The team here at Fujifilm Optical Devices will be participating in next week’s Sports Video Group’s League Technology Summit. The event, which takes places at the New York Hilton December 10-11, aims to bring the sports industry together to share best practices and new technologies in sports production and we’re happy to be a part of it!
Thom Calabro, Fujifilm Optical Devices’ Director of Marketing and Product Development, will be a panelist on the Camera and Lens Technology Update, where the discussion will focus on what’s in store for cameras and lenses in 2013, as well as what issues manufacturers and their customers face (December 10th at 3:00).
FUJINON’s new XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field production lens will also be on display in the exhibition hall. Offering a zoom range of 99x, a focal length of 8.4 to 832mm, and MOD of 2.9m, the lens features an anti-fogging design to minimize lens fogging, and a patented image stabilization technology for rock-steady performance. Ideal for producing live sporting events, the XA99xUltraWide telephoto zoom lens includes FUJINON’s DIGI POWER digital controls, Quick Zoom, two-shot presets, a 2X extender, and comes standard with high-resolution 16-bit encoders. Other features of the lens include FUJINON’s exclusive High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating (HT-EBC), resulting in richer colors and greatly improved blue response and transmittance. HT-EBC, coupled with FUJINON’s exclusive Aspheric Technology, reduces ghost, flare, chromatic aberrations, and increases light transmission at all focal lengths.
Keynote speakers of the summit are George Bodenheimer, Executive Chair, ESPN; Ed Goren, former Vice Chairman of Fox Sports Media Group; and Frank Golding, YouTube, Head of Sport for North America. A full rundown of the event can be found here:
We hope to see you there!
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Director of Marketing & Product Development Thom Calabro introduces the Fujinon XA19 Lens, which debuted at NAB 2012.
The Fujinon PL 19-90 Cabrio Lens, featured in the video above, was presented with a Digital Video Best of Show Black Diamond Award at NAB Show 2012. A select panel of engineers, editors, and production and post professionals joined the magazine staff to judge the Best of Show awards for Digital Video, which recognize outstanding achievement in the advancement of video technology.
The Fujinon PL 19-90 Cabrio (ZK4.7x19) features an exclusive detachable servo drive unit, making it suitable for use as a standard PL lens or as an ENG-Style lens. The ZK4.7x19 also features flange focal distance adjustment, macro function, and is LDS (Lens Data System) and /i metadata compatible. With a 19-90mm focal range and weight of only 2.7kg including servo motors, this lens has the longest focal range available in a light weight zoom.
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According to data released in a Broadcast Engineering article, NAB 2012 was attended by 91,932 professionals from the worldwide broadcast and professional video production industries. This is up about 4.5% from the 88,044 that gathered last year.
In line with the show overall, Fujifilm USA experienced better booth traffic, in part because of the new products we unveiled. Headlining this year’s cast was the Fujinon PL 19-90 Cabrio Lens, which was presented with a Digital Video Best of Show Black Diamond Award. A select panel of engineers, editors, and production and post professionals joined the magazine staff to judge the Best of Show awards for Digital Video, which recognize outstanding achievement in the advancement of video technology. You can see a video of the PL 19-90 here.
The lens was a hit with attendees from all over the world, fitting the overall feel of NAB. The official numbers*, as provided by the NAB, are as follows
- Total Registered Attendees: 92,112
- International Attendees: 24,928
- Countries represented: 151
- News Media Attendees: 1,652
NAB Executive Vice President of Media Relations Dennis Wharton said that an estimated $30 billion in commerce was generated by the show including the business done on the exhibit hall floor by the 1,600 exhibitors
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* International and news media attendance figures are included in the overall registration number. All numbers are based on pre-show and onsite registration.