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Anton/Bauer has distributed more than 150,000 copies of the Video Battery Handbook since its initial publication in 1993. As the definitive guide to the care and feeding of video batteries it has been used as a reference and as a teaching aid in film and video courses in many schools and universities.

Dejero GoBox Allows Mobile Newsgathering From (Virtually) Anywhere

ImageWaterloo, Ontario-based Dejero has announced the LIVE+ GoBox, a professional-grade mobile transmitter for newsgathering professionals and video content contributors on the move. Dejero's newest portable transmitter is the company's most versatile and rugged to date, enabling mobile journalists to broadcast live from virtually anywhere with bonded cellular, Wi-Fi, and portable satellite connections, or record up to 40 hours of HD video for later broadcast. Built for demanding situations where the unit might get jostled, in the midst of a large crowd or a moving vehicle, the GoBox has undergone rigorous vibration testing to ensure it can withstand such environments.

Newsgathering on Two Wheels

ImageStreamQuik, the Irvine, Calif. company that gave us StreamStik (basically a tablet mounted horizontally on a stick, with a built-in encoder and live streaming capability) and a number of other live streaming products, has now taken its wireless IP streaming technology and reduced it into a low-profile pouch that can be integrated onto a bicycle frame.

JVC Hosts "F.A.S.T. Track Tour" To Showcase Live HD Streaming

JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced its "F.A.S.T. Track Tour," a series of presentations to promote the live HD streaming capabilities built into its camcorders and related products, as well as to provide information about streaming technology for video professionals. The multi-city tour launches in Boston on Aug. 26, 2014, at the Boston Marriott Newton, and continues to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Sept. 23. The free seminars run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include lunch. Short for "Fluent Adaptive Streaming Technology," F.A.S.T. represents streaming technology built into JVC's GY-HM650, GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 cameras that includes content-aware error correction to ensure reliable HD transmission over a variety of Internet connections.

Quincy Broadcast Print Interactive Group Equips Video Journalists With LiveU Newsgathering Technology

ImageLiveU, a provider of portable live video acquisition, contribution and management solutions, has signed a long-term agreement with Quincy Broadcast Print Interactive to provide its compact LU500 and LU400 uplink units, and LiveU Xtender external antenna solution for live newsgathering operations at its 14 local television stations.  "Our local news operations are deeply rooted in their local communities, and LiveU's solutions allow us to deploy more news crews to help bring this local news home to our viewers," said Brady Dreasler, Quincy Broadcast Print Interactive.  "The lightweight, small packaging of the LiveU devices ultimately outperformed above their competition, and provided high-quality video when we tested the gear in a handful of markets.  The addition of the LiveU Xtender has assisted us in transmitting live video in a tough geographic area or when cellular congestion arises at a popular event."

Dejero Unveils Ergonomic Carrier System For Video Journalists

ImageDejero, a provider of bonded cellular and hybrid microwave/IP/satellite transmission technologies for mobile newsgathering, has developed a rugged and modular carrier system for the company's portable transmitters, called Dejero LIVE+. Roughly the size of a small briefcase, the LIVE+ Carrier is designed to increase a news crew's mobility and comfort by making it easy to secure and carry a mobile transmitter, such as the LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitter, to the scene of breaking news.