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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE HDR Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, will be captured in High Dynamic Range (HDR) later this month after Vatican Television Centre (Centro Televisivo Vaticano - CTV) upgraded its live production equipment. The investment in Sony kit results in a CTV OB truck being equipped with eight Sony HDC-4300 cameras, a 4k PWS-4400 server and a 4k MVS-7000X switcher. Stefano D’Agostini, technical director of CTV, said: “We needed to update our mobile infrastructure and at the same time align our technology with the quality standards of the most advanced international broadcasters. Producing content in 4k and HDR is therefore an area of great interest for the Vatican Television Centre, which is really focused on the development of this new production technology.” CTV will use the new equipment for the first time on 8 December to film the Ceremony of the Holy Door at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Studio production Trickbox TV is behind two new studios for the Peterborough-based channel Hochanda TV (home of crafts, hobbies and arts). The studios house three Panasonic remote cameras plus an operated Panasonic camera. In the gallery is a Ross Carbonite vision mixer, a Ross 144x144 router and Ross openGear signal processing and glue cards. A Trilogy intercom system is also included. The project took eight weeks to complete with Trickbox working with the in-house from planning and design through to build, commissioning and launch. David Taaffe, the head of television at Hochanda TV, said, “We were really impressed with the efficient installation of the new studio facility in such a short time frame and Trickbox TV’s ability to respond to last minute changes.” Hochanda TV broadcasts 24 hours a day via Sky, Freeview and Freesat. 10 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 108 DECEMBER 2015