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Easing camera transition A nton/Bauer® has recently helped Houston-based KHOU-TV transition from using Sony SX, taped-based cameras to the new Sony memory card-based cameras like the PMW-350 and the PMW-500. An exclusive Anton/Bauer battery user for news operations since the 1990s, Rick Buffolano, ENG supervisor for KHOU-TV, appreciates the peace of mind and the quality that Anton/Bauer provides, noting that the gear has become an asset to KHOU-TVs photographers.   KHOU-TV, a CBS affiliate owned by Belo, currently employs 22 cameras on the street. The station first started using Anton/Bauer batteries in the 1990s and continues to employ Anton/Bauer as the company develops new products. To help power cameras on the go, today KHOU-TV uses Anton/ Bauer DIONIC® 160 and HyTRON® 140 batteries, as well as the T2 and QUAD 2702 chargers.  KHOU adapts to the Sony mount with the QR-SDH and the QR-DSR Gold Mounts®. www.AntonBauer.com New fluid heads, tripod and camera accessories at NAB F or the first time at NAB attendees can experience hands-on the OConnor Ultimate 1030D (30 lb/13.6kg capacity) and Ultimate 1030Ds (41 lb/18.6kg capacity) fluid heads. Designed to replace the popular Ultimate 1030HD and HDs, the new systems add sporty industrial design and features originally engineered for OConnors larger fluid heads. These include stepless, ultra-smooth pan and tilt fluid drag that provides ultimate control and stability for digital cinematography shooting. Also adapted from OConnors heavier duty heads is the Sinusoidal Counterbalance system for true, accurate balance at any point in the tilt range. Counterbalance can be adjusted by a new ergonomic crank-style control that simply pulls out of the back of the head. www.ocon.com Sachtler at NAB 2012 S achtler presents the new Ace tripod system at NAB 2012 in booth C6032. Compact, durable and absolutely lightweight, due to its unique composite material Ace offers familiar Sachtler quality at a sensational price/performance ratio. Ace is the optimal camera support for the growing video and DSLR filmmaker market. The product is now available in the USA and you’ll see the tv-bay “BroadcastShow” crew using one at the show. www.sachtler.de Prime-time production Mosart Medialab today announced that NRK, Norway’s largest media company, has installed a second license of the Mosart(R) newscast automation solution and ordered a third following the success of its existing Mosart systems in Studio 7. www.mosart.no 24 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE