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PRODUCTS 45 POST SEPTEMBER 2016 GOPRO SHIPS OMNI VR RIG SAN MATEO, CA — GoPro ( is now shipping pre-orders of its Omni spherical VR capture solution. The six-camera capture rig is designed for GoPro cameras and offers an end-to-end content creation ecosystem for easily capturing and publishing virtual reality content. Omni features six Hero4 Black cameras. At its core lives a synchroni- zation mechanism that allows all six cameras to act as one. By powering on the primary camera, all-six cameras are activated. Users can adjust the shooting mode on the primary camera, and all of the other cameras automatically align on the same mode. The aluminum frame is de- signed to draw heat away from the cameras, increasing thermal performance for improved run time. Users have a number of power options, including an ex- ternal battery pack (included in the all-inclusive package), or the individual Hero4 Black batteries. It also allows for the rig to be powered only with external battery power, removing the Hero4 Black bat- teries for further heat dissipation. SONY EXPANDS NXCAM LINE WITH NEW PRO HD CAMCORDER PARK RIDGE, NJ — Sony ( has expanded its NXCAM line of pro HD camcorders with the new HXR-NX5R, a compact camcorder featuring a range of enhancements over earlier models. The new camcorder offers upgraded network functions and a choice of advanced XAVC-S 50Mbps or AVCHD/DV recording formats to help users meet diverse workflows and client requirements. The addition of a 3G-SDI terminal supports Full HD 60p output. The HXR-NX5R features easy-to-use direct functions and a responsive joystick, making it easier to access key camera functions without enter- ing the menu. A wide viewing angle and high contrast OLED viewfinder enhances image monitoring. Users can take advantage of the camcorder's advanced network functions, such as built-in Wi-Fi and FTP wireless connections. Compatibility with Sony's Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe avoids cabling with easy integration between the HXR-NX5R and Sony's UWP-D series wireless microphones. The HXR-NX5R also includes an adjustable brightness LED video light to minimize the need for external lighting equipment. The camcorder's advanced digital signal processor (DSP) delivers advanced noise reduction and sharp detail reproduction. Simultaneous backup recording through dual SD card slots adds increased reliability and adaptability in challenging live event environments. AVID PACKAGES AXLE STARTER WITH NEXIS|PRO BOSTON — Axle Video (www.axlevideo. com) has announced that its Axle Starter entry-level media management soft- ware is now included with all configurations of Avid's NEXIS|Pro storage platform. Customers receive a two-user license for Axle Starter software with each NEXIS|Pro purchase. Starter carries a retail value of $495 and can be upgraded to full two-user or five-user license blocks of Axle Video's 2016.2 media management software. Avid NEXIS|Pro media storage supports all the top media creation applica- tions, including Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro X. CANON'S 4K-CAPABLE 5D MARK IV ARRIVES THIS MONTH MELVILLE, NY — Canon USA, Inc. ( has introduced the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera with a 30.4 megapixel 35mm full frame Canon CMOS sensor that offers advanced image quality while the DIGIC 6+ image processor delivers 4K/30p video and up to and seven frames per second continuous shooting. For video shooting, the camera also features Canon's propriety Dual Pixel CMOS AF, even when shooting 4K, for sharp focus and subject tracking. In addition, Canon is also introducing two new L-series EF lenses — the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Standard Zoom Lens — offering edge-to-edge sharpness across the imag- ing plane, as well as improved durability and performance. In addition to the new full frame sensor, the new EOS 5D Mark IV includes a 61-point high-density reticular AF II system, similar to the one found in the flagship EOS-1D X Mark II, with all AF points selectable by the user (and up to 41 cross- type points depending on the lens in use). The 5D Mark IV has an estimated retail price of $3,499 (body only); as part of body-and-lens kits with the EF24- 70mm f/4L lens ($4,399); and the EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens ($4,599). Starter Starter Starter Starter Team Solution Bundles √ √

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