Sony enhances its entry range of camera system supporting 4K and HDR production for studio workflow, education events and live applications

Date: 18/10/2017
Sony enhances its entry range of camera system supporting 4K and HDR production for studio workflow, education events and live applications

Sony is introducing an accessible camera system for 4K and HDR-ready studio and live production with the combination of the latest HXC-FB80 portable camera and HXCU-FB80 camera control unit (CCU). Based on a 3G-SDI platform with 1080/50p capabilities, the new system is well-suited for live production applications (studios, education, events), where production professionals need a high-quality HD solution with a migration path to 4K and HDR.

Since its debut in 2015, the current HXC series has been adopted worldwide by regional broadcast stations, production companies and educational institutes. With inputs from these customer experiences, Sony today enhances its range of system cameras to support 4K upscale and HD HDR production in order to widen its applications. The HXC-FB80 has the same choice of configurations as its predecessors - the HXC-FB80H (camera body only) and HXC-FB80K (with 2/3 HD Lens, Portable viewfinder and Microphone).

The HXC-FB80 expands Sonys HXC product line-up and shares many common features with the current HXC-FB75. The new camera continues to provide signal-to-noise ratio at -60dB with high sensitivity of F13 at 50Hz ideal for low-light shooting - and a variety of camera painting and processing capabilities.

The CCU upscales HD content to 4K (3840x2160) and provides a 12G-SDI output in addition to a quad-Link 3G-SDI. An HD HDR output supporting Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) will be available in 2018 summer through a firmware upgrade.

The camera has three 2/3-inch type CMOS Exmor image sensors and provides 50Hz progressive operation at 1920x1080 between the camera head and CCU using a 3G Platform. The camera also supports 23.98PsF shooting for productions requiring a film-look, including interviews and newsmagazine-type programs along with 25PsF shooting.

Furthermore, the ND filter wheel can be remotely controlled by the newly adopted filter servo motor in the camera head in addition to the electrical CC filter.

Notably, the potential distance between the camera head and CCU is extended up to 600m, while keeping the 10km extension by single mode fibre cable with local power supply. Together with the HXC-P70, the cable length can be extended up to 1,000m with the supplied power from the new HXCU-FB80 CCU. In addition to a Neutrik connector interface, an SMPTE-311M LEMO connector interface is also available for the camera head and CCU.

The HXC-FB80 system can be controlled not only by the CCU front panel operation, but also RCP remote operation as well as PC-RCP (HZC-RCP5) and Master Setup Unit (MSU) system for multi-camera application, which ensures scalability of its system.

The HXC-FB80 camera and HXCU-FB80 camera control unit are planned to be available in January 2018. Sony will be exhibiting its prototype at the NAB Show New York, booth N401 Hall 3B Level 3, from 18 to 19 October.



Tags: Sony | Sony Professional | microphone | hi-res | hi-resolution | studio | live production | 4K | HDR | KitPlus Show
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STV Minsk Leverages Future-Ready OB Capability with Grass Valley Solutions Ahead of 2019 European Games Posted: 18/06/2019
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Grass Valley solutions have been chosen to form the core infrastructure and production capability of a brand new HD OB truck commissioned by Stolichnoe Televidenie (STV) Minsk. The project is part of the broadcaster’s wider migration to HD and preparation for the 2019 European Games, taking place in Minsk from June 21-30, which STV will support with equipment and broadcast services.

Tags: STV Minsk | Grass Valley | European Games | Broadcast | OB | Cameras
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Densitron appoints Simon Jones as Managing Director Posted: 18/06/2019
Densitron appoints Simon Jones as Managing Director
Densitron, global market leader in Human Machine Interface and display technologies is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Jones as Managing Director.
Tags: Densitron | Display Solutions | Display Technology | Human Machine Interface | HMI | Broadcast Appointment | Densitron Managing Director | Simon Jones | Quixant
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Hoods Inc. Productions Powers Its New Modern Media Operation With EditShare Posted: 17/06/2019
Hoods Inc. Productions Powers Its New Modern Media Operation With EditShare

EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, announced today that Singapore-based Hoods Inc. Productions (Hoods Inc.) has designed its next-generation media operation around EditShare media solutions, putting XStream EFS scale-out shared storage, Flow production asset management and Ark archiving and backup at the core of its media production operation. Known for award-winning projects and popular programs such as City Sharks, Knockout, Double Trouble and Yolo Pronto, Hoods Inc. replaced its legacy sneakernet set up with EditShare’s connected infrastructure. The future-proof setup eliminated the production inefficiencies with a connected and collaborative workflow that gives Hoods Inc. more time to focus on the creative aspect of their growing list of projects.

Tags: EditShare | Hoods Inc
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ABS-CBN Expands News Workflow Capability with Dalet Posted: 17/06/2019
ABS-CBN Expands News Workflow Capability with Dalet

Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for media organizations and content professionals, today announced that Philippines media group ABS-CBN Corporation has deployed Dalet Unified News Operations powered by the Dalet Galaxy five Media Asset Management (MAM), Workflow Orchestration and Editorial platform, at its regional Cebu City station. The turnkey news solution deployed by Dalet enables the broadcaster to break news faster and offers the agility to expand seamlessly to support multi-site workflows.
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Tags: Dalet | ABS-CBN
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Coming Up for SMPTE June Updates Posted: 17/06/2019
Coming Up for SMPTE and mdash; June Updates

The June issue of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal is now available. This online-only edition of the Journal is available here.

Tags: SMPTE | Motion Imaging Journal | SMPTE Webcasts | Virtual Courses
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WFIE Improves Live Sports, Breaking News Web Content with JVC ProHD Studio 4000S Streaming Studio Posted: 17/06/2019
WFIE Improves Live Sports, Breaking News Web Content with JVC ProHD Studio 4000S Streaming Studio

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced WFIE, the NBC affiliate in Evansville, Ind. (DMA #103), is using its ProHD Studio 4000S live sports production and streaming studio to produce breaking news and local sports coverage for the web. Owned by Gray Television, the station originally purchased the system last summer in time for high school football season.

Tags: JVC | ProHD | CONNECTED CAM | sports production | news production | live streaming
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DTC Broadcast Nano HD RF deployed for Pyrenees skyrunning event Posted: 17/06/2019
DTC Broadcast Nano HD RF deployed for Pyrenees skyrunning event

DTC Broadcast Nano HD transmitters were deployed to spectacular effect for coverage of the 13th L’Olla de Núria, a two-day “skyrunning” event on 8-9 June in the Spanish Pyrenees mountains.

Tags: DTC | Domo Tactical Communications Broadcast | Sobatech gruop | Nano Transmitters | RF | DTC PRORXD RF | recivers | amplifiers | HD | dual decoder | antenna | HEVC Encoder | SOLO7 | COFDM digital vidoe transmitter | DTC PRORX | low-latency
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GB Labs announces automation integration with Backblaze B2 cloud storage Posted: 17/06/2019
GB Labs announces automation integration with  Backblaze B2 cloud storage

GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, has integrated San Mateo, California-based Backblaze’s B2 cloud storage service with GB Labs automation contained in its CORE.4 OS.

Tags: GB Labs | Backblaze B2 | Cloud storage | automation | Core 4.OS | workflows | Nebula | SohoNet | Dropbox | Amazon Cloud Services | 4K | UHD | 8K | Media Files
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BeritaSatu Upgrades to PlayBox Neo Channel in a Box Posted: 17/06/2019
BeritaSatu Upgrades to PlayBox Neo Channel in a Box
PlayBox Neo (www.playboxneo.com) announces the completion of a Channel-in-a-Box playout system for Indonesian high-definition television broadcaster BeritaSatu. Integrated into the network's Jakarta headquarters, the new installation replaced earlier third-party equipment as part of a technical modernization program.
Tags: PlayBox Neo | Channel in a Box | Cloud2TV | Channel-in-a-Box | CIAB | broadcast asset management | integrated media asset management | broadcast systems infrastructure | IT-based broadcast systems | disaster recovery centres | disaster recovery systems | digital med
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