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Thomson adds Super SloMo to HD camera family, unveils SportCam

Thomson has added Super SloMo functionality to its entire Grass Valley HD camera family, including the new Grass Valley LDK 8000 SportsCam, it announced at IBC2007.

Introduced at the show, the LDK 8000 SportCam is a two-piece dockable camera system, fully compatible with all current LDK HD subsystems. By adding the capability for 2X recording, mobile production companies can outfit an entire truck with the camera, using some for slow motion and others for standard HD acquisition alongside regular LDK 8000 cameras.

The LDK 8000 SportCam uses the same imaging and video processing technology as the standard LDK 8000, including a 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion and 22-bit internal digital signal processing. It also features the ability to shoot at double speed — either 100Hz or 119.88Hz, depending on the HD format — and record to an external third-party disk recorder. The camera captures true progressive HD images natively in multiple formats and frame rates.

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