Hitachi Debuts New 8K Dockable Camera With OPF CMOS

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Hitachi Kokusai Electric America (Hitachi Kokusai) just debuted its SK-UHD8060B dockable 8K UHDTV camera. The company’s fifth-generation 8K acquisition solution, the SK-UHD8060B combines the features of previous Hitachi 8K models with a new organic photoconductive CMOS image sensor to capture 8K video with expanded dynamic range. Existing 8K camera sensors have been limited in their […]

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Ross Video Launches XPression V10 Production Platform

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Ross Video has announced the launch of XPression V10, a live-production news, weather, sports and esports platform for production. V10 includes a fully rewritten, multi-threaded video codec that supports UHD, HDR and Wide Colour Gamut. This new software (i.e. not hardware dependent) codec adds support for ten-bit video files and is backward compatible with older […]

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Ashly Audio Ships Integrated Mixer Amp

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Ashly Audio’s new integrated mixer amp solution, the mXa-1502, is now shipping worldwide. The mXa-1502 brings four zones of mixing and DSP, two 150-watt amplifiers and programmable mic preamps all in a single, compact, rack-mountable unit that. Combined with Ashly’s new AquaControl software, the mXa-1502 allows integrators to install faster, add professional audio to more […]

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Comprehensive Connectivity Intros SimpliShare Wireless Presentation System

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Comprehensive Connectivity Company just introduced the SimpliShare SSH-4000W Wireless Presentation System, a BYOD collaboration device for wireless screen sharing of 4K60 video and audio. The SimpliShare 4000W doesn’t use dongles or buttons and provides its own stand-alone in-room wireless network and access point. It supports up to 14 connected devices and provides three-level security and […]

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Rentman Rental and Event Management Software Now Free for First 90 Days

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Rentman is a cloud-based, all-in-one software solution for AV rental and event production companies. With Rentman, you can better manage your warehouse, communicate with your crew, and generate quotes and invoices. The impact of COVID-19 has had serious effects on companies all over the world. To help professionals in the AV rental and event production […]

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Densitron Adds Three New Models to Its UReady 2RU Control Surface Range

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Densitron today announced the addition of three new models to its UReady 2RU Control Surface range. The UReady 2RU displays are large, high-resolution control surfaces that provide a comfortable, wide-angle viewing experience that can be easily configured for multiple applications and user preferences. UReady is engineered to respond to the needs of broadcast, telecommunications and […]

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Peerless-AV Partners with Blue Planet Energy for Grid-Optional Energy Solution

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Peerless-AV has announced a product partnership with Blue Planet Energy to develop the Blue Ion LXHV, a patent-pending, premium grid-optional energy solution that brings together a wide range of sustainable energy options to power critical infrastructure and businesses. Through a ruggedized, custom enclosure manufactured by Peerless-AV, Blue Planet Energy’s non-toxic battery system and an integrated […]

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Atomos and Panasonic Create Solution, Allows for RAW Video from Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

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Atomos and Panasonic have created a solution that allows for RAW video from a full-frame mirrorless camera. The two companies have announced updates to the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder and Panasonic LUMIX S1H that together record 5.9K Apple ProRes RAW files directly from the camera’s sensor. The Ninja V captures detailed 12-bit RAW files from […]

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Sony Adds Two New Compact 4K Streaming Cameras for Remote Use

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Sony this week introduced two new compact cameras – SRG-XP1 (POV) and SRG-XB25 (BOX) – that deliver 4K 60p images along with full IP connectivity. Users can select the wide-angle SRG-XP1 or the optical zoom SRG-XB25, which offer users new options for sites that are hard-to-access or where there is no space for a full-sized […]

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Extron Announces Eight-Input Seamless Dynamic Presentation Switcher/Scaler

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Extron has announced the availability of the ISS 608, an eight-input seamless switcher for the dynamic presentation and scaling of DisplayPort and HDMI content at resolutions up to 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 at a maximum data rate of 18 Gbps. Advanced, presentation-enhancing features include Extron Vector 4K scaling technology and multiple transition effects, as well as […]

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Alcons Audio Intros QB242 Modular Bass Element

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The QB242 is a modular bass element that can be used in both permanent and some portable applications. It is designed as a fully-scalable low-frequency extension (LFE) system to the QR24 line-source column system or as an arrayable LFE system with any Alcons pro-ribbon system. The QB242 can be stacked or flown in multiples, making […]

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Studio Technologies’ New Party-Line Intercom Solution Can Host 16 Users

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Studio Technologies launched the new Model 5421 Dante Intercom Engine, a Dante Audio-over-IP (AoIP) party-line intercom solution for up to 16 users. It incorporates an intercom-specific Auto Mix algorithm that optimizes party-line audio quality and reduces ambient interference from open mics. The compact half-rack enclosure is intended for use with Studio Technologies’ 370-series of Dante-enabled […]

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AtlasIED Introduces New Line of Portable Indoor/Outdoor Packaged Audio Systems

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AtlasIED introduced its new Temporary Audio Systems (TAS) line of portable indoor/outdoor packaged audio systems. To facilitate quick and easy setup, the TAS systems come packaged with all the necessary components, including all-weather speakers, handheld and desktop microphones, speaker/mic stands, power conditioners, amplifiers, cabling and more. Four different packages are available, designed to serve facilities […]

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New Extron XTP WindoWall Gives Video Wall Capabilities to XTP Systems

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Extron has released the XTP WindoWall, which brings video wall capabilities to XTP Systems. Utilizing XTP scaling receivers, XTP WindoWall enables a mix of full screen and image magnification across multiple displays. Up to eight video walls can be supported within an XTP system and up to eight assignable presets are available per wall for […]

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MXL Microphones Now Shipping REVELATION II Microphone

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MXL Microphones is now shipping its REVELATION II microphone to its customers worldwide. As the successor to the MXL REVELATION, the REVELATION II uses the latest design and manufacturing technologies to offer the versatility of the classic MXL REVELATION, but at a lower cost. The MXL REVELATION II offers the warmth and intimacy of a […]

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How the Post COVID-19 Will Be a Boon for AV, DS and UCC

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AVIXA has been publishing a monthly ProAV Business Index since mid-2016, gauging sales and employment indicators for the ProAV industry. The index is calculated from a monthly survey that tracks trends. Two diffusion indexes are created using the data, the AV Sales Index (AVI-S) and AV Employment Index (AVI-E). This month’s AV Sales Index (AVI-S) […]

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Is The End Near for LCD Video Walls? An Interview With Planar’s Adam Schmidt

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By Futuresource Consulting Samsung recently announced that it will stop the production of tiled LCD video wall products. Though, they will supply ordered LCD video walls until the end of 2020. We spoke with Planar Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Pro Services Adam Schmidt to discuss this shift and gather from this fellow […]

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Dataton Has a New Update for WATCHOUT Production Software

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The 6.6.1 release of Dataton’s WATCHOUT focuses on playback of live and H.264 video. In 6.6, Dataton added compatibility for NewTek NDI (4.1) and made improvements in audio latency and playback. This update fixes audio timing and adds key enhancements for working with real-time tracking. WATCHOUT is a multi-display production and playback software that orchestrates […]

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Where Is the Moving Head Professional Lighting Market Heading?

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An Interview with Jeremy Wills Senior Market Analyst, Futuresource Consulting The moving head professional lighting and lighting consoles (MHPL/C) market has certainly come a long way in recent years, with the arrival of LED and now even laser light sources. The current dynamic landscape of vendors, backed by ODMs, has provided more choice and opened […]

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Genelec Releases New Smart Active Monitor for Large Studios

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Genelec unveiled the 1235A Smart Active Monitor this week. The monitor, based on the 1035 main monitor, includes 96 kHz processing and integration with Genelec’s GLM calibration software. The 1235A is a main monitor for large music, film and post-production studios that demand high SPL and neutral, stable imaging that can be optimized for the […]

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NEC Display Releases New Install-Anywhere Laser Projector for Digital Cinemas

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NEC Display announced the release of the NC1402L Monday. A native 2048×1080, it’s a 9500-lumen, install-anywhere laser projector that’s aimed at digital cinemas but could be used anywhere. The NC1402L benefits from NEC Display’s sealed optical engine technology, which creates a dust-proof enclosure around the optical element. With no lamp or filter replacement costs, the […]

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Disguise Updates Its Designer Software

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disguise released the r17.1 update for its software Monday. The update coincides with the launch of a six-month free license for its Designer software. r17.1 enhances the augmented reality workflow to help creative studios and production houses access the market opportunity presented by AR with the solution for delivering immersive visuals. The workflow improvements in […]

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Is This the Beginning of the End for LCD Video Walls?

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By Graham Cooke Futuresource Consulting Last week, Samsung Displays (DID) announced that it is to end production of LCD video wall displays on July 31, 2020. As one of the largest panel providers in the industry, Samsung DID’s decision to exit LCD video wall panel production has generated shockwaves, but it also presents significant opportunities […]

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AVIXA Cancels InfoComm 2020 in Las Vegas

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AVIXA sent out an announcement this morning announcing that InfoComm 2020, originally planned to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center June 13-19, 2020, has been canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Show organizers said it had remained optimistic that the show could go on, and was monitoring recommendations from the WHO […]

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Amate Audio Releases New Loudspeaker Management Processor Platform

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The Amate Audio LMS206 is a dual-input/six-output loudspeaker management processor platform using a 64-bit DSP architecture. Fully configurable, each input is assignable to any output, with two crossovers — with selectable Butterworth, Linkwitz-Riley and Bessel filtering — and independent compressor/limiter settings available on each output. With four analog inputs, a two-channel AES/EBU digital input and […]

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JVC Professional Adds SRT Support to CONNECTED CAM Cameras

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JVC Professional added support for the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) open streaming IP protocol to its CONNECTED CAM series of broadcast cameras (the GY-HC900, GY-HC500 and GY-HC550 professional cameras for IP connectivity). Developed by Haivision, SRT is an open-source video transport protocol and technology stack. It is optimized for video streaming across unpredictable networks like […]

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Waves Audio Updates OVox Vocal ReSynthesis Plug-In

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Waves Audio has released a new update to its OVox Vocal ReSynthesis plug-in, now with a MIDI Out feature, NKS compatibility with Native Instruments controllers, SoundGrid real-time compatibility and hundreds of new presets. New features: MIDI Out in real-time (including Voice-to-MIDI) SoundGrid-compatible for real-time performance NKS-ready for NI Komplete Kontrol and Maschine 250 presets added, […]

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Sports & Entertainment Venues: We Share an Opportunity in the Shadow of Covid-19

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By Kevin Ivey Sports & Entertainment Projects, Baker Audio Visual We are all facing adverse impacts to our seasons and schedules as a result of the restrictions imposed to impede the spread of the Covid-19 virus. How do we best leverage our collective downtime to plan for a resurgent market and the return of fans […]

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AI for AV Is Opportunistic for Service, Support and Sales

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Whether your firm has joined the chorus touting “AI” or is more conservatively accurate in the programming of “machine learning,” there’s a non-stop buzz in the industry around the advancements of computing power and advanced algorithms used to analyze dizzying amounts of data from an ever-expanding networked technology install base. Either way, an opportunity for […]

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Updated: Sharp and NEC to Merge Display Divisions Into Joint Venture

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This story has been updated to add a letter sent to NEC Display partners and customers. Below is the official press release from NEC Display today. Before you read it, here are my thoughts: Unlike nearly every merger in our industry’s history, this is a new display company that will be made up of two […]

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Epson Shipping World’s First 4K 3LCD 12,000-Lumen Laser Projector

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Epson is now shipping what it says is the world’s first 4K 3LCD 12,000-lumen laser projector. The new Epson Pro L12000QNL is aimed at live events, higher education and corporate environments. The Pro L12000QNL features two removable interface slots to accommodate a wide range of inputs, including 12G SDI and DisplayPort. Designed for demanding environments, […]

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