At IBC 2019 in Amsterdam, Sony today unveiled the PXW-FX9, its first XDCAM camera featuring an advanced 6K² full-frame sensor and Fast Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) system. The new camera offers content creators greater creative freedom and flexibility to capture stunning images that truly resonate with audiences.
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Video Assist 12G which are new models of the company's popular combined monitoring and recording solutions. These new models feature brighter HDR screens, built in scopes, upgraded batteries, 12G-SDI and much more. Blackmagic Video Assist 12G will be available in September 2019 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide from US$795.
AJA Video Systems today unveiled new products and updates designed to advance broadcast, production, post and proAV workflows. Addressing growing bandwidth requirements for high quality content creation and delivery, AJA is showcasing the HDR Image Analyzer 12G, the KUMO 6464-12G for routing, as well as the newly shipping Corvid 44 12G developer I/O models this year at IBC. AJA has also introduced the FS-Mini utility frame sync Mini-Converter and three new openGear® compatible cards, including OG-FS-Mini, OG-ROI-DVI and OG-ROI-HDMI. Additionally, the company is previewing Desktop Software updates for KONA, Io and T-TAP, UltraHD support for IPR Mini-Converter receivers, and FS4 frame synchronizer enhancements.
Ncam Technologies, the leading developer of real-time augmented reality technology for the media and entertainment industries, today announced an exciting new model of its award-winning camera bar – the Mk2. Ncam has partnered with the Intel® RealSense™ group to create the completely redesigned bar which is smaller and lighter than its predecessor. The Mk2 features Intel® RealSense™ technology that has been adapted and integrated by Ncam to meet the requirements of the media and entertainment industry, while the latest Ncam Reality software runs on standard HP workstations that provide industry trusted processing power with easily accessible global support.
It seems as though the IBC Show gets bigger each year with more exhibitors, press conferences, and of course, more attendees. New technologies and new gear are being introduced and coming to the production world at a faster pace than ever before. With that in mind, we wanted to dig in and talk about just a few of the must-see new gear and emerging technologies at IBC 2019.
Contrary to popular belief, sometimes a sequel is better than the original. That is the case with the all-new Canon EOS C500 Mark II cinema camera today announced by Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. With its modular design, competitive price point and new features such as a 5.9K Full Frame CMOS sensor, user-changeable lens mounts, electronic image stabilization, internal cinema RAW light recording and the new DIGIC DV 7 Image Processor, the EOS C500 Mark II represents a bold leap forward for Canon’s Cinema EOS system line. The variety of assembly and lensing options help to make this camera ideal for a broad range of applications, from run-and-gun documentary shooting to live television broadcasts and big-budget films.
ARRI introduces Orbiter, a new LED luminaire that is poised to change the way the industry looks at digital lighting. An ultra-bright, tunable, and directional LED fixture, Orbiter is the most technologically advanced luminaire ever produced for image capture and color fidelity. All systems in Orbiter are completely new and have been designed with versatility in mind. Orbiter’s new six-color light engine delivers a wide-color gamut and outstanding color rendition across all color temperatures along with industry-leading, smooth dimming from 100 to 0%. With its changeable optics, Orbiter can transform into many different types of lampheads including projection (profile), open face, and soft light. Additional features, such as a fast processor, ample memory, expanded connectivity, a built-in array of sensors, and weatherproof housing, make Orbiter a formidable machine. Orbiter’s state-of-the-art technology and versatile design makes it an optimal lamphead for today and for the future, with endless possibilities for updates, configurations, and enhancements.
Creative Solutions is adding even more functionality for cinematographers to their powerful SmallHD Cine 7 line of on-camera touchscreen monitors. Now available for purchase, this new software license enables real-time configuration of RED DSMC2 cameras directly through the Cine 7’s touchscreen interface.
RED DIGITAL CINEMA® announced today that its award-winning HELIUM® 8K S35 and GEMINI® 5K S35 sensors will be incorporated into the RED RANGER® camera ecosystem. These two new alternatives create a robust lineup for creators who prefer an integrated, all-in-one system to the more modular RED DSMC2® camera. The RANGER HELIUM 8K S35 and RANGER GEMINI 5K S35 is available now via RED’s global network of resellers, participating rental houses, and directly through RED. The cameras will be on display for the first time at IBC in the RED meeting room on the fourth floor of the Elicium at the RAI Amsterdam, from September 13-17.
Bob Caniglia, Director of Sales Operations, North America, Blackmagic Design discusses Blackmagic at the upcoming IBC show.
Q What trends are you looking forward to exploring more at IBC?
A We are looking forward to exploring 8K even further with attendees at IBC. Since the announcement of our new 8K products at NAB, we’ve had great feedback so far, and we are excited to touch base with customers at IBC to learn more about how they are finding the products. While not everyone is ready for 8K just yet, our 8K products also support HD and Ultra HD workflows, so customers can invest in them now and take advantage of incredibly powerful Ultra HD tools, while future proofing their workflows at the same time. We’ve also seen a huge explosion in the YouTube and social media markets both on the live streaming and post production sides and are eager to explore this further with attendees at IBC. Customers such as Hyper RPG are using our Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K and ATEM Television Studio HD switchers and more to power live streams for its YouTube and Twitch channels. There is serious production work taking place behind the scenes on these streaming platforms, and we are excited that customers are turning to Blackmagic Design to support their workflows. Whether creating real-time content for YouTube or going up against tight deadlines in broadcast, our customers need to work faster than ever. With DaVinci Resolve 16’s new cut page, an alternate edit page with a streamlined interface and new tools, our customers have everything they need to get the job done quickly, all in one place. For example, global content creation agency C&I Studios is relying on the cut page as the studio puts out videos for Instagram and YouTube every single day. The cut page allows them to fly with quick edits, and the new quick export also lets them deliver directly to YouTube.
Patrick Palmer, Adobe, talks artificial intelligence, machine learning and more to see from Adobe on the show room floor IBC 2019.
Q How do you approach each IBC show? How are you constantly evolving?
A IBC is a fantastic opportunity to meet face-to-face with customers from a wide range of companies and get valuable insight and feedback on their workflows, experiences and day-to-day challenges. Our customers are the reason why, year after year, we’re able to grow with and meet the evolving needs of video creators across the board, from industry veterans to emerging filmmakers. Customer feedback has been essential to our continued success, as many of the features that our users love were borne from their input. They excite us, educate us, and motivate us to continue exploring the relationship between storytelling and technology that drives everything that we do. We’re really looking forward to having some of them join us at our IBC booth this year, like Kilogramme Lead Animator Julia Young (Penfold), VFX Supervisor and Creative Director Peter Eszenyi, and UFA Post Production Supervisor Philip Schlicht, amongst many more, and we’re thrilled that our products are being represented by over 100 partners.
Claus Pfeifer, Head of Technical Sales, Media Solutions for Sony Professional Solutions Europe talks about the 2019 IBC Show in Amsterdam.
Q What do hope everyone will be talking about after the show?
A Of course, I hope that everyone will be talking about how Sony is evolving with its customers and providing products and services that are tailored to the specific needs of content creators. This starts with WOW content on our Crystal LED screen as content is still king. This is what Sony is known for. But I hope that our customers also see how Sony can help them make the most of content, using Cloud and IP technologies to keep up with the fast changing requirements.
Mark Davies, Director of Products & Technology at TSL Products talks about the 2019 IBC Show.
Q What are you showcasing at IBC this year?
A For TSL Products, meeting the needs of our customers remains paramount, which is why we always work hand in hand with them to design and deliver solutions that meet their immediate requirements and ongoing needs. With the industry transition to IP gaining momentum, TSL continues to design products and solutions that support both traditional and IP infrastructures and workflows. At IBC 2019, TSL will be highlighting the next stages in our IP story, including IP for device control and control systems, as well as our approach to NMOS. We will also be demonstrating the latest developments on our advanced control offering, highlighting new functionality across applications, and how powerful interfaces can ease the pains that broadcasters are currently experiencing due to the ongoing shift in technology and workflow. Lastly, we will be showcasing the latest updates to our audio monitoring range, including control functionality for the PAM-IP and new engineering modes for the SAM-Q platform.
Paul Tapper, CEO, NUGEN Audio talks about the latest from NUGEN Audio at the 2019 IBC Show including audio post-production tools for Netflix compliance and surround sound workflows.
Q What trends are you looking forward to exploring more at IBC?
A I’m interested in researching what manufacturers and organizations are doing to address the increasing need to streamline audio post-production workflows. Many content providers, such as Netflix, have very specific audio specifications that need to be met and we are in the business of making post-producers lives easier in that regard. With so many different content distributors available and so much content being created – especially in the streaming arena, the need to maintain and increase quality while working under tight deadlines and budgets is particularly important. It will be interesting to see how technology has evolved over the past year to address these mandates.
Enhancements to Industry-Leading DIVA Solutions Include Dynamic Support for AWS and New Cloud-Based Partial Restore Capabilities ATLANTA — Sept. 13, 2019 — At IBC2019 (Hall 8, Stand B13), software company EcoDigital will exhibit a newly updated version of its DIVA software suite, the world's leading and most trusted object management system for media. The two major enhancements to DIVA solutions include dynamic support for AWS cloud storage, which makes the software suite cloud-agnostic, and…
Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX: VCM) is unveiling the latest release of its powerful ContentAgent® workflow automation solution at IBC2019. Part of Vecima’s Content Delivery and Storage portfolio of products, ContentAgent is a powerful and easy to use software application for managing and automating file-based workflows.
Low Latency Streaming, Content Workflow Automation, Hyper-converged Media Application Platforms, and Distributed Access Architecture technology will be showcased. Vecima, the market leader in content delivery networks and video optimized storage technologies for service and content providers, and the industry leader in open, next-generation distributed access solutions, announced it will showcase low latency streaming, content workflow automation, hyper-converged media application…
IBC 2019, 13-17 September, Stand 6.C11- BirdDog, a leading manufacturer of NDI tools has today announced the launch of its BirdDog P4K, a 4K full bandwidth NDI PTZ Camera. The BirdDog P4K features a 1” Sony Exmor R CMOS backlit Sensor with 14.4 million pixels. With excellent light sensitivity it is the ideal camera for all broadcast applications, sports, remote studios, newsrooms, and houses of worship producing high quality shots.
Schneider-Kreuznach is introducing its first Full Spectrum Graduated Neutral Density filters. (FSND) Graduated neutral density filters are used in photography to darken an overly bright part of a scene, such as the sky. Even at high densities, Full Spectrum ND filters from Schneider-Kreuznach reduce the amount of light in the visible spectrum and near infrared so that there is no color cast in the image. Schneider-Kreuznach Full Spectrum Graduated NDs are designed so the shading of the…
MONTREAL, Quebec — September 13, 2019 — Matrox® Video is pleased to announce that Avid®’s FastServe | Ingest™ video server now supports Matrox M264 S2 H.264 codec cards for multi-channel XAVC, live production workflows. This technology collaboration allows the powerful, next-generation FastServe | Ingest video servers to encode up to eight high-quality XAVC streams simultaneously from in-studio cameras, satellite feeds, and other input sources. FastServe | Ingest will demonstrate the benefits of multi-channel HD and 1080pXAVC workflows at IBC 2019, on Avid stand 7.B55.
MONTREAL, Quebec — September 13, 2019 —Matrox® Video is pleased to announce that the Matrox X.mio5 Q25, Matrox X.mio3 IP, and Matrox DSX LE5 D25 SMPTE ST 2110 network interface controller (NIC) cards have all successfully passed the most recent Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) Tested program for both the SMPTE ST 2110 standard and the NMOS/JT-NM TR-1001 specification. Matrox’s participation and technical contributions to the testing initiative represents a renewed commitment in maintaining the highest standard for multi-vendor interoperability in SMPTE ST 2110, IP-based deployments.
New Additions to Titon Series Pack Anton/Bauer Power and Performance Into Smaller and Lighter Footprint Visit Anton/Bauer at IBC2019, Stand 12.E65 SHELTON, Conn. — Sept. 13, 2019 — Anton/Bauer today launched the Titon SL series of 14.4V Gold Mount and V-Mount batteries. Joining the first-generation Titon batteries launched earlier this year, the rugged Titon SLs pack the consistently reliable performance found in other Titon batteries into a smaller and lighter-weight form factor, making…
Ultimate 1040 Head Offers Widest Payload in Its Class and Features Exclusive Carbon-Fiber Finishing Visit OConnor at IBC2019, Stand 12.E65 BURBANK, Calif. — Sept. 12, 2019 — OConnor today introduced a camera support system that pairs the all-new Ultimate 1040 fluid head with the multi-award-winning flowtech100 tripod. This exclusive system combines the world-renowned precision and versatility of OConnor's fluid heads with the unique speed of flowtech's carbon-fiber tripod technology,…
Amsterdam, Netherlands, IBC Conference, Stand 7.C25 (September 13, 2019) – Today at IBC 2019, AJA Video Systems announced a new v2.2 firmware update that introduces a host of performance improvements for its IP Mini-Converter receivers, including new UltraHD support up to 50p for IPR-10G2-HDMI and IPR-10G-HDMI, as well as Reference Input support for IPR-10G2-HDMI and IPR-10G2-SDI.