Blackmagic Design today announced Teranex AV, a new broadcast quality standards converter designed specifically for AV professionals. Teranex AV features 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0a inputs, outputs and loop through, along with AV specific features such as low latency, a still store, freeze frame, and HiFi audio inputs for professionals working on live, staged presentations and conferences. Teranex AV will be available in September for $1,695 from Blackmagic Design re-sellers worldwide.The new Teranex AV features low latency that’s as low as 67 milliseconds, which means that customers can convert any HDMI or SDI video format instantaneously to a different format and output it for projection in sync with the live event. For example, customers using Teranex AV at a concert can project a close up of a virtuoso pianist as their fingers fly across the keys on a big screen projector in synchronization with the live performance.
For audio, Teranex AV also features 2 channel consumer HiFi connections, as well as XLR connections for 4 channels of AES/EBU or 2 channels of balanced analog audio. The consumer HiFi connections are critical for professional AV customers because they allow lapel microphones, laptop computers and other devices with consumer audio connections to be used with Teranex AV. Now customers can connect virtually any audio source to Teranex AV and use it to embed the audio with the video and output the signal in any format.
- Ultra low latency, as low as 67 milliseconds.
- HDMI 2.0a, 12G-SDI in, out and loop through connections.
- XLR connections for 2 channels of balanced analog and 4 channels of AES/EBU audio input.
- Consumer HiFi connections for 2 channels of audio input from devices like laptops and iPods.
- Optical fiber cage for adding optional SMPTE compatible fiber optic SDI modules.
- Internal still store and live freeze modes.
- Patented Teranex processing for extremely high quality up, down, cross and standards conversions.
- Retains all ancillary data such as timecode and subtitles.
- 16 channels of frame accurate audio conversions and full audio channel remapping.
- Classic Teranex front panel makes it extremely easy for Teranex customers to integrate and use.
- Reference input for built in frame sync feature and reference output for sync generation.
- Built-in video test pattern generation with audio test tones.
- Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for remote control.
- Built in power supply supports 110V to 240V AC.
Blackmagic Design today announced new DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K and DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K PCIe capture cards
hese cards include all the powerful features of the HD models but include new Ultra HD and HDR (high dynamic range) features.
These new cards are available in two models, DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K and DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K and both models support all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p30. DeckLink Mini 4K models are available from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for only $195 each.
DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K and DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K will be demonstrated at IBC on the Blackmagic Design booth in Hall 7, Stand 7 H.20.
The new DeckLink Mini 4K models are low profile 4 lane generation 2 PCI Express cards that include 6G-SDI and HDMI 2.0a connections. This means the high quality connections support broadcast quality 10-bit YUV and 12-bit RGB video, along with the latest Rec. 2020 color and support for high dynamic range (HDR) formats and HDR metadata. Both DeckLink Mini 4K models are fully compatible with the Blackmagic Desktop Video SDK, making them perfect for OEMs or developers that are building custom playback or recording solutions.
BlackMagic Design has announced their acquisition of Both Fairlight, which creates professional digital audio products for live broadcast event production, film and television post production, as well as immersive 3D audio mixing and finishing and Ultimatte, the worldwide leader in blue and green screen removal technology for the broadcast television, commercial and feature film industries.
Fairlight has an impressive history of designing and manufacturing integrated audio control surfaces and software that are renowned for their speed, flexibility and exceptional sonic quality. Fairlight Live products feature consoles that are designed for the most demanding on-air and live productions, giving customers leading edge audio processing and control surfaces that range from 12 to 60 faders, along with audio I/O interfaces with full redundancy for mission critical work in broadcast facilities, outside broadcast trucks, performing arts venues and houses of worship.For post production solutions, Fairlight creates everything from compact desktop audio post systems to large format mixing consoles with dedicated controls. Fairlight audio engines can deliver up to 1000 tracks which lets customers create complex productions without premixing, along with a massive 64 channels of monitoring.
Ang Lee and NASA to accept top IBC awards
Mr Ang Lee, director of movies as varied as Sense and Sensibility and Brokeback Mountain; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hulk, is this year’s recipient of the IBC International Honour for Excellence. He will accept this prestigious award during the IB
C Awards Ceremony tonight at 18.30.
Born in Taiwan, Ang Lee first studied theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and then film at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. In his career he has won two Best Director Oscars and has been nominated twice more. Life of Pi was the first 3D movie to win the Oscar for Best Director.
The International Honour for Excellence is IBC’s highest award. It goes to an individual who has made a significant and valuable contribution to our industry. In the case of Ang Lee, it is by taking continual advances in technology and using them to find new and engaging ways to tell stories.
He successfully adapted Yann Martel’s book Life of Pi – generally regarded as unfilmable – using stunning post production to tell the story of a boy and a tiger sharing a small boat. His latest movie,Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, will draw audiences into the emotional atmosphere using very high frame rates (120 fps), high dynamic range and 3D.
“In the past few years, I have come strongly to believe that new technology will upgrade filmmaking in terms of story-telling,” Ang Lee reflected. “I made Life of Pi in 3D as a way of adding depth to the characters and the ideas which move them. In Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, the use of high frame rate and high dynamic range will provide, I hope, a unique opportunity to feel the realities of war and peace through the protagonist’s eyes.”
Receiving the prestigious Judges’ Prize at the ceremony on Sunday night will be NASA, recognising all the work they have done to bring us awe-inspiring pictures from space.
The act that set up NASA in 1958 called for the agency “to provide for the widest practicable and appropriate dissemination of information concerning its activities and the results thereof”, so from the very beginnings of American space exploration, cameras have been present.
It started on film and when Neil Armstrong took the first steps onto the moon on 20 July 1969 the world was watching. Live video has quickly become the norm and today NASA provides multiple broadcast channels, including a new 4K Ultra HD channel.
Accepting the award on Sunday night will be Carlos Fontanot, Imagery Manager for the International Space Station and Kelly O. Humphries, the voice of mission control for more than 50 shuttle missions and hundreds of space station activities.
As well as a fascinating glimpse into the history of pictures from space, this year the ceremony will be packed with other treats. There will be a chance to see excerpts from some of Ang Lee’s most famous titles, as well as a look forward to Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Also receiving a special award this year is SMPTE, marking its centenary.
In addition, the evening features presentations to the best conference paper, the most attractive exhibition stands and of course the three IBC Innovation Awards.
The IBC Awards Ceremony starts at 18:30 on Sunday, in the RAI Auditorium. Admission is free to all IBC visitors, but with all of the above in store this year it is sure to be very popular, so be there in plenty of time to get a seat and be ready for blast-off.
Dejero has demonstrated new features and capabilities for its Live+ CORE software that now includes IP output capabilities, multichannel audio support and Internet connectivity.
The new LIVE+ Core 4.1 software enables IP output from a LIVE+ Broadcast Server in the MPEG-TS format as an alternative to standard SDI playout. Dejero users can set the desired output on the Broadcast Server directly from LIVE+ Control, Dejero’s cloud-based management system.
This latest update also allows field broadcast crews to use a LIVE+ EnGo mobile transmitter to create a “hotspot,” connecting all their devices to the Internet to support editing, fact checking and communication.
The update of LIVE+ Core supports multichannel audio. This enables more audio inputs from a variety of microphones, or allows transmitting multiple languages. The software is now capable of supporting two, four or eight channels of audio, and features a proprietary prioritization algorithm that intelligently manages bandwidth to preserve video quality as the number of audio channels increases.
The update also enables broadcasters to transmit up to 20 Mbps over Ethernet to maintain the highest possible video quality. This is particularly useful for high motion action shots. These new features are in addition to the closed captioning capability, enhanced congestion control functionality, and Grass Valley STRATUS integration added to Core 4.0 released earlier this year.
The software update will be available in October and free to all Dejero customers with support plans.