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.”

Sony Launches Generation 3 PetaSite Optical Disc Archive Library

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Sony Electronics Inc. announces the launch of Generation 3 (“Gen3”) PetaSite Optical Disc Archive technology, which is now shipping. The high-capacity archival storage solution scales from 165 TB*1 to 2.9 PB*1 of immutable optical storage in a standard 42U Rack. This launch follows Sony’s recently announced Gen3 high-capacity USB desktop drive units (ODS-D380U), fibre-channel library drive units (ODS-D380F) and 5.5 TB media cartridges (ODC5500R).

Sony’s enterprise optical disc archive solution provides secure, immutable data preservation for a wide variety of applications and industries, including: corporate IT, state and local governments, surveillance, banking, education and healthcare, among others.

In keeping with Sony’s commitment to its customers and focus on long-term archive solutions, The Gen3 enterprise class eight-channel, dual-sided optical drive is write compatible to Generation 2 and backward read compatible to all Optical Disc Archive cartridges.

Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM Extenders’ New Private WAN Support Facilitates Remote Work over Longer Distances

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Matrox® is pleased to announce private wide-area-network (WAN) support with its high-performance Matrox Extio™ 3 IP KVM extenders. This new mode of operation enables organizations to introduce new remote work and collaborative workflow infrastructures by allowing users to access, share, and control any centralized workstation located in another building or city. Featuring best-in-class 4K and multi-display extension and switching support, Extio 3 ensures a secure and seamless remote desktop experience critical for a wide range of control room applications, including process control, industrial and automation, military and defense, broadcast, medical, education, and more.

Multi-user and multi-site collaboration
Built on a highly-optimized, ultra-low-bitrate encoding platform, Extio 3 provides unprecedented KVM extension and switching performance across both LAN and private WAN infrastructures. This industry-leading technology allows individual users to access dedicated systems or have multiple users connect to the same computer(s)—whether they are in the same building, between campuses, or even across multiple cities—to promote collaborative work environments.

New Major Software Release for Analog Way Picturall™ Media Servers

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The new features include the support of cue tracking, the NotchLC video codec, NewTek NDI™ version 4.5, and virtual displays as well as a new web-based media manager and a free AWX encoder plug-in for Adobe® Creative Cloud®.

– The support of cue tracking allows users to freely jump from one cue to another in the cue stack, while taking into account all changes recorded between these two cues and adding them to the final result. Now, with cue tracking, you can directly trigger the cue that is needed in the show and the system checks the cues for parameter changes and applies them automatically. The same result is obtained as if the cues were executed in a sequence.

Atlona Ships New HDBaseT and HDMI PTZ Cameras

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Atlona expands the HDVS-CAM family of enterprise-grade PTZ cameras. Available immediately, Atlona’s two new camera models are purpose-built for HDBaseT and HDMI interfacing, providing integrators with flexible options to build systems for conferencing and other applications inside meeting spaces, training rooms and classrooms, among other AV environments.

The Atlona HDVS-CAM family is built for video conferencing systems, and is also ideal for instructional applications such as lecture capture and distance learning. The two new models offer a similar feature set, including professional-quality imaging for video resolutions up to 1080p @ 60 Hz, fast and accurate auto-focusing, a quick pan-and-tilt mechanism with minimal noise, and availability in black or white versions. Both cameras also offer effective upgrades to existing codecs in legacy video conferencing systems, delivering high-quality imaging performance and ease of installation.

Vaddio Announces the New Vaddio Device Controller Touch Panel

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Vaddio is now shipping the Vaddio Device Controller a 10” color, touchscreen device that allows you to add simple control to any space. The Vaddio Device Controller integrates our popular online user interface for an easy-to-use and familiar experience across our devices.

The Vaddio Device Controller was designed to easily access web-based user interfaces of dozens of Vaddio connected devices like PTZ cameras, EasyIP peripherals, AV bridges and more. PoE power and an included commercial-grade, steel tabletop mount with category cable routing allow for a simple and flexible installation.

Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Update

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Blackmagic Design today announced a major new software update for the original Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K camera that adds localization for 11 languages, the ability to embed custom 3D LUTs in Blackmagic RAW clips, new customizable frame guides as well as improved behavior for function buttons. The update also adds improved compatibility for embedded audio on SDI outputs, better jam sync timecode functionality, and much more.

Blackmagic Camera 6.9.3 Update is available now as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website.

Blackmagic Camera 6.9.3 Update adds support for 11 different languages so it can be used internationally. The camera can be set to English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese or Korean. It’s easy to switch to another language so customers can share their camera with other crew when traveling to locations worldwide. When customers switch languages, all on screen overlays, setup menus and monitoring information will be displayed in the selected language instantly.

Obsidian Control Systems Introduces NX SYNC

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Obsidian Control Systems continues to expand its line of professional solutions with the launch of the NX SYNC™, a powerful plug-and-play USB SMPTE timecode device.

The NX SYNC captures timecode in various SMPTE formats from its 3-pin XLR connection and converts it to a MIDI Timecode (MTC) stream, where it can be read into ONYX or any other MIDI Timecode compatible software. Additionally, it also has the power to take MTC and send it back out as SMPTE. The NX SYNC contains a powerful hardware architecture for instant processing and minimal frame delays. The NX SYNC does not require custom drivers, and in addition to working
with ONYX, it can be used as an SMPTE to MTC/ MTC to SMPTE device for both Windows 10 and MAC OS software applications.

Digital Nirvana Launches MetadatorIQ for Automatic Generation of Intelligent Metadata

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Digital Nirvana today introduced MetadatorIQ — the latest generation of the company’s secure, scalable platform for automating metadata creation in preproduction, production, and live content workflows. Optimized for Avid MediaCentral | Production Management assets, MetadatorIQ is a hybrid on-premises/SaaS application that applies advanced machine learning and AI-based content analysis to accelerate metadata creation and shorten content delivery cycles.

“Media companies are challenged like never before to create larger volumes of personalized content and then deliver it to targeted audiences across many dispersed channels,” said Russell Wise, senior vice president at Digital Nirvana. “The key to creating, finding, understanding, and organizing new content as fast as possible is highly descriptive metadata, but until now its creation has been a manual, time-consuming, and costly process.”

Ross Launches Graphite PPC – Your New Portable Production Center

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As part of the Ross Live | 2020 program, Ross is today pleased to announce the Graphite PPC, a new portable production center that is lightweight, feature-rich and available at an incredibly accessible price.

Graphite PPC offers customers a remarkable amount of production horsepower – up to two MEs (and four MiniMEs), four DVEs, six frame syncs, four media stores and two MultiViewers. Capable of handling up to thirteen inputs and up to eight outputs, Graphite PPC also includes the same RAVE audio engine (with sample rate converters) that comes with the larger Graphite solution, as well as the same XPression graphics and clips package also found in its elder sibling. Graphite PPC is incredibly light – it weighs only 42 lbs / 19kg including its dedicated soft-shell carrying case equipped with a pull-out handle and wheels. It’s also extremely quiet – ultra-quiet fan cooling means the system can easily be used in the same space as the talent with microphones. Graphite PPC is simple to set-up and requires just a single operator, so you can now deliver a high impact, high efficiency production even more easily.