Recent Posts by Fergal Ringrose, Editorial Director, Europe

NAB Reflections: Blackmagic launches live production camera

At NAB Blackmagic Design announced Blackmagic Studio Camera, a new camera specifically designed for live production and available in 1080 HD and Ultra HD models starting from only $1,995. It includes features specifically targeted at the requirements of live production. Currently production professionals often need to use cameras designed for general video production for live […]  More

NAB Reflections: CueScript makes company debut

CueScript, a provider of prompting solutions for all broadcast production needs, made its company debut at the NAB Show. Industry veterans Michael Accardi, President; Brian Larter, Managing Director; and Peter Carey, Group CFO, have come together, bringing their collective wealth of broadcast industry experience and knowledge to launch the business. CueScript unveiled its first product, […]  More

NAB Reflections: Panasonic unveils third-gen VariCam HS

Panasonic used NAB to introduce its third-generation VariCam HS, incorporating the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs and high speed 1080p image capture for demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications. The VariCam HS 2/3 type camera head docks with the AVC-ULTRA recording module to provide the full functionality of a conventional production camera/recorder. This […]  More

Broadcast Solutions clears boundary for Indian Premier League cricket

As it worked towards the completion of the ICC (International Cricket Council) World Twenty20 competition in early April – broadcast in 5.1 surround for the first time – busy OB services supplier Broadcast Solutions was also preparing to move its cricket coverage from Bangladesh to the UAE and India to cover the Indian Premier League […]  More

Telestream in Switch to Mac media player

Telestream has announced a public beta program for Switch, its new multiformat media player for Mac OS X that provides broadcast and post production professionals with what they need to play, inspect, and correct their multiformat media in one professional tool. Switch is built on the same technologies Telestream has developed for its professional transcoding […]  More

Maverick TV uses new Forscene and Sony production workflow on C4 show

Forbidden Technologies has created a professional workflow using Sony’s new CBK-WA100 wireless adapter for Sony cameras. Forbidden client Maverick TV is the first to use this new Forscene workflow integrated with Sony’s wireless adapter on a programme commissioned by Channel 4. Forbidden worked together with Sony to create an integrated workflow and to provide a […]  More

Tata Communications delivers live F1 feeds to Chello DMC for Sport1

Tata Communications is providing Official F1 licensee/broadcaster Chello DMC live Formula 1 video feeds via its wholly-owned fibre network for the first time this season. The high quality video feeds, broadcast on Dutch sports channel Sport1, will be used for the channel’s full 2014 race season coverage. The partnership builds on Tata Communications’ capability as […]  More

Bradley debuts smallest CCU receiver

Bradley Engineering has revealed what may be the world’s smallest CCU receiver giving full camera control for a broadcast camera. Bradley’s RD 12, a Radio Data product, is an ultra-thin CCU control unit for Sony, Ikegami, Panasonic and Bradley cameras. At only 100 grams it is the smallest of its type, and possibly the smallest […]  More

Atomos claims world-first with Shogun deck

Atomos, the creator of the Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, has launched the new 4K Apple ProRes and RAW capable 12G-SDI and 4K HDMI Shogun at NAB 2014. “Shogun is the culmination of everything we stand for, amazing edit codecs from the sensor like 4K ProRes and RAW Cinema DNG, affordable 4K recording through Raided […]  More