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SIS LIVE Put Sting In America’s Cup Series
Following a highly competitive tender process and successful test event in New Zealand, SIS LIVE have been awarded the contract to build and deliver HD agile cameras, and provide digital RF microwave and audio solutions for the 34th America’s Cup World Cup Series. This multi-million pound contract will see SIS LIVE working with the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) for three years, to cover 16 regattas around the globe as well as the Louis Vuitton Cup; the America’s Cup Challengers Series and the 34th America’s Cup Match. They have already provided a fully managed integrated technical solution and cutting edge coverage of the regattas in Cascais, Portugal, Plymouth, England and San Diego, USA. Gary Lovejoy, Head of Media Production, ACEA, said: “We are transforming the television coverage of the 34th America’s Cup to make it more comprehensive, more dynamic and more engaging for our viewing audience. We want to enable viewers to feel like they are on the boats - feeling the power of the wind, seeing the splitsecond decisions being made, seeing these athletes in action.” SIS LIVE have delivered on this ambitious mission statement by devising intimate and exciting camera angles. Their integrated RF services capture and interconnect the sound and vision feeds from the agile remote yacht cameras, chase boats, umpire boats, helicopter camera feeds and shore cams. These are fed for broadcast, live internet streaming and big screen coverage. The systems have been specially designed to be as ergonomic and lightweight as possible to minimise their impact on the racing yachts, while generating the high quality HD pictures needed for the global television and online coverage. Groundbreaking audio coverage of the action comes from a range of sources, including individual mics on each crew member, onboard fx mics and a SIS LIVE designed and built rugged waterproof surround microphone, devised to mount discretely underneath the HD Pod Camera.

SIS LIVE’s RF camera system delivers exciting angles

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At the Cascais event cameras were successfully connected over IP for the first time employing a landbased diversity receive system to provide faultless coverage with no break-up of pictures whatsoever in the ten days of the regatta. David Meynell, SIS LIVE Managing Director, said: “After months of planning, design and product development, it’s exciting to see our cutting edge technology

in action. The SIS LIVE team is showing great creativity and invention to deliver a faultless service to the ACEA.” At the Plymouth Event, the dynamic pictures featuring the race and waterfront were beamed around the world and streamed live on the internet, reaching an estimated worldwide audience of 768 million people in 35 countries.

Panasonic Raises Bar In Mobile HD Acquisition
AVC-Intra codec is highly prized for the stunning, master-quality 10bit, 4:2:2 sampled, independent frame images it produces and now for the first time with the AGHPX250EJ, Panasonic offers an ultra-portable handheld camera with full-resolution, 10-bit, intraframe recording in a one-piece unit without the need for an add-on recorder. This is an unprecedented level of image quality in a lightweight camera. In addition to AVC-Intra 100/50 recording, the AGHPX250EJ records in DVCPRO HD, as well as standard definition recording in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV. The AG-HPX250EJ supports international HD and SD standards, an added benefit to producers with global clients. Panasonic’s AG-HPX250EJ offers HD 10-bit In AVC-Intra 100/50 and
4:2:2 and AVC-Intra 100

The AG-HPX250EJ is the latest P2 HD handheld camera recorder with 10-bit, 4:2:2 independent-frame full 1920 x 1080 resolution AVCIntra recording. Incorporating new technology in the lens, camera section and recorder section, this compact unit offers a level of performance that approaches full-size, shoulder-type broadcasting camera recorders. It’s also the first handheld model to support AVC-Intra codecs. The

DVCPRO HD, it records in 1080 at 59.94i, 29.97p(N), 23.98p(N), 50i and 25p(N) and in 720p at 23.98p(N), 29.97p(N), 59.94p, 50p and 25p(N). In DVCPRO50/25 and DV, it records in 480 at 59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 23.98pA, and in 576 at 50i and 25p. The AG-HPX250EJ offers variable frame rate capability in 1080p up to 30fps as well as 720p up to 60fps for undercranking/ overcranking to create fast or slowmotion effects. Weighing 2.5kg (5.5 pounds), the AG-HPX250EJ incorporates high-sensitivity 1/3 type, full-HD 2.2 megapixel 3MOS imagers and a 20-bit Digital Signal Processor to acquire native 1920 x 1080 resolution images. Offering a wide 28mm to 588mm (35mm equivalent) 22 x HD zoom lens with three independent adjustable rings, the AG-HPX250EJ covers most shooting situations without the need for a wide-angle conversion lens. The 22 x lens also features an Optical Image Stabiliser

(O.I.S.) function that ensures stable images during shooting. The AG-HPX250EJ offers genlock/timecode input for multicamera operation, as well as an HD SDI output, an HDMI output, and an IEEE 1394 in/out. The camera recorder is equipped with a Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) function to help compensate for wide variations in lighting, a waveform monitor and vectorscope display and two focus assist functions – a picture expanding function and a focus bar. Equipped with two P2 card slots, the AG-HPX250EJ can record for up to 320 minutes in AVC-Intra 100 at 720/24pN, 160 minutes in AVC-Intra 100 at 1080/24pN and 128 minutes in other AVC-Intra 100 or DVCPRO HD formats on two 64GB cards. In AVC-Intra 50, the recording time is twice that of AVC-Intra 100. The P2 HD handheld offers all the benefits of a faster, file-based P2 HD workflow and a host of time-saving features.


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Immortal Images: Nuoda & Film Factory
Film Tails Out
IABM Report Revieals New Insights
Masstech Emerald 7.5 LE Preserves Vital Assets
Sneak Peek
Robotics in the Newsroom
Sislive America's World Cup
Expo World Travel Comments on Services
Transcoding: Getting There Faster
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