Category: Cameras

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Panasonic at ISE 2020, 4K 50’000 lumen DLP projector, AV-UHS500 Compact 4K Switcher, 8K CMOS sensor

Posted by Olga – February 16, 2020

Panasonic is Showcasing the future of glass-to-glass solutions for the AV world with the Panasonic eSport Arena (eSports is the fastest-growing sector in the AV industry) combining an IP/IT-centric platform, 8K ROI camera system and 4K live switcher with powerful 4K laser projectors and large format displays Next Generation IT/IP platform open architecture ST 2110, SDI, NDI seamlessly link projection, display and camera solutions New 12G-SDI compatible compact 4K Live Switcher (AV-UHS500) 8K ROI (Region of Interest) Camera System Robotic Systems for PTZ Cameras, 50.000 lumens and 4K laser projection Powerful large format 4K displays Panasonic is introducing the world’s most compact and lightest 30.000 lumens 4K laser projector PT-RQ35, Stunning image quality in a compact body, designed for smart live production, Quad Pixel Drive, Red and blue laser for super colour reproduction, Enhanced Filter-less design with 20.000 hours maintenance-free operation, Slot NX for configurable connectivity, NFC communication for offline configuration and checking, The art of engaging museum visitors driven by technology, the world’s thinnest bezel video wall, Comprehensive range of 4K professional displays for all environments, Completed range of projectors and lenses encouraging innovation and end-user experiences, Customer Insight: Intelligent Video Analytics Truly spectacular large-format images in a seamless bezel displays 55” frameless D-LED LCD display 24/7 operation, 700 cd/m2 IPS panel with AAG anti-glare surface Seamless 0.44mm even bezel Simple installation with Digital Link Entry-grade displays EQ Series - large 4K professional entry display, high-quality digital signage Powerful premium-grade SQ series 4K professional signage featured Intel SDM-L (Smart Display Module) expansion slot and available in high brightness 2000cd/m2 (55”,65”). Discover various display solutions featuring Intel® Smart Display Module such as slot PCs (available in 3 specifications: Celeron, i3, i5), Wireless Presentation System, 3G-SDI Input Signal Board and Wolfvision Cynap Pure SDM Bay window SQE series 4K line-up - ideal for digital signage, education and professional use, the world’s lightest and smallest 20.000lm 4K 3-DLP laser projector, Panasonic’s quietest and most powerful 3LCD projector range for education and business, Panasonic’s colour-rich 1-DLP, 4K ready laser projector – designed for live events and staging, 4K & Ultra Short Throw lense The world's first display fully integrating Wolfvision Cynap Pure Wireless Presentation System for meeting rooms, classrooms and huddle spaces CYNAP Pure wireless presentation solution combined with the most precise in-glass touch technology Premium 4K display for high-quality image presentation High-precision in-glass touch technology Flexible Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Supports AirPlay, Miracast, Chromecast 4K UHD screen mirroring with up to 4 windows on-screen Simple integration on SDM board.

Filmed at ISE 2020, watch all my ISE 2020 videos in this playlist here

ISE 2020 video coverage sponsored by Geniatech, leading set-top-box, custom digital signage, Arm chipset R&D supplier, watch all my videos filmed with Geniatech here

StreamGear VidiMo stream/produce live HDMI source with any Android/iOS phone

Posted by Charbax – January 29, 2020

StreamGear Inc. at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, demonstrate VidiMo and showing how the new hardware‐and‐app combination provides an easier way for video and social media enthusiasts to create and stream engaging, high‐quality, live productions.
VidiMo – short for Video director on Mobile – enables anyone to become a social media video star or citizen journalist. VidiMo turns a smartphone and HDMI video source (such as a camera) into a full‐fledged, virtual production and transmission studio, enabling a single operator to produce multi‐source, television‐style shows that can be streamed live, recorded or both.
Smartphone camera quality has improved significantly in recent years, but dedicated video and DSLR cameras still provide superior creative functionality such as greater optical zoom, depth of field, tactile focus and iris control. VidiMo lets producers have the best of both worlds, bringing an HDMI video source into their iOS or Android smartphone and combining it with the phone’s camera and other sources. VidiMo users can simply capture an HDMI signal into their mobile device and stream it, or use the app’s fast, intuitive interface and advanced features to create professional‐looking live shows on the fly in real time.
The VidiMo system consists of the battery‐powered VidiMo Go hardware and VidiMo App. VidiMo Go’s innovative physical design forms a complete handheld production solution, serving as a capture device for HDMI video and analog audio signals; attaching any size of smartphone to a DSLR, sports/action or professional camera; and flexibly positioning the phone for convenient control of the app.
Meanwhile, the VidiMo App provides a complete live production toolkit on the smartphone, letting the user be the director, operator and on‐screen talent all at once. For each show, users can switch between six fully‐customizable scene layouts that mix live video and audio sources – including the HDMI source and the phone’s front or rear camera – with graphics, text and prerecorded media clips. Shows can be recorded on the smartphone or streamed live to popular third‐party services such as YouTube™ Live, Facebook™ Live and Twitch™.
VidiMo’s November debut received rave reviews from attendees at the StreamGeeks Summit, with both new and experienced streaming video producers praising its rich features, simplicity and user‐focused design. With VidiMo scheduled to ship in Q1 of 2020, StreamGear is now taking applications for its Early Adopter Program and discussing retail partnerships with wireless communication service providers. Prospective users and partners are encouraged to contact StreamGear.
“VidiMo’s elegant simplicity opens the door to high‐quality, live streaming production for a vast number of potential producers who previously couldn’t access this level of capabilities,” said Darryl Spangler, CEO of StreamGear Inc. “Everyone who has seen VidiMo first‐hand has been truly impressed, and we’re looking forward to CES attendees experiencing the same ‘Aha!’ moment when they experience it in person.”
About StreamGear – StreamGear (www.streamgear.io) is hyper‐focused on developing tools that make it easy for users to create high‐quality video. The company’s leadership team has more than five decades of combined experience in the video production, digital media and live streaming markets. StreamGear’s first product, VidiMo, turns a smartphone and video source into a full‐fledged, virtual video production and transmission facility, making it easier than ever for professionals and enthusiasts to create and share engaging live video content.

$299 Mevo Start for easy 1080p Livestreaming to YouTube Live, Facebook Live

Posted by Charbax – January 29, 2020

New Mevo Start Is an All-in-One Solution for Livestreaming Content
Live-streaming is about to get more streamlined with the new Mevo Start, announced at CES 2020. The camera, designed for long-form live video, gives bloggers, influencers, social media professionals, and streamers the chance to share their real-time content with 1080p resolution. Here’s what to expect with this new live-streaming camera, which is available for preorder now.
Mevo Start:
The small and discreet Mevo Start makes it easy to livestream at home or on-the-go, with a slim, three-inch-tall body and over four hours of built-in battery life. Plus, an intuitive app gives you complete control over your livestreaming setup — think visual sharpness, white balance, filters, anti-flicker, and more — straight from your smartphone. Paired together, the Mevo Start and its app stream 1080p footage across platforms like Periscope, Twitter, Facebook Live, YouTube, Vimeo, RTMP, and Livestream. The camera has a 3.5mm audio port on the back, along with three digital MEMS microphones included.
Key Features:
4+ hours of battery life
1080p Sony sensor with 1920 x 1080 resolution
2.07 megapixel camera
30fps recording
Streams across Periscope, Twitter, Facebook Live, YouTube, Vimeo, RTMP, and Livestream
Three MEMS microphone array with Fraunhofer upHear Spatial Microphone Processing
5mm aux input plug for external audio equipment
Streaming via smartphone, Wi-Fi network, or Ethernet
Bluetooth compatible
3 x 1.3 x 3.4 inches and 8.2 ounces
Smartphone app provides visual control
Crisp, High-Quality Livestreaming:
With 1080p streaming, HD video, and an HDR sensor, the Mevo Start delivers sharp, quality footage to viewers. Plus, a 2.9um pixel size makes the Mevo Start ideal for low-light livestreaming situations. Even better? You can record all 1080p footage as you’re simultaneously livestreaming it.
Sharp Audio to Retain Viewers:
Nothing turns viewers off like poor audio. That’s why the Mevo Start’s three digital MEMS microphones with high signal-to-noise ratio and Fraunhofer upHear® Spatial Microphone Processing guarantee your livestream audio is as clear as can be. For those who have their own preferred audio gear, the Mevo Start has a 3.5mm port on the back that works with line level and microphone audio inputs. Sound can be automatically synced through the Mevo app.
A Battery Built for Event Streaming:
The Mevo Start has an impressive battery life of over four hours without cables or battery packs, making it perfect for event streaming. Plus, a slender half-pound build makes this camera easy to set up out of the way for uninterrupted and unobstructed footage distribution.
A Jam-Packed App for Visual Control:
The Mevo Start app gives you nearly full control of the look of your streamed footage. This includes everything from contrast, sharpness, and white balance to image flip and filters.
Multiple Streaming Options:You have three options for streaming with the Mevo Start. First up is via mobile LTE network, when the camera is used as an access point. Second is streaming directly via the camera once it’s hooked up to a Wi-Fi access point. The third option is hardwire through Ethernet cables, although a USB-C adapter accessory is required.The Mevo Start is available for preorder now for $299 at Adorama.

Panasonic X1500, X2000, CX10, 4K60 Camcorder

Posted by Charbax – January 15, 2020

Matt Frazer of Panasonic shows three new compact camcorders with 1/2.5″ sensor, HC-X1500, HC-X2000 and AG-CX10, with 4K 60p recording capability (4:2:2 10-bit up to 4K 30p, 4:2:0 10-bit up to 4K 60p), 24x optical zoom (25mm-600mm full-frame equivalent) lens, 5-axis O.I.S, two manual rings, ND filters, built-in LED video light, 24-bit linear PCM audio recording, a built-in Wi-Fi module for streaming, and more.

Lillycover Muilli skin microscope AI analyser for Diagnosis Analysis and Skin Trainer

Posted by Charbax – October 21, 2019

Lillycover Muilli skin microscope with AI analyser offers Diagnosis∙Analysis + Skin Trainer, advice on beauty skin creams and care, serum, lotion, foundation and other products also available customized targetted at each user.

Zhiyun Weebill-S gimbal stabilizer, 300% stronger, faster

Posted by Charbax – October 13, 2019

The Zhiyun Weebill-S seems to be the best gimbal stabilizer on the market for small to medium sized mirrorless camera and lens setups, with direct digital compatibility with the cameras on the list at https://www.zhiyun-tech.com/weebills/en with all other camera and lens setups also compatible as long as their size and weight are within this compact and light gimbals physically supported limit.

Panasonic G9 and S1R with Martin Duerr Photographer

Posted by Charbax – October 9, 2019

Martin Duerr https://martinduerr.myportfolio.com talks about using his Panasonic G9 and Panasonic S1R for his professional photography work.

Sigma L Mount 45mm f2.8, 14-24mm f2.8 also for E Mount

Posted by Charbax – October 2, 2019

Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN is a lightweight, compact, standard prime lens for full-frame Panasonic, Leica and Sony mirrorless cameras on L-mount and E-mount. The lens is just 46mm (1.8") long and weighs 215g (7.6oz), but still has a metal lens barrel and weather-sealing. It contains eight elements, a seven-blade aperture and 24cm (9.4") minimum focus distance. The 45mm has an aperture ringshipping and priced at $559 USD.

The Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art lens is a wide-angle zoom with high resolution for full-frame mirrorless cameras by Panasonic, Leica and Sony under the L Mount and E Mount. High-resolution image quality developed with exclusive low dispersion glass elements and NPC (Nano Porous Coating) substantial functions enable user confidence, even in tough environments, rear filter holder as a standard accessory.

$439 DJI Ronin-SC gimbal stabilizer

Posted by Charbax – October 2, 2019

DJI Ronin-SC ($439 at https://amzn.to/3576gwA) Stabilizer 3-Axis Gimbal for Mirrorless Camera Handheld Stabiliser Compatible with Sony Panasonic Lumix Nikon Canon, up to 2kg payload. Magnesium and aluminum construction, along with high-strength composite materials provide robust performance at just 1.1 kg. Ronin-SC supports a wide range of cameras and lenses tested to support a payload of 2.0 kg while still achieving a smooth, cinematic shot. Supports Panorama, Timelapse, Motionlapse, Motion Control, ActiveTrack using a smartphone mounted above the camera and the Ronin app.

TowerJazz CMOS camera sensors 8K/HDR, Panasonic, real camera sensors vs Smartphone camera

Posted by Charbax – June 24, 2019

TowerJazz offers a broad range of advanced analog process technologies enabling the most cost-effective and versatile IC manufacturing including SiGe BiCMOS and RF CMOS (SOI and bulk) for radio frequency (RF) and high performance analog (HPA) applications; CMOS image sensor (CIS); power management, including 700V BCD; CMOS; Mixed-Signal CMOS and MEMS capabilities, TowerJazz’s modular and customizable processes are available on either 150mm, 200mm or 300mm wafers in its seven fabrication facilities located in Israel, US and Japan, TowerJazz CMOS IMAGE SENSORS are advanced and proven CMOS image sensor technology for optical sensors used in high-end photography, industrial, medical, automotive and consumer applications, including high end camera phones and 3D cameras, TowerJazz claims leadership in CMOS image sensors and pixel technology available on 8” wafers, 180nm with aluminum backend, 8” wafers, 110nm with copper backend, 12” wafers, 65nm with copper backend.