Streambox, a leader in remote workflows for Post Production and Content Contribution, has announced an innovative new product for On-Set monitoring.

Bob Hildeman, Streambox CEO, notes: “Our unmatched, award-winning technology and deep understanding of color technology is at the heart of our new products, Aura and iMontior, delivering game-changing features for On-Set video monitoring”.

Aura is a camera-mountable streaming encoder with support for up to 4:4:4 12-bit video and 16 channels of audio over WiFi 6 or IP connections. The IP output supports dual-stream capability to provide two simultaneous bit rates from a single SDI source for added flexibility in signal distribution.

On the monitoring side of things, Streambox iMonitor is an iPad Pro app that takes the camera Log output and provides effortless viewer switching between HDR and SDR, Rec. 709, P3D65PQ, or BT.2100, and user-definable 3D LUTs for “looks” and calibration. No need for LUT boxes!

As if that were not enough, Aura can also send a signal to remote viewers over a private network or Streambox Cloud services!

Bob Hildeman explains further: “given the increase in HDR content production, Streambox Aura and iMonitor is aimed at streamlining the on-set monitoring workflow. For example, iMonitor incorporates a range of important features that would otherwise require multiple proprietary devices and, therefore, additional complexity / more points of failure. iMonitor runs on the relatively inexpensive iPad Pro, which provides superb color accuracy – close to a reference monitor! – and the ability to switch between different color standards and HDR or SDR views, using simple menu selections right from the iPad screen.”

iMonitor also provides multiple 3D LUTs, eliminating the need for external LUT boxes and further simplifying the overall workflow. The 3D LUTs are user configurable and can be used for both “looks” and display calibration.

Pricing has not yet been set but expect it to be super competitive relative to other solutions. The combination of Aura and iMonitor will be available on Streambox’s “Pay-as-you-go” plan, which is perfect for the rental market.

Streambox will be previewing Aura and Streambox iMonitor at Cine Gear 2022 – please stop by Booth #727 to learn more about how our newest products can benefit your on-set workflow!

Gabriel Mays

AbelCine Director of Rental
As Director of Rental, Gabriel Mays oversees growth of Rental by nurturing business relationships and unifying the customer experience nationwide. In his previous role as the LA Rental Manager, Gabriel worked with producers, cinematographers, and assistant camera operators to provide the highest level of customer service possible. He also ensured that all their equipment needs are met on budget. Before coming to AbelCine in 2015, Gabriel previously worked as a Communications Instructor and Electronic Media Engineer at a private university. He taught various courses in electronic media, including film, broadcasting, and digital arts. Gabriel is an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. He was also one of the first to implement HDSLR cameras into filmmaking. He has been the cinematographer on dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.