More details on the Hi-Motion II emerge
Ahead of NAB, NAC has revealed more details of the features in the latest iteration of its ultra slo motion camera, the High-Motion II. Chief amongst them is the new Flicker Correction Function, which reduces lighting flicker in a venue where local lighting systems are not synchronized with the frequency of the ultra slow motion camera systems.
Elsewhere, the system’s Operation Control Panel (OCP) provides the user with the ability to adjust image quality with the same look and feel as provided by “high-painting functions” available from other standard broadcast cameras. Operation and control is available from the Hi-Motion II dedicated controller as well as an industry standard EVS XT-LSM series server for slow motion replay and live editing.
One of the key points about the new camera is that as a result the company says that no special training and no special operators are required. “Users will have no problem learning to operate the Hi-Motion II because it works much like any standard camera system,” runs a statement.
The Hi-Motion II takes advantage of its high density memory capacity (up to 96GB) and its wide range of recording speeds, allowing the user to simultaneously record ultra slow motion images during playback. This allows the user to cue up crucial slow motion imagery for on air playback without missing any crucial on-field action occurring in realtime.
The Hi-Motion II provides continuous live video output in Full HD. This allows the Hi-Motion II to double as a standard broadcast camera, providing the broadcaster with another camera view with rich image quality generated by a high end 3-chip CMOS camera system.
Monitor output settings can be individualized for the camera operator, the OCP operator, and the video control operator. In other words, information viewable on the monitor can be provided to each according to the individual’s job responsibility. For example, the OCP operator can view information relating to image quality and exposure; the video control operator can view information relating to recording speed, playback, timing, and trigger; and the camera operator can have as much or as little information as he requires so he can concentrate on shooting.
The Hi-Motion II also supports a variety of other functions which provide flexibility to the sports broadcaster. These functions include: shoulder mount; tripod/pedestal mount; full remote control; local operation; 3D applications (synchronized record and play); interlaced/progressive output; multiple output formats; multiple output ports supporting EVS; and 4 return inputs for the camera operator.