Sony Unveils Prototype 3D Shoulder Camcorder at IBC
AMSTERDAM: Sony rolled out several new 3D production
and workflows products at IBC this year, including a 3D shoulder camcorder prototype, as well as cameras, monitors and editing
tools. The company provided a round-up:
Sony’s first 3D shoulder camcorder
A new addition to Sony’s 3D workflow portfolio--currently just a prototype,
this is being designed to offer increased mobility and flexibility for field
use and provide high quality 3D content.
MPE-200, Software Upgrade and 2D-3D conversion
The MPE-200 was a vital component to the live 3D broadcasts, based on feedback
from the World Cup and other trials. Consequently, Sony is offering three
upgrades to the software that adds extra automatic alignment capabilities for
the configuration and set-up of the cameras.
Sony MPES-2D3D1 allows 2D to 3D image conversion
Picture stitching technology allows three co-sited cameras to
produce one panoramic image
Sony’s MVS-8000X for 3D images and graphic
Sony is showing the latest editions to the MVS-8000X range of vision mixers
which can handle 3D images direct from camera and can be equipped with picture
stitching software for panoramic 3D image processing.
Sony’s HFDA-200 optical fiber adapter
Sony’s HDFA-200 optical fiber transmission adapter will allow the transmission
of two HD camera’s images over a single SMPTE link to a dedicated 3G CCU.
Sony Vegas 10 editing software
Sony’s latest editing suite which facilitates native 3D ingest and editing.
Sony Professional 3D monitors
...in 24- and 42-inch dimensions.
Sony HXR-MC2000E, an entry-level AVCHD
The new camera features Sony’s G-lens and Exmor R CMOS sensor, allowing
wide-angle shots of up to 29.8mm.
Sony PMW-500 2/3-inch XDCAM shouldercam
Sony is rolling out its first 2/3-inch XDCAM HD422 memory shoulder camcorder.
The camera combines the performance quality of the PDW-700 with the operational
flexibility of recording to solid state memory.
Sony “35mm World” Vision update
Sony is reinforcing its 35mm acquisition line-up with new developments,
including new features to the F35 that will enhance the dynamic range, tone and
color gradation of the cameras. Sony has also announced that the SRW-9000PL has
started shipping in volume. The vendor is also showcasing an R&D prototype
of an affordable 35mm professional camcorder.
Sony Professional LCD Monitors
The latest professional 3D monitors (the LMD-4251TD and the LMD-2451TD) and
high-grade HD 2D monitors (LMD 41W series, LMD-2341W and LMD-1541W, as well as
the entry level LMD-2110W) use the same reliable technology as ChromaTRU and
10-bit signal processing as standard Sony monitors.
Sony Vegas Pro 10
Vegas Pro 10 includes an array of new features, including: Stereoscopic 3D
editing; improved closed captioning; expanded multicam functionality; improved
support for DSLR video; track grouping for a more efficient working
environment; advanced transport controls for a more intuitive workflow; image
stabilization; new video effects plug-in architecture based on the Open Effects
Association Standard; GPU accelerated AVC encoding; a wider range of devices
supported; more precise control of audio effects and the addition of VU meters
and track meters.
Sony quad-layer write-once 127 GB disc
The quad-layer 128 GB disc has more than 2.5 times the capacity of the dual-layer
50 GB disc and 5.5 times the capacity of the single layer 23 GB disc, significantly
enhancing the XDCAM system’s potential as an efficient technology option for
Sony’s souped-up SxS memory card for
The new generation of SxS-1 memory cards have 50 percent faster transfer
speed and twice the capacity of previous models.