Author: James

NAB Show Las Vegas Review

If you missed last week’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, here at Visual Impact we have put together a summary of our favourite new product announcements from the show. ARRI, the largest manufacturer of professional motion picture equipment in the world, announced some exciting news in the form of major new features for their ALEXA SXT Camera. This includes 2K/4K Anamorphic modes, Open Gate 3.4K ProRes and ARRIRAW 3.2K recording. Canon didn’t show up empty handed either. Their new, compact multi-purpose ME200S-SH camera – featuring a super 35 full HD CMOS sensor – bears a striking resemblance to the Canon  ME20F-SH...

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Acer Switch Alpha 12 Announced: 12-inch Liquid cooled, silent ultra slim portable

Acer held a product launch event in New York last night, announcing quite a lot of new products for the year, some more exciting than others. The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is certainly one of the more exciting announcements, it’s the first hybrid laptop to run Intel’s sixth generation Core processor without a fan, which is quite an achievement. It manages this by using a liquid cooling system that uses heat of the coolant as it expands into gas to keep the entire system moving. Weighing in at just 1250 grams in laptop mode or 900g in tablet mode,...

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Sony PlayStation 4.5 specifications leaked

We have already posted about the rumours of an updated PS4 that will be designed to cope with VR and native 4k Now, documents leaked to gaming site Bomb have put more meat on the bones of what is claimed to be known internally at Sony as Project Neo. The AMD accelerated processing unit (APU) at the heart of the PlayStation 4 will be replaced in the PlayStation 4.5: its 8 Jaguar-based CPU cores will be boosted from 1.6GHz to 2.1GHz, while the GPU hardware will be doubled from 18 CUs running at 800MHz to 36 CUs. The new model...

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Panasonic DMP-UB900 UHD 4k Blu-Ray Player Preview

Following on from my previous 2 posts about the general 2016 line-up from Panasonic, and a preview of the new DX902 model( TX-65DX902B ), we were briefly shown the new Ultra HD Blu-ray that Panasonic has just launched, the DMP-UB900. It is funny that 4K TVs have been out for quite a while now but generally very limited 4K content. Services such as Netflix have been streaming 4K for a while now, and while it does look great there is obviously some limitation to this, and that is bandwidth. For Netflix to work well with 4k they recommend 25 Megabits...

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Panasonic TX-65DX902B Preview

I have already posted a general update about the 2016 link-up from Panasonic, but the main focus of the day was the top of the range DX902, which costs a whopping £3299 for the 65-inch model or £2799 for the 58-inch model. Unlike the lower models you are stuck with having the feet towards the end of the TV so you need to take this into account before buying it. As you would expect the TV has pretty much all every high end feature you would expect, it conforms to the new Ultra HD Premium standard which means things...

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