Here’s the World’s First Non-Socially Distanced Concert, Thanks to L-Acoustics

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“Haere Mai Wellington, welcome to the biggest show on earth!” exclaimed Six60’s lead singer Matiu Walters to an exhilarated 32,000-strong audience at Wellington’s Sky Stadium. In fact, crowds at open-air venues welcomed the homegrown band on each of their six shows for their Six60 Saturday’s tour in early 2021. Throughout the tour, fans enjoyed the band’s electrifying […]

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PS Audio Now Shipping PerfectWave SACD Transport (PST)

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PS Audio is shipping its PerfectWave SACD Transport (PST), designed for disc playback from SACD, CD and other optical disc formats. The new PerfectWave SACD Transport is capable of playing stereo audio from most types of optical discs, including SACD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW and DVD-R*/-RW*/+R*/+RW*(*audio data file only). In addition, the PST will play the […]

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THX Ltd Debuts Portable Consumer DAC/Amplifier Solution

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THX Ltd debuted its first consumer electronics device, THX Onyx. THX Onyx offers higher performance than traditional DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) amplifiers by including THX AAA amplifier technology onboard. THX Onyx has both THX AAA and ESS Pro DAC chips inside, as well as MQA support, creating a portable DAC/Amplifier for powering wired headphones. THX Onyx […]

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Planar Releases MGP Series Fine-Pitch LED Displays

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Planar expanded its fine pitch LED display solutions with the release of the Planar MGP Series. With the new Planar MGP Series, Planar is trying to make fine pitch LED a closer alternative (cost-wise) to projection or tiled LCD environments including retail settings, classrooms, lecture halls and houses of worship, as well as digital signage […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Upgrades E Series Stand-Alone Large Format Displays

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced its upgraded E Series stand-alone large format displays. Designed with corporate, education and indoor digital signage applications in mind, the improved E Series is native 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution with a slim bezel design, giving users the opportunity to share content, whether in small information installations or built-in […]

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Absen Launches MR Series LED Screens Aimed at Rental and Staging

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Absen has announced the launch of a new LED solution to the North America market, the MR series, aimed at the rental and staging market as well as the virtual studio market. Available in the 4.8 millimeters, the MR series is a high-impact floor display for interactive rental and staging applications including concerts, trade shows […]

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Atomos Updates AtomOS 10.63 for Ninja V

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Atomos just released Apple ProRes RAW recording from the LUMIX BGH1 with the latest firmware update AtomOS 10.63 for the Ninja V. When combined with the Ninja V the LUMIX BGH1 Box camera is now capable of recording 4K DCI ProRes RAW. Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 is the new Cinema 4K Box style camera recently released, […]

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Dynacord Intros MXE5 24 x 24 Matrix for IP-Based Peripherals With Dante and AES70-Compliant Control

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Dynacord’s MXE5 is a 24×24 matrix/communications hub for IP-based peripherals integrated with Dante and AES70-compliant control aimed at fixed installations in stadiums, sports venues, convention, conference and event centers, churches and larger educational facilities. Dynacord just improved the MXE5’s DSP configuration by adding the SONICUE sound system software for control. In addition, MXE5 now features […]

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Listen Technologies Announces ListenTALK 2.0, Expanding Possibilities for Multi-Language Interpretation

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Listen Technologies Corporation has announced ListenTALK 2.0, adding functionality to overcome the challenges that distance, background noise, hearing loss and face coverings pose to communications. The new functionality makes it easier for interpreters using ListenTALK to listen to audio in one language and speak the words in another language without having to carry additional equipment. […]

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Sony Intros XVS-G1 Entry-Level Live Production Switcher with 4K

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The newest addition to Sony’s switcher family, the XVS-G1, is an entry-level compact live production switcher that includes a new video processing engine, 4K and 1080p support with a modern design. Optimized for live production needs including news, entertainment, sports as well as houses of worship, corporations and educational institutions, the XVS-G1 system is intended […]

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Extron Announces Availability of the SSP 200 Surround Sound Processor

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Extron announced the availability of the SSP 200 Surround Sound Processor designed for pro AV applications in corporate and commercial environments. This new processor automatically decodes Dolby and DTS formats from HDMI sources to discrete audio outputs. Providing up to ten built-in outputs, plus additional outputs via an EXP port, the SSP 200 provides the […]

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Resources for Becoming Your Best AV Self

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By Tom Kehr Almo Pro A/V During the spring E4v, I was asked about my resources. For me, that’s an almost overwhelming question. Yes, I’m a bit of a bookhound, but there are also people, organizations, websites and papers that I’ve found invaluable over the years. Like many of you, I tripped into this whole […]

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ANC to Become Exclusive North American Distributor, Integrator and Servicer for digiLED

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ANC and digiLED today announced the formation of a strategic partnership that makes ANC the exclusive North American distributor, integrator and service partner for digiLED’s LED products, including the company’s custom flexible LED, ultra-thin line of products and other experiential LED solutions. The partnership will combine the robust manufacturing capabilities of digiLED with ANC’s nation-wide service arm […]

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A Fully Virtual Regional HOW Event

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As you may recall from previous columns, I serve on the overall planning committee for a regional faith-based event in North Carolina. Pilgrimage, a large-scale event for United Methodist youth and their adult leaders, traditionally takes place in person during the second weekend in November each year. As you can imagine, that was not the […]

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Studio Technologies Enhances Model 5422A Dante Intercom Audio Engine

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Studio Technologies announces the enhanced Model 5422A Dante Intercom Audio Engine. Like the original Model 5422, the new design is a cost-effective solution for creating party-line (PL) intercom circuits when used with Dante-compatible products. The “A” version offers a sophisticated Auto Mix function for enhanced party-line and audio mixing applications. The unit also includes expanded […]

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Squirrels Releases Reflector 4 Screen-Mirroring and Media Streaming Receiver App

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Squirrels released Reflector 4, a screen mirroring and media streaming receiver application for Mac and Windows that wirelessly receives content from AirPlay, Google Cast and Miracast devices. Reflector 4 is the first new iteration of the software receiver Reflector 3. Key improvements include better performance, new device frames for customizable content-sharing and a redesigned app […]

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DVDO Releases New H264/5-Encoder and Decoder

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DVDO introduced DVDO-H264/5-Encoder and DVDO-H264/5-Decoder to convert Full HD 1080p video from any HDMI source into H.264/5 streams over IP for use in video walls, video routing systems and livestreaming broadcasts. An encoder can be paired with a decoder to transmit 1080p video streams up to 100 meters / 330’ via a single Ethernet cable […]

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Tightrope Media Systems Releases Cablecast VIO Stream

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Tightrope Media Systems has unveiled Cablecast VIO Stream, an automated solution for bringing live event streams and on-demand video to the web, social media and over-the-top (OTT) platforms. Extending the “add once, publish everywhere” efficiency of Tightrope’s Cablecast broadcast automation solution to organizations that don’t have their own television channel, VIO Stream enables local governments, […]

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Sharp NEC Solutions Upgrades ME and MC Series Projectors

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced its upgraded ME and MC Series projectors. Primarily designed for K-12 education, the upgraded projectors leverage new lamp technology that increases the brightness to between 4,000 and 4,500 lumens and features the longest lamp life on the market, extending to 20,000 hours in ECO mode. Increased lumens equals brighter projection, […]

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Quicklink Debuts New All-in-One Hybrid Production Streaming Switcher

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If you’ve been considering Epiphan, consider this instead: a company called Quicklink just debuted an all-in-one hybrid production streaming switcher, the STS410, packed with both live and on-line virtual conference features including waiting/green rooms for multiple participants, automatic cloud mix-minus, the ability to stream to multiple concurrent services such as Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo Live […]

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ATEN Technology Launches 2-Port USB 4K HDMI Cable KVM Switch With Remote Port Selector

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ATEN Technology today announced the launch of its $121, 2-Port USB 4K HDMI Cable KVM Switch with Remote Port Selector (CS22H). The CS22H handles up to 4,096×2,160 resolutions (4K DCA) signals, via HDMI, has two USB 2.0 ports as well as audio and mic ports and is aimed at video production, graphic designers, CAD engineers, […]

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PreSonus Ships Studio One 5 Professional Version 5.2

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PreSonus is shipping Studio One 5 Professional version 5.2, the second feature update to its digital audio workstation software for macOS and Windows. Version 5.2 adds more than 30 new features and improvements, many of which are based on user requests, including major new features for composers and performers. Studio One 5.2’s new Sound Variations […]

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Powersoft Now Offers Dynamic Routing Embedded Within Fixed Install Amplifier Platforms

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Powersoft is now able to offer system integrators the ability to scale inputs and zones with the dynamic routing capabilities embedded on its fixed install amplifier platforms. According to the company, this ability makes it easier to share variable music sources locally and/or between different zones in small- / medium-sized venues, independently from the source […]

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Barco Releases Newest Generation of UniSee 500 LCD Video Wall System

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Barco just launched the second generation of its UniSee 500 LCD video wall system aimed at control rooms, corporate lobbies, meeting rooms and television studios. The Barco UniSee LCD video wall platform claims the world’s smallest optical seam and almost eliminates the “grids” that traditionally interrupt content shown on LCD video walls. The platform was […]

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Atomos Develops Apple ProRes RAW Recording From Sony’s Alpha 1 Camera

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Atomos just announced the development of Apple ProRes RAW recording from the new full-frame mirrorless camera recently announced by Sony, the Alpha 1. This is all made possible with the Atomos Ninja V which will record pristine ProRes RAW images from the camera’s RAW output at up to 4.3Kp60. Sony’s Alpha 1 is a new […]

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AmpliVox Sound Systems Releases New Curved Capri Lectern

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has introduced the new Capri Lectern featuring a sweeping curved design. The new lectern also features: Scratch-resistant melamine finish available in twelve different colors to match any decor; click here for colors and more information. Edge banding trim in eleven different colors to add a creative flair! Generous 24-inch-wide and 18-inch-deep reading […]

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Vestel Visual Solutions Adds Q Series Display Range

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Vestel Visual Solutions announced the expansion of its display range Thursday with the arrival of the new Q Series family. Featuring four new 24/7 models — the 65” QN65, 55” QN55 and QP55, and 49” QP49 — the Q Series is UHD resolution (3,840×2,160) and HDR 10 on the QN65 and QN55, and FHD resolution […]

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AJA Video Systems Releases T-TAP Pro Thunderbolt-3-Connected Device

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AJA Video Systems just unveiled T-TAP Pro, a compact and portable Thunderbolt-3-connected device that is designed to simplify 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD/SD monitoring and output over 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 on compatible Mac or PC computers. Designed for a range of production scenarios, T-TAP Pro provides video monitoring, including High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for high […]

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Lumens Digital Optics Unveils VC-BC301P 4K IP POV Camera

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Lumens Digital Optics unveiled its VC-BC301P 4K IP POV camera; a 4K 60-frame-per-second IP camera for live production, sports, HOW and corporate video capture. The VC-BC301P 4K IP POV camera uses the 1/1.8” SONY high sensitive sensor and is capable of capturing a 102-degree viewing angle and sends content via Ethernet, HDMI and USB 3.0. […]

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Renkus-Heinz Announces New Compact Stage Monitor

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Renkus-Heinz announced the latest product in its C Series line: the CA/CX121M; a compact, cost-effective stage monitor. Available in both passive (CX121M) and powered (CA121M) models, the single 12” stage monitor/multipurpose loudspeaker combines Renkus-Heinz’s standards with coaxial driver technology. With identical horizontal and vertical off-axis performance, the performer is allowed greater freedom of movement without […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Announces MultiSync Message Series

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced its new MultiSync Message Series, which features displays from the ME, M and MA Series; aimed at presentation and signage. Introduced in December, the ME Series is the ideal large format display with all the features needed at a cost-conscious price point. The ME series is a mainstream digital signage […]

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Epson Announces New Moverio AR Smart Glasses

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Epson today announced the Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S, the new generation of Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart glasses. Powered by Epson Si-OLED technology, the new Moverio solutions offer users a number of advances including a wider field of view (FOV), Full HD 1080p display resolution, high contrast, improved connectivity and a more comfortable and an […]

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