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