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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE Acquisitions Minature It’s been another exciting month at Picture Canning North with the purchase of the Arri Alexa XT Plus Camera, which will complement their order of Cooke Lenses as well as another Sony FS7K , Sony A7S and Key West Magic Dolly. Other recent purchases include a 7.5 tonne Camera Truck, which has been hired onto ITV’s New Series Beowulf. In other news, Company director Jamie Hutchinson was also awarded the Centre Award for outstanding services to the TV industry by The Royal Television Society at their NETB Awards. Miniature camera specialists SeeSense are now shipping the Ribcage Mod Kit for GoPro Hero4 Black and Silver cameras as well as the original Hero3/3+ versions. Back-Bone’s Ribcage Mod Kit brings all the advantages of the versatile GoPro cameras plus infinite interchangeable lens options. Fit small M12 lenses, superior Megapixel CS and C-Mount lenses or even SLR lenses. SeeSense MD Nigel Paine comments, “Our modification service turns the GoPro into a professional versatile miniature production camera! We can also supply ready converted cameras, and the basic modification kit.” Portable Power PAG will launch the PAGlink PL16 Gold Mount Charger at NAB. The new compact 2-position device can charge up to 16 PAGlink batteries simultaneously, eight on each position. This is said to be ideal for rental facilities as it reduces the number of chargers required to manage a large battery inventory. PAG says that eight batteries can be fully-charged in less than 12 hours. A built-in battery display reveals individual charge status. Other useful features include a manually selectable Recovery Charge programme for deeply discharged batteries. The PL16 also incorporates a 100W camera power supply, compatible with worldwide AC supplies, and featuring an XLR4 output. The PAGlink range will be available via Revolve Solutions (booth C10840) and Alphatron (booth C8739). 20 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 100 APRIL 2015