Toolkit: December 2014

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Ikegami Electronics U.S.A.


The HC-HD300 is a flexible docking-style camera that represents Ikegami’s most affordable HD studio camera system. Ready for the studio or field, it features a newly-developed 1/3-inch 3-CMOS optical block design in keeping with the image quality and rugged construction of the broadcast-ready Unicam HD line. Ideal for broadcast TV stations, as well as applications in education, corporate video and houses of worship, the HC-HD300 may be used with a newly developed camera control system consisting of the FA-300 Fiber Adapter and BSF-300 Base Station, utilizing OpticalCON DUO connectors for its fiber camera cable connection. 

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JVC Professional Products

4KCAM Product Line

JVC Professional Products’ 4KCAM product line launched with three handheld camera models. The GY-LS300 (MSRP $4,450, available in March) features JVC’s 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor and a Micro Four Thirds lens mount to accept a variety of interchangeable lenses. It records to SDHC and SDXC media cards in a variety of image formats including 4K Ultra HD, Full HD with 4:2:2 sampling, SD and web-friendly proxy formats.

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The GY-HM200 (MSRP $2,995, available in February) is a versatile, full-featured 4K Ultra HD camcorder with HD streaming. The GY-HM170 (MSRP $2,495, available in February) delivers 4K Ultra HD imagery in an economical, palm-sized camera with professional features. 


28mm Tilt-Shift Lens

This tilt-shift prime is made especially to cover the full frame of DSLR cameras. With a 28mm focal length, the Schneider-Kreuznach PC-TS Super-Angulon 4.5/28 provides an image circle of 72mm. Allowing 12mm of lateral shift, 8 degrees of tilt angle and 360 degrees rotation, this optic provides outstanding perspective correction without compromise. The lens comes in Nikon or Canon mount or may be special ordered for Sony Alpha or Pentax. It comes with an integrated lens hood. MSRP is $8,288 and it is available now. 

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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G

Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G

Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G, a new, upgraded model of its extremely popular rack mount audio monitoring solution. The new Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G features 12G-SDI video input, HDMI output, analog and AES/EBU inputs, a powerful class D amplifier, dual subwoofers, extended range speakers, an LCD and precision meters that can display VU, PPM and Loudness ballistic scales.

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15.2

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15.2

Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 15.2, a major update to its editing, color correction, visual effects and professional audio post production software. DaVinci Resolve 15.2 has been designed based on feedback from professional customers around the world. It includes over 30 new features that simplify and streamline everyday tasks so editors, colorists and sound engineers can work even faster.

EditShare Jumps Into The Game With Ubisoft Montréal

EditShare is helping UbiSoft Montreal meet the demands of live capture, editing and real-time playback of up to 4K content with its enterprise EditShare XStream EFS 450 shared storage solutions and integrated EditShare Geevs video servers which support up to 4 concurrent ingest and playout streams.