London Live to Use Nikon DSLRs

March 31, 2014 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras | 0 Comments |
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From 6.30pm tonight (BST), Nikon’s D4 and D800 cameras will be rolling on the set of London Live, the new 24 hour entertainment channel devoted to London. Working with Nikon and Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC), London Live has helped develop a new state-of-the-art robotic system, featuring a nine-axis robotic arm at the heart of the automated studio. Bryn Balcombe, Technology Director, London Live says: “Building a television channel from scratch has given us an exciting opportunity to source the most innovative new technology and find less traditional and more cost-effective ways of doing things. Nikon’s digital SLR cameras will be perfect for our new London-based studio, allowing us to provide fast-paced, 24 hour broadcasting without compromising the image quality for our viewers.”

Nikon Press Release

Lights, Camera, Action - Nikon used by new 24/7 TV channel

Nikon UK today announces that London Live, the first 24 hour entertainment channel devoted to London, will be using Nikon digital SLR cameras in their new London based studio.

Working with Nikon and Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC), London Live has helped develop a new state-of-the-art robotic system, featuring a nine axis robotic arm at the heart of the automated studio. The channel will be broadcasting live using Nikon D800 and D4 series cameras for a full-frame 35mm cinematic effect.

Jeremy Gilbert, Group Marketing Manager at Nikon UK says: “This exciting new solution combines the stunning image quality that Nikon is famed for, with the precision that comes from MRMC robotics to offer a state of the art automated work flow for London Live.

“By working with the 24/7 TV channel we’ve been able to develop a cost-effective solution that allows broadcasters to operate in niche demographic markets, catering for regional broadcast requirements.”

Bryn Balcombe, Technology Director, London Live says: “Building a television channel from scratch has given us an exciting opportunity to source the most innovative new technology and find less traditional and more cost-effective ways of doing things. Nikon’s digital SLR cameras will be perfect for our new London-based studio, allowing us to provide fast-paced, 24 hour broadcasting without compromising the image quality for our viewers”.

London Live launches on 31st March 2014. More details about the innovative technology will be available following the launch of the channel.

Check out the robotic arm that has been developed for use by London Live at BVE show from 25th – 27thFebruary 2014 at London’s Excel. For more information about the show visit http://www.bvexpo.com/



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