New HDX-SDI video interface with Thunderbolt offers capture and playback for variety of programs
Motu has announced the release of its new HDX-SDI video interface with Thunderbolt technology. Offering a HD/SD video production workstation for any Thunderbolt-equipped Mac (or PC), its I/O technology supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data services though a single port. Users can connect any video source to the HDX-SDI, with best image quality derived from uncompressed video capture.
DraftSight update released
Dark Resurrection: Volume 0, a fan-made science fiction movie based around the Star Wars universe, used the iPhone 4 as part of the post-production phase. The models of spaceships and environments were all photographed with the iPhone 4, which returned an optimal size and kept all of the models in focus. The device was also used to overdub a number of the actors in their homes, helping the producers to reduce the films budget. The 40-minute film can be viewed on YouTube in its native Italian with English subtitles.
Avid also intros InGame and NewsVision apps
Avid has used the NAB show to unveil Interplay Central, its next-gen tools for media creation, distribution and management for on-the-go pros. To facilitate production when in the field, the platform is delivered through both web- and mobile-based apps. The platform allows production teams to collaborate with open, flexible workflows. Avid introduced two additional software suites, Avid InGame and Avid NewsVision 2.0 , both of which offer end-to-end solutions for video production. The company also took the opportunity to introduce a new storage solution for the small- to mid-sized content creation market, the ISIS 5000-16.
Home version uses one camera, up to 15 layers
Boinx Software has launched live video production software for home users, releasing BoinxTV Home exclusively on the Mac App Store today. The software combines live recording, on-the-fly editing and YouTube publishing. Lower Thirds, text, titles, green screens, tickers and layers are among the available tools, while the app supports up to 960x540 resolutions.