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BPS USED + EX DEMO STOCK UPDATE!

BPS USED + EX DEMO STOCK UPDATE!

At BPS we have had large amount of used and ex-demo stock arrive, so much that we have not had time to process all of it. So in the mean time take a look and see what we have to offer, but remember come back soon as we will be updating our stock again.

We have added items from lenses to digital stabiliser’s and many more…. so come and take a look…Press the BIG red icon below to see what we have!

Items Include:

  • Blackmagic SmartView Duo
  • Kino Flo Diva-Lite 401
  • Kessler Crane Philip Bloom Signature Pocket Dolly 1m
  • Miller Compass 12 Fluid Head
  • MILLER 1854 COMPASS 25 TRIPOD SYSTEM
  • Rosco Aximo LitePad Kit
  • Hedler DX15 Three Head Kit
  • Ianiro 5 Head Lighting Kit 650W
  • Photon Beard 3-Head Redhead Kit
  • Sony PWF F5 + DVF EL100
  • SONY AXS-R5 EXTERNAL RECORDER
  • Sony ECM-680S M/S Stereo Shotgun Microphone
  • Tokina 11-16mm T3.0 ATX Cinema Wide Angle Zoom Lens – PL Mount
  • ARRI 16mm
  • ARRI MRR-1 Master Grip Right Rocker + ARRI MLR-1 Master Grip Left Rocker
  • ARRI ALEXA XT
  • Redrock Micro MatteBox Deluxe Bundle
  • ARRI FSND Filter Set K2.72139.0
  • Movi M10 3-Axis Digitally Stabilized Camera Gimbal
  • DUCLOS 11-16MM T2.8 – PL

 

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A message in a bottle

Plastic

A message in a bottle, #StopPlastic

 

We at BPS are committed to reducing plastic waste in our planets ocean’s. A fact that shocked us is that “About 300 million tons of plastic is produced globally each year. Only about 10 percent of that is recycled. An estimated seven million tons ends up in the ocean.” Due to this, we are going to go bottle free and use aluminium flasks to reduce our waste.

 

Only about 1 to 3% of plastics used are recycled worldwide and, in the UK, only about 10% of bottles are recycled also it can take up to 1000 years for plastic water bottles to biodegrade. During this process,  toxins are released and micro-plastics that impact aquatic species, which impacts us.

 

It also takes 3 times the water required to produce a single water bottle than the bottles will hold. So, starting from this July BPS will be going plastic free with our aluminium reusable flask.

 

So, join us and make the change this July, #PlasticFree #PlasticFreeJuly #StopPlastic https://bps-tv.co.uk/

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BPS supply Sky News as it Installs Ultimatte 12 for VR Studio Delivery

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BPS supply Sky News as it Installs Ultimatte 12 for VR Studio Delivery

Blackmagic Design today announced that Sky News UK has integrated a series of Ultimatte 12 compositing processors and an Ultimatte Smart Remote 4 to produce dynamic virtual studio segments for its award winning 24 hour rolling news cycle, in particular for its ‘Sunrise’ breakfast programming with their UK distributor BPS Broadcast & Production Services.

The installation forms part of a major relocation project, which saw the news broadcaster move to new, state of the art studio facilities within Sky Campus in West London. “Our key aim was not only to retain the extremely high quality production values that Sky News is renown for, but also to ensure that we were able to create depth, scale and variety when presenting news output,” explains Ben Wickham, head of studio output, Sky News.

The three walled greenscreen takes up around half of the studio, and is predominantly used for Sky News’ virtual news studio, built within a highly realistic 3D VR environment. Within the virtual set, a video wall can be deployed for welcome sequences, lead item discussions, correspondent reports, sports bulletins and weather forecasts.

Ben explains that this is where the cleanness of Ultimatte’s keying and spill suppression come into their own: “As well as a range of different presenters’ hair colors, skin tones and clothing, it has to deal with changes in camera angle, and greenspill from the three walls on presenters’ heads and shoes. The Ultimatte’s real time edge handling and color separation means that we can always be confident of the results on screen, no matter how many different VR studio slots we have in the running order.”

News programming in the studio is captured by five cameras, including two dedicated VR units; one on a jib and a pedestal unit operated remotely from the gallery. “Our VR elements have to be as flexible as possible, so we can cut between our VR camera signals and also transition between the virtual set and the presenters’ desk in the other half of the studio,” continues Ben. “The integration between studio set and VR cameras has to be seamless.”

Sky News is already expanding its use of VR with Ultimatte 12 with enhancements to its editorial news elements, for example, creating a series of real life locations to recreate timelines of key news events. “Often we simply can’t film in these locations live, as they may still be an active crime scene, however by constructing a virtual recreation, we can have a presenter walk through the scene, giving the story an added dimension,” explains Ben.

“We chose Ultimatte 12 primarily because its precision, wide color space and real time image processing would match Sky News’ rigorous demands for production excellence at all times,” Ben concludes. “It’s critical that any VR elements we introduce into our studio productions retain as much authenticity as possible. Ultimatte’s flexibility, combined with high quality VR builds ensures that viewers will continue to turn to the channel as a reliable and information news source.”

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Mobile Viewpoint Latest from NAB 2018

Mobile Viewpoint NAB 2018

Mobile Viewpoint have released Artificial Intelligence-driven production and storage solutions at NAB 2018


Mobile Viewpoint introduce three new A.I application integrated with the Mobile Viewpoint infrastructure: NewsPilot, Hypersense and IQ Sports Producer.

NewsPilot Range:

NewsPilot is part of the Mobile Viewpoint solutions suite and LinkMatrix webportal and can be an add-on to your existing production system, making it even more cost effective.

Virtual Cameraman

Virtual Cameraman controls the PTZ cameras using input from the Virtual director and 3D sensors. The 3D sensors make sure the camera always are accurately pointing at the middle of the persons head which will avoid cutting your subjects face from frame. Via a web-based 3D rendering system it is possible to calibrate the set-up which makes NewsPilot a Fly away system.

Virtual Director

Virtual Director mimics a real director. It is a software component that contains AI algorithms and contain a basic set-up for auto direction based on data from audio inputs, Auto Cue and a
manual control panel.  The control panel makes it possible to train the system by using manual direction.

CameraLink

The CameraLink is a low cost robotic arm which can horizontally move a 3Kg PTZ  camera offering a Dolly type of function. The CameraLink is the missing element in low cost remote or studio production using PTZ camera’s. With its 3-meter range (base model) it can help you capture amazing shots as your subject moves through the set.

 


Hypersense – AI based storage, video logger and search platform


Hypersense is a platform for managing and enhancing media assets. Hypersense uses A.I. technology to scan all incoming (live) feeds simultaneously and filter to get you content that matters. There is no longer need to go through hours of (live) video manually. The A.I. technology scans, analyses and adds metadata so that important (live) feeds can be identified immediately and made available for broadcast. It also stores the footage in a practical way based on the metadata that is acquired through this A.I. technology.

Hypersense:

  •  Quick scanning and analyzing of multiple feeds to identify important content
  • A.I. data mining and content search based on voice, object and speech recognition
  • Content indexing, logging and storage solution
  • A dedicated appliance with integrated capacities ranging from 12 TB to 48TB per device

 

 

 

 

 


IQ Sports Producer; Intelligent, Automated live Sports production and streaming solution in one box


IQ Sports Producer is an all-in-one production suite which can be used to produce and stream sports events from any location and an incredibly low cost. Expensive camera’s and production facilities on location are no longer necessary, and like NewsPilot, it does not need a dedicated camera crew or a director to operate.

It is targeted at sports clubs and teams who receive TV coverage, regardless of how little, which might otherwise contribute important revenue opportunities, for example from fan and member subscriptions and local advertisers.

Features:

  • fixed position 24MP 180° camera that cover the entire field or court
  • MVP A.I. engine and IQ Sport Producer software
  • Connected and integrated in LinkMatrix management dashboard
  • Seamless de-warping and stitching technology for natural looking images
  • Overlaying of logo’s and moving graphics such as scores, advertising, replays and subtitles
  • Direct to web or CDN connectivity using the LinkMatrix interface


LinkMatrix is now featuring LinkMix, a real time playout and switching centre


 

 

Playout and Switching from the LinkMatrix

The LinkMatrix  contains several new production features which offers the possibility to create playlist, overlays, live switches and tickertapes to enable the complete production of IPTV channels on Vimeo, but you also have Facebook capabilities as well. Playlists can be made with exports from original WMT streams but also other clips. Playlists can be either wall clock based or interruptible. Interruptible playlists are meant for leaders, pre and post-rolls for  publishing live video, for example, Facebook Lives . Howeverm it can also be used to add advertisements before the broadcast of sports events. LinkMatrix becomes a Playout system for Social and other webchannels featuring input from RTMP and TS streams and switching to destinations featuring SRT, RTMP, ASI and TS streams.

 

New features, multicamera production

In version 2.5 of the LinkMatrix software it is possible to remotely control shading and perform colour correction on connected cameras. On the WMT side we support an RS422 output to work out real remote production with, an example would be the Sony and Panasonic cameras. Together with our Multicam and AirLink units it is possible to do a true remote production of a multicamera event. In combination with our IQ Sports Producer studio it is possible to do the complete production with just one man on site.

 

Turns a live feed into a true TV channel

LinkMatrix also becomes your Playout system for your content. We do not see this as a replacement but a cost-effective alternative for Social and other webchannels.

 

WMT AirLink Multicamera


This MVP flagship encoder will have the following new features:

  • Connect an HDMI monitor to have full screen video return
  • Mix HDMI and SDI camera’s
  • Define quality per video stream
  • RS 422 connectivity to do color correction and shading remotely
  • Internal battery

 

 

Progressive video format
After many requests from customers, Mobile Viewpoint have built 1080p on to the LiveLink and AirLink models.

Asynchronous Serial Interface
Mobile Viewpoint decoders also support ASI out to make the IP technology compliant with existing Teleports. WMT transmitters can now become the redundant encoder providing Sat uplink feeds. That is what Mobile Viewpoint have dubbed blending of IP technology.

8 audiochannels
The WMT Airlink and 4C Multicamera now have an option for 8 audio channels for a more elaborate interviewing or ifb setup.

360 camera productions
Using the stable data stream provided by the MVP bonding technology, MVP encoders support streaming 360 camera feeds. Both the mobile and the fixed encoders support this feature, so going live with a 360 camera is possible now regardless of the location.

Battery shoe
Many of our encoders already have an optional internal battery, but the requests for an additional backup power source remained. Therefore we now introduce the new MVP battery shoe. The battery shoe can power an MVP encoder for 1-2 hours depending on the type of encoder. The battery shoe can be used to swap batteries while staying connected or as an independent power source.

Sling bag
As mobile Viewpoint’s encoders become smaller and more versatile they decided to update their backpacks. Mobile Viewpoint have introduced the new sling bag for the Quaddrolink and Neo encoders. The backpack fits the encoder and has a separate compartment for a battery and cables.

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NAB 2018 Releases

NAB 2018

 


AJA


 12G-SDI Routers

aja KUMO

Quick Overview

  • 12G-SDI inputs and outputs for up to 4K/UltraHD support at 60p
  • Small, portable 2RU (3232) and 1RU (1616) form factors
  • Single cable support for streamlined 4K/UltraHD signal routing
  • Redundant power supply option
  • Configure and save up to eight salvos per router
  • Auto re-clocking SDI rates: 270 Mbps /1.483/1.485/2.967/2.970/5.934/5.940/ 11.868/11.880 Gbps
  • Support for AJA KUMO Control Panels (hardware, with direct connect or networked)
  • USB port to easily configure the router IP address and simplify initial network configurations
  • Embedded web server for remote control on any standard web browser
  • 5-year warranty and support

The KUMO 3232-12G and KUMO 1616-12G, two new compact 12G-SDI routers are designed for use in broadcast, production and ProAV environments. These new routers support large format resolutions, high frame rate and deep colour formats. All while reducing the cable runs when transporting 4K/UltraHD over SDI. The routers have a USB port for configuring IP addresses, and the multi-port Gang-routing means that the new 12G-SDI models are 8K ready.

The KUMO 3232-12G will be available July 2018 and the KUMO 1616-12G will be available Juen 2018.


ARRI


Cforce Mini RF

arri cforce mini RF

Quick Overview

  • Integrated white-coded radio module
  • Lens data support for focus mapping
  • lens data display on WCU-4 hand unit
  • Daisy-chainable with additional classic cforce motors and LBUS devices
  • Interface for run/stop control with ARRI and third party cameras
  • 14 radio channels

The cforce mini RF includes ARRI’s white coded radio module, this has improved interference resistance and includes six additional radio channels. This is soon to be compatible with he to be released WCU-4 SUP 3.1. The ARRI cforce mini RF can pair with up tp three hand units for split focus, iris and zoom operation, whilst still providing full lens data, this is for focus mapping, and lens display with the |WCU-4 hand unit.

The Motor gear, antenna and clamp come as a basic package.

 


BirdDog


Introducing the new BirdDog Mini:

  • with pure NDI, 1080p60,
  • supports Birddog Link
  • supports Birddog Comms
  • Flexible Power – PoE, D-Tap & DC

BirdDog claims it is the Worlds smallest NDI Encoder!


Blackmagic


Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Quick Overview

  • Full 4/3 HDR sensor
  • Dual native ISO up to 25,600
  • MFT lens mount
  • 13 stops of dynamic range
  • 5 inch touchscreen
  • Internal SD/UHS II and CFast 2.0 card recorders
  • Can record to any external USB-C disk
  • Bluetooth built-in
  • Mini XLR input with P48
  • Full HDMI
  • Power via a Canon LP-E6N or locking 12 volt DC power connection

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is much larger than it’s pocket sized predecessor, but for a cinema camera it is still incredibly small. This new camera has a Canon LP-E6 battery, which means longer run times, the touch screen is easy to navigate and when you purchase the new Pocket Cinema Camera 4k, you get DaVinci Resolve Studio with it.

The Pocket Cinema Camera has a full size 4/3 HDR sensor with a native 4096 x 2160 resolution, with 13 stops of dynamic range. The thought behind the full sized 4/3 sensor is to match the MFT lenses, which means that the crop factor a massively reduced. The Pocket Cinema Camera shoots 4K stills, 4 built in microphones, Bluetooth wireless camera control and features the latest Blackmagic Colour Science.

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is the first camera that lets users record directly onto the same external USB-C media drives that they use for editing and colour correction.

We are very excited about this great addition to the pocket range, shipping September at $1295

 

DaVinci Resolve 15

DaVinci Resolve 15

Quick Overview

Editing
  • Creative Editing
  • Advanced Trimming
  • Multicam Editing
  • Speed Editing
  • Timeline Curve Editor
  • Transitions & Effects
  • Powerful Organisational Tools
Fusion Effects
  • Vector Paint
  • Rotoscoping
  • 3D Particle Systems
  • Keying
  • True 3D Composting
  • Tracking and Stabilisation
  • 2D & 3D Titles
  • Spline Based Animation

 

Blackmagic have released DaVinci Resolve 15 and it now has full Fusion integration on both the free and studio version, over 250 3D effects and motion graphics, ADR and native audio plugins, a larger LUT browser, shared grades, stacked timelines, closed captioning, and multi user collaboration tools.

DaVinci Resolve is now available for download, but please note that the files are labelled as beta – get it here 

 

ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K

ATEM TELEVISION STUDIO PRO 4K

Quick Overview

  • 8 standards converted 12G-SDI inputs
  • New Fairlight audio meixer
  • ATEM Advanced Chrome Key
  • Motion Media Clips

ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K includes all of the great features in the HD models plus it now has Ultra HD capabilities with more SDI inputs. The ATEM Television Studio 4K can handle both HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. The ATEM Television Studio 4K have upgraded Fairlight audio mixer features dynamics with 6 band parametric EQ, dual mono channel split and stereo simulator. With the new ATEM Television you can turn any live event into a professional or Ultra HD television program. Blackmagic have said that the ATEM Television Studio are the fastest and most affordable way for you to capture incredible footage. It’s perfect for broadcasters, pro sports, concerts and allows users to use platforms such as YouTube live and Facebook live, as it allows you to switch between multiple cameras, game consoles and computer in real time.

 

Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI

Blackmagic Micro Converter

Quick Overview

  • Simultaneously convert SDI/HDMI or HDMI to SDI in any SD or HD format
  •  Multi-rare 3G-SDI input and output
  • Auto detects all SD and HD formats
  • Strong mental design
  • Small compact design
  • Can be powered via USB

The Blackmagic Micro Converter BiDirectional converters are the worlds smallest broadcast quality bidirectional video converter, which means it can be carried anywhere. Miniaturised USB powered broadcast quality SD and HD video converter that converts SDI from professional equipment into HDMI for use with consumer TVs, projectors and more! Includes AC power supply with international socket adaptors, but can also be powered via USB.

 


Bright Tangerine


Clash 138 Matte Box

Quick Overview

  • ultra lightweight 177 grams
  • wide range of uses
  • can use any 138mm filter

The Bright Tangerine can accommodate up to 2 4×4″ or 4×5.65″ filters and a single 138mm circular filter for holding a polariser. The Matte box is suitable to a range of uses including run & gun, aerial, gimbal or Steadicam use.

 

Titan Arm Quick Release

Quick Overview

  • 15mm rod adaptor
  • acts as a receiver for the 3/8″ or 1/4″ quick release brackets
  • optional modification for the Titan Arm

 


DJI


Force Pro

DJI FORCE PRO

 

Quick Overview

  • Intuitive controls
  • Incredible precision
  • Stable transmission
  • Easy to use
  • Broad compatibility
  • Long battery life
  • Adaptable Installation

The DJI Force Pro allows users to operate gimbals remotely, so not only does that make capturing that shot easier, but also the remotely controlled gimbal capabilities give you greater accuracy. the communication latency is as low as 10 milliseconds, which means that the camera moved in almost real time! DJI Force Pro features a dual-frequency 2.4 and 5.8 GHz wireless transmission system, and is able to give the user complete control up to 3KM away! The DJI Force Pro is incredibly easy to use, lightweight and offers up to 5 hours of operation time!

Master Wheels

Quick Overview

  • Employs high-precision sensors
  • Advanced control algorithms
  • State-of-the-art product design to deliver precise
  • Smooth remote camera movement control

The Master Wheels gives you precise control using ultra-high resolution optical encoders to detect slight and subtle movements, this then transmits them into a connected gimbal system giving you incredibly accurate repeat-ability. Each wheel control module has a three-stop toggle switch, this controls the direction of the gimbal and also dials the control speed, smoothness and damping. The Master Wheels are incredibly easy to use as users can manually adjust between to control modules, this gives users a more ergonomic fit. With a innovative modular design, the wheels and control modules can be detached from the base, and can be operated completely separately via cables, which gives users an incredible amount of freedom when shooting from tight spaces.

 


JVC


GY-HC900 Connected Cam

Quick Overview

  • 3 2/3-inch CMOS Image Sensors
  • Built-in news-over-IP workflow solution
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 recording
  • HDR with HLG/J-LOG
  • Return video and IFB over IP
  • Wifi
  • Optional bonded LTE

The GY-HC900 2/3″ Broadcast Live-Streaming Connected Camera is JVC’s first camera that features new communications engine that optimises both image processing and IP performance. This enables simultaneous recording, low latency streaming and simultaneous decoding for return ideo IFB. The camera has built-in live streaming technology and return audio, which means that you can go live without having attach additional equipment.

 


Sharp


PN-70TH5 Interactive 4K BIG PAD

PN-70TH5

Quick Overview

  • 4K BIG PAD for demanding Corporate office, education and mission-critical applications
  • 70″ (176,6cm) size with 3840 x 2160 pixels
  • “Pen-on-Paper” user experience with highly responsive P-CAP 30-point touch
  • True 4K Reading and Writing User Experience with Integrated Palm Reject
  • Brilliant eye-catching image content with Direct Optical Bonding
  • Intuitive writing, drawing and annotation with SHARP Pen Software
  • Latest BYOD wireless collaboration via Mini-OPS Slot or SHARP Display Connect
  • Powerful data organisation and collaboration with SHARP Touch Viewer application

 

 


Sony


 Sony FS5 II

Quick Overview

  • New colour science
  • Higher frame rates
  • Supports RAW 4K (via external recorder)
  • Instant HDR

The new Sony FS5 II integrated the new colour science which had been developed through Sony’s latest Cine-Alta camera, VENICE. The new FS5 II promises refined pictures, with natural highlight rendering, truer skin tones and flexibility in post production. The camera has a instant HDR workflow, and Sony claims that the FS5 II can be used to product HDR content in HLG/BT.2020 mode without the need for colour grading. With a higher frame rate, this increased the recording capabilities with support for up to 4 seconds of 120 frames per second recording in 4K! The new Sony camera compact design makes it suitable for gimbal and drone shooting, which makes it easier for the user to capture the shot you want.

the Sony FS5 II is said to be available in June.


Teradek


 VidiU Go

Teradek VidiU Go

Quick Overview

  • Stream with HEVC or H.264 compression
  • Supports up to two high performance 3G / 4G / LTE Teradek Node modems
  • 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs | USB-C power
  • Streams to any online video platform, including Facebook, YouTube, Periscope, and more
  • Streams to multiple video platforms simultaneously with Core and Sharelink

The Teradek VidiU Go streams to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch in 1080p60, which means it is a perfect live streaming encoder for businesses, freelancers wanting the cutting edge of broadcast technology.


Wooden Camera


Push Button ARRI Rosettes

Wooden Camera Push Button ARRI Rosette

Quick Overview

  • Weight: 70g (0.15 lbs)
  • Dimensions: 21.3 x 23.9 x 10.7 mm (0.8 x 0.9 x 0.4 in)

The Push Button ARRI Rosette that turns any ARRI Rosette hand grip into a push button device, which allows that making changes to your hand grips easy. The Push Button ARRI Rosette is now available for pre-order and will start shipping in early April, and is available as a left side, right side version and in sets of two or four.