11 September 2020, London: The GSMA has been organising the industry’s premier mobile events since 2006. During that time, we’ve responded to various emergent situations and are now closely monitoring the changing global circumstances around Covid-19. The GSMA’s approach is safety first, and we are working to ensure that MWC21 proceeds in the safest way for all participants. 

GSMA Guidelines on Health and Safety for MWC21

As always, health and safety are a paramount consideration, and we are working closely with Fira Barcelona and the Host City Parties in Spain to ensure we incorporate all guidance and provide the best level of protection possible at the event. Whilst many safety standards will be mandated; our approach is to meet and then surpass those standards where possible. Our planning principles include;

  • Collaboration: Our dialogue with key partners and exhibitors is in full force to ensure a safe build-up and operation of MWC incorporating all emerging guidance
  • Partnership: The GSMA works directly with the Spanish and Catalan governments, the Host City Parties and Fira de Barcelona to ensure a safe and healthy experience for all involved in the event. This partnership will build on the Protocol on Safety and Prevention against COVID-19 currently being implemented by Fira de Barcelona
  • Expert advice and health and safety measures: We are defining strict standards and best practice with direction from health authorities around the world including, the WHO, scientific research, health and safety experts and Spanish and Catalan health authorities

Updates on our enhanced health and safety measures and our ‘touchless’ environment will be available in the coming weeks. Some of the health & safety measures and protocols exhibitors and attendees will be obliged to follow include;

  • Social distancing and traffic flows
  • We will optimise the exhibition layout to improve flow and support social distancing through real-time data sharing and analysis
    • The venue will be set up to ensure the 1.5m distance guidelines are met
    • All spaces will be designed to ensure a crowd density of no less than 2.5m2 per person can be maintained
    • Exhibitors will be required to adhere to strict stand capacity and flow requirements as well as stand design adjustments
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Protective face masks will be mandatory
  • Hygiene
    • The environment will minimise touch, with entry, information points and registration all becoming touchless
    • Hand sanitiser will be widely available throughout the venue and required at each Exhibitor stand
    • There will be enhanced cleaning measures throughout the venue, with particular attention paid to high contact surfaces
    • Exhibitors will be obliged to conduct frequent cleaning and disinfection of their stands
    • Where the handling of products or other materials is necessary, it will be essential for items and hands to be sanitised before and after use with an approved hydro-alcoholic sanitising solution
    • Specific cleaning and sterilisation regimes will be in place for any audio-visual equipment
  • Training
    • Exhibitors must ensure that all staff and contractors have received, as a minimum, training in the health and safety guidelines and rules provided

The GSMA will abide by every step outlined in our health and safety guidelines and will enforce compliance throughout the event to ensure that exhibitors and attendees also comply.

Pilot Initiative Brings Bang & Olufsen Classics to Life The first initiative is the 1972 Beogram 4000 series turntable. Designed by Jacob Jensen and part of the permanent collection of MOMA in New York.

THE PILOT INITIATIVE THAT BRINGS THE CLASSICS OF BANG & OLUFSEN TO LIFE

Design that lasts over time

The pilot initiative that brings Bang & Olufsen classics back to life
“In our pilot project of the B&O classics, we are exploring Design for Longevity, which is one of the principles of the circular economy framework, with the aim of preserving the heritage and value of some of our most iconic products from previous decades. We know that people continue to use and display Bang & Olufsen products in their homes 25, 35 and even 45 years after they were created, which is quite unique in our industry, ”says Product Manager Mads Kogsgaard Hansen, who leads the Bang & Olufsen Classics pilot and continues:

“Exploring and understanding how to extend the life and relevance of audio products that people already appreciate helps us define evidence-based principles for emotional durability, long-lasting craftsmanship, obsolescence of connectivity and timeless design, lo which also has environmental benefits for our future products. ‘

The first product to be relaunched under the Classics initiative is the Beogram 4000 series turntable. The turntable was designed by Jacob Jensen in 1972, who wanted to create a turntable that was equal parts timeless and progressive in its technical performance while maintaining the Bang & Olufsen aesthetic. The result was an electronically controlled turntable, making record playback easier than ever and using the most advanced techniques: for example, the electronic tangential pickup arm, which when moved at right angles from the end of the record player always played the record. at the right angle – the one created in the factory – and which also made it more “dance-proof” than any other turntable on the market at the time.

Renovated, restored and recreated Bang & Olufsen has already begun to explore how to renew, restore and reinvent the Beogram 4000 series turntables, and the launch of this pilot initiative is expected in 2020. The original products have been identified, sent to the factory and the company’s laboratory in Struer, where they are carefully disassembled and manually inspected. What follows is a thorough renovation and restoration of the mobile mechanics and electronic parts to ensure that the product can integrate with current technology in a contemporary home.

According to product manager Mads Kogsgaard Hansen, the new turntables will have additional design elements that were not featured in the original Beogram 4000 series: “Every part of the renovation process is done by hand, so you can only imagine the level of craftsmanship and care of the details that each turntable has.

During this process, our engineers and designers came up with brilliant ideas that recreate some elements of the turntable, staying true to the original design intent. We can’t wait to share these details when the turntable is ready for its relaunch later this year. ”

Price and availability
The price and availability of the restored and recreated Beogram 4000 series turntables will be included in the official announcement. Turntables are expected to be released in limited quantities during 2020. For more information, follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube using #BangOlufsen

Kyron and Brabham Automotive – two companies driven to create ultimate performance through engineering, design and passion.

A collaboration of two world leaders in their respective fields striving to push the future of immersive experiences to new heights. From Brabham Automotive inspired versions of our music systems, to high end audio in car sound, the synergy allows both companies to combine their strengths and continue to innovate, pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

KRYON AUDIO X BRABHAM AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM

Hand Crafted in Australia

Each Kyron music system is built by hand to order and can take 6 months or more to build depending on the specialist skills required for the bespoke options chosen.

Our systems include amplifiers, cables and everything needed and our expert installation service will ensure that everything is performing perfectly.

Brabham Automotive is the brainchild of a team of automotive industry experts and technicians headed by David Brabham, son of legendary Australian racing car champion driver Sir Jack Brabham. David Brabham himself is a champion, winning the Le Mans 24 Hours Class three times. David Brabham has driven for the Peugeot and Aston Martin teams, winning GT1 with the latter. While Brabham Automotive is, of course, in a total different category, we wonder what opportunities the closure of Australia’s Ford and Holden manufacturing may present in terms of personnel in engineering and fabrication and production hardware.

Kyron Audio’s co-founder and Lead Designer Lee Gray told SoundStage! Australia, “Just as a Brabham changes your perception of what a supercar can do, enjoying music via the Kyron Audio system is a mind-changing, immersive experience. We are proud to share Brabham’s passion for performance and dynamics and look forward to creating outstanding experiences for our shared clientele.”

Dan Marks, CEO of Brabham Automotive expounded, “Brabham partners with brands which have the same focus on quality, customer engagement and which strive for excellence in their field. Kyron Audio, a fellow Adelaide-based company, fits that mould, making a premier product for the world stage. Kyron’s dedication to design, engineering and performance matches our own, offering Brabham customers an outstanding lifestyle choice.”

Kyron Audio’s ‘Brabham’ editions are available via special order to Brabham Automotive customers. We’d guess lessons learnt via the partnership, in terms of construction techniques and the adoption of new materials, will eventually trickle down to Kyron Audio products available to music lovers at large and those who seek the best in high-end audio.

Kyron Audio Brabham Special Edition
Kyron Audio
+61 3 9016 2585
www.kyronaudio.com.au

Brabham Automotive
www.brabhamautomotive.com

July 2020, Zurich – Switzerland & Struer – Denmark. Shared design philosophies and a fascination for deepening human experiences brought On and Bang & Olufsen together: running and music are fundamental ways for us to experience the world. Today sees the release of the ultimate running kit: On’s latest elite-level competition shoe, the Cloudboom, alongside a limited edition of Bang & Olufsen’s first true wireless sports earphones: Beoplay E8 Sport On Edition.

Bang & Olufsen + On Running Beoplay E8 Sport Wireless Earphones

Swiss sports brand On and Danish luxury audio brand Bang & Olufsen join forces to create the ultimate running kit.


The Cloudboom is On’s ultimate competition shoe. Created with elite athlete input, it is everything you need for your fastest marathon ever. A twin CloudTec® cushioning provides an instant fit and long-distance comfort. The Cloudboom features a carbon-fiber infused Speedboard™ to kick right through the 42.2/26.2. The single layer of engineered mesh ensures low weight and maximum breathability while a new grip-rubber compound in an advanced traction pattern is designed for optimised traction. The extreme rocker shape of the bottom unit helps the rolling motion for even more propulsive power – and a PR-shattering kick into the finish.

“It has always been a dream of mine to create the ultimate competition running shoe”, says Olivier Bernhard, co-founder of On and multiple Ironman World Champion title holder. “The Cloudboom is created with the inputs of our elite athletes who know what it takes to run your fastest marathon ever. At the same time, I love the Clouboom’s silhouette. It incorporates the core DNA of our brand – minimalist design and maximum performance – a principle we share with Bang & Olufsen.”

Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay E8 Sport On Edition earphones are housed in a compact wireless charging case that blends performance driven materials from the sports Press release – for publication from July 16th, 2020 universe, such as rubber and textured silicone, with strong and corrosion resistant anodised aluminum – a Bang & Olufsen trademark for more than 50 years. Intricate
design details such as a ridged gripped detail on the earphones helps adjustments when fingers are wet and sweaty, and to avoid unnecessary stopping or distraction while running, the earphones can switch between tracks, take calls and activate Transparency Mode all with a simple tap or swipe of the finger. This special edition features both Bang & Olufsen’s and On’s minimalist logos, highlighted by colour contrasting aluminum rings and a cloud pattern, seamlessly blending design and tech.

“We are excited to join forces with On Running to create the ultimate experience for runners. Beoplay E8 Sport are Bang & Olufsen’s first dedicated sports earphones that combine what people are specifically looking for: a waterproof and customizable design that brings comfort to long runs and workouts, playtime that lasts way beyond the finish line and, most importantly, excellent sound quality – everyone tells us that nothing is more important than powerful music that can motivate, push you further and perform at your best”, says Bang & Olufsen VP of Product Management Christoffer Poulsen.

Harnessing the power of sound: the sound of unstoppable To enhance this collaboration, On and Bang & Olufsen have crafted a complete 8D
immersive experience to be discovered here.

Cloudboom will be available on www-on-running.com and at selected retail partners starting July 16th 2020 at 199,95€.
Released in very limited quantities, Beoplay E8 Sport On Edition will be available on

www.on-running.com, www.bang-olufsen.com and in selected Bang & Olufsen stores on July 16th 2020 at 350€.

ABOUT On
Based in Zurich, Portland, Berlin, Yokohama and Shanghai, On has taken the athletic footwear market by storm. Driven by peer-recommendation, runners are discovering the superior performance and feel of On running shoes and its award-winning CloudTec® technology. As a result, On is attracting the fastest-growing global fan community and has joined the ranks of the leading brands in the US, Europe and Japan. A few months ago, Roger Federer joined the founders of the young sports brand to shape its future. As a true partner, he is currently helping in overseeing product development, marketing and fan experiences as well as the athlete spirit of On’s high-performing culture.

On’s CloudTec® sole is patented worldwide. Ten years after market launch, On is available at more than 6,000 retailers and over 55 countries in Europe, North America, South America and Asia-Pacific.

ABOUT BANG & OLUFSEN
Bang & Olufsen is a luxury audio brand founded in 1925 in Struer, Denmark, by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen whose devotion and vision remain the foundation for the company. For nearly a century, Bang & Olufsen has been pushing the boundaries of audio technology and the company continues to sit at the forefront of acoustic innovation. Today, every Bang & Olufsen product is still characterized by the unique combination of beautiful sound, timeless design, and unrivalled craftsmanship. The company’s innovative and progressive products are sold worldwide in Bang & Olufsen stores, on bangolufsen.com and in select retailers. The company employs approximately 700 people and operates in more than 70 markets. Bang & Olufsen’s shares are listed on NASDAQ

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (July 10, 2020) — Klipsch®a tech-driven premium global audio company, is pleased to introduce three new true wireless earphones that are designed to deliver best-in-class sound, comfort, technology and materials. Each new model features an innovative and functional case.

Klipsch is the official headphone and portable audio partner of the McLaren Formula 1 team. The two companies have collaborated to combine McLaren’s unparalleled design ethos and technical innovation with Klipsch’s legendary high-fidelity audio and unparalleled comfort. The result is the Klipsch T5 II True Wireless Sport McLaren edition earphones — engineered for extreme performance and designed to stay dry and in place through anything life throws at them. US MSRP $249.

Key features include

  • Dust and water-tight earphones and case (rated IP67) with moisture removal system ensure the earphones remain dry.
  • Six pairs of patented Klipsch ear tips, one pair of memory foam ear tips, and three sizes of no-budge ear wings ensure a customized, comfortable, and secure fit.
  • The case charges via USB-C or wirelessly with the included one-position wireless charging pad.
    Up to 32 hours of battery (8 hours in the earphones).
  • Best-in-class acoustic performance and four beamforming microphones with clear voice chat.
  • A seamlessly designed anodized metal signal-boost exterior antenna.
  • McLaren’s hallmark Papaya Orange and carbon fiber accents, special edition brand book, and a serialized metal card of authenticity.

New Klipsch T5 II True Wireless Sport earphones include the same features as the Klipsch McLaren edition and are available in three colors – black, white, and green. While the case charges wirelessly and via USB-C, it does not include a wireless charging pad. US MSRP $229.

Additionally, the Klipsch T5 II True Wireless earphones are the second generation of its acclaimed T5 predecessor. The earphones are approximately 25% smaller and more closely mimic the shape of the ear for maximum comfort. The amount of Klipsch patented comfort ear tips has doubled to include six pairs for a customized fit. A new signal boost antenna delivers a high-quality, seamless Bluetooth®
wireless technology connection. The earphones are dust and waterproof (rated IP67) and fit into a slimmer premium brushed metal case that holds up to a combined 32 hours of battery life (8 hours in the earphones). US MSRP $199.

The free Klipsch Connect App is available in eight languages and allows users to make product updates, EQ adjustments, access the quick start guide and troubleshoot, detect device battery status, and manage transparency controls.

All new earphone models are available for pre-order on July 10 through Klipsch.com and Worldwide Stereo. To learn more, visit Klipsch.com/mclaren-sport.

About Klipsch Audio

In 1946 Paul W. Klipsch, inventor, acoustics pioneer and maverick, founded Klipsch Audio with the sole purpose of bringing the power, detail, and emotion of the live music experience into his living room. Through the use of highly efficient speaker designs, handcrafted cabinetry, and a thirst for real engineering breakthroughs – Klipsch, the great American loudspeaker company, was born in Hope, AR. Today, our diverse range of quality audio products includes speakers and headphones for almost any consumer and professional application – including cinema, whole-house, wireless, home theater, and portable offerings. Honoring our founder’s legacy, Klipsch continues to be the legendary high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and aficionados around the world. We are the Keepers of the Sound®.

Klipsch® and Keepers of the Sound® are registered trademarks of Klipsch Group, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Klipsch Group, Inc. is a VOXX International Company (NASDAQ: VOXX).

About McLaren Racing

McLaren Racing was founded by New Zealand racing driver Bruce McLaren in 1963. The team entered its first Formula 1 race in 1966 since when McLaren has won 20 Formula 1 world championships, more than 180 Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Le Mans 24 Hours at its first attempt, and the Indianapolis 500 three times.

McLaren Racing competes in the 2020 FIA Formula 1 World Championship with Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz, and the IndyCar Series in the US with Oliver Askew and Pato O’Ward. Fernando Alonso will compete for the team at the Indy 500 in the No. 66 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet.

The Leica M10-R opens up new dimensions of image quality with its high resolution of over 40 megapixels. The image sensor captures even the smallest details, so photographers can dive deeper into every scene.

The Leica M10-R with 40 Megapixel color sensor

LEICA M10-R

Redefining image quality.

Defying conventional wisdom, where increased resolution means sacrificing low-light performance, the M10-R boasts a much higher megapixel count over its 24 megapixel M10 brethren while also delivering lower levels of noise – ensuring it can be used in any and all environments for a wide range of photographic disciplines.

No other M-Camera is geared towards maximum image quality in such an uncompromising manner like the Leica M10-R.

Thus the camera fully realizes the capabilities of the prime M-Lenses and offers new stylistic and compositional approaches to the photographer.

Increased resolution
for highest detail rendition

With a resolution of over 40 megapixels, the Leica M10-R’s newly developed image sensor is able to capture even the finest textures and details.

Its base sensitivity of ISO 100, combined with fast Leica M-Lenses, makes it easy and flexible for shooting wide open and achieving maximum background blur and strong bokeh even in bright daytime light.

On the other end of the spectrum, the new sensor allows for a longer maximum exposure time of 16 minutes, lending the user more creative freedom when capturing star trails, motion blur or bringing out the tiniest amount of light in a nighttime landscape. All of this versatility at these new heights of resolution and higher dynamic range make the M10-R an imaging powerhouse for any application.

Fremont, CA, USA – Thursday, 16 July 2020 – Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K, a new digital film camera with an advanced 12,288 x 6,480 12K Super 35 image sensor, 14 stops of dynamic range and high frame rate shooting at up to 60 frames per second in 12K at 80 megapixels per frame. This new 3rd generation model supports new Blackmagic Generation 5 Color Science and higher Blackmagic RAW performance, all in the award winning URSA Mini Pro camera body.

Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K

Fremont, CA, USA – Thursday, 16 July 2020 – Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K, a new digital film camera with an advanced 12,288 x 6,480 12K Super 35 image sensor, 14 stops of dynamic range and high frame rate shooting at up to 60 frames per second in 12K at 80 megapixels per frame. This new 3rd generation model supports new Blackmagic Generation 5 Color Science and higher Blackmagic RAW performance, all in the award winning URSA Mini Pro camera body.

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K will be available in July 2020 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$9,995.

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K is a revolution in digital film with a 12,288 x 6480 12K Super 35 sensor and 14 stops of dynamic range, built into the award winning URSA Mini body. The combination of 80 megapixels per frame, new color science and the flexibility of Blackmagic RAW makes working with 12K a reality. Oversampling from 12K gives customers the best 8K and 4K images with the subtle skin tones and extraordinary detail of high end still cameras. Customers can shoot at 60 fps in 12K, 110 fps in 8K and up to 220 fps in 4K Super 16. URSA Mini Pro 12K features an interchangeable PL mount, as well as built in ND filters, dual CFast and UHS-II SD card recorders, a SuperSpeed USB-C expansion port and more.

URSA Mini Pro 12K’s extreme resolution goes well beyond traditional motion picture film. Customers get the benefits of shooting with film including incredible detail, wide dynamic range and rich, deep color. Perfect for feature films, episodic television and immersive, large format IMAX. The incredible definition around objects makes it ideal for working with green screen and VFX including compositing live action and CGI. Super sampling at 12K means customers not only get better color and resolution at 8K, but also a smoothness that comes from making aliasing invisible.

The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K features a revolutionary new sensor with a native resolution of 12,288 x 6480, which is an incredible 80 megapixels per frame. The Super 35 sensor has a superb 14 stops of dynamic range and a native ISO of 800. The new 12K sensor has equal amounts of red, green and blue pixels and is optimized for images at multiple resolutions. Customers can shoot 12K at 60 fps or use in-sensor scaling to allow 8K or 4K RAW at up to 110 fps without cropping or changing their field of view. URSA Mini Pro’s interchangeable lens mount lets customers choose from the widest range of vintage and modern cinema lenses, so customers can capture every ounce of character and detail from their favorite optics.

The URSA Mini Pro 12K sensor and Blackmagic RAW were designed together to make 12 bit RAW workflows in 12K effortless. As an incredibly efficient next generation codec Blackmagic RAW lets customers shoot 12K and edit on a laptop, a capability that simply isn’t possible with other codecs. The massive resolution of the sensor means you can reframe shots in post for delivery in 8K and 4K. It’s like a multi camera shoot with only one camera. And it’s perfect for great looking vertical and square video, too. The advanced design of the sensor and Blackmagic RAW means that customers can work in any resolution in post production instantly, without rendering, while retaining the full sensor’s color accuracy.

Only Blackmagic RAW makes cinema quality 12-bit, 80 megapixel images at up to 60 frames a reality. Constant quality Q0 and Q5 options and new Q1 and Q3 lock the quality level, allowing compression to adapt, matching the detail of the scene. Constant bitrate encoding options 5:1, 8:1, 12:1 and the new 18:1 are designed to give customers the best possible images with predictable and consistent file size. Customers can record RAW to two cards simultaneously so customers can shoot 12K or 8K to either CFast or UHS-II cards, even at high frame rates. Blackmagic RAW stores camera metadata, lens data, white balance, digital slate information and custom LUTs to ensure consistency of image on set and through post production.

Shooting RAW in 12K preserves the deepest control of detail, exposure and color during post. Oversampling means customers get extremely sharp 8K without harsh edges. Best of all, Blackmagic RAW is designed to accelerate 12K for post production, making it as easy to work with as standard HD or Ultra HD files. It is highly optimized, multi‑threaded, works across multiple CPU cores and is also GPU accelerated to work with Apple Metal, CUDA and OpenCL. So customers can always work with their camera RAW files without having to make proxies. Blackmagic RAW 12K images provide unprecedented resolution and quality for color, keying, compositing, reframing, stabilization and tracking in 4K or 8K.

Blackmagic Generation 5 Color Science features a new film curve designed to make full use of the massive amount of color data from the new URSA Mini Pro 12K sensor. This delivers even better color response for more pleasing skin tones, and better rendering of highly saturated colors such as neon signs and car tail lights in high contrast scenes. Generation 5 Color Science informs complex Blackmagic RAW image processing, with color and dynamic range data from the sensor preserved via metadata for use in post production. Compatible with all previously shot Blackmagic RAW files, Generation 5 Color Science lets customers take advantage of the new film curve even with their existing work.

URSA Mini Pro 12K is multiple cameras in one, shooting standard resolutions and frame rates in 4K, 8K and even insanely detailed 12K. With a massive 80 megapixels per frame at 60 fps in RAW customers can capture perfect stills and motion shots in a single camera at the same time. Customers can shoot up to 60 fps in 12K 12,288 x 6480 17:9. For higher frame rates, customers can shoot 110 fps at 8192 x 4320, 140 fps at 8192 x 3408 and even window the sensor to Super 16 to capture 4K at an incredible 220 fps at 4096 x 2160 DCI. URSA Mini Pro 12K has flexible frame rate and resolution options, and captures with improved motion rendering which means that customers get smoother edges in 8K and 4K even at lower frame rates.

URSA Mini Pro 12K is the ultimate high bandwidth recorder with 3 options for recording 12K, which contains almost 10 times the resolution of Ultra HD. Customers get dual built in CFast and UHS-II SD card recorders, and a SuperSpeed USB-C expansion port for recording to fast SATA and NVMe drives. With “Record RAW on 2 Cards” turned on, URSA Mini Pro 12K can record simultaneously across two cards up to an incredible 900MB/s to 2 CFast cards, or an impressive 500MB/s to 2 UHS-II SD cards. The SuperSpeed USB-C expansion port on the rear can record to USB-C flash storage up to 900MB/s as a third recording option so customers won’t be short of choices for capturing stunning 12K up to 60p or 8K up to 110p.

Different projects require different lenses which is why URSA Mini Pro features an interchangeable lens mount. Customers can quickly switch between PL, EF and F mount lenses on the URSA Mini Pro 12K, as well as B4 lenses on the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2. That means customers can work with high quality large PL cinema lenses, EF or F mount photographic lenses, and even B4 broadcast lenses, making URSA Mini Pro compatible with the widest possible range of professional lenses.

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro features an innovative high speed USB-C Expansion Port. The 4.6K G2 model features USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 which operates at up to 5 Gb/s, while the new 12K model has a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 for a blistering 10 Gb/s. Customers can connect and power external flash disks and SSDs or on URSA Mini Pro 12K customers can connect the new URSA Mini Recorder for recording to fast NVMe SSD drives for longer recording times. NVMe SSD drives are ideal for shooting 12K in the highest constant quality 12‑bit Blackmagic RAW in the Q0 setting or for high frame rates. When shooting is complete customers can simply move the external disk to their computer and start editing from the same disk, eliminating file copying.

URSA Mini Pro includes a full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio. Customers get the world’s most advanced solution that combines professional editing, color correction, audio post and visual effects all in one software tool. DaVinci Resolve is used to finish more Hollywood feature films than any other solution, so users will get the best possible post production tools to edit native video from their camera and retain every bit of quality. Whether users are working on major Hollywood feature films, episodic television, music videos, commercials or even the latest YouTube shoot, DaVinci Resolve Studio gives customers a completely lossless workflow for native editing, color correction, effects, audio and delivery.

The new Blackmagic URSA Mini Recorder lets customers record 12-bit Blackmagic RAW files onto fast 2.5 inch SSDs, including the latest U.2 NVMe Enterprise SSDs. SSDs such as the latest 7mm U.2 NVMe disks are super fast, delivering data transfer speeds of up to 900 MB/s. This blazing fast performance allows customers longer recording times for full resolution 4K, 8K and 12K 12-bit Blackmagic RAW files in the highest quality Q0 encoding. The unique design of the Blackmagic URSA Mini Recorder means it attaches directly to the back of their URSA Mini Pro between the camera and the battery. It’s controlled via the USB-C so customers don’t have to worry about manually starting or stopping the SSD recorder.

“With Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K we have advanced imaging technology into a new generation where new styles of shooting will be possible”, said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “Its not just the 12K sensor, but there is so many other innovations in this camera. From the Generation 5 Color Science, the in sensor scaling, new symmetrical color pattern, full RGB quality and of course the 12K resolution, it’s going to be exciting to see what DOPs do creatively with this technology!”

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K Features

  • 12,288 x 6480 12K Super 35 sensor.
  • Use for feature films, VFX and high end TVC’s.
  • 14 stops of dynamic range and native 800 ISO.
  • New Blackmagic RAW for real time 12K editing.
  • Blackmagic RAW optimized for Metal, CUDA and OpenCL.
  • Generation 5 Color Science with new film curve.
  • Shoot up to 60 fps in 12K, 110 fps at 8K and 220 fps at 4K.
  • Dual card CFast recording at up to 900MB/s.
  • PL mount included, EF and F mounts available.
  • SuperSpeed USB-C for recording to external disks.
  • Includes DaVinci Resolve Studio for post production.
  • Compatible with new Blackmagic URSA Mini Recorder.

Availability and Price

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K will be available in July 2020 for US$9,995, excluding duties, from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

Press Photography

Product photos of the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K, as well as all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com/media/images.

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go to www.blackmagicdesign.com.

2020 will be great for Samsung innovations. A year that will see the company chart a bold new future not only for technologies like AI, 5G and IoT, but for everyday devices like gaming monitors as well.

Odyssey G7 and G9, the monitors of the future for games

Since producing its first gaming screen less than four years ago, Samsung has risen to the top of the market with a portfolio of offerings that combine outstanding performance with immersive images.

Now, the company has announced that starting this year, its Odyssey line of gaming laptops, PCs, and virtual reality devices will expand to include gaming monitors as well. This will establish Odyssey as Samsung’s official product line of gaming equipment.

Starting Left: Ki-hong Kim, Adam Burgess and Juwon Cho of Samsung Electronics ’Product Design Group, Visual Display Business

Visitors to the Samsung booth at CES 2020 can see first-hand how the company applied the futuristic design patterns (gamers love) the line is known for, to create the new Odyssey G7 and G9.

Both the G7 (27- or 32-inch) and G9 (49-inch) come with top-tier specs that include ultra-wide displays with 1000R curvature, fast 1ms response time, 240Hz refresh rate for a Incredibly smooth FPS (first-person shooter) gameplay, G-Sync support, and more.

To learn more about the design behind the gaming monitors, Samsung Newsroom interviewed some of the designers who brought these monitors to life.

A new chapter for the odyssey

In discussing the refinement process for the Odyssey G7 and G9 designs, each member of Samsung’s Visual Display Business team emphasized the importance of prioritizing the needs and interests of gamers. At its core, that’s what the Odyssey line is all about: equipping users with the tools they need to enjoy the best possible gaming experience.

However, as Visual Communication designer Adam Burgess noted, the launch of the Odyssey G7 and G9 not only demonstrates Samsung’s commitment to bringing revolutionary technologies to gaming consumers, it also provides an opportunity to effectively communicate the philosophy of the line. Odyssey, in a way that feels authentic to our product offerings now and in the future.

That philosophy comes true in a pair of monitors created under design principles that can be summed up with the words brave, futuristic and confident. The device’s simple designs set the tone for Odyssey monitors to follow, and are distinguished by their strong contrast of black and white elements and the use of attractive blue accents. (It should be noted that the name Odyssey will also apply to Samsung gaming monitors that are already on the market.)

The word ‘Odyssey’ (odyssey) reminds us of the idea of ​​navigation, of travel, Burgess said.

As Samsung’s official product line for gaming equipment, Odyssey offers consumers superior gaming experiences powered by a combination of advanced gaming technologies and useful design. Together, these two attributes evoke the image of moving into the future, he added.

Future focused

Odyssey G7 and G9’s futuristic designs are products of the team’s careful observation of market trends. Odyssey G9 designer Juwon Cho explained the team’s approach:

Our market research has shown that Samsung gaming monitors consistently get good reviews. However, we get feedback that some consumers would like to see genre-specific game elements incorporated into game monitor designs. To chart the best path to improve our offerings, we first examine some of the popular games and devices that gamers tend to prefer. When research showed that many players prefer futuristic concepts, the team adopted that term as a key design principle.

For gamers, one of the Odyssey G9’s most attractive and futuristic design elements may be the Infinity Core Lighting on its back. As Cho explained, the key to its design boils down to the same factor that allows the monitor to transform users’ gaming sessions: immersion.

When designing lighting, we use light and mirrors to create the feeling that when you look at it you are being transported to another dimension, Cho said. Of course, playing on a curved 49-inch monitor with a 32: 9 aspect ratio evokes the same feeling of immersion, and that alone would already be very appealing to many gamers. However, we wanted to create game monitors that offered more. That is, we wanted them to be monitors that users took pride in displaying.

However, as design team member Ki-hong Kim explained, immersion was not the only factor that guided the Odyssey G7’s lighting design. Like all Samsung gaming monitors, the Odyssey G7 has what we like to call Arena Lighting on its back, Kim said.

We differentiate the design by adding dynamic shapes and lighting to the front frame of the monitor. It’s all part of creating a monitor that, like the futuristic armor and weapons in science fiction games, projects a solid image as a gaming gear.

Convenience is key

Kim emphasized that the consumer is always key when it comes to product design, and because gamers are always interested in what professionals are wearing, we ask professional gamers to share their detailed opinions and preferences so that they can be incorporated into the product. .

For example, the support of a gaming monitor is considered by many professional gamers to be a very important design consideration. This is because they often require a large space to move the mouse when playing games and a wide monitor stand can get in their way.

It is also important that the monitor stand does not prevent them from placing their keyboard in a comfortable position. To address these drawbacks, the team carefully calibrated the angle of the Odyssey G7’s stand to allow users to comfortably position their keyboard and move their mouse freely. Users can also easily rotate, tilt, and adjust the height of the Odyssey G7 and G9 to accommodate their posture and eye level.

Break with the conventional

Continuing her detailed explanation of the Odyssey G7’s design, Kim described several ways the team improved the gaming monitor to differentiate it from conventional offerings. The G7’s 1000R curved display is a notable departure from typical gaming monitors, which feature square rectangular frames. She also explained how the team optimized accent lighting to enhance the gaming experience and make the monitor stand out.

Some of our team were concerned that adding lighting to the front of the screen could disturb the game, Kim said. This led us to create a lighting design that directs light downward. The design received positive reviews from users, and with that aspect of the design fixed, we were able to continue developing the product.

The bright white design of the Odyssey G9 is another thing that sets it apart from the conventional. After surveying customer reviews, the team chose to use this color because comments indicated that white creates the strongest impression of futuristic design. The feedback on the monitors themselves has been great so far as they both won the Innovation Awards at this year’s CES – the Odyssey G9 in the category of computer peripherals and the G7 in the gaming category.

Make the most of the monitor

In addition to discussing the process of refining the Odyssey G7 and G9 designs, the designers revealed how they would use the monitors to enhance their own gaming experiences.

A lot of times when I play, I do it in a dark environment so I can immerse myself in the game and focus better, Kim said. The lighting at the front and rear of the G7 was designed with these environments in mind, and helps make the gaming experience much more immersive.

Cho added that the Odyssey G9’s immersive amp design has the power to transform the way users experience their favorite games. The G9’s 1000R curvature allows the user to fill the entire field of view, Cho said.

When you experience games that support the monitor’s 32: 9 screen ratio, especially with FPS, flight simulator, and racing competitions, the level of immersion is such that you feel like you’re in-game, he added.

The gaming monitor market is estimated to grow from approximately 7.8 million units in 2019 to 12.2 million in 2023.1 Going forward, Samsung will continue to lead innovation in the market by offering gamers monitor designs that prioritize their needs.

Even after the launch of a gaming monitor, the team will constantly search for feedback and data to reflect on future product designs, Cho said.

Our goal, Kim concluded, is to anticipate trends in the rapidly evolving gaming market and to design products that lead those trends, rather than products that are simply different from what already exists.

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Samsung’s first foldable glass display, combined with a unique UX, offers a whole new mobile experience

SAN FRANCISCOUSA – 2020 – Today, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip, a new, statement-making foldable smartphone. Galaxy Z Flip is bold and stylish – designed for those who see cutting-edge technology as a way to express themselves. Engineered with first-of-its-kind foldable glass, Galaxy Z Flip bends the laws of physics, and features a 6.7-inch display that folds into a stylish and compact form factor that fits in the palm of your hand1. Designed with an innovative Hideaway Hinge and custom-built UX, Galaxy Z Flip provides elegant new ways to capture, share and experience content. From its stylish design to its flexible camera experience, Galaxy Z Flip opens up a new decade of foldable mobile innovation.

The Future Changes Shape: Express Yourself with Galaxy Z Flip

 “At Samsung, we were encouraged by the excitement for the Galaxy Fold. Galaxy Z Flip is an important next step as we look to build the foldable category by bringing to consumers a new form factor, new display and most importantly, a new kind of mobile experience,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “With Galaxy Z Flip’s unique foldable design and user experience, we’re redefining what a mobile device can be, and what it enables consumers to do.”

Foldable Heritage
The category-defining Galaxy Fold began the foldable era. Now, Galaxy Z Flip is shaping it for a new decade. As the first device in the Z series, Galaxy Z Flip introduces a new device portfolio that reaffirms Samsung’s commitment to leading the category, and leveraging technologies and form factors to create foldable experiences that will surprise and delight in the years ahead.

Fashion Meets Technology
Galaxy Z Flip’s compact, stylish design is created for those who see technology as a way to express themselves. And all of the innovations that go into Galaxy Z Flip ensure they can do so.

  • Style that Fits in Your Pocket – Designed for ultimate portability, Galaxy Z Flip folds into the size of a wallet, so you can easily fit it in your pocket or bag. When closed, it is a stylish, compact palm-sized device. When opened, its screen size nearly doubles to reveal a stunning 6.7-inch display2. With its stylish color palette, sleek rounded corners and forward fold that closes with a satisfying snap, Galaxy Z Flip is sure to turn heads.
  • Samsung’s First Foldable Glass Display – Galaxy Z Flip features an Infinity Flex Display with Samsung’s proprietary bendable Ultra Thin Glass (UTG), making it slimmer with a sleek, premium look and feel that has never been seen with a foldable device before. The centered in-display camera cutout at the top also means there’s no notch and no distractions, with Samsung’s first-ever 21.9:9 ratio, so you can enjoy even more of your favorite content such as cinema-ratio 21:9 shows and movies.
  • New Hideaway Hinge – Galaxy Z Flip’s Hideaway Hinge is a work of engineering art. It’s backed by a dual CAM mechanism – small but sophisticatedly designed to ensure every flip and fold is smooth and stable. Galaxy Z Flip can stay open at a range of angles, like a laptop screen. The Hideaway Hinge system also integrates Samsung’s new sweeper technology, which uses nylon fibers crafted by micro-height-cutting technology to repel dirt and dust.

The Next Foldable Experience
Galaxy Z Flip is built for the modern, on-the-go lifestyle. Now you can do more, from multiple angles – hands-free. This unique foldable experience is unlike any other smartphone on the market today.

  • Do more – Hands-free – When Galaxy Z Flip unfolds, it can stay open at multiple angles, unlocking opportunities for selfies that show more of the world around you and expressive video chats with Google Duo – all hands-free.
  • Flex mode – Samsung worked closely with Google to design Flex mode – a custom-built user experience for Galaxy Z Flip’s unique forward folding form factor. When the device is free-standing, the display automatically splits into two 4-inch screens so you can easily view images, contents or videos on the top half of the display, and control them on the bottom half. Easily watch and navigate YouTube3 – stream on the top while searching for other videos, reading descriptions and writing comments on the bottom.
  • Game Changing Camera – Galaxy Z Flip literally stands on its own so that you can capture more, on-the-go – from timed group shots to vivid nighttime content. You can create content for your social media feeds from the best angle and enjoy video recording with a 16:9 ratio that’s perfect for uploads to social media platforms, hands-free – no tripod needed. Capture stunning Night Hyperlapse videos or vivid low light shots with Night mode – no flash needed. Just open your device and place it on a table. When closed, quickly capture one-handed high-quality selfies using the rear camera without unfolding.
  • Notifications on Your Terms – Whether Galaxy Z Flip is closed, standing upright or open, never miss a text, call or reminder. When closed, check the date, time and battery status at a glance on the cover display4. Get real time notifications so you can easily answer a call without unfolding or respond to a text by simply tapping the notification and unfolding your Galaxy Z Flip.
  • Multi-Active Window – Seamlessly multi-task with Multi-Active Window – simply open the Multi-Window Tray to drag and drop the apps you want to use. Scroll through an article on the latest fashion looks on the top half while shopping for your favorite pieces on the bottom5.

 Galaxy Foundation and Ecosystem
As a Galaxy device, Galaxy Z Flip brings the Galaxy ecosystem into its brand new foldable experience. It boasts flagship-level performance and features across camera, display, battery, security as well as services like Samsung Health, Samsung Pay, Samsung Knox and more6. Enjoy a versatile camera experience with 4K video capture, Live Focus and Super Steady recording7. Galaxy Z Flip features an optimized dual battery system that holds more power without taking up more space – wired or wirelessly quick charge, plus with Wireless PowerShare8, you can wirelessly charge up your Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch or even a friend’s device. Samsung Knox protects users and their device from the chip to the software level and receives monthly and quarterly security updates. Users also get services that enable secure payment options with Samsung Pay, health and wellness tracking and monitoring with Samsung Health, and access to more than 5,000 Samsung and partner smart products through SmartThings.

Availability
The Galaxy Z Flip will be available in limited quantities in Mirror Purple and Mirror Black, starting in select markets including the U.S. and Korea on February 14, 2020, followed by Mirror Gold in select countries. For more information about Galaxy Z Flip, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com, www.samsung.com/galaxynews.samsung.com/galaxy, or www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-z-flip/.