Gearhouse Broadcast Takes Fujinon 4K Lenses To The A-League
Gearhouse shoots Australian football in 4K with Fujinon lenses.
Gearhouse Broadcast has used some of its brand new Fujinon 4K lenses to shoot the recent Sydney FC versus Perth Glory A League soccer match at Allianz Stadium.
Gearhouse Business Development Director Gavin Romanis explained, “There were several firsts at the A League match. The supertruck we used was HD8 which was Australia’s first native 4K truck. As this has now been fully equipped with Fujinon 4K lenses it becomes Australia’s first true end-to-end 4K truck and that includes cameras, lenses and all infrastructure including 4K EVS. Finally some of the Fujinon lenses we used have the largest zoom range available of any 4K UHD lens in today’s market.”
The “largest zoom range” lens Romanis refers to is the Fujifilm Fujinon UA107x8.4 which covers the wide focal length from 8.4mm, the widest in its class, to 900mm in super telephoto, and has been designed to meet the needs for 4K shooting in all scenes, such as relay broadcasting of sports and live broadcasting of concerts. The UA107x8.4, which is equipped with the floating focus system that controls a plurality of lens groups in accordance with the shooting distance, enables shooting of high-resolution images across the entire zoom range. It also supports the production of videos with high image quality, is equipped with the company’s proprietary optical image stabiliser and corrects vibrations of images in the screen that result from unstable platforms.
Romanis concluded, “We used a variety of Fujinon 4K lenses on 4K cameras in HD mode to provide enhanced resolution. This means viewers get an even better picture than you would get from using an HD lens and due to the length of the UA107x8.4 are even closer to all the action. Being first in bringing the best 4K lens technology to the market is part of Gearhouse’s ethos which includes meeting the extremely high standards and requirements of our customers by always investing in cutting edge equipment.”
Gearhouse is in the process of installing a significant number of Fujinon UA107x8.4BESM, UA80x9BESM, UA22x8BERD and UA13x4.5BERD 4K lenses and HA23x7.6BERD and HA14x4.5BERD HD lenses which means all of its OB supertrucks and a substantial amount of its entire Australian OB fleet will be Fujinon 4K lens-enabled.
You might also like...
The Back Of The Brain May Soon Rule The Roost
If industry reports are to be believed, Apple is poised to release a mixed-reality headset at some point in 2023. Of course, it’s anyone’s guess when Apple’s Reality Pro will actually see the holographic light of day, but one t…
Learning From The Experts At The BEITC Sessions at 2023 NAB Show
Many NAB Shows visitors don’t realize that some of the most valuable technical information released at NAB Shows emanates from BEITC sessions. The job titles of all but one speaker in the conference are all related to engineering, technology, d…
Celebrating BEITC At NAB Show
As we approach the 2023 NAB Show in the NAB centenary year, we celebrate the unique insight and influence of the Broadcast Engineering & IT Conference that happens alongside the show each year.
Artificial Inspiration – Debating The Implications Of Training AI To Create Images
There is growing debate over the ethical and legal implications of using millions of images drawn from the internet to train AI powered software to create ‘new’ images. It feels like the beginning of a journey which could have profound imp…
Capturing Nitin Sawhney’s Ghosts In The Ruins
The 2022 City of Culture festival concluded with a performance created by Nitin Sawhney CBE. Filmed on the URSA Broadcast G2, an edited broadcast of Ghosts In The Ruins aired on the BBC.