In Broadcast - October 2013 - 12
I N T E R N A T I O N A L
WWW.INBROADCAST.COM | ISSUE 24 - OCTOBER 2013
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ARRI Unveils AMIRA Camera
RRI has introduced AMIRA, a
camera that combines exceptional
image quality and affordable CFast
The camera has an ergonomic
design optimised for single-operator
use and extended shouldermounted operation.
Ready to pick up and shoot
straight out of the camera bag,
AMIRA is hardy enough to take
anywhere and features in-camera
grading with preloaded looks
based on 3D LUTs, as well as 200
fps slow motion.
Throughout its long history ARRI
has offered ﬁlm and programme
makers a range of diverse cameras
suited to different production tasks;
common to them all, however,
has been the promise of creative
liberation through functional, userfriendly design.
AMIRA represents a continuation
of this tradition. It will sit alongside
ARRI’s AMIRA boasts the
same sensor as the ALEXA
other camera offerings from ARRI,
answering the needs of certain types
of camera professional and certain
types of production.
The AMIRA features the
same sensor as the ALEXA,
recording superior HD 1080 or 2K
pictures that are suitable for any
With a dynamic range of more
than 14 stops, low noise levels,
subtle highlight handling, natural
colour rendering, flattering skin
tones and speeds of up to 200 fps,
ARRI claim that the AMIRA will
deliver life-like images.
AMIRA records Rec 709 or Log
C images using ProRes LT, 422,
422HQ or 444 codecs.
Recording in-camera to CFast
2.0 flash memory cards with
super-quick data rates, the route
into post-production is made as
simple as possible.
TIMA Awarded Dedicated UN Fibre Circuits
IMA, a global facilities and
content service provider, has
become one of only 15 media
companies worldwide to be
awarded dedicated UN ﬁbre circuits.
TIMA (The International Media
Associates) has now secured ofﬁce
space within the UN.
This new UN status recognises
TIMA’s growing standing within the
m e d i a
and is part of
to be at the
heart of news
and decisionm a k i n g
The International Media Associates working with the UN
that TIMA can
access all UN pool material and
distribute it live or recorded to
customers around the world,” said
Alla Salehian, CEO of TIMA. “At a
time of considerable international
tension and conﬂict we believe this
greater access will provide important
background to today’s headline
stories,” he added.
TIMA has also been allocated
four dedicated positions on Press
Island to provide live feed services
to broadcast clients.
From the UN in New York, TIMA
can now distribute live and recorded
content to broadcasters around the
world via its dedicated ﬁbre circuits,
provided by Hibernia Networks, to
Washington DC and Europe as well
as via its satellite uplink units in the
US and London.
Ultra HD Trio
GBR: A trio of autoswitching
Mini Converters from Blackmagic
Mini Converter Optical Fibre is
a bidirectional unit that includes
6G-SDI and 6 Gb/s optical
fibre for SD, HD and Ultra HD.
Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 4K –
four SDI inputs that allow support
for Ultra HD video inputs using a
single link 6G-SDI, dual link 3G-SDI
and quad link HD-SDI connections.
Mini Converter SDI Multiplex 4K –
four SDI inputs and four SDI outputs
GER: RTS has introduced the RP1000 series – the newest member of its
colour display keypanel family and the
successor to its ﬂagship KP 32 CLD.
The 32-position RP-1032 offers an
advanced display, state-of-the-art
functionality and a modern, modular
design that ﬁts into any broadcast
control room or truck application.
The unit supports the RP-1932
expansion keypanel and both the
RTS RVON VOIP and OMNEO IP
optional network audio cards.
Video Clarity’s 4K
USA: Video Clarity debuted its
ClearView Extreme 4K videoquality analysers in Europe at IBC.
The analysers provide a new
level of input/output capability and
performance in subjective picturequality comparison for researchers
in broadcast and consumer
product manufacturing, as well
as engineering departments in
television broadcasting, cable, and
IPTV program-delivery networks.
Video Clarity says that several
leading broadcast engineering groups
have already adopted the solution.