Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

I-MOVIX X10 UHD Captures World 4K First

News Image
I-MOVIX's X10 UHD has been used by Dorna Sports for the world's first 4K continuous continuous super motion coverage at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix in Germany.

As exclusive MotoGP television rights holder, Dorna Sports used an X10 UHD system in 4K high speed modes at 500, 750 and 1,000 fps, and in 4K, 2x super slow motion, delivering a continuous 2160p feed at 100 fps. Dorna Sports also pioneered continuous 10x super slow motion in 1080 HD at 500fps.
The I-MOVIX X10 UHD system was tested in two configurations: with the new FUJINON's 4K Cine lens, Premier PL 25-300mm Cabrio Cine Zoom (ZK12x25) and with an XA99x8.4 BESM big box lens and IBE HDx35 adapter. The Austrian cmotion provided lens motorisation with its new broadcast camin system, and EVS supplied its XT3 production server and Epsio Zoom solution.
"The image quality of the high frame-rate 4K shots was astonishing and a real breakthrough. High frame-rate 4K footage provides image detail and sharpness you can't get any other way, and it's clearly a must for capturing new levels of detail in fast-moving sports action such as motorcycle racing," said Manel Arroyo, Managing Director at Dorna Sports S.L. "With the continuous 10x super slow motion mode in HD at 500fps, the availability of every second of coverage for high-quality super slow motion instant replay opens up lots of new potential for analysis and insight."
"This was a particularly exciting event not only because it marked two broadcast firsts, but also because Dorna Sports really explored a lot of the creative potential of 4K and HD ultra slow motion in a range of different ways," said Laurent Renard, CEO of I-MOVIX. "The gorgeous and dramatic images the X10 UHD produces can be used to bring unprecedented richness and sophistication to live sports production."
The Dorna Sports production team tested X10 UHD, combined with an EVS XT3 server and the EVS Epsio zoom solution to explore another way to use 4K ultra motion in both high frame-rate and continuous modes. Zooming in 4K was used to show very close details on the bikes, or reframe when a crash happened.
The X10 UHD is the industry's first 4K ultra-slow motion system to support both continuous super slow motion (SSM) and ultra slow motion (USM) at frame rates of up to 1000fps.
The system operates in USM mode to deliver instant replays of up to 1,000fps. For continuous non-stop recording, SSM mode delivers up to 120fps at 2160p60. When operating in HD resolutions (1080p or 1080i) X10 UHD offers up to 600fps in continuous SSM mode, and up to 2,000fps in USM mode. The system can also complement these specialised applications by performing in a conventional live camera role.
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

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

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
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 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
Asia Gears Up For 4K
4K is "coming Asia's way," according to the organisers of BroadcastAsia, the digital multimedia and technology conference taking place this year in Si
4K OK? Understanding UltraHD... (Pt 1)
In a bid to get his head around the intricacies of 4K format ahead of this summer's landmark broadcasting event, editor Iain Todd spoke to some indust
Bluebell Puts IP And 4K UHD Fibre Transport Front And Center At NAB
Spring is upon us in the northern part of the globe, and with it our thoughts turn to our annual trip to NAB. Our three main areas of focus this year
Video Clarity Releases RTM 4K
Video Clarity has released the RTM 4K, a 4K-capable version of the company's RTM real-time audio and video monitoring solutions. In a technological mi
BenQ To Unveil 4K UHD Monitor At IBC
At IBC2017, BenQ will preview the SW271 – a 27" 4K UHD monitor. The monitor features 100% Rec. 709 and 99% Adobe RGB coverage, as well as the addition
SAM Demonstrates World's Fastest 4K Live Sports Workflow
At NAB 2017, Snell Advanced Media (SAM) will introduce a wide range of new technology across its product portfolio. These include the new 12G - SDI pr
Artel Video Systems To Demo 4K/UHD Solutions
Artel Video Systems has announced that a number of its solutions and products will be on display at a number of upcoming industry shows. The company's
Marquis Broadcast To Attend NAB New York
Marquis Broadcast is to demonstrate its latest workflow integration solutions at NAB New York 9 - 10 November on booth 652. Marquis will showcase a ne
SMPTE 2013 To Feature 4K Demo
This year's Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Symposium, entitled 'Next-Generation Imaging Formats: More, Faster, and Better
Matrox and Vizrt Showcase 4K Workflows at IBC2013
Matrox Video has announced that Vizrt, the world's leading provider of real-time broadcast graphics, has chosen the Matrox DSX LE3 4K card to power th
Doremi Cinema's 4K Technology Endorsed
Doremi has recently attained its 4K technology patent. Doremi's 4K technology development was initiated five years ago with the intent of being integr
Panasonic: Preparing For The 4K Explosion
Panasonic remains one of the world's leading exponents, designers and developers of cutting-edge broadcast and communications equipment. After a year