Pro Moviemaker October 2022 - Newsletter


Hollyland’s life with Mars

Hollyland has showcased its Mars 4K UHD wireless video transmission system, plus the new Mars M1 monitor, an all-in-one wireless transmitter, receiver and monitor. The £707/$699 Mars 4K wireless video transmission system supports 4K UHD video at 30fps and is compatible with 1080p. Its HDMI input supports up to 3840x2160 at 30p, while SDI input allows 23.98, 29.97 and 59.94p, with output from the receiver’s HDMI and SDI port. A dual-core codec chip is capable of data rates from 8-20Mbps, with 12Mbps as the default. It offers a range of 150m/450ft and latency of 0.06sec. Power supply options include DC and USB-C chargers. Mars M1 is an all-in-one transmitter, receiver and low-latency monitor priced at £563/$549. The bright, 5.5-inch LCD touchscreen supports Rec. 709, professional colour calibration and temperature adjustment, and comes with five 3D LUT presets. It has the same range as the Mars 4K and latency of 0.08sec. The Mars M1 supports 4K/30fps HDMI input and output, SDI input, and DC power out for external devices, plus a USB-C interface. Functions include 4x zoom, focus assist, exposure assist and waveform display. This brand-new device works with the Mars 4K, Mars 300 Pro, Mars 400S Pro and forthcoming Mars Pro/4K series.

SEAGATE POWERS THE CLOUD Seagate has launched its next-generation Exos X storage arrays to provide incredible efficiency for


Tamron has launched the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD as its first lens to fit Nikon Z mount. The £699/$699 lens features a moisture-resistant construction, anti-reflection coating and can be used with the dedicated Tamron Lens Utility software. It is 148mm/5.9in long with a max diameter of 77mm and weighs 545g/1.2lb. Optical construction is 15 elements in ten groups – and the AF stepping motor is quiet.

private clouds. The Exos X is an enterprise-class storage infrastructure offering double the performance of the previous generation, as well as enhanced enterprise-class durability. The system also incorporates Seagate’s Adapt erasure coding solution, along with its self- healing storage technology called ADR, to protect stored data more effectively. A new controller, engineered and built by Seagate, enables performance up to 725,000 I/O per second at 1ms latency, with sequential read speeds up to 12GB/s and write speeds reaching 10GB/s.

PNY ELITE-LEVEL MEMORY Memory card specialist PNY has a new line of high- performance Class 10 U3 V60 UHS-II SD cards. With read speeds of 180MB/s, a minimum sustained write speed of 60MB/s and transfer speeds of up to 280MB/s, the EliteX-Pro60 SD cards can keep up with 4K video. They are waterproof and magnet proof, impervious to X-rays and aren’t damaged by being dropped. Starting at $33, the PNY EliteX-Pro60 SD cards are available in three capacities: 128, 256 and 512GB.



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