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FUJINON Lenses Capture U.S. Open Tennis Action During F&F Productions’ GTX-17 Mobile Unit Debut

Posted by on 09/29/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

Mobile production company orders 17 new FUJINON HDTV lenses to meet growing business demands; Total of 29 FUJINON lenses ordered this year Wayne, N.J. – To deal with recent record-breaking business—including several major sporting events this past month —Clearwater, FL-based F&F Productions pushed its HD mobile fleet to the limit with help from its arsenal of FUJINON lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. Following up on the company’s order of 12 lenses earlier this year, F&F Productions placed an order for 17 new FUJINON lenses, including nine XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field lenses, four HA18x5.5 ENG wide-angle lenses, and four HA23x7.6 telephoto ENG lenses, bringing the total number of...

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FOR-A to Showcase Video Switcher, Multi Viewer & Video Transmission Technology at WFX 2014 Conference & Expo

Posted by on 09/29/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

Cypress, CA – FOR-A will exhibit at this week’s WFX Conference & Expo. The event is dedicated to showcasing technology for houses of worship and takes place October 1-2 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX. FOR-A will exhibit a number of its products used in the worship industry, including video switcher and multi viewer technology, in Booth #120. The HVS-XT100 HD/SD portable video switcher is among the products that FOR-A will showcase in its booth. The HVS-XT100 features a compact, integrated design and comes standard with eight HD/SD-SDI inputs and four outputs (plus one HDMI output). The unit offers a wide range of functions, including frame synchronization, multi-viewer capability, a built-in Web server,...

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Rally Racing Film Lights Challenging Forest Track with Zylight F8 LED Fresnel

Posted by on 09/25/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

LOS ANGELES  – For his graduation film, cinematographer student Sverre Sørdal, who is training at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in Beaconsfield, U.K., did not take the easy road. Instead, he shot a film about rally racing on a track in the middle of the forest with a very tight shooting schedule and very unpredictable lighting. Directed by Nick Rowland, Group B is named for the rallying era of the 1980s. The narrative follows Shane, who is returning to the track after a major accident, and explores his fears of getting back into racing while trying to find trust in his newly assigned navigator. Rowland and Sørdal previously collaborated on Slap, which received the Virgin Atlantic Little Red Award for Best Short...

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Magical Glass: Part 4, FujiFilm

Posted by on 09/24/2014 in Client News, Media | 0 comments

The following interview between Fujifilm’s Thom Calabro and writer Nick Dager appears on Digital Cinema Report. The original article can be viewed here. Even by itself a professional motion picture lens feels magical. Each one represents the painstaking work of many dedicated people who put their hearts and souls into the creation of a precision blend of metal and other materials encasing carefully polished glass. But, in fact it is simply a tool. What makes any lens truly special is how and why a filmmaker chooses it for a particular shoot and, especially, how he or she uses it. Put a great lens into the hands of a talented cinematographer with a trained eye and magic happens. How and why a given DP chooses a specific lens for a...

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Media Technology Expo Provides Value for Pacific Northwest Video Professionals

Posted by on 09/24/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

SEATAC, WA — Registration is still open for the 3rd Annual Media Technology Expo, which begins Sept. 30 at Fremont Studios in Seattle and concludes at Left Bank Annex in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 2. Presented by professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), the free event is expected to attract hundreds of video professionals from across the Pacific Northwest. Both venues will feature an exhibit hall with almost 50 exhibitors, including Avid, AJA Video, Extron, JVC, Panasonic, Roland and Sony. The free conference program includes a “Broadcast Roundtable,” which will feature personnel from regional television stations discussing newsroom technologies and workflows. Other seminars will discuss...

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JVC Takes ‘F.A.S.T. Track Tour’ to South Florida, Washington D.C.

Posted by on 09/23/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

WAYNE, NJ  – The “F.A.S.T. Track Tour,” JVC’s series of presentations promoting the live HD streaming capabilities built into its camcorders and related products, will make its next stops in the South Florida and Washington, D.C. markets. The seminar will be held at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina in Fort Lauderdale on Sept. 23, followed by the Greenbelt Marriott in Greenbelt, Md., on Oct. 15. Both seminars are free, include lunch and run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Short for “Fluent Adaptive Streaming Technology,” F.A.S.T. represents streaming technology built into JVC’s GY-HM650, GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 cameras that includes content-aware error correction to ensure reliable HD transmission over a variety of Internet...

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MIRA Mobile M-12HD and SportsNet LA Capture High-Quality Close-Ups, Panoramic Shots and Night-time Slo-Mo With FUJINON Optics

Posted by on 09/19/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

Wayne, N.J. – When MIRA Mobile’s new M-12HD rolls into Dodger Stadium on behalf of MIRA customer, SportsNet LA, it does so with shot-capturing skills that rival the speed and focus of any Cy Young Award winner. Four of the truck’s six FUJINON XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field lenses outfitted on Sony HDC2570 studio cameras are positioned at various points on the field – high left field, mid first base, tight center field, and right field. One XA99x mans the high third base position placed on an I-MOVIX ultra-slow-motion system, provided by Fletcher Chicago.  M-12 is also equipped with four XA77x9.5 telephoto field lenses. (On August 29th, NEP announced that they have closed on their acquisition of the assets of MIRA Mobile Television....

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ABS Strengthens Operations Team with New Hires

Posted by on 09/18/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

SEATAC, WA — Professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced Mindy Siegel Baggett has been hired as director of operations, effective May 27. She is the latest hire in an ongoing effort this year to improve company operations. Natalie Hoffman joined accounts receivable and payable in January, while David McKillip was added in May to manage warehouse and logistics. A former assistant public school principal, Baggett has built her new career around sales and marketing management. Most recently, she spent three years as the director of patient acquisition for Contemporary Dentistry, where she increased revenue by creating and implementing new policies and procedures. She has also...

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Ina EXPERT Installs Broadcast Pix VOX Visual Radio Systems to Prepare Students for Emerging Trend

Posted by on 09/17/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

Billerica, Massachusetts  – Visual radio is a growing trend, as many radio stations around the world are providing live video feeds of their radio programming via the Internet in an effort to turn listeners into viewers. Broadcast Pix™ today announced Ina EXPERT, an international school for broadcasting and new media careers based in France, has installed VOX™ visual radio systems at two of its campuses to address the need for training for this new element of radio broadcasting. Installed by Paris-based systems integrator SAV, one VOX is located in the “Media Training” room in Ina EXPERT’s new training center in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris. The system is used to record student performances for later review, as well as...

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JVC Demonstrates Laser Hybrid Projector Technology at 2014 FSEMC

Posted by on 09/16/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., will demonstrate its new BLU-Escent laser hybrid illumination projector technology at the 2014 Flight Simulator Engineering & Maintenance Conference (FSEMC), which runs Sept. 15-18 in Tulsa, Okla. Featured in JVC’s new DLA-VS2500 simulation projector, the technology offers lamp-free operation for significant operational cost savings. BLU-Escent uses blue laser diode modules to excite a yellow phosphor applied to a high-speed, rotating aluminum disc. Distributing the phosphor around the periphery of the disc allows for a large surface area of phosphor to be used for illumination, providing greatly extended lifetime. Additionally, the high-speed...

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