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AJA RovoCam UHD/HD Block Camera Deubts at ISE 2016
News: AJA RovoCam UHD/HD Block Camera Deubts at ISE 2016AJA's New RovoCam Integrated UltraHD/HD Camera with HDBaseT Delivers Single Cable Support for Video, Audio, Control, and Power; Together with RovoRx-HDMI Receiver, RovoCam is AJA's First Compact Block Camera for Industrial, Corporate, Security, ProAV and Broadcast Applications
AJA Video Systems today announced RovoCam, the company's first compact block camera for industrial, corporate, security, ProAV and broadcast applications. Gorgeous UltraHD and HD imagery is captured with superior Sony optics with built-in 12x optical and up to 20x zoom with Sony Super Resolution Zoom.
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Sundance's "The 4th" Created with Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio
News: Sundance's "The 4th" Created with Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve 12 StudioBlackmagic Design announced today the Sundance hit film “The 4th” was shot using a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF, and was graded with DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio. The film by director and writer Andre Hyland was shot by DPs Shane Bruce Johnston and Charles J. Gibson and color graded by Mark Todd Osborne at MTO ColorData.
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Hitachi Z-HD5000 HD Cameras Ignite Live Sports Production for Syracuse University
News: Hitachi Z-HD5000 HD Cameras Ignite Live Sports Production for Syracuse UniversitySyracuse University—a private research university located in Syracuse, NY—is using two Hitachi Z-HD5000 HDTV broadcast cameras to produce select Syracuse Orange NCAA Division I athletics events for ESPN3, ESPN’s online streaming service. The events include men’s and women’s basketball and lacrosse games held at the Carrier Dome, the university’s 49,262-seat on-campus, domed sports stadium.
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Tokyo-based Production Company Tests Fujinon Zooms
News: Tokyo-based Production Company Tests Fujinon ZoomsTokyo-based video production company, Ellroy Inc., decided to see for themselves if zoom lenses from FUJIFILM, for all their undoubted functionality, fall short when compared to single-focal length PL mount cine lenses in terms of image quality. To independently assess the lens performances, Ellroy crew conducted a hands-on investigation, pitting three FUJINON 4K Cabrios PL-mount lenses – the 85-300mm Cabrio, 19-90mm Cabrio, and 14-35mm Cabrio – against high-quality single-focal length primes on actual commercial shoots and performed a variety of quality checks. Led by veteran DP Kazumi Takahashi, the Ellroy team focused on resolution, distortion and how the lenses handled color.
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPON
News: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPONTHE SEQUEL TO THE ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED 2014 BLOCKBUSTER WILL BE FIRST FEATURE FILM SHOT ON THE REVOLUTIONARY 8K CAMERA
Today, RED Digital Cinema announced that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be the first production shooting on WEAPON outfitted with the ground-breaking 8K RED DRAGON® sensor. Joining the WEAPON 6K, SCARLET-W 5K, and RED RAVEN™ 4.5K in RED’s latest generation DSMC2™ line of cameras, the WEAPON 8K once again pushes the envelope of modularity, image quality, and form factor.
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPON
News: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPONThe Sequel To The Academy Award-Nominated 2014 Blockbuster Will Be First Feature Film Shot On The Revolutionary 8K Camera
Today, RED Digital Cinema announced that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be the first production shooting on WEAPON outfitted with the ground-breaking 8K RED DRAGON® sensor. Joining the WEAPON 6K, SCARLET-W 5K, and RED RAVEN™ 4.5K in RED’s latest generation DSMC2™ line of cameras, the WEAPON 8K once again pushes the envelope of modularity, image quality, and form factor.
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JVC Showcases New Sports Production Streaming Camcorder at CES 2016
News: JVC Showcases New Sports Production Streaming Camcorder at CES 2016JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate its new GY-HM200SP 4KCAM camcorder with embedded score panel graphics at CES 2016 (Booth N105), which runs Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nev. Designed to enhance single-camera HD sports coverage, the camera produces a real-time score overlay on recorded and streamed video output without the use of an external CG and production switcher.
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Shooting “Zoe Ever After” in Single-Camera Style with FUJINON Lenses, Sony F55 Cameras
News: Shooting “Zoe Ever After” in Single-Camera Style with FUJINON Lenses, Sony F55 CamerasProduction of the new sitcom “Zoe Ever After”, set to air in early January on BET, used a style of shooting that harkens back to the studio style of the 1980s and 90s sitcoms before a more cinematic approach became the norm. With three FUJINON 4K Cabrio PL-mount lenses – the 25-300mm Cabrio, 19-90mm Cabrio, and 14-35mm Cabrio - on Sony F55 large-format cameras, show DP Bill Sheehy (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) operated in a multi-camera, “live-cut” environment with all three cameras covering the scene at once. However, with the Sony F55 and Cabrio lenses, the show looks more like a single-camera production, in the style of “Sex in the City.”
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JVC Introduces GY-HM650SC Camera To Support XOS Digital Workflow
News: JVC Introduces GY-HM650SC Camera To Support XOS Digital WorkflowJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced its partnership with XOS Digital, the leading provider of digital coaching technology for sports organizations, at the 2015 SVG Summit in New York City. The company also introduced the GY-HM650SC ProHD camera, which records time of day info (UTC) within the metadata to synchronize multiple cameras and biometric data collected by player tracking devices.
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JVC Unveils GY-HM200SP Camcorder with Built-In Score Overlay at 2015 SVG Summit
News: JVC Unveils GY-HM200SP Camcorder with Built-In Score Overlay at 2015 SVG SummitJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will introduce the GY-HM200SP 4KCAM camcorder with embedded score panel graphics next week at the 2015 SVG Summit in New York City. Designed to enhance single-camera local sports coverage, the camera produces a real-time score overlay on recorded or streamed video output without the use of an external CG and production switcher.
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RED Digital Cinema Announces The Industry-Changing...
News: RED Digital Cinema Announces The Industry-Changing...5K scarlet-w CAMERA SCARLET-W, THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE RED DRAGON® FAMILY, DEMONSTRATES RED’S ONGOING COMMITMENT TO MAKING superior image quality ACCESSIBLE TO PROFESSIONALS EVERYWHERE
Today, RED Digital Cinema unveiled the latest addition to its line of professional cameras, the SCARLET-W. Joining the RED RAVEN™ and WEAPON® in the latest generation of RED cameras, the SCARLET-W is a versatile, feature-rich, and intuitive option for professional shooters. SCARLET-W offers a RED DRAGON sensor, interchangeable lens mounts, simultaneous recording in REDCODE® RAW and Apple ProRes formats, an intelligent OLPF system, and in-camera 3D-LUT outputs. At just $9,950 for the camera BRAIN® and $14,500 for the complete Base I/O V-Lock Package, SCARLET-W delivers unparalleled flexibility, accessibility and performance.
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At GV Expo, Panasonic Showcases 4K Camera Solutions, Ranging From DVX200PJ HANDHELD CAMCORDER To 4K INTEGRATED PT
News: At GV Expo, Panasonic Showcases 4K Camera Solutions, Ranging From DVX200PJ HANDHELD CAMCORDER To 4K INTEGRATED PTDisplaying a broad spectrum of government applications, Panasonic will showcase a range of new cameras from a 4K handheld to a 4K pan/tilt/zoom in Booth #401 at Government Video Expo, December 1-3 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C..
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SoCal Rentals Fields 20 Panasonic AK-HD3800 HD Studio Cameras, Purchases VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders
News: SoCal Rentals Fields 20 Panasonic AK-HD3800 HD Studio Cameras, Purchases VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders* AW-HE40s Added to Company’s Broad Offering of Panasonic PTZs *
SoCal Rentals (Burbank, CA) recently invested in an additional four Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD studio cameras, bringing its total to 20 units. The company also purchased a pair of VariCam 35 4K Super 35mm camera/recorders, and added AW-HE40 integrated full HD pan/tilt/zoom cameras to its extensive Panasonic PTZ inventory.
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Leftfield Entertainment Relies on FUJINON Cabrios for Production of Variety of New TV Shows
News: Leftfield Entertainment Relies on FUJINON Cabrios for Production of Variety of New TV ShowsNew York-based full service production group Leftfield Entertainment produces some of the most popular genre-defining programming in television today, with work on everything from reality shows and documentaries to historical programs. For numerous recent productions, the company has counted on FUJINON Cabrio PL lenses, including the 19-90mm and 85-300mm optics. Leftfield Pictures, a Leftfield Entertainment company, has used FUJINON Cabrio lenses for a number of productions for History channel shows, including Pawn Stars, Counting Cars, Alone and American Restoration. The production company also used FUJINON lenses to shoot Cutting It: In the ATL, a show appearing on WE tv that follows four headstrong salon owners as they compete to bring in the most business and dominate the Atlanta hair game.
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Panasonic Announces Availability/Pricing For AW-UE70, Industry’s First Professional 4K Integrated PTZ Camera
News: Panasonic Announces Availability/Pricing For AW-UE70, Industry’s First Professional 4K Integrated PTZ CameraPanasonic has announced the immediate availability of the AW-UE70, the professional video industry’s first integrated 4K pan/tilt/zoom camera. The UE70 delivers 3840 x 2160 resolution images at 29.97p/25pviaHDMI, and is also capable of 4K IP streaming and in-camera 4K recording. The camera has a suggested list price of $5,850.
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AERIGON UAV Flies Over London in Pursuit of James Bond in Spectre
News: AERIGON UAV Flies Over London in Pursuit of James Bond in SpectreCapturing Aerial Footage at Night in a City Center
Intuitive Aerial’s AERIGON UAV was used on a key action scene in Spectre, the latest addition to the James Bond movie franchise. Helicopter Film Services flew its AERIGON just above the rooftops near Trafalgar Square in London as Bond, played by Daniel Craig, races up a fire escape. Easily lifting a 6K RED Dragon and Zeiss Master Prime lens, AERIGON provided the power and precision for ultra high resolution capture of the dramatic sequence. Together with the best production cameras and lenses, AERIGON allows today’s filmmakers to capture creative shots that often couldn’t have been achieved any other way.
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Ncam showcases live augmented reality capabilities at Inter BEE 2015
News: Ncam showcases live augmented reality capabilities at Inter BEE 2015Exhibiting with partner company Vitec Videocom, camera tracking specialist demonstrates the power of augmented reality technology
Ncam, the innovative developer of camera tracking technology, is showcasing the capabilities of live augmented reality in broadcast alongside partner company Vitec Videocom at Inter BEE 2015, stand 4205 (Makuhari Messe, Chiba City, Japan, 18–20 November).
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Canon Adds Versatility To 4K UHD Broadcast Lens Family
News: Canon Adds Versatility To 4K UHD Broadcast Lens FamilyNew 2/3-inch CJ20ex7.8B Portable Lens Features 4K Optical Performance and 20x Zoom
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the CJ20ex7.8B portable 4K broadcast lens for use with broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors. This versatile lens features a 20x zoom range and provides the optical excellence needed for 4K broadcast production. With a focal range of 7.8-156mm, a broad range of scene compositions can be achieved from a single lens. A built-in 2x extender allows more telephoto operation without sacrificing 4K image quality. Editors can then select a 1920 x 1080 crop from within the 3840 x 2160 camera original with full HDTV image quality. Alternatively, the 4K UHD camera video can be down-sampled to HDTV offering enhanced resolution by virtue of that super-sampled original.
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At CCW, Panasonic Showcases 4K Camera Solutions Ranging From Handheld Camcorder to Full Studio System
News: At CCW, Panasonic Showcases 4K Camera Solutions Ranging From Handheld Camcorder to Full Studio SystemProducer Barry Green Presenting on AG-DVX200PJ on Thursday, November 12
Displaying a broad spectrum of production applications, Panasonic will be showcasing a range of new cameras from a 4K handheld to a 4K studio unit in Booth #811 at Content and Communications World (CCW), November 11th-12th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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CCW 2015: JVC Offers Cameras for ENG, Studio, and 4K Production
News: CCW 2015: JVC Offers Cameras for ENG, Studio, and 4K ProductionJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will showcase its ProHD and 4KCAM camera lines, along with its latest Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo deck and an assortment of professional field and studio monitors, at Content and Communications World (Booth 1119), which runs Nov. 11-12, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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Canon U.S.A. Senior Fellow Larry Thorpe Presenting at NAB CCW 2015
Emmy Award winning Canon U.S.A. Senior Fellow Larry Thorpe will be live on stage at the NAB CCW 2015 on November 11th and 12th at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York, NY presenting papers he has written on a wide variety of broadcast and cinema related topics. Larry will be presenting two times on papers throughout the show which include, Lens Strategies for the New Era of 4K UHD Digital Production, and On-Set HDR and WCG Digital Acquisition Ecosystem.
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AERIGON UAV Used for Innovative Aerial Footage in We Are Blood
News: AERIGON UAV Used for Innovative Aerial Footage in We Are BloodCapturing Close Skateboarding Action Shots in Feature Film
AERIGON, the aerial remote camera head manufactured by Intuitive Aerial, empowered filmmaker Ty Evans to capture spectacular shots for the skateboarding feature film We Are Blood. With the precision and maneuverability of AERIGON, the camera was able to follow the skateboarding action and capture shots that would never have been possible before. By providing a versatile yet stable aerial platform for 5K and 6K digital cameras with pro cinema lenses, the AERIGON UAV is expanding the modern cinematographer’s toolset and the possibilities for visual storytelling.
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CCW 2015: FUJINON 4K Cabrio and Ultra HD Series Among Highlights
News: CCW 2015: FUJINON 4K Cabrio and Ultra HD Series Among HighlightsFUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division will showcase its new 4K Ultra HD Series and its 25-300mm Cabrio zoom lens with detachable drive unit at the upcoming Content & Communications World. The Optical Devices Division will exhibit in the FUJIFILM booth (#1454 and 1456) during the show which runs from November 11-12 in New York City’s Jacob Javits Center.
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JVC Demos Upgraded 4KCAM Cameras at PhotoPlus Expo
News: JVC Demos Upgraded 4KCAM Cameras at PhotoPlus ExpoJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate its upgraded 4KCAM camera line for filmmakers and digital production applications during PhotoPlus Expo (Booth 1101), which runs Oct. 22-24, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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Aerial Cinematographers Rely on FUJINON-Equipped SHOTOVER Camera Systems
News: Aerial Cinematographers Rely on FUJINON-Equipped SHOTOVER Camera SystemsNew Zealand-based company SHOTOVER prides itself on equipping its ultra-high performance stabilization camera systems for high velocity cinematography with top-of-the-line equipment. Designed for use in helicopters, ground vehicles and watercraft, the company’s F1 and K1 camera systems are made with an open architecture, giving operators a variety of camera and lens options. Many SHOTOVER customers rely primarily on the FUJINON lenses integrated within the systems, including the Premier PL mount 18-85mm zoom lens, PL mount 14.5-45mm zoom, PL 85-300mm Cabrio, 19-90mm Cabrio, 25-300mm Cabrio, and HA42x9.7 Premier Series ENG style lens for their high-end aerial productions.
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TV Asahi Uses Blackmagic Studio Camera HD and ATEM 2 M/E
Blackmagic Design today announced that TV Asahi, a Japanese broadcast network, uses Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K and Blackmagic Studio Camera HD for its new web streaming studio.
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AERIGON UAV Delivers Stunning Aerial Footage for New Taylor Swift Video, “Wildest Dreams”
Natural History Film Unit Captures African Wildlife Shots with Industry’s First Professional Airborne Camera System by Intuitive Aerial
The AERIGON™ aerial remote camera platform, outfitted with a RED Dragon camera, was used by the Natural History Film Unit (NHFU) to capture some of the sweeping overhead images for the latest Taylor Swift video, “Wildest Dreams”. Staged as a period piece film shoot on the African Savannah, the richly produced music video incorporates stunning aerial scenes of wildlife, thanks in part to the stability and lift capacity of AERIGON, which allows filmmakers to use the cameras and lenses they need for their shots, including full in-flight camera controls.
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Image Quality, Focal Range and Lightweight Make Cabrios a Hot Ticket for AbelCine
News: Image Quality, Focal Range and Lightweight Make Cabrios a Hot Ticket for AbelCineDays off for the FUJINON Cabrios at AbelCine rental were rare this past summer. Even with a total of 15 PL 19-90mm, seven PL 85-300mm, and three 14-35mm Cabrios available, they rarely stayed put. AbelCine staff and DP customers attribute their popularity to a combination of factors, including: a detachable servo (on the 19-90 and 85-300mm), long focal ranges, light weight, and consistent image quality throughout the frame.
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Band Pro Announces New Sales Manager: Jeffrey A. Reyes
News: Band Pro Announces New Sales Manager: Jeffrey A. ReyesBand Pro Film & Digital, Inc. announced today that Mr. Jeffrey A. Reyes has been appointed Sales Manager at the company’s Burbank headquarters. Coinciding with this, prior Sales Manager Nir Reches has been promoted to Vice President-Key Accounts, in recognition of his 20-years’ excellent service.
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Fuji TV's "Busu to Yajyu" Uses Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that the hit comedy series, “Busu together Yaiyu,” produced by major Japanese broadcast network Fuji TV, uses Blackmagic Cinema Cameras and Pocket Cinema Camera as the show’s main production cameras. DaVinci Resolve Studio, along with other Blackmagic Design products, are also used in post production.
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ActonTV Relies on JVC Camcorders for PEG Channel Productions
News: ActonTV Relies on JVC Camcorders for PEG Channel ProductionsJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced ActonTV, a PEG (public, education, and government) station serving Acton, Mass., uses JVC ProHD and 4KCAM camcorders to produce coverage of local sports and other productions throughout its community.
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URSA Mini B4 Mount: $295. Available November 2015
A B4 lens mount modification for our new URSA Mini PL camera designed to replace the existing PL lens mount on Blackmagic URSA Mini PL, turning it into a B4 camera for HD. To install the B4 mount, customers simply take the PL lens mount off where it is normally removed for shimming PL lenses and bolt on the B4 lens mount. This is a true lens mount replacement that features precision glass optics specifically designed to match Blackmagic URSA Mini’s sensor with high definition broadcast B4 lenses. The B4 mount also features spherical aberration correction so customers can use their lenses wide open with no blooming effect. It can be used with both 4K and 4.6K PL models of the URSA Mini.
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Canon U.S.A. INTRODUCES ITS FIRST TWO 4K FIELD LENSES
News: Canon U.S.A. INTRODUCES ITS FIRST TWO 4K FIELD LENSESIdeal for Sports, Concerts and Other Live Events, the New UHD-DIGISUPER Line of Lenses Includes 4K and 4K Premium Classes
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new long-zoom 2/3-inch 4K field lenses in support of the emerging 4K UHD broadcast camera systems. The UJ86x9.3B (UHD-DIGISUPER 86)* is the flagship Premium 4K field lens and is flanked by the UJ90x9B (UHD-DIGISUPER 90)* standard 4K field lens. These two lenses are the first in Canon’s line of 4K broadcast lenses for covering sporting events, concerts, and other live events.
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Transvideo and Aaton Digital announce new technologies
News: Transvideo and Aaton Digital announce new technologiesAt IBC 2015 both Transvideo and Aaton Digital will present new products incorporating latest technologies for the motion picture and broadcast industries, resulting from a collaboration with many cinematographers, camera and lens manufacturers and sound engineers. The connectivity of these products with latest technologies and cameras, remote wireless connections, and the ability to read and record metadata, image & sound have been on the agenda of the teams for years in order to develop high-performance solutions.
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IBC2015: Zylight Shines with F8-200 2K LED Fresnel, Newz On-Camera Light at IBC2015
News: IBC2015: Zylight Shines with F8-200 2K LED Fresnel, Newz On-Camera Light at IBC2015
Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will showcase its new F8-200 LED Fresnel and Newz on-camera LED light at IBC2015 (Stand 11.E38), which runs Sept. 11-15 at RAI Amsterdam. The F8-200 is designed for location shoots or studio installations, while the compact Newz is built for broadcast news and other run-and-gun shooting applications.
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Boris Continuum Complete 10 delivers powerful mocha tracking & masking tools to Avid & Adobe Editors.
News: Boris Continuum Complete 10 delivers powerful mocha tracking & masking tools to Avid & Adobe Editors.Boris FX / Imagineer to Showcase New Tools for Visual Effects and Image Restoration at IBC 2015 (Booth 7.K29)
Boris FX™, the leading developer in VFX and workflow solutions for film and video, and Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of mocha® Planar Tracking tools, will showcase the newest versions of flagship products Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) and mocha Pro at IBC on September 11-15, 2015 at the RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands in booth 7.K29.
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Canon Announces World's First 4k Uhd Wide-angle Broadcast Lens*
Canon Introduces the First in its New Line of 4K 2/3-inch Broadcast Lenses with the CJ12ex4.3B Portable Lens**, with Best-in-Class features
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the CJ12ex4.3B portable 4K 2/3-inch broadcast lens, the world’s first* 4K wide-angle lens for use with 4K broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors. This will be the first in a new line of 4K broadcast lenses intended to support a range of 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) productions. Designed as a portable wide-angle 12x zoom lens, the CJ12ex4.3B is ideal for Electronic Field Production (EFP) and Electronic News Gathering (ENG) broadcast applications covering news, sports, live events and filmmakers creating documentary projects desiring 4K quality. Canon is also developing a portable, longer-zoom 4K lens that will further extend 4K UHD production capabilities.
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4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K Day
News: 4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K DayIt was standing room only at the recent FUJIFILM 4K Day held at the Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC) in Culver City, California on August 13, with attendees eager to discover what makes a 4K lens truly 4K. The crowd - a cross section of DPs, engineers, company executives, TV and film rental house personnel – got to see the much buzzed about 4K PL-mount Cine-Style and Ultra HD lenses for 2/3-inch broadcast cameras operating side by side and participate in a Q&A following detailed presentations by FUJIFILM executives about the nature of 4K optics.
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Band Pro to Unveil New S35xFF Expander at IBC 2015
News: Band Pro to Unveil New S35xFF Expander at IBC 2015Band Pro Munich GmbH (the European branch of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc.) will unveil the new IB/E Super 35 to Full Frame Expander at this year’s IBC show. The highly anticipated S35xFF Expander provides full sensor coverage from any S35 lens (including the 8K Weapon sensor), and promises to be a critical addition to the pro cinematography tool kit.
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​​Blackmagic Design Announces New Lower Price for Blackmagic Studio Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced it will make the optical fiber connection on its Blackmagic Studio Camera models a user installed option allowing the company to reduce the retail price of the camera. The HD model will reduce in price by $300 and the Ultra HD model will reduce in price by $500.
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Boris FX and Imagineer Systems to Preview New VFX Tools at SIGGRAPH 2015
News: Boris FX and Imagineer Systems to Preview New VFX Tools at SIGGRAPH 2015Special guest artists to demo Boris Continuum Complete 10 and mocha Pro 5
Boris FX™, the leading developer in VFX and workflow solutions for film and video, and Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of mocha® Planar Tracking tools, will showcase the newest versions of flagship products Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) and mocha Pro at SIGGRAPH on August 11-13, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in booth 312.
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Grass Valley Continues to Drive Efficiency and Better Storytelling at IBC
News: Grass Valley Continues to Drive Efficiency and Better Storytelling at IBCAt IBC 2015, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be showcasing its full portfolio of broadcast solutions including cameras, switchers, routers, servers, multiviewers, editing software, automation, playout and much more. Grass Valley experts will be on hand to help visitors improve efficiency and tell better stories by leveraging 4K workflows, IP infrastructure and the cloud. The Grass Valley booth is located at Hall 1, Stand D11.
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FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being Delivered
News: FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being DeliveredUA22x8 portable zoom and UA80X9 Ultra HD Serieslenses for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery
Introduced in April during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in April, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced that the first two lenses in its 4K Ultra HD Series for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery. The UA22x8 is the first portable zoom lens in the series, and the new UA80X9 is the first field lens.
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House of Worship Creates Vivid Satellite Campus Experience with with FUJINON Lenses
LCBC Creates Vivid, Live Video Experience in Satellite Campuses with FUJINON 2/3-Inch HD Lenses
Manheim, PA-based church, Lives Changed by Christ (LCBC), a house of worship that delivers high-definition live video of services from its broadcast campus to multiple locations throughout central Pennsylvania, recently upgraded its video imaging capabilities with the acquisition of two FUJINON XA55x9.5BESM 2/3-inch studio/field zoom and one XA22x7BES compact studio lens from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. The new lenses are used on Ikegami HDK-95C cameras within the broadcast campus’ auditorium to capture weekend gatherings that are sent live to satellite campuses.
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Helicopter Film Services Relied on the AERIGON for Aerial Cinematography on Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron
Industry-leading Pro Cinema Drone Provides Stable Platform for Capturing Live-Action Plates for VFX
The AERIGON™, an aerial remote camera head (ARCH™) from Intuitive Aerial, was operated by Helicopter Film Services to shoot aerial footage used throughout Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The remarkable stability of the AERIGON platform meant that footage captured could be fed directly into ILM’s VFX pipeline. For the first time, filmmakers have access to an aerial system capable of controlling the best production cameras, such as the new ARRI Alexa Mini, regardless of weight, to shoot feature film-ready images with reliable precision.
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October Three Consulting shoots promo with JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM Camera
Chicago-based firm commits to cutting-edge technology for human resource executive project
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced October Three Consulting, retirement plan design and administration firm headquartered in Chicago, shot a promotional video using two JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35 camcorders. Designed as a “conversation starter” for human resources executives, the short video includes expert interviews and B-roll footage to explain why October Three entered the benefits administration market and what type of services clients can expect from the Retirement Architects.
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October Three Consulting shoots promo with JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM
News: October Three Consulting shoots promo with JVC GY-LS300 4KCAMJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced October Three Consulting, retirement plan design and administration firm headquartered in Chicago, shot a promotional video using two JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35 camcorders. Designed as a “conversation starter” for human resources executives, the short video includes expert interviews and B-roll footage to explain why October Three entered the benefits administration market and what type of services clients can expect from the Retirement Architects.
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AJA CION Takes the 4K Spotlight at Pacific Producers Group
An appreciation for filmmaking quickly turned into a full-time gig for Shawn Serdar. Channeling a passion for the craft, he took over the reigns at Pacific Producers Group (PPG) in 2007, and the Vancouver-based production company has been thriving ever since. Operating out of Gak Studio, a video and photography studio where Serdar is Partner, PPG provides multimedia services to industrial, government, legal and commercial clients. Favoring 4K capture for greater creative flexibility, Serdar and the Gak partners keep the studio stocked with an arsenal of 4K gear, including a new AJA CION camera.
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Infocomm News From Panasonic Pro Video First Pro 4k P/t/z
News: Infocomm News From Panasonic Pro Video First Pro 4k P/t/z
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Atomos Reinvents the Rack with the 4K/HD Shogun Studio
The world's first all-in-one 4K/HD, 2ch, dual 7" 3RU rack recorder, monitor and playback deck
Harnessing the latest recorder, monitor and playback technology with class leading Atomos usability and affordability, the Shogun Studio reinvents what is capable within a 3RU rack product.
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"Avengers: Age of Ultron" Stunt Sequences Shot on Blackmagic
News: "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Stunt Sequences Shot on BlackmagicUltron cinematographer Ben Davis : "It was all about the latitude and the size."
(Fremont, CA--May 28, 2015) Blackmagic Design today announced that Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” 2nd Unit shot extensively on the Pocket Cinema Camera. Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated sequel to “Marvel’s The Avengers” was lensed by cinematographer Ben Davis (“Guardians of the Galaxy”).
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Panasonic announces NBCUniversal News purchases AVC-ULTRA camcorders
News: Panasonic announces NBCUniversal News purchases AVC-ULTRA camcordersInvestment Includes VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders for Long-Form Projects
NBCUniversal News Group (New York, NY) has purchased a number of Panasonic electronic newsgathering (ENG) cameras and related broadcast equipment as part of its technology and workflow transformation initiative.
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Hitachi HDTV Cameras Facilitate Mobile Production Workflows for TNDV
News: Hitachi HDTV Cameras Facilitate Mobile Production Workflows for TNDVCustomer cites high price-to-performance ratio, exceptional quality in challenging production conditions for sports and live events
With seven trucks on the road, mobile production specialist TNDV has used up to 23 cameras for its largest live and broadcast events. A long-devoted user of HITACHI cameras, TNDV has now added five Z-HD6000 broadcast cameras to its arsenal.
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AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American Movie Hustle"
News: AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American Movie Hustle"Indie Filmmakers Bring Cinematic Look to "The Great American Movie Hustle" with AJA CION
Upcoming indie feature "The Great American Movie Hustle" follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. Along the way, the duo encounters several twists and turns that mirror common production challenges filmmakers face today. Produced by Wonder Lab Films and directed by Michael Anton, the parody is presented in a mockumentary format rife with old-school humor. To achieve a distinct cinematic aesthetic for the film, Anton brought Doug Michaels on board as cinematographer, who shot the film using AJA CION production cameras.
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The Aerigon Has Landed
Intuitive Aerial Inc. Opens Los Angeles Office
Intuitive Aerial AB , the Swedish manufacturer of the professional cinema drone the Aerigon, has opened a new Los Angeles office. Intuitive Aerial Inc., the U.S. arm of the company, will be responsible for sales and service throughout the Americas. The new location provides aerial cinematographers, drone pilots, camera operators, directors, and major studios with local sales and support for the most versatile elite cinema drone on the market.
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AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American
News: AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great AmericanMockumentary chooses AJA CION to achieve epic cinematic aesthetic for mockumentary of creating a cinematic epic
Upcoming indie feature "The Great American Movie Hustle" follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. Along the way, the duo encounters several twists and turns that mirror common production challenges filmmakers face today. Produced by Wonder Lab Films and directed by Michael Anton, the parody is presented in a mockumentary format rife with old-school humor. To achieve a distinct cinematic aesthetic for the film, Anton brought Doug Michaels on board as cinematographer, who shot the film using AJA CION production cameras.
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BBC One Drama Adaptation of Poldark Composited in Fusion Studio
Blackmagic Design today announced that Poldark, the new hit television drama by production company Mammoth Screen features visual effects production by Lexhag Ltd, including lavish set extensions and 3D matte painting, which were composted in Fusion Studio 7.
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Grass Valley News: Grass Valley Sees Widespread Adoption of its
News: Grass Valley News: Grass Valley Sees Widespread Adoption of itsGrass Valley Sees Widespread Adoption of its 4K Acquisition Solutions
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, announced today that a number of industry leaders have committed to the new Grass Valley LDX 86 Universe switchable 4K/extreme-speed HD camera to greatly enhance their storytelling capabilities. Following on the heels of last year’s extremely successful 6X extreme-speed camera introduction, the LDX 86 Universe allows either 6X HD acquisition or 4K acquisition from the same camera, and is also available as an upgrade to existing LDX 86 XtremeSpeed cameras.
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Ikegami Announces World's First Hand-held 8K UHDTV Camera System
News: Ikegami Announces World's First Hand-held 8K UHDTV Camera SystemDeveloped in collaboration with Japan Broadcasting Corporation , the new SHK-810 is one tenth the size of Ikegami’s first-generation 8K UHDTV camera.
Ikegami Tsushinki Co., Ltd. (Ikegami) has collaborated with Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) to develop an 8K ultra high-definition television (UHDTV) camera. Designed for live studio and field production, the SHK-810 camera head is compact and weighs less than 20 lbs (9 kg). It can be operated in the same way as the existing Ikegami broadcast camera systems.
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Sony Unveils HDC-4300 World's First 4K System Camera with Three 4K Image Sensors
News: Sony Unveils HDC-4300 World's First 4K System Camera with Three 4K Image SensorsThe HDC-4300 delivers 4K/HD capabilities for Sports and Event Broadcast; Up to 8X Super-Slow Motion in HD Resolution and Proven HDC Series Performance
Sony’s next generation of HDC series camera technology provides the ability to use the high magnification wide zoom range lenses currently employed by HD 2/3-inch systems while maintaining an adequate depth of field to properly show all of the action in live event broadcasting.
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Canon Developing High-magnification, Long-focal-length Broadcast Field Zoom Lens Supporting 4k Production
News: Canon Developing High-magnification, Long-focal-length Broadcast Field Zoom Lens Supporting 4k ProductionCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that its parent company, Canon Inc., is currently developing a high-zoom-ratio, long-focal-length field zoom lens that provides superb imaging performance for use with 4K-capable broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors. Canon will exhibit a prototype of the 4K field zoom lens at the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show at booth #C432 from April 13 to 16 in Las Vegas.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K
Introducing the world’s smallest Ultra HD live studio camera!
Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K, an incredibly tiny Ultra HD and HD studio camera for live production that delivers dramatically better quality than the biggest and most expensive studio cameras used today.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
Introducing the world’s smallest digital film action camera with innovative remote control!
Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, a miniaturized Super 16mm professional digital film camera with a revolutionary new expansion port that lets customers use PWM and S.Bus model airplane remote controls to operate the camera wirelessly for capturing action anywhere.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New High Performance 4.6K Digital Film Sensor
New sensor upgrade dramatically improves image quality with higher resolution and 15 stops of dynamic range!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new high performance 4.6K sensor for its URSA high end digital film cameras. The new Super 35 image sensor features high resolution of 4608 x 2592 at 120 frames per second and an extremely wide 15 stops of dynamic range for images that rival those shot on traditional 35mm film.
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AJA Releases v1.2 Firmware for CION Production Camera @ NAB 2015
News: AJA Releases v1.2 Firmware for CION Production Camera @ NAB 2015Free field-upgradeable software update brings CION users around the world additional image improvements, new features and several other enhancements.
AJA Video Systems unveiled v1.2 firmware for its CION 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD professional production camera today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show 2015. The field-upgradeable software update brings CION users around the world additional image improvements, new features and several other enhancements. It is available for free download here: https://www.aja.com/en/products/cion#support .
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The Tiffen Company Debuts Its New Breed of Diffusion Filters at NAB 2015
NAB attendees will be among the first to see live demonstration of Tiffen’s latest Diffusion Filters designed specifically for HD and 4K Shooting
(Las Vegas, NV--April 12, 2015) The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of Academy Award-winning solutions, will highlight the latest from its full line of Diffusion Filters with demonstrations of the subtle, yet dramatic effects of Tiffen’s Pearlescent, Satin and Black Satin diffusion filters, along with the new Black Diffusion filters at NAB 2015. This year’s recipient of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for the development of IRND Filter Technology, Tiffen filters are industry-renowned and are the choice for imagemakers worldwide. The highly anticipated Black Diffusion filter lineup will be on display at the Tiffen booth (C6019), where attendees are invited to be among the first to experience side by side filter demonstrations.
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Sony Optical Disc Archive Achieves New Workflow Efficiencies with Masstech Media Management Solutions
Masstech Group has integrated support for Sony's Optical Disc Archive products into Masstech's highly-acclaimed media asset management, archive and workflow solutions.
Today at NAB Show 2015, Sony (Booth #C11001) announced that Masstech Group has integrated support for Sony's Optical Disc Archive products into Masstech's highly-acclaimed media asset management, archive and workflow solutions. The combination provides media enterprises with tapeless workflows to archive, manage and transform their valuable content throughout its lifecycle, from production to distribution.
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Panasonic Announces Powerful Upgrade For W-HE40 PTZ Cameras Adding HD Ip-streaming, In-camera Recording, And USB Video
News: Panasonic Announces Powerful Upgrade For W-HE40 PTZ Cameras Adding HD Ip-streaming, In-camera Recording, And USB VideoPanasonic has announced a powerful optional upgrade for its AW-HE40 integrated full HD PTZ cameras. The AW-SFU01 upgrade adds production-quality HD MPEG-4 streaming, in-camera HD recording on a microSD card, and USB video/audio capabilities to the cameras’ already impressive range of features. The AW-SFU01 feature upgrade will be available for purchase in July 2015 at a suggested list price of $350.00. A special promotional offer will provide this function upgrade in July at no charge for cameras purchased between March 24th and May 31st, 2015.
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Bexel Expands Inventory with Investment in Fujinon Cabrio Lenses
Company Launches Full-Sensor Imaging Initiative and Grows Support for 4K Production
Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group's Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, has announced the purchase of 28 Cabrio PL Cine Lenses from Fujifilm, a leading global manufacturer of optical devices. The major investment, totaling more than 1.5 million dollars, brings Bexel's current inventory of Fujinon Cabrio Lenses to a total of 40.
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SMPTE 2015 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® Booth L28
SMPTE at the 2015 NAB Show: The 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC): Building the Future of Storytelling, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. Highlights of the summit will include a first-look preview of the SMPTE documentary, "Moving Images," which is being created in conjunction with SMPTE's centennial celebration. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its upcoming centennial celebration activities in 2016. The Society continues to support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's popular networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2014. The new #LIFEWITHOUTSMPTE project will engage show attendees in a multimedia dialog about the Society's contributions to the arts, science, and popular culture.
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Boris FX and Imagineer Systems Team Up to Unveil New Graphics and VFX Tools at NAB 2015
Boris Continuum Complete 10 and mocha Pro 5 new technology demos at NAB
Boris FX™, the leading developer in VFX and workflow solutions for film and video, and Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of mocha® Planar Tracking tools, will be previewing the newest versions of flagship products, Boris Continuum Complete and mocha Pro, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, April 13-16, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, booth SL4225.
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TV-Film chooses Ikegami HDK-970A cameras for OB truck Ü6
News: TV-Film chooses Ikegami HDK-970A cameras for OB truck Ü6TV-Film, a Vienna-based company specialising in providing mobile television production services, outside broadcast vehicles and related equipment, has purchased Ikegami HDK-970A and HDK-97A cameras for its Ü6 OB truck. The sale was negotiated by Ikegami's Austrian dealer, Avisys Electronics GmbH, which is also located in Vienna.
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Canon U.S.A. Crocodile Gennadiy Case Study
Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras, EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Cameras, and an Array of EF Series Lenses Go Undercover to Tell the Story of Crocodile Gennadiy
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Band Pro To Host Filmmaker's Form at NAB 2015
News: Band Pro To Host Filmmaker's Form at NAB 2015Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. will host a comprehensive Filmmaker’s Forum at this year’s NAB show. Band Pro will be located in the Central Hall in Booth #C10408, directly adjacent to the Sony booth.
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Vacheron Constantin Promos Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot “Watches & Wonders” promotional videos for Swiss luxury watch maker Vacheron Constantin. These promos were produced by Verawom, a leading social creative company based in Shanghai and part of digital media and communications firm Dentsu Aegis Network.
The four promos produced for Vacheron Constantin feature special guest interviews and product displays at Watches & Wonders 2014, the second edition of the Asia Haute Horlogerie Exhibition in Hong Kong. The exhibition provides the latest information on the luxury watch maker and showcase its exceptional new models that combine technical mastery and aesthetic elegance. The four promos were completed within three days by a one man crew consisting of director Yu Gang.
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Latest ARRI Press Release: New L10 LED Fresnel expands L-Series family
News: Latest ARRI Press Release: New L10 LED Fresnel expands L-Series familyARRI is proud to announce the L10, the newest edition to its L-Series family of LED Fresnels, which also includes the portable L5 and mid-range L7. The introduction of the L10 fulfills ARRI’s mission to provide a full line of high-performance LED Fresnels to the film, broadcast, theater and live entertainment markets.
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Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik Honored with Scientific and Technical Academy Award® of Commendation
News: Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik Honored with Scientific and Technical Academy Award® of CommendationRecognized for efforts in developing infrared-reducing dye-based filters for digital cameras, the honorees received the Academy’s Special Plaque during the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation
Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik of The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, were honored with the Scientific and Technical Academy Award of Commendation during the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on February 7.
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Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion Studio
News: Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Fusion Studio was used by VFX house Doc & A Soc to construct some of the most complex visual effects in Matthew Vaughn’s latest worldwide cinema release “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
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Canon U.S.A. Improves Upon Performance, Operability And Usability With New HJ24ex7.5B Broadcast ENG Lens
New Multipurpose HD ENG Lens Delivers World’s Widest Angle and Highest Zoom ratio in its class*, and features a 7.5mm Wide-End Focal Length and 180mm Tele-End Focal Length
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the Canon HDTV Zoom Lens HJ24ex7.5B i, an affordable, high-quality portable telephoto HD lens for high-end Electronic News Gathering applications. As the successor to the Canon HJ22ex, one of the market leaders in its class, the new HJ24ex7.5B lens boasts a 24x zoom ratio with the highest magnification and longest focal length in its class*. Improving overall lens mobility and operator comfort, the new lens design decreases both size and weight from its predecessor, and has the balance point closer to the camera body, allowing for easier handling and less operator strain in the field.
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AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION Production Camera
News: AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION Production CameraField-Upgradeable Update Offers New Features and Improvements
AJA Video Systems today released v1.1 firmware for the new CION 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera. The camera started shipping just over one month ago, and this software update increases the Exposure Index (EI) values to EI 320, EI 500, EI 800 and EI 1000, as well as offering improved highlight handling capabilities.
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Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras capture the action at PUR & Friends Mega Concert
News: Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras capture the action at PUR & Friends Mega ConcertTV Skyline, one of Europe's largest and most successful mobile television production companies, chose Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras to broadcast the recent PUR & Friends 2014 annual concert from the massive Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen. Working in partnership with Neoxfilm, TV Skyline captured the performance for transmission by executive producer, Sky Germany.
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JVC To Demonstrate GY-LS300 4K Camera at Sundance
News: JVC To Demonstrate GY-LS300 4K Camera at SundanceJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate the new GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35mm camcorder for filmmakers attending the 2015 Sundance Film Festival at the New York Lounge in Park City, Utah, Jan. 23-26. Designed with cinematographers, documentarians, and photographers in mind, the GY-LS300 features a JVC 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor and records 4K Ultra HD, Full HD with 4:2:2 sampling, SD, and Web-friendly proxy formats to non-proprietary SDHC and SDXC media cards.
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Canon U.S.A.’s Larry Thorpe Honored With Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Emmy® Award
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce today that Senior Fellow Larry Thorpe has received the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring an individual whose ongoing contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering. The award was presented during the 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, NV.
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JVC To Showcase 4KCAM Product Line at CES 2015
News: JVC To Showcase 4KCAM Product Line at CES 2015JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate the GY-LS300 and GY-HM200, two of its new 4KCAM camcorders, in the JVCKENWOOD booth (1711) at the 2015 International CES, which runs Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Ikegami Debuts HC-HD300 3-CMOS HD Studio Camera System to UK Broadcasters and Independent Programme-makers at BVE 2015
News: Ikegami Debuts HC-HD300 3-CMOS HD Studio Camera System to UK Broadcasters and Independent Programme-makers at BVE 2015Ikegami's HC-HD300 makes its first UK exhibition appearance at BVE 2015 in London, February 24-26. Introduced at BIRTV 2014 and now deliverable, the HC-HD300 is a highly flexible docking-style camera for studio or field operation.
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A Train Productions Brings Top Video Quality To Event/Corporate Projects With Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Camcorders
News: A Train Productions Brings Top Video Quality To Event/Corporate Projects With Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD CamcordersA Train Productions (Westfield, NJ), a diversified video production company specializing in event and corporate videography, recently invested in three Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handhelds, which have become the company’s primary cameras.
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AJA CION is Shipping
News: AJA CION is ShippingMaximize production and minimize post with the easiest 4K workflow yet
AJA Video Systems’ CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD production camera is now shipping globally. Ergonomic and lightweight in design with unparalleled connectivity, CION™ is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. In-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs, including 12-bit ProRes 444, enables incredible image quality capture to cost-effective AJA Pak SSD media at up to 4K/60p, and offers compatibility with a wide range of post production applications. CION also outputs AJA Raw HFR at up to 4K/120p. CION is the only 4K/UltraHD camera available that captures internally to 12-bit ProRes 444.
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GenArts, Inc. Announces the Release of Sapphire 8
News: GenArts, Inc. Announces the Release of Sapphire 8With the completion of the Sapphire 8 public beta, GenArts, Inc. is excited to announce the official release of Sapphire 8 today.
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Portland Community Media Upgrades with JVC for Field Production
News: Portland Community Media Upgrades with JVC for Field ProductionJVC Professional Products, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Portland Community Media (PCM), the government and public access provider for Portland, Ore., has purchased 22 JVC GY-HM600 and nine GY-HM850 ProHD camcorders to support local programming production for its six channels.
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Token Creek Steps Up Image Quality with FUJINON Lens Addition
News: Token Creek Steps Up Image Quality with FUJINON Lens AdditionMadison, WI-based Token Creek Mobile Television has added three XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field production lenses and four HA18x5.5 HD zooms to complement Grass Valley LDX80 cameras on its Sioux truck. The lenses have already been used for coverage of the Minnesota Vikings National Football League home games, National Basketball Association (NBA) play and PAC12 college football.
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Paul Maibaum Reflects on SONS OF ANARCHY & Tools for 7 Seasons
News: Paul Maibaum Reflects on SONS OF ANARCHY & Tools for 7 SeasonsHit Series Has Relied on Vitec Videocom Brands for All Seven Seasons
As the acclaimed FX series Sons of Anarchy nears its finale, director of photography Paul Maibaum, ASC continues to rely on solutions from Anton/Bauer, Litepanels, and OConnor during the production’s stage and location shoots in Southern California. The DP and his crew have trusted the gear to perform throughout all seven seasons of this hit show.
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Management Team Purchases Digital Vision
News: Management Team Purchases Digital VisionDigital Vision, the supplier of the world’s best colour grading, restoration and film scanning solutions for the broadcast, film, commercial and archive industries, has been acquired by its management team consisting of Kelvin Bolah, Greg Holland and Claes Westerlund. The acquisition from Swedish company Image Systems, for 6.1 Million SEK, will preserve the heritage of the 26 year old company and provide significant funding for future investment in R&D.
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The Tiffen Company Releases Major Upgrade to Its Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter Suite
News: The Tiffen Company Releases Major Upgrade to Its Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter SuiteNew Tiffen Dfx 4 now also supports digital intermediate workflows; adds historical photographic processes and motion picture film stocks to its collection of features and capabilities
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, has announced the release of the highly-anticipated version 4 of the multiple award-winning Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite. A powerhouse among special effects software, Tiffen Dfx 4 delivers even more illustrious video and still image effects to its already extensive package. Version 4 adds OFX plug-in support, making it compatible with digital intermediate programs Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve and Assimilate Scratch, as well as the high-end Nuke visual effects program from The Foundry. The feature-rich Tiffen Dfx 4 upgrade also includes support for Sony Vegas NLEs as well as 12 new visual effects filters, 93 new historical photographic processes, 30 new motion picture film stocks, a dramatic speed increase in GPU acceleration, state-of-the-art floating point precision for a non-destructive workflow, and vivid Retina display support for Mac.
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AJA Announces Ship Date for the CION Production Camera
News: AJA Announces Ship Date for the CION Production CameraNow Accepting Orders from Worldwide Reseller Channel
AJA Video Systems today announced that the company has started accepting orders for the new CION production camera, with an anticipated initial ship date by the end of December. CION is both ergonomic and lightweight with unparalleled connectivity, and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions direct to Apple ProRes or AJA Raw. For information on where to place orders, please visit http://www.aja.com/en/where-to-buy#wtb-cion for a list of AJA CION resellers.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Used to Capture Thirty Seconds to Mars’ Summer Tour
News: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Used to Capture Thirty Seconds to Mars’ Summer TourBlackmagic Design today announced that the Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot concert, event and behind the scenes footage for the award winning hit band Thirty Seconds to Mars. Videographer and DP for the band, K.C. Lauf, used the Pocket Cinema Camera to capture every possible moment, both on stage and off, during the band’s recent 25 show Carnivores Tour co headlined with Linkin Park.
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Encore Completes Dailies, Post & VFX for HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'
News: Encore Completes Dailies, Post & VFX for HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'Four-Part Project Shot on Film Shared Between New York and Los Angeles Facilities
HBO's miniseries "Olive Kitteridge" starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive , whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center.
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JVC Launches 4KCAM Product Line at CCW 2014
News: JVC Launches 4KCAM Product Line at CCW 2014JVC Professional Products, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will introduce its 4KCAM product line and unveil three handheld camera models at Content & Communications World (CCW) 2014, which runs Nov. 12-13 in New York City. The new GY-LS300 is a Super 35mm camcorder that accepts a variety of interchangeable lenses, the GY-HM200 is a versatile, full-featured 4K Ultra HD camcorder with HD streaming, and the GY-HM170 delivers 4K Ultra HD imagery in an economical, palm-sized camera with professional features.
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Ikegami Introduces HC-HD300 Affordable HD CMOS Studio Camera System; Exhibits HDK-95C Unicam, OLED & LCD Monitors At CCW 2014
News: Ikegami Introduces HC-HD300 Affordable HD CMOS Studio Camera System;  Exhibits HDK-95C Unicam, OLED & LCD Monitors At CCW 2014First Showing of HC-HD300 Demonstrates Newly Developed 1/3-inch full resolution three CMOS Sensor Block; HEM-2570 OLED & HLM-1751 LCD Monitors in NYC Nov. 12-13
Ikegami, the world-leading manufacturer of advanced HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will be exhibiting advanced systems at Content and Communications World 2014 (CCW). CCW is being held November 12-13 at the Javits Convention Center, NYC.
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Band Pro to Honor Director Enzo Castellari at 2014 Open House Event
News: Band Pro to Honor Director Enzo Castellari at 2014 Open House EventBand Pro Film & Digital, Inc. has announced they will honor Italian Director Enzo Castellari at this year’s One World Open House event on Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at Band Pro’s Burbank headquarters.
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