Vislink: Integrated transmitters for Sony and Grass Valley cameras
Vislink wireless transmitter integrated into cameras from Sony and Grass Valley
GTC sponsor Vislink Technologies has announced that its INCAM built-in wireless transmitter is now being incorporated directly into camera solutions from major broadcast camera manufacturers Sony and Grass Valley.
Vislink Technologies’ 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.
Improved weight distribution
Ideal for event coverage, newsgathering and sports broadcasting, the Vislink INCAM-HS is an all-in-one solution designed to be incorporated in 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, resulting in a significantly improved weight distribution for operators.
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 and COO of Vislink Technologies. “The INCAM-HS’ 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 1.3–7.75GHz, 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.
Speaking of the collaboration with Grass Valley, John Payne says:
"We are thrilled to once again be partnering with Grass Valley to provide the latest in 4K video technology. Grass Valley produces some of the leading cameras on the market and we’re certain that our INCAM-HG solution will continue to provide Grass Valley customers with the ultimate video production experience.
In addition to the impressive transmission and frequency features of the INCAM-HG, the system also boasts a wide array of video formats, inputs and encoder profiles.”
The INCAM-HS integrated wireless camera transmitter built into Sony’s new HDC-5500 4K multi-format live camera system.
Grass Valley’s newest LDX 86N Series 4K-RF camera with the Vislink integrated wireless transmitter.
About Vislink Technologies
Vislink Technologies provide high-definition communication links to reliably capture, transmit and manage live event footage. In the law enforcement, public safety & defence markets, Vislink Technologies provides secure video communications and mission-critical solutions to local, national and international agencies and organizations.