Legendary pro audio equipment manufacturer, Sennheiser unveiled their latest wireless system at NAB 2015 last month in Las Vegas. The new system is called AVX and is a revolutionary step forward in the digital audio realm designed to make the lives of filmmakers on set a lot easier than before. The AVX comes in a few versions, one with a hand held reporter mic and a receiver, and two versions with lavalier microphones – one with the ME-2 and another with the more advanced MKE-2 lavalier microphone.
Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q Will Support Canon C300 MKII With 4K/30p in both RAW and Apple ProRes
Convergent Design recently announced the most complete support of any monitor/recorder for the new revolutionary 4K Canon C300 Mark II camera. The Odyssey7Q+ and the Odyssey7Q will, with the new Odyssey RAW Bundle (sold through Convergent Design), allow recording in 4K & UHD in RAW up to 30p as well as 4K & UHD processed and converted to Apple ProRes up to 30p. Without the Odyssey RAW Bundle, the Odyssey monitor/recorders can record 2K/HD 12-bit or 10-bit 4:4:4 RGB video in Uncompressed DPX up to 60p.
NAB 2015: Convergent Design Unleashes Massive Updates for the Odyssey7Q Plus and 7Q 4K Recorder/MonitorsConvergent Design are one of those companies that have very few products, but are really good at what they do. Their recorders have become industry standard on pretty much any shoot involving a Sony FS700/FS7 or Canon C500 when 4K recording is required. The Convergent Design Odyssey7Q family of 4K recorder/monitors lead by their flagship 7Q+ model have been 4K production favourite tools for quite some time now.
- The NAB Show is big! I mean, really big. Nearly 950,000 square feet of the latest and greatest in professional video, audio, post-production and broadcast technology at the heart of the Nevada desert – Las Vegas. 26,000+ international attendees from 159 countries - all fixated on the latest cameras, lenses, lighting equipment, and broadcast transmission infrastructure that money can buy today. Just like prior years, it's the place for big announcements, and there were a few. It's the best time of the year for manufacturers, dealers, distributors and end users to share a roof and get together for an unforgettable experience.
NAB 2015 Highlights Part II: ARRI Alexa MINI Accessories, AMIRA Slot, ARRI Sky Panel LED, Canon C300 Mark II, and ANDRA Motion Focus SystemThe big pre-NAB announcement this year was definitely the much anticipated Canon C300 Mark II. The latest EOS cinema camera from Canon is packed with a ton of advance features including in-camera 10-bit 422 4K recording up to 30p in the new Canon developed XF-AVC codec as well as slow motion in 1080p/2K up to 120 frames per second. At the heart of the new C300 Mark II lays a brand new 8.85MP Super 35 CMOS 4K sensor capable if the phenomenal 15 stops of dynamic range.