Monthly Archives: February 2012

Matrox Adds Exciting New Features to Convert DVI Plus HD-SDI Scan Converter

Automatic Input Detection, Graphic Overlay, and Snap-to-Window Support Now Available to All Users

MONTREALFeb. 23, 2012 — Matrox® Video Products Group today announced important new features for Matrox Convert™ DVI Plus HD-SDI scan converters. Matrox Convert DVI products are ideal for creating broadcast video from computer applications such as Skype™, YouTube™, Google Earth™, video games, and web browser sessions, as well as citizen journalists’ mobile phone videos. They are also the perfect appliances to drive projectors and large displays at live events and in houses of worship.

New features make Matrox Convert DVI Plus even simpler and more convenient to use. Automatic input detection is particularly important for A/V integrators who might regularly deal with a variety of input devices in the course of their work. Now any computer running at any resolution can be connected at the input, and Matrox Convert DVI will automatically output at the desired, preprogrammed resolution.

The graphic overlay feature lets users add a custom logo or graphic to Convert DVI’s output. For example, any PNG or TGA file can be displayed over a YouTube video, a Skype conversation, or a Google Earth map. Snap-to-window support enables users to automatically position the region-of-interest to output any window or element within an application or website, such as a YouTube video.

“Since its launch in September 2009, the Matrox Convert DVI family of scan converters has proven to be a reliable, cost-effective solution for broadcasters and A/V integrators worldwide,” said Charles P. Amyot, product manager at Matrox. “We have listened to feedback from our customers, and with this new release of Convert DVI Plus, we have continued the Matrox tradition of adding value throughout the life of our products.”

Matrox Convert DVI products will be demonstrated at the 2012 NAB Show in booth SL5115.

Key features of Matrox Convert DVI Plus
• DVI-D input up to 1920 x 1200
• Digital outputs: HD/SD-SDI
• Analog outputs: HD/SD analog component, S-Video, and composite
• SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD tri-level genlock with timing offset controls
• Simultaneous analog and digital video output
• Stereo audio input can be embedded into the SDI output signal
• Realtime hardware upscaling and downscaling with proper colour space and aspect ratio conversion
• Region-of-interest support including scaling, positioning, and panning with realtime output update
• Background colour selection including super black and super white for downstream keying applications
• Ability to operate as a stand-alone appliance
• Advanced features such as an anti-flicker filter, customizable presets, password protection, SD pixel aspect ratio compensation, automatic input detection, graphic overlay, and snap-to-window support
• Three-year hardware warranty and complimentary telephone support

NewTek Ships LightWave 11

from CGW

SAN ANTONIO, TX — NewTek (www.newtek.com) is now shipping LightWave 11, the latest version of its professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software. LightWave 11 incorporates many new features, such as instancing, flocking and fracturing tools, flexible Bullet Dynamics, and Pixologic Zbrush support.

 

The new release is designed to support the creative process, providing the artist with the ability to interact in realtime with 3D content, to work seamlessly with the full range of software applications in production pipelines, and to render on unlimited render nodes.

Get your copy of LightWave 3D today.

Download the LightWave 11 trial.

Blackmagic Design Adds Timecode and DNxHD QuickTime Support to HyperDeck SSD Recorders

from MacVideo


HyperDeck 2.5 public beta for Mac OS X and Windows is available for download now and is free of charge for all Blackmagic Design customers. This update includes support for both HyperDeck Shuttle 2 and HyperDeck Studio models of Blackmagic Design SSD recorders.

HyperDeck 2.5 software includes timecode support for both HyperDeck Shuttle and HyperDeck Studio. Timecode information embedded within the ancillary data space of HD-SDI video signals can now be written to HyperDeck’s uncompressed or Avid DNxHD compressed video files. Customers can preserve the timecode from their incoming video stream based on the standard RP-188 HD protocol and playback recorded files with this original timecode information.

Pick up your Blackmagic HyperDeck today!

Blackmagic Design releases Videohub 4.9 software update

from Broadcast Engineering

Blackmagic Design released Videohub 4.9, a new software update that adds new macro support as well as advanced network-based configuration of control panels for its range of Videohub SDI routers and Smart Control panels.

Videohub 4.9 for Mac OS X and Windows is available for download now and is free of charge for all Blackmagic Design customers.

Download the update here
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How to create the perfect holiday video

from Sony

In this webinar you’ll discover how you can use the Sony Creative Software Home Studio line of movie and music-making tools to create and share the joy of the holiday season.

Matrox Announces Upcoming Public Beta Release for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Film nerds unite!

That’s right folks, Matrox is providing an open public beta for Apple Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3!This new version will allow the use of I/O products; PCIe cards, ExpressCard/34 or Thunderbolt (and lightning; very, very frightening.) I/O devices. However, far more enticing is the ability to use professional grade monitors with SDI, Analog Component or HDMI! There specific calibration allows for the highest possible fidelity on a HDMI monitor.

a few tasty links for everyone….

Apple Public Announcement

Download Final Cut Pro X!

Our Matrox Products (undoubtedly the cheapest on the net)

A groovy in depth set of tutorials for Final Cut Pro X

Also remember that drivers will be available from the Matrox user forum from the 13th of February.

Final Cut Pro X

Peace Out everyone stay tuned we update at least twice a week!

 

 

Blackmagic Design Releases Support For Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 Broadcast Monitoring

from Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design today released Desktop Video 9.2 beta 1, a software update for its capture and playback products that adds broadcast monitoring support with the new Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 update.

Desktop Video 9.2 beta 1 for Mac OS X is available for download now and is free of charge for all Blackmagic Design customers. This update includes support for all current DeckLink, Multibridge, Intensity and UltraStudio models.

Broadcast monitoring in Final Cut Pro 10.0.3 allows video output to external monitors and other equipment using the SDI, HDMI or analog video outputs from Blackmagic Design video hardware.

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