Thomson Grass Valley Infinity Now Widely Available From North American Dealer Network
Posted Jul 14, 2008

Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), the worldwide leader in video solutions, announced today that its highly anticipated and increasingly popular Thomson Grass Valley™ Infinity Digital Media Camcorder (DMC) is now widely available from its certified broadcast equipment dealers and system integrators located across North America. Thomson brings an unparalleled level of training and support to its experienced resale channel to allow its partners to address the growing demand for Infinity.

Thomson’s dealers are fully trained on the features, benefits, functionality and workflows of this unique camcorder and many already have the demo equipment needed to work with their customers. Thomson’s dealers are ready to work with customers from all areas of the production community.

Representing the perfect complement to all types of file-based workflows, the Infinity camcorder uses a full 1920x1080, 2/3-inch Xensium™ CMOS imagers and Thomson Grass Valley REV PRO removable media as well as industry standard CompactFlash – in a variety of capacities and features. Infinity outperforms other ENG/EFP models and produces images rivaling broadcast & production camcorders costing much more. The Infinity DMC is switchable between HD and SD with format choices including 1080i, 720p, PAL and NTSC. This makes the Infinity DMC a cost-effective acquisition solution for a large number of applications that include news, sports, drama (episodics), documentaries, promotional, corporate, government, educational institutions, events & staging and houses of worship.

Many Infinity dealers worldwide have already begun to give customers hands-on demonstrations that focus on the Infinity DMC and the many advantages of its inherent file-based workflow. Customers that sign up for personal demo sessions with their local dealer receive special consideration, in terms of equipment availability and on-site training.

At NAB 2008, Thomson introduced the new Infinity DMC 1000/20, a high performance camcorder for ENG and EFP applications, which offers expanded recording capacity and improved performance over the previous generation via Thomson’s new REV PRO XP and ER disks. Other new additions to the Thomson Grass Valley Infinity product family include the new Infinity Digital Media Recorder (DMR) that records and plays back material shot with the Infinity DMC 1000/20 and stored on REV PRO XP and ER disks. The Infinity DMR will also record and play back material from other external sources including cameras and Non-Linear Editors such as the Thomson Grass Valley EDIUS and Aurora NLE tools.