Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

December 2016 – While testing equipment for the broadcast studio upgrade, we tested the Blackmagic Design Multiview 4. The unit was used to check the on-location coverage by a multi-camera arrangement to see the captured images before going to storage and the video mixer. The Multiview 4 is the smaller version of the Multiview line [...]

December 2016 – We recently had the chance to spend a full month with the Blackmagic Design Teranex Express format converter. We tested out the product in a production studio that was broadcasting both SD and FHD content on air and for streaming. The studio features both production shows and live in-studio broadcast using a [...]

August 16, 2016, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Displaylink showed a single USB 3.0 port driving four 4k p60 monitors. This setup greatly expands the possible screen real estate from a single computer and allows lower-end computers to perform tasks formerly restricted to workstations. The company produces ships and software for display expansion. Their chipsets for [...]

June 2015 – At the Augmented World Expo (AWE) a couple of companies were showing new and enhanced products that are actually targeting short term needs for the industry that are market ready. One of these was Epson with the latest version of the Moverio AR glasses and the other newcomer Bubl with 360degree camera. [...]

September 9, 2014, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Pericom announced a broad range of new products at the show. Following the lead of the standards organizations and OEM roadmaps, they are making products that will enhance mobility and interoperability. The emphasis is on low power operation and small packaging for all of the parts. The new [...]

September 2013, we received one of the Kickstarted funded OUYA consoles to take a look at the new entry price point into the console to the big screen market. The Nvidia Tegra 3 based console supports a Bluetooth wireless traditional console-sharped game controller on an open hardware environment. The core of console is the open [...]

September 2013 – At IDF 2013 in San Francisco, Pericom was showing their new high performance redriver chips that are enabling both the large format CE devices/Network devices and the active cable/expander marketplace. One of the themes at IDF this year were higher bandwidths for connectivity. The increase in images, video and other long run [...]

June 2013, At the 2013 E3 show one of the largest social interactions with gaming is the capture and posting of game play and accomplishments on the web and social media. For serious gamers, the latency from the capture systems on consoles and the reduction of resources in the CPU & GPU in the PC [...]

April 8, 2013, National Association of Broadcasters, Las Vegas—We talked with AJA about their latest product releases. After 20 years in the business, the company is still cranking out new products. They have a number of converters on hand including the Hi5-4K, a quad 3G SDI to 4k HDMI, and the ROI, a DVI and [...]

October 2012 – Silicon Image gave an update on several of the new products addressing the MHL 2.0 specification. These parts support full 1080p video at 60 fps including 3D displays and content. Thier mobile transmitter product now includes a 4:1 mux to allow for multi-application for the single connector interface which is typically a [...]