Press releases

01 April 2014

Italian design by Manfrotto wins the Red Dot Design award with 7 prizes

Bassano Italy April 2014 – Manfrotto the world leader in the design, production and distribution of equipment and accessories for the photography and imaging industry, has won seven prizes at the 2014 edition of one of the world most prestigious design competitions: the Red Dot Design Awards. The seven Manfrotto winning products have been chosen by the international jury among 4,815 projects submitted by 1,816 manufacturers, designers and architects from 53 nations.

26 March 2014

Vitec Videocom boosts Camera Corps offering with innovative speciality cameras

Bury St Edmunds, UK: 26 March 2014 – Vitec Videocom, a division of The Vitec Group plc, expands its Camera Corps business with the incorporation of assets from SIS Live Special Cameras (formerly BBC Special Cameras). The offering will bring customers a range of specialist cameras that take the viewer straight into the heart of the action – from live sporting and high profile events, through to Royal occasions and Red Arrow aerial displays.

02 February 2014

Bexel answers the call for FOX Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII Anton/Bauer. Autoscript, Litepanels, Sachtler and Vinten contribute to successful formula for smooth broadcast

New Jersey USA 2 February 2014 - Bexel has a history of supporting the world’s largest live sporting events, so it was no surprise that when FOX Sports needed engineering and broadcast solutions for the days of live coverage leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII and the network’s pre-game coverage, they called in Bexel.

19 November 2013

OConnor helps Cinematographer Crescenzo Notarile raise the Bar of Visual Excitement on CSI: Las Vegas

Burbank, California, November 19, 2013 - Keeping a hit television show that’s been on the air for 14 years fresh and interesting is a demanding challenge. As scripts get bigger to sustain audience interest, budgets inevitably get smaller. “When a show reaches syndication, it has primarily done its job of crossing the finish line of making money for a very long time,” says CSI cinematographer Crescenzo Notarile, ASC.

29 August 2013

Camera Corps Q-Ball capture announcement of the birth of royal baby. Remote system provides clear view of the action

London, England, August 29, 2013 — The Q-Ball robotic camera system from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group Company, and a leading innovator of specialty remote cameras and camera support systems, was used by the BBC to provide clear, uninterrupted images of the announcement of the arrival of the royal baby and when he was first seen by the world.

28 August 2013

Litepanels a constant for Director/DP Michael Slovis on Breaking Bad

Van Nuys, California, August 28, 2013 - When Director/DP Michael Slovis, ASC prepped for the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad, creator Vince Gillian, Sony and AMC, as well as the entire cast and crew threw their full support behind him. This series, which has been nominated for 100-plus awards and won 43 — including three nominations for outstanding cinematography — was going to go out with a bang.

15 July 2013

The Camera Store delivers on large scale at Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury, UK, 15 July 2013 - Over 400 feet of camera track and a large inventory of camera support equipment were fielded by The Camera Store (TCS), a Vitec Group company, for the high-definition broadcast coverage of this year's Glastonbury Festival.

01 June 2013

The Sachtler FSB 6 between penguins, snow and eternal ice

Eching, Germany: June 2013 – The mainland is a white desert of snow, surrounded by a clashing cold ocean, and scarcely populated. Only the animals and few plants are accustomed to the difficult living conditions. This is the Antarctic.

27 March 2013

Director Jon Richards takes Anton/Bauer to the top of the EDF Energy London Eye to capture epic stunt

Gold Spectrum™ Wireless Kit and AB Direct VU Prevail During Mission-Critical Filming of Daredevil Jonathan Goodman

London, March 27, 2013—When Jon Richards, director of The Incredible Mr. Goodwin, a new U.K. television program chronicling the feats of the well-known daredevil and escape artist Jonathan Goodman, was tasked with capturing Goodwin’s escape from the EDF Energy London Eye for the show’s season finale, he needed a fail-proof production system.

07 January 2013

Anton/Bauer honored with Academy Award® for scientific and technical achievement

The Cine VCLX Portable Power System Recognized for Contributing Significant Value to the Making of Motion Pictures

Beverly Hills, January 7, 2013 - Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, is pleased to announce that its CINE VCLX Portable Power System has been honored with a Scientific and Engineering Award (Academy Plaque) from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S®).

27 August 2012

Haigh-Farr support MSL/Curiosity mission with delivery of antenna system used during entry, descent and landing of the Rover on Mars

Bedford, NH, August 27, 2012 - Haigh-Farr, a Business Unit within the Vitec Group, and the world leader in design, development and manufacturing of flight-body antennas for defense, space and commercial applications, congratulates NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on the successful landing of the MSL (a.k.a. Curiosity) Vehicle on Mars.

05 July 2012

Vitec Videocom Supports Broadcasters during 2012 Summer of Sport

Bury St Edmunds, UK: 5 July 2012 - Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, is gearing up to support broadcasters during the major UK sporting events this summer. TV coverage will span the full sporting spectrum - from tennis tournaments, football finals, watersports, to major track and field events at London 2012 Summer Olympics and the rest of the country.