Tiltaing by Tilta – Turn Your Gear Ideas Into Reality

By Olaf von Voss


We’ve already seen lots of very interesting new tech, software and bright ideas here at NAB 2018. But the new initiative by Tilta, called Tiltaing, might become a whole new host of bright ideas on its own. Let Tilta’s CEO Yang Shao walk you through this “crownfunding website for product ideas”.

It’s not quite ready but the website Tiltaing.com is about to launch officially on May, 1st.

Tiltaing by Tilta

Let’s do a guided meditation, shall we? Imagine one of your usual work days as a filmmaker. Maybe something you’ve done numerous times before. Repetitive, so to say. But wait, what’s that? Every single time you’re HDMI cable breaks just before the actual shoot. Or you constantly (but accidentally, of course) bring empty batteries to the set. Or you’re tired of repeating the same lens-calibrating procedure every time you swap out lenses with your wireless focus control. The possibility of bugging little bits and bobs are literally endless. Tiltaing takes aim to tackle these everyday problems. With your help!

And what about the big ideas? Motion-control wizardry! Hovering zero-gravity tripods! 4K RAW recorders the size of a matchbox with a 15-hour battery life! Again, Tiltaing is here to help and again, it needs your help!

Tilta will put up to $10,000,000 into this. Here’s the deal to put this pile of money to work: 1) Enter your idea for a product. 2) Get a deal with Tilta. 3) Negotiate the terms. You’ll get up to 50% of the revenue if your idea is great, unique and, most importantly, complete. The more details you can provide in the first place, the better. When your idea for a cool gadget gets green light you now can access Tilta’s vast experience and supplier network in order to make your dream product a reality.

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Teradek Bolt XT and LT – Wireless Video Just Got Better

By Olaf von Voss

Bolt XT

If you’re already knee-deep into the Teradek ecosystem of wireless video devices, this is good news for you! Here at NAB 2018 we’ve caught up with Teradek’s Michael Galling and he runs us through all the features of the new Bolt XT and LT lines.

The Bolt XT and Bolt LT are two completely new lines within the Bolt ecosystem of wireless video transmitters and receivers. However, the good news here is that both lines are compatible with all existing Bolt 3000, Bolt 1000 and Bolt 500 systems.

Teradek Bolt XT & LT

These two new lines of wireless transmitters and receivers actually have a lot in common, you could think of them as siblings. In this metaphor the Bolt LT would be the younger brother/sister whereas the Bolt XT would be the big girl/boy. Both share the exact same video transmitting performance but when it comes to features, the Bolt XT sports the full package while the Bolt LT focuses on just the essential functions. But because of that it’s more affordable, of course.

The Bolt LT starts at around $1.500 which gets you both, the transmitter and the receiver. The transmitter offers video loop-through but tt’s HDMI only. For $500 more you’ll get the same version but with SDI ports for video input (plus loop-through) and output.

The Bolt XT, however, gets you more features as well as more SDI/HDMI inputs outputs depending on the chosen model. It offers the same wirelsess transmission performance as the LT line, it’s really about flexibility in terms of video ports and more software features. The Bolt XT offers a 3D LUT engine, a manual frequency selection tool and a built-in 5Ghz spectrum analyzer. This will help a lot if you’re working on busy sets with a lot of interferences around or if you deploy multiple → continue…

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Z Cam E2 – A New Micro Four Thirds Camera Capable of Capturing 4K at 120fps

By Graham Sheldon

Manufacturer Z Cam is showing off a new micro 4/3rds mounted camera called the Z Cam E2 at NAB 2018. The E2 is 4K 120 fps capable and records 10bit H.264 and H.265 MOV or MP4 to Cfast 2.0 cards or to an external drive through USB-C. It’s an interesting camera aimed primarily at YouTubers or those aimed primarily at live streaming. Details and an interview with the CEO of Z Cam, Kinson Loo, is below:

Having access to 4K 120fps at a max bitrate of 1,768Mbps in a camera aimed at the Youtube community and live streaming seems slightly overpowered, but better to have the slow motion option as opposed to not having it! The E2 is built around a 4/3″ Sony WDR CMOS micro four-thirds sensor and has the following resolution options:

Beyond the recording options, a few standout features include timelapse modes, HDMI and full camera control (including monitoring) through a phone application. The camera is powered by Sony NP-F series batteries or through a DC 12V 5A, LEMO power port. You also have access to a 10-pin lemo port for timecode sync as well as a 2.5mm LANC jack and separate 3.5mm mic and headphone jack.

The aluminum alloy body feels sturdy to the touch and there are multiple 1/4 20 mounting points around the exterior frame. Oddly the CFast card slot is on the underside of the body, so you would need to remove the tripod plate to change cards if you were mounting the camera in an upright configuration. Obviously this wouldn’t be a factor if you were streaming using the → continue…

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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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New JVC ProHD Studio Delivers Portable Production and Streaming Solution

By Posted by Jody Michelle Solis, Editor

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, announces the ProHD Studio 4000 compact live production and streaming studio. Also available as the ProHD Studio 4000S for sports production, the self-contained, four-channel system includes a complete control room solution for smaller, budget-conscious facilities. JVC will demonstrate the new systems at the 2018 NAB Show (Booth C4315), which runs April 9-12 in Las Vegas, Nev.

The ProHD Studio 4000 includes four SD/HD-SDI inputs, four IP stream inputs, and four NDI inputs. An additional HDMI/NDI input with keying can capture an external screen, so users can include content from a smartphone or PowerPoint presentation. Users can record the program output and the streaming output, along with simultaneous ISO recording of all cameras, directly to the ProHD Studio 4000.

Unique features include automatic motion tracking for JVC KY-PZ100 PTZ cameras, as well as Zero Config, which provides automatic, one-click configuration of any IP-enabled JVC camera when it joins the same LAN as other JVC cameras. The ProHD Studio 4000 also includes an integrated remote control for JVC cameras, including full PTZ control for the KY-PZ100. For live sports production, the ProHD Studio 4000S adds automated multi-channel instant replay and slo-mo, as well as an integrated sports CG for scores and timers.

“The ProHD Studio 4000 provides an affordable multi-camera live production solution with unique features you won’t find in other products in its class,” said Joe D’Amico, vice president, JVC Professional Video. “It’s the ideal integrated production switcher for a variety of markets, from small-market news and sports broadcasts to live concerts and worship services.”

A built-in H.264 encoder supports up to 1080p streaming at up to 10 Mbps, with RTMP and MPEG-TS simultaneous output and direct streaming integration to Facebook Live and other CDNs. Output choices include dedicated HD-SDI and HDMI ports, → continue…

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NAB 2018: JVC Debuts 4K HDR, 4K-Compatible LCD Studio Monitors

By Posted by Jody Michelle Solis, Editor

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced two new series of studio LCD monitors to support today’s growing 4K workflows. Available in two models, the DT‑U series provides native 4K resolution with 10-bit color depth and HDR compatibility. The four models in the more economical DT‑G series convert 4K and 2K sources to full HD. The new monitors will be demonstrated during the 2018 NAB Show (Booth C4315), which runs through April 12 in Las Vegas, Nev.

The 28-inch DT-U28U and 31.5-inch DT-U31U feature native 4K LCD panels with 3840×2160 resolution, LED backlight, wider color gamut, and HLG HDR and PQ HDR display for realistic imagery. Both monitors feature multiple 4K inputs, including 12G-SDI, 3G-SDI quad link, 4K/60p HDMI 2.0, and optional plug-in SFP adapter. Users can also display four independent SDI sources in quad view mode, and there are extensive connectivity options for legacy sources. The DT-U31E supports 100 percent DCI-P3 and 84 percent ITU-R BT.2020 color gamut, while the DT-U28E supports 100 percent Rec.709 and 80 percent DCI-P3 color gamut.

With sizes ranging from 17.3 to 27 inches, DT-G series monitors support 4K/60p HDMI and 2K-SDI signals. Each 8-bit panel has 10-bit signal processing and LED backlight, with the three largest models offering 1000:1 contrast ratio.

Designed for critical video applications, both the DT-G and DT-U series are equipped with a new zero latency image processing mode with only a few lines of delay, which is ideal for lip sync monitoring. Both series also feature 3D LUT 17x17x17 precise auto calibration, with built-in color generator and calibration software, and support user uploaded 3DLUT cube files, which are convenient for color creation in post. Plus, with several built-in De-log LUTs (including JVC J-log1), the monitors can convert directly to ITU-Rec.709.

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Atomos unveils the Ninja V: A 5.2-inch 4K/60p external monitor and recorder

For filmmakers who want an Atomos external monitor/recorder but feel like the 7-inch Atomos Ninja and Shogun recorders are a bit too big, Atomos has released something just for you. The Atomos Ninja V packs many of the same features into a smaller 5.2-inch form factor that the company says is “perfect for mirrorless cameras, DSLRs and gaming.”

We’re not sure about (and not interested in) the gaming bit, but for video shooters who prefer a DSLR or mirrorless system, a smaller external recorder could be exactly what they’ve been waiting for.

The Ninja V sports a 5.2-inch HDR screen with 1000nits brightness and anti-reflection finish for easy daylight recording, and can record up to 4K/60p 10-bit video over HDMI 2 in either Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR. And since portability is one of its main features, the whole thing is 1-inch (2.5cm) thick and weighs just 11oz (320g).

Feature-wise, you get most of the things you’ve come to expect from an Atomos recorder: histogram, false color, focus peaking, movable 1-1 and 2-1 pixel magnification, waveform, RGB parade, Vector scope, 8 channel audio level meters, and the ability to load creative LUTs, for a start. And the Atom HDR engine promises to show you 10+ stops of dynamic range on the LCD in real time from your camera’s Log/PQ/HLG signals.

Finally, the Atomos Ninja V also features the company’s modular expansion slot, which will allow you to dock “expansion modules” into the battery slot and add advanced features like bi-directional high speed video, audio and continuous power.

The Atomos Ninja V is available now for $695. To learn more about the new monitor/recorder, check out the full press release below or head over to the Atomos → continue…

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NAB 2018, Blackmagic Design presenta il nuovo Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI e

By News

Al NAB 2018, la Blackmagic Design ha annunciato Blackmagic Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI, il convertitore video tascabile di qualità broadcast, che converte l’SDI in HDMI e l’HDMI in SDI contemporaneamente in tutti i formati SD e HD fino al 1080p60.

Blackmagic Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI converte i segnali tra i dispositivi professionali SDI per

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Eizo unveils ColorEdge CG319X DCI-4K HDR monitor for high-end video and photo editing

High-end monitor maker Eizo has just unveiled the ColorEdge CG319X: a 31.1-inch DCI-4K HDR display with a 4096 x 2160 resolution, built-in calibration sensor, and 98% DCI-P3 coverage. The new ColorEdge model builds upon the previously launched CG318-4K, adding multiple new features including hybrid log-gamma (HLG) support and a perceptual quantization (PQ) curve for HDR video editing.

According to the company, the CG319X’s panel offers images that “appear more true to how the human eye perceives the real world.”

The new ColorEdge model is targeted at pro-tier post-production work, offering a variety of features beyond what is available on typical consumer displays. For one, the CG319X has an integrated calibration sensor that has been upgraded so that it can recalibrate your monitor even while you’re using it. To facilitate this, the user selects a time during which the sensor will swing onto the screen, using up “minimal space” so that work can continue.

The CG319X comes with this built-in calibration sensor, which has been updated so it can recalibrate your display even if the monitor is in use.

This model also offers 98% DCI-P3 color space reproduction, a 1500:1 contrast ratio, and a retardation film that maintains tone depth when viewing the monitor from an angle. Finally, because temperature changes can affect an LCD’s brightness and color, Eizo has built a temperature sensor into the CG319X, which allows the display to adjust as necessary when the ambient temperature of the room changes.

The ColorEdge CG319X also features two HDMI ports, two DisplayPort inputs, DCI-4K/60Hz using HDMI or DisplayPort 1.2, 3D LUT, 10-bit simultaneous display from 24-bit LUT, 4K zoom, aspect ratio markers, luminance warning, an ergonomic stand, light-shield hood, built-in carrying handle, 5-year manufacturer’s warning, and support for the → continue…

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IHSE USA and EVS Team Up to Accelerate Live Production Workflow

By Dundee Hills Group

Advanced Technology Partnership Brings New KVM Solutions to New XT Series Server and XFile Systems

CRANBURY, N.J. — April 6, 2018 — IHSE USA today announced an advanced technology partnership with EVS to enhance live production workflows for EVS XT series servers and XFile3 gateway and removable storage systems. As part of this partnership, IHSE has developed a specialized KVM packaging concept based on the Draco tera compact series of KVM matrix systems that supports both current and future connectivity requirements for EVS systems. At the 2018 NAB Show, the companies will route a fiber link between IHSE’s booth (SL10216) and the EVS booth (SL3816) to demonstrate long-distance connectivity using dual EVS LSM (Live Slow Motion) remote-control panels at a single workstation.

The EVS XT series live production server is used by virtually every high-level broadcaster in the world. Likewise, many top-tier broadcasters and related service companies rely on IHSE’s KVM technology. At the show, EVS — the world leader in the production of live slow-motion replay and the creation of instant on-the-fly highlights — will show how incorporating IHSE technology enables faster turnaround and better access to enriched graphics for live events and mobile production. An XT3 server at the EVS booth will be connected via fiber to a workstation at the IHSE booth using dual LSM remote-control panels, while previews of converted SDI sources will appear on HDMI displays.

EVS, which recently opened a new training center in New Jersey, incorporated IHSE’s Draco compact matrix system into that facility to enable dynamic switching during hands-on training sessions. Prior to that fixed installation, EVS also incorporated IHSE’s KVM systems inside its EVS Live on Tour demo van, which travels the country giving customers on-site demonstrations of the latest EVS live production solutions.

With the success of those deployments, EVS once again turned to → continue…

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Cobalt’s New 9971 Series UHD Multiviewers Offer Flexibility, Cost Savings With Wide Range of I/O Configurations

By Dundee Hills Group


Versions Range From Six To 18 Asynchronous 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI Inputs and Provide 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 Outputs at up to Full 3840 x 2160 UHD Resolution

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. April 4, 2018 Cobalt Digital today introduced the new 9971 series UHD multiviewers for openGear® that provide a wide range of I/O configurations with respect to signal count, signal type, and signal interface options. The multiviewer base unit handles six asynchronous 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI signals at the input stage and provides simultaneous 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 outputs at up to full 3840 x 2160 UHD resolution, giving users a cost-effective means of leveraging professional and widely available consumer-grade 4K monitors to display the mosaic image output. In addition to enabling flexible configuration, units in the multiviewer series increase the pixel space available to source signals while maintaining as much original picture information as possible.

“Our new 4K multiviewers are the perfect complement to our growing line of 4K production and broadcast products,” said Jesse Foster, Cobalt Digital’s director of product and business development. “We are constantly rolling out new features, and the next-gen platform design will provide years of investment protection for our customers.”

With the additional available resolution, the six-input 9971-MV6-4H-4K can, for example, display two of the 10 total inputs at full 1920 x 1080 resolution while leaving 4096 x 1080 pixels available either for display of the other six inputs or for use as a dynamic DashBoard custom control panel workspace. In the latter example, a computer graphic UI screen is ingested, and active video inputs are displayed over or under the UI screen on the same display. This example uses the 9971-MV6-4H-4K hybrid input version, which adds four independent HDMI 2.0 inputs to the six 12G-SDI base inputs to provide as many as 10 picture-in-picture displays in the combined mosaic output. This → continue…

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Firmware: v1.1.6 Minor Update for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

By Canon Rumors Canon has released a minor firmware update for the EOS-1D X Mark II. Firmware Version 1.1.6 incorporate the following fix: Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera may not function normally when images are simultaneously displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor and an external monitor (via HDMI output). Download EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware 1.1.6 … → continue…

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IHSE USA Launches Draco ultra HDMI Extenders for Long-Distance HDMI and KVM Over a Single Connection  

By Dundee Hills Group

CRANBURY, N.J. — April 2, 2018 — IHSE USA today launched the Draco ultra 491 Series of HDMI extenders to extend video signals over long distances without loss of quality. The 491 Series can be used for simple point-to-point applications or in combination with any of IHSE’s enterprise or compact matrix switches to create a more flexible distribution system for HDMI signals.

The 491 Series supports HDMI formats plus USB-HID on the base card. With the added upgrade card, it can support analog or digital audio, as well as RS-232 and RS-422 control signals over Cat-X or fiber-optic cabling. The units can extend HDMI video signals with perfect quality up to 10 kilometers over fiber or up to 140 meters over Cat-X cables. With an HDMI-to-DVI adapter, the units also support DVI-D for even greater flexibility. Digital audio options include AES/EBU and S/PDIF up to 96 kilohertz.

The Draco ultra extenders are engineered for reliability and exceptional high-resolution image performance. Like other similar IHSE extenders, the Draco ultra 491 Series constitutes a new generation of digital KVM signal extension using the innovative Lightweight Image (Lici®) codec, developed in cooperation with Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits. This revolutionary coding technology ensures brilliant image quality at the highest video resolutions with outstanding color accuracy (deep color ready). This optimized compression technology delivers perfect transmission of computer video images up to 1920 x 1200 resolution, including 1080p/60 and 2K.

Available in four frame sizes, the ultra 491 Series offers one of the most flexible packaging options on the market. The same card sets are available in a four-slot, six-slot, or 21-slot frame from a basic two-slot chassis.

“With this new addition to our Draco ultra extender lineup, studio production operators and remote production engineers who rely on HDMI interfaces now have a powerful extender for their Draco → continue…

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RTI Releases Complete Line of A/V Distribution Solutions

By Dundee Hills Group

Comprehensive Lineup of Video Matrix Switches, Extenders, Scalers, and Audio Mixer Amplifiers Integrates Seamlessly With RTI Control Ecosystem

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — March 27, 2018 — RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, today announced that the company is now shipping an extensive line of A/V signal management solutions. Offering tight integration with the RTI control ecosystem, the video matrix switches, extenders, presentation scalers, and audio mixer amplifiers deliver a complete end-to-end solution for residential and commercial projects.

The comprehensive video distribution offering utilizes proven HDMI and HDBaseT technology to deliver reliable, high-quality 4K video throughout an installation. The VHD-4 and VHD-8 HDBaseT video matrix switchers extend video, IR, and RS-232 signals up to 230 feet over a single Cat 5e/6 cable. Also new to the lineup are the VHX-4 and VHX-8 HDMI® matrix switchers, featuring cross-point switching and HDMI 2.0 to deliver 4k video at 60MHz. In addition, a range of extenders, splitters, and wall plates is available to meet the unique needs of every installation.

To meet the A/V requirements of today’s corporate, education, and retail environments, RTI now offers high-performance, modular matrix switchers and presentation scaler switchers. Delivering the ultimate in versatility, the VFX-124 and VFX-248 flexible-matrix switchers have the perfect blend of fixed outputs and open slots (12 and 24 respectively), each configurable as inputs or outputs depending on the application. To handle different signal types, a wide variety of input and output cards is available for HDMI, HDBaseT, VGA, audio, and more.

The VSS-51 Presentation Scaler Switcher Kit combines seamless switching with advanced scaling to provide excellent picture quality regardless of the source. Perfect for conference rooms, classrooms, and lecture halls, the unit accepts a variety of video input formats and includes a microphone input. The kit also includes the VSW-51R HDBaseT receiver for convenient → continue…

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