On December 9, Broadcast Solutions GmbH held its highly publicized event in Bingen, Germany. The main theme of the day was video production in 4K.
The uniqueness of this event was that the participants were able to compare the work of 4K broadcast cameras shooting the same objects. The following 4K cameras participated in this "shoot-out": Grass Valley - LDX-86, Hitachi - SK-UHD4000, Ikegami – a prototype of a second generation 4K UNICAM camera and Sony - HDC-4300.
SLOMO.TV demonstrated two servers for working with 4K 50p: The company flagship - BlackJack 4K, and a completely new system - Arrow 4K.
For the entire Arrow product line with its distinguished short 2U chassis format this was a 2015 premiere. As a junior member of the company's 4K line, Arrow 4K possesses unique features unavailable in servers of other manufacturers. In particular, the server supports simultaneous recording of 2 channels 4K50p/4K60p, search on 2 channels and playback of 2 channels. Also it should be noted that Arrow 4K is the most affordable 4K replay server in the world.
The BlackJack 4K shown at the event is also a unique system. It supports 3 recording channels 4K, search on 3 channels and playback of 3 channels simultaneously.
All slomo.tv 4K servers have the following advantages:
- The use of a standard Full HD display for displaying the interface with built-in multiviewer. This eliminates the need of using several 4K / 4x3G SDI monitors.
- Support of all available transmission options: 4K50p/4K60p signals via 4 x 3G SDI - Quadrant transmission using 3G Level A / 3G Level B and SMPTE 425-3.
- The ability to create Quick Time ProRes full resolution files natively compatible with editing systems.
- SSD based subsystems, common to all slomo.tv servers.
- Ability to work in a network.