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NAB 2009: Vendor News Roundup

LAS VEGAS: NAB 2009 wraps up today, but news, debuts and analysis of the event are bound to continue unfolding. Here’s a summary of some of what happened in Las Vegas...

Grass Valley Launches CMOS System Camera for Economic HD Acquisition
Grass Valley has launched the LDK 3000 camera series, its first LDK-family system camera application to use the in-house developed Xensium CMOS imagers, the same imagers first seen in the Infinity Digital Media Camcorder (DMC 1000).
The LDK 3000 had its worldwide debut at NAB. The camera is priced at $73,000. Deliveries of the new camera will start in the third quarter of 2009. Videography has more ...

JVC Demos 4K Resolution
JVC provides an exciting glimpse into the world of ultra high resolution imaging with a live demonstration of its KY-F4000 real-time 4K camera. Live 60p images from the KY-F4000 are displayed on JVC’s new 56-inch LCD panel with 4K resolution. This compact camera features a single 1.25-inch CMOS image sensor of 3840 × 2160 pixels, capable of producing live images with 4 times the resolution of full HD. Videography has more ...

Sony Offers New Viewfinder Options
Sony’s newest viewfinders provide production professionals higher levels of accuracy and reproduction than previous models. The new viewfinders include the HDVF-550 black-and-white CRT model and the recently announced HDVF-C30WR high-definition color LCD model. DV has more ...

Avid Unveils a New Look
At the center of Avid’s brand identity is a new logo composed of simple geometric shapes that spells out the company’s name as well as represents “volume up, volume down, play, pause, record and forward,” signaling a unification of the company’s core audio and video offerings. TV Technology has more ...

DV Magazine Announces 2009 Black Diamond Award Winners
DV magazine announced its 2009 Black Diamond Awards at the NAB Show on Wednesday. The Black Diamond Awards recognize the best products making their debut at the show, specifically those that will appeal to independent video professionals.

Videography Magazine Announces 2009 NAB Best of Show Vidy Winners
A select panel of engineers, editors and production and post professionals joined the magazine staff to judge the Best of Show awards for Videography.