FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JVCKENWOOD AND BRADLEY DEVELOP NEXT GENERATION
WAYNE, NJ (April 13, 2015) – JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate a new Bradley Engineering 4K PTZ remote camera for high-end broadcast applications at its booth (C4314) during the 2015 NAB Show this week in Las Vegas, Nev. The new camera system was developed through a joint collaboration between Bradley, JVCKENWOOD, and AltaSens, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD.
The camera transmits a 4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) 60p signal via fiber to the Bradley Base Station, which provides genlock input, simple TTL level control protocol, and a dual ST fiber connection for more than 12 miles. Ideal for live sports and event coverage in stadiums, the new camera can also be used for house of worship image magnification (I-MAG), telepresence, and other applications.
Based on Bradley’s popular U3 camera head, the PTZ has 99 presets that can be recalled remotely – as well as pan, tilt, zoom, iris, focus, full paint, and color balancing control – using Bradley’s Remote Control Panel (RCP). The camera features the same Super 35 CMOS sensor used in JVC’s new GY-LS300 4KCAM camcorder, as well as a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount that supports B4 and PL lens adapters.
“The collaboration behind this project has been amazing, with engineers from all three companies working together as a single team,” said David Bradley, CEO of Bradley Engineering. “The result is a true remote camera with outstanding picture quality and few compromises. There is no need for fiber converters, and with the native option of using MFT lenses, the cost of a fully working system can be kept within reasonable 4K budgets.”
“Bradley Engineering is the ideal company to advise us regarding key design aspects and to subsequently deliver a superb integrated solution for 4K cinema or UHD broadcast, or even for sports broadcast where slow-motion playback is required,” added Darren Paulson, vice president of Business Development and Compliance of AltaSens. “In addition, the sensor’s extensive programmability enables extremely fast frame rates in many optical formats, creating additional uses for this technology in scientific, military, and consumer markets.”
The new 4K camera module will also be demonstrated by AltaSens (Booth C12435) and Bradley Engineering (Booth C11426) during NAB.
ABOUT BRADLEY ENGINEERING
Former BBC cameraman David Bradley has a long history of designing and manufacturing remote cameras. Since the company started, the cameras have improved continually, with new developments based on customer requests. Today the company offers a selection of digital mini camera heads with ultra-smooth movement and remote control. They are designed to be easy to rig and to operate the way camera operators like to work. www.bradeng.com, Tel: +44 (0) 1590 622440
ABOUT ALTASENS, INC.
AltaSens, a wholly owned subsidiary of JVC KENWOOD Corporation, was founded in 2004 and has emerged as the pioneer of High Definition and Wide Dynamic Range CMOS imaging technology. AltaSens products can be found at the heart of many high-end cameras built for a variety of applications. For more details, please see www.altasens.com.
ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL VIDEO
Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Video is a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC KENWOOD Corporation. The company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.
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