TV-BAY January 2013

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WORLD NEWS Show photo courtesy of seeper Super bright projection at the BBC W hen BBC One’s The One Show was chosen to launch the BBC One Christmas line-up, they commissioned arts and technology collective seeper to produce a large scale projection on to the front of the BBC. The projection was used to map seepers specially-produced promo film of the BBC’s upcoming Christmas shows including Strictly Come Dancing, Doctor Who, Miranda, and EastEnders on to the building in Wood Lane, west London. In the weeks running up to the launch, seeper brought in XL Events to specify and supply the projection element of the project. Several meetings and site visits were required to select the most effective placement for the projectors. To satisfy the requirement for a very high Lux output, XL Events specified the newest, brightest Barco projectors to achieve the 150m throw to the BBC building. Five Barco HDQ-2K40 units, each supplying 40,000 lumens of brightness, were used to project the image which was over 35 metres wide. www.xlvideo.tv http://seeper.com/bbc-one-christmas-launch/ Adding 58mm support teleprompters T he Tiffen Company have announced that its Listec Promptware Teleprompter product line now supports lens sizes up to 58mm. The Listec Promptware PW-04 turns any iPhone, iPod Touch or Android Phone into a professional prompter. Fast and simple to use, the PW- 04 is a perfect match for today’s popular small video cameras, compact HDRLS and Mirrorless cameras. Ideal for corporate training, small productions, presentations, interviews, blogging, YouTube videos, the PW-04 is complete with case and Bluetooth remote control. The lightweight Teleprompter quickly attaches to the camera lens. www.tiffen.com Latest virtual studio and infrastructure products at BVE C rystal Vision will be unveiling a mixture of its specialist products plus some essential ‘broadcast plumbing’ interface modules at BVE 2013, taking place at ExCeL in London between 26th and 28th February. Products on show on Stand D01 will include Crystal Vision’s most impressive chroma keyer yet, plus a new range of 3Gb/s-compatible video delays, a very flexible video synchroniser with Dolby decoder, and three new features for the company’s up and down converters.  BVE 2013 will see the UK launch of Crystal Vision’s new real-time chroma keyer, Safire 3, with the London venue providing an excellent opportunity for broadcasters to view the quality of the keying through hands-on demonstrations. Safire 3’s enhanced chroma keying uses an extremely sophisticated algorithm, giving excellent results with minimal sensitivity to camera noise. New key processing features include blacks, whites and greys reject for realistic shadows and a solid key, edge shaping to eliminate hard outlines, key noise reduction through the application of various filters and two-dimensional compensation for uneven illumination of the backdrop.  www.crystalvision.tv 12 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BA073JAN13.indd 12 11/01/2013 14:17