GTC sponsors Bradley to reveal new 4K remote camera at NAB
GTC sponsors Bradley are to reveal the finished version of a small, remote-controlled 4K camera for high-end broadcast applications at NAB. This development is the outcome of a collaboration between Bradley, JVCKENWOOD and Altasens.
The new 4K camera is built to the highest specifications and features a full Super 35 sensor from Altasens – as used in the JVC GY-LS300 camera – and a Micro Four Thirds lens interface, which offers adaptors for B4 and PL mounts. MFT Zoom servo lenses can also be added.
Output is by fibre, directly from the camera. The Bradley Base Station provides a Genlock input, a simple TTL level control protocol and a dual ST fibre connection to distances up to 20 km which includes full control and genlock.
Bradley is offering plenty of accessories: a dedicated Pan/Tilt unit – U3_4K; three options for remote camera panels with full CCU control; a fibre base station with SMPTE hybrid options or ST connectors; remote control via fibre; SMPTE adaptors; zoom servo lenses and lens servos.
Collaboration with AltaSens
The design is based on Bradley’s popular U3 camera head and AltaSens’s 4K CMOS image sensor technology. The U3 is a PTZ camera with 99 pre-set positions that can be memorised and recalled, controlled remotely, including Pan, Tilt, Zoom, Iris, Focus, full paint and colour balancing, using Bradley’s Remote Control Panel (RCP).
David Bradley says: “The collaboration behind this project has been amazing, with engineers from all three companies, working together as a single team. The result is a true remote camera with outstanding picture quality and few compromises. There is no need for fibre converters, and with the native option of using MFT lenses the cost of a fully working system can be kept within reasonable 4K budgets. Bradley’s philosophy has always been to build cameras the way our customers want them, so we will be listening carefully to visitors’ requirements at NAB, and we plan to announce more joint developments this year.”
Darren Paulson, VP of Business Development and Compliance for AltaSens explains: “Bradley Engineering is the ideal company to advise us regarding key design aspects and to subsequently deliver a superb integrated solution for 4K cinema or UHD broadcast, or even for sports broadcast where slow-motion playback is required. In addition, the sensor’s extensive programmability enables extremely fast frame rates in many optical formats, creating additional uses for this technology in scientific, military and consumer markets.”
Bradley’s new miniaturized 4K camera module and its stunning 4K video output will be on show at NAB, at three booths:
- JVC: Booth C4314
- AltaSens: Booth C12435
- Bradley Engineering: Booth C11426.
About AltaSens Inc.
AltaSens Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of JVC KENWOOD Corporation, was founded in 2004 and has emerged as the pioneer of High Definition and Wide Dynamic Range CMOS imaging echnology. AltaSens products can be found at the heart of many high-end cameras built for a variety of applications.
For more details, please see www.altasens.com