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 […]
Panasonic has unveiled the VariCam LT, representing what it calls the next generation of 4K cinema cameras. The VariCam LT camcorder inherits the same super 35mm sensor and imaging capabilities that distinguish the award-winning VariCam 35, but with significant reductions in size, weight and price. Incorporating this identical imaging “DNA” in a more compact rendition, […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Wearable camera maker GoPro says it will eliminate about 100 jobs after its fourth-quarter sales fell far short of its expectations. GoPro says fourth-quarter revenue was $435 million instead of the $500 million to $550 million it forecast in October. The company lowered the price of its new Hero4 Session camera […]
From repacking TV spectrum to make way for wireless companies to the next-generation ATSC 3.0 television transmission standard; from IP-based workflows to news technologies and workflows, the television industry expended a lot of time, money and effort this year to position itself for where it must go. This is Part 3 of TVNewsCheck’s annual Year in Review for 2015. Part I, which appeared Monday, reviewed the year’s happenings in local and broadcast network news. Part 2, which ran Tuesday, recapped the year’s highlights in business, regulation, syndicated and broadcast network programming and new media. And Part 4 on Thursday will remember the electronic media luminaries who died during 2015. Read all of the 2015 Year in Review stories here.
JVC Professional Video today announced its partnership with XOS Digital, a provider of digital coaching technology for sports organizations, at the 2015 SVG Summit in New York City. The company also introduced the GY-HM650SC ProHD camera, which records time of day info (UTC) within the metadata to synchronize multiple cameras and biometric data collected by […]
Presteigne Broadcast Hire has introduced additional flexibility for its SC100, an all-in-one camera system, specifically designed for sports and live events. The latest SC100 camera package can be fitted with either Cobham or Vislink brand transmitters for the primary transmission path, all within the same form factor, to cater to the encoding/decoding preferences of the […]
Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of the AW-UE70, an integrated 4K pan/tilt/zoom camera. The UE70 delivers 3840 x 2160 resolution images at 29.97p/25p via HDMI, and is also capable of 4K IP streaming and in-camera 4K recording. The camera has a suggested list price of $5,850. The UE70 also offers production-oriented features such as […]
Panasonic | Booth 811 | Website: www.panasonic.com/broadcast Displaying a broad spectrum of production applications, Panasonic will be showcasing a range of new cameras from a 4K handheld to a 4K studio unit in Booth 811 at Content and Communications World (CCW), Nov. 11-12 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. New cameras […]
JVC Proffessional Video | Booth 1937 | Website: http://pro.jvc.com JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKenwood USA, will showcase its ProHD and 4KCAM camera lines, along with its latest Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo deck and an assortment of professional field and studio monitors, at Content and Communications World (Booth 1119), which runs Nov. 11-12, at […]
Simon Perez: “Every year, during my breaks from teaching at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, I return to KPIX TV in San Francisco to work as an MMJ. On several stories, I’ve whipped out my smartphone to capture video I just couldn’t get with my professional video camera. Here are three occasions where my smartphone, shooting HD video, helped to make a professional TV story look better.” But , he adds, there are also downsides to this new trend.
Newsgathering keeps getting faster and easier using non-traditional equipment. But now there’s a tsunami forming that, when it hits full force, will revolutionize video newsgathering with a device not even designed for news photographers and video journalists.
Ikegami | Stand 11.A31 | Website: www.ikegami.co.jp Ikegami announces a new addition to its range of broadcast quality television cameras. The HDL-57 is a compact high-definition camera designed for use on remotely controlled pan/tilt heads in applications such as parliamentary television or robotic studios. It can also be used wherever a high-grade fixed-position compact camera […]
Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions has made an initial purchase of 20 Sony HDC-4300 camera systems of more than $2 million. Bexel said the new HDC-4300 camera is “extremely versatile, offering superior HD quality from 4K UHD sensors, super slow motion capability from 3x, 4x, 6x and 8x (240fps), and 4K UHD quality output.” “We are […]
Some station groups want a field camera to be able to switch from HD to 4K. Others put a high priority on IP connectivity, workflow integration or weight (low) and size (small). And some want a little bit of everything.
Leading vendors are heeding broadcasters call for next-gen cameras. Canon offers a variety of run-and-gun style units under $3,500. Among them is the Canon XA25, a handheld unit weighing less than two pounds. The camera relies on a single 1/2.84-inch CMOS imager with about 2.9 Megapixels. The XA25 uses MPEG-4-AVC/H.264 to record to two SD/SDHC/SDHX […]