CyanView to Launch Fully Integrated Solution for Remote Camera Image Control at IBC2018
CyanView’s IP-based Cy-Stem range comprises an RCP control panel and a series of small hardware modules that address three key areas in broadcast production: control, image quality and content transport of outside/live broadcasting such as sports events, reality TV and game shows.
“Over the past year, we have learned a great deal about what customers are looking for, and gained very useful experience,” said David Bourgeois, founder and CEO of CyanView. “The way in which we have seamlessly integrated mini-cameras for multi-camera operation is very compelling – so much so that customers wanted to achieve similar results with other types of camera, such as ENG or large sensor cine cameras where they faced similar multi-cam challenges.”
“We’ve also had feedback that vision engineers are very happy to use our RCP, integrated with VSM, to paint all the signals connected to a V__pro8 - including a helicopter at sunset during a car race - even though we didn't control any of the cameras directly."
Cy-VP4 for advanced image processing
Announced at NAB and being demonstrated at IBC is the Cy-VP4 video processor, which supports four 3G HD cameras or a single 4K camera. Much more than a colour corrector, the Cy-VP4 performs like a universal powerful CCU by enabling advanced image processing to any mini-camera from the Cy-RCP and within the production workflow.
“Our Cy-VP4 is a revolution in terms of what’s possible when it comes to the ability to control and enhance a broad range of specialty cameras today,” added Bourgeois.
The Cy-VP4 is highly complementary to mini-cameras that often lack the more advanced corrections required for a good matching with the main production cameras. It has the potential to act as a CCU for the large sensor cameras used today live for their cinematic look. Preserving the high quality log sensor data, the Cy-VP4 bridges the creativity of the look of cinema based on 3D LUTs with the linear processing of broadcast live cameras, giving vision engineers the necessary tools to work with DoPs but still match cameras the way they’re most used to.
No-latency remote camera adjustments
CyanView is also announcing a unique camera control solution for mobile wireless video transmission. At IBC, the control of an ENG style camera in combination with a cellular wireless transmission system from Mobile Viewpoint will be demonstrated.
“Controlling wireless cameras has always been a challenge, and having control of your ENG cameras all over the city is a much-sought after feature,” said Bourgeois. “We don’t believe there’s anything like this available anywhere else. It’s something numerous customers have been looking for. We know latency is going to be a concern - and that’s another strength of our fully integrated solution with the Cy-VP4. From the RCP, it will still be possible to satisfactorily balance the camera head remotely and all the advanced corrections will be adjusted instantly without delay by the Cy-VP4 - as if done by a CCU.”
“Now,” concluded Bourgeois, “remote control doesn’t have to mean only basic functionality – and nor does it have to be expensive. For vision engineers, it’s a perfect tool for delivering exactly the image they’re looking for.”
The broad range of equipment that can be controlled by the Cy-RCP has been expanded to include:
- More mini/specialty cameras (including PTZ)
- ENG cameras such as those from Canon, Panasonic and Sony
- External colour correctors, including the Lawo V_pro8, AJA, FOR-A, Riedel, greenMachine and others
- Control and processing of cine cameras for multi-cam workflow, including ARRI, Panasonic Varicam or EVA-1, Sony FS55 or FS7, Canon C300
- Synchronisation with router panels such as VSM, Cerebrum, Evertz, Blackmagic
- Wireless control integrated with third party products such as Silvus Technologies, Nimbus or 4G systems such as AVIWEST or Mobile Viewpoint
At the heart of CyanView’s IP-based Cy-Stem product range is the Cy-RCP, a universal remote control panel that enables the control of multiple cameras. It is supported by the Cy-CI0 which enables control over IP of most cameras, lenses and other accessories via a range of protocols.
CyanView designs and manufactures Cy-Stem, a universal mini-camera system consisting of an RCP control panel and small hardware modules that improve and simplify the production workflow. By leveraging IP technologies to power and transport data, control, audio and video over a single IP cable, CyanView’s solutions address three stages of the broadcast acquisition: control, image quality and video transport. Its universal RCP controller is designed for vision engineers and interfaces with mini-cameras, lenses and other accessories. On the truck side, it also controls video processors for advanced image processing and leverages leading edge colour science in HDR, wide colour space, 4K and high frame rate.