Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Mobile Viewpoint Launches IQ X-Cam

News Image
Mobile Viewpoint has launched its IQ X-Cam, a 60 frames per second (FPS) 32 megapixel IP camera.

The camera, which can capture panoramic images in 12K, is aimed at sports producers and outside broadcasters (OBs). Coming in three configurations - with one, three or four cameras - the IQ X-Cam is especially designed to work in conjunction with Mobile Viewpoint's IQ Sports Producer artificial intelligence (AI) software, allowing the automatic production and distribution of sports events and matches.

IP cameras are used by many content producers and OBs today, removing the need for cumbersome and expensive cabling and hardware, and providing greater flexibility in production. But IP cameras can be somewhat limiting in their quality, only capturing 30 FPS. For sports content, or for content production at large-scale events, this picture quality isn’t enough—especially when it comes to traditional television broadcast that isn’t streamed over the internet. But if content producers want to capture high quality 4K broadcast content, it is an expensive process that requires SDI infrastructure and fibre optic cabling at the location of production. For many content producers today, this is simply too expensive.

Mobile Viewpoint's IQ X-Cam is an IP camera which meets today's demands for high quality, low-cost video content. The camera comes in three configurations, and can include either one, three or four 4K cameras in a single housing. The 'X' in IQ X-Cam denotes how many cameras are included (IQ 4-Cam, IQ 3-Cam and IQ 1-Cam respectively). The camera also has just one ethernet cable that supports the transmission of video content, and powers the camera.

The IQ X-Cam works in conjunction with Mobile Viewpoint’s IQ Sports Producer AI software, which can track movements during live events (for example, footballers and the football during a match). IQ X-Cam therefore acts as an all-in-one content production and distribution solution for sports clubs, or for live events organisers who are looking to becoming content owners and distributors in their own right.

Along with different camera configurations, the IQ X-Cam also comes with interchangeable lenses, depending on camera position and content production needs.

IQ X-Cam will be available for purchase in November 2019. Mobile Viewpoint is also investing in developing the camera for use in the security industry, as a high quality "handycam".
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

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

Sony Unveils Latest Line-Up Of IP Live Production Solutions
Sony has unveiled its latest line-up of IP Live production solutions, including two new IP extension adapters - one for cameras and another for camera
Blackbird Selected By U.S. Department Of State For Video Production
Blackbird has been chosen by the U.S. Department of State for video production, including the publishing of fast turnaround digital news to its own an
Zylia Unveils Additions To Its 3D Audio Recording And Production Portfolio
Zylia has unveiled two major additions to its industry-leading 3D audio recording and production portfolio: the ZYLIA ZR-1 portable recording device a
Ross Video To Demonstrate High Impact Solutions For Live Production
Ross Video will be demonstrating a range of high impact, high efficiency solutions for the live production industry at the NAB Show New York. In addit
Nokia To Stop Production Of OZO VR Camera
Nokia has announced that it is to cease production on further versions of the OZO VR camera and hardware. In a statement, the company said it would 'f
Ikegami To Show New Camera Additions At The Media Production Show
Ikegami Electronics (Europe) is to showcase two new additions to its camera range at the the Media Production Show in London, June 12-13. The Ikegami
New Firmware For JVC GY-LS300 Camera
JVC has announced the Version 4.0 firmware upgrade for its popular GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35 handheld camcorder. This increases colour resolution to 4:2
AJA Video Systems Unveils New Features Of RovoCam Camera System
AJA Video Systems has unveiled new features of its RovoCam Camera System. At NAB 2017, the company revealed details of its RovoCam compact block camer
Shure Offers Bundles To Help Content Creators, Journalists And Musicians
For aspiring musicians and content creators, audio products are an important investment. To make it easier for shoppers, and their wallets, Shure is o
Production News : Channel 4 Appoints Head Of Digital Content Unit
Channel 4 thas appointed Matt Risley, currently MTV's Digital Director, to the new role of Head of Digital Content Unit (DCU) to be based at the broad
GBCT Camera Schools RED Camera Workshop
The Guild of British Camera Technicians is running a series of one-day, practical camera courses for small groups around the country. Run in partnersh
Production News : Sky Announces New Co-Production Twist
Sky has announced a new co-production called Twist, a new original film starring two-time Academy Award winner, Sir Michael Caine (The Dark Knight tri
QUANTEL focused on the powerful 2K capabilities of their new iQ image processing platform at the system’s NAB debut. First unveiled at IBC, Quantel’s
RED Raven Camera Kit Available Exclusively From Apple Store
RED Digital Cinema has revealed its RED RAVEN Camera Kit is now available to purchase at As RED's most compact camera BRAIN, weighing at ju
TV Academy Honours ARRI ALEXA Camera System
At the 69th Engineering Emmy® Awards Ceremony in Hollywood, the Television Academy recognized ARRI with the most prestigious television accolade for o