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Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art and Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Receive Prestigious TIPA World Awards
Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art and Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Receive Prestigious TIPA World AwardsThe Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce it has won two TIPA World Awards 2018 for its wide-aperture ultra-wide-angle 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art zoom lens and its large-diameter 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art zoom lens suitable for any shoot.
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Pomfort Releases LiveGrade Pro Version 4
Pomfort Releases LiveGrade Pro Version 4
Version 4 introduces an innovative and automated way of logging and organizing camera metadata. Users can now capture and monitor live camera metadata coming from one or multiple cameras.
Pomfort, a leading provider of professional software solutions for digital media assets and color management in motion picture and broadcast production, today released a major upgrade to its industry leading software LiveGrade Pro. The new version 4 of LiveGrade Pro for the first time makes live camera metadata available directly in the software and gives the production team even greater control over the live image on set.
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VRLA Announces 2018 Keynotes & Expo Highlights
VRLA Announces 2018 Keynotes & Expo Highlights
The Biggest Immersive Tech Event of the Year Returns May 4-5, Exploring “A New Reality”
Experience next generation immersive technologies and explore “A New Reality” at VRLA, the leading virtual and augmented reality expo, May 4-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Industry-leading companies sponsoring this year’s expo include Intel, Dell, Qualcomm, VIVEPORT, Microsoft, Neurogaming and OptiTrack, as well as a full lineup of innovative companies shaping the future of immersive tech. Passes are available now and start at just $30, and for the first time ever attendees can register in VR via the official Payscout VRLA Registration 2018 app.
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Blackmagic Design Announces the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design Announces the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Camera features dual native ISO, full 4/3 HDR sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and ProRes or RAW recording to internal SD/UHS-II and CFast cards, or even external USB-C drives!
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, a handheld digital film camera with full 4/3 HDR sensor, dual native ISO with up to 25600 ISO for incredible low light performance as well as 13 stops of dynamic range. It also eliminates expensive external recorders, as it features a unique new USB-C Expansion Port, which allows customers to record using the internal SD/UHS-II and CFast recorders or directly to the same external disks they will use for editing and color correction. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K will be available from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide later this year for only US$1,295.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Cintel Scanner 2
Blackmagic Design Announces New Cintel Scanner 2
World’s most popular film scanner now with 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3, HDR and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced Cintel Scanner 2, a new second generation model of its popular real-time film scanner. Cintel Scanner 2 features the incredible speed of Thunderbolt 3 and PCIe host computer connections, as well as a new skid plate for 35 mm HDR film scanning and timecode output. The new Cintel Scanner 2 will be available in June for US$29,995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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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 ATEM 1 M/E
Blackmagic Design Introduces New ATEM 1 M/E
Advanced Panel Newly designed, compact 1 M/E panel features updated layout and the latest advanced broadcast technology for working with all ATEM live production switchers.
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel, a new elegantly designed compact hardware control panel designed to work with all ATEM switchers. The ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel features the latest broadcast technology, smooth professional buttons, knobs, T-Bar fader and joystick, a built in LCD and more. The ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel is available at a new low price at only US$2,995 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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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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AJA Announces HELO v2.1 Firmware at NAB 2018
AJA Announces HELO v2.1 Firmware at NAB 2018
Update adds support for closed captioning and HLS streaming, and new Chinese, Japanese and Korean language web UI options
AJA Video Systems today announced v2.1 firmware for its standalone HELO H.264 streaming, recording and encoding device. The free update enables further customization of live streaming and recording workflows with HELO, and includes new features driven by customer feedback.
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AJA Unveils KUMO 3232-12G and KUMO 1616-12G Routers
AJA Unveils KUMO 3232-12G and KUMO 1616-12G Routers
Flexible, cost-efficient 12G-SDI routing for high resolution, high frame rate and deep color productions
AJA Video Systems today introduced KUMO 3232-12G and KUMO 1616-12G, two new compact 12G-SDI routers. KUMO 3232-12G offers 32x 12G-SDI inputs and 32x 12G-SDI outputs, and the KUMO 1616-12G offers 16x 12G-SDI inputs and 16x 12G-SDI outputs.
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AJA Announces New Solutions Supporting SMPTE ST 2110 at NAB
AJA Announces New Solutions Supporting SMPTE ST 2110 at NAB
IPR-10G-HDMI Converter Bridges IP to HDMI; Desktop Software v14.2 Adds SMPTE ST 2110 Support to KONA IP
AJA Video Systems today revealed the new IPR-10G-HDMI Mini-Converter, which converts SMPTE ST 2110 IP video/audio to HDMI. This new Mini-Converter allows broadcast, production, post and ProAV professionals to output SMPTE ST 2110 video/audio to HDMI monitors. AJA also introduced SMPTE ST 2110 support for its KONA IP via free Desktop Software v14.2.
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New JVC ProHD Studio Delivers Portable Production and Streaming Solution
New JVC ProHD Studio Delivers Portable Production and Streaming SolutionJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the ProHD Studio 4000 compact live production and streaming studio. Also available as the ProHD Studio 4000S for sports production, the self-contained, four-channel system includes a complete control room solution for smaller, budget-conscious facilities. JVC will demonstrate the new systems at the 2018 NAB Show (Booth C4315), which runs April 9-12 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Vocas to Showcase New Multifunction Shoulder Rig and Other Accessories at NAB 2018
Vocas to Showcase New Multifunction Shoulder Rig and Other Accessories at NAB 2018Vocas Systems, European manufacturer of innovative, professional-calibre camera accessories, will introduce a range of new products at NAB 2018, including accessories designed for the Sony Venice, the Panasonic AU-EVA 1 and other new cameras. In addition, the company will showcase a new follow focus, a new matte box support with shoulder pad and a redesign of the popular Vocas director’s cage.
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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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Sigma Announces an Exclusive Clamp-On Ring 162mm COR-11 for Its Sought-After Cine 14mm T2 FF
Sigma Announces an Exclusive Clamp-On Ring 162mm COR-11 for Its Sought-After Cine 14mm T2 FFThe Sigma Corporation today announced the newest accessory for its Cine High Speed 14mm T2 FF Prime Lens – the Clamp-On Ring 162mm COR-11, which extends the front diameter of the lens to 162mm. When attached to a wide-angle matte box compatible with 6.6" x 6.6" square type filters such as the ARRI LMB-6 (2-stage), the setup allows cinematographers to film on full-frame cameras without undesired vignetting. The Sigma COR-11 is also compatible with SF Ex-tender SF-E1 (optional) and other third-party accessories. Sigma continues to expand its Cine offering by providing solutions to the increasing demand for cine lenses compatible with digital cinema cameras with large format sensors.
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New ProRes RAW Recording Codecs Support RAW Recording in Panasonic EVA1 and VariCam LT Cameras
New ProRes RAW Recording Codecs Support RAW Recording in Panasonic EVA1 and VariCam LT CamerasPanasonic announced today that the AU-EVA1 Compact S35 and the VariCam LT cinema cameras will have support for their RAW data outputs in the new ProRes RAW recording codecs. Native support for ProRes RAW has been introduced in the latest edition of Final Cut Pro X, and Atomos has announced that its Shogun Inferno and Sumo monitor/recorders will record in the new format. In addition to internal recording formats, the EVA1 and VariCam LT can output RAW data for the greatest flexibility in post image adjustment.
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Atomos delivers first ProRes RAW monitor recorders to video industry
Atomos delivers first ProRes RAW monitor recorders to video industry
Rollout supports eight of the most popular cine cameras with a RAW output, more to follow
Atomos is excited to announce support for ProRes RAW, a new format from Apple that combines the incredible performance of ProRes with the flexibility of RAW video. The ProRes RAW update will be available free for the Atomos Shogun Inferno and Sumo 19 devices.
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Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 Camera Makes NAB Debut
Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 Camera Makes NAB Debut
Company’s Technology Leaders to Participate on Conference Panels
Panavision, the motion picture industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses, high-precision camera systems and innovative post production technologies, will showcase its Millennium DXL2 8K camera at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, which runs April 7-12 in Las Vegas. Technology leaders from Panavision and its subsidiary Light Iron will also share their vision and expertise during panel discussions throughout the conference.
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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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Hitachi Kokusai to Highlight Live HDR Demonstrations and Share Expertise at 2018 NAB Show
Hitachi Kokusai to Highlight Live HDR Demonstrations and Share Expertise at 2018 NAB Show
Practical demonstrations to showcase the advantages of HDR, while insightful presentations and discussions answer questions about the emerging technology
High Dynamic Range (HDR) technologies are expected to again be among the hottest topics at next week’s 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) was one of the first manufacturers to deliver HDR-capable broadcast television cameras, and will continue its leadership in implementing and promoting HDR acquisition with live practical demonstrations and informative discussions in booth C4309 at the event.
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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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NAB 2018: FOR-A’s HVS-6000 4K 3 M/E Video Switcher to Make Show Debut
NAB 2018: FOR-A’s HVS-6000 4K 3 M/E Video Switcher to Make Show Debut
With a maximum of 80 inputs/32 outputs or 64 inputs/48 outputs in 12G-SDI, the HVS-6000 is a 12 RU switcher that’s ideal for users upgrading from HD to full 4K.
At the upcoming NAB Show, worldwide industry-leading manufacturer FOR-A®will showcase its new HVS-6000 4K 3 M/E video switcher. Offering 12G-SDI capability on all inputs and outputs, the HVS-6000 is the latest unit in FOR-A’s popular line of HANABI switchers. The new switcher is one of the many 12G supported solutions that FOR-A will highlight at the NAB Show in Las Vegas in booth #C5117.
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Barnfind’s 2018 NAB Line-up Includes More Control Options, Advanced Functionality and Improved Configuration Capabilities for Fiber Optic Transport Platform
Barnfind’s 2018 NAB Line-up Includes More Control Options, Advanced Functionality and Improved Configuration Capabilities for Fiber Optic Transport Platform
New 12GB capabilities, expanded stage-box range and multiple camera control system join multitude of additions and enhancements to key technology solutions
Barnfind Technologies, manufacturer of a multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport platform, returns to the 2018 NAB Show this year with an expansive line-up that includes more control options, advanced functionality, and improved configuration capabilities, all of which are being demonstrated at Booth #SL 9630 in South Hall Lower.
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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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1 Beyond announces EzSAN X Shared Storage Solution
1 Beyond announces EzSAN X Shared Storage Solution
New 1 Beyond EzSAN X Enterprise-Level Shared Storage Solution, Affordable Prices for Video Workflows
1 Beyond, Inc., a leading manufacturer of shared storage products for video, announced the new 1 Beyond EzSAN™ X storage solution, designed to address the requirements of small to medium size post-production workgroups to share assets and work directly off shared storage. The EzSAN X system is fast enough to accommodate HD, 4K and higher workflows with multiple users accessing the storage simultaneously.
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Audiomotion and Vicon Help Make the Virtual into Reality for Spielberg's ‘Ready Player One’
Audiomotion and Vicon Help Make the Virtual into Reality for Spielberg's ‘Ready Player One’
Audiomotion in Collaboration with Digital Domain Used Vicon Vantage V16 Cameras and an Early Version of
Shōgun Software; Nearly 60 Percent of the Film Featured Performance Capture
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Televisa Increases Live ENG Reports with JVC ProHD Wireless Bridge
Televisa Increases Live ENG Reports with JVC ProHD Wireless BridgeJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Televisa, the largest mass media company in Hispanic America, has purchased 25 JVC ProHD Wireless Bridge bonded video-over-IP units to transmit live ENG field reports from 21 different markets throughout Mexico. The first unit was tested last year at XEFB in Monterrey; now, there are three Wireless Bridge units at XEFB and three at XHG in Guadalajara, with the rest assigned to 19 other Televisa Regional stations.
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DP Adam Swica, CSC creates a neo-noir look for indie feature Birdland with VariCam 35
DP Adam Swica, CSC creates a neo-noir look for indie feature Birdland with VariCam 35
Says Swica: “Everybody was just shocked on what we were capturing. The VariCam slashed our lighting package.”
Birdland, directed and co-written by Peter Lynch, is a Canadian feature that contains some of the most striking images you’ll see in an indie film this year. It tells the story of an ex-cop, Sheila Hood, who hides surveillance cameras in her home to spy on her husband’s affairs – essentially becoming a voyeur of her own life. The film was shot by cinematographer Adam Swica, CSC (The Art of the Steal, The Firm) with a single Panasonic VariCam 35 camera.
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Introducing Canon's first full-frame Cinema Camera, the EOS C700 FF
Introducing Canon's first full-frame Cinema Camera, the EOS C700 FFCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the EOS C700 FF, the Company’s first full-frame cinema camera. The beauty and majesty of full-frame digital cinema is now becoming a new creative reality. Since the introduction of the EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera in 2008, Canon has been a part of the full-frame video movement, and the introduction of the C700 FF has reinforced Canon’s commitment to this market. At the heart of the camera is a novel Canon-developed CMOS image sensor having a total of 5952 (H) x 3140 (V) photosites with a digital cinema 17:9 aspect ratio, which gives it the same image circle size as the full frame EOS 5D camera series. This supports a wide range of shooting options.
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RED Introduces Gemini 5K S35 Sensor
RED Introduces Gemini 5K S35 Sensor
New GEMINI 5K S35 SENSOR from RED DIGITAL CINEMA features dual sensitivity modes For exceptional low-light performance
RED DIGITAL CINEMA® introduced today the new GEMINI™ 5K S35 sensor for its RED EPIC-W® camera. The GEMINI 5K S35 sensor leverages dual sensitivity modes to provide greater flexibility for a variety of shooting environments. Whether creators choose to shoot in standard mode for well-lit conditions or low light mode for darker environments, the RED EPIC-W with GEMINI 5K S35 sensor delivers incredible dynamic range and produces cinematic quality images.
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TNDV: Television Lends Live Production Expertise to The Bounce Trumpet Awards
TNDV: Television Lends Live Production Expertise to The Bounce Trumpet Awards
Provides 3G/4K mobile production unit, Exclamation, and skilled technical crew to support multi-camera production of the prestigious, annual TV awards special
Nashville-based TNDV: Television played a pivotal production role at the 26th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards, held at the Cobb Energy Center, in Atlanta earlier this winter. The prestigious, star-studded event, which featured such headliners as CeeLo Green, Ludacris, Xscape, and Cameo, honored influential, high-profile African Americans who have achieved greatness and inspired it in others.
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Sigma’s Distinctive Cinema, VR and Sony E-Mount Lenses Capture NAB 2018
Sigma’s Distinctive Cinema, VR and Sony E-Mount Lenses Capture NAB 2018
The breakthrough, multi award-winning full-frame and S35 Cine lenses return to the NAB show; Brand new Sigma VR and Sony E-Mount lens options shown at booth C10308
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will present its lineup of award-winning cinema lenses, alongside the brand new VR-enabled 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens and Sony E-mount Art lenses at the NAB 2018 exhibition held in Las Vegas NV, from April 9-12 (booth C10308).
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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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FOR-A to Introduce 12G-SDI/IP Multi-Channel Video Server at NAB 2018
FOR-A to Introduce 12G-SDI/IP Multi-Channel Video Server at NAB 2018Worldwide industry-leading manufacturer FOR-A® announces that it will introduce a new 12G-SDI/IP multi-channel video server at the upcoming NAB Show. The MBP-1000VS is ideal for 4K editing environments, offering multi-input/output 4K and HD support and ingest, playout and 4K recording functionality. FOR-A will introduce the solution in booth #C5117 during NAB, which takes place April 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Magewell to Debut Exceptionally Intuitive, Standalone Streaming Encoder at NAB Show
Magewell to Debut Exceptionally Intuitive, Standalone Streaming Encoder at NAB Show
Compact Ultra Stream HDMI combines flexible live streaming and recording with the convenience and simplicity of smartphone-based configuration and control
Expanding beyond its highly-acclaimed strengths in video capture and playout, Magewell will take the wraps off the company's first standalone, hardware-based streaming encoder in booth SU6324 at the 2018 NAB Show. Making live streaming production remarkably simple even for non-professional users, the new Ultra Stream HDMI enables customers to record or stream high-quality video from a variety of sources with one click using on-device buttons or an intuitive, accompanying smartphone app.
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Hawk-Woods Reel Power Battery Approved for On-Board Use with ARRI ALEXA LF
Hawk-Woods Reel Power Battery Approved for On-Board Use with ARRI ALEXA LF
Manios Digital & Film will be demonstrating Hawk-Woods power solutions at NAB 2018.
Hawk-Woods, innovative developer of broadcast power solutions, today announces that its 26v Reel Power lithium-ion battery is the first and only power source approved for on-board use with ARRI’s new Alexa LF large format camera system. The battery is capable of powering Alexa LF even when recording natively in 4K, when power draw is at its peak. Reel Power batteries have been used as an on-board power supply with other large-format cameras, including the ARRI Alexa 65, for years and have proven a reliable solution.
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CyanView Wins Order from NEP Germany for Camera Control Solution
CyanView Wins Order from NEP Germany for Camera Control Solution
Will help NEP bring new levels of creativity to coverage
CyanView today announced that it had won orders from NEP – who are among the world’s foremost outside broadcast and live events production companies - in Germany for a Cy-RCP Remote Control Panel, a Cy-GWY Gateway and Cy-CI0 Camera Interfaces. They are being used for total control of NEP Germany’s Dream Chip mini-cameras, providing the opportunity for highly creative camera positioning and angles in outside broadcasts – especially sport.
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Camera Corps to Launch SIMPLY SMPTE MAX at NAB 2018
Camera Corps to Launch SIMPLY SMPTE MAX at NAB 2018
See Camera Corps on the Vitec Group exhibit at NAB 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 9-12.
Camera Corps has chosen the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas as the launch platform for SIMPLY SMPTE MAX, a powerful addition to its rental range of television production solutions.
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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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Starwest Studios Partners With Litepanels For Cutting-Edge Dance Broadcast Facility
Starwest Studios Partners With Litepanels For Cutting-Edge Dance Broadcast Facility
Broad Array of Litepanels LED Solutions Light the Way for Industry's First Combination Dance Studio/Broadcast Production Facility
Starwest Studios, an all-new broadcast production and dance facility in Burbank, California, is also an outstanding showcase studio for Litepanels® LED lighting solutions. An array of almost 50 lights from Litepanels' Gemini, Astra, and Sola, product families provide reliable, flicker-free lighting for a wide variety of television broadcast and online streaming dance productions.
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Hitachi Kokusai Bridges HDTV and 4K Production with New CU HD1300F-S1 Camera Control Unit
Hitachi Kokusai Bridges HDTV and 4K Production with New CU HD1300F-S1 Camera Control Unit
Company also unveils firmware option for SK-UHD4000 4K camera system to enhance simultaneous HDR and SDR acquisition
Continuing to enable broadcasters and production companies to adopt Ultra HD (UHD) at their own preferred pace, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) today announced the CU-HD1300F-S1 HDTV camera control unit with 4K, 12G-SDI output. Transforming 1080p to Ultra HD with support for High Dynamic Range (HDR), the new CCU will be showcased alongside other HITACHI unveilings in booth C4309 at the upcoming 2018 NAB Show (April 9-12, Las Vegas).
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Camera Corps to Demonstrate New DMR (Digital Mini Remote) Head at NAB
Camera Corps to Demonstrate New DMR (Digital Mini Remote) Head at NAB
See Camera Corps on the Vitec Group exhibit at NAB 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 9-12.
Camera Corps announces a highly innovative addition to its range of broadcast-quality video production equipment. Available for rental, the new DMR (Dual Mini Remote) Head is a fully remote controlled camera mount with a wide range of applications. Primarily devised to carry a high motion camera for behind-the-goal football replays, the DMR is equally suitable across other genres such entertainment, corporate or religious broadcast programming where more than one movement and flowing live camera shots might be required.
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FOR-A Named Exclusive Distributor of Variant Systems Group Envivo Replay in the Americas
FOR-A Named Exclusive Distributor of Variant Systems Group Envivo Replay in the Americas
Partnership will capitalize on product synergies in live production workflow solutions
FOR-A Corporation of America and Variant Systems Group announce today an exclusive sales and service agreement between the two companies. FOR-A America will now offer, on an exclusive basis in the U.S. and Canada as well as Central and South America, Variant Systems Group’s Envivo Replay sports and live event replay solution. The distribution agreement enables live event producers and broadcasters with the ability to use Envivo Replay as part of a complete live event workflow with FOR-A’s HANABI series of video switchers, ClassX 3D graphics, and video writer telestrators.
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NAB 2018: Panasonic and TVU Networks Announce New Camera/IP Management and Delivery Integration
NAB 2018: Panasonic and TVU Networks Announce New Camera/IP Management and Delivery Integration
Panasonic P2 Camcorders Communicate with TVU Transceivers and TVU Grid, and Panasonic PTZ Cameras Paired with TVU Vista for Streaming and Remote Control
With a new integration of Panasonic cameras, TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, and Panasonic further their technology collaboration with the introduction of two new video solutions. With these new product integrations, TVU welcomes Panasonic to the TVU ecosystem and TVU Grid featuring IP video switching, routing and distribution. The Panasonic/TVU integrations will be on display in two locations at the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the NAB Show from April 9-12. During the show, Panasonic will exhibit in Booth C3607, and TVU Networks will be in Booth C1707.
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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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FireFly Cinema Unveils FireVision, a New Cloud-based Collaborative Workflow Solution for Film Production Teams
FireFly Cinema Unveils FireVision, a New Cloud-based Collaborative Workflow Solution for Film Production Teams
Company also unveils new version of its digital color management suite of solutions
At NAB 2018, on booth C11125 (Flanders Scientific) FireFly Cinema, a developer of affordable software for digital workflow from film set dailies processing to postproduction color grading and finish, will unveil FireVision, a new cloud-based application designed to help production teams easily share comments, tag videos, color data, and resolve issues from any location. The company will also release version 7 of its digital color management software suite. Used on hundreds of feature films (LA LA Land, Planetarium, The History of Love, Belle and Sebastien), FireFly Cinema solutions provide an integrated and production-wide approach to managing color workflows on-set, through dailies and postproduction.
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Supersphere to Debut 12G Multi-Geometry Flypacks for Live VR/360° Streaming at NAB
Supersphere to Debut 12G Multi-Geometry Flypacks for Live VR/360° Streaming at NAB
Strategic Partnership with Teleos Media Enables Integrated VDN and Live Encoding
At this year’s NAB Show, leading VR/360° production studio Supersphere will be debuting 12G glass-to-glass flypacks optimized for live VR/360° streaming. These cutting edge multi-geometry (mesh/rectilinear/equirectangular) flypacks can handle 360°, 180°, 4K, or HD production and seamlessly mix and match each geometry, and includes built-in VDN (video distribution network) encoding and delivery for live streaming to any platform or custom player. Supersphere will showcase these flypacks in the Z CAM booth, C 1052, throughout the NAB Show, occurring April 9-12 in Las Vegas.
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Finish Post Utilizes DaVinci Resolve Studio In National Television Commercial for Progressive
Finish Post Utilizes DaVinci Resolve Studio In National Television Commercial for Progressive
Boston’s Finish Post used DaVinci Resolve Studio and a DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel to grade Progressive's latest commercial titled, "My Year of Me."
Blackmagic Design today announced that Colorist Rob Bessette from Boston-based Finish Post used DaVinci Resolve Studio and a DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel to grade Progressive's latest commercial titled, "My Year of Me." The spot follows the Progressive Box as he recounts his recent travels around the globe.
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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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Rotolight Neo 2 Wins Coveted Innovation Award
Rotolight Neo 2 Wins Coveted Innovation AwardRotolight, the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer, has been awarded the Photography News Innovation Award 2018 for its pioneering on-camera LED, the NEO 2. This is the latest in a string of wins for the light, including three Digital Camera World Awards, as well as Editors’ Choice awards from Amateur Photographer and Pro Moviemaker.
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SSL System T Brings the Future to Videotime
SSL System T Brings the Future to Videotime
"We've removed almost all patchbays and we no longer need the audio side of our studio's AV matrix. All audio routing is done by System T, via Dante."
Videotime SpA, the production company responsible for many of Italy's leading commercial TV programming, and a subsidiary of Mediaset SpA - the second largest private television group in Europe, has refurbished Studio 10 at its Milan HQ. The broadcaster has moved to a Dante Audio-over-IP infrastructure, with SSL's System T broadcast audio production environment at its heart. The system was supplied by Italian SSL distributor and systems integrator CaBlaTeam Srl.
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FOR-A to Introduce New 12G-SDI 4K Universal System Frame at NAB 2018
FOR-A to Introduce New 12G-SDI 4K Universal System Frame at NAB 2018
The company will also showcase a new 12G/IP 4K test signal generator.
At next month’s NAB Show, worldwide industry-leading manufacturer FOR-A®will introduce the latest solution in its USF-Series of universal system frames, the USF-106UDC-12G 4K up/down converter. The unit offers Interlace/Progressive and up/down conversion for HD to 4K, and will be demonstrated at NAB alongside FOR-A’s extensive line of video production solutions in booth #C5117.
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Vicon Introduces Shōgun 1.2 at GDC 2018 with a Virtual Escape Room
Vicon Introduces Shōgun 1.2 at GDC 2018 with a Virtual Escape Room
Daily Presentations with New Unreal Engine 4 Content Project and a Multi-Person Virtual Escape Room Take Center Stage at Vicon’s GDC, Located in the South Hall Booth #241
Vicon, the industry leader in motion capture camera systems, returns to the Game Developers Conference (GDC) to help Epic Games unveil a new Unreal Engine 4 project, and to debutthe next stage in its expanding entertainment software platform, Shōgun 1.2.Instead of simply telling people what Shōguncan do, Vicon wants GDC attendees to experience it. Participants will enter Vicon’s booth and be transported into a VR multiplayer escape room, where they will have to use their wits to solve puzzles and beat the clock!
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CARTONI to Showcase New Camera Support Products at NAB
CARTONI to Showcase New Camera Support Products at NABCARTONI, Italian leader in professional camera support, will introduce several innovative additions to its product line at NAB 2018 . The new fluid heads, tripods, pedestals and remote devices address critical needs of broadcasters, rental houses and independent camera operators.
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Light Iron Expands to Atlanta
Light Iron Expands to Atlanta
Fourth facility added since Panavision acquisition three years ago.
Light Iron – a leading post production creative services provider and member of the Panavision family of companies – has opened a new facility in Atlanta to locally support the robust Georgia production community. The expansion is the fourth since Panavision acquired Light Iron in 2015, bringing Light Iron’s U.S. locations to six total, including Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, Albuquerque and Chicago.
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Hulu VR Series A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan Shot with Micro Studio Camera 4K
Hulu VR Series A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan Shot with Micro Studio Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that Toronto-based production house CreamVR used four Micro Studio Camera 4Ks to shoot the virtual reality (VR) series “A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan,” now available on Hulu VR. Co-produced with Hulu and Microsoft, “A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan” takes viewers along on an immersive scientific exploration of our universe with the host. Viewers join Monaghan as he travels into outer space and other unreachable places to deconstruct mind-bending scientific and philosophical questions, such as the concept of the Earth as one living superorganism.
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DTC Broadcast to showcase breakout wireless 4K transmitter at NAB 2018
DTC Broadcast to showcase breakout wireless 4K transmitter at NAB 2018
DTC Broadcast will feature the AEON-TX transmitter for wireless 4K/UHD at NAB 2018.
Until now, the volume of raw data transmission required for 4K/UHD production has made wireless cameras largely impractical for live sport, event, and news applications. However, cameras equipped with DTC’s AEON-TX can now transmit 4K UHD video formats up to and including 2160p60 by taking advantage of the extremely efficient encoding technology built into the AEON-TX.
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Accomplice Media's Lino Russell Directs the World Debut of the Ferrari 488 Pista
Accomplice Media's Lino Russell Directs the World Debut of the Ferrari 488 Pista
Director represented in the U.S. by Accomplice Media, creates film for the high -performance car that is poetry in motion.
Ferrari launched its latest limited-edition road car, the 488 Pista, at the Geneva Auto Show this month with a film that gives viewers a taste of what it’s like to sit behind the wheel of a car that can do zero to 60 in 2.85 seconds and has a top speed in excess of 200 mph. The car features the most powerful V8 fitted to a street legal Ferrari ever. Directed by Lino Russell, the film shows the 488 Pista rocketing around a racetrack and open roads in an astonishing display of speed, power and performance.
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City of Carmel-by-the-Sea Selects Matrox Monarch HDX to Webcast Council Meetings
City of Carmel-by-the-Sea Selects Matrox Monarch HDX to Webcast Council Meetings
Seaside city uses Monarch HDX H.264 encoder to deliver great-quality live webcasts to its highly engaged, involved citizens
Inhabited by many celebrities, including actor Clint Eastwood who served as the mayor of this quaint and charming seaside community in California, the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea with just 4,500 residents, and one square mile of land, is a well-kept secret. Wanting to maintain the old-world charm, and against any kind of radical development, the city, at times, had strange policies—no street signs, minimal night-time lighting, no high-heels on the beach regulation, pro-nature guidelines, and even had ice cream cones banned for a while. Paradoxically, when it came to dissemination of information from the city, the residents wanted only the latest and the best technology used. Many engaged residents attend the city council meetings regularly to ensure they continue to have an impact on the outcome. For the last seven years, council meetings have also been live streamed for residents’ convenience.
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Laird 12G-SDI Single Link BNC Cables Now Available on Reels
Laird 12G-SDI Single Link BNC Cables Now Available on ReelsLaird Digital Cinema, a leader in the design and manufacture of advanced digital video products, is now shipping their popular 12G-SDI Single Link BNC Camera Cables pre-loaded on reels, available in 6 models and a variety of lengths.
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Hitachi Kokusai to Demonstrate SMPTE ST 2110 Support Across Broadcast Camera Line at 2018 NAB Show
Hitachi Kokusai to Demonstrate SMPTE ST 2110 Support Across Broadcast Camera Line at 2018 NAB Show
Standards-based IP video transport slated for all current HITACHI digital triax and hybrid fiber HDTV cameras through upcoming new CCUs
Helping broadcasters and content producers navigate the industry’s disruptive transition from baseband video infrastructures to IP-based workflows, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) will showcase its implementation of the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards across its extensive range of broadcast camera systems at the 2018 NAB Show. The company will exhibit in booth C4309 at the event, which will take place April 9-12 in Las Vegas.
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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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Pomfort Announces LiveGrade Pro Version 4 Coming Soon
Pomfort Announces LiveGrade Pro Version 4 Coming Soon
Public Beta Available Now
Pomfort announces LiveGrade Pro v4, that introduces an innovative and automated way of logging and organizing camera metadata. Users will be able to capture and log live camera metadata coming from one or multiple cameras. All camera metadata, combined with the look information, can be organized in the new Shot Library, and exported as Shot Reports. This way, DITs, DPs and 2nd Units can keep track of all shot-related information throughout the shooting day.
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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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Timecode Systems Joins Forces With Trew Audio to Meet Growing Demand From North America
Timecode Systems Joins Forces With Trew Audio to Meet Growing Demand From North AmericaTimecode Systems Limited, a U.K. manufacturer of timecode synchronisation products, has extended its relationship with North American broadcast industry service provider Trew Audio as it continues to drive forward the expansion of its solutions across the United States and Canada.
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Tulsa's Church at BattleCreek Upgrades with VariCam LT 4K Camcorders
Tulsa's Church at BattleCreek Upgrades with VariCam LT 4K CamcordersThe Church at BattleCreek, the broadcast campus for a vibrant and dynamic ministry that comprises five additional Tulsa-area locations, as well as a satellite church in DuPage, IL, has invested in Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to support live video production of its Sunday services. According to Technical Arts Director Josh Stephens, the installation of the VariCam LTs several months ago has allowed the Church at BattleCreek not only to upgrade to HD (and ultimately 4K)
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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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DaVinci Resolve Studio Used to Grade National Broadcast Spots for Kmart
DaVinci Resolve Studio Used to Grade National Broadcast Spots for KmartBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used by Colorist Lauren Malis of Chicago-based The Colonie to grade and finish several national broadcast spots for retail giant Kmart. The creative editorial and post production house was tapped to deliver the seasonal spots throughout 2017, and while each spot is different in content, they all have a similar feel essential to the Kmart brand.
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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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AJA Unveils New 2TB Pak 2000 SSD Recording Media
AJA Unveils New 2TB Pak 2000 SSD Recording Media
Announces HFS+ and exFAT Options for Pak Media
Today AJA Video Systems expanded its line of Pak SSD media with the introduction of the 2TB Pak 2000 for Ki Pro Ultra and Ki Pro Ultra Plus recording and playback devices. The company also revealed new ordering options for the entire Pak drive family, including HFS+ formatting for macOS® users and exFAT for PC and universal use.
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FOR-A to Focus on 12G and IP Supported Technologies, Introduce Several New Video Production Solutions
FOR-A to Focus on 12G and IP Supported Technologies, Introduce Several New Video Production Solutions
At NAB 2018, FOR-A's booth will place an emphasis on 12G supported products and solutions that integrate baseband and IP for a wide variety of applications, including live studio and sports production environments.
At the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas, worldwide industry-leading manufacturer FOR-A®will demonstrate its end-to-end line of video production tools and unveil several solutions, including video switcher, frame rate converter, routing switcher and IP control software technologies. FOR-A’s booth will place an emphasis on 12G supported products and solutions that integrate baseband and IP for a wide variety of applications, including live studio and sports production environments. The company will also showcase its commitment to developing technologies that support UHD resolution, high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut (WCG), as well as various codecs. FOR-A will exhibit in booth C5117 during the show, which takes place April 9-12.
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Panavision Panel at SXSW to Explore Beauty of 8K Large Format
Panavision Panel at SXSW to Explore Beauty of 8K Large Format
From Camera to Post, Experts Will Guide Audience Through Affordable 8K Workflow
Panavision, a global leader in optics and camera systems, will explore the beauty of 8K large format in an eye-opening presentation at SXSW on March 13 at 11:00 a.m. at the Vimeo Theater. Attendees to the interactive discussion will learn about the symbiotic relationship between full-frame imaging devices and large-format optics, and how these tools can help improve production value while remaining cost effective. The session will also present clips that demonstrate the benefits of 8K capture and how ultra-high resolution equates to more creative control.
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Popular Chinese Online Game JX Online 3 Adopts Blackmagic Design Workflow for Live Streaming
Popular Chinese Online Game JX Online 3 Adopts Blackmagic Design Workflow for Live Streaming
Line-up includes the ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, ATEM Television Studio HD, HyperDeck Studio Mini, HyperDeck Studio 12G, UltraStudio 4K and Web Presenter.
Blackmagic Design today announced that the official live streaming team of “JX Online 3,” a popular Chinese massively multiplayer online role playing game developed by Seasun Games of Chinese software giant KingSoft, is live producing and streaming its gaming competitions and marketing events with a workflow built around Blackmagic Design products. These include the ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, ATEM Television Studio HD, HyperDeck Studio Mini, HyperDeck Studio 12G, UltraStudio 4K and Web Presenter.
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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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Roland Professional A/V Now Shipping the XS-62S Six-Channel Video Switcher and Audio Mixer
Roland Professional A/V Now Shipping the XS-62S Six-Channel Video Switcher and Audio MixerRoland Professional A/V is now shipping the XS-62S, an integrated six-channel video switcher and audio mixer with PTZ camera control capabilities in a space-saving design, optimized for installed or portable live event, recording, broadcast and streaming productions. The XS-62S delivers a powerful feature set in a compact 1RU form factor and can be operated by a single user from easy-to-use front panel controls, or remotely from a Mac or PC or programmable interface.
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First-time Exhibitor CyanView Showcases Innovative Mini-camera System at NAB 2018
First-time Exhibitor CyanView Showcases Innovative Mini-camera System at NAB 2018
Easily integrates and controls speciality cameras to enhance production workflow.
At NAB 2018, first time exhibitor CyanView (Booth C.8530) will be showcasing its Cy-Stem universal mini-camera control system. Cy-Stem is highly cost-effective, and provides unique versatility and flexibility, enabling the highest degree of creativity, accuracy and quality in a wide range of applications where advanced camera control is required.
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CANON introduces new EOS M50, EOS Rebel T7 and Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash
CANON introduces new EOS M50, EOS Rebel T7 and Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash
New Additions to the Canon EOS Family include EOS M50 and EOS Rebel T7
Upgrading from a smartphone camera to an entry-level interchangeable lens camera (ILC) can be considered to some people a daunting task. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, supports those looking to advance their skills by continuously developing and evolving its gear. Today, the company announced their latest additions to its all-encompassing lineup of digital cameras: the EOS M50 Interchangeable Lens Camera, the first Canon EOS M-series camera with 4K video recording which is four-times the size of full HD 1080, and the EOS Rebel T7, the latest addition to the wildly popular EOS Rebel line of entry-level DSLR Cameras, with an upgraded CMOS sensor to deliver sharp, high-resolution images to capture life’s key moments.
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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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P.A.I.N.T uses Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD for LIMITS Digital Art Battle
P.A.I.N.T uses Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD for LIMITS Digital Art BattleBlackmagic Design announced today that Japan's P.A.I.N.T used Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, MultiView 4, UltraStudio 4K, Smart Videohub 12x12 and Video Assist for an event called 'LIMITS Digital Art Battle.' LIMITS Digital Art Battle is a new form of entertainment in art where artists draw paintings on a PC in only 20 minutes. The paintings are based on a theme disclosed just before the battle, and judges and audience cast their ballots to decide a winner. It is a one-on-one fight to compete in speed, imagination and creativity.
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Cox Connecticut Public Access Drives Community TV Forward with HITACHI HDTV Cameras
Cox Connecticut Public Access Drives Community TV Forward with HITACHI HDTV Cameras
PATV 15 adds Z-HD6000 cameras for high-quality studio acquisition, moves Z-HD5000s to new mobile truck to elevate field productions
Committed to providing top-caliber facilities and resources that empower community TV producers, Cox Communications’ Connecticut Public Access Channel 15 (“PATV 15”) strives to make the most of its budget with high-quality, long-lasting equipment. Rounding out its five-year HD upgrade plan spanning three studio facilities and a mobile production vehicle, the channel recently added three Z-HD6000 studio and field production cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to its existing complement of ten HITACHI Z-HD5000 cameras.
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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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Roland Now Shipping V-60HD Multi-Format Video Switcher
Roland Now Shipping V-60HD Multi-Format Video SwitcherRoland Professional A/V is now shipping the V-60HD, a compact, integrated video switcher and audio mixer. Its sophisticated feature set is perfectly suited for live event production as well as broadcast, recording and streaming. The V-60HD supports SDI camera inputs plus scaled HDMI inputs for data, computer, tablet and other video sources via a variety of video connections, plus a Program and independent AUX bus for confidence, downstage monitor or side screens. The V-60HD also offers advanced audio functionality including multi-channel embedded audio, XLR/TRS and RCA analog inputs, and multichannel embedded audio to two SDI outputs, plus comprehensive dynamics and auto-mixing.
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New PAGlink Power Products keep Accessories Powered, Provide Lightweight Linked Charging
New PAGlink Power Products keep Accessories Powered, Provide Lightweight Linked Charging
PAG to highlight lightweight and compact devices on Booth C7917 at NAB 2018
PAG, will bring a complement of new lightweight and compact accessories for its PAGlink battery systems to NAB 2018. The Company will highlight devices on Booth #C7917 that power multiple accessories, enable linked charging from an ultra-mini form-factor, and allow users to easily access battery data.
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MSE’s VRig Take Viewers on an Immersive Ride through Seven Continents for Discovery TRVLR
MSE’s VRig Take Viewers on an Immersive Ride through Seven Continents for Discovery TRVLRBurbank, CA-based manufacturer of camera and lighting support for the entertainment industry, Matthews Studio Equipment, recently helped expand the visual possibilities for Discovery Communications VR Series – Discovery TRVLR with their new specialty support the VRig. The VRig’s small footprint and extreme stability as well as multiple accessories provided the production company Here Be Dragons with safer, faster and more creative options than ever before.
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24 AJA FS-HDRs Power 4K/UHD HDR Conversion for BetaMedia/DBW Mobile Productions
24 AJA FS-HDRs Power 4K/UHD HDR Conversion for BetaMedia/DBW Mobile Productions
A Swiss army knife for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD HDR/SDR workflows, FS-HDR bridges real time HDR to HDR, HDR to SDR and SDR to HDR conversion, and enables real time camera log conversions.
Italian production company BetaMedia delivers a range of television programming for clients including Endemol, Infront, and OBS, among others, with credits spanning “Big Brother Italy,” “Master Chef,” the Alpine Skiing World Cup, Olympics and Series A Football Championship. The company recently joined forces with DBW to develop one of Italy’s first IP-based 4K HDR Outside Broadcast (OB) vans, the Esterna 14. To blend incoming and outgoing signals for 4K/UltraHD HDR, HD HDR and HD SDR broadcasts, BetaMedia recently invested in 24 AJA FS-HDR converters for real-time HDR and WCG conversion.
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New JVC PTZ Production Cameras Provide Flexibility for RiversideTV
New JVC PTZ Production Cameras Provide Flexibility for RiversideTV
RiversideTV produces original programming and provides coverage of government meetings.
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced RiversideTV, the government access channel for the City of Riverside, Calif., has purchased 10 JVC KY-PZ100 PTZ network video production cameras for multi-camera coverage of government meetings and local programming. A longtime JVC customer, RiversideTV also recently added GY‑LS300 4KCAM Super 35 cameras and GY-HM200SP sports production cameras for other projects.
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DVEO Launches VIDEO PLATFORM II Advertising-Based Managed-Delivery Platform
DVEO Launches VIDEO PLATFORM II Advertising-Based Managed-Delivery Platform
Advertising Based "YourBranded"and Managed Delivery Platform for Content Delivery Almost Everywhere on Almost Any Device Powerful Digital Command Center Brings Simplicity, Control and Connectedness to the Management of Your Content
DVEO®, a well respected supplier to leading telco TV/OTT and cable operators around the world, has announced its ground-breaking, fully managed streaming video content delivery platform for Telco TV/OTT and cable operators, service providers, universities, and businesses. Currently being tested by a few customers, VIDEO PLATFORM II™ is the company's latest endeavor to change the face of digital media delivery and unite technology via simplicity in a single command center for content owners.
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Sigma Corporation Announces Launch of its First Web Magazine “SEIN Online”
Sigma Corporation Announces Launch of its First Web Magazine “SEIN Online”
The company’s internal digital magazine will feature a variety of content highlighting the art of photography
Sigma Corporation is proud to announce the launch of its first online publication, SEIN Online. An original web magazine available in both English and Japanese, SEIN Online aims to share Sigma’s passion and respect for visual culture and the art of photography, highlight the company’s unique approach to manufacturing, and shed light on the challenges involved in its quest to create the world’s best optical gear.
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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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Derby County Football Club (DCFC) Implements a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Solution
Derby County Football Club (DCFC) Implements a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Solution
The entire install relies on a single mode 24 core optical fiber network, with a Smart Videohub 40x40 for signal management throughout Pride Park Stadium.
Blackmagic Design has today announced that Derby County Football Club (DCFC) has invested in a multi camera live production workflow featuring the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K, Micro Studio Camera 4K and URSA Mini 4.6K. Led by head of broadcast, Matt Reeder, and Chief Technology Officer, Stuart Fisher, DCFC has taken the unprecedented decision and become one of the first Championship clubs to broadcast its own extensive coverage of its English Football League (EFL) fixtures as well as a wide range of pre and post match content via the club’s streaming platform, RamsTV.
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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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FUJIFILM Announces Ultra-Compact Cinema Lenses for X Mount Digital Cameras
FUJIFILM Announces Ultra-Compact Cinema Lenses for X Mount Digital Cameras
High Performance, Lightweight Cinema Lenses for the X Series Line of Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras
FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the launch of FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 cinema lenses for X Mount, new additions to the X Series line of interchangeable lenses.
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AJA FS-HDR Hits the Road for Mobile TV Group 4K/UHD HDR Broadcasts
AJA FS-HDR Hits the Road for Mobile TV Group 4K/UHD HDR Broadcasts
The Mobile TV Group mobile unit houses 14 AJA FS-HDRs for real time HDR conversion and 4K/UltraHD/HD frame synchronization as well as 12 AJA FS1-Xs and 12 AJA UDCs for HD up, down, cross-conversion and frame-synching.
Piecing together the right combination of equipment for a mobile production truck is challenging, but establishing a workflow for a 4K/UltraHD HDR truck is a whole new ball game, one that Mobile TV Group’s (MTVG) Peter Wehner excels at. As Director of Engineering, Wehner is one of the architects behind MTVG’s 30 mobile production units, which service more than 4,000 sporting and entertainment productions a year for CBS, CNBC, Fox and DIRECTV, among others.
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12G-SDI System from Blackmagic Design Used for 4K60p Live Coverage at Slackline World Cup
12G-SDI System from Blackmagic Design Used for 4K60p Live Coverage at Slackline World CupBlackmagic Design announced today that Tokyo based production company UVN built a 12G-SDI workflow for the 4K60p live broadcast and HD stream of the Slackline World Cup Japan 2017. The workflow was built with HyperDeck Studio 12G, Teranex Mini 12G-SDI converters and a number of other Blackmagic Design broadcast products, including the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and Blackmagic Web Presenter.
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Sigma Debuts the 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens at WPPI 2018
Sigma Debuts the 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens at WPPI 2018
Attendees are invited to the Sigma booth to test out the newly announced wide aperture zoom, join in on conversations with Sigma Pros and win prizes
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will showcase the latest addition to its robust line of Sigma Global Vision and Cine lenses - the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens - at the 2018 WPPI Expo held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV from February 26-28. The 14-24mm DG HSM Art is the perfect lens to help wedding and event photographers capture grandiose scenes with crystal clear wide-angle shots. Not only will attendees have the opportunity to test-drive Sigma’s full line of SGV lenses at booth 810, but also interact with seasoned Sigma Pros. Furthermore, attendees can enter for a chance to win a 24-70mm F2.8 Art lens and a host of other photography accessories and special prizes!
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Cornell University Raises its Game Streaming Live Sports with Telestream Wirecast
Cornell University Raises its Game Streaming Live Sports with Telestream Wirecast
Wirecast systems help deliver HD-quality live streams of Big Red home games to the Ivy League Digital Network, ESPN3, and Facebook Live
The streaming media revolution has thrust the nation’s top college athletics departments into the role of full-fledged college sports broadcast networks. Using Telestream Wirecast live streaming production software, the athletics department at Cornell University is able to meet the challenge, delivering HD-quality live streams of Big Red home games to ESPN3, Facebook Live and the Ivy League Digital Network, a 9-channel Internet sportscasting service that broadcasts Ivy League games.
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Oscar®-Nominated Cinematographer Jerry Henry Relies on Hawk-Woods’ Sticky Battery to Power Gear
Oscar®-Nominated Cinematographer Jerry Henry Relies on Hawk-Woods’ Sticky Battery to Power GearNewly available in the United States through Manios Digital & Film, the Hawk-Woods Sticky Battery packs a big punch in a small package. Fitting comfortably in the palm of a hand, the battery comes in two versions, 38Wh and 75Wh, and is capable of powering cameras, lights, rigs and other gear for hours.
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Covenant Church of Naples Improves its Video Productions with FOR-A
Covenant Church of Naples Improves its Video Productions with FOR-A
Covenant Church of Naples adds FOR-A’s HVS-390 Video Switcher
Florida Presbyterian house of worship Covenant Church of Naples | PCA was in the market last year for a new video switcher to use during its weekend services. With cost efficiency, reliability, and a 2 M/E unit top of mind, the church found everything it was looking for in FOR-A’s HVS-390HS video switcher, and the house of worship recently purchased the unit.
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Cartoni Celebrates 80 Years of World-Class Camera Support with Rebate Program
Cartoni Celebrates 80 Years of World-Class Camera Support with Rebate ProgramCartoni, the world leader is camera support, marks its 80th anniversary this year and it’s celebrating with a big savings across its product line through its “80 Years: 80+” Rebate Program.
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