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InFocus

Camera System Developments
Panasonic
AJ-CX4000GJ

Contributing Editor Adrian Pennington
reports that Cine-cameras shift to 6K
while broadcast cameras adapt to IP...

W

hile
live
production
requirements have changed
radically in recent years, camera
control panels have remained mostly
the same. At NAB2020, Grass Valley
will present its new Creative Grading
(GVCG) concept comprised of a control
panel and companion touchscreen
application. This is intended to free
up shaders to "express their creativity
and focus on delivering captivating
images."
Mark Hilton, VP of live production,
explains: "Functions traditionally
exist in silos, giving camera shaders
very little oversight of the impact
any parameter change will have on
the final picture, and this makes
them hesitant to make too many
adjustments. As a result, very few
of the camera's many functions are
actually used. GVCG breaks the mould
- no other camera manufacturer
offers this type of deep, universal
control that brings storytelling to the
forefront."
Panasonic's latest shoulder mount
4K camera for sports and documentary
recording is the AJ-CX4000GJ. This
is a B4 lens mount, interchangeable
lens shooter equipped with an 11MP
sensor. It is also compatible with HDR,
compliant with BT.2100 and BT.2020.
It uses HEVC to record 4K and the
AVC-Ultra codec for HD and records
to expressP2 or microP2 cards (SDXC
memory card can also be used). UHD
60p/50p 10-bit 4:2:2 output via a
12G-SDI output is also possible.
An 8K ROI (Region of Interest)
system is available. The system is able
to produce four different HD signals

Sony HDCE-TX30 enables direct
remote production capabilities

or 'virtual cameras'
from a single 8K
camera system. The
8K sensor produces
a wide angle, large
canvas, out of which
four separate crops
can be generated.
Multiple cameras can be integrated
across the system, with a main
operator controlled camera linked to
further sub-cameras, which can also
be pre-programmed prior to the event.
IP Control
The transition to IP
requires a change in
mindset, workflows and
skills with many broadcast
systems currently offering a mix of SDI
and Media-over-IP for signal carriage
and to introduce IP-based remote
integration solutions.
Sony's latest line-up of IP Live
production solutions include a pair
of IP extension adapters - one for
cameras and another for CCUs. The
adapters transform Sony's current
HDC series of SDI system cameras
into IP models with an SMPTE ST 2110
interface. The HDCE-TX30 for example
enables direct remote production
capability for any of the HDC-2500,
HDC-3100 and HDC-3500 camera
heads, by offering instant SMPTE
ST2110 IP Live Network connectivity,
including all necessary production
functions, such as IP Tally and remotecontrol capability.
A new remote-control panel
(MKS-E1620) with 16 encoders can
remotely adjust various a system
camera's HDR colour
and contrast and is
exclusively used with
Sony's Live Element
Orchestrator.
Sony is working with
Nevion to develop
IP and virtualisation
technologies, "while
minimising the risks
involved in changing the
production infrastructure and
operations to IP". These include
resource sharing for multi-studio
operations, network construction for

in-house backbone systems and
efficient remote production connecting
facilities located in different areas.

Ikegami's 4K MoIP gateway module
for the UHL-430 studio camera

Ikegami has a MoIP gateway for
it UHK-430 4K studio camera. The
module slots into the camera's CCU430 control unit to allow 4K UHD
video and additional signals such as
intercom and return-video feeds to
be exchanged between the CCU and
a local IP network hub. Signals are
carried along a lightweight optical
fibre instead of requiring multiple
SDI cables. Uncompressed video can
be transmitted via an integral optical
interface using either one 25GbE or
two 10GbE SFP modules. The MoIP
interface module can be combined
with an HD output option to deliver
2160p, 1080p and 1080i over IP and/
or SDI simultaneously. For workflow
transition, 2 x 12G SDI is therefore
included as a standard.
At NAB2020, Panasonic will be
presenting its new IT/IP-centric
platform and the first product to be
based on it, a live video switcher.
The open software architecture is
described as being fully resolution and
format-independent for uncompressed
processing, true uncompressed 4K
inputs and full support of baseband
and IP signals (ST2110 and NDI)
at the same time. The platform is
ready for remote production and
can be integrated in a full IP-based
environment.
"This new modular and open

architecture platform is a gamechanger for many customers involved
in high-quality video production and
delivery, either live or in the
studio, allowing customers to
optimise and future-proof
their
investment
whilst
maintaining the ultimate in
flexibility," said Andre Meterian,
Panasonic EMEA Director. "Its
video processing architecture allows
users to build and run any kind of
application. In the near future, this
new platform will be at the heart
of video production, being used as
a video processor, scaler, mixer, or
server. There is simply no limit to what
can be achieved with this one platform
for many applications."
Grass Valley's software solution is
the GV Orbit which offers complete
IP connectivity from camera to
monitoring, all SMPTE 2110, including
a layer of control, monitoring and
configuration. The real plus with GV
Orbit, according to David Cohen,
VP marketing is that it makes
the deployment of an IP network
ultra-simple.
"You no longer have to configure
your server and start typing in IP
addresses, so that the switch knows
where all of your devices are," he
explains. "Orbit recognises all of
the devices on the network and
automatically assigns addresses,


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