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Jerry Tohtz – New Senior Account Manager – Central Region


Key Code Media is excited to announce Jerry Tohtz joining our Chicago team as Senior Account Manager. Jerry is well versed in various live production, post production, and storage technologies and is an industry veteran with over 20 years’ experience selling into the Media and Entertainment sector. Jerry started his career working at two of the top Post Production facilities in Chicago as an assistant editor. He later joined local integrator Midwest Media Group for 11 years as Regional Sales Manager serving Fortune 500 accounts throughout the Midwest. Jerry recently had experience on the manufacturer side as Territory Manager for Quantum and Spectra Logic. He brings a can-do attitude to every project and a passion for technology. Jerry is married and has twin four year old boys. When he is not chasing his kids around he enjoys golfing and spending time with friends and family.


He can be reached at: 224-231-4870 or


Ross & Sony Production Days - Chicago 2/6 & Detroit 2/8

Chicago & Detroit: Ross, Sony & Fujifilm Production Demo Days (Feb 6 & 8)

Tuesday February 6th in Chicago at Rock Bottom Brewery, and Thursday February 8th in Detroit at Lockharts BBQ, Key Code Media is hosting our Sony & Ross Production Day, now presenting with Fujifilm. All three manufacturers are partnering to bring you a complete production system with a real switcher, real graphics, and real audio, not to mention real cameras and real lenses!

Register Here:   Chicago   Detroit

The new Ross Graphite production system consists of a Carbonite production switcher, XPression graphics system, and RAVE audio mixer all in one device.  Acquire your footage with Sony’s new state-of-the-art FS7 IIFS5, HXCFB80, that is 4K ready, or the latest PTZ cameras BRCX1000/BRCH800, capable of 48x zoom in HD. Couple that with a Fujifilm MK18-55mm T2.9 or MK50-135mm T2.9 lens and you will have one of the most robust live broadcast and production systems on the market!


Graphite’s Primary Capabilities as having one of the most popular, mid-sized switchers – Carbonite – allows you to generate engaging programs and content. Two powerful MEs form the foundation of the switcher, possessing complete keying and effects capabilities. Refined memory and a customizable control system provides simple set-ups and operation of every component of Graphite: graphics, clips, stills, and audio.


Real Switcher. Real Graphics. Real Audio. -Ross & Sony Production Day

Real Switcher. Real Graphics. Real Audio. -Ross & Sony Production Day


The Sony FS7 II builds upon the proven FS7 platform, adding the latest, state-of-the-art Sony technology, including Electronic Variable ND Filter and a robust “Lever Lock Type” Sony’s E-Mount. Extensive refinements to the viewfinder support system and SmartGrip arm mechanism ensure super-fast and secure “on the run” rig repositioning. All of this while still retaining the Zen-like simplicity, flexibility and operational comfort of the FS7’s “multi-award winning” industrial design.

Real Switcher. Real Graphics. Real Audio. -Ross & Sony Production Day


Fujifilm’s lenses achieve high optical performance and low distortion with T2.9 speed across the entire zoom range. Super 35mm/APS-C sensor compatibility and E-mount dedicated design have led to an ultra-compact & “less than 1kg” lightweight body, and excellent cost performance. It suppresses “focus shift and optical axis shift while zooming” and “Lens breathing”. Also, it features three fully manual lens rings for focus, zoom, and iris with 0.8M gear pitch and a 200° focus rotation angle for sophisticated operability.

Register Here:   Chicago   Detroit

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Ross Graphite trade-up promotion