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WORLD NEWS Powering smartphone field reporters Dejero, award-winning creator of the industry’s most powerful and versatile platform of cellular newsgathering products, have introduced a new Android(TM) version of its LIVE+ Mobile App that enables both traditional and online broadcasters to transmit high-quality HD or SD live video from a smartphone. Announced last summer for iOS devices, the LIVE+ Mobile App is an industry first - capable of bonding multiple wireless signals to deliver high- quality video from the street to the television or Web. The initial release of the LIVE+ Mobile App for Android supports the North American version of the Samsung Galaxy S(R) III. Support and lens accessories for Sony cameras L ong-time cine equipment leader, OConnor, is meeting the challenges of support and lens accessories for Sonys F5 and F55 4K cameras. The OConnor tools enable professional cinematographers to operate the cameras built-up in large or small lens cine set-ups. The F5 and F55 share the same camera body form factor, weighing less than five pounds (2.3 kg). Outfitted minimally with a simple prime lens and viewfinder, the cameras will remain under 10 pounds (4.5 kg), comfortably within the range of OConnors 1030D and 1030Ds fluid heads (maximum payloads 30 lbs and 41 lbs respectively). When camera crews take advantage of the Sony cameras modular designs, the two heads can quickly adjust the counterbalance to account for the addition of optional viewfinders, recorders and batteries, with payload range to spare. Major uptake of digital recording mics by UK Universities H HB Communications has supplied Staffordshire, Sheffield Hallam and Derby Universities with multiple Yellowtec iXm Digital Recording Microphones to support leading journalism programs. The iXm is an all-in-one audio tool for reporters in the field - an ideal solution for anyone involved in podcasting to professional journalism. A new iPad/iPhone App adds sophisticated audio editing features for recordings made with iXm. It features a built-in SD card slot that accepts standard SD or SDHC memory cards as well as USB connectivity for interfacing with computers. Perfect auto levelling is provided by its unique LEA processing engine. The microphone’s detachable capsule design and set of six capsules allows the iXm to be configured to different applications and optimised for high speech intelligibility and low handling noise sensitivity. The capsules are twist-off-twist-on exchangeable and available with different polar patterns, including omnidirectional, cardioid and supercardioid. Broadcast video IP encoder Cobham, the RF specialist company that uses cutting edge communications technologies to empower broadcast users, presented a new HD MPEG4 IP Encoder at NAB 2013. Cobham’s Broadcast Systems Director Stuart Brown said, With this encoder a camera operator can instantly establish bi-directional communication and transmit live, broadcast-quality HD video from anywhere with access to broadband connectivity. The OB truck typically required can usually stay in the garage. The IP encoder is a light, easy-to-add accessory that enables a reporter to make a news story live wherever there is IP connectivity. The encoder provides even more bit rate efficiency with the additional benefit of the ability to operate in standard, low and ultra-low latency modes. And with power consumption rated at a very low 7-9 watts, the encoder is capable of extended periods of deployment. 32 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 77 MAY 2013 TV-BAY077MAY13.indd 32 02/05/2013 21:18