Ikegami To Show Latest UHD, HDR, HFR & IP Production Technology At Hamburg Open 2022

Ikegami will promote the latest additions to its range of broadcast production camera systems and monitors at Hamburg Open 2022. The show will be held June 1-2 in Hall B6 of the Congress Center Hamburg. Representatives at the company’s stand 535 will include Ikegami Electronics (Europe) Broadcast & Professional Video Division Manager Michael Lätzsch and Sales Engineer David Lieven. […]

Virtual Production Generates Buzz At NAB Show

As dramatically demonstrated on the show floor, virtual production enables visual effects work to be done in advance, and it’s taking off across cinematic, commercial and live production. Above, the author takes some new virtual production technology for a test drive.

NAB Show: JVC Professional Video To Show New PTZ Cameras

JVC Professional Video unveils its new KY-PZ510 Series PTZ cameras at the 2022 NAB Show (April 23-27 in Las Vegas) at JVC’s exclusive suite in the Wynn Hotel — Fairway Villa. As the latest addition to JVC’s Connected Cam remote production solutions, the new series includes four models, which feature 4K60P HEVC SRT streaming with multi-slice encoding […]

NAB Show: Dream Chip To Showcase New Multiuse Mini Cameras

Dream Chip, innovators in miniaturized, broadcast-level cameras, will be attending the 2022 NAB Show (April 23-27 in Las Vegas) in Booth C7222), where it will exhibit a range of ultra-versatile cameras and demonstrating the wide range of applications where existing customers have deployed them. While its full range will be on display, particular focus will […]

Sony Introduces Compact 4K Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera With Powerful Zoom Capability

Sony Electronics has expanded its PTZ camera line-up with the introduction of the new SRG-X40UH. The camera adopts 4K Exmor R CMOS image sensor and delivers high-quality images at 4K alongside powerful zoom capability with a wide viewing angle, UVC and HDMI connectivity. It is planned to ship in North America in November 2022. The camera is an […]

NAB Show: Hitachi Kokusai To Unveil SK-UHD7000 4K Ultra HD Broadcast And Live Production Camera

Hitachi Kokusai Electric America (Hitachi Kokusai) today announced its second-generation 4K Ultra HD broadcast and live production camera system, the SK-UHD7000. The successor to the SK-UHD4000 4K studio and field production camera, the new SK-UHD7000 continues the Hitachi tradition of delivering exceptional visual quality and superior price/performance value for professional, live production applications. The company will […]

Grass Valley Cameras Chosen For Brazil’s ‘Faustão na Band’

Grass Valley LDX-series cameras have been selected by Grupo Bandeirantes de Comunicação to produce entertainment show, Faustão na Band. “Consumers crave more captivating content because they want to immerse themselves in the ultimate viewing experience,” said Thiago Perrela, engineering manager, Grupo Bandeirantes de Comunicação. “Our mission is to be at the forefront of content creation in Brazil, […]

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Broadcasters Reach For The ‘Cinematic’ With Their Camera Needs

Broadcasters are insisting on more from their cameras, from the ability to capture more cinematic-style video with shallow depth of field to 4K, UHD and HDR capabilities, remote PTZ abilities and ever-smaller sizes. Above, a JVC camcorder being used on location for Idol Chat, which premiered on Retro TV and The Family Channel.

NAB 2022: Ikegami Sets Focus On HFR, IP, UHD HDR

UHD HDR, HFR and IP are set to take center stage at the Ikegami exhibit (C-4426) at 2022 NAB Show (April 23-27 in Las Vegas). Product highlights will include the UHK-X700 and UHL-F4000 cameras, BSX-100 UHD base station and ULE-217-HDR HD monitor. “UHD HDR has become the global industry standard for broadcast feature production as […]

WSLS Improves Studio Production With Hitachi HDTV Cameras

Graham Media Group’s WSLS Roanoke, Va., has been serving viewers in Southwest Virginia since 1952. Replacing its aging HDTV cameras following its move into a new facility two years earlier, the NBC affiliate purchased six SK-HD1800 studio cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America (Hitachi Kokusai) to improve its on-air look and better represent its new production sets. […]

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KAN-NARI AV Division Uses Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro & ATEM Workflow

Toyama-based KAN-NARI Corp.’s Audio Visual and Communication (AVC) division is using a Blackmagic Design workflow, including a range of ATEM live production switchers and the new Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro and Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus. Using the Blackmagic Design workflow, KAN-NARI has worked on dozens of high-profile events throughout Japan, including the streaming of popular […]

Marshall Introduces CV605-U3 USB-C PTZ Camera With IP

Marshall Electronics, a manufacturer of broadcast and proAV cameras and equipment, has unveiled its USB-based CV605-U3 PTZ camera with USB-C, IP (Ethernet) and HDMI connectivity. The CV605-U3 PTZ offers flexible output options with USB-C and IP for video conference, collaboration and streaming. HDMI opens a wide range of options with HDMI monitoring or switching workflows, […]

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Inside Newsday’s Live Production Facility

The Long Island newspaper has remade itself as a multimedia news producer with a two-studio, multimillion-dollar production operation and a team of MMJs ramping up extensive video coverage. (Newsday photo)

Ikegami To Show Latest Additions To Its Range Of Broadcast Cameras And Monitors At Hamburg Open

Ikegami will promote the latest additions to its range of broadcast production camera systems and monitors at Hamburg Open 2022. The show is scheduled to take place from Wednesday Jan. 19 (10:00 – 18.00) through Thurs. Jan. 20 (10.00 – 16:00) in Hall 8 of the Congress Center Hamburg. Focus of attention on Ikegami stand H.339 will […]

JVC Camera Upgrade Comes Into Focus At Weigel

Weigel Broadcasting Co. in Milwaukee, home to WDJT, WMLW, WBME-CD and WYTU-LD, recently selected several JVC Professional Video GY-HC900 and GY-HC550 cameras, which are part of JVC’s plug-and-play Connected Cam series. The JVC GY-HC900 and GY-HC550 give the stations the necessary flexibility they require, while also providing a means of natively recording to SD. “We have been […]

Sony Electronics Unveils Shallow Depth Of Field System Camera With Super 35mm 4K CMOS Global Shutter Image Sensor

Sony has rolled out its HDC-F5500 system camera, the latest entry in Sony’s HDC camera series, which boasts a highly sensitive Super 35mm, 4K CMOS global shutter image sensor that enables shallow depth of field. Sony says: “Thanks to the global shutter effect to prevent rolling shutter distortion and flash band, and its high frame […]

JVC’s 4K PTZ Remote Cameras With NDI|HX Now Available

JVC Professional Video today announced the immediate availability of its new 4K KY-PZ400NW/NB PTZ cameras, the newest addition to its Connected Cam line of cameras. The HD versions of the PTZs, the KY-PZ200NW/NB and the more economical HD KY-PZ200W/B, will begin shipping in November. “Ideal for sports, concerts and other live event broadcasts or productions, the cameras […]

JVC Connected Cam Provides COVID-Era Solution For Forum Communications

For Forum Communications’ ABC affiliate WDAY Fargo, N.D., the pandemic meant finding new ways to significantly streamline operations while maintaining regular sports and events coverage. With social distancing measures in place, the media company had to alter its workflow in order to still broadcast WDAY’s high school game of the week segment without a large […]

Friday Night Lights New Hampshire Chooses JVC Connected Cam

When Friday Night Lights New Hampshire (FNLNHmedia/FNLNH) was created, co-owners Stephen Beals and Nick Anastos were looking to bring live HD play-by-play coverage of the Granite State’s top high school games to the community. Not happy with their previous camera systems, the duo set out to find a solution capable of providing broadcast-quality video over […]

Video Journalist Taps JVC Connected Cam For Aviation Documentary

A storyteller by nature, Annalisa Russell-Smith has been a video journalist for 13 years for a variety of high-profile clients and her work has appeared in media outlets around the world, including the BBC. Russell-Smith is also a certified drone pilot, and last year became one of the first civilian Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) […]

Marshall To Introduce New CV420-30X ‘All-In-One’ 12GSDI Camera

As 12G-SDI becomes more widely adopted with its ability to carry low latency video up to 4K/60fps resolution over coaxial (12GSDI) cable, Marshall Electronics announces its CV420-30X 12GSDI camera will debut at NAB 2021 (Booth C5636). This all-in-one model with 12GSDI, HDMI and IP (HEVC/SRT) simultaneous outputs fits into a wide variety of broadcast and professional A/V workflow capable applications. […]

CFN Upgrades Studio Acquisition With Hitachi HDTV Cameras

Headquartered in Uniondale, N.Y., the Catholic Faith Network (CFN) is a nonprofit television organization that uses all forms of media to keep the Catholic community connected to their faith. Looking to upgrade its studio cameras to newer technology, the channel recently purchased three SK-HD1800 HDTV production cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai). CFN is available on Optimum, […]

Panasonic Debuts HD Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera For Low Light

From streaming a worship service or theatrical performance to broadcasting live sports, having a professional camera with exceptional low-light capabilities is critical when lighting conditions are not ideal or when lighting is intentionally subdued to create the ambiance of an environment. Panasonic System Solutions Company of North American has added the AW-HE145 full-HD integrated pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera […]

Grass Valley Launches New SDI/IP Solutions

Grass Valley has released three new SDI/IP production solutions for cameras, switchers and replay. The company says these tools “not only provide the best images available, they also reduce complexity with a common workflow regardless of the format(s), simple set up for any UHD/3G/HD resolution, and massive I/O scaling for today’s multi-layered video world.” These new […]

Blackmagic Design Rolls Out New Studio Cameras

Blackmagic Design has introduced a new family of Blackmagic Studio Cameras for live production. The compact all-in-one design will help a wider range of live production customers who need cameras with professional features that are also fast to setup on location. The new Blackmagic Studio Cameras include design features such as carbon fiber reinforced polycarbonate and large integrated 7″ […]

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Grass Valley Tackles A Changing Industry

The vendor’s shift to SaaS products is a reflection of broadcasters’ changing business models, as they invest in new over-the-top services to meet consumer demand for nonlinear programming while traditional broadcast revenues decline.

AP Turns To Telemetrics Robotic Camera Systems For Underwater Sports Photos At Olympics

A unique underwater camera system designed and built by Telemetrics, a provider of robotic camera control systems, will be deployed by the Associated Press at this year’s major sporting event in Tokyo to capture still images of the swimmers and divers as they hit the water and swim up from the bottom of the pool during […]

KJLA Los Angeles Selects Hitachi 4K Studio Cameras

In addition to serving as the Los Angeles home for American Spanish-language television network Azteca America, KJLA owns and operates two greenscreen stages and production studios at its westside L.A. facility. Seeing growing demand from its studio rental clients for higher-resolution video acquisition and production, KJLA purchased four SK-UHD4000 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to meet these requests and set the […]

Harvard Taps JVC Connected Cams To Stream Live Sports Productions

With 42 sports teams, the athletic department at Harvard University has one of the largest programs in the country. From football, basketball, hockey and rubgy, to skiing, swimming and rowing, among others, the school’s sporting events draw attention from spectators, alumni and professional scouts. The university broadcasts approximately 300 live and recorded events in a typical year, […]

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TVN Tech | Camera Robotics Get COVID Proving Ground

Broadcasters are warming to using robotics for remote camera operations, having seen crucial improvements in camera movement, better object and face tracking, new movement patterns and stronger overall automation. Above, a camera operator stands behind Ross Video’s remote panbar system, capturing the action on the field at a college baseball game.

Panasonic, Cinematographer Ed Lachman Deliver First Exposure Map Tool For VariCam Cinema Cameras

Whether shooting a movie, capturing a worship service or producing a live event such as a concert or sporting event, cinematographers are tasked with the challenge of delivering exceptional image quality in all aspects of filming to keep audiences engaged. To assist in the shooting process and to provide even more precise exposure control, Panasonic […]

Shannon Devido Uses Pocket Cinema Camera 6K For ‘ViacomCBS Showcase’ Sketches

Blackmagic Design today announced that filmmaker, comedian, singer and actress Shannon Devido used a Pocket Cinema Camera 6K to shoot her portions of the recent ViacomCBS Showcase. The Pocket Cinema Camera 6K was used to shoot two sketches for the annual comedy showcase, which this year had to be produced remotely by each performer. DeVido is known for […]

Thai Monastery Relies On NewTek TriCaster And NDI

Wat Na Pa Pong is a Theravada Buddhist monastery located northeast of Bangkok in Thailand’s Pathum Thani Province. The venerable Ajarn Kukrit Sothipalo leads the monastery and believes in learning, practicing, and proclaiming exclusively from the words of the Buddha — a practice known as Buddhawajana. To assist with outreach, Wat Na Pa Pong uses […]

TAG Gives Sports Broadcasters Birds-Eye View Of Content With Support For Sony Hawk-Eye Cameras

TAG Video Systems marks another milestone by adding visualization and monitoring support for Sony’s Hawk-Eye, a high-performance camera used in sports applications with atypical output. TAG, a worldwide provider of 100% SW, 100% IP, 100% COTS/cloud, probing, monitoring and multiviewing solutions for all four of the major broadcast applications (live production, playout, delivery and OTT), says it is the […]

Grass Valley Cameras Central To Sky Italia’s Future-Ready Studio

Sky Italia has put Grass Valley cameras at the heart of its studio operation. The deployment is part of a wider studio camera upgrade, allowing the broadcaster to meet rising demand for live content and enable new services. The Grass Valley LDX 86N Series cameras give the broadcaster an easy upgrade route to IP and 4K UHD — as and […]

Canon Launches Line Of 4K UHD PTZ Cameras

Canon USA, a provider of digital imaging solutions, unveiled the company’s first line of 4K UHD PTZ cameras — the CR-N500 and CR-N300 for indoor live-streaming and the outdoor CR-X500. This new line of cameras capitalizes on Canon’s digital imaging and operational expertise from both professional camcorders and network cameras. This enables the cameras to […]

Ikegami Offers UHK-X700 2/3-inch 4K-Native Global Shutter 3-CMOS Sensor UNICAM System Camera

Ikegami has unveiled an addition to its UNICAM XE 4K system camera series. The UHK-X700 incorporates three newly developed 2/3-inch CMOS 4K sensors with global shutters to eliminate rolling shutter distortion and flash-banding artefacts. “Designed for broadcast-quality video production and online streaming applications, the UHK-X700 looks set to become the flagship of the UNICAM series,” […]

Blackmagic Design Debuts New Products And Updates

The new Blackmagic Design products just introduced include: ATEM Mini Extreme — A new massively larger model of the ATEM Mini live production switcher. This new model 1 M/E switcher features 8 inputs, 4 ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers, a total of 6 independent DVEs, 2 media players, 2 downstream keyers, 16 way multiview, 2 USB connections […]

Telemetrics’ Robotic Mirrorless Camera Bundle Once Again Covers Super Bowl

Telemetrics’ robotic Pan/Tilt camera system for mirrorless cameras played a starring role for the Associated Press during the NFL’s biggest game in Tampa Florida on Feb. 7. The remote controlled system—a Sony Alpha α9 full-frame mirrorless camera mounted on the Telemetrics PT-CP-S5 Compact Pan/Tilt Head installed inside a Telemetrics WP-HOU-A9 Weatherproof housing and sold as […]