NAB 2018

NAB Tech Hot Topics Products: Cameras

For the third year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to the NAB Show easier. This week’s focus is cameras (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided by vendors. To download this page as a PDF, click here. 



Blackmagic Design | Booth SL216 | | 2875 Bayview Dr., Fremont, CA 94538 | 408-954-0500


Blackmagic URSA Broadcast — Designed for both studio programming and live production, URSA Broadcast works with existing B4 broadcast HD lenses, supports both HD and Ultra HD production, features a 4K sensor, extended video dynamic range, traditional external controls and buttons, built-in optical ND filters, dual CFast and dual SD card recorders and more. 


Product Information: Product Datasheet: Price: $3,495 Availability: Immediate 

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro — Designed for use in high end feature films, television shows, commercials, and indie films as well as broadcast news, studio and even live multi-camera production, the URSA Mini Pro is a professional camera that combines high end digital film quality with the ergonomics and features of a traditional broadcast camera. The camera features a massive number of tactile control buttons, switches and dials that make it faster to use, built-in optical ND filters, an interchangeable lens mount, dual CFAST 2.0 and dual SD/UHS-II card recorders and more. 

Product Information: Product Datasheet: Price: $5,995 Availability: Immediate To set up an appointment, contact: Stephanie Hueter ([email protected]) 


Canon U.S.A. | Booth C4325 |  | 1 Canon Park, Melville, NY 11747 | 631-330-5000 

The XF405 Professional Camcorder offers an outstanding combination of 4K UHD image quality, features and functionality in a compact portable design ideally suited for on-the-go Electronic News Gathering (ENG) and documentary production. Featuring a 1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS image sensor and dual DIGIC DV 6 Image Processors, the XF405 records in MP4 format to dual SD card slots. The camcorder is capable of recording 4K UHD video at 60p, as well as slow motion recording up to 120fps in Full HD. A 15x optical zoom lens maintains 4K UHD quality throughout the entire zoom range, while the camcorder’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps facilitate fast and accurate autofocus. The camcorder includes an HDMI 2.0 terminal with 4K UHD output support, two XLR terminals with independent audio level control and a 3G-SDI output that supports camcorder integration into professional workflows. An adjustable 3.5-inch touch panel LCD monitor and a built-in 0.24-inch electronic viewfinder enhance usability, and the detachable handle helps the XF405 to operate in a variety of shooting situations. Designed to meet the needs of professionals, the XF405 offers a wide range of recording possibilities.  

EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera —  A “ready-to-go” production camera that comes with a built-in electronic viewfinder and an array of accessories including a 4-inch touch screen LCD monitor, a versatile handle and ergonomic handgrip. The camera can record internal 4K RAW to a CFast 2.0 card in our new Cinema RAW Light format without compromising detail, as well as 4K UHD and Full HD in MP4 format to SD cards. The 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm CMOS sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, full compatibility with Canon EF-mount lenses, and HDR capability help make the EOS C200 ideal for film, documentary and television production, corporate and event videography, and newsgathering. The camera’s multitude of features helps deliver outstanding image quality, performance and versatility.   

Cinema EOS C700 — The next generation EOS C700 Digital Cinema Camera incorporates what Canon has learned through professional feedback over the last five years since the original Cinema EOS C300 was announced. Canon’s new EOS C700 Super35 format camera is designed to be a flexible “A” camera for various types of shooting scenarios. The EOS C700 features both internal 4K ProRes and XF-AVC recording. With the optional 4K Codex CDX-36150 recorder, the EOS C700 is capable of recording uncompressed RAW up to 120 frames per second. The EOS C700 features the choice of one of two new Super 35mm CMOS sensors and is available in both EF and PL versions and features a pixel resolution up to 4.5K, a dynamic range of 15 stops, and Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF). The PL mount only EOS C700 GS PL features 14 stops of dynamic range, up to 4.2K resolution and a Global Shutter. The EOS C700 also includes a variety of 2K/HD recording options featuring frame rates up to 120 fps using the full frame of the sensor, and up to 240 fps in 2K crop mode.


FOR-A | Booth C5117 | | 11155 Knott Ave., Suite G & H, Cypress, CA 90630 | 714-894-3311

New 4K / 8K High Frame Rate Cameras FOR-A will debut a 4K resolution 2/3” image sensor Ultra Slow-motion Camera, designed specifically for shooting with a 2/3″ 4K lens (or equivalent). It supports maximum frame rates of 1,000fps in 4K and 2000 fps in HD. The new camera offers high sensitivity, depth of focus, and enables high-magnification zoom shooting. An 8K Ultra Slow-motion Camera will be unveiled at NAB, enabling 8K resolution shooting at a maximum frame rate of 500 fps using a 1.25″ 8K lens. These new cameras support WCG images and offer two modes of HDR/SDR shooting.

Availability: Demo to be introduced at NAB

FT-ONE-LS-12G The FT-ONE-LS-12G High Frame Rate (HFR) camera supports full 4K shooting at a maximum frame rate of 500 fps or up to 1,200 fps high frame rate shooting in full HD resolution. The camera offers the ability to independently move the camera head around to capture the next crucial shot, enabling unprecedented shooting positions and angles for live sports and other events. With a 2/3-inch lens, the FT-ONE-LS-12G offers improved performance under low light conditions. With 12G-SDI outputs, the FT-ONE-LS-12G works with a dedicated server to support 8 x SSM in 4K 60p or 10 x SSM in 4K 50p systems. The camera can also be connected to EVS sports replay servers to thus provide an impressive output of high-speed video. The FT-ONE-LS-12G features simultaneous output of live and super slow-motion video, storage partitioning, versatile trigger support, 24-axis color correction, and the option to include FOR-A’s exclusive Flicker Corrector technology.

Product Info: Datasheet: Availability: June To set up an appointment, contact: [email protected]


Fraunhofer | Booth 9614 | | Am Wolfsmantel 33, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany | +49 9131 776-6175

easyDCP Publisher The easyDCP Publisher provides a cost-effective solution to generate DCPs with minimal effort and risk for approval and playback on a cinema server. To work with the software, professionals have to simply render, preview and fine-tune content and then the DCP is ready to be published.

Product Information: Availability: Immediate To set up an appointment, contact: [email protected]


FujiFilm/Fujinon Optical Devices Division | Booth C7225 | | 10 High Point Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470-7434 | 973-633-5600

The latest entry in the company’s Premier UA Series of 4K+ 2/3” lenses, the UA24x7.8, will make its NAB debut this year. The new 7.8 to 187mm zoom rounds out the company’s line of 4K HDR broadcast lenses.  With a total length of 8.6” (220.5mm) and weight of 4.3 lbs. (1.98kg), the UA24x is the smallest and lightest broadcast lens that reaches out to 374mm with the 2x extender. The Premier UA Series of 4K+ 2/3” lenses is the first designed specifically for UHD broadcast applications. The addition of the UA24x expands Fujifilm’s 4K broadcast lens lineup to eight models in total, catering to the various needs for 4K HDR video production.

Product Info: Availability: Immediate

The MK Series of cinema lenses are designed with the ‘emerging’ cinematographer in mind, whether shooting a live event, online programming, documentary, corporate video, wedding, independent or short film production. The lenses are currently designed for E-mount cameras and boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance. The Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 is a standard zoom with an 18-55mm focal length. The next in the series, the Fujinon MK50-135mm T2.9 has a combined focal length range of 18mm-135mm in the Super 35mm format. The series offers fast lenses with T2.9 speed across the entire zoom range, enabling a shallow depth-of-field.

Product Info: and Availability: Immediate


Grass Valley, a Belden Brand | Booth SL106 | | 3030 NW Aloclek Dr., Hillsboro, OR 97124 | 503-526-7904

LDX 86N — The newest member of the LDX 86 Series, the LDX 86N camera offers native 4K UHD (3840×2160) and native 3G/HD (1920×1080) image capture, using three unique 4K XensiumHAWK CMOS imagers with DPMUltra (dynamic pixel management) functionality. In addition, the LDX 86N gives users full HDR operation with up to 15 F-stops as well as the ability to use standard B4 2/3-inch HD lenses or the new B4 2/3-inch 4K UHD lenses becoming available. The cameras also provide extended color gamut supporting ITU-R BT.2020. With the LDX 86N, users have a safe investment that is ready for HD or 3X super slow-motion today, 3G or 6X super slow-motion tomorrow, or 4K UHD down the road with the GV-eLicense upgrade path.

Product Information: Product Datasheet: Price: Varies by configuration Availability: Immediate

LDX 82 Series — The LDX 82 Series includes four upgradable camera models, offering varying levels of operational flexibility to match every production need. As the definitive HD camera covering all HD standards, each model of the LDX 82 offers the best sensitivity in all HD formats, including 1080p, a wide color gamut and Grass Valley’s XDR (Extended Dynamic Range) operation with a full 15 F-stops. The LDX 82 is Grass Valley’s best HD-only camera. Each LDX 82 camera model leverages the patented Xensium-FT CMOS imager which allows for better sensitivity, higher resolution and extended dynamic range. With this camera, users also get extended color gamut supporting ITU-R BT.2020.

Product Information: Product Datasheet: Price: Varies by configuration Availability: Immediate


Hitachi Kokusai Electric America | Booth C4309 | | 150 Crossways Park Drive, Woodbury, NY 11797 | 516-921-7200

Hitachi SK-UHD4000 with 12G-SDI and simultaneous HDR/SDR — The SK-UHD4000 Ultra HD studio/EFP camera makes high-quality 4K acquisition practical and affordable. Direct support for standard B4-mount 2/3” bayonet lenses provides further savings for broadcasters upgrading to 4K by avoiding the need for expensive new lenses. New options for the SK-UHD4000 camera system enable separate video shading adjustments for HDR and SDR outputs, enabling acquisition of HDR and SDR simultaneously with one camera, and single-link 12G-SDI 4K output alongside existing quad-link support.

Product Info: Datasheet: Availability: Immediate Price: Contact for pricing To set up an appointment, contact: [email protected]


Ikegami | Booth C7218 | | 300E State Route 17S, Mahwah, NJ 07430 | 201-368-9171

UHK-435 — The UHK-435 is a full size 4K studio camera intended for use with full size studio or telephoto field lenses. The camera utilizes three 2/3-inch 8 mega pixel 4K resolution CMOS sensors. It supports multiple UHD and HD formats and frame rates, including the option for simultaneous UHD and HD outputs with independent setup. The camera features 40 gig transmission on standard SMPTE camera cable delivering uncompressed full raw resolution picture data from head to CCU. A similar ultra high speed transmission from CCU to camera delivers a total of 8 HD signals to the head – 4 RET video channels, 2 Prompter video channels, and 2 VF/Mon video channels. The CCU employs new ASIC digital video processors with features including a 3D matrix with 16-vector color correction, and HDR support with capacity for 5 preloaded Custom Gamma curves.

Product Information: Availability: Immediate To set up an appointment, contact: Teri Zastrow ([email protected])


JVC Professional Video | Booth No. C4315 | | 1700 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ, 07470 | 800-582-5825

GY-HM850 ProHD Shoulder Camcorder The GY-HM850’s built-in streaming engine allows live HD transmission directly from the camera operator’s shoulder. JVC’s dual codec design allows the camera to transmit live HD footage (or transfer files) in the background while shooters continue to record footage locally to dual SDHC/SDXC cards. The GY-HM850 features three, 1/3-inch CMOS sensors that capture full HD images, plus an interchangeable Fujinon wide angle 20x zoom lens with auto focus, optical image stabilization, and chromatic aberration correction. Continuing JVC’s commitment to native file workflows, the camera records footage in several file formats using MPEG-2 or H.264 compression, and offers a variety of bit rate, frame rate, and resolution options.

Product Information: Product Datasheet: Price: $8,500 Availability: Immediate To set up an appointment, contact: Joe D’Amico ([email protected])


multiCAM Systems | Booth N6514 | | 6911 N Springridge Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322 | 248-973-7167

The mCam is multiCAM Systems’ first self-branded PTZ camera for live production in broadcasting. In television, the 1080p, hybrid IP/SDI camera reduces costs and complexity for integrators and end users working with the multiCAM STUDIO integrated production system. This includes planning a transition to IP that first allows users to take advantage of existing SDI infrastructure. To expedite delivery and integration, mCam cameras are automatically flashed with the appropriate firmware before shipping, removing several configuration steps.

Product Info: Availability: Immediate Price: Contact for pricing


Panasonic Media and Entertainment Co. | Booth C3607 | | Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102

Panasonic will showcase an array of new technologies and products including the AK-UC4000 4K/HD high-speed studio camera, V. 6.0 firmware upgrade for the VariCam LT 4K camera, and its line-up of PTZ cameras with built-in Network Device Interface (NDI) support. Designed for live sports production and high-end event broadcast with high-speed 240fps capability, the UC4000 raises the bar for 4K HDR performance. The all-in-one UC4000 utilizes a new, larger, advanced 4.4K super 35mm imager to improve resolution while maintaining the same broadcast lens compatibility and operation, and keeping the same camera form factor–potentially the best overall performing 4K HDR camera utilizing 2/3” lenses available. The VariCam LT’s V. 6.0 firmware upgrade sets the cinema camera up for live and “near live” multi-cam use for events, concerts, television shows and corporate productions. And on display will be Panasonic’s entire NDI PTZ camera line-up —  the AW-HN38, AW-HN40, AW-UN70 and AW-HN130. And stop to view the AV-HLC100 Live Production Center, also with NDI, that combines a 1 ME switcher, remote camera controller and audio mixer functions to enable easy live streaming with one-person operation.

Product Info: To set up an appointment, contact: [email protected]


Ross Video | Booth N3706 | | 62 Auriga Dr., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2E 7W6 | 613­652­4886

ACIDCam The ACIDCam uses the latest in imager technologies to provide high resolution, sensitivity, and signal to noise ratio for optimal studio production performance. The ACID H200 also offers HDR processing to capture a greater range of color and contrast in any scene. ACID cameras possess a unique design with an additional output for full bandwidth chroma­keying in virtual environments for true high­fidelity results. ACID cameras use DashBoard software panel control to provide access to all functions. ACID Cameras have been designed for maximum HD performance in any studio production environment. They offer best-in-class resolution, sensitivity and signal to noise ratio, plus unique UltrachromeHR outputs for chroma key applications.

Product Information: Product Datasheet: Price: Contact a Ross sales representative Availability: Immediate To set up an appointment, contact: Gina Thompson ([email protected])

PIVOTCam-20 — PIVOTCam offers high performance image capture with quiet and accurate PTZ functionality. High­quality video images are produced under a wide range of lighting conditions, using pan/tilt/zoom/focus functions along with preset recalls. Control of these features is obtained via dashboard software panels. PIVOTCam provides low noise and high sensitivity 3G 1080P and HD visuals combined with 20x optical zoom. This camera is applicable for assembly, education, corporate, house of worship, live event, and broadcast POV productions.

Product Info: Datasheet: Availability: Immediate To set up an appointment, contact: Gina Thompson ([email protected])


Sony Electronics | Booth C11001 | | One Sony Dr., Park Ridge, NJ 07656 | 201-930-1000

Venice Full-Frame Digital Motion Picture Camera — Venice is Sony’s newest camera with true 36x24mm Full Frame imaging, a built-in 8-Step Optical ND filter servo mechanism, Dual Base ISO mode with High Base ISO 2500, 6K resolution (6048 x 4032) in Full Frame mode and new color science for appealing skin tones and graceful highlights. The camera offers aspect ratio freedom: Full Frame 3:2 (1.5:1), 4K 4:3 full height anamorphic, spherical 17:9, 16:9 and a lens mount with 18mm flange depth opens up tremendous lens options (PL Lens mount included).  It supports 15+ stops of exposure latitude for exceptional Dynamic Range, whether you’re shooting in searing sunlight or almost no light and a user-interchangeable sensor, an industry first, requires removal of just six screws, enabling future upgrades and production flexibility.  

Product Information: Product Datasheet: Availability: Immediate


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