JVC gets on the SXS train

ProVideoCoalition has coverage of a few JVC announcements from IBC. JVC will be launching an add-on for its HD200 and HD250 cameras which adds a single SXS slot recording in some sort of XDCam format. They’ve also launched a JVC branded version of the Firestore FS-5.

It’s pretty exciting to think about the possibility of other manufacturers adopting the SXS format. It’d be nice to see prices come down further on the cards, and more flexibility to move between devices.

By the way, anyone got a Focus Enhancements deathwatch yet? The stock’s down to 7 cents a share… if I had $6 million, I could buy the whole company!

Telestream announced PipelineHD

This happened a few days ago (at IBC) but I forgot to blog it – Telestream has officially announced the Pipeline HD, the newest member of their Pipeline family of products. Pipelines take video in and spit it out ethernet, in a variety of formats. The Pipeline HD was “pre-announced” at NAB, but now it’s officially headed our way.

The SD pipelines output DV and MPEG-2. With the HD model, they’ve gone a bit higher end, supporting DVCProHD, ProRes 422 and DNxHD.

I’ve had some experience with the SD pipeline and have always been impressed. The selling point is that it lets you use your existing IP infrastructure to move video around, instead of building out a video fabric. However, having these ‘pro’ formats in the new one means they’ll really be opening themselves to a wider market.