CSP Mobile Productions Chooses Ten More Canon HD Lenses for Its On-Location Vehicles, Including the New 53-Ft. HD-2

  CSP Mobile Productions Chooses Ten More Canon HD Lenses for Its On-Location
  Vehicles, Including the New 53-Ft. HD-2

 A Combination of Canon Long-Field HD Zoom Lenses and Portable HD ENG Lenses
Provide Versatility for a Wide Range of Sports and Remote Production Coverage

Business Wire

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. -- November 06, 2012

Specialists in providing on-location HD facilities for the coverage of major
league and college sports throughout the U.S., CSP Mobile Productions has
recently outfitted HD-2, its new 53-ft. production vehicle, with ten HD lenses
from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. HD-2, CSP
Mobile Productions’ third new HD production vehicle introduced within the past
two years, will carry eight newly purchased Canon HD lenses, including: one
XJ100x9.3B, two XJ86X13.5B, and three XJ72x9.3B long-field HD zoom lenses; one
HJ14ex4.3B wide-angle portable HD lens; and one KJ20x8.2B portable HD lens
with 2x extender. HD-2 will also be equipped with two Canon HJ22ex7.6B
portable HD lenses from CSP Mobile Productions’ existing inventory. Two
additional newly purchased KJ20x8.2B portable HD lenses will be carried by the
company’s two other HD trucks, HD-1 and HD-3.

“We run Canon HD lenses exclusively on all of our HD trucks primarily due to
the reliability of the lenses themselves and Canon’s service,” noted Len
Chase, president/co-owner of CSP Mobile Productions. “Our company is based in
Saco, Maine and, in addition to sports, we also provide on-location HD
production facilities for such clients as broadcast and cable networks,
corporate communicators, pay-per-view producers, and Internet content
providers. HD-2, which debuts this November, was built by Kentucky Trailer
Technology. It is a highly advanced 53-ft. expando truck that’s wired for
seven eight-channel video servers and also includes an advanced HD production
switcher, a digital audio console, and facilities for 16 cameras, each of
which has a Canon HD lens on it.”

Canon’s long-field HDTV zoom lenses are the most widely used lenses in HD
sports and entertainment production. CSP Mobile Productions is using the Canon
XJ100x9.3B and XJ86x9.3B HD lenses, which both feature Canon’s unique Image
Stabilizer technology for rock-solid shots at telephoto distances. Both of
these lenses, as well as the new Canon XJ72x9.3B HD lenses purchased by CSP
Mobile Productions, all feature specialized multilayer coatings on each
optical element, advanced computer-aided lightweight design, heightened
long-range zoom capabilities, and the HD optical precision that have helped
make Canon a global leader in the field.

All of these long-field HD zoom lenses also utilize Canon’s second-generation
digital servo systems for improved ease-of-operation and superb tactile
control of zoom, iris, and focus, precision repeatability of settings, and
microcomputer compensation of lens-focus breathing (the inadvertent alteration
of field-of-view when operating the focus control).

Canon’s HJ14ex4.3B portable HD zoom lens combines an extended 14 times zoom
range with a minimum focal length of 4.3mm and an angular field of view of
96.3 degrees at the wide end of the 16:9 HD aspect ratio, making it an
exceptional wide-angle portable HD lens. The 14x zoom range of this lens
reaches to 60mm (120mm with extender), which greatly expands creative options
for the acquisition of clear HD video images. Canon’s mastery of
computer-based optical design techniques and new multi-layer optical coating
technologies help to ensure superb imaging performance with minimum
distortion.

The KJ20x8.2B portable HD lens is the newest member of Canon’s cost-effective
HDgc Series of portable HD zoom lenses. Advanced features of the KJ20x8.2B
include its built-in 2x extender, an important imaging feature (previously
seen on higher-end HD lenses) that provides camera operators with greatly
improved subject-framing flexibility. The KJ20x8.2B is also Canon’s widest
(8.2 mm) lens in the affordable 20x zoom class, and it covers a generous range
of focal lengths, particularly when combined with its built-in 2x extender
expanding its 8.2mm-164mm focal length to 16.4mm-328mm.

In addition to the two extra KJ20x8.2B portable HD lenses purchased for CSP
Mobile Productions’ HD-1 and HD-3, those trucks are also equipped with
previously purchased Canon XJ100x9.3B, XJ86x9.3B, and XJ72x9.3B long-zoom HD
field lenses and eight HJ22ex7.6B portable HD ENG lenses.

Canon’s HJ22ex7.6B is the Company’s longest focal length range portable HD
zoom lens offered (without an image stabilization system). The HJ22ex7.6B,
HJ14ex4.3B, and KJ20x8.2B all feature Advanced Drive Unit technology for
precise, automated repeatability of select lens settings, which can be a handy
feature for fast-moving sports coverage.

“We are very particular about the production equipment we order for our HD
mobile trucks – including HDTV lenses – because our clients expect
high-quality productions from us,” Chase stated. “We have had virtually no
issues with Canon lenses in the field and any time we have had any problems –
most of which were primarily because of a dropped lens or an element that had
been broken due to mishandling – Canon’s service has been phenomenal; they
have made sure the issue is taken care of immediately, which is of the utmost
importance in our business.”

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the
PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital
camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest
level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based
consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon
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†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark
Office.

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Contact:

Editorial:
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Len Musmeci, 516-328-4884
lmusmeci@cusa.canon.com
or
Marcomm Group
Brian McKernan, 516-829-0404
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or
Canon U.S.A. Web site:
www.usa.canon.com
or
For sales information/customer support:
1-800-321-HDTV (4388)
www.canonbroadcast.com
 
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