Blackmagic Design announced an exciting new low price on SmartView 4K and SmartView HD broadcast monitors. The SmartView 4K is the world’s first full resolution Ultra-HD broadcast monitor with 12G-SDI inputs and has now been reduced in price to only $995, while the high definition SmartView HD is only $795.
The fast adoption and incredible excitement behind Ultra HD technology means that the component costs have been drastically improved over the last few months and these reductions can now be passed on to customers. This has allowed Blackmagic Design to dramatically lower the prices of the SmartView 4K from $1,995 to only $995.
SmartView 4K is a professional Ultra HD broadcast monitor with a native resolution of 3840 x 2160, an amazingly bright LCD screen with a wide viewing angle and advanced broadcast features such as 3D LUTs, adjustable screen markers, H/V delay, blue only and more. SmartView 4K features multi rate 12G-SDI inputs that automatically switch between SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. With 12G-SDI, SmartView 4K is an incredibly future proof design with unprecedented full resolution Ultra HD high frame rate support all built into the attractive thin rack mount design.
When monitoring SD, 720 HD or 1080 HD SDI sources, the built in Teranex processor uses advanced patented and proprietary PixelMotion algorithms to automatically de-interlace and scale video to the native Ultra HD resolution of the LCD. This means customers get visually transparent, artifact free scaling for the best possible quality and a fluid, smooth viewing experience.
The 6 rack unit size machined metal design of of SmartView 4K features a built in control panel for access to advanced features such as built in 3D LUTs, H/V delay, blue only for checking hue and image noise and customizable frame markers. The machined metal design also has a metal internal chassis allowing VESA mounting points on the rear so the monitor can be rack mounted, or mounted on articulated arms similar to computer monitors. This allows installation in news rooms, walls, and other non rack mount locations.
SmartView 4K is available for $95 and SmartView HD is available for $795. Both monitors are available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
Bayco Products Inc., a Texas based leader in professional grade lightning products, announced availability of their new 1,000 Lumen Nightstick NSR-1514 LED Rechargeable Area/Scene Light with Magnetic Base, and 1,000 Lumen Nightstick NSR-1514C Rechargeable LED Area Light Kit which includes a 6 foot tripod placed inside a durable carrying case.
With an impressive 1,000 lumens of light on high, 500 lumens on low using a single sealed push button switch, the discrete yet powerful Nightstick NSR-1514 weighs only a mere 3.3 pounds.
Leveraging lithium-ion rechargeable battery technology to provide up to 8 hours of continuous usable light on 1 single charge, the NSR-1514 also features a rare-earth 10 pound pull force magnet in the supporting base. With hands-free use and lightweight rechargeable portability in mind, this area light will swivel independently providing the ability to position light exactly where needed and at angles not available in traditional fixed position scene lighting until now.
The NSR-1514 Rechargeable LED Area Light with Magnetic Base is perfect when portability is important. The housing is constructed from lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum and the multi-fin heat sink design keeps the fixture cool to the touch. The area light includes an adjustable handle, AC and DC power supplies.
The NSR-1514C Rechargeable LED Area Light Kit is also perfect for portability. The housing is also constructed from lightweight 6160-T6 aluminum and the multi-fin heat sink design keeps the fixture cool to the touch. The area light kit includes an adjustable handle, a 6” tripod with camlock adjusters, and AC and DC power supplies all placed inside a durable carrying case.
Powersoft Audio has launched its new Quattrocanali series (which it brought to the ISE Show). This completes Powersoft Audio’s installation series that also includes the Duecanali (two channel) range.
The Quattrocanali offers the traditionally amazing sound quality and reliability of all Powersoft products. The patented SRM (Smart Rails Management) technology allows you to maximize the efficiency of the system.
With output powers ranging from 300W to 1200W per channel, in depth control and monitoring capabilities, Quattrocanali is designed to be conveniently tailored to all small to medium sized installation projects. Quattrocanali is a 4-channel class D amplifier platform. The series includes three models: the 1204, the 2404 and the 4804.
The Quattrocanali 1204 is a crisp sounding, high end 4-channel amplifier platform. The Quattrocanali 2404 allows for cost effective performances for small to medium range installations. The Quattrocanali 4804 offers sustained power for small to medium sized applications.
Shure is the most trusted audio brand worldwide. Shure has partnered with Paul McCartney and The Who to auction off limited edition graphic painted SM58 microphones. Proceeds from the auctions will go to two charities.
Shure Incorporated was founded in 1925 and is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics. Shure’s product line includes world-class wired microphones, wireless microphone, award-winning headphones and more.
The Shure SM58 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone has been used faithfully by the world’s most influential musicians since 1966. To celebrate and honor the strong connection of the SM58 to legendary musicians, Shure has partnered with both Paul McCartney and The Who to make available at auction a one-time production of 600 serialized graphic painted SM58’s.
All of the proceeds generated from the campaign will go directly toward foundations for which both artists are deeply vested, including Paul McCartney’s Meat Free Monday and The Who’s Teen Cancer America.
The serialized microphone will come with graphics specific to each artist. The Paul McCartney Special Edition 50th Anniversary SM58 will feature cover art from the album Kisses on the Bottom, photographed by Mary McCartney, and The Who Special Edition will feature original artwork from graphic designer Richard Evans, who has been designing The Who’s album covers and promotional visuals since 1976.
Each artist will have 300 SM58 microphones produced for the auction, with serial numbers 11-300 listed for sale at a fixed price. Additionally, Shure will be auctioning off serial numbers 1-10, which feature hand-signed autographs on the microphone handles. The limited edition microphones will be available through eBay for Charity.
Elektron announced Digitakt, an eight track digital drum machine and sampler. It has a compact size, a powerful digital sound engine, all new back-lit buttons, and super crisp OLED screen. These features make it a portable and focused instrument for producers and live musicians.
Drum machines are something of an Elektron speciality. Digitakt is compact, rugged, and to the point. It is a formidable drum machine with an astounding feature set and an exquisite digital sound engine. It includes a digital and highly flexible sound engine, sampling capability, a live-friendly sequencer, and the means to control external MIDI gear.
Soundelux USA has announced the U99 Microphone. It is made in the USA by David Bock and its components have been carefully auditioned and selected for the best sound and lowest noise, not to satisfy a spread sheet. The mic comes with its own proprietary N470 power supply, six pin XLR cable, and bottom thread shock mount.
Inspired by the “Sound of Tomorrow 67”, Soundelux USA announces the U99 multi-pattern tube microphone; a versatile, high-quality workhorse mic that rises to any task a studio can throw at it.
Featuring a k67 dual symmetrical backplate dual membrane capsule along the signature Soundelux USA “fat” switch featured on the U195 microphone and an innovative new high frequency “boost-flat-cut” switch, the U99 has enough proximity effect to sound full, but not so much that it sounds “boomy.” This makes it a natural on vocals, acoustics instruments, and drums thanks to an onboard pad switch. The added benefit of allowing the user to set the brightness and fullness characteristics of the mic via switches means unrivaled flexibility for the engineer, producer, or artist.
As all Soundelux USA mics, the U99 uses a “new old stock” tube and true linear high current power supply for fullest possible sound. The electronics circuit differs from the vintage 67 in its departure from non-removable frequency shaping components and the removal of gain controlling negative feedback. It also feature a larger output transformer to radically increase the low frequency headroom.
The Soundelux USA U99 Microphones carries a US MSRP of $2,599 and will be available in March 2017. Visit Soundelux at NAMM booth #6799A.
AVerMedia has announced support for NewTek’s NDI, a software-driven live production IP workflow over Ethernet. In doing so, AVerMedia has become a member of the NewTek Developer Network. Joining the industry’s largest IP ecosystem with hundreds of NDI-ready commercial products and the rapidly expanding number of companies enabling IP-based customer workflows, AverMedia’s NDI-ready products allow them to be recognized and communicate with other NDI-readied applications and devices connected to the Ethernet network.
NewTek’s royalty free NDI technology allows video and audio sources to be shared bi-directionally across a network, eliminating the need for costly direct connections, expensive cable runs, and infrastructure upgrades while utilizing every IP video source on the network instantly.
Gone are the days of bandwidth and hardware restrictions for 4K video streaming. Coupling NDI with AVerMedia’s 4K PCle capture card, live 4K video can be accessed flawlessly over the network while the IP-based workflow simplifies the creation and distribution of high quality media production. The advantages of AVerMedia SDK incorporating NDI means network users accessing the 4K stream also gain AVerMedia 4K capture card’s video processing functionalities such as resolution scaling, de-interlacing, and color-space conversion.
AVerMedia is also supporting NDI version 2.0, the recently updated software development kit (SDK) from NewTek The NDI SDK is royalty free for any company looking to establish IP workflows within their organization, or in commercial products and applications they deliver.
Building on the widely adopted and ground-breaking NDI announced at IBC 2015, NewTek’s NDI version 2 adds higher performance, resolution independence, 16-bit per channel support for the highest precision color of any IP standard, 16 channels of floating point audio, improved cross subnet support, integrated fail-safe support, network-based re-routing support, and more.
Samson, a leader in professional live and studio audio products, announced the QH4 4-Channel Headphone Amplifier. The QH4 is designed to distribute audio to up to four individual headphones, each with its own volume making it perfect for tracking multiple performers in a studio, podcast recording, or recreational music listening. The QH4 is also ideal for use with any studio or desktop workstation, as well as with laptops or smartphones when recording on the go.
Samson’s QH4 includes 1/4″ inputs to connect with a mixing console or studio interface, and a stereo 1/8” Aux In for playing music via a smartphone or MP3 player. Individual headphone outputs allow users to connect up to four sets of headphones, each with its own independent channel volume control, as well as a Master volume control for overall level adjustments. Also provided is a stereo 1/8” Aux Out for daisy chaining multiple QH4s together and a master Mute button for silencing all outputs.
Stereo channels may be combined using the QH4’s key feature, the Mono button, before audio is sent to headphones, allowing listeners to check for phase issues, mono compatibility or when monitoring tracks that are split left and right. The Mono button also allows you to take a split left and right feed from a stereo interview and send both tracks to each side of your headphones, ideal for quickly monitoring a split track podcast or recording.
The QH4 is available now for $69.99. Visit Samson at NAMM 2017 in Hall A booth #6900.
FoxFury Lighting Solutions creates unique and cutting edge lighting products that reflect the needs of their customers, who demand quality and dependability. FoxFury is best known for its niche LED headlamps designed for specific markets. They have added to their Nomad line of professional lights.
FoxFury announced its new cordless Nomad T32 and T56 production lights for on-location photo and video work. The self-contained lights feature a built-in rechargeable battery system and tripod legs for use anytime, anywhere, including underwater. They were previewed at the 2016 NAB Show.
Blue is a company that makes great microphones with funny names. You’ve probably heard of their Yeti, Hummingbird, Mouse, Baby Bottle, and other varieties of microphone. The newest one is called Raspberry.
Raspberry is a very small microphone that is designed to help you get your best sound, no matter where you are. It is a vocal studio that fits into the palm of your hand, and is the ultimate mobile condenser microphone for voice and instruments. It gives you professional results.
Raspberry delivers dramatic, 24-bit studio-quality sound directly to your PC, Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Raspberry’s new patent-pending Internal Acoustic Diffuser (IAD) design resembles treatments found in studios and concert halls, focusing your voice or instrument while minimizing the sound of the room.
The integrated stand and plug-and-play operation help you start creating immediately. Pristine 24-bit audio lets you record and stream professional projects. Connect your headphones right into Raspberry for real-time, no latency monitoring of your recording. And the included soft-suede carrying pouch and compact form factor make it easy to move effortlessly between recording locations.
Raspberry works with popular audio and video recording apps like: Garageband, Opinion podcasts, Spire recorder, MoviePro, and BandLab.