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NAB Show 2016:
Progress Abounds

(But Nothing Earth-Shattering)
Contributing Editor Michael Grotticelli looks back at a NAB that displayed
just about everything conceivable for the industry, but a show that
primarily highlighted a quest for efficiency and cost-effectiveness...

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t this year's NAB Show, the
usual marketing messages of
efficiency, flexibility and affordability
were virtually everywhere to be seen,
intermixed with talk of forward-looking
higher resolutions (4K and 8K) and
virtual reality.
However, it was a year in which most
technologies took an evolutionary
path, not a revolutionary one. Visitors
also saw demonstrations of the
emerging ATSC 3.0 broadcast spec
and how increasing the frame rate
during acquisition can actually make a
high-definition image look "better" (a
perception of fuller colours and finer
detail) than a 4K image at the normal
30 frames per second.

limitations, the cost is also prohibitive
at this point (both Canon and Fujinon
showed 8K lenses in their respective
booths, but no prices were available,
for obvious reasons). Hitachi showed
the SK-UHD8060 Super Hi-Vision,
an ENG-style "dockable" 8K camera,
and Ikegami showed its SHK-810 8K
camera at NAB. The latter camera is
now a commercially available product.
Both cameras were developed with
Japanese broadcaster NHK, which is
moving ahead with plans to cover the
2020 Olympics in Tokyo in 8K.

High Dynamic Range (HDR), a
method of capturing content in
such a way that colours are more
fully
rendered.
Basically,
HDR
images are created
by combining two or
more images with
different
exposures
in order to produce
a single image with a
much wider range of
luminance values than
traditional sensors can
capture. Companies
Ikegami's SHK-810 8K camera is available for purchase
such as Sony made HDR
While the format is still not a main attraction of this production
ubiquitous in every TV station's or equipment exhibits, as broadcasters
production company's arsenal, 4K and production companies will have
equipment appeared to dominate the to purchase new equipment with
show floor, from cameras, to servers HDR capability in order to realise the
to edit systems and playout systems. In benefits for the viewer.
many cases, the price for a 4K version
While it could be said that this year
of a camera was priced slightly higher was not a milestone one for cameras,
than an HD version, making the 4K there were a few introductions worth
investment, which can still capture noting. Sony announced its new HDCimages in HD, a wise one.
4800, a Super 35mm camera that
Several companies have begun to can shoot up to 480 fps in 4K.
demonstrate 8K equipment, from Sony also showed PXW-Z150 UHD
cameras and monitors to editing camcorder that can shoot 4K and
systems and playout servers. Many HD up to 120 fps. The camera has
feel 8K is destined for large digital a built-in four-step ND filter, Sony G
signage displays and not the home, Lens, two SD memory card slots, and
due to all of the challenges inherent two three-pin XLR inputs. Another
in creating and sending a true 8K model, the UMC-S3C, a compact ultraprogramme. Aside from the technical sensitive camera, was also shown.

More than 103,000 visitors made their way to Las Vegas for this year's NAB Show

Panasonic introduced its new
Varicam LT, which was unveiled earlier
this year. The Varicam LT is a 4K Super
35mm camera designed for indie
filmmakers using gimbals and drones.
The camera has 14+ stops of dynamic
range and weighs less than 6lbs.
The company also unveiled two new
midrange 4K UX camcorders - the AGUX180 and the AG-UX90 - as the latest
additions to the company's existing HD
AVCCAM line. The AG-UX180 features
a 1-inch MOS sensor, a 20x optical
zoom, 60p UHD recording, dual codec
recording, IR recording in low light,
and 3G SDI/HDMI2.0 output. Variable

The VariCam LT is a one-piece,
small 4K camcorder designed for indie
filmmakers using gimbals and drones

frame rate recording in 1080p is also
planned. The AG-UX90 is the standard
model and features a 1-inch MOS
sensor, optical 15x zoom, and UHD 30p
recording.
Grass Valley LDX Series cameras
were shown with a direct IP interface
on the camera itself, enabling live IP
productions. The interface is available
for XF-Transmission on the LDX Series
and LDX 86 Series cameras through an
eLicense software upgrade.
The IP interface on the camera
enables broadcasters to connect LDX
Series cameras directly to commercialoff-the-shelf (COTS) switches on an IP
network, transporting the full camera
protocol through an IP network to
the XCU base stations connected to
another COTS switch on the same
network. The system enables
control of all cameras on the
network through a centralised
control
room.
Facilitating
complete transmission protocol
between the cameras and
XCUs over IP networks enables
broadcasters to capture events
anywhere with no OB van required,
reducing staff costs and opening up
the possibility of managing multiple
production locations from a central
studio.


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