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AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fps

AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fps

Development Partners Autodesk, Cisco, Codex and Colorfront Integrate KONA 4 to Drive 4K HFR Workflows

By PVC News Staff | April 07, 2014

AJA Video Systems today announced KONA 4, the latest generation in its award-winning line of professional desktop video and audio I/O cards. KONA 4 offers unparalleled features for handling everything from SD to HD, 2K and 4K with full 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color spaces for fantastic image... Read More

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4K Killer Combination from Atomos and Sony

Atomos 7" Shogun and Sony A7S Camera 4K Recording Solution Shown for the First Time at NAB 2014

By PVC News Staff | April 07, 2014

Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Apple ProRes Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, will show the brand new 4K Shogun 7" IPS monitor/recorder alongside the new Sony A7S at NAB 2014. The Shogun is currently the only 4K HDMI recording... Read More

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Panasonic Debuts 98” and 84” Professional 4K LED Displays at NAB SHOW

Panasonic Debuts 98” and 84” Professional 4K LED Displays at NAB SHOW

Durable, Reliable Ultra HD LQ70 Series Displays Join Additional New Panasonic AV Solutions at NAB Booth C3607

By PVC News Staff | April 07, 2014

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leader in delivering technology solutions for government, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced two new large-format 4K LED displays along with other new professional AV technologies at the National Association of Broadcasters... Read More

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G-Technology Launches its New ‘Studio’ Line of External Hard Drives

G-Technology Launches its New ‘Studio’ Line of External Hard Drives

In a new Sleek Black Design, the G-SPEED Studio and G-RAID Studio Deliver New Innovations in Performance, Style and Reliability

By PVC News Staff | April 07, 2014

G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the creative professional market, today announced the first products in its new Studio line – the G-RAID Studio and G-SPEED Studio. Continuing G-Technology’s popular design... Read More

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Mushroom Networks Joins NewTek Developer Network

Mushroom Networks Joins NewTek Developer Network

Streamer Broadband Bonding Device Integrated with TriCaster Live Video Production System

By PVC News Staff | April 07, 2014

Mushroom Networks, Inc., innovators of Broadband Bonding™ technology, announced today its entrance into the NewTek Developer Network.  This enables Mushroom Networks’ Streamer 3G/4G wireless bonding device to be fully integrated with NewTek’s line of TriCaster™... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Take a Tour of the FCPWORKS Suite Part 2

PVC at NAB 2014 - Take a Tour of the FCPWORKS Suite Part 2

A PVC Exclusive

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 07, 2014

FCPWORKS has taken a different approach than many at NAB 2014. They’ve chosen to setup a demo suite off-site of the busy show floor so those curious about Final Cut Pro X and how they are integrating Apple’s NLE into a number of different workflows can have a much more quiet,... Read More

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NAB: Autodesk Unveils the Highly Anticipated Smoke 2015

NAB: Autodesk Unveils the Highly Anticipated Smoke 2015

New in Smoke 2015: 3D Tracking, Re-architected Timeline FX and Faster Performance; More Accessible Than Ever

By PVC News Staff | April 07, 2014

Autodesk, Inc. unveiled the latest version of its powerful professional video editing software Autodesk Smoke 2015 at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB). In addition to significant new creative tools and performance enhancements, Smoke 2015 will soon be available as a... Read More

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Panasonic and Codex Announce High-Speed 4K V-Raw Recording

Panasonic and Codex Announce High-Speed 4K V-Raw Recording

Solution for Panasonic VariCam 35 Camera

By PVC News Staff | April 07, 2014

Panasonic and Codex, the leading developer of RAW recording and media management systems for motion picture and television production, today announced a strategic product development alliance. Codex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, is working exclusively with Panasonic to... Read More

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Avid DNxHD Codec Addition Further Enhances Sony’s F5 and F55 Performance and Flexibility

Avid DNxHD Codec Addition Further Enhances Sony’s F5 and F55 Performance and Flexibility

F5 and F55’s open architecture continues to provide solutions desired by production and post production workflows

By PVC News Staff | April 07, 2014

Sony is adding the AVID® DNxHD® codec as a future hardware upgrade option to the F5 and F55 CineAlta 4K cameras.

The DNxHD files will be stored in the easy-to-manage MXF OP-1a wrapper, and recorded on-board to Sony’s SxS PRO+ memory card format, which was specially... Read More

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Sony Launches Professional XDCAM Camcorder with XAVCTM recording capability and New Zoom Lens

Sony Launches Professional XDCAM Camcorder with XAVCTM recording capability and New Zoom Lens

New PXW-X180 Ready to Support a wide range of Broadcast and video production applications

By PVC News Staff | April 07, 2014

Sony’s  new PXW-X180 handheld solid-state memory camcorder is the latest addition to the XDCAMTM Series. Ideal for broadcast and professional video production applications, it features three 1/3” Full HD Exmor® CMOS sensors and a new 25x optical zoom Sony G Lens with 26 mm... Read More

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Sony’s F5 and F55 Add Unprecedented Flexibility with the Addition of ProRes Recording

Sony’s F5 and F55 Add Unprecedented Flexibility with the Addition of ProRes Recording

Future Hardware Upgrade Option Highlights Ongoing Evolution of F55/F5 4K CineAlta Cameras

By PVC News Staff | April 07, 2014

Sony is announcing the addition of Apple ProRes on-board recording as a future hardware upgrade option for its F5 and F55 CineAlta 4K cameras.

ProRes files will be stored and recorded internally to the F5 and F55 via Sony’s SxS PRO+ memory cards, which were specially designed to... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Take a Tour of the FCPWORKS Suite

PVC at NAB 2014 - Take a Tour of the FCPWORKS Suite

A PVC Exclusive

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 07, 2014

FCPWORKS has taken a different approach than many at NAB 2014. They’ve chosen to setup a demo suite off-site of the busy show floor so those curious about Final Cut Pro X and how they are integrating Apple’s NLE into a number of different workflows can have a much more quiet, personal demo. PVC took a tour of all the different stations set up by FCPWORKS that includes storage, digital asset management, and many different types of workflows. It was quite interesting to see the many different solutions from on-set logging via Lumberjack to the capture of 8 streams of live video with Softron to a very cool DIT station.

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NAB 2014 Exclusive “Sneak Preview”: Tayzu Heavy Lift Drone to Revolutionize Aerial Filmmaking

NAB 2014 Exclusive “Sneak Preview”: Tayzu Heavy Lift Drone to Revolutionize Aerial Filmmaking

New Manufacturer to the Market Does a Private "Preview"... and I Have Seen the Future.

By Jeff Foster | April 06, 2014

In a private exclusive meeting in a hotel suite the weekend before NAB 2014 officially starts, I get a hands-on look at a working prototype heavy-lift "drone" (UAV) that left me literally speechless. Not only is the design quite stunning and clean, but the technology is so advanced I didn't think we'd see anything like this for several years. I have seen the future folks... and it's absolutely beautiful!

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Sunday at NAB. Nice, quiet, productive.

Even with pre-NAB announcements it's one of the best NAB days

By Scott Simmons | April 06, 2014

Sunday at NAB can be an interesting time. The show floor hasn’t opened yet so you’re not constantly bombarded with new product announcements (though today seems to be an exception), people aren’t moving around like maniacs and the hallways of the Las Vegas Convention Center halls aren’t madhouses. As one of the speakers at Post|Production World I took advantage of my favorite perk: being able to sit in on some other classes and learn.

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Handheld Camera Stabilizer from DJI Unleashes Creativity for Filmmakers

Handheld Camera Stabilizer from DJI Unleashes Creativity for Filmmakers

By PVC News Staff | April 06, 2014

DJI, a global leader in aerial photography and cinematographers platforms, today announced the release of its first handheld camera stabilizer – the DJI Ronin.   The DJI Ronin is designed to create smooth video while retaining control over camera movements for any camera and lens... Read More

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Adobe to reveal next wave of innovation in pro video apps at NAB 2014

Creative Cloud delivers the complete filmmaker’s toolkit

By Eric Philpott | April 04, 2014

Editing and video content creation workflows are about to get easier and more exciting, with major updates coming soon to Creative Cloud, bringing more Adobe magic, expanded support for cutting edge technologies, and an even more connected creative experience.  At NAB 2014 Adobe will... Read More

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ARRI AMIRA Begins Shipping in April

ARRI AMIRA Begins Shipping in April

By PVC News Staff | April 04, 2014

ARRI is pleased to announce the highly anticipated AMIRA documentary-style camera, available in a range of upgradeable packages, will begin shipping in April.

AMIRA is the versatile documentary-style camera that combines exceptional image quality and affordable CFast 2.0 workflows with... Read More

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ALEXA Software Update Packet SUP 10.0 Preview

ALEXA Software Update Packet SUP 10.0 Preview

By PVC News Staff | April 04, 2014

From the outset, ARRI developed ALEXA as an upgradeable camera system to remain an enduring investment for years to come. Now established as the gold standard of movie production, ALEXA was the camera of choice for Gravity, winner of Best Cinematography and Best VFX Academy Awards. This is the... Read More

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An Introvert’s Guide To NAB

An Introvert’s Guide To NAB

These tips will help you meet new people and have some great conversations at NAB.

By Chris Potter | April 04, 2014

Do you shudder at the thought of networking in a crowd of nearly 100,000 people. If so, take a deep breath. I’ve got some tips that should help you meet some new people and have some great conversations at NAB.

You see, I’m a textbook introvert. When I attend events like NAB, I have to make a very conscious effort to get out and speak with new people. I make the effort because it’s worth it for my business and for my personal development.

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HitFilm is bringing a plugin package to your NLE ... and After Effects of course

Here's a quick look at what to expect when this capable little package ships

By Scott Simmons | April 04, 2014

Most everyone in the post-production business has heard of HitFilm, the interesting little alternative non-linear editor and effects package from FX Home. In 2013 they completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to bring HitFilm to the Mac. Now they are making plug-ins for that NLE you might already be using that will cost you $499. And NAB 2014 is the perfect place to launch it.

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