filecasterprimagenabFollowing NAB 2009, many of the top manufacturers in the broadcast industry will hit the road as part of a tour sponsored by TV Pro Gear. This 15-city event will feature the hottest gear first exhibited at the trade show including the latest products from Panasonic, Harris, ND SatCom, For-A, Doremi, Clear-Com, Telecast, Gerling, AJA, and Apple.

All this gear will travel the Western US inside TV Pro Gear’s latest creation, The FileCaster™, a power-packed six-camera remote HD production platform and hybrid satellite truck. Attendees will experience the complete feature set of the vehicle while learning about the vast array of equipment contained therein.

“The hottest HD Cameras, switchers, DDR’s, satellite equipment and post-production gear. We have it all,” said Chan Mahon, President of TV Pro Gear, “And the versatility and power of the FileCaster™ allows us to showcase everything in a complete studio environment.”

The gear displayed on this tour includes Panasonic AJ-HPX2000 and 300 Camera Packages, For-A HVS300HS Switcher, DoReMi Image Server, Harris Panacea Router, ND SatCom Uplink Solution and a complete Apple Final Cut Pro Suite. Experts will be on hand to outline the features of each piece included in the FileCaster™ and demonstrate how everyone from churches to broadcasters to colleges to military bases can take advantage of the latest broadcast technology.

“This is the next best thing to actually attending NAB, and in many ways it’s better,” says Mahon, “Guests will enjoy a more individualized experience without having to part with any precious dollars for travel expenses.”

The TV Pro Gear NAB Highlights Tour will stop in the following cities on the following dates:

  • Las Vegas for NAB 2009 from April 20th – 23rd
  • Phoenix on April 27th and 28th
  • Tucson on May 1st
  • San Diego on May 6th and 7th
  • Long Beach, CA for the WFX Show on May 14th and 15th
  • Fresno on May 18th
  • San Francisco on May 21st and 22nd
  • Sacramento on May 26th
  • Eugene, OR on May 29th
  • Portland on June 1st and 2nd
  • Seattle on June 8th and 9th
  • Vancouver on June 15th and 16th
  • Spokane on June 22nd
  • Boise on June 25th
  • Salt Lake City on June 29th and 30th

Each tour stop is open to the public with no cost for admission. Learn more about the tour and sign up to reserve your spot!

wfxshowlogo2In addition to its grand debut at NAB 2009 in April, TV Pro Gear’s FileCaster™ will hit the trade show circuit at the Worship Facilities Conference and Expo (WFX Show) in Long Beach, CA on May 14th and 15th.

The FileCaster™ is a a power-packed six-camera remote HD production platform and hybrid satellite truck allowing users to shoot anywhere and transmit everywhere. Experts from TV Pro Gear will demonstrate how the truck can benefit houses of worship in everything from recording and broadcasting church sermons to handling the multimedia requirements for large-scale fellowship events such as a concert or musical.

Attendees will be amazed at the functionality of the FileCaster™.  The truck can handle literally every audio and video need for a House of Worship at a price tag that is totally unparalleled.

In addition to being on exhibition at the WFX Show, the FileCaster™ will cover the event. This will include audio/video production of the keynote address, live coverage of the show floor and possible live streaming to the WFX Show’s website. This will allow guests of the show to see the FileCaster™ and its capabilities in a true production and broadcast environment.

Learn more about the FileCaster Hybrid Production Solution and TV Pro Gear’s NAB Highlights Road Show.

In order to meet the increasing demand for its FileCaster, a power-packed six-camera remote HD production platform and hybrid satellite truck, TV Pro Gear has expanded and changed many of its upcoming tour dates in the midst of overwhelming demand from trade shows and potential clients.

The new tour dates are as follows:

  • NAB, Las Vegas: April 20-25 – Sign-Up
  • Phoenix, AZ: April 27-30 – Sign-Up
  • Tuscon, AZ: May 1-4 – Sign-Up
  • San Diego, CA: May 6-9 – Sign-Up
  • Long Beach, CA – WFX Show: May 12-15
  • Fresno, CA: May 18-19 – Sign-Up
  • San Francisco, CA: May 21-25 – Sign-Up
  • Sacramento, CA: May 26-27 – Sign-Up
  • Eugene, Oregon: May 29-30 – Sign-Up
  • Portland, Oregon: June 1-4 – Sign-Up
  • Seattle, WA: June 8-11 – Sign-Up
  • Vancouver, BC: June 15-18 – Sign-Up
  • Spokane, WA: June 22-23 – Sign-Up
  • Boise, ID: June 25-26 – Sign-Up
  • Salt Lake City, UT: June 29-July 2 – Sign-Up

Please visit TV Pro Gear’s FileCaster Tour Home Page to learn more about the where we’re going and what you’ll be able to see.

TV Pro Gear FileCaster

TV Pro Gear will unveil FileCaster™, a power-packed six-camera remote HD production platform and hybrid satellite truck, at NAB Booth #OE100.

FileCaster™ is a hybrid production truck based on TV Pro Gear’s successful FLYPAK™ technology. Combining the power of a conventional production truck with the ultra-portability of a FLYPAK™ and DSNG, this unique production truck is loaded with industry leading HD products from respected manufacturers like Panasonic, For-A, Harris, ND SatCom, AJA, and Apple, giving it the power needed for today’s challenging and cost restrictive productions.

“The FileCaster is the ideal solution for anybody in need of a powerful production, broadcast, or post-production solution with mobile and satellite capabilities,” says Chan Mahon, President of TV Pro Gear, “It offers all that in one package, providing maximum efficiency while going easy on your budget. We designed this package to allow even the most cash-strapped clients obtain maximum power and quality.”

The FileCaster™ bridges the gap between traditional ENG news vehicles and large video production trucks allowing remote production and editing of shows and events in a completely tapeless environment while simultaneously streaming the images to satellite, cell phones and the Internet.

In addition to its DSNG capabilities, the FileCaster™ records in both standard definition and high definition. In HD, it supports every popular format and frame rate in use worldwide. It can even be equipped with robotic cameras capable of ultra-high resolution with ultra low-light sensitivity for critical surveillance uses. All this power is packed into a compact and affordable platform.

“Broadcasters, Houses of Worship, Colleges, Schools, Military, Casinos, Sports Producers, Convention Centers, Corporate Media Departments. They can all benefit from the versatile capabilities of the FileCaster™,” said Vince Castell, VP of Sales for TV Pro Gear, “The applications for this vehicle are virtually endless. Anybody employing video in a significant way will greatly benefit from its array of features. In short, you can shoot, edit, and transmit with one compact unit.”

One such feature is the removable FLYPAK™, a mobile HD studio in a box that forms the heart of FileCaster™’s production capabilities. It can be removed from the FileCaster™, moved around buildings in elevators, flown on commercial aircraft, and deployed in minutes. FLYPAK™ retains the majority of its core capabilities when removed from the FileCaster™, giving it the unique capability to continue shooting HD and SD footage while it is away from the truck.

“The removable FLYPAK™ is what sets FileCaster™ apart from every other production vehicle on the market,” says Mahon, “It allows for maximum portability and the ability to go places inaccessible for standard production vehicles.”

FileCaster™ will make its debut at NAB 2009 and will be featured at the Gerling & Associate’s booth – #OE100 in the Orange Lot outside the Convention Center. Immediately following NAB, TV Pro Gear and a number of top manufacturers involved with the FileCaster will take the unit on a multi-city national tour to demonstrate the capabilities of this flexible platform to prospective clients. Details of the tour are available at the TV Pro Gear’s web site.

On March 19th, TV Pro Gear Welcomes Chyron to its headquarters for an open house and hands-on demonstration of its complete product line.  Attendees will get a detailed guide to the hottest Chyron gear including the latest HyperX Products and LyricPro Software.

Experts from Chyron and TV Pro Gear will be on hand to walk guests through all the exciting features of the wide variety of Chyron solutions.  It’s not just CG anymore!

This event is open to the public and absolutely free.  Just drop by our HD showroom at 1630 Flower Street in Glendale, CA on March 19th anytime between 2:00PM – 6:00PM.

Click here to sign up to attend the event.

panasonicaghpx300-2On March 10th, TV Pro Gear will hold an open house featuring the latest Panasonic P2 Products along with several other hot items from the manufacturer. These will receive their grand debut at NAB 2009 – but TV Pro Gear is giving you the opportunity to experience them before anybody else gets the chance.

On hand will be experts from both Panasonic and TV Pro Gear to guide you through the exciting features of all these brand new products with demonstrations of how they will fit into and improve your existing workflow.

This event is open to the public and absolutely free. So please stop by our HD Showroom at 1630 Flower Street in Glendale anytime on March 10th between 2:00PM – 6:00PM and see these cutting-edge new Panasonic products before they’re unveiled at NAB.

Visit http://www.tvprogear.com/panasonicdemodaysignup.htm to reserve your spot.

Products Featured:

Panasonic AG-HPG20 P2 HD Portable Recorder

Panasonic AG-HPX300 P2 HD Shoulder-Mount Camcorder

Panasonic BT-LH2550 25.5″ Multi-Format Color LCD Production Monitor

Panasonic AW-E870 HD Box Camera TV Pro Gear

Internal video communications at AT&T have advanced significantly thanks to two new mobile production systems featuring the Broadcast Pix Slate 3000 live integrated production system. Delivered in October 2008 by TV Pro Gear, a systems integrator based in Los Angeles, the new HD Flypak™ mobile production systems are used to produce and stream HD programming live to tens of thousands of employees.

In the past, AT&T relied on analog production systems in multiple cases, but its Internal Communication Media Division needed mobile production solutions that could be run by one person. “The Slate switchers are the only production switchers on the market with a built-in CG, clip store, and multi-view monitor. This is precisely why AT&T chose the Broadcast Pix Slate 3000 switcher,” said Chandos Mahon, Jr., TV Pro Gear senior vice president. “The Slate 3000 adds an integrated router for more I/O and redundancy. This cuts down integration time and saves the client money.”

While the Slate 3000 can handle up to 18 inputs and features PixButtons to identify each source, AT&T maintains a four-camera setup. In one configuration, a single operator controls three Panasonic AK-HC1500G “box” cameras with Fujinon HAS18×7.6BMD-DSE lenses. A second configuration uses the Panasonic cameras as studio cameras. In addition, a Panasonic AJ-HDX900 camcorder is available for studio or ENG use.

During its live webcasts, AT&T records its productions. Using the line out from the Slate 3000, the director can record to a DVCPRO HD VTR, plus record a QuickTime file to an external RAID for native editing using Final Cut Pro.

“The Broadcast Pix switcher has become the premier choice for an all-in-one professional HD switcher,” Mahon said.

AT&T’s HD Flypak features a pull-out storage drawer that doubles as a work surface during productions. The Broadcast Pix switcher is mounted in the drawer, along with camera controls and the audio mixer.

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