1. Canon Adds New Lens to UHDgc Series

    Canon Adds New Lens to UHDgc Series

    Designed to provide both stunning HDR imagery as well as beautiful 4K, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is introducing a new addition to its cost-effective UHDgc series of portable 4K broadcast zoom lenses - the CJ17ex6.2B. This lens supports 4K UHD quality optical performance and provides operators with a compact, lightweight, and highly portable form factor for easy integration into Houses of Worship, ENG, and commercial environments. With the addition of this lens, Canon further expands its lineup of 4K broadcast lenses, now at an industry-leading# 18 models.

    The CJ17ex6.2B features a wide-angle focal length of 6.2 mm and a 17x zoom ratio that brings the telephoto focal length up to 106 mm. The lens is also equipped with a built-in 2x extender that enables users to quickly double the focal length up to 212 mm while maintaining amazing image

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  2. Panasonic Introduces Voice-Based PTZ Camera Control

    Panasonic Introduces Voice-Based PTZ Camera Control

    Panasonic continues to revolutionise AV recording with the introduction of the Panasonic PTZ camera solution with voice-based camera tracking. Using Sennheiser microphones for audio-based tracking, the PTZ cameras can automatically switch focus between different speakers. With automated and smooth camera panning, it’s ideal for online conferences, training courses or lectures, for example, when questions are asked from the floor, or a new person speaks at the conference table.

    The solution uses Panasonic PTZ cameras and TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphones from Sennheiser. They are managed centrally by a controller via the network. Panasonic is already using the solution at its own Business Solution Centre Europe (BSC) with a media control system from Crestron, but other comparable control systems can also be used.

    Intelligent motion and audio-based

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  3. How to Extend an Ultra HD or 4K HDMI Signal

    How to Extend an Ultra HD or 4K HDMI Signal

    HDMI is a standard signal that is being used in a plethora of consumer goods. HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface. HDMI is a proprietary standard meant to send signals coming from a source, such as a camera, Blu-ray player, or gaming console, to a destination, such as a monitor. It directly replaces older analog standards such as composite and S-Video. HDMI was first introduced to the consumer market in 2004. Over the years, there have been multiple newer versions of HDMI, all using the same connector. Currently, the latest version is 2.1, compatible with 4K and 8K resolutions and bandwidths up to 42,6 Gbit/s.

    HDMI has initially been intended as a consumer standard, while SDI was designated

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  4. AJA Releases BRIDGE LIVE v1.11

    AJA Releases BRIDGE LIVE v1.11

    AJA Video Systems today released BRIDGE LIVE v1.11 for its high-performance UltraHD or multi-channel HD encoding, transcoding, decoding and contribution solution. The update introduces new functionalities including HLS input, VBR low latency, E-AC3 input, and numerous user experience upgrades for efficiently managing pipelines.

    Developed in partnership with Comprimato, BRIDGE LIVE is a turnkey 1RU solution that makes it easy to move UltraHD or multi-channel HD video between uncompressed baseband SDI to/from a wide range of contribution, delivery and streaming codecs (H.265, H.264, MPEG-2 and JPEG 2000). BRIDGE LIVE v1.11 delivers a host of new features, including HLS input functionality

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  5. How to Select the Transport Mode for RTSP Streams with Magewell Pro Convert Decoders

    How to Select the Transport Mode for RTSP Streams with Magewell Pro Convert Decoders

    With the release of new firmware V1.1.652, Magewell's Pro Convert decoders now support a choice of TCP or UDP transport when decoding RTSP/RTP streams. This blog explains how to configure the decoder's RTSP transport mode.

    1. Log into the Web GUI of the decoder. Choose "Source" in the menu, then click "Add" in "SOURCE PRESETS" and select "RTSP" in the drop-down list.

    2. When receiving RTSP streams, Magewell Pro Convert decoders can use TCP or UDP for the underlying RTP transport protocol. The transport mode can be selected with the "TCP First" switch.

    When "TCP First" is turned on, the decoder preferentially uses RTP over TCP to pull the stream from the encoder

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  6. Sony announces new XVS-G1 Live Production switcher

    Sony announces new XVS-G1 Live Production switcher

    Sony has introduced its newest addition to its long-standing switcher family, the XVS-G1. This new entry-level compact live production switcher developed as a next-generation platform combines the power of a new video processing engine with a modern architecture design.

    Designed for live production needs, such as sports, news or entertainment programs, the XVS-G1 system is a perfect fit for the small to mid-size studio, outside broadcast vehicles, and fly-away production units. With many options, this switcher offers versatility to meet various production environments.

    Norbert Paquet, Head of Live Production Solutions, Sony Professional Europe commented: ”our Sony switchers have a long history and reputation for their reliability and robustness. The new XVS-G1 is built on that legacy in a small compact and modular form and adds some must-have future-proof features such as a clip player,

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  7. JVC: The Cream of the Camcorder Crop

    JVC: The Cream of the Camcorder Crop

    Going beyond the capabilities of consumer cameras, but without the price tag of high-end cinema cameras, the JVC GY-HC500 is the perfect middle ground for professionals who want to livestream with ease.

    For many filmmakers, consumer cameras just don’t offer enough. Modern mirrorless and DSLR bodies are packed with impressive video specs, but you can run into limitations quickly with a lack of easily accessible controls, connectivity and more. So, while expensive cinema cameras are far outside the reach of the owner-operator market, there is a better way.

    The innovative GY-HC500 handheld 4K camcorder from JVC is ideal for documentary filmmaking, production and live events, and it even helps you share your ideas. Part of the brand’s Connected Cam range, the GY-HC500 delivers unparalleled IP connectivity, with live

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  8. Canon Launches New Line of 4K PTZ Cameras

    Canon Launches New Line of 4K PTZ Cameras

    Designed for use in a wide-range of applications in broadcast, education, house of worship, sports, and corporate environments, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has introduced the company’s first line of 4K UHD PTZ cameras - the CR-N500 and CR-N300 for indoor live-streaming and the outdoor CR-X500.

    This new line of cameras capitalizes on Canon’s digital imaging and operational expertise from both professional camcorders and network cameras. This enables the cameras to not only deliver brilliant 4K imagery thanks to Canon’s CMOS sensors, DIGIC DV 6 Image Processor, and optical zoom lenses, but also smooth pan, tilt and zoom functionality that allows for on-air camera movement. The new indoor PTZ cameras support various video interfaces, including HDMI, IP, and 3G-SDI, and are also compatible with popular live production protocols like NDI|HX®, RTMP and more. The new outdoor PTZ camera supports 12G-SDI, and includes a durable, IP55

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  9. Making the Right Choice Between AV over IP Technology and IPTV Solutions

    Making the Right Choice Between AV over IP Technology and IPTV Solutions

    Making the Right Choice Between AV over IP Technology and IPTV Solutions

    Video distribution within facilities requires choosing between different technology approaches including RF, HDBaseT, AV over IP, and IPTV.  Although projects may specify an AV distribution technology because of legacy technology in place or specific customer request, it is still important to consider how the video distribution may be used in the future and design a solution that can support evolving requirements. Newer IP based solutions like AV over IP and IPTV provide a higher degree of functionality and features for consideration.

    Some questions to consider:

    • What is the overall budget and is it driven by number of video sources, viewers or both?
    • Are there bandwidth constraints on the IP network?
    • Does latency from the video source to viewing device matter?
    • Is encryption important
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  10. Ditch the Printed Script with Datavideo Teleprompters

    Ditch the Printed Script with Datavideo Teleprompters

    Datavideo is well known for their budget friendly line of teleprompters in various different shapes and sizes. For each camera type they manufacture a teleprompter. The central part of the teleprompter is an app running on a tablet called dvPrompter Plus. All teleprompters from Datavideo can be controlled using an optional wireless remote controller and can be stored in optional hard cases.

    Datavideo’s TP-300 is the most sold teleprompter. This will fit any regular camcorder or slightly larger block camera. The ingeniously constructed prompter is easy to assemble and to install. With various riser plates you will make sure that the lens is directly in the center of the two-way mirror. This mirror reflects the script that is running (mirrored) on the tablet. This way you can

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