EVS’ Overcam Wins IABM’S Peter Wayne Golden BaM Award

EVS, a provider of live video technology for broadcast and new media productions, today announced that Overcam, its new AI-based camera automation system, has won the IABM’s top honor for design and innovation. The Peter Wayne Golden BaM award recognizes the year’s best new solution within the broadcast and media technology industry. All 20 winners of the IABM’s […]

Panasonic AG-CX350 4K Camcorder Offers New Features

The AG-CX350 4K handheld camcorder is a light 4K 10-bit fixed-lens camcorder that contains features including 4K 10-bit 60p capture, HDR recording and is equipped with the RTMP/RTSP/RTP protocol for live streaming and NDI | HX-ready IP connection. Firmware Upgrade Ver. 2.0 adds several professional features, including HEVC 100-Mbps and AVC-ULTRA formats, expanded audio capability, […]

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TVN Tech | Stations Embrace Advances In Remote Production

News organizations are increasingly using breakthroughs in technology to allow journalists to remotely, yet quickly, deliver more content over multiple platforms. The advances range from improved cellular networks that speed transmission of content from the field to the newsroom and cameras capable of streaming and providing remote video, to a host of tools available for journalists to remotely edit and produce content while collaborating with their newsrooms. Above, Grass Valley’s new GV Alyve, released at this year’s IBC Show, gives reporters a “virtual control room in the cloud” for production and distribution of video and livestream content. (Source: Grass Valley)

Panasonic Showing New Broadcast Tech Solutions At NAB Show NY

Panasonic will display new broadcast products — a next-generation IP/IT platform, 12G-SDI 4K live switcher and 4K/HDR shoulder-mount camcorder — that will be seen for the first time in the U.S. at the upcoming NAB Show New York, held at the Javits Center on Oct. 16-17. The company booth location is N537. New IT/IP-Centric Platform […]

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KUSI Upgrades ENG Cameras To JVC GY-HC900

KUSI San Diego (DMA 29), an independent station owned by McKinnon Broadcasting, has purchased 11 JVC Professional Video GY‑HC900 CONNECTED CAM 2/3-inch broadcast camcorders for ENG and EFP projects. Deployed in August, the new cameras are used to help produce 65 hours of news content per week. The new cameras replaced 11 JVC GY-HM700 ProHD camcorders that had […]

Sony Reveals Next-Gen Products, Solutions, Services At IBC

At IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam), Sony is unveiling its latest line-up of new products, solutions and services. These include: updated IP Live solutions, two IP extension adapters HDCE-TX30/HDCE-RX30, a flagship FX9 E-mount camera with newly developed full-frame sensor for documentary shooting, an E-mount Cinema lens FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G, as well as […]

Panasonic Showcases New 4K/HDR Broadcast Shoulder Mount Camera At IBC

Panasonic will showcase its new AJ-CX4000GJ broadcast shoulder mount 4K camera at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam). The product, which will launch in December 2019, follows the handheld-type AG-CX350 as the new “CX” Series lineup of 4K camera recorders. The AJ-CX4000GJ is a B4 lens mount, interchangeable lens camera recorder that is typical for […]

FOR-A To Demo FT-ONE-SS4K Super Slow-Motion Cameras At IBC

During the 2019 Champions League final in Madrid, several FOR-A ultra high-speed FT-ONE-SS4K cameras were utilized for critical slow motion replays as part of the live broadcast. The same camera will be on display within the FOR-A booth (Hall 2, Stand A51) during IBC 2019 at the RAI Amsterdam this week. The FT-ONE-SS4K will be demonstrated with […]

At IBC, Shotoku Intros Advanced Features For TR-XT Control System, Robotic Pedestal And Ceiling Mounted Rail System

Shotoku Broadcast Systems, international manufacturer of robotic and manual camera support systems, is demonstrating upgrades and additions to its core product platform at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) in Stand 12.E42. The manufacturer is showcasing new features to its flagship TR-XT Control System that boost safety measures and increase ease-of-shot control and command capabilities. Shotoku is […]

Denver Broncos Production Team Selects Sony Cameras

With a new studio for its first broadcast TV and online shows, the broadcast production department of the NFL Denver Broncos  needed additional cameras that would be worthy of the new sets designed and fabricated by Creative Dimension. In addition to broadcast, the content would be used by the digital media team for online distribution. After extensive […]

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New Facilities Insider | Building A News Network From The Ground Up

Black News Channel is constructing a $26 million facility in Tallahassee, Fla., anchored by technology from Bitcentral, Vizrt and Sony. Its engineering chief, Kenny Elcock, explains how interoperability is key.

Black News Channel Taps Weather Metrics For Cameras

With four months until launch, the Black News Channel (BNC) is in full ramp-up mode. Included in this activity is the selection of Weather Metrics to provide cameras and software to develop a media hub for sharing live video content from all BNC’s locations. Black News Channel, launching Nov. 15 at 6 a.m. ET, will […]

Cameras, Monitors Change Triple Crown Viewing

“They put you in the best seat in the house,” said Drew Esocoff, who has directed NBC’s Triple Crown telecasts since 2011. “These cameras, whether they’re high-def or 4K, also allow for better manipulation of video: zooming in, zooming out without major degradation of the video quality. It just makes the viewing experience better and you’re also looking at it on high-def monitors. Compared to what you saw 25, 30 years ago, it’s night and day.”

Grass Valley Offers New Creative Power For Cameras At NAB

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will unveil Grass Valley Creative Grading (GVCG) bringing what it calls “unparalleled creative control to camera shaders.” GVCG is just one of many camera offerings Grass Valley will be highlighting at April’s NAB Show (booth SL106). The new solution delivers a fast, intuitive interface that removes complexity when adjusting images, freeing […]

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Cameras, Lenses Come Into Focus At NAB

While both HDR and 4K technologies have gotten much attention at past NAB Shows, this year’s gathering will see camera offerings that can handle dual SDR and HDR workflows, streaming capability, a smart studio and control solutions. At the same time, lenses continue to evolve to offer higher levels of zoom.

Vislink Lands $1.5M HCAM 4K UHD Systems Order

Vislink received an order valued at approximately $1.5 million for multiple HCAM 4K UHD wireless camera systems for deployment in Asia. Vislink’s 50-year heritage is rooted in designing and deploying wireless video technology products and turnkey solutions that provide reliable connectivity in the toughest environments around the world. Vislink has been a equipment supplier to the Asian […]

University Adds Hitachi Z-HD5000 Cameras

New Spidercam Makes Its US Debut

Spidercam GmbH’s updated Spidercam field + system debuted in the US market on Jan. 27 when it was deployed at the WWE Royal Rumble 2019 in Phoenix. The following day, the fly-by-wire camera system was used in Atlanta to kick off the NFL’s Super Bowl LIII Opening Night with its new production-enhancing features. The Spidercam […]

Grass Valley, IMG, Telstra Partner On Remote IP Video Link

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced the successful execution of a remote IP video link from cameras based in Telstra’s Tokyo office with an XCU base station in IMG Studios’ London headquarters, using Grass Valley’s DirectIP connectivity solution to deliver uncompressed, ultra-low latency video over a distance of 20,000 kilometers. Grass Valley says it is the only vendor that enables […]

Hitachi Kokusai Upgrades Firmware For 1080p, 1080i Compact Box Cameras

Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) is heading to the upcoming 2019 NAB Show with powerful updates for two of the most popular models in its line of high-definition, compact box cameras for point-of-view (POV) and remote observation applications. New firmware for the DK-H200 1080p camera adds High Dynamic Range (HDR) support, while an update to the […]

Dutch To Honor Grass Valley’s Peter Centen

Grass Valley’s Peter Centen, who led the company’s camera research and development group in Breda, the Netherlands, for the past nine years, is being awarded the Order of the Netherlands Lion for his significant contributions to Dutch society and the broadcast industry. Presented on behalf of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, this Order is given […]

Whitewater Community TV Adds Hitachi HDTV Cameras

When Richmond, Ind.-based public, education and government (PEG) access broadcaster Whitewater Community Television (WCTV) set out to improve the visual quality of its productions, it purchased three Z-HD5000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America (Hitachi Kokusai). The resulting quality and sensitivity of the Hitachi cameras have WCTV staff hoping to add more Z-HD5000s in the future, and may save […]

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CBS Pumps Up Super Bowl Tech With 8K, AR

Among the tech innovations on tap are Panasonic 8K cameras, which will be used to generate replays from each end zone, part of the 115 cameras the network will use, including a bevy of Sony 4K replay cameras. And for the first time, CBS will also use a live wireless handheld camera with AR graphics and camera-tracking capability designed to provide real-time virtual graphics from the players’ perspective on the field.

Southeast Missouri State Adds Hitachi Cameras

At Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo., the department of Mass Media’s TV & Film program offers an intensive, hands-on curriculum in which students work on a wide variety of programming that is broadcast on local television affiliates, streamed live on ESPN+ and entered into the university’s annual film festival. When the department needed to upgrade […]

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JVC Expands Handheld Connected Camera Lineup

Following the launch of the GY-HC900 2/3-inch broadcast camcorder at the 2018 NAB Show, JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKenwood USA Corp., has expanded its Connected Cam product line to include the new 500 Series of streaming handheld camcorders. The three new cameras — the GY‑HC500 base model, GY‑HC550 with advanced streaming and graphics, and GY-HC500SPC sports production […]

‘Divorce Court’ Chooses Panasonic Camera Systems

The current edition of Divorce Court premiered in September 1999; the arbitration-based reality court show is presided over by Lynn Toler, a former municipal court judge. For its 20th season, Divorce Court — television’s longest running court program — has moved across the country to Atlanta’s Tyler Perry Studios, and is being shot live-to-tape with Panasonic’s new AK-UC4000 4K/HD HDR-capable camera systems. […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Panasonic

Panasonic | www.panasonic.com Pathway To Live production — Under the slogan of Live. Sports. Entertainment. Panasonic demonstrated the latest line up of studio, ENG and remote camera systems alongside an expanded network of complementary third-party solutions, ranging from robotic and transmission to tracking systems. In the remote camera range, Panasonic introduced the newest addition to […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: JVC

JVC | www.jvcpro.eu Newly announced at IBC 2018 are two new models in the CONNECTED CAM range – the GY-HC500 and the GY-HC550 – which offer unparalleled IP connectivity in a handheld camcorder form factor. Both models feature a 1” 4K CMOS sensor which is combined with a newly-developed 20x lens with 3-ring control, resulting […]

Fremont Adds Panasonic VariCam LT Camcorders

Shotoku Named IBC Technical Supporter

Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a provider of manual and robotic camera support and virtual reality tracking, will join other companies as an IBC Technical Supporter at this year’s show in Amsterdam. Technical Supporters provide equipment and expertise to IBC TV, a dedicated news channel which delivers live news, interviews — and more — online and to screens throughout the […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Marshall Electronics

Marshall Electronics | Stand 12.D20 | http://www.marshall-usa.com/ Marshall Electronics is adding to its miniature and compact camera offerings with its new ultra-high-definition (UHD) compact camera, the Marshall CV380-CS. The CV380-CS uses an 8.5-Megapixel, 1/2.5-inch sensor, to capture detailed video images, and outputs in 6G/3G/HD-SDI and HDMI 1.4. “Releasing an affordable, compact UHD camera further expands our camera […]

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JVC Unveils High-End Streaming Camcorder

The shoulder-mounted GY-HC900 “Connected Cam” features the same streaming capability that has made ProHD camcorders popular with many station groups.

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Shotoku

Shotoku | Booth C9015 | http://www.shotoku.tv/uk/product/product_show?id=72&pro_id=238 Shotoku Broadcast Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and marketing of a full range of camera support products with emphasis on manual and robotic pedestals and pan/tilt heads for the television and legislative broadcast industry. Shotoku USA sells, installs and services the full range of Shotoku Robotic […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: PAG

PAG | Booth C7917| https://www.paguk.com/ PAG is a UK-based designer and manufacturer of technologically innovative camera power solutions. The company is best known as a global provider of intelligent linking batteries, chargers and accessories for broadcast organizations, video production companies, camera rental companies, freelancers, cinematographers, professional videographers, the military and civil authorities. PAGlink PowerHub — […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Hitachi Kokusai

Hitachi Kokusai | Booth C4309 | http://www.hitachi-kokusai.co.jp/global/en/index.html Continuing to enable broadcasters and production companies to adopt Ultra HD (UHD) at their own preferred pace, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America 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. The company also announced […]

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HDR To Be Focus Of Cameras At NAB Show

The interest in HDR units is due to their ability to improve quality and enable content creators to migrate toward 4K incrementally over time. “We foresee significant growth in HDR products within the next two years, driven by consumer demand for HDR TV sets,” says FujiFilm’s Thomas Fletcher. Above, a Ross ACID HDR camera. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of camera vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF. 

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NAB Tech Hot Topics Products: Cameras

For the third year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to the NAB Show easier. This week’s focus is cameras (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided by vendors. To download […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Cartoni

Cartoni | Booth C9020 | https://www.cartoni.com/ Cartoni will introduce several additions to its professional camera support product line. The new fluid heads, tripods, pedestals and remote devices address critical needs of broadcasters, rental houses and independent camera operators. New products include—after the hot-selling 100mm base presented last year—a new 75mm base SDS (Smart Deployment Series) tripodand spreader support […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Shotoku

Shotoku | Booth C9015 | http://www.shotokuusa.com/ Shotoku Broadcast Systems is an international provider of a full range of camera support products with emphasis on manual and robotic pedestals and pan/tilt heads for the television and legislative broadcast industry.  External Control Interface (ECI) Automation Interface for TR-XT — Shotoku’s enhanced version of its ECI for the […]

No Serious Bidders For Potential GoPro Sale