What’s Bexel Bowing At NAB In Vegas?


BURBANK, CALIF. — Global production services company Bexel is bringing a brand-new custom-built miniature HFR point-of-view camera for live production to the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

The Bexel Clarity 800 Camera is the latest effort from the company’s “specialty camera initiative,” 
As a part of its specialty camera initiative, and builds on Bexel’s and Camera Corps’ experience of using specialty cameras in live broadcast.

Specifically, Bexel developed the Clarity 800 camera system to meet sports and event producer’s increasing demand for high-quality, real-time HFR video.

The Clarity 800 offers HFR processing in HD up to 8x (480 fps) and 1080p and can handle all video formats, including 1080i and 720p. The camera is 4.7 inches high, 2.56 inches wide, and 1 inch thick. The Clarity 800 can integrate into a live event ecosystem, operating as a broadcast camera system with real-time processing via fiber optics and integration with industry-standard video servers. Key features include a full-function camera remote control panel for paint control of the camera and a positive-lock lens mount with lens control of focus, iris, and zoom motors.

The debut of the Clarity 800 at the 2017 NAB Show will also see Bexel showcase its proprietary line of Managed Antenna System (MAS) products. On display will be an example of Bexel’s RF audio solution developed with Quantum5X. Intended as player and coach mics for a variety of sports applications, the QT-5100 PlayerMic is a rubberized, flexible player microphone system that weighs less than 2 ounces and is a third of an inch thick. The PlayerMic has been field-tested by the NBA and can be wirelessly controlled to adjust frequency, mic gain, RF power level, mode, and grouping.

Fiber-Optic Solutions
With the growing need to accommodate 4K and its requirements for increased bandwidth and 12G support, Bexel recently invested in “substantial” fiber-optic equipment. At the 2017 NAB Show, Bexel will showcase its expertise with its newly built Fiber Mini Booth Kit, a solution for interfacing an announce booth with audio, video, intercom, and IFB equipment to connect with a mobile unit up to 3,000 feet away without signal degradation — all over six strands of single-mode “tactical” fiber-optic cabling. The Mini Booth Kit gives productions the ability to send and receive 12 bidirectional video paths (six each way), 16 audio paths (eight microphones, eight intercoms), four IFB channels, and an optional robotic camera interface with Ethernet control. 

Also set for display at the 2017 NAB Show is the Creative Studio, which features a complete production tool.

Bexel is a Vitec Group brand.