Vocas support for the Sony PMW-F5 & F55 is now available!

Posted by in 2. INFO-TECH,Vocas | February 22, 2013
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These features are:

  • Adjustable base plate with soft rubber shoulder pad for excellent balance (move the shoulder pad up to 80mm).
  • 15mm rails in the front and back.
    Allowing the use of lens supports, follow focus and many other accessories.
  • integrated rosette attachments.
    Allows the use of handgrips and other compatible accessories.
  • Connects to a tripod directly or through a Sony VCT14 tripod plate.
  • Connects directly to 19mm balance plates and rail supports.

Please contact our team for more information: info@visuals.ch

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New deck SONY PMW-1000 – Official announcement – SxS memory deck

Posted by in Sony | February 7, 2013
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SONY PMW-1000 – SxS memory deck

1. Affordable and versatile memory-based workflow deck ideal for both in-house and field operations to SxS XDCAM users

  • · Price should be under 10’000 EUR / 12’500 CHF
  • · Half-rack sized for easy integration
  • · Operate on AC, DC or battery power
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Unified Mac Driver for Adobe, Apple, and Avid Editing Apps Now Available

Posted by in Matrox | January 31, 2013
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Unified Mac Driver for Adobe, Apple, and Avid Editing Apps Now Available —
MXO2 Family, Mojito MAX, and CompressHD

Mac release 3.3 for Matrox MXO2 Family, Mojito MAX, and CompressHD is now available for you to download. It is available to the public today. This unified driver on the Mac provides support for the latest software releases for Adobe Premiere Pro 6.0.2, Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.0.7, and Avid Media Composer and Symphony 6.0.3 and 6.5.2. Key features of the release also include support for audio punch-in using Avid editing applications as well as support for recording voice-overs using Adobe Premiere Pro.

Download Release 3.3 for Mac Now

AJA Reseller Bulletin: AJA FS2 v2.0 firmware update

Posted by in AJA | January 31, 2013
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AJA Reseller Bulletin: AJA FS2 v2.0 firmware update

AJA is pleased to announce the release of v2.0 firmware for the FS2 Frame Synchronizer. The new v2.0 firmware adds significant new functionality as well as improvements to existing features.

DVI Scaler with ROI (Region of Interest):

FS2 version v2.0 software introduces the ability to use non-broadcast video signals as inputs to the FS2 (aka “DVI formats”, “VESA formats”, “Computer Formats” – see Appendix M: “Notes on “DVI” vs. “HDMI” terminology in the main manual). These signals must be connected via the FS2’s HDMI input connector, and must be digital video signals compatible with single-link DVI (maximum pixel clock frequency = 165 MHz).

The new ROI controls provide a convenient way to crop a portion of a video input, and scale it to the raster. With video inputs coming from computer screens and other computer-type devices, this use case is becoming more common. Instead of displaying the entire computer “desktop” (i.e. what the user sees on the computer monitor), a speci!c Region Of Interest can easily be cropped – such as the contents of a single window on the computer screen. This allows the user to define the area within the original input frame, while cropping all of the video outside of the Region Of Interest.

Dolby Framer with additional timing adjustments:

This parameter enables or disables automatic timing correction of the Dolby E signal.

When ON, Dolby E timing is auto-corrected to the minimum delay possible while synchronizing with the video blanking interval. Normal Audio Delay parameters for the corresponding Dolby Framer Input channel pair are disabled. When OFF, no Dolby E timing auto-correction is performed and Normal Audio Delay parameters are enabled.

When set to OFFSET, Dolby E timing is first auto-corrected to a nominal delay while synchronizing with the video blanking interval; then the delay is adjusted by the Offset specified in 9.2 Dolby Framer Offset (Frames) and 9.3 Dolby Framer Offset (Samples). Normal Audio Delay parameters for the corresponding Dolby Framer Input channel pair are disabled.

In ON and OFFSET modes, if 1.0 Audio Input is set to Channel Map or Stereo Map, the 6.x Audio Delay menus for that pair are hidden.

Presets:

Added 20 additional presets for a total of 40 shared between the two processors.

The updated firmware can be downloaded below.

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For complete details and a full list of updates, be sure to read the FS2 v2.0 release notes.

Thank you for your continuing support of AJA products. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

AJA Announces Updated Mac v10.4.3 Drivers for KONA, Io and T-TAP™

Posted by in AJA | January 31, 2013
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AJA Announces Updated Mac v10.4.3 Drivers for KONA, Io and T-TAP™

AJA is pleased to announce updated drivers for Mac users with KONA, Io and T-TAP™ products. This driver update resolves an issue with HDMI input on those products that support HDMI input. Additional improvements include:

  • KONA 3G – HDMI Output channel swap issue is fixed.
  • KONA 3G – Issue passing RP188 data when card is in input pass-through mode is fixed.
  • Capture of 8-channels of audio on HDMI is now possible.

The driver update is available in the corresponding product area of the Support Downloads section on the AJA website www.aja.com/en/support/.

Please read the Release Notes for additional information:

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Canon develops feature upgrade for the world’s first 4K DSLR, the EOS-1D C

Posted by in Canon | January 31, 2013
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United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 30 January 2013 – Canon today announces the development of a new feature upgrade for the ground-breaking EOS-1D C. The upgrade has been developed taking into account feedback from the European professional video community, and adds support for 25p recording at the camera’s maximum 4K resolution.

Designed for the motion picture, television and high-resolution production industries, the EOS-1D C is the world’s first DSLR to support 4K video capture. It offers a unique, highly portable package optimised for ultra-high quality recording, delivering exceptional low light performance and film-like dynamic range from a highly-compact body that can be used in a wide-range of shooting situations.

The EOS 1D-C captures 4K (4,096 x 2,160) video using 8-bit motion JPEG compression, with the ability to simultaneously output an uncompressed Full HD (1920×1080) YCbCr 4:2:2 signal to an external recorder via its HDMI terminal. Full HD video can also be recorded direct to CF cards at frame rates of up to 1080/60p, whilst Canon Log Gamma ensures video is rich in exposure latitude and dynamic range – offering outstanding freedom for video professionals during shooting, and for colourists in post-production.

The new feature upgrade will be available free of charge from April 2013.

Sony PMW-F55 (240fps) – Super-sampling: Spectacular HD, 2K or 4K – CineAlta

Posted by in Sony | October 30, 2012
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Sony PMW-F55 (240fps) – Super-sampling: Spectacular HD, 2K or 4K – CineAlta

  • Shoot spectacular HD, 2K or 4K
  • 4K/2K RAW recording option
  • The future is built in
  • Revolutionary electronic global shutter
  • Vast exposure latitude
  • Ultra wide color gamut
  • Viewfinders as revolutionary as the camera
  • Optional shoulder rig
  • Modularity and versatility
  • Choice of recording formats
  • High speed shooting at up to 240 fps in 2K
  • High-speed SxS PRO+ media cards
  • Real world workflows
  • Incredible flexibilty: PL-mount, FZ-mount and still lenses
  • Sony CineAlta PL-mount prime lenses: A new generation
  • More than just a pretty interface
  • Real-time 4K output and other vital connections
  • Long-life Olivine Battery

Shoot spectacular HD, 2K or 4K

Does a 4K camera make sense in an HD world? Perfect sense. With 8.9 megapixels (effective), Sony’s new 4K image sensor enables a single camera to provide gorgeous, super-sampled HD and 2K while preparing you for the 4K future.

  • Shoot, Record, Master and Distribute in stunning 4K. You’re ready for the more than 13,000 movie theaters with Sony Digital Cinema 4K projectors.
  • Shoot, Record and Master in 4K. Distribute in 2K/HD. Derive your delivery format while preserving the original as a future-proof archive. Your master is ready for future 4K release.
  • Shoot in 4K. Record, Master and Distribute in 2K/HD. Sony’s 4K sensor gives you a gorgeous, super-sampled HD picture with visibly superior texture, color reproduction, detail and high-frequency contrast that ordinary HD cameras cannot touch.
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Sony PMW-F5 (120fps) – Super-sampling: Spectacular HD, 2K or 4K – CineAlta

Posted by in Sony | October 30, 2012
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Sony PMW-F5 (120fps) Super-sampling: Spectacular HD, 2K or 4K – CineAlta

 

Super-sampling: Spectacular HD, 2K or 4K

Does a 4K camera make sense in an HD world? Perfect sense. With 8.9 megapixels (effective), Sony’s 4K image sensor enables a single camera to provide gorgeous, super-sampled HD and 2K while preparing you for the 4K future.

  • Shoot, Record, Master and Distribute in stunning 4K. You’re ready for the more than 13,000 movie theaters with Sony Digital Cinema 4K projectors.
  • Shoot, Record and Master in 4K. Distribute in 2K/HD. Derive your delivery format while preserving the original as a future-proof archive. Your master is ready for future 4K release.
  • Shoot in 4K. Record, Master and Distribute in 2K/HD. Sony’s 4K sensor gives you a gorgeous, super-sampled HD picture with visibly superior texture, color reproduction, detail and high-frequency contrast that ordinary HD cameras cannot touch.
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Increase your IQ – Introducing Passive Fiber Modules from Snell

Posted by in Snell | October 24, 2012
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AJA UPDATE: Ki-Pro Mini and Ki-Pro Rack v4.1 update and AJA Mac and Windows software and AJA Adobe CS6 Plug-ins

Posted by in AJA | October 18, 2012
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New AJA Mac and Windows Software for KONA,
Io Express, IoXT and T-TAP™

AJA is pleased to announce that new Mac v10.4.1 and Windows v10.3.2 software is now available for download from the AJA website! This update brings several functionality improvements to KONA, IoExpress, IoXT and T-TAP™!

Please download the appropriate software for your products from AJA Support Downloads. Read the Mac Release Notes and Windows Release Notes for complete details.

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New AJA Adobe Plug-ins for Mac and Windows

AJA is pleased to announce that new Adobe Plug-ins v10.4.1 for Mac, and v10.3.2 for Windows are now available for download from the AJA website! The updated plug-ins add many new and exciting features and improvements for AJA hardware working in conjunction with Adobe CS6:

  • Support for the latest Adobe CS 6.0.2 software on Mac and Adobe CS 6.0.3. on Windows.
  • DNxHD 145 capture support.
  • Auto Detection of deck raster size, frame rate and DF/NDF status.
  • Adobe CS6 support for the new AJA T-TAP™.
  • Support SDI output of Closed Captioning.
  • Performance improvements with RAM previews in After Effects.
  • Many more!

Please download the appropriate software for your products from AJA Support Downloads. Read the Mac Release Notes and Windows Release Notes for complete details.

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Now available: Ki Pro Mini and Ki Pro Rack v4.1 update

AJA is pleased to announce that free firmware v4.1 for Ki Pro Mini and Ki Pro Rack is now available for download from the AJA website! Firmware v4.1 adds several additional new features to these already powerful products:

Ki Pro Rack and Ki Pro Mini:

• Metadata start/stop support for ARRI Alexa cameras, Panasonic AG-AF100 series cameras, Sony PMW-F3 camera and certain Canon HDMI cameras, such as the Canon C100.
• Timelapse recording feature.

Ki Pro Rack only:

• Additional option for Super Out overlay on HDMI, component or CVBS in addition to the previous SDI option.
• Analog audio left and right channel selection for line or mic level.
• Composite video input option added (via CVBS Y input).
• Improved RS-422 behavior.

v4.1 can be downloaded for free below. Please be sure to read the KiPro Rack Release Notes and the KiPro Mini Release Notes for complete details.

AJA has qualified a number of new Compact Flash (CF) cards for use with the Ki Pro Mini when running v4.1 firmware or later. This list includes 128 GB modules from SanDisk and Delkin. Please download the Ki Pro Mini Qualified CF cards document for more details.

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Please contact our team for more information: info@visuals.ch

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