The core of any camera is the sensor, and along with the lens, they define and constrain the performance of the camera more so than the downstream processing. There have been many advances in sensors, with the move from vacuum tube devices to semiconductors being one of the great leaps. Although early solid-state cameras used charge-coupled devices (CCD), the favored technology today is complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS). New developments from Panasonic and Sony show that developments continue apace as we head for 8K, HDR and 120P. Panasonic has developed further their organic photoconductive film which separates the function of photon capture from exposure charge accumulation, plus introduces an in-sensor ND filter and global shutter. Sony has developed a sensor with new global shutter design.
Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) and Marshall Electronics have joined forces to offer a series of pre-certified wireless video production bundles for live broadcasts and sporting events that include IMT’s wireless video transmitters and Marshall’s POV cameras. The new solution will be on display at the 2018 NAB Show.
Rushworks will introduce a new line of affordable products for the television, radio and internet markets at NAB 2018.
Foxconn’s Chairman Terry Gou said in Taipei that his company plans to team up with premium U.S. camera maker RED Digital Cinema to make professional-quality and affordable smartphone cameras for the general public. He also said the company will manufacture semiconductors for displays and cameras.
As more than 100 million television viewers watched live, Tiffen Steadicam operator Mike Germond wound his way through a crowd of players, coaches and officials inside US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis to capture the presentation of the coveted Super Bowl LII Lombardi Trophy to the Philadelphia Eagles for their win over the New England Patriots.
Although it was played in a domed stadium, perhaps the biggest challenge for the 400-person strong NBC Sports Group crew in covering Super Bowl LII on February 4 was Minneapolis’ single-digit weather and record snowfall outside. To counter this, NBC Sports built a heated giant tent covering the entire NEP Broadcast truck compound outside the stadium.
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