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Hot and wet in the Australian rainforest C amera Corps has fielded nearly 80 cameras plus controllers, remotely-activated heads and protective covers for the latest series of the popular reality-television programme I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. This is being produced in full 1080-line high definition by ITV with technical infrastructure supplied by Gearhouse Broadcast. The cameras themselves are a mix of Camera Corps Q-Ball remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom heads, Camera Corps MiniZooms, Hitachi DK-H32, Iconix HD-RH1 and Toshiba IK HD1. The Q-Ball heads come in a fully weather-protected machined-aluminium sphere so the only extra protection needed is to ensure rain doesnt land directly on the lens if they are used outdoors. Each Q-Ball has an integral pan/tilt drive which operates very smoothly and practically silently, allowing live follow-shots of contestants performing their challenges or moving from one location to another. Picture quality from the Q-Ball and MiniZoom cameras is stunning, fully justifying the decision to capture the programme in HD. www.cameracorps.co.uk Cel-Soft appoints Japanese distribution partner C el-Soft, the world leader in software development for 3D television programme production and file-based signal analysis, has announced the appointment of Manage Online Corporation as its distribution partner for the Japanese market. Established in 2001, Manage Online (www.monline.co.jp) offers a range of IT-based services including 3D content creation and 3D production systems integration. www.cel-soft.com A dedicated website for Cinedeck F ollowing continued market demand Oxygen DCT has launched a new website that helps production companies, film makers, facilities and broadcasters to gain access to Cinedeck production equipment. Cinedeck film and TV production recorders are dramatically changing the production scene and leading the way to full tapeless production for film and television projects around the world. Steve Hathaway, Managing Director of Oxygen DCT which distributes Cinedeck in UK and parts of mainland Europe, says: The cost savings over more traditional production kit are 08 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE enormous, especially for drama, series and film work but it is the tapeless work flow and instantaneous editing that really score with post houses, allowing faster turnaround. Directors, producers and crews all over Europe are realising the benefits of Cinedeck and there is an enormous and growing demand for hire and rental. www.cinedeckhire.com or www.cinedeckrental.com