Welcome!

News Feed Item

Sony 4K and HD Professional Cameras Cover Every Angle for the Big Game

FOX Sports Deploys Sony F55 and F65 4K Cameras for Super Zoom Technology; More than 100 HDC-1500, HDC-2500 Cameras for Game, Halftime, Pre- and Post-Game

PARK RIDGE, NJ, Feb. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 Sony professional cameras – 4K and HD -- will cover the field for this weekend's broadcast of professional football's championship game.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140201/LA57231 )

FOX Sports will use six Sony 4K cameras (five F55s and one F65) to capture ultra-high resolution images for its "Super Zoom" technology, giving television viewers a crisp, clear look at close plays.

Game Creek Video will provide FOX five trailers for main game coverage, as well as five trailers for pre- and post-game, using Sony's high-definition HDC-1500 and HDC-2500 cameras stationed throughout the stadium. Game Creek will also stage two mobile units for NFL Network and ESPN for pre- and post-game coverage at the stadium.

NEP Broadcasting will use Sony HDC-2500 and HDC-1500 cameras for international and halftime coverage.

FOX Sports will position the Sony 4K cameras down each sideline and in each end zone, with another high, wide position to capture overall field shots.

"It's all about the clarity of the replay and giving viewers the best possible look at a play, and that's what we can do with these cameras," said Jerry Steinberg, senior vice president, technical operations, of FOX Sports. "Since we're starting with such a high-resolution image, we can zoom in multiple times on a shot and still get a completely clear picture with zero pixel degradation. You see everything in extreme detail, in fact with an extra amount of detail you wouldn't see in a traditional replay."

FOX first started using Sony 4K for Super Zoom in 2012, with one F65 camera at its weekly NFL on FOX broadcasts. This weekend's game is the first major event to deploy multiple 4K cameras for Super Zoom.

The Sony 4K camera signals are sent over fiber to the game production truck and put through Sony's BPU-4000 baseband processor unit, allowing FOX Sports to do multiple cut-outs and zooms of 4K images and extract sharp HD images with no pixel degradation.

"We're starting with a much bigger canvas, with so much more flexibility in 4K," said Steinberg. "Our cut-outs and zooms give viewers a completely clear image."

The Sony cameras and BPU-4000 unit combine with Sony's CA-4000 camera control unit to create an intuitive system that's also very familiar.

"With this easy-to-use combination of technologies, an operator can electronically zoom in on an image many times to provide a conclusive image for replays," said John Studdert, vice president of strategic sales at Sony Electronics. "This system's operation is very similar to HD cameras. For example, operators can shade the 4K camera the same way they would an HD camera."

This is the ninth consecutive year that Sony cameras are covering the NFL's big game. Sony has been a leader in 4K technology from the beginning, starting with the 2005 introduction into movie theaters of its commercial 4K projector. Sony's F65, F55 and F5 cameras are actively in use shooting feature films, TV shows, documentaries, commercials, videos, sports and more. In addition to its 4K Ultra High Definition TVs (84-, 65-, and 55-inch sets), Sony also offers Video Unlimited 4K, the world's first 4K download service, a 4K consumer media player, a 4K home projector, and a full line of 4K-capable home entertainment products like Blu-ray players and receivers.

 

SOURCE Sony Electronics

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"With Digital Experience Monitoring what used to be a simple visit to a web page has exploded into app on phones, data from social media feeds, competitive benchmarking - these are all components that are only available because of some type of digital asset," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Everything run by electricity will eventually be connected to the Internet. Get ahead of the Internet of Things revolution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Akvelon expert and IoT industry leader Sergey Grebnov provided an educational dive into the world of managing your home, workplace and all the devices they contain with the power of machine-based AI and intelligent Bot services for a completely streamlined experience.
"This week we're really focusing on scalability, asset preservation and how do you back up to the cloud and in the cloud with object storage, which is really a new way of attacking dealing with your file, your blocked data, where you put it and how you access it," stated Jeff Greenwald, Senior Director of Market Development at HGST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"Venafi has a platform that allows you to manage, centralize and automate the complete life cycle of keys and certificates within the organization," explained Gina Osmond, Sr. Field Marketing Manager at Venafi, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Creating replica copies to tolerate a certain number of failures is easy, but very expensive at cloud-scale. Conventional RAID has lower overhead, but it is limited in the number of failures it can tolerate. And the management is like herding cats (overseeing capacity, rebuilds, migrations, and degraded performance). In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing for the HGST Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit, discussed how a new approach is neces...
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
"We're developing a software that is based on the cloud environment and we are providing those services to corporations and the general public," explained Seungmin Kim, CEO/CTO of SM Systems Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
Personalization has long been the holy grail of marketing. Simply stated, communicate the most relevant offer to the right person and you will increase sales. To achieve this, you must understand the individual. Consequently, digital marketers developed many ways to gather and leverage customer information to deliver targeted experiences. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lou Casal, Founder and Principal Consultant at Practicala, discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated our abilit...
Leading companies, from the Global Fortune 500 to the smallest companies, are adopting hybrid cloud as the path to business advantage. Hybrid cloud depends on cloud services and on-premises infrastructure working in unison. Successful implementations require new levels of data mobility, enabled by an automated and seamless flow across on-premises and cloud resources. In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Tevis, an IBM Storage Software Technical Strategist and Customer Solution Architec...
In his session at Cloud Expo, Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, presented a success story of an entrepreneur who has both suffered through and benefited from offshore development across multiple businesses: The smart choice, or how to select the right offshore development partner Warning signs, or how to minimize chances of making the wrong choice Collaboration, or how to establish the most effective work processes Budget control, or how to maximize project result...
Five years ago development was seen as a dead-end career, now it’s anything but – with an explosion in mobile and IoT initiatives increasing the demand for skilled engineers. But apart from having a ready supply of great coders, what constitutes true ‘DevOps Royalty’? It’ll be the ability to craft resilient architectures, supportability, security everywhere across the software lifecycle. In his keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Jeffrey Scheaffer, GM and SVP, Continuous Delivery Busine...
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
"Software-defined storage is a big problem in this industry because so many people have different definitions as they see fit to use it," stated Peter McCallum, VP of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.