Markertek is Broadcasting LIVE from NAB Show 2017
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0400
Markertek is proud to announce that we will be broadcasting live from the NAB Show floor this week during NAB 2017.
Each day we’ll be chatting with some of the biggest names in the industry as they announce what’s new for this year’s show and all the details you need to know.
With names like Artel, Sennheiser, AJA, Datavideo and Decimator - you don't want to miss it!
So, be sure to check us out on Facebook, YouTube or Twitter and join the conversation. We’ll be taking questions live from our viewers. If you're going to the show, make sure you stop by booth C5349 and say hello - we’d love to meet you.
Samsung and Amazon Video Announce Updated Open Standard HDR10+
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:10:34 -0400
Samsung Electronics and Amazon Video today announced the introduction of HDR10+, an updated open standard that leverages dynamic metadata to produce enhanced contrast and colors on an expanded range of televisions.
HDR10+ elevates the HDR10 open standard with the addition of Dynamic Tone Mapping. The current HDR10 standard utilizes static metadata that does not change during playback despite scene specific brightness levels. As a result, image quality may not be optimal in some scenes. For example, when a movie’s overall color scheme is very bright but has a few scenes filmed in relatively dim lighting, those scenes will appear significantly darker than what was originally envisioned by the director.
“As an advanced HDR10 technology, HDR10+ offers an unparalleled HDR viewing experience — vivid picture, better contrast and accurate colors — that brings HDR video to life,” said Kyoungwon Lim, Vice President of Visual Display Division at Samsung Electronics. “We’re excited to work with world-class industry partners, including Amazon Video, to bring more amazing HDR content directly to our 2017 UHD TVs, including our QLED TV lineup.”
All of Samsung’s 2017 UHD TVs, including its premium QLED TV lineup, support HDR10+. In the second half of this year, Samsung’s 2016 UHD TVs will gain HDR10+ support through a firmware update.
NAB 2017: JVC Introduces New Firmware
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:15:20 -0400
JVC Professional Video has released the Version 4.0 firmware upgrade for its popular GY-LS300CH 4KCAM Super 35 handheld camcorder that increases color resolution to 4:2:2 in 4K mode recording and expands Ultra HD (3840×2160) output to include 60/50p. JVC will demonstrate the new capabilities during the 2017 NAB Show (Booth C4315), which runs April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Version 4.0 provides 4:2:2 (8-bit) 4K recording at 24/25/30p onboard to SDXC media cards. In addition, IP remote function will now allow remote control and image viewing in 4K. When using 4K 4:2:2 recording mode, the video output from the HDMI/SDI terminals is HD. The Version 4.0 firmware upgrade is free of charge for all current GY-LS300CH owners and will be available in late May.
“The upgrades included in our Version 4.0 firmware provide performance enhancements for high raster recording and IP remote capability in 4K, adding even more content creation flexibility to the GY-LS300CH,” says Craig Yanagi, product marketing manager, JVCKENWOOD. “Seamless integration with the new Ninja Inferno will help deliver 60p to our customers and allow them to produce outstanding footage for a variety of 4K and UHD productions.”
NASA to Stream First Live 4K Video From Space at The 2017 NAB Show
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:19:02 -0400
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced today it will produce the first-ever live 4K video stream from space during a Super Session at the 2017 NAB Show. “Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood” will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26 in room N249 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The panel is co-produced by NAB Show, NASA, and Amazon Web Services (AWS), and will explore how advanced imaging and cloud technologies are taking scientific research and filmmaking to the next level. The live feed from 250 miles above Earth will be encoded with AWS Elemental encoding software on board the International Space Station (ISS) and on the ground at Johnson Space Center.
The entire event will be available to the public for multiscreen viewing in live 4K and down-converted high definition (HD) video at https://live.awsevents.com/nasa4k.
NAB 2017: Imagine Introduces Pure-IP Selenio Network Processor
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:16:06 -0400
magine Communications (SL1516) is introducing the Selenio Network Processor (SNP), an all-IP-capable processing solution optimized for handling uncompressed UHD signals based on the SMPTE 2110 specification for transporting media over IP networks. Designed to usher in a new era in live production, the SNP enables production companies to optimize both studio and mobile facilities to take full advantage of the performance, agility and efficiency benefits of IT-based infrastructures, while at the same time upgrading operations to support UHD picture quality.
The availability of standards-based IP-to-IP processing capabilities, an industry first, provides media companies with the opportunity to streamline their production facilities, helping to reduce costs and complexity associated with supporting SDI and hybrid SDI-IP workflows, including cabling, power consumption and the need to move signals between IP and SDI domains.
“This is a milestone achievement for Imagine Communications and the media and entertainment industry,” says Mark Senecal, VP of product management, Imagine Communications. “SNP provides our customers with the technology that’s needed to transition their production facilities to a hybrid SDI-IP model or to pure-IP operations, while at the same time positioning their businesses to seamlessly integrate new technology and introduce new capabilities as market dynamics dictate. That’s the power that IP brings to live production and our customers are taking notice.”
In addition to featuring the SNP at its booth, Imagine Communications will be participating in the 2017 NAB IP Showcase, a cooperation of multiple standards organizations and AIMS that is dedicated to demonstrating the interoperability of the SMPTE 2110 specification and highlighting the creative and business-building benefits of IP technology.