TV-BAY Magazine Issue 66 June 2012
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WORLD NEWS Supporting teaching at Birmingham Ormiston Academy I n September 2011, Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) admitted its first 325 students. This independent, state- supported school for 14 to 18 -year-olds offers, alongside courses in the creative and performing arts, instruction in the rapidly developing digital arts. Using the most modern digital technology, students are being schooled in all aspects of TV, film and radio production as well as allowed opportunities to work on productions of their own. The commission posed a challenge for Altered Images of Shepperton, the company charged with the conceptual design, equipment specification and installation of the system, because it was desired that the studio surroundings in which the students worked should offer teaching and training facilities as close as possible to those encountered in reality. The nerve-centre of the installation is a RTS Zeus III LE+ digital intercom matrix. Only one rack unit in height, the device is nonetheless armed with an integrated microprocessor, its own power supply, sixteen keypanel/audio ports and two configurable party-line interface channels. The Zeus III LE+ matrix is also connected via Ethernet to a PC. www.rtsintercoms.com World’s first full 4K super slow motion camera F OR-A Company Limited, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, recently showcased the FT-ONE full 4K high resolution variable frame rate camera, the world’s first full 4K super slow motion camera. Harnessing the power of a state-of-the- art, FOR-A originally developed, high- sensitivity CMOS color sensor FT1-CMOS, the FT-ONE records and plays back full 4K (4096 x 2160) film look imagery.  To achieve its full 4K super slow motion (super slomo) capabilities, the FT-ONE will record up to 1,000 frames per second. www.for-a.com TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 09