EVS unveils production/playout server for SONY HD 3x speed super slow motion system
The XT server was first used with the Sony camera system for the production of Super Bowl XL, and the combination of the two technologies can help to achieve 3x speed slow motion instant replays and effects in full HD resolution, a significant benefit for sports broadcasts and other high-end content creation applications.
"The migration from traditional LSM XT servers to full HD XT servers has been seamless for EVS operators," states Fred Garroy, GM of EVS Americas. "The XT's robust platform and flexibility are ideal for capturing the multiphase outputs of Sony's new super slow HD camera. We were thrilled that the Super Bowl broadcast featured these products on air and expect our collaboration to be duplicated in numerous upcoming productions."
Designed for use by OB vans and production or rental houses, the new Sony camera system can output normal speed signals simultaneously for live feeds through separate digital signal processing, which in turn can be captured by EVS' XT server for instant replays, clipping, highlight package assembly, and complete network access all in HD.
The flexibility of EVS' XT server enables all three phases of the HDC-3300 to be captured at full, native HD resolution with instant tapeless super slow motion replays which are then available across XNet EVS high-speed network.
"The growth of HD sports broadcasting has placed more demands on all the tools available to sports producers doing SD broadcasts," said Rob Willox, director of marketing for content creation marketing at Sony Electronics' Broadcast and Production Systems Division. "The ability to do 3x super motion fulfills the need for quality motion analysis and adds immensely to the HD viewing experience."
Sony's new system also features several other in-camera functions including flicker reduction, shading correction, white balance and auto iris detection. The system achieves reduced power consumption of the camera head by keeping the main signals on the camera control unit side (model HDCU-3300) and enabling 10 Gbps digital transmission from the camera head to the CCU. It can be used with standard SMPTE fiber cable at runs exceeding 2,000 meters, depending on system configuration, back to the OB van where the EVS XT is typically housed.
The HDC-3300 camera system is planned to be available at a suggested list price of $270,000. The EVS XT server is available now and priced based on the number of fully configurable channels (4 or 6-channel HD or SD operation).
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