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NEWS 4k camera is now shipping with a new low price B lackmagic Design has announced the Blackmagic Production Camera 4k is now shipping and with a new low price of US$2,995. This new low price will be available for all customers, including existing pre-orders. Blackmagic Production Camera 4k is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for only US$2,995. The support from the creative community for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4k has been amazing, said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. As with all of our products, we work hard in production to reduce costs so we can pass along the savings, even to our first Blackmagic Production Camera 4k customers. The Blackmagic Production Camera 4k is a perfect companion for ATEM Production 4k switchers and we hope the new low price will help more customers to expand their Ultra HD live production set ups with even more camera angles! www.blackmagicdesign.com Launching in Moscow with Calrec audio consoles T he Public Television of Russia, a new channel created by decree of the Russian government and launched in May 2013, has outfitted its brand- new Moscow facility with Calrec Artemis Light digital audio consoles. The consoles are being used in every studio to produce audio for a variety of news, cultural, and magazine programs. The Public Television of Russia purchased four Artemis Light consoles with 32 faders and Hydra I/O boxes. The consoles are connected by Calrec’s Hydra2 plug-and-play audio routing system, which enables the station to create a network of consoles at minimal cost. www.calrec.com 16 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 87 MARCH 2014 The Marshall CV500-M showing the joystick with BNC and mains connectors Mini broadcast HDSDI Camera B roadcast specialist Cache Media has announced the availability of a new range of HD- SDI Miniature Cameras from U.S. manufacturers Marshall Electronics. The new CV500-M provides full HD 1920x1080i/50 Hz video from a unit just 36.5mm x 36.5mm in size. Amazingly for a camera at this price point, it also boasts automatic day/ night detection. Understandably, the new cameras have already attracted interest from several major broadcast production companies. Ideal for use in a variety of broadcast applications such as reality TV, documentaries, hidden cams and more, the tiny CV500 weighs just 50 grams, enabling unobtrusive placement or concealment. Capable of mounting a range of different lenses, the CV500-M is supplied with a 3.7mm 3MP Prime HD lens. A variety of other miniature MP High Definition lens options are available to accommodate specific requirements in the field. Cache Media MD Stuart Cameron said: The CV500 is capable of capturing difficult and compelling shots by going where other cameras can’t go. It also provides a convenient video stream with no SD card to interpret or even corrupt. With the prevalence of reality and documentary television, a tiny camera with these capabilities is invaluable to today’s broadcasters and filmmakers. www.cache-media.com