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Express Media Purchases FOR-A HVS-100 Switcher as Core of Custom Flypack

Posted by on 05/21/2015 in Client News, Press Release | Comments Off

Cypress, CA – When San Francisco-based equipment rental and video production company Express Media was recently in the market for a new video switcher to help service its smaller shows, the company knew exactly where to turn. Having been successful with FOR-A switchers for the past several years, Express Media opted to purchase the HVS-100 portable video switcher. “The HVS-100 was one of the few switchers that we saw at last year’s NAB Show that allows SD, HD, 3G and 4K operation all from one compact unit,” said Steve Barger, President of Express Media. “FOR-A’s software and firmware are very stable, and we never have to worry about running into problems. We also appreciate the switcher’s ability to produce effects on each of...

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Field Report: FOR-A Makes Color Correction Count

Posted by on 05/20/2015 in Client News, Media | Comments Off

The following Field Report was published by The Broadcast Bridge and bylined by FOR-A customer TNDV Television. You can view the original article here. By Nic Dugger, President and Owner TNDV Television Color correction is often considered a luxury in the mobile production space, but for broadcast events, it’s a must. When doing some live events, color correction to give those captured images some extra pop and warmth may be optional. However, color correction is an absolute must for broadcast events, as well as for very large entertainment events. In these instances, we need to have control of the screens and video feeds as we shoot. We cannot take incoming feeds and broadcast them to the viewing audience if we cannot shade and color...

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FUJINON Broadcast and Cine-Style Lenses Take Flight with GSS Systems and Angel City Air

Posted by on 05/19/2015 in Client News, Press Release | Comments Off

25-300mm Cabrio Fast Becoming Go-To Zoom for Aerial Digital Cinematography Wayne, N.J. – Grass Valley, CA-based Gyro-Stabilized Systems LLC (GSS) has designed their aerial gimbal systems to employ a variety of FUJINON lenses for use in the company’s pre-assembled yet customizable gyro-stabilized camera platforms. GSS has seen the popularity of certain FUJINON lens models escalate in regard to aerial digital cinematography. GSS sells its gimbals for aerial video production surpassing 4K/UltraHD for broadcast and feature productions, utilities inspection, and surveillance applications. “FUJINON lenses are known as top-quality optics for both broadcast and digital cinema applications,” said Jason Fountaine, Managing Director, GSS....

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KHON Upgraded Lighting Grid Delivers Immediate ROI with Zylight

Posted by on 05/18/2015 in Client News, Press Release | Comments Off

LOS ANGELES – Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative, premium LED lighting solutions, today announced KHON, the FOX affiliate for Honolulu (DMA #69), has revamped its lighting grid with Zylight F8-100 LED Fresnels and IS3c wide soft lights. According to Denise Viesta, director of engineering, replacing the studio’s traditional tungsten 1K fixtures with Zylights will pay for itself within the year. Owned by Media General, KHON has a morning news block starting at 4:30 a.m., 90 minutes of news starting at 5 p.m., and 30-minute newscasts at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. It also has two 30-minute newscasts on Saturday and Sunday. Its digital multicast channel, the local CW affiliate, also airs the 9 p.m. newscast. The new lighting was prompted...

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The Hybrid Approach to Video Storage

Posted by on 05/12/2015 in Client News, Media | Comments Off

TV Technology recently published the following article. You can view the original text here. Once upon a time, video producers stored their content on videotapes. These tapes were usually stored locally on the premises—usually on shelves or in a closet—except perhaps for boxes of 10-year-old programs that were kept in an off-site storage locker. The advent of digital video files and the use of IT-based storage media such as DVDs and hard drives put an end to these practices. Today, video producers can store everything they produce in on-site servers, or off-site in the cloud. Both physical and virtual video storage options have their place in the modern video production chain. The knack is knowing which storage option to use and when...

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BUILT LIKE A TANK: THE ZYLIGHT F8 HIGH POWER LED FRESNEL REVIEWED

Posted by on 05/01/2015 in Client News, Media | Comments Off

The following review of Zylight’s F8 Fresnel light is written by technical editor Matt Allard and published on News Shooter. The original article text can be viewed here. The Zylight F8 LED Fresnel features all of the hallmarks of a traditional HMI fresnel light but with the efficiency of LED technology. A fresnel lens is flat on one side and ridged on the other. They were first used in the 1800s as the lens that focuses the beam in lighthouse lamps. The basic idea behind a Fresnel lens is simple. Imagine taking a plastic magnifying glass lens and slicing it into a hundred concentric rings where each ring is slightly thinner than the next and focuses the light toward the center. By taking each ring and modifying it so that it’s...

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Buyers Guide: Portable Switchers

Posted by on 04/29/2015 in Client News, Media | Comments Off

The following article was published on Government Video. View the original article here.   Targeted at schools, government and corporate meetings, seminars, theatrical events and houses of worship, the Blackmagic Design Atem is a high-definition production switcher with both HD-SDI and HDMI inputs. It can be by a computer using the included control software, or from an optional dedicated control panel. Featuring six inputs and a multiviewer output for ease of monitoring, the Atem includes an audio mixer, titler with graphical storage and Photoshop interface, multiple keyers including a chromakeyer, and both SDI and HDMI outputs. The unit’s small size—it’s 1RU tall and about an inch deep— lets it fit almost anywhere....

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FOR-A Unveils Versatile HVS-2000 Video Switcher

Posted by on 04/27/2015 in Client News, Media | Comments Off

The following article was published by Digital Production Middle East:  FOR-A, a manufacturer of video and audio systems for broadcast, has unveiled its HVS-2000 video production switcher, a flexible unit allowing up to 48 SDI inputs and 22 outputs. The easy-to-use HVS-2000 includes powerful features unavailable in other switchers in its class. The HVS-2000 has a number of features and technologies that are new to operators, according to the company. One exclusive feature of the 2 M/E HVS-2000 is MELite, which allows a traditional AUX bus to transform into a functional M/E with cut, mix, wipe and key control. The unit runs on what has been dubbed a V6 HVS-2000 engine, ready for SD, HD, Full HD (3G) and 4K production. The MELite feature...

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NAB 2015: Zylight Gives Us the Newz, All In One, Variable Color, Camera top Light – VIDEO

Posted by on 04/26/2015 in Client News, Media | Comments Off

The following article and NAB Show video was produced by HDSLR Shooter, published on their website here. Lighting is of the utmost importance in any kind of filmmaking, and Zylight’s Newz camera top light is a portable and powerful lighting solution for most any situation. We stopped to talk with Zylight’s Charlie Collias at NAB about their new light’s many features, including a quick release mount, dual color temperatures and high brightness, all in such a small package. The Newz is the next generation camera-top light with attributes not found on lights at twice the price. This palm-sized powerhouse is set up for simplicity while delivering everything you expect from a Zylight instrument. The Newz gives you the flexibility of...

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New FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series of Lenses Win TV Technology 2015 NAB Best of Show Award

Posted by on 04/23/2015 in Client News, Press Release | Comments Off

UA22x8 and UA80x9 Zooms Developed in Response to Market Demand Wayne, N.J. – The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America received a TV Technology Best of Show Award during the 2015 NAB Show for its new 4K Ultra HD Series of lenses. Both the UA80x9 field lens and UA22x8 portable zoom lens have optical performance compatible with 4K 2/3-inch broadcast cameras, and were introduced at NAB earlier this month in Las Vegas. “We’re thrilled to win this award for the first in our series of 4K zooms for 2/3-inch broadcast cameras,” said Thom Calabro, director of Marketing and Product Development for the Optical Division of FUJIFILM. “TV Technology is one of the most respected publications in the broadcast industry, and it means...

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