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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE CASES Peli Products has developed a military-grade rugged case for Apple’s iPhone 7 smartphone. The Peli Vault has a reinforced compartment where valuables can be stored and includes a Lifetime Guarantee. It is built from tough polymer plastics and TPR rubbers and has been drop tested to Military 810G Specifications. A protective door houses two interior card-slots, designed for credit cards or ID. The case is available from Amazon. GRIP The Libec HFMP / HFMP KIT is a professional video monopod that is specially designed for free-stand operations, making it stand out from other monopods in the market. The Free-stand Base located at the bottom of the monopod allows users to instantly switch the monopod’s function from a shooting mode to a locked vertical position with a single step. This cleverly designed monopod is ideal for those videographers who truly value operability and mobility. “During our R&D stage, it was a great pleasure to organize several focus groups and meet with many professional monopod users to hear their experience with monopods” says Reiya Yamaguchi, Company Director at HQ . “They shared their thoughts on what they liked & disliked about their monopods, and what the ideal Hands-free monopod should be. After much consideration we knew what we needed to do to make the best valued monopod system in the industry. We’re excited to extend our 60 yr. legacy of best-in-class camera support equipment by introducing HFMP to professionals and amateurs alike around the world” Our new style monopod HFMP allows aspiring DSLR filmmakers, freelancers, and small production teams, pro level production value via HFMP’s Free-stand base, step lock/release foot pedal, smooth panoramic rotations, speedy adjustments, and much more. Highlighted features and benefits are found below the following specifications. 8 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 121 January 2017 RF Presteigne Broadcast Hire has appointed Adrian Young as chief operating officer. Young joins from the Gravity Media Group, where he spent 10 years as chief financial officer, corporate development director and, most recently, commercial director. As well as being responsible for all internal operational processes, Young will be tasked with identifying acquisition targets and potential partners. At the same time Presteigne has revealed that it provided production support, including on-board cameras, for Aurora Media’s Six Day Amsterdam, an elite track cycling event held at the Amsterdam Velodrome in December. The Six Day race series comprised of multiple, varied forms of racing and featured many of the world’s top professional riders. Presteigne supplied kit, technical staff and engineering support for the event, including handheld and, competition cycle-mounted HEROCast wireless transmitters. Coverage aired live on Eurosport. NEWS PRODUCTION Dalet Digital Media Systems is touting its Unified News Operations (UNO) system as the potential successor to the traditional news production set-up of Newsroom Computer System (NRCS), News Production System (NPS) and playout application. According to Dalet, UNO combines all the traditional functions of news production and distribution but in a “scalable, comprehensive, flexible and agile solution.” The agile framework groups functions together and exposes them via industry standard protocols and open APIs. Dalet director of marketing Arnaud Elnecave said: “With so many platforms and outlets available to viewers today, news production tools and infrastructure need to be incredibly flexible and efficient in terms of content creation, curation, delivery and intelligence reporting if broadcasters want to achieve maximum engagement and retention.” Dalet was demoing UNO during the NewsTECHForum in New York in December. In related news, Dalet has revealed that the Jakarta-based news broadcaster Metro TV has upgraded its news operations to the Dalet Galaxy platform