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May 2015

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Page 6 of 51 5 POST MAY 2015 BITS & PIECES a 3D keyer, new 3D perspective tracker, and enhanced curve editing. 4K HANDHELD CAMERAS JVC GY-LS300: JVC ( had its new line of 4K/2K camcorders at NAB, which includes the GY-LS300. The release is now shipping and is designed for customers who want the functional- ity, form factor and ergonomics of a tra- ditional camcorder, but with the imaging attributes of large imager. The camera can capture 4K (150mbps, H.264) and record two compressions simultaneously. The LS300 costs $3,995. Panasonic AG-DVX200: Panasonic (www. announced a range of new 4K products, including the AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor, 4/3-inch handheld camcorder. It features 4K/60p recording, a 13x optical zoom and a V-Log L gamma curve (12 stops of latitude, tar- get), and delivers a shallow depth of field and a wide field of view. The DVX200 is intended as a companion to the com- pany's VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder and will be available in Fall 2015, with a suggested list price under $5,000. Canon XC10: Canon USA Inc. (www.usa. introduced the new XC10 4K digital camcorder. Intended as a compact, lightweight and versatile option, the XC10 is designed to deliver 4K and full HD video as well as 12MP still images. The camcorder also has a built-in function to extract 8MP still images from recorded 4K video. The XC10 camcorder includes a one-inch 12MP CMOS sensor, with a 10x wide-angle zoom lens with a 2x digital teleconverter and optical im- age stabilization. The model is intended for pros looking for cost-effective 4K video production, as well as multimedia journalists and news agencies looking to easily expand into 4K electronic news gathering (ENG) coverage. Sony HDC-4300 4K/HD Camera System: Sony ( introduced the HDC-4300 4K/HD camera system, which bridges the gap between high frame rate and traditional studio camer- as. It combines the HDC series workflow with three specially developed 2/3 inch 4K sensors, B4 lens support, up to 8x super slow motion and 4K/HD flexibility. Arri Alexa Mini: Arri ( an- nounced the new Alexa Mini, intended as a versatile additional tool in the Alexa camera range that combines a compact and lightweight form factor. Like the Arri Amira, the Alexa Mini can record 4K UHD ProRes images, facilitating realtime 4K UHD output and simple pipelines for high-resolution deliverables. The Mini and all other Arri cameras with the Alev III sensor offer high overall image quality by focusing not just on spatial resolution, but also on other parameters, such as colorimetry, skin tones and high dynamic range (HDR). The Arri Alexa Mini is scheduled to begin shipping this month. FACILIS Facilis ( announced the new TerraBlock 8D, an eight-drive, 16TB turnkey content creation system. Like Facilis' larger servers, this 2U rack-mountable server combines the Facilis Shared File System with virtual volume workflow and performance. The 8D includes Gigabit Ethernet connectivi- ty and can be upgraded to support Fibre Channel and 10GigE connections, making it attractive for facilities looking for a cost-effective way to use existing Fibre Channel networking. The TerraBlock 8D retails for less than $10K and will be avail- able in Q2. EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES The Foundry: The Foundry (www. showed off some impressive work in VR. According to the company's founder, Simon Robinson, it was offering attendees some "early tech previews of the company's upcoming set of tools that will do live action VR work inside Nuke." Post will have more details in next month's issue. Rohde & Schwarz: Rohde & Schwarz's ( Daniel Germain, segment marketing manager, broadcast & entertainment, discussed some of the

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