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Angénieux showed three Optimo Style zoom lenses at NAB Show
2014, plus Angénieux’s first anamorphic zoom Optimo Anamorphic
56-152 mm 2S, 2x squeeze, for cinemascope.
CatDV 11 and Pegasus 11 will support recent broadcast standards,
digital cinema cameras and editorial workflows, and gain partner
integrations from shared storage to encoding,
Nova Entertainment uses Matrox Avio F125 fibre-optic KVM extenders within
a remote audio workflow to extend uncompressed desktops to separate
studios without latency or interruption.
VHX direct-to-fan digital video distribution platform deploys Aspera
On Demand to transfer content from filmmakers to a cloud-based platform,
rapidly making projects available online.
Krakatoa C4D high-volume particle renderer for MAXON CINEMA 4D
works as a pipeline for acquiring, caching, transforming, modifying,
shading and rendering billions of particles.
Akamai’s demonstrations at NAB 2014 focused on practical ways to meet
consumer expectations for live, on-demand online video at scale, across
networks and devices.
Smoke 2015 video effects and editing software for Mac now has
a 3D tracker, a new Timeline FX workflow, Blackmagic and AJA
hardware support and better interoperability with Final Cut Pro X.
Post-production developer Marquise Technologies is increasing
their mastering, versioning and quality control system’s capabilities
with new 4K functionality and JPEG2000 support.
DVS VENICE Server now includes Avid and XAVC workflow integration,
and the new SpycerBox Cell fast, scalable, hi-density SAN storage
supports post and broadcast formats up to 8K.
FOX SPORTS has upgraded the Spectra Logic T950 tape archive system
for their new facility from LTO-5 to LTO-6, storing over 2.5TB native per
tape with data transfers up to 160MB/sec.
The EXE Video Service Routing Platform is Evertz’ new SDN switching
platform launched at NAB 2014, with 46 Tb/s switching capacity per
chassis to meet new video traffic demands.
Grass Valley now transcodes content to a streaming format from the
HQ/HQX codec using Microsoft Azure. DaVinci Resolve 11 also supports
HQ/HQX in a new import/export workflow.
NAB AJA’s New Mini-Converter enables accurate image monitoring on-set
or in a studio with simultaneous SDI and HDMI outputs; Hi5-Plus and
HA5-Plus handle SDI-to-HDMI conversion.
NAB SGO has developed a spatial isolation toolset for v8.2 of the Mistika DI,
grading and finishing system as a way to interactively blend objects together
with Mistika’s grading tools.
NAB Codex is working with digital camera manufacturers to design workflows
involving the Codex Vault and processing functions or, in the case of Panasonic,
to design a compact recorder.
NAB Matrox editing cards and devices will be tightly integrated with the next
major updates of Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC,
supporting workflows from SD to 4K.
NAB MTI Film showed the new CORTEX CarryOn, portable, all-in-one, on-set
dailies processing system, with full metadata capture, at NAB after beta testing
it on US TV series ‘Longmire’.
NAB NewTek’s new 3Play 4800 and 3Play 440 systems now integrate
production capabilities for creating dynamic sports programs with professional,
NAB The Foundry’s NUKE STUDIO incorporates tools for VFX, editorial and
finishing into one application for independent artists as well as teams working
on fast turnaround projects.
NAB Digital Vision in Sweden has launched the Golden Eye 4 film scanner for
restoration and archive and showed their new Bifrost Archive Bridge software
NAB Colorfront Express Dailies and On-Set Dailies 2014 with the new Transkoder
option include a wide choice of looks tools, deliverables and 4K format support
with high performance.