To all Varicam fans, I want to say: thank you for waiting!
The time has finally come to introduce the Varicam 35.
With this product, we have applied all of our accumulated sensor, image processing, and compression knowledge, as well as the ideas and requests from customers to create what we believe to be an interesting, unique, and powerful camera, that we can’t wait to show you and hear what you think.
Over the next few weeks until NAB, I will be posting here some details about the camera, as well as some inside stories from its development. Please
wait stay tuned, and make sure you visit us at NAB!
At InterBEE this year, our booth concept was “Ultra Speed and Quality”, and we focused on proposing new and advanced workflows to our customers. Especially with regards to our ideas for cloud workflows, we received positive comments and agreement from many broadcasters. The key to making possible such a cloud workflow is a high-quality, low bitrate codec, such as AVC-Ultra.
As I hope you all know well by now, AVC-Ultra features very strong compression technology to allow for very high quality video at a low bitrate. But what you may now know is that we have managed to contain all of that AVC-Ultra power in a single LSI chip, known as DYNA.
This is significant because it allows to include the high-powered AVC-Ultra codecs in compact, palm-type camcorders, the first of which will be the AJ-PX270, to be released in Spring 2014.
In addition to being the first AVC-Ultra palm camcorder, and a completely redesigned body, the PX270 also boasts a wide range of new features, including a new compact 22X zoom lens, OLED viewfinder, high-res LCD, and a variety of other new features to enhance usability. Please watch the below video to learn more about the PX270, and stay tuned for more news and demo footage as we get closer to the release in Spring 2014.
Last week, the InterBEE show was held in Japan. Being the last of the four major shows of the year, following NAB (USA), BirTV (China), and IBC (Europe), InterBEE acts as an opportunity to look back over the entire year, while also getting valuable contact time with Japanese and overseas customers.
Attendance numbers increased from 2012, and through spending time in our booth and elsewhere on the show floor, I felt that the mood of the industry has brightened significantly.
I’ve included some pictures of our booth on this post, and will discuss some of the announcements we made and other news from the show over the next few days.