ITN has kitted out its ITV News studio in Gray’s Inn Road with Sony ILME-FR7 Cinema Line full-frame PTZ interchangeable lens cameras.

Since August, ITN has relied exclusively on four Sony ILME-FR7 cameras to delivering daily news programming to UK broadcasters such as ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5. The studio serves as the backdrop for ITV’s flagship programs, including Talking Politics and Prime Minister’s Questions.

The FR7 cameras, equipped with a highly sensitive full-frame image sensor, are connected with Skahooj’s control system and produce 4K HDR images with a dynamic range of over 15 stops, enhanced by Sony’s acclaimed S-Cinetone colour science. Unlike conventional PTZ cameras, the FR7 offers the flexibility of interchangeable lenses.

Jon Roberts, Director of Technology, Production, and Innovation at ITN, states, “The FR7 is unparalleled in its class when it comes to delivering full frame images with a cinematic look and feel.” Roberts emphasized the integration of FR7 footage with other Sony Cinema Line cameras used by ITN, e. “The FR7’s cinematic output seamlessly complements footage captured by our journalists in the field, enabling us to maintain a cohesive visual identity across all our productions.”

Rob Turner, Head of Camera Crews, ITV News, says: “This studio strikes the perfect balance between operational efficiency and exceptional image quality, making it an ideal setting for programs reliant on the expertise of commentators such as ‘Talking Politics’ or PMQ.”


Pippa Considine

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