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Bexel Launches 4K Solution
With Evertz Dreamcatcher
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exel, a worldwide provider
of broadcast services and
solutions, has purchased two
Dreamcatcher systems from Evertz,
a leading global manufacturer
of broadcast equipment. The
acquisition serves as a cornerstone
for Bexel’s new 4K solutions, which
provide turnkey packages that will
be available to augment any major
sporting event or live production
broadcast.
Dreamcatcher represents the next
generation in slow-motion replay
technology and offers real-world
4K benefits. The product provides
enhanced storytelling capabilities
by allowing a production team to
capture an event from all angles,
without ever missing a moment of
action. When 4K cameras are used,
Dreamcatcher’s zoom capability lets
broadcasters zero in on the action
and extract an HD image from a
larger 4K frame. This high-resolution
zoom ability allows broadcasters to
enhance the narrative and definitive
coverage of close calls at sporting
events. When used in conjunction
with Evertz’ patent-pending tracking
feature, the 4K zoom functionality
enables a totally unique replay

experience. Dreamcatcher’s
proprietary Mosaic function
synchronises multiple angles that
can be played out with the press of
a single button, allowing a captured
event to be shown from brand new
perspectives.
Tom Dickinson, CTO of Bexel
said: “Bexel is a leader in building
server systems for a myriad of
sporting events, and the addition of
Dreamcatcher is a natural expansion
of our offerings – and it’s ready
for 4K now. Dreamcatcher will be
available to our customers as part
of a customised solution that will
deliver an elegant, streamlined 4K
package that can be integrated into
a sports production easily, and play
a key role in providing 4K replay
for live events. Dreamcatcher is a
great storytelling tool that employs
state-of-the-art technology to allow
broadcasters to use 4K to its fullest
extent on an HD production.”
Evertz’ Joe Cirincione, VP Sales
US Sports and Entertainment, who
has been on over a dozen shoots
including the Super Bowl and
Daytona 500, said: “Dreamcatcher
allows an audience to experience an
event like never before, and we know

Evertz Dreamcatcher offers
slow-motion replay technology
and real-world 4K benefits

that it will make a perfect addition to
Bexel’s offerings. We have enjoyed
a long and successful relationship
with Bexel, and we are very pleased
they have chosen Dreamcatcher.”
“We engage many Evertz products
in our systems and solutions,”

concluded
Dickinson.
“This is a logical e x p a n s i o n
for Bexel and the Dreamcatcher’s
features augment the sports
experience in exciting new ways,
and for live content replay and multiscreen output for award shows as
well as other live events. We’re
thrilled to add this to our fleet of
solutions.”

Alphin Keeps The Mix ‘Eargonized’ With Petrol Bags
P

roduction Sound Mixer Brett
Alphin works on a diverse range
of projects, mixing everything from
the clinking heels of high fashion
reality to the squeals of great
sea mammals. Whether he is on

Production Sound Mixer Brett Alphin

location in New York, Los Angeles
or a distant locale, he always shows
up prepared and ready to go. He
carries gear in the Deca Eargonizer
from Petrol Bags.
“When I discovered Petrol’s

PS602 Deca Eargonizer, it was my
dream bag – simple, streamlined
and compact. Exactly what I need
when I’m on the go as much as I
am,” Alphin explains. But getting
there is just the start. Alphin says:
“The key to a successful career as an
ENG mixer is that you must be easy
to work with, get good audio, and
make the process smooth. People
are visual and most of the time, if
they can’t see it, they don’t want
to worry about it. I don’t want a
producer or director to ever think
about audio. I want them to know I
have it taken care of and they can
just expect excellence.”
“There is nothing worse than
a sloppy mixer,” he says. “How
can you have confidence in a
mixer whose cables are hanging
everywhere and their rig looks like
a tornado hit it?”
Alphin’s Petrol Bags Eargonizer
helps him stay organised. His current
set up holds a compact Lectrosonics
Octopack with two Lectrosonic SRB
receivers, Sound Devices’ 788T
recorder and CL-8 mixer.
“The whole thing is about 22
pounds,” he says. “I love that the
Petrol doesn’t add weight, but it is

still sturdy and there is a place for
everything. I can set up my gear the
way I use it most and keep it that
way. One of the other cool things
about the bag is that it helps me
blend in. On set, the crew is required
to wear black most of the time and
I appreciate that the bag is black,
it blends into the background. A
lot of other companies’ bags are
blue and blue stands out, where
black blends in.”
Alphin’s Deca Eargonizer
is constructed of heavy-duty
water-resistant Cordura and has
removable internal dividers for
custom configurations. The double
floor provides headphone cable
organisation, the internal pocket
houses a mixer battery, and four
expandable snap-on pouches can
hold transmitters or receivers.
“Everything is exactly where I need
it, and ready to go to work,” he says.
“No one will ever wait on sound, with
me, as long as I have my Petrol setup
at hand and ready.”
Alphin recently completed work
on a shoot at Sea World for Animal
Planet. His resumé includes ‘The
Apprentice’, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ and
‘Project Runway’.


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InNews: Fiji TV Playout Facility Opts for Harris Broadcast Gear
InNews: Avalon Studios Goes for Xytech
InFocus: Panasonic Pro-Camera Equipment in Antartica
InSound: European Soccer Covered With Lawo Technology
InGear: Egripment Launch Universal Dolly
InTech: Abonair Part II – Wireless Video Links
InMedia: Vector 3: The Playout People
In Broadcast - July 2013 - Intro
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In Broadcast - July 2013 - Cover2
In Broadcast - July 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - July 2013 - InNews: Fiji TV Playout Facility Opts for Harris Broadcast Gear
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In Broadcast - July 2013 - InNews: Avalon Studios Goes for Xytech
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