0% Special Financing Program for Varicam35, VaricamHS, VaricamLT, New Inventory Sales
L. Farrar 4/12/16
The Panasonic 0% special financing program continues to offer a wide range of financing solutions for our entire Audio Visual Technology lineup of Professional Video, Professional Display and Projector products to meet reseller and end-user needs through June 30, 2016.
Mark Johnson II, Sales Engineer for Omega Broadcast Group in Austin, TX. 2/18/16
This is a basic comparison between these two units. This list is not in any particular order and is not designed to be all-encompassing, but rather a basic comparison based on topics I routinely compare when using either unit. Feel free to leave comments, questions, and clarifications!
Sony F5/F55 firmware update: quick menu, simultaneous recording modes and more
Red Shark 2/11/16
Version 7.0 is a major release, with its new Quick Menu implementation, Zebra levels extending to 0%, Rec. 2020 Color Space (in F55 only) and the simultaneous recording of HD and 4K in 50i/50p or 59.94i/59.94p on SxS Pro+ cards.
Panasonic is pleased to announce that the AG-ROP (Remote Operation Panel) app, which allows remote control* of the professional AG-DVX200 4K camera recorder from an iPad, will be available for downloading, free of charge, from the Apple App Store starting on January 18, 2016.
Special thanks go to Tom Di Nome, Allison Mandara and Kathy Maher for their hard work, dedication and publishing the magazine in time for PhotoPlus Expo!
In this issue:
• “Documenting Conflict and Crisis on the FS7”
• “Going Wild with Sony’s NEX-FS700R”
• “Sony, The Skateboarder Lover’s Camera Brand. Free-styling with the FS7”
• “Neighborhoods of Los Angeles: On A Journey With The FS7”
In this edition, these technical reviews are also included:
• “My Experience with the Sony FE PX 28-135mm F4 G OSS Zoom Lens” – Veteran shooter Mark Forman
• “The Odyssey7Q+ Unleashes the Power of the FS7 and FS700 Cameras” – Mitch Gross, Director of Communication at Convergent Design
Convergent Design brings us new features and SSD support in Odyssey Firmware: Odyssey7, Odyssey7Q, Odyssey7Q+. They use 3rd party SSDs in Odyssey monitors/recorders. Qualified 3rd party SSDs include the Samsung 850 PRO (in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB) and Samsung 850 EVO 1000GB*.
Panasonic is ending production of the AGHPX370 camera and replacing it with the AJPX380, a 1/3-inch AVC-ULTRA shoulder-mount camcorder ideal for fast-moving ENG operations with its comprehensive networking capabilities and dual-codec recording.
Lightweight and with a slim profile renown for powering equipment in tight spaces, the E-7S from I-D-X retires after 10 years of consistently powering professional equipment and makes way for its successor.
It’s a day that we all knew was coming, a way to do everything from your iPad. There are remote control apps for just about everything, including cameras. However, the new P2 ROP App (P2 Remote Operation Panel) from Panasonic is one of the more advanced free aps of its kind and sheds a whole new light on remote camera operations.
NBC Turns Up the Volume with the Country Music Festival Provided by iHeartRadio.
by: jleigh 5/29/2015
iHeartRadio delights country music fans everywhere as star lineup Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley and more take to the Frank Erwin Center in Austin on May 27th, 2015. The music event was televised nationally on NBC in a 2 hour entertainment special as well as broadcast on the iHeartRadio Country radio stations and streamed live via Yahoo Live. Enjoy this pre-show interview while the full performance and event highlights can be viewed on the NBC website.
Digital color adjustment device used for on-set camera preview and for monitor calibration for professional motion picture productions. Small and lightweight with outputs for both HD-SDI and HDMI.
The IS-mini utilizes 3D color LUTs in cube sizes almost 50% larger than other products enabling much more accurate image display for on-set production and post-house environments...
Austin, Texas - The FADER FORT Presented by Converse is scheduled to Stream the first ever 4K live concert event worldwide. The FADER is the two time winner of the FOLIO magazine Gold Eddie award for “Best consumer entertainment magazine” and is known for highlighting emerging musical artists...
Filmmaker Creates iOS App Identical to RED User Interface
by: atanguma 2/16/2015
If you're considering a RED camera for your next project in order to take advantage of the 6K capabilities and cinema style shooting, then you may be shocked at the steep learning curve that comes with the camera’s operation. RED is not a simple run and gun camera unless you’re already familiar with how the camera operates. That is where filmmaker, Kris Prygrocki, comes in with an iOS app that simulates the RED platform and offers additional support for the RED cameras...
PESA Partners with Omega Broadcast to Deliver Streaming Solutions
by: atanguma 2/4/2015
PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming solutions, today announced a new partnership with Omega Broadcast Group, a major AV solutions provider headquartered in Austin, Texas, to incorporate PESA XSTREAM appliances into its streaming solutions for entertainment, broadcast, corporate, education, and house of worship clients....
Omega Broadcast Group is pleased to announce that they will be a part of a select group of companies that RED Digital Cinema has chosen to be a part of their North America dealer expansion and integration....
Ver. 1.1 brings improved sensitivity of the iris control, simplified Video Signal Monitor and LUT selection. It also adds [S-Gamut/S-Log2 Gamma] color grading space to the Cine EI menu and associated LUT to the Video Out menu. Mode details in the attached documents above...
Continuing the firmware development timeline, Sony is excited to announce Version 5.0 firmware for the F5, and F55. As has been the case with each firmware release, v5 implements powerful new features at no cost to the end user. In addition to new functionality, v5 adds support for the optional new hardware accessories being introduced, including the Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD encoder board, the new ENG, Documentary Shoulder mount dock, and the optional 4K upgrade for the F5.
Omega Broadcast Group is proud to announce that one of its own, Ricardo Palomares, is directing Pedal South, the film, and serving as an essential member of the cycling team making the ambitious journey from Alaska to Argentina. Their aim to document the people and landscapes of the Americas through writing, photography and film.....
AJA Video Systems today announced CION, an entirely new professional camera. CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. AJA pioneered lens-to-post Apple ProRes workflows with the introduction of the Ki Pro product line in 2009; CION builds on this achievement by offering in-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture....
The world’s smallest broadcast camera with the world’s largest viewfinder
by: cwalsh 4/08/2014
Introducing Blackmagic Studio Camera, the world’s most advanced broadcast camera for live production! Inside its incredibly tough, lightweight magnesium alloy body you get a massive 10” viewfinder, 4 hour battery, talkback, tally indicators, phantom powered microphone connections and built in optical fiber and SDI connections that let you connect to your switcher with a single cable! The Blackmagic Studio Camera is available in HD and Ultra HD models, and is packed with all the advanced features you need for multi camera production and broadcast!
The world’s first user upgradable 4K digital film camera
by: cwalsh 4/08/2014
Introducing Blackmagic URSA, the world’s first high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has everything built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradeable Super 35 global shutter 4K image sensor, 12G-SDI and internal dual RAW and ProRes recorders.
Panasonic Debuts 98” and 84” Professional 4K LED Displays at National Association of Broadcasters Show
by: cwalsh 4/07/2014
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leader in delivering technology solutions for government, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced two new large-format 4K LED displays along with other new professional AV technologies at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show.
Last week, the Panasonic Eco Solutions North America (PESNA) team that worked on an accelerated schedule to plan, construct and operate the giant video board at Fort Worth’s Texas Motor Speedway (TMS), had its moment of truth....
As one of Austin's premier rental houses for professional video equipment, we've been involved in some of the most exciting installations in Central Texas. One such project was a recent installation at one of America's fastest growing churches, Celebration Church in Georgetown, Texas...
Sony is pleased to release the newest firmware for the PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 cameras. This is version 2.1 and the big news in this release is support for the 4K Live via the upcoming CA-4000 Fiber adapter for the F55...
Introducing the new SONY PVMA170 and PVMA250 Trimaster Monitors
by: cwalsh 11/25/2013
Available Early 2014
Sony is pleased to announce the Newest Trimaster EL PVM series monitors; the PVMA170 and PVMA250. The PVMA-250 and PVMA-170 professional OLED monitors combine slim, lightweight and easily portable designs with the technology’s proven advantages of high color accuracy, contrast and picture quality. The new models (PVM-A250, 25-inch and PVM-A170, 17-inch) are the industry’s lightest with a 40 percent reduction in depth and weight compared to previous Sony models.
Check out Magma’s Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion Chassis
by: pgoetz 11/15/2013
Engineered to Magma’s ‘mission critical’ standards for performance and reliability, ROBEN-3TX features three (3) full-length, full-height PCIe slots with a robust, high speed backplane. The rack-mountable aluminum chassis was designed for integrated removable storage expansion, providing flexibility with two customer configurable 5.2” expansion bays, a 540-watt power supply, auxiliary power, and features Magma’s exclusive Quiet Temperature Controlled (QTC) cooling.
The AMIRA expands ARRI's digital camera offering into ENG and documentary style production. The camera features the look of the ARRI ALEXA sensor and puts it into a lightweight and compact body designed to be ready for production right out of the box.
AJ-PX5000G P2 HD camcorder with native AVC-ULTRA recording
by: cwalsh 11/01/2013
Record in full-resolution
The AJ-PX500G is a 2/3", 2.2M 3-MOS camcorder with native AVC-ULTRA recording and built-in microP2 card slots. The PX5000 features 720p and 1080p/i recording, and is also the first P2 HD camera which will record in 10-bit 1080/60p (in AVC-Intra100).
1. High optical quality and lightweight, compact design
2. A wide angle lens covering focal lengths from 14mm to 35mm
3. Detachable servo drive unit
4. Installation of Rotary Encoder for high resolution output of lens data.