Vimeo has announced that it has commenced the rollout of adaptive streaming across its service. This is a major upgrade which will enable the streaming of videos in 4K resolution to viewers through both the Vimeo.com website and the Vimeo player, which can be embedded in third party websites.
Wireless remote triggering of a DSLR or Mirrorless camera has been improved, courtesy of Pulse. This Bluetooth-enabled device mounts through the hot shoe and plugs into the camera’s USB port. The result is to turn one’s smartphone into a powerful remote camera controller.
Manfrotto has announced the launch of the LYKOS portable LED light panel with new surface mounted LED technology. The LYKOS is a portable and compact LED light with a maximum output of 1600 lux at 1m and is available in Daylight and BiColor versions.
Celtx, the screenwriting software company, have announced the launch of another ‘Seeds’ program - their investment initiative offering grants to filmmakers. The Seeds program has been running for a number of years, and Celtx have so far invested $45,000 in up-and-coming filmmakers.
The lucky winner of our Samsung NX1 Sweepstakes is Sean Nipper. Sean grew up in Ashland, Ore. and through involvement in theater, acting in educational films, and creating his own shorts using VHS recorders, became passionate about filmmaking.
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014, Squadrone System has launched the HEXO+, which the company claims is the world’s first autonomous drone. The HEXO+ drone can take off, follow and frame its user while filming with predetermined camera movements before landing safely.
England-based tech company FXHOME has released a new version of its HitFilm editing and effects software. HitFilm 4 Pro combines the dynamic editing tools of a non-linear editing system with a visual effects suite that includes particle engines, grading and a true 3D compositing environment.
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.
AJA has announced the Ki Pro Ultra Recorder and Player. It has the capability to record Apple ProRes digital video at five quality levels including ProRes 444, with resolutions of up to 4096 x 2160 (4K) at 60 fps.