JVC PROFESSIONAL VIDEO RELEASES NEW SRT-FOCUSED FIRMWARE UPGRADE FOR CONNECTED CAM™ CAMCORDERS

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JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, announces the latest firmware upgrades for its renowned GY-HC900 and GY-HC500 CONNECTED CAM™ camcorders. With the built-in SRT protocol, JVC added Network Adaptive Encoding, reduced latency and the SRT decoder for return video over the internet. These new features enhance video-over IP functionality and position JVC’s CONNECTED CAM as a true leader in REMI applications. A unique portrait mode cropping for streaming to social networks is also now possible with the GY-HC500 Series, a feature that was incorporated based on many users’ requests.

“The CONNECTED CAM system provides a truly plug-and-play streaming ecosystem that does not require expensive backpacks,” says Joe D’Amico, vice president, JVC Professional Video. “Building off the incorporated SRT open-source technology, we are able to continually provide firmware updates, ensuring that JVC cameras are a futureproof solution for an ever-evolving media landscape. With the latest upgrades to the GY-HC900 and GY-HC500 series cameras, our customers are afforded a wide array of functions to enhance their workflows.”

Solid State Logic Expands 500 Series Module Range With New Processing Favorites

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Solid State Logic (SSL) introduce two new modular processors as part of revitalizing their renowned, and often emulated, SSL 500 Series module range. The classic G-Comp Bus Compressor, E-EQ and E-Dynamics processing modules have been given a fresh, sleek brushed steel facelift, while a feature enhanced VHD+ module, brand new stereo ULTRAVIOLET Stereo Equalizer (UV-EQ) and SiX Channel (SiX CH) modules, complete the new-look range.

Niall Feldman, SSL Director of New Products, comments “For nearly 20 years we have made many of our classic console and processor-based innovations available to more producers, engineers and musicians via the 500 module series. The opportunity with our more recent product to continue this work and bring a new range of modern classic 500 modules to a broader market, was too good to resist.”

Broadcast Pix Introduces ChurchPix Video Production Systems

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New ChurchPix™ is the all-in-one video production solution that enables any church to easily stream its worship services online. Designed with volunteer operators in mind, the ChurchPix system is simple to set-up and easy to use. It provides an affordable turnkey solution for churches and comes complete with dedicated content and easy to use controls.

Now Available: Audio-Technica’s Next-Generation ES945O/XLR and ES947C/XLR Boundary Microphones

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Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, announces the availability of the ES945O/XLR omnidirectional condenser boundary microphone and ES947C/XLR cardioid condenser boundary microphone – replacing A-T’s popular ES945 and ES947 with these upgraded versions. Notably, the ES945O/XLR and ES947C/XLR add IPX4 water resistance, protecting the microphones from splashes of water and making them even more ideal conferencing and monitoring solutions for a wide range of applications.

With their low-profile design that mounts unobtrusively in tabletops, ceilings or panels for minimum visibility, the ES945O/XLR omnidirectional condenser boundary microphone and ES947C/XLR cardioid condenser boundary microphone provide clear, highly intelligible audio that is perfect for conferencing, recording, monitoring and other demanding sound pickup applications. Protected by a rugged all-metal case with a two-layer perforated grille, the microphones feature polar patterns afford a 360° pickup angle (ES945O/XLR) and 120° pickup angle (ES947C/XLR), respectively, while Audio-Technica’s proprietary UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology provides outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI). The microphones’ IPX4 water resistance sets them in a class of their own as boundary mics. Additionally, the ES947C/XLR and has a small front-of-mic indicator to ensure proper orientation for maximum pickup.

LED Fresnel Engineered with Five-Year Warranty

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U.S.-based broadcast studio lighting manufacturer, PrimeTime Lighting Systems, builds a longer lasting LED Fresnel than other manufacturers. Luminaires are developed with the highest engineering standards and are guaranteed five-years. PrimeTime designed a passive cooling system that enhances the longevity of its commercial-grade LED Fresnel known as the GUS 51 LED Fresnel, in addition to its complete line of studio LED lights.

PrimeTime CEO, Glen Harn states, “We’re obsessed with superior engineering that results in features like 100% passive cooling.” Broadcast studio sound engineers appreciate the silent PrimeTime LED fixtures. The innovative GUS 51 LED Fresnel broadcast studio light has a super-wide focus range – adjustable from a tight 11° beam angle at full spot to a wide 80° field angle at full flood. Harn added, “We’re focused on super high-spec components like our Micro-Fresnel lens. Our lens system with advanced optics result in the most even wash of light likely to be found in any LED Fresnel, with less than 2.8% decrease in brightness from center to outer edge.”

New PreSonus Universal Control Update Directly Supports M1 Macs and More

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PreSonus® has released Universal Control 3.4.2, a milestone update to its multi-product control and driver software package that includes full support for Apple Silicon M1-based Mac® computers. All currently supported PreSonus hardware—including all USB audio interfaces (AudioBox and Studio series), Quantum-series Thunderbolt interfaces, StudioLive® mixers (16.0.2 USB, AR series, and Series III), ATOM-series pad controllers, and FaderPort®-series control surfaces—now works natively with M1-based Macs.

Universal Control 3.4.2 includes a firmware update for the PreSonus Quantum 4848 interface and for the company’s ATOM and ATOM SQ pad controllers. ATOM SQ now connects correctly on macOS® Big Sur 11.2 and later. Connectivity has been improved with some Windows® systems, as well. The update also implements pad performance adjustments for both units.

MAXHUB® LM220M07 LED Wall Display Delivers Engagement on an Entirely New Level

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MAXHUB, a premier provider of collaborative communication and interactive class delivery solutions, is pleased to debut the LM220M07 LED Wall Display—the company’s largest such offering. With the ability to dramatically take one’s presentation to a completely new level, the MAXHUB LM220M07 provides stunning visuals and makes the perfect large screen display for meeting rooms, lecture halls, houses of worship, and other large venues. Incorporating interactive and mirroring technology – including multi-device screen sharing and synchronized writing – the MAXHUB LM220M07 LED Wall represents a complete solution that ignites participation.

Representing the culmination of MAXHUB’s state-of-the-art display technology, the LM220M07 features a 220-inch diagonal display with 1920 X 1080 resolution and a 2.5 mm pixel pitch— making it an outstanding choice for a wide range of display applications where large screen size is a ‘must-have’ requirement. With a viewing angle of 160 degrees horizontal and 140 degrees vertical, the LM220M07 presents stunning images that make a dramatic impression. The display’s intuitively designed Smart Control features one button turn on / turn off and allows for easy adjustment of settings, including brightness, contrast ratio, aspect ratio, and input signal—all from a compact remote the size of those commonly found with today’s television sets. Alternatively, users can bring their own device—loaded with the company’s MAXHUB Share app (available for both Android and iOS)—to control the LED panel or share data.

Audinate’s Dante Now Supported in More Than 3,000 Devices

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Audinate’s Dante, the de facto standard for digital audio networking, recently reached an impressive milestone with more than 3,000 different products now incorporating Dante for audio-over-IP connectivity. According to research from RH Consulting, 3,034 Dante-enabled devices are available from 361 different manufacturers as of January 2021. The data from RH Consulting indicates Dante is the protocol of choice in more than 91 percent of the networked audio products currently on the market.

Audinate announced in January that the total number of OEM brands now working with Dante has reached 518, with 133 OEMs currently developing their first Dante-enabled product.

ETC Launches New Fixtures at March 30th Online Event

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ETC is hosting an online event to launch two new theatrical fixtures on March 30, 2021. This event is open to the public and starts at 9:00 AM CDT with a keynote message from David Lincecum, VP of Marketing. Immediately following, attendees have a unique opportunity to hear from Tony-nominated lighting designer, Justin Townsend. The remainder of the day includes product demos, Q&A sessions, and a series of classes that focus on incorporating technology into your theatrical workflow to increase efficiency and productivity.

Much of the content will be presented in multiple languages and multiple time zones around the world making this truly an international launch event. Visit etcconnect.com/ETCLaunch for session details and registration information.

Marshall Further Expands IP Workflow Capabilities with Additional Camera Choices

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Marshall Electronics continues to develop new cameras designed to improve IP workflows. Marshall released two levels of 4K PTZ cameras within the last year with 30x optical zoom and professional grade sensors: one with up to 4K30 (CV630) resolution and one with up to 4K60 (CV730) resolution. Marshall also recently offered two levels of fixed position cameras with 30x optical zoom and professional grade sensors: one with up to HD60 (CV355-30X) resolution and one with up to UHD60 (CV420-30X).

In looking forward to 2021, Marshall is scheduled to launch a High-Bandwidth NDI® PTZ camera (CV730-BHN) late Q3 with up to 4K60 resolution and 30x optical zoom packed with High-Bandwidth NDI®, NDI®|HX and simultaneous 12GSDI/HDMI2.0 outputs. Also planned for later this year, Marshall has its CV620-BI with 20x optical zoom 3GSDI, HDMI and IP/HEVC/SRT, and the CV620-BN with 20x optical zoom 3GSDI, HDMI and NDI®|HX on its product roadmap.