NAB Season 2020: News

New ZBooks and Envy offerings from HP

A couple of weeks ago, HP introduced the HP ZBook Studio and HP ZBook Create mobile workstations as well as the HP Envy 15. All are the latest additions to the HP Create ecosystem, an initiative introduced during last year’s Adobe Max.

These Z by HP solutions are small-form-factor devices for resource-intensive tasks and target professional content creators working in design and modeling. Continue reading

Frame.io offers beta version of Transfer, updates app to v3.6

Frame.io has launched Frame.io v3.6 along with a beta version of a new application called Frame.io Transfer. Frame.io v3.6’s new features are designed for the evolving needs remote workflows, with a particular focus on speed and security. The expanded toolset addresses the need for fast project downloads with the Frame.io Transfer app, Continue reading

Sony’s Venice and FX9 cameras get firmware updates

Sony is expanding the capabilities of its Venice digital motion picture camera and its FX9 full-frame camera to offer greater expression and usability for cinematographers and their collaborators in production and post. These firmware upgrades build on the two cameras’ image capture and color science. Venice offers more monitoring options and high frame rate, Continue reading

Vegas Post upgrades for VFX, compositing and stills

Vegas Creative Software, in partnership with FXhome, has added new versions of Vegas Effects and Vegas Image to the Vegas Post suite of editing, VFX, compositing and imaging tools for video professionals, editors and VFX artists.

The Vegas Post workflow centers on Vegas Pro for editing and adds Vegas Effects and Vegas Image for VFX, Continue reading

Eizo intros HDR reference monitor with built-in calibration

Eizo is now shipping the ColorEdge Prominence CG3146, a 31.1-inch, DCI-4K (4096×2160) HDR reference monitor for post and color grading workflows. It is the successor model to Eizo’s flagship HDR reference monitor, the ColorEdge Prominence CG3145, and is the first to incorporate a built-in calibration sensor. Hardware calibration ensures the screen stays color-accurate over time and streamlines color management. Continue reading

Atomos Ninja V to record 5.9K raw from Panasonic S1H

Atomos and Panasonic are making updates to the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder and Panasonic Lumix S1H mirrorless digital camera that will make it possible to record 5.9K Apple ProRes raw files directly from the camera’s sensor. The free updates will be available May 25.

The Ninja V captures highly detailed 12-bit raw files from the S1H over HDMI at up to 5.9K/29.97p in full frame or 4K/59.94p in Super35. Continue reading

EditShare’s new EFSv for virtual editing and storage

EditShare has a new virtualized video editing and storage platform called EFSv. Initially running on AWS infrastructure, the open EFSv platform supports industry-standard third-party creative tools for editing, audio mixing and grading with security capabilities such as file auditing to propel secure, end-to-end editorial workflows in the cloud.

According to EditShare, Continue reading

Digital Nirvana updated Trance 3.0 for captions, transcriptions

Digital Nirvana has released version 3.0 of its Trance cloud-based application for closed captioning and transcription, which combines STT technology and other AI-driven processes with cloud-based architecture. Implementing cloud-based metadata generation and closed captioning as part of their existing operations, media companies can reduce the time and cost of delivering accurate, compliant content worldwide. Continue reading

Maxon releases first subscription-only Cinema 4D

Maxon is now offering Cinema 4D Subscription Release 22 (S22), the next generation of its 3D app and its first subscription-only release. Cinema 4D S22  offers a number of performance and interactivity improvements, including UV unwrapping and editing tools, improved selection and modeling tool functionality, organizational licensing for volume customers and updated viewport technology with support for Metal on macOS. Continue reading

Ncam’s upgraded Mk2 product suite offers smaller footprint

Ncam Technologies, a developer of real-time augmented reality technology for M&E, has introduced its new Mk2 Camera Bar, Mk2 Server and Ncam Reality 2020 software. First shown as a prototype at IBC2019, the Mk2 Camera Bar uses the Intel RealSense hardware and has been modified to suit more demanding broadcast and film environments. Continue reading

Autodesk’s Flame 2021 adds Dolby Vision, expands AI and ML offerings

Autodesk has released Flame 2021 with new features aimed at innovating and accelerating creative workflows for VFX, color grading, look development and editorial finishing. Flame 2021 increases workflow flexibility for artists, expands AI capabilities with new machine learning-powered human face segmentation and simplifies finishing for streaming services with new functionality for Dolby Vision HDR authoring and display. Continue reading

Adobe’s Productions for Premiere is now available

If you remember, back at Sundance, Adobe announced a new tool for Premiere called Productions. Productions provides a flexible and scalable framework for organizing projects, sharing assets between them and keeping everything streamlined. It is now available within the latest version of Premiere.

Productions for Premiere Pro was designed from the ground up with input from top filmmakers and Hollywood editorial teams. Continue reading

Telestream Vantage option automates IMF packages from Adobe Premiere

Telestream has introduced Vantage IMF Producer, a Vantage option that automates the creation of IMF (Interoperable Master Format) packages from Adobe Premiere. Using a Vantage panel within Premiere, editors can access Vantage’s IMF processing and packaging.

IMF packages are the preferred method to deliver show masters to companies like Netflix, Fox, Continue reading

Blackmagic intros ATEM Mini Pro, updates camera and Hyperdeck software

Blackmagic has added to its ATEM Mini family as well as updated the software for Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K and the HyperDeck Studio Mini.

The new ATEM Mini Pro is a low-cost switcher ($595) that makes it easy to create multi-camera productions (up to four cameras) for live streaming. Continue reading