Sony announced some new products here in Las Vegas this afternoon for the broadcast crowd.
The big one is the HDC-4800 UHFR Super-35mm sports stadium camera that will do 4K at 480 fps. This camera features:
- 8x 4K – 480fps 4K!
- 16x HD – 720 fps 1080 60P
- 4K s35mm Global Shutter CMOS sensor
- PL Lens mount for ultimate 4K images
- Motorised ND/CC filters
- BT.2020 and BT.709 supported
This monster, which will presumably be priced beyond the reach of mere mortals, is able to be hooked into Sony’s new BPU-4800 server and an IP-based chain. Sony is focusing its broadcast business on workflow, and is migrating live TV production off SDI chains to fibre/IP-based chains.
Also announced is the PXW-Z450, a new 2/3in 4k shoulder-mount ENG camera, similar to the PXW-X400. It captures 4K (3840 x 2160) from a new 2/3-type Exmor R™ CMOS sensor.
- 4K 2/3in Single CMOS sensor
- Native B4 Mount
- Inherits PXW-X400 functionality
- Planned to be available late 2016
- Allows pre-production of 4K segments
- XAVC recording can be played back by simple PMW-PZ1 player
Like the X400, it has slot-in wireless and IP connectivity. The PXW-Z450 will be priced between the F5 and the F55 and available in winter of 2016.
Also coming is the PVM-X550, a new 4K 55-inch OLED client monitor.