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Shotgun 6 and RV 6 at NAB 2015
[permalink] 21.04.2015

Auctodesk Shotgun 6 NAB 2015 screenshot Shotgun Software, an Autodesk company, unveiled Shotgun 6 and RV 6 at this year's NAB. Shotgun is the cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games, recently expanded via acquisition with RV, the widely adopted desktop image and sequence player. Shotgun 6 will now include direct access to RV 6 at no extra cost to users, with the latest releases of both Shotgun 6 and RV 6 also offering new features to boost production efficiency. Shotgun 6 with RV 6 integration is expected to be available by the end of April with pricing starting at $30 US per account/per month with 'Awesome' support, or $50 US per account/per month with 'Super Awesome' support. RV will also continue to be supported as a standalone tool, and pricing for standalone versions of RV, RVIO, and RV-SDI remain the same. [source]

Livestream Studio HD550, Studio Surface Go, Studio 3.0
[permalink] 20.04.2015

Livestream Studio software screenshotThis year at NAB 2015, Livestream introduced Studio HD550, a portable all-in-one live production switcher with 5 HDMI/SDI inputs and a custom bag; Studio Surface Go, a new portable control accessory for Livestream Studio offering essential switching, graphics, and transition controls in a compact body; and Livestream Studio 3.0, an upgraded version of its production switcher software now available as a free upgrade for all Studio users. Next, Livestream annouced a Studio HD51 price update: it is now available for $6,999 US MSRP (originally $7,999). And from April 13th to May 31st, 2015, Livestream is offering a special promotion for new and existing Studio customers: Customers buying any Livestream Studio product can get $500 off Livestream Surface Go in addition to one month of Livestream Premium, and anyone who purchased a Livestream Studio product before April 13, 2015, can buy a Studio Surface Go and get a $200 Livestream Platform credit. [source]

Panasonic's AG-DVX200 4K handheld camcorder coming in Fall 2015
[permalink] 17.04.2015

Panasonic AG-DVX200 photo Panasonic has announced the AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor, 4/3" handheld camcorder at NAB 2015. The DVX200 will offer many top-end features including UHD 60p recording, a 13x optical zoom and a V-Log L gamma curve (12 stops of latitude). Delivering a shallow depth of field and a wide field of view, the DVX200 is the ideal companion camera to the company's high-end VariCam 35 4K model. With an integrated lens design, the DVX200 will excel in independent film and documentary production, as well as event videography. The DVX200 will be optimized for 4K/HD production, and shares the esteemed VariCam family characteristics of filmic tonality and colorimetry, with natural, subtle rendering of skin flesh tones, and a V-Log curve emulating the natural grey-scale rendition of the VariCam 35. The camcorder will incorporate a newly-developed 4/3" large-format MOS sensor and offer variable frame rate recording up to 120 fps in FHD mode. The new handheld will also offer a newly-designed Leica Dicomar 4K F2.8 - F4.5 zoom lens, time-code in/out, 3G HD-SDI and HDMI 2.0 (4K) video outs, easy focus and zooming, and programmable user buttons. The DVX200 will record 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24p, UHD (3840 x 2160) and FHD at 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p in either MP4 / MOV file formats to two SD cards, facilitating backup and relay recording. The AG-DVX200 will be available in Fall 2015 with a suggested list price under $5000 US. [source]

[permalink] 15.04.2015

RED Scarlet-X camera photo HD 2K 4K film PL mount Canon EF DSLRRED Digital Cinema is showcasing the performance and versatility of the 6K RED DRAGON sensor, as well as the latest product innovations and technologies. Attendees at NAB are the first to see WEAPON -- the latest digital camera to be added to the RED DRAGON family. WEAPON combines optimal color science and dynamic range of the 19 megapixel RED DRAGON sensor with all new built-in functionality and intuitive design. Visitors will also be able to see the full family of OLPFs, as well as the fastest media option RED has to offer -- the 1TB RED MINI-MAG. More here. [source]

Two new Smart Videohub routers announced
[permalink] 15.04.2015

Blackmagic SmartVideohub 40x40 12G Blackmagic Design announced two new Smart Videohub routers, the Smart Videohub 12G 40x40, and Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12. The first is an advanced model with 12G-SDI technology, allowing all SDI video formats up to 2160p60 to be routed all on the same router, all at the same time. Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 will be priced at $4,995 US and available in May. The Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12 is a new mixed-format SD, HD and Ultra HD router that features full re-synchronization on every input for completely clean switches between non-synchronized router crosspoints. It is a compact 1U router that features 6G-SDI for SD, HD and Ultra HD routing and is the perfect small router for on air production like those used in remote trucks for critical applications. Video walls and projection used at live performances, or even hotel and conference A/V departments can also benefit from Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12. Unsynchronized signals from computers, cameras, disk recorders and more can all be arranged into a simple crosspoint router that synchronizes everything automatically so the audience, guests, or conference attendees always see perfectly switched video. Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12 will be available in May for $1,495 US. [source]

Teranex Mini, next generation 12G-SDI mini converters
[permalink] 15.04.2015

Blackmagic Teranex Mini 12G photo Blackmagic Design announced Teranex Mini, a next generation family of video converters featuring advanced 12G-SDI technology, award winning Teranex quality, front panel controls and LCD, built in power supply and support for all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. Teranex Mini features a revolutionary design which has been developed to solve problems with regular mini converters. These problems include issues with dissipating the heat generated from high speed 12G-SDI, the cumbersome external power supplies, the inability to use standard XLR connectors and the limited controls on mini converters that are usually crude switches. Blackmagic Design's new Teranex Minis solve all these problems by utilizing a better industrial design. One of the most innovative features of the new Teranex Minis is they feature an optional smart front panel that includes a spin knob, color LCD and multiple buttons. This means the user can simply remove the basic front panel from a Teranex Mini and replace it with a Teranex Mini Smart Panel to allow full setup and control from the front panel. Users can see the video being converted, monitor audio levels and even verify timecode and the video standard being converted. This allows broadcasters to simply walk up to the front panel and change settings and verify conversion, a vital feature when used in mission critical broadcast environments. Also included in all models is built in Ethernet so Teranex Minis can be remotely administered from a central location using Blackmagic Design's new Converter Utility for Windows and Mac OS X. There are six models of Teranex Minis based on the conversion required, these include SDI to HDMI, HDMI to SDI, SDI to Analog, Analog to SDI, SDI to Audio and Audio to SDI. There is also six optical fiber models that include a single SDI connection and an 12G-SDI SMPTE compatible optical SDI module. The 12G-SDI models of the Teranex Mini will be available in May from $495 US, with the Optical Fiber models available in June from $895 US. [source]

Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio 12G records 2160p60 video
[permalink] 15.04.2015

Blackmagic Hyperdeck Studio 12G photo The new HyperDeck Studio 12G is Blackmagic's new professional SSD-based broadcast deck that can record SD, HD and Ultra HD up to 2160p60. HyperDeck Studio 12G features familiar VTR style controls and includes advanced 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 connections for recording high frame rate Ultra HD over a single cable. HyperDeck Studio 12G is the newest member of the HyperDeck family and is an advanced technology replacement for aging broadcast decks. Customers get the same functionality and control of a traditional deck with the advantage of recording directly to 10-bit 4:2:2 uncompressed files for SD and HD, or to broadcast quality Apple ProRes and DNxHD files for SD, HD and Ultra HD. HyperDeck Studio 12G will be available in May for $2,495 US. [source]

Fusion 8 will be available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
[permalink] 15.04.2015

Blackmagic Design Fusion 7 screenshotAs revealed earlier this month, Fusion 8, Blackmagic Design's advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, will be released on Mac OS X and Linux. Until now, Fusion has been a Windows-only product, and with this new Fusion 8 release, it will now be available on all popular operating systems. In November 2014 Blackmagic revolutionized the visual effects industry by making Fusion on Windows available for free and introducing the all new Fusion Studio for $995 US. Previously, getting access to high-end visual effects tools such as Fusion used to cost thousands of dollars. Now, by bringing Fusion to Mac OS and Linux, Fusion will be available to even more users than ever, opening the door to millions of motion graphic artists, broadcast designers, video editors, visual effects compositors, and 3D animators. Fusion 8 for Mac OS X and Windows will be available free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website in Q3, and Fusion 8 Studio for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux will be available for $995 US, as well for download from the Blackmagic Design website free of charge for all current Fusion customers. [source]

DaVinci Resolve 12 with over 80 new features
[permalink] 15.04.2015

Blackmagic Davinci Resolve 12 screensot Blackmagic Design announced DaVinci Resolve 12, a major upgrade with over 80 new features for professional editing and color grading. This new update includes a new modern interface, multi-cam editing, powerful new media management tools, an entirely new professional audio engine with support for VST/AU plug-ins, shot matching, 3D keyer, new 3D perspective tracker, enhanced curve editing and much more. DaVinci Resolve 12 features a new, modern interface with a lighter overall color scheme and new fonts that help reduce eye strain and make it easier to work for long sessions. The new interface is scalable and has been designed to look great on high DPI monitors, such as Retina displays. New top down navigation speeds up layout selections and also gives users more flexibility to customize their workspace. With dramatically improved editing, DaVinci Resolve 12 now has the ability to integrate with other NLEs even better. Edit timelines can round trip to other editing software and more of settings, plug-ins and edits are preserved. For example when importing XMLs from Final Cut Pro X, DaVinci Resolve 12 can now import multi-cam clips and preserve all the original camera angles. Also, audio support is greatly improved to match the audio timeline in Final Cut Pro X. This makes collaborative workflows better and allows different people in a facility to use the tools they prefer instead of being forced into an inflexible company wide platform. The update to DaVinci Resolve 12 will be available in July for download from the Blackmagic Design website free of charge for all current DaVinci Resolve customers. [source]

Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K coming this June
[permalink] 14.04.2015

Blackmagic ATEM 2ME Broadcast Studio 4K photo Blackmagic Design's ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K is the world's first high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 switcher with 12G-SDI. The new ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K lets customers create live, switched, high frame rate HD and Ultra HD programs at up to 60 frames per second. Featuring advanced 12G-SDI technology, customers can connect the latest 2160p60 cameras using a single, standard SDI cable. The multi rate 12G-SDI connections automatically switch to 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI and HD-SDI so the switcher is compatible with existing HD equipment. There are 4 built in media players and a larger media pool with more memory for graphics and video clips. The ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K features built in keyers, dynamic transitions, a powerful DVE, SuperSource multi layering, power macros, audio mixing, camera control with color correction and much more. The ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K will be available in June for $5,995 US. Blackmagic Design also announced ATEM Talkback Converter 4K, a new solution for providing talkback for 8 remote cameras with advanced 12G-SDI for all video formats up to 2160p60. ATEM Talkback Converter makes it easy to communicate with multiple cameras allowing high end collaborative workflows for live production. ATEM Talkback Converter 4K will retail for $2,495 US when it comes to the market this May. [source]

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V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max up to 7x faster thanks to new adaptive lights!

Chaos Software V-Ray for MODO videoChaos Group released V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max, a free update to the leading CPU and GPU renderer. With the addition of nine major features and a number of performance improvements, V-Ray 3.5 is the fastest and most powerful version yet. To solve the long-time challenge of rendering scenes with many lights, Chaos Group's R&D team has written a new Adaptive Lights algorithm that drastically speeds up render times. After extensive testing on architectural interiors and large environments with hundreds or even thousands of lights, benchmarking results show that Adaptive Lights can be up to seven times faster, depending on the scene. Now artists can work with a virtually unlimited amount of light sources, rendering scenes that were previously impossible. The new version also features fully interactive production rendering with immediate feedback; new, physically-accurate reflection model Glossy Fresnel; the ability to stop and continue rendering at any point, preserving work and saving time; Live VR rendering; and more! V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max is a free update for all V-Ray 3.x customers. [source]

CINEMA 4D Service Release 18 (SP2)
This new service release improves stability and performance of Maxon's CINEMA 4D software for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering. [more]
Magic Bullet Suite 13.0.2 adds support for HitFilm Pro 2017
Red Giant Software's Magic Bullet Suite of visual effect plug-ins has been updated. [more]
Steinberg Dorico updated, demo version now available
Steinberg's new Dorico notation software has been updated to version 1. [more]
Steinberg Nuendo 7.1.30
Steinberg announce the release of the 7.1.30 update for Nuendo, its professional DAW and audio post-production software. [more]
Native Instruments updates MASCHINE to v2.6
Native Instruments released a feature-packed new software update for their acclaimed MASCHINE family of music production tools. [more]
New firmware upgrade for Panasonic VariCam
Panasonic released a free firmware upgrade for the VariCam 35 and LT cinema cameras and VariCam HS high-speed 1080p camera that includes additional ProRes codecs and HD-SDI monitor output improvements. [more]

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