VER Adds Grass Valley LDK 8300 Super SloMo Cameras to Roster

Video Equipment Rentals (VER) has added four additional LDK 8300 Live Super SloMo camera systems from Grass Valley. This brings to five the number of LDK 8300 systems in VER’s inventory. The additional LDK 8300 systems will initially be used to support the live broadcast of the 2012 NBA Finals on ABC Sports/ESPN.

VER’s equipment supports many of the most high-profile television shows and live sporting events. Adding additional LDK 8300 systems allows VER to offer enhanced functionality for its clients’ multi-camera productions while bringing captivating super slow-motion effects to millions of viewers around the world.

In 2010, the LDK 8300 Super SloMo system was recognised with a Technical & Engineering Emmy Award from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The innovative LDK 8300 captures true progressive HD images, natively, in multiple formats and frame rates to produce the highest quality super slow-motion effects possible. The camera precisely matches, and integrates as a systemised camera with, the LDK 8000 and LDK 4000 family of cameras and can perform double-duty as a standard-speed and slow-motion camera, operating at 1X/2X/3X speeds. Its unique Anylight feature allows the LDK 8300 to perfectly compensate for flicker caused by artificial lighting.

“The LDK 8300 Super SloMo cameras are a great addition to our equipment line-up and with the ability to act as both SSM and regular cameras they increase our ability to maximise revenue from our current inventory,” says Howard Rosenthal, Director of Broadcast at VER.  “Thanks to the AnyLight feature our customers get the highest quality images no matter how difficult the lighting situation may be and that’s key to keeping our clientele happy.”

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