Sony Electronics Unveils Shallow Depth of Field System Camera with Super 35mm 4K CMOS Global Shutter Image Sensor

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Sony today announced the HDC-F5500 system camera, the latest entry in Sony’s HDC camera series, which boasts a highly sensitive Super 35mm, 4K CMOS global shutter image sensor that enables shallow depth of field.  The new multi-format addition builds on the success and benefits of the industry-standard HDC lineup and serves as a powerful tool for those in need of creative expression with a cinematic look, in a system camera form factor and workflow.  Thanks to the global shutter effect to prevent rolling shutter distortion and flash band, and its high frame rate capability of 120fps, the HDC-F5500 is ideal for sports and live entertainment production.  The camera’s high sensitivity and low noise also make it suitable for capturing dark scenes, which is especially beneficial for drama productions.

“There is a strong desire to integrate the ‘cinematic look’ into sports and entertainment productions to heighten emotions and enable more connected storytelling,” said Theresa Alesso, Pro Division President, Sony Electronics.  “Listening to the voice of our customers, we’ve taken our expertise with 35mm cinema cameras and our learnings in industry-leading system cameras and created a new Super 35mm system camera that will match perfectly and easily work alongside our HDC camera series, as well as our portfolio of production solutions.”

JVC PROFESSIONAL VIDEO’S 4K PTZ REMOTE CAMERAS WITH NDI®|HX ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, announces the immediate availability of its new 4K KY-PZ400NW/NB PTZ cameras, the newest addition to its CONNECTED CAM™ line of cameras. The HD versions of the PTZs, the KY-PZ200NW/NB and the more economical HD KY-PZ200W/B, will begin shipping in November. Ideal for sports, concerts and other live event broadcasts or productions, the cameras provide new creative streaming possibilities for an ever-evolving remote media landscape.

With integrated NDI®|HX technology from the Vizrt Group, the KY-PZ400NW/NB and KY-PZ200NW/NB cameras now offer a high-quality, low-latency IP video transmission standard that is ideal for streaming in an ever-evolving media landscape. All three camera options provide optimal image quality and performance for remote production over the internet, and are equipped with SRT technology, H.265/H.264/MJPEG encoding and VITC (Vertical Interval Timecode) multi-camera synchronization. Each model is also available in black or white to best match the ambience of the venue/project.

Marshall Unveils CV605 Entry Level PTZ Camera

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Marshall Electronics, a leading manufacturer of broadcast and proAV cameras and equipment, introduces the CV605 5X HD60 IP PTZ Camera, an entry-level PTZ camera that doesn’t compromise on craftmanship or video quality. This new offering rounds out the Marshall family of PTZ cameras, providing a high performing option at every price point.

The CV605 camera features a 5X optical zoom range with a simultaneous 3GSDI and IP interface. Utilizing a professional grade 2 Megapixel sensor to capture crisp HD video at up to 1920x1080p resolution at 60fps. The wide-angle optical zoom lens offers an impressive 85-degree angle-of-view through 20-degrees (15mm) with smooth transitions and an additional 10X digital zoom range.

Canare SMPTE HFO Camera Cables are Road-ready for On-the-go Live Video Productions

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With the ever-changing landscape of the media world, having durable, yet easy-to-use equipment is paramount. For videographers and camera operators, even something as simple as a cable can play a vital role. That’s why Canare SMPTE Hybrid Fiber Optic (HFO) SMPTE ST304 and ST311 cable assemblies have become the industry standard. Designed for broadcast and A/V professionals, the SMPTE HFO cables are also available as slim, lightweight, and durable tactical solutions, to stand up to the toughest environments.

Popular with major news and sports networks, Canare’s SMPTE HFO cables come standard in 9 mm (LF-2SM9N), with 7 mm patch cable (LF-2SM7N) and 7 mm or 9 mm tactical (LF-2SM7T and LF-2SM9T) options also available. Canare designed the cable jacket of the tactical options to have superior flexibility and mechanical properties that provides both crush and impact resistance.

Marshall Introduces New CV420-30X “All-In-One” 12GSDI Camera at NAB 2021

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As 12G-SDI becomes more widely adopted with its ability to carry low latency video up to 4K/60fps resolution over coaxial (12GSDI) cable, Marshall Electronics announces its CV420-30X 12GSDI camera at NAB 2021 (Booth C5636). This all-in-one model with 12GSDI, HDMI and IP (HEVC/SRT) simultaneous outputs fits into a wide variety of broadcast and professional A/V workflow capable applications.

The CV420-30X utilizes a high performing Sony Exmor-R sensor to capture crisp 4K (UHD) video up to 3840x2160p at 60fps through a long 30X optical zoom range. Its straightforward design and ease of use make this a valuable camera for live broadcast, houses of worship, sportscasts, newscasts, reality television, concert production, corporate video, courtroom capture, government assembly, education, social media streaming and more.

MultiDyne Expands SilverBack Fiber Camera Adapter Series

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MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Solutions is bringing a new version of its flagship SilverBack-V series fiber camera adapters to market that reduces the cost of creating high-resolution, cinematic quality productions for a much broader customer base. Ideal for content producers of live concerts, sports and church services, the new SilverBack-VB retains the main features required for HD, 4K and even 8K productions while streamlining the feature set for smaller budgets.

The SilverBack-V and SilverBack-VB both convert digital cinema cameras into SMPTE studio cameras for use in live multi-camera productions. SilverBack-VB users will save costs for content producers that can now use lower-priced digital cinema cameras that today provide comparable images to more expensive cameras. For example, a live production company can now mix and match high-end and lower-cost digital cinema cameras to reduce expenses, while houses of worship and live performance venues can achieve cinematic emotion for every in-house production at less than half the cost.

CFN Upgrades Studio Acquisition with Hitachi HDTV Cameras

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Headquartered in Uniondale, New York, the Catholic Faith Network (CFN) is a not-for-profit television organization that uses all forms of media to keep the Catholic community connected to their faith. Looking to upgrade its studio cameras to newer technology, the channel recently purchased three SK-HD1800 HDTV production cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai).

CFN is available on Optimum, Verizon FiOS and Charter Spectrum throughout the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut area, plus selected cable and satellite systems nationwide as well as streaming at www.CFNtv.org. CFN’s programming includes live masses, talk shows, and topics ranging from faith and societal issues to health and cooking. With Catholic Faith Network expanding, CFN senior executive producer Sean Kennedy knew exactly which brand of cameras he wanted to grow with them.

Marshall Cameras Enhance Kent State University’s eSports Live Streams Without Any Player Distractions

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Kent State University originally launched its eSports program in the Fall of 1998 and it was the beginning of something big. Today, with a community of over 400 students and growing daily, the University currently competes at a varsity level in the Overwatch, League of Legends, Rocket League and Hearthstone competitions. Looking to enhance live streams by capturing athlete reactions and interactions with other players and team members, Jason Forbes, broadcast engineer at Kent State University, Teleproductions turned to the miniature CV503 POV and full featured CV730 PTZ cameras from Marshall Electronics.

The University was already very familiar with Marshall, as its cameras are used throughout the campus for some of its traditional sports and as observation cameras for classrooms and labs. The design and integration of Kent State’s 12-seat V-style arena gaming space was done entirely in-house with an assist from Heartland Video, which provided most of the video production gear. The use of Marshall’s ultra-compact cameras allowed the team to enhance its live streams to Twitch without causing any player distractions or interference.

Streaming Success Starts With the Camera

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Live steaming of worship services over the internet is far from entirely new to Houses of Worship, but has taken on a vastly new level of significance for them in recent months. Streaming was already a growing part of many churches’ initiatives to expand their ministries and connect with members unable to attend in person, but the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions on in-person gatherings have thrust online video delivery into the spotlight.

When choosing technical solutions for live streaming, a lot of attention is focused on the streaming encoder and delivery platform such as a CDN or social media channel – the last steps in the chain before the content reaches viewers. The cameras at the start of the chain are sometimes almost taken for granted but make a huge difference to both the quality of the results and operational considerations. Lower-end options ranging from smartphones and DSLRs to PTZ cameras and camcorders may seem attractive for their low cost, but broadcast-class cameras can significantly improve the look of your streams – as well as IMAG when congregants return to the sanctuary – and are more affordable than you might think.