Smartwave Tech presents the Smart Mike, a compact microphone that records wirelessly perfectly and then automatically synchronizes the audio into the video using the smartphone app. As smartphones are getting amazing 4K video recording capabilities, even perhaps some with their dual-cameras soon enabling smooth video-bokeh in 4K (perhaps with the upcoming iPhone8), yet all Smartphones record bad sound quality on board. The Smart Mike is currently only working on any iPhone from iOS9 upward, later hopefully soon with Android support (once they get the Bluetooth-trigger incompatibilities and the sound synchronization video editing app acceleration in Android sorted out in software), it's got an omni-directional but distance limited lapel microphone type sound recording that cancels all surrounding noise, they say they will later be able to support up to 7 microphones, currently only supporting one and also enabling the user to choose the volume for the internal iPhone microphone compared with the Smart Mike volume as the user merges the audio with the video in the app. Since it records on board the microphone's 8GB of storage, it can currently record up to 2 hours before needing to be synchronized to the iPhone with the video (of which then the audio storage is each time cleared from the Smart Mike). Film making experts often do post-production sound synchronization from wireless audio recorders in software, the Smart Mike automates that procedure automatically. While they are also tweaking the sound sync to hopefully remove any type of echo when synchronizing the Smart Mike audio with the built-in Smartphone microphone audio. They say they might also release a version of the Smart Mike that has a mini-jack audio input so any microphone can be used with their system. You can read more about it at http://smartwave-tech.com
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Sony VPL-VW260ES is a 4K SXRD Projector currently being sold at €4999 in Europe. It uses Sony's native 4K (4096 x 2160) SXRD panel technology, with 1,500 lumen brightness, HDR support. This video also features the €20'000 ultra short throw 4K Laser projector Sony VPL-VZ1000ES with 2500lumen and the €15'000 Sony VPL-VW760ES 4K SXRD Home Cinema Projector with laser light source, 2,000 lumen brightness, ∞:1 contrast and HDR compatibility.
Sony has launched the same functionality as in the 5.5 Sony Xperia XZ Premium (which I filmed here) but in a more compact 5.2" form factor in the Sony Xperia XZ1 and in a 4.6" form factor in the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact. One new feature is the 3D Creator which uses Sony's stacked image sensor to create a 3D scan of any object or person in front of the camera. The Sony Xperia XZ1 has a 19 MP Motion Eye camera with Super slow motion, 5.2” Full-HD HDR display, IP65/68 water resistant2 design and runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform.
Western Digital launches their new WD My Cloud Home Personal Cloud Storage Solution, Smart NAS and easy home backup system designed to be used and controlled easily from the smartphone or laptop at home and while you are on the go synchronizing and backing up your data remotely to your Home Cloud. The device has a USB 3 port to plug in and transfer files from local storage, smartphones to backup. Pricing starts at $159 for 2TB single drive to $899 for 20TB dual drive and its available now at Best Buy in the USA.
Sharp is back. Sharp had a press conference at IFA 2018 announcing that they are back, together with their new investor Foxconn Group, Sharp has so many awesome technologies that they are planning to bring in a strong way to the European market in the months to come. The 8K display is 70" and will be available in October in China, Japan, Taiwan and in Europe it will be available in March 2018. Sharp will also introduce 8K cameras providing end-to-end solutions for 8K. Also providing solutions for 8K video editing. By Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Sharp expects that by 2020 more than 50% of people buying larger than 60" TVs will buy 8K. They are considering if maybe they might release Sharp Robohon pocket robot phone in Europe, they would need to implement Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
The new upcoming firmware update 2.0 for the Panasonic GH5 to be released at the end of September 2017 will hopefully fix and much improve auto-focus speed/performance/reliability on the camera, it adds also a 72mbit/s H265 HEVC 4K30p mode with 4:2:0 10bit Hybrid Log Gamma HDR recording mode that is said to be totally compatible with direct YouTube upload! (I'm hoping that since this new HEVC is 10bit 4:2:0, and not 4:2:2, then it would be nice if that would support 60p recording also, but I guess that it probably won't ever support HDR (HLG) at 4K60p) The new firmware also adds 400mbit/s all-i 4K30/60p recording on new V-90 SD cards (possibly support from some V-60 rated SD cards for sustained guaranteed bandwidth support). This new firmware might also add new Dual image stabilization tracking improvements when locking onto a subject and moving around it. A function to remote control the device over Bluetooth and over USB Type-C host with an application for Windows and Mac that lets users remote control and preview photography onto the computer in real-time, maybe it can also be used for real-time video previewing perhaps even real-time video recording over the USB Type-C port to a computer (I'm hoping even directly to an external USB Type-C hard drive), to be confirmed. The firmware is not yet ready to let me put my SD card in the camera to test out the actual new auto-focus performance and HLG HDR H265 mode. Some other Panasonic approved YouTube users have posted some samples though already.
TCL is the third largest TV manufacturer in the world, aiming to be third most popular TV brand in Europe/USA by 2020. At IFA 2017, TCL presents the U65X9026 (65") and U55X9026 (55") Xess X2 65" and 55" TCL QLED Android TV, the only Android QLED TV in the world with JBL sound. With very small bezels, Quantum Dot technology, TCL QLED enables their TVs to display richer colours, contrast optimised with Ultra Micro Dimming, 10bit, HDR Pro, 3-channel acoustics on the front from JBL provide high quality sound immersion, with Android TV voice control voice command support. With Android 6.0 support currently, with Android 7.0 support to be added through a firmware update.
In the first quarter of 2017, TCL ranked in top three for global TV shipments, with a market share of 7.3%, according to IHS. In the first half of 2017, TCL LCD TV total sales volume rose by 12.2% year-on-year to 9,603,392 sets (excluding commercial display). LCD TV overseas sales volume reached 5.74 million units, up 34.1% year-on-year, while sales value rose 51.0% year-on-year. TCL ranked the third in France and the Philippines, fourth in Thailand and fifth in Vietnam, Australia and the USA.
The Toshiba Dynabook is a 2in1 Windows 10 tablet with detachable keyboard. The Dynabook features a Wacom active digitizer for inking and note taking. Specifications are unknown and price and release date are to be determined.
The Turkish Company Vestel shows their Turkish-Produced smart phone brand “Venus” on IFA 2015.
The Venus series phone is powered with Qualcomm processor, running Android 5.1 Lollipop, comes with nice design, and will be available at an affordable price for the European market soon.
Venus X, with sharp contours, and Venus V, with a more rounded design.
The 5.5” Venus model features a 13-megapixel camera, 16GB memory, the 4G LTE and NFC technologies. The 5.0” Venus model features excellent battery life.
$150 PICO Projector 80lumens, $350 700lumens DLP Projector, $1000 Short-throw Projector 1000lumens by ZECO
ZECO shows their full products line of Smart Projectors from 1000lumens short-throw projector to 80lumens PICO projector all powered by TL DLP.
The high-end Ultra Short throw 1000lumens projector can support big screen up to 100inch with only 40cm distance, price at $1000 for 100pcs MOQ.
ZECO CX3MAX is a 700lumens DLP Smart projector with 720p resolution, powered by Quad Core ARM Cortex A9 Rockchip CPU,runs Android4.2, it support 1080p decoding. Bulk price at $350 for MOQ 100pcs.
ZECO M2 is a 80lumens PICO DLP projector comes with slim and mobile design, resolution at 480p, With 1.5hours battery life, it also can work as power bank. It support Miracast, DLNA, airplay. Price at around $150 from 100pcs.