JUST A TINY BIT OF HISTORY

 

 

 PANASONIC PROGRESSIVE HD - UNIT 1

1999 - 2019

 

This was the first Digital Progressive 60fps (59.97) 720 HDTV Mobile Production Unit in the world with an estimated street value of $7,000,000 at that time. It was built by ABC Television and Panasonic as a marketing tool and presented to the world the first High Definition broadcastings, (with 6 prototype Panasonic cameras and Fujinon's first HD Lenses), of Monday Night Football and Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta, GA., 1999-2000.

 

Afterward the unit was put up for sale and purchased by Ackerly Communications of Seattle, soon to become Clear Channel in 2003. Supported by Panasonic the prototype 720P cameras were replaced with 720P Ikegami's. Fijinon HD lensing remained the same.

 

Under the name of Progressive HD Mobile Productions, it was managed and operated coast to coast in years 2000 - 2004 by Jonas Jensen Studios, (today dba Fremont Studios), introducing live multi-camera Progressive 60 frame rate HD pictures to the National Entertainment Filming Industry.

 

Ahead of its time, broadcasters unaware, in late 2004, it was then again sold, changed to 1080i cameras, and absorbed back into a National Sports Broadcast Unit where it remained for the rest of it's carrier. NEP retired it from their U.S. National Sports truck fleet in 2019.

 

FYI - Red Digital Cinema Company was founded in 2005 establishing a new industry standard of progressive scan, variable frame rate, single camera cinema production.

 

 

MUSIC CONCERTS & VIDEO PROJECTS

 

 

"Alive in Seattle"

Paramount, Seattle, WA

(PHD 720P Mobile)

 

"Night at Sky Church"

Experience Music Project (MOPOP), Seattle

(5 Reds 2K HD)

 

NSYNC

New Orleans Super Dome

(PHD 720P Mobile)

 

 

LINKIN PARK

Smoke Out Tour, San Bernardino CA

(PHD 720P Mobile)

 

Lenny Kravitz

Tour rehearsal

Soundstage A Seattle WA

(Stage Facilities)

 

Mumford and Sons

Tour rehearsal

Soundstage A - Seattle WA

(Stage Facilities)

 

Busta Rhymes

Shot in Phoenix

Eagle Vision Records

(PHD 720P Mobile)

 

 

 

Peter Gabiel &

Afrocelt Soundsystem

Marymoor Park, Redmond WA

(PHD 720P Mobile)

 

Bad Company

Denver and Los Angeles, CA

(Jonas Jensen Digital Mobile)

 

Queensryche

Shot in Seattle WA

(Jonas Jensen Digital Mobile)

 

 

Rob Zombie

Merry Mayheim Tour

Albuquerque, New Mexico

(PHD 720P Mobile)

 

 

Dave Matthews

Blue Man Group

Jonas Jensen Studios, Auburn WA

(Studios and Lighting Facilities)

35mm Film

 

 

KT Tunstal

Soundstage A, Seattle WA

(Jonas Jensen Digital Mobile)

 

 

 

Robert DeLong

HBO

Showbox Market - Seattle WA

(Jonas Jensen 1080i HD Mobile)

 

Wanda Sykes

Moore Theatre Seattle, WA

(PHD 720P Mobile)

 

Dane Cook

"Rough around the Edges Tour" Seattle WA

(Jonas Jensen Digital Mobile)

 

Steve Wright

Toronto

(sub - Canadian Digital Mobile)

 

Chris Cornell

HBO

 Moore Theatre, Seattle WA

(Jonas Jensen Digital Mobile)

 

Sum 41

Seattle's Crocodile

(Jonas Jensen Digital Mobile)

 

Sasquatch Festival

Jorge WA 2008

(Jonas Jensen Digital Mobile)

 

David Crowe

Seattle's Triple Door

(Jonas Jensen Digital Mobile)

 

Farm Aid

White River Amphitheater, Auburn WA

(PHD 720P Mobile)

 

Blind Boys of Alabama

Beacon Theatre, New York

(PHD 720P Mobile)

 

Lonestar

Murat Theater, Indianapolis

(PHD 720P Mobile)

 

Teddy Pendergrass &

Kids in the Hall

Wilturn Theatre, Las Angeles, CA

(PHD 720P Mobile)

 

Cypress Hill

MTV

Filmore West

(PHD 720P Mobile)

 

 

 

BEFORE JONAS JENSEN STUDIOS

Scott Jonas, Camera Operator / Unit Engineer , working at

Northwest Mobile Television soon to become National Mobile Television

1974 - 1983

 

 

PAUL McCARTNEY - ROCKSHOW 1976 (SEATTLE)

 

Paul McCartney and Wings

Rockshow

"Wings over America Tour 1976" (Pre JJ)

King Dome, Seattle, WA

(NMT)

 

 

Elton John

"Private Studio Sessions 1974" (Pre JJ)

Bad Animals Studios, Seattle

(NMT)