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Livestream Announced Updates at NAB 2018



Livestream announced studio software improvements, a brand new hardware product, and their first time in the Vimeo booth at NAB 2018. Visit Livestream, Vimeo, and Mevo at NAB 2018 in booth C3307.

Livestream’s latest version of Studio Software is now available for Mac users (in beta). For now, Studio 5 for Mac is only for subscription users and does not include multi-view, Surface support, or tally lights, and can only be used with an AVI transcorder.

Vimeo customers can now log directly into Studio 5 software, and enable streaming to multiple platforms in the cloud with Vimeo Premium, in addition to the existing ability to stream to multiple RTMP-enabled social destinations. New hardware encoding and decoding features in Studio 5 enable you to produce high-quality, multi-camera live video using consumer-grade computers, including the iMac and MacBook Pro.

Studio 5 updates also include “Simple Mode,” a new user experience for those new to streaming or with simplified workflows.

Studio One is Livestream’s newest encoder with a compact desktop size (an 11-inch Mini-ITX box) that doesn’t spare the horsepower. Stream up to 4K resolution, from two 4K inputs, or four HD inputs (HDMI or SDI).

The Studio One also features two quarter-inch analog audio inputs, an Intel eighth generation 6-core CPU, a high-performance graphics card, and advanced hardware encoding. This new hardware packs a lot of punch in a small package.

Another update involves the power of Vimeo’s over-the-top streaming custom apps. You can now build a Netflix-style OTT app for your live and on-demand video content, and monetize that content with a subscription service. This is good for content creators who want to engage their audiences live as well as on-demand all within the dedicated home of their app or website.


Skype Announces Skype for Content Creators at NAB 2018



Skype announced something new called Skype for Content Creators. It is their next innovation for Skype and now in Preview.

Skype for Content Creators is designed to open new interactive possibilities for our users all over the world – including leading digital broadcasters, streamers, and vloggers, to record videos, podcasts and live streaming calls without having to invest in expensive studio equipment.

With Skype for Content Creators, Windows 10 and Mac users will be able to select the Content Creators mode to place and record calls directly within NewTek NDI-enabled software such as: Wirecast, Xsplit, and Vmix.

Once the call is recorded, content can be easily imported into apps such as Adobe Premier Pro and Adobe Audition for editing. In addition, users can customize the look and feel of the call – so they can be part of a live show ready for streaming to audiences of all sizes.

You won’t need additional recording or screen capture solutions. Skype will provide clean feeds of all group video call participants to your choice of NewTek NDI-enabled software, dramatically simplifying the process of using Skype for collaborative content.

Skype now unlocks content from within the Skype for Desktop app, making it easier than ever to use the audio and video to create collaborative, engaging content with as little as two steps from setting up the call to livestreaming your call to a platform of your choice.

Skype will be at NAB Show 2018. Visit them April 9-12 at Booth # SL6716.


Marshall Electronics Announces New CV620-IP for NAB 2018



Marshall Electronics announces a new high definition PTZ camera for NAB 2018, the Marshall CV620-WH2/BK2. Built around a 2-Megapixel, 1/2.8-inch sensor, the Marshall CV620-WH2/BK2 delivers crisp, clear 1920×1080 video with vibrant colors and fast frame-rates. It can be controlled remotely via RS-232 over Ethernet cable, or RS-422 over twisted pair, and uses common protocols to make it compatible with the most integrated control systems.

The Marshall CV620-WH2/BK2 has versatile outputs such as HD-SDI (3G) and HDMI (DVI) and includes many broadcast adjustable settings such as white balance, exposure, iris, gamma, black level, and more for tremendous flexibility of use.

The Pan-Tilt range spans 340° horizontally, and 120°vertically, and offers simultaneous 4D control for Pan, Tilt, Zoom, and Focus.

With a 20x optical zoom (4.7 ~ 94mm) and variable transition speeds of 5 ~ 300° per second with optional motionless transition, users will be able to smoothly pan, tilt, and zoom to any location without worrying about jerky camera movements or rushed zoom shots.

The Marshall CV620-WH2/BK2 can be set to resolutions of 1920x1080i, 1920x1080p, and 1280x720p, and with adjustable high-speed frame rates of 60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, and 25 frames per second. Mountable via table, wall, or ceiling, (with flappable images), the Marshall CV620-WH2/BK2 serves many applications.

The Marshall CV-WH2/BK2 is available in colors black (BK2) and white (WH2).


Canon Introduces their First Full-Frame Cinema Camera



Canon announced the EOS C700 FF, the company’s first full-frame cinema camera.

At the heart of the camera is a novel Canon-developed CMOS image sensor having a total of 5952 (H) x 3140 (V) photosites with a digital cinema 17:9 aspect ratio, which gives it the same image circle size as the full frame EOS 5D camera series. This supports a wide range of shooting options.

Available in both PL and EF Mount, the EOS C700 FF provides users with the same outstanding performance, operation and modular design as the EOS C700 (released in December 2016). The camera is being shown publicly for the first time at the Canon booth (C4325) at the NAB Show 2018 in Las Vegas from April 9-12.

The EOS C700 FF is capable of ProRes and XF-AVC internal recording up to 4K to CFast cards. With the optional Codex CDX-36150 recorder, the EOS C700 FF is capable of recording 5.9K RAW up to 60 frames per second. When oversampling 5.9K in 4K/UHD recording, morié is suppressed and noise graininess improved, resulting in higher quality video compared to 4K image capture. The EOS C700 FF also has a wide array of 3K/UHD/HD recording options, including recording up to 168 fps in 2K RAW in Super 16mm (crop) mode.

The camera includes Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) technology (EF mount only), and has an impressive dynamic range of 15 stops. Other key features of the EOS C700 FF camera system include Canon Log 2 and 3, Slow/Fast Motion Recording, IP Streaming and support for ACES, SMPTE ITU-R BT.2100 (HDR) and User LUTs.

The rugged magnesium body was built with rounded edges and semi-circular sides behind the lens mount that hint at the Canon Cinema design legacy. The EOS C700 FF can be equally comfortable handheld, shoulder-mounted, on a tripod head, steadicam, gimbal rig, crane or car mount. An optional professional grade OLED HD electronic viewfinder (EVF-V70) offers additional versatility. The camera is also compatible with a variety of lens configurations including anamorphic and B4 (with the optional MO-4E adapter).


ATTO Will Showcase Storage and Network Connectivity Products at NAB 2018



ATTO Technology is continuing its 30 year history of being a company on the cutting edge of data storage and connectivity solutions at NAB 2018, April 9-12, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

ATTO will feature their full portfolio of products. This will include the latest 25/50/100Gb Ethernet technology and solutions for guaranteed delivery of content using the highest performing transport available: Gen 6 32Gb and 16GB Fibre Channel.

Among the innovations that will be on display are ATTO brand ThunderLink Thunderbolt adapters, Celerity Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs), XstreamCORE Storage Controllers, ExpressSAS/SATA HBAs and RAID Adapters and FastFrame Ethernet Network Interface Cards (NICs).

As the only certified Ethernet Thunderbolt adapter and NIC connectivity provider for the Avid NEXIS series, ATTO is excited to demonstrate the latest advancement in collaborative workflows. Avid NEXIS is a powerful storage system for delivering reliable and superior media performance to accelerate production for media intensive industries.

ATTO ThunderLink Thunderbolt adapters and FastFrame NICs offer NEXIS users cross-platform collaboration within workgroups and the ability to scale-out and add clients as workgroups grow. The powerful combination of ATTO and Avid means creative professionals can work on the most advanced high resolution projects through latency management techniques while managing smooth data delivery for high-bandwidth applications.


Shotoku USA Will Showcase Smart Solutions at NAB 2018



SHOTOKU USA will focus on robotics at NAB 2018. They will feature their Enhanced ECI Automation Interface an their Shotoko “Smart” Solutions.

Shotoku will showcase a significantly enhanced version of their External Control Automation Interface (ECI), incorporating powerful new features that add a layer of intuitiveness and functionality for the flagship TR-XT Touch Control System. Building on the TR-XT’s advanced features, including pre-set shot recall functionality, the unit now supports full joystick trim control to adjust and restore the pre-sets as necessary, from the automation system or switcher itself.

Shotoko “Smart” Solutions includes the SmartPed Robotic Pedestal, SmartPedVR and SmartTrack. The SmartPed Robotic Pedestal is a fully robotic XY pedestal embraced by some of the world’s most prominent broadcasting organizations. SmartPed addressed the creative and commercial demands of on-air environments with a cost-efficient and high-performance solution.

SmartPed will be demonstrated for the first time ever at NAB 2018. The VR-enabled version of Shotoku’s widely popular Robotic Pedestal is now available with their well-proven and highly accurate built-in VR tracking system which allows SmartPed to be used in all VR or AR environments.

SmartTrack is a highly adaptable camera system. It supports floor or ceiling operation and a range of height column configurations, in both upright and inverted modes. SmartTrack combines the precision and flexibility of Shotoku control systems with a rail-based dolly and elevator column system to provide a unique perspective on any live, multi-camera studio production.


ADDER Will Launch ADDERLink INFINITY 100T at NAB 2018



ADDER will launch the new ADDERLink INFINITY 100T at NAB 2018. It is a UP-based KVM transmitter that can form part of the ADDERLink INFINITY solution.

The ADDERLink INFINITY 100T (ALIF 100T) is a Zero U, high performance, IP-based KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) transmitter that enables the use of standard IT infrastructure to extend computers away from the user environment.

Product features include:

  • Zero U size: The ALIF100T takes Zero U of rack space in the server room allowing for ultimate flexibility and ease of installation
  • IP-based: Use your existing networking infrastructure to extend or matrix your computing resources to your users
  • USB powered: The device can be powered from USB. This means there is no need to provision for an external PSU. Options for powering from an external PSU or redundant PSU are also available
  • Low power consumption: Requiring less than 3 Watts, the unit can be powered from USB. This means it could use less than a quarter of the energy when compared to other solutions.
  • Multiple video options: The system supports resolutions to a maximum of 1920×1200@60Hz through either DVI, DisplayPort or VGA interfaces
  • USB 2.0: Enables you to connect any USB human interface device from mice and keyboards through graphics tablets, jog shuttles, joysticks and 3D explorers
  • USB Audio: The system delivers USB stereo audio (Line In, Line Out) digitally across the network
  • Seamless Integration with the ADDERLink INFINITY range: The ALIF100T can integrate seamlessly into your existing ADDERLink INFINITY setup, replacing or working in conjunction with your existing ALIF endpoints.

Gemini is the Most Accurate and Agile Softlight at NAB 2018



Litepanels will display Gemini at NAB 2018. Gemini is the industry’s most accurate and agile softlight. Every color is always available. Dial in any color from the 360 degree color wheel as well as popular gels. You can save the presets for instant recall.

The Gemini is truly versatile with its intuitive-on-board controls and remote control options via standard DMX 512 protocol, wireless DMX or Bluetooth and can adapt to any lighting situation today’s Cinematographers and lighting professionals will find themselves in.

The Litepanels Gemini 2×1 LED soft panel provides a beautiful and wide source of soft, color accurate, full spectrum Daylight and Tungsten lighting. Gemini allows users quick and easy precision adjustment of light with three fully featured lighting modes: CCT Mode for true daylight and tungsten with +/- green fine tuning, HSI Mode for total control over hue, saturation and intensity to create any color in the 360 color wheel at any intensity from 0-100% and Gel Mode to easily replicate the industry’s most popular gel sets with a daylight tungsten source.

Gemini specs:

  • Size: 25 x 6.5 x 12.5” / 63.5 x 16.5 x 31.8 cm
  • Weight: 22.2 lbs / 10.1 kg
  • Power Requirements: 28V DC / 100-240VAC
  • Maximum Power Draw: 325W nominal 350W Max
  • Power Supply: 28V DC Internal power supply
  • CRT/TLCI: 97 Daylight 99 Tungsten
  • Includes: Fixture, Yoke, Internal Power Supply, PowerCon Power Cord