James Madison University selected Hitachi Z‑HD6000 HDTV cameras as part a major upgrade and refresh of the equipment in its instructional television studio.
UK mobile production company, Arena Television adds to fleet with three UHD trucks based on an IP core. Proving that IP is here, the trucks feature some innovative engineering that provides a way forward from SDI. Retaining the familiar operation of current trucks, the new vehicles demonstrate the advantages of IP, especially when moving to UHD. This System Showcase look in detail at how Arena, Grass Valley, and systems integrator Videlio, designed and built these flexible, future-proof mobile production units.
The New England School of Communications at Husson University has added three Z-HD6000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America to the school’s existing complement of Z-HD5000 cameras for studio and field production.
While Arena opted to invest in an IP core for its new fleet, Sky Sport’s other regular OB supplier, NEP UK has gone a different route out of necessity. This article, a follow up to the article ‘Making The Leap To 4K Live Over IP - Under The Hood At Arena’, explains its decision.
The past year in live event broadcasting has been as much about competition between OB suppliers as it has been between pay TV broadcasters BT Sport and Sky Sports. Making the leap to UHD is one matter but doing so with a forward-thinking path to IP is quite another. That’s the philosophy driving Arena which is putting three new OBs into action with an IP framework.
Mobile Production company FlipTV, based in Washington DC has purchased six Hitachi SK-HD1300 2/3in cameras for 30ft ‘Captain” truck. The SK-HD1300 gives FlipTV Mobile the format flexibility to shoot in 1080p, 1080i or 720p as determined by its clients’ needs for any particular production. The truck is used to broadcast sporting events from college basketball to professional and international soccer matches, as well as concerts, corporate events and more.