Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Constellation



Blackmagic Design announced ATEM Constellation 8K a major new high end live production switcher with 8K capability that lets customers create content for the next generation of the television industry. ATEM Constellation is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US $9,995.

The new ATEM Constellation 8K is an Ultra HD live production switcher with so many features, customers can combine them all to make an incredibly powerful 8K switcher. Customers get 4 M/Es, 40 x 12G-SDI aux outputs, 4 DVEs, 16 Keyers, 4 media players, 4 multi viewers, 2 SuperSource and standards conversion on every SDI input. Then when switched to 8K, all these features combine to make a powerful 8K switcher.

ATEM Constellation 8K features a compact 2RU rack mount design with a built in control panel. This allows operation of the switcher, critical during setup for emergency use. Also included is a large LCD so customers can see program output and change switcher settings via on screen menus.

Although only 2RU size, the rear of the switcher has a massive 40 x 12G-SDI inputs, 2 x 12G-SDI aux outputs, plus balanced audio, Ethernet, RS-422 control and MADI digital audio extra inputs to the internal Fairlight audio mixer.

With a built in control panel, customers can simply walk up and take full control of the ATEM Constellation at any time. Customers get incredible power with both PGM/PVV or cut-bus style operation. The buttons are the same premium type used on full sized panels, and allow control of transitions, upstream/downstream keyers, media players and fade to black. But users are never limited, as the LCD menus also allow every single operational feature of the switcher to be accessed.

Customers get 40 independent 12G-SDI inputs, each with input featuring its own dedicated up and cross converter. That means it’s possible to convert 1080p and Ultra HD sources to stunning 8K to use them in their 8K programs. When used in Ultra HD, customers can connect up to 40 different sources in all formats up to 2160p60. When running 8K formats, connect 10 Quad Link 12G-SDI 8K sources in all formats up to 4320p60.

Visit Blackmagic Design at NAB 2019 booth #SL216.


ChyronHego Releases PRIME 3.5



ChyronHego introduced PRIME 3.5, the next generation of the company’s universal graphics platform. This latest version is packed with technological advancements, authoring and playout workflow improvements, and purpose-built offerings to serve a wide variety of market segments.

PRIME 3.5 incorporates Click Effects PRIME 3.5, ChyronHego’s turnkey graphics-authoring solution for sports teams and arenas to make live, stadium-based presentations almost as exciting as what’s actually happening on the field.

In an industry first, with PRIME 3.5. ChyronHego is unveiling new end-to-end high dynamic range (HDR) capabilities for creating native HDR graphics and outputting them to HDR channels, including instant compatibility with SDR content within an HDR playout realm, eliminating the need to recreate legacy SDR content.

Expanding its GPU capabilities, PRIME 3.5 allows producers to scale up to a much higher number of pixels per physical output, or scale across multiple outputs, even at UHD resolutions. Allowing for multiple PRIME render engines to render in unison offers an even greater scalability to the ever-increasing need for pixels, all perfectly synchronized with all-new, frame-accurate output synchronization.

Whether addressing traditional CG, clip server needs, channel branding, touch screens, or video walls, PRIME does it all along with a single Design tool for any authoring needs. PRIME software workflow options, such as Base Scenes and Live Mode editing, simplify the authoring and playout environment with instantaneous authoring feedback on render outputs and time-saving, one-stop graphics-package adjustments, literally reducing hours of editing into minutes of work.

In addition, a new integration of PRIME and Click Effects PRIME with industry-leading production switchers from Grass Valley places single-button control of ChyronHego graphics into the user interface of Grass Valley’s Kayenne, Karrera, and GV Korona Video Production Center switches.

Unique, fine-grained control over CG elements and key-framed actions and timelines allows for ultimate control, facilitating multilayered graphics presentations to scoreboards – even on a single output.

Visit ChyronHego at NAB 2019 at booth #SL1208.


Telestream Unveiled Instantaneous Channel-as-a-Service System at NAB 2019



Telestream, a leading provider of workflow automation, processing and quality monitoring and management solutions for the production and distribution of video, introduced OptiQ, a new and radically different one-click channel creation solution for cloud environments.

The product of a strategic research initiative that sees Telestream working closely with a major European telecoms service provider, OpticQ transforms the new channel creation task from a process that took weeks or even months to one that takes just minutes to complete.

Once created, these new video channels exhibit considerable sophistication: as standard, they feature integrated monitoring throughout and the ability to switch between multiple sources (live or file-based). A ‘pay-as-you-go’ business model offers the flexibility to accommodate unforeseen fluctuations in demand while aligning to such costs to revenues. As a result, users do not need to pre-spend to ensure they meet such demand.

OptiQ targets a number of applications. It facilitates new revenue streams for content providers looking to accelerate time to market for new channels, and for broadcasters and service providers by enabling short-term (premium and non-premium) channels/events, or additional content such as highlight reels, player bios, and event histories alongside premium content.

OptiQ uses containers and multiple orchestration systems which are prioritized based on industry dynamics and customer feedback. The containers are modular Linux-based “elements” (such as encoders, packagers, origin servers, and monitoring probes), that can be instantiated in a cloud environment by an orchestration system, then stitched together and configured automatically to make a real-time-monitored live streaming channel.

Visit Telestream at NAB 2019 booth #SL3308.


iZotope Acquires Product Line from Exponential Audio



iZotope, the experts in intelligent audio technology, announces the acquisition of the Exponential Audio product line. Exponential Audio is a leading company in digital reverb, best known for R4 PhoenixVerb Surround and Symphony. The company has become a mainstay for audio professionals in both music and audio post production.

Exponential Audio reverb plug-ins help audio engineers quickly and easily bring character to musical performances, fit dialogue into scenes, mix in immersive audio formats, and create never-before-heard sound effects. Developed in consultation with award-winning Hollywood re-recording mixers, these reverbs lead the market in supporting the most advanced industry formats for surround audio.

In addition, Exponential Audio founder and renowned reverb expert Michael Carnes joins the iZotope team as a Research Fellow to continue innovating new possibilities for sound.

Carnes is a long-time software developer and musician. Prior to starting Exponential Audio, he was creator of Lexicon’s 960L, the PCM96, and the Lexicon plug-ins. Beyond hardware and software development, Carnes holds an advanced degree in classical composition, adding musicality and creativity to the plug-ins he develops.

Exponential Audio’s products will now be sold through iZotope.com. Current and future uses of Exponential Audio products will become part of the iZotope community and will be supported by iZotope’s Customer Care team.

Visit iZotope at NAB 2019 at South Hall (lower) booth #SL8827.


Focusrite’s RedNet Control Now Includes Support for Red Range Interfaces



Focusrite has released RedNet Control 2.3, a free update that unifies RedNet Control with configuration, status monitoring, metering and extended operational control of the Red 4Pre, Red 8Pre, Red 16Line – Focusrite’s range of audio interfaces offering up to 64 in / 64 out Thunderbolt I/O with Pro Tools HD and Dante network audio connectivity.

Focusrite RedNet Control’s “Device View” features a graphical representation of each device on the local network, giving critical feedback such as signal metering, clock status, power supply state and primary/secondary network connection state. RedNet Control is completely customizable, which allows for several users on the same network to have completely different views.

RedNet Control also provides parameter control. This includes clock source selection, sample rate converter configuration, and reference level setup. All the functions of Red mic pres can be controlled from the software: Gain, Phantom Power, Phase Invert, High-Pass Filter, and Air Mode. Graphical control for Red range units is separated into five pages: I/O Control & Meeting, Input Routing, Output Routing, Monitor Control and Custom Mixes.

From the Custom Mixes page, RedNet Control’s internal audio mixer allows you to create up to eight separate mono or stereo sub-mix signals. Up to 30 of all the available inputs can be selected as sources for the mixer. Once selected, these input signals will then become available to all Custom Mixes. Each mixer output can have an individual balance of fader levels, mute and channel pan settings.

Where more hands-on control is required, RedNet Control features a MIDI bridge, allowing any programmable CC-based or SysEX MIDI controller to manage up to 16 different devices with mic press. This allows gain to be easily mapped to an encoder for tactile control. RedNet Control includes the option to use the Avid Pre CC protocol, meaning Red range devices can be controlled from ProTools and in turn with one of the Pro Tools controllers such as Artist series, S3 or S6.

RedNet Control’s automatic firmware update ensures that all Red and RedNet devices on the network are kept up to date with the latest firmware. This guarantees that the latest Dante updates from Focusrite will be loaded to the device, ensuring the best possible performance.

RedNet Control 2.3 is available now for free download. The installation package, available for Mac OS X computers includes the RedNet Control application, the Dante Controller application, PCle drivers and Red range driver.

Visit Focusrite at NAB 2019 booth #C2052.


Datavideo Announces the ITC-300 Digital Intercom System



Datavideo announces the ITC-300, an 8-channel digital intercom system. The ITC-300 is a single wired communication system, which provides single or all-call voice, power, and tally over standard Ethernet cable for up to eight belt packs. The unique ethernet locking system ensures secure and reliable connectivity to each belt pack.

The distance between the belt packs and the base station can be up to 300ft (100m). The base station can communicate with each belt pack individually or all at the same time. Each belt pack has dual color tally indicator, talk and call buttons, headset connection, and external tally connection.

The ITC-300 comes with belt packs, headsets, and tally lights for 4 users.

The Datavideo ITC-300 has an MSRP price of $1,949 and will be available June 2019. Visit Datavideo at NAB 2019 at booth #SL9716.


Datavideo Announces the NVS-33 H.264 Encoder and MP4 Recorder



Datavideo introduces the NVS-33 and H.264 streaming encoder and recorder. THE NVS-33 has HD-SDI and HDMI inputs for video as well as stereo RCA connections for embedded audio.

The NVS-33 can stream and record at different bit rates simultaneously. It records onto an SD card in NTFS, FAT, or exFAT formats to allow continuous recording without a file size limitation.

Front panel operation with easy-to-use buttons makes this encoder desirable for many applications such as Houses of Worship, Education, Corporations, and Live Event Production.

In addition to a bit rate selection button on the front panel, the NVS-33 has video input selection, stream, record, and stream + record buttons. Once the NVS-33 is setup initially using a PC/Mac computer or tablet with a web browser, users can simply press one button to start their streaming and recording.

The Datavideo NVS-33 has an MSRP price of $699 and will be available June 2019. Visit Datavideo at NAB 2019 booth #SL9716.


Tiffen Filter Kits Now Available for the New DJI Osmo Pocket



Tiffen Filters, a division of the Tiffen Company, introduces their exclusive new line of filters for the DJI Osmo Pocket. The filter kits will consist of a three-filter kit of neutral density polarizer filters and a six-filter kit of neutral density and neutral density polarizer filters available for DJI’s latest 3-axis stabilized handheld camera.

The filters feature a multilayer and hydrophobic coating, waterproof surface and scratch prevention technology. They guarantee ultra-low reflection rates and have unmatched color fidelity. Its 4K high definition optical glass has a ten year warranty.

“We’re excited to announce the launch of these filter kits for the popular DJI Osmo Pocket,” said Andrew Tiffen, SVP of Marketing, The Tiffen Company. “Matching our exclusive line of filters with the latest pocket-sized handheld gimble from DJI gives content creators the tools they need to enhance the cinematic footage they create with the device.”

Osmo Pocket Filter Kits:

3-Filter Kit- $49.99

  • ND4 / PL
  • ND8 / PL
  • ND16 / PL

6 Filter Kit – $79.99

  • ND4
  • ND8
  • ND16
  • ND4 / PL
  • ND8 / PL
  • ND16 / PL

Each filter kit includes a compact metal carrying case to safely pack and store the filters until ready for use, making it easy to take these filters on any video-worthy adventure with the DJI Osmo Pocket.

With Tiffen’s exclusive kits of filters for the DJI Osmo Pocket, imagemakers can create more professional content by having greater control in camera. When used in conjunction with the award-winning filter technology engineered by Tiffen, the high-quality performance of the DJI Osmo Pocket camera system is taken to the next level.

The Tiffen Filter Kits for the DJI Osmo Pocket can be purchased at Tiffen.com as well as authorized resellers: B&H Photo, Adorama and internationally at Foto Konijenberg.


DJI Filmmaking Tools Provide Professional Gimbal Control Solutions



DJI, the world’s leader in creative camera technology, has cinema grade tools that offer professional gimbal control solutions for every type of filmmaker and scenario. The DJI Master Wheels and DGI Force Pro are built to deliver precise gimbal movements. These products offer filmmakers reliable tools that help capture complex shots with ease while adding a cinematic quality to any scene.

Master Wheels and Force Pro control DJI’s Ronin 2 and Ronin-S gimbals, expanding the creative possibilities for cinematographers of varying experience levels.

DJI Master Wheels is a professional level, height precision gimbal control system that applies a 3-wheeled form to control pan, tilt, and roll. Smooth, stable and precise movements create a professional look, while an easy to use and functional design makes filming complex footage simpler.

DJI Master Wheels are a high precision gimbal movement tool that utilizes three weighted wheels to adjust pan, tilt and roll with extreme accuracy. Ultra high resolution optical encoders detect the subtlest of wheel adjustments while complex algorithms translate that movement to enhance the level of accuracy of the gimbal.

Master Wheels employ the latest sensor positioning technology to ensure a stable and reliable connection from the main console to the moving rig with a latency as low as 10 milliseconds and an operating distance of over 1.9 miles.

DGI Force Pro is a motion sensing system that uses DJI’s industry-leading remote-control technology to precisely synchronize the movement of Force Pro with the gimbal, helping capture cinematic scenes with ease. Intuitive and easy to learn, Force Pro breaks down the barriers that come with understanding the operation of more complex gimbal control systems.

DGI Force Pro utilizes DJI’s state of the art remote control technology, Force Pro precisely synchronizes the movement of the operator with the movement of the gimbal, helping capture smooth imagery even in complex or fast-moving scenes. An embedded compass and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) work in tandem to ensure precise movement and prevent the gimbal from drifting to maintain a consistent frame.

It’s low latency dual band 2.4/5.8GHz wireless transmission system offers near real-time control with a communication latency as low as 10 milliseconds. Force Pro can also be physically tethered to the gimbal using a CANBUS cable offering a 200Hz signal to eliminate any chance of connection interference while on set.

DGI Master Wheels is priced at USD $8,000. DJI Force Pro is priced at USD $1,200.


Beyerdynamic Now Shipping High-End Xelento Wireless Headphones



Beyerdynamic, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and conferencing products, announces Xelento, a wireless, in-ear headphone featuring outstanding and cutting-edge technology for an exciting musical experience.

The Xelento wireless features beyerdynamic’s innovative, miniaturized Tesla drivers, aptX HD Bluetooth technology, and MOSAYC sound personalization by Mimi Defined.

Beyerdynamic’s Xelento wireless bridges the gap for convenient on-the-go solutions and sophisticated luxury headphones, by creating a single solution to combine two worlds. Xelento’s breathtaking Tesla drivers are recognized among audio enthusiasts for their incredible sound, precise impulses, exceptional and acoustic balance rating from tight bass to detailed highs.

Featuring a sleek design, the Xelento wireless incorporates exclusive materials, including silver-plated cables, aluminum battery casing and engraved face plates, for an aesthetical design.

Xelento incorporates MOSAYC sound personalization by Mimi Defined to create a customized listening experience through beyerdynamic’s MIY (Make It Yours) app. Listeners can complete a short hearing test to identify the specific characteristics of their ears and adjust the playback to fit the profile. The innovative MOSAYC technology by Mimi Defined restores the faded pieces of the acoustic image to perfect the individual listening experience.

Beyerdynamic Xelento wireless is Hi-Res Audio certified, allowing it to handle high-resolution files while retaining every musical detail. Xelento supports the Qualcom aptX HD codec to enable the transmission of 24-bit signals in full resolution, meanwhile, providing the best possible performance of the high-end drivers.

Additionally, the Xelento wireless is compatible with aptX and AAC to provide connectivity with every conventional playback device.

The Xelento retails for $1,199.00 and is available online at beyerdynamic’s website.