Broadcast cameras are something TNP Broadcast have been advising and supplying clients with since the early 1980s.
In the past, professional broadcast cameras were used just for regular terrestrial television. Today, however, broadcast cameras are being used for high-end corporate dvd productions, training dvds, infomercials, independent low-budget moviemaking and much more.
Unlike movie cameras, which record images to film, broadcast cameras record images electronically via CCD or CMOS sensors. Modern high definition broadcast cameras are as close in image quality to film cameras that are used in Hollywood film productions as they have ever been.
An example of a modern day digital broadcast camera would be the shoulder-mount type used for electronic news gathering (ENG) image acquisition.
The first broadcast camera that contained its own recording mechanism did not appear until the early 1980s, and TNP Broadcast was there to see it. We sold Betacam cameras (made by Sony) back then and we have been advising and supplying broadcast cameras to the industry and independent cameraman ever since.
Since the old Sony Betacam broadcast cameras and other types with insensitive video camera tubes, things have changed considerably. Today's digital broadcast cameras use much more sensitive solid-state devices such as charge-coupled device (CCD) and more recently the active pixel sensor (CMOS). These later broadcast cameras give far superior image quality in every way.
The leaders in modern popular ENG type digital broadcast camera makers include Sony, Grass Valley, Ikegami, Panasonic & Hitachi.
The digital broadcast camera market is an ever-changing one, especially where technology is concerned. TNP Broadcast has a wealth of experience and expertise in advising our clients on broadcast cameras. We have supplied many high-end clients with broadcast cameras including the BBC, ITV and Sky television and many more.
Advising and supplying broadcast cameras and other equipment to the industry is what we specialise in. Whatever your requirements, be it full broadcast, independent low-budget or corporate, TNP Broadcast can advise you and supply the broadcast camera to suit your shooting and production style.