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.