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Avid Artist DNxIV – Portable Multi-Platform IO Video and Audio Interface

By Fabian Chaundy

Avid Artist DNxIV

The Avid Artist DNxIV is a portable interface that gives you professional IO for both video and audio.

Developed in cooperation with AJA, the Avid Artist DNxIV is a smaller and more portable version of the Avid Artist DNxIQ rack unit announced earlier this year. It features a number of inputs and outputs for both video and audio, such as 12G SDI, HDMI, analogue audio input, and audio output for 5.1 or 7.1 surround monitoring.

In terms of video, the Avid Artist DNxIV supports capture, monitor and output capabilities for SD, HD, 2K, UHD, and up to 4K. On the audio side, one of the things that differentiates it from some of the other products available form AJA is the inclusion of an XLR analogue audio input with phantom power, supporting both microphone and line signals.

Power is supplied by an industry-standard 12V 4-pin XLR connector, further highlighting its intended professional – rather than prosumer – target market. The unit connects to the host computer via a USB-C connector with Thunderbolt 3.

Despite being an Avid product, the Avid Artist DNxIV is compatible with other editing software such as FCPX or Adobe Premiere. No matter your setup, you should be able to use the DNxIV for anything from outputting video to professional grading monitors, to surround-sound mixing, and recording voice overs straight to the editing timeline.

The Avid Artist DNxIV is expected to retail for $2,999 once it becomes available in mid-October.

Could the Avid Artist DNxIV be the box that ties your editing suite together? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Datavideo Joins the Pro Camera Game With their Nighthawk Micro 4/3 Camera

By Adam Plowden

Datavideo NightHawk

The datavideo NightHawk prototype was unveiled at IBC 2017 – it’s a camera based around a new self developed 20MP Micro Four-Thirds low-light sensor.

Known for event mixers and engineering hardware, datavideo has moved into the professional camera market by creating the “NightHawk”. Equipped with a very light-sensitive 20MP CMOS sensor capable of ISO speeds up to 409,600, real-time HDR and equipped with a Micro Four-Thirds mount, which gives users a wide range of lens choices (Such as Panasonic and Olympus lenses). Datavideo hopes to capture the imagination of those who are in the market for a compact design and in a need of a camera that can shine with various applications.

The target audience of the datavideo NightHawk will be broadcast and remote application use. With 3 HDMI outputs and plans for adding an SDI outputin the future, the camera would fit in perfectly for live events such as concerts, presentations, or even remote wildlife applications with live video outputs.

The modifiable body gives you the freedom to build up and enhance your own professional camera rig, especially when there is no internal means of recording the footage. Datavideo suggesting customers to build their own rig with devices such as the recording products from Atomos. In terms of sound, the prototype only featured a 3.5mm jack input, but this will be replaced by dual XLR inputs for embedded audio. Although the camera will have built-in WiFi for control features, there is no confirmation of whether remote focus or zoom will be available in the datavideo NightHawk.

datavideo NightHawk – Tech Specs:

  • 20 megapixel Micro Four-Thirds sensor
  • HD recording format up to 30p
  • Micro Four-Thirds lens mount
  • External recording only via HDMI (and SDI in the future)
  • Dual XLR audio inputs coming in the future
  • ISO sensitivity up to 409,600
  • RMTP streaming over 4G

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Cinemartin Adds Eclipse 1000 NIT 4K Monitor

By Al Caudullo

Gearbest promotion

Supporting video up to 4K DCI 4096x2160p, featuring a 1080p native display with an astonishing luminance, a contrast ratio of up to 1200:1, this new Eclipse unit provides dual HDMI, dual SDI in/out as well as DTAP and XLR power input support great for use with gimbals, drone controllers, etc ..

It has a built in zoom that, as with almost any feature, can be assigned to any of the custom buttons located on top.

A part of the high resolution and luminance, Eclipse comes with various assignable functions including Peaking for optimal focus, false color, histogram, markers, meters, zoom, etc …

Other tools, include adjusting Brightness, Hue, Saturation, Color temperature, etc …

One of the great features of Eclipse is that can be powered by two swappable batteries (Sony NP-F series) allowing continuous power.

AC Input connector is of XLR type providing more robust power.

The kit comes with a DTAP to AC input well suited for users of popular gimbals.

The high brightness feature of this unit makes it ideal for use in almost any place, inside or in outdoors, and the dual connector, in / out for either HDMI and 3G HD SDI make it ideal for any camera, as it supports almost any resolution up to 4K DCI.

Will retail for 695 € / 795 $, with a limited introductory price of just only 495 € / 590 $ during the initial promo phase, Cinemartin is now taking orders at this half grand promo with all deliveries starting in later September 2017.

To order Eclipse and for more information visit Cinemartin product website at:

Cinemartin has just released a new Super Slim High Brightness 4K monitor. and the specs are pretty impressive. Check it out in the presse release below.

Cinemartin is proud to introduce Eclipse, a new High Brightness 4K (DCI, UHD) 1000 NIT HDMI + SDI Super Slim Monitor that features Dual connections and Triple power source, ideal for almost any usage.

4K (FHD native) HIGH BRIGHTNESS 1000 NIT MONITOR
DUAL HDMI, DUAL SDI, DUAL BATTERY + DTAP FOR Gimbals
Up to 4096x2160p DCI, Super Slim 17mm depth, plus tools

Available at 7″, Cinemartin is proud to introduce its new device, a High Brightness monitor, like a Ferrari.

Supporting video up to 4K DCI 4096x2160p, featuring a 1080p native display with an astonishing luminance, a contrast ratio of up to 1200:1, this new Eclipse unit provides dual HDMI, dual SDI in/out as well as DTAP and XLR power input support great for use with gimbals, drone controllers, etc ..

It has a built in zoom that, as with almost any feature, can be assigned to any of the custom buttons located on top.

A part of the high resolution and luminance, Eclipse comes with various assignable functions including Peaking for optimal focus, false color, histogram, markers, meters, zoom, etc …

Other tools, include adjusting Brightness, Hue, Saturation, Color temperature, etc …

One of the great features of Eclipse is that can be powered by two swappable batteries (Sony NP-F series) allowing continuous power.

AC Input connector is of XLR type providing more robust power.

The kit comes with a DTAP to AC input well suited for users of popular gimbals.

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