Minicams have launched the Mini-Rig portable production unit (PPU), a new multi-camera mobile HD unit for fixed-rig filming with robotic cameras. Designed to be installed fast in any location, the rig features sophisticated integration of multiple audio channels and HD video streams, yet is easy to control thanks to its fully customisable graphical user interface and touch screen control panel.
Datavideo has introduced two new prompting systems to complete its line-up of teleprompters. Like earlier systems, the TP-500 and TP-600 are designed around 7-10" Apple iPad and Android tablets. They deliver a cost-effective and versatile solution. Each teleprompter is controlled by the presenter via a wired or wireless remote, and, twinned with mini WiFi encoders, multiple teleprompters can even be controlled from the production desk.
MovieTechs Alpha Dolly, available from distributor Ianiro International, is a new concept for the digital film set. It combines the features of a dolly, such as a mechanical column and hydraulic arm, with the agility, light weight and speed of a pedestal. Its use of standard camera batteries for power completes an innovative and versatile package.
dock10, the MediaCityUK-based media services provider, continues to extend its post-production services with a newly-created second dubbing suite and an exclusive arrangement with the highly respected senior dubbing mixer Mike Stewart.
Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group's Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, has expanded its selection of camera solutions with the purchase of four Sony F55 cameras, a compatible selection of PL-mount Fujinon Cabrio Lenses, as well as 10 Canon EOS C300 cameras. The new camera packages will be on display at Cine Gear Expo (Booth #98C), which runs May 31 through June 1 in Los Angeles.
Billerica, Massachusetts Broadcast Pix¢ today announced Version 2.0 of its popular iPixPanel app for Apple iPad, which can control any Broadcast Pix integrated production system to provide an intuitive wireless control surface for the operator. V2 adds a three-axis virtual joystick, rotary knobs, additional mnemonics, and enhanced connectivity. Priced at $9.99, it is a free upgrade for V1 customers and is available now from the Apple Store.
Our first generation iPad control surface was ahead of its time, said Broadcast Pix CEO Steve Ellis. By combining the iPad app with a touch screen, you have what I would describe as next generation workflow. Version 2 takes the art of live studio production one step further. The iPad is a dramatic and cost effective way to enhance your end-to-end production needs.
Pilat Media today announced that Encompass Digital Media Asia, one of the world's top digital media services providers and a leader in global satellite and terrestrial connectivity, has launched a value-added service for its clients using Pilat Media's IBMS Express Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. IBMS Express is a modular and scalable entry-level business management system for broadcasters, based on Pilat Media's industry-leading broadcast management solutions.
Steffan Hewitt, originator of Polecam and director of Polecam Systems will be in Singapore at Broadcast Asia 2013 International Conference in June with Polecam Systems two trading partners H Warta, on stand number 4E3-01, and Antel Trading & Services on stand number 5F4-01. Steffan will be sharing his time between stands and demonstrating the new versatility on offer from the Polecam Starter Pack, which together with the Long Head from the range of new Polecam heads allows a wide range of cameras to be mounted on the jib including the new large sensor cameras and DLSRs. The showing continues the success of penetration of this product from Europe to the Americas after a very successful NAB show, and now into the South east Asia Pacific region.
To shoot the documentary Steppenlauf, cinematographer Florian Langanke traveled all the way to Mongolia. Together with director Anni Seitz, he accompanied three young Mongolian cross-country skiers, who, in spite of difficult training conditions in their country, would like to participate in the global community of top-class athletics. Their biggest dream is to take part in the Winter Olympics. In a small team, consisting of the two graduates from the Filmakademie Baden-Wrttemberg and an interpreter, Florian Langanke depended on the FSB 8 fluid head with the Speed Lock 75 CF tripod by Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
Mosart Medialab today announced that it is expanding its presence in the United States by establishing a direct sales and service organization, headed by David Workman, recently appointed CEO of Mosart USA. The organization will complement and extend Mosart's existing distributor-based sales channels and ensure that the company's U.S. customers enjoy the same 24-hour-a-day service for which Mosart is known worldwide.
In supporting a dynamic Asia-Pacific market that is demanding more integrated and flexible solutions, Snell is offering 4K at no additional cost in a range of products including select routing switchers, fiber infrastructure, and the Kahuna 360 production switcher. At BroadcastAsia2013, experts will also be on hand to discuss the latest in playout and virtualization in response to broadcasters having a need to share resources and improve efficiencies among regional channels. Snell's powerful systems offer greater automation, improved reliability, higher quality, and more flexible media handling for today's SD/HD/1080p environments as well as future Cloud, IP, and 4K UHDTV-based operations.
Petrol Bags, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, introduces the Deca Camera and Accessories Bag, designed for easy transport, superior protection and quick access on the set. Featuring an ultra-wide opening, this new wheeled carrier is ideal for toting a fully equipped camera such as the Sony F65 or ARRI Alexa and is also an easy-to-organize accessories case.
Mosart Medialab today announced that News7, the first 24-hour news and information channel in Bulgaria, has launched on Mosart(R) newscast automation. Supplied and integrated by Best Flow Factory (BFF), the Mosart system was designed, tested, and taken live within just three months, quickly providing the first-of-its-kind channel with an economical and highly efficient solution for live news production.
KOTV and KQCW, owned by Griffin Communications as CBS and CW affiliate stations respectively, recently opened a new 57,000-square-foot, broadcast facility that relies on a Solid State Logic C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console to cover audio for news, weather and specialty programming. The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based production facility houses both stations, but also has dedicated fiber lines between it and sister station KWTV in Oklahoma City to streamline production resources for statewide news coverage. The C10 HD was chosen for its advanced features, compact size and sound quality, in addition to SSLs industry reputation for building high-quality products.
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