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WIRELESS CAMERAS Broadcast Wireless Systems will unveil its plans for a new H.265/4k video codec platform at IBC on the Sematron stand (1.A78). Commercial director Stuart Brown said: “Wireless camera operators face a double- squeeze. The demand for 2K and 4k content is increasing while available RF spectrum is simultaneously being reduced. We provide a cost-effective method for wireless camera users to upgrade to 2K and 4k operation without replacing their existing systems.” Features include two-frames in 4k delay and 10W power consumption. The company will show the product to potential users before making it available. At IBC Broadcast Wireless will also feature offerings in wireless transmitters, systems integration, and turnkey project management. SLO-MO Sony (Elicium Hall) will introduce European audiences to its new HDC-4800 system camera for the first time at IBC. The 4k/HD ultra High Frame Rate (HFR) system works together with a dedicated 4k baseband processor, the BPU-4800, to allow users to shoot full-resolution images at up to 400P (8x) or Full HD at 800P (16x). Another key focus for Sony will be on how it is working alongside its partners and competitors to deliver solutions, not just products, that suit the real world practicalities of modern broadcasting, The company’s full range of options from acquisition through production to archive will be shown at IBC including the Media Backbone Hive and other elements from the Media Operations Management range. NEW LENSES Picture Canning, for broadcast equipment hire in London and Newcastle has recently purchased a set of Cooke Anamorphic Prime Lenses, sizes include 25, 32, 40, 50, 75 and 100mm, they have also added Arri Cforce motors to their stock and increased their FS7 Camera fleet. Their Alexa Mini’s have now been updated with the ALEXA Mini 4:3 Licenses. NEW DIVISION Procam has just announced a new division to be called Procam Projects. This development is in response to the market’s growing demand for multicamera, fixed rig, robotics, mini cam projects, car rigs, and portable production units. The new operation will be led by former HotCam employees, Vicky Holden and Dan Studley. The pair bring a wealth of experience to their new roles. Appointed at senior management level, Vicky assumes position of Procam Projects Managing Director and Dan joins as Group Technical Director. Adriano Martelli is promoted to Senior Project Manager, whilst a number of new engineering appointments will be announced in the coming weeks. The new team will have access to £1.2m for immediate requirements, which will include the upgrade of all PPUs to 4K. Further investments will be made in fibre infrastructure and workflow solutions, such as the Quadrus system to further improve multicamera and fixed rig productions, with funds being set aside for product development. With years of experience in dealing with complex television shows, Vicky and Dan have developed key skills in managing production budgets, technical resources and personnel. Their credentials include having worked on award-winning shows, such as The X Factor (Thames/ITV), Britain’s Got Talent (Thames/ITV) and The Only Way Is Essex (Lime Pictures/ITVBe). KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 116 AUGUST 2016 | 11