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VR CAMERAS Shooting Partners has bought a Nokia OZO and is making it available for hire. The professional virtual reality (VR) camera features eight 2k-by-2k sensors that can capture 360-degree spherical video and eight microphones for recording 360x360 surround sound. “There’s no other camera that compares to the Nokia OZO,“ said Shooting Partners director Shaun Wilton. “There are small, low-cost 360-degree cameras that produce low quality footage and there are mounts that allow you to create 360-degree views using multiple stand-alone cameras, but no other solution provides both the ease-of-use and quality that the OZO does.” The OZO kit is available from Shooting Partners as wet hire, including a fully trained technician for set-up and operation. It also comes with cartridges, a docking station and a Macbook Pro with Oculus DK2 Head Mounted Display. LIVE PRODUCTION OB Arena Television is using Barnfind gear for signal distribution within its three new IP-based Ultra HD outside broadcast trucks. OBX, OBY and OBZ will use BarnOne and BarnMini products, including the BarnMini-07 CWDM multiplexers, to transport signals to remote positions. The BarnOne frame has built-in CWDM multiplexing and routing that dovetails with the BarnMini range of fibre converters. Adam Klink, general engineering manager for Arena said: “The ability to mix video, Ethernet and HDMI on a single platform and configure the internal router on the fly was an attractive proposition giving us tremendous flexibility to cope with the ever-changing demands faced on these vehicles.” Arena holds OB contracts with BT Sport, Sky and the BBC, among others. TSL Systems has provided a full live production facility for TipTV’s new facility in Victoria, London. The set- up includes a 4-camera robotic HD studio complete with audio mixing and the ability to stream live to the web. The studio also features wireless microphones and studio foldback, routing capabilities, technical monitoring, a 24-fader audio mixing console and a Tricaster 8000 production switcher. TipTV, a subsidiary of Linear Investments, creates branded content and offers white label services to publishers. Its output focuses on providing advice and help across various subjects including finance and betting. BROADCAST FIBRE OPTIC SOLUTIONS OB and Field Deployable Applications Caddie-LB 4K BlueLite BC364 Wavelength Mapping ShaxX Power Insertion BN366 4K Fibre Links Infrastructure BC365 12G-SDI BC860/862 Gigabit links STAND: E01 A complete range of modular field proven interfaces. From compact stand alone units to complete optical networks. Broadcast Specialists KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 121 January 2017 | 9