Bright Tangerine Clash 138 and More Announced

By Graham Sheldon

Bright Tangerine is out at NAB 2018 with a slew of new products covering everything from Alexa Mini and prototype Canon C200 accessories to a new matte box dubbed the Clash 138. Details below:

Clash 138 Matte Box:

As a Misfit Atom owner I’ve enjoyed its lightweight, gimbal friendly and easy to use design that works with both 4×4 and 4×5.65 filters. Now, we have a newcomer matte box built on the foundation of the Misfit Atom: the Clash 138. Weighing only 177 grams, the Clash 138 can also accommodate up to two 4×4 or 4 x5.65 filters. You can also fit a single 138mm circular filter for polarization.

Just like the Misfit Atom, the Clash 138 is aimed at ENG shooters, steadicam and aerial work.

Titan Arm Quick Release System:

The Titan Arm, Bright Tangerine’s answer to the articulating arm, now has several new accessories including a 15mm rod adaptor (see above picture) for use with 3/8″ or 1/4″ quick release brackets. A optional modification, the quick release system replaces the standard 1/4 or 3/8 ends that ship normally with the arm. Pricing on the new Titan Arm accessories are as follows: 15mm Rod Adaptor ($24.00), 15mm Rod Adaptor ($37.00 for a set of two), 3/8″ Quick Release Anti Twist Bracket ($79.00), 3/8″ to 1/4″ Anti-Twist Adaptor ($39.00) and 1/4″ Quick Release Bracket ($79.00).

Alexa Mini Accessories:

The Alexa Mini now has a full range of accessories including a power distribution module for both V and Gold Mount. The module includes the following ports: 1 x D-Tap, 1x Twist D-Tap, 3x Lemo 2-Pin, 1x5v → continue…

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Chrosziel Compact Zoom Control Kit Brings Servo to LWZ.3, MK Zooms & More

By Graham Sheldon

Chrosziel has released a device that brings servo capabilities to the Fujinon MK and Zeiss LWZ 3.0 lenses. We went hands on with the Chrosziel Compact Zoom Control Kit at NAB 2018 and we found that it turns great cine zooms into run and gun ENG shooting machines. Details below:

It’s a common scenario. You buy a great cine zoom and find it excellent in narrative and other controlled environments, but when it comes to the unpredictable world of documentary shoots things start to go downhill. Having to reach for the cine lens zoom ring while taking your hand out of position on the shoulder rig is a recipe for disaster when it comes to following quick unpredictable action. Oh, and forget about zooming and focusing at the same time with a shouldered camera that doesn’t have a servo. Chrosziel has developed a solution.

The Chrosziel Compact Zoom Control Kit, powered by D-Tap and controlled through LANC connections, converts your Fujinon MK (18-55 and 50-135mm) or Zeiss LWZ 3.0 lens into something more akin to the pricier 19-90 Fujinon Cabrio or 17-120 Canon, at least in terms of operation. Calibration of the beginning and end points on the zoom ring are automatic once you’ve attached the device to the lens with four included screws. Installation is fast and it takes under a minute to affix the unit to the LWZ 3.0.

Especially designed with the FS5 and FS7 in mind, the Zoom control kit has a very low profile and doesn’t extend out from the → continue…

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JVC GY-HC900 “Connected Cam” makes us excited about ENG cameras again

By noreply@redsharknews.com (RedShark News Staff)


JVC’s new GY-HC900 takes connectivity to a whole new level. It has a rather impressive picture performance too.

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    Fujinon’s whopping 46x UA46x9.5B 2/3″ ENG lens

    By Matthew Allard ACS

    At NAB 2018, Fujinon were showing the UA46x9.5B 2/3″ ENG lens that has a 46x zoom ratio and a wide angle from 9.5~437mm (19~874mm w/2x) with an F2.0 aperture. The…

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    JVC Introduces BR-DE900 Portable ProHD Decoder at NAB 2018

    By Posted by Jody Michelle Solis, Editor

    JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, introduces the BR-DE900 ProHD decoder, a portable appliance that supports H.265 and H.264 compression standards, at the 2018 NAB Show (Booth C4315) in Las Vegas, Nev. When paired with JVC’s IP-enabled cameras, the BR-DE900 provides a bandwidth efficient, error-free streaming solution over any network, including the internet.

    Designed for field use, the BR-DE900 provides optimal quality of service with low latency and versatile audio/video connectivity for ENG field reports and other video-over-IP applications. It offers reliable decoding of HEVC or H.264 streams up to 10-bit 4:2:2 1080p/60, with bit rates up to 50 Mbps. Connectivity options include dual 3G-SDI, HDMI 2.0, and composite outputs, as well as multiple audio outputs.

    When paired with the JVC BR-800 ProHD Broadcaster streaming server, the BR DE900’s efficient H.264 codec and integrated Zixi or SMPTE 2022 Pro-MPEG stream protection technologies provide broadcast-quality video anywhere in the world using public networks. Completely hardware-based decoding minimizes the decoding process cycle to minimize latency without compromising video quality. The BR-DE900 also includes integrated video scaling, frame sampling, and de-interlacing for any stream to any output resolution or frame rate, and its stream forwarding feature efficiently redistributes an incoming stream within a private LAN/WAN network.

    Housed in an industrial-grade aluminum case, the BR-DE900 weighs less than three pounds and includes mounting holes for seamless installation in production flypacks or master control. Setup is streamlined using an intuitive web interface. The BR-DE900, which replaces the current BR-DE800 model, has an MSRP of $2,900 and will be available in May.

    Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Video is a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation. The company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video equipment, as well as D-ILA front projection systems. → continue…

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    Cobalt Digital Releases Next-Generation HEVC Professional 4K and Multichannel HD/SD Encoder Series

    By Dundee Hills Group

    Equipped With 12G/6G-SDI and Quad 3G/HD-SDI Inputs, New 9992-ENC-4K-HEVC for openGear Represents Superset of New Encoding Platform’s Capabilities

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — March 29, 2018 — Cobalt Digital today announced the release of its new 9992-ENC series of HEVC/H.265/MPEG-5-ready encoders for openGear. These new encoders represent the state of the art both in 4K/HD baseband video processing and in compression technology — all in one highly upgradeable, future-proof platform.

    “The low-latency performance of our new HEVC encoders makes them ideal for ENG and remote studio contribution,” said Bob McAlpine, CEO of Cobalt Digital. “With their advanced processing and next-gen compression capabilities, these new encoders are what the industry has been waiting for.”

    The 9992-ENC series’ flagship product, the 9992-ENC-4K-HEVC encoder, represents the superset of the new encoding platform’s capabilities. It takes advantage of the hardware’s quad 3G-SDI and 12G-SDI inputs by accepting a full 3840×2160 signal at up to 60 frames per second and then encoding the signal to HEVC for output over IP and or DVB-ASI.

    The platform on which the 9992-ENC series is built is the convergence of Cobalt’s compression hardware and software design expertise with the company’s popular line of FPGA-accelerated production and broadcast baseband SDI products. It is extremely scalable in terms of channel capacity and with respect to the availability of software-definable feature sets that can be licensed in the field as needed. Thanks to these feature sets, 9992-ENC series encoders offer a wide range of configurations that serve as economical entry points for multiple markets.

    The flexibility of the encoding platform has enabled Cobalt to design a package of features and options that address a specific market’s basic requirements while also supporting an unprecedented choice of upgrade paths that include adding encoder channels and advanced video processing features such as up/down/cross conversion. Baseband video processing options can eliminate the need → continue…

    From:: Student Filmmakers