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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE UHD camera Sony has unveiled the HDC-4300, a camera with three 2/3-inch 4K image sensors that supports the same B4- mount lenses and control surfaces as its HDC-2000 series. Existing HDLA-1500 series, control and shading systems, viewfi nders and master set-up units are all interchangeable between the HD and 4K systems. “This camera provides 4K capabilities and a workfl ow that content producers are instantly familiar and comfortable with,” said Norbert Paquet, strategic marketing manager Sony Professional, Europe. “We’ve developed the HDC Series as a fl exible platform for our customers to maximize their ROI on multiple applications. The HDC-4300 is multi-format for daily HD applications, sports on the weekends with up to 400fps, and future-proof with 4K acquisition.” Acquisition Ikegami has developed an 8K Ultra HD handheld camera. Designed for live studio and fi eld production, the SHK-810 has a compact head that weighs less than 20 lbs (9 kg). It can be operated in the same way as existing Ikegami broadcast cameras, the company said. Featuring a single 33 million- pixel Super 35 CMOS sensor, the SHK-810 was developed in collaboration with Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK). According to the roadmap of the Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications test broadcasts of 4K/8K via satellite will start at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 8K on-air broadcasting is scheduled to start in Japan by 2018. Cameras JVC showcased three new 4k cameras at NAB including a new shooter for cinematographers, documentary fi lmmakers and broadcast production departments. The GY-LS300 features JVC’s 4K Super 35 CMOS sensor and an industry standard Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount. JVC’s Variable Scan Mapping technology, which electronically adapts the active area of the Super 35 sensor to provide native support of PL and EF mount lenses, among many others, is also included. The other two cameras were the GY-HM200 streaming camcorder and GY-HM170 compact camcorder. See interview SGL has an established history serving the archive needs of broadcast facilities around the world. SGL’s archive & content management products are built on scalable, reliable solutions, providing significant workflow, time and cost efficiencies. Our comprehensive suite of solutions provide adaptable, flexible video arching that organisations of any size can depend on T: +44 (0)1489 889930 | E: | W: Global leaders in Archive & Storage Management 12 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 101 MAY 2015