IBC 2015: Teradek VidiU Pro

By associate editor Elliot Smith: Teradek have added to their VidiU range of streaming boxes with the VidiU Pro. It accepts an HDMI input from, say, a camera on location, and streams live over the internet to destinations like YouTube or Ustream. Profiles for different services are preloaded in the device, so it’s designed as […]

IBC 2015: Manfrotto by Litepanels camera-top LED lights

By associate editor Elliot Smith: Manfrotto and Litepanels are now both part of the Vitec group, and the Italian manufacturer formerly best known for camera support is updating its range of on-camera lights with technology and know-how from their lighting focused sister company. The lights are the Spectra, the Micropro 2, the Croma 2 and […]

IBC 2015: Teradek Cube 600 h.264 encoder

By associate editor Elliot Smith: At IBC this year Teradek are showing their new Cube 600 video streaming camera-top box. It offers h.264 encoding for IP streaming to several devices at once (up to five iPads, for example), or upstream to web CDNs including YouTube. The unit features HD-SDI and HDMI inputs, 802.11 ac WiFi […]

IBC 2015: MTF B4 to Sony E-mount lens adapter

By associate editor Elliot Smith: MTF’s B4 to Sony E-mount adapter is an adaptation of the company’s adapter for the Blackmagic Studio Camera that’s designed for use on the Sony FS7. Sony are working on a S16 crop mode for the FS7 and the adapter will allow you to make the most of this by […]

IBC 2015: Atomos show off Ninja Assassin 4K, cuts prices of HD recorders

By associate editor Elliot Smith: Atomos have introduced (and sold out all the first production run of) their new 4K recorder the Ninja Assassin. It’s a stripped-down Shogun 4K recorder without the SDI connectors or balanced audio, for the reduced price of $1295US. It also ships with a rubber bumper after Shogun users suggested their […]

IBC 2015: Meet J-Log- JVC’s new log format

By technical editor Matt Allard: There is already an alphabet soup of LOG formats available on a wide range of cameras, and now JVC have given us J-Log. J-Log joins Sony S-Log, S-Log2, Slog-3, Canon C-Log, Canon C-Log2, Panasonic V-Log, V-Log L, Arri C-Log, Kinefinity KineLOG3 and REDlogFilm. JVC were showing new Version 2.0 firmware […]

IBC 2015: RØDE announces a new range of lightweight boom poles

By technical editor Matt Allard: RØDE has introduced two new professional carbon fibre boompoles, to complement the company’s popular range of aluminium poles, the RØDE Boompole Pro and Micro Boompole Pro. Weighing only 535gm (18oz), the new RØDE Boompole Pro extends to a full 3m (10’) and collapses to 810mm (2’8”). Each of the five […]

IBC 2015: A detailed look at the new Sony a7S II camera

By technical editor Matt Allard: Sony surprised everyone at IBC by not only announcing the FS5 but also the second incarnation of the a7S. The camera combines the low light sensitivity of the original A7s with the refreshed body and grip, internal 4K recording and image stabilisation of the more recent a7R II. Internal 4K […]