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WORLD NEWS Mobile stability Whether you like it or not the cameras we now carry in our pockets on a daily basis are getting better and becoming a more recognised way of capturing photos and video footage. Keeping the camera steady can be difficult but the new Hague PS2 Phone Steadymount helps overcome this problem whilst also allowing room for additional accessories to be attached. Unlike other manufacturers Hague have avoided an iPhone specific mount and have incorporated a universal phone mount which makes the PS2 accessible to a variety of phones and other devices such as iPods. It also has a standard ¼” threaded hole which allows it to be quickly tripod mounted. With it being small and compact it is an ideal support for smart phone film makers and it is now shipping worldwide from Meeting EBU guidelines J VC Professional Europe Ltd. has announced that both the recently released GY-HM600 ProHD and network enabled GY-HM650 camcorders are now fully EBU approved for broadcast use. These two new JVC ProHD cameras have been designed specifically to be in line with European Broadcasting Union (EBU) guidelines for broadcast use. The EBU recommendations are designed to provide a common set of performance standards for broadcast production across Europe. Cameras are independently tested and approved by the EBU. JVC’s GY-HM600 series cameras (GY-HM600 and GY- HM650) are now fully approved for journalism use (“Tier 2J”). The cameras are also approved for general long form HD programming (“Tier 2L”), when used with a suitable external recording device supporting 50MB/s or greater recording. The testing of the GY-HM600 and GY-HM650 cameras was carried out by Alan Roberts in accordance with the EBU guidelines. Affordable memory-based workflow S 100th Bluefin2 installation C alrec, a leading supplier of audio consoles for on-air and live production, announced that it has surpassed 100 installations of its Bluefin2 high-density signal-processing (HDSP) technology with a sale to BBC Wales. BBC Wales installed a 40-fader Artemis Beam console with Hydra2 audio routing capability in a newly renovated studio at its Cardiff, Wales, facility. This is BBC Wales’ second Artemis console. It joins nine other Artemis desks and one Apollo desk -- all equipped with Bluefin2 -- in BBC operations throughout the United Kingdom. ony have announced its new PMW-1000 Memory Recording Deck in response to the ever-increasing memory-based video production on camcorders such as the PMW-500. Following the recent launch of Sony’s XAVC codec, this half-rack sized recorder, with two SxS memory card slots and VTR-like jog/shuttle operations, enhances Sonys memory-based workflow and is suitable for both in-house and field operation. Due to its versatility, the PMW-1000 meets the needs of broadcasters and individuals in studio or Outside Broadcast vans, and is suitable for the production of commercials, documentaries, or corporate and education videos, at an affordable price. The PMW-1000 is the perfect future-proof partner to the PMW-500, the lightest CCD camcorder available, and the PMW-200 camcorder. 12 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BAY074FEB13.indd 12 11/02/2013 16:59