Panasonic used this year’s IBC show to showcase a new 8K ROI (Region of Interest) multi camera system that allows up to four different HD images to be produced from a single 8K camera.
Available from summer next year, the system gives four separate crops from an 8K image canvas. It has automated picture correction technology to ensure that any distorted images are corrected and cropped with a natural, cut out, Full HD image from within the main 8K image.
Multiple cameras can be integrated across the system, with a main operator controlled camera linked to further sub-cameras, which can also be pre-programmed prior to the event. As a result, a single operator can control multiple cameras each with several pre-set crops for cost effective multi-camera operation.
“By changing from multiple 4K or Full HD cameras to Panasonic’s newly launched 8K region of interest camera, production companies are able to significantly reduce costs without impacting on the immersive experience they are looking to create,” said Sivashankar Kuppusamy, Marketing Manager EMEA at Panasonic. “To date, 8K has been reserved for only niche usage. These developments bring it down to earth, to a level than can benefit the entire industry.”
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