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Ikegami APAC to Exhibit Latest Cameras, Monitors and Transmission Equipment at Broadcast Asia 2018
Ikegami APAC to Exhibit Latest Cameras, Monitors and Transmission Equipment at Broadcast Asia 2018
Demonstrations to include first APAC showing of the new HDK-99 3G-capable full digital 3-CMOS HDTV portable camera and HQLM-3125X 4K/HD master monitor
Ikegami, a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for television content producers and broadcasters, will exhibit its newest technology and systems on the Ikegami APAC stand 4R4-01 at Broadcast Asia 2018. The show will be held at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, June 26-28.
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Gearhouse Broadcast boosts 4K and HDR rental capabilities with investment in in-demand cameras and lenses
Gearhouse Broadcast boosts 4K and HDR rental capabilities with investment in in-demand cameras and lenses
Sony HDC-4300 cameras and range of Canon and Fujinon 4K lenses boost Gearhouse’s rental stock in UK, US and Germany
Gearhouse Broadcast, a supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has significantly enhanced its 4K rental stock with the purchase of a large quantity of the industry’s most in-demand cameras and lenses. The investment includes 36 new Sony HDC-4300 4K/HD camera channels and a large quantity of 4K and HD studio/field and ENG lenses from both Canon and Fujinon.
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Chrosziel Lens Test Projector P-TPCXPL for ARRI Signature Prime lenses with LPL mount
Chrosziel Lens Test Projector P-TPCXPL for ARRI Signature Prime lenses with LPL mount
Glass & Filter Inserts, 60mm LED Image Circle, Multiport for Lens Data & Control
The Chrosziel Projector P-TPCXPL with dedicated ARRI™ Plates meets all requirements to professionally check and service lenses such as ARRI Signature Prime lenses with LPL mounts or other mounts like XPL, PL, EF or B4 mounts. The projector was built with highest precision below 5μm plane parallelism between mount and reticle.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15
New upgrade fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, adds even more audio tools plus hundreds of new features and improvements that editors and colorists have asked for!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 15, a massive update that fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, making it the world’s first solution to combine professional offline and online editing, color correction, audio post production, multi user collaboration and now visual effects together in one software tool. DaVinci Resolve 15 adds an entirely new Fusion page with over 250 tools for compositing, paint, particles, animated titles and more.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
Now customers can extend and power cameras from up to 2 km away, all over a single SMPTE fiber optic cable.
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter which convert standard television industry connections for video, audio, power, talkback, tally and more into a single SMPTE hybrid electrical and fiber optic cable. This allows cameras to be placed up to 2 km away from a studio or outside broadcast truck using a single cable. The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter is available for US$2,995 and the Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter is available for US$2,995. Both fiber converters are available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces URSA Broadcast
Blackmagic Design Introduces URSA Broadcast
The world’s most affordable and flexible professional HD and Ultra HD broadcast camera for live production and studio programs, at the same price as a DSLR camera!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA Broadcast, a new high end, professional broadcast camera designed for both studio programming and live production. URSA Broadcast works with existing B4 broadcast HD lenses, can be used for both HD and Ultra HD production, features a 4K sensor, extended video dynamic range, traditional external controls and buttons, built in optical ND filters, dual CFast and dual SD card recorders, and much more. Blackmagic URSA Broadcast is available now for only US$3,495 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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New JVC 4KCAM Cameras Offer Integrated Graphics, Live Streaming
New JVC 4KCAM Cameras Offer Integrated Graphics, Live StreamingJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced three new additions to its family of 4KCAM cameras. Among other new features, the new GY-HM250U offers integrated graphics and live streaming, while the GY-HM250SP adds sports-specific score overlays. Also new, the GY-HM180U sets a new benchmark for professional compact cameras without built-in streaming or graphics.
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Camera Corps Qx High Quality Robotic Camera Debuts at 2018 NAB Show
Camera Corps Qx High Quality Robotic Camera Debuts at 2018 NAB Show
See Camera Corps on the Vitec Group exhibit at NAB 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 9-12
Camera Corps will debut a major addition to its range of miniature robotic camera systems at the April 9-12 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The new Qx is a compact weatherproof head with integral pan/tilt/zoom/focus drives. Delivering high video quality, it offers producers the freedom to cut and mix with video feeds from full-size studio and outside-broadcast cameras. Black-finished and just 125 mm in diameter, the Qx is unobtrusive enough to be operated within view of other cameras both for studio productions and in OB coverage of live events. It can also be used as part of a commentator camera setup.
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Canon Announces New DIGISUPER Lens and Two New Portable Zoom Lenses
Canon Announces New DIGISUPER Lens and Two New Portable Zoom Lenses
Mid-Range Field Zoom Lens Delivers Excellent Image Quality and Operational Control
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the UHD-DIGISUPER 66 (UJ66x9B), a mid-range telephoto zoom lens for 4K UHD broadcast cameras. Providing 4K optical performance for cameras that feature 2/3-inch sensors, the UHD-DIGISUPER 66 features a 66x zoom ratio, making it ideal for sports and live event productions. Leveraging Canon’s Optical Shift Image Stabilizer (Shift-IS), this new lens provides both handling and operational controls similar to existing field zoom lenses for HDTV broadcast cameras, offering stable imaging and comfortable maneuverability during indoor and outdoor sports broadcasting, medium-size broadcasting vans and more.
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RUSHWORKS is Keeping it Super Simple at NAB with Unique, Affordable and Easy-to-Use Solutions
RUSHWORKS is Keeping it Super Simple at NAB with Unique, Affordable and Easy-to-Use Solutions
New A-LIST Streamster allows anyone to create an Internet TV channel, 3n1 provides triple functionality in one PTZ camera, PTOA now featured in camera control solutions
RUSHWORKS, provider of cool technology for production, playback and streaming since 2001, is Keeping It Super Simple (K.I.S.S.) for NAB 2018 attendees to find effective, operator-friendly and cost-efective production, playback and streaming solutions. The line-up of new products in Booth SL11216 includes the introduction of RUSHWORKS’ A-LIST Streamster, an IP only automation system; the 3n1 single fixture, triple function video camera; and the addition of coordinated preset time of arrival (PTOA) for RUSHWORKS camera control solutions.
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Camera Corps to Demonstrate Clarity Large-Sensor HD/UHD HFR Camera at NAB Las Vegas
Camera Corps to Demonstrate Clarity Large-Sensor HD/UHD HFR Camera at NAB Las Vegas
See Camera Corps on the Vitec Group exhibit at NAB 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 9-12
​A recent addition to the Camera Corps rental fleet, Clarity is a miniature camera delivering real-time live output and high-frame-rate SDI for use with slow motion replay servers. A UHD version operating at four times real-time is also available. The camera will be demonstrated on the Vitec Group exhibit (C6025) in the Central Hall at the April 9-12 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
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UK X Factor Arena Tour Powered By Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow
UK X Factor Arena Tour Powered By Blackmagic Design Live Production WorkflowBlackmagic Design today announced that IMAG projection for the 2018 X Factor live arena tour was produced with a PPU, built around an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K with ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel. Live acquisition was delivered by an HD multicam set up which included the URSA Broadcast.
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Aerial Cinematography Firm Takes to the Skies with FUJINON Cabrio Zoom
Aerial Cinematography Firm Takes to the Skies with FUJINON Cabrio Zoom
Rugged Design of FUJINON 25-300mm Cabrio Zoom Makes for Perfect Pairing with RED Helium 8K Camera
Shooting car chases, rocket tests, and flying action hero scenes from thousands of feet in the air requires a camera/lens combination that’s sturdy, flexible and sharp. For one of the world’s top aerial cinematography companies, Hawthorne, CA-based Gyron Systems International, a division of Wolfe Air Aviation, Ltd., those requirements led them to pair the 25-300mm Cabrio zoom from FUJIFILM/FUJINON with the RED Helium 8K camera.
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Show Me The Money: Westdoc Online to Cover Grants and Funding in Next Episode
Show Me The Money: Westdoc Online to Cover Grants and Funding in Next EpisodeWestdoc Online, an internet broadcast series dedicated to documentary and nonfiction filmmaking, announced today it will cover valuable information on securing grants and other forms of funding for documentary and nonfiction projects in its next episode livestreaming Wednesday, March 21 at 9:30am Pacific time on www.westdoconline.com.
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Ikegami Announces New HDK-99 3G-Capable Full Digital 3-CMOS HDTV Portable Camera At 2018 NAB Show
Ikegami Announces New HDK-99 3G-Capable Full Digital 3-CMOS HDTV Portable Camera At 2018 NAB Show
Featuring HDR and 4K for Current and Future Production Needs
Ikegami (www.ikegami.com), a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, has announced the debut of the new Ikegami HDK-99 3G-Capable Full Digital 3-CMOS HDTV Portable Camera at 2018 NAB Show. This year’s NAB exhibition halls will be open April 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Vinten Introduces External Lens Drive for Vantage Robotic Camera Head
New Device Delivers Full Servo Functionality to Any Manual Camera Lens
Vinten®, a Vitec Group brand and a world leader in manual and robotic camera support systems, today introduced the Vantage external lens drive, a new option for the company's award-winning Vantage robotic camera head. Vinten's newest device significantly increases the number of lenses that can be used on Vinten Vantage-mounted cameras, and delivers full servo functionality, including virtual reality (VR) tracking, to manual lenses.
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Adorama LIVE from NAB 2018 Brings Comedic and Production Gold to the Show Floor
Adorama LIVE from NAB 2018 Brings Comedic and Production Gold to the Show Floor
NYC-based pro video and audio solutions provider sets out to entertain and educate at the 2018 National Association of Broadcasters Show; Visit Adorama to see a real live production workflow in action
Adorama, one of the world's largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, will be bringing a real live production workflow to the 2018 NAB Show floor, giving attendees a chance to not only see the latest and greatest equipment the industry has to offer, but to see it in action. Teaming up with acclaimed Framework Productions, Adorama will be transforming their Central Hall exhibit (C4345) into the "Adorama LIVE from NAB" talk show TV set, where comedic talent will be entertaining as well as educating booth visitors through lively and engaging discussions with some of the industry's top talent.
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RED Digital Cinema 8K Camera Paired with FUJINON Zooms During Inaugural Surfing Contest
RED Digital Cinema 8K Camera Paired with FUJINON Zooms During Inaugural Surfing ContestConsidered one of the premiere surfing competitions, Volcom Pipe Pro is the inaugural event for the World Surfing League (WSL), bringing together the world’s top pipeline surfers. Live footage from the event was captured on RED Digital Cinema’s WEAPON with MONSTRO 8K VV sensor equipped with FUJINON Premier PL 25-300mm and 19-90mm Cabrio zoom lenses for Red Bull TV, in addition to Hawaii and Australia cable channels. The event also served as a real-world demo day with shooters from Red Bull, the WSL, and Uncle Toads Media Group trying out the new camera sensor and lens combination.
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Vinten Products on Display at the 2018 NAB Show
At the 2018 NAB Show, Vinten will showcase its complete family of broadcast camera support systems. With more than a century of design expertise, Vinten's award-winning camera solutions are trusted around the globe for infinite balance control and best-in-class motion quality. Vinten's intuitive manual and robotic solutions are supported by precision engineering and ergonomic design, allowing camera operators to focus on what they do best: creating engaging, cutting-edge imagery.
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JVC PTZ Cameras Help Access St. Tammany Reduce Costs, Improve Meeting Coverage
JVC PTZ Cameras Help Access St. Tammany Reduce Costs, Improve Meeting CoverageJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Access St. Tammany, the government access channel serving Louisiana’s St. Tammany Parish, has added three JVC KY‑PZ100 robotic PTZ network video production cameras and an RM‑LP100 remote camera controller to its council chambers. Installed last fall, the system has reduced personnel costs and improved meeting coverage.
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New one shot music video from Postmodern Jukebox captured with Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro
New one shot music video from Postmodern Jukebox captured with Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro
Filming crew had to shoot while moving between seven rooms and around approximately 40 musicians, actors and dancers.
Blackmagic Design today announced that DP Clint Byrne shot the music video for Postmodern Jukebox’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” rendition using a Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro digital film camera and Video Assist 4K monitor and recorder. Byrne captured the entire music video in one shot, following the musicians around a crowded house as a party unfolds around them.
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ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Installed for 45th & Dean, An In-House Content Hub Within the A+E Networks Family
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Installed for 45th & Dean, An In-House Content Hub Within the A+E Networks FamilyBlackmagic Design announced today that 45th & Dean has installed numerous Blackmagic Design products, including several URSA Mini 4.6K digital film cameras with URSA Studio Viewfinders, Micro Studio Camera 4Ks, Video Assist and Video Assist 4K monitor/recorders, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel, in its Brooklyn-based production facility.
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Panasonic Launches New AK-UC4000 Camera System—4K, HDR and HD Slow Motion Capable
Panasonic Launches New AK-UC4000 Camera System—4K, HDR and HD Slow Motion Capable
AK-UC4000 raises the bar for 4K HDR performance and future-proof infrastructure.
Panasonic has announced the addition of the AK-UC4000 studio camera to its system camera line, joining the current AK-UC3000 4K HDR capable-camera and the AK-HC5000 1080p 4x high-speed HDR capable-system. It brings together the features of both and raises the bar for 4K HDR performance and future-proof infrastructure.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Season Two of NBC's BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Season Two of NBC's BETTER LATE THAN NEVERBlackmagic Design today announced that Director of Photography David Ortkiese used Micro Cinema Cameras and Video Assist 4K monitor/recorders to capture and monitor in-vehicle and exterior camera shots for season two of NBC's hit series “Better Late Than Never.” The show follows five globe-trotting stars - Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and comedian Jeff Dye - as they set off on a wildly entertaining journey to Munich, Berlin, Lithuania, Sweden, Barcelona, Madrid and Morocco.
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Panasonic Expands Lens Compatibility for AU-EVA1 5.7K Cinema Camera
Panasonic Expands Lens Compatibility for AU-EVA1 5.7K Cinema CameraPanasonic has announced the immediately availability of a free firmware 1.12 upgrade for the new AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera that expands lens compatibility for a number of popular Sigma ART lenses. The firmware 1.12 is available for download at
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Maryland’s Hood College Builds New Broadcast Studio with ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
Maryland’s Hood College Builds New Broadcast Studio with ATEM Television Studio Pro HDBlackmagic Design today announced that Maryland’s Hood College has built its new Communication Arts Video Production Studio and Control Room using Blackmagic Design’s line of live production products, including an ATEM Television Studio Pro HD for live switching and camera control, and a Blackmagic Web Presenter for streaming content to YouTube.
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RUSHWORKS NAB 2018 Line-up Includes Uniquely Simple Solutions for Production, Playback, Streaming
RUSHWORKS NAB 2018 Line-up Includes Uniquely Simple Solutions for Production, Playback, Streaming
Hardware and software provider to bring powerful and affordable solutions for applications ranging from TV and radio broadcast to Internet stations, government facilities and houses of worship
RUSHWORKS, provider of cool technology for production, playback and streaming since 2001, will demonstrate a line-up of “K.I.S.S.” solutions at NAB 2018. Each product focuses on the company’s mission to “Keep It Super Simple”, combining powerful but simple to use feature sets and functionality that insure high-quality production for TV, radio and Internet – on a budget that virtually anyone can afford. Demonstrations of RUSHWORKS’ products will be active in Booth SL 11216.
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The Vitec Group's BVE 2018 Show Preview for Stand G14 Feb. 27-March 1, London
The Vitec Group's BVE 2018 Show Preview for Stand G14 Feb. 27-March 1, LondonIn the spotlight on the Vitec Group's stand at BVE 2018 will be the latest innovations from the company's extensive range of premium branded products for broadcast, cine, and photographic professionals. Highlights include Litepanels' versatile Gemini 2x1 soft panel and next-generation Astra and Sola LED light panels; the award-winning Vinten Vantage robotic camera head and μVRC (microVRC) controller; and the market-defining flowtech™ 75 tripod — the latest joint venture between leading brands Sachtler and Vinten, global industry leaders in camera supports for more than 100 years.
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Ikegami to debut new UHK-435 Camera, Exhibit SHK-810 8K Camera, New Monitor Line at 2018 NAB Show
Ikegami to debut new UHK-435 Camera, Exhibit SHK-810 8K Camera, New Monitor Line at 2018 NAB Show
Full-Size Studio Version of Ikegami UHK-430 True 4K Camera to Be Introduced at NAB, Booth #C7218
Ikegami (www.ikegami.com), a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will introduce new technology and exhibit its latest systems at the 2018 NAB Show. This year’s NAB exhibition halls will be open April 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Match v2 for After Effects and Premiere Pro
RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Match v2 for After Effects and Premiere Pro
New release includes automatic color matching for multiple shot and multicam shoots
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award® winning software, announces the release of RE:Match® v2 for Adobe® After Effects® and Adobe® Premiere Pro®, taking intuitive color matching to a whole new level by addressing common color problems when using multiple shots and/or multiple cameras.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces URSA Broadcast
Blackmagic Design Introduces URSA Broadcast
The world’s most affordable and flexible professional HD and Ultra HD broadcast camera for live production and studio programs, at the same price as a DSLR camera!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA Broadcast, a new high end, professional broadcast camera designed for both studio programming and live production. URSA Broadcast works with existing B4 broadcast HD lenses, can be used for both HD and Ultra HD production, features a 4K sensor, extended video dynamic range, traditional external controls and buttons, built in optical ND filters, dual CFast and dual SD card recorders, and much more. Blackmagic URSA Broadcast is available now for only US$3,495 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
Now customers can extend and power cameras from up to 2 km away, all over a single SMPTE fiber optic cable.
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter which convert standard television industry connections for video, audio, power, talkback, tally and more into a single SMPTE hybrid electrical and fiber optic cable. This allows cameras to be placed up to 2 km away from a studio or outside broadcast truck using a single cable. The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter is available for US$2,995 and the Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter is available for US$2,995. Both fiber converters are available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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WUCF Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders for Production of National Documentary Project
WUCF Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders for Production of National Documentary ProjectWUCF Central Florida PBS has purchased Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to support production of its extensive local programming as well as the filming of a high-profile documentary, The Groveland Four. A national project, The Groveland Four explores an historic episode in Central Florida's mid-20th century race relations.
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FUJIFILM/FUJINON Announces On-Site Service & Support for 2018 Winter Games
FUJIFILM/FUJINON Announces On-Site Service & Support for 2018 Winter GamesAt next month’s Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILMwill provide on-site technical service and support for FUJINON lenses. Engineers from Fujifilm’s American, European and Japanese branches, along with the company’s local Korean service representative, will be on hand starting February 1st to assist customers throughout the Winter Games. The events in PyeongChang begin on Friday, February 9th and run through Sunday, February 25th.
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Popularity of FUJIFILM MK Lenses Draws Third Party Support
Popularity of FUJIFILM MK Lenses Draws Third Party SupportThanks to the growing popularity of the recently introduced FUJINON MK Series, camera and lens support providers have taken note and now offer a range of solutions to benefit MK lens owners and broaden their compatibility with additional camera mounts. Among those with new support gear for the FUJINON MK Series are lens control, accessory manufacturers and service providers: Heden, Chrosziel, Duclos Lenses, MTF, Bright Tangerine and Zacuto.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 4.7 Update for Micro Studio and Micro Cinema Cameras
Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 4.7 Update for Micro Studio and Micro Cinema Cameras
New software update improves image quality, adds RAW output, and includes more remote control options!
Blackmagic Design today released Blackmagic Camera 4.7 Update for Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. This update adds new video formats, dramatically improved sensor performance, new gain settings, RAW output via SDI, and new control options for operating the cameras remotely.
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Lucky 8 TV shoots Season 2 of Science ‘Secrets of the Underground’ with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Lucky 8 TV shoots Season 2 of Science ‘Secrets of the Underground’ with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Series hosted by biologist Rob Nelson and geophysicist Stefan Burns uses cutting-edge technology—LIDAR, ground-penetrating radar and 3D imaging—and research to shed new light on famous subterranean mysteries
Production company Lucky 8 TV (60 Days In, The Real Story with María Elena Salinas) has employed Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to shoot season two of Science Channel original series “Secrets of the Underground.” The second season premieres Saturday, October 28 at 10pm ET/PT.
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NAB NY: FUJIFILM Demos 4K Lens, MK Series, Chrosziel & Heden Controls
NAB NY: FUJIFILM Demos 4K Lens, MK Series, Chrosziel & Heden Controls
With a total length of 8.6’ mm and 4,4 lbs (1.98kg) weight, the UA24x7.8 is the smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K
(Wayne, NJ--October 17, 2017) The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will showcase several of its newest lenses and accessories at the NAB Show New York this week (October 18-19) at the Javits Convention Center. Being shown for the first time in the U.S. after its introduction in Amsterdam is the world’s smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K production, the FUJINON UA24x7.8; along with the FUJINON MK Series of cinema lenses and new zoom control servos for the MK lenses from Chrosziel and Heden.
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Houston’s HOPE CITY Church Supports Sophisticated Outreach to Millennials with Cinematic Video Shot on Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Camcorders
Houston’s HOPE CITY Church Supports Sophisticated Outreach to Millennials with Cinematic Video Shot on Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Camcorders
Six services, worldwide outreach through Facebook Live and YouTube streaming, in-house projection to multiple screens, houses of worship in multiple locations
The thousands of youthful congregants of Houston-based HOPE CITY are scattered worldwide, participating in services via Facebook Live and YouTube streaming as well as in-person at multiple weekly worship experiences. The quality of HOPE CITY’s live and residual video production has seen a dramatic uptick since the introduction of Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders early this year.
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Big Red Ad Campaign Completed with URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Big Red Ad Campaign Completed with URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Six 15 second web spots and alternate Facebook versions, shot in 4.6K in RAW at 4:1 compression to balance grading flexibility and file size
Blackmagic Design today announced that its URSA Mini Pro digital film camera was used by video production company Ice Cream Entertainment LLC to shoot an ad campaign for Big Red soda. DaVinci Resolve Studio was also used to edit, grade and finish the spots by brothers Andrew and Nate Garcia, who own and operate the production company.
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Panasonic Announces Pricing, Additional Technical Specs For AU-EVA1
Panasonic Announces Pricing, Additional Technical Specs For AU-EVA1
Specs now include a pixel count of 5720 H x 3016 V , confirmed Dual Native ISO ratings of 800 and 2,500, and 14-stops of dynamic range; SLP of $7495
(August 3, 2017) Panasonic today disclosed additional information, including pricing and specification data, about the upcoming AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera. Previewed this spring at Cine Gear Expo, the EVA1 will ship this Fall with a suggested list price of $7,495.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 9 with VR
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 9 with VR
Incredible new VR tools, planar tracking, state of the art keying and more, along with a new low price of only $299 for Fusion 9 Studio!
Blackmagic Design today announced Fusion 9, a major update to its visual effects, compositing, 3D and motion graphics software. Fusion 9 has been designed to support the latest workflows and features new VR tools, entirely new keyer technology, planar tracking, camera tracking, multi user collaboration tools and more.
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The NHL’S Edmonton Oilers Rely on FUJINON Lenses for Inaugural Season in Rogers Place Arena
The NHL’S Edmonton Oilers Rely on FUJINON Lenses for Inaugural Season in Rogers Place Arena
Six FUJINON lenses power largest videoboard in the NHL
After more than 40 years of play at its previous arena, the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers team found their new home in the Rogers Place for the 2016-17 season. The 18,500-seat Alberta arena is the centerpiece of an impressive, large-scale redevelopment plan in downtown Edmonton. The build included an investment in six FUJINON lenses, and Rogers Place now houses the following lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM: a HA14x4.5BERM super wide angle and two XA77x9.5BESM telephoto lenses, along with a HA18x5.5BERD and two HA18x7.6BERM HA Premier Series ENG lenses. The lenses are relied on for game day action, including use in a camera system installed to the underside of the arena’s massive videoboard.
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New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam Cameras Offer Greater Speed and Versatility
New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam Cameras Offer Greater Speed and Versatility
Firmware upgrades include Ver. 7.5 for the VariCam 35/HS, Ver. 5.5 for the VariCam LT, and Ver. 7.5 for the VariCam Pur
Panasonic has announced free firmware upgrades for the VariCam 35, HS, LT, and Pure cinema cameras that includes several new features and added functions.
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ARRI Rental Showcases Expanding Alexa 65 Lens Range At Cine Gear
ARRI Rental Showcases Expanding Alexa 65 Lens Range At Cine Gear
Lenses customized and bespoke solutions developed in creative partnership with filmmakers
Under the banner of “Your story, your look, your lens choice”, ARRI Rental showcased its growing range of full-coverage 65 mm format lenses at Cine Gear 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Panasonic Previews Compact 5.7K Super 35mm AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
Panasonic Previews Compact 5.7K Super 35mm AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
Weighing only 2.65-lbs (1.2Kg, body-only) with a compact form factor (6.69” x 5.31” x 5.23”) and a removable handgrip, the EVA1 can be used for efficient handheld shooting applications and can also be mounted on a drone, gimbal rig or jib arm for complex yet smooth camera moves
At Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood, CA, Panasonic previewed the AU-EVA1, a new 5.7K cinema camera positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera. Compact and lightweight, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but also well suited for documentaries, commercials and music videos.
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FUJIFILM/FUJINON to Host Lens Projection Room and MK Demos at Cine Gear Expo
FUJIFILM/FUJINON to Host Lens Projection Room and MK Demos at Cine Gear ExpoThe newly launched “MK” Series of cinema lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM, along with the UA Series of HDR zooms, will make their Cine Gear debut next month. Also showcased during this event will be the entire range of FUJINON PL mount Cabrio and Premier zooms. The Cine Gear Expo 2017 exhibition occurs June 2 and 3rd in Hollywood’s Paramount Studios.
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FOX Sports South Installs Panasonic Camera Systems for Beauty Shots at Braves’ New SunTrust Park
FOX Sports South Installs Panasonic Camera Systems for Beauty Shots at Braves’ New SunTrust Park
Installed Panasonic components include Panasonic AK-UB300 4K Box, AW-HR140 Outdoor PTZ, and AW-HE130 HD PTZ Cameras
When the Atlanta Braves play their regular season home games this season, FOX Sports South is ready with new Panasonic 4K and HD camera systems to cover beauty shots throughout The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park, the team’s new stadium. These strategically-positioned cameras are the AK-UB300 4K box camera, the ultra-rugged AW-HR140 outdoor PTZ and AW-HE130 integrated PTZ.
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Solotech Relies on FUJINON Lenses for Large Concerts as Touring Division Expands
Solotech Relies on FUJINON Lenses for Large Concerts as Touring Division Expands
Lenses in use by the event provider include: FUJINON XA99x8.4BESM, HA14x4.5BERM, and HA18x7.6BERM models
As its concert touring division continues to expand with its new DeKalb, Illinois facility, Montreal-based Solotechhas come to rely on several FUJINON lenses to support large concert tours. The audio and video equipment rental, integration, and event technology provider counts the FUJINON XA99x8.4BESM ultra-wide field production lens, HA14x4.5BERM Premier super wide-angle ENG lens, HA18x7.6BERM Premier series standard ENG lens, and HA23x7.6BERM Premier telephoto lens as stalwarts in its equipment arsenal.
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The Weather Channel Invests in Panasonic AJ-PX5000G Shoulder-mount P2 HD Camcorders for Rigorous EFP
The Weather Channel Invests in Panasonic AJ-PX5000G Shoulder-mount P2 HD Camcorders for Rigorous EFP
Extensive in-house testing showed clear preference for the PX5000G; will integrate with LiveU Central cloud-based IP management platform and Adobe Premiere Pro
The Weather Channel (Atlanta, GA) has recently purchased four AJ-PX5000G 2/3-inch 2.2M 3-MOS P2 HD AVC-ULTRA shoulder-mount camcorders for the production of long-form programming. These camcorders replace an earlier generation of P2 gear that the Weather Channel, a longtime Panasonic P2 customer, had used for EFP since the mid-2000s.
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RTM Productions Goes Under the Hood with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
RTM Productions Goes Under the Hood with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
AG-DVX200 4K Handheld Camcorders to Produce Top-Rated Automotive Programs
RTM Productions (Franklin, TN), creators of PowerNation, the country’s most-watched automotive how-to TV programming, is producing its 2017 season of popular tech shows with recently acquired Panasonic gear, including six VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders, three AG-DVX200 4K handhelds and 10 BT-4LH310 4K production monitors.
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LMG Adds Five New FUJINON UA18x 4K Zooms for Large-Scale Live Events
LMG Adds Five New FUJINON UA18x 4K Zooms for Large-Scale Live Events
Combination of Zoom Length and Wide-Angle Ability Make for Ideal Double Duty Lens; UA Series 4K Lenses Now Total 18 at LMG
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM announced the first sale and delivery of the company’s just-introduced “UA18x5.5B” 4K compatible, Ultra HD, handheld zoom. The Orlando-based live event and systems integration firm, LMG, purchased five UA18x’s for use within its expanding “Touring” and “Show Technology” divisions. The new zooms will complement Sony HDC-4300 4K/HD cameras and Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K Studio cameras and will be used to shoot large-scale music concerts and corporate events.
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Cooke Optics, Panavision, RED, Canon, Blackmagic, CW Sonderoptic, and Sony take steps to officially standardise lens metadata on /i Technology protocol
Cooke Optics, Panavision, RED, Canon, Blackmagic, CW Sonderoptic, and Sony take steps to officially standardise lens metadata on /i Technology protocol
Lens metadata aids workflow and saves money on set and in post
Cooke Optics announced today that Panavision, RED Digital Cinema, Canon, Blackmagic Design, CW Sonderoptic and Sony are embracing an industry-defining project to standardise the collection of lens metadata from PL and selected Panavision mount lenses on the /i Technology protocol.
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Panasonic Media Entertainment at NAB 2017: Live 360 Broadcast, IP Streaming, 10-bit Monitoring, and More
Panasonic Media Entertainment at NAB 2017: Live 360 Broadcast, IP Streaming, 10-bit Monitoring, and More
Panasonic Media Entertainment Company , Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Unveils 360-Degree Live Camera System With Uncompressed 4K Output
(Las Vegas, NV--April 24, 2017) Panasonic’s booth at the NAB Show 2017 (Central Hall, Booth C3607) is going to packed with the range of goodness that showgoers have come to expect, including the Cinema VariCam Experience, a look at the control room of the future, cloud-based news production, transparent and AR displays, and much more that we’ll be reporting throughout the week.
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NewTek TriCaster Offers Native Support of JVC KY-PZ100 PTZ Cameras
NewTek TriCaster Offers Native Support of JVC KY-PZ100 PTZ CamerasJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced NewTek TriCaster® multi-camera video production systems will offer native support of JVC KY-PZ100 robotic PTZ network video production cameras. JVC will demonstrate its PTZ cameras at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth C4315), which runs April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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'teradek Live Show' To Utilize High-end Robotic Movement With The Vinten Vantage
'teradek Live Show' To Utilize High-end Robotic Movement With The Vinten VantageAt the 2017 NAB Show, Vitec Group brands Vinten, a world leader in manual and robotic camera support systems, and Teradek, a premium provider of H.264 encoders and wireless video devices, have teamed up to showcase the Vinten Vantage robotic camera head in action on the set of the popular "Teradek Live Show" at booth C6025. In a compact and lightweight form factor, the Vinten Vantage enables broadcast-quality video and superior motion control at the same price point as a traditional pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera head.
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Transvideo CEO Jacques Delacoux congratulates ARRI on their ARRI ALEXA SXT W Wireless Camera
Transvideo CEO Jacques Delacoux congratulates ARRI on their ARRI ALEXA SXT W Wireless CameraCEO of Transvideo Jacques Delacoux has today congratulated ARRI on the release of their exciting upgrade to the ALEXA SXT platform, making the ALEXA SXT W an entirely wireless professional motion picture camera. “This is a groundbreaking camera from ARRI. Transvideo is proud to have been involved in a collaboration with ARRI to help produce a dedicated wireless monitor, the Starlite ARRI WVS, to be used in conjunction with the new ALEXA SXT W wireless camera.”
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FUJIFILM's First NAB Speaker Series Includes Noted Cinematographers
FUJIFILM's First NAB Speaker Series Includes Noted CinematographersThe Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will hold its first-ever speaker series, featuring some of the industry’s top cinematography professionals, during the NAB convention. Speakers will represent a wide range of FUJINON lens users, including noted feature film, wildlife, and large-venue concert cinematographers. NAB runs from April 22-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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RUSHWORKS Demonstrates Latest Arsenal of Powerfully Simple Production, Playback and Streaming Tools
RUSHWORKS Demonstrates Latest Arsenal of Powerfully Simple Production, Playback and Streaming Tools
Object tracking solution, universal pan/tilt heads and a robotic camera dolly; all sport unique features, performance and cost-effectiveness to set them apart from the crowd
RUSHWORKS, a Dallas area-based software development company that produces cool technology for production, playback, and streaming, is demonstrating the latest tools in its arsenal of powerfully simple products at NAB 2017 in Booth SL12713. This year RUSHWORKS is enhancing it already robust range of technology solutions with: LOCKED ON, an object tracking solution that eliminates the need for video camera operators; the upgraded PTX Model 1 and 2 Universal PanTilt heads controlled from DMX and/or VISCA devices; SegmentR PRO, a robust utility that transcodes and optimizes multiple formats in a file-based workflow; and NEWSDOLLY, a robotic camera dolly that introduces dynamic PTZ camera motion and anchor tracking to news and other studio and stage productions.
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FOR-A to Debut FT-ONE-LS-12G Full 4K Super Slow-motion Camera
FOR-A to Debut FT-ONE-LS-12G Full 4K Super  Slow-motion Camera
Company will also introduce VRCAM-NX sensor less virtual studio/on-air graphics system and RFC-ONE real-time flash corrector
At the upcoming NAB Show, FOR-A will debut the next generation high-speed full 4K camerain its FT-ONE series, the FT-ONE-LS-12G. Designed specifically for fast-paced sporting events, the FT-ONE-LS-12G offers high-quality image performance, even in low light conditions that are often found in sports stadium venues and can prove troublesome for most high-frame-rate cameras.
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Quincy Media to Standardize on JVC Camcorders for Broadcast TV News
Quincy Media to Standardize on JVC Camcorders for Broadcast TV NewsJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Quincy Media, Inc., is standardizing on ProHD and 4KCAM camcorders for news operations across its television broadcast stations. Based in Quincy, Ill., the company owns and operates 22 television stations across seven states, including 19 that produce local news, and is expected to purchase about 200 JVC camcorders over the next two years.
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Big Pic Media Heads to 2017 NAB Show, Las Vegas
Big Pic Media Heads to 2017 NAB Show, Las VegasSenior representatives Adam Welsh, Dave Saville and Craig Risebury from Big Pic Media head to Las Vegas later this month to meet major supply partners and key customers at the 2017 NAB Convention. Organised by the US National Association of Broadcasters, the event will be held from Saturday April 22 through Thursday April 27 with the parallel exhibition open April 24 - 27.
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hsc.tv Shoots Network Sports, Documentary Features With Full Line of Panasonic VariCam Cameras
hsc.tv Shoots Network Sports, Documentary Features With Full Line of Panasonic VariCam CamerasFrom covering Grand Slam Tennis and the Masters Golf Tournament for ESPN to shooting promos for TruTV, from a feature on the New York Yankees for ESPN’s SportsCenter to a music video tease for ABC’s “The View,” production company hsc.tv (New York, NY) has shot many high-profile projects with its VariCam line of cameras.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras help deliver THE DURRELLS
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras help deliver THE DURRELLSBlackmagic Design today announced that director of photography (DP) Sam Renton has used its Micro Cinema Cameras to help capture detail and action shots on the upcoming second drama series of THE DURRELLS, written by acclaimed screenwriter Simon Nye and produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. Directed by Steve Barron, THE DURRELLS is an ITV drama series based on Gerald Durrell’s autobiographical trilogy about the time he and his family lived in Corfu between 1935 and 1939.
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New Dallas Mavericks Team Facility Monitors Practice with JVC PTZ Cameras
New Dallas Mavericks Team Facility Monitors Practice with JVC PTZ Cameras
Four JVC KY-PZ100 PTZ network video production cameras monitor practice and workout activities
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the new Dallas Mavericks practice facility has been equipped with four JVC KY-PZ100 PTZ network video production cameras to monitor practice and workout activities. The cameras, along with two JVC RM-LP100 remote camera controllers, are part of a larger video system the NBA team uses to evaluate players and draft prospects.
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Boris FX Introduces Sapphire 10 Units
Boris FX Introduces Sapphire 10 Units
Premium VFX Plug-in Sapphire Now Available as Task Specific and Lower Cost Sapphire 10 Units for Adobe, Avid, & OFX
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Sapphire 10 Units. For the first time in Sapphire’s history, the high-end VFX plug-in collection is offered as eight separate categories with a lower price point aimed at individual artists, editors, and compositors. Sapphire 10 Units support Adobe After Effects CC & Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve, The Foundry’s NUKE, and other supported OFX hosts.
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Adorama Showcases Broadcast’s Best Gear, Launches B-to-B Sales Division at NAB 2017
Adorama Showcases Broadcast’s Best Gear, Launches B-to-B Sales Division at NAB 2017
See the full gamut of broadcast production gear from top manufacturers plus hands-on demo of multi-camera production workflows at Adorama NAB booth; Adorama consultative business sales services; double the stakes for daily show floor giveaways
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, will be showcasing its offering of professional broadcast and production equipment at the 2017 NAB Show, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 24-27.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Camera
Blackmagic Design Announces New URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Camera
New camera combines incredible digital film image quality with broadcast camera features, built in ND filters, interchangeable lens mount and more.
Blackmagic Design today announced URSA Mini Pro 4.6K, a new professional camera that combines high end digital film quality with the ergonomics and features of a traditional broadcast camera. URSA Mini Pro features a massive number of tactile control buttons, switches and dials that make it faster to use, built in optical ND filters, a new interchangeable lens mount, dual CFAST 2.0 and dual SD/UHS-II card recorders, and much more.
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Bexel Introduces Clarity 800 Camera for Live Production
Bexel Introduces Clarity 800 Camera for Live Production
POV-Sized Camera Sets New Technology Standard for Capturing HFR Images
Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions, a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services, has unveiled the Bexel Clarity 800 camera, the world's first miniature, high-frame-rate (HFR) point-of view camera for live production. Building on its unrivaled experience in live broadcast, Bexel developed the standard-setting Clarity 800 camera system to meet sports and event producers' increasing demand for high-quality, real-time HFR video.
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Kaufer Productions Bolsters Corporate Projects with AG-DVX200 4K Camcorder
Kaufer Productions Bolsters Corporate Projects with AG-DVX200 4K CamcorderAfter a lengthy career in broadcast ENG and EFP, in 2002 videographer/editor Jeffrey Kaufer established his own production company, Kaufer Productions, serving Minnesota’s Twin Cities metropolitan area. For the past year, Kaufer has been utilizing Panasonic’s AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor handheld on a variety of corporate projects for large companies including United Way, Boston Scientific and Xcel Energy.
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Oregon City Christian Church Upgrades Live Video Streaming with JVC PTZ Cameras
Oregon City Christian Church Upgrades Live Video Streaming with JVC PTZ CamerasJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Oregon City Christian Church is using two KY-PZ100 PTZ network video production cameras to produce weekly live streaming coverage of one of its Sunday morning services. Before the new cameras, OCC had been using only a single camera in the back of the church to stream its services.
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Polecam co-exhibits with Camera Corps and shows new products at BVE 2017
Polecam co-exhibits with Camera Corps and shows new products at BVE 2017
Polecam Systems will be exhibiting at BVE Expo 2017 on Camera Corps’ stand #P14 at London ExCel, 28thFebruary- 2nd March 2017
Polecam Systems and Camera Corps (part of the Vitec group) will continue to develop their long standing symbiotic professional relationship by co-exhibiting with each other at this year’s eagerly awaited BVE Expo at London ExCel.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM Production Studio 4K orchestrate Nufonia Must Fall world tour
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM Production Studio 4K orchestrate Nufonia Must Fall world tourBlackmagic Design today announced that the live production of performance art "Nufonia Must Fall" is captured and live cut using Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and an ATEM Production Studio 4K live production switcher. A play, puppet show, concert and film all in one, "Nufonia Must Fall" is the brainchild of Eric San, better known as Montreal-based turntablist and producer Kid Koala, and it is based on his black and white graphic novel of the same name.
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Horton Productions Supports Educational, Documentary Shoots with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorder
Horton Productions Supports Educational, Documentary Shoots with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld CamcorderPatrick Horton, owner/operator of Norman, OK-based Horton Productions, has employed Panasonic’s AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor handheld for the past year, using it to shoot projects ranging from educational and travel videos to documentary and broadcast projects.
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Rotolight Anova Pro is LED light of choice for award-winning DoP
Roy Wagner lights new film exclusively with Rotolight Anova PRO
Award-winning director of photography Roy H Wagner ASC has chosen the Rotolight Anova PRO bi-colour LED studio light as the exclusive light source for his new film, Trouble Sleeping. Best known for his work on Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning TV shows such as Ray Donovan and House, long-running CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and the Sherlock Holmes reboot Elementary starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, Wagner has an extensive career in the film industry going back almost 50 years.
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JVC Offers Sports Production System with GY-HM200SP Camcorder and Scorebot Scoreboard Interface
JVC Offers Sports Production System with GY-HM200SP Camcorder and Scorebot Scoreboard InterfaceJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced it is offering an all-inclusive system combining the popular GY-HM200SP sports production camcorder and Sportzcast Scorebot4100 scoreboard interface unit. Designed for single-camera coverage of local sports, the new GYHM200SCOREBOT sports production system provides a complete streaming and recording solution that includes a real-time graphics overlay with automatic scorekeeping.
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Showtime Sports Six-Part Documentary, Legacy: Bob Hurley
Showtime Sports Six-Part Documentary, Legacy: Bob Hurley
Shot with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Content studio Malka Media (Hoboken, NJ) is currently shooting an episodic digital series about Jersey City’s St. Anthony High School and its legendary basketball coach, Bob Hurley with VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders. SHOWTIME will debut "Legacy: Bob Hurley" in six weekly installments exclusively on SHO.com and the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel (@shosports) beginning Monday, Feb. 20.
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Mocha VR Revolutionizes Post Workflows for Cinematic 360°/VR Filmmaking
Mocha VR Revolutionizes Post Workflows for Cinematic 360°/VR Filmmaking
Academy Award-winning Mocha plug-in from Boris FX now available for Adobe, Avid, and OFX hosts.
Mocha​®​ VR​ is a groundbreaking new software tool bringing high-end visual effects and post-production workflows to 360°/VR filmmaking. Based on Imagineer’s Academy Award-winning planar tracking algorithm, ​Mocha VR​ is also the first plug-in to bring native 360​°​ optimized planar tracking, masking, object removal, and horizon stabilization tools to host applications Adobe​®​ Premiere Pro​®​ CC, Adobe​®​ After Effects​®​ CC, Avid Media Composer​®​, The Foundry’s NUKE™, and Blackmagic Design Fusion.
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Ikegami to Exhibit New HDK-430 4K and SHK-810 8K Cameras at NAB Show
Ikegami to Exhibit New HDK-430 4K and SHK-810 8K Cameras at NAB Show
HDK-73 2/3-inch CMOS Unicam HD Camera, True 4K Camera, 8K Camera and Monitor, 4K Monitors, HC-HD300, HDR Options, and More Will Be Shown
Ikegami (www.ikegami.com), a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will debut new technology and exhibit an advanced range of systems at the 2017 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Director Shoots Car Chase Film with JVC GY-LS300 Camcorder
Director Shoots Car Chase Film with JVC GY-LS300 CamcorderIn the motion picture industry, previsualization helps filmmakers provide proof of concept by shooting quick, unpolished versions of complex scenes. Director and action DP Lawrence Ribeiro has directed and shot more than 100 sequences for various films and commercials. When directing his own short film, The Chase, Ribeiro wanted a slick finished product, so he shot with the GY-LS300 4KCAM handheld Super 35 camcorder from JVC Professional Video.
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Canon EOS DSLR Cameras and EF Lenses Touch Down on the Sidelines Of The Big Game In Houston
Canon EOS DSLR Cameras and EF Lenses Touch Down on the Sidelines Of The Big Game In HoustonOn February 5th, top sports photographers from across the country gathered in Houston to cover the Big Game between the teams from New England and Atlanta. With an estimated 75 percent* of the photographers in the Houston stadium using Canon EOS DSLR cameras and EF lenses, Canon’s iconic white lenses filled the sidelines from the opening kickoff to the final whistle. In addition to the EOS DSLR cameras and EF lenses on the sidelines, Canon’s line of HD broadcast lenses were also used extensively to help deliver the game to more than 110 million television viewers.
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Japanese fashion commercial shot with Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4K
Japanese fashion commercial shot with Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4K
Commercial for popular Japanese fashion company nano・universe was created in-house with an URSA Mini 4K camera and graded with DaVinci Resolve.
Blackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K was used to shoot popular Japanese fashion company and retailer nano・universe’s “Anti Soaked” TV commercial. Color correction for the commercial was also done with Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve.
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Fletcher Brings Expansive Cinema and Broadcast Lens Expertise to FUJIFILM
Fletcher Brings Expansive Cinema and Broadcast Lens Expertise to FUJIFILM
Fletcher Joins the Optical Devices Division as Director of Sales
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has appointed Tom Fletcher as Director of Sales. In his new role, Fletcher will oversee sales and promotion of broadcast and cinema lenses in North America. Working under the guidance of division Vice President Gordon Tubbs, Fletcher will lead the sales efforts of six regional managers in North America. Fletcher’s position is effective immediately.
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DP David Herrington brings dark realism to Netflix's FRONTIER
DP David Herrington brings dark realism to Netflix's FRONTIERFrontier is a Canadian historical drama that chronicles the North American fur trade in the late 1700s. The six-part series, which stars Jason Momoa, Alun Armstrong, Allan Hawco, Landon Liboiron, Zoe Boyle and Jessica Matten, is the Discovery Channel’s first original scripted production and was acquired by Netflix for international distribution.
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Deluxe's Method Studios Crafts Elegantly Eerie Titles for FOX's "The Exorcist"
Deluxe's Method Studios Crafts Elegantly Eerie Titles for FOX's "The Exorcist"FOX TV series "The Exorcist" reimagines the saga of the 1973 feature film in present day Chicago, following Father Tomas Ortega as he tries to save the Rance family. For the show’s opening titles, the network turned to Method Studios to craft an elegantly eerie opening sequence with sinister overtones.
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Transvideo to launch StarliteRF-a wireless monitor with ARRI camera control at Paris AFC Micro Salon + BSC Expo 2017
Transvideo to launch StarliteRF-a wireless monitor with ARRI camera control at Paris AFC Micro Salon + BSC Expo 2017Thanks to the worldwide success of the StarliteHD-5 ARRI monitor which interfaces to and controls the ARRI Alexa-Mini and AMIRA cameras, Transvideo now launches the StarliteRF-a, a wireless monitor-recorder with advanced camera control capabilities. The StarliteRF-a is a variation of Transvideo's 5'' Oled wireless monitor-recorder with advanced features for remote control of ARRI's Alexa-Mini and AMIRA cameras.
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Camera Corps Gets off to a Flying Start in 2017
Camera Corps Gets off to a Flying Start in 2017Camera Corps, the broadcast industry’s leading supplier of speciality camera systems, reports a flying start to 2017, partnering with IMG Productions in a highly innovative project for the BDO World Darts Championships.
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Sachtler Supports Studio’s Vision for Jack Wolfskin’s #MakeYourLifeUnforgettable Campaign
Sachtler Supports Studio’s Vision for Jack Wolfskin’s #MakeYourLifeUnforgettable Campaign
Beech Studios puts the Sachtler Video 18 S2 to the test in Greenland’s backcountry
Going days without a shower, eating dehydrated food for weeks, feeling the stab of unforgiving, glacial wind in subzero temperatures – just a few of the things you deal with exploring the great outdoors. And that was the spirit of a secret production for clothing giant Jack Wolfskin. As one of the biggest outdoor apparel companies in the world specializing in reliable clothing for outdoor adventurers, Jack Wolfskin called on Beech Studios to brave the elements and bring their vision to life for the epic #MakeYourLifeUnforgettable campaign.
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Absolute Live Productions Uses New JVC PTZ Camera for Live Streaming from Rose Parade Float
Absolute Live Productions Uses New JVC PTZ Camera for Live Streaming from Rose Parade FloatJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Absolute Live Productions, a streaming, production, and equipment rental company, used the JVC KY-PZ100 robotic PTZ IP video production camera to stream live footage from a client’s float during the Rose Parade earlier this month in Pasadena, Calif.
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Tiffen International to launch new generation NAT Neutral Density optical filters at BSC Expo 2017
Tiffen International to launch new generation NAT Neutral Density optical filters at BSC Expo 2017
See Tiffen International on stand 602 at BSC Expo 2017, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Tiffen International will launch a new product line at BSC Expo 2017, Tiffen NATural Neutral Density Filters. Memorializing the groundbreaking achievements made by Tiffen’s founder, Nat Tiffen. The Tiffen NATural Neutral Density Filter line provides game changing improvements on neutral density filtration, with perfect neutrality across the visual and IR spectrum resulting in natural skintones and outstanding colour fidelity. Manufactured in the USA utilizing the patented Tiffen Color Core™ process these glass filters represent a new generation of ND and IRND filtration.
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RE:Vision Effects Announces New Installers and Bug Fixes for Mac Users
RE:Vision Effects Announces New Installers and Bug Fixes for Mac Users
View Real World Use in VFX - Interview with Tom Polson of 3DPaint/FX
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces new and improved installers, bug fixes for Mac OS users and an interview with Tom Polson of 3DPaint/FX describing how he uses RE:Match and RE:Flex in his VR workflow.
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Goffstown TV Producing Local Sports with JVC GY-HM200SP Camcorder
Goffstown TV Producing Local Sports with JVC GY-HM200SP CamcorderJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Goffstown TV, a PEG (public, educational, government) operation serving Goffstown, N.H., has significantly increased its coverage of local sports and improved its production workflows with the JVC GY-HM200SP sports production streaming camcorder. With its unique built-in graphics overlay, the camera has eliminated the need for a separate “scoreboard camera” during productions, which in turn eliminated sync issues that slowed post production.
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Yuneec International Expands Commercial UAV Offerings with All-New H520
Yuneec International Expands Commercial UAV Offerings with All-New H520
H520 Builds Upon Yuneec's Proven Six-Rotor Platform and Incorporates Industry-First Commercial-Grade Features and Software Developer Kit
/PRNewswire/ -- Yuneec International, a world leader in electric aviation, today announced the expansion of its commercial UAV offerings with the unveiling of the H520, an advanced six-rotor drone for commercial applications. The H520 builds off Yuneec's proven six-rotor platform and incorporates industry-first commercial-grade cameras and applications for high-end commercial use.
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Panasonic 4K Cameras Support Production of “Disney’s Broadway Hits” at London’s Royal Albert Hall
Panasonic 4K Cameras Support Production of “Disney’s Broadway Hits” at London’s Royal Albert Hall
VariCam LT Cinema, AK-UC3000 Studio and AW-UE70 PTZ
A new Disney concert celebrating over two decades of stunning Broadway shows received its European premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London in October. This one-night-only Disney’s Broadway Hitsevent, featuring music from such award-winning scores as Aida, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Tarzan, The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the rest of the Disney Theatrical catalog, marked the first time this show was seen in Europe.
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NYU Tisch School of the Arts Equips Introductory Documentary Classes with Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-INTRA P2 HD Camcorders
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Equips Introductory Documentary Classes with Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-INTRA P2 HD CamcordersNew York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts recently added 18 Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-ULTRA P2 HD handheld camcorders as the standard instructional tool in the Film and Television department’s Sight and Sound Documentary classes. NYU Tisch’s acquisition of the PX270s was made possible through a donation by a parent of a Tisch student.
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Feature Film ‘Maine,’ Winner of AbelCine Film Grant, Shot With VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder
Feature Film ‘Maine,’ Winner of AbelCine Film Grant, Shot With VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamcorderThe upcoming feature film Maine recently completed principal photography on a rigorous shoot with the VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder. Maine follows the journey of a married woman from Spain to reclaim her identity while solo thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, a trip that is sidetracked when a lone American hiker pursues her.
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Band Pro Delivers First Hollywood IB/E Raptor Lenses to Imagecraft
Band Pro Delivers First Hollywood IB/E Raptor Lenses to ImagecraftRaptor lenses have landed in Hollywood, with the first set being presented to Imagecraft Productions today at Band Pro’s annual One World Open House event. These new macro prime lenses from German manufacturer IB/E Optics have started delivering worldwide, and are now available for rent in Hollywood for the first time. The Raptor macro lens family consists of 3 focal lengths: 100mm, 150mm, and 180mm initially. Raptors provide full sensor coverage for the Red 8K Weapon.
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Deep Sky Fields Corporate, Documentary Production with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder
Deep Sky Fields Corporate, Documentary Production with VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamcorderDirector/Director of Photography Frank Kraljic, a longtime Panasonic camera owner, recently invested in the VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder to handle assignments ranging from corporate/industrial videos to documentaries and television series. For the past decade, Kraljic has relied on the AG-HVX200 and AG-HPX250 P2 HD and AG-AF100 large-format camcorders to support the steady growth of his Arizona-based company, Deep Sky Productions.
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AV Department’s Acquisition of Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder Helps Fuel Rapid Growth
AV Department’s Acquisition of Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder Helps Fuel Rapid GrowthDirector/Director of Photography Michael Cogliantry recently found himself in the enviable position of needing a higher-end camera to handle the dramatic growth of his business, Manhattan-based production/creative agency, the AV Department. After months of renting acquisition gear more fully-featured that his own DSLRs, Cogliantry found “everything I’d been looking for spec-wise” in Panasonic’s VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder.
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Cineverse® is now VER Camera
Cineverse® is now VER Camera
Announcing new Camera prep facilities and complete production solutions in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, and New York.
To support the diversification of productions shot throughout the US, VER has invested in state-of-the-art camera prep facilities and increased services across the country. VER’s signature Cineverse® service remains at the core of each facility, providing expert camera prep staff, lens technicians, camera engineers — and 24/7 technical support.
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