The trend began in 2008 — 10 years ago — when Nikon introduced the first DSLR camera that combined video capability with still photography. Since then the powerful combo has accelerated, now with news organizations reorganizing their staffs to employ “visual journalists” that do both.
The City of Kissimmee, located in central Florida, operates a 24-hour government TV channel, Access Osceola, which is supported by four AW-HN130 three-chip HD PTZ cameras and two AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema cameras. The city has recently added Panasonic’s new AV-HLC100 Stream Studio for a wide range of video p
Part of The Broadcast Bridge November coverage examined new solutions in PTZ cameras and deep learning, AI-centric control systems. Combined, these two articles focus on enabling autonomous sports production and assisted or automatic image capture from seemingly impossible locations.
South Africa based Homebrew Films has completed an upgrade of their facility to UHD/4K that relies on broadcast infrastructure products from Blackmagic Design, including the Ursa Broadcast and Atem 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K.
Based at Atlantic Studios in Cape Town, Homebrew Films delivers a huge variety of programming,
Audi chose Sony’s CineAlta Full-Frame system camera Venice to shoot the commercial of its first all-electric car model, the new e-tron. The commercial was produced by Kropac Media and shot in a quiet and natural environment to highlight the car’s practically silent engine.
Sony’s Venice, equipped with a ful
CN2, an independent cable TV station in Rock Hill, South Carolina, purchased a ProHD Portable Bridge bonded LTE hotspot in August to provide live news updates for its daily newscast and website. Owned and operated by Comporium Communications, CN2 has two channels that serve the tri-county area of York, Lancaster,
As accomplished DoPs striving to do our best work, we can all achieve a lot more creatively if we insist less on perfect lenses. Veteran cinematographers have long understood that lenses have distinct personalities, with a very specific look and feel. In the same way an actor imparts his or
The newest addition to Nashville-based mobile production company TNDV: Television’s fleet of nine full-service mobile video units, packs full-sized production truck capabilities into a more agile, compact 40-foot vehicle. The 40-foot truck that can maneuver in the most space-challenged venues, has been redesigned and upgraded to support live multi-camera w
Like most everything else these days, microphone wind protection has become a complex subject. There are many variations of wind protection equipment now on the market and some of it costs more than the microphones themselves. Guidance may be necessary for television news reporters who work on their own in