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JONATHAN YOUNG GEARS UP WITH ANTON BAUER AND SACHTLER FOR THE AMERICAS WITH SIMON REEVE Posted: 18/10/2019
JONATHAN YOUNG GEARS UP WITH ANTON BAUER AND SACHTLER FOR THE AMERICAS WITH SIMON REEVE

Anton/Bauer's Dionic XT batteries and a Sachtler flowtech100 carbon-fibre tripod played starring roles in the production of Series 1 of "The Americas With Simon Reeve," currently airing on BBC Two. As director of photography for the program, renowned cameraman Jonathan Young relied on the Dionic XTs and flowtech100 to capture stunning imagery in rugged, remote, and challenging locations, from the icy wilderness of Alaska's Denali National Park to the steaming jungles of Costa Rica.

"The Americas" is the latest in Young's long-term collaboration with Reeve, a well-known British author, adventurer, and TV presenter. The two-series program traces Reeve's journey "from the top to the toe" of the Americas, with Series 1 covering North and Central America. Currently in production, Series 2 will continue the story down through South America and will air in 2020.

"This program is Simon's most ambitious journey yet, and he explores parts of the Americas few outsiders or even locals get to see. On this shoot, we had every extreme of temperature and location that it's possible to encounter in a single filming assignment," said Young. "We pushed our equipment to the limit, and naturally, we expected something to break or fall apart. But the Dionic XT batteries and flowtech100 tripod performed flawlessly throughout, whether we were shooting in -20 degrees Celsius in Alaska or 35 degrees and high humidity in Costa Rica. Once again, the Anton/Bauer and Sachtler gear surpassed my expectations."

Young shot most of "The Americas With Simon Reeve" Series 1 using several different Sony cameras such as the PXW X500 and the FS5, all utilising Canon lenses. With its lightweight yet sturdy carbon-fibre construction, the flowtech100 tripod combined with a Sachtler Video 18 S2 fluid head to provide stable support and smooth operation for the camera payload, which often exceeded 15 kg.

Tags: Vitec Production Solutions | JONATHAN YOUNG | ANTON/BAUER | SACHTLER | THE AMERICAS WITH SIMON REEVE | Dionic XT | flowtech100
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AUTOSCRIPT WINPLUS-IP DELIVERS NEW LEVELS OF PROMPTER CONTROL AND WORKFLOW EFFICIENCY Posted: 13/09/2019
AUTOSCRIPT WINPLUS-IP DELIVERS NEW LEVELS OF PROMPTER CONTROL AND WORKFLOW EFFICIENCY

Autoscript, the world's leading teleprompting company, today launched a new version of its WinPlus-IP software that delivers the ability to set up, configure, group, and control all aspects of a prompting system from within the application. WinPlus-IP is the engine for Autoscript's award-winning Intelligent Prompting product range, the broadcast industry's first completely IP-enabled teleprompting solution.

Tags: IBC2019 | Vitec Production Solutions | AUTOSCRIPT | WINPLUS-IP | teleprompter | Intelligent Prompting | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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TITON SL, LATEST BATTERY IN ANTON BAUERS TITON FAMILY, MAKES DEBUT AT IBC2019 Posted: 13/09/2019
TITON SL, LATEST BATTERY IN ANTON BAUERS TITON FAMILY, MAKES DEBUT AT IBC2019

Anton/Bauer today launched the Titon SL series of 14.4V Gold Mount and V-Mount batteries. Joining the first-generation Titon batteries launched earlier this year, the rugged Titon SLs pack the consistently reliable performance found in other Titon batteries into a smaller and lighter-weight form factor, making them ideal for independent content creators (ICCs) and freelance camera operators. The Titon SL is currently offered in 150Wh and 240Wh models.

Tags: IBC2019 | Vitec Production Solutions | TITON SL | ANTON/BAUER | 14.4V Gold Mount | V-Mount batteries | light-weight camera batteries | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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OCONNOR INTRODUCES CAMERA SUPPORT SYSTEM FEATURING ALL-NEW ULTIMATE 1040 FLUID HEAD AND FLOWTECH100 TRIPOD Posted: 13/09/2019
OCONNOR INTRODUCES CAMERA SUPPORT SYSTEM FEATURING ALL-NEW ULTIMATE 1040 FLUID HEAD AND FLOWTECH100 TRIPOD

OConnor today introduced a camera support system that pairs the all-new Ultimate 1040 fluid head with the multi-award-winning flowtech100 tripod. This exclusive system combines the world-renowned precision and versatility of OConnor's fluid heads with the unique speed of flowtech's carbon-fiber tripod technology, allowing professional camera operators to move from heavier to lighter payload camera setups quickly and without compromise.

Tags: IBC2019 | Vitec Production Solutions | OCONNOR | ULTIMATE 1040 FLUID HEAD | FLOWTECH100 TRIPOD | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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VITEC PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS JURGEN SOMMER APPOINTED TO IABM BOARD OF DIRECTORS Posted: 12/08/2019
VITEC PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS JURGEN SOMMER APPOINTED TO IABM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jürgen Sommer, vice president of channel development, EMEA, for Vitec Production Solutions, a division of the Vitec Group, has been appointed to the IABM board of directors.

Tags: VITEC PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS | JÜRGEN SOMMER | IABM | Vitec Group
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Vitec Production Solutions at BIRTV2019 Posted: 25/07/2019
Vitec Production Solutions at BIRTV2019

BIRTV2019 Show Preview, Vitec Production Solutions, Booth 3022

Coming Soon! Autoscript WinPlus-IP Features
Autoscript is set to release new features within WinPlus-IP, the Intelligent Prompting software adopted by broadcasters worldwide. Intelligent Prompting offers a fully IP-enabled workflow that can also accommodate video workflows. The new features harness the power of IP to enhance remote production and studio workflows, saving users time and money. Watch for an August (pre-BIRTV) announcement!

Tags: BIRTV2019 | Vitec Production Solutions | Autoscript WinPlus-IP | Litepanels Gemini 1x1 | Vinten FH-155 | OConnor 2575 Fluid Head | Sachtler | Vinten | flowtech Tripod
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Vitec Production Solutions at IBC2019 Posted: 24/07/2019
Vitec Production Solutions at IBC2019

New! Anton/Bauer's Titon Battery Series
New for IBC2019 will be Anton/Bauer's Titon, a series of V-Mount or Gold Mount batteries designed for on-location productions that provides customers with a versatile solution to "power their story." Offered in both 90Wh and 150Wh models, Titon powers the leading HD-DSLR, mirrorless, ENG, and digital cine cameras as well as LED panels — including Litepanels' new Gemini 1x1 Soft RGBWW light. With P-TAP and high-speed Smart USB ports, Titon can also power accessories such as wireless transmitters, monitors, and smart devices.

Tags: Vitec Production Solutions | IBC2019 | Anton/Bauer Titon Battery | Litepanels Gemini 1x1 | Vinten Robotics Solutions | flowtech Tripod | Autoscript WinPlus-IP | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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GEMINI 2x1 LEDs SHINE DOWN ON THE 2019 WORLD CUP OF POOL, JUST COMPLETED IN THE U.K. Posted: 15/07/2019
GEMINI 2x1 LEDs SHINE DOWN ON THE 2019 WORLD CUP OF POOL, JUST COMPLETED IN THE U.K.

Litepanels' Gemini 2x1 Soft RGBWW panels lit the way for Austria to claim a second championship in the 2019 World Cup of Pool, broadcast live June 25-30 from Morningside Arena, Leicester, U.K. The Gemini 2x1 Soft LEDs represent a significant design shift for the tournament's lighting director, P-R Event Production Ltd., which has relied on florescent lighting for past World Cup of Pool productions.

Tags: GEMINI 2x1 Soft | LED | 2019 WORLD CUP OF POOL | RGBWW | Litepanels | Vitec Production Solutions
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Vitec Production Solutions at the BSC Expo Posted: 15/01/2019
Vitec Production Solutions at the BSC Expo
Making its official debut at the BSC Expo will be the all-new dual-battery bracket, which enables users to power a Gemini panel with two industry-standard 14.4V broadcast camera batteries mounted directly to the yoke or light stand. With its extremely lightweight and on-board, ballast-free power supply, Gemini has always been easy to transport and rig at on-location shoots. Now it's even more practical in situations where portable power is preferred over mains power, including a broad range of ENG and ENP applications. Unlike competing LED panels, which can only generate 50 percent of their maximum output when battery-powered, Gemini can operate at up to 100 percent intensity running from mains and battery power alike.
Tags: Vitec Production Solutions | BSC Expo | Litepanels | Dual-Battery Bracket | Gemini 2x1 Soft Panel | OConnor | Fluid Head 2560 | Anton/Bauer | Dionic XT Battery Series
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Gary Rotondelli Retires from Vitec Production Solutions Vinten Brand After 33-Year Career Posted: 07/01/2019
Gary Rotondelli Retires from Vitec Production Solutions Vinten Brand After 33-Year Career
Vitec Group today announced the retirement of Gary Rotondelli, director of technical sales for Vinten automation. Rotondelli has charted an illustrious career in the broadcast robotics and automation industry spanning more than three decades, including 26 years with the Vitec Group's Vinten brand.
Tags: Gary Rotondelli | retire | Vitec Production Solutions | Vinten | 33-Year Career
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