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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE Broadcast services Bexel has added affordable, customised Flypacks to its inventory and recruited a raft of new staff. Former Autocue chief executive Richard Satchell has been appointed managing director of the EMEA division with Neil Coles, formerly of Pinewood Studios, now head of business development and Jonathan Endley, previously with SIS LIVE, business development manager. “With Bexel fl ypack solutions and TV production support now available in the UK, we are expertly delivering world-class production solutions and unparalleled engineering support for around the camera, in the studio, and outside broadcast to the EMEA region,” said Satchell. Bexel is a part of Bexel Global, the Vitec Group’s production services business unit. Location audio Wisycom has updated the fi rmware on its MCR42S receiver to allow it work with Sound Devices new 688 mixer/recorder and its SL-6 SuperSlot power and RF distribution accessory. With the addition of the 688 mixer/recorder and SL-6 accessory, the MCR42 can use two analogue channels or digital AES3 managed and monitored by the SuperSlot to use all its features including the ability to select the most suitable frequencies over a wide spectrum. The MCR42S / Sound Devices 688 partnership allows users to perform audio mixing, recording and wireless receiver control all from the mixer, with simplifi ed power distribution and interconnection, the company said. Camera support Camera tracking New camera s upport manufacturer Acebil is launching its range of tripods, pedestals, jibs and sliders into Europe via an exclusive distribution agreement with Ianiro International. The Acebil range of equipment has been designed to be different: with no legacy design holding back the research team, the company said. “From its radical use of carbon fi bre to the inventive tracking mechanism on its sliders, Acebil surprises at every turn,” said Nick Allen-Miles, managing director of Ianiro International. “But its not into gimmicks. The company believes in delivering next generation products that are lighter, more portable and more practical than traditional designs. They look and feel very different, but produce great results.” Ncam is to launch a new entry-level camera tracking application at IBC (Stand 11.E55) that is designed for broadcasters that want to use virtual graphics or augmented reality, but only need pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) functionality rather than complete freedom of movement. Conventional PTZ heads provide a good degree of tracking for augmented reality, but are limited to tracking the movement of the head itself. The Ncam offering uses the company’s core tracking technology to detect subtle movements of the camera itself, not the camera head. Nic Hatch, chief executive and founder of Ncam said: “Platforms on a high tower, crane or cherry picker will tend to move about a little, and encoded systems are typically unable to track these movements, so the graphics no longer lock to the video. The Ncam PTZ software will detect these movements and maintain alignment.” when audio matters natural sound – in the home 10 junger_kitplus_185x74.indd MAGAZINE: ISSUE 104 AUGUST 2015 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY 2 28.07.15 18:04