FOR-A’S Integrated Approach Addresses Unique Production Needs Required by Houses of Worship

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FOR-A has combined select products into an integrated, “best of breed” system designed specifically for houses of worship. The volunteer-friendly, intuitive approach is ideally suited for I-MAG and streaming applications. The package is comprised of video production switchers, servers, graphics, playout, and all-in-one production systems.

“This is a tightly integrated series of products, each selected based on their feature sets and the way they address challenges specific to live and pre-produced programming for house of worship A/V teams,” said Adam Daniul, FOR-A director of midwest and south regional sales. “With the huge growth in online viewership, services can no longer afford issues like latency, poor image quality, or not enough inputs and outputs. And they need all of that in an easy-to-use, powerful and cost-effective set up.”

PreSonus AVB-D16 Brings Dante Compatibility to StudioLive Series III Ecosystem

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The first plug-and-play endpoint that bridges AVB and Dante® networks, the PreSonus® AVB-D16 16×16 AVB-to-Dante Bridge enables you to send and receive up to 16 audio channels between PreSonus StudioLive® Series III mixers and a Dante network. With one or more AVB-D16s, you can easily integrate PreSonus StudioLive® Series III mixers, NSB-series stage boxes, and EarMix 16M personal monitor mixers with Dante-enabled DSPs and other Dante-enabled products, such as PreSonus CDL-12 constant directivity loudspeakers.

The AVB-D16 supports AVB audio at 44.1 and 48 kHz and Dante audio at 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz. Built-in asynchronous sample-rate conversion ensures that the AVB-D16 provides precision clock isolation between the AVB and Dante networks for pristine, clear audio with no dropouts or artifacts. This also allows you to run different sample rates on the AVB and Dante networks, so even if you’re operating a Dante network at 96 kHz, you can still connect streams between your StudioLive Series III AVB network operating at 48 kHz with total confidence that the audio will be clean and error free.

Atlona Unveils New 4K Wallplate Transmitter for USB-C AV and Data

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Atlona, a Panduit company, has taken the wraps off the latest HDBaseTtransmitter in its Omega™ Series of switching, extension, and video processing solutions for modern AV communications and collaboration. A unique wallplate extender for USB-C AV and data, the immediately-available AT-OME-EX-TX-WPCtransmitter enables discreet, remote USB-C and USB 2.0 connectivity for soft codec conferencing and applications with interactive displays.

Providing presenters and meeting participants with convenient AV and data interfacing on walls, in furniture or in floor boxes, the OME-EX-TX-WPC transports video, embedded audio, RS-232 control signals and – when paired with a USB-capable Omega Series switcher or receiver – USB data via HDBaseT over distances up to 330 feet (100 meters). The wallplate transmitter supports video up to 4K/UHD at 30 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma subsampling and is HDCP 2.2 compliant for delivery of protected content.

L-Acoustics Reveals Compact, Full-Range K3 Line Source System

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L-Acoustics rounds out its industry-leading K Series with the introduction of K3, the manufacturer’s smallest full-range enclosure, designed to deliver big sound for mid-size events with audiences ranging from 1,000 to 10,000. K3 provides full-range bandwidth, without the need for a flown companion subwoofer. Its highly efficient design reduces amplification needs. These features make K3 faster and simpler, as well as more economical and sustainable to deploy.”

“K3 is ready for the events of today and tomorrow,” shares L-Acoustics Executive Director of Application Design Florent Bernard. “Our design team created a dual-12-inch-based system with the form factor and price of a 10-inch design, without the inherent performance compromises of 10-inch loudspeakers. K3 offers long-throw, full-range performance in a compact, accessible package, tailor-made for small to mid-capacity events and venues that are the mainstay of most sound providers. It is a ‘no compromises’ tool, perfectly adapted to the current event landscape and, when paired with K1 and K2, is quickly and powerfully scalable for large-capacity events.”

New Luxul 4- and 8-Port Gigabit PoE+ Switches Feature Compact Designs for Installation Flexibility

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Luxul, the leading innovator of IP networking solutions, today introduced two new compact 4-port and 8-port Gigabit PoE+ switches. Designed to easily fit behind displays or inside media cabinets, the SW-100-04P and SW-100-08P make it simple for integrators to expand networks with PoE-enabled devices.

In addition to a dedicated uplink port for connection to a router or upstream switch, the SW-100-04P features four PoE+ Gigabit ports with a total power budget of 58 Watts, while the SW-100-08P provides eight PoE+ Gigabit ports with a total power budget of 92 Watts. The switches are fanless for silent operation and offer durable metal cases with keyhole features and rubber feet for surface mounting options.

Yamaha CP OS v1.4 Offers More Performance Options to CP73 and CP88 Stage Pianos with Stunning New Voices

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Yamaha today introduced the CP OS v1.4 update for the CP73 and CP88 stage pianos. With new Voices, improved workflow and additions to the popular Sub Section, the CP73 and CP88 once again set the bar for intuitive operation, sound and playability in a professional instrument.

The new OS v1.4 builds upon the keyboards’ previous update, CP OS v1.3, with two added Voices for greater studio and performance options. The new Nashville C3 Voice offers players an inspiring vintage grand piano sound with the characteristic sounds of Nashville. The samples were processed using analog tape at Yamaha Entertainment Group studios in order to create its vintage character. The new CF3 Live Voice was added at players’ request for the second characteristic sound of the Yamaha CP300 stage piano after the addition of the CFIII acoustic grand piano in the previous update. The CP300 is known for being able to cut through dense arrangements, with a bright, powerful sound. The Voice has been optimized for an even better presence in a mix and will be featured prominently in large line-ups.

Lumens Announces New VC-A71PN 4K NDI®|HX PTZ Camera

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Lumens® Digital Optics Inc., today announced the VC-A71PN Ultra HD PTZ camera that transmits 4K 60fps video directly to NDI®. The camera is packed with high-end features, making it applicable for multiple applications such as live streaming, broadcasting, live events, house of worship, etc.

The new VC-A71PN is equipped with world leading video standard NDI® |HX allowing the camera to deliver and receive high video quality with ultra-low latency, which utilizes NDI-based video production workflows without additional configuration, reducing cost and shortens installation time frames. NDI® |HX is also suitable for switching in a live production environment which simplify live streaming process.

Two new Beyerdynamic Microphones Perfect the Music Experience

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Beyerdynamic has just added two new microphones to its Touring Gear (TG) series. The dynamic kick-drum microphone TG D70 and the instrument microphone TG I51 make their mark with their clear sound spectrum and their robust design. Both microphones are manufactured with high-quality materials at the company’s manufacturing facility in Heilbronn, Germany. Each microphone has a tough die-cast zinc housing and compact design, features that enable them to excel in both the studio and on stage. beyerdynamic invited Jost Nickel, the drummer for the funk and pop band Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, to become the first musician to put the new microphones to the test during a recording session at the company’s studio in Germany.

Unbeatable on the kick drum: the TG D70
The second generation of the TG D70 is the specialist among drum microphones. The large diaphragm microphone was designed specifically to record the kick drum in action. With this microphone’s help, recordings can be made quickly and easily. The TG D70 is compact and can fit into every hole on a typical kick drum as a result. The microphone can also be set up on a cajón and bass guitar amplifiers to optimally record the instruments’ sound.

Ready For Action: The Canon EOS C70 4K Digital Cinema Camera Packs Cinema EOS Imaging Features Into Still Camera Ergonomics

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Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the company’s first-ever RF mount Cinema EOS camera, the EOS C70 4K Digital Cinema Camera. When the Canon RF mount was first introduced, imaging professionals began to dream about the possibilities that this revolutionary mount system might provide them. One request that Canon consistently heard was to put an RF mount on a Cinema EOS camera so that future lens performance could capitalize on the short flange depth. Just two short years later, those wishes have come true with the new C70 camera.

The unique design of the EOS C70 camera puts a significant emphasis on operational convenience for the end-user. The small form-factor, weighing only 2.6lbs., allows the camera to be easily handheld and dramatically enhances a videographer’s mobility, providing a seamless bridge between the EOS and Cinema EOS families for cinematic applications. Cleverly designed, the camera features a slim, motorized ND filter unit – having a mere 6mm depth – that is built into the short flange back of the RF mount. The motorized 10-stop ND filter provides users with the flexibility to control exposure while keeping the desired depth-of-field and capturing images that feature the desired level of bokeh. Thirteen customizable buttons allow users to select from more than 80 functions to be assigned based on individual preferences.

Canon Further Strengthens Its UHDxs Broadcast Lens Lineup with New CJ20ex5B 4K UHD Portable Zoom Lens

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Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of a remarkable new addition to its UHDxs series of 4K UHD broadcast portable zoom lenses: the CJ20ex5B. Within this category of portable zoom lenses, Canon presently has two models that are very wide-angle (4.3mm at their wide end) and four models that are telephoto (and consequently constrained in their wide-angle settings). Between these two groupings, Canon applied the latest in contemporary optical design technologies to empower the creation of a dynamic and versatile new lens that would simultaneously extend both extremes of the focal range – a wide 5mm and a telephoto 100mm – a game-changing focal range that is tailor-made for coverage of modest-sized sports venues such as basketball, boxing and more. Documentary capture and newsgathering will also be further empowered.

“As the demand for high-quality 4K UHD lenses for sports and newsgathering continues to grow, Canon strives to develop and implement the best possible optical design technologies to meet the needs of end-users,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “The new CJ20ex5B lens provides the optical excellence that makes Canon a leader in broadcast lenses, and helps to round out a seamless lineup of 4K UHD portable broadcast lenses. We look forward to seeing the multitude of ways professionals will use this versatile lens.”