There are a lot of IBC preview lists (including our own) but I wanted to wait until the last minute so I could get you some of the latest info about IBC. So now, with IBC here, it is a perfect time to check out some of the latest gear that will be on display in the exhibition halls in Amsterdam. It is true that almost nothing beats actually getting on the floor to get some hands on time with the new stuff. But sometimes you just can’t get there. We get it. So if you can’t be there, don’t worry, ProductionHUB has you covered. But don’t think we are going to stop there. We plan to continue on extensive coverage during, and after IBC too. Make sure you are checking out the latest show updates on IBCHUB.com. Let’s Go!
AJA Video Systems today announced new Desktop Software v14 for its family of KONA, Io and T-TAP products. Desktop Software v14 adds new features that simplify 4K/UHD and HDR workflows, as well as new audio capabilities for individuals working in broadcast, TV, film, post-production, ProAV and OTT.
AJA Video Systems today announced the new Io 4K Plus capture and output device with support for Thunderbolt™ 3. Io 4K Plus offers the latest 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O connectivity, advanced audio features and 4K/UltraHD support up to 50p/60p frame rates.
At IBC 2017, AJA Video Systems unveiled a new line of FiDO 12G to Fiber/Fiber to 12G Mini-Converters. New price reductions have also been announced for the Hi5-4K-Plus (3G-SDI to HDMI 2.0) and 3GM (3G/1.5G Mux/DeMux) Mini-Converters, bringing the costs down from $695 to $595, and $795 to $495 respectively.
In its largest-ever set of launches at an IBC Show, Avid continues to drive major innovations and introduces the MediaCentral production suite, next-generation 4K/IP video servers, expanded graphics line-up, and new solutions and services created for the cloud, and more.
Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd., a leader in the production of innovative camera support solutions, announces the CompassX series, premiering at IBC 2017 (Stand 12.D30). Designed with speed, balance and strength as its cornerstone, the new series of Miller CompassX (CX) fluid heads will offer five models to choose from - CX2, CX6, CX8, CX10 and the CX18.
The Japanese manufacturer announced a number of collaborations at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam that help move it beyond hardware in to multi-technology, connected solutions. Building on the success of its remote camera and Studio Camera products, the company has collaborated with industry partners to create robotic systems, new protocols and tracking systems.
Blackmagic Design today announced Ultimatte 12, a new realtime hardware compositing processor that’s perfect for broadcast quality keying, adding augmented reality elements into shots, working with virtual sets and more. Ultimatte 12 is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$9,995.
In the midst of ARRI’s centenary celebrations, the company is pleased to announce its presence at IBC Show this autumn in Amsterdam. Touted as the world’s leading media, entertainment, and technology show, IBC is a must for motion picture and media industry player ARRI. It will take place at Amsterdam RAI from Friday, September 15 to Tuesday, September 19, 2017. The ARRI booth, showcasing all major products will be located in hall 12, booth no. 12.F21.
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, will give IBC2017 attendees a sneak peek at the new shared storage auditing capabilities due out in the next major release of its EditShare XStream EFS platform (stand 7.C27). The new capability provides comprehensive auditing and reporting of all file system activity, including file creation, deletion, modification, opens and reads as well as general media space access. The new auditing feature will be available in all XStream EFS scale-out storage models including the recently released single-node XStream EFS 200 and EFS 300 models as well as the brand new XStream EFS 40 NL parking storage and flagship XStream EFS 450 enterprise solution.
BB&S Lighting introduces the Force 7 LED LEKO. It delivers more light output than a traditional light engine, while drawing just 180W at maximum output. The Force 7 is a complete LED Ellipsoidal head for third party optics that sets new standards for white light LED with CRI 97 color accuracy. It features an external, yoke-mounted 48V power supply that provides smooth dimming down through the final few steps to zero.
Beyond a traditional control room, the new BPswitch™ family of integrated video production switchers from Broadcast Pix™ allows live production from anywhere, with full-motion video and complete access to all sources and workflow tools through a browser-based interface that can be accessed by tablet, phones, and laptops. Broadcast Pix will demonstrate BPswitch at IBC 2017 (Stand 7.A15), which runs Sept. 15-19 at the RAI Amsterdam.
LiveU is extending its Solo product line of professional-grade wireless video encoders to accommodate the growing needs of online content creators streaming to social media and other online destinations. The full product-line will be on display at IBC2017 (stand 3.B62).
Cineo Lighting, a leader in the production of lighting systems for the motion picture, television and broadcast industries, announces the Standard 410 (S410), premiering at IBC 2017 (Stand 12.D39). Boasting a 25,000-lumen output in a chassis weighing under 27 lbs. (12kg.), the new S410 rounds out the range of Cineo fixtures that provide high-quality, full-gamut light. The Standard 410 sets a new standard for motion picture, television and episodic lighting at a price substantially lower than competitive fixtures in its class.
Core SWX, a leader in battery and charging solutions, debuts the Hypercore SLIM 98 at IBC 2017 (Stand 12.F55), rounding out the successful Hypercore line of batteries. The new Hypercore SLIM 98 combines the compact design of the Hypercore SLIM HC8 with a 98wh capacity and USB power output as an ideal power solution for remote and travelling video productions.
At the IBC convention in Amsterdam this month, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will introduce the world’s smallest (total length approx. 220.5mm) and lightest (approx. 1.98kg) broadcast lens that supports 4K production. Despite its compact body, the "UA24x7.8" features a 24x high magnification zoom, covering a focal length from the wide angle of 7.8mm to 187mm. This new portable lens allows users to shoot high-definition, realistic videos in environments requiring significant mobility, such as live sports and news from remote locations.
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced Xcellis® Foundation, a high-performance, entry-level workflow storage system specifically designed to address the technical and budgetary requirements of small- to medium-sized postproduction facilities and corporate video departments. Based on Quantum's industry-leading StorNext® shared file system and data management platform, the new system delivers the benefits of enterprise-class Xcellis storage, including high performance and scalability, in a NAS appliance for under $25,000. By providing a more powerful, more feature-rich alternative to other entry-level storage systems at a similar price point, Xcellis Foundation is ideal for smaller video production facilities that need the benefits of a shared workflow but have limited budgets to spend on shared storage.
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) announced the release of the new "FUJINON UA24x7.8BERD," ("UA24x7.8") achieving the world's smallest (total length approx. 220.5mm) and lightest (approx. 1.98kg)*1 broadcast lens supporting 4K. The lens is scheduled for release in January 2018. Despite having a compact body, the "UA24x7.8" features a 24x high magnification zoom, covering a focal length from the wide angle of 7.8mm to 187mm. This portable zoom lens exhibits both high mobility as well as operability. This lens allows you to shoot high-definition, realistic videos for situations such as live sport broadcasting and press coverage.
Broadcast Pix™ will showcase several new features of its ioGates cloud-based media management service during IBC 2017 (Stand 7.A15), which runs Sept. 15-19 at the RAI Amsterdam. Among several operational improvements, the new features expand branding capabilities and improve the ability to share videos online for public viewing.
Marshall Electronics, a leading provider of professional cameras and display monitors, will showcase three new products that incorporate HDBaseT technology at IBC 2017 (Stand 12.D20). As a member of the HDBaseT Alliance, Marshall has developed new products to offer single-cable-to-camera solutions for integration in broadcast and professional audio video markets and applications.
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced aiWARE™ for Xcellis®, an on-premise and cloud version of the artificial intelligence (AI) platform from Veritone. Bringing Veritone's multi-engine AI capabilities into a Quantum StorNext®-managed environment, aiWARE for Xcellis enables users to leverage the power of Veritone's cognitive services and applications ― beginning with optical character recognition (OCR), object detection and speech-to-text transcription as the first network-isolated engines ― to extract new value from their on-premise video and audio content. Situating powerful AI processing behind corporate firewalls, the integrated solution is ideal for companies with significant investments in on-premise storage and/or latency, cost or security concerns about cloud storage.
When Broadcast Pix™ demonstrates its new BPswitch™ family of integrated production switchers at IBC 2017 (Stand 7.A15) next month at the RAI Amsterdam, attendees will have the opportunity to test NewBlueNTX, the built-in multi-layer 3D motion graphics engine. Developed by San Diego-based NewBlue, NewBlueNTX produces resolution independent 3D text and graphics, as well as motion graphics animations.
Core SWX, a leader in battery and charging solutions, announces that its Hypercore 9 Mini (HC9 Mini) battery and award-winning Fleet Micro Chargers are currently shipping worldwide. The new HC9 Mini sustains all the features of the Hypercore line with a design ideal for smaller cine cameras, such as the RED DSMC2 and ARRI ALEXA Mini. The range of Fleet Micro Chargers offers a complete battery management system and the fastest battery charging times in the industry of four 98wh packs in less than 2.5 hours. Core SWX will showcase these newly available products at IBC 2017 (Stand 12.F55)
xG® Technology, Inc, a leading provider of wireless video solutions for the broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for critical communications, announces that its IMT and Vislink companies will be displaying a variety of wireless camera transmitters and receivers at this year's IBC show (Stand 1.A69). Among the products being showcased jointly by IMT and Vislink are the IMTDragonFly, microLite and INCAM-G transmitters, as well as the UltraReceiver and DR3 receivers.