1 Gigabit AV-over-IP with VINX (now supporting DANTE audio)

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from Lightware Visual Engineering

Topics covered in this session:
– Can AV-over-IP and Traditional AV co-exist in the same environment?
– VINX unique features
– VINX with Dante
– 5 methods of signal routing
– Bandwidth management tools of VINX
– Latency and switching time
– Video walls and screen rotation
– USB functionality
– VINX application examples

June 9th, 2020 4am EDT – Register here

DPA Unveils 4097 Micro Shotgun Microphone and Interview Kit

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DPA Microphones introduces the latest addition to its microphone lineup, the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun Microphone. Featuring the same sonic qualities as the brand’s supercardioid Choir Microphone, the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun has been optimized to pick up speech from a distance. Incorporated into the company’s new 4097 CORE Interview Kit, the mic has been designed for use with a lightweight boom and windjammer. This kit is particularly useful for journalists in today’s socially distanced world as it allows users to conduct interviews from up to two meters (6.5 feet) away. It is a plug and play solution that allows users to get started quickly and employ their existing workflows.

The kit features one each of DPA’s new 4099 Cold Shoe Mount, which incorporates a one-quarter-inch thread; DPA MicroDot cable; transmitter plate; lightweight telescopic boom pole, to further ensure social distance protocols; and windjammer, to provide ideal conditions for outdoor productions. Terminating in a MicroDot connection, the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun can attach directly to a transmitter or be used with the company’s 4099 series mounts, clamps and clips, for easy mounting on any surface. The mic can also be used as a plant mic solution for film and TV production environments.

Mackie Kicks Off “Ins and Outs” Podcast

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Mackie is bringing the music community online in a big way with the debut of their new “Ins & Outs with Mackie” podcast. Launching this week on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and all social media platforms, the Mackie “Ins & Outs” podcast will feature a wide range of musicians, performers, engineers, podcasters, streamers, and other music industry pros, playing and talking about what they do, how they do it, and how Mackie gear helps them get there.

The “Ins & Outs” podcast debut episode stars musician Matt Farris, joining us from his home studio in Phoenix, AZ. Matt talks about his career as a singer-songwriter and performer, and about building a following, including his recent venture into “coronacaroling.” He also performs a few of his tunes, and gives us an overview of his live setup, including the new SRM-FLEX, DRM powered loudspeakers, and more.

Vectorworks, Inc., MA Lighting and Robe lighting Announce DIN SPEC 15800 Recognition for GDTF

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With fellow General Device Type Format (GDTF) founders MA Lighting and Robe lighting, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. touts that DIN SPEC 15800 officially recognizes the GDTF as an open standard for the entertainment industry worldwide.

“With this latest accomplishment of DIN SPEC 15800, GDTF will continue its growth and see even greater success now that it is recognized as a standard way of communicating controllable characteristics of lighting fixtures,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “GDTF has covered a lot of ground in the two short years since inception. We already have 35 manufacturers signed on to support the open standard and are grateful for their contributions to help build a solid basis for a standardized format that will advance the industry in new ways. I look forward to seeing more manufacturers, as well as more entertainment professionals contributing to the wide-spread availability of GDTF files and benefiting from it in their workflows.”

EAW Names Aldridge Marketing as Representative for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana

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Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW®) announces that Aldridge Marketing, Inc. (AMI) has been appointed as its manufacturer’s representative serving Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

“Aldridge Marketing’s stellar reputation and proven results made them an obvious choice to be EAW’s representative in the South-Central U.S. region,” says TJ Smith, president for EAW. “We selected Aldridge because of their customer service as well as the company’s history of brand-building. We look forward to working together with Aldridge in creating long lasting relationships with our existing as well as new customers in the area.”

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.