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Enhancing HD capabilities Sony’s F65 first motion picture T he latest film from the production company Overbrook Entertainment and acclaimed director M. Night Shyamalan, After Earth, scheduled for release next year by Sony Pictures Entertainments Columbia Pictures, is the first major motion picture to be shot using Sonys groundbreaking F65 CineAlta digital production camera. Shyamalan commented, I couldnt be any happier with the F65, which is amazing since I’m a film guy and I thought I’d die a film guy. It’s a digital media that’s warm and has humanity in it which is obviously the most important thing to me. In January 2012, Sony began worldwide deliveries of the F65 camera to meet the incredibly high demand from production professionals.  Approximately 400 units were pre- ordered, and several other high-profile productions are also planned to be shot with the F65. 22 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE A ustralia’s Seven Network, one of the first customers for Quantel’s Enterprise sQ system back in 2004 and now the country’s most watched network, has placed an order with Quantel to upgrade its flagship Sydney news centre to a fully file-based, HD capable operation. Seven has added more storage and two further sQ Edit applications as well as integrating its Final Cut Pro editors into the Quantel workflow. In addition, Seven has purchased eight of Quantel’s new Qube craft editors, which offer up to 4x faster HD performance than their predecessor (sQ Edit Plus). As well as offering full file handling and workflow, the new system will also integrate with an XDCAM Archive via a Quantel Power Portal. Moving into the mobile production market I nternationally acclaimed broadcast hire company Procam Television is now able to offer clients fully mobile production facilities after taking delivery of its first multi-purpose production vehicle, which was built by leading UK systems integration specialist Broadcast Networks. The new vehicle can accommodate up to 12 cameras and is based on a sturdy Volkswagon Crafter chassis. It has sufficient room to accommodate a crew of five and incorporates some of the most sophisticated broadcast and production technology on the market.