Sony Electronics Launches Newest Addition to G Master™ Full-Frame Lens Series with the Lightweight and Compact 35mm F1.4 G Master™

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Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the FE 35mm F1.4 GM (model SEL35F14GM) – the newest addition to its acclaimed G Master full-frame lens series– delivering first-class image quality and beautiful bokeh in a compact and lightweight design. When paired with an E-mount camera body, the lens offers Sony’s industry-leading AF (autofocus) capabilities – perfect for a wide range of uses such as shooting landscapes, portraits and street photography, for both stills and video.

“At Sony, our purpose is to fill the world with emotion through the power of creativity and technology so we designed the FE 35mm F1.4 GM to perfectly capture the moments that need to be saved forever,” said Neal Manowitz, deputy president for Imaging Products and Solutions Americas at Sony Electronics. “With exquisite resolution and intelligent focusing technology, all in a small, lightweight design, this is an indispensable lens that does not compromise on image quality.”

New RTI 4K Video Over IP Platform Enables Seamless Control Integration

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RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer, today announced a new Video over IP (VIP) platform that allows integrators to distribute 4K UHD video over a 1GB network switch. This exceptionally flexible system can be installed in minutes, scaled to a virtually unlimited number of endpoints, and controlled natively within the RTI control environment. For the user, everything in the system is conveniently displayed on an RTI touchpanel, remote, or mobile device with video preview, making it easy to align any source with any display.

“Our new VIP platform allows integrators to take advantage of existing network infrastructure to cost-effectively distribute crystal-clear video to displays across installations of any size,” said RTI Director of AV Product Management, Neal Ellsworth. “We’ve designed it so that integrators can deliver the benefits of Video over IP without the need for a deep understanding of networking or the need to manually assign IP addresses. It’s fully integrated into the RTI Integration Designer APEX programming and configuration platform, so all endpoints auto-discover and configure. This saves time on every installation.”

Luxul Delivers Installation Flexibility With New Five-Port PoE+ Powered Gigabit Switch

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Luxul, the leading innovator of IP networking solutions, today introduced a new five-port PoE+ powered Gigabit switch with PoE pass-through. For installation flexibility, the SW-100-05PD is powered by a PoE+ switch or injector — eliminating the need for a power supply — and offers multiple mounting options.

The SW-100-05PD features a dedicated PoE+ input port, a pass-through Gigabit PoE port capable of powering a PoE/802.11af device up to 15 Watts — such as an IP camera, control system interface, or AV-over-IP receiver — and four additional non-PoE Gigabit. The unit offers a durable metal enclosure and includes attachable rubber feet for desktop mounting, mounting wings with keyhole features for surface mounting, and magnetic feet for easy mounting to metal surfaces.

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.

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.

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.

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.”