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FUJIFILM Launches New 'MK' Series of Cinema Lenses The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has unveiled the MK Series of cinema lenses for E-mount cameras, which boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance. The first in this series to be introduced, the FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9, is a standard zoom with an 18-55mm focal length. It will be available in early March for $3,799. The entire 'MK' series is designed with the 'emerging' cinematographer in mind, whether shooting a live event, online programming, documentary, corporate video, wedding, independent or short film production. ...Read More »
Revolabs Appoints SkyGroup as Distributor for Southern Africa Revolabs(R), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, today announced that it has selected SkyGroup Communications as its official distributor in the Southern African Market (SADC). SkyGroup Communications will provide Revolabs' superior wireless communications technology alongside its elite videoconferencing, AV integration, and cloud-based communication services. ...Read More »
VITEC to Showcase Police, Military and Defense Video Streaming Solutions at Enforce Tac 2017 VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced it will demonstrate its full range of end-to-end streaming solutions for police, military, and defense applications in Hall 10.0 booth 413 at Enforce Tac 2017. Held March 1-2 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center in Nuremberg, Germany, Enforce Tac is the trade fair for command, control, and operational equipment used by security agencies. ...Read More »
Triveni Digital to Offer ATSC 3.0 Starter Kits, Simplifying Transition to Next-Gen TV Standard Triveni Digital today announced a series of ATSC 3.0 "starter kits" designed to bring broadcasters up to speed with the new broadcast television standard in a real-world environment. The starter kits will be introduced throughout the year and encompass everything from file-based monitoring to live encoding and over-the-air transmission options, leveraging Triveni Digital's award-winning GuideBuilder(R) XM signaling and announcement generator, ROUTE/MMTP encoder, and StreamScope(R) XM MT service quality assurance system, along with third-party technology from trusted ecosystem partners. The kits will be demonstrated for the first time at the 2017 NAB Show, April 24-27 at booth N2031. ...Read More »
Broadpeak Reduces Latency for OTT Live Video Streaming by 90 Percent Broadpeak(R), a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and live and video-on-demand (VOD) servers for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, announced today a new low-latency solution that dramatically reduces the latency common when video is streamed live to connected devices. Leveraging multicast technology and managed network capabilities, Broadpeak's solution decreases latency by 90 percent, allowing end-users to enjoy the same consistent video experience they are used to with IPTV on any screen, without massive buffering. Given the increased consumption of live video on multiscreen, this is a game-changing solution for content operators, especially for live sports applications. Broadpeak will demonstrate its nanoCDN(TM) solution with low-latency capabilities at Mobile World Congress and the 2017 NAB Show. ...Read More »
OptiTrack Introduces Active VR Tracking at GDC 2017 OptiTrack today introduced OptiTrack Active, a solution tailored specifically for out-of-home, theme park scaled virtual reality (VR) experiences. This advancement enables greatly simplified manufacturing and deployment efforts for large-scale, multi-user VR experiences. OptiTrack Active will be showcased using Oculus HMDs, Striker VR weapons, and MSI VR One Backpack PCs in the OptiTrack booth (#2002, South Hall) at the 2017 Game Developers Conference, held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco March 1-3. ...Read More »
Autodesk Wins are Twofold this Awards Season Artists from around the world used media and entertainment software from Autodesk, Inc.¬†(NASDAQ:ADSK) for the 22nd year to help bring 2016's most popular films to the big screen. Autodesk also received recognition from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, earning a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech) for the Arnold renderer. ...Read More »
Middle Atlantic Kicks Off Legrand's CTS Prep Program for Internal Professionals Middle Atlantic Products has successfully launched an internal InfoComm CTS(R) prep course as part of Legrand's commitment to ensuring exceptional customer service and helping integrators successfully navigate the rapidly changing technology landscape. Led by Joseph Cornwall, CTS-D, CTS-I, and Legrand's Technology Evangelist, the first CTS Certified Technology Specialist" prep course brought together 30 team members from across Middle Atlantic and Legrand for an intense three-day program designed to prepare qualified candidates for InfoComm's challenging CTS certification exam. ...Read More »
Wisdom Audio Introduces New Premium-Quality Audio Interconnect Kits Wisdom Audio, designer and manufacturer of loudspeaker systems tailored for the most discerning audiophiles, today announced standard and custom interconnect cable kits as part of its high-end audio product lineup. Complementing the high-fidelity performance of Wisdom Audio's loudspeaker systems, the new interconnect kits deliver reliable, durable connectivity required for superior sound reproduction. ...Read More »
Pliant Technologies Displays Lightweight Professional Communication Headset, SmartBoom LITE, at NAB 2017 Pliant Technologies, the professional intercom division of CoachComm, known for the revolutionary Tempest system and behind the innovative CrewCom professional wireless intercom system, is displaying its compact SmartBoom LITE headset at NAB 2017 (Booth C12721). Along with the complete line of SmartBoom PRO headsets, the SmartBoom LITE series features exceptional comfort, audio quality, advanced features and design enhancements, including the proven SmartBoom technology, which allows the adjustable microphone boom to act as an on/off switch for quick muting. ...Read More »
Colorist Bryan McMahan Joins Roundabout Entertainment Veteran Digital Colorist Bryan McMahan has joined Roundabout Entertainment. A frequent collaborator of Terrence Malick, McMahan has colored six films for the director dating back to the 2005 release The New World and including Weightless, slated for release next year. He has also worked with directors William Friedkin (Killer Joe), Robert Towne (Ask the Dust), Gore Verbinski (The Ring) and John Woo (Face/Off). ...Read More »
Wazee Digital Partners With Paladin Software to Bolster YouTube Rights Management Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced a technology partnership with Paladin, the enterprise platform for next-generation media companies. Through the partnership, Wazee Digital will use Paladin's Rights Monitor toolset to strengthen digital rights management (DRM) services on YouTube for key rights holders and content partners, including major college sports organizations. ...Read More »
Decibel S.A. to bring Brio and full line of Calrec Audio solutions to customers in Switzerland and North Africa Calrec Audio has signed Decibel S.A. as its exclusive distributor in Switzerland, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. With an emphasis on Brio, Calrec's all-new, compact digital broadcast audio console, Decibel S.A. will represent the full line of Calrec Audio solutions to broadcast customers throughout these territories. ...Read More »
DPA Helps Norwegian Singer Moddi Incorporate Old Technology Into His Live Gigs Sound engineer Tom Meyer turned to DPA when Moddi asked him to mic up an old Philips cassette player that played a key role in two of his songs. ...Read More »
Pronology Debuts Screener at 2017 NAB Show Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, is introducing Screener, a multi-channel, file-based production screening device that records universally playable MP4 files, at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth SL11807). ...Read More »
VRLA Announces Unity Technologies CEO, John Riccitiello as Keynote Speaker Unity Technologies CEO John Riccitiello--whose engine and platform powers popular virtual and augmented reality experiences--will deliver a keynote address at the VRLA Expo on Friday, April 14th. The expo takes place April 14-15, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and will offer a full slate of demos, educational sessions, experimental work, panels and presentations. Registration is currently open, with the business-focused 2-Day Pro Pass at $299 and a 1-Day Pass for Saturday at $40. ...Read More »
Skillsoft Selects Hybrik for Video Transcoding Hybrik, Inc. today announced its cloud-based media processing has been selected by Skillsoft to help power its Percipio, the company's new state-of-the-art content delivery and learning platform. Skillsoft, the world's leader in eLearning, is using Hybrik's media processing to transcode thousands of training videos into a wide variety of formats. ...Read More »
SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal Earns Regional STC Honors, Advances to International Competition The¬†Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that its SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal has earned a Distinction Award from the New York Metro, Philadelphia Metro, Atlanta, and Rochester Chapters of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). By receiving this honor in the STC regional competition, in which entries are judged on technical content, achievement of purpose, and technical execution, the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal advances to the STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition. ...Read More »
Core SWX'S TorchLED Bolt 250 Shines at NAB 2017 Core SWX, a leader in battery and charging solutions, brings its new TorchLED Bolt 250 (TL-BT250) to NAB 2017 (Booth C10248). Making its NAB-debut, the TL-BT250 leverages a newly patented Refractory Lens Technology providing a 250W equivalent light output. It is 40 percent thinner than its predecessor, the Bolt 220R, and draws 13W of power. ...Read More »
Studio Technologies Expands Dante Beltpack Range at NAB 2017 Studio Technologies, manufacturer of high-quality audio, video and fiber-optic solutions, introduces the new Model 371 Intercom Beltpack at NAB 2017 (Booth C8849). The compact, lightweight unit combines the features offered by broadcast-style, 2-channel party-line (PL) intercom user devices with a single-channel listen output and a 4-pin male XLR headset interface connector. ...Read More »
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