Combining ease-of-use with high-image quality, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled the EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR camera, the smallest and lightest product within the current EOS lineup. Weighing just 15.84 oz1, the EOS Rebel SL3 offers users a compact system delivering high-resolution images – complete with an APS-C imaging sensor, DIGIC 8 Image Processor and 3.0-inch vari-angle LCD touchscreen as well as 4K video, a first for the EOS Rebel lineup. Compatible with Canon’s full line of interchangeable EF and EF-S lenses, along with the ability to instantly send images to compatible smartphones through Auto Image Transfer via Wi-Fi®connectivity2, the EOS Rebel SL3 is the tool needed to empower aspiring photographers to capture gorgeous shots quickly and easily.
“Since its inception, the EOS Rebel product line has aimed to provide imaging excellence for entry-level visual storytellers,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Therefore, it was imperative that the next step in the EOS Rebel journey include innovative features such as 4K video and DIGIC 8 Image Processor to meet the needs of emerging photographers, while living up to the high-image quality and compact size EOS Rebel DSLRs are known for.”
The EOS Rebel SL3 carries a powerful 24.1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, enabling users to snap photos and express themselves across a multitude of settings – whether it be a beautiful night scene, stunning family-vacation destination or a picturesque landscape. The camera is equipped with Canon’s DIGIC 8 processor – first introduced in the EOS M50 and later built into the revolutionary EOS R full-frame mirrorless system. DIGIC 8 helps improve autofocus performance and allows for the processing of 4K video and 4K time-lapse movies – helping budding videographers record scenes such as the colorful evening skyline in brilliant detail.
The EOS Rebel SL3 features autofocus (AF) capabilities, delivering nine AF points across the optical viewfinder. This includes a new Spot AF which allows users to focus on a precise area within the subject. The EOS Rebel SL3 is the first DSLR in the Canon EOS line to feature Dual Pixel CMOS AF3 with Eye Detection AF in Live View shooting mode. With its optical viewfinder and Live View LCD monitor, photographers can enjoy two different ways of shooting and customize their experience based on the scene. The system is also the first Canon EOS SLR to incorporate a Smooth Skin setting, which can help render skin tones as well as Creative Assist – an interface by which users can check and seamlessly change shooting conditions in Live View4 – such as white balance or brightness – in real time.
Additional key features of the EOS Rebel SL3 camera include:
Feature Assistant that guides and offers tips for more effective shooting
Continuous shooting mode up to 5.0 fps
Digital Lens Optimizer that corrects optical shifting automatically, even without a computer5
The EOS Rebel SL3 will be available toward the end of April for purchase in black and white color options for an estimated retail price of $599.99, for the body only and $749.99 for the body with a EF-S 18-55 f/4-5.6 IS STM lens*. For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.
†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
1 Includes battery and SD memory card (confirms with CIPA standards).
2 Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android™ version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.0 or later and the Camera Connect app.
3 Based on results of AF speed tests in accordance with CIPA guidelines. Results may vary depending on shooting conditions and lens in use. Relies on internal measurement method.
Shutter speed: 1/500 or more
Lens used: EF 50 mm f/1.8 STM
Aperture: within three steps of maximum aperture
Using a fully charged battery pack LP-E17, at 23˚C
4 Available AF points may decrease when shooting with AF cropping or in movie mode, or depending on camera settings or lens attached.
5 Up to three lenses can be registered at once within the camera.
*Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.
Source: Canon U.S.A. Inc.
NAB Show – intoPIX, leading provider of innovative image processing and video compression technologies, announced today the demonstration of their FastTICO-XS SDKs, that will accelerate JPEG-XS encoding and decoding for Live production.
“We are seeing growing demands to move live production to virtualization, cloud and software-centric approach. Our new FastTICO-XS SDKs will perfectly complement this trend to deliver bandwidth-efficiency solutions with the usual intoPIX deliverables of lossless quality and ultra-low latency.”
intoPIX’s team has worked intensively to extend TICO compression’s capability with the new TICO-XS being standardized as JPEG-XS. The new SDK will offer sub-frame latency and bandwidth ranging from 125Mbps to 400Mbps for HD, from 500Mbps to 1.6Gps for 4K, and from 1Gbps to 4Gbps for 8K. It is a great enabler for Live Production to manage more pixels without adding complexity to infrastructures and systems.
Two FastTICO-XS demonstrations will be shown to visitors on intoPIX’s booth C8626 in central hall at NAB Show 2019:
- FastTICO-XS live streaming of HD and 4K running on Intel X86 CPU processors and
- FastTICO-XS live 8K 60 frame per second decoding and playback on Nvidia GPU.
Charles Buysschaert, Head of software development at intoPIX states: “We are seeing growing demands to move live production to virtualization, cloud and software-centric approach. Our new FastTICO-XS SDKs will perfectly complement this trend to deliver bandwidth-efficiency solutions with the usual intoPIX deliverables of lossless quality and ultra-low latency.”
With compression coming to SMPTE ST2110 as “part 22”, JPEG XS is set to become the go-to solution for broadcast professionals that want to create bandwidth-efficient production workflows over IP networks.
More information on the FastTICO-XS SDK, its first official release date, and evaluation can be obtained by NAB visitors from intoPIX’s booth staff of via mail enquiry to [email protected]
intoPIX is an innovative technology provider of compression and image processing solutions for Broadcast equipment manufacturers. Their unique FPGA/ASIC IP-cores and fast SDKs enable users to manage more pixels, simplify connectivity, save cost and power and improve quality with no latency.
More information on https://www.intopix.com/
Today, Samsung Electronics America, Inc., is showcasing its latest portfolio of display solutions for the broadcast industry at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference (NAB). The Samsung display technology line up delivers on-set and on-screen content for broadcasters and producers with crisp resolution and vibrant colors. The innovations will be featured in Booth #SU4405 at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 8 to 10.
“With high-quality Samsung displays, broadcasters can be confident that the clear content they film on-set translates accurately to viewers watching in their homes,” said Mark Quiroz, Vice President for the Digital Signage Product Group. “Samsung technology and solutions are not only easy to use and manage, but they provide impactful, life-like visuals for the broadcast environment. Strategic placement of these displays to maximize any space can completely transform audience experiences.”
Samsung displays and solutions for broadcast deliver high dynamic range, offering accurate color reproduction from the deepest blacks to brightest whites while offering consistent and out-of-the-box calibration. Samsung offers technology that fulfills the increasing demands as content continues to grow with higher resolution. Samsung QLED 8K displays are equipped with artificial intelligence that upscales 4K content allowing viewers to experience the most crisp, striking visuals. From 8K displays to data storage drives, Samsung equips broadcasters with the right tools to excel in today’s high-tech landscape.
Samsung Product Highlights at the Booth
Intelligent 8K Digital Signage
The new Samsung QLED 8K Signage pairs the market’s highest resolution display with Artificial Intelligence (AI) upscaling technology to produce lifelike images and allow users to enjoy immersive viewing experiences. The AI upscaling technology in the commercial displays captures the attention of customers including store owners and advertisers. The new slim design at less than 40mm deep provides hassle-free installation and with Samsung’s advanced optical technology, the screen blends into nearly any environment. With a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 pixels, individual pixels in an image become imperceptible to the human eye. The QLED 8K display delivers enhanced color presentation through local dimming and Quantum Light Control as well as features HDR10+ along with 4,000nit peak brightness.
LED Displays for Commercial Settings
The IF Series with fine pixel pitch in P1.2 leverages LED HDR scene adaptation technology to showcase a detailed, realistic picture and the screens reach peak brightness levels nearly two times higher than standard LED maximum brightness norms. Often, conventional LED displays struggle to present red, green and blue color hues accurately and without distortion in low grayscale settings. Through unique grayscale management, the IF Series displays surmounts these challenges with algorithms that maintain consistent R/G/B gradation for improved color accuracy. As a result, indoor environments with low light levels, such as galleries, museums and shops, can display content at optimal quality with uniform and precise color expression.
Collaborative Workplace Solutions
Samsung displays and solutions designed for workplace collaboration offer extensive connectivity and advanced functionality. The Samsung Flip is a versatile and portable digital flipchart that enhances today’s fast-paced, digital-centric workflow. The 55-inch UHD display supports up to four simultaneous writers so teams can work together with ease. It drives greater collaboration, expands presentation capabilities and is ideal for all types of meetings, from training to group brainstorming.
Stand Alone Displays for Business
The Samsung BEN series, a commercial display featuring a modern slim-edge design, is virtually bezel-less on three sides making it an ideal solution for boardroom, conference room and meeting room applications. The BEN series helps give any space a contemporary look while offering versatile connectivity options plus a built-in tuner, embedded connectivity and speakers for convenient functionality.
Monitors for Productivity and Efficiency
The Samsung Space Monitor leverages its sleek design and functionality to allow users to focus on what is on the screen rather than what is around it. Its unique built-in space saving solution includes a fully-integrated clamp stand that grips to the desk to allow the monitor to tilt back and forth, freeing up space for optimal user productivity. Beyond aesthetics, the Space Monitor is a feature-rich, high-performance monitor. The 27-inch model offers QHD resolution for incredibly detailed, sharp images, while the 32-inch model presents content in 4K UHD. In addition, the Samsung C49HG90 49-inch ultra-curved and ultra-wide business desktop monitor is on display, featuring Quantum dot technology and screen real estate designed for performance-seeking professionals.
Data Storage and Memory Solutions
As a leader in advanced memory solutions, Samsung helps media and entertainment industry professionals boost efficiency and productivity with its solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory solutions. With Samsung’s ultra-high performance and high-density SSD and memory card portfolio, production professionals and content creators experience greater efficiency with blazing-fast read and write speeds and increased capacity for high-resolution photography and 4K video recording. With Samsung SSDs and memory cards, users can manipulate in real-time large data sets of video, audio and images, and significantly decrease processing time for data intensive operations.
Thought Leadership at NAB 2019
On April 10, Samsung executives will participate in two speaking sessions focused on emerging technologies and how they will impact the broadcast industry.
Samsung Senior Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Mobile B2B Taher Behbehani will speak on a panel, titled “5G Is the Future…Or Is It?” During the session, Behbehani and other industry experts will discuss how the cellular communications paradigm is shifting and how it is likely to impact almost every aspect of our lives. The session will take place at 9am PT on the NAB Main Stage (room N7506).
Samsung Vice President and Head of the North American Display Office Stephen Choi will speak as part of an 8K seminar on the benefits of implementing 8K digital signage in professional and commercial environments. He will discuss the unlimited potential for 8K displays in the professional space, from installations in broadcast studios to deliver crisp on-set and on-screen content, to integrations in museums and art galleries to breathe new life into exhibitions. Choi’s session will take place at 4pm PT in room N221-222.
In addition, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has maintained its position as the No. 1 worldwide leader in digital signage as measured by unit sales for the 10th consecutive year. Recently released data from IHS Markit, the leading provider of digital signage market data, identified Samsung as the top selling brand in the industry since 2009. According to the IHS Technology report “Public Displays Market Tracker”, Samsung accounted for 25.8 percent of the global market share for digital signage unit sales in 20181.
To learn more about Samsung Digital Signage including the solutions showcased at NAB 2019 and more, please visit https://www.samsung.com/us/business/products/displays/.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
As a global technology leader, Samsung Displays provides a diverse portfolio of enterprise technologies including digital signage, LED, hospitality TVs, and Desktop displays. Samsung puts the customer at the core of everything we do by delivering comprehensive products, solutions and services across diverse industries including retail, healthcare, hospitality, education and government. Samsung Displays is committed to helping customers realize the promise of a digital business. For more information, please visit samsung.com/business, call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or follow Samsung Business via Twitter @SamsungBizUSA.
1 Note: Consumer TVs, along with Commercial Lite and Hospitality TVs used for signage are excluded.
VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced the new MGES-7000 4K/UHD/HD HEVC and H.264 eight-input IPTV encoding blade in booth SL6005 at the 2019 NAB Show. Setting a new benchmark in processing density, the MGES-7000 offers real-time hardware encoding of four 4Kp60 or eight 3G/HD/SD input ports for live sources of SDI, HDMI, or IP (SMPTE ST 2110) video with advanced features such as secondary channel, integrated resolution and frame-rate scaling, AES 256/128-bit encryption, and low latency mode.
“The streaming landscape has become incredibly diverse, which demands powerful, high-input solutions with the agility to support multiple channels of both HEVC and H.264 with broadcast quality and ultra-low latency across any network infrastructure,” said David Ben-Atar, Product Manager, Streaming and Delivery Products, VITEC. “The MGES-7000 is the first encoding solution with the input availability to fully support these applications.”
Featuring the highest density available on the market, the MGES-7000 4K/UHD/HD HEVC and H.264 IPTV encoding blade is the industry’s premier encoder for input flexibility. With the increased density of blade-server configurations, it is an ideal multichannel blade encoder for a variety of applications — including in-house broadcast; real-time high-quality sport events; low-delay encrypted FMV distribution — and any installation with high-quality, low-latency IPTV distribution demands or that require support for legacy H.264 players as well as new, cutting-edge 4K HEVC end-points. In addition, it is a future-proof encoder solution that meets the current IPTV demands of H.264 and HD encoding while its advanced capabilities of HEVC, 4K/UHD, and HDR allows for technological growth and supports market trends.
Using hardware-based encoding chips supporting 4:2:2/4:2:0 10-bit and 8-bit H.264 and HEVC codecs, it can support any application demand while providing benefits such as support for secondary video streams up to 1080p60 for each input. All streams can be managed with an easily configured web UI. When coupled with VITEC’s Media Gateway MGW family of carrier-grade IPTV platforms, IPTV providers can serve up to 208 IPTV streams from the MGW 5100 (10RU), up to 96 IPTV streams from the MGW 1100 (4RU), and up to 16 IPTV streams from the MGW 1000 (1RU). VITEC’s Smoothing™ algorithm guarantees low jitter for flawless IP over any LAN or WAN network. In addition, it is fully supported by the VITEC Cluster Manager (CM) System, which provides global system monitoring and control, as well as automated N+K redundancy to ensure high availability operation for even the most critical use cases.
More information on VITEC’s full line of products is available at www.vitec.com.
VITEC is a leading worldwide end-to-end video streaming solutions provider for broadcast, military and government, enterprise, sports and entertainment venues, and houses of worship. © 2019 VITEC