Panasonic Reveals 8K ROI Camera Technology at IBC 2018
Planned 8K camera from Panasonic allows for 4 separate ROI crops.
Panasonic showcased a new 8K ROI (Region of Interest) multi camera system at IBC 2018, changing the landscape of broadcast production by allowing up to four different HD images to be produced from a single 8K camera. The camera system allows four separate crops from an 8K image canvas, reducing operating costs on a multitude of potential production applications. With the rise of remote production, especially for minor league events, such technology offers promise for alternate ways to cover live events with a minimum of onsite gear and personnel.
With automated picture correction the camera system also ensures that any distorted images are corrected and cropped with a natural, cut out, Full HD image from within the main 8K image.
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. As a result, a single operator can control multiple cameras each with several pre-set crops for versatile yet cost effective multi-camera operation.
The system is able to reduce operational costs dramatically on many common events, making it well suited to sports broadcasting, staging and studio applications. In addition, it helps increase revenue within live events because less space is required to house cameras within venues.
Panasonic also introduced an 8K Media over IP processor. Based on IP broadcast standards (ST2110), the system supports scalability, remote operation, and resource sharing with the potential to expand across IP routing connectivity. The media processor is demonstrated both as an IP/SDI gateway and as a scalable switcher mainframe, that allows 2M/E switcher operation along with more conventional switcher control panel operation too.
The camera is planned to be available from the summer, 2019.
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