When San Francisco's Cloud Engines first introduced its Pogoplug device, it was a great way for consumers to share large files across the Internet without having to use FTP or a paid sharing service. However, it was really for personal use since it lacked many needed security features to protect content for business use.
Now, the company has introduced Pogoplug Biz – a new version of the Pogoplug that deals with these issues and makes it ideal for videographers who must distribute large files to clients.
Panasonic has announced the availability of its AG-MSU10 P2 Media Storage Unit, a lightweight mobile workflow tool that simplifies the process of backing-up P2 content.
Panasonic is offering users the choice of purchasing the storage unit without a drive (MSU10) or preconfigured with a 256 GB enterprise-class solid-state drive (MSU10-SSD) or with a 500 GB enterprise-class hard disk drive (MSU10-HDD). The device removes the need for computers or larger, more expensive appliances in the field and can quickly free up P2 cards for additional shooting.
Grass Valley (http://www.grassvalley.com/) continues to expand the reach and capabilties of its EDIUS real-time, multi-format SD/HD editing solution in order to help broadcasters and independent professional video editors streamline their workflows with increased speed, wider format support and imporved system efficiency. The latest version (6.0) includes the ability to work with both 1080p50/60 high definition and AVCHD content natively, with no transcoding required, and preview effects in real time.
"The new Grass Valley EDIUS 6.0 continues the tradition of delivering unmatched power in editing complex modern compression types, but goes a step further to help users focus on the creative side of editing," said Jeff Rosica, senior vice president of Grass Valley.
Looking to help camera operators with tape-based camera record to solid-state media, or provide operators with a second option for recording their footage, several companies now offer small, lightweight options.
AJA Video Systems (http://www.aja.com/) has introduced its new Ki Pro Mini. Like its predecessor, the portable recorder captures and saves files in the Apple ProRes 422 format directly from camera. This makes the 10-bit 4:2:2 files immediately ready for editing For production, the lightweight flash disk recorder mounts easily to most digital cameras and can fit in small spaces for POV and other types of "B" roll shots.
Avid (http://www.avid.com/) has introduced NewsVision, an end-to-end digital news production solution that enables local and regional broadcasters to increase the quality and speed of their HD file-based productions at a compelling price.
The enterprise-class news production solution lowers the barrier of entry for local and regional broadcasters who are faced with converting from SD to HD and meeting increased demand for the continuous capture, creation and distribution of content across multiple platforms.