Radio Communications & Wireless Intercom Solutions
Digital Imaging Technician (DIT Services)
24/7 Local TV Broadcast Monitoring
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DXNMedia.net is operated by Dixon
Liw as an independent video service provider.
Trained in the media industry with more than 20 years of relevant
experience, Dixon raises through the ranks by starting out as a freelancing cameraman & editor. He then joined Mediacorp as a
video editor to churn out television programs, followed by
working for more than 5 years as a Senior Editor/Asst. Manager
with a post production company in Singapore. During his last
fulltime employment, he had contributed significantly to the
growth of the company in the areas of technology capability &
clientele base. In the pursuit of new challenges, Dixon is now
back in the industry as an independent Broadcast Editor, Director
of Photography, location sound recordist, video media / Technical
consultant, and a part-time lecturer at local universities,
polytechnics and media academy.
Dixon graduated from Middlesex University with 1st class honours in Recording Arts,
and also holds a Diploma in Film, Sound & Video where he
majored in Audio / Film / Video acquisition and Broadcast Post
Production. His years of creative editorial experience in
television & video media led him into the consultation and
training sector. His knowledge in AV technology, coupled with his
video production & post-production background enables him to
be a specialist consultant in the field of new media where
application, content acquisition, processing, and delivery are at
the utmost importance for realization.
Dixon's editing and
audio mixing works ranged from Television Commercials,
Telemovies, Serial drama, Entertainment programs, Current
Affairs, Documentaries, live sports, to Corporate
event/training/instructional videos. Majority of his broadcast
television projects have been aired locally as well as
internationally via channels like MTV Asia, Disney Channel,
Discovery Networks, ESPN/Fox Sports, Diva Channel, StarWorld,
Bloomberg, and National Geographic Channel, and all of which
demands high quality delivery standards.
editing and audio mixing for broadcast television, his scope of
work also ranges from multi-camera productions, operating live
graphics in Mediacorp's production of Who Wants To Be a
Millionaire series by ITV, system designing and setting up of
post production & AV facilities, training of staff and junior
editors, and also to creating and compositing opening graphics
sequence for television series like Mediacorp's Maggie & Me.
Dixon is constantly on the look out for new
challenges that is in line with his passion and speciality in
Broadcast & Media. He can be hired on an hourly, daily or on
projects basis for production, post production, consultation or
Here's a more comprehensive list of credible video / broadcast programs that I've worked on:
Channel News Asia, Insights Ep31 - Asia's
Response To Climate Change, Technical Director / Vision
Switching E! Asia Online, Camera Operator MTV Hyperplay,
Esports gaming & Music concert production, Camera
Operator BWF Badminton Unlimited, Ronald Susilo Segment,
Camera Operator Avengers, Movie Red Carpet Event, Camera
Operator Cosentino, The Elements Street Magic, Camera
Operator E!News, Camera Operator Lagardere Sports, SMBC
Singapore Open promos, Camera Operator / Editor Asia's Next
Top Model Promo, Camera Operator How Do I look Asia Promo,
Camera Operator Singapore Jazz Festival 2014/15, Camera
Operator World Sport Group - 2015 Asean PGA Golf Highlights,
Editor Bloomberg TV - High Flyer series 2014/15/16/17, Camera
Op World Sport Group - 2014 AFC & ACL Highlights,
Editor BlueRiver Production - 2014 Pesan Ayah Telemovie, Post
Facility / Editor The Salvation Army 2014 Live Stream
Conference, Camera Operator 2014 HSBC Women's Forum - Location
Soundman BlueRiver Production - 2013 Common Space Telemovie,
Post Facility / Editor World Sport Group - Football Asia
2013/14, Segment Editor World Sport Group - Asean PGA
Highlights 2012-14, Editor 2014 Singapore Airshow Launch
Ceremony - Multicamera Facility / Camera Director 2013
Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Run - Microwave Wireless Camera
Facility / RF Engineer 2013 The Amazing Race Vietnam
(Singapore Leg), Camera Operator Shell - 2013 Lego F1 car
launch event - Editor IMG - ICC360 Cricket Highlight Show -
Editor Bloomberg TV - Islamic Finance Special Show - Editor F1
Singtel Singapore Grand Prix 2011 - VT & Highlights Editor
for Live GPTV Thomson Reuters - Science news report, ENG Cam
Op/Editor SportFive - Li Ning Badminton International, ENG Cam
Op / Editor SportFive - Starhub Football Channel FCDaily Show,
Highlights Editor ZDF TV - New Zealand Earthquake Reports,
Editor Red Bull Event - Female Driver Search Asia, ENG Cam
Op World Sport Group - WA PGA Australian Open 2010,
Editor World Sport Group - SCC Rugby7 2010, Highlights
Editor World Sport Group - Singapore Barclay's Open 2010, ENG
Camera Op & Editor F1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix 2010 -
VT & Highlights Editor for Live GPTV Walton Land Banking -
Multicamera Coverage for Talkshow Event World Sport Group -
Mercedes Benz Tour 2010 Golf Highlights, Editor World Sport
Group - Mercedes Benz Tour 2009 Golf Highlights, Editor Landrover
Fire/Ice launch in Singapore - DOP, Post Production F1 Singtel
Singapore Grand Prix 2009 - VT & Highlights Editor for Live
GPTV World Sport Group - 1st Asian Youth Games Singapore Daily
Highlights - Editor World Sport Group - Indian Premier League
@ South Africa (Cricket Highlights) - Editor 2009 New Year
Countdown Party @ Clark Quay - Multicamera Coverage for stage
performance F1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix 2008 - VT &
Highlights Editor for Live GPTV Music video for Sichuan
Earthquake - Post Production Sponsor, Editor NTUC Mayday video
- Editor DBS Singapore - CEO Farewell video, DOP /
Editor Mediacorp - Home Decor, Editor World Sport Group -
Live 2007 Barclays Singapore Open's Opening Sequence,
Editor Mediacorp - I Cook For You (SM Lee/Japanese Food
Episode), Segment Editor World Sport Group - Asian Tour
Weekly, Segment Editor Discovery Channel - The Final
Sacrifice, Online Editor Discovery Channel - Emperor of the
Seas, Online Editor, Hi-Definition project Discovery Channel -
Asian Enigma 2 China, Online Editor National Geographic
Channel - SilkAir 185 Pilot Suicide?, Online Editor National
Geographic Channel - Warrior Bees, Online Editor National
Geographic Channel - World Cyber Games, Online Editor Disney
Channel Asia - The World According to Me series,
Editor/Camera Disney Channel Asia - Studio D
Episodes/D-Race/STOMP!, Editor Disney Channel Asia - Zoom In &
Streetcam VT Segments, Editor Channel [V] - Channel [V] Party
At Zouk 2006 Highlights, Editor Mediacorp Singapore, Channel 5
- Maggie & Me Opening Graphics, Editor/Graphics
Compositing Mediacorp Singapore, Channel U - City Slickers
Opening Graphics, Graphics Compositing Mediacorp Singapore -
Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, Live Graphics Operator
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list, updated as of 2009 Jan.
DXNMedia Services is a Singapore registered business (Reg.
#53109564M) managed & owned by Dixon
In 2008, the business was started by providing
event filming, ENG/news coverage and mobile post production
services for on-site, time-critical news broadcast & live
With many years of post background, we
also acquired the necessary VTR & equipment to support
various Digital Betacam & HDCAM tape formats, with
capabilities to provide file conversions and tape mastering
services for broadcast deliveries.
As industry demands &
technology changed, we expanded our capabilites to provide
support in 4K video filming, multicamera electronic field
productions (EFP) and small scale OB services. Our current line
of switcher packages are designed to be agile & compact,
capable to handle up to 4 HDSDI cameras for SNG / live switched
news uplinks, or webcasting demands.
traditional broadcasting, we are also able to provide solutions
for IP based video streaming and mobile 4G live webcasting
From creative and dramatic film making, news /
current affairs and documentary television productions, to
entertainment / sports for live broadcasts, business events &
conferences, panel discussions, or townhall meetings, we have the
know-how and technical experience to handle your video
If your team or organisation need short
informal technical training in filming and webcasting equipment,
learn lighting and production techniques, we are also able to
conduct workshops to cater to your demands to improve the
skillsets of in-house production teams.
Give us a shout
and we hope to be of service in one way or another.
News & Promotions
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020 - 2019 Year Review
Happy Holidays and New Year greetings for 2020. As we
are always evolving and improving, we are pleased to announce
that our camera line-up and inventory are all 4K capable, in line
with international broadcast standard requirements. We have
added more Sony E-Mount lenses into our inventory, and also added
2 other compact video switcher system for smaller scale
work. Talk to us for your requirements. We welcome your
enquiries. All our latest equipment & work photos are
available publicly at our Facebook page.
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Solo For Live Streaming Services to Facebook, Youtube, etc..
are pleased to announce that we've completed all testing for our
LiveU Solo system with subscription to cloud-based bonded uplink
services. With 3x 4G LTE connections available over WIFI, LAN and
USB Modems, we can now provide very reliable live video streaming
services confidently from anyplace where 4G connectivity is
For 3G/4G and broadband internet services, we
all understand that even Telcos and ISP providers cannot provide
guarenteed upload bandwidth speeds unless it's a dedicated leased
line. Regular internet connections are subjected to connection
loss and surge in bandwidth due to many reasons of being a shared
service. The cost of having a dedicated leased line for ad-hoc
events is very expensive.
Advantage of our LiveU Solo
system over single internet connection for uploading is that your
video stream is buffered to a secured server over multiple
connections, before being pushed to your Content Delivery Network
(CDN - eg. Facebook Live, Youtube, UStream, etc..). Uploading and
delivery speed, video quality and framerates are thus maintained
for mission critical video delivery applications.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 - 2017 Year Review
New Year greetings for 2018 as it marks our 10th year in
business. We haven't been updating photos in our website as we've
shifted the photo and equipment updates to our Facebook
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In summary, few major 2017
We've adopted the Sony FS5
XDCAM & Emount lenses as our primary 4K camera system.
Due to increasing demands,
we've upgraded our live streaming capabilities with latest
Wirecast Pro 8.2 software and added in a couple of USB Webcam
compliant BMD Web Presenters for hassle-free Facebook &
Youtube Live streaming.
Earlier in the year, we've
started to be 4K capable with 3 new units of Canon XC10.
We also accquired 1 unit of
Sony RX10 III and A6000 for 4K & HD XAVC-S acquisition,
especially useful for compact deployment and slow-motion
We have added 2 units of 1/3"
CMOS HDSDI capable cameras with Night Vision capabilities for
complete darkness filming of wild life or reality
programs. These cameras are zero latency as a live
multicamera source for streaming, and are sensitive to 850nm
InfraRed lights for nocturnal usage.
We have added Blackmagic ATEM
Television Studio HD switcher unit in our inventory.
We have Thermal Imaging
Cameras available for basic recording, sports analysis and can
function as a live source for multicamera or streaming.
For audio, we've completed our
transition to digital 2.4ghz systems with Rodelink & Audio
Technica System10 wireless ENG mics.
For post production, we're full on with Adobe Premiere,
although we're still running FCP7 for live HDSDI output
requirements as they prove to be a lot more reliable during
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Tools & Generator Equipment
One of our key services is in
providing video production support, and being self-sustainable
in our deployment is crucial. Be it an ENG, SNG, Outside
Broadcast (OB) production, or for crew welfare at the production
container or tentage, we need power. Power to run portable
aircon, fans, and charge our camera & video equipment.
We specially stock up on
lightweight, mini, compact, portable & quiet power
generators or gensets capable of outputing 230v ~ 240v, 50Hz
550w, 800w, & 1000w respectively, with a wide choice of
using easily available gasoline, LPG, or 2T premixed gasoline.
Our choice of gensets in our
inventory aren't just basic models, but care have been taken to
ensure that we only buy pure Sinewave output systems that
provides stable and clean power that won't affect our AV
On top of the generators, we
also have a few pure sinewave UPS backup systems for ultimate
peace of mind especially when technical failure is not an
Other than expanding our range
of portable generators, we've just added a gasoline powered
blower from Makita. This blower can generate windspeeds of up to
230kph or 64m/sec for equipment cooling, ventilation, or even
for special effects filming applications.
We also have 12volts
batteries, solar & inverter systems of 300w ~ 800w for short
term, clean & quiet operations.
Generator rental is available within Singapore to
non-affiliated media crew or industries, however, a security
deposit will be required upon rental agreement.
New Audio Equipment
We have phased out our old
Beachtek DXA-5D audio input device and upgraded to these new
audio mixer recorders.
The Tascam & Fostex units
can both work as a standalone audio recorder, or outputs a
mic/line level signal for reference/sync audio into the DSLR
Also available are a full range of boom / Shotgun
microphones, wireless lavaliers, PZM boundary mics, etc... for
location sound recordings, performance / concert recordings.
Micro Four Thirds Video Systems
New in our inventory is the
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera.
This marks the start of our
equipment expansion into Micro Four Thirds video systems, with
Panasonic GH4K & Blackmagic Studio cameras next in the queue
to our equipment list.
With our current range of
full-frame Nikkor & Angenieux optics, couple with Metabones
lens adaptors, we've pretty much gotten all the focal length
covered, whether for super tele usage for sports coverage, or
ultra wide for in-car rigs.
Getting a camera system for us doesn't just mean buying
the camera. We make sure that we have solution to power the
system in all possible kinds of scenario to ensure a
Signal Conversion / HDSDI 1920x1080 Scalers
Our list of convertors are
constantly expanding to provide various solutions for baseband
One of the latest in our
inventory is the AJA ROI for conversion of DVI signals to HDSDI
baseband video output.
The AJA ROI can do region
scaling, meaning that we can select any part of your DVI
screens, at any resolutions, and push out to a standard HDSDI
signal. Perfect for doing a live-to-air skype/video chat,
showing live Ustream / Youtube / Internet content, or even down
to basic powerpoint to HDSDI conversion.
Getting a bit more creative, we can also configure it as
a quick & dirty way of getting live graphics or scoreboards
to be presented on-air via our video switchers.
Walkie Talkie / Two-way radios / Radio
As the scale of our project
grows, we have to deal with quite a number of crew for
coordination, and thus the scale of our communication equipment
& requirements have also increased.
Complying with local radio
communication license requirements, we now have more than 10
approved two-way radios, and over 20 units of license-free
PMR446 radios in our inventory to provide crew management &
reliable communication services specifically for the media &
We have a huge variety of
headsets, earpieces, antennas & accessories for different
applications, and we also have short-range 2.4ghz wireless full
duxplex intercoms to supplement our main two-way radio systems.
If required, we can be engaged
as radio communication consultants to plan & manage your
communication needs for your events or live broadcasting. Short
term rental is only available for our Motorola license-free
We have know-how in
programming radios, setting up repeater stations, selecting &
rigging antennas for stationary base-stations as well as for
Some examples of professional radio communication
requirements are for documentary productions, sports event live
coverage (Marathon, sailing, racing, motorsports, etc..),
deployment of safety & emergency vehicles, safety
check-points, command & control, and also co-ordinating with
other agencies or teams working within the same event.
Compact PA system for Press Conferences &
We have upgraded our basic
ultra portable 150w Public Address (PA) audio system to a bigger
and more powerful sound reinforcement system.
Our Mackie 400w & Yamaha
300w PA units will be perfect for indoor venues, and for
supporting events like press conferences, live streaming,
teleconferences, seminars and workshops. We can deploy all units
to handle a larger venue if need be.
We've accquired our sound
reinforcement gears with mobility in mind, operating with
minimal crew & setup fuss.
Our PA package can be included
with either a 150w, 300w or 500w system, 5 to 16 channels audio
mixer complete with 4 to 10 wireless/wired handheld microphones,
lavalier / clip microphones, table gooseneck microphones, etc...
With our telephone hybrid
systems, we are also able to support audio conferences via
mobile phones, Inmarsat satellite phones or any other standard
We also have AC generator sets, battery & inverter
systems for mobile and self-reliant field PA setups. If you need
a mobile PA or audio broadcast system on a vehicle, we have the
capabilities to rig one up for your applications.
2nd Multicamera Flyaway System
Having phased out our analog
video multicamera switcher system, we've now built another
flyaway multicamera kit.
Our compact switcher kit
comprises of a Blackmagic Design ATEM 1ME unit, a 17" HDSDI
monitor and a Hyperdeck Studio SSD recorder.
Capable of handling up to 4
HDSDI inputs & 4 HDMI sources for VT playback, PC graphics
input, as well as any other graphics or super input system.
The multicamera service we provide can be in modular
form, meaning that we can just supply our HD switcher with
operator & intercom systems, and the client just supply the
HD cameras with your own crew.
Post Production Capability
With the latest acquisition of
a portable HDCAM VTR, we can now handle playback & mastering
of HDCAM (Small cassette) tapes.
We provide in-house support
for Quicktime / FCP / AVID files to HDCAM tape mastering for
broadcast delivery, as well as program archival to HDCAM tapes.
With the HDCAM VTR, we can now
handle HDCAM to HDCAM transfers / dubbing / cloning, as well as
perform Digital Betacam to HDCAM (SD to HD) upconversion.
On top of this, we still maintain playback support of PAL
or NTSC Digital Betacam, BetacamSP, BetacamSX, MPEG-IMX, DVCAM &
Telephone Hybrid & IFB support for Sports,
News and Talkshows
Our latest professional
telephone hybrid system with IFB (Interruptible
Foldback)capabilities allow us to be able to record live
telephone interviews with exceptional audio quality.
Adopting JK Audio's best
mobile solution, our RemoteMix4 system can handle Intercom cue
and telephone signals from all types of landline, Digital PABX,
Mobile phones, or any other phones with Bluetooth headset
We are also able pull voice
conversations or studio cues off our Inmarsat ISatPhone for
recording of live chats for critical radio/tv news, sports and
Within this compact package, our system can handle up to
4 local hosts with indepedent IFB monitoring, conversing with 1
telephone line that may handle up to as many teleconference call
as the service provider can support.
Globally Connected with Inmarsat
DXNMedia Services is now
globally connected with Inmarsat's voice/text & data
International clients &
news agencies can reach us at our Inmarsat number during
emergencies or when local land/mobile lines are not available.
If we are engaged as part of
your production crew, we can also supply our satellite phone for
co-ordination or emergency communications. Likewise, we can
provide basic services to operate as your communication centre
to track your crew's position or relay messages.
Given ample notification, we
can also provide satellite broadband services using BGAN
terminals for internet live video streaming.
To reach us via satellite, you can visit Inmarsat's
wesbite to send us a free text message. For voice calls,
you'll need to dial your service provider's outgoing IDD code,
followed by our Inmarsat number starting with +870. *Note:
Our mobile/land line/email communication still takes precedence
as first point of contact.
Tapeless transition for DXNMedia Services
2012 marks a year for our full
tapeless transition where we put our foot down and do away with
Our latest gear acquisition is
the Blackmagic Design's Hyperdeck Studio to be mainly used as
our multicamera master program recorder.
With 2x 512GB SSDs, we can
sustain 2 hours of 10bit Uncompressed HD recordings, or up to 10
hours of Avid's DNxHD codec for native file compatibility with
The Hyperdeck Studio can also
be used with digital movie cameras like the F3, Alexa or RED for
10bit Uncompressed HD recordings.
The acquisition of this deck essentially allow us to
support all known tapeless formats from the highest quality
10bit uncompressed, Apple ProRES, Avid DNxHD, DVCProHD,
AVC-Intra, XDCAM EX, to the lowest quality AVCCAM / AVCHD /
DXNMedia adopts remote control Camera
Utilising the latest HD camera
heads, we now offer options of using remote controlled camera
modules for multicamera or live streaming setups.
Also known as "Hot-heads",
this Pan/Tilt/Zoom module are used extensively in modern TV
studios to cut down on manpower.
Excellent option for use on a
jib, or as concealed camera where it's not viable to have an
operator in view.
Two options of remote control, Wireless IR or wired
Joystick. It outputs 1080/50i HDSDI signals, where we can do ISO
recording to tapeless format as pictured with a AJA Ki Pro Mini
We have officially phased out
& dropped tape-based cameras (DV, DVCAM, HDV) out of our
inventory for video acquisition, but still maintain playback &
ingest support for miniDV, DV, DVCAM, Digital Betacam, Betacam
SP, Betacam SX, MPEG-IMX & HDCAM.
All our cameras are HD-SDI
capable, meaning that as long as the front-end camera sensor are
still useful for HD or below 2K acquisition, we can technically
support any other known forms of recording formats by using our
available AJA Ki Pro Mini & AVCHD recorder for ProRES422 or
H264/MPEG4 codecs, or other recording devices like the P2
Recorder, NanoFlash or Sound Devices PIX for AVC-Intra, MPEG2 or
Avid DNxHD codecs.
The only CCD-based camera in our inventory is the XDCAM
based JVC GY-HM700, and it is perfect for applications that CMOS
based cameras cannot hold up. (eg. Fast motion sports, and heavy
flash/strobes ENG event coverage like press conferences, etc..)
HD-DSLR Video Rigs
Yes, we have been a late
adoptor because we don't quite think the technical quality is
good, but we can't keep declining our regular clients requests
and disappoint them.....so finally in late 2011, here is our own
HD-DSLR Video Rig.
Using the Canon 7D body for
our imager, we have a huge variety of Nikon & Angenieux
lenses with proper follow focus system for use....yes, we have
lens adaptors for EOS-Nikon mounts.
Our experience also told us
that we cannot save on getting a good viewfinder, thus we chose
the Zacuto Z-Finder Pro 2.5x unit.
Our BeachTek DXA-5D also finally have it's own partner to
work with, and once Canon can sort out a clean HDMI output
signal, we can also use our Ki Pro Mini to record better quality
videos than using a compromised H264 .mov onboard recording.
HD Camera Mount Microwave Wireless Video
Transmitter & Receiver
Our third wireless video
transmission system is a HD capable system operating in the
license-exempt 2.4Ghz band.
Utilising the latest
technology in video encoding & transmission, our wireless
system provides unsurpassed reliability in sending HD video over
the WiFi band.
We have Omni, Sector &
Patch antennas for all kinds of possible operating environment
with range of up to 200m-300m near line of sight.
HDSDI & Component inputs on the transmitter, receiver
module in a 2U Flight case can output HDSDI, HDMI &
Component video signals with less than 50 frames / 2sec delay
from transmit to receive.
Live Webcasting & Video Streaming
With the wide availability of
online streaming servers, we are now able to provide low-cost
video streaming solutions.
We utilise broadcast grade
encoding hardware and streaming software to further value add to
our multicamera production capabilities.
Our encoding systems are able
to take in HD-SDI & SDI video signals, as well as Composite,
component or DV signals via firewire.
Streaming quality, latency & audience reach
capability however, will vary significantly depending on
internet connection speed at your webcasting venue.
Full Duplex Wireless Intercom
Finally, after months of
choosing a good wireless intercom set, we put our money down on
the industry leading HME-Clearcom system.
4-pax Full Duplex wireless
communications with capability to add up to 15
AC or self-sustainable on
Usually deployed for
multicamera productions, but can be very effective for use to
coordinate key position crew on set.
This system compliments our existing iDA licensed VHF
transceiver sets for longer range wireless communications.
AJA Ki Pro Mini
Included in our inventory in
2011 is the latest AJA KiPro Mini recorder.
We are now able to record
ProRES quality video for Direct-to-Edit on FCP.
Popular with XDCAM EX &
DSLR camera workflows, the Ki Pro Mini can record with a better
intra-frame based codec than H.264 or MPEG2 Long GOP native
On the average, a 64gb Compact
flash card does about 60mins of ProRES or 40mins of ProRES HQ
Cam Ops & Director of Photography can be too
engrossed with making sure his primary role is not compromised,
and we can be engaged to be on-set as Digital Imaging
Technicians (DIT), VT operators, or data-wranglers to assist in
making sure your video files are captured & organised
properly for post production.
Video Equipment Rental services in the
As much as gear rental is not
our main business focus, regular clients have been requesting us
to be able to support their productions by dry-hiring out our
In 2011, DXNMedia will extend
our services to rent out selected gear packages to our regular
clients and affiliated
For some of our specialised
gears, we will require our own trained crew to be present.
Equipment collection &
return will be strictly limited to 9pm ~ 12am daily at our
operating address. Best to call and check for availability prior
to booking & collection arrangements.
The addition of this JVC
GY-HM700 HD camera to our inventory increased our support
capability to include acquisition in XDCAM EX 35mpbs format that
is native to Final Cut Pro.
Originally intended to be used
for our multicam setup with it's HDSDI output feature, we found
that this underrated camera is in fact one of the best small
form factor ENG camera available.
We can now support the following formats for video
acquisition: DVCAM, DVcPro50, HDV, AVCHD, XDCAM EX, DVCProHD,
AVC-Intra50, AVC-Intra100. Also with our AJA KiPro Mini &
AG-HMR10 AVCHD recorder, we can piggyback and configure for any
recording possibilities including Apple's ProRES422 family of
To compliment our existing
AG-HMR10 AVCHD HD-SDI Recorder, it was quite a natural move to
acquire the AG-HCK10 POVCAM to increase our acquisition
This POVCAM system is probably
the only AVCHD system to be approved for television use by BBC &
major documentary channels.
The camera module can be
mounted at almost any positions (eg. In-car, on vehicle,
undercarriage, etc...), and we can also deploy this system on
our small jib-arm, monopods or boom poles to simulate a
pole-mounted camera move.
This system can also be used for security, survillance, &
any many other forms of discreet video documentation purposes.
High Definition Compact Multi Camera Video
To provide a wider range of
service in mobile location production, we have upgraded and
improved our multicamera capability to fully support HD video
With 4x HD/SD-SDI input &
1x DVI/HDMI Input, we can support production requirements from
sports, concerts, seminars, talk-shows, interviews, variety,
webcasting, iMAG (Internet Magazine) and events coverage.
Being AC power independant,
our setup can run completely on batteries. We can setup our
multicamera system in OB Vans, isolated locations and virtually
any possible venues without major limitations.
We also have a range of HDSDI or SDI cameras &
intercom systems to complete our multicamera production service.
LED Video Lights
Having tried many different
types of lighting units from Tungstens, HMIs to Kinoflo, etc, we
have now invested in our own fresnel & large-array LED
Our venture into using LED
lights for video filming have been an expensive trial, but the
experience gained were invaluable. We have mastered the
characteristics of LED lighting for video applications, and are
now able to confidently provide our LED lighting services for
your filming requirements.
We have a variety of extremely
powerful, mobile & battery powered LED panels &
customised LED Spots, all balanced closely to match 3200K or
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DXNMedia chooses AG-HPX372 for broadcast video
It took us a while to decide
on acquiring a full-size ENG camera after 10 years since the
S-VHS Supercam days.
Finally putting our money
down, we chose this Panasonic AG-HPX372 largely because of the
capabilities of Intra-Frame based recording formats which are
good for chroma keying acquisition. Most cameras at similar
pricing range cannot perform as well on this area due to the
recording format, and newer generations of camera are getting
more highly compressed than ever.
Going for a full size ENG
camera meant that we can have integrated Unislot based audio
receivers. This meant lesser accessories to worry about, and
lesser cables to deal with as compared to using Bodypack based
receivers which will take up a cold-shoe slot.
Pictured is our ENG configured AG-HPX372 with an onboard
dual diversity audio receiver. We can support either wireless
bodypack lapel mic for 'run&gun' shoots or using hand-held
wireless mic for presenter/host.
HD-SDI to AVCHD Mastering
As the trends of using AVCHD
for delivery picks up, we chose the AG-HMR10 recorder for
capabilties to master any HD-SDI video source back into AVCHD.
This allows a fully compliant
AVCHD file structure to be mastered back into low-cost SDHC
cards for playback with SDHC reader equipped playback devices
like BluRay players, TV sets, PlayStation3, and of course many
other types of media players that can handle .MTS file.
Other than using this as a
mastering recorder, we are able to deploy the AG-HMR10 as our
field monitor for basic checking of HDSDI signals with waveform
& vectorscope readings.
We also use the AG-HMR10 as a backup recorder for our new
Edit-As-You-Capture with Telestream Pipeline
With our Telestream Pipeline
network SDI Video ingest system, we are now capable of true
'edit-as-you-capture' capabilities for on-site editing.
This feature is a simulation
of a single channel EVS where we can provide slow-motion
playback and time-critical highlights editing for live programs.
We are also able to provide remote recording capabilities
for our microwave camera setup, where piece-to-cameras or
roving-camera footage can be recorded and immediately edited for
live VT playback.
Broadcast Grade Monitoring
March 2010, we've upgraded our
monitoring capabilities with the latest JVC multi-format
professional broadcast grade LCD monitors.
We are now able to confidently
provide basic & accurate color-grading services for
broadcast video mastering.
We are also able to provide
field monitoring services with Waveform & Vectorscope
functions for critical on-location filming & post production
With multi-input capabilities, we can handle and monitor
any known video formats from Composite, Component, SDI, HDSDI,
and DVI/HDMI signals.
Merry Xmas 2009 & a Happy 2010 year ahead!
2010 will be our 3rd year in
operations and DXNMedia Services sincerely thank all our clients
for the continual support and trust in our work.
We now have an extremely lightweight, compact, and
hassle-free jib service package available.
Jib / Camera crane service package includes the following:
Kessler KC-Lite 8.0 Jib
2.4m Maximum Height
Varizoom Sony LANC
Jib Operator / Assistant Services
Precision Measurement Tools
Achieving technical excellence
is always a top priority with DXNMedia Services. We are
serious enough about our work to invest in the following audio &
video measurement tools to ensure that your production are
Audio Spectrum Analyzers can be used to calibrate
your monitoring speakers in your post suite, as well as to take
measurements of noise levels in studios or on-location. With
noise analysis, fixing audio problems in post can be a less
Color Meters can be used to determine the color
temperature of our lighting source. In the modern lighting
for video/film technology, we are usually exposed to a wide
variety of lighting source from LEDs, PL tubes (kinos),
Tungsten, T4, T5, etc...
All these light source emits
different color temperatures. A dedicated color meter provides a
more accurate measurement, and it also allows us to be able to
grade your film more effecitvely.
Laser Distance Meter & Range Finders In
traditional film acquisition, we use measuring tape to measure
our focusing distance from the film plane to the subject. Using
the laser distance meter is a much simiplfied way of obtaining
focusing through distance measurement as we can just point the
beam to obtain an accurate reading.
As we also provide
Special effects direction and supervision services, the distance
meter is used to take object distance relationship in a scene so
that we can translate the data for 3D animation and compositing.
A primitive method compared to match-move and other better
compositing techniques, but it does the work to provide useful
information for 3D animators and modellers.
Last but not
least, we use the distance meter and laser range finders to
obtain a confident line-of-sight operating distance for our
wireless microwave transmission.
Light Meters are mainly used in film/cine
productions, and may be rendered to be a bit pointless to use in
a video production. However, we still employ the use of light
meters to ensure that our lighting ratios are set correctly in a
scene. Any decent & skilled DOP should have one in their
arsenal of tools.
More to come.....Waveform &
Audio Acquisition for DSLR Filming workflow
We have acquired the Beachtek
DXA-5D that allows professional XLR connectivity to most DSLR
cameras with 3.5mm 'Mic-in-power' input like the Canon 5DMkII
This device defeats the
built-in ACG feature so that the camera will not do an auto gain
Pictured is also the latest AJA IoExpress for portable
waveform monitoring and field capture of DSLR footage via HDMI.
Video Acquisition Formats
In our move to support the 'NTSC' market for
international clients and overseas video crew, DXNMedia
Services increased our video production capability to support
DVCProHD acquisition in 60i, 30p or 24p with our Panasonic
AG-HVX200 P2 camera.
We are able to serve the regional market like
Philippines, USA, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan.
This brings our capability to support the follow
acquisition formats: - Standard Definition, DVCAM 576/25i
(PAL) - Standard Definition, DVCAM 480/30i (NTSC) -
Standard Definition, DVCPRO P2 480 in 60i/30/24p - Standard
Definition, DVCPRO50 P2 480 in 60i/30/24p - High Definition,
HDV 1080/50i - High Definition, HDV 1080/60i - High
Definition, DVCProHD 1080i/720p in 60/30/24
Stock Music & SFX Library
Stop worrying about copyright issues when using music in
sync with your video! DXNMedia have our pre-paid library of
production music for use in broadcast, web, or corporate videos.
Over 1000 tracks to choose from, genres available from
Rock, Jazz, Inspirational, Instrumental, etc... You'll get
to use our music & effects library for just a small fee if
you do audio post with us.
Microwave Camera / Wireless Video Link
With our new license-exempt
video transmitters, we can now operate wireless cameras with
reliable digital video link for up to 800m line of sight.
Ideal for Steadicam operations, roving camera for sports
events, seminars, live-to-screen, live broadcast, aerial /
in-vehicle video transmission. Our microwave video systems are
used by CBS, Australian Channel Seven, BBC, and many other
independant ENG/OB production facilities ranging from sports
hall, stadiums, racing tracks and even unmanned camera drones.
WiFi Band Operation, Standard Definition (PAL or NTSC)
Composite or Component input, 12 frames delay between
transmitter to receiver. Our wireless camera package includes
transmitter, camera, shotgun or hand-held microphone, camera
operator and receiving base station.
In support of local independent Film & Music art
scene, Dixon will be willing to provide personal funding,
production and/or post production support to aspiring filmmakers
who possess a good script, storyboard, and detailed production
Likewise for the local music scene, Dixon is always on
the lookout for talented bands and individual artistes with
original compositions to produce Music Videos.
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/ Sell Used Professional Video & broadcast Equipment in
We have recently setup a dedicated webpage just to
facilitate us in selling off our under utilised video equipment
and also to help sell off surplus video equipment from our
Meanwhile, we are also looking out
for broadcast equipment for our own use. Please feel free to
visit our Buy/sell
Alternatively, you may reach
Dixon via local mobile line at +65 9635-0447
There is a high possibility
that your call may be unanswered.
It is my policy to give my clients the full attention
when they are paying for my time, and I will return your call as
soon as possible.
For Emergencies & International News Agencies:
Inmarsat Voice: +870 776390155
You can also send us a free
text message via Inmarsat's
wesbite. Remember to include your contact details for us to
get back to you.
Our mobile line & email communication still takes
precedence as first point of contact.
Our home-based operation is located at:
341 Ubi Avenue 1 Singapore
400341 Appointment is strictly
by advanced booking!
For post production & tape transfer services, you can
courier your footage / materials to us and instruct your courier
leave it in our secured dropbox right outside our unit if we are
out-stationed. Instructions to access our secured drop-box
will be available via SMS on arrival.
On demand & extra charges, we can operate 24/7 with
fast turnarounds for Digital Betacam or DVCAM tape transfers,
ingest, capturing and encoding services.
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