Convergent Design’s Odyssey7Q and 7Q+ now include dual-stream functionality. Two SDI signals can be viewed at the same time, or a single SDI and one HDMI, with either input selectable for recording. This dual-stream HD monitoring ability comes courtesy of a firmware update, which also adds additional functionality to the monitor-recorders.
JVC is bringing a wealth of new features to the GY-HM200 and GM-HM170 4KCAM recorders, both of which have seen recent price cuts with the GY-HM200 being lowered in price through a $500 instant rebate that changes its retail to $2,495, and the GY-HM170 now retailing at $1,995. Both fixed lens models will be gaining a new slow motion recording mode that will allow for 120 fps to be shot in HD resolution.
The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood saw a guest unlike any previously seen: the 120-inch 4K Ultra HD Reference Series HDR display with Dolby Vision support. On display in the “HDR Lounge,” this and the 65-inch model were not just being presented, but provided demonstrations as to the changes brought on by new technologies, redefining the level of picture quality now available for home viewing.
In a bid to combine state of the art technology with a feature-rich set — and coincidentally further the brand name — the Leica SL now makes it debut. The mirrorless camera has a 24-megapixel full frame sensor and is able to handle 11 fps (frames per second) shooting bursts. It eschews the use of physical controls, instead relying on a touch-screen. The 2.95-inch EVF (electronic viewfinder) possesses 4 million dots (4MP), making for a detailed view of whatever the camera is aimed at. To provide for a more rugged construction, the all aluminum body has been weather sealed.
DJI today announced the release of the Osmo, a 4K camera mounted onto a handheld 3-axis stabilized gimbal and capable of producing super-steady, cinematic-quality video. With easy-to-use functionality and a 12 megapixel still camera, the Osmo also significantly simplifies the production of time-lapses, hyperlapses and automated panoramas.
Last week, Panasonic announced on their blog that the first shipments of Panasonic DVX200's left the factory in Okayama at the end of last month. Priced at $4,195, it breaks the sub-$5000 price barrier while providing a host of professional features.
Pinnacle, a part of the Corel Family, has announced updates to their video editing software, Pinnacle Studio, to provide the consumer with professional movie-making results. The Pinnacle Studio 19 family consists of three versions: Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate, Pinnacle Studio 19 Plus and Pinnacle Studio 19.
Sony has announced a new line of professional portable hard disc arrays with the PSZ-RA4T and the PSZ-RA6T. Designed to move around 4K UHD video content, both models feature a built-in carrying handle to add to the portability factor, making them useful for video productions taking place in the field or on location as well as for situations where use of such drives provide greater stability and safety amidst harsh working conditions.