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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE CAMERAS ENG Domo Broadcast (stand 1.F41) will use IBC to show a beta version of a module that will convert its SOLO7 OBTX camera back transmitter into an ENG transmitter. Based on the company’s SOLO8 Software Defined Radio platform, the module will support SD and HD, including 1080p50/60 formats, IP encoding and streaming capabilities plus traditional ASI COFDM. The new module, which is still in development, is based on Domo’s proprietary IP software platform and will provide full bi-directional communication and control from camera to studio, enabling production teams to move more of the command, control, and creative functions back to the studio or OB truck. Domo Broadcast sales director JP Delport said: “We believe it will substantially reduce the costs of live newsgathering by greatly reducing the amount of technology needed to be carried into the field.” LIGHTING BB&S Lighting (stand 11.D46) will display a new studio model of its Area 48 soft remote phosphor lighting fixture at IBC. The Area 48 Studio provides what the company describes as “ultra-precise dimming” throughout the entire dimming range, “even in the last 5% where other LED lights fall off.” This is considered useful for sound stages, television studios and motion capture studios where smooth dimming through the entire range is important. The 48V light operates silently due to the system’s fan-less cooling. 10 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 116 AUGUST 2016 San Diego’s KUSI-TV has deployed five Z-HD6000 HD studio production cameras from Hitachi, a move that sees it replace aging first generation HD models. Owned by McKinnon Broadcasting, KUSI produces 60 hours of live newscasts each week. KUSI-TV chief engineer Fred Swift made the decision based on picture quality. “Our newscasts connect us with our audience, and I wanted the high calibre of our content to be matched by a higher image quality than our previous cameras could achieve,” he said. “The overall picture quality is far better than our previous cameras, while the Z-HD6000s flexible, user-friendly image enhancement tools let us achieve exactly the look we want.” LIGHTING IBC (stand 12.G38) will see the European launch of Photon Beard’s new Highlight LED range. Through the clever use of remote phosphor technology, the Highlight LEDs feature what the company describes as “outstanding colour rendering” and television lighting consistency indexes (CRI and TLCI) in 3200K and 5600K colour temperature variants. The Highlight LEDs have no moving parts and are passively cooled. They are available in 90, 180, 270 and 360W variants, relating directly to 2,4,6, and 8 tube fluorescents. Photon Beard managing director Peter Daffarn said: “The Highlight LED range delivers the genuine power saving advantages of LED to lighting rigs but with no compromise on light quality. By directing more of the light to where it’s needed, very much like a fluorescent fixture, the Highlight LED retains the appropriate level of softness while maximizing efficiency.” Each fixture comes with a full five-year warranty that includes output level and colour quality.