IBC Day 1
Some cool stuff happening here at IBC in Amsterdam. Last night Omneon and Harmonic held their first ever combined press event. The deal for Harmonic to buy Omneon is still not complete, but it should be finalized shortly. The two companies emphasized how by working together they can provide an end to end infrastructure that involves direct ingest of live feeds into Omneon's MediaGrid. A new Omneon product discussed was the ProXchange 1.6, which supports ProRes 4:2:2.
Today Quantel talked about how — for the post part of their biz — 3D stereo has now overtaken 2D in terms of sales. They also announced that Cinnafilm's Dark Energy noise reduction technology is available for its iQ, eQ and Pablo products.
AJA has three new offerings in each of the product categories they server. Acquisition: a new KiPro Mini ($1,995) that weighs one pound and offers a scaled down version of its big brother the KiPro. For editing, there is the next-gen Kona card, the Kona 3G ($1,995), which offers HDMI 1.4a output for stereographic monitoring to consumer 3D displays, among other new offerings, including 10-bit uncompressed video 3G/HD/SD SDI I/O. For conversions, AJA introduced the Hi5-3D mini converter ($495) featuring the new HDMI 1.4a output.
Ok, have to run. More to come...