In the five months since The Broadcast Bridge published Frank Beacham’s article discussing Using the iPhone for Professional Video there have been many world events that offered ideal opportunities to cover events with smartphones rather than traditional ENG camcorders. Opportunities where the camera or camera/newscaster would have been f
Canon has announced the two new portable 4K 2/3in broadcast lenses, the CJ45ex9.7B and CJ45ex13.6B. The lenses are perfect for broadcasting sport and musical events which require telephoto shooting. The CJ45ex13.6B also boasts the longest focal length in its class, ideal for use in
Atomos is offering a free firmware update (AtomOS 8.4) for its Shogun Inferno and Ninja Inferno 4K on-camera monitor/recorders that adds new features to make capturing and delivering content in HDR as seamless as in standard dynamic range (SDR). It also brings 2K 240fps Raw-to-ProRes and 4K 12-bit CDNG Raw
NEP UK has placed a order with Vislink for multiple 4K-capable HCAM wireless camera transmitters and FocalPoint camera control and HEVC encoding systems. The equipment will be used at the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February 2018 and at The Commonwealth Games in Australia in August 2018.
Fujifilm has announced a new 4K compact zoom lens, the Fujinon UA24x7.8BERD, (UA24x7.8) with a total length approx. 220mm and weighing in under 2kg. The lens is slated for release January 2018, and will be on show at IBC2017.
Veteran mobile production company of F&F Productions has hit the road with GTX-18, its first 52-ft. expando production truck capable of producing live shows, natively, with 4K UHD HDR capability built on a complete Evertz infrastructure.
The IBC Conference and Exhibition is the perfect venue to explore international exhibits filled with displays and live demonstrations for production, distribution and broadcast technology. Here are highlights from some companies exhibiting cellular and wireless technology at IBC 2017.
ARRI has released a larger version of their Full Spectrum Neutral Density (FSND) filter in 6.6”x 6.6” and 4”x 5.65” sizes for use in external matte boxes. ARRI is already very familiar with premium filters; the ALEXA Mini and the AMIRA cameras come equipped with a colour-neutral internal FSND filter.
FSND filters reduce
The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) has expanded its complement of Z-HD5000 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai to boost its live production capabilities and take optimal advantage of expanding distribution opportunities.
DP Joel Devlin used Panasonic VariCam 35 to shoot drama series “Broken’ for BBC One. Wanting to highlight the colours of the North of England, Devlin was took inspiration from 1970s American photographer William Egglestone, who helped to introduce color photography to the world of fine art. Devlin felt that the