ConnecTechAsia was upon us once again as exhibitors showcased their latest and greatest. From handheld gimbals (like the ones by Zhiyun here) to camera solutions to 3D audio capture, we've combed the show floors to pick out some of the best to show off here.
Sony was at the show, with a new solution called the REA-C1000. That's the little black box beneath the monitor and it basically gives you the computing power to do something like Chroma key-less CG overlay as seen above, where the subject is overlaid onto any background image without the use of special equipment.
Also on display, was Sony's latest 1.25-type 8K UHC-8300 broadcast camera. This has the resolution to allow production team to do selective 4K-sized cutouts from the 7680x4320 capture in real-time so they can achieve critical focus.
Now here's something interesting. Stype showcased a solution that lets them overlay virtual objects onto a real life scene in real-time by the use of their RedSpy optical camera tracking system. This uses computer vision to detect markers placed on the ceiling or floor to accurately place virtual objects in the space, so you can add fantasy objects like the wolf and the centaur into your clips.
ARRI's well known for their cinema lighting, but they've got innovative new cameras too. Pictured above is their new Alexa Mini LF camera, a relatively small production camera that uses the ALEV 3 A2X sensor which measures 36.70 x 25.54 mm and has 4448 x 3096 photosites.
Canon's at the show too, and they had their latest mobile surveillance solution - the MM100-WS - on display. This is a shoulder mounted camera that measures just 40.0 x 40.0 x 21.6mm and weighs only 48g. It has sensitivity down to 1 lux, and can transmit footage via WiFi and HDMI.
Need more processing power for your edits? Then you'll probably want something like Blackmagic Design's formidable looking eGPU here. Add on the Resolve Mini control panel on the right, and you'll get high resolution, weighted trackballs for precise adjustments to any setting. Power and control in a concise package.
Panasonic had their own booth at the Singapore Flyer, and on display was the yet-to-be released Lumix S1H, the full-frame mirrorless video-centric option that video production houses will certainly be looking at closely.
Also new for Panasonic, is the EVA 1 Cinema Compact Camera you see here. This uses a new 5.7K super 35mm image sensor to provide high quality 4K/10 bit 4:2:2 internal recording with 14 stops dynamic range.
Next up, we've got the Zoom H3-VR. This is a pocketable recorder that is able to capture and process spatial audio for use with VR,AR, and mixed reality content. Get 5.1ch surround for your video, and even do live-streaming in 360 all from a single device.
Still on the topic of 360 audio, here's Sennheiser's solution. This features four matched KE 14 cardioid capsules in a tetrahedral arrangement, allowing you to capture the surrounding sounds from a single point.