Toolkit: December 2013

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DP-V3010 4K Display

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Canon’s DP-V3010 4K reference display provides a 2000:1 DCI-compliant contrast ratio, uniform brightness, very wide viewing angles in all four directions, internal color calibration and 1024 shades in each color channel. The 10-bit IPS LCD display measures 30” wide (diagonally) and 7.4” deep. Designed for use in postproduction suites as well as in DIT workstations and on-location video villages, the DP-V3010 provides full-screen 4096 x 2560 resolution, a 16:10 aspect ratio and a tightly packed “pixel pitch” of 157.5μm. The display is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2014. 


Primo V Lenses

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Panavision’s Primo V series of lenses was designed to “bring the smooth, organic flavor of Primo lenses to the high-fidelity digital image,” according to Panavision vice president of optical engineering Dan Sasaki. The Primo V primes use lens elements from existing Primo lenses and are compatible with any digital camera equipped with PL or Panavision 35 mount systems. The Primo V set includes 14.5, 17.5, 21, 27, 35, 40, 50, 75 and 100mm focal lengths. 

Small Tree


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An Ethernet-based portable shared storage solution for video editors who require shared access to media files, Small Tree’s GraniteSTOR TitaniumZ-5 is a five-drive system that may be populated with 2 TB, 3 TB and 4 TB disk drives. TitaniumZ-5 can support up to two ports of 10Gb Ethernet. The system allows users to work across multiple protocols (AFP, SMB, NFS and iSCSI) and platforms, including Adobe Creative Suite, Avid Media Composer, Avid Pro Tools, Apple Final Cut Pro 7 and Apple Final Cut Pro X. 


Wirecast 5

Telestream’s Wirecast 5 live streaming production software adds enhanced encoding and playback options, a more efficient user interface, high-quality screen capture, improved H.264 playback, stream delay and more flexible input/output integrations for streaming. Wirecast 5 permits output of SDI/HDMI program feeds to Blackmagic Design Intensity and DeckLink capture cards, enabling users to send live feeds directly into editing, effects and broadcast design systems. 

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Immersive Digital Experiences Alliance (IDEA) to Create Specifications for Next-Gen Immersive Media, Including Light Field Technology

The Immersive Digital Experiences Alliance (IDEA) will launch at the 2019 NAB Show with the goal of creating a suite of royalty-free specifications that address all immersive media formats, including emerging light field technology. Founding members, including CableLabs®, Light Field Lab Inc, Otoy, and Visby, created IDEA to serve as an alliance of like-minded technology, infrastructure, and creative innovators working to facilitate the development of an end-to-end ecosystem for the capture, distribution, and display of immersive media.