Telerecord Unit 26 gears up for 4K UHD UEFA Europa League and Serie-A production
Italian outside broadcast company Telerecord recently completed the installation of its new 4K UHD OB-Van Unit 26. The new OB vehicle is equipped with Sony HDC-4300 cameras, optically enhanced by Fujinon 4K UHD 2/3-inch UA-Series UA80x9BE and UA22x8BE lenses. Telerecord has recently extended its contract with Sky Sports to produce the UEFA Europa League and the Italian Lega Serie-A in the new 4K UHD format.
Giovanni Bertini, CEO & Owner of Telerecord said, “with the migration to the 4K UHD format we have committed to delivering the best image quality; this will elevate the viewing experience of our customers. It was not an easy choice to make, but after evaluating current 4K UHD acquisition technologies we decided for UA80x9BE & UA22x8BE 4K UHD 2/3 inch Fujinon lenses and Sony HDC-4300 cameras as this combination delivered the highest dynamic range with the best optical quality.”
The new UA-Series 2/3-inch 4K UHD lenses UA80x9BESM (9-720mm 1:1.7) and UA22x8BERD (8-176mm 1:1.8) have a high dynamic range and integrated 16-bit encoders that provide high-resolution lens data output including accurate zoom, iris and focus data. This capability and interface promise enhanced compatibility with virtual systems for composing CG with live broadcast images which is critical for any sport’s production environment.
Excellent 4K imaging quality of even distant detail are faithfully conveyed to the camera by elevating the optical performance in the frequency bands that carry the vast majority of imaging light. High-fidelity transmittance of ‘blacks’ to the camera is essential to imaging expression and Fujinon lenses achieve this by increasing red and blue transmittance ratios.