updated 10:58 pm EDT, Sat April 5, 2014
New HDX-SDI video interface with Thunderbolt offers capture and playback for variety of programs
Motu has announced the release of its new HDX-SDI video interface with Thunderbolt technology. Offering a HD/SD video production workstation for any Thunderbolt-equipped Mac (or PC), its I/O technology supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data services though a single port. Users can connect any video source to the HDX-SDI, with best image quality derived from uncompressed video capture.
Up to 16 channels of audio can be captured and monitored, at sample rates up to 96 kHz. The HDX-SDI video interface can be purchased from a MOTU-authorized broadcast video reseller or distributor.
Ultimate Ears releases Boom update, improves Double Up feature
Ultimate Ears has released an update for its Boom wireless speakers and its smartphone app. The Boom is a 360-degree range speaker that delivers sound in every direction, and is available in six color options. This week, UE has improved the speaker's Double Up feature that lets users connect two speakers together for a bigger sound, meaning that when two Boom speakers are synced together for the first time, they will subsequently "know" each other and automatically pair together the next time both are powered on. The update is available by downloading the latest app version for iOS (or Android) of UE Boom, and connecting one's speaker their computer. The Boom app is free, with the Boom speakers priced at $230 each.