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Three Hitachi Z-HD6000 cameras at the ready for newscast production in James Madison University’s SMAD studio.

James Madison University Buys Hitachi Z-HD6000 Cameras January 11th 2017 - 04:00 PM

James Madison University selected Hitachi Z‑HD6000 HDTV cameras as part a major upgrade and refresh of the equipment in its instructional television studio.

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The first AIMS truck hits the road. Arena

System Showcase: Arena TV’s All-IP UHD OB Truck December 28th 2016 - 01:00 PM

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.

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NESCom student Kaci Rankins operates one of the school’s new Hitachi HD6000 cameras. Image Tim Burns.

Husson Buys Hitachi Z-HD6000 Cameras for News Studio December 13th 2016 - 03:00 PM

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.

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Sky Sports ran a series of pre-season tests for UHD production and presentation including at Wembley.  Photo credit: Chris Lobina.

The Tried and Trusted Route to UHD Live - NEP UK November 22nd 2016 - 01:00 PM

​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.

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OBX - one of three data-centric OB trucks from Arena

​Making the Leap to 4K Live Over IP - Under the Hood at Arena November 18th 2016 - 01:00 PM

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.

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Marcelo Capuchinho and Elmar Lamarques with their new Hitachi cameras.

FlipTV Buys Hitachi SK-HD1300 Cameras November 16th 2016 - 03:00 PM

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.

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