At this year’s NAB Show, broadcasters will see an increasing lineup of new cameras that support 4K acquisition for the future while delivering HD imagery for today. It’s reminiscent of the changes that took place when the industry prepared for the switch from NTSC to 1080i and 720p HDTV. This is the first installment of a special series on emerging tech trends, NAB Hot Topics, that will appear each week leading up to the NAB Show that runs April 11-16 in Las Vegas.
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Physicist Ernest Sternglass, whose research helped make it possible for the world to see the first moon walk, has died at age 91 of heart failure. His research helped lead to a sensitive television camera tube that captured low-light lunar action during the 1969 moon landing and U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong’s […]
Despite the resolution of ultra high-def units, many engineers considering replacements for their aging HD cameras, said they are far more interested in buying versatile cameras that can do different kind of shoots (breaking news and magazine-style).
Panasonic has announced its new AW-HE130, a pan/tilt/zoom camera incorporating recently-developed high-sensitivity, low-noise 1/3” 3-MOS imagers designed for low-light conditions. New features include Power over Ethernet+ (POE+) for easier integration, and multi-stream transmission of H.264 HD video and audio (up to 1080/60p at 25Mbps.) The new camera will debut at Content and Communications World in […]
JVC Professional Products will introduce its 4KCAM product line and unveil three handheld camera models at Content & Communications World (CCW) 2014, which runs Nov. 12-13 in New York City. The new GY-LS300 is a Super 35mm camcorder that accepts a variety of interchangeable lenses; the GY-HM200 is a full-featured 4K Ultra HD camcorder with […]
GoPro, which makes action sports cameras, is going public. Wednesday evening, the company announced it would offer 17.8 million shares at $21 to $24 apiece. At the high end, that means GoPro could be worth as much as $3 billion. Investors will buy the stock based on GoPro’s potential. So what are they buying?
The GY-HM890, introduced earlier this month, features a built-in streaming engine that allows cellular-based live HD transmission directly from the camera. Deliveries of the new GY-HM890s are expected to begin next month, with several cameras slated for WOAI and KABB San Antonio, Texas, and WJAC Johnstown, Pa. The purchase is the first phase of the company’s planned standardization on the camera across its ENG operations.
They include two new VariCam cameras — the VariCam 35 and VariCam HS — that feature a modular design and employ Panasonic’s AVC-ULTRA family of advanced codecs; a new generation of P2 solid-state recording media; the company’s first P2 HD handheld camcorder with AVC-ULTRA recording; and the AV-HS6000, a cost-effective 2 M/E switcher.
The PXW-Z100 Ultra HD handheld will be available toward the end of the year.
Digital single lens reflex cameras began as a way for wire service photogs to shoot video with the same camera they were using for still photos. Then TV stations began to use the small, lightweight and inexpensive units to produce on-air promos. Now, manufacturers including Canon, Blackmagic Design and Red are making DSLRs that are truly professional video cameras with bells and whistles that shooters love. KNSD’s Erik Naso (pictured) shoots with a Canon C100 and says he loves its depth of field: “It’s a film look to the extreme.”
Canon is making another run at selling camcorders to TV stations for ENG, introducing two new units at NAB. Rivals in the market: Panasonic’s AG-HPX and AJ-PX lines; JVC’s GY-HN650 with dual-codec live streaming; and Sony’s new PMW-450 and its PMW-200.
Grass Valley is working with Vislink and at least one other manufacturer to incorporate wireless connectivity into its LDX Flex ENG camera, said Tim Thorsteinson, president-CEO of the company, at a press conference in its NAB booth Monday. The technology will be built into the camera rather than included in an attachment that snaps onto […]
Alaska-based Denali Media and Oklahoma-based Griffin Communications have equipped some of their stations with Panasonic shoulder-mount and handheld cameras for ENG and studio use.