Sony had one of the larger booths at the BroadcastAsia, and as you can see, their pro-system cameras were out on show. Pictured here is the HDC-4300 4K/HD system camera that captures 4K 2x and HD 8x super slow-motion video that is handy for sports coverage.
A selection of their smaller hand-held cameras were also on show, like the latest PXW-Z280 and PXW-Z190 cameras you see here. The PXW-Z280 in particular is the world’s first handheld 4K tri-chip camcorder, and comes with advanced face detection autofocus.
They also had a special press event to announce the launch of their latest VENICE camera. This is a full-frame 6K camera that can capture in almost any format, including Super35 24.9 x 18.7mm, 4096x3024 (equivalent to 4-perforation motion picture film), and Super35 24.9x14.0mm (equivalent to 3-perforation motion picture film).
Right next door, was Fujifilm’s booth. As you can see, they too had cameras set up with models in the scene for people to test out the quality of their broadcast lenses.
They also had their very latest lenses on display, like the Fujinon UA46x9.5 you see here. This is a 4K compatible lens that has a focal length of 9.5mm to 437mm, making it suitable for live production or aerial video. Because it uses the latest High Transmission Electron Beam Coating (HT-EBC), the lens gives richer colors and better blue response and transmittance.
Of course, Canon was also at the show, and a variety of their broadcast cameras were out on display, like the Full-Frame EOS C700 FF you see in the middle of the frame.
The EOS C700 FF was just announced in March this year, and is built around a new Canon sensor that has a resolution of 5,952 x 3,140 pixels with an aspect ratio of 17:9 (38.1 x 20.1mm). The camera uses Dual Pixel AF technology and offers a dynamic range of 15 stops.
Speaking of cameras, Red’s latest DSMC2 Monstro was also at the show. This is their new top-of-the-line 35.4MP 8K W CMOS sensor. It offers 17+ stops of dynamic range, and is able to capture video in REDCODE RAW at 8K Full Format (8,192 x 4,320 pixels resolution) at up to 60 fps.
Audio Technica had a booth at the show too, and they showcased a range of professional recording solutions with both microphones and headphones.
The BP40 microphone here for example, is shown in a typical home studio format complete with speakers for playback and dual-screens for monitoring the recording.
Also on display, were the new BPHS2 broadcast stereo headsets that feature a low-profile, closed back, on-ear design based on the ATH-M60x. This uses the same 45mm large-aperture drivers and incorporates a hypercardioid dynamic microphone for better recording.
Beyerdynamic had two of their latest products on show too. First up, the Phonum you see here. This is a wireless Bluetooth speakerphone that uses a down-firing speaker to send sound out in a 360-degree manner across a room.
The Fox microphone, on the other hand, is a professional-grade USB studio microphone that captures 24bit/96kHz studio grade quality sound and has zero-latency monitoring. It’s plug-and-play for easier connection, so anyone from YouTubers to singer-songwriters can easily get started.
Speaking of microphones and recorders, Zoom is also at the show. They’ve got a selection of their field recorders at the show; handy for today’s run-and-gun style of video shoots.