New York Shows Highlight New Audio, Video And VR-Related Products

This week, New York City hosted two trade shows at the Jacob Javits Center that had a variety of products of interest to filmmakers, DPs and cinematographers. The first was the NAB-NYC show, hosted by the National Association of Broadcasters and featured some products of note, but most were services focused on high-end streaming. The second was the AES NY Connect Show, which runs from Oct. 17-20, and was focused on professional and enthusiast-level audio. It also featured a vast array of hardware and software, although most were targeted at musicians. [[ blackmagic pocket cam .jpg ]] Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera 4K For months, Filmmakers have been anticipating Blackmagic’s Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, but have only been able to see videos. At NAB NYC, they were finally able to see it in action. It’s a compact-sized interchangeable-lens camera that comes with a 4/3-size sensor, large-5-inch touchscreen, wide-dynamic range, and dual native ISO up to 25,600. According to the specs, the camera can also record onto standard SD/UHS-II or CFast 2.0 cards in RAW and ProRes at up to 120 frames per second. At the show, there were Blackmagic product managers using it on the floor in a very compact form, but the one that was intriguing was the elaborate setup here, which included adapters to accept much large lenses. The company was also doing demos of DaVinci Resolve Studio, its high-end color grading software. [[ davinci.jpg ]] [[ zoom H3 VR.jpg ]] Zoom dives into VR Audio Zoom is company, which for years, has made audio recorders for consumers, but more recently has produced products for filmmakers on a tight budget, like the Zoom F8 and F4. But at the show, the company was also showcasing the H3 VR, which is an audio unit designed to capture audio used with VR experiences and is scheduled to come to market in 2019. According to the company, the unit will have “a built-in Ambisonics mic array offering flexible 360° audio capture as well as integrated Ambisonics A-to-B conversion, eliminating the need for external processing. The device goes well beyond VR applications, and is additionally geared towards sound recordists, audio engineers, and content creators in music, audio-for-video, game audio, and AR production.” It’s expected to sell for around $350, which is inexpensive audio solution for VR. [[ sound-devioce-mixPre10T.jpg –]] Firmware Upgrade to Allow Portable Audio Recorders from Sound Devices to Capture VR Audio Cinematographers looking for solid, reliable audio recorders in a small form factor have trusted Sound Devices, particular its MixPre series. At the show, the company said the versatile recorders would soon be more versatile: According to the company, and in collaboration with Sennheiser’s VR partnership program, at IBC, Sound Devices MixPre-6 and MixPre-10T recorders will be able to capture VR audio. The press release notes that “with their new Ambisonics Plugin and paired with Sennheiser’s AMBEO VR mic, this combination will offer the full spatial audio experience for virtual reality (VR) video.” The MixPre-6 and MixPre-10T will be the first portable recorders from Sound Devices to exclusively feature onboard Ambisonics to binaural decoding.

Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

This week, New York City hosted two trade shows at the Jacob K. Javits Center that had a variety of products of interest to filmmakers, DPs and cinematographers. The first was NAB Show New York, hosted by the National Association of Broadcasters and featured some products of note, but most were services focused on high-end streaming. The second was the AES New York 2018, which ran from October 17 to 20 and was focused on professional and enthusiast-level audio. It also featured a vast array of hardware and software, although most were targeted at musicians.

Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

For months, Filmmakers have been anticipating Blackmagic Design’s Pocket Cinema Camera 4K but have only been able to see videos. At NAB Show, they were finally able to see it in action. It’s a compact-sized interchangeable-lens camera that comes with a 4/3-size sensor, large 5-inch touchscreen, wide dynamic range and dual native ISO up to 25,600. According to the specs, the camera can also record onto standard SD/UHS-II or CFast 2.0 cards in RAW and ProRes at up to 120 frames per second. At the show, there were Blackmagic product managers using it on the floor in a very compact form, but the one that was intriguing was the elaborate setup here, which included adapters to accept much larger lenses. The company was also doing demos of DaVinci Resolve Studio, its high-end color grading software.

This week, New York City hosted two trade shows at the Jacob Javits Center that had a variety of products of interest to filmmakers, DPs and cinematographers. The first was the NAB-NYC show, hosted by the National Association of Broadcasters and featured some products of note, but most were services focused on high-end streaming. The second was the AES NY Connect Show, which runs from Oct. 17-20, and was focused on professional and enthusiast-level audio. It also featured a vast array of hardware and software, although most were targeted at musicians.   [[ blackmagic pocket cam .jpg ]]   Blackmagic’s  Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   For months, Filmmakers have been anticipating Blackmagic’s Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, but have only been able to see videos.  At NAB NYC, they were finally able to see it in action. It’s a compact-sized interchangeable-lens camera that comes with a 4/3-size sensor, large-5-inch touchscreen, wide-dynamic range, and dual native ISO up to 25,600. According to the specs, the camera can also record onto standard SD/UHS-II or CFast 2.0 cards in RAW and ProRes at up to 120 frames per second. At the show, there were Blackmagic product managers using it on the floor in a very compact form, but the one that was intriguing was the elaborate setup here, which included adapters to accept much large lenses. The company was also doing demos of DaVinci Resolve Studio, its high-end color grading software. [[ davinci.jpg ]]  [[ zoom H3 VR.jpg  ]] Zoom dives into VR Audio Zoom is company, which for years, has made audio recorders for consumers, but more recently has produced products for filmmakers on a tight budget, like the Zoom F8 and F4. But at the show, the company was also showcasing the H3 VR, which is an audio unit designed to capture audio used with VR experiences and is scheduled to come to market in 2019. According to the company, the unit will have “a built-in Ambisonics mic array offering flexible 360° audio capture as well as integrated Ambisonics A-to-B conversion, eliminating the need for external processing. The device goes well beyond VR applications, and is additionally geared towards sound recordists, audio engineers, and content creators in music, audio-for-video, game audio, and AR production.” It’s expected to sell for around $350, which is inexpensive audio solution for VR.  [[ sound-devioce-mixPre10T.jpg –]] Firmware Upgrade to Allow Portable Audio Recorders from Sound Devices to Capture VR Audio Cinematographers looking for solid, reliable audio recorders in a small form factor have trusted Sound Devices, particular its MixPre series. At the show, the company said the versatile recorders would soon be more versatile: According to the company, and in collaboration with Sennheiser’s VR partnership program, at IBC, Sound Devices MixPre-6 and MixPre-10T recorders will be able to capture VR audio. The press release notes that “with their new Ambisonics Plugin and paired with Sennheiser’s AMBEO VR mic, this combination will offer the full spatial audio experience for virtual reality (VR) video.” The MixPre-6 and MixPre-10T will be the first portable recorders from Sound Devices to exclusively feature onboard Ambisonics to binaural decoding.
DaVinci Resolve Studio demo
New York Shows Highlight New Audio, Video And VR-Related Products
Zoom H3 VR

Zoom Dives Into VR Audio

Zoom is a company that for years has made audio recorders for consumers but more recently has produced products for filmmakers on a tight budget, like the Zoom F8 and F4. But at the show, the company was also showcasing the H3 VR, which is an audio unit designed to capture audio used with VR experiences and is scheduled to come to market in 2019. According to the company, the unit will have “a built-in Ambisonics mic array offering flexible 360° audio capture as well as integrated Ambisonics A-to-B conversion, eliminating the need for external processing. The device goes well beyond VR applications and is additionally geared towards sound recordists, audio engineers and content creators in music, audio-for-video, game audio and AR production.” It’s expected to sell for around $350, which is an inexpensive audio solution for VR.

New York Shows Highlight New Audio, Video And VR-Related Products
Sound Devices MixPre-10T

Firmware Upgrade To Allow Portable Audio Recorders From Sound Devices To Capture VR Audio

Cinematographers looking for solid, reliable audio recorders in a small form factor have trusted Sound Devices, particularly its MixPre series. At the show, the company said the versatile recorders would soon be more versatile. According to the company, and in collaboration with Sennheiser’s VR partnership program, at IBC, Sound Devices MixPre-6 and MixPre-10T recorders will be able to capture VR audio. The press release notes that “with their new Ambisonics Plugin and paired with Sennheiser’s AMBEO VR mic, this combination will offer the full spatial audio experience for virtual reality (VR) video.” The MixPre-6 and MixPre-10T will be the first portable recorders from Sound Devices to exclusively feature onboard Ambisonics to binaural decoding.

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