Sony has announced a free firmware upgrade for its palm-sized 4K HDR professional camcorders that allows users to streamline the process of acquiring and distributing live content. Two of its camcorders—the HXR-NX80 and PXW-Z90—have now been enhanced with Simple Live Streaming technology, giving shooters the ability to live stream and upload content onto video sharing sites and social media platforms directly from the camera. For standalone operations, the 4K UHD camcorders only require a Wi-Fi connection.
Blackmagic Design is a company that prides itself on developing products that enable a wider variety of users to purchase them without the burden of a high price point. By keeping the cost of its broadcast studio camera low (under $10,000), they reason, more people can buy more cameras.
From an 8K switcher to a new 4.6K camera, you could hardly get through the packed Blackmagic Design exhibit to see its most talked about excitement, the new DaVinci Resolve 16.
Timeline is supplying technical broadcast facilities for BBC’s Blue Planet Live. Broadcasting live from three different locations across the planet: Baja, Mexico; the Bahamas; and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
At the 2019 NAB Show, Sony is promoting a world where ENG crews in the field operate as an extension of the newsroom with its Ci and XDCAM Air cloud-based content acquisition and processing platforms. That means news directors can look into and retrieve video files as they are being acquired, with the ability to get news on-air (and online) faster than ever before.