MnemosBOX: 16TB NAS Over 200 Blu-Ray Discs

Walking around professional trade shows can yield some interesting encounters: the MnemosBOX is a Rackable Blu-Ray jukebox that can read/write 16TB of data across 200 standard Blu-Ray optical discs.  It gets even better as it is possible to link 8 units to scale the available storage linearly.


Panasonic Surveillance Cameras Used For Online Education

Panasonic is a rather large player in the world of professional video surveillance, which remains a relatively large business that require a certain level of quality, administration and certifications. But it’s also clear that consumer-level cameras can be extremely competitive, so companies such as Panasonic continue to see where they can make a difference, and Education could be one of these areas.


Sony XDCam PXW-FS5 4K Camcorder

I had a close encounter with the Sony XDCam PXW-FS5 at InterBee 2015. Unveiled in September with prototypes, this Super35 camcorder can shoot in 4K in excellent quality and low-noise, thanks to its very good noise-reduction algorithms. The lenses are interchangeable, so you can adapt its use to many different situations.


Sony Demonstrates Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) HDR TVs

At InterBee 2015, Sony had TVs capable of using Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) HDR, and was demonstrating some of them side-by-side. HLG is a High Dynamic Range (HDR) standard proposed by both BBC and NHK, which makes it possible to broadcast a single signal/stream compatible with both non-HDR and HDR televisions. (Learn more about visual dynamic range)


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Roland V1HD Video Mixer

Planned for a December release, Roland’s V-1HD is a 4-input / 1-output video mixing device that is compact and relatively affordable. It can handle up to four 1080p/1080i/720p video sources coming in different formats. Of course, all sources can be mixed, and simple video effects can even be added in real-time, such as picture-in-picture (PiP) or titling. It can also mix videos based on Chroma-key (green screen) which is handy […]


Homemade Visual Art: The Projection Canvas

The Projection Canvas from Bright Jam is a combo that includes a projector, a controller software and a few pieces of cardboard. With this, you can build your own small projected art, not unlike what many galleries or museums have, but in a much smaller format.


Fujitsu Broadcast Engagement Tracking Platform

Fujitsu is working on a product that it hopes will attract broadcasters worldwide: a cloud service that can measure the spectator’s emotion in real-time. There are several components to “sense” the user emotion. Classic ways to do it is by monitoring social network signals – a lot of players are already doing this. However, Fujitsu would ideally like to put a camera in homes to see people’s faces and analyze […]


Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 7 15TB Storage

While roaming the InterBee 2015 floor, I spotted the new 15TB Fujifilm LTO data tapes which are used for “cold storage” (archiving) by many companies, including Google. Ultrium 7 doubles the capacity of the previous Ultrium 6 product (6.5TB). Fujifilm says that Barium Ferrite (BaFe) magnetic tapes can achieve extremely high data density because of low noise to signal ratio.


Gururi360 Capitalizes on 360 Video and VR Rise

YouTube has launched VR videos recently, but the rise of 360 videos is creating new business opportunities. At Interbee 2015 (Japan), I met with a company that specializes in building 360 and VR tour for various customers such as local government, entertainment venues or even industries. For example, I’ve been told that manufacturing plants “tours” were in very high demand.