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F&F Productions Selects 17 Fujinon UHD Lenses For 4K Mobile Unit

F&F Productions chose 17 Fujinon 4K UHD lenses to outfit the company’s first 4K mobile production unit, the GTX-18 4K HDR truck. Partnered with Sony HDC-4300 4K camera systems, the new unit will have eight UA107x8.4BESM 4K studio lenses, five UA18x5.5BERD 4K portable zooms, three UA14x4.5BERD 4K portable zooms, and one UA22x8BERD 4K portable lens.

For more than four decades, Florida-based F&F Productions has been providing production faciilties across the United States for all major league sports, network series and entertainment specials, live concerts, and large-scale corporate events for Fortune 500 companies.

The company’s GTX signature series fleet has provided live network coverage for NCAA Men’s Final Four, U.S. Open Tennis, NFL Football, Super Bowls and their halftime shows, Major League Baseball World Series, Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Playoffs and Finals, The Masters, The Kentucky Derby, NASCAR, countless NCAA Football and Bowl Games and more.

George Orgera, President/CEO, F&F Productions said that “We’ve had a number of customers who asked us about building a new 1080p/HDR unit, and after rallying our team we decided to build a 4K-HDR mobile unit instead. There is a lot of uniqueness about GTX-18, but what matters the most to our clients is that it offers a complete 4K experience throughout, and our clients are happy to have a one-stop mobile unit that can produce 4K-HDR, 1080p-HDR, 1080p, 1080i, 720p.”

Fujifilm Fujinon UA107x8.4BESM 4K studio lens fitted to a Sony HDC-4300 camera.

Fujifilm Fujinon UA107x8.4BESM 4K studio lens fitted to a Sony HDC-4300 camera.

Orgera said it was important that the signal remain native 4K UHD resolution throughout the entire acquisition and distribution process: “These Fujinon Ultra 4K lenses give us the ability to be true to that decision. And we knew these would be stellar lenses. Fujinon has been our go-to for all our lens needs for over 40 years because they build an incredible product, and they always keep their clients’ needs in mind.”

The unit was introduced to F&F clients during an open house last night, July 26, at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The truck is covering an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) match today, July 27. The event, UFC #214 PPV, is being produced by Concom Productions and will be available on AT&T Entertainment/Direct TV. Following the UFC match, GTX-18 heads to the PGA Championships in Charlotte, North Carolina for CBS Sports and Direct TV; and then to the American Airlines Arena in Miami forTelemundo'sPremios Tu Mundo” (Your World Awards).

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