IBC 2018 is right around the corner, ready to light up the production world with an incredible array of new products. Manufacturers of all shapes and sizes are ready to show off their gear and emerging technologies. If you are fortunate enough to be traveling to IBC, you owe it to yourself to check out this curated list of awesome new products. In the middle of a big production and can’t break away? Not to worry, IBCHUB has you covered! We dug deep to bring you the very hottest products and very best in new gear.
Atomos is one of the coolest companies around. They really get it and are more than ready for IBC. They need to be on your must-see list.
Ninja V 4Kp60 HDR Monitor Recorder
The Ninja V 4Kp60 HDR monitor recorder is the great partner for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. It features an in-built modular expansion slot that can enable bi-directional high-speed video, audio and power functionality. The Ninja V can be used for extreme sports, documentaries, nature films, news or b-roll for high-end productions.
Atomos First to Support N-Log on Nikon’s New Z Series
Atomos to be the first to support Nikon Log, Apple ProRes recording and HDR monitoring from the Z series cameras. The new Nikon Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless cameras output a full-frame 10-bit 4K N-Log signal to the Atomos Ninja V.
Atomos ProRes RAW Theater
Lastly, a new addition this year is the Atomos ProRes RAW Theater. Each day there there will be eight training seminars where you can learn about how Apple ProRes RAW, Final Cut Pro X, Motion and AtomOS enables you to unlock the full creative capabilities of your cameras.
Marshall Electronics Debuts New CV420-CS True 4K and CV506-H12
In a crowded field of cameras, Marshall Electronics always seems to find a way to break through and deliver fresh new products that redefine how we go about productions. Check this bad boy out. The Marshall CV420-CS offers true 4K resolution in 4096x2160p at 60/50 fps, and comes packaged in a sturdy, discrete design that features a wide range of picture adjustment. The Marshall CV420-CS is built around a 12.4-Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch sensor; the Marshall CV420-CS delivers crisp, clear 4096x2160p video with vibrant colors and fast frame rates.
The Marshall CV420-CS has outputs of 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI and HDMI 2.0, and it has a Varifocal or Fixed CS/C lens mount capability with DC Auto-Iris plug-in for custom lens adaptions.
Remote control for the CV420-CS is operated by RS485 (Visca) or OSD menu joystick, and a wide range of picture adjustment settings are available such as Paint (Red/Blue), White Balance, Gain, Pedestal (blacks), Gamma, Shutter and more. The CV420-CS can capture detailed shots while maintaining a discrete presence and can be used as a fixed "e-PTZ" camera, where select windows of the image can be zoomed and panned within the frame.
The Marshall CV506-H12 can capture footage at up to 120 frames per second, while retaining HD resolution and a full range of adjustment settings — all packaged into a miniature, sturdy housing.
Marshall Electronics is expanding its assortment of miniature HD cameras with the new ultra-high-speed Marshall CV506-H12. The CV506-H12 is built for capturing high-speed action for detailed, high-definition, slow motion video.
"Releasing a miniature 120fps camera to 1080p and other resolutions was a natural add-on to our camera line," says Tod Musgrave, Director of Cameras at Marshall. "Many of our customers are using our mini HD cameras for slow-motion replay and analysis."
The CV506-H12 offers the following resolution and frame rates settings:
The CV506-H12 can be controlled through RS485 (Visca) and has a range of adjustable image settings including Paint (Red/Blue), White Balance, Gain, Pedestal (black), Gamma, Shutter and more. It has a 2-Megapixel, 1/2.8-inch sensor with single HDMI 2.0 output.
The M12 lens mount can be used with fixed prime or varifocal lens options, and the lightweight, small footprint build enables it to be placed easily into tight, hard-to-reach locations for unique angles and viewpoints. The CV506-H12 is designed for use in broadcast, live sports, machine vision, process analysis and any other slow-motion application.
TVU Producer Stand
TVU Producer will debut TVU Producer, a cloud-based video production solution at IBC 2018. Part of TVU Network’s range of innovative remote production solutions, TVU Producer enables anyone to produce professional, multi-camera video.
TVU Producer covers a wide range of applications, from live sports events and e-games competitions; through to house of worship services and concerts, the web-browser interface of TVU Producer enables it to handle any multi-camera production from virtually any location.
Producer supports simultaneously output directly to major social media platforms (Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Periscope, etc.), as well as to virtually any CDN platform. SDI delivery is supported through a TVU transceiver and the solution also offers a multi-channel IP video switcher, graphics and slow-motion replay capabilities.
Producer’s patent-pending frame-accurate switch technology overcomes the issue of Internet delay, which can impact processes such as switching, enabling frame-accurate previews in the web-based interface. Producer also supports multi-user operation enabling a number of production teams to collaborate.
Producer integrates with existing TVU transmitters, including TVU Anywhere, TVU One and TVU MLink, as well as with any IP video source or any standard IP video stream (HTTP, RTP, RTSP, UDP, etc.). Up to six live streams an easily be added at any time directly from the Producer interface and any user of an iOS, Android or MacOS device can be added as a live video source within seconds by downloading the TVU Anywhere application.
It will be demonstrated at IBC 2018 alongside the innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven TVU MediaMind Platform. At the core of the MediaMind is TVU’s metadata-driven workflow engine, which potentially changes how content can be produced and consumed.
Sennheiser SK 6212 Mini-Bodypack Transmitter/Memory Mic
Sennheiser SK 6212 Mini-Bodypack Transmitter for the Digital 6000 wireless microphone system. Available in early 2019, the mini-transmitter will be an ideal choice for any broadcast, theatre or live audio show that requires an inconspicuous, ultra-compact package with the same reliable and intermodulation-free transmission as that offered by the other Digital 6000 transmitters.
The new Memory Mic, a wireless microphone for smartphones, and the accompanying video app are already developing to must-have tools for mobile journalists and content creators who rely on their mobile phone for quick and uncomplicated audio and video capture. The small, lightweight wireless microphone offers broadcast-quality sound and works at any distance from the smartphone.
Apantac, internationally recognized manufacturer and pioneer of cost-effective yet feature-rich multiviewers, video walls, extension and signal processing solutions will be demonstrating its new TX # (pronounced TX Sharp) Multiviewer with Router Outputs at IBC 2018, stand 8.E37.
Addressing a key demand of the market to have more multiviewer heads or outputs in a single piece of hardware, the TX# brings to the market a truly modular approach offering flexibility as well as a high-quality visualization and monitoring solution for broadcast master control playout, command centers and other similar operation and situation centers.
The TX# offers a high number of multiviewer outputs with the added benefit of routing switching capabilities in order to route all inputs to all outputs – all in a single piece of hardware. The architecture supports 64 inputs and 64 outputs, including 16 fully featured multiviewer outputs and a modular approach to choosing input formats. It comes standard with 3G/HD/SD-SDI, composite inputs and 3G/HD-SDI outputs. The modular approach allows the user to install different rear input modules with HDMI, ST-2022-6/ST-2110 (video over IP) and SDI over fiber inputs. 12G and HDMI 2.0 options will be available soon.
RED Digital Cinema will feature its DSMC2 camera brain with three sensor options – MONSTRO 8K VV, HELIUM 8K S35 and GEMINI 5K S35.RED will demonstrate an 8K workflow, covering 8K REDCODE RAW, HDR, and its enhanced image processing pipeline (IPP2). RED experts will be available to answer questions and offer insight into the possibilities for efficiently producing 8K projects.
The DSMC2 camera BRAIN includes high-end frame rates and data rates regardless of the sensor chosen. RED’s modular camera system allows a shooter to configure a fully operational camera setup to meet their individual needs.
Trust me on this one. Go see this amazing set of technologies at Ncam. You won't be disappointed.
Real Light solves the common challenge of making virtual graphics look like they are integrated into the real-world scene, capturing important elements of real-world lighting (direction, colour, intensity etc), and rendering those elements onto the virtual graphics in real-time. Real Light creates the right shadows and allows objects to react ‘naturally’, adapting to every lighting change.
This is Ncam's groundbreaking and unique automated technique for sensing depth. The system, which is used with a green screen, extracts depth data in real-time to allow subjects to interact seamlessly with their virtual surroundings for immersive and synergetic visual engagement. Subjects can now walk in front of or behind virtual objects, which up until now has not been easily achievable.
Unreal Engine Backbone
Vizrt and Ncam will introduce a new integration between Vizrt’s real-time engine, Viz Engine, and the UE4 plug-in for the latest version of Unreal Engine 4.20. This new architecture enables Vizrt customers to combine template-based graphics and texts with Unreal Engine real-world graphic environments, to create superior looking graphics and enhanced storytelling within live production.
For live demonstrations of this integration visit the Vizrt booth 7.B01 where they will be partaking in The Big AR Show. Known as the biggest augmented reality show in Amsterdam, showing how to use AR for entertaining and informing your audience. The show promises to amaze IBC audiences with new, never-before-seen AR techniques for news, sports and entertainment.
You can find Ncam at booth number 7.D02.