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Thomson’s wireless camera system gets workout at the news photographers gala

Thomson Broadcast & Media Solutions’ new Grass Valley Digital Wireless triax camera system was demonstrated for the nation’s most demanding audience recently.

The digital camera system was used to cover the annual “Eyes of History” White House News Photographers’ Association (WHNPA) gala on Saturday, May 10.

With the wireless system, camera operators were able to transmit live video while walking among the 1,000 guests without the need for cables.


The new Grass Valley digital wireless camera system gives broadcasters the freedom to move inside buildings and in hard-to-reach locations where cabling to the production truck is not practical.

Marc Valentin, president of Thomson Broadcast & Media Solutions, said that the WHNPA requested a demonstration of the Grass Valley wireless camera system.

“[The wireless camera system] demonstrates the substantial research-and-development commitment Thomson is making to videographers and other broadcast and television professionals,” he said.

Thomson was one of the sponsors of the gala.

Two Grass Valley wireless cameras were used to cover the festivities at The Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Shown live on four large screens in two ballrooms, the wireless COFDM transmission system documented all of the night’s activities, including the presentation of the association’s annual awards for the most compelling work in video and still photojournalism.

Introduced at this year’s NAB, the new Grass Valley digital wireless camera system gives broadcasters the freedom to move inside buildings and in hard-to-reach locations where cabling to the production truck is not practical. The systems, which offers a range of approximately 500 feet and low latency, also eliminates the need for a two-person crew. It’s designed to work with the Grass Valley LDK 100 and the LDK 200 cameras.

For more information on the new wireless camera system visit www.thomsonbroadcast.com and www.thomsongrassvalley.com.

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