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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE Lighting January 2016 sees the introduction of lighting’s new “Flexible Friend” the new FL-600 & FL-1200 flexible LED lights from Korean manufacturer FOMEX. Unlike existing flexible LED technology FOMEX is the first to offer it in a truly professional package that covers a spectrum of users from Feature Film rentals through Broadcast to Wedding Videographers, Stills Photography and beyond. Consisting of two lightweight sizes, the FL-600 (30x30cm/280g) and FL-1200 (30x60cm/560g) give unrivalled 360° pliability allowing the light to be formed in to shape for use in the most confined & obscure spaces. With an impressive IP64 rain & dust proof rating FL Series lights are equally at home in a studio or anywhere on location regardless of weather and environmental conditions, being water resilient they can simply be wiped clean when required. Live broadcast Augmented reality TV experience company Sixty was behind an augmented reality (AR) set extension for TV 2 Norway’s on-site studio during coverage of the 2015 IHF World Women’s Handball Championship in December. The AR consisted of several layouts, enabling sports presenters to quickly show on-air analysis to viewers including player profiles with bio and full size pictures, on court formations with a 3D court model, and updates on upcoming matches. “We worked hard to develop the AR as a compelling on-air enhancement for viewers, while also providing TV producers with a superior tool to extend their broadcast with content of instant interest to audiences,” said Sixty producer/assistant director Aleksander Berg. TV 2 used NCam real-time camera tracking. All on-screen, on-air graphics were based on the brand devised by Sixty for TV 2 and included the development of a new real-time event graphics kit. 12 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 109 JANUARY 2016 Bexel Global has appointed former Gearhouse Broadcast technical projects manager Simon Atkinson to the role of head of projects for its EMEA division. Atkinson will work out of Bexel Global’s EMEA headquarters in London UK. Atkinson has worked across system design, integration, and engineering management of studios, outside broadcast trucks and bespoke, flyaway broadcast facilities. His CV features Jean Michel Jarre’s millennium celebration in Cairo, reality television productions, and top-tier sporting events including multiple FA Cup Finals, Wimbledon, the French Open, and Formula 1 races. Richard Satchell, managing director of Bexel Global’s EMEA division, said: “Simon is one of the best, most respected engineers in our business, and his knowledge, insights and approach will be invaluable assets to us and to our customers as we continue to expand our EMEA operations.”