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Jones Mobile TV upgrades 51ft expanding mobile unit to HD

Jones Mobile Television, a video production company based in North Little Rock, AR, has installed 10 new FUJINON HDTV lenses on VisionHD, its 51ft expanding mobile unit that was recently upgraded to HD.

The HD lens package — to be used with new Sony HDC-2400 3G multiformat HD camera systems — includes: four FUJINON XA88x8.8BESM and two FUJINON XA77x9.5BESM HDTV big box lenses, three HA23x7.6BERM and one HA14x4.5BERM Premier Series HD ENG field lenses.

“The video truck business is extremely demanding,” said Bob Derryberry, president of Jones Mobile Television, founded in 1993. “Our network clients have high expectations. With so much riding on major sports, entertainment and corporate events, it’s critical to have video acquisition gear that offers superior HD picture quality and dependable performance,”

As part of an extensive $3 million upgrade, VisionHD’s interior was gutted and rebuilt as a multiformat HD truck. The truck’s onboard systems now include a Grass Valley Kayenne switcher, Chyron Duet Hyper X3 live graphics system, Miranda and Matrox multiviewer flat-screen monitor walls, PESA Cheetah router and multiple EVS systems for slow motion, editing and multichannel playback.

Designed for use at large venues and sporting events, the XA88x8.8BESM is an HD telephoto “big box” field lens with an 88X zoom range. Designed for 2/3in cameras, the XA88x8.8BESM offers focal lengths of 8.8mm-777mm at 1X and 17.6mm-1554mm with the 2X extender.

The XA77x9.5BESM telephoto field lens, which is also a 2/3in big box HD lens, offers focal lengths of 9.5mm-732mm at 1X, and 19.0mm-1464mm with the 2X extender. Both DigiPower big box style lenses offer FUJINON’s aspheric technology, anti-fogging and optical stabilization, as well as EBC coating to reduce ghosting and flare and increase light transmission. The Premier Series HD ENG style lenses both offer 2X extenders and DigiPower servo technology.