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COMCAST SPORTSNET MID-ATLANTIC UPGRADES TO HD STUDIO PRODUCTION WITH FUJINON ZA SELECT SERIES LENSES

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WAYNE, N.J. – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic completed a comprehensive high definition upgrade and expansion of its news and studio facilities in Bethesda, Md., in August. As part of the upgrade, its studio now features four Sony HXC-100K HD cameras paired with Fujinon ZA17X7.6BERM 2/3-inch HD lenses and Fujinon MS-11D manual focus/servo zoom rear control kits.

The network delivers more than 500 live sporting events per year – plus news, analysis, and entertainment programming – to more than 4.7 million homes throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., as well as parts of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic is the official sports network of the Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, D.C. United, Atlantic Coast Conference, and Colonial Athletic Association.

With several collegiate and professional sports seasons set to begin, it was critical that the upgrade be completed on time. Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI), a broadcast and multimedia systems integrator in Newington, Va., handled the design, installation, and overall project management. Beyond the new studio cameras and lenses, CEI upgraded the production control room and two master control rooms, plus the equipment core area, transmission system, and edit suites.

“CEI has enabled us to deliver all of our news and entertainment shows to our viewers in HD,? said Steve Weber, director of engineering for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. “Our new Fujinon lenses are an important part of the upgraded look of our network. They really deliver outstanding images of our studio programming.?

Part of the ZA Select Series, the ZA17X7.6BERM is an ENG-style HD lens with 17x zoom and 2x extender. Its DigiPower digital servo control system offers improved accuracy and repeatability, as well as custom control parameters for individual camera operator preferences. In addition, its built-in QuickZoom feature provides a rapid zoom movement to the telephoto position to check focus with the push of a button, then returns the lens to the previously selected zoom position when the button is released.

About FUJIFILM Optical Devices U.S.A., Inc.
FUJIFILM Optical Devices U.S.A., Inc. is a major manufacturer and distributor of optics and lens assemblies for the broadcast, digital cinema and industrial markets. The company’s line of television zoom lenses are used in virtually every segment of the broadcast industry, including electronic newsgathering, studio and field production, and high definition television. For more information about FUJIFILM broadcast and communications products, call (973) 633-5600 or visit our web site at www.fujinonbroadcast.com.

(Effective July 1, 2010, FUJINON INC., a major manufacturer and distributor of optics and lens assemblies for the broadcast, digital cinema and industrial markets, is now FUJIFILM Optical Devices U.S.A., Inc., a newly formed subsidiary of FUJIFILM North America Corporation.)

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FUJIFILM Optical Devices U.S.A., Inc., 10 High Point Drive, Wayne, New Jersey 07470. Phone: 973-633-5600.
Fax: 973-633-5216. Web site: www.fujinon.com.

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