PROTON Debuts World Smallest Camera At NAB 2024

PROTON Camera Innovations - a German innovator in the field of miniaturised cameras – will be using their first attendance at NAB2024 to launch PROTON CAM, the world’s smallest broadcast-quality camera.

PROTON CAM is tiny in size, measuring just 28mmx28mm and weighing only 24 grams, but also incorporates market-leading specifications compared to other comparable cameras on the market. From an image quality standpoint, it incorporates 12-bit sensor technology and advanced FPGA to deliver unmatched high resolution and dynamic range, capturing every detail with exceptional clarity. It also grants a wide-angle view of up to 120° and better low-light performance, without any image distortion, thus allowing broadcasters significant flexibility and creative scope in its deployment.

A tally light and stereo audio functionality are integrated into the miniature unit – an upgrade from other offerings on the market which generally lack a tally light and maintain only mono audio capture. This extends the way in which the device can be used, making it ideal not only for spontaneous action capture, but also directed productions where there is a need for synchronized audio capture and consideration of camera status.

Power consumption is a further area in which the PROTON’s advanced feature set provides broadcasters with greater flexibility in how and where the camera is deployed. The camera maintain a longer battery life than comparable market offerings, but its lower power consumption also reduces heat generation, ensuring reliable operation even in challenging environments.

The creative application of the PROTON CAM is almost limitless. For instance, in the rapidly expanding realm of drone cinematography where size, weight, and power consumption are critical factors, the PROTON represents an ideal solution; its compact design, low power consumption, and superior image quality make it perfect for capturing breathtaking aerial shots in everything from live sports events to cinematic productions.

In the realm of sports broadcasting, the PROTON opens up new possibilities for immersive viewer experiences; it can be mounted on players and referees, or integrated into equipment, be that on-board cameras in motor racing or extreme sports, or nets and pitch-markers in tennis and football. These unusual and often unprecedented angles and perspectives enhance the overall viewing experience for audiences worldwide, immersing viewers in the moment.

Live concerts, events, reality shows, TV and film will all benefit from the compact and discrete nature of the PROTON, allowing cinematographers and DoPs to not only capture dynamic, high-quality footage in any environment, but granting a valuable tool for those seeking innovative ways to tell their stories and capture compelling visuals.

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