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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE 4 great live shows this month covered streaming, minicams, mics, studios, tallies, prompting and more. Check them all out on... Microphones Appointed DPA Microphones’ d:screet 4063 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones were used to record sound on the History Network reality show Counting Cars, a spin-off of the popular Pawn Stars programme. Instead of using a traditional boom technique, sound mixer Rado Stefanov relied on the DPA kit for both talent and ambient sound recording on a show that chronicles the daily goings on at a car and motorcycle restoration and customization company in Las Vegas. “The DPA miniatures sound exactly like boom mics with the added advantage that I can plant them directly on the talent or vehicles engines and interiors,” says Stefanov. “The main advantage of the DPA mics is that they have a high SPL, which means they can handle extremely loud sound sources and wont distort when we go from very low dialogue to very noisy car and bike sounds.” Altered Images, a leading reseller of technology for the television production and corporate communications industries, has announced the appointment of Tim Cunningham as Senior Business Development Manager – for Midlands , Wales, and West of England. A well respected industry fi gure he rejoins after 3 years having grown his knowledge and experience even further through his work at Presteigne Charter and Tyrell CCT. Tim’s credibility and passion further enhances the team’s expertise across the complete production cycle, it further highlights Altered Images’ strong commitment to the creative community across the UK. Awards A group of six anonymous North Korean cameramen were among the recipients at this year’s Rory Peck Awards. Team Mindeulle were rewarded in the Features category for their undercover work on North Korea: Life Inside the Secret State, produced by Hard Cash Productions and broadcast by Channel 4 Dispatches and PBS Frontline. The Sony Impact Award was presented to British freelancer Ben Steele for Hunted, an exploration of the world of Russian vigilante gangs produced by Blakeway Productions for Channel 4 Dispatches. The Rory Peck Award for News was presented to Pacme Pabandji from Central African Republic for CAR: Descent Into Chaos, broadcast by AFPTV. The Rory Peck Awards honour the work of freelance camera people working in news and current affairs. Searching? broadcast cameraman Search with full details of hundreds of GTC accredited Camera Operators, Lighting Cameramen, DoPs and specialist cameramen, why go anywhere else? 10 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 96 DECEMBER 2014