BenQ has kept the comfort of the editor as high a priority as the accuracy of image reproduction in its new PV3200PT 4K UHD monitor based on the Rec. 709 High Definition color standard.
Digital Vision used the recent 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas to showcase its full range of colour and image management, film scanning and format preparation products. These included the Nucoda grading suite, which now offers support for ACES 10 and Dolby Vision among other formats, plus the Golden Eye 4 scanner and the 2016.1 version of the Loki processing platform.
After several years as an experimental or specialist technology, virtual reality (VR) is now being taken more seriously for mainstream media. US digital intermediate and colour correction developer ASSIMILATE is among the companies targeting this potential market and used the 2016 NAB Show to give the first public demonstrations of its new SCRATCH VR Suite, which includes tools to prepare and deliver 360-degree immersive material.
HDR could be the next major innovation for television broadcasting ahead of the mainstream adoption of 4K/UHD. Leader Instruments Corporation made several announcements and product introductions related to both at the 2016 NAB Show, and joined the TICO Alliance.
DNF Controls invited attendees to ‘push their buttons’ during their 26th year as an NAB Show exhibitor.
The 2016 NAB Show saw the continuing trend for collaboration between technology companies. On the colour management side the Codex Live system was demonstrated integrating with the OFFHOLLYWOOD OMOD application for RED Digital Cinema range of cameras. This is designed to create a direct production chain from the set or location to the post house and incorporates remote grading using HDR technology.
Version 5.0 software for Broadcast Pix Granite and Mica production switchers debuts virtual set capabilities and expanded support for third-party IP-based cameras.
Sony’s new PVM-X550 is a 55-inch 4K OLED monitor designed for client viewing and verifying 4K footage during production.
Sony debuted their newest camera system at the NAB Show 2016. High frame rate capture for slow-motion replays is essential to premiere sports coverage The HDC-4800 meets the needs of sports producers for a 4K camera with this capability. Combining UHD resolution with enhanced high frame rate capabilities — 8x at 4K, and up to 16x in full HD, the camera is complemented by the BPU-4800 combination baseband processor unit/replay server, creating a fully networked, 4K live ultra-high speed production workflow. The camera system supports dynamic center cut-out and zoom capabilities for live sports and event production.