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ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 and CP.3 XD Lenses

18MM T2.9 – 21MM T2.9 – 25MM T2.135MM T2.1 50MM – T2.1 – 85MM T2.1100MM T2.1135MM T2.1

Tailored for today’s cinema and beyond.

Digital technologies have transformed traditional filmmaking and refashioned the market. New and innovative technologies in both production and post-production have paved the way for a more versatile, cost effective and advanced workflow. The ZEISS CP.3 family is the latest contribution from ZEISS to support creative and progressive filmmaking with an affordable, future-proof and premium quality lens set.

The ZEISS CP.3 lenses offer the perfect combination of high image quality and reliable usability. They exhibit the clean, crisp characteristics ZEISS is known for, together with an interchangeable mount system and full-frame coverage.
The ZEISS CP.3 XD version features innovative and ground-breaking lens data technology to speed-up and simplify the workflow on set and in post-production.

The ZEISS eXtended Data is a unique technology which is based on the Technology and provides information about the lens’ distortion and shading characteristics in real time. With the ZEISS CP.3 XD lenses, even small productions on a limited budget gain access to the advanced techniques common in state-of-the-art, big budget films, commercials and television shows.

ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 Lenses - True cine look

True cine look

ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 and CP.3 XD Lenses

Ranging from 15 mm to 135 mm, the ten focal lengths available in the ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 or CP.3 XD series cover all applications from wide-angle to telephoto. The ZEISS CP.3 lenses feature advanced lens coatings, painted lens rims and special light traps within the barrel to eliminate unwelcome veiling glare and flares. The result is higher contrast, richer blacks and more saturated colors.

  • Clean and crisp ZEISS look which matches perfectly with other ZEISS cinema lenses
  • Color matching and covering full frame across the full range of focal lengths from 15 to 135 mm
  • Special lens coatings support high-dynamic range projects
ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 Lenses - New ZEISS eXtended Data technology

New ZEISS eXtended Data technology

ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 and CP.3 XD Lenses

The ZEISS eXtended Data technology adds new opportunities to simplify and increase the accuracy of the image capture and processing workflow. ZEISS eXtended Data unifies two data sets: key lens data based on the open /i Technology standard and supported by a wide range of cameras and accessories, plus ZEISS specific lens data that contains precise lens characteristics.

  • A unique technology that provides information about the lens’ distortion and shading characteristics in real time to speed-up the workflow on set and in post-production
  • Lens settings are digitally captured on every frame, avoiding the need to manually record the lens settings for every shot
  • Documentation of the lens’ characteristics enhances creativity by allowing more complex shots to be handled in post-production
ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 Lenses - Ultimate cine ergonomics

Ultimate cine ergonomics

ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 and CP.3 XD Lenses

The ZEISS CP.3 lenses are a professional toolset that simplifies your work on set. They are easy to handle, allow for fast changeover of equipment and give you great creative freedom to make your ideas come to life.

  • Standardized positioning of the focus rings and a consistent 95 mm front diameter allows for fast and easy changeover while on set
  • Extraordinarily smooth focus rotation even in extreme temperature conditions thanks to a new, sophisticated construction design
  • Consistent T-stops simplifies lighting on set and exposure compensations (T2.9 for 15 to 21 mm and T2.1 for 25 to 135 mm)
ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 Lenses - Compactness redefined

Compactness redefined

ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 and CP.3 XD Lenses

The compact and light-weight design enables you to use different stabilizing systems and to have a compact camera setup that is ideal for shooting in narrow spaces and for capturing dynamic shots.

  • The compact and light-weight design is ideal for handheld, gimbal, drone and Steadicam applications
  • Consistent size and weight across most of the focal lengths enables quick change of lenses when used on drones and gimbals
  • The ultra-smooth focus rotation allows use of small focus motors
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The most exciting 2 minutes in sport with Mira Replay

Tomorrow marks the beginning of Glorious Goodwood, one of the highlights of the racing year, that quintessentially British race meeting famous for its charm, relaxed chic and those Panama hats.

With action replays, simulcasts and highlights packages broadcasting a major sporting event is a huge undertaking so we thought we’d take a look at how our friends over the pond manage the transmission of their biggest race meet, The Kentucky Derby.

Mira Replay delivers across the board at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby

Most people know Churchill Downs as the home of the Kentucky Derby, one of the longest running and most prestigious thoroughbred horse races in the country. In fact, the Kentucky Derby draws more than 165,000 guests to Churchill Downs on race day. The Kentucky Derby takes place on the first Saturday in May every year, is the longest continually held sporting event in America, and is one of the most prestigious horse races in the world. Often called “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”, the Kentucky Derby receives this nickname from the approximate length of time it takes the winner to run from the starting gate to the finish line. The Kentucky Derby is the first race within the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, where it is followed by the Preakness Stakes race and the Belmont Stakes race.

Everyone who visits this legendary racetrack gets to experience The Big Board — one of the world’s largest video screens. That’s one of the places they’ll find, among other things, a simulcast of each race followed by replays of its most significant moments, from paddock to starting gate to winner’s circle and beyond.

Producing all of that video keeps the Churchill Downs production crew quite busy. We spoke to Colin Trask, simulcast production manager at Churchill Downs, who just completed his 16th Kentucky Derby production. Trask gave us some insight into the venue’s production operation and his team’s use of Mira Replay; Abekas­­’ multi-camera instant replay server for live events and sports broadcasting.

Colin Trask, simulcast production manager at Churchill Downs, just completed his 16th Kentucky Derby production, using the Abekas Mira Replay.

First, please describe your production operation.

We produce the simulcast signal that’s seen throughout Churchill Downs and at other racetracks and casinos throughout the country. Besides displaying the odds and wagering tools for the different race categories, we also show video of the races themselves. That video includes quick replays that run right after the race and, a little later on, long replays that show both pan and head-on views of the final 1/8 mile, a slow-motion gate break, and an ISO of the leading horses as they cross the finish line.

For a long time we’d been working out of a production truck because we used to travel around handling shows for other racetracks. We haven’t done that in several years, though, so it was time to replace the aging truck with a permanent studio full of upgraded equipment.

And adding Mira Replay was part of that upgrade. How are you using it?

Our Mira Replay server has a total of eight inputs and outputs. We’re set up to receive five inputs — the program feed, the ME/clean feed, a tilt pan camera, the winner’s circle camera, and an aux feed that records the edited version of the head-on replay. Right now we’re only using two of the other three I/Os as outputs — one to the production switcher and another for previews. We’re considering networking into our graphics computer, which generates many of the elements that we like to record. The beauty of the Mira Replay machine is that we can easily make changes like that because it’s flexible enough to adapt instantly to whatever configuration we choose.

What can you do with Mira Replay that you couldn’t do before? Is there anything about Mira Replay that’s especially important to your workflow?

One of the great things about Mira Replay is that it records continuously, so we capture everything. Our old machine only recorded when you hit the button, which made it easy to miss things. If the operator got distracted or otherwise missed a significant moment, it was gone forever. But now, if something gets past the operator, or if we decide we want a certain clip after the fact, we can go back and retrieve it. With so much going on in a live workflow, that’s a big advantage. We have to pay close attention to space management on our hard drive as a result, but it’s well worth it. There were numerous times on opening night and the next day — our first live runs with Mira Replay — when we were really glad we had that feature.

Being able to set an end point on all clips that are recording helps keep things streamlined. With Mira Replay we can set the end point on several clips all at once, whereas with the old server we had to set separate in and out points, one at a time, for each clip.

How was it to learn Mira Replay?

We’re set up for a single operator to run the machine almost exclusively through the GUI, as opposed to using the control panel. The server went live on the season’s opening night, a week before the Kentucky Derby. A last-minute switch meant that I had to step in to the operator position instead of the person who had been trained on Mira Replay. Thanks to a lot of support from Mike Kljucaric, the Abekas Product Specialist who answered all my questions, I got comfortable using Mira Replay within the week, so everything went smoothly on Derby day.

Any parting thoughts?

The Mira Replay server was an excellent value. It gives us the perfect combination of flexibility, speed, and performance. We got everything we would have needed from a more expensive machine at a more affordable price.

Abekas broadcast solutions are available in the UK exclusively from BPS

To purchase Abekas products and “Broadcast with Confidence”  visit for more information.

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NAB2016: Dejero unveils version 4.0 of LIVE+ Core and LIVE+ Control

Dejero LIVE+ Core 4.0

Latest version of video transport software also enables faster file transfers

Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that simplify the transport of live video and real-time data across remote or mobile IP networks, today announced a major new release of LIVE+ Core, the software at the heart of its industry-leading products. Version 4.0 is debuting this week at NAB Show 2016, and adds significant new capabilities to the LIVE+ platform of products including closed captioning, an enhanced congestion control algorithm, and faster transport of files.

“We are continuously evolving the software that powers our LIVE+ video transport platform based on the feedback we actively seek from our loyal and passionate customers,”

said Brian Cram, CEO at Dejero.

“They drive us to keep innovating in video quality and transmission reliability, while challenging us to simplify the transport of content from remote locations. The LIVE+ Core 4.0 release further demonstrates our commitment to helping them tackle the news and content delivery challenges they face daily.”

With closed captioning now required in many markets for live, near-live, and pre-recorded on-air and online content, LIVE+ Core 4.0 supports HD-SDI and SD-SDI feeds carrying CEA-708-B closed captioning. Closed captioning streams fed to a LIVE+ Transceiver, VSET or GoBox at one location can be transported over IP networks and output to a LIVE+ Broadcast Server or Transceiver at another location. The feature is also compatible with LIVE+ Multipoint streams when simultaneously sharing live content amongst broadcast stations.

Version 4.0 features an enhanced congestion control algorithm that responds and adapts to changes in throughput across IP networks, while quickly responding to loss in bandwidth. This provides more stable and reliable throughput on congested or constrained satellite networks and Ethernet links. The maximum transport bandwidth has also been increased to 30 Mbps making it much faster to transfer recorded video and other files from the field to the broadcast facility, helping news crews and video professionals meet their deadlines.

Also with this update, LIVE+ Core supports the new user-changeable SIM module available for LIVE+ EnGo transmitters, integration with GV STRATUS video production and content management system, and adds real-time analytics that appear in LIVE+ Control.

The software update is available at the end of April and is free to all Dejero customers with support plans.

Customers interested in updating their existing LIVE+ transmitters and servers should contact the Dejero support team at BPS on 020 8941 1199 to schedule an update.

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LIVE+ Control by Dejero

LIVE+ Control adds real-time analytics, flexible usage reporting and GV STRATUS integration

Dejero, has also introduced this week a series of new enhancements to its LIVE+ Control management system. The update, linked to the release of version 4.0 of LIVE+ Core software, has been unveiled at NAB Show 2016.

“LIVE+ Control is a powerful operational tool to centrally and remotely manage a broadcaster’s contribution assets,”

said Brian Cram, CEO at Dejero.

“With the latest update, we’ve added to the management, monitoring, and routing capabilities to provide users with even greater insights into the usage and performance of their field transmitters.”

LIVE+ Control simplifies the workflows of going live from remote locations and transporting recorded content to the broadcast facility over bonded IP networks including cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet or satellite. The simple-to-use web interface allows operators to quickly identify, geolocate, and remotely control transmitters, configure on-premises and cloud servers, monitor both the mix and the health of the IP network connections, and route content to SDI or online playout workflows.

The latest update enhances monitoring and reporting capabilities, displaying real-time analytics of network connection performance and overall transmission quality for each Dejero transmitter. This information allows operators in the broadcast facility to assess the shot and optimize transmitter settings before beginning the remote broadcast. Combined with geolocation information, the success of historic shots from specific locations can also be reviewed to help plan future shots.

Users can now define, filter, and save specific reports, aggregating transmitter details and usage for historical live streams, recorded clips, and file transfers to understand utilization patterns by hour, day, month or year. Reports can be customized to focus on specific transmitters and timeframes, providing stations and groups with the level of detail they require.

As previously announced, Dejero has collaborated with Grass Valley to embed LIVE+ Control into the GV STRATUS video production and content management system. This allows users to move recorded clips from a LIVE+ Broadcast Server to the STRATUS Express server. Files are automatically transcoded to the desired format for previewing and use. Working together, Dejero and Grass Valley are simplifying the overall file-based workflow to meet the needs of news production.

Dejero is demonstrating the enhancements to LIVE+ Core along with the new functionality of LIVE+ Control right now at booth N2918, NAB Show 2016, so if you’re in the desert pop in and see for yourself.


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Sky delivers with Abekas Mira Instant Replay Servers

Mira Instant Replay Server

Sky Sports uses two, eight-channel Mira Instant Replay servers and two Mira Control Surfaces in their Sky Sports News HQ newsroom.

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The Mira Instant Replay servers are operated by a team of news production assistants round the clock, seven days a week. The Mira operators are not traditional live Instant Replay production team members, so need an intuitive, easy-to-use and comfortable interface.

The operator makes programming decisions based on the live content on, and creates a playlist for, each Sky Sports channel in real time. All eight playlists are simultaneously played back to the video wall on the set of the Sky Sports News HQ studio where presenters can remotely control the rolling of the clips using an HTML 5 app on their tablet devices.

The Sky Sports Cricket Department has also used an eight-channel Mira server and controller to create montages to appear in on-set monitors in their programming.

Ian Brash, Technical Manager for Sky Sports News:

“In use for up to 20 hours a day for over a year the Abekas Mira systems have been reliable with no on-air faults. The Miras have adapted to every change of workflow as the creative requirements have evolved.”

Junaid Sheikh, CEO of Abekas, adds,

“We are very pleased that the Mira Instant Replay servers are meeting the demanding expectations of Sky Sports technical and operations staff, it’s gratifying to see that Abekas’ company and product reputation is being recognized by marquee European broadcast customers like Sky Sports.”

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Mira gets connected with version 5.6 release.

The new release for Mira Replay and Mira Production servers includes integrations designed to simplify your production workflow. Mira customers can download the new software free of charge:

  • Evertz routing switcher – control the router from your Mira
  • Ross Dashboard – browse and playback Mira clips
  • Ross OpenTruck – rapid reconfiguration from event to event
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New Abekas dealership – easy as 1,2,3

Abekas Mira instant server at SFA

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Broadcast with Confidence

Live TV—there are no second chances. That’s why when you absolutely, positively need the show to go on, you should rely on Abekas products and reputation. That’s a reputation earned from years of delivering cutting edge technology and dependability you can trust. This is why Abekas has earned the respect and kudos from thousands of customers the world over.

Abekas designs, manufactures, sells, and supports a complete line of professional HD/SD digital video/audio equipment.

The Abekas product line includes: digital video/audio production servers; digital video/audio delay machines for live-broadcast profanity elimination; digital video/audio disk recorders; digital video special effects systems; and digital video/audio editing equipment.

Abekas equipment is intended for use in the worldwide professional television marketplace encompassing live production, post production, live broadcasting and computer video markets.


SFA State University Installs Abekas Mira Instant Replay Server



Korbin Pate, coordinator, athletic video productions, SFA, inside the department’s new centralized control room

SFA’s control room connects to four venues on campus and is designed off the ESPN3 production model. Lumberjacks produced nearly 40 games with newly constructed centralized control room.

Korbin Pate never could have imagined it would all happen this quickly. The coordinator of athletic video productions at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA), a Division I “mid-major” and member of the Southland Conference, was directing a men’s basketball game that was streaming live to ESPN3 when he received a text from Chris Mycoskie, an assistant commissioner at the conference office: “You’re on ESPNU!”

Working in a control room that, just a handful of months ago, was an empty space inside the university’s William R. Johnson Coliseum, Pate was directing a nationally televised broadcast.

“It was everything we envisioned and more when we went into this agreement,” says Pate, who has served as the athletic department’s video coordinator since graduating from the university in 2012.

Working with designer and project overseer, Idibri, Pate and the athletic department designed a control room and connected 24 strands of fibre to soccer, volleyball, basketball, and football venues.

“We believe this is the only way for a school like us to keep up,” says Pate, “and we think this will continue to be a trend across the industry.”


Access Hollywood Creates On-Screen Magic with 20 channels of Abekas Mira Server

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When Access Hollywood relocated to their new premises in Universal City the production team received a graphics boost with the addition of 20 channels of Abekas Mira Production Video Server. With three daily shows the Mira Servers are kept pretty busy. The Access Hollywood team produce a morning show, an afternoon show and a live show that is aired at 6:00pm on the east coast and then airs at various time slots across the country and then the world.

The 20 channels of Mira Server are divided into three working groups. Four channels are used to feed on-set displays and provide graphics backup. Eight channels are used in a video/key configuration to play back graphics throughout each show. Four channels are dedicated to the switcher that controls the Mira directly to recall opening graphics and transitions with audio. The remaining four channels are used for graphics backup.

“The Mira is the perfect tool for the job. It’s easy to use and technically very reliable. Getting everything ready for the switch to the new facility in July this year was a struggle, but we made it happen thanks to products like the Mira that just work as advertised,” said Erick Diaz, Technical Operations Manager, Access Hollywood/NBC Universal.

With a free software upgrade, all Mira Servers can now provide up to nine user-defined media file export destinations with single-button export operation from the Mira Control Surface. These user-defined media export destinations can target any network device connected to a Gigabit Ethernet port and/or a USB2 or USB3 port in the Mira Replay Server.

The full Abekas range, including the Mira server are all available to buy via the BPS website here. Or phone our sales staff for more details on 020 8941 1199.

Other new dealerships brokered this quarter include Wisycom, GoPro and Sonos

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3 ways to maximise bandwidth when broadcasting from your smartphone

Dejero mobile app

You’re in a downtown café with a friend when you get a mass email from the assignment desk: a crew is on the way to a breaking news story downtown but they’re still miles away, and traffic is at a standstill – is anyone near there?

Fortunately, you have the LIVE+ Mobile App from Dejero on your iPhone so you’re ready to spring into action. Instead of the many network connections that are available with a mobile transmitter or news vehicle, your options are limited. While you can rely solely on your cellular connection or Wi-Fi if it is available, the quality is affected by the amount of available bandwidth. So how do you get the best performance? You have more options than what you might think.

The key question to ask yourself is, “Is there another connection I can access?”


Bond cellular and Wi-Fi1. Bond your smartphone’s cellular and Wi-Fi connections

The LIVE+ Mobile App bonds your cellular and Wi-Fi connections together to effectively create a large virtual pipe to send video data to your broadcast facility. So when you arrive at the scene, make sure your cellular and Wi-Fi connections are turned on, and check to see if there’s a Wi-Fi connection available to use. Depending on your phone’s capabilities and the network conditions, 1080p HD video can be sent at a bitrate up to 9 Mb/s to provide amazing picture quality.


2. Connect to a mobile hotspot device

If you’re not in range of a Wi-Fi network, you can still connect to a mobile hotspot device with your Wi-Fi connection. Often called MiFis, portable hotspots or pocket routers, these battery-powered devices allow multiple mobile devices to share a 3G, 4G or LTE mobile broadband Internet connection. Now you have an Internet connection over a cellular network from the portable hotspot device in addition to the cellular connection on your phone.

These are available from cellular carriers with pay-as-you-go plans, monthly plans, or annual contracts. Of course, having a mobile hotspot device requires pre-planning. What if you don’t have one with you?
Bond your cellular with Wi-Fi from a mobile hotspot device

3. Connect to a buddy’s smartphone

If your friend from the café is coming with you and has a smartphone, you may be able to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot, sometimes known as “tethering,” using the other phone.

Keep in mind that data usage charges will apply to your buddy’s plan, but if he’s cool with that, you’ve now got two connections available to send higher quality video—your own connection and your buddy’s Internet connection from his cellular provider. This can eat up a lot of battery life, so having a battery case or a portable phone charger is a good idea to carry around with you if you plan to use the hotspot mode frequently.

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The ace up your sleeve…

The next time you are on the scene of some breaking news or a live event and all you have is your phone, think about your connectivity options – there may be more available than you might first think.

And if you run out of options, there’s always the record button. Okay, so it won’t be live, but capturing the breaking news and then sending it as soon as you can get some connectivity still puts you further ahead than waiting for the crew—or worse, someone else’s crew—to make it to the scene!

To learn more about our LIVE+ Mobile App or to book a demonstration, head here. It just might make you a breaking news hero.

Will we see you at NAB Show?

Dejero are busily planning for NAB Show 2016 in Las Vegas, and can’t wait to see you there. Visit their Exhibitor Page and click the “Add to MyNAB Show” button to make it easy to find Dejero at booth N2918 in the North Hall. While you’re there, register using guest pass code LV3355 for free entry into the exhibits.

To see the original blog post from Dejero’s Richard McClurg, head here.


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Sonos – one app to rock them all

Sonos Wireless Sub

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Sonos is the smart speaker system that streams all your favourite music to any room, or every room. Control your music with one simple app that brings together all your favourite music services and lets you control everything from songs and volume to rooms, filling your home with pure immersive sound.

Take total control of your home listening experience with the Sonos app. Play, control and explore your music your way. Built for mobile, tablet, and desktop Sonos app connects you to all the music on earth. In addition to your own music library you’ll be able to access a growing list of music services whether curated or on-demand, free or subscription-based. These include but aren’t limited to Apple Music, Deezer, Soundcloud, Spotify and Napster. Play a different song in the living room, bedroom, even the kitchen or the same track in every room. Add your existing music services or discover something new.



How is Sonos different to Bluetooth speakers?

Bluetooth uses a short-range wireless system to pair a bluetooth speaker to a smart device in order to access music. Because the smart device and speaker need to be physically close to each other, the wireless range, expandability and control of a bluetooth system can be limited.

Sonos smart speakers connect to each another over the existing WiFi network in your home. WiFi has a greater range and works with multiple devices. Sonos allows different music to be played through each speaker, or the same music (in sync) through all speakers. You can control any Sonos speaker via the Sonos App on your computer, smartphone or tablet, etc

Will Sonos work with my existing equipment?

Already have a Stereo? Use the CONNECT.

The CONNECT is designed specifically to integrate with an external amplifier/receiver, and bring Sonos functionality to a third party system. Once you have a CONNECT hooked up to your stereo system, you can stream digital music and control the music selection and volume from the Sonos app.

Have a pair of speakers? The CONNECT:AMP is all you need.

If you have existing wired speakers that are not currently driven by an amplifier, you can use a CONNECT:AMP to bring Sonos functionality to your speakers. Once you wire your speakers to a CONNECT:AMP, you can stream digital music and control the music selection and volume from the Sonos app.

Can I connect Sonos to my TV?

PLAYBAR is the only soundbar that delivers outstanding Hi-Fi Sound for your TV and is a complete Wireless HiFi System that plays all the music on earth. It is simple to set-up, control and expand throughout your home. With only an optical cable connecting PLAYBAR to your TV, you can control it with your regular TV remote or with the free Sonos apps on iOS, Android, Mac and PC.

PLAYBAR is the core piece in a Sonos home cinema solution. If you want dramatically deeper bass, you can add our wireless SUB. If you’re looking for surround sound, you can use two PLAY:1s or two PLAY:3s as wireless rear surrounds.


The entire Sonos range is available to buy now on the BPS website. Alternatively speak to one of our sales team on 020 8941 1199 for more details.

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BPS appointed GoPro authorised retailer

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Well this is exciting! GoPro appoint BPS authorised retailer.

OK, doesn’t sound hugely exciting I know but GoPro are drastically reducing the number of their UK outlets to a privileged few. We’ve just heard that BPS will be one of two preferred partners supplying the broadcast and media industries in the UK and Ireland. Products are already on the website so fill your boots. Now we’re off to dad dance round the office in glee. If you’re really unlucky we’ll GoPro it and post that too!!

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As well as shaking up its distribution model the action camera maker is touching up some problem spots.

GoPro knew it had a problem when it came to editing, and it’s taking steps to try to solve it.

The action camera maker has purchased a pair of video editing apps, Replay and Splice, to make it easier for GoPro users to quickly edit the hours upon hours of footage they shoot with their cameras.


Take a ride with slopestyle ski athlete, Bobby Brown, as he takes us top to bottom through two different courses at the X Games – the Skier cross course and the Slopestyle course in a first ever single line.

“Splice, Replay and GoPro will combine to deliver what we believe will be the fastest and most enjoyable mobile editing experience,” said Nicholas Woodman, founder and CEO of GoPro in a statement this week.

 “We believe the accessibility, speed and efficiency of mobile will make it the predominant editing platform of the future.”

“We acquired them to accelerate our vision of making it easy for people to create and share engaging content. We think that the mobile platform, your smartphone, and tablet are the best and most convenient platforms for editing in the future,” Woodman said.

Woodman noted that if GoPro can become a standard for how people share stories, the company would then be poised to attract new customers and boost camera sales.

“We’re opening GoPro up not just to GoPro customers, but to billions of smartphone users around the world to make it easier for them to create and share great content with their smartphones,” he added.

“Whether it’s hardware, software, entertainment products that we’re developing, this is the biggest year ever for GoPro,”

Here at BPS HQ we’re hoping that with the new dealership we will be having our biggest year ever too!

Other new dealerships brokered this quarter include Wisycom, Abakus and Sonos



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Fujifilm’s UA80x9 wins iF Design Award 2016

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FUJIFILM Corporation has been awarded the distinguished iF Design Award 2016

FUJIFILM received the award for its premium 4K UHD broadcast zoom lens “FUJINON UA80x9,” which boasts optical performance compatible with 4K cameras. The prestigious “iF Design Award” is an international design award launched in 1953 by the “iF” International Forum Design in Hannover, Germany. It is one of the worlds three most prestigious design awards, alongside Germany’s “Red Dot Design Award” and the United States’ “IDEA Award.” The UA80x9 was selected in recognition of not only exterior design, but also because of its advanced product performance and ease of use.

Fujifilm UA80x9


The UA80x9 (9-1440mm) with OS-TECH (optically stabilized) and UA22x8 (8-352mm) next generation 2/3-inch 4K UHD broadcast zoom lenses with 16-Bit encoders are compatible with 4K cameras. The applied EBC coating (electron beam) and “floating focus systems” which control multiple lens groups according to the shooting distance, delivering high-resolution, high dynamic range images thru the entire focal range, from close-up to infinity; enabling 4K HDR video production with a realistic visual sensation with premium picture quality.

Fujifilm is proud to have several of its products chosen for the iF Design Award out of a large number of entries submitted from across the world, and will continue to achieve excellence in product development. Fujifilm  will continue to tap into its optical, high precision forming and assembling technologies that have been nurtured over many years to develop and supply innovative products that address the diversifying needs of TV broadcast and cine productions.

The company has been engaged in the development and production of Fujinon TV & Cine lenses for over 50 years, enabling exceptional content creation around the globe. As a three-time (3) recipient of the prestigious “Emmy Award” for outstanding technological developments, the “IF Design Award” and “Red Dot Design Award”- Fujinon broadcast & cine lenses have repeatedly set the benchmark in the evolution of optical technology.

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About FUJIFILM Corporation

FUJIFILM Corporation is one of the major operating companies of FUJIFILM Holdings. Since its founding in 1934, the company has built up a wealth of advanced technologies in the field of photo imaging, and in line with its efforts to become a comprehensive healthcare company, Fujifilm is now applying these technologies to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the Medical and Life Science fields. Fujifilm is also expanding growth in the highly functional materials business, including flat panel display materials, and in the graphic systems and optical devices businesses. For more information, please visit

About Fujifilm in Europe

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The URSA Mini: Right Here, Right Now

Blackmagic URSA Mini is at The Old Fire Station

Come and see the world’s lightest handheld Super 35 digital film camera for yourself

Call Lee on 020 8941 1199 to make an appointment

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Perfect for feature film, television
production and more!

Blackmagic URSA Mini is designed to be used on feature films, television shows, commercials, indies, documentaries, music videos and more. The stunning quality of its 4K sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range lets you capture epic cinematic shots, while its compact size is perfect for solo shoots or smaller crews! You can easily customize URSA Mini with high quality cinema lenses, rails, matte boxes and more. The optional shoulder mount kit features a quick release mounting plate so you can go from handheld to shoulder or tripod in seconds, making it perfect for pickup and run shooting situations. It’s the handheld Super 35mm digital film camera that you can use anywhere and, because it’s an URSA, everything you need is built right in![gap height=”30px”]

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Revolutionary URSA Design

All the big camera features you need built
into a lightweight, portable design

URSA Mini features a compact, perfectly balanced body made out of advanced technology magnesium alloys so it’s rugged, lightweight and comfortable enough to be used all day. Like all URSA cameras, it includes everything you need built right in! You get a super bright 5 inch fold out 1080 HD touch screen for on-set monitoring and to change camera settings, professional connectors such as 12G-SDI, a high quality stereo microphones and a side grip with control buttons mounted on a standard rosette. The optional Blackmagic viewfinder and shoulder mount kit allow you to go from tripod to over the shoulder shooting in seconds, so you can keep up with the action![gap height=”30px”]

Appointments are filling fast so call today

020 8941 1199