Panasonic AJ-CX4000 4K/HDR Camcorder Available In Late December

Panasonic AJ-CX4000

Panasonic announced that its new AJ-CX4000, a 4K/HDR shoulder-mount camcorder with a B4 lens mount and interchangeable lens, will be available at the end of December at a suggested list price of $25,000. Ideal for network news, sports, blue-chip nature films, and travel documentaries, the AJ-CX4000 follows the handheld AG-CX350 to expand the CX Series […]

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Canon’s first 8K broadcast zoom lenses for 1.25-inch sensor cameras

Canon’s first 8K broadcast zoom lenses for 1.25-inch sensor cameras

Paving the way for a future where 8K is king, Canon introduced its first 8K broadcast zoom lenses, compatible with 8K broadcast cameras equipped with 1.25-inch sensors. The two new lenses, which offer filmmakers new options in terms of coverage, will be available early 2020. The 7×10.7 KAS S will be available by special order […]

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11 old camcorders go out, 11 JVC GY HC900 broadcast camcorders go in

11 old camcorders go out, 11 new JVC GY HC900 go in

Aware of the benefits of JVC’s new CONNECTED CAM line of camcorders, which includes the GY-HC900, GY-HC500 and GY-HC550, KUSI opted for GY HC900, considered ideal for news content and sports. The GY HC900 CONNECTED CAM 2/3-inch broadcast camcorder from JVC is part of the family that includes, also, the models GY-HC500 and GY-HC550. KUSI, […]

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Panasonic AJ-CX4000GJ, a broadcast shoulder mount 4K camera recorder

Panasonic AJ-CX4000GJ, a broadcast shoulder mount 4K camera recorder

Able to record high quality images supporting 4K and HDR with high-efficiency 10-bit HEVC CODEC the new Panasonic AJ-CX4000GJ will be launched in December 2019. See it at IBC 2019. The AJ-CX4000GJ is a B4 lens mount interchangeable lens camera recorder that is typical for broadcast use. It is equipped with a large-sized 4.4K image […]

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Canon CJ15ex4.3B: first 4K broadcast portable lens to use ASC

Canon announces the CJ15ex4.3B, a 4K broadcast portable zoom lens with class-leading magnification and wide-angle focal length. The lens, the first of this type to use ASC, will be on display at IBC 2019. Canon announced today its new 4K broadcast portable zoom lens solution, the CJ15ex4.3B, at the same time the company introduced the […]

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Panasonic AW-HE42 PTZ for recording or live streaming is now available

Panasonic AW-HE42 for recording or live streaming is now available

With advances in lensing, stabilization and interfacing, the new Panasonic AW-HE42 camera is ideal for anything from recording and broadcast of lectures, to live streaming at concerts and other events. Available in either pearl white or black metallic finishes, the new AW-HE42 integrated HD pan/tilt/zoom camera offers significant improvements in lensing, stabilization and interfacing versus […]

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RT Software uses AJA solutions for fast, reliable graphics playout in broadcast

AJA I/O solutions for fast, reliable graphics playout in broadcast

Dynamic, interactive graphics are now an essential part of many broadcast and sports productions, so RT Software standardized on AJA I/O solutions for fast, reliable graphics playout. As Augmented Reality becomes more widely used to visualize information like weather patterns, athletic performance, match plays and more, transforming the way audiences see their favorite programs,  companies […]

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AJA ships KUMO 3232-12G compact router for emerging 8K workflows

AJA ships KUMO 3232-12G compact 32x32 12G-SDI router

Designed for use in broadcast, production and ProAV environments, the KUMO 3232-12G is AJA’s compact router solution for flexible and cost-efficient 12G-SDI routing. The KUMO is now shipping. With the KUMO, says AJA, professionals can “get the the routing capabilities you need at a price that fits well within your budget. The company says that […]

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JVC GY-HM250: the first professional camcorder with Facebook Live

JVC GY-HM250: the first Facebook Live professional camcorder

The JVC GY-HM250 4KCAM is the first fully integrated Facebook Live professional camcorder, thanks to a new free upgrade released by JVC Professional Video. Allowing for live broadcasts up to four hours, Facebook Live is a solution for streaming content directly to large audiences around the world, with, as Facebook states, “the camera in your […]

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New release of Epic Games’ Unreal Engine supports Maxon’s Cinema 4D

Unreal Engine

Support for Maxon’s Cinema 4D in the next version of Ureal Engine, from Epic Games, opens up new potential for high-end creative workflows and a more seamless content creation experience. With the introduction of support for Cinema 4D in the release of Unreal Engine 4.23, Epic Games takes a huge step forward, as with this […]

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10 Years Ago: The Analog Shutoff

Off-air shot of PBS News Hour, June 12 2009

June 12, 2009 was the last day of full-power over-the-air analog broadcasting in the USA. Well, mostly: the original shutoff date was supposed to be February 17, 2009, but the DTV Delay Act pushed that back to June. Even then, 120 full-power stations maintained night-time analog service for another month, thanks to the Short-term Analog […]

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AI in broadcasting: optimizing production and distribution of content

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for broadcasting applications has moved past in-lab research demonstrations and theoretical constructs, and solutions are being used in real-world broadcasts. The use of Artificial Intelligence in broadcasting is far wider than some may believe, and the number of examples from 2018 confirms that new broadcasting technologies driven by artificial […]

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Harvard University Athletics uses AJA gear for multimedia production

Harvard University Athletics uses AJA gear for multimedia production

Harvard University Athletics relies on AJA HELO, U-TAP and Ki Pro Ultra for streaming collegiate sports broadcasts to ESPN+, regional outfit NESN and the Ivy League’s international streaming platform. Harvard University consistently ranks among U.S. News and World Reports Best Colleges not only for its academic stature but also for its top-notch collegiate athletics program. […]

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Panasonic AK-UC4000 approved for Netflix content production

Panasonic AK-UC4000 approved for Netflix content production

Panasonic’s AK-UC4000 4K/HD HDR received recently a new firmware update that includes V-Log output, making it fully compatible with the workflow of the VariCam LT and the AU-EVA1. The approval, by the Netflix Post Alliance of the Panasonic’s AK-UC4000 4K/HD HDR to create Netflix-approved content, means that the camera is now joining the VariCam 35, […]

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NAB 2019: 1974 RCA TK-45As; 1978(?) TH-50A

TK-45A with Canon box lens

At the north end of the North Hall hallway, the Museum of Broadcast Technology showed off two fine 1974 RCA TK-54A color cameras. New York’s WPIX 11 used four of these cameras at Yankee Stadium until 1987, when they were “retired with gusto”. They languished in storage until recently, when MBT rescued them and was […]

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