On January 27th in Phoenix, Arizona, the new and improved spidercam cable hung camera system got its official debut at The WWE Royal Rumble event. Once proven reliable, a second system was used in Atlanta, Georgia, for the NFL Super bowl LIII Opening night festivities.
Part of The Broadcast Bridge November coverage examined new solutions in PTZ cameras and deep learning, AI-centric control systems. Combined, these two articles focus on enabling autonomous sports production and assisted or automatic image capture from seemingly impossible locations.
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The rise of the PTZ camera, discussed in a previous post, fits into the wider trends for remote operation, robotic cameras, and automated content production. We spoke with Mark Roberts Motion Control (Nikon-owned since 2016), one of the pioneers in robotic cameras to gain insight into the drivers for this, new…
A few years ago, remote Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) cameras were regarded as being low quality and not suitable for professional use. Thanks to the advances in sensor, IP technology, the introduction of fanless designs and optical image stabilisers, the balance has been tipped in favour of remote cameras as…
A search engine shows the term, “Video IP” has more than 66 million hits. While the phrase may be popular, only a small percentage of those sites are able to add to the professional technical knowledge base needed to build and manage an IP-centric video production or broadcast facility
At one time the only repeatable source of light on Earth was the sun. Later it was found that if bodies were made hot enough, they would radiate light. Any treatment of illumination has to start with the radiation from heated bodies.
Many protocol specifications are used today to reliably transport compressed video over IP networks and the internet. New transport specifications such as RIST with ARQ continue development and testing.
There are a flood of tripods on the market today, and many are not distinguished as video or photo tripods. Especially with very light weight cameras, some models are now combined. It is easy to pick the wrong model for the type of video shooting you will do. Here is…
LED lights have fundamentally changed the art of light and shadow. Long gone are the days of heavy, hot lights connected with thick cables and noisy generators. Today’s LED lights are compact, battery-operated and cool enough to be easily handled by a single person.
In designing their new AK-UC4000 4K/HD studio camera, the engineers at Panasonic recognized that current 4K UHD studio cameras use smaller pixels to create a higher resolution image. This, they said, leads to less sensitivity and a “noisier” image because there’s less dynamic range.