Tilta introduces Ecosystem for DJI RS 2

2020-10-23T11:20:00+01:00By Jo Ruddock

Tilta has announced a full ecosystem of accessories for the recently announced DJI RS 2 gimbal. The system includes car mounting rigs, Counterbalance Handheld Rig, Ring Grips, and a variety of remote control handles, mounting arms and more.


RTS reveals first new product in Digital Partyline intercom product family

2020-10-21T11:08:00+01:00By Jo Ruddock

RTS has announced the global introduction of OMS (OMNEO Main Station), a hybrid IP/digital/analogue main station for partyline intercom systems and the core component of a major new product family: RTS Digital Partyline.


Atomos adds to ProRes RAW ecosystem

2020-10-21T08:30:00+01:00By Jo Ruddock

Atomos has revealed that the new Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II will be able to output up to 4Kp30 RAW and record as ProRes RAW files when combined with the Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder. These cameras are successors to the first mirrorless cameras to enable ProRes RAW, the ...


Bluefish444 NetAccess to control IngeSTore capture via network for remote production

2020-10-16T11:18:00+01:00By Jo Ruddock

NetAccess, a web client for remote control of production and archival software IngeSTore, has been released by Bluefish444.


InSync FrameFormer now available with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

2020-10-15T10:13:00+01:00By Jo Ruddock

AWS Elemental MediaConvert, a file-based media transcoding service with broadcast-grade features from Amazon Web Services, now offers support for InSync FrameFormer frame rate conversion.

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Azure integration and increased security for DejaEdit

2020-10-12T10:07:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

DejaSoft has expanded DejaEdit, its Avid remote file sharing software, to support Microsoft Azure secure storage.


Dyno soars for lighting debutant Nanlux


Nanlux, a new lighting brand from Nanguang (parent of NanLite and Ledgo), has made its debut with a pair of full-colour RGBWW LED soft panel lights, the Dyno 650C and Dyno 1200C.


New /i Lens Display keeps focus on full-frame lenses


Keeping focus when you are working with shallow depth of field on a full-frame lens can be difficult, which is why Cinematography Electronics released Cinetape, and the more recent Cinetape 2, to measure the exact distance.


Atomos Connects with web-cam interface


Atomos Connect is a new low-cost interface between professional 4K video capture and USB video class (or web cam) streaming at up to 1080p60. Connect can work with any HDMI device, including the entire Atomos range, as well as cameras with HDMI ports.


Second coming of Came-TV 55W Fresnel shines brighter


Came-TV’s new Q-55W Boltzen 55 Watt Mark II high-output Fresnel focusable LED light is a daylight (5600K) model that offers 40% more output than its previous 55W light.


EVS demos live production anywhere

2020-10-06T08:21:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

EVS has begun a comprehensive program of physical and virtual product demos focused on its Live Production Anywhere initiative, which was launched at the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak as a way to highlight best industry practices.


JVC connects with vertical market


If you want to stream live video direct to social media you could just take the easy option and shoot on a phone like everyone else, but no, you want to complicate matters by aiming for high production values, like good audio and a broadcast quality lens…. If so, JVC ...


Lupo’s Smartpanel on-camera light shines bright


The new Lupo Smartpanel is a compact on-camera light that outputs 4200 Lux at 1m – about the same amount of light as many bigger, more expensive 1x1 LED panels, but in a package measuring 150x40x85mm.


Marshall launches broadcast-standard web cam replacement


With so many TV news reports being shot on computer web cams of dubious quality, Marshall’s introduction of the CV503-U3 USB3.0 HD camera with interchangeable lenses could be a useful upgrade.

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Lawo mourns Mueller’s passing

2020-10-02T08:46:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Michael Mueller, VP of sales at Lawo, passed away after a brief, yet severe illness on Saturday, September 26, amid his loved ones. Mueller, 66, had brought a wealth of experience to his positions as US sales and marketing manager, and later as VP of sales with Lawo North America.


Avid enables seamless collaboration with Adobe Premiere Pro


Editors will be able to easily access Avid asset management and storage from within Adobe Premiere Pro, thanks to Avid’s upcoming release of its MediaCentral | Panel for Premiere Pro.


Arri appends Signature to four new zoom lenses


Arri has expanded its Signature lens line up with the introduction of four Signature Zoom lenses. The lenses, with an extender for the longest of them, cover a focal length range of 16mm to 510mm.

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Grass Valley’s updated Edius now has the X factor


Grass Valley has launched Edius X, the latest version of its non-linear editor. The multi-format software now comes with a completely redesigned core engine along with a modular concept that offers enhanced performance for more easily customisable workflows.

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Prescription for broadcast camera control from Densitron and Polecam

2020-09-30T14:34:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

A new tech partnership that combines Densitron’s IP-based control and display technology with Polecam’s AutoPod+ Elevation unit for cameras holds potential applications for broadcast and production.


Vizrt’s versatile Viz Vectar Plus connects with IP-based live production


Vizrt has introduced Viz Vectar Plus, a software-only, IP-based live production system for broadcasters and other visual storytellers. It can be configured for on-premises or virtualised cloud environments and will operate on any infrastructure that meets performance requirements.


Nagasoft interfaces with NDI|HX for NSCaster-X1 and X1A live production tablets


Nagasoft has added support for NDI|HX IP-based cameras, displays and other equipment used for live production to its low-cost NSCaster-X1 and X1A production tablets.

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WDR goes cross media for mobile production with Ü3 OB


Systems integrator Broadcast Solutions has built a new six-camera OB for WDR, the largest of Germany’s public broadcasters. The OB (Ü3), is at the heart of a new approach by WDR to multimedia production and is the first of a cross-media fleet of production tools.


Canon launches EOS C70 entry-level Cinema EOS camera


Canon’s new EOS C70 camera is the first in its Cinema EOS range to use the RF lens mount of its smaller R series cameras, allowing the C70 to be smaller and lighter than its siblings. For existing Cinema EOS users buying the C70 there is also a new EF ...


NRK pilots new Sony cloud-based tool to simplify production workflow


Norwegian public broadcaster NRK has launched a proof-of-concept project pioneering a new cloud-based automated production tool.


Compressed file playback added to versatile players


Video Clarity’s Venue Player product line offers the ability to record and playback multiple uncompressed resolutions and frame rates at the same time for quality assessment labs and high-quality display environments.

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Firehouse deploys Riedel comms for the NBA Bubble

2020-09-23T09:16:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Bolero wireless intercom and Artist digital matrix intercom products from Riedel are providing an extensive communications backbone for the 2020 NBA Bubble in Orlando, Florida.

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Wedio offers subscribe and share service for pro film gear

2020-09-22T15:27:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Danish start-up Wedio originally focused on building a marketplace for renting film equipment in Denmark and other European markets. The company is now debuting what it is calling the world’s first camera subscription.

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Anton/Bauer goes large on compact batteries


Anton/Bauer has considerably expanded its collection of compact batteries with the new Titon SL, Titon Micro, Titon Base and Go 90 batteries.


Teradek targets high-end and budget streaming with new Prism and Airmix


Teradek has introduced a new 4K HDR rack-mount HEVC codec system, Prism, and a new professional live streaming app for iOS, Airmix.

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Adobe and AJA interface for HLG HDR support


The latest version of Adobe’s Premiere Pro non-linear editor now supports broadcast high-dynamic range, using the Hybrid Log Gamma standard, with AJA Video Systems announcing full support for this in its Kona and Io interfaces.


AP goes global with Sony cameras for all of its visual journalists


The Associated Press has chosen Sony as its exclusive imaging products and support provider for AP video journalists and news photographers around the world.


Marshall moves to IP for miniature cameras


Marshall Electronics has introduced four tiny new IP HD and UHD cameras and two new zoom block cameras.


Updated modular KVM matrix switcher on the cards for Avitech


Avitech has released an updated 1RU 12x12 version of its Pacific MS modular KVM matrix switcher, the Pacific MS-1. Meanwhile, BrunstadTV has become the first European OB truck owner to install a Pacific MS system.

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Sennheiser makes audio better for mobile devices and more

2020-09-14T10:02:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

New from Sennheiser is the MKE 200, a small mic designed for easy on-camera use with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras as well as mobile devices.

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Wooden Camera kits up for Red’s new Komodo


Wooden Camera has joined in the rush to support the new Red Komodo camera with a selection of kits and accessories including handles and battery mounts.

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Media orchestrator to benefit from new GUI


Resource management software provider Xytech has underlined its continued innovation around the MediaPulse resource management system with the release of a new, fully featured graphical user interface for the Media Orchestrator.

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BBright and Technicolor enable easy HDR live production and playout


BBright, a specialist in advanced media processing and technologies, has been working with Technicolor to integrate Technicolor’s HDR technologies into its playout and live production solutions.

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G-Technology phones in simple security for ArmorLock encrypted SSD


Western Digital’s new ArmorLock security platform is now available in its first product, the G-Technology ArmorLock encrypted NVMe SSD, which is designed to deliver easy-to-use, high-performance, high-grade security storage for creators in the media and entertainment industry.

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Preston focuses on next gen control with new HU4


Preston Cinema Systems has started shipping its new HU4, its next generation hand unit with integrated controls for operating its Light Ranger 2 focus assist systems.

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Quicklink’s Studio-in-a-box solution set for diverse deployments


AV and broadcast technology provider Anna Valley has adopted Quicklink’s Studio-in-a-box (ST500) solution to provide professional, high-quality remote contributions for high-profile client events and productions.

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NiSi lines up new Allure Streak filters with anamorphic flare


NiSi has introduced two versions of its new Allure Streak Filter, plus a new Pro Nano Natural CPL (circular polarising filter), as well as a new filter holder for Sony’s FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM lens.

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Maxon upgrades Cinema 4D and bundles all products in One subscription


Maxon has debuted its Cinema 4D R23 at IBC SHOWCASE, offering enhancements to animation, character and UV workflows, Magic Bullet Looks integration and a Scene Nodes system among the many new features.

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Moving volumetric video forward

2020-09-10T08:34:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Camera robotics and automated broadcast vendor Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC, a Nikon Company) and advanced digital humans and XR production company Dimension have unveiled the Polymotion Stage Truck for mobile volumetric video capture (3D video).

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IDX Cue-Hs up battery capacity


The new IDX Endura Cue-H series of lithium-ion V-mount batteries offers more capacity and improved features than the company’s Cue‐D series, while still being affordable.

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New Slomo.tv server boosts replay possibilities

2020-09-09T10:21:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The new Fulcrum ATM/12G 4K/3G/HD recording and replay server from Slomo.tv has 12 bidirectional SDI I/O. For 3G/HD it provides 11Rec+2Play+FX+11Search and for 4K/12G it provides 4Rec+2Play+FX+4Search channels.

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Shotoku puts its TR-XT control system in the AutoFrame for face tracking


Shotoku Broadcast Systems has added intelligent automatic face tracking to its TR-XT robotic camera control system. Called AutoFrame, it requires a minimum of selection and set-up choices, the rest is automatic. Indeed, it can even initiate tracking without any human intervention, recall the shot and start tracking immediately in one ...

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Crystal Vision debuts dedicated ‘picture-in-picture’ device app


Crystal Vision has released what it describes as the industry’s first dedicated picture-in-picture device.

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wTVision goes with the Flowics to enhance social media interaction


wTVision’s Studio CG, which manages and controls on-air graphics and video, is now able to integrate with Flowics’ platform for interactive content production.

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Chimera Pops up with softbanks for Aputure and ETC


Chimera Lighting has introduced new models in its Pop Bank range of soft boxes for the Aputure Nova P300c and ETC fos/4 lights.

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Video Clarity test solution adds new support for 4K/UHD


Audio and video quality measurement and analysis systems company Video Clarity has revealed details of the new production format support offered by the latest versions of its ClearView test and measurement solution.

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Ambient goes lighter and longer with new generation boom poles


Ambient has released what it calls it “best and most lightweight boom pole yet”, the QuickPole Series 5.

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IP product kit aims to accelerate OEM innovation


Video-over-IP transport specialist Macnica has announced the availability of a complete evaluation and development kit aimed at IP product developers.

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Fujinon goes wide for high-quality zoom and previews 8K box lens


Fujifilm has announced a third Fujinon Premista zoom lens, covering wider angles for large-format sensor cameras, and previewed a PL-mount box lens for 8K television applications.

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Top 10 tips for attending IBC SHOWCASE

2020-09-04T09:17:00+01:00By Staff writer

We dearly love the RAI, but since IBC is no longer holding a physical IBC Show in Amsterdam this year, we have launched IBC SHOWCASE as a completely online experience on the 8-11 September. Like any visit to IBC, it’s best to prepare in advance for the show and this ...


Video Clarity adds AV1 decoder for QA test manager


Audio and video quality measurement and analysis systems developer Video Clarity has announced new capabilities for its RTM Manager solution.

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Wheatstone launches virtual console for AoIP network

2020-09-01T12:23:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

New from Wheatstone is the Glass LXE virtual console. Glass LXE is a multi-touch UI that operates as a standalone virtual console for the WheatNet-IP audio network, a complete IP audio ecosystem of consoles, talent stations, I/O units, accessories and SIP phone and codec distribution appliances.

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Stage Tec divides to conquer

2020-09-01T11:53:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Berlin-based Stage Tec has introduced new features within the 1.12 software release for its Avatus IP console, notably the simultaneous operation of the console between two sound engineers. The virtual division of a console takes place in blocks of 12 control strips each.

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Dan Dugan adds automix to Waves DSP engines

2020-08-28T09:49:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Waves, a provider of pro audio signal processing technologies and audio plugins, has launched two physical products, the CA1000 and CA2000 Commercial Audio DSP Engines.


Vocas acts real cagey to accessorise new Red Komodo


Vocas has introduced a camera cage, along with other accessories for the new Red Komodo camera, including a PL to Canon R-mount adapter with support.

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Pliant puts wireless system in the spotlight

2020-08-27T15:35:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Pliant Technologies is using the IBC Showcase to put the digital spotlight on its MicroCom XR intercom system, which it says provides a full-duplex, multi-user intercom system for applications where high-quality audio, extended range, ease of use, and affordability are essential.

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Black Box shines up Emerald KVM offerings

2020-08-27T10:31:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Among the product highlights at the Black Box IBC virtual exhibitor space is the company’s Emerald Unified KVM platform, which provides flexibility and network security in a KVM extension and switching system.

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New Full Frame Finder puts any aspect ratio in the frame


LA-based Optica Magnus, which specialises in anamorphic conversion and lens expanders (which allow lenses with small image circles to be used on large sensors), is starting to ship the first of its new Full Frame Finders.

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Studio Technologies refines the party line

2020-08-25T09:30:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

New this year from Studio Technologies is the Model 5421 Dante Intercom Engine, which is billed as a high-performance yet cost-effective Dante AoIP party-line intercom for up to 16 users.

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HD Broadcast takes delivery of new UHD/HDR OB from Broadcast Solutions


German broadcast production company HD Broadcast is set to unleash its latest UHD 2 OB truck on the start of the German Football Association (DFB) cup matches for the 2020/2021 season, which are expected to start in mid-September.


Rotolight kits up for vlogging and video conferencing


LED lighting specialist Rotolight has introduced two new video lighting kits for content creators and business users: the Ultimate Vlogging Kit; and the Video Conferencing Kit.


Samyang updates cine lens line with VDSLR Mk2


Samyang Optics has announced its VDSLR Mk2 series, an upgraded version of its entry-point cine lens range, enhanced with new features.


Crystal Vision debuts dual-channel colour corrector


Described by Crystal Vision as its ‘most feature-packed’ colour corrector and legaliser to date, the M-COCO-2 is also the company’s first dual-channel colour corrector.

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Shure boosts RF with digital wireless system

2020-08-19T08:13:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Shure’s latest digital wireless system is billed as straightforward to setup and use, making it appropriate for theatre production, corporate meetings, or house of worship productions.


Maxon seeds cloud for usage-based 3D rendering


3D modelling, animation and rendering software developer Maxon is now offering usage-based rendering for its Cinema 4D and Redshift programs via the cloud rendering company, Conductor Technologies.


Tiny pan/tilt camera head launched by Marshall and BR Remote


Marshall Electronics has partnered with pan/tilt head specialist BR Remote to design and build a new micro pan-tilt head, the CV-PT-Head, for Marshall’s miniature cameras.


Tilta offers tactical take on Red Komodo rigging


Tilta has introduced several rigging kits and mix-and-match accessories for the new Red Komodo 6K Super35 camera, including a cage, power modules and handles. Kits start in price from $199 for a basic handheld rig, rising to $539 for its professional kit.


Cinegy Multiviewer 15.2 offers enhanced performance


Cinegy has released the latest version of its Multiviewer (v15.2), which it claims is “the most flexible multiviewer ever, great for on-premise and remote monitoring applications”.


ChyronHego’s Tracab heads towards goal of making semi-automated offside calls


ChyronHego’s Tracab team in Sweden has demonstrated powerful new capabilities in Tracab OCT (Offside Calling Technology) to FIFA, as the sports organisation moves towards using semi-automated offside technology at the 2022 World Cup.


Panasonic introduces new UHD studio camera system


The new Panasonic AK-UC3300 studio camera system is a UHD model equipped with a S35mm MOS sensor that is aimed at broadcast studio, live events and esports.


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.