9th April 2014
A range of new cameras have been announced at this years NAB from Blackmagic, AJA, Canon and Sony. Here's a quick rundown:
Black magic Studio Camera
Inside its incredibly tough, lightweight magnesium alloy body you get a massive 10” viewfinder, 4 hour battery, talkback, tally indicators, phantom powered microphone connections and built in optical fiber and SDI connections that let you connect to your switcher with a single cable! The Blackmagic Studio Camera is available in HD and 4K models, and is packed with all the advanced features you need for multi camera production and broadcast!
Blackmagic URSA Camera
Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has everything built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradeable Super 35 global shutter 4K image sensor, 12G-SDI and internal dual RAW and ProRes recorders. Because the sensor and lens mount assembly can be changed, you can choose EF or PL lens mounts, or even a broadcast video sensor with B4 mount. This means you can upgrade to the latest sensor technology in the future and keep your investment in the camera body!
AJA Cion Camera
CION™ is the new 4K/UHD and 2K/HD production camera from AJA. Record directly to Apple ProRes 422 and 444 at up to 4K 60fps or output AJA Raw at up to 4K 120fps. CION features an ergonomic design and open connectivity to give complete flexibility in the field or studio.
Sony PXW-X180 Camcorder
The PXW-X180 three 1/3-inch type Exmor™ CMOS sensors camcorder records Full HD XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP, as well as MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps, MPEG HD 420 35 Mbps, AVCHD and DV, making it ideal for a wide range of applications from education/videography to news and broadcast production. As the successor to the HVR-Z7E, HXR-NX5E and PMW-150, the PXW-X180 has a lot of attractive features, including dual SxS memory card slots, proxy recording on SD card, a G Series fixed 25x HD zoom lens with 26mm wide angle and variable ND filter, that provides four conventional mechanical 4 ND filter positions or a linear switch dial for more control in changing light conditions. The camcorder also has wireless functions and NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities.
Canon XF200 & 205 Camcorders
Offering high-end image quality, easy integration and dual-format recording, the XF205/XF200 camcorder is built for HD content creation. Feature-rich yet compact, it’s a powerful professional tool.
- Get the perfect shot in all kinds of conditions
- Light, compact and comfortable for total control
- Broadcast-quality content in multiple formats
- Share easily using built-in Wi-Fi or Ethernet
- Integrate seamlessly with existing systems
- Uncompressed video and synchronization with Timecode, Genlock and 3G-SDI
All these cameras can be pre-ordered from Prokit, please contact us for more info.