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Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion Studio
News: Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Fusion Studio was used by VFX house Doc & A Soc to construct some of the most complex visual effects in Matthew Vaughn’s latest worldwide cinema release “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
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Canon U.S.A. Improves Upon Performance, Operability And Usability With New HJ24ex7.5B Broadcast ENG Lens
New Multipurpose HD ENG Lens Delivers World’s Widest Angle and Highest Zoom ratio in its class*, and features a 7.5mm Wide-End Focal Length and 180mm Tele-End Focal Length
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the Canon HDTV Zoom Lens HJ24ex7.5B i, an affordable, high-quality portable telephoto HD lens for high-end Electronic News Gathering applications. As the successor to the Canon HJ22ex, one of the market leaders in its class, the new HJ24ex7.5B lens boasts a 24x zoom ratio with the highest magnification and longest focal length in its class*. Improving overall lens mobility and operator comfort, the new lens design decreases both size and weight from its predecessor, and has the balance point closer to the camera body, allowing for easier handling and less operator strain in the field.
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The New Powershot Sx410 Is And Powershot Elph 350 Hs Cameras With Upgraded Features Help Users Enhance Their Photographic Abilities
The PowerShot SX410 IS Digital Camera Features a Compact Body with an Impressive 40x Optical Zoom Lens, while the Stylish PowerShot ELPH 350 HS Offers a 20.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC Capabilities
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new PowerShot SX410 IS and PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[i] compact digital cameras. Weighing just .4 ounces more and measuring only .2 inches longer than its predecessor, the PowerShot SX410 IS camera boasts an upgraded 40x optical zoom range , making it a convenient choice for users who want to combine portability and telephoto reach into one powerful digital camera. The PowerShot ELPH 350 HS is a high performance stylish compact digital camera with a 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 25-300mm) and an impressive 20.2 megapixel[ii] CMOS sensor, with built-in Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communications (NFC) capabilities.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces New EOS Rebel DSLR Cameras Featuring 24.2 Megapixels And Wireless Functionality
The new EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i 1 DSLR cameras combine affordability with workhorse imaging features and functionality
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of two new DSLR cameras to its popular EOS Rebel lineup: the EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR camera, and the EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR camera. Featuring a newly developed 24.2 megapixel Canon CMOS imaging sensor, both cameras deliver the highest resolution available amongst EOS models with an APS-C format sensor. Additionally, the cameras feature built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC™ capabilities – a first for the Canon EOS Rebel system – making snapping and sharing high-quality, treasured images seamless.
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AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION Production Camera
News: AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION Production CameraField-Upgradeable Update Offers New Features and Improvements
AJA Video Systems today released v1.1 firmware for the new CION 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera. The camera started shipping just over one month ago, and this software update increases the Exposure Index (EI) values to EI 320, EI 500, EI 800 and EI 1000, as well as offering improved highlight handling capabilities.
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Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras capture the action at PUR & Friends Mega Concert
News: Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras capture the action at PUR & Friends Mega ConcertTV Skyline, one of Europe's largest and most successful mobile television production companies, chose Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras to broadcast the recent PUR & Friends 2014 annual concert from the massive Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen. Working in partnership with Neoxfilm, TV Skyline captured the performance for transmission by executive producer, Sky Germany.
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The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 29th in Toronto
News: The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 29th in TorontoThe SIM Group will host leading manufacturers of cameras, lenses, lighting, post production gear and workflow systems at the 10th Annual SIM Technology Showcase slated for January 29th in Toronto. The popular event provides members of the production and post-production communities with a unique opportunity to examine innovative new products, witness leading edge technology demonstrations and find out from the experts how these new tools and workflows can benefit their businesses.
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JVC To Demonstrate GY-LS300 4K Camera at Sundance
News: JVC To Demonstrate GY-LS300 4K Camera at SundanceJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate the new GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35mm camcorder for filmmakers attending the 2015 Sundance Film Festival at the New York Lounge in Park City, Utah, Jan. 23-26. Designed with cinematographers, documentarians, and photographers in mind, the GY-LS300 features a JVC 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor and records 4K Ultra HD, Full HD with 4:2:2 sampling, SD, and Web-friendly proxy formats to non-proprietary SDHC and SDXC media cards.
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Canon U.S.A.’s Larry Thorpe Honored With Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Emmy® Award
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce today that Senior Fellow Larry Thorpe has received the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring an individual whose ongoing contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering. The award was presented during the 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, NV.
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JVC To Showcase 4KCAM Product Line at CES 2015
News: JVC To Showcase 4KCAM Product Line at CES 2015JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate the GY-LS300 and GY-HM200, two of its new 4KCAM camcorders, in the JVCKENWOOD booth (1711) at the 2015 International CES, which runs Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Ikegami Debuts HC-HD300 3-CMOS HD Studio Camera System to UK Broadcasters and Independent Programme-makers at BVE 2015
News: Ikegami Debuts HC-HD300 3-CMOS HD Studio Camera System to UK Broadcasters and Independent Programme-makers at BVE 2015Ikegami's HC-HD300 makes its first UK exhibition appearance at BVE 2015 in London, February 24-26. Introduced at BIRTV 2014 and now deliverable, the HC-HD300 is a highly flexible docking-style camera for studio or field operation.
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A Train Productions Brings Top Video Quality To Event/Corporate Projects With Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Camcorders
News: A Train Productions Brings Top Video Quality To Event/Corporate Projects With Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD CamcordersA Train Productions (Westfield, NJ), a diversified video production company specializing in event and corporate videography, recently invested in three Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handhelds, which have become the company’s primary cameras.
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AJA CION is Shipping
News: AJA CION is ShippingMaximize production and minimize post with the easiest 4K workflow yet
AJA Video Systems’ CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD production camera is now shipping globally. Ergonomic and lightweight in design with unparalleled connectivity, CION™ is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. In-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs, including 12-bit ProRes 444, enables incredible image quality capture to cost-effective AJA Pak SSD media at up to 4K/60p, and offers compatibility with a wide range of post production applications. CION also outputs AJA Raw HFR at up to 4K/120p. CION is the only 4K/UltraHD camera available that captures internally to 12-bit ProRes 444.
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Crew Boston Lights "Antique Roadshow" Field Segments with Zylight
News: Crew Boston Lights "Antique Roadshow" Field Segments with ZylightIn the field, there are few “normal” lighting setups – the only constants for the EFP crew of Antiques Roadshow, the popular PBS series produced by member station WGBH in Boston, are different locations and tight shooting schedules. Between May and August, the Antiques Roadshow crew shot in eight different cities across the country for the show’s 19th season, which will begin airing in January 2015.
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Portland Community Media Upgrades with JVC for Field Production
News: Portland Community Media Upgrades with JVC for Field ProductionJVC Professional Products, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Portland Community Media (PCM), the government and public access provider for Portland, Ore., has purchased 22 JVC GY-HM600 and nine GY-HM850 ProHD camcorders to support local programming production for its six channels.
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EOS C100 Cinema Cameras, Canon Digital SLR Cameras, and EF-Series Lenses Provide Students Hands-On Tools for Boston University’s Film & Television Department
News: EOS C100 Cinema Cameras, Canon Digital SLR Cameras, and EF-Series Lenses Provide Students Hands-On Tools for Boston University’s Film & Television DepartmentCheck the resumes of media and entertainment executives and other production professionals, and it’s likely that many are graduates of the Film & Television Department of Boston University’s College of Communication. The college offers degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for approximately 350 students annually, with instruction that includes hands-on experience using the latest professional production technologies. Students begin their training on entry-level gear, and gradually work their way up to using high-end equipment, which includes a large complement of Cinema cameras, digital SLR cameras, and lenses made by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Token Creek Steps Up Image Quality with FUJINON Lens Addition
News: Token Creek Steps Up Image Quality with FUJINON Lens AdditionMadison, WI-based Token Creek Mobile Television has added three XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field production lenses and four HA18x5.5 HD zooms to complement Grass Valley LDX80 cameras on its Sioux truck. The lenses have already been used for coverage of the Minnesota Vikings National Football League home games, National Basketball Association (NBA) play and PAC12 college football.
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Management Team Purchases Digital Vision
News: Management Team Purchases Digital VisionDigital Vision, the supplier of the world’s best colour grading, restoration and film scanning solutions for the broadcast, film, commercial and archive industries, has been acquired by its management team consisting of Kelvin Bolah, Greg Holland and Claes Westerlund. The acquisition from Swedish company Image Systems, for 6.1 Million SEK, will preserve the heritage of the 26 year old company and provide significant funding for future investment in R&D.
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Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Used to Shoot Challenging Dramatic Documentary Series Chicagoland
News: Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Used to Shoot Challenging Dramatic Documentary Series ChicagolandEarly in his career as a combat cameraman covering the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Mark Benjamin relied on film and video formats to shoot award-winning feature-length documentaries for major networks and independent producers. For his assignments, each format provided the performance Benjamin needed at the time. For his latest project – Chicagoland, an eight-part unscripted CNN series examining public safety and education – he needed a cinema-quality HD camera that was adjustable to a variety of shooting situations, and capable of large single-sensor cinematic picture quality. Other important requirements included high mobility, light weight, easy operation, compact size, extreme low-light image capture capability, long record times and battery life and compatibility with a wide range of lenses for creative shooting options. The production’s needs were met using the EOS C300 Digital Cinema cameras and EF-series lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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AJA Announces Ship Date for the CION Production Camera
News: AJA Announces Ship Date for the CION Production CameraNow Accepting Orders from Worldwide Reseller Channel
AJA Video Systems today announced that the company has started accepting orders for the new CION production camera, with an anticipated initial ship date by the end of December. CION is both ergonomic and lightweight with unparalleled connectivity, and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions direct to Apple ProRes or AJA Raw. For information on where to place orders, please visit http://www.aja.com/en/where-to-buy#wtb-cion for a list of AJA CION resellers.
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For Indie Filmmakers Seeking to Capture the Look of a Major Feature, It’s All Relative When You’re Using a Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera and a Selection of Canon Lenses
News: For Indie Filmmakers Seeking to Capture the Look of a Major Feature, It’s All Relative When You’re Using a Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera and a Selection of Canon LensesCombining cinematic digital HD video capture with convenience and affordability, the EOS C100 Digital Cinema camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is an attractive choice for budget-conscious independent producers. Other filmmakers, however, report a preference for this camera regardless of budget, noting that its compact size, high mobility, outstanding low-light imaging capabilities, and compatibility with more than 70 Canon EF-series Photographic and Cinema lenses provide irresistible creative digital filmmaking potential. Such was the case with writer/director J.C. Khoury and director of photography Andreas von Scheele when they filmed their recent feature-length comedy/drama All Relative using two Canon EOS C100 cameras and an array of Canon lenses almost entirely within highly accessible locations in New York City and nearby suburban Westchester County.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Used to Capture Thirty Seconds to Mars’ Summer Tour
News: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Used to Capture Thirty Seconds to Mars’ Summer TourBlackmagic Design today announced that the Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot concert, event and behind the scenes footage for the award winning hit band Thirty Seconds to Mars. Videographer and DP for the band, K.C. Lauf, used the Pocket Cinema Camera to capture every possible moment, both on stage and off, during the band’s recent 25 show Carnivores Tour co headlined with Linkin Park.
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Encore Completes Dailies, Post & VFX for HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'
News: Encore Completes Dailies, Post & VFX for HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'Four-Part Project Shot on Film Shared Between New York and Los Angeles Facilities
HBO's miniseries "Olive Kitteridge" starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive , whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center.
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JVC Launches 4KCAM Product Line at CCW 2014
News: JVC Launches 4KCAM Product Line at CCW 2014JVC Professional Products, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will introduce its 4KCAM product line and unveil three handheld camera models at Content & Communications World (CCW) 2014, which runs Nov. 12-13 in New York City. The new GY-LS300 is a Super 35mm camcorder that accepts a variety of interchangeable lenses, the GY-HM200 is a versatile, full-featured 4K Ultra HD camcorder with HD streaming, and the GY-HM170 delivers 4K Ultra HD imagery in an economical, palm-sized camera with professional features.
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Ikegami Introduces HC-HD300 Affordable HD CMOS Studio Camera System; Exhibits HDK-95C Unicam, OLED & LCD Monitors At CCW 2014
News: Ikegami Introduces HC-HD300 Affordable HD CMOS Studio Camera System;  Exhibits HDK-95C Unicam, OLED & LCD Monitors At CCW 2014First Showing of HC-HD300 Demonstrates Newly Developed 1/3-inch full resolution three CMOS Sensor Block; HEM-2570 OLED & HLM-1751 LCD Monitors in NYC Nov. 12-13
Ikegami, the world-leading manufacturer of advanced HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will be exhibiting advanced systems at Content and Communications World 2014 (CCW). CCW is being held November 12-13 at the Javits Convention Center, NYC.
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Marrying Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras to Canon Cinema Prime and Zoom Lenses for Wedlock Helps Deliver Cinematic, Yet Affordable, Production Values for a New Web Series
News: Marrying Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras to Canon Cinema Prime and Zoom Lenses for Wedlock Helps Deliver Cinematic, Yet Affordable, Production Values for a New Web SeriesWhen director Ross Partridge and cinematographer Doug Emmett were in pre-production on their nine-episode web series Wedlock, they knew that a cinematic, shallow depth of field look would be essential to make their show stand out. They also knew they’d need a highly mobile, lightweight camera package for stealthy shooting in practical locations, great low-light capabilities to control the size of their lighting package, and a broad choice of lenses to help maximize their creative options. The solution to all their needs was obvious: Canon EOS C300 digital cinema cameras and Cinema prime and zoom lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS Ship
News: Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS ShipPanasonic today announced the immediate availability of its highly-anticipated VariCam models, the VariCam 35 and VariCam HS.
The VariCam 35's superb image handling in multiple formats ranging from pristine 4K RAW to more practical 4K, UHD, 2K, HD and ProRes capture formats make it an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events. With high-speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps, the companion 2/3" VariCam HS produces extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.
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I-MOVIX X10 UHD Delivers World Premiere 4K Live Super Slow Motion at German MotoGP Race
News: I-MOVIX X10 UHD Delivers World Premiere 4K Live Super Slow Motion at German MotoGP RaceUltra slow motion took a major step forward as a live broadcast production tool, with the world-first use of 4K continuous super motion at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix in Germany. I-MOVIX’s X10 UHD was used in a variety of innovative ways to explore the system’s potential in both 4K and HD coverage.
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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Switcher Update 6.1
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of ATEM Switcher Update 6.1 software which includes new features for Camera Control such as copying of color settings across cameras, white balance display and synchronized fading of audio and video using Fade to Black. ATEM Switcher Update 6.1 is available now for download free of charge for all existing ATEM Switcher customers from the Blackmagic Design support page on the website.
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FUJINON Lenses Capture U.S. Open Action in F&F's GTX-17 Mobile Unit Debut
News: FUJINON Lenses Capture U.S. Open Action in F&F's GTX-17 Mobile Unit DebutMobile production company orders 17 new FUJINON HDTV lenses to meet growing business demands; Total of 29 FUJINON lenses ordered this year
To deal with recent record-breaking business—including several major sporting events this past month —Clearwater, FL-based F&F Productions pushed its HD mobile fleet to the limit with help from its arsenal of FUJINON lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. Following up on the company’s order of 12 lenses earlier this year, F&F Productions placed an order for 17 new FUJINON lenses, including nine XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field lenses, four HA18x5.5 ENG wide-angle lenses, and four HA23x7.6 telephoto ENG lenses, bringing the total number of FUJINON lenses it has ordered over the last four months to 29 units.
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MIRA MOBILE M-12HD and SportsNet LA Capture High-Quality Close-Ups, Panoramic Shots and Night-time Slo-Mo With FUJINON Optics
News: MIRA MOBILE M-12HD and SportsNet LA Capture High-Quality Close-Ups, Panoramic Shots and Night-time Slo-Mo With FUJINON OpticsWhen MIRA Mobile’s new M-12HD rolls into Dodger Stadium on behalf of MIRA customer, SportsNet LA, it does so with shot-capturing skills that rival the speed and focus of any Cy Young Award winner. Four of the truck’s six FUJINON XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field lenses outfitted on Sony HDC2570 studio cameras are positioned at various points on the field – high left field, mid first base, tight center field, and right field. One XA99x mans the high third base position placed on an I-MOVIX ultra-slow-motion system, provided by Fletcher Chicago. M-12 is also equipped with four XA77x9.5 telephoto field lenses.
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Three New High-End, Advanced Powershot Models from Canon U.S.A. Empower Photographers To Create Amazing Images and Video
PowerShot G7 X is the Company’s First One-Inch Sensor Compact Digital Camera, PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera Boasts a Super 65x Optical Zoom Lens and PowerShot N2 Digital Camera Features an Updated Body Design with a Selfie-Ready LCD Touch Panel
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced three new PowerShot models expanding upon its lineup of high-quality, compact digital cameras, the PowerShot G7 X, the PowerShot SX60 HS and the PowerShot N21. The PowerShot G7 X is the company’s first compact point-and-shoot camera with a one-inch sensor, giving users an outstanding portable camera that allows them to take high-quality photographs and videos. The PowerShot SX60 HS camera features a 65x Optical Zoom lens and amazingly broad focal length range equivalent to 21mm -1365mm, while the PowerShot N2 camera has a compact and unique, stylish design with a selfie-ready, flip-up touch panel LCD that makes it easy for social media fanatics to share their favorite photos and videos via the camera’s Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communications (NFCTM)2 features.
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AJA Announces CION Support From Top Camera Accessory Manufacturers
News: AJA Announces CION Support From Top Camera Accessory ManufacturersAlphatron, MTF, Wooden Camera, Vocas and Zacuto to Support CION Camera
Stand 7.F11 - AJA Video Systems today announced that top third-party camera accessory developers are on board with support for the CION camera. CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. AJA pioneered lens-to-post Apple ProRes workflows with the introduction of the Ki Pro product line in 2009; CION builds on this achievement by offering in-camera recording directly to proven AJA Pak SSD media in the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture.
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Blackmagic Design Announces PL Lens Mount Models of Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Blackmagic Cinema Camera
News: Blackmagic Design Announces PL Lens Mount Models of Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Blackmagic Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of two new cinema cameras, the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K PL and Blackmagic Cinema Camera PL. Both cameras now include PL mount models for using professional cinema lenses or even vintage cinema lenses and are now available from $2,295.
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IO Industries Launches Compact 4K Camera at IBC 2014
News: IO Industries Launches Compact 4K Camera at IBC 2014IO Industries Inc. announces that their new 4KSDI camera will be shown at IBC 2014, in Hall 11, Stand D67. The 4KSDI is a single-piece 4K/UHD camera head with 3G/HD-SDI outputs for connection to separate recorders and monitors. It features a Super-35mm global shutter sensor, interchangeable lens mount, and multiple output formats to support various applications. Designed for use in professional broadcast and production environments, it also suits remote video applications with unmanned aerial or underwater vehicles.
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AJA Releases New CION Teaser Reel
News: AJA Releases New CION Teaser ReelAJA Video Systems released a brand new teaser reel shot using the soon-to-be-shipping CION camera in Grass Valley and Nevada City California. Shooting took place over three days during the first week of September 2014.
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AXIOM Beta: The First Open Digital Cinema Camera Crowd Funding Campaign Launched
News: AXIOM Beta: The First Open Digital Cinema Camera Crowd Funding Campaign LaunchedAXIOM Beta is a Professional Digital Image Capturing Platform For Filmmakers, By Filmmakers.
We have been working towards this moment for almost 3 years now. We had ups and downs but never got to a point when giving up was any of the valid options. A number of people suggested we should find another, proper job instead, after hearing what we were up to. We managed to build a prototype from a shoestring budget because of a team that has been donating their hearts and souls to get closer to the ultimate goal of putting power with cameras back into the hands of their users. Now it's time to rally the supporters. This next step we can only take together with you.
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Codex Action Cam is Shipping, Shooting and on Show at IBC 2014 (11.C71)
News: Codex Action Cam is Shipping, Shooting and on Show at IBC 2014 (11.C71)First European and US Productions Deploy Specialist Codex Action Cam Shooting Packages
Codex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, is shipping Codex Action Cam – the small camera with a big workflow. Having taken the market by storm with its NAB 2014 debut, the point-shoot-post system is now being used on feature and advertising productions in Europe and the US, as well as being innovatively modified and adapted by customers into specialist 2D and 3D stereo shooting packages. Codex Action Cam is one of the highlights at the Codex stand (Hall 11.C71) at IBC 2014, 12-16 September, Amsterdam.
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Ikegami to Introduce HC-HD300 3-CMOS HDTV Camera at IBC2014
News: Ikegami to Introduce HC-HD300 3-CMOS HDTV Camera at IBC2014Ikegami has chosen IBC2014 as the venue for the introduction of the HC-HD300, a compact and aggressively-priced high-definition camera designed for a wide range of applications. These include satellite and cable television presentation studios, independent programme-making, training studios and religious television channels.
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Panasonic Introduces AJ-PX800 2/3”, 3-Chip P2 HD Shoulder-Mount With AVC-Ultra Recording
News: Panasonic Introduces AJ-PX800 2/3”, 3-Chip P2 HD Shoulder-Mount With AVC-Ultra RecordingWith Exceptional Picture Quality and Wireless Connectivity, Camcorder is Lightweight, Low Power ENG Tool
Panasonic has announced the AJ-PX800, a new 2/3-inch, three-chip shoulder-mount camcorder with AVC-ULTRA recording. Weighing a little over 6 pounds, the PX800 is the industry’s lightest camcorder in its class.
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RaceTech Invests in Ikegami HDK-55 Cameras
News: RaceTech Invests in Ikegami HDK-55 CamerasRaceTech, the leading supplier of television pictures and other services to the British horse-racing industry, has chosen Ikegami HDK-55 cameras as part of a continuing major upgrade into high-definition production. The initial order is for 18 complete HDK-55 camera chains including triax adapters and base stations plus OCP-300 control panels.
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cinec 2014, Celebrating its 10th Anniversary Staging, Now More than Ever Combines Professionalism with Innovation
This year, cinec will deal with the contrasts between the traditional roles of film technology and the challenges of modernity. Digitalization calls for a revamp of all areas from camera to distribution and brings together renowned suppliers and newcomers from the realms of the gaming and computer industry. What is required now more than ever is for professionalism to be the highest priority.
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Editec Takes Delivery of Revolutionary New I-MOVIX X10 UHD 4K High Speed Camera
News: Editec Takes Delivery of Revolutionary New I-MOVIX X10 UHD 4K High Speed CameraEditec Ltd, the UK and Eire exclusive distributor for I-MOVIX products have just taken delivery of the latest X10 UHD 4K high speed camera system from I-MOVIX in Belgium. This purchase continues the long term relationship between Editec and I-MOVIX and further demonstrates a continued determination to offer clients the very latest technology in the field of ultra slow-motion.
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IBC Preview: Polecam Systems Announce Commercial Success with HD Zoom Lens and Remote Heads Allowing Larger Cameras on Polecam
News: IBC Preview: Polecam Systems Announce Commercial Success with HD Zoom Lens and Remote Heads Allowing Larger Cameras on PolecamPolecam Systems will show their signature Polecam range of lightweight carbon fibre jibs and remote heads at IBC 2014, hugely popular and used increasingly in program making world wide, and will also be showing an ancilliary product that has been commercially successful in its own right, the Resolve Optics Z10 HDcf zoom lens.
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IKEGAMI Introduces HC-HD300 - Affordable HD Studio Camera System
News: IKEGAMI Introduces HC-HD300 - Affordable HD Studio Camera SystemLatest Addition to Unicam HD Line Features Newly Developed 1/3-inch Full resolution Three CMOS Sensor Block, New Fiber Camera Control System for Flexible Operation in Studio & Field
Ikegami Electronics U.S.A., the world-leading manufacturer of advanced HD cameras and production equipment, has introduced the HC-HD300 CMOS Studio HDTV Camera System.
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Blue Hat Design Installs FUJINON HD LENSES at 12Stone Church in Atlanta
News: Blue Hat Design Installs FUJINON HD LENSES at 12Stone Church in Atlanta12Stone Church Now Bases Video Production at its Four Atlanta Campuses on FUJINON Lenses
As one of the fastest growing churches in America, 12Stone Church recently opened a new Atlanta metro campus called Sugarloaf, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art HD video and audio production facility complete with Grass Valley LDX80 Premiere cameras and FUJINON HD lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation.
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Zylight F8 LED Fresnel Delivers Reliable Performance, ROI for Lightworks.TV
News: Zylight F8 LED Fresnel Delivers Reliable Performance, ROI for Lightworks.TVThrough his London-based company, Lightworks.TV Ltd., lighting cameraman Scott Munro shoots and edits a variety of projects, from U.S. network news packages to corporate videos and documentaries. While he does not own a professional HD camcorder, he has invested in an extensive collection of production accessories and lighting instruments, including the Zylight F8 LED Fresnel 9.
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Canada’s Woodbine Entertainment Uses FOR-A 4K Camera for Racing Coverage of The Queen’s Plate
News: Canada’s Woodbine Entertainment Uses FOR-A 4K Camera for Racing Coverage of The Queen’s PlateKicking off the 2014 season of Canada’s Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack hosted The Queen’s Plate Stakes last month. The event is the longest continuously run stakes race in North America, and this year marked its 155th anniversary. To ensure not a moment of horseracing action was missed, production of the event included use of FOR-A’s FT-ONE 4K variable frame rate camera, used in conjunction with FOR-A’s ZE-ONE 4K extraction system.
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Canon In Action Tour Resumes in September
The second leg of the Canon In Action Tour, a brand-new educational experience from Canon, is set to launch Sept. 6th in Denver, CO, featuring instruction by renowned image makers Amina Moreau, Jack Reznicki, and Jim Divitale.
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Camera Corps Maintains Focus on Innovation at IBC2014 with Version 3 Cricket Stump Cam
Camera Corps has chosen IBC2014 as the global launch platform for the latest version of the legendary Cricket Stump Cam which has long set the standard for capturing dynamic close-ups of major national matches and international tours.
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Camera Corps Chooses IBC2014 for First European Showing of Q3 and MeerCat
Camera Corps will demonstrate the latest additions to its range of robotic camera systems at IBC2014 in Amsterdam, September 12-16. Taking centre stage will be the Q3 pan/tilt/zoom/focus head and MeerCat miniature camera, both introduced at NAB in April and now fully deliverable. Q3 and MeerCat can be integrated easily with all Camera Corps' current control systems. Up to 96 cameras of various types can be joystick-controlled by up to four operators and four vision engineers.
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Against All Odds John Gillan Gets The Shots
News: Against All Odds John Gillan Gets The ShotsUK DOP / Polecam owner operator John Gillan, booked to cover the Azores leg of the Red Bull Cliff Diving competition, flew in to the Azores on his way to the small island where it would take place, 1000 miles from the nearest city and 2 days away from shooting the event. It was not the ideal place to hear from the airline that brought him there "Sorry Mr Gillan, we have lost one of your Polecam flight cases."
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IBC Preview: Transvideo Launches New Products for Digital Cinematography and Production at IBC 2014
Transvideo, the award-winning precision monitor manufacturer, has announced exciting new products for launch at IBC 2014. All products will be on show on the Transvideo / Aaton-Digital stand 11.F31.
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Atlanta-Based Tradewind Productions Undertakes Diverse Corporate/Event Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 Handheld
News: Atlanta-Based Tradewind Productions Undertakes Diverse Corporate/Event Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 HandheldTradeWind proprietor and veteran shooter Christian Jolly, who built his award-winning company around acquisition with Panasonic pro cameras, selected the PX270 based on its 4:2:2 10-bit color space, integrated lens and advanced features such as high-resolution proxy recording.
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Southeastern University’s Broadcast Majors Produce Nationally Televised Talk Show With Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio Cameras
News: Southeastern University’s Broadcast Majors Produce Nationally Televised Talk Show With Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio CamerasFiber-Backed Cameras Used for All-Level Classroom Instruction Also Feed Live Video for IMAG to Largest Event Space on Campus
Southeastern University, a private Christian institution with more than 4,000 students located in Lakeland, FL, trains its broadcast majors in a sophisticated HD production studio equipped with four AK-AC3800 studio cameras.
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The Room Finishes Bruce Springsteen’s “Hunter of Invisible Game”
News: The Room Finishes Bruce Springsteen’s “Hunter of Invisible Game”Finishing Editor and Colorist Ben Murray Continues Collaboration with Director Thom Zimny on Short Film Inspired by Song from Singer’s “High Hopes” Album.
Final post production for "Hunter of Invisible Game," the new short film from Bruce Springsteen and Thom Zimny, was completed at The Room, the finishing boutique located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York. The Room’s Ben Murray conformed the film and applied the final color grade, working in collaboration with filmmaker Thom Zimny, who co-directed with Bruce Springsteen.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New "heads up display" for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.9 software which includes new "heads up display" on screen metering that provides customers with histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
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Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses Enable Filmmakers to Bring the Narrative Dramatic Tale of a Troubled South American Community’s Struggle to a Worldwide Audience
News: Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses Enable Filmmakers to Bring the Narrative Dramatic Tale of a Troubled South American Community’s Struggle to a Worldwide AudienceEquatorial heat and humidity, sporadic electrical service, and a modest budget were just a few of the challenges that director Josef Wladyka and writer/DP Alan Blanco faced while filming their feature "Manos Sucias" (Dirty Hands) among the impoverished fishing villages of Colombia’s Pacific coast. They also filmed in the jungle and aboard small boats in rough seas, all while needing to keep a low profile in a dangerous region. Wladyka and Blanco met all of these challenges with the help of compact EOS C300 Cinema cameras and professional lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Filmed completely on location, "Manos Sucias" is a drama depicting the perils of two fishermen coerced into towing an underwater narco-torpedo up the Pacific coast of Colombia.
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Florida Videographer Charles Schultz Shoots Nature Segments For CBS Sunday News With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: Florida Videographer Charles Schultz Shoots Nature Segments For CBS Sunday News With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldDirector of Photography Charles “Chuck” Schultz’ last encounter with wildlife was with a congregation of alligators in one of their more famous stomping grounds, the Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, FL. Armed with his new AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld, Schultz captured extensive video that later aired on CBS Sunday Morning’s signature nature segment.
published 8 months ago   read more
Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for US$495
Blackmagic Design today announced an exciting Summer Special discount for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for the low price of US$495. With a normal recommended retail price of US$995, this Summer Special represents incredible value and is available for a limited time and will end on the 31st of August 2014. This Summer Special price is subject to limited availability, after which the price will return to the usual recommended retail price of US$995.
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Pedestal Television Nets Second Basketball Season with BBL TV
Wales-based Pedestal Television has secured a second season of 30 games to be covered live for the British Basketball League. The BBL operates the only Men's Professional Basketball League in the UK, playing over 250 matches in a season via the League's 13 member clubs in Bristol, Cheshire, Durham, Glasgow, Leicester, London, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Plymouth, Sheffield, Surrey and Worcester.
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New York City’s El Amanecer De La Esperanza Ministry Assigns Live Broadcasts Of Services To Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Cameras
News: New York City’s El Amanecer De La Esperanza Ministry Assigns Live Broadcasts Of Services To Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD CamerasThe Bronx’s thriving El Amanecer de la Esperanza (The Dawn of Hope) Ministry has recently upgraded video production with the addition of four AJ-PX270 camcorders, Panasonic’s first P2 HD handhelds with AVC-ULTRA recording.
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North Carolina DP Glen Kantziper Fields Diverse Broadcast And Corporate Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: North Carolina DP Glen Kantziper Fields Diverse Broadcast And Corporate Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldGlen Kantziper, owner/operator of KPSR, Inc. (Greensboro, NC), purchased an AJ-PX270 camcorder, Panasonic’s first P2 HD handheld with AVC-ULTRA recording, as soon as it became available this spring. Since then, he has used the PX270 on many of the wide-ranging corporate and broadcast assignments that are the foundation of his production company.
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Attleboro Access Uses JVC Mobile News Cameras to Produce Live Reports of Community Events
News: Attleboro Access Uses JVC Mobile News Cameras to Produce Live Reports of Community EventsJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced Attleboro Access Cable System, Inc. (DoubleACS), the PEG (public, education, government) station serving Attleboro, Mass., and surrounding communities, is using four GY-HM650 ProHD mobile news cameras to provide live news reports from the field.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8 software which includes updated features for all Blackmagic Design cameras. Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8 is available now for download free of charge for all existing Blackmagic Camera customers from the Blackmagic Design support page on the website.
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The Padcaster and "BeTerrific" Live Broadcast More Than 10 Hours of Footage From Cine Gear Expo LA Using Only iPads, iPhones and iPods
News: The Padcaster and "BeTerrific" Live Broadcast More Than 10 Hours of Footage From Cine Gear Expo LA Using Only iPads, iPhones and iPodsNearly 300k Viewers Tune in for Live Broadcast Powered by The Padcaster Using Only iOS devices in Conjunction with the Newest FiLMiC Pro beta app and MXL Mics; Josh Apter Joined by Emmy Award® Winner Michael Artsis of "BeTerrific" and Mitch Aunger of Planet5D
The Padcaster®, the revolutionary iPad case that transforms Apple’s tablet into an on-the-go video production studio, recently teamed up with five-time Emmy Award®-winning journalist Michael Artsis of "BeTerrific" and Mitch Aunger, founder and CEO of planet5D, to broadcast live from Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles, which took place at The Studios at Paramount on June 6th and 7th. The first broadcast of its kind, the team created a full on multi-camera production for BeTerrific.com using iFilmmaking techniques, using iPads, iPad minis, iPhones and iPod touches as the only cameras. A total of 10 hours of footage was broadcast live throughout the weekend, with nearly 300,000 viewers tuning in.
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Blackmagic Studio Cameras HD and ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K Installed at NOW Church
News: Blackmagic Studio Cameras HD and ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K Installed at NOW ChurchInfoComm 2014, Blackmagic Design today announced that Ocala, Florida based NOW Church has installed and begun capturing services with two new Blackmagic Studio Cameras HD. NOW Church has also completed a full AV installation that includes two Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, a Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF) and an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K.
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Panasonic Introduces AG-AC90A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder with Improved Functionality, Additional Recording Modes for Sports Analysis and Cloud Applications
News: Panasonic Introduces AG-AC90A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder with Improved Functionality, Additional Recording Modes for Sports Analysis and Cloud ApplicationsOwners of Predecessor AG-AC90 Model Eligible for Free Firmware Upgrade to New Features
Panasonic has announced a new professional AVCCAM® HD handheld camcorder, the AG-AC90A, with significant improvements over its predecessor, the AG-AC90. Advances include two new recording options -- a PM mode (1280x720, 8Mbps) supporting sports analysis applications and a CS mode (720x480, 3.5Mbps) for cloud service utilization.
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Legendary Fisherman Bill Dance Reels In Viewers With HD Images Shot Using Fujinon Lenses
News: Legendary Fisherman Bill Dance Reels In Viewers With HD Images Shot Using Fujinon LensesWhen America's best-known professional fisherman Bill Dance demonstrates his magic touch to TV viewers, his production crew captures the moment with super wide angle lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. A television fixture since 1968, Dance's trademark is his ability to entertain his audience, while he teaches them how they too can land the big fish. His shows, "Bill Dance Outdoors" and "Bill Dance Saltwater," reach a combined total of over 200 million households airing on the NBC Sports Network, Discovery's Destination America, and the Outdoors Channel.
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The Tiffen Company to Showcase New Products From Steadicam, Domke, DFX and Lowel Lines at 2014 CE Week
Tiffen Will Celebrate This Year’s CE Week Presence with Exclusive Looks at Revered Imaging Accessories and a Special Reception for The Media
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, will be showcasing its celebrated product lineup once again at this year’s CE Week. The industry’s official mid-year conference and new technology showcase, CE Week will be held in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion from June 23rd through June 27th, with line shows and exhibits taking place on June 25th and 26th. Tiffen will be showcasing its award-winning digital imaging accessories at booth #50 with Tiffen technology experts on hand to answer questions and host product demonstrations.
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Manios Digital & Film to Showcase New Battery, Field Monitor, Camera Heads and Other Products at Cine Gear
News: Manios Digital & Film to Showcase New Battery, Field Monitor, Camera Heads and Other Products at Cine GearSee the latest innovations from Cartoni, Kinotehnik, PAG and Vocas in Hollywood June 4-7.
Manios Digital & Film will showcase new products from Cartoni, Kinotehnik, PAG and Vocas at Cine Gear, June 4-7 at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood.
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Innovative Lighting, Power and Camera Support Solutions on Display at Cine Gear 2014
Six of the industry's leading brands - Anton/Bauer, Bexel, Litepanels, OConnor, Sachtler and Teradek, all part of the Vitec Group - will be demonstrating a range of their latest, innovative products at the upcoming Cine Gear Expo on June 6-7 in Los Angeles, at booths #64-66.
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The Steadicam Division of the Tiffen Company Expands Its Collection of Smoothee Stabilizing Options with New Drift Camera Mount
Capture All the Intensity, None of the Bumps With New Drift Camera Mount for Steadicam Smoothee
The Steadicam division of The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, has released a new Steadicam Smoothee mount for Drift action cameras, expanding its collection of stabilizer options for filming enthusiasts and professionals. The Steadicam Smoothee, which is featured in the new Apple “Powerful” commercial, lets users capture the action using Drift cameras, without the shakes normally associated with hand-held video. “The Steadicam Smoothee is helping shape a new generation of filmmakers,” comments Steve Tiffen, CEO and President, The Tiffen Company. “Cameras like the Drift offer a new level of versatility we once could have never even imagined. Combine that with the Hollywood ingenuity of Steadicam, and you enable a new class of filmmakers to capture their unique visions with clarity and quality. This latest addition to the Smoothee line continues to change the game for what’s possible in the world of small-camera filmmaking.”
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Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor Keep "The Americans" Camera Department on the Move
News: Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor Keep "The Americans" Camera Department on the MoveCrew Chooses Vitec Videocom Brands for Second Season
The camera crew behind the hit FX TV series "The Americans" chose Vitec Videocom brands to support the production through its second season. The show’s cinematographer Richard Rutkowski, and camera assistants Brendan K. Russell and Rory Hanrahan, rely on Anton/Bauer batteries and chargers, Litepanels LED lights, and OConnor fluid heads and tripods for their reliability and durability during stage and location shoots, which helps keep the show on pace and on budget.
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TDC Provides Core Video Expertise for Largest-Ever Light Festival Vivid Sydney
News: TDC Provides Core Video Expertise for Largest-Ever Light Festival Vivid SydneyThe Technical Direction Company is proud to be deploying the full range of its professional and technical expertise in providing core technology and services to Destination NSW for the sixth annual Vivid Sydney festival.
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Canon Supplies Major Lens Order to Presteigne Broadcast Hire for Rio
Canon has won an order, worth over three quarters of a million pounds, from Presteigne Broadcast Hire, the leading supplier of professional rental equipment. Many of the lenses, which will add to an already extensive stock at Presteigne, will be used first in Brazil for this summer’s football competition.
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Camera Corps Q3 and MeerCat to make APAC debut at Broadcast Asia
See Camera Corps on the Vitec Group stand, 5D1-07, at Broadcast Asia 2014, June 17-20, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Camera Corps has chosen Broadcast Asia for the APAC launch of its new Q3 advanced robotic pan/tilt/zoom/focus head and MeerCat miniature broadcast camera. Introduced as prototypes at the NAB Show in April, both are now in production and available for rental or purchase. Exhibiting on the Vitec Group stand, 5D1-07, Camera Corps will be represented by Shaun Glanville, Business Development Director.
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The Padcaster® for iPad Air Ships
Award-Winning Video Production Case Now Available for iPad Air Users
The Padcaster®, the revolutionary iPad case that transforms Apple’s tablet into an on-the-go video production studio, is now shipping its new Padcaster Air model. Featured in the Apple “Your Verse” campaign, the Padcaster was recently honored with a StudioDaily Prime Award at the National Association of Broadcasters 2014 convention for outstanding technology design. “Everyone from university students to independent filmmakers to major news networks are using the Padcaster as a tool to capture, edit and distribute their unique stories. With the iPad Air, now the world’s most advanced and capable tablet in terms of video recording, the Padcaster makes a major leap in production capabilities. People will be blown away when they see the quality of video that’s possible with the Padcaster Air,” comments Josh Apter, founder, The Padcaster.
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Camera Corps Announces MeerCat Miniature HD Broadcast Camera
News: Camera Corps Announces MeerCat Miniature HD Broadcast CameraCamera Corps announces a major new addition to its range of speciality cameras. The MeerCat fulfils the need for a very high quality miniature HD broadcast camera which can be mounted practically anywhere without being visible to other cameras or to an audience.
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Advanced Systems Group Assists in Production of ‘The Galapagos Affair’ Documentary
News: Advanced Systems Group Assists in Production of ‘The Galapagos Affair’ DocumentaryAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, today announced it provided camera and editing equipment for "The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden," a new documentary released by Zeitgeist Films that is being screened in U.S. theaters through June.
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NAB Debut Of Dome Productions’ Latest Production Truck Features FUJINON Wide-Angle Lenses
News: NAB Debut Of Dome Productions’ Latest Production Truck Features FUJINON Wide-Angle LensesFUJINON XA99x and HA14x Lenses on Board Silver to Capture All the Angles for Live Production
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced that its lenses are on board the new mobile truck, Silver, from Dome Productions, a leading production facility provider based in Toronto. The truck is currently showcased at the NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, which began on Monday of this week.
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New Canon XF205 And XF200 Professional Camcorders Deliver Ideal Performance For Run-And-Gun, Cinéma Vérité Filmmakers
News: New Canon XF205 And XF200 Professional Camcorders Deliver Ideal Performance For Run-And-Gun, Cinéma Vérité FilmmakersCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of the compact Canon XF205 and XF200 Professional Camcorders, building on technologies carried over from the XA25 and XA20 Professional Camcorders and offering improved performance and enhanced operability in response to industry feedback.
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Canon HDTV Lenses Chosen for Ross Mobile Productions' "Future Is Now 3" Production Vehicle and for Ross Robotics' Furio and CamBot Camera Support Systems at NAB Show 2014
Canon Long-Zoom Lens Performance and Affordability Cited as Essential to Ross Video's New "openTruck" Initiative
Ross Video, makers of production switchers, graphics/character generator systems, and remote-control camera-support technologies, have chosen HDTV lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, to integrate with Ross Video products displayed at the 2014 NAB Show, April 7-10, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Canon XJ76x9B and XJ60x9B long-field HD zoom lenses and HJ22x7.6B HD ENG lenses will be shown with Ross Mobile Productions' new "Future is Now 3" (FIN3) compact production vehicle, part of Ross Video's "openTruck" initiative to meet the needs of budget-conscious producers and operators. A variety of Canon ENG lenses will be shown with Ross Robotics' Furio and CamBot remote-control camera support systems, which utilize precision positional data from Canon lenses for integration with advanced virtual set and augmented reality applications.
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AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional Camera
News: AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional CameraNAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced CION, an entirely new professional camera. CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. AJA pioneered lens-to-post Apple ProRes workflows with the introduction of the Ki Pro product line in 2009; CION builds on this achievement by offering in-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture. ProRes codecs are well established in many post-production environments and offer wide compatibility with editing, color correction and finishing applications. CION enables today’s growing demand for high frame rate support and offers the ability to output 4K raw data at up to 120 fps via 4x 3G-SDI outputs. CION can record directly to AJA Pak SSD media at up to 60 frames per second.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces The HJ18ex7.6B Portable HD Eng Lens, Delivering Outstanding Optical Performance And Operability, And Affordability For HDTV News Gathering
New Compact Portable HD Lens for 2/3-Inch Imager Cameras Features High Peripheral Resolution, First-Class Magnification, Focal Length, MOD, and a New Drive Unit
With an impressive design and competitive price, the new HJ18ex7.6B portable HD zoom lens from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, delivers superb optical quality and versatile operability, improving on the performance of its widely used predecessor, the HJ17ex7.6B lens. Utilizing a generous focal length range of 7.6mm to 137mm (15.2mm to 274mm with its built-in 2X extender) and a Minimum Object Distance (MOD) of 0.56m (10mm with Macro), this new member of Canon's family of HD portable lenses enables shots to be taken four centimeters closer than with rival lens models, an advantage for camera operators working in tight locations such as studio spaces or on-site home-improvement reality television locations.
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New Versatile CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens from Canon Provides High-Optical Performance and Operation for ENG, Documentary and Narrative Productions
News: New Versatile CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens from Canon Provides High-Optical Performance and Operation for ENG, Documentary and Narrative ProductionsNew Canon CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 Zoom Lens Features 4K Optical Performance, a Dynamic 17-120mm Focal Length Range, and Removable Digital Drive Unit for Cine-Style or Shoulder-Mounted Operation
Shallow, creative depth of field, high-resolution and optimal low-light shooting capabilities are just some of the many reasons that large, single-sensor digital cameras have been kitted and rigged for use in nearly every application involving video capture. Further enhancing the versatility and adoption of these cameras into markets such as ENG (Electronic News Gathering), documentary, narrative production and special event coverage is the new CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 zoom lens from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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JVC Leads Industry to New Levels of IP Integration, Ships Prohd Broadcaster Server, Cameras for Advanced Live HD Streaming
News: JVC Leads Industry to New Levels of IP Integration, Ships Prohd Broadcaster Server, Cameras for Advanced Live HD StreamingJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced it is shipping its new GY-HM890 and GY-HM850 ProHD shoulder-mount cameras, as well as its new ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi, which serves as the central component to JVC’s new Professional Streaming Services. The products are being demonstrated at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C4314), which runs through April 10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSA
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSAIntroducing the world’s first digital film camera designed to revolutionize on set workflow while featuring a user upgradable sensor and lens mount, large 10 inch fold out monitor and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA, a new high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has multiple accessories built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradable Super 35 global shutter 4K image sensor and internal dual RAW and Apple ProRes recorders.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Studio Camera
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Studio CameraIntroducing the world’s smallest live broadcast camera with the world’s largest viewfinder!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Studio Camera, a new camera specifically designed for live production and available in 1080 HD and Ultra HD models starting from only $1,995.
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Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS With 1080p High-Speed AVC-ULTRA Recording To 240fps
Provides 12-bit 4:4:4 AVC-ULTRA Acquisition for Field Mastering and Archiving, Plus Efficient 4:2:2 10-Bit Recording For Documentaries and Sports; Innovative Modular Design Allows Cameras to Dock with Common Recording Module
Panasonic has introduced a third-generation VariCam® camera, the VariCam HS, that incorporates the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs and high speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications. It also includes Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording.(The ProRes codec component is licensed from ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd., which has shipped ProRes recorders for years.)
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Panasonic Announces ProRes Codec Support For VariCam 35 4K And VariCam HS Cameras/Recorders
Strategic Alliance with Codex Digital to Develop High-Speed Uncompressed V-RAW Recorder for VariCam 35 Also Disclosed
Panasonic today announced updates to its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders, including Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording, as well as a strategic product development alliance with Codex Digital to deliver a high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 camera.
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Grass Valley Introduces New Robotic Camera System
RS-LDX integrated robotic camera solution—a high-quality, Compact, HD Camera with a Fully Integrated Remote Control System
Building upon the success of its powerful LDX Series of advanced imaging cameras, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announces the launch of three RS-LDX integrated robotic camera solutions: the RS-LDX Elite, the RS-LDX Première and the RS-LDX WorldCam. The new cameras are ideal for studio, newsroom, or live production applications by delivering a fully integrated, customizable, turnkey solution right out of the box. The systems will begin shipping in May 2014.
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NAB 2014: JVC Expands ENG Live HD Streaming, Shares 4K Plans
Everyone wants to be first, especially news operations. Over the past few years, JVC Professional Products Company has introduced a number of firsts for the broadcast industry, and the 2014 NAB Show is no exception. JVC is dedicated to delivering products that help broadcasters be first on-air and first on-line, with innovative, built-in IP connectivity that encourages broadcasters to embrace the cloud and leave the microwave or satellite truck in the parking garage.
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Manios Digital & Film to Showcase Kinotehnik Viewfinders
News: Manios Digital & Film to Showcase Kinotehnik ViewfindersManufacturer’s Popular LVDVFe Includes New Remote Control Feature; LCDVF Offers Diopter Option.
At NAB 2014, Manios Digital & Film will showcase the full product line from Kinotehnik, a world leader in the high quality camera accessories, including newly-upgraded versions of its popular LCDVF and LCDVFe viewfinders for DSLRs.
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KSNV Purchases JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras to Allow Live HD Streaming for ENG Crews
News: KSNV Purchases JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras to Allow Live HD Streaming for ENG CrewsJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced KSNV, the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas, Nev. (DMA #42), has ordered 16 GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders for ENG use. According to Tony Somma, director of broadcast engineering and technology, the new camera’s ability to transmit live HD footage or allow FTP file transfer back to the station using a 4G LTE modem was a major selling point.
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FUJIFILM’S New Zoom Goes Wide, Then Long to Stay with the Action
News: FUJIFILM’S New Zoom Goes Wide, Then Long to Stay with the ActionHA18x5.5 offers 18x Zoom from 5.5MM at the Wide Angle To 100MM on the Telephoto End
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation will introduce its HA18x5.5 HD zoom at the annual NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, starting on April 7th.. The company will exhibit in NAB Booth #C7025.
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Canon's HJ14ex4.3B Wide-Angle Portable HDTV Lens Delivers Advanced Encoder Data For Virtual Studio Production Systems
In Addition to Its Unprecedented Optical Performance, the New HJ14ex4.3B HDTV Lens Simplifies the Creation of Realistic Virtual Sets with Direct Integration of Reliable Lens Data
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has expanded the frontiers of optical performance for broadcast TV production with its new HJ14ex4.3B wide-angle portable HDTV lens. In addition to an unprecedented 4.3mm wide angle of view and a 14x zoom range, the new lens also features advanced data connections that facilitate the creation of dynamic, visually appealing virtual studio environments.
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