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Snow Cats and Me: high-end TV wildlife series innovates with Sony BRC remote cameras Posted: 23/12/2019
Snow Cats and Me: high-end TV wildlife series innovates with Sony BRC remote cameras

Sony has announced that the Sony BRC Series PTZ remote cameras have been chosen to capture unique close-up footage of the heart-warming story of beautiful lynx cats in the high-end TV wildlife series, Snow Cats & Me.


Produced by Oak Island Films and Hello Halo TV, the two-part series pushes creative and technical boundaries to present an intimate portrait of animals in the wild. With the producer Ted Oakes, Managing Director of Oak Island Films commenting: “This was a tricky challenge: the Sony BRC cameras helped us capture amazing footage that expresses the unique character of these beautiful animals in their natural environment.”

Tags: Sony | BBC2 | Sony BRC Series PTZ remote cameras
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Cooke miniS4 i Lenses Capture Unique Wildlife Footage for Seven Worlds, One Planet Posted: 16/12/2019
Cooke miniS4 i Lenses Capture Unique Wildlife Footage for Seven Worlds, One Planet

 

BBC's new landmark wildlife series, Seven Worlds, One Planet, documents the unique wildlife to be found across all seven continents. The series, which began airing in the UK in October 2019 was shot by Director of Photography, Mark MacEwen on a set of Cooke miniS4/I lenses.

MacEwen, who has over 20 years’ experience in wildlife cinematography, chose the miniS4/i lenses for his sequences to bring the ‘Cooke Look’ in a smaller, more light weight form.“I’ve used Cooke lenses before and always loved them. The look of the Cooke lenses does it all for me, and the way they separate the subject and background and flare is the way I see the world. I also like the way they work on digital sensors - to me, they just help take some of the digital edge off the camera and help keep it looking more organic and natural,” he said. “The miniS4/i’s were great as the size and weight of them allowed me to use them not only for tripod work, but for hand-held gimbal work with animals where I have to hold the MVI Pro rig for hours, following the animals waiting for the right moment or bit of behaviour. The build quality is also amazing and works so well with the follow focus gear.”

“Outside of the flora and fauna, it’s the huge amounts of time we have to invest and of course the extreme demands we place on the kit, due to the environments we subject them to. I am happy to say that the miniS4/i’s performed flawlessly in every situation.”

 

 

Tags: Cooke Optics | Cooke miniS4/i | BBC | Seven World One Planet
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Crackerjack is Coming Back with Sam and Mark Presenting Posted: 04/11/2019
Crackerjack is Coming Back with Sam and Mark Presenting

Children's TV favourite Crackerjack is to return to the BBC, 35 years after its last screen outing.

In the new series filmed at dock10, hosts Sam and Mark will follow in the footsteps of previous presenters Eamonn Andrews, Ed "Stewpot" Stewart and Stu Francis.

Last seen in 1984, the teatime staple saw a live studio audience of children entertained by comedy sketches, playful games and music performances.

Tags: dock10 | Crackerjack | BBC | New Generation
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BBC Scotland becomes latest European broadcaster to invest in multi-format switchers from Sony Posted: 21/10/2019
BBC Scotland becomes latest European broadcaster to invest in  multi-format switchers from Sony

BBC Scotland, a Nation division within the UK’s British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) and the largest public broadcaster in Scotland, has invested in advanced multi-format switchers from Sony. BBC Scotland has deployed one Sony XVS-8000 switcher in its news studio, and a Sony XVS-7000 switcher in their main general production studio, at Pacific Quay in Glasgow. A second Sony XVS-7000 switcher is installed in their large-format OB truck. The XVS series of advanced 4K/IP professional production switchers provides the foundation for any next-generation IP Live production system. These switchers support SDI and the latest SMPTE ST2110 standard to create mixed IP/SDI production environments, and offer excellent versatility, enhanced frame memory, format conversion, multi-viewer capabilities, and a wide range of video input and output formats. The latest range of Sony switchers now offers advanced workflow flexibility, operational versatility, and advanced integration with Vizrt Mosart. The Sony multi-format video switchers give BBC Scotland create roadmap towards future live broadcasts in 4K and UHD if required. 

Tags: Sony Professional Solutions Europe | BBC Scotland | Switchers | 4K | IP Live | XVS-7000 | XVS-8000
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BBC Studios renews distribution deal with MEASAT in partnership with Globecast Posted: 15/10/2019
BBC Studios renews distribution deal with MEASAT in partnership with Globecast
MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd., (MEASAT), in partnership with Globecast, has announced today that BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the BBC, has renewed its agreement to distribute its BBC channels across Asia via the MEASAT-3 satellite.
 
“We are delighted to continue the partnership with Globecast, supporting BBC Studio’s channel distribution across Asia,” said Yau Chyong Lim, Chief Operating Officer, MEASAT. “This service extension with MEASAT and Globecast shows the strength of our 91.5°E video neighbourhood for broadcasters.”
 
The channels include BBC Earth HD, which inspires audiences by sharing the incredible wonders of the universe; CBeebies HD, which provides pre-school age programming to encourage learning through play; and BBC Lifestyle Asia, which provides a wealth of inspiration for home, family and life.
 
Globecast provides MEASAT satellite capacity, ground and uplink services to BBC Studios, carrying these channels to viewers across the Asian market.
Tags: Distribution | channel distribution | BBC | Asia | satellite
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Meet The Winners of The First Ever Rise Awards Posted: 24/09/2019
Meet The Winners of The First Ever Rise Awards
Rise, the award-winning advocate group for gender diversity within the broadcast manufacturing and services sector, has announced the winners of its first ever Rise Awards, in association with Avid, at this year's IBC.
Tags: Rise | broadcast | BBC | Adobe | Clear-Com | Avid | disguise | awards | women in broadcast | Sundog | Bubble Agency | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Boxer Systems joins the DPP Posted: 29/08/2019
Boxer Systems joins the DPP

Boxer Systems, a leading UK solution provider for the media and creative industries, has formally joined the DPP. The DPP is the media industry’s business network with members from more than 400 companies spanning every aspect of broadcast production, from major, established companies to fledgling start-ups.

Tags: Boxer Systems | DPP | Broadcast Production | BBC | ITV | Channel 4 | digital production
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RT Software Standardizes on AJA I O Solutions for Fast, Reliable Graphics Playout Posted: 27/08/2019
RT Software Standardizes on AJA I O Solutions for Fast, Reliable Graphics Playout
Audiences expect high quality visuals across broadcast and OTT content whether tuning into the local news or catching a football match on a mobile phone, and the bar continues to rise as augmented reality (AR) becomes more widely used to visualize information like weather patterns, athletic performance, match plays and more. RT Software helps broadcasters and sports production professionals meet these expectations with tools for creating and delivering dynamic, interactive graphics. Since flexible video and audio I/O is a must for these visuals, AJA Corvid and KONA products have become RT Software’s go-to technology. Its AJA-powered solutions have been used since 2014 to drive AR graphics and 4K telestrations for coverage of several major sporting events from Wimbledon to cricket, a world-leading sailing competition and more.
Tags: AJA | AJA Video Systems | AJA Corvid 88 | OTT | KONA | 4K | BBC Studio
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Manchester International Festival Powered by Blackmagic Design Posted: 30/07/2019
Manchester International Festival Powered by Blackmagic Design
Since 2007, the biennial Manchester International Festival (MIF) has been the launchpad for pioneering new pieces across theatre, music, art and dance. In addition to events hosted across the city of Manchester, festival organizers also make that content available globally, through livestreams and broadcast.
Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | BMD | Manchester International Festival | MIF | BBC | Live Streaming | ATEM | PPU
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BBC Street unlocks creative and technical opportunities with new Baselight TWO Posted: 09/07/2019
BBC Street unlocks creative and technical opportunities with new Baselight TWO
BBC Street, the in-house post-production facility at BBC Scotland in Glasgow, has installed a new Baselight system to upgrade their grading and finishing suite with Baselight’s latest powerful 4K/HDR toolset and to improve their client experience.
Tags: FilmLight | Baselight TWO | BBC Street | BBC Scotland | grading suite | colourist | Tom Nichol | 4K/HDR grading | Mike Trevett | BLG format | Baselight for Avid | Baselight Lens | Colour Space Journey | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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Goldcrest Post Grades The Little Drummer Girl on DaVinci Resolve Posted: 08/01/2019
Goldcrest Post Grades The Little Drummer Girl on DaVinci Resolve

The Little Drummer Girl is a new drama series produced for the BBC and AMC by The Ink Factory, the team behind The Night Manager. Picture post on the series, including the online edit and final DI, was completed by Goldcrest Post, relying on DaVinci Resolve Studio.

Tags: Goldcrest Post | Episodic Drama | BBC | AMC | The Ink Factory | Blackmagic Design
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Input Media win BBC Coverage of the 2019 FIFA Womens World Cup Posted: 05/12/2018
Input Media win BBC Coverage of the 2019 FIFA Women and rsquo;s World Cup

The BBC has appointed London-based sports independent Input Media to produce coverage of this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in France. Input Media will produce live programming for broadcast on the BBC’s network TV channels, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website. The tournament runs from 07 June to 07 July 2019.

Tags: BBC | Gearhouse | FIFA | Women\'s World Cup
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Jonathan Young, DP for the BBC Mediterranean With Simon Reeve, Endorses Anton Bauer Dionic XT Posted: 04/10/2018
Jonathan Young, DP for the BBC and rsquo;s and lsquo;Mediterranean With Simon Reeve, and rsquo; Endorses Anton Bauer Dionic XT
Anton/Bauer's Dionic XT 14V Li-ion batteries played a starring role in the production of "Mediterranean With Simon Reeve," the latest installment of the BBC's popular travel program featuring the well-known British author, adventurer, and TV presenter. Renowned cinematographer Jonathan Young, the series' director of photography, tested the new batteries in extreme conditions and in challenging locations throughout Libya.
Tags: Jonathan Young | Director of photography | BBC | Mediterranean With Simon Reeve | Anton/Bauer | Dionic XT
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Megahertz build first ever fully electric newsgathering vehicle Posted: 14/09/2018
Megahertz build first ever fully electric newsgathering vehicle

Megahertz Ltd, the trusted partner for systems integration with years of experience in delivering cost effective, imaginative designs and solutions for fixed and mobile applications, is showing the world’s first all-electric newsgathering vehicle at IBC2018 (Amsterdam, 14 – 18 September, stand 12.F20).

Tags: Megahertz | IBC2018 | IBC | all-electric | newsgathering vehicle | ev-SAT | Nissan e-NV200 | BBC News | London | Steve Burgess | electric newsgathering unit | rapid response | core functionality | AirPro | Vislink | air quality | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Transforming lives through the power of communication: Sony announces support to BBC Media Action Posted: 09/04/2018
Transforming lives through the power of communication: Sony announces support to BBC Media Action

Sony is delighted to announce its support to BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity that harnesses the power of media and communications to help reduce poverty, improve health and improve the response to humanitarian crises.

Tags: BBC | Sony | TV | Broadcast | Communication | NAB | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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