NewTek Now Shipping TalkShow

NewTek Now Shipping TalkShow

NewTek™ announced today that TalkShow™ VS-100, the video calling production system designed specifically for television studios and live video producers is shipping. Introduced at IBC 2014, TalkShow is the new studio-grade solution that enables broadcasters and video producers to…

via: http://provideocoalition.com/news/story/newtek-now-shipping-talkshow

The New ShotPro App Brings Incredible Pre-Visualization Power to Your iPad & iPhone

The New ShotPro App Brings Incredible Pre-Visualization Power to Your iPad & iPhone

Pre-visualization is one of the most important, albeit underrated steps in the filmmaking process. The new ShotPro app brings incredible pre-visualization power to your iPad & iPhone.

It helps department heads get on the same page as one another, and it helps them to communicate complex technical ideas to their teams in a way that is uniquely visual. In essence, pre-vis is among the best methods for a group of filmmakers to carry out a unified vision of a piece. Unfortunately, outside of higher budget projects that can afford dedicated pre-vis artists, many filmmakers still resort to traditional hand-drawn storyboards and overheads. While there’s nothing wrong with doing these things by hand, it is nothing if not incredibly time consuming, and it makes the process of sharing this work with collaborators more tedious than it needs to be.

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via: nofilmschool

G-Tech Rugged G-Drive Solution

G-Tech Rugged G-Drive Solution

Via G-Technology

G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions, today announced new rugged storage solutions that help keep content safe in virtually all environments. Compatible with the Evolution Series family of external hard drives, the new G-DRIVE® ev ATC with Thunderbolt®, the G-DRIVE ev ATC with USB 3.0, and the G-DRIVE ev RaW solutions marry rugged good looks with G-Technology’s known quality, performance and reliability. G-Technology also announced new Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 all-terrain cases for turning the original G-DRIVE ev, G-DRIVE ev RaW or G-DRIVE ev SSD into a rugged, all-terrain storage solution.

Whether it’s the professional photographer on a shoot in Peru, the established executive traveling across the globe with important company files or the young student running across campus to print out their term paper, everyone can use a sturdy and high-functioning portable hard drive. G-Technology’s new rugged series is designed to withstand daily wear and tear and even more serious conditions as well, with features like a watertight drive compartment, which floats when dropped in water, and drop-resistance so they hold up to adventures, or accidents, big and small. Like all G-Technology external drives, the new rugged storage solutions come with a three-year limited warranty for even more peace of mind.

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G-DRIVE ev RaW with Rugged Bumper

The G-DRIVE ev RaW is a rugged and lightweight portable hard drive that’s small enough to fit in a backpack, briefcase or purse, and strong enough to withstand a 1.5-meter drop, protecting up to 1TB of data. This durable, lightweight drive—35 percent lighter than the original G-DRIVE ev—is USB 3.0 bus-powered and designed to go anywhere, providing on-the-go access to photos, videos, music and more. The G-DRIVE ev RaW comes with a USB 3.0 cable, and can be used as a standalone device, or used with the Evolutions Series’ G-DOCK ev® with Thunderbolt or the new ev all-terrain case for ultra-fast transfers and editing. The drive is formatted for Mac® and can be easily reformatted for Windows®. The G-DRIVE ev RaW will be available this month. Manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing is 1TB for $129.95 and 500GB for $99.95.

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G-DRIVE ev ATC with Thunderbolt and the G-DRIVE ev ATC with USB 3.0

These travel-tough external storage solutions feature an all-terrain case (ATC) with a tethered Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 cable that shields a high-quality, lightweight1 removable G-DRIVE ev RaW USB hard drive. Featuring a watertight2 drive compartment, which floats when dropped in water, and the ability to withstand a two meter drop3, data is protected from pressure, shock, water and dust. For added flexibility, the removable case is compatible with the Evolution Series4, easily fitting the G-DRIVE ev or G-DRIVE ev SSD. Perfect for in-the-field-backup, edit, transfer and storage, this durable enclosure leverages a 7,200 RPM-based external hard drive to maximize transfer speed using Thunderbolt or USB 3.0. Formatted for Mac, the external drive can be easily reformatted for Windows. The G-DRIVE ev ATC with Thunderbolt will be available this month. Manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing is $229.95 for 1TB. The G-DRIVE ev ATC with USB 3.0 will be available in February. Manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing is $179.95 for 1TB.

For current G-DRIVE ev owners, a standalone all-terrain case can be purchased separately and turns the original G-DRIVE ev, the G-DRIVE ev RaW or the G-DRIVE ev SSD into a rugged, all-terrain storage solution, with a watertight compartment, which floats when dropped in water. The ev ATC with Thunderbolt (MSRP $129.95) and the ev ATC with USB 3.0 (MSRP $79.95) will be available in February.

For additional information or details, please visit www.g-technology.com.

Upgrade your laptop with Angelbird 1TB SSD wrk

Upgrade your laptop with Angelbird 1TB SSD wrk

angelbird_1tb_ssd_wrkAngelbird, Austria’s premium SSD manufacturer, is now offering the SSD wrk and SSD wrk for Mac with 1 terabyte of storage. The new drives combine the highest storage capacity with great performance, robustness and efficiency in an ultra-slim aluminum chassis – making it the perfect choice to upgrade a Mac®, MacBook®, MacBook pro, PC or Notebook.

Angelbird has made no compromises in quality for its new SSD wrk models, which boast an ultra-fast SATA 3.1 6Gb/s interface that is also fully downward compatible with legacy computers and operating systems. The SSD wrk uses the SMI 2246EN controller and the case is made of high-quality matt-black anodized aluminum and houses custom-packed multi-level-cell NANDs. The maximum read and write speeds are 564 and 456 megabytes per second. The new 1-terabyte versions reach 72.000 IOPS (Input/Output Operations per Second). With a height of only 7 millimeters the SSD wrk 1 terabyte fits even into the slimmest notebook or desktop case.

The SSD wrk for Mac

The SSD wrk for Mac is ideal for upgrading older Apple models to the ultra-fast SSD technology. Specifically the device is equipped with native TRIM support, a feature that works straight out of the box – enabled by default in OS X, including Yosemite. There is no need to install any additional software, drivers or a TRIM enabler. As with all models of the SSD wrk series, the 1 terabyte versions are equipped with additional over-voltage and ESD protection features as well as overload protection and EMS protection. Customer security is provided by a five-year warranty.

“We are happy to announce the extension of the successful SSD wrk-series with the two new 1 terabyte versions. This series now covers the entire consumer SSD spectrum, offering perfectly adapted models for every requirement,” said Roman Rabitsch, CEO of Angelbird.

The two new 1 terabyte models of the SSD wrk are now available for $599.99 USD (483.25 EUR). All prices excl. VAT.

For more Info, visit Anglebird.com

PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 Firmware Version 5 Available

PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 Firmware Version 5 Available

F5/F55 shoulder kitFollowing the recent firmware update for the PXW-FS7 there is now PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 firmware version 5 available. Sony have released this latest firmware update which adds many new features. Key features are the addition of interval record (at last). The ability to record 4K on the F5 internally (after purchase of the CBKW55FX). Full support for the ENG shoulder kit (CBK55BK) and the addition of ProRes and DNxHD recording if you have the optional CBK-55PD encoder card (which is a return to Sony upgrade).

So lot’s of goodies for the PMW-F55 and F5 this Christmas. I just wish I could afford all the options. A fully loaded F5 would be incredibly versatile.

Here’s the link to the firmware:
http://community.sony.com/t5/F5-F55/NEW-Firmware-Version-5-0/m-p/474373#U474373

Sony PXW-FS7 firmware Update (version 1.10)

Sony PXW-FS7 firmware Update (version 1.10)

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Sony has just posted the new PXW-FS7 firmware update – version 1.10 on the FS7 Community Forum.

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.

Further builds will continue to add functionality and improve operability.

Here is the link  for the PXW-FS7 firmware update –  Ver. 1.10