With a fleet of four mobile production trucks and a fifth
currently built, IMS Productions is a multimedia services company
located in Indianapolis that specializes in providing live
on-location HD production services for major racing, national sports,
and other broadcast competitions. The company’s HD lens of choice is
Canon, of which they now have 50 in their inventory.
100AF XJ100x9.3B long-field HD zoom lens is a workhorse at
HD cameras deployed by IMS Productions’ mobile vehicles are
exclusively outfitted with Canon HD lenses. The latest lenses
purchased by IMS Productions include four DigiSuper 95 XJ95x8.6B and
five DigiSuper 80 XJ80x8.8B long-field HD zoom lenses and six
HJ22ex7.6B portable HD zoom lenses. The new
XJ95x8.6B and XJ80x8.8 lenses join IMS Productions’ existing
inventory of long-field HD zooms, which also includes DigiSuper 100AF
XJ100x9.3B and DigiSuper 86AF XJ86x9.3B models.
long-field HD zoom lenses are among the most widely used lenses in HD
sports and entertainment production, and feature Canon’s Image
Stabilizer technology for rock-solid shots at telephoto distances.
These long-field HD zoom lenses also utilize Canon’s
second-generation digital servo systems for improved control of zoom,
iris, and focus, precision repeatability of settings, and
microcomputer compensation of lens-focus breathing (the inadvertent
alteration of field-of-view when operating the focus control).
Productions’ six new Canon HJ22ex7.6B portable
HD zoom lenses will be used for electronic
field production-style applications, as will the company’s
stock of Canon HJ11ex4.7B
portable HD lenses. The
portable HD zoom lens without built-in image stabilization. The
HJ22 is designed for long-distance shooting combined with wide-angle
capture (7.6mm field
of view) in a 4 pounf form factor.
known for its wide 91-degree horizontal angle-of-view performance,
and features a focal length of 4.7mm to 52mm (9.4mm to 104mm with its
built-in extender) and a weight of only 4.3 lbs. The HJ11ex4.7B lens
is designed for producers and broadcasters seeking extremely
wide-angle shooting with high sharpness and minimum chromatic
aberrations or geometric distortion. The lens provides versatility
while still delivering sharp, high-contrast HDTV images. (The
Canon’s widest portable HD lens until it was replaced in the product
line by the HJ14ex4.3B lens.)
Productions also maintains a full post production facility, complete
with two HD studios and green-screen rooms, complete with lighting
grids, control rooms and green rooms where they create commercials
and 60-minute long-form programming to air on networks and
institutional videos for clients to distribute on DVD at trade shows.
Often times they use Canon’s EOS C300 Cinema cameras.