Teradek presents their third generation Bond Backpack to livestream video from anywhere. It can combine up to 10 LTE sim card connections (also with 4 extra iPhones providing extra bandwidth over WiFi hotspot and the Teralink app) bond them together to sustain a reliable FHD or 4K live video stream from any country, from anywhere. The Bond system includes Teradek Cube, a H.264 and H.265 encoder that supports bit rates of up to 30Mbps, a boot-to-live time of 20 seconds, it is capable of streaming in 4K with adaptive streaming, closed-captioning, using both HDMI and SDI inputs for the source. The Teradek Bond expansion module connects to the Teradek Cube through a pogo pin connector offering up to 4 additional modem connections via USB or 4-pin connector and a built-in 5 minute Li-Ion offers continuous power during battery swap. Teradek Node is their high performance 3G/4G/LTE modem for better connectivity, more bitrate, better weather resistance, it connects to Bond via USB or 4-pin connector. The Teradek Bond communicates to Teradek Core which is the IP video management ecosystem Sputnik server in the cloud that runs demuxing software to turn the data back into a recognizable format for transcoding the video feed from H265 to AVC, change bitrate, resolution, framerate, and to manage multi-platform delivery of the stream to unlimited destinations at the same time, including YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Twitch Live, Periscope Live, custom RTMP servers, HEVC/AVC decoders, and more.
$9499 Livestream Studio HD550 4K Live Production Switcher, $399 Mevo multi-angle FHD camera streamer
Livestream.com provides not only a live video streaming platform since 2007, they also provide multi-camera angle live video production hardware that can also live stream to YouTube Live, Facebook and other Live streaming platforms compatible. The Livestream Studio HD550 ($9499 at Amazon.com) is a compact, portable all-in-one PC 4K live production switcher with 5x SDI/HDMI inputs, 1x SDI/HDMI output, built-in bonded transmission, 2x balanced XLR inputs, 3x graphics tracks, with it's carry bag it makes the Studio HD550 is a portable system to set up to livestream a multi-camera setup at any event. This video also features the Livestream Mevo ($399 at Amazon.com) which provides for automated and manual multi-angle live streaming from a single camera.
SmallHD 1703 P3X ($3699 at Amazon.com) is a bright 900nits 17″ Full HD (133ppi) IPS LCD display monitor with a wide colour gamut with 100% DCI-P3 10 bit reference grade colour accuracy (with a Delta E average of 0.8), 1,400:1 contrast, with 178 degrees vertical and horizontal viewing angle useful for Focus Pullers, Directors, and DITs on set. Users can install own 3D LUT calibration with advanced colour management solutions, it has 2x SDI and HDMI inputs, 2x SDI and HDMI outputs, VESA mountable. This video also features the 5" 720p SmallHD Focus ($499 at Amazon.com) Sony Bundle that improves Sony A6500/A6300/A7Smark2/etc by increasing battery life and removing battery overheating issues from the current Sony camera.
Sony releases the ultra-compact RX0 ($698 at Amazon.com) with a 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor (3:2 aspect ratio), 15.3MP, BIONZ X image processor, super slow motion movies at high frame rates up to 1000fps, uncompressed high-quality 4K data can be recorded on an external recorder, comes with a wide-angle 24mm ZEISS lens (F4.0 aperture), and a tough, rigid body that is IPX8 waterproof down to 10m/33ft, shockproof when dropped up to 2.0m/6.5ft above ground, and up to 200kg/440lb/2000N crushproof.
Sony introduces Venice, their next generation 36x24mm full-frame sensor motion picture camera, advanced colour science exceeding Rec. 2020, records at up to 6048x4032 resolution, and by switching imager modes, it can natively support Super35 24.9x18.7mm, 4096x3024 resolution (equivalent to 4-perforation motion picture film) and Super35 24.9x14.0mm 4096 x 2160 resolution (equivalent to 3-perforation motion picture film). In other words, VENICE’s new full-frame sensor can capture in almost any format, including full 18mm-height Super35 Anamorphic and spherical and full-frame 24mm-height Anamorphic and spherical. Almost any aspect ratio can be conjured up: 1.85:1, 2.39:1, 17:9 and more in full-frame or Super35.
Sony brings their 1.25" portable 7kg 8K 120p Camera with a 1.25" 8K 3CMOS sensor at 7680x4310 with S-Log3 or HLG HDR supporting ITU-R BT.2020 colour space. Pricing is at about $500 thousand for the camera, it outputs the raw 8K at 100Gbit/s which then can get processed by the engine into a 8K60p stream for now, with a 8K120p stream later possible.
The new $3499 Canon XF405 and $2999 XF400 Camcorder can record UHD 4K at 4K50 in PAL regions and at 4K60 in NTSC regions to a 150mbit/s H264 bitrate, soon to come also in the XF-AVC wrapper. Using a 1" CMOS sensor with Dual-Pixel CMOS autofocus, two XLR audio inputs, 15x optical zoom, nine-bladed iris, five-axis optical image stabilization, powered by dual DIGIC DV 6 image processors with high sensitivity and low noise, supporting Wide DR Gamma. It has dual SD card slots, and outputs via HDMI 2.0 and 3G-SDI ports (on XF405 only). It features four channels of audio with manual/automatic recording levels from two XLR audio inputs, built-in Wi-Fi to control the camera's functions via browser and transfer proxy files. Camera control is also available using the included WL-D89 remote. Canon is also releasing the cheaper Canon GX10 ($2499 at Amazon.com) that has the same features but is more compact without the XLR audio inputs and without the Ethernet port.
The new Sony Handycam FDR-AX700 brings 1" stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor 4K30/4K25/4K24 camcorder at 100mbit/s and 60mbit/s XAVC S Mp4 H264 codec with instant HDR HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) workflow with a fast Hybrid Autofocus system with 273 phase-detection AF points covering 84% of the shooting aread. Includes 3.5″ 1555k dots LCD touch-screen display, 0.39″ 2359k dots OLED viewfinder. It supports Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active mode. Dual SD card slots for backup or relay recording. HXR-NX80 and PXW-Z90 models are similar but they add dual XLR audio input and the PXW-Z90 also adds SDI output.
This new Panasonic AU-EVA1 camera is a compact 1.2kg 5.7K Super 35 Handheld Cinema Camera with EF Lens Mount, 4K60p and 2K240p support, Dual Native ISO 800/2500, 14 Stops of Dynamic Range, 4:2:2 10bit, dual SD Card Recording, up to 400Mbps ALL-I recording, V-Log / V-Gamut, 5.7K Raw Output (with a future firmware update), to be available starting next month.
You can see footage shot with the EVA1 here:
I've been using my Thule Covert DSLR Backpack ($199 at Amazon.com) for the past few months as my main video-blogging backpack. Here's a tour of all the latest Thule Backpacks including the Thule Covert DSLR Backpack, the Thule Accent Backpack, the Thule Travel Backpack and the Thule Subterra Carry-on and Check-in bags that Thule of Sweden currently has on the market. Thule claims to provide a high quality testing and materials guarantee on their bags, something that is not easy to do. Thule claims to provide the best high quality/value bags also compared with brands like Samsonite in the carry-on and check-in luggage market. You can see all the Thule bags at http://thule.com