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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE FLUID HEADS PRODUCTION MONITORS SmallHD used IBC to unveil two new 13-inch production monitors that feature an extremely wide viewing angle with little to no visible colour shift. The 1303 HDR includes a bright 1500 nit display that is viewable in full sunlight, and provides High Dynamic Range (HDR) viewing capabilities. The 1303 Studio, designed for use where lighting is more controllable, features a 400-nit display and provides the same feature set minus the high brightness and HDR capabilities. Both monitors can be used in studios, location interiors and exteriors. “Pulling focus on-set is one of the most demanding and stressful production jobs,” said SmallHD co-founder Wes Phillips. “Focus is one of the few things you cannot fix in post. With the 1303 and our software toolset, we have made it easy for assistant camera operators to ensure they nail focus with confidence, on each and every shot.” Both monitors can have either HDMI or SDI in and out. Miller Camera Support Equipment used IBC to unveil an extension of its new arrowX line of fluid heads. The arrowFX range is designed for use where augmented reality effects are inserted into the picture during live broadcasts. They are also said to deliver high-precision pan and tilt positioning information for cinema-quality visual effects productions. Using high- resolution magnetic encoders arrowFX can monitor and communicate, in real time, the exact position of the fluid head with zero latency, the company said. Charles Montesin, global sales and marketing manager, Miller Camera Support Equipment, added: “With increasing demand for higher quality, more realistic and attractive digital effects we believe that technology should not be a barrier to creativity.” All arrowFX Fluid Heads, including the arrowFX 3, arrowFX 5 and arrowFX 7, feature a pan resolution of 1,589,246 counts per 360 degrees and a tilt resolution of 491,520 counts per 180 degrees. millertripods.com smallhd.com LIGHTING DoPchoice has revealed that it is manufacturing lighting control accessories to go with ARRI’s new SkyPanel S120 system. The new Snapbag and Snapgrid products were unveiled at IBC. Stefan Karle, founder of DoPchoice, said: “Because the new ARRI SkyPanel S120 outputs so much illumination, controlling that generous output is vital. Our Snapbag and Snapgrid are lightweight and easy to deploy, then fold up fast for easy transport and storage.” The new Snapbag is engineered to fit the S120 precisely, allowing it to emit a soft light evenly across a scene, with no light leaks. For a softer light, the unit features a removable front diffusion panel to cover the front surface. dopchoice.com REMOTE PRODUCTION Suitcase TV has revealed that it trialled a live all-IP remote production set-up with the BBC during Euro 2016 in France. Running in parallel with the corporation’s traditionally produced broadcast output, Suitcase TV’s system made use of its Iphrame Remote centralised production system, providing video and audio switching/mixing of remote sources in Paris controlled by operators located back at the BBC Sport production centre at MediaCityUK in Salford. Unlike other remote production architectures which bring back multiple source feeds, Iphrame performs high-res mixing onsite allowing the bandwidth of the IP-link to be significantly reduced. Low-resolution proxy feeds generated for all sources were transferred over a layer 2 IP link to operator workstations and multiviewers at control positions in Paris and in Salford. suitcasetv.com 12 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 118 OCTOBER 2016