Fujifilm has been selected by Irish companies "Television Mobiles Ltd (TVM)" and "IRIS Ltd" to supply Fujinon HD Broadcast lenses
The core of their productions is geared towards larger Sports events such as; TG4 & RTÉ GAA League coverage, RTÉ Racing, Sky Sports International Soccer, Sky Sports Heineken Cup, ICC Champions Trophy Cricket and other major events such as last year's G8 Summit in Lough Erne in Northern Ireland, and most recently at the Sochi Winter Olympics where the XA77x9.5, XA88x8.8, XA87x9.3, and XA99x8.4 were deployed.
The ethos of TVM and IRIS is firmly planted in the ideal of mutual support and co-operation. This ensures a positive approach to each project with all crewmembers conscious that they are making a significant contribution to the overall production. TVM and IRIS will take a client's concept and work closely with them to insure it comes into fruition.
TVM and IRIS's recent acquisition of several Fujinon HD Box lens models XA99x8.4 with a focal range of 8.4-1664mm, XA77x9.5 with 9.5-1464mm and the XA55x9.5 with 9.5-1050. These HD Box lenses are combined with HD ENG HA42x9.7 and HA23x7.6 lenses which will be deployed on prominent Irish horse racing tracks for the National Hunt & Flat races. These premium HD EFP lenses are all fully loaded with on board OS-Tech optical stabilisation, including 16.bit encoder and serial communication, they are extremely compact in size and mass for the given lens category.
Managing Director Mr. Bart Arnold commented: "We chose the XA77x9.5 Lenses because of the combination of their good physical size and weight, and excellent zoom range, bringing previously unachievable quality to the coverage of Horse Racing in Ireland. The new XA55x9.5 high definition box lens with their specially designed support bracket has allowed us to use these high zoom ratio lenses on our bespoke designed remote hoist camera positions.
He continued by saying: Our camera operators like this lens because of the ease of use of the controls simple, fast and trouble-free to build up and lighter to handle then some of the older models which makes it very suitable for elevated positions."
Since it is also compatible with focal lengths from 9.5mm to 525mm, it shows excellent performance in sports broadcasts, concerts and live productions. The lens incorporates the bespoke 16bit encoder which outputs zoom, focus position and other lens data at high resolution. It can work with virtual system that combines CG image with live shooting image. Since it has a built-in lens supporter to which portable ENG cameras can be directly attached makes it the most flexible HD EFP lens in its category.
The XA55×9.5 features Fujifilm's proprietary optical stabilization as a standard for the first time for 50-60x class field lenses. The lens corrects image shaking on the screen caused by wind and poor footing, which often occurs with high-power zoom lenses with the focal length on the full telephoto side, and produces stable images.
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