Magazine article Screen International

Media Production Show: Best of the Industry in One Place

Magazine article Screen International

Media Production Show: Best of the Industry in One Place

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What's on offer at this year's Media Production Show.

The Media Production Show brings together inspiring industry speakers and some of the biggest broadcast equipment manufacturers. Here we present a selection of what's on offer

Some of the biggest manufacturers in the industry will be showing their latest products at this year's Media Production Show, among them JVC, Panasonic, Canon and Cooke.

Across the two days (13-14 June), the Keynote Theatre will host a series of sessions, with speakers ranging from the series producer of Planet Earth II to the VFX supervisor on Taboo.

JVC (Stand 518) will demo new capabilities for its GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35 handheld camcorder, including increased colour resolution to 4:2:2 in 4K mode recording.

Available via version 4.0 firmware, the update allows recording at 24/25/30p onboard to SDXC media cards. It also expands Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) output to include 50/60p via HDMI and improves the IP remote function to allow remote control and image viewing in 4K.

Upgraded models

JVC will also be showing its PTZ cameras, including the KY-PZ100, a robotic production camera that works natively with NewTek's TriCaster multi-camera video production system. Two upgraded models in its 600 Series of ProHD mobile news cam corders will also be on display: the GY-HM660, a streaming camcorder with integrated IFB (interruptible foldback) audio, and the GY-HM620.

Soliton Systems (Stand 538), the manufacturer of mobile video contribution devices that use H.265 encoding over 3G or 4G mobile networks, will showcase the Zao-S, a miniature encoder weighing just 400 grams that provides live video streaming directly from a camera.

H.265 encoding, also known as HEVC, is said to be 50% more efficient than H.264, allowing quality video to be delivered on half the available bit rate.

Canon (Stand 302) is showing a new 4K compact camera that supports a new version of its existing recording format, Cinema RAW. The C200 houses a Super 35mm CMOS sensor and can record 4K at 50fps. The new format, Cinema RAW Light, is said to provide the same flexibility in colour grading but does so in a smaller fi le size that can be recorded internally.

Global Distribution (Stand 318) will be giving a UK debut to a host of kit, including Atomos' Sumo. The 19-inch High Dynamic Range (HDR) recorder-monitor with switching capabilities was first unveiled at NAB in April. Also on show from Atomos will be the Flame and Inferno series.

Other highlights include Accusys' 4-Port Thunderbolt 3 shared storage and StorNext and ZFS storage from Symply Ultra.

Along with its new EVA1 camera (see page 15) Panasonic (Stand 416) will be displaying the complete VariCam line-up, including the VariCam 35, the compact VariCam LT and the VariCam Pure, which provides 4K uncompressed raw at up to 120fps.

The company will also be showing its latest 4K and HD remote cameras for fixed-rig installations, education and live streaming. The AK-UC3000 4K live studio camera will also be on display.

Cooke Optics (Stand 552) will have two new lenses on show, including one that was launched at NAB. The S7/i Full Frame Plus prime lens range is designed for the full frame cinema camera sensors market, including the Red Weapon VV 8K and the Arri Alexa 65 in 16:9 mode.

The Panchro/I Classic range is a modern redesign that achieves the same look and feel as the original Speed Panchros but has new housing and PL mounts. …

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