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Rotolight Anova and RL48 lauded by NAB 2012 & BJP

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The world’s oldest photography magazine, The British Journal of Photography (BJP) has voted the Rotolight RL48-B the Best-Value LED Lighting.

“When It comes to portable LED lighting products, you don’t always have to splash the cash to get a well-made effective lighting solution,” said BJP’s Michael Roscoe.

“It casts a punchy and crisp cast of light with a 110 degree beam angle with a very even light distribution, which means there are no unsightly hot spots.

“There’s no doubt the Rotolight kit should appeal to both beginners and expert videographers. Its small size and light weight make it ideal when you’re travelling light or when you want to light subject matter in cramped conditions.”

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In addition to the BJP kudos, NAB Show 2012 has chosen the Rotolight Anova as one of its Top 20 Best Products at this year’s event.

Craig Chartier, Director of Photography at SBC Global, saw the world’s most advanced LED floodlight for the first time at NAB and chose the ANOVA thousands of products on display.

 

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New at NAB 2012: JVC’s GY-HM650 & GY-HM600 Cameras

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Big news from JVC, at  NAB 2012, as they announce two heavy-hitters in the world of mobile news and handheld cameras.

The GY-HM650 is a ProHD handheld mobile news camera, which can shoot and deliver news footage faster than ever. Equipped with dual codecs, it produces full HD files on one memory card while simultaneously creating smaller, Web-friendly files (1/4 HD) on a second card. With built-in FTP and Wi-Fi connectivity, the GY-HM650 delivers the footage back to a station without a microwave or satellite connection.

 Key Features:

  • 1/3-inch 12-bit CMOS sensors (1920 x 1080 x 3)
  • F11 Sensitivity
  • 23x Fujinon Auto focus zoom lens with manual functions
    F1.6-3.0, 23x, f=4.1-94.3mm (35mm conversion:29 to 667mm)
  • Optical image stabilizer
  • 3 position ND filter (1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
  • 0.45-inch 1.22M pixel color viewfinder
  • 3.5-inch 920K pixel LCD display with focus assist
  • SDXC/SDHC memory card recording(2 slots for dual-backup, continuous recording)
  • Dual Codec: Recording simultaneously HD + SD or HD + ¼HD (for Web delivery)
  • Multiple encoding formats:
    HD MPEG2 (35/25/19Mbps)
    AVCHD 1920×1080 60i
    SD H.264
  • Wide media format compatibility:
    .MXF with rich Metadata (optimized for asset management)
    .MOV (Final Cut Pro)
    .MP4 (XDCAM EX™)
    AVCHD
  • Professional switch layout and comprehensive video settings
  • Pre Rec (retro) mode (20 sec.)
  • Interval (time lapse) recording
  • Built-in stereo microphone
  • 2-channel balanced audio inputs (mic/line switchable) w/phantom power supply
  • HD/SD-SDI, HDMI Outputs
  • Wired remote control connector
  • Built-in GPS
  • WiFi connectivity with Apps for iOS/Android for remote control, remote viewing, metadata upload
  • FTP file upload via WiFi
  • High performance 2D DNR

Check out the full specs HERE.
Available: Winter 2012; MSRP: $5,695

>> Read the full press release
>> Product News Brochure (PDF)

The GY-HM600 is a next-generation handheld ProHD camera that delivers exceptional imagery and features for news, sports, and independent production. It features a built-in wide angle 23x autofocus zoom lens, delivers superior low-light performance, and provides excellent sensitivity (F11 at 2000 lux) in a comfortable, versatile form factor.

Key Features:

  • 1/3-inch 12-bit CMOS sensors (1920 x 1080 x 3)
  • F11 Sensitivity
  • 23x Fujinon Auto focus zoom lens with manual functions
  • F1.6-3.0, 23x, f=4.1-94.3mm (35mm conversion:29 to 667mm)
  • Optical image stabilizer
  • 3 position ND filter (1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
  • 0.45-inch 1.22M pixel color viewfinder
  • 3.5-inch 920K pixel LCD display with focus assist
  • SDXC/SDHC memory card recording (2 slots for dual-backup, continuous recording)
  • Multiple encoding formats:
    HD MPEG2 (35/25/19Mbps)
    AVCHD 1920×1080 60i
    SD H.264
  • Wide media format compatibility:
    .MOV (Final Cut Pro)
    .MP4 (XDCAM EX™)
    AVCHD
  • Professional switch layout and comprehensive video settings
  • Pre Rec (retro) mode (20 sec.)
  • Interval (time lapse) recording
  • Built-in stereo microphone
  • 2-channel balanced audio inputs (mic/line switchable) w/phantom power supply
  • HD/SD-SDI, HDMI Outputs
  • Wired remote control connector
  • High performance 2D DNR

Check out the full specs HERE.
Available: Fall 2012; MSRP: $4,695

>> Read the full press release
>> Product News Brochure (PDF)

 
Also announced at NAB:

  • JVC KENWOOD To Convert 20th Century Fox Premiere Catalog Titles to Blu-ray 3D for home (read)
  • New SR-HD2500US Blu-ray Recorder allows direct recording of live signal to disc (read)
  • JVC to support AMWA MXF for Production Standard (read)
  • JVC adds DT-V21G11Z Monitor with energy efficient LED backlight to its Vèritè G Series (read)
  • JVC’s new cost-effective E-Series consume less power with LED Backlighting (read)
  • JVC ships GY-HMQ10 handheld 4K Camcorder (read)
  • WDJT-TV Milwaukee upgrades to local HD news with JVC’s ProHD GY-HM790 Camcorders (read)
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New at NAB 2012: Blackmagic Design’s Cinema Camera, Teranex 2D & 3D Processors + more!

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Blackmagic Design made their NAB announcments today, with huge excitement surrounding the Teranex 2D and Teranex 3D Processors as well as the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera.

Teranex 2D and Teranex 3D Processors
This new family of high end broadcast standards converter processors featuring high- performance Thunderbolt I/O technology capture and playback features.

Key Features:

  • Both models include SIMD processing for extremely high quality broadcast up conversion, down conversion, SD/HD cross conversion, SD/HD standards conversion, cadence detect and remove, noise reduction, adjustable scaling, aspect ratio conversion and smart aspect settings.
  • Both models include full conversion of timecode and subtitles, even between SD and HD conversions. Both models include 16 channels of frame accurate audio conversions.
  • Teranex 3D Processor model includes advanced 3D tools including 3D camera align, 3D dual stream standards conversion, 3D format conversions and extremely realistic 3D simulation.
  • Includes 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI 3D frame packing and analog video in and out, plus 8 ch AES/EBU and 4 ch balanced analog audio in and out. Thunderbolt port for computer capture and playback. RS422 deck control.
  • Reference input for built in frame sync feature.
  • Built in power supply. Dual redundant built in power supply on Teranex 3D Processor model. 4:2:2 quality in SD, HD and 2K video formats.
  • 4:4:4 quality on Teranex 3D Processor model. Teranex 3D Processor model supports dual stream capture and playback via Thunderbolt. Supports Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, Avid Media Composer 6, Adobe After Effects
  • CS6, Adobe Photoshop CS6 and more. Includes Blackmagic Design Media Express capture/playback software and UltraScope waveform monitoring software.

Teranex 2D Processor available: June 2012; MSRP: $1,995
Teranex 3D Processor available: July 2012; MSRP: $3,995

>>Read the full press release

Blackmagic Cinema Camera  
A revolutionary digital cinema camera design that includes powerful features such as super wide 13 stops of dynamic range, high resolution 2.5K sensor, built in high bandwidth SSD recorder, open file format support, color correction with full version of DaVinci Resolve and a built in LCD with metadata entry.

Key Features:

  • High resolution 2.5K sensor allows improved anti aliasing and reframing shots.
  • Super wide 13 stops of dynamic range allows capture of increased details for feature film look.
  • Built in SSD allows high bandwidth recording of RAW video and long duration compressed video.
  • Open file formats compatible with popular NLE software such as CinemaDNG 12 bit RAW, Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. No custom file formats.
  • Includes no custom connections. Standard jack mic/line audio in, BNC 3 Gb/s SDI out, headphone, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology, LANC remote control and standard DC 12-30V power connection.
  • Capacitive touch screen LCD for camera settings and slate metadata entry.
  • Compatible with extremely high quality Canon EF and Zeiss ZF lenses.
  • Supports 2.5K and 1080HD resolution capture in 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps.
  • Thunderbolt connection allows direct camera capture via included Media Express software and supports live waveform monitoring via the included Blackmagic UltraScope software.
  • Includes a full copy of DaVinci Resolve 9.0 color grading software.

Available: July 2012; MSRP: $2,995

>> Read the full press release

HyperDeck Studio Pro with 4K playback
A new model of SSD recorder that includes powerful new features such as 4 channels of 3 Gb/s SDI in and out, built-in high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology, as well as full HDMI and analog in and out including standard XLR connectors for audio and timecode. HyperDeck Studio Pro features dramatically higher processing power and quality which allows full 4K playback from a single SSD disk using Apple ProRes compression that is four times the resolution of regular HD 1080 resolution video.

Key Features:

  • Capture and playback with SSDs in uncompressed 10-bit, DNxHD and ProRes quality.
  • Supports QuickTime format for uncompressed, DNxHD and ProRes files and MXF files for DNxHD.
  • Dual slots so keeps recording onto next disk when one disk fills up.
  • 4 channels of 3 Gb/s SDI input and outputs. Allows 4K playback at 4 times HD resolution.
  • HDMI input and outputs.
  • Analog component, and composite inputs and outputs.
  • Analog audio on XLR connections, and includes additional HiFi RCA audio inputs.
  • Includes timecode input and output connections on standard XLR connectors.
  • Built-in high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology for computer capture and playback supported.
  • USB connection for software updates and settings.
  • RS-422 deck control for disk recorder control.
  • Ethernet for transport control and setting changes.
  • 1 rack unit size with 110/240V built in power supply.
  • Recorded files and high-speed Thunderbolt I/O connection are fully compatible with Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve and more. Includes UltraScope software for real time scopes using Thunderbolt port.

Available: early Q2 2012; MSRP: $495
>> Read the full press release

Other announcements from Blackmagic Design included:

DaVinci Resolve 9
A major new software update with a completely overhauled user interface for an extremely elegant and modern look, while optimizing the workflow for speed. DaVinci Resolve 9 will be available in July as a free-of-charge update for all Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve customers.
>> Read the full press release

ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher Audio Mixer Software
A major new software update that adds full audio mixing capability to its ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher. Audio mixer software lets customers mix embedded audio from SDI and HDMI inputs, plus audio from media players and the ATEM 2 M/E Production Switchers external audio input. This new software update will be available in April and will be provided free of charge to existing ATEM 2 M/E customers.
>> Read the full press release

Desktop Video 9.5
This update that adds support for the upcoming release of Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS6 video software using Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink, UltraStudio and Intensity capture and playback products on both Mac OS X and Windows 7. Desktop Video 9.5 for Windows 7 also includes a new WDM driver that lets customers use Blackmagic Design products with an enormous range of Windows video software.
Available now as a free download
>> Read the full press release

Universal Videohub Editing Interface with Thunderbolt I/O Technology 
A Thunderbolt™-enabled capture and playback interface for its Universal Videohub 3 Gb/s SDI and optical fiber routers. Universal Videohub Editing Interface plugs into all Universal Videohub models and features 4 high-performance Thunderbolt ports and four reference signal inputs.
Available Q3 2012. MSRP: $1,195
>> Read the full press release

3 Gb/s SDI Super Tough Battery Converters
Two new Battery Converters that feature a built-in rechargeable battery and a super tough aluminum design. Battery Converters include the latest 3 Gb/s SDI technology for the highest broadcast quality conversion and are available in two models, Battery Converter SDI to HDMI and Battery Converter HDMI to SDI.
Available now; MSRP: $295
>>
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UltraStudio Express with Thunderbolt Technology
A new capture and playback solution featuring 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI and analog connections with high-speed Thunderbolt technology. UltraStudio Express is extremely portable, as the compact design is powered by its Thunderbolt connection and can be operated from a computer’s battery or power source. UltraStudio Express supports all common SD/HD formats for incredible quality video up to 1080p60, connects to virtually all consumer and professional equipment
Available: early Q2 2012; MSRP: $495
>>
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ProRes 422 (HQ) Recording and Playback added to HyperDeck Studio
HyperDeck Software Update 3.0, a new update to its revolutionary solid state disk (SSD) recorder which adds support for Apple ProRes 422 (HQ). The implementation of ProRes 422 (HQ) into HyperDeck Studio significantly reduces the size of uncompressed HD video files while preserving full- frame 10-bit 4:2:2 quality, allowing customers to record up to six times longer.
Available now as a free download
>> Read the full press release

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New at NAB 2012: AJA Launches Ki Pro Quad and more!

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Aja Video Systems announced, today at NAB, a slew of exciting new products including the T-TAP, Ki Pro Rack, Ki Pro Quad, and the UDC UP/Down/Cross Mini Converter, as well as support for the upcoming Adobe CC6 release.

Ki Pro Quad – a new solid-state portable video recorder capable of capturing high-quality edit-ready files in formats including 4K (4096 x 2160), Quad HD (3840 x 2160), 2K (2048 x 1080), and HD (1920 x 1080), for the fastest path from camera-to-editorial with 10-bit 4:4:4 and 10-bit 4:2:2 color support.

Available late 2012; MSRP: $3,995

>> Read the full press release
 

The Ki Pro Rack  enables recording of high-quality, edit-ready files for the fastest path from camera to edit in a new 1RU rack mount form factor.

Key Features:

  • Ability to switch between Apple ProRes 422 and Avid DNxHD
  • Built-in broadcast-quality Up/Down/Cross conversions
  • HD/SD SDI, HDMI, and HD/SD analog video I/O
  • Multi-channel AES, analog balanced XLR, and embedded audio I/O
  • Familiar buttons and operation minimize learning curve
  • Dual media drive bays
  • Delivers the functionality of much larger devices without taking up valuable rack space
  • Sturdy and dependable with removable storage modules engineered for repeat use
  • Remote configuration and control via Ethernet LAN connection
  • Ethernet file transfer
  • Stand-alone operation and configuration, no need for external computer
  • RS-422 machine control, genlock, and LTC connections

Available now: MSRP: $3,995

>> Read the full press release
 

T-TAP™: a very small new bus-powered device that takes advantage of Thunderbolt™ connectivity for high-quality 10-bit SD, HD and 2K output through SDI and HDMI connections. This new adapter enables a simple, unobtrusive means of getting professional video and audio out of any Thunderbolt™-enabled Mac system.

Key Features:

  • High-speed ThunderboltTM connectivity
  • 10-bit uncompressed 4:2:2 video and audio output
  • HD/SD SDI and HDMI connectivity supports simultaneous output at incredible 10-bit quality
  • 3D support on HDMI for real-time stereoscopic review without requiring additional hardware
  • Full 8-channel embedded audio allows for multi-channel playback
  • Bus-powered via ThunderboltTM connector so no additional power supply required
  • AJA Mac driver and proven software compatibility
  • Backed by AJA’s quality, reliability and 3-year international warranty

Available soon; MSRP: $249

>> Read the full press release
 

UDC: a broadcast quality Up/Down/Cross-Conversion Mini-Converter that can convert between SD, HD and 3G video formats.

Key Features:

  • Conversion between 3G, HD and SD formats
  • Supports 1080p50/60
  • Eight-channel embedded audio
  • HDMI output with eight-channel audio
  • Two-channel RCA analog audio output
  • Reference input
  • Configure via dipswitch or USB port with supplied MiniConfig Mac/PC software
  • Uses 5-20V power (DWP or DWP-U power supply sold separately)
  • AJAs 5-year international warranty and support

Available now; MSRP: $695

>> Read the full press release
 

In addition, Aja announced its planned support for the upcoming release of Adobe Creative Suite 6 software with AJA’s Io Express, Io XT and KONA family of products for both Mac and Windows customers. The new drivers supporting Adobe Creative Suite 6 will be available as a free download from AJA shortly after the new Adobe Creative Suite 6 products are released. AJA’s new drivers will deliver added support for Adobe Creative Suite 6 applications and streamline performance of AJA’s video I/O solutions with Adobe’s new plug-in architecture dubbed Adobe Mercury Transmit. All of the new AJA drivers will support video out in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 through the new Transmit plug-in.

>> Read the full press release

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