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 […]


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 […]


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 | 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 | 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 | 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 […]

NAB 2018

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.


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Shotoku

Shotoku | Booth C9015 | 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 […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: PAG

PAG | Booth C7917| 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 — […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Hitachi Kokusai

Hitachi Kokusai | Booth C4309 | 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 […]


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. 

NAB 2018

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 […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Cartoni

Cartoni | Booth C9020 | 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 […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Shotoku

Shotoku | Booth C9015 | 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

GoPro Says It’s Open To A Sale


Hawk-Woods Launches Mini V-Lok Battery

Hawk-Woods, developer of broadcast power solutions, announced that Mini V-Lok, its new, ultra-small and lightweight V-Lok battery, is now available in the United States through Manios Digital & Film. Mini V-Lok was developed as an alternative to standard, travel-size batteries for power-hungry broadcast equipment. “It packs a lot of power-into a small footprint,” said Manios […]

PTZ Cameras Gaining Station Acceptance

In broadcast markets of every size, news operations are replacing traditional, pedestal-mounted studio cameras with pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) models. In fact, PTZ camera performance is so strong that some stations are using them side-by-side with traditional studio cameras for weather sets, while others have replaced all their studio cameras with PTZ models.


IP, ATSC 3.0 Top Tech On Tap For 2018

The list of gear and technologies expected to command broadcasters’ attention and wallets next year includes the transition from SDI to IP infrastructure using clouds; transmitters and other RF gear to handle station migration to new channels; ATSC 3.0; plus a lot of activity involving cameras, bonded cellar, multichannel workflow and virtual sets.


KETK Gets A $4 Million Dollar Makeover

NBC To Use SkyCam as Live Play-by-Play Camera

Panasonic Ships Compact Cinema Camera

Panasonic Media Entertainment Co. is delivering its AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera, distinguished by a pixel count of 5720 H x 3016 V (17.25 million), Dual Native ISO ratings of 800 and 2,500, and 14-stops of dynamic range. The highly-anticipated EVA1 has a suggested list price of $7,495. “The EVA1 has generated enormous interest since […]

Camera Corps Clarity Live HFR Camera Available

The Camera Corps Clarity is a miniature camera delivering real-time live output and high frame rate SDI for use with slow motion replay servers. “The Clarity is far smaller than traditional high-speed broadcast camera heads yet can capture high quality HD at up to 480 frames per second, eight times real-time at 50p or 60p […]


JVC Intros Camera-Mounted Bonded IP Uplink

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKenwood USA, will introduce the SFM-CAM2 ProHD Dockable Bridge, a wireless bonded IP uplink that connects directly to its 800 Series cameras, at NAB Show New York (Booth N433), which runs Oct. 18-19 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. The latest member of the ProHD Bridge product family, the […]


WJXT Copter Features GSS, Ikegami Gear

Graham Media’s independent WJXT Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 47) has a new B512 Broadcast Series system from Gyro-Stabilized Systems (GSS), equipped with an Ikegami HDL-F3000 high sensitivity compact two-piece separate optics camera.     The install represents the world’s first Gyro-Stabilized Systems B512 camera system powered by GSS’s GroundControl wireless bi-directional gimbal control solution. The station can fully remote-control the B512’s […]


On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Bexel

Bexel | Stand 12.E65 | Website: Bexel Clarity 800 Camera — Bexel will showcase its custom-built Clarity Camera 800-HD, the world’s first miniature high-frame-rate (HFR) point-of view camera for live production. Building on Bexel and Camera Corps’ unrivaled experience using specialty cameras in live broadcast, the company developed the standard-setting Clarity 800 camera system […]


Canal 13 Selects Blackmagic URSA For Telenovelas


Broadcast Pix Adds Support For JVC PTZ Cameras


Gearhouse Broadcast Adds Trove Of New Gear


SAM Appoints Ikegami As Reseller


Russia’s NTV Powers HD With Grass Valley


Panasonic Sets Summer Discounts on VariCam LT