JVC GY-LS300 ($3500 at Amazon without the lens) features a JVCKENWOOD AltaSens 4K CMOS Super 35 high sensitivity image sensor combined with an industry standard Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount. The single chip CMOS sensor has approximately 13.5 megapixels and achieves a standard sensitivity of ISO 400 with a total of 12 stops of exposure latitude. Super 35 Cinema lenses may be used and will retain their native angle of view. When the camera is used with MFT, Super 16 and other size lenses, JVC's proprietary Variable Scan Mapping feature will maintain the lens's native angle of view. This gives filmmakers the flexibility of using widely available MFT lenses as well as high end cinema lenses. It is also possible to attach the camera to microscopes and other devices using a MFT/C-mount adaptor. The unique combination of the MFT mount, the larger S35 image sensor and Variable Scan Mapping give the camera nearly limitless lens options.
Ikegami shows what they say is the World's First Hand-Held 8K TV Camera System, with a Single 33megapixel Super 35 CMOS sensor, 4000 horizontal TV lines, Dual-green SHV Color arrangement, 8K Focus assist, for now to be used by Japanese TV stations, possibly expanding to the whole world, to whomever wants to upgrade to 8K.
NHK skips 4K and brings Japan directly to 8K with HDR, requiring extra bandwidth for HDR but it's not double, it's effective enough to fit the HDR information within the 100mbit/s 8K transmittion bandwidth. See my previous NHK 8K interview
EKT launches their EKT Plug Set-top-box, running on the ALi M3733 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 with Mali-400MP2 GPU with a performance of 5000DMIPS, video transcoding, playback, running EKT's special software.
4K recording of 360 video is very important for the recording of 360 video content for the VR video industry, as lower resolution 360 video content doesn't look very good. Sphericam is the first fully spherical, 360º video camera that records 4K at 60fps that I have seen yet. It can film everything around with 6 image sensors, 6 lenses, 4 Microphones, 6 Micro SD Card Slots. It can do realtime stitching to internal memory at 30FPS in 4K, in 10 bit color, at 600 megabits per second. If you record to the 6 MicroSD cards it can record 60FPS 4K at up to 2.4gigabits per second. It can also live-stream the real-time stiched 360 degree 4K video or 6 unstiched videos at a bitrate of up to 100Mbit per second. All this sounds awesome, but the price is above $2000. Read more at http://www.sphericam.com/
Smart transmitting of 3D audio up to unrestricted NHK 22.2 sound, a problem Swissaudec solved with ECMA-407: NHK 22.2 sound is built with 24 channels, 22 speaker channels and 2 subwoofer channels, consuming 28'800kb/s bandwidth in PCM. With ECMA-407 Swissaudec provides the solution to compress this amout of data up to 600 times - holding the world record in audio compression! By internally multiplexing additional 2kb/s, they extend any HD 5.1 or 7.1 carrier to transmit UHD audio up to NHK 22.2. Swissaudec showcases NHK 22.2 satellite transmission over an MPEG-4 7.1 network at 256kb/s together with SES and France Télévision. Contrarily to non-backwards-compatible standalone standards like MPEG-H or ATSC, Swissaudec invisibly extends existing 2D structure by ECMA-407 to work seamlessly with any existing audio codec. This is also the reason why streaming NHK 22.2 audio with ECMA-407 requires no network changes, as a most efficient, smart and easy UHD audio solution, broadcasters can consider this upgrade for their sound.
Sunchip shows their 4K sports camera, based on Allwinner V3 ARM Cortex-A7, with 2GB RAM, records to MicroSD storage. The sports camera features a 170 degree lens and 2" LTPS LCD screen, Support H.264 video recording up to 2160p@15fps, or 1080p@60fps. It with 900mAH battery with 90 minutes 1080p video recording.
Sony releases this new 4K Super35 camera at $5600 in the USA 5800€ in Europe, with kit lens it costs 500€ more. It records 4K at 24/25/30 FPS, HD at up to 240FPS in Sony's XAVC Long and AVCHD Recording Codec. It has a continuously variable Neutral Density filter which is a first in Super35 imaging, enables to blur the background even in sunlight; also offers conventional presets at 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64 ND. Sony's E-Mount system is compatible with E-Mount servo zooms, manual zooms and primes; A-Mount lenses (via Sony's adapters); PL mount lenses (via third-party adapters); and other SLR and rangefinder lenses (via third-party adapters). 360° rotating, detachable Smart Grip can be used with industry-standard rosette, Sony’s FS7 telescoping arm and third-party accessories.
Sony releases the new Sony Alpha 7S Mark2 for ultra-high sensitive, wide dynamic range, 5-axis image stabilisation, 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning in full-frame format. The Sony α7S II delivers a sensitivity range of ISO 50-409600 using its 35mm full-frame 12.2 megapixel image sensor and the Sony BIONZ X image processing engine, optimising the dynamic range across the entire ISO range and broadens the range of tonal gradation in bright environments and minimises noise in dark scenes. The Sony α7S II can record 4K movies internally in the XAVC S format where information from all pixels is utilised without line skipping or pixel binning, the camera can maximise the expanded power of the full-frame image sensor and produce 4K movies with higher image clarity and negligible moiré. Full pixel readout without pixel binning is also employed when shooting Full HD movies which means that it collects information from approximately five times as many pixels that are required to generate Full HD and condenses the information to produce extremely high quality FHD video. The Sony α7S II can record 120fps at 100Mbps with full pixel readout without pixel binning in full frame format which can be edited into 4x/5x slow motion footage in Full HD. The new Sony α7S II offers 5-axis image stabilisation that corrects camera shake along five axes during shooting, including angular shake (pitch and yaw) which has the greatest impact on image quality and tends to occur with a telephoto lens, shift shake (X and Y axes) which becomes noticeable as magnification increases, and rotational shake (roll) that often affects night shooting or video recording. The autofocus system on the Sony α7S II offers 169 AF points for fast, precise focusing with greater accuracy. The power of the image sensor means that the absence of noise in images generated, enables the Fast Intelligent AF to detect contrast more easily and react speedily even in low-light situations (as low as EV-4), when it’s even tough to check with the naked eye. When shooting video, the AF performance is twice as fast as the predecessor model. The XGA OLED Tru-Finder in the α7S II has been upgraded and offers the world’s highest viewfinder magnification of 0.78x (roughly 38.5 degrees in diagonal field of view) and shows clear images across the entire display area. The use of ZEISS T* Coating ensures sharp reduction of reflections on the viewfinder and unlike an optical viewfinder, the OLED Tru-Finder can be used to instantly show how exposure compensation, white balance and other selected settings are affecting the displayed image. The Sony α7S II also has Wi-Fi and NFC to work with Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile application available for Android and iOS. The Sony α7S II full-frame interchangeable lens digital camera will be available in Europe in November 2015, priced at approximately €3400.
LiveU presents their new LU200 at a lower price point and more compact, easier to use for every broadcaster camera, integrates with LiveU's cloud-based platform, the idea is to be small and portable enough to enable every field camera to be equipped with a bonding uplink unit for live broadcasting from anywhere. It weighs just over 500 grams, the LU200 is available in a pouch or camera-mount configuration, LiveU LU200 supports two 4G LTE/3G modems together with Wi-Fi and LAN connections and includes LiveU’s proprietary antenna modules for extra resiliency. The flexible LU200 can also serve as a stand-alone video encoder with satellite integration functionality, or be used as a LiveU DataBridge mobile hotspot for all IP applications in the field. LiveU makes live video broadcasting possible anywhere, in any situation, even when there is a lot of interference it can still get a live streaming video upload signal through from the camera by bonding all of these networks together in one box.