Lumens Announces New VC-A61PN 4K NDI®|HX PTZ Camera

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Lumens® Digital Optics Inc., today announced the VC-A61PN 4K Ultra HD PTZ camera that transmits 4K 30fps video image quality directly to NDI®. The camera is packed with high-end features, making it applicable for multiple applications such as live streaming, e-sports, events, house of worship, etc.

The new VC-A61PN is equipped with the 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 simplifies the live streaming process. Its power, signal and control go over a single cable. The VC-A61PN allows you to reach a larger audience via live streaming with a simpler and quicker installation process without bulky cables.

MARSHALL ELECTRONICS CV506 INCLUDED AS ESSENTIAL FOR 5 WORDS MEDIA’S #FREECHURCHAV CONTEST

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5 Words Media (5WM), an AV and lighting integrator based in Phoenix with offices located in Austin and San Diego, recently embarked on its #FreeChurchAV contest as a way to give back to the HOW industry. The contest, which garnered over 580 entrants, had an impressive prize package ̶ a brand new state-of-the-art AV system, which included three CV506 Full-HD Miniature Cameras from Marshall Electronics.

“The #FreeChurchAV contest was conceived by our team internally when we were looking for a way to give back to the church community that has been so good to us as a company,” says Daniel Gourley, 5 Words Media Owner/Design Principle. “We are a Christian-based company and #FreeChurchAV was a great way to provide value to a church in need of an equipment upgrade.”

Hitachi Cameras Raise Streaming and IMAG Quality for Immanuel Baptist Church of Little Rock

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When Immanuel Baptist Church of Little Rock, Arkansas designed its new on-campus City Center for hosting community and local corporate activities, it purchased three SK-HD1800 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to enable premium-caliber, in-house video production capabilities. The visual quality of the Hitachi cameras has shone even brighter during the COVID-19 pandemic, elevating the church’s live streaming and IMAG as it moved its services from its primary church building to the new City Center auditorium.

Founded in 1892, Immanuel Baptist’s vision is to be a gospel advancing church, for the gospel, for the city and for the world. Developed in a massively renovated former grocery supermarket on the same campus as Immanuel Baptist’s main church building, the City Center was created for use by community organizations and companies for conferences, training seminars, and special events.

Lumens Launches New VC-TR1 Auto Tracking Camera

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Lumens® today unveiled the new professional VC-TR1 auto tracking camera. The VC-TR1 is equipped with an exclusive auto tracking facial detection technology. There are three advanced tracking modes; Stage Tracking, Everywhere Tracking and Partition Tracking. Each advanced tracking mode has its own unique function.

Each tracking mode has its own unique style making the camera applicable for multiple video applications. The Stage Tracking Mode ensures a target on a stage will be tracked fluidly and steadily to present high quality video. For the Everywhere Tracking Mode, a speaker can leave the stage to interact with audience and is capable to move around without wearing any type of tracking device. There are no restrictions for space or connectivity, even if the speaker is obscured by other people. Finally, the Partition Tracking creates up to four preset zones for a presenter to walk in a specific area. The VC-TR1 will capture the content on display and a presenter with the innovative auto tracking feature and smooth PTZ functions. Finally, these three tracking modes can work cohesively. One simple click is needed to track quickly and precisely. This Super Tracking Mode allows you to save cost and time, while providing your video with a variety of shooting ranges.

RTI VXP-82 All-in-One Presentation System Now Shipping

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Leading control and automation manufacturer RTI today announced that it is now shipping the new VXP-82 All-in-One Control Processor and Presentation Switcher, a single-box presentation solution for conference rooms, meeting spaces, classrooms, and lecture halls. The all-in-one device combines an 8×2 multi-format video switcher with an RTI control processor, achieving exceptional performance while simplifying installation. The VXP-82 handles video signals from up to eight sources and enables presentations on two monitors or in two rooms simultaneously, making it ideal for BYOD settings and social distancing office configurations in the COVID-19 world.

“The VXP-82 is designed for integrators to quickly deliver a common installation configuration in boardrooms, lecture halls, classrooms, and conference rooms,” said Neal Ellsworth, RTI Director of Product Management, AV. “The combined control processor and 8×2 switcher reduces cabling, plus its preprogrammed APEX file significantly reduces on-site configuration, minimizing setup time in the customer’s facility.”

Marshall Relaunches NDI|HX Camera Offerings With Two New 4K Models

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Marshall Electronics, a leading manufacturer of broadcast and proAV cameras and equipment, announces the release of two new NDI® 4K PTZ camera models; the CV730-NDI and CV630-NDI.  NDI®|HX delivers high-quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real time. Enabling video, audio, control, tally, and power over one Ethernet Cable provides tremendous ease of setup and operation.

The CV730-NDI features 4K60 over simultaneous 12GSDI, HDMI2.0 and NDI®|HX with up to 3840x2160p UHD resolution at 60fps. The CV630-NDI features up to 3840x2160p UHD resolution at 30fps with 3GSDI, HDMI and NDI®|HX.

Singapore’s Trinity Christian Centre Breathes New Life into Faith-Based Streaming with Harmonic and Veygo

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Harmonic today announced that Trinity Christian Centre, a house of worship in Singapore, has deployed Harmonic’s advanced VOS®360 video streaming platform and Veygo’s media player for live and on-demand streaming of sermons and events.

“Harmonic and Veygo provide the most feature-rich, high-performance cloud-based video streaming service. The end-to-end seamless workflow makes the user experience unique, allowing us to focus on the content while entrusting the experts with the technology,” said Pastor Allen Loh, director of missions, human resources and broadcast at Trinity Christian Centre. “The ability to stream our services at all times is extremely important. With round-the-clock assurance of our live video channel by Harmonic’s DevOps teams, we can ensure maximum uptime, scale in real-time and provide an exceptional viewing experience for our congregation.”

Atlona Launches New AV Training Certifications for Educational Technologists and Designers

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As the convergence of AV and IT technologies continues to sweep across higher education and K-12 facilities worldwide, Atlona – a Panduit company – is introducing two new training pathways to strengthen AV understanding for instructional technologists and systems designers within educational institutions. The AV Education Technician certification sets learners up for success when installing modern AV solutions in educational environments, while the AV Education Designer certification delivers similar benefits for those tasked with planning and designing AV systems for educational applications.

“Today’s educational institutions frequently handle their own AV planning, design, and deployment, and require training resources that align with their distinct needs,” said Roger Takacs, Strategic Account Manager at Atlona, who is spearheading the company’s initiatives in the education vertical market. “Our new training certifications for educational technologists and designers combine the relevant core components of our existing, proven courseware with new content specifically developed around the needs of universities, colleges, and K-12 schools.”

Marshall Introduces New ML-454 Quad 4.5 Inch Rack Monitor

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Marshall Electronics new ML-454 Quad 4.5 inch Rack Monitor features four high resolution screens in only two rack units, making it ideal for fly packs and broadcast trucks. It supports a range of inputs including HDMI, 3G-SDI and composite. Both SDI and composite inputs have active loop through with independent tallies and controls on each screen. It also features front panel access to functions, such as aspect ratio, marker and backlight level, for greater flexibility on location.

The ML-454’s four high picture density, 1280 x 800 pixel LCD screens are mounted in a unique tilting design that allows users to achieve the best viewing angle even at the top of a tall rack. Adjustable backlight accommodates indoor or outdoor applications. The monitor is ideal for a range of remote applications such as sports, concerts, house of worship, and any other type of production that has a variety of sources.

StreamGear Wins 2020 NAB Show Product of the Year Award for VidiMo Go Live Streaming Production Solution

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Streaming solutions innovator StreamGear Inc. has been honored as the winner of a 2020 NAB Show Product of the Year Award for the company’s smartphone-empowered VidiMo Go handheld, live video production system. Now in their second year, the official NAB Show Product of the Year Awards recognize the industry’s most significant and promising new products and technologies. This year’s winners were announced earlier this week during the NAB Show New York digital experience.

The VidiMo Go hardware-and-app combination turns a smartphone and HDMI video source (such as a camera) into a full-featured, virtual production and streaming studio. Enabling a single operator to produce multi-source, television-style shows, VidiMo – short for Video director on Mobile – offers an easier way for video professionals and enthusiasts to create and stream engaging, high-quality, live productions.