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 […]

Fort Worth Television Chooses Hitachi HDTV Box Cameras

Fort Worth Television (FWTV) partners with its community to produce diverse, informative and innovative programs for and about the City of Fort Worth, Texas. When it set out to replace the outdated cameras in its City Hall meeting rooms, it purchased nine DK-H200 box cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America to improve the quality of its civic meeting coverage on television and online. […]

NDI Unveils NDI|HX Camera For Android Users

NDI, part of the Vizrt Group along with the NewTek and Vizrt brands, has rolled out the all new NDI|HX Camera for Android app. NDI|HX Camera for Android turns Android smartphones and tablets into broadcast-ready camera systems, including 4K-capable devices, by simply downloading the $19.99 app. Having already created an NDI®|HX Camera for iOS devices, this […]

Marshall Relaunches NDI|HX Camera Offerings With Two New 4K Models

Marshall Electronics, a manufacturer of broadcast and proAV cameras and equipment, announces the release of two new NDI 4K PTZ camera models; the CV730-NDI and CV630-NDI. NDI|HX delivers high-quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real time. Enabling video, audio, control, tally, and power over one Ethernet cable provides tremendous ease of setup and operation. The CV730-NDI features 4K60 over […]

Marshall Develops USB Capability Into Broadcast POV Camera

Marshall Electronics, a manufacturer of broadcast and proAV cameras and equipment, introduces its CV503-U3 camera model designed around its CV503 camera, which is used in professional broadcast production all over the world. The CV503-U3 is a dedicated USB3.0 HD POV camera to meet the demand for USB-based workflows for both work-from-home as well as a […]

JVC Professional Video’s Connected Cam Offers Open Source SRT Technology

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corp., furthers its commitment to providing the video production industry with the highest quality streaming solutions in a complete, plug-and-play package with its latest Connected Cam firmware update. Using the open source Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) technology, JVC adds Forward Error Correction (FEC) and Stream Identifier (ID) to its 500 […]

JVC Professional Video Expands Extended Warranty Program

JVC Professional Video has expanded its extended warranty program to now also include Connected Cam 500 Series streaming handheld camcorders. With this warranty, customers are guaranteed three-year protection on parts and labor for all applicable cameras. To qualify for the extended warranty, customers must register within 30 days of the purchase date and save a copy of the confirmation […]

AP, Sony Reach Deal For New Still And Video Cameras

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press says it has reached a deal with Sony Electronics to exclusively equip its photojournalists with new video and still cameras over the next two years. The AP sends some 3,000 photos and 200 videos a day to customers worldwide. Visual journalism is a point of pride for the […]

Marshall Unveils Two New Zoom Block Cameras

Marshall Electronics has released its CV420-18X and CV355-10X zoom block cameras, one with a 12.4 million pixels designed into a 1/1.7” 4K sensor and one with 2.5 million pixels with 1/2.8” covering the HD range in a very compact design. Both cameras, Marshall said, are designed with the latest in sensor technology and are refined […]

Hitachi 4K Cameras Enhance Hands-on Broadcast Production Education At North Carolina Central University

At North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, N.C., the mission of the Department of Mass Communication’s NCCU TV Studio is to train students in the professional world of visual broadcast production through engaging instruction and critical hands-on experience. Renovating the studio with new state-of-the-art equipment, the university purchased three SK-UHD4000 Ultra HD cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide high-quality, […]

Sony Unveils HDC-P31 Multi-Purpose Point of View System Camera

Sony Electronics’ latest camera, the HDC-P31, is a point of view (POV) system camera with remote functionality and 1080/60p HDR capability that complements the company’s lineup of box and portable system camera options. As the demand to streamline media production workflows increases, the model’s remote menu setting and status monitoring minimize the time and personnel needed […]

Blackmagic Design Lowers Price Of Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price for its Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K of $1,995. This is a reduction of $500 which the company says “will help make this camera more affordable for users working on digital film as well as live production with the new ATEM Mini switchers.” Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera now works […]

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TVN Tech | COVID-19 Confirms Shift To IP, Cloud

The pandemic created an opportunity to stress-test distributed and virtualized workflows right now that stations and networks were already considering for the future. The industry’s shift may now be ahead of schedule because of it. Above, NBC Universal’s Boston Media Center is one of the latest all-IP broadcast facilities.

NewTek Intros New Version Of TriCaster Mini 4K

NewTek, a provider of IP-based video technology and part of the Vizrt Group, today announced the latest version of its TriCaster Mini 4K compact live multicamera video production system. The newly enhanced TriCaster Mini 4K adds features like Live Story Creator and LivePanel designed to make the production of network-quality shows even easier for lone producers […]

Marshall Intros Next Generation Cv226 Full-HD Lipstick Camera

Building on the success of its CV225 lipstick camera, Marshall Electronics releases its next-generation CV226 HD lipstick camera with new sensor technology improving color, clarity, and low-light, and a new ultra-flexible 3GSDI cable. The CV226 is ideal for capturing discreet, all-weather video in professional broadcast television applications including broadcast trucks, weather vehicles, reality television, sports, racing and […]

Pandemic A Threat To Global Media Freedom

In its annual evaluation of global media freedoms, Reporters Without Borders warned Tuesday that the health crisis could serve as an excuse for governments “to take advantage of the fact that politics are on hold, the public is stunned and protests are out of the question, in order to impose measures that would be impossible in normal times.”

JVC’s Streaming Cameras Provide Virtual Connections For Remote Production

JVC Professional Video has been serving the remote production world since long before it became a standard. From education and worship to TV production and newsgathering, JVC has a wide range of models to support all applications and budgets in today’s work-from-home environment. Included among the company’s latest offerings is the GY-HM250 Series; cameras that stream directly to […]

FOR-A FT-ONE-SS4K Ultra High-Speed Cameras Capture 4K Footage At 1,000 fps

As audience appetites for sports coverage continue to increase, FOR-A Corporation of America offers a range of FT-ONE variable frame rate cameras to deliver the action in super slow motion. Recent advances now allow playback of 4K video at up to 1,000 frames per second to provide incredible detail for live broadcast applications. “Sports continue to be […]

NewTek Delivers Accessible UHD PTZ Camera

NewTek, a provider of IP-based video technology and part of the Vizrt Group, today announced PTZUHD, what it calls “the first pan-tilt-zoom camera that transmits full 4K p60 video directly to NDI-compatible receiving devices across a standard network. The NewTek PTZUHD camera allows content creators to capture and deliver superior quality UHD video with native support for resolutions up to 2160p 60 […]

Blackmagic Video Assist 3.1, Blackmagic RAW 1.7 Introduced

Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Video Assist 3.1 and Blackmagic RAW 1.7 which add support for Blackmagic RAW recording from Panasonic EVA1 and Canon C300 MK II cameras on the new Blackmagic Video Assist 12G models. This update lets customers take advantage of Blackmagic RAW workflows and allows dramatically improved quality and creativity in the […]

Ross Appoints Karen Walker VP Camera Motion Systems

Ross Appoints Karen Walker VP Camera Motion Systems   Ross Video today named Karen Walker to the newly created role of vice president of camera motion systems. She has previously held senior commercial and management roles in high-technology manufacturing organizations, and brings a wealth of experience in the global broadcast market to Ross having previously managed […]

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JVC Professional Introduces HEVC Encoder For Connected Cam Series At NAB

JVC Professional Video debuts its new KA-EN200G H.265/HEVC encoder at this year’s NAB Show (Booth C4417). Designed to deliver higher quality, lower bit-rate streaming, the plug-in H.265/HEVC module provides add-on value for the company’s Connected CAM series, which includes the GY-HC900, GY-HC500 and GY-HC550 camcorders. The JVC module fits into the expansion slot of any […]

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Nikon Pulling Out Of NAB Due To Coronavirus

Nikon is the first big-brand camera company to announce that it is not participating at NAB 2020 in Las Vegas.

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TVN Tech | Camera Robotics Get Smarter, Smoother

Robotic pedestals for newsroom cameras are fast evolving, allowing for more creative shots, AR and VR integration and far greater operational efficiency. Next up: full autonomy. Above: The Telemetrics OmniGlide Roving Platform features an innovative new drive system that is completely automated and leverages advanced software and XY sensors to “learn” the environment it is operating in.

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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 […]