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Switch, mix, record and stream: Macro Video highlights live production equipment at Mediatech Africa 2019

Datavideo has built a mobile studio into an attaché case!

Three Hand-Carry Solutions (HS) provide the ultimate integrated product, allowing users to switch, mix, record and stream. The HS-1300 has six inputs; the HS-3200 has 12 inputs; and the HS-1600T has four inputs, which add camera control to 3 X HDBaseT PTZ cameras, as well. The HS-2850 and HS-2200 will switch and mix, and offer integrated communications and tally. The record and stream functions can be added separately.

Macro Video, distributors of Datavideo in Southern Africa, produce custom-built HS solutions based on the Datavideo SE-500HD and SE-650 four-input switchers. By mounting components as per client requirement in custom-designed aluminium cases, these modular systems allow almost any combination of equipment – such as Datavideo’s ITC-100/300 communications and tally system, HDR-70 hard drive recorder, HDR-1 USB recorder, NVS-25 streamer, the new HVS-33 streamer/ recorder, distribution amplifiers and various converters – to be installed in the aluminium case with a full HD 19.5’’ LCD screen mounted in the lid. With the appropriate added components, these hand-carry solutions will also switch, mix, record and stream!

New Datavideo equipment at Mediatech Africa 2019

New at Mediatech Africa will be the Datavideo NVS-33. This is the same record and streaming module found in the HS-3200, HS-1600T and HS-1300. The NVS-33 is an H.264 video streaming encoder and MP4 recorder that is able to configure two different bit-rates for recording and streaming simultaneously. It supports SDI and HDMI inputs, has RCA inputs for audio, and is extremely well-priced at R11,000 plus VAT. Also new is the digital ITC-300 eight-channel communications and tally system using CAT6 cabling, the HS-1600T Mobile Studio and a new PTZ camera, the PTC-140T: a cost-effective HDBaseT PTZ camera featuring PoE, a built-in streaming encoder and 20x optical zoom.

Visit Macro Video at Mediatech Africa 2019, taking place from 17 – 19 July at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg.

Datavideo covers 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela

Sicelo Maduna is a videographer from Mthatha, located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. After two years as an exchange student in Germany, he returned to rural South Africa and has grown a part-time video business into an established and well-known local video production company.

On 17 July 2018, he provided video coverage of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Lecture. This was held at the Walter Sisulu University Auditorium in Mthatha, and was part of global celebrations to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the anti-apartheid hero, on 18 July 1918. The guest speaker was Kenyan academic Professor Patrick Lumumba.

Msuthu (as he is widely known) used a Datavideo SE-2200 6 input switcher. This has been built into an integrated solution – comprising screen, comms and tally and recorder – by the South African Datavideo distributor, Macro Video.

Msuthu previously used a 4-channel Datavideo SE-700 – also built into a mobile video solution by Eric Wiese, director of Macro Video – but Msuthu prefers the features of the larger SE-2200. This mixer is, moreover, unique in that it has six inputs and six outputs, allowing it to function as a matrix, as well. Msuthu comments: “The SE-2200 is very versatile as it allows logos and comes with free CG-200 software. I am very happy with my integrated portable solution, as it saves time with setup on location.”

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