More GTC sponsor news from IBC
Here is a further selection of news from GTC sponsor companies announced at IBC2014 where GTC Exhibition Manager Ray Meier manned the GTC stand , ably assisted by Dudley Darby and GTC Reviews Coordinator Peter Rance.
Expanded Caster series of LED lights
Lighting professionals worldwide are finding an increasing variety of uses for ARRI’sCaster Series of compact, tuneable and versatile LED-based fixtures, following the recent release of two new additions to the family: the LoCaster 2 Plus and BroadCaster 2 Plus. Read more.
L5 portable LED fresnel now available worldwide
Orders are already being fulfilled worldwide for the recent addition to ARRI’s L-Series, the compact and lightweight L5. The L-Series started with the L7, an LED Fresnel that provides the same light qualities as a traditional tungsten fresnel, but with the added features of full CCT tuneability and color selection. The L5 now extends this successful line of products, offering the same outstanding features as the L7, but in a smaller, more portable form. Read more.
TV news provider switches to ARRI L7-C LED fresnels
The German TV news provider Tagesschau has outfitted its state-of-the-art new studio with ARRI L7-C LED fresnels, facilitating huge cost savings and permitting full colour controllability for the wide range of different programmes broadcast from the studio floor.
Blackmagic have announced PL mount versions of their Production Camera 4K andCinema Camera, extending their potential for use on high-end productions. Blackmagic also announced their acquisition of eyeon software, an update to their Davinci Resolve software, a range of new mini-converters, plus other innovative new production tools. Read the full announcement.
Miller Fluid Heads (Europe)
Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) announces winner of charity raffle
Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) hosted a celebration at IBC 2014 as the company continued its 60th Anniversary festivities. Gabriele Woolley, director of The Broadcast Bridge, was named the winner of a limited edition Miller LP ’54 Classic Tripod as part of its charitable raffle event. All proceeds from the raffle were donated to the IABM Educational Foundation. Read the full story.
Sony announced various new products, in particular:
- PXW-X200: this new camcorder is a successor to the PMW-200, which has been well received by videographers and broadcasters due to the image quality offered by its 1/2 inch-type 3CMOS sensor and MPEG HD422 (50 Mbps) recording capability. The new PXW-X200 takes its operating performance to the next level, incorporating an improved 1/2 inch-type Exmor™ 3CMOS sensor, a new 17 times zoom lens and XAVC Intra/Long GOP recording with 4:2:2 10-bit sampling. The results are Full HD (1920x1080) pictures, high sensitivity (F12 at 1080/59.94i, F13 at 1080/50i), low noise (S/N ratio of 58dB), and a wide dynamic range for professionals shooting under challenging lighting conditions.
- PXW-FS7: the first 4K XDCAM camera to feature a Super35 CMOS sensor. Capable of shooting in 4K Quad Full HD (QFHD) and super slow-motion Full HD, the latest member of the XDCAM family has been designed for documentary, music video, online content creators and corporate filmmakers looking for beautiful picture quality and an unrivalled choice of recording formats. The 11.6 million-pixel Super35 ‘Exmor’ CMOS sensor within the PXW-FS7 delivers stunning sensitivity, shallow depth of field, a high signal-to-noise ratio and fantastic low light performance. The camera has the ability to record QFHDi with 4:2:2 10-bit sampling up to 600 Mbit/s, with support for a variety of recording formats including XAVC Intra, Long GOP, MPEG HD422 and Apple ProRes 422 available early 2015 by firmware update.
- PXW-X500, a solid-state memory XDCAM camcorder that combines sensitivity of picture capture with a proven ergonomic design and support for a wide variety of recording formats. The PXW-X500 delivers superior picture quality thanks to its unique three-chip 2/3-inch type new CCD image sensors, serving to remove issues associated with motion artifact and rolling shutters. The camcorder, which succeeds the PMW-500, is ideally purposed as an acquisition tool on a 1080 progressive platform for a broad range of HD production applications, such as ENG, sports productions, live productions and documentaries. Read more.
- HXR-MC2500E: a new addition to the Sony HD range of camcorders, offering a balance of performance and functionality in the digital era with a wide variety of features necessary for serious videographers, all at an affordable price point. Sony has designed the HXR-MC2500E with several enhancements over its existing HXR-MC2000E camera model, including an improved Exmor™ R CMOS sensor and new features such as a built-in LED light, OLED viewfinder, Wi-Fi functionality, DV memory recording and a Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe. With these enhancements over previous models, the HXR-MC2500E is an ideal cost-effective solution for event videographers, who desire strong low-light performance, high picture quality, operational flexibility and reliability. Read more.