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WORLD NEWS Sony launches new NXCAM S Providing value and flexibility C ompact and cost efficient, FOR-A’s HVS-390HS video production switcher has proven itself ideal for a wide variety of applications. First introduced last year at NAB, current customers of the 1 M/E to 2 M/E switcher include houses of worship, universities, public access television stations, major newsgathering organizations, government agencies and network news stations. Located in the heart of Lower Manhattan, Trinity Church, a historic Episcopal house of worship, recently purchased the HVS-390HS as the center of its new control room. Trinity Church regularly webcasts worship services, concerts, and the Trinity Church control room conferences from its iconic Manhattan church, and estimates that the switcher will be used for 450-500 events throughout the course of a year. www.for-a.com ony has announced the HXR- NX3 handheld HD camcorder, the latest addition to the NXCAM line-up. Perfect for the professional videographer, the HXR-NX3 combines Sony’s exceptional imaging technology with the ability to connect seamlessly with other devices such as smartphones or tablet computers with built-in WiFi technology allowing the camcorder to be controlled remotely. The HXR-NX3 combines leading lens, sensor and LSI technology to achieve impressive image quality. Sony’s Exmor© 3CMOS Sensor system with three 1/2.8 sensors provides 1920x1080 Full HD effective pixel count. As a result red, blue and green light are independently and accurately captured by separate image sensors, contributing to high resolution, high sensitivity and wide dynamic range that creates extraordinary natural colour reproduction. A newly developed LSI that includes advanced noise reduction and several distortion correction technologies handles image processing, allowing clear, low-noise recordings to be captured even in low light. Sony’s G Lens delivers stunning image quality as well as a wide zoom range that offers a 28.8mm angle of view at the wide end, with a 20x optical zoom range that will easily cover most shooting situations. www.pro.sony.eu Giving post production a new creative edge S horeditch-based Air Post Production, the post division of the Air Entertainment Group, has become one of the first facilities to take advantage of the Avid® Interplay Production Facility Package. The investment provides Air Post Production with an integrated and seamless production workflow, enabling greater collaboration and efficiency and faster delivery of higher-quality content to its clients. Avid Interplay Production Facility Package is a complete production workfl ow comprising the most up-to-date Avid technology – including licenses of Avid Media Composer® 7, Avid Symphony®, Avid Interplay Sphere remote editing software, Avid ISIS® shared storage and Avid Interplay Central which delivers cloud-based remote workfl ow options together with powerful and reliable production asset management. To compete in today’s HD tapeless workfl ow world, Air Post Production realised its workfl ow needed a complete technical overhaul. After assessing other production asset management and shared storage solutions on the market, and consulting with Avid Professional Services, Interplay Production Facility Package was chosen to provide the complete end-to-end tapeless solution the facility required at a competitive price. www.avid.com Searching? broadcast cameraman Search with full details of hundreds of GTC accredited Camera Operators, Lighting Cameramen, DoPs and specialist cameramen, why go anywhere else? www.gtc.org.uk/search TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 85 JANUARY 2014 | 21