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It's almost that time of year already, NAB Show 2016. In just a few weeks, the Las Vegas Convention Center showroom will be teaming with tons of exhibitors eager to show off the latest 4K technology trends, camera gear, lenses, live streaming and plenty more. Here are just a few companies we're excited about visiting, and learning more about their products, at the show. 

Wowza Media Systems Adds Barix to Tech Alliance Partner Program

Audio over IP manufacturer Barix has become a Wowza Media Systems Tech Alliance partner, giving customers of both companies a tested, proven, and interoperable solution for live and on-demand audio streaming. The non-exclusive partnership is a strong example of trusted industry vendors working together to simplify the Audio over IP ecosystem in support of online content delivery. 

The interoperable platform brings together the Barix Instreamer IP audio encoder with Wowza Streaming Engine media server software, a solution for anytime, anywhere audio delivery for consumption on any device. Wowza Streaming Engine transports the real-time input stream from the Instreamer in support of live radio streams, on-demand podcasts and other audio content. 

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Sony Electronics to Announce Updates to its Professional A/V Technologies for HD and 4K Production

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At NAB Show 2016, Sony will announce new models and updates to its full line of professional A/V technologies for HD and 4K production at all levels, ranging from camcorders, cameras, switchers and displays for sports, live production, events and more. We will showcase current applications, technology strengths and highlight topics ranging from imaging and 4K/IP transmission to Storage/Optical Disc Archive and Display/HDR. At the show, Sony will also debut their newest Ultra HFR camera, building on the success of the HDC-4300 and other popular studio camera systems. This new camera will offer up to 8x high frame rate in 4K and integrates well with the existing lineup.

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Anton/Bauer Excited to Show Off the CINE Battery Series 

This year, Anton/Bauer will be showcasing its entire range of market-leading batteries as well as  latest release, the CINE Battery Series. As mentioned, the CINE Battery Series is specifically designed to meet the needs of high power consumption, digital cinema style cameras. In fact, the CINE battery was recently used on the soon-to-be-released RED Weapon 8K camera in one of the world’s first 8K productions. We have received incredible feedback on these batteries because they are small, lightweight and powerful. The CINE series delivers 12 amps of continuous power – a higher current than other batteries – and includes a PowerTap®, to power auxiliary accessories such as monitors, lights, wireless receivers, and any other 14V accessory. With the durability and long-lasting charge that Anton/Bauer is known for, the CINE battery also has an easy to read LCD display that conveniently reports runtime in hours and minutes when attached to a device or displays the percentage of the charge when not attached. It’s also available in both Gold Mount® and V-Mount connectors.

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Miller Camera Support, LLC Launches Combo Live Pedestal Series and Compass 23 Fluid Head for the U.S. Market

Miller will be introducing the new Combo Live Pedestal Series at NAB 2016, which offers users a sturdy design for maximum stability, with reliable and simple to use features, making it perfect for live studio applications.  With  a  carry  handle  for  the  column  and  dolly,  this compact  and  portable  pedestal  range offers an easy setup with column tension control and a safety lock. Its air adjustable column system also allows for quick payload balancing. The Combo Live Pedestal series features precise-smooth low noise in the shot column with a 450mm (17.7) stroke, an independent dolly wheel axle brake system, multiple wheel positions for linear or radius dolly tracking, 125mm dual ball bearing wheels for quick swivel-turn action and a central hub locking column with adjustable spider arm supports. Finally, the series was built with a steering wheel diameter of 294mm (11.6) and 400mm (15.7), a dolly tracking width of 964mm (38), sturdy adjustable cable guards and a portable hand pump with pressure gauge. The pedestals will be available as a system paired with several of Millers popular fluid heads.

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Schneider Optics’ Industry First 1-Stop Circular Pol and More Filters At NAB Booth #C6037

Schneider Optics is headlining its 2016 NAB booth # C6037 with a line up of new front-of-the-lens filters starting with the first 1-Stop Circular Polarizer designed for professional cinematography. With a mere single-stop exposure loss, it is the solution for today’s popular low-light shooting, while providing polarizer efficiency that is magnitudes better than linear polarizers. With the 1-Stop Circular Pol, glare and reflections are minimized while full color saturation remains, minus any of the inconsistencies of linear polarizers. It is available in popular sizes including 4x4, 4x5.65, 6.6x6.6 and custom. 

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