Panasonic has begun deliveries of its AG-UMR20 compact field recorder and companion AG-UCK20 4K camera head, designed for ultra-flexible, high-quality 4K image capture and advanced IP control and IP streaming. The UMR20/UCK20, which can be connected via optional cables (in 3-meter and 20-meter lengths), are immediately available at suggested list prices of $2,395 and $1,995, respectively. […]
The United States will experience a coast-to-coast total solar eclipse Aug. 21 — the first in 99 years. For the reporters, anchors and news crews at local TV stations, coverage of the celestial event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With just under two months to go, many stations are deep into their coverage planning.
Lucid VR displayed its LucidCam. Offering an enhanced user experience, resolution and frame rates equipped for underwater and livestream, the LucidCam is the first 4K 3D point-and-shoot camera for virtual reality that lets users easily capture two 4K overlapping spheres to create depth, and broadcast it through HDMI or Wi-Fi to any phone or VR […]
Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions unveiled the Bexel Clarity 800 camera, the world’s first miniature, high-frame-rate (HFR) point-of view camera for live production. Building on its unrivaled experience in live broadcast, Bexel developed the standard-setting Clarity 800 camera system to meet sports and event producers’ increasing demand for high-quality, real-time HFR video. “Our own experiences supporting […]
Slomo.TV | Booth C11125 | Website: http://slomo.tv Slomo.TV a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance server-based video recording and replay systems will showcase its advanced Super Slo-mo bundle, combining its Simple RII video server and Panasonic’s AK-H5000 4X SuperMotion camera. Today, slow motion replays are a standard feature of major live sports broadcasts, however […]
Miller Camera Support | Booth C7920 | Website: https://www.millertripods.com/en/ Miller Camera Support, a provider of camera support solutions, will start shipping its new range of arrowFX Fluid Heads at NAB 2017. The series, including the arrowFX 3, arrowFX 5 and arrowFX 7, is an extension of Miller’s new arrowX line of fluid heads, providing the latest solution for high-definition live television productions where augmented reality effects […]
PAG | Booth C9518 | Website: https://www.paguk.com/ PAG is a UK-based company that designs and manufactures camera power solutions for the broadcast and film industries. The company is best known as a global provider of intelligent linking batteries, chargers, mounts, power adaptors and on-board camera lighting, for broadcast organizations, video production companies, camera rental companies, […]
FOR-A | Booth C5117 | Website: http://www.for-a.com/ FOR-A will showcase over 15 new products, all pointing to the company’s commitment to overall product integration, and as part of its full HD and 4K initiative, continuing with the construction of a comprehensive IP and 12G-SDI infrasturcture. FOR-A will re-affirm its emphasis on comprehensive product integration with a […]
PAG | Booth C9518 | Website: https://www.paguk.com/ PAG, a camera power provider of some 45 years standing, will launch the new PowerHub for its PAGlink Gold Mount System of compact, lightweight, intelligent linking batteries. The PAGlink PowerHub provides all outputs for 12V camera accessories. The Hub is designed to be used between the two PAGlink […]
Bexel | Booth C6025 | Website: http://bexel.com/ Bexel Clarity 800 Camera — As a part of its specialty camera initiative, Bexel announced the launch of Clarity 800, a custom-built camera that is the world’s first miniature, high-frame-rate (HFR) point-of view camera for live production. Building on Bexel and Camera Corps’ unrivaled experience of using specialty […]
DTC | Booth C7137 | Website: www.domotactical.com Domo Broadcast, a subdivision of Domo Tactical Communications will feature its new Broadcast Nano HD transmitter, PRORXD 8-Way Diversity RF wireless receiver platform, and improved bi-directional camera controls. Domo will also welcome Maryland-based broadcast technology specialists 3G Wireless to its booth, who deployed a range of on-board camera […]
The bonded cellular technology at the heart of today’s IP newsgathering systems has achieved such a level of maturity that many vendors have begun addressing the finer points, such as how to more closely integrate the workflow of reporters in the field with the newsroom and maintaining network speeds even when working within the confines of a VPN. At the same time, frenemy and outright competitors have arisen and are looking to make headway with stations by offering systems they say will reduce or eliminate ever-rising wireless data bills. Photo: LiveU. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of ENG/IP Newsgathering vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.
Drip, drip, drip. The trickle of changes in television capture and delivery continues to flow. But as next-gen TV inches towards finalization as a standard and the prospects for FCC authorization grow those drips will turn into a torrent. Broadcasters and camera vendors alike are getting serious about how to prepare for these changes while maintaining and improving existing HD workflow and program delivery. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of broadcast camera vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.
For the second 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 camera trends (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided by vendors. To download […]
Every year broadcasters roll out some spectacular new technology to add a bit of sizzle to their production of the Super Bowl, and this year’s contest in Houston will be no exception. Fox Sports along with its partner Intel will deploy “Be The Player,” a high-tech system that relies on 38 4K cameras and two racks full of Intel Blade servers to give fans a point-of-view perspective of an individual player on the field. Above: The Fox Sports Super Bowl LI broadcast team will provide game coverage from this booth overlooking NRG Stadium in Houston. (Fox Sports photo)
On Oct. 26, Sony will be awarded a Technical Emmy for its HDC-4300 camera. For Sony Professional Solutions Americas President Alec Shapiro and the rest of the Sony team here and around the world, the evening will be the culmination of a process that began with what he describes as a close relationship with the sports-production community.
Sony | Stand C.101 | Website: www.pro.sony.eu Today, Sony unveiled how it is reshaping media solutions, introducing new ideas, approaches and technology on the opening day of IBC 2016. Sony’s announcements included developments in image, IP and media workflow. The company also showcased how its “Beyond Definition” vision and technology heritage serve as the foundation […]
From capture to replay to delivery, live production represents a growing opportunity around the world for companies with the right equipment and infrastructure. At IBC, Grass Valley is offering a range of integrated solutions that help content owners and broadcasters create, control and connect content to the right audience at the right time.
Ross Video | Stand 11.C10 | Website: http://www.rossvideo.com/ Under the Smart Production banner, Ross Video will show how its technologies, services and expertise can help customers achieve their creative, business and technical goals at IBC 2016. Ross demonstrations at IBC will show complete systems and workflows for Virtual Sets, Galleries, Automated Production Control, Graphics Creation & Playout, […]
Shotoku Broadcast Systems | Booth C8008 | Website: www.shotoku.tv Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a provider of manual and robotic camera support and virtual reality tracking, is introducing the U.S. broadcast market to its latest solution in its range of leading VR/AR tracking systems at this year’s NAB Show. The company’s new Free-d2, which is being demonstrated at Shotoku’s Booth C8008, represents […]
With broadcasters making plans to move to an ATSC 3.0 future that supports 4K and — more immediately — looking to leverage IP, the cloud and other technologies to improve workflows, the cameras at this year’s NAB Show will reflect the efforts of vendors to understand the evolving needs of broadcasters and address those requirements with their latest designs. Above, JVC’s GY-HM2005P. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here.
This year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to NAB 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 this page as a […]
Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of” the economical AJ-PX230PJ AVC ULTRA handheld camcorder, providing the quality, image control and much of the functionality of its predecessor, the company’s popular AJ-PX270.” Offering 10-bit, 1080p AVC-Intra and AVC-LongG codecs, extensive video control, a 22x zoom and lens and OLED viewfinder, the PX230 camcorder is ideal for […]