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Trio Video selects Fujinon lenses For new HD truck

Mobile Production company Trio Video is completing work on its first high-definition-capable mobile production truck, designed to provide live coverage of a range of Chicago-area and national sports teams and entertainment events. The new 53-foot rig, called “Tango”, will hit the road at the end of the year with a full complement of SD and HD gear that includes nine Grass Valley LDK 6000 mkII HD cameras outfitted with nine different HD studio- and ENG-style lenses from Fujinon.

Although Trio Video currently does most of its projects in SD resolution, the company has been getting an increasing amount of requests for HD production. According to Trio Video owner Jack Walsh, they’ll acquire in HD resolution (mostly 1080i) and downconvert the signal for their sports and entertainment clients. The Fujinon lenses will remain the same for either type of production.

Trio has taken delivery on five XA87x9.3ESM and four HA22x7.2BERD ENG-style HD lenses, as well as Fujinon’s XA101x8.9BESM extra long-range HD lens.

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