Token Creek Purchases Fujinon Lenses for Chippewa Truck
Lenses also to be deployed in Hiawatha, Varsity OB trucks
December 19, 2012
WAYNE, N.J. -- Fujifilm announced the recent sale of 12 of its Fujiinon lenses to
Wisconsin-based Token Creek Mobile Television. The mobile broadcast production
company acquired four XA88x8.8BESM Telephoto Field lenses, six ZA12x4.5BERM
Super Wide Angle ENG/EFP lenses, and two XA101x8.9BESM Super
Telephoto Field lenses. Nine of the lenses are being used in Token
Creek’s newest HD mobile unit, Chippewa, while the others have been outfitted
in two of their other mobile trucks, Varsity and Hiawatha.
The Fujinon XA101x8.9 lens features a
combination of wide angle and 101x zoom range, and the XA88x8.8 offers the
industry’s widest angle in class with an 88x zoom range. Both telephoto field
lenses feature Fujinon’s anti-fogging design. The ZA12x4.5BERM ENG lens
features a 2x range extender and Digital Quick & Cruise Zoom. All three of
the lenses have Digi Power digital servo control system, EBC coating, and
built-in F.I.N.D. diagnostics.
The Chippewa HD mobile unit was first used for a
Thanksgiving Day parade telecast in Detroit. The next day, the truck was used
for production of the Chicago Public School City Football Championship Game at
Soldier Field, home of the NFL’s Chicago Bears. Chippewa is also set to be used
for NBA game coverage, and is expected to be in high demand for many upcoming
live sporting events.
Other equipment in Chippewa includes: Grass
Valley LDK-8000 HD Elite cameras, Grass Valley Kayenne 4 M/E switcher, PESA
routing system, EVS XT-3 servers, Calrec Artemis audio console, and a Chyron
Hyper X3 Graphics system.