Insiders View - A few Days in the Desert

Giles Bendig

Author: Giles Bendig

Published 1st August 2017

Insiders View - A few Days in the Desert

i At Finepoint, we always get excited about attending the NAB show. With tens of thousands of video professionals from around the world gathering together, NAB is a great opportunity for us to get exposure to all the latest news and technology in the world of video and post production, as well as giving us the chance to catch up with all our industry friends and customers. We always come away exhausted but full of ideas.

We have put together a brief overview of the latest news and product announcements from this year\'s NAB Show. Enjoy!

AMIRA Software Update Package (SUP) 5.0

The new AMIRA Software Update Package (SUP) 5.0 further refines the camera\'s Multicam mode - a flexible, open interface for multi-camera broadcast applications.

ARRI introduces a built-in wireless video transmitter in the newest model ALEXA SXT W

ARRI introduces a built-in wireless video transmitter in the newest model ALEXA SXT W, a significant upgrade reflecting ARRI\'s commitment to continually improve the ALEXA SXT platform.

Blackmagic Design Announced Remote Bluetooth Camera Control for URSA Mini Pro

Blackmagic Design announced a new open protocol for URSA Mini Pro cameras that will allow customers to create their own remote control solutions via Bluetooth.

Canon launch new upgrade service for EOS 5D Mk IV

Canon have added C-Log recording to the 5D Mark IV DSLR. This new paid upgrade for EOS 5D Mk IV users, is available exclusively from Canon-authorised service centres.

Canon Launches new CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S 4K Cinema Servo Zoom Lens

Canon announced the launch of their latest compact cine-servo lens - the CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S. Designed for professional and advanced amateur videographers using large-format, single-sensor cameras.

Firmware upgrade for Canon professional displays

Canon announced a firmware upgrade for three of its professional 4K displays, the DP-V1710, DP-V2410 and DP-V2420. The new features include enhanced connectivity with digital cinema cameras and greater convenience when confirming images during High Dynamic Range (HDR) shooting, greatly improving on-location workflows.

Atomos announce 19\" Sumo monitor recorder that delivers 4KP60 HDR to your set/studio

Atomos once again redefines the workflow options for video creatives by creating the first production/studio monitor to combine a 19\" HDR 1200nit 10+ stop panel with 4K 12bit Raw or 10bit 422 ProRes/DNxHR recording and HD recording up to 240p or live switching and recording of four 1080p60 channels.

JVC announce new camera control upgrades

JVC Professional announced new upgrades to their GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 cameras so they include integrated IFB channels.

Vinten Vantage - New Robotic Remote Head

The Vinten Vantage is a lightweight remote head which can be tightly integrated into your existing studio setup. The Vantage is a robotic PTZ (Pan - Tilt - Zoom) head which aims for lighter camera setups up to 4.5 kg (approx. 10 lbs). It is capable of + or -90deg tilt range and 355deg pan range at a speed of 0.02 up to 60 deg/s.

New HKCU-2040 4K/HDR Processor Board for HDC-2000 series from Sony

The HDRC-4000 HDR production converter unit provides simultaneous real-time streams for multi-purpose 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) live production as part of powerful Sony SR Live for HDR workflows.

AJA Introduced New Solutions for IP Workflows

AJA Video Systems announced new firmware for its KONA IP desktop video and audio I/O card, along with two new IP Mini-Converters, significantly expanding flexibility in IP-based workflows.

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