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JMR Features BlueStor at NAB 2014

JMR logoJMR is featuring its product of the month at this year’s NAB. It is the BlueStor Network Storage System. BlueStor is an enterprise-class networked storage server that is powered by euroNAS. It has been built for the film, AV or broadcast professional that needs to upgrade the performance and reliability of their current shared storage environment.

The enterprise-class BlueStor Networked Storage Server has 16 6Gb/s SAS/SATA disk drive bays. It also has four (N+1 configured) high-velocity cooling fans. Other features include dual 630W (N+1) hot-swappable power accessories, dual internal SAS Expanders, six 1Gb/s NIC ports or optional Dual/Quad 10Gb/s and a high performance motherboard with two 8-core Intel XEON CPU’s.

BlueStor is now available in three high performance configurations. They are: Business 64-bit, Premium Ultra, and HA Cluster 64-bit. The BlueStore Networked Storage Server is SES 2.0 compliant. It provides real-time disk activity/failure status for every drive bay and physical user interface controls and indicators for power and cooling status. There are visible and audible alarms, and front panel “on-off” and “reset” switches.

You can find JMR at booth SL12112 at NAB 2014.

Ambient Recording Releases Six New Products at NAB

Ambient Recording Master Lockit ACN-MLAmbient Recording brings six brand new products to NAB 2014. They are Master-Lockit, ACN-BT, LockitScript, Tonmeister, ASF-1, and ACN-LS. The hardware and software created by Ambient Recording is part of the Ambient Clockit Network System – the most powerful and comprehensive on-set metadata system on the market.

Master Lockit ACN-ML is a powerful time code device. It is the flagship of the Ambient Clockit Network System. It delivers ACN features like 0.0ppm drift, generator buffered time code transceiver mode, and more. It has a built in WiFi router that enables iPads running LockitSCRIPT and Tonmeister apps to automatically sync all metadata.

ACN-BT (The Ambient Beetle) is a Bluetooth dongle that adds versatility to ACN-equipped Lockit devices and the Sound Devices 788T. It works as an alternative to the CL-WiFi. When used with a Lockit device, the Beetle enables wireless connectivity between the ACN and iOS devices.

ACN-LS (Lockit Slate) is a modular time code slate and display. It functions as a highly accurate temperature compensated time code generator. The LED display is double the brightness at less than half of the power consumption of its predecessor.

LockitScript is an iOS app that is designed to quickly organize, simplify and edit documentation. It can import and synchronize preps, schedules, and call sheets (via a free-of-charge Ambient LockitScript account). It can import scripts from Final Draft or Adobe Story. Those are just a few of the features that this helpful app offers.

Tonmeister is an app that has comprehensive sound report features. You can import scripts, call sheets, and slate numbers from the LockitScript app or a LockitScript account. There is an optional CL-WiFi plug-in that lets you arm and name tracks, remote stop record, route inputs, outputs and headphones, and much more.

ASF-1 (The Ambient Sound Fish) is an underwater microphone for professional sound recording. It is waterproof up to100m depth and is made of high quality stainless steel. You can find Ambient Recording at booth C544 at NAB 2014.

Check Out Tally Lights at NAB 2014

Tally LightsTally Lights were created by President and Senior Design Engineer of Tally-Lights, LLC, Ted Kazmierczak. The tally lights product provides a simple, reliable, cost effective solution for a common problem faced by production studios. How can you tell if the camera is on? How do you get your talent to look at the right camera at the correct time?

Each Tally Light unit comes ready to plug in and use. There are 7 LED lights on each unit. Six of the lights face the talent, and the seventh faces the camera operator. There is a control knob that adjusts the brightness of the six forward facing LED’s. You can make them brighter, dimmer, or turn them off as needed. Turning them off will not turn off the seventh light that faces the camera operator – only the LED’s the face the talent.

The standard Tally Light can be interfaced with the Tally Light controller. Or, the Tally Light can be directly interfaced into NewTek TriCaster switchers as well as a variety of other popular video switchers and mixers. All of the Tally Light products are guaranteed for life. The staff of Tally Lights will be working in many of the switcher exhibits at NAB 2014.

ATX Brings VersAtivePro, DigiVu II and UCrypt to NAB 2014

ATX LogoATX Networks is bringing three of their professional quality transcoding, encoding, and conversion products to NAB 2014. Those products are the VersAtivePro, the DigiVu II, and the Ucrypt.

VersAtivePro offers high quality video at minimal bitrates. It also gives you the flexibility and freedom to add multiple output profiles/bitrates as desired without additional charges or licenses. The VersAtivePro was designed to be the most budget-friendly solution in the professional quality transcoder market. ATX’s VMS element manager enables cluster management of multiple VersAtivePro units.

The new DigiVu II and DigiVu are ATX’s lines of multichannel encoding solutions. They offer cost-effective SD and/or HD encoding, multiplexing, and transmission in QAM or IP. Each product has a low latency encoding mode, MPEG-2 and H.264 encoding, and QAM/IP/optical outputs. The new DigiVu II products can be cluster managed with ATX’s VMS element manager.

The Ucrypt QAM to IP Gateway is the solution for converting encrypted MSO content or clear QAM feeds to multicast IP streams for further processing and/or delivery to an IPTV-based system. It can process 60 or more HD programs in just 3RU. ATX notes that this is more practical and economical than re-encoding from set-top boxes or standalone encoders. You can visit ATX Networks at NAB 2014. They will be at booth SU 6908.

Cineo Lighting Announces New Maverick Portable at NAB

Cineo LightingCineo Lighting is bringing something new to NAB 2014 – the Cineo Maverick. It is the newest member of the TruColor family from Cineo Lighting. The Cineo Maverick is portable and provides all of the benefits of Remote Phosphor Technology that is found in the TruColor HS and LS.

The Cineo Maverick meets the demands of field use. It is portable, lightweight, DC powered, and weatherproof. This makes it ideal for photographers who need to bring lighting to an outdoor shoot. Cineo Maverick delivers a volume of light equal to a traditional 1K soft source. It is optimized for image capture as well as other applications that would require accurate color rendering.

There is a wide array of accessories, power supply, and mounting options that work with Cineo Maverick. This helps make it another indispensable tool for motion picture and television professionals. You can check out Cineo Maverick at NAB 2014. Cineo Lighting will be at booth C157.

vMix Debuts Live 4K and Social Media Integration at NAB 2014

vMix LogovMix is a video mixing software that provides live HD video mixing. Version 12 of vMix has already been released, ahead of NAB 2014. It was created by StudioCoast, which is an Australian company. In order to use vMix, you must have a computer that runs on Windows 7 or Windows 8 platforms.

vMix has many interesting features. You can do live mixing, switching, and streaming of SD and HD (up to 1080p) video sources. The sources of the video can be from cameras, video files, DVDs, images, and more. It supports AVI, MP4, H264, MPEG-2, WMV, and QuickTime. It also supports audio files that are MP3 or WAV.

There are ten different transitional effects that you can use. You can customize 4 transition buttons in order to have easy access to your favorite effects. vMix comes with built-in Audio Mixer which allows you to mute, follow, and delay any audio source. A VU meter is included to help ensure that each input level is broadcast ready.

Another cool thing about the vMix is that it allows for simultaneous recording, streaming and output. You can use it to stream to Ustream and YouTube Live. It is also possible to stream to 3rd party software like Skype or Google Hangout. Those are just a few of the multitude of features in vMix!

You can do social media integration through vMix Social app. This makes it easy for you to send Tweets and Facebook comments directly to live on air graphics and lower thirds. Select content from a tablet or smartphone or have it sent automatically.

You can check out vMix and vMix Social at the StudioCoast Pty LTD booth at NAB 2014. They will be at booth C8312. Staff of vMix will be demonstrating live 4K production and Twitter integration on a portable production box.

Adder Technology Unveiling 4K Connectivity Solutions at NAB 2014

Adder Technology logoAdder Technology will unveil its 4K-ready solutions at NAB 2014. They are launching 4K capable KVM products. This includes a firmware upgrade to the AdderLink XD522. The AdderLink XD522 is a high resolution DisplayPort and Thunderbolt display extender.

The upgrade makes the AdderLink XD522 capable of extending 4K signals. The upgrade is available for download on the Adder website. People who are already using the AdderLink XD522 can download the upgrade absolutely free of charge. The firmware update will provide native 4K resolution (4096X2160) and 4K UHD 3840×2160 at 30Hz. It also will provide advanced EDID management with user hotkeys on top of all the existing features.

Adder Technology has teamed up with Stagebox (which was partially developed by BBC Research and Development) to demonstrate how IP technologies can enhance each stage of the broadcast production chain. You can check out the power and flexibility of Adder Technologies end-to-end IP based workflow across the broadcast chain at its booth, SL 10105, at NAB 2014.

Porta-Brace Features New Products at NAB 2014

PortaBrace LogoPorta-Brace is known for their highly durable and functional camera bags, camera cases, audio equipment bags and more. They are designed for professional film and video crews. Their products are not restricted to professionals, however. The same products can be used by people who do a lot of audio or video recording (such as podcasters).

Porta-Brace is featuring several brand new products at NAB 2014. One is the BK-2BVSN: Backpack Carrying System for Phantom Helicopter. It is a Cordura backpack with a foam insert that fits into PB-2750 hard case shell (which provides extra protection during transport.) It will come in handy for those who own a Phantom Helicopter and who want to take it somewhere for some aerial filming.

Another new product is the BK-Hive: Backpack & Slinger DSLR and Lens Case. It uses a “honeycomb” system of removable padded lens caps to maximize space and provide protection for your lenses.

Porta-Brace is also featuring a removable wheel system. It includes a lightweight wheels that can easily be taken off. When you want to carry around your case, simply remove the wheels and tuck them into a pocket on the case.

They have also have created all new cases for audio equipment like Sound Devices 633, Zaxcom Maxx, and more. The new cases have a single-body design for optimum weight distribution and multiple attachment points. You can see these new products, and more, by visiting Porta-Brace at booth #C7221 at NAB 2014.

Orca Gear to Launch at NAB

Orca LogoPro gear and accessory firm Orca has announced that their official launch will take place at the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas on 7 April.

With over 30 years’ experience in the film industry, Orca’s research and development team has created a top-flight range of gear bags and accessories. The team produced the entire Orca line specifically for the audio-visual industry, designing a range of smart bags and accessories, carefully crafted to carry and protect video, lighting and sound equipment.

Integrating with their new Trolley System, Orca’s designs include the Audio Bag, Shoulder Video Bag, Light Case, and Backpack, incorporating aluminium frames and multiple access points for both protection and convenience. Additional offerings will include the Rain Cover and LCD Hood, and the full product line will be on show at NAB.

Band Pro Film & Digital have confirmed that they will carry the range following Orca’s NAB launch. Amnon Band, Band Pro’s President and CEO, remarked: “These are the best bags I’ve seen in a long time.  We’ve always prided ourselves on carrying nothing but the best, and that’s what Orca products are.  I’m really impressed with their entire product line.”

Drop in with Orca at the Band Pro Film & Digital’s booth #C10408

Lowel SlimLight Kits Expand Creative Options

Lowel SlimLightKit Rifa Blender 1 KitThe Tiffen Company has some brand new accessories that will open up creative possibilities for image makers who are doing an interview, shooting a video podcast for a client, and more. Two brand new Lowel SlimLight Kits are now shipping. They are portable, flexible, and excellent for small shoots. Each kit comes with a 200W Rifa eX 44, which is a dedicated tungsten-halogen softlight.

The Lowel SlimLight Rifa Blender combines the popular Rifa eX 44 with the Lowel Blender LED. The Lowel Rifa’s smooth, soft, light takes just 60 second to set up. The Lowel Blender’s tungsten & daylight LED’s blend to easily match the mixed light sources in real world environments. They can also be used to create a contrasting color mix. A SlimLight three-light kit draws just 232 watts.

The Lowel SlimLight Rifa Pro Kit includes a Lowel Pro-Light that gives even light with Fresnel-like shadow quality, evenly dispersed flood, and a uniform spot with significant barndoor cut. The light is a compact size, and can be used for low-level key or accent light, fill light (with diffusion) or back-light for interviews and small shooting areas.

Those who are attending the NAB 2013 Exhibition can visit the Tiffen booth (8818) to see the new Lowel SlimLight Kits first hand.