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CAMERA SUPPORT & ACCESSORIES

Audio Limited, UK’s premier wireless microphone manufacturer, is pleased to announce that the A10 Digital Wireless Microphone System is now shipping*. This new all-digital wireless system consists of the A10-TX Digital Bodypack Transmitter and the portable A10-RX Digital Two-Channel True Diversity Receiver, designed for a wide range of production applications.

“We’re thrilled to get the A10 system into the hands of our users,” says Kishore Patel, Managing Director of Audio Ltd. “Our new all-digital A10 wireless receivers and transmitters offer broadcast quality audio, reliable digital RF performance, and universal multi-system setup in the RF-hostile, multi-channel production environments in which our users reside.”

The A10 Digital Wireless System operates in the 470 MHz to 694 MHz UHF band (frequency ranges are country-dependent). Up to twenty A10 Digital Wireless Systems can simultaneously operate in a single 8 MHz TV channel without compromising RF range, audio quality, or latency due to its spectrally efficient digital modulation.

The A10-TX Transmitter uniquely offers a low-noise, high performance preamplifier with its 3-pin LEMO input that accepts balanced or unbalanced microphones, line-level signals, and provides 48V or 12V phantom power. The transmitter also features an excellent analogue limiter and analogue low-cut filters. With its integrated digital audio recorder and timecode generator, the A10-TX transmitter records timecode-stamped audio to removable microSD cards. External timecode can be jam-synced to the A10-TX through the LEMO input connector, and the A10 will maintain timecode even during battery changes. Three A10-TX models are available: the A10-TX-A (470-548 MHz), A10-TX-B (518-608 MHz), and A10-TX-C (594-694 MHz). Two additional models, the A10-TX-AU (470-548 MHz) and A10-TX-BU (518-608 MHz), are designed specifically for the U.S. market. They offer features and frequencies specific to the U.S.

The free A10 Remote App offers remote control of the A10-TX transmitter from an iOS or Android device. Key functions, including input gain, transmitter power, low cut filter, start/stop record, and transmitter frequency can be remotely controlled over Bluetooth Smart connection.

The A10-RX Two-Channel True Diversity Receiver is available in either a Superslot™ version with DB-25 connector (A10-RX-SL) or with hard-wired XLR and power connectors (A10-RX-XLR). Both A10-RX receivers tune across the full 224 MHz (470 to 694 MHz) bandwidth, meaning the A10-RX receiver can be used with any A10-TX transmitter.

The A10-RX has four complete digital receiver circuits, two used on each channel. Like other true diversity systems, Audio Limited’s proprietary Advanced Digital Diversity System (ADDS) selects the receiver circuit with the best RF signal. ADDS goes further by combining bitstreams from each receiver circuit simultaneously to assemble error-free digital audio from two weaker RF signals, while increasing both drop-out free reception and reliability of the RF link in challenging environments.

Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) has announced the development of Bolt Junior (Bolt JR). The MRMC Bolt JR has been developed in response to customer need for a smaller, compact, more cost-effective version of the highly regarded high-speed MRMC Bolt Cinebot, most advanced motion control rig in the world.

This high-speed, compact 6-axes camera robot arm has been specially developed for film studios, photographic studios and for table-top work where studio space and budget are a key criterion. Being small and lightweight, Bolt JR is also easily maneuverable and transportable.

Bolt JR may be short on size and stature but packs a mighty punch enabling impressive camera robotic capability. Available in pedestal and on-track versions, the Bolt JR cinebot has an arm reach of 1.2 metres and can move high-speed on-track at over 3m per second with a camera payload up to 12kg.

Camera robots can empower the cameraman, motion control operator and photography director to get the camera exactly where it needs to be for unique tight camera angles, special effects and to capture all the action and drama. Controlling and programming Bolt JR is quick and straight- forward using the MRMC Flair system.

Bolt JR with Flair offers a wide variety of automated functions and precision repeat functions. For complete flexibility, Bolt JR can also automate lighting, trigger synchronised SFX timecodes, rig movement or model movement.

Bolt JR is set to make its appearance this April at the NAB exhibition in Las Vegas where it will be demonstrated to over 100,000 show visitors alongside its big brother Bolt Cinebot.