L-ISA Processor II Extends Immersive Power to More Productions

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As the L-Acoustics V-DOSC line source array altered the trajectory of modern pro audio loudspeaker design in the 1990s, so the company’s unveiling of L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology in 2016 represented an equally seismic shift in the sonic landscape of today’s live events. Extending spatial processing to a wider range of productions and venues, L-Acoustics now rolls out the next generation of its 3D audio processing engine, L-ISA Processor II. The new processor offers users more power, performance and flexibility, and is available in four different output configurations through a one-time, tiered license fee.

Similar to its predecessor, L-ISA Processor II is a hardware solution that provides advanced object-based mixing for the most demanding immersive audio productions. While both units offer control of spatial audio processing and virtual acoustics for up to 96 audio objects based on speaker positioning information and mixing parameters—including pan, width, distance, elevation, and aux send—the new L-ISA Processor II doubles the original unit’s potential output count of 64 up to 128 outputs for greater power and versatility on larger, more complex events.

VuWall Unveils NewTek NDI® Protocol Support Across Entire Visualization Ecosystem

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VuWall, a technology leader in video wall control systems and unified visualization solutions, announced that its all-new TRx 3.1 Video Wall Management Platform can easily route NewTek NDI-encoded sources to a combination of NDI-enabled decoders, including VuWall’s new VuStream 150 encoder/decoder and the entire VuScape series of video wall controllers. The company’s VuScape processors can open multiple NDI sources simultaneously and display them in a multiview format on a video wall. The NDI and NDI|HX format expands the many protocols that VuScape already supports.

NDI is a royalty-free technology that allows audio, video and data sources to be shared bi-directionally across a network. It eliminates costly direct connections, expensive cable runs, and infrastructure upgrades while making any source available for any destination on the network.

ARES5A – 2-way stereo active loudspeaker by AUDAC

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The dynamic power distribution of 2 x 40 Watt can be delivered thanks to the integrated amplifier. The loudspeaker features a stereo line input and a balanced terminal block connection, allowing a convenient connection to any kind of audio source.

When no input signal is detected, the auto-standby mode reduces power consumption, making the ARES5A Energy Star compliant. A switch at the back of the device permits to enable and disable this audio standby mode when needed.

As with any audio solution they design, AUDAC has attached great importance to the installer convenience of the loudspeaker. The ABS enclosure and mounting bracket that blends aesthetically into the cabinet itself provide an even more sleek and modern look and allows the loudspeaker to be installed close to a wall. Versatile mounting options are possible, this way the loudspeaker can be mounted both horizontally and vertically with an inclination up to 45° on both sides, enabling you to position it in the right direction. Due to the fact that the bracket itself consists of 2 45° corners, installation in corners or even ceiling can easily be achieved. In addition, AUDAC constructed an optional MBK455 angled mounting bracket set, which permits an extra inclination of 90° when needed.

Blustream, HDBaseT, Extender Set, HEX18GARC-KIT, AV distribution, Blustream 18Gbps HDMI Over HDBaseT Extender Set With ARC

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Leading AV distribution innovator Blustream, today announced a new addition to its line of uncompressed, unconverted 18Gbps HDMI over HDBaseT™ extension solutions. Available now, the HEX18GARC-KIT extender set uses the latest HDBaseT technology for the distribution of bit-for-bit 4K HDMI video and audio up to 328 feet over a single Cat6A cable, with support for USB 2.0/KVM, eARC, ARC, and 1Gb Ethernet pass-through. The result is a full HDMI and control solution that leverages nearly all the capabilities in the latest HDBaseT technology.

“The HEX18GARC-KIT is the big brother to our recently released HEX18G-KIT and completes our initial line of uncompressed and unconverted 4K 18Gbps HDBaseT extenders,” said Martyn Shirley, Blustream General Manager. “Like its predecessor, it delivers the ultimate in picture quality for the most demanding residential and commercial spaces while adding a range of industry-first audio and network features for critical viewing areas.”

C2G Now Offering a Complete Family of HDMI® HDBaseT Extenders

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C2G today announced that the company is now offering a complete family of HDMI® HDBaseT extenders for the delivery of uncompressed HDMI video and audio signals — in addition to VGA, IR, RS232, USB-C, USB 2.0, and analog audio — over a single network patch cable to displays in conference rooms, huddle rooms, classrooms, lecture halls, and more.

“Our HDMI HDBaseT extenders are the perfect solutions for any commercial installation where AV signals need to be distributed — with USB and control signals alongside them — beyond the length limitations of standard HDMI cabling,” said Jennifer Crotinger, C2G Product Manager, C2G, a brand of Legrand. “For integrators, the devices embody the four pillars that set C2G apart from other solutions on the market: testing, quality, convenience, and confidence.”

BOSS Announces RC-505mkII and RC-600 Loop Stations

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BOSS announces the RC-505mkII and RC-600, two new flagship models in the renowned Loop Station product lineup. The five-track RC-505mkII brings next-generation power and flexibility to the world’s most popular tabletop looper, giving performers an expanded range of inspiring and customizable tools for hands-on music creation. The RC-600 takes floor-based looping where it’s never gone before, offering six stereo tracks, advanced foot control, and highly configurable operation. Both new Loop Station models feature class-leading 32-bit sound, a massive onboard effects selection, built-in rhythms, versatile connectivity, external control support, and USB for interfacing with computers.

RC-505mkII Loop Station
Introduced in 2013, the tabletop RC-505 has been the go-to looper for beatboxers, vocalists, instrumentalists, and other looping artists around the world. The RC-505mkII retains everything that made the original so loved and adds a wealth of new features to make the looping experience even more creative and free flowing.

Sony Electronics Unveils Shallow Depth of Field System Camera with Super 35mm 4K CMOS Global Shutter Image Sensor

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Sony today announced the HDC-F5500 system camera, the latest entry in Sony’s HDC camera series, which boasts a highly sensitive Super 35mm, 4K CMOS global shutter image sensor that enables shallow depth of field.  The new multi-format addition builds on the success and benefits of the industry-standard HDC lineup and serves as a powerful tool for those in need of creative expression with a cinematic look, in a system camera form factor and workflow.  Thanks to the global shutter effect to prevent rolling shutter distortion and flash band, and its high frame rate capability of 120fps, the HDC-F5500 is ideal for sports and live entertainment production.  The camera’s high sensitivity and low noise also make it suitable for capturing dark scenes, which is especially beneficial for drama productions.

“There is a strong desire to integrate the ‘cinematic look’ into sports and entertainment productions to heighten emotions and enable more connected storytelling,” said Theresa Alesso, Pro Division President, Sony Electronics.  “Listening to the voice of our customers, we’ve taken our expertise with 35mm cinema cameras and our learnings in industry-leading system cameras and created a new Super 35mm system camera that will match perfectly and easily work alongside our HDC camera series, as well as our portfolio of production solutions.”

IK Multimedia Announces the T-RackS TASCAM Tape Collection

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K Multimedia is pleased to announce the T-RackS TASCAM Tape Collection, a collection of AAX, VST and AU plugins for mixing and mastering. The new T-RackS TASCAM Tape Collection draws upon the strengths of four meticulously restored TASCAM analog recording systems long recognized for their glorious tone and other audible hallmarks. Developed with IK’s award-winning modeling technology and in direct collaboration with TASCAM themselves, the result of this coordinated effort allows musicians to introduce the warmth and classic characteristics of some of the finest analog recorders into today’s digital recordings—ultimately delivering the best of both worlds.

Cobalt® Digital Targets Need for Multiple Video Feeds with openGear® 9905‑MPx Multi-Channel Processor

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Cobalt® Digital, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, has answered the need for handling and processing multiple video feeds with its 9905-MPx multi-channel processor. The 9905-MPx is a next-generation advanced scaler/frame openGear synchronizer developed in direct response to customer needs for a single module that supports four independent signal paths. The card was highlighted during a press briefing held virtually on October 6th and hosted by Suzana Brady, Cobalt’s SVP Worldwide Sales & Marketing, who noted that the 9905-MPx was developed in response to customer requests for increased density, unprecedented multi-input support, and enhanced flexibility. The event also featured presentations by Dr. Ciro Noronha, EVP of Engineering, and Ryan Wallenberg, VP of Engineering.

The 9905-MPx, an audio/video processor for baseband digital signals, is capable of handling up to four independent 3G signals in a single, dense, cost-effective package that provides all common broadcast processing functions without any quality compromises. The card includes individual up/down/cross conversion scalers that are specifically designed for broadcast video formats, with full ARC control suitable for conversions to/from 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. The multi-path design offers discrete AES and MADI audio embedding/routing/mixing/de-embedding to any of the four processing paths. Standard 3D LUT features and available color correction accommodate SDR and HDR processing for downstream HDR systems, on a per-channel basis. The card also supports per-channel logo insertion, as well as ancillary data insertion/extraction.

KL Panel XL™: Full-color-Spectrum LED Soft Light with Muscle and Multi-Zone Control

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Broadcast designers of all types have been turning to Elation’s color temperature-adjustable KL Panel™ for high-quality soft light illumination since it first hit the market in 2020. Quickly adopted as an ideal full-color-spectrum LED soft light, a new XL version of the broadcast-quality luminaire is now available that extends the size of the original while emitting nearly twice the power and offering multi-zone control for dynamic effects.

Broadcast environments require bright and highly variable lighting of very high quality for key-, fill- and backlight. The new KL Panel XL™ LED soft light delivers with superior output, precise color temperature control, full-spectrum color rendering and an even wash coverage. Optimized for the tunable white light requirements of film and television, it is an ideal soft light source for many situations requiring outstanding performance and color quality.