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Broadcast Pix Unveils ReVue Multi-Channel HD Slo-Mo Replay System

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today introduced ReVue, a new HD slow motion replay system that work with any Broadcast Pix integrated production systems or independently in other production environments. Developed in collaboration with strategic partner EditShare, ReVue will be available in March and demonstrated at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL6325), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Available in two and four-channel configurations, ReVue features SDI connectivity and up to eight tracks of embedded audio, with optional 1080p recording and playback. The system is housed in a 2 RU chassis and includes 8 TB of RAID 6 storage, which can be expanded up to 16 TB.

ReVue’s compact controller includes a jog/shuttle wheel for reviewing footage, with dedicated buttons for marking in and out points for playback. All video sources are played back in sync, so it is easy to cut between cameras and find the best replay angle. Playback speed is controlled manually with the fader bar, but three preset buttons allow users to assign specific speeds for more consistent slo-mo results. Other intuitive controls allow easy navigation between cameras, clips, and servers.

Broadcast Pix has built our reputation on reliable and affordable integrated production systems,” explained Steve Ellis, Broadcast Pix CEO. “When we decided to introduce a slo-mo replay system, our objective was to deliver a very high quality product at a price that nearly everyone can afford. ReVue provides a powerful, multi-source HD replay system that fits the budgets of schools and community channels.”

ReVue’s two output channels can be configured as preview/program or as two programs. With its built-in multi-view, ReVue provides monitors for all active sources, plus preview and program windows. ReVue’s on-screen user interface makes it easy to keep track of marked clips and replays. Plus, Broadcast Pix integrated production systems can trigger ReVue playlists directly from the production switcher.

“Our customers demand solutions that improve workflow, and we focused our efforts on controlling all aspects of the production environment,” Ellis added. “The next evolution of this workflow is to move content from live production to broadcast infrastructure and post. By integrating ReVue into their Broadcast Pix live production environment, our customers can expand their workflow through seamless integration into the server, editorial, and asset management systems offered by EditShare.”

About Broadcast Pix The leader in live video production systems with end-to-end integration, Broadcast Pix was founded in 2002 and has customers in more than 110 countries. Its Video Control Centers™ combine an integrated switcher, clip server, CG, and external control software with patented control panels, unique touch-screens, and exceptional displays. Systems range from compact systems controlled by touch-screen or voice automation to large sophisticated control panels. Customers include leading broadcast, streaming, sports, corporate, education, religious, and government studios. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.

Broadcast Pix and Granite are trademarks of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented. Made in USA.

AVL Expo 2014 Helps Northwest Worship Community See ‘Big Picture’ for Technology Integration

SEATAC, WA — Approximately 120 members of the Pacific Northwest’s worship community attended last month’s free Audio, Visual, Lighting Conference and Expo (AVL Expo), presented by professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), in collaboration with ExperienceChurch.tv®. Some of the expo’s most popular conference sessions focused on audio, but the program also included presentations on production switchers, cameras, cloud-based resources and more.

Dennis Cummins, pastor at Experience Church.tv, which hosted the event at its church in Puyallup, Wash., said this year’s expo attracted a large number of senior pastors. “I think it’s because the pastors of small to medium-sized churches are starting to understand that they need to be involved in the audio, video, and lighting at least in some part to really make it successful,” he said. “This doesn’t mean they have
to know all the nuts and bolts of making it work. Conceptually, they need to have the big picture in order to be a good steward of purchases and produce a great product.”

AVL Expo also featured an exhibit hall and networking opportunities specifically tailored for the worship community. “It’s encouraging to see so many churches investing the time to make sure their investment in AV technology is solid,” added Mark Siegel, president of ABS. “We also add new speakers, new sessions, and new exhibitors to keep AVL Expo fresh and current for attendees.”

About ABS:

Based in SeaTac, Wash., ABS (Advanced Broadcast Solutions) delivers customized, technologically superior solutions for broadcast, corporate, house of worship, entertainment, government and educational facilities – from design and integration to installation and support services. Since 1982, its experienced technical staff has installed more than 700 systems for clients including GOCOM Media, Cowles California Media, Cisco Systems, Meredith, and Time Warner Communications. For more information, call 206-870-0244 or visit www.advancedbroadcastsolutions.com.

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FOR-A Super Slo Mo, Video Archiving, and Frame Rate Conversion Technology Employed for Coverage of Winter Games

Cypress, CA – FOR-A has announced that several of its products are being used for production of the upcoming Winter Games. Networks in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, and Japan are deploying the company’s 4K super slow motion camera, video archiving recorder, and frame rate converter technology for their coverage of sporting events.

Among the products being used is FOR-A’s FT-ONE 4K super slow motion camera. The camera is being rented to a major American broadcast network through Los Angeles-based Video Equipment Rentals. Japan’s national public broadcasting organization will also use the FT-ONE. Capable of recording up to 900 frames per second (fps), the FT-ONE will be on hand in Sochi to capture high-quality 4K imagery and provide super slow motion playback during pivotal moments in the competition. The award-winning full 4K variable frame rate camera has been used for production of several major sporting events, including last year’s professional football championship game, automobile racing, boxing events and several Red Bull competitions.

The same major broadcast network in America will also be using FOR-A’s frame rate conversion technology. Other users of FOR-A’s frame rate converters for the Winter Games include Canada’s national broadcaster and Quebec-based Aldea Solutions, who is providing conversion and transmission services to a Brazilian broadcaster. The networks will rely on FOR-A’s FRC-8000HS and UFM-30FRC to ensure seamless transmission of footage in the proper country standards. FOR-A announced new features of the FRC-8000HS HD/SD frame rate converter last year that cater to the production of winter sports, including the ability to select a ‘winter sports’ scene type, a special mode created to optimize the conversion process in environments with high-speed moving objects in highly saturated backgrounds that contain a lot of bright white, such as snow or ice. The latest software release offers FRC-8000 operators a unique level of in-depth user control, with the ability to customize settings based on their specific needs.

Also on hand in Sochi by the major American broadcast network will be FOR-A’s LTR-120HS video archiving recorder. The unit uses high-quality AVC-Intra/DVCPRO codec and MXF wrapper/un-wrapper to record MXF files. Designed to enable “archive at ingest” solutions, the LTR-120HS can easily record video footage as an MXF file in real time.

“At FOR-A, we pride ourselves on providing efficient, innovative technology that our customers can rely on,” explained Hiro Tanoue, FOR-A Corporation of America’s President. “We’re happy to have a number of our solutions deployed in Sochi for the biggest happening of the year in sports.”

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 714-894-3311 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

Advanced Systems Group Hosts Technology Trending Happy Hours to Highlight Adobe Anywhere, Quantum StorNext 5

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will host two Technology Trending Happy Hours, sponsored by Quantum and Adobe, for video professionals in the Pacific Northwest. The first event will be Feb. 12 at Rock Bottom Brewery in Bellevue, Wash., and the second will be Feb. 13 at Rock Bottom Brewery in Portland, Ore. Both happy hours begin at 5 p.m. with free drinks and appetizers, followed by demos of Quantum StorNext 5 and Adobe® Anywhere for video at 6 p.m.

“Editing workflow solutions and storage architectures continue to challenge video professionals, and many organizations have yet to even try network-based collaboration because of security or bandwidth concerns,” said Dave Van Hoy, president, Advanced Systems Group. “These events allow local members of the professional video community to network and learn about these exciting new products in a fun, relaxed setting.”

StorNext 5 is Quantum’s recently re-architected platform that enables complete end-to-end content management for modern media workflows. It provides improved ingest and transcoding performance, optimized SAN and LAN client workflows, and integrated high-speed archive and data management. Adobe Anywhere is a secure collaborative workflow platform that allows professional video teams to work together using centralized media across standard networks. Its real-time environment works with Adobe’s cross-platform professional video tools, so no proprietary hardware is required.

The Technology Trending Happy Hours are free, but pre-registration is required. For more information and online registration, visit http://www.asgllc.com/events/tthh.

About ASG:

Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., with offices in the Bay Area and Southern California, has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative, and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in Apple-based newsroom systems, shared storage, archiving, editing, finishing, and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team is highly focused on customer success, and has installed and supported more than 185 SANs, production, and post production systems over the last six years. For more information, visit www.asgllc.com or call 510-654-8300.

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TCS Adds Wide-Angle Zoom to Roster of FUJINON Cabrio Lenses

Wayne, N.J. – FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division, has announced that Technological Cinevideo Services, Inc. (TCS), www.tcsfilm.com, just added its 11thFUJINON Cabrio lens to its equipment roster. Early last year, TCS purchased seven FUJINON Premier PL19-90mm Cabrio (ZK4.7×19) PL mount zoom lenses, and later in the year the facility added three PL 85-300mm Cabrio (ZK3.5x85B) lenses. Their most recent addition is the Premier PL 14-35mm Cabrio wide-angle zoom (ZK2.5×14.) Established in 1978, the New York-based TCS rents digital and film camera equipment and lenses to customers shooting motion pictures, scripted television series, documentaries, reality shows, commercials, and other high-profile projects.

According to TCS President Erik Schietinger, who co-owns the company with his brother, TCS’ VP and Chief Operating Officer, Oliver Schietinger, “We believe in owning the full range of common focal lengths covered in a lens set, and we were very interested in the 85-300mm lenses because they cover the telephoto range very well while keeping the form factor small and portable. A wide-angle option is key to this line though, because it allows productions to ensure the consistency of their look within the Cabrio line without having to move to wide-angle primes or zooms from different manufacturers when they need a wide-angle.”

TCS has found a growing marketing for shooters looking for a digital cinema look but with the portability of ENG-style equipment. “Our clients who are producing reality television and live events are very excited about the arrival of a PL-mounted zoom that can easily be converted from ENG-style functionality to a cinema set-up with motor controllers as needed in a matter of minutes,” said Schietinger.

The wide angle on the 14-35mm Cabrio is ideal for a variety of shooting scenarios common to TCS clientele, including establishing shots, filming in tight spaces for reality and low budget location shoots, and handheld and Steadicam work when deep focus and image stabilization are important.

“While 19mm is considered fairly wide in the Super 35mm format,” continued Erik Schietinger, “there is a frequent desire to go slightly wider due to spacial limitations on location, and the focal range of the zoom makes it easy to ‘dial in’ the appropriate focal length needed for any given shot without being married to an exact focal length until the next lens change. And with certain cameras now using crop sensor sizes, such as the recent influx of S16-sized digital cameras, a wide-angle like the 14-35mm can easily serve as a more standard zoom on a 1.6-2x cropped sensor.”

TCS clients MTV, National Geographic, and Al Jazeera have used Cabrio lenses on recent shoots, and they’ve been rented for use on the Youtube Music Awards and the documentary “Jay-Z: Made in America.”

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 10 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2012, and in the year ended March 31, 2013, had global revenues of $26.7 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

* At an exchange rate of 83 yen to the dollar.

About TCS

Technological Cinevideo Services, Inc.

TCS, New York, USA provides the motion picture industry with products and services that help our customers achieve success in the most demanding environments. We specialize in cameras, lenses and support for the digital cinema, 35mm and Super 16mm film and broadcast HD markets.

TCS is a recognized leader in bringing new technologies to the professional rental market. We proudly offer the latest cameras from Arri, Canon, Red, Sony and Vision/Phantom as well as modern and vintage glass from Angenieux, Arri/Zeiss, Arri/ Fuji, B&L Baltars, Canon, Cooke, Fujinon, Leica, and Zeiss. For more information, please visit www.tcsfilm.com or go to www.twitter.com/tcsfilm.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

PESA in Sochi for Customer Support at International Broadcast Center

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading U.S.-based designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video connectivity, has customer service personnel at the International Broadcast Center (IBC) in Sochi, Russia, to support the setup and configuration of its router switcher system for the Winter Games.

The IBC features a Cheetah 864XR coax and fiber HD video routing switcher, which is an integral part of the system that provides live and pre-recorded video feeds for local distribution, as well as satellite feeds to the United States for re-broadcast. Designed for multi-format routing needs and supporting signals up to 1080p/60, the router is populated with 800×800 BNC and 64×64 fiber I/O in a41 RU frame. The system also includes PESA’s UCI2000 controller card to allow third-party control.

Other PESA customers include the Korean Broadcast System, which will be using a system that is similar to its setup from the Summer Games in London in 2012, including two Cheetah digital video routers two DRS digital audio routers connected to the main IBC routing system.

“There are several of our customers in Sochi,” said Chuck Tillett, PESA president and COO. “For more than 25 years, PESA has provided equipment and service support to broadcasters at the Winter and Summer Games, and we are proud to once again be a part of this worldwide event.”

Designed to support 24/7 routing requirements, the Cheetah line of routing switchers offers high density designs with a flexible crosspoint architecture and wide range of frames and card configurations. All Cheetah frames feature hot-swappable modules for easier service as well as redundant, load-sharing power supplies and superior air flow design for higher reliability. DRS is a full-featured, 24 bit, 96 kHz distributed routing system for audio and time code signals. Based on high-speed multiplexing technology instead of a crosspoint matrix array, DRS requires less complex wiring and fewer cables, which reduces installation and maintenance costs.

About PESA

As a leading provider of audio/video connectivity, PESA offers a wide selection of routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, broadcast and mobile truck applications. PESA offers one of the widest ranges of AV products – from large scale fiber optic routing to single-point CAT-5 DVI extenders – each with the integrity and innovative high performance technology expected from PESA. Our products are available around the world from a leading team of channel partners offering local support and installation; and all of our products are supported by 24/7 technical support. To learn more about our technologies and services visit www.pesa.com. PESA is located in Huntsville, Alabama with regional offices throughout the United States.

All products mentioned herein are trademarked property of their respective owners. Follow us on Twitter @PESA_ONLINE.

FOR-A YEM Eletex Honored with 2013 NATAS Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award

Tokyo, Japan – The FOR-A Group was recently honored as a recipient of the 2013 Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards from the National Academy of Television Art & Sciences (NATAS). The prestigious award recognizes excellence and innovation in technology and engineering, and was given to FOR-A YEM Eletex Co., Ltd., a FOR-A group company, for the development, standardization and productization of the HD serial digital interface. The NATAS 65th annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards were presented at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on January 9th.

FOR-A’s Northeast Account Manager, Jay Shinn, accepts the NATAS Technology & Engineering Emmy award on behalf of FOR-A YEM Eletex. interface. The NATAS 65th annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards were presented at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on January 9th.

The high definition serial digital interface technology recognized by NATAS has become the backbone of modern production, post-production and broadcast facilities. It is the universal interface for professional video equipment because it can carry HD data at the lengthy cable lengths needed in broadcast facilities, and supports multiple formats using just one signal interface.

NATAS is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. FOR-A YEM Eletex (formerly called Yamashita Engineering Manufacture) also received the NATAS Emmy in 2000 for development of the Digital upconverter.

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 714-894-3311 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

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Cinecolombia Turns to International Datacasting for Digital Cinema Solutions

Company brings leading digital cinema technology to Latin America’s
expanding digital cinema market.

Ottawa, ON – As a global market leader in digital cinema technology, International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) is pleased to announce that Cinecolombia, one of the region’s leading movie theatre chains, has selected IDC’s digital cinema distribution technology. IDC’s Latin American digital cinema partner, Grupo ChileFilms and their affiliate, Cinecolor Colombia, managed the sale to Cinecolombia.

This installation of SuperFlex Pro Cinema Cache Servers further strengthens IDC’s growing presence in the Latin American market. At present, about 70% of the cinemas employing electronic delivery solutions use IDC’s technology to transmit the latest blockbuster films and live 2D and 3D events via satellite. Today these solutions are deployed at over 4,000 sites on six continents.

“With IDC, we have great confidence that we can provide Cinecolombia’s movie theatres with exceptional value by offering outstanding technology that is already in use worldwide by leading digital cinema networks,” said Carlos Acero, General Manager of Cinecolor Colombia.

Cinecolor Colombia is a part of IDC’s partner Grupo Chilefilms, which operates extensive digital cinema networks throughout Latin America. ChileFilms owns and operates the CinecolorSAT digital cinema satellite distribution network, which not only delivers motion pictures, trailers and advertising, but live and alternative content as well. ChileFilms live content offerings including major sports events delivered to cinemas across Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile.

“IDC’s proven track record as the supplier of choice for digital cinema content distributors worldwide really sets the stage for us in Latin America,” said Alexandra Villamizar, Technical Manager at Cinecolombia. “With IDC, we get the same extraordinary technology here in Colombia that powers 70% of electronic content distribution to cinemas worldwide.”

“As Latin American countries, like Colombia, transition to digital distribution of cinema content and live events, IDC is focused on bringing leading-edge solutions to this market, which have garnered such a high level of confidence from our customers elsewhere in the world,” said Doug Lowther, President and CEO of IDC.

About International Datacasting Corporation:
International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) is a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. IDC offers a broad portfolio of advanced solutions including the STAR Pro AudioTM Solution, LASERTM Targeted Ad Insertion Platform, and the Digital TattooTM DTH Over IP Gateway. The company’s products and solutions are in demand for radio and television networks, targeted ad insertion, digital cinema, 3D live events, satellite newsgathering, sports contribution, VOD, and IPTV. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. The company has installations in over 100 countries, a service office in Taiwan, and an international network of value-added partners and resellers. For more information visit: www.datacast.com.

New JVC ProHD Shoulder-Mount Camcorders Feature Advanced HD Streaming for Live Broadcast or Webcast

GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 Feature Exclusive Dual Codec Design with 12-Bit Image Processing, Interchangeable 20x Zoom Lens

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today introduced its new GY-HM890 and GY-HM850 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders, which set a new benchmark in ENG camera IP integration. Complemented by a new interchangeable Fujinon 20x autofocus zoom lens, the new cameras deliver outstanding full HD image capture and delivery, while the built-in streaming engine, FTP and 4G LTE connectivity allows live HD transmission directly from the camera without being attached to external costly and cumbersome bonded cellular solutions.

“We believe the future is with the live video streaming and FTP service fully integrated into the camera, as demonstrated with the new GY-HM890 and GY-HM850,” explained Edgar Shane, general manager of engineering, JVC Professional Products. “With the recent advancements in 4G LTE availability and bandwidth, service providers can deliver reliable high-speed connections that can support HD streaming with a single modem. This technology is here now, and will continue to progress and improve.”

The new 800 Series cameras significantly expand on the live HD streaming and file transfer capabilities introduced in the popular GY-HM650 mobile news camera. JVC’s exclusive dual codec design allows the new cameras to transmit live HD footage or transfer files in the background while shooters continue to record footage in their normal workflow. When paired with a Verizon 4G LTE modem, which is connected directly to the camera via USB, the camera transmits footage to a broadcast facility in real time. JVC’s Advanced Streaming Technology (AST) provides content-aware error correction, bandwidth shaping, and real-time feedback of streaming status.

Each camera features a built-in processor with proprietary algorithms that maximize bandwidth to ensure reliable transmission even under difficult conditions. Plus, advanced content aware error correction compensates for up to 30 percent packet loss. Streamconfidence provides stream and LTE status in the high-resolution 4.3-inch LCD monitor and LCOS color viewfinder.

The cameras provide secure FTP file transfer on location, as well as live monitoring and extensive camera and lens control via Wi-Fi from a smartphone
or tablet (iPhone, iPad, or Android). For broadcasters who use metadata, a built-in GPS allows location information to be recorded. Plus, metadata can be edited
on a smartphone or tablet and transferred to the camera via Wi-Fi.

The GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 are also compatible with JVC’s Professional Streaming Services, also announced today, which include the new JVC Broadcaster server powered by Zixi for reliable live content delivery to variety of hardware decoders, CDNs, and Web.

Both cameras feature three, 1/3-inch 2.07 effective megapixel CMOS sensors that capture full 1920×1080 images. The imagers provide 12-bit readout, F11 sensitivity (60Hz), and excellent signal-to-noise ratio. The new Fujinon wide angle 20x zoom lens features auto focus, built-in optical image stabilization, and chromatic aberration correction. The interchangeable 1/3-inch bayonet lens also includes manual focus, zoom, and iris rings.

Beyond ENG, the GY-HM890 is a versatile studio or multi-camera field production camera, with a 68-pin connection that accommodates JVC fiber or multi-core camera modules. Compatible with a full range of components, including customized studio sled, zoom and focus controls, CCUs, and 8.4-inch LCD viewfinder, as well as box-style lenses from Canon and Fujinon, the GY-HM890 is an ideal choice as an HD studio camera.

Dual SDHC/SDXC card slots allow simultaneous recording (for instant client copy/backup) or relay recording (for continuous shooting) to low cost, non-proprietary media. During simultaneous recording, one card can act as a continuous backup that overrides the pause function triggered by the operator. Relay recording allows virtually unlimited recording capability in the field.

Continuing JVC’s commitment to native file workflows, the GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 record HD or SD footage as Final Cut Pro (.MOV), XDCAM EX (.MP4), AS-10 (.MXF), AVCHD (.MTS), or H.264 (.MOV) files for compatibility with most major NLE systems. Footage can be recorded using MPEG-2 or H.264 compression at a variety of bit rates, frame rates, and resolutions.

The dual codecs offer simultaneous recording of a full HD file on one memory card and smaller, Web friendly H.264 files on the other. Plus, a new H.264 Extreme High Quality (XHQ) recording mode, commonly used in HD SLRs, offers virtually lossless H.264 50 Mbps recording.

“The new HM800 Series are the most feature-rich ProHD camcorders we’ve ever produced. They truly provide broadcasters the tools to be first on-air and first online,” said Craig Yanagi, manager, marketing and brand strategy, JVC Professional Products. “With a 4G LTE modem that you plug directly to the camera or a 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot that you keep in your pocket, you can go live to the broadcast studio or the Web. Add the new technology standards of broadcast ENG delivery with the full studio capabilities of the GY-HD890 and this is by far the most innovative line of professional camcorders available today.”

Both models include genlock and time code terminals for multi-camera setups, HD/SD-SDI out, HDMI out, 3.5mm stereo headphone jack, and a four-channel audio system with stereo AUX inputs and two XLR mic/line inputs with phantom power. Other features include 12 assignable user buttons, 10-second Pre Rec (retro cache), focus assist, interval recording for time lapse footage, and variable frame rate recording for over/under crank effects,

The GY-HM890 also includes an HD/SD-SDI Pool Feed input that can record and stream video and audio from another camera or SDI source during press conferences or other pool feed environments. The cameras also support LANC remote controllers as well as JVC’s proprietary wired remote control system.

Including lens, the GY-HM850 has a suggested list price of $7,995, while the GY-HM890 has a suggested list price of $9,995. Both models will be available in March.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, with West Coast operations in Long Beach, California, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation.JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

Game Creek Video Trusts PESA for Routing Needs at Super Bowl XLVIII

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading U.S.-based designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video connectivity, today announced Game Creek Video, an HD mobile production company based in Hudson, N.H., will use PESA video and audio routers for FOX’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday, Feb. 2.

Jason Taubman, Game Creek vice president of design and new technologies, said 75 percent of the company’s fleet is in the New York area to cover the Super Bowl for various clients. The entire truck compound at the game will be connected through PESA video and distributed audio routing systems, he said.

FX, the five-truck production system, which includes five 53-foot expando trucks, is in place at the stadium for the FOX game broadcast. It includes a PESA Cheetah 512×1024 digital video router with embedding/de-embedding, along with a DRS 2048×2048 distributed audio router that supports analog, AES and MADI.

Liberty, on location at MetLife for FOX pre-game programming, includes a 53-foot production unit and a 53-foot graphics and support unit. The main truck features a Cheetah 384×720 digital video router, as well as a DRS 1536×1536 distributed audio router with analog, AES, and MADI I/O. “The whole world has not gone digital,” Taubman explained. “We need a variety of connection methods.”

Northstar, another 53-foot expando, was used on Jan. 28 for Super Bowl Media Day coverage at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., then moved to MetLife for FOX Sports 1 coverage. The truck includes a Cheetah 288×576 digital video router, plus a DRS 704×576 distributed audio router with analog and AES I/O.

The game will be produced in 720p HD, with 55 cameras and 24 six-channel EVS replay systems, plus frame sync sources, 4K composites, graphics, and a “host of new toys” that FOX will reveal during the broadcast, Taubman said. “It’s a pretty straightforward crosspoint matrix,” he noted, “we just have a huge capacity needed.”

PESA has historically been one of Game Creek’s router systems of choice because of product performance and excellent customer support, Taubman said. In fact, Game Creek recently upgraded Liberty to PESA’s PERC3000 IP-based router control system. “It’s been a big plus in giving us better control over the router and providing additional configuration options for our clients,” he added. “We have a long standing relationship with PESA. Their products have been rock solid.”

About PESA

As a leading provider of audio/video connectivity, PESA offers a wide selection of routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, broadcast and mobile truck applications. PESA offers one of the widest ranges of AV products – from large scale fiber optic routing to single-point CAT-5 DVI extenders – each with the integrity and innovative high performance technology expected from PESA. Our products are available around the world from a leading team of channel partners offering local support and installation; and all of our products are supported by 24/7 technical support. To learn more about our technologies and services visit www.pesa.com. PESA is located in Huntsville, Alabama with regional offices throughout the United States.

All products mentioned herein are trademarked property of their respective owners. Follow us on Twitter @PESA_ONLINE.

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