FOR-A FT-ONE-SS4K Ultra High-Speed Cameras Capture 4K Footage at 1,000 fps for Live Production
“Sports continue to be a driving factor in the need for high frame rate cameras, and nobody delivers instant replays like FOR-A,” explained Ken Truong, President of FOR-A Corporation of America. “Our FT-ONE special purpose cameras are designed for super-slo-mo 4K acquisition of sports and other live event footage, and can be combined with other FOR-A tools to deliver unprecedented replay flexibility.”
For example, several FT-ONE-SS4K cameras were used for critical ultra-slo-mo replays during the live broadcast of the 2019 Champions League final in Madrid, as well as other high-profile live sports event across the world. The exceptional feature of the FT-ONE-SS4K is “brightness.” When equipped with a B4 bayonet lens, the camera shoots footage up to four times brighter than models with a PL lens. Plus, the FT-ONE-SS4K shoots up to 1,000 fps in 4K, offers simultaneous record and playback with internal memory, and features independent real-time 4K or HD output. Other features include 24-axis color correction and compatibility with Canon’s OLED viewfinder.
The camera can also be used with FOR-A’s ZE-ONE 4K zoom extractor, which can frame and extract specified HD scenes from 4K sources using an intuitive touch-screen interface. The ZE-ONE can track specified objects, such as a player, automatically in real time for extraction, and also allows simulated zoom, crop, and camera motion with slo‑mo replays.
The FT-ONE-LS supports output rates of up to 500 fps in 4K or 1,200 fps in HD, and offers simultaneous output of live and super slo-mo video. For exceptional mobility, the FT-ONE-LS 4K variable frame rate camera is linked to the base station over a single optical camera cable, so the operator can turn off the camera during playback and move to another location to capture the upcoming action at a different angle. The FT-ONE-LS also offers 3G-SDI outputs and support for three 4K output modes.
With FOR-A’s optional FC-ONE Flicker Corrector technology, the FT-ONE-LS offers improved performance in night games, domed stadiums, gymnasiums, and other light conditions. The FC-ONE is a plug-and-play solution in a 1 RU enclosure that can be controlled over a network using a software GUI. With a 3G/HD-SDI I/O, it supports 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, 720/59.94p, and 720/50p video formats, and works for live and recorded material. Unlike electronic shutter solutions, the FC-ONE maintains brightness and detail.
FOR-A, a worldwide, industry-leading manufacturer, offers a wide range of broadcast and production products with a focus on cutting-edge technologies, including: HD, 4K and IP products. FOR-A continues to offer future-ready, cost effective, advanced technology solutions. Products include: video switchers, routing switchers, multi-viewers, full 4K high-speed cameras, IP encoders/decoders, multi-channel signal processors, 8K/4K/HD test signal generators, color correctors, frame synchronizers, file-based products, character generators, video servers and much more.