TNDV Television Acquires Sony HDC-4300 Cameras
With its three 2/3-inch 4K imaging sensors and high dynamic range (HDR), the Sony HDC-4300 received a Technical & Engineering Emmy Award in 2016 for innovative technical achievement. After carefully evaluating market trends, TNDV President and Owner Nic Dugger invested in the HDC-4300 as the camera is now considered the gold standard for live multi-camera 4K-production, especially for high-profile sports, entertainment and special events. For the 11-time Emmy Award winning TNDV, that makes Sony a perfect complement to the high-end Hitachi and Panasonic cameras that have long been used in TNDV productions.
“As we continue to grow our fleet at TNDV, it’s important that we have a wider array of technology that meet the exacting needs of each production,” said Dugger. “While we remain loyal to the brands that have and continue to serve our customers extremely well, every project and customer is unique. It’s important for our customers to know that we continue to add the latest, best-in-class systems they’re seeking. And it makes perfect sense that we have those very high-end options for our biggest trucks, and very large-scale live productions.”
Since this camera offers the same familiar user interface as other popular Sony broadcast cameras, it’s easier for freelance camera operators to get up to speed. And the high-bandwidth 4K-resolution imagery helps producers keep their content evergreen, while giving editors more creative options for re-framing and color correcting shots, and other post finishing.
“At TNDV,” Dugger said, “We pride ourselves on providing a wide assortment of production gear to custom-tailor equipment packages to the needs of any job. By expanding our camera inventory with the ‘4300’s,’ we’ve put into place the final piece that outfits Exclamation with the top-of-the-line gear that many broadcasters and production professionals demand.”
ABOUT TNDV: Television
Formed in 2004, TNDV: Television represents the culmination of over 26 years of broadcast and live production for Nic Dugger, owner and president; and his staff of full time engineers. TNDV produces events from small single-camera productions all the way up to multi-million dollar international TV events, and takes pride in building custom solutions for challenging productions of any size, in any situation. Recent projects include the live 4K broadcast of the Final Four Concert Series, the National Christmas Tree Lighting with President Trump in Washington DC, and for the multi-Emmy winning Bluegrass Underground televised nationally on PBS.