NAB 2011: NAC To Showcase Hi-Motion II Next-Gen Ultra-Slo-Mo Camera System

NAC Image Technology has enhanced its Hi-Motion technology with the introduction of the Hi-Motion II Ultra Slow Motion Camera System.  NAC’s enhanced technology allows sports broadcasters to exactly match the workflow for the Hi-Motion II to that of the standard sports broadcast environment.

According to NAC, the Hi-Motion II is the only 3-chip HD Ultra slow-mo Camera System in the world capable of capturing more than 10X high speed images in Full HD (1920 X 1080).  NAC’s Hi-Motion II Ultra Slow Motion digital camera system uses HDTV standard ENG or Box Lenses without the need for any adapters, and provides a 4X improvement in light sensitivity as compared to the Hi-Motion.

Depending on the venue, flicker can be generated by local lighting systems because the frequency of the lights is not synchronized with the frequency of the ultra slow motion camera systems.  With the Hi-Motion II, NAC has implemented a Flicker Correction Function, so the effect of lighting flicker can be reduced in the ultra high speed images.

The system’s Operation Control Panel (OCP) provides the user with the ability to adjust image quality with the same look and feel as provided by “high-painting functions” available from other standard broadcast cameras.  Operation and control is available from the Hi-Motion II dedicated controller as well as an industry standard  EVS XT-LSM series server for slow motion replay and live editing. Hi-Motion II works much like any standard camera system, avoiding the need for special training and special operators.

The Hi-Motion II’s high density memory capacity (up to 96GB) and its wide range of recording speeds, allows the user to simultaneously record ultra slow motion images during playback.  This allows the user to cue up crucial slow motion imagery for on air playback without missing any on-field action occurring in real time.

The Hi-Motion II provides continuous live video output in Full HD.  This allows the Hi-Motion II to double as a standard broadcast camera, providing the broadcaster with another camera view with rich image quality generated by a 3-chip CMOS camera system.

Monitor output settings can be individualized for the camera operator, the OCP operator, and the video control operator.  In other words, information viewable on the monitor can be provided to each according to the individual’s job responsibility.  For example, the OCP operator can view information relating to image quality and exposure; the video control operator can view information relating to recording speed, playback, timing, and trigger; and the camera operator can have as much or as little information as he requires so he can concentrate on shooting.

Other Hi-Motion II functions include: shoulder mount; tripod/pedestal mount; full remote control; local operation; 3D applications (synchronized record and play); interlaced/progressive output; multiple output formats; multiple output ports supporting EVS; and 4 return inputs for the camera operator.

At NAB 2011, NAC will showcase the Hi-Motion II at booth C7241.

The Hi-Motion family of systems has been utilized broadcasters for live coverage of the World Cup events in Germany and South Africa, the Olympic Games in Beijing and Vancouver, and a variety of professional sporting events, including international motor racing, cycling, tennis, football, baseball, rugby, cricket, golf, boxing and horse racing.