G-Technology has upgraded its G-DRIVE, G-RAID and G-SPEED to include Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C connections. The G-DRIVE costs from $699.95 for 10TB, and has a USB-C port and two Thunderbolt 3 ports so the units can be daisy-chained to others. G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3 comes with up to 24TB for $1999.95. The G-SPEED Shuttle XL with up to 20TB capacity is $10,199.95, whilst the G-SPEED Shuttle XL with ev Series bay adapters will of up to 72TB will be $7,799.95. The official info says:
Dell has unveiled its first HDR monitor, a 27-inch UltraSharp monitor with Ultra HD 4K resolution aimed at video editors. There’s a peak brightness of 1,000 nits and the REC2020 colour space is designed for HDR. It also has 100% Adobe RGB and sRGB coverage, 100% REC 709, 97.7% DCI-P3 and 76.9% REC2020.
Every monitor is calibrated individually by Dell and users can store their own calibration setting into an internal Look-Up Table. It will go on sale next month at $2000 in the USA. No UK price or availability has been announced. The official info, plus news about other Dell monitors, says:
SmallHD has revealed its first touchscreen HD video Monitor, the SmallHD FOCUS. It’s a five-monitor perfect for small cameras such as the Sony A7SII or Panasonic GH5.
It has a daylight-viewable 800 nit touchscreen, more than double the brightness of most camera LCD screens.
The monitor comes with a Tilt Arm to fasten to the camera’s hot shoe mount and with 180 degrees of vertical rotation, it allows quick monitor adjustments. Included on the FOCUS’ mount is an extra shoe mount for accessories like microphones and video lights.
“Our goal was simple: to bring filmmakers who are limited by space, time, or budget-a tool to significantly increase the production value of their work, without breaking the bank” said Wes Phillips, SmallHD Co-Founder.
Equipped with auxiliary power out, the SmallHD FOCUS allows shooters to power their camera with a Sony L-Series battery.
Waveform, False Color, Focus Assist, 3D LUTs, and Pixel Zoom are just a few professional software tools in the SmallHD FOCUS.
The FOCUS is set to begin shipping around early June 2017. For more information visit SmallHD.com
Atomos has launched its biggest ever monitor recorder at a whopping 19" size! It's the first production monitor recorder that records 4K 12-bit Raw, 10-bit ProRes/DNxHR, plus 1080p60 live switching and recording. It's an HDR-capable monitor with 1200 nit brightness so is ideal for on location and heralds a new era in HDR-ready equipment for use in filmmaking. The official info says:
Manfrotto has revealed a brand new design of tripod head that not only looks very different, but uses new technology in different ways. The brand new Nitrotech head is suitable for lots of different types of cameras, easy to set up and use, offers easily adjustable control over camera motion and solves many of the headaches of using tripods for filmmaking. Such as finding and maintaining perfect counterbalance for the huge range and size of cameras.
Manfrotto’s N8 Nitrotech video head is the first model to be revealed in the range, and costs just £449.95. It’s on sale now.
It is also available in a range of kits with Manfrotto’s well-established tripods. With the 535 Single Leg tripod the whole kit is £1119.95, and 546GB Twin MS tripod it’s £959.95. Both are available now.
A Nitrotech N8 with 536 Single Leg tripod is £1279.95 while the 546GB Twin GS is £959.95 and both these will be available to buy in May/June. The official press release says:
High Dynamic Range may be the buzzword of the moment for video right now, but there have been very few affordable consumer output device like TVs that can cope with it. Sony has now announced its European pricing for its new Bravia 4K HDR TVs, which start at £3500 for a 55-inch OLED model in the UK. The screen is very thin and the OLED technology gives a much more detailed, rich picture. The official information says:
Atomos is offering a free CDNG Raw upgrade for users of its Shogun, Shogun Flame and Shogun Inferno monitor recorders. Atomos say it's the first time any manufacturer has offered CDNG Raw format recording free. The official information says: