NAB 2019: Vislink Unveils Integrated 4K Wireless Transmitter for Sony’s New Multiformat Camera

Vislink Technologies (Booth C6008) has introduced its INCAM-HS integrated wireless camera transmitter, which is built into Sony’s new HDC-5500 4K multiformat live camera system. INCAM-HS provides full HEVC 4K UHD broadcast-quality encoding as well as 1080p, 1080i, and 720p resolutions, plus built-in wireless camera control and HDR support.

Suited to event coverage, newsgathering, and sports broadcasting, the Vislink INCAM-HS is an all-in-one solution designed to be incorporated into the camera. It features the same technology as Vislink’s HCAM on-camera device, which offers market-leading single-frame end-to-end UHD latency. As an integrated option, the Vislink INCAM-HS reduces the weight at the rear of the camera, significantly improving weight distribution for operators.

Designed to be incorporated into the Sony HDC-5500 4K camera system, Vislink INCAM-HS offers single-frame end-to-end UHD latency.

The HCAM-HS is designed for all current image-capture needs — including UHD and HDR, with high-quality 4:2:2 Chroma and 10-bit Luna — and features integrated camera control, delivering an easy-to-use, fully integrated grab-and-go camera solution.

“The introduction of Sony’s new HDC-5500 4K multi-format live camera system with Vislink INCAM-HS technology is sure to make a big splash in the industry,” says John Payne, president/COO, Vislink Technologies. “We are excited to once again be collaborating with Sony to offer an INCAM-integrated wireless camera transmitter for its new camera that is simple to use. The INCAM-HS’s high-quality HEVC performance means that HD operations can benefit from single-frame latencies in combination with a 6dB increase in signal robustness — doubling the transmission range compared to MPEG-4 systems.”

The Vislink INCAM-HS is available with several frequency-band solutions, from 1.3 to 7.75 GHz, and offers up to 16 preset channels for tuning. The omnidirectional 3dBi gain antenna provides an adjustable 10-250mW transmission power. The transmitter includes COFDM DVB-T and LMS-T modulation options, while the integrated UHF receiver operates in the 410-490MHz RF range.

Featuring bandwidth efficient HEVC compression as well as MPEG-4 video encoding and multi-channel AAC, MPEG-1 and AES/Dolby E audio Passthrough, Vislink’s INCAM-HS supports 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and 2160p video formats. This fully featured and flexible capability ensures that the INCAM-HS can fulfill the needs of all video productions.

Besides the Vislink booth, INCAM-HS is on display at the Sony Electronics booth (C11001).

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