February 2010 Audio/Video Product Showcase
Audix CabGrabber XL
Last year, Audix Corporation introduced the CabGrabber, an innovative microphone accessory for the pro audio market. In response to the market demand, Audix has now introduced the CabGrabber XL, an extended version that handles larger size cabinets from 14 – 20 inches in depth. Simple, elegant, compact, and easy to use, the CabGrabber-XL enables sound engineers and musicians to conveniently place a microphone on large guitar and bass cabinets without the use of a mic stand. It is constructed of durable steel tubing and is very capable of holding microphones that are typically used for miking guitar cabinets securely and firmly in place. www.audixusa.com
Galaxy Audio has introduced the new PA6S, which features a newly designed outer shell, a 170 watt power amplifier, two way speaker system, 155 watt NEOLITE 6.5" Woofer, 1.5" 60 watt Titanium Dome Tweeter, two XLR/ 1/4" inputs with XLR pass through, built in compressor, line input, line output, three band EQ, built in mic stand mount, mic boom attachment, integral handle, and built-in stand/wall bracket mounts (optional bracket). The PA6S is great for any live sound application, whether it's used as a front of house compact PA speaker or a personal monitor. The PA6S sounds better, gets louder, and weighs less all for the same price of its predecessor.
HD View HDMI from Black Box
Use ordinary CATx cable to send digital HDMI video and audio to a distant high-definition screen and speakers. The new, low-cost HD View HDMI from Black Box (AC3010A) extends 1080p video up to 130 feet and 720p video up to 230 feet—much farther than HDMI cables—without any degradation of video or sound quality. Great for distributing content from a behind-the-scenes PC or player to a plasma screen or LCD digital signage, HD View HDMI requires just a single copper cable run to transfer both HDMI audio/video and screen, optimizing emulated DDC signals. The HD View HDMI extender offers plug-and-play setup and features a receiver that's small enough to be hidden behind a screen in a public area.
Need an affordable, quiet, easy to set up, high performance projector with features that ensure long life and low maintenance? Look no further than the Christie LX505. The ideal brightness for home fellowships, breakout rooms, and smaller congregations, the Christie LX505 presents in XGA resolution at 5000 ANSI lumens. Create a perfectly square display with 3D Keystone technology, a new four corner geometry correction tool. Align your image quickly with the press of a button. The Christie LX505 is equipped with a center mounted lens (with optional lenses available) and offers professional quality standards through advanced LCD technology.
Mitsubishi's WD3300U new high-brightness installation projector is widescreen WD3300U WXGA (1280 x 800 pixels), uses Texas Instruments' DLP technology, and is designed for church sanctuaries, lecture halls, and large classrooms. It blasts 4000 lumens and has a new color wheel, body design, and lamp drive system that help to increase overall performance, durability, and reliability. These improvements make installation efficient and cost-effective. And, parishioners can now experience amazing color performance without being distracted by any projector fan noise.
SilverStar is Vutec's award-winning front projection screen with a gain of 6.0. It delivers the ultimate in picture quality for worship environments, providing high brightness, vivid colors, high contrast, and a 180-degree viewing area. SilverStar is in a class by itself as a revolutionary high-definition screen. Its superior performance begins with its innovative, patented technology—a silver based material combined with multiple optical layers to provide the 6.0 gain. This state-of-the-art technology increases color saturation while expanding contrast in controlled or uncontrolled lighting environments.
Hitachi's CP-DW10N 3LCD projector combines short-throw capabilities with networking functionality and widescreen display. The Hitachi CP-DW10N features a short throw distance of three feet, projecting an 80-inch image, while eliminating image obstruction in front of the screen. The CP-DW10N projector can be controlled and maintained through a LAN network connection. The network functionality is capable of controlling multiple projectors in different rooms, as well as monitoring for functions such as remaining lamp life.
IPOD Remote Controlled Wireless PA System from AmpliVox
AmpliVox Sound Systems has introduced a breakthrough PA system that's made for the way today's speakers create multi-media presentations: the IPOD Remote Controlled Wireless PA System. This innovative system includes a self-contained IPOD docking station that recharges the IPOD as it amplifies music and plays video. This easy-to-use IPOD PA System, which is compatible with all iPhone and most iPod models, delivers a multi-media venue while it gives the presenter a "personal" choice in music and video selections.
The DC-196 condenser microphone is designed for professional vocal and instrumental work, both on stage and in the studio. This microphone contains a large, rectangular membrane capsule that provides a full-bodied, exceptionally clean sound with natural brightness. The DC-196 has a variable polar pattern that is easily adjusted with a knob into three positions: omni, cardioid, and figure-eight. The body of the DC-196 is made of solid brass, and connects with a standard 3-pin XLR connector. It is packaged in a black leatherette box and comes with a suspension shockmount.
SpeedEDIT 2 from NewTek
NewTek has announced the release of SpeedEDIT 2. This upgrade offers numerous advancements, including support for additional file formats and enhanced Sub-Project capabilities for more flexible real-time layering. SpeedEDIT 2 works natively for real-time editing with XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, QuickTime and AC3 Audio. This update also transcodes additional formats, including selected types of AVCHD. Sub-Projects now access all of the Control Tree settings for real-time sizing, rotation and overlay functions on groups of clips as if they were a single video clip. It also offers improved slow motion, with options for interpolated smoothing or enhanced sharpness.
Audio Ethics Video Floor Monitor
A new product designed and developed by the engineers at Audio Ethics solves a growing problem for today's ministries. The AE-VFM-32 Video Floor monitor blends in with audio floor monitors, creating a uniform finishing touch to the professional platform for both live and broadcast services. It can be used in conjunction with existing floor boxes to minimize cable runs and has direct inputs that allow for many applications. The AE-VFM-32's multiple angles allow for various viewing positions and an option that will automatically adjust the video feed using "auto picture rotation," making setup quick and easy.
MediaShout Version 4
MediaShout Version 4 combines time-saving tools and a streamlined workspace with a comprehensive list of features used by over 50,000 ministries worldwide. From basic worship presentations to intricate multimedia experiences, Version 4 connects creativity with powerful tools to communicate Life's Most Important Message. In addition to PowerPoint Import tools, more than 50 Bible translations, the VJ-friendly Background Mode, and a host of other new features, Version 4 innovated ministry presentation with the Stage Display, an additional display of song lyrics, Bible verses, or text for on-stage personnel.