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Lightweight, Quad-Core ZBook Studio Leads HP Mobile Workstation News

HP's workstation line got revamped today with the announcement of a new lightweight HP ZBook Studio, new ZBook G3 mobile workstations, a new Z Turbo Drive, new IPS displays, and more. The news was led by the ZBook Studio, a 15.6-inch … more »

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Canon Announces XA35 and XA30 Pro HD Camcorders

Canon announced two new HD pro camcorders aimed at ENG, documentary and student filmmaking.  Weighing 2.6 pounds including battery, the XA35 and XA30 each come with a 20x zoom lens (26.8–576mm 35mm equivalent) and a new 1/2.84-inch 2.9 megapixel image sensor designed for … more »

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Canon Announces New 7.8โ€“156mm 4K Zoom Lens for Broadcast

Canon announced a new 4K 20x 2/3-inch zoom lens with a built-in 2x extender aimed at ENG and field production. With a focal range of 7.8–156mm, the CJ20ex7.8B is the fourth lens in Canon's UHDxs line, along with the CJ12ex4.3B wide-angle … more »

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EMC Expands Data Lake Model to Remote Offices and Cloud

EMC today extended Isilon's Data Lake storage model, announcing three new software products aimed at expanding the reach of an organization's scale-out NAS pool. The company calls it Data Lake 2.0. First up. EMC IsilonSD Edge is a software-defined NAS system that can … more »

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Sony PXW-X400 Adds XAVC-Long 60p, Improves Networking and Balance

The latest XDCAM is the PXW-X400, a new shoulder-mount HD 10-bit 4:2:2 camcorder with a 2/3-inch three-chip Exmor CMOS imager. It's aimed at ENG and field production. Supported formats include XAVC-Long GOP at 50p and 59.94p as well as a … more »


iPad Pro Seems Set for November 13 Launch

Apple has been coy about the official launch date of the upcoming iPad Pro, but warehouse mega-retailer Sam's Club is now taking preorders for the device, listing a release date of November 13. Sam's Club is offering 32 GB and … more »

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Convergent Design Announces Apollo Multicam Recorder/Switcher

Convergent Design announced the Apollo, a new touchscreen monitor/recorder that records four HD video signals in sync and can be used at the same time as a portable live switcher via one HDMI and two SDI outputs. The Apollo simultaneously … more »

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Boris Releases BCC 10 for Avid

Boris FX has released Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Avid Media Composer, calling it the largest update in the product's history. Building on shared resources resulting from the acquistion of Imagineer in 2014, BCC 10 includes a number of new … more »


Virtual Reality Gets Real at SMPTE 2015 Technical Conference

Although virtual reality is barely in evidence in the consumer marketplace, SMPTE deemed it important enough to devote the entire first day of its annual conference, held in Hollywood last week, to it.  As an assembly of film and television … more »

SMPTE 2015 Examines OTT Delivery, Preservation Issues

SMPTE is always looking forward and backward — forward to new technology and backward to restore and archive existing, ever-more-valuable assets. SMPTE 2015 was no exception. The Wild West at SMPTE 2015 was over-the-top TV delivery, or OTT.  “Metadata is the goal of OTT,” said … more »