Blackmagic Design Rolls Out New Products, Updates

Blackmagic Design introduced a variety of new products and updates, including ATEM Television Studio HD8, Blackmagic Studio Camera 6K Pro and ATEM Microphone Converter. In addition, Blackmagic Design also released the following software updates: Blackmagic ATEM Switchers 9.0 — Support for the ATEM Television Studio HD8 range and general performance and stability updates. Learn more […]

Blackmagic Design Lowers Price For ATEM Mini Pro

Blackmagic Design announced a new lower price for its ATEM Mini Pro live production switchers. The ATEM Mini Pro is now reduced to US$295 and the ATEM Mini Pro ISO model is reduced to US$495. The company says the reductions have been made possible “by efficiencies in manufacturing. The new prices will help to make live […]

NewBlue Uses Blackmagic APIs To Create New Capabilities For ATEM Switchers

NewBlue Inc. is using Blackmagic Design’s line of ATEM production switchers and DeckLink capture and playback devices as part of its live production and post-production line of products. Through the combination, customers are able to create broadcast quality real time graphics, titling and animations for any type of live event quickly and affordably. NewBlue broadcast […]

Vizrt Delivers Software-First Studio To Germany’s Welt With Highly Automated, Switcherless SMPTE 2110 Production

Welt television in Berlin has equipped its new news studio and production installation with software-based production tools from Vizrt, a global provider of software-defined visual storytelling (#SDVS) solutions for media content creators. The German broadcaster’s highly automated SMPTE 2110 NMOS-based infrastructure switches, composites, and actualizes a full broadcast output without the use of a production […]

Blackmagic Design Debuts New Products And Updates

The new Blackmagic Design products just introduced include: ATEM Mini Extreme — A new massively larger model of the ATEM Mini live production switcher. This new model 1 M/E switcher features 8 inputs, 4 ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers, a total of 6 independent DVEs, 2 media players, 2 downstream keyers, 16 way multiview, 2 USB connections […]

FOR-A’s IBC Focus: IP Connectivity, HDR Resolution

For years FOR-A has been designing and manufacturing production switchers, video servers, keyers and test signal generators that support both 12G-SDI/4K and 3G-SDI/HD resolution. At IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) the company will again highlight its wide range of 12G-SDI/4K systems but will also emphasize the capabilities of its video-over-IP compatible technology. Other FOR-A booth […]


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KAZT Adds HD Production With Broadcast Pix

KAZT, Londen Media Group’s independent station serving Phoenix-Prescott, Ariz. (DMA 11), produces The Morning Scramble, a live morning show that originate the first 30 minutes from its Phoenix studio for the first 30 minutes and from its Prescott location for the last 30. In October, the station upgraded both of its facilities to HD production, […]


News Automation Gear Going Agnostic

Having to use a production switcher from the same manufacturer as that of your news automation system is becoming a thing of the past. New switcher-agnostic news automation systems give stations that bought a production switcher without a complementary automation system a few years ago a way to add it without having to replace the switcher. The latest software also makes possible better use of the Internet and social media as complements or alternatives to on-air news without adding additional people.