NEP US equips new mobile unit with Fujinon 4K/UHD lenses

M-15 is a new production truck from NEP US, and is designed to support 4K/UHD production and IP delivery specifications

NEP Group has fitted its latest mobile unit, the M-15 — a 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) unit with advanced IP delivery capability — with a range of Fujinon 4K/UHD lenses.

Although the build of the M-15 is in its final stages of completion, the new lenses have already been deployed for the coverage of baseball games for the Root Sports Northwest network. Currently, the eight Fujinon UA107x8.4BESM 4K/UHD Box Field lenses, three UA24x7.8BERM 4K/UHD lenses, and three UA14x4.5BERD 4K/UHD wide-angle lenses complement Grass Valley LDK Series 4K/UHD cameras on NEP’s M-15 for baseball coverage in the Seattle area.

Speaking about the UA107x, Glen Levine, president of NEP US, explained: “We went with these lenses because of their 900mm telephoto, and their ability to do tight shots from long distances. Camera operators have come back from the games happy with how tight they were able to go.”

In addition to being a fully 4K/UHD-capable production truck, the M-15 will be NEP USMU’s second SMPTE ST 2110-capable regional mobile unit.

“We appreciate our longstanding relationship with Fujifilm and are looking forward to M-15 hitting the road, complete with our new 4K/UHD lenses,” Levine continued. “The IP system, alongside the production tools, will propel live coverage to a whole new level. For now, the lenses are already creating outstanding images of the games on the M-15.”


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