In Broadcast - January 2016 - 53


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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 6 - Issue 1 | January 2016

InFocus

Cameras, Video Field
Recorders And Battery
Power Supplies

4K Sony PXW-FS5

Contributing Editor David Kirk examines some of the latest
developments in mobile acquisition technology...

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roadcast
innovation
during
2016 will be dominated by 4K,
with cameras of this resolution on
demonstration by all the leading
manufacturers.
The following summary of new
models concentrates on what was
introduced in 2015 or is due in
production early in the New Year. It
is followed by an overview of latest
developments in the video recording
category and portable power supplies.
I pass in (almost!) silence over the
observation by Guild of Television
Cameramen chairman Keith Massey
that the iPhone 6 now shoots in 4K...
Cameras
ARRI's Alexa Mini can be operated
by wireless remote control, as a
normal camera with the ARRI MVF-1
viewfinder attached, or with an onboard monitor. It is controlled via the
user button interface on the camera
body. The interchangeable lens mount
can be replaced with any of those
designed for the Amira, allowing the
use of B4 video and EF mount stills
lenses. Equipped with a 4:3 sensor,
automatic de-squeeze mode for
anamorphic productions and frame
rates of 0.75-200 fps, the Alexa Mini
records ProRes or uncompressed
ARRIRAW either in-camera to CFast 2.0
cards, or to a specially-designed

Ikegami Unicam
UHD 4K camera

external Codex recorder that can
record image streams from up to four
ALEXA Minis simultaneously.
Blackmagic Design is making
the optical fibre connection on its
Blackmagic Studio Camera models an
option. Both the HD model and the
Ultra HD model will reduce in price
for owners who simply want to use
the camera via its regular BNC SDI
connections. The SDI connections on
the Blackmagic Studio Cameras are
12G-SDI for up to 2160p60 on the Ultra
HD model.
Canon's XC10 can record 3840 x
2160 UHD to an internal CFast 2.0
memory card at up to 305 megabits
per second with 4:2:2 colour sampling.
Features include an 10x optical zoom
lens with image stabilisation, 1 inch
CMOS imager and 3 inch 1 megapixel
monitor screen. The camera can also
capture 1920 x 1080 high definition to
an SD memory card.
Grass Valley has announced an
extended dynamic range software
upgrade option for the company's
LDX 86 series cameras, working in
single-speed formats (HD/3G/4K).
The camera must be equipped with
an optical fibre interface to deliver
extended dynamic range outputs,
as well as simultaneous standard
dynamic range outputs in parallel.
Hitachi's SK-UHD4000 system 4K
colour camera can be used with
existing 2/3-inch format ENG and
studio/field lenses.
Four-sensor MOS imaging
provides 3840 X 2160
and 1920 x 1080 video
simultaneously.
Camera controls
and footprint
are the same as
current Hitachi
broadcast HDTV
cameras.

Ikegami announced
its
Unicam
UHD
4K-native
3-CMOS
2/3-inch 4K camera. This is designed
to provide the deep focus required for
broadcast operation combined with
ultra high quality colour reproduction.
Ergonomic and operational features
are the same as a conventional
Ikegami Unicam HD camera. A 2/3-inch
B4-mount allows direct docking with
conventional lenses plus a focus-assist
function. The Unicam UHD camera is
designed for easy integration into 4K
studio and 4K field/OB truck systems.
Uncompressed RGB 4:4:4 baseband is
delivered from the camera head to the
control unit.
JVC is upgrading its fixed lens
4KCAM models, the GY-HM170 and GYHM200, to include 120 fps recording
in HD mode for slow motion effects.
Firmware for the update is scheduled
for release in December. Both models
have a single 0.434-inch CMOS image
sensor with 12.4 million pixels (9.03
active).
Panasonic has announced upgrades
to its VariCam 35 4K production
camera, including playback support for
the Codex V-RAW recorder playback
support. An optional 20m extension
cable (AU-VCBL20) enables the
recorder and camera head to be split
apart. The camera can now deliver
ProRes 4444 allowing up to 60 frames
per second in HD. A new pre-record
function sets the camera rolling before
an operator selects record.
Red's Scarlet-W camera can
capture 5K at 60 fps, 4K at 150
fps, or 2K at 300 fps. Features
include
interchangeable
lens mounts, simultaneous
Redcode Raw and Apple
ProRes recording formats. A
monochrome camera option
is available.

Sony's PXW-FS5 is a hand-held 4K
camera which can take cinema lenses
and SLR lenses with a third party
adaptor, as well as Sony's E-mount
and A-mount lenses. The included
SELP18105G lens has a 6x motorised
zoom. Maximum aperture is a constant
F4 from 18 to 105 mm. A lever and ring
on the lens barrel allow zoom speed to
be freely adjusted as required while
maintaining a sure, stable grip.
Vision Research has added new
features to its Phantom Flex4K highspeed camera platform. Users now
have the ability to choose between
Cine Raw and ProRes 422 HQ when
recording to the Phantom CineMag
IV. ProRes 422 HQ works at the
camera's full resolution of 4096 x
2304 pixels. Frame rates up to 938
fps are supported in loop mode and
up to 30 fps in run/stop mode. When
compared to the equivalent Cine Raw,
the 4K ProRes HQ file is approximately
2.5X smaller. When audio is enabled, a
stereo AES/EBU signal can be fed into
the camera, resulting in uncompressed
.wav files saved automatically along
with the video, making the Flex4K
the first high-speed camera with
integrated audio.

Upgraded Panasonic
VariCam 35 4K


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