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Toolkit: December 2016

1 Beyond

StreamMachine Line

1 Beyond’s StreamMachine, an all-in-one video switcher, recorder and streaming encoder with graphics and media playback for live event production, now comes in five models designed for different needs. StreamMachine Edge ($3,995) is a compact desktop system for those who want a professional-quality broadcast on a smaller budget, while StreamMachine Portable ($8,495) and StreamMachine Portable Pro ($11,995) are all-in-one units with built-in monitor, keyboard and trackpad for those who want to take their production on the go. StreamMachine Studio ($5,995) and StreamMachine Studio Pro ($8,995) are sturdy rack units. All models have at least four HD-SDI inputs and can capture, stream and record 1080p. The Pro level units have more storage capacity, CPU power and eight HD-SDI inputs.  


Mac mini RAID Workstation

The JMR Lightning model LTNG-XD-8-MMDT is a desktop/DI cart workstation. The Mac mini installs via a slide-in sled from the rear, and the Lightning desktop provides front-panel USB 3.0, audio I/O and a media card reader, while the rear panel provides all other Mac connections. An internal Thunderbolt controller and two-slot PCIe (x8 full-height slots) expander with an internal 6Gb SAS RAID controller are standard, as well as eight 3.5-inch hot-swappable disk drive bays to provide up to 64 TB of native disk storage capacity in various RAID configurations. The desktop/cart unit has an optional 9-inch LCD flip-up monitor that connects to the Mac mini and may be added or removed in the field without tools. MSRP starts at $3,499, including internal ExpressSAS RAID controller. 

JVC Professional Video

ProHD Wireless Bridge

The ProHD Wireless Bridge is an ideal IP solution for covering news, sports and events—virtually any live broadcast where camera mobility and reliability are paramount. It combines powerful 5 GHz camera modules with a mobile-mounted dual aggregated modem uplink that delivers camera signals securely to a broadcast facility anywhere in the world. Whether you’re streaming from one camera or several, Bridge delivers perfectly encoded HD content with low latency and reliability that meets or exceeds the performance of typical bonded solutions. Bridge is compatible with JVC’s ProHD and 4KCAM streaming camera models. In addition to the hardware components, JVC’s solution includes a subscription service with monthly data plans. MSRP starts at $5,000.


NDI Camera

NewTek NDI Camera is a $20 app capable of turning any compatible iOS or Android mobile device into a wireless, IP-ready live video source. When connected via Wi-Fi to the same network as an NDI-compatible receiving device or production system, NewTek NDI Camera allows producers to instantly and affordably add cameras, angles, vantage points, and completely new options for live broadcasts, webcasts and presentations. Output from a device running NewTek NDI Camera is automatically recognized by NDI-compatible receiving devices and has full support for connection notification and tally information. In addition, there is full control over focus, exposure and zoom.