Ikegami UHK-430 and HDK-99 cameras have been chosen for a recently completed 4K OB vehicle, designed and built by Milan-based broadcast system integrator Aret Video & Audio Engineering. The vehicle was commissioned in time to cover the Qatar National Day festivities celebrating the country’s foundation in 1878. “The Ikegami cameras were selected both for their…

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Broadcasters and their mobile teams are used to facing all sorts of challenges when reporting live from the field, linked to the remotest of locations, natural disasters or simply the presence of crowds putting pressure on local cellular networks. But the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may go down in history as being the most unexpected…

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ARRI is offering sets of ERM-2400 LCS radio modules from FoMa Systems, significantly increasing the flexibility of wireless camera and lens control. ERM-2400 LCS radio modules, sold by ARRI as a set of two with various adapter cables, extend an LCS, LBUS, or EXT cable connection, but wirelessly. The set can be used to connect…

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Hitachi Kokusai is continuing its leadership in 8K camera development with the introduction of its new SK-UHD8060B dockable 8K UHDTV camera. The company’s fifth-generation 8K acquisition solution, the SK-UHD8060B combines the rich features and proven advantages of previous Hitachi 8K models with an innovative organic photoconductive CMOS image sensor to capture stellar 8K video with…

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Ncam Technologies has announced the availability of its new Mk2 Camera Bar, Mk2 Server and Ncam Reality 2020 software.  First shown as a prototype at IBC2019, the Mk2 Camera Bar has undergone significant development and enhancement since; the Ncam R&D team not only further developing the hardware platform, but also redesigning the accompanying suite of software…

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Yvan Lucas is a veteran DI colorist with a unique international story. His career spans over 30 years and has involved working in 10 different labs, and included creative collaborations with a long list of iconic cinematographers such as Robert Richardson, Darius Khondji and Rodrigo Prieto. Lucas credits the work he did with Khondji and…

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Sam Measure, Technical Consultant at CVP When it comes to location shooting, preparation is everything. Run out of batteries? Missing a filter? You’re not shooting in a studio with a workroom just round the corridor. You could be halfway up a mountain or in the middle of a rainforest, and spares are hard to come…

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LEE Filters has launched LEE Direct, an ecommerce website giving UK-based customers the option to purchase a range of photographic products directly. LEE Direct provides photographers with the opportunity to purchase over 100 products – including LEE Filters’ top 40 photographic products, inclusive of adaptor rings, holders, polarisers and system kits as an alternative to…

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Bittree has announced the immediate availability of its new SMPTE Camera Hybrid Patchbay. Featuring a newly designed SMPTE-style connector, the space-efficient unit is the company’s first hybrid connector patchbay and supports up to 12 camera connections in just 1RU. Bittree will showcase the new patchbay in Booth SU10507 at the 2020 NAB Show, which runs…

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The new Ultimate Director’s Finder for Full Format is now available to order. The new full format viewfinder is an ergonomically designed optical viewfinder system that offers Spherical and Anamorphic capabilities. Currently squeeze factors are 1.5X and 1.9X (1.9X covers 1.8X and 2.0X squeeze factors). The viewfinder is compatible for all sensor formats up to…

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