Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

World's First 4K Multi-Camera Live OBVan

News Image
Sony has announced that it has been selected by long-term partner Telegenic to design and build one of the world’s first 4K Outside Broadcast (OB) trucks. The next generation outside broadcast vehicle, capable of capturing live footage in HD or 4K, delivers a bespoke solution that will push new production boundaries and pave the way to a 4K future. It will be used in the coming months at a number of high-profile events.
Mark Grinyer, Head of Business Development - 3D, 4K & Sports at Sony commented: "Innovation in entertainment is at the core of Sony’s mission. For the past eight years we’ve been a pioneer of new technology solutions, and with this latest announcement we’re set to unlock the potential of 4K in the live environment. We’ve got a long history of working with Telegenic to create trucks and solutions that transform live production and deliver incredible viewer experiences. Today’s announcement is an important milestone for the future of 4K and live broadcasting and we’re extremely excited to be taking the next step in achieving a world beyond HD."
Leveraging the collective experience and commitment of Sony and Telegenic, the vehicle will produce new solutions for managing the complicated issues at play in delivering 4K in a live environment. It will be capable of capturing live footage in HD or 4K, supporting two unique formats out of the same truck, and is underpinned by Sony’s existing product portfolio. This includes the HDC-2500R cameras which will be utilised for capturing HD content, and Sony’s F55 35mm 4K cameras for shooting in 4K. Driving the solution is Sony’s MVS-8000X Vision Mixer which handles Quad Full HD Streams (QFHD) as if they were a single source, Miranda’s 4K UHDTV enhanced 8500 Series Routers, and three Sony PVM-300 4K LCD monitors, to deliver a reliable 4K production workflow. A Calrec Apollo 5.1 audio desk will also form an integral part of the trucks technical backbone.
Sony has a long-standing relationship with Telegenic having built six trucks together in the past eight years. The same trucks have been used to deliver some of the world’s most high-profile live and sporting events in HD and 3D, from the FIFA World Cup™ to the Champions League Final. "Sony and Telegenic are continually striving to revolutionise the live production process and together we’ve broken new ground in delivering new formats to market - first with HD, then 3D and now with 4K. This latest venture, which is set to make 4K live production a reality, heralds a new era for the broadcast market which will, in turn, transform the entertainment experience as we know it," explained Peter Bates, managing director, Telegenic.
"The depth and breadth of Sony’s expertise means it’s in a unique position to ensure that each device within the production workflow supports the features required by the overall 4K" he continued.
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Viaccess-Orca To Host New Webinar
Viaccess-Orca (VO) is to host a new webinar titled, "Defining and Executing a Piracy Management Strategy Through Cutting-Edge Technologies and Service
Vizrt Announces New Software-Defined Products
Vizrt has announced four new software-defined products that bring visual storytelling to the forefront of live production. All four systems are design
Production News : Dancing On Ice Announces New Addition To Its Judging Panel
Dancing on Ice has new addition to its sparkling ice panel as John Barrowman takes a seat alongside Torvill and Dean and Ashley Banjo for the 2020 ser
LMH Announces New Appointments
Media services specialist LMH has further expanded its team with the recruitment of two new members of staff. Vik Nunkoo joins as Sales and New Busine
The New Release Of PlayBox Neo Ready For Launch At IBC 2019
Playbox Technology has announced it is to launch the PlayBox Neo Ready at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam. The company will demonstrate a number of feature enha
Production News : Dynamo Returns With New Three Part Special Project 7
Award-winning magician Dynamo is returning to screens next year with a new, three part special, Project 7, for Sky One and NOW TV. The Sky original wi
4K Multi-Camera Live OBVan
Sony has announced that it has been selected by long-term partner Telegenic to design and build one of the world’s first 4K Outside Broadcast (OB) tru
Sony VENICE Deployed For New 'Downton Abbey' Movie
Sony has announced that its next-generation motion picture camera system, VENICE, was used for principal photography on the new 'Downton Abbey' movie,
Sony And FIFA To Collaborate On A Range Of 4K Initiatives
Sony and FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) have announced they will collaborate on a range of 4K initiatives at the 2014 FIFA W
4K OK? Understanding UltraHD... (Pt 2)
"The latest workstations and professional laptops are now up to the task of 4K content creation and NLE developers are all beginning to support native
Sony Adds 4K Live Streaming Support To BRAVIA™ 4K Ultra HD TVs
From August this year, every BRAVIA™ 4K Ultra HD TV owner will be able to enjoy video content streamed with the increasingly popular HEVC (H.265) stan
BroadcastAsia2014: 4K To Transform Onscreen Viewing
HD (high definition) viewing will soon be a technology of the past, as a result of the proliferation of 4K coming Asia's way. 4K, also commonly known
Sony To Showcase An Array Of New Technologies And Products At NAB
Sony is to display brand new technologies and products at NAB 2018, made for 4K, 8K, High Dynamic Range, IP and more. These new technologies and produ
Four National Theatre Productions To Be Screened In 4K
Four National Theatre Live stage productions are to be screened in 4K UHD this year, as part of a new initiative between Sony Digital Cinema, the UK's
Sony Adds To IP Live Production System
Sony has made three new additions to its IP Live Production System, a value-added solution that increases operational efficiency while providing suppo