ARRI is a global company within the motion picture media industry, employing around 1,400 staff worldwide. Named after its founders August Arnold and Robert Richter, ARRI was established in Munich, Germany, where the headquarters is still located today. Other subsidiaries are in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Australia. The ARRI Group consists of the business units Camera Systems, Lighting, Media, and Rental, all dedicated to connecting art and future technologies for moving images. ARRI is a leading designer and manufacturer of camera and lighting systems for the film and broadcast industry, with a worldwide distribution and service network. It is also an integrated media service provider in the fields of film post- and coproduction, international sales, as well as equipment rental, and supplying camera, lighting, and grip packages to professional productions. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI’s engineers and their contributions to the industry with 19 Scientific and Technical Awards.
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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
Martin Duerr https://martinduerr.myportfolio.com talks about using his Panasonic G9 and Panasonic S1R for his professional photography work.
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.
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 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.
Sigma in L-Mount Alliance with Full Frame Foveon camera in 2019, new lenses 28mm, 40mm, 56mm at F1.4
Sigma talks about their Full Frame Foveon mirrorless camera to be released in 2019, their L Mount Plans they plan to begin producing L mount lenses in 2019, starting with adding L mount options to the the existing Art series lenses, introducing an EF-to-L mount adapter and an SA-to-L mount adapter in 2019, also offering L mount conversion to its lens conversion service. In this video, Sigma also shows their new Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art “thoroughly correct” for chromatic aberration and sagittal coma flare, minimizing distortion, water- and oil-repellent coating on the front lens element and is weather sealed. It features a Hyper Sonic Motor with an updated algorithm to drive autofocusing and will be sold in Sigma, Nikon, Canon and Sony E camera mounts, the Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art featuring three FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements and three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements to correct axial chromatic aberration and magnification chromatic aberration ideal for high-resolution filmmaking. Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary to be available for Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mounts, supports Sony’s Fast Hybrid AF, eye AF and facial recognition, Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports flagship telephoto in the sports line has a magnesium body and a dust-and splash-proof design, front lens element is coated to repel oil and water. The lens features an Intelligent Optical Stabilization system with an acceleration sensor and an algorithm to ensure stability when panning.
Cluster Imaging makes all images better with superior depth map processing. Depth maps are a next-generation foundation technology enabling accurate image element isolation and visual space identification. Depth information will enable new frontiers in automotive and industrial markets.
Autonomous driving systems have to date relied on LIDAR- and RADARbased depth sensing. These technologies suffer from limited resolution, no integrated colour sensing, high costs, bulky specially-sourced hardware, and poor performance in rain.
Cluster Imaging’s depth camera modules produce full-colour video plus an embedded high-resolution depth map suitable for accurate image recognition. The modules are manufactured using standard, low-cost image sensors. They can be used standalone or as a complement to LIDAR/RADAR.
Learn more about Cluster Imaging: http://clusterimage.com/
MediaTek Helio P90 dual ARM Cortex-A75 with 6 ARM Cortex-A55 in an octa-core cluster, with powerful AI APU 2.0 with 1165GMACs performance, Imagination PowerVR GM 9446 GPU, LPDDR4X memory, supports up to 48MP camera sensors (44.7% larger than 8K), 48MP at up to 30FPS with zero delay (ZSD) or 480FPS in 16MP. Dual camera arrays of up to 24+16MP can do 30fps bokeh live-previews that are 6X faster and 2.25X higher resolution than competitor claims MediaTek. Upgraded triple ISP that’s now capable of 14-bit RAW and 10-bit YUV processing. CorePilot control that supports ACAO (all cores all open), AI-enhanced low-light noise reduction algorithm is 4X faster and is also the first ever AI-feature in CV (computer vision) performance. MediaTek’s latest 4G LTE WorldMode modem introduces 4×4 MIMO, 3CA and 256QAM that provides more reliable connectivity performance even in densely populated spaces such as stadiums, busy shopping districts, offices or at the airport.
Oppo unveiled their 10x zoom phone, with that compact 160mm telephoto lens and software for a smooth lossless zoom from 16mm-160mm in such a thin phone. Oppo also had Qualcomm guest their keynote and they are launching 5G phones at this show.
Canon Vixia HF G50 4K Camcorder ($1099 at Amazon.com) features a DIGIC DV 6 image processor, an 8-blade circular aperture, 5-axis image stabilization, a 20x optical zoom in 4K, records up to UHD 4K30 onto Dual SD Card Slots, Contrast based autofocus only (not Dual Pixel AF), Slow- & Fast-Motion, 29.3 to 627mm 20x Optical Zoom in 4K, 3″ Touchscreen LCD, Tiltable EVF. There are five assignable buttons around the camera, as well as a joystick, a lens ring, and a custom dial for full control of setting.
Leica S3 is a new medium format camera and the 3rd version of the S series of cameras by Leica. The Leica S3 has an 64MP sensor, it can capture 3 fps burst rate photos in that very high megapixel medium format. The S3 can do 4K video capture using the full width of the sensor. Pricing is unknown but is expected to be premium and launch is expected in 2019.
Leica is partnering with Panasonic and Sigma to collaborate on the L Mount Full Frame Alliance. There will be Cameras that use the L Mount system and compatible with Leica, Sigma and Panasonic lenses for it. Sigma will also make compatible cameras and lenses. APSC and full frame lenses will be compatible with L Mount systems. The new alliance provides greater cooperation, greater company specialization, and more choices for consumers to bring new choices for the full frame camera market.
High resolution photo merges 8 pictures (using a trick with the IBIS motor) into a giant resolution photo and Panasonic’s new HLG Photo mode is a new format to create HDR photography that can be viewed on any HLG compliant display. The display does not flip out and Panasonic is not yet demonstrating their AI contrast based autofocus performance. More specs will be announces up until the release date which is March 2019, the S1 and S1R are targetted more towards photography.