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.
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.
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.
4+ hours of battery life
1080p Sony sensor with 1920 x 1080 resolution
2.07 megapixel camera
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
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.
MicroEJ at CES 2020 “The Android for IoT”, down-scaled virtualization for low- cost, low-powered IoT
MicroEJ (http://www.microej.com) has experienced exponential growth over the past few years both in the number of Powered by MicroEJ devices running its revolutionary virtualization container, and in the number of leading industry partners and customers in the smart devices industry: NXP, Sony, Murata, Silicon Labs, or Zebra Technologies just to name a few. Full public customer list can be found at www.microej.com/customer/
Since 2016, MicroEJ recorded a +100% year-over-year growth in the number of Powered by MicroEJ devices and 2019 is no exception, with tens of Million Powered by MicroEJ smart devices already in the market today, including healthcare products, telecommunications, wearables, industrial devices, and, more generally speaking, all kinds of embedded systems.
The company expects the extraordinary growth to continue well beyond 2020 fueling its global expansion. With roots in both the US and in Europe, MicroEJ has also seen over a 30% increase year-over-year in the number of new global customers that have licensed MicroEJ technology to build their smart or IoT devices.
MicroEJ is the only on-device-platform available on the market today to build highly secure, connected and cost-effective smart and IoT devices
“What MicroEJ did is nothing less than extraordinary,” said Jeb Su, Principal Analyst at Atherton Research. “They’ve totally re-engineered the standard virtualization technology used by Android, and scaled it down by several order of magnitude to work on small IoT devices, thus opening this everyday device world to the tens of millions of developers that are currently developing apps for Android devices like smartphones, TVs, or smart speakers which explains its runaway success in the marketplace today.”
● 6 offices worldwide: US, France, Japan, South Korea, China, Romania
● Over $30 million invested in Research and Development, mostly self-funded
● MicroEJ VEE is the only secure on-device platform in the market today optimized to run on low- cost, low-powered smart and IoT devices, allowing millions of engineers to apply and re-use their smartphone knowledge to develop smart applications for any devices
“Both Android and MicroEJ architectures share the same virtualization core technology making it possible for device manufacturers to benefit from what created the success of the smartphone industry: software assets capitalization (write once, reuse on every device), and secure execution under control of a virtual container,” said Dr. Fred Rivard, CEO of MicroEJ. “It allows device manufacturers to experiment with incremental innovation to follow market changes, to improve security, while at the same time reducing complexity synonym of costs reduction.”
MicroEJ attending CES 2020 (Sands Expo, Hall A-D, booth 42767) as well as CES Unveiled, showcasing live consumers and IoT applications of market-winning products from renowned brands.
MicroEJ is a software vendor of cost-driven solutions for embedded and IoT devices. We are focused on providing device manufacturers with secure products in markets where software applications require high performance, compact size, energy efficiency, and cost-effective development.
Today more than 120+ companies in the world with currently over 37 million products sold, have already chosen MicroEJ to design electronic product applications in a large variety of industries, including smart home, wearables, healthcare, industrial automation, retail, telecommunications, smart city, building automation, transportation, etc.
Interview with HDMI Forum President David Glen of AMD, at CES 2020 the HDMI Forum announces the new HDMI 2.1 cable is mandated to include Ultra High Speed HDMI Certification Label for Authentication and Verification, to ensure quality Ultra High Speed HDMI cables reach the market and support 4K and 8K video, HDR, VRR, eARC, and all other HDMI 2.1 features, HDMI Forum, Inc. announces a mandatory certification program for all Ultra High Speed HDMI cables. Ultra High Speed HDMI cable certification includes testing to meet current EMI requirements to minimize wireless interference. All certified cables of any length must pass certification testing at an HDMI Authorized Testing Center (ATC). Once certified, cables will be required to affix an Ultra High Speed HDMI Certification Label to each package notifying consumers of the certification status of the product.
“The Ultra High Speed HDMI cable is the only way to ensure all the features and capabilities of the HDMI 2.1 Specification are delivered from a source device to a display. Ensuring Ultra High Speed HDMI cables are compliant with the HDMI 2.1 Specification is essential to the HDMI eco-system,” said David Glen of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. and president of the HDMI Forum. “The HDMI Forum’s mandatory ATC-only certification requirements are designed to ensure cables are compliant with the HDMI 2.1 Specification. And the anti-counterfeit Ultra High Speed HDMI Certification Label and its scanning results provides a visible verification of certification that a product meets the HDMI Forum’s requirements.”
Over 140 cable manufacturers participate in the existing Premium Certification Program, and resellers have come to rely on the anti-counterfeit authentication label, regular cable audit testing and supply chain verification scanning app. The new program expansion will be available soon and HDMI Adopters will be informed when it launches.
This program will be administered by the HDMI Forum’s authorized agent, HDMI Licensing
Administrator, Inc. (HDMI LA) as part of its existing certification program. “The industry has had five years of experience with the HDMI Premium Certification program and many HDMI cable manufacturers are already testing and certifying their High Speed HDMI Cables and applying the anti-counterfeit labels,” said Rob Tobias, CEO of HDMI LA. “Expanding this program to include the new Ultra High Speed HDMI Cables provides a seamless verification experience.”
About the HDMI Forum, Inc.
HDMI Forum, Inc., a non-profit, mutual benefit corporation, is comprised of the world’s leading
manufacturers of consumer electronics, personal computers, mobile devices, cables and components. An open trade association, The HDMI Forum’s mission is to foster broader industry participation in the development of future versions of the HDMI Specification and to further expand the ecosystem of interoperable, HDMI-enabled products. For more information on the HDMI Forum or on becoming a member you can visit http://www.hdmiforum.org
World’s Fastest 8K Video Editor Workstation Astrodesign Tamazone AW-8800, 8K output SD-7075 HDMI 2.1
Astrodesign presents the Tamazone Workstation, designed as the ultimate workstation and server combined, handling 12TB of heavy 8K data storage, Maximum 56 CPU cores, Maximum 768GB of main memory, 4 double-height GPUs, redundant power supply, dual Xeon CPUs that allow up to 27GB/s of sequential Read/Write speed. Although it is designed to be a catch-all for 8K data, it can be utilized for anything from CG/VR/AR creation to processing-heavy applications like real-time rendering and Deep Learning.
When this hardware is combined with the proprietary software, the Tamazone Media Player, this workstation can also be considered as an advanced 8K playback system. The software allows the user to use clips recorded or imported into the system to create an original playlist. All it takes is to simply select files and arrange them in any order on the timeline. Playback can be preset to stop or start at any time as well as set to only play back a certain section of the playlist.
You can follow Astro at http://twitter.com/AstrodesignUSA
HDMI LA CEO Rob Tobias at CES 2020, HDMI 2.1 Ultra High Speed Cable Certification Program introduced
HDMI Licencing Administrator CEO and President Rob Tobias gives an introduction to CES 2020 where HDMI 2.1 and 8K is one of the main topics and trends of the show. HDMI LA introduces the HDMI 2.1 Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable Certification Program.
1349$ ViewSonic X10-4KE 4K Projector, World’s Quietest 20db $1699 X100-4K Projector, $169 M1 Mini,M2
ViewSonic X10-4KE 4K Projector ($1349 at https://amzn.to/36vrBzx) with 2,400 LED Lumens, 0.8 Throw Ratio projecting screen sizes up to 120”, in a portable design with loud integrated Harmon Kardon Bluetooth speakers, can be easily moved from room to room, Rec. 709 compatibility, Integrated smart Wi-Fi connectivity to stream and binge from content providers like Netflix and YouTube, while support for both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
ViewSonic X100-4K 4K Projector, 2,900 ANSI Lumens screen sizes up to 300”, 1.2-1.44 Throw Ratio, can be ceiling mounted in any living room or dedicated home theater, Rec. 709 compatibility, Integrated smart features for both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, Featuring built-in Harman Kardon speakers the projector runs at very low noise at only 20db.
ViewSonic M1 Mini is a compact 854 x 480 Projector ($169 at https://amzn.to/2NXgEAf), 120 LED (50 ANSI) Lumens, 1.2 Throw Ratio, pocket-sized ultra-portable LED projector that delivers big-screen entertainment in nearly any location with a built-in battery with power bank compatibility, measuring only 4” x 4”, swappable panels in three different colors – gray, yellow, and teal, integrated smart stand provides for flexible setup, while also doubling as a lens cover. A built-in JBL speaker, the USB reader port plays multimedia content from an external dongle.
ViewSonic M2 Full HD Projector ($649 at https://amzn.to/2Ub8IPV), 1,200 LED Lumens, 1.23 Throw Ratio, ideal for business travelers on the go, the ViewSonic M2 portable Full HD LED projector delivers power and performance in a portable package. Compact and lightweight, the ViewSonic M2 can be carried from office-to-office, or slipped into a briefcase or backpack and taken on the road. For convenient presentations and content sharing, a wireless screen mirroring feature allows users to easily cast content from a mobile device to the projector. The M2 projector features a shorter throw lens that can display large images in small spaces, while its LED light source provides over 30,000 hours of usage time and 1,200 lumens of brightness an adjustable kickstand design delivers simple and quick setup for easy projection in nearly any environment. An integrated Micro SD card slot and USB Type-A reader port allow users to display documents, videos, and other multimedia without having to connect to a PC. And for fast data, audio, video, and charging over a single cable, there’s a USB Type-C port. For more immersive multimedia presentations, dual Harman Kardon speakers deliver room-filling sound to keep audiences engaged.
AIM Electronics Co., Ltd. from Kanagawa Japan shows their 8K capable Active Optical Cable HDMI 2.1 supports 48Gbit/s up to 100 meters, the Japanese Quality is meant that they have over 30 year experience providing high quality to the Japanese market, means 100% yield, 100% quality, 100% inspection quality, the target market could be home theatres, operating rooms, e-sports and flight simulator and more like that.
Jce is a Taiwan-based OEM/ODM cable and adapter manufacturer. The company develops HDMI, USB, Display Port and Lightning accessories that are certified as industry compliant. With more than 40 years of technical industry experience, JCE works to develop connectivity products based on leading technology standards.
JCE leverages the latest innovations in advanced machinery to integrate all of the necessary components into a cable or adapter. This provides clients with a full service partner that consistently delivers quality solutions Available in passive copper, active copper, and active optical product ranges For connection of HDMI 1.4, 2.0 & 2.1 enabled devices 18Gbps connection for 4K60fps 4:4:4 HDR applications Advanced 48Gbps connection for uncompressed 8K60fps or 4K120fps with dynamic HDR
– Robust shield design for extra EMI protection
– Simple Plug-and-play long length HD-Video cable with
patent Active Optical Technology
– No external power needed
– Short plug fixture for install friendly
Elka shows their 300 meter HDMI cable using Fiber, their strong industrial cables, waterproof HDMI cable, Gaming cable, with facilities in China, Taiwan and Malaysia.