SILVER: Dome's Latest Production Truck

FUJINON XA99x and HA14x lenses on board Silver to capture all the angles for live production

The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced that its lenses are on board the new OBVan, Silver, from Dome Productions, a leading production facility provider based in Toronto. The truck was showcased at the NAB 2014 convention.

Silver is Dome Production’s 12th HD television production truck. On board the truck at NAB was a FUJINON HA14x4.5BEZD super wide angle ENG/EFP lens with 2.2x extender and an XA99x8.4BESM ultra-wide field production lens mounted on a tripod. Other equipment on Silver includes: Sony cameras, QC monitors, and VTRs; Evertz router, distributions gear, and master clocks; a Calrec audio console; Belden internal video, audio cable and internal/external triax cable; EVS replay servers; and TVLogic monitors.

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AVP Manufacturing – Universal Panels and Bantam Jackfields
RTS/Telex – Intercom
Tektronix – Scopes
Ericsson – ASI Encoders
Calrec – Audio Console
Grass Valley – Switcher
TVLogic – Monitors
Fuji – Hard Lenses, Wide Lenses
Canon – Handheld Lenses
Belden – Internal video, audio cable and internal/external triax cable
Evertz – Router, Distributions Gear, Master Clocks
Gerling & Associates – Rack Ready Trailer
ADC/TE – BNC & LCC Connectors, micro video & AES Jacks
Image Video – Tally system
Sony – Camera chains, QC monitors, and VTRs
EVS – Replay Servers


Silver has already been deployed to cover National Hockey league games in Toronto and Montreal, NCAA Basketball playoffs, and the hometown Major League Baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays, during spring training in Florida.


Aside from the optics on board Silver, Dome has various FUJINON lenses in its equipment roster on other mobile units, including FUJINON’s XA88x8.8BESM telephoto field lens, HA23x7.6BERD ENG-Style HD telephoto lens, and additional HA14x4.5BERD wide angle lenses.

“We have a long-standing and thriving relationship with Dome,” said Thom Calabro, director of Marketing and Product Development for the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “Our contacts there always put a lot of consideration into each element on every truck. They’re well respected for the level of service and quality of their equipment. We’re proud our lenses were selected to be on board Silver when it made its NAB debut.”


About Dome Productions
Dome Productions is owned by Bell media and Rogers Broadcasting Ltd. As one of North America’s leading production facility providers, Dome Productions offers mobile production facilities, transmission services, studio facilities, and full turnkey host broadcast services.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada.