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Getting The Most Out Of Fibre
Thanks to its ability to transport broadcast signals quickly and smoothly over very long distances – much longer than copper – fibre has become as much a part of the broadcast landscape as cameras and microphones, says Paul McCann, Managing Director, Bluebell Opticom. So how can we make the most of this resource? Read on to find out.
AJA Ships ROI-SDI Scan Converter
AJA Video Systems has started shipping its ROI-SDI scan converter. Bringing Region-of-Interest (ROI) controls for professional SDI sources into a portable Mini-Converter form factor, it features a 3G-SDI input and simultaneous 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs.
Hamlet And Good To Go!
Hamlet had a successful 2016 with a great response to its latest modular matrix switch range launched at IBC. The Hamlet portables for base band and streaming, test, measurement, monitoring and analysis outperformed the competition by virtue of their uniqueness and the instruments' ability to satisfy operational requirements.
How To Use Autocue Effectively
Autocue, teleprompting, prompting. Rarely the first service on the production managers list, and yet, it's a piece of equipment which when paired with a professional operator, will transform your presenter-led shoot.
Fibre Optic Brief
Fibre optic links have now been in use for many wears in the commercial/military field. Primarily in the military field for security as it does not radiate and the commercial field for its greater link spans and high data rates, writes William Saich, Volamp.
VDC Delivers For Euros Broadcast
The Euro 2016 Football Championships in France demanded a large array of broadcast devices. SmartCart Technology Ltd was asked to supply one of their units by US Sports broadcaster ESPN. The SmartCart is a 72-inch mobile high brightness interactive screen attached to a custom equipped cart for broadcast applications.
Get More From Your Production Budget
The relentless squeezing of production budgets means that we are all keen to make the most of the money that we have and this article aims to offer some sensible advice. Article credit: VMI. Firstly, some good news.
Egripment Unveils Portable Hardware Solutions
Egripment Support Systems, manufacturer of high-end camera support systems and remote broadcast solutions for the film and broadcast industries, is featuring several new compact and portable hardware solutions. Included among the products are the company's ProTraveller System, TDT Remote Crane System and Universal Dolly as well as its Focus Dolly Light and Aluminium Pack Track.
The MiniScope: A Game Changer
Chapman Leonard can't afford to sit still in such a fast moving industry. Change is inevitable as each new TV show or feature film brings new creative challenges as directors and producers push for more production value at every level.
It's All About The Sync
Ever experienced that frustrating moment when a director has the bright idea to call across another member of the camera team to cross shoot an item with a second camera at the last minute? Or maybe there's a multi-camera unit and several single camera PSC crews filming on location for the same production.
Lighting's New 'Flexible Friend'
January 2016 sees the introduction of lighting's new "Flexible Friend", the new FL-600 & FL-1200 flexible LED lights from Korean manufacturer FOMEX. Unlike existing flexible LED technology FOMEX is the first to offer it in a truly professional package that covers a spectrum of users from Feature Film rentals through Broadcast to Wedding Videographers, Stills Photography and beyond.
Maximising Director's Options In Challenging Broadcast Environments
Traditionally technicians utilise myriads of cables or batteries to power equipment and deliver end product. In challenging environments such as 'hidden camera' pieces for consumer affairs shows, the ability to minimise the size and footprint of broadcast equipment is critical. For many years, "Phantom" power over cable has been used to power microphones.
FLX-ClockBox From Vortex
Vortex has been providing timing solutions to broadcasters for decades and FLX-ClockBox is its latest innovation to provide virtually any type of clock or timer using low-cost HDMI screens for display. ClockBox is designed to be attached to the rear of the screen to provide an internally-generated HDMI time display, locked to an NTP reference (Network Time Protocol) over a computer network.
The Future Is Looking Bright For Octica
Based in Middlesex, Octica Professional Ltd is a Broadcast, Professional Video & Film Equipment distributor within the UK and Ireland. This issue, Spencer Doran, Director at Octica, talks exclusively to BFV...