Category Archives: Product Updates

IBC 2013

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IBC 2013 kicked off last week with international AV companies scrambling to show off their new products and technologies. The whole show is being covered by IBCTV on their YouTube channel and you can check out the first episode from day 1 here:

One company making an impact as usual is BlackMagic Design with the release of their new switcher model, the ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K. What’s exciting about these new switchers is the built in 6G-SDI and HDMI connections allow Ultra HD connections with a single cable, however those SDI and HDMI connections instantly switch between SD and HD as well. So even if you don’t ever think your going to need Ultra HD, these switchers still have amazing features when used in regular SD and HD live production. Of course you can then switch to Ultra HD in the future any time you need! Additionally this new model features a much larger media pool with 32 RGBA still frame graphics plus 180 frames of clips in Ultra HD or when switched to 1080p or 1080i video formats the media pool allows 720 frames of full motion clips. You can see an interview with the guys from the BlackMagic IBC13 booth talking about this new switcher below:
The release of this new switcher also means that the current Production Studio 4K is now the base model and will be reduced in price to US$1,695.

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Behringer MS40 2-Way Monitors

The Behringer MS40 Monitor Speakers are a set of two active studio monitors, designed for use primarily in computer studios and audio or multimedia workstations.

Behringer MS40 Monitor Speakers can be connected to your computer sound card, a music system such as an MP3 player, or musical instruments such as keyboards, and they will produce the same high quality sound from each.

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AtomOS Update for Samurai

AtomOS 4.0 will now support the Avid DNxHD production codec, following a new update available free of charge to Samurai recorder owners from the Atomos website.The update will give editors a choice of either Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD as native codec for their NLE. Both Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD provide high bitrates and 4:2:2, 10-bit resolution. Both outputs are ready to edit directly from the Samurai’s HDD or SSD. Continue reading