MOTU has introduced an addition to their family of Video I/O products at NAB the HDX-SDI with Thunderbolt technology. (HDX-SDI-TB). The HDX-SDI will work with Final Cut Pro, Avid and Premiere Pro. The HDX-SDI with Thunderbolt technology captures and monitors all types of videos from 1080p30 down to Standard Def. It works with all the popular codecs including ProRes and DNxHD. It is a plug and play operation.
Motu has not forgotten that good audio is just as important as video, with this device you can monitor and capture up to 16 channels of audio with sample rates up to 96 kHz. To keep everything in sync there is a clearly visible time code on the front of the device or you can use Genlock or machine control. You can use it to monitor video on multiple displays. The HDX-SDI-TB will work with a desktop computer or a full editing bay. You can daisy chain the device with other Thunderbolt devices, such as a high def Thunderbolt display or a hard drive.
With the HDX-SDI with Thunderbolt technology your Thunderbolt enabled Mac or PC can become a powerful HD/SD video production workstation. The device will run $1,195.00 and is available for preorder and it should ship toward the end of April. If you work with video and are looking for a fast, reliable video production workstation than the HDX-SDI with Thunderbolt maybe just want you are looking for.
MWE Lab has taken all of the elements of an office and compressed them down into one ergonomic object. MWE stands for Modern Work Environment and they spent about three years designing the Emperor 1510 to make it a place that, according to their spokesperson, a worker can spend 10-12 hours without feeling any fatigue. That’s a strong statement, so what do they have that makes this so special?
It starts with contoured chair that works like a futuristic recliner with buttons to control it’s angle and tilt. There is a tray around in front of the user and hold the keyboard and control buttons. There are three LCD screens arrayed in front of you that can also be angled to whatever the user’s preference is. Buttons on the arm of the chair also control the volume and pretty much everything else. There is even a drink holder for that finishing touch.
You can see a demo from MWE Lab rep Gianni in the video below. The Emperor 1510 is available now for U.S. $6,200. You can order directly from their web site, but they are hoping have U.S. distributors in place soon.
Interview by Jon Wurm of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology.
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