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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE Camera Corps Cricket Stump Cam Sony PXW-X70 Cameras Sony has launched the 4k-ready PXW-X70, the fi rst compact XDCAM professional camcorder. It features a 1.0 type Exmor R CMOS Sensor with a resolution of 20 megapixels and is likely to appeal to those working in news, documentaries and events. Sony has also unveiled the PXW-X500 which has three-chip 2/3-inch type new CCD image sensors that are designed to remove issues associated with motion artifact and rolling shutters. The successor to the PMW-500 can be used for ENG, sports productions, live productions and documentaries. pro.sony.eu Camera Corps has chosen IBC2014 as the global launch platform for the latest version of the legendary Cricket Stump Cam which has long set the standard for capturing dynamic close-ups of major national matches and international tours. V3 incorporates four cameras (two per wicket) and is the most compact to date, completely • • • • • full project management custom made or off-the shelf modular solutions free de- sign service 10 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 93 SEPTEMBER 2014 housed inside a regulation-gauge cricket stump. This gives users the freedom to place cameras in the mid or outer stumps. Each camera can be confi gured with a choice of 50 degree, 100 or 128 degree lenses to allow tight, wide or superwide shots. www.cameracorps.co.uk Switchers Broadcast Pix has launched PixPlay, a new software option that will allow any Broadcast Pix integrated production switcher to provide slow motion control to a Blackmagic Design HyperDeck or AJA Video Systems Ki Pro disk recorder. Originally developed for sports offi cials to use in reviewing footage for high school and college sports, PixPlay can also be used during production. Regularly priced at $495, PixPlay will be offered free to customers purchasing a new Flint, Granite or Mica integrated production switcher until the end of Sept. www.broadcastpix.com