Welcome to our webinar from the Virtual Studio at Videoguys.com powered by the amazing and mighty Newtek TriCaster Mini!Today's webinar is going to be a quick overview about what we saw and liked at the NAB Show. My goal is to cover a lot of the items that we saw during our week at NAB in just 10 minutes so we’re going to move fast! I will spend some time though talking about:
- New products from Matrox, NewTek, PTZOptics, AJA, Atomos, FireFly Cinema, Small HD, Epiphan and Cerevo
Then, we will be releasing additional videos highlighting new technology including:
- NewTek NDI with NDI capabilities from Adobe, Deltacast, AJA, Magewell and more
- Shared Storage solutions from Avid, G-Technology and ProMAX
- and VR Virtual Reality with new products from 360Heros, Teradek and Mettle
Feel free to call us at 800-323-2325 if you have more questions on any of these products.
Let’s start with some great new productsMatrox expands Monarch Family with a special version for education and designed specifically for delivering presentations, lectures and training by allowing you to display both your speaker and the computer screen together at the same time. You can configure the speaker to be in a corner of the screen or side by side with the presentation. You can center crop the speaker to give more screen real estate to the presentation. Mix cameras and presentation materials from SDI and /or HDMI with Frame sync to lock in the video, audio and presentation. $2,495 - Will be released in June 2016 but is available for pre-order now
TalkShow, the VS-4000 enables up to 4 concurrent remote guests for your productions leveraging Microsoft's Skype TX technology. Easily set up a multi-operator production workflow, with separate interfaces for call and production management. Skype TX Control software can be operated from the TalkShow VS 4000 system or installed on another machine as a standalone call control center, allowing the producer to manage calls and talent, while a production operator handles video and audio. Built-in NewTek NDI technology allows routing of Skype video calls to any compatible NDI receiving device while enabling selection of any NDI video source for return to caller over the network. $7,995 MSRP means it costs around $2K per channel, now that's a value. Available this quarter - we are now accepting orders!
Perfect Track uses facial recognition technology the allow PTZ Optics cameras to automatically follow your talent. I tried it on the show floor and it worked great, even with people walking past me through the shot.
- It provides HD-SDI output to TriCaster, Wirecast and other pro systems as well as USB 3.0 output for web conferencing.
- Perfect Track is a dedicated mini-computer that comes bundles with your choice of 4 different PTZ Optics cameras for a Target price of $5,495.
- If you are an existing PTZOptics camera owner you will be able to add Perfect Track as an with upgrade for around $4,000.
AJA Helo is AJA’s new H.264 streaming and recording stand-alone appliance. HELO brings both SDI and HDMI I/O into a single appliance with the ability to simultaneously stream out to your Content Delivery Network (CDN) as well as encode and record beautiful H.264 files to either SD cards, USB storage or network based storage simultaneously. Helo is coming soon and will sell for $1295 AJA U-Tap USB3 capture devices. They are offering two flavors, SDI or HDMI at the same great price of $345. U-TAP is smaller than a smartphone, and is incredibly useful in the field, on set or at a studio where USB connectivity provides a quick and easy way to obtain SDI or HDMI sources for capture, without the need to install additional software drivers. Small enough to carry anywhere with you, its bus powered USB connectivity ensures you will never be looking for a power source. U-Tap is expected to start shipping by the end of May.
Firefly CinemaAnother new product line that we added to our catalog is Firefly Cinema’s color grading tools. They have a few great products. All of which are available now through July at and intro price of 50% off your first year’s subscription The product I’m most excited about is FireDay. FireDay is a professional digital dailies management and color grading tool with live previews, audio sync, backup, versioning and rendering for DPs and DITs Available in 2 versions. FireDay at $599/year and FireDay Studio that adds advanced color and audio sync tools at $1,499/year The 50% off intro special with FireDay is just $299 and FireDay Studio is just $749 for the first year
SmallHD SmallHD isn’t so small anymore. At the NAB show they we're showing 17 and 32 inch HDR production monitors. These things are built like a tank, we're talking military grade here. They're taking ruggedness to the next level. These puppies are able to withstand all kinds of punishment. They were showing them being run over by trucks, set on fire and even shot a bullet at one. They had the actual unit that absorbed the gunshot running flawlessly on the show floor. Very cool! The 17” model is $3,999 and will be shipping very soon. Small HD also dropped their prices on their on camera monitors.
Epiphan Pearl™ is a production video switcher with live streaming and recording. Use the built-in scaler and video mixer to create custom picture in picture layouts from up to four HD video sources. Record your videos while simultaneously streaming four 1080p video streams at 30 fps.
3 models:Pearl For portable live production. Includes a hard-shell carrying case. $4,875 Pearl Rackmount All the same features of Pearl, designed for installation in a rack. $5,375 Pearl Rackmount Twin Two completely independent Pearl systems for high density rack installation. $10,475 Now shipping!
Cerevo LiveShell X This is the latest and highest model in Cerevo's line of award-winning LiveShell series devices that enables you to live stream without the need for a PC. Supporting H.265/H.264 Live Encoding up to 1080/60p, realtime recording, and multicasting up to 3 simultaneous streams. $699 Expected this summer
One of my favorite things to do at NAB is t visit the HP Secret Suite, the worst kept secret at NAB. In the Suite we get a walk through of all the latest Z Workstations & Laptops as well as a cool look at what we'll be selling a year or two down the road. I can't talk about any of the cool future stuff I saw at the suite, but I can tell you that our new Videoguys Tech Select HP Z workstation configs are right in step with the very latest technology from HP. Featuring NVIDIA m series Quadro cards and HPs super-fast HP Z Turbo Quad pro PCIe SSD storage technology. If you are thinking about a new workstation to run either Adobe, Avid, Resolve or EDIUS these machines are optimized to deliver the highest level of performance, stability and reliability. Get 5% OFF Now with coupon code INSIDER5 and FREE SHIPPING!
OK, That's a wrap for our NAB wrap up.