Toolkit: July 2017

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BB&S Lighting
Pipeline 2' 2-Bank Light
BB&S' Pipeline 2' 2-Bank remote phosphor LED is a powerful fixture with control options ideal for broadcast studios, remote production and film work. It is available in 3,200°, 4,300° and 5,600°K models. Despite its small size, the Pipeline 2' 2-Bank provides high light output, low power draw and accurate color (TLCI rating of 98). Compactly designed, the 2' 2-Bank fixture weighs 3 lb. and measures 24" x 4" x 1.5" (LHD). It travels lightly as a single unit and fits in a small case. It can be mounted flush against a wall or ceiling in the studio, or hung with a variety of optional hardware accessories. The 2' 2-Bank draws just 40W at the 100 percent end of its dimming range, outputting a maximum of 4,000 lumens. Follow @BBS_Lighting

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Blackmagic Design
ATEM Television Studio Pro HD

This broadcast-quality all-in-one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel is designed for both broadcast and professional AV users. It features eight inputs (four SDI and four HDMI inputs, all with re-sync), multiview, auxiliary and program outputs, analog audio inputs, built-in talkback, two flash-based media players, creative transitions, a DVE for effects and more. It is compatible with all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60 and features two channels of analog audio in, RS-422, Ethernet, built-in IEC power supply, program and auxiliary outputs, and both SDI and HDMI multiview outputs. The hardware panel features illuminated buttons for switching between sources, corresponding audio buttons, one-touch transition buttons, downstream keyers, fade to black, media player, cut buttons and more. There's also a built-in LCD screen for previewing source and program video. Follow @Blackmagic_News

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Canon U.S.A.
EOS C200

The EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera comes with a built-in electronic viewfinder and accessories including a 4-inch touchscreen LCD monitor, a versatile handle and ergonomic handgrip. The camera can record internal 4K raw to a CFast 2.0 card in Canon's new Cinema RAW Light format, as well as 4K UHD and Full HD in MP4 format to SD cards. Cinema RAW Light, available in 4K 60p/50p at 10-bit and 30p/25p/24p at 12-bit, allows users to record data internally to a CFast card by cutting data size to about one-third to one-fifth of a Cinema RAW file, without losing grading flexibility. Other features include an 8.85-megapixel Super 35mm CMOS sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, full compatibility with Canon EF-mount lenses, HDR capability and HD recording up to 120 fps. The EOS C200 is scheduled to be available in August for $7,499. Follow @CanonUSApro

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Makito X HEVC Decoder

The latest addition to the Makito X series, Haivision's Makito X HEVC video decoder brings end-to-end transport of secure, high-quality, live HEVC/H.265 and AVC/H.264 video over any network at extremely low bit rates. Available as a single- or dual-channel appliance, the Makito X HEVC decoder delivers HD digital video to 3G-SDI and HDMI interfaces, supporting all HD standards up to 1080p60. The Makito X HEVC decoder is a perfect match for the Makito X HEVC encoder, together delivering HEVC or H.264 1080p60 video with an extremely low end-to-end latency. By using Haivision's end-to-end video streaming workflows with Makito X HEVC encoders and decoders, broadcasters can reduce operating expenses for live video workflows by reducing bandwidth requirements by up to 50 percent, while maintaining video quality when compared to H.264 workflows. Follow @Haivision

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AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera

Panasonic recently previewed its AU-EVA1, a 5.7K cinema camera whose feature set positions it between Panasonic's Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera. Compact and lightweight, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting. The EVA1 contains a newly designed 5.7K Super 35mm-sized sensor, EF lens mount, Dual Native ISO, and V-Log/V-Gamut capture for high dynamic range projects. It can record in several formats and compression rates, and offers up to 10-bit 4:2:2, even in 4K. The EVA1 shoots 2K at up to 240 fps. As a professional video production tool, the EVA1 offers dual balanced XLR audio inputs and 4K-capable video outputs in both HDMI and SDI. In a future firmware upgrade, EVA1 will offer 5.7K raw output to third-party recorders. The EVA1 is expected to ship this fall for less than $8,000 (body only). Follow @panasonic



Black Box Radian Flex Software-Based Video Wall Platform Earns ISE Best of Show Award

Black Box, an industry-leading provider of pro AV connectivity and signal distribution systems, today announced that the company's Radian Flex software-based video wall platform won an ISE Best of Show Award from AV Technology Europe, a Future Publishing magazine. Of the more than 1,000 exhibitors at ISE 2019, only 15 — including Black Box with Radian Flex — earned this award, which recognizes achievements and innovations in product and service development.


Luxul to Bring Reliability and High Performance to IBS 2019 With Latest Networking Solutions for the Smart Home

Luxul, the leading innovator of IP networking solutions for AV integrators, today announced its technology line-up for the NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS), taking place February 19-21 in Las Vegas. In the Legrand booth SU614, the company will exhibit a wide range of solutions for home builders that deliver reliable, high-performance networks in smart homes, including Gigabit switches; the next generation of wireless controller technology; indoor and outdoor wireless access points (APs); wired and wireless routers; intelligent network power distribution units (PDU); and the Wi-Fi Assurance Program exclusively for builders.


HoverCam's Pilot Series and ClassFusion Learning Platform Land Big Wins at TCEA 2019

HoverCam, a leader in innovative, interactive, and engaging education solutions, announced that the company's digital classroom solutions received three major honors from Tech & Learning at the recent Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) 2019 Conference in San Antonio. At the show, HoverCam's Pilot 3 digital teaching station received the Award of Excellence in the District category, while the company's new Pilot X podium and ClassFusion software platform both earned Best of Show honors. The awards were presented on Feb. 6 at a special ceremony held at Casa Rio restaurant in San Antonio.


College Football Playoff Uses Veritone's AI and Digital Asset Management Solutions to Enable Richer Media Coverage

Veritone Inc. (Nasdaq: VERI), the creator of the world's first operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE™, today announced that the College Football Playoff (CFP) leveraged an expanded deployment of Veritone solutions and services for the 2019 CFP National Championship to give members of the media even faster and richer access to its content resources. In addition to the CFP's Digital Media Hub, a white-label digital asset management portal from Veritone, the CFP also utilized Veritone's Live Event Services and aiWARE artificial intelligence platform for the first time. With aiWARE, the CFP was able to apply artificial intelligence to video footage and still images of press conferences, interviews and other Media Day events to produce transcriptions, automated facial recognition of players and coaches, logo identification, and other tasks enabling expedited and enhanced coverage of the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship. For the first time, the CFP was able to make Media Day press conference clips and images available for search and immediate download within minutes of delivery. Following the success of this deployment, CFP has renewed its agreement with Veritone through the 2020 championship game in New Orleans.