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Issue 94 - October 2014

The most complete, compact multimedia studio in the World

NewTek™ have unveiled TriCaster Mini™––the world’s most complete and compact multimedia studio. The ultra-portable system allows anyone who doesn’t speak or understand the technical language of video production or broadcasting to transform an ordinary presentation into engaging multimedia content that looks like network-style TV in a matter of minutes. Marketers, corporate employees, small business managers, community administrators, educators, trainers, non-profi t and worship service volunteers, and entertainers who are interested in delivering their messages like seasoned television professionals can now use TriCaster Mini to assemble visually sophisticated multimedia presentations - and stream them live, publish to social media or upload to a website from the offi ce, an event, or any location with an Internet connection. The tiny, sleek design, support for virtually any camera, and comprehensive toolset make TriCaster Mini easy to carry in one hand, setup, create and share content.

Anyone familiar with computer software and has access to one or more cameras can use TriCaster Mini to capture and mix multiple live video camera angles with graphics, video clips, audio, titles and special effects. Setup is fast, straightforward and uncomplicated, and within a matter of minutes, users can create a multimedia programme that looks professional without any other broadcast studio equipment or a professional crew. An integrated and confi gurable video screen on the side of the system also serves as a monitor for displaying a range of content selected by the user.

www.newtek.com

Happy Birthday!

Since 1984 Raycom has used its close working relationship with the UK’s premier broadcasters and location sound engineers to secure distribution rights with some of the world’s most innovative manufactures of professional broadcast quality audio solutions. The radio microphone and IEM ranges from Wisycom of Italy and US based Lectrosonics are recognised as the top of their fi eld for performance and reliability. Phonak of Switzerland also chose Raycom to launch and develop sales for their unique RF based virtually invisible in ear monitor, the invisity.

Raycom is however not simply a distributor. Their own UK manufactured RTB radio talkback base station has long been recognised as the product of choice by production teams needing fl exible communication with engineers and talent in the fi eld or studio. The latest 4th generation unit, the RTB6211D has been developed in conjunction with Kenwood of Japan and features their NEXEDGE® radios to offer excellent digital performance whilst still retaining analogue operation when required. Through its 30 year history Raycom has always considered a high level of customer support and long term after care service as pivotal. Guidance in product choice and a full repair service is offered by the company either from its own workshop or those of its manufacturer partners. Recent success in winning new large system contracts in the RF challenging fi eld of F1 motorsport has encouraged Raycom to continue to explore other markets. 2014 sees the company enter the live sound market where it sees great possibilities for its growing product range. The next 30 years will surely bring many complex challenges for everyone working in the RF fi eld. Raycom’s certainly has the history to ensure the experience will be as painless and enjoyable as possible for its loyal customers.

www.raycom.co.uk

JVC 4K technology prototypes from IBC

GY-LS300 compact 4K camcorder

A prototype model of the new GY-LS300 compact handheld camcorder was shown at IBC, featuring JVC’s exclusive Super 35mm 13.6MP 4K CMOS image sensor, developed by JVC’s sister company, AltaSens, for 4K 24/25/30p recording. The camera uses Micro Four Thirds lenses, originally developed for DSLRs to deliver cinema-quality images in a compact camcorder, and also accepts a wide variety of stills and video lenses for fi lmmakers who have already invested in expensive lenses (converters available for PL-mount and other lenses). This fi rst prototype has an advanced codec and onboard recording system, providing 4K imaging on standard SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 memory cards, and its dual codec system also delivers simultaneous recording and streaming for both HD/SD and HD/proxy fi les. The camera features the 4K CAM logo and marks the start of this new camera series from JVC.

4K technology design concepts

JVC provided a glimpse into an expanding 4K future at NAB earlier this year, with new technology design concepts, and these models were also on show at IBC. Signalling JVC’s entry into the digital cinematography marketplace, the GY-LSX1 is a 4K shoulder-mount production camera equipped with a Super 35mm sensor and PL lens mount, which delivers full 4K imagery at up to 50/60p, as well as full HD imagery at up to 240p for super slo-mo applications. Equipped with a live 4K output and a host of recording options, this ergonomic camera sets the standard for nextgeneration professional acquisition. Like the handheld GYLS300 camera, the GY-LSX1 features the new 13.6 MP 4K CMOS image sensor and records to SDHC/SDXC UHD-I U3 memory cards.

The new Super 35mm CMOS image sensor is also being integrated into a two-piece mini 4K camera system, the GW- SP100. This tiny camera produces beautiful 4K video, with 4096x2160 or 3840x2160 resolution at up to 50/60p recorded locally to SDXC UHS-I U3 memory cards. It has an interchangeable MFT lens mount system, chosen due to its very shallow fl ange depth, which offers the greatest fl exibility to end users who have already invested in lenses. The design concept camera system features a video unit with a foldable and detachable 7-inch HD LCD monitor and offers the same IP capabilities as the GY-HM890 camcorder, with HD wireless video transmission and wireless camera control.

The mini 4K camera can also be attached to the MT-GB001 gimbal option; this may be used with a helicopter system for aerial shooting, with anti-shaking and anti-blurring technology ideal when used with a handheld system. So, while the mini 4K camera produces images suitable for cinematic applications, the system also has applications for broadcast news and could open a whole new world for broadcasters.

www.jvcpro.co.uk

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