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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE Multimedia studio NewTek has brought to market an SDI-capable version of the TriCaster Mini. “The SDI version of TriCaster Mini is a direct response to feedback we’ve received from SDI camera owners who like the form factor and small size coupled with its comprehensive capabilities,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, chief technology offi cer at NewTek. TriCaster Mini has various capabilities in one device, giving users the ability to mix live cameras feeds with video, graphics, titles, Watch the and other sources. TriCaster Mini HD-4 SDI is available immediately for IBC interview $9,995. It includes an integrated display screen and system storage capable of recording approximately 30 hours of 1080i footage. www.newtek.com Camcorders At IBC2015, JVC demonstrated its complete camcorder range, including fully-confi gured systems, and launched new business agreements with third party companies, Bradley Engineering and Streamstar. JVC launched the latest fi rmware update (version 2.0) for its GY-LS300, GY-HM200 and GY-HM170 4KCAM camcorders. For the GY-LS300 Super 35mm camcorder, this upgrade is a signifi cant Watch the enhancement, adding a ‘JVC Log’ mode that IBC interview practically duplicates the look of fi lm, plus new Cinema 4K and Cinema 2K recording modes and a unique Prime Zoom feature that uses the camera’s innovative technology to allow zoom capabilities when using prime lenses. There’s also a new 70Mbps mode on all three cameras to allow 4K recordings on standard Class 10 SDXC cards. Free for all current owners, the upgrade is now available from http://www.service.jvcpro.eu/public/. Live streaming is a key feature of many of JVC’s ProHD camcorders, including the handheld GY-HM650, the shoulder- mounted GY-HM850 and the GY-HM890 studio camera with its choice of fi bre or multicore interface. These three models are also receiving a fi rmware upgrade, including adaptive bit rate technology for more reliable streaming, support for Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) to allow a direct connection to a number of content distribution networks (CDNs) for live streaming, and a high quality 12 Mbps mode. The new features are included in Version 4.0 for the GY- HM650 and Version 2.0 for GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 ProHD streaming camcorders. Streamstar is an established European company, which designs and manufactures live production tools to enables users to easily produce and stream professional multi-camera video productions, offering the perfect partner to JVC’s range of camcorders. As a result of a close collaboration between JVCKENWOOD and Streamstar, there were a number of product developments for IBC, including remote control of JVC camcorder settings and zoom functions/presets from within the Streamstar software, opening a whole new dimension of remote and live production possibilities. An important part of JVC’s studio solutions is its relationship with Bradley Engineering. The two companies announced a new sales agreement, signed on the fi rst day of IBC2015, which allows JVC access to a range of Bradley products. These include pan/tilt cameras, camera controllers and related studio components. There were a number of technology prototype monitors on show, including the DT-V24G2 monitor, which is a 24” IPS full HD LED panel based on the industry-standard JVC DT-V Series. It features a 1920x1200 pixel IPS LED panel, with 2x 3G SDI and HDMI inputs, and can be calibrated with JVC’s monitor calibration software. JVC also demonstrated a new 27” 4K monitor engineering prototype, ideal for use with its 4KCAM camcorders. www.jvc.co.uk 12 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 106 OCTOBER 2015