JVC to Showcase Live 4K at IBC

JVC's KY-F4000 real-time 4K camera
JVC will feature a live demonstration of its KY-F4000 real-time 4K camera at IBC 2009.

The demo will take place at the show’s new “Production Village" in Hall 9 at the RAI. A Japanese product specialist will be on hand to walk attendees through the specification of the new system—a complete, fully configured version of JVC's 4K camera capable of producing live ultra-high resolution images.

The compact camera includes a single 1.25 CMOS image sensor of 3840x2160 pixels, which can produce live images with four times the resolution of full HD—live 60p images that will be displayed on a 56-inch LCD panel at 4K. The live output capabilities include HDSDI Dual Link (4:2:2/10 bit 4 channel), and DVI Single Link (4:4:4/8 bit x 4 channel). The camera also features a built-in genlock input, HDSDI 1080 (60i/59.94i).

JVC says its camera setup is unique because it offers full 60p output with live transmission capability whereas other 4K cameras on the market have been designed for cinema and are processing at 24p to 30p.

“The real benefits of this technology will be used for high-end applications, such as immersive video conferencing or remote diagnosis, where there are big pipe connections with high bandwidth,” says Ian Scott, vice president, Sales and Marketing at JVC Professional Europe. “We are showing our 4K camera and screen technology in the Production Village at IBC, as we would like to gather input from the marketplace as to what people would like to see in future product implementations, in terms of features and performance. In this way, we can ensure we deliver a solution that will have real benefits for a wide range of broadcast applications.”