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4K sample filmed with Samsung Galaxy Note 4 outputting 4K using MHL 3

Posted by – December 4, 2014

This video was filmed using the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 that records 4K video, this is the built-in 4K encode at 50mbitps, using the built-in microphone. Perhaps there is some good Bluetooth Microphone system that could be used for lapel-microphone and for handheld microphone, perhaps also a good shotgun microphone. Let me know in the comments if you know any good of these that could be used with 4K smartphones to record highest quality audio. I also would like to upgrade my camera on the steadicam to 4K, I like the idea of perhaps trying out the Samsung NX1 that can encode 4K in H265 at 40mbitps, or perhaps I’ll wait for some other high performance 4K H265 camera, the idea being for the 4K footage to be compressed well enough in the camera so that the videos can be uploaded to YouTube directly. It seems though that http://youtube.com/editor doesn’t support 4K rendering yet (meaning that when someone tries to join/split 4K videos with YouTube editor, it outputs only a 1080p maximum file? Can someone please report this to Google? Otherwise perhaps there would be a camera to offer native 4K H265 in-camera basic join/split editing, perhaps even also with support to automatically add intros, outros, overlay transparent watermark branding (even animated watermark branding). Dual SD card recording for backup (when SD cards break, which has happened too often for me).

Android 5.0 Lollipop Android TV UI on Allwinner A80 Octa-core big.LITTLE ARM Cortex-A15/7

Posted by – December 2, 2014

This is a preview release of Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the powerful 8-core A80 TV box showing off some games running on the 64-core PowerVR G6230 GPU, the Android TV Remote Control app controlling the A80 TV box from any Android device, Google Cast casting YouTube video to the screen which means it becomes a Chromecast receiver and the Enhanced Google Voice Search using microphone, which are just some of the advantages of Google’s Android TV UI for Android 5.0 Lollipop. I especially think that the most important thing about Android TV is Google’s support, them pushing for more gamepad controlled games, more TV-centric entertainment apps for streaming more video-on-demand, and an overall improvement of Android for TV usage. Support for Android TV UI on Android 5.0 I think can accelerate the success of the Android Set-top-box market.

Current A80 TV box hardware specs:
8-core ARM A7/A15 CPU
64-core PowerVR Rogue GPU
2GB DDR3
16/32GB EMMC
SPDIF out, CVBS in, HDMI out, DC power in, LAN Ethernet in, SATA (optional)
WiFi Dual Band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + BT 4

650 million MHL devices shipped. MHL 3 delivers 4K to tens of millions of consumers

Posted by – December 1, 2014

More than 650 million MHL products have shipped worldwide since the first MHL products were released in 2011 (as I filmed my first MHL video in 2011). The global MHL ecosystem includes adapters, automotive accessories, A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc players, cables, DTVs, monitors, projectors, smartphones, streaming media sticks, tablets and more. A steady stream of MHL 3.0 mobile devices that output 4K Ultra HD video have been released this year, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3, and ZTE nubia Z7, along with MHL 3.0 4K Ultra HD displays from Samsung and Sony. 4K is rapidly growing in popularity and, with these MHL 3.0 smartphones, consumers can capture brilliant photos and videos and then enjoy them in full 4K Ultra HD quality on their new big screen 4K TV. In part thanks to MHL and thanks to the newest ARM Processors from Qualcomm and others, already now there are tens of millions of consumers with 4K Camcorders and 4K video players directly within their smartphone in their pocket!

Allwinner A80, A83T and A33 run Android 5.0 Lollipop

Posted by – December 1, 2014

Allwinner is about to release their software updates to Allwinner A80, A83T and A33 Tablets running the new Android 5.0 Lollipop. Android 5 will first be released for Allwinner A33 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 Tablets this month, followed by A83T Octa Core ARM Cortex-A7 and A80 Octa Core ARM Cortex-A15/A7. Here’s a video showing Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the Allwinner A80 based Onda V989 tablet (2):

$99 MeLE X1000 4K: Realtek 1195 4K Cortex-A7 2.5” HDD Android Media Player

Posted by – November 28, 2014

The first android media player based on ARM SoC from Realtek. It inherits legacy of powerful multimedia decode capability, NFS, SAMBA, and NAS from Realtek’s MIPS based SoC. Both 4K H.264 and H.265 supported, 2.5’’ SATA HDD up to 3TB. It supports most of the popular video and audio formats including Dolby TrueHD and DTS MA 7.1 surrounding sound.

You can contact MeLE directly here:
Shenzhen Mele Digital Technology Ltd. 深圳市迈乐数码科技股份有限公司
Gennie Peng, Distibution and reseller for MeLE brand sales manager
sales10@mele.cn
Mobile: +86 15013777080
Mobile: +86 18675512024
Phone: +86 755 86363225
Fax: +86 755 86363201
Skype: apvell091
QQ: 277365163
Isaac Long
sales5@mele.cn
Skype: isaac_520320
Tina Zhang, OEM & ODM Brand sales manager
sales14@mele.cn
Skype: tina.zhang703
Coco Jiang
sales8@mele.cn
Skype: melecoco
http://en.mele.cn
http://meleshop.com
http://stores.ebay.com/meleofficialstore
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/715968

$29 MeLE Cast S3: EZcast HDMI Dongle with Enhanced WiFI External Antenna

Posted by – November 28, 2014

MeLE releases their new model of EZCast dongle MeLE Cast S3, follow on to their popular S1 dongle from earlier this year. It shows much enhanced performance for WiFi signal due to its external antenna and maintains the chocolate design with a slight change of the shape. It supports Miracast, AirPlay, AirMirroring and DLNA by EZCast app on your phone, tablet or PC. First mass production was launched since the middle of November 2014. MeLE Cast S3 can be ordered for $29 at http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/MeLE-Cast-S3-Miracast-Dongle-EZCast-AirPlay-DLNA-Stream-Media-Player-External-WiFi-Antenna-HDMI-1080P/715968_2054293359.html

You can contact MeLE directly here:
Shenzhen Mele Digital Technology Ltd. 深圳市迈乐数码科技股份有限公司
Gennie Peng, Distibution and reseller for MeLE brand sales manager
sales10@mele.cn
Mobile: +86 15013777080
Mobile: +86 18675512024
Phone: +86 755 86363225
Fax: +86 755 86363201
Skype: apvell091
QQ: 277365163
Isaac Long
sales5@mele.cn
Skype: isaac_520320
Tina Zhang, OEM & ODM Brand sales manager
sales14@mele.cn
Skype: tina.zhang703
Coco Jiang
sales8@mele.cn
Skype: melecoco
http://en.mele.cn
http://meleshop.com
http://stores.ebay.com/meleofficialstore
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/715968

HP Moonshot ARM Server runs AppliedMicro X-Gene 64bit ARMv8 Octa-Core

Posted by – November 25, 2014

Clark and Linda of HP give an inside look at HP’s Moonshot system configured with their new m400 ARM cartridges. Each cartridge is an individual 64-bit ARM server using AppliedMicro’s X-Gene SOC, with 8 cores and 64Gb of RAM with 2 Mellanox 10G NICs. The servers are running OpenStack with a mix of cloud controller services and Nova compute nodes.

Linda Knippers of HP talks about m400 ARM Server cartridge in HP Moonshot

Posted by – November 25, 2014

Linda from HP describes HP’s new Moonshot systems, including the new m400 ARM server cartridge, which was demoed at Linaro Connect. HP has launched the TI 32bit and the AppliedMicro X-Gene 64bit ARM Server in HP Moonshot.

Why conglomerate group YFY is interested in Printed Electronics, from Felix Ho, CEO

Posted by – November 24, 2014

Felix Ho, CEO of Taiwanese based YFY Group, a diversified conglomerate company owning companies such as E Ink, creating electrophoretic displays, and Arizon, creating RFID inlays, describes in this video their interest in printed electronics. Ho gave a keynote presentation at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA event in Santa Clara, Ca on November 19-20 2014, the world’s largest event on printed, flexible and organic electronics with around 3000 attendees and 200 exhibitors. Before the event, Ho reported, “YFY believes printed electronics will connect and empower everyday objects in ways we never imagined. We have eagerly followed the field for almost 2 decades, and never has the space been more active and relevant than now. We are anxious to see the field’s progress, and hope to draw inspiration from the participants at the industry’s leading event from IDTechEx.” For more information see www.IDTechEx.com

Production tools to enable Printed Electronics from NovaCentrix, shown at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA Event

Posted by – November 24, 2014

As lead sponsor of the 2014 IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA event, NovaCentrix walks us through their impressive exhibition booth in this video providing insight on how to move from research and development through to commercial production in printed electronics. Here, NovaCentrix show their tools, including their PulseForge equipment that can sinter printed metallic conductive ink quickly and in room atmosphere, along with the accurate control systems and software enabling full control of the results. NovaCentrix also discuss their materials and how they help companies scale up to production, including their work with partners and new announcements. Learn more at www.novacentrix.com.

This video was taken at the IDTechEx event Printed Electronics USA on Nov 19-20 2014 in Santa Clara, Ca, USA, Learn more at www.IDTechEx.com