Magewell Expands Recording and Live Streaming Capabilities in Ultra Stream Encoders

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Magewell has released a new upgrade for its award-winning Ultra Stream family of live streaming encoder hardware that further enhances the devices’ exceptional ease of use and versatility. Available in all new units and as a free firmware update for existing customers, version 1.3 adds flexible new recording modes alongside expanded streaming protocol support and various minor refinements.

Magewell’s Ultra Stream encoders make live streaming remarkably simple even for non-professional users, enabling them to record or stream high-quality video with one click using on-device buttons, a browser-based web interface or an intuitive smartphone app. Designed for users who want to stream but may have minimal technical knowledge, the compact devices are ideal for addressing the increased need for live streaming created by today’s stay-at-home and social distancing restrictions.

“Many individuals and organizations are turning to live streaming for the first time to help them continue communicating with their followers, members, constituents or fans,” said Nick Ma, CEO and CTO at Magewell. “Ultra Stream’s outstanding ease of use and affordability make it easy for new streamers to get started, while the encoders’ quality, reliability and feature-richness make it similarly appealing for streaming professionals.”

StreamGear Celebrates Coveted Award Win for VidiMo Live Streaming Production Solution

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Streaming solutions innovator StreamGear Inc. is proud to announce that its smartphone-empowered VidiMo handheld, live production system has been honored with a 2020 Special Edition Best of Show Award, presented by Digital Video following the NAB Show Express digital experience.

VidiMo – short for Video director on Mobile – turns a smartphone and HDMI video source (such as a camera) into a full-fledged, virtual production and transmission studio, enabling a single operator to produce multi-source, television-style shows that can be streamed live, recorded or both. Offering an easier way for both video professionals and enthusiasts to create and stream engaging, high-quality, live productions, the new hardware-and-app combination enables anyone to become a multi-camera producer, social media video star or citizen journalist.

Future’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency, and performance in serving the industry. A Special Edition of the award program was held this year in the absence of a physical NAB Show, with entries judged on their written nominations.

TC Furlong Inc. to Host Webinar on the new Yamaha RIVAGE PM5 and PM3 Digital Audio Consoles

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Join TC Furlong Inc. as the company hosts a webinar on Wednesday, June 10th 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm CST for an online look at the latest releases from Yamaha Pro Audio featuring the new RIVAGE PM5 and RIVAGE PM3 control surfaces, as well as the DSP-RX and DSP-RX-EX DSP engines and Version 4 firmware that provides features to new and legacy RIVAGE systems.

Both new Yamaha RIVAGE consoles feature large, capacity touchscreens that enable engineers use of multi-finger gestures; i.e. the ‘pitch’ motion used on smartphones. The PM5 has three display screens which the PM3 has one. As with their predecessors, the consoles each have 38 faders: three bays of 12 and two Master faders and laid out with an eye toward efficiency.

DiGiCo Releases V2.6 Software for S-Series

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DiGiCo’s latest V2.6 software update for its S-Series consoles brings a number of significant new features to the popular S21 and S31. These include control of the A164D Wall LCD and A168D Stage for networked audio in installations via the Dante 64@96 DMI, and support for the acclaimed DMI-KLANG, both of which were launched at this year’s ISE show in Amsterdam.

A164D Wall LCD and A168D Stage
The A164D Wall LCD, a 16-input/4-output I/O expander, and A168D Stage, a portable 16-input/8-output I/O expander, deliver all the connectivity of the original A164 Wall LCD and A168 Stage, but with the additional advantage of Dante connectivity. This not only adds the flexibility and familiarity of the Dante network protocol, but also means that consultants and integrators can take advantage of existing network infrastructure to drop I/O anywhere on the network.

TWO VENUES, ONE SOLUTION – NORTHERN BEACHES CHRISTIAN SCHOOL GOES DLIVE

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Northern Beaches Christian School (NBCS) In Sydney, Australia, has recently completed an AV upgrade of its key performance and worship spaces, anchored on Allen & Heath’s dLive mixing system.

The school’s Marina Pryor Centre for the Performing Arts (MPC) and CITY indoor / outdoor meeting space each have a capacity of 800 and play host to an ever-changing programme of student assemblies, worship services, musicals, concerts and celebrations. Alan Schutz, the school’s General Manager, explains the decision to update: “The MPC systems were designed in 2009 and the CITY systems in 2012. Technology has forged ahead and some of our needs have changed since that time. The age of some components was apparent in the difficulty of operation. There were major differences between the MPC and CITY infrastructure and gear and the complex systems required significant manoeuvring and setup times. For NBCS, what is unchanged is the usage for diverse live music, playback and speech. We required a long-term cost-effective solution that continues to be inspiring and ultra-flexible. Given students are users of the systems, all components have to be super user-friendly.”

Screen Innovations Introduces Invisible Suspended Ceiling Mount System

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Screen Innovations (SI) has introduced a new mounting system that accommodates the lightweight, compact form factor of SI’s Solo and Solo Pro motorized screens. The Solo Suspended Ceiling Mount System preserves the room’s aesthetic through a design-focused mounting solution that eliminates visible technology and mounting hardware.

The new Solo Suspended Ceiling Mount System follows the latest lighting and air handling trends, allowing the world’s smallest low-voltage motorized screen cassette to be mounted flush with the ceiling grid. Using the grid as the screen reveal eliminates the need for visible flush-mount trim and allows integrators to take advantage of the compact and lightweight cassette design of Solo and Solo Pro. The new Suspended Ceiling Mount System utilizes a standard threaded rod to mount the brackets to the structure above. The cassette remains completely hidden from view and the screen descends into the room through a thin opening.

L-ISA Brings Object-based Mixing to Yamaha’s Newest Console Worksurfaces

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With immersive audio fast becoming the “gold standard” for modern live sound reinforcement, L-Acoustics is pleased to announce that its L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology will soon be natively controllable via Yamaha Professional Audio’s entire lineup of RIVAGE PM digital mixing systems, including the newly launched PM5 and PM3, thanks to a DeskLink co-developed by the two manufacturers.

As an exciting feature of RIVAGE PM firmware version 4.0, which will be released simultaneously with the PM5 (CS-R5) and PM3 (CS-R3) hardware in the coming months, DeskLink enables Yamaha’s newest consoles to be fully capable of controlling L-ISA mixes, just like their larger siblings, the flagship PM10 and PM7 mixing systems.

Webinar Today on QolorFLEX Multiverse Dimmers Starts at 11AM EDT

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from City Theatrical

Register to join city theatrical TODAY at 11AM EDT (June 4, 2020) for Webinar 05: QolorFLEX® Multiverse® Dimmers, hosted by John Demous. You will study wireless dimming of LED tape. This webinar session will provide a 30-minute look into the QolorFLEX 5×2.5A Multiverse Dimmer and how it sets up and operates. You will also learn about an even smaller dimmer for props and costumes, the QolorFLEX 2×2.5A Multiverse Dimmer.

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Demystifying Loudness for Live Sound

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from AVID

Join Avid Solutions Specialist for Live Sound, Chris Lambrechts, and Audio Application Specialist, Sreejesh Nair, for the Demystifying Loudness in Live Sound webinar. With live streaming to various platforms becoming an increasingly important part of Live Sound workflows, it is important for all LS engineers to understand the concept of Loudness and the different standards each platform uses.

Wednesday June 10, 2020 12pm EDT – Register here

Erik Mahowald Lights the Worlds of Dillon Francis with GLP

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Bending Lite Productions’ Erik Mahowald has enjoyed a long tour of duty with American electronic musician and DJ Dillon Francis, noted for popularising the ‘Moombahton’ genre—a fusion of house music combined with reggaeton.

Last summer Erik conceived a lighting design for Coachella 2019 based around 60 GLP JDC1 hybrid strobes, but with the intention of bringing it to major headline events following the reveal.

Working alongside Creative Content Director and VJ, Mario Adato; Production Manager, Nathan Rebolledo and Tour Manager, Mike Finn, Mahowald programmed the lighting to animate a set that combined complementary surround elements with creating big moments of drama to produce a high octane party vibe for audiences to become immersed in. In the centre of this was Dillon Francis himself, performing from an elevated booth, housing his CDJ setup. The production team also implemented several other automated performing platforms for his trademark piñata to rise from behind him during his song Candy.