TV-BAY June 2013

To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 11.1.0 or greater is installed.

WORLD NEWS Introducing LED lighting and battery solutions T he Camera Store, a London-based equipment hire specialist for the broadcast industry, has invested in LED lighting kit and mobile power and support systems from Litepanels and Anton/Bauer respectively. 4K solution with Dreamcatcher B exel has purchased two Dreamcatcher systems from Evertz, a leading global manufacturer of broadcast equipment. The acquisition serves as a cornerstone for Bexel’s new 4K solutions, which provide turnkey packages that will be available to augment any major sporting event or live production broadcast.  Tim Highmoor, Head of Rentals at The Camera Store says: Our recent purchase of Litepanels and Anton/Bauer solutions opens up the flexibility of LED to a wide range of broadcast and videography applications for use in studio or on location. We felt the time was right to introduce LED to our inventory. The technology has now reached the point where it offers a comparable output to traditional tungsten and HMI lights, which is good news for our customers. The Camera Store’s customers will also be take advantage of the new Anton/ Bauer Gold Spectrum RF System. The portable AB-HDRF is a 5.8 GHz COFDM RF system which transmits a robust HD signal over distances of more than half a mile and is powered by Anton/Bauer Logic Series® batteries. The AB-HDRF kit includes all the equipment broadcast professionals need for on-site or on- the-go applications such as reality TV, ENG/EFP, OB and live event coverage. www.thecamerastore.co.uk www.evertz.com HD MPEG4 IP encoder launched at Broadcast Asia 2013 C obham, the RF specialist company that uses cutting edge communications technologies to empower broadcast users, will introduce a lightweight, easy-to-connect HD MPEG4 IP Encoder specifically engineered for broadcast applications at Broadcast Asia 2013.  Able to operate in standard, low and ultra-low latency modes, the highly energy-efficient encoder also has balanced audio inputs and includes integral broadcast- standard IFB talkback. Stoke MX particle reflow tool released T hinkbox Software has announced Stoke MX, a particle simulator plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max designed to simplify and accelerate the creation of high-volume particle clouds driven by velocity fields. Fast and easy to use, Stoke MX supports a large number of emitter and velocity sources, and introduces new workflows. Previously unavailable capabilities include multi-threaded particle advection, rapid memory- buffered playback, and asynchronous multi-threaded particle file saving, which enables significantly higher performance compared to existing workflows.  www.thinkboxsoftware.com www.cobham.com 24 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 78 JUNE 2013 TV-BAY078JUN13.indd 24 10/06/2013 15:15