The FT-ONE high speed camera.
FOR-A was recognised for Live Production Technology Beyond HD to Achieve Non-Interpolated Video for Instant Replay. FOR-A was the first manufacturer to release and have put into a practical application, an ultra-high-speed 4K resolution camera with up to 900 frames per second — the FT-ONE, for live sports production.
The FT-ONE has been used on a wide variety of high-profile sports events and broadcasting projects throughout the world. While traditional sports coverage is great for much of the action, high speed capability with 4K extraction has been a real game-changer.
Providing image details that were never before possible, and catching action that has been extracted and integrated from the field of play and assimilate it into a HD production, the level of image detail and resolution provided by the FT-ONE has never been seen by the home viewer.
For over 28 years, FOR-A has been developing unique high speed cameras originally targeted for Research & Development and Industrial markets, leveraging their success in the world of sports with the FT-ONE and its sibling cameras. The FOR-A development team set extremely high expectations and standards to produce a camera offering 4K high resolution, accompanied by high-speed, making it the first high-speed camera for super-slow-motion acquisition.
The FT-ONE, incorporates a custom ultra-resolution CMOS with high speed, ultra-low noise and extreme light sensitivity, all developed by FOR-A. The FOR-A engineering team succeeded at pioneering a camera technology to provide viewers with a new experience. Capturing high- speed images at 4K resolution and then integrating with HD image extraction solutions, provided a new way to see sports events and scenes in details like never before
"We are very pleased and honoured to receive this distinguished and prestigious award for our technology and engineering efforts on the FT-ONE camera. This would not have been possible without the commitment, dedication, and tireless efforts of our dynamic engineering team at FOR-A. Their dedication and hard work is evident within the high-quality products they produce. The FT-ONE is just one example. We are also very grateful to those out there in the field, who have chosen to use our FT-ONE camera to get the very best quality shot possible.”— Katsuaki Kiyohara, President, FOR-A
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