At IBC 2019, Panasonic is to debut a prototype of their unique 8K camera system based around the world’s first 8K organic sensor, that I told you about in this post here from February.
The multi-purpose Panasonic 8K camera is a compact and lightweight box-type camera with a PL lens mount. According to Panasonic, their latest creation is equipped with the world’s first 8K organic CMOS image sensor, which features a laminated structure that uses an organic thin film as a photoelectric conversion layer, thus achieving efficient photoelectric conversion and charge storage.
The new 8K camera system prototype and inherent sensor features a wide dynamic range to cover large contrast differences in high-resolution 8K imagery, a global shutter that prevent skew distortion and flash band, and an electronic ND filter function.
The image processing unit connected to the camera unit via optical fibre cable outputs 8K, 4K and HD video signals. Offering 8K video quality higher than before and armed with excellent versatility, this compact and lightweight multi-purpose camera is extremely useful in a wide range of broadcasting and video production applications.
Panasonic is still not decided on a release and price of the 8K camera system, so that’s TBD. Whatever it ends up costing, it will be a lot and geared toward highly specialised broadcast studios and sporting events.
Panasonic has been developing and introducing various 8K products in Japan, including the AJ-ZS0580 8K Super High-Definition recorder. It continues to develop 4K/8K equipment and systems with advanced and practical performance toward 2020 with the aim of contributing to further development of the broadcasting industry through the improvement of image quality and program production efficiency.
The prototype 8K camera system will be displayed as a reference exhibit in the IBC 2019 in Amsterdam from September 13th-17th.
To learn more about the what Panasonic have been doing with 8K, explore the Panasonic 8K ROI system here.
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