NAB 2011: I-MOVIX Boosts Frame Rates on SprintCam

I-MOVIX will show a new version of SprintCam Vvs HD, the ultra-slow-motion system for live HD broadcast production. SprintCam Vvs HD now operates at frame rates up to 2,700 fps in 1080i50 or up to 5,800 fps in 720p60 — more than 200 times live action — and provides instant replay at native HD resolution and image quality. SprintCam Vvs HD is optimized for shoulder-mounted portable shooting.

“SprintCam systems [have contributed] to some real breakthrough broadcasting during 2010 — such as the first 3D ultra-slow-motion coverage,” says CEO Laurent Renard. “In 2011, we’ll be introducing further product developments to broaden the range of our solutions for ultra slow motion in all applications, together with new partnerships that will help make SprintCam even more widely available.”

In addition to a dual output that allows a camera operator to shoot and record at the same time, segmented memory, ramping of speed within a replay, and integration of both live and replay view on the viewfinder, new features include a totally new operational control panel (OCP) with a more user-friendly design and extra functionalities. The 3D slow-motion capture option also is available on demand.

The SprintCam Vvs HD system comprises the latest Vision Research high-speed HD camera; an operational control panel that provides broadcast-quality color matrix and control of frame-rate choice; a slow-motion remote that allows the user to select a video sequence and instantly replay it with an HD-SDI output for live broadcast or storage on any HD-SDI recorder for later use; and the camera-control unit, which also handles the slow-motion instant replay and the data interface between the camera and the EVS server or SDI recorder.