station offering a coherent upgrade path from SDI to IP, from standard dynamic range to HDR and from HD to a dual-format HD/UHD workflow.


On-Set Facilities and Arri System Group partner to build virtual studios


Virtual production technology specialists On-Set Facilities (OSF) has joined up with Arri System Group to service and deliver virtual production projects and studios.


Bluefish444 defines Epoch for Aximmetry, serves parliament and sorts cards for real-time graphics


Bluefish444 has announced SDI I/O support for real-time 3D graphics and virtual studio software from Aximmetry for its Kronos K8 and Epoch range of video cards.


Irix adds wide-angle lens to its 8K-capable cine line


Irix has extended its line of film lenses with the wide-angle Irix Cine 15mm T2.6. It joins the existing 11mm T4.3, 45mm T1.5 and 150mm T3.0 macro telephoto lens.


Z Cam and Atomos combine to enable 5.8K and 4K ProRes Raw recording


Atomos and Z Cam have introduced 5.8K and 4K ProRes Raw recording and camera control for Z Cam’s E2 series cinema cameras.


NanLite has higher-power Forza on the horizon


The new NanLite Forza 200 is the latest addition to its Forza series of LED monolights.


High-speed full-frame lenses added to Zeiss Supreme Prime series


Three new high-speed, full-frame prime lenses – an 18mm T1.5, 40mm T1.5 and 200mm T2.2 – have been added to the Zeiss Supreme Prime series of cine lenses.


Viz One and Viz Story integrate for better storytelling


Vizrt has announced the release and integration of Viz One (v7) and Viz Story (v2), to enable creatives to make media editing a fully seamless part of their complete live production workflow and create stories more quickly.


Tokina puts new 11-20mm zoom on latest lens map


Tokina has announced a new 11-20mm f2.8 zoom lens for APS-C (S35mm sensor size) DSLRs and revealed its updated lens release roadmap for the coming year.


Matthews goes the distance with Sheet Plate Adapter Kit


As productions get back to work after pandemic lockdown, most will still have to enact some social distancing rules, which has why Matthews Studio Equipment has put together a smart way of quickly building distancing dividers on set.

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Mobile Viewpoint and BuckDesign partner on corporate broadcasting


Mobile Viewpoint has announced a partnership with BuckDesign to provide broadcast studio services with a specific emphasis on companies looking to enhance their corporate communications and marketing initiatives.

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Wooden Camera’s new accessories quickly mount up


Wooden Camera has added to its range of camera accessories with new quick-release bridge plates, vertical mounting kits for camera or monitor, and Arri LPL mount adapters.


Swit extends wireless transmission range


Swit has extended its range of wireless transmission systems with the introduction of the Curve500, designed for DSLR or mirrorless HDMI cameras, and the Flow6500 and Flow10k long-distance systems with 3G/HD-SDI and HDMI inputs and 3G/HD-SDI output.


SmallRig releases accessories for BMPCC 4K camera


Accessories specialist SmallRig has announced the introduction of a number of accessories geared towards use with the BMPCC 4K camera.


Mac SDK for video capture new from Magewell


Video interface and IP workflow solutions developer Magewell has expanded its support for the Mac platform with a new SDK for the popular PCI Express (PCIe) capture cards and plug-and-play external capture devices.


BeBanjo teams up with Lingo24 for translation services


SaaS provider of VoD scheduling, rights and metadata management solutions BeBanjo has announced a new integration with translation company Lingo24 to provide customers with a combined translation service integrated directly into BeBanjo’s Movida scheduling solution for VoD services.


Kaltura chosen for SRG SSR cloud TV service


Video cloud specialist Kaltura has revealed that Swiss national public broadcaster SRG SSR has selected the Kaltura TV Platform as the basis on which to build its new multi-language cloud TV service, named Play Suisse.

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Boris FX releases free Particle Illusion particle generator application


Particle Illusion is described as an easy-to-use GPU-based particle generator for motion graphics that render in real time, and now Boris FX has made it available as a free Particle Illusion Standalone application.


Miller unleashes ArrowX 1 fluid head


The ArrowX 1 is the new entry-level addition to Miller’s ArrowX range of fluid heads, designed for lower weight camcorders (with a payload of up to 16kg).


Cinegy speeds up Premiere editing with Turbocut


Cinegy’s new Turbocut is a free Adobe CC plug-in that promises to significantly accelerate the editing of H.264/HEVC video by utilising Nvidia’s GPU hardware decoder.


Shape enters camera case market


Camera mount and accessories specialist Shape has entered the camera bags market with its first camera case, the black Camera Bag, which provides organised storage for video cameras up to about 50cm long plus multiple accessories.


Nablet licenses XAVC encoder to Telestream


German codec and media processing specialist Nablet has licensed its XAVC encoder to Telestream.


Swit makes a splash with new LED lights


Swit has introduced two new ranges of rain-proof LED lights.


Telemetrics adds AI and facial tracking improvements to automatic shot correction


Telemetrics continues to improve its control systems with new artificial intelligence and facial recognition algorithms with its latest RCCP-2A Robotics and Camera Control Panel.


Versatile new accessories for the FX9 from SmallRig


Following on from the launch in 2019 of Sony’s full-frame 6K sensor camera FX9, SmallRig has developed the VCT-14 Shoulder Plate to help operators adapt to different filming requirements.


Bonded cellular solution from AVIWEST ensures zero delay for cycling race streams


Video contribution systems company AVIWEST has revealed that the PETRONAS Tour de Langkawi 2020 cycling race was broadcast live on social networks using AVIWEST’s PRO3 Series bonded cellular transmitters, QUAD CellLink antennas and StreamHub transceiver.


AJA synchronises with Skaarhoj for faster FS colour control


AJA Video Systems and Skaarhoj have combined to integrate control of AJA’s FS family of frame synchronisers and converters with Skaarhoj’s Rack Control Duo.


Zapp gets Quick Brick enhancement


Applicaster has launched Quick Brick, a new app development framework available within its SaaS app development platform, Zapp.


Multi-camera production field unit from LiveU is 5G-ready


LiveU has unveiled an all-in-one production-level field unit for live news and sports coverage, the LU800, which provides multi-camera production and transmission over native 5G capabilities.

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Grass Valley launches GVX customer council


GVX is a new council of customers that Grass Valley has brought together to help drive targeted innovation and workflow transformation.


Boris FX shines Sapphire suite – starts segmented subscription plan


The new Boris FX Sapphire 2020.5 visual effects suite is now available for Adobe, Avid and OFX video applications.


AJA hits record for 4K with Ki Pro Ultra 12G


AJA has introduced the Ki Pro Ultra 12G, a new multi-channel HD recorder and 4K/UHD recorder/player with 12G-SDI connectivity and a host of powerful features.

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4K OBs for OBN sport Lawo kit

2020-06-01T10:52:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Ethiopia’s public broadcaster Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) has chosen Lawo mixing consoles and I/O devices as the basis for two new DSNG units with 4K workflows.


Z Cam launches budget 4K camera – cuts prices of 6K cameras


The E2-M4 is Z Cam’s new entry-level 4K camera, priced at $1,499 – $500 less than the original E2 camera.


Libec extends legs with additions to camera support range


Libec has introduced two new tripods and a new monopod.


Viz gets Social and distant


Vizrt has introduced a new cloud-based subscription service, Viz Social, that allows editorial staff to moderate and curate social media content for broadcast in new ways.


Seeing daylight with versatile new light from Aputure


Aputure launches the Light Storm 60d, along with several other new products.


JVC gets better connected for live streaming


JVC has added support for the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) open streaming IP protocol to its Connected Cam series of broadcast cameras.


Tokina fills the gap in its cine zoom line up


Tokina Cinema’s new 25-75mm cine zoom lens is a compact design with a 174mm overall length, industry-standard 0.8 MOD cinema gears, T2.9 iris, 86mm filter thread and 95mm front diameter for common cinema accessories.


ITV’s daytime workflows transformed with Avid


ITV Studios Daytime has transformed the way it delivers its schedule of live programming with Avid Nexis storage and Maestro graphics systems.

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Mo-Sys and Panasonic on track for AR graphics

2020-05-22T09:12:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Real-time camera tracking and remote systems company Mo-Sys Engineering and Panasonic have announced a significant collaboration.


Panasonic introduces UHD PTZ and studio/EFP cameras


Pansonic adds new IP based UHD camera and expands its AK series studio and field camera family.


Telemetrics combines virtually with Zero Density for advanced AR graphics


Robotics and camera control systems specialist Telemetrics has partnered with Zero Density, makers of virtual set and augmented reality systems, to enhance real-time visual effects.


Brainstorm upgrades to InfinitySet 4 for virtual production


Brainstorm has introduced a major upgrade to its InfinitySet virtual studio and AR system: InfinitySet 4 includes several unique features designed to enhance content creation and output.


NanLite shines up two new LED lights


NanLite has introduced two new LED lights: the 6W PavoTube II 6C, a versatile handheld battery-powered RGBWW fixture; and the 60W Forza 60B bi-colour monolight-style unit.


Matthews’ hatches portable new 40x40 line of Flags and Floppies


Matthews has introduced a full range of 40x40in (100x100cm) Flags and Floppies.


ChyronHego’s Click Effects Prime partners Kairos


ChyronHego’s Click Effects Prime fan engagement engine has become a partner for Panasonic’s new Kairos IT/IP-centric next-generation live production platform.

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Opal a gem for stay-at-home reporting

2020-05-15T14:22:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Comrex is reporting that its Opal IP audio gateway product – which debuted at IBC in 2017 and received a firmware upgrade quite recently – has been instrumental in allowing many reporters to stay home during the coronavirus lockdown.


AI enables automated captioning and subtitling solution from Broadstream


Integrated playout specialist BroadStream Solutions has announced its VoCaption live automated captioning and subtitling solution.


Easyrig’s EasyTilt shifts support for gimbals in user’s favour


A couple of seemingly simple updates have made Easyrig’s camera support system even easier to use, especially for gimbal users.


Deity extends Connect range with BP-TRX


Deity Microphones has revealed details of the latest addition to the Deity Connect family, the BP-TRX, which the company says “fills in the gaps that were missing with the current line-up”.

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Broadcast Solutions and Birds Camera transform awards night

2020-05-11T14:42:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The German Film Prize 2020 production used the Birds Cam cable camera system from German supplier Birds Camera Solutions.


Atomos releases AtomX Sync module


Following its recent acquisition of Timecode Systems, Atomos has released its long-awaited AtomX Sync module that brings trouble free multi-cam synchronisation and dual system sound to its Ninja V monitor/recorder for $150/€150/£150.


Hybrid design makes new cases highly versatile


With the introduction of its Hybrid Cases, Peli says that users no longer have to choose between the TrekPak dividers and Pick N Pluck foam.


Panasonic aims for ‘incredible productivity’ with Kairos IP live production platform


Panasonic has announced a new live production platform that it claims enables “incredible productivity”.


Sony unleashes a host of updates for cameras, cloud and HDR production


Sony has unveiled a range of updates to many of its products, including its Venice digital motion picture camera, FX9 full-frame camera and its 4K HDR professional monitors.


Avid and Microsoft renew cloud alliance


Avid has renewed its cloud collaboration with Microsoft and signed a new five-year agreement to use Microsoft Azure.


RTL Luxembourg turns to Ateme for COVID-19 help


RTL Luxembourg, the main television channel in Luxembourg, has made use of Ateme’s 90-day free software video transcoding licenses to adapt its video operations and channel line-up in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.


Conversion specialist lands prestigious business prize


UK conversion specialist InSync Technology has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

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Intellimix helps CBC score with Bundesliga and more

2020-05-05T09:46:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

After a substantial assessment process, Cologne Broadcasting Center (CBC) has purchased about 40 Intellimix desktop mixers from Yellowtec to manage news and magazine format programming in its edit rooms.

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Grass Valley gears up for live IP production


Grass Valley has announced three new products designed for live production: the LDX100 IP-driven camera platform; the compact K-Frame XP video processing engine; and the LiveTouch 1300 replay system.


Canon launches two new broadcast zoom lenses


Canon has announced two new broadcast zoom lenses: the CN10x25 IAS S Cine-Servo lens; and the CJ18ex7.6B KASE.


Arri shows off stable genius with SRH-360 remote head


Arri has added to its range of camera stabiliser systems with the new SRH-360 stabilised remote head.

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Long distance recorder from Lectrosonics

2020-05-04T09:49:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Lectrosonics has introduced its Miniature Time Code Recorder (MTCR), for use when the distance is extreme or using a wireless microphone just isn’t practical.

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Densitron introduces new control surfaces

2020-05-04T08:31:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Densitron has announced three new additions to its established UReady 2RU control surface range.


Pixellot AI technologies tapped for new content company


Pixellot has announced details of a strategic partnership that will see it provide its AI-Automated solutions to NTTSportict Co, a new company formed by NTT West and Asahi Broadcasting Group HD in Japan.

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Pliant has smart take on headset boom

2020-04-29T16:14:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

For productions focusing on making changes to their headset inventory, Pliant Technologies is pitching its latest SmartBoom LITE and PRO headsets as an instant upgrade for any intercom system.


MSE puts gimbal mounts in the dock


The use of gimbal-mounted cameras has increased considerably over the past few years. Matthews has developed a new Docking System to keep these camera rigs safely out of the way yet ready for action between shots.


Soundwhale brings remote ADR teams together

2020-04-29T08:48:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Automated Dialogue Replacement (ADR) is one of the most significant challenges that remote working production studios are having to overcome during lockdown.

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Disguise ups the AR ante

2020-04-28T15:07:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The recently released disguise version r17.1 software significantly enhances the AR workflow for its creative community, according to the company.

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Klover pushes parabolic pickups for social distance reporting

2020-04-28T13:32:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Parabolic microphones, used primarily for sports, can provide a great alternative for general purpose reporting during the Covid-19 crisis, according to Paul Terpstra, president of parabolic specialist Klover Products.


Blackmagic Teranex Mini for DisplayPort monitors up to 8K now shipping


The Blackmagic Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR, which allows productions to use Apple’s new Pro Display XDR as a colour critical reference monitor on set and in post production, is now shipping.


MultiDyne embedded audio monitors to meet ‘exacting needs’


Following on from its September 2019 acquisition of Census Digital, MultiDyne has strengthened its product line with the C-SERIES of embedded audio monitors.

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Westminster politics gets OB upgrade from ATG Danmon

2020-04-28T10:25:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

ATG Danmon has completed upgrades to OB link facilities in the City of Westminster, central London, for one of Europe’s leading television news providers.


EditShare extends collaborative editing into the cloud with EFSv platform


Collaborative cloud-based media production is the promise of EditShare’s new virtualised video editing and storage platform, EFSv.


Infomir adds MAGic to enable video services


Infomir has launched the MAGic Solution service to haelp ISPs, content creators, companies and communities launch video services quickly and easily.


MEDIAEDGE brings low-cost approach to high-speed capture


MEDIAEDGE has announced the launch of a new high-speed box camera, QDCAM, which it says makes it possible for customers to configure high-speed camera systems at an affordable price.