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Toolkit: July 2017

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

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

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

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

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