NAC Introduces Hi-Motion II
The Hi-Motion family of Ultra Slow Motion Camera Systems from NAC Image Technology have been embraced by 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. This worldwide experience has resulted in technological advances allowing the Hi-Motion II to mirror the operation of a standard HDTV broadcast camera.
The Hi-Motion II is the only 3-chip HD Ultra Slow Motion 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 revolutionary 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. Users will have no problem learning to operate the Hi-Motion II because it works much like any standard camera system. As a result, no special training and no special operators are required.
The Hi-Motion II takes advantage of its high density memory capacity (up to 96GB) and its wide range of recording speeds, allowing 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 crucial 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 high end 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.
The Hi-Motion II supports a variety of other functions which provide flexibility to the sports broadcaster. These 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.
About NAC Image Technology Inc.
NAC Image Technology Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, has been actively involved in the entertainment industry since its founding in 1958. A continuous record of technical innovation and a comprehensive, integrated line-up of high quality products that set industry standards for performance and reliability make NAC the safe choice for more and more sports broadcasters, engineers and technicians with entertainment applications for super/ultra slow motion digital image capture systems. Visit NAC Image Technology at NAB 2011 in Las Vegas (booth C7241) to see NAC's newest camera, the Hi-Motion II, embodying NAC's Emmy Award-winning technology and designed specifically for sports broadcasting.NAC Image Technology Arri Media Hi-Motion