Sony - FR7 - PTZ

IBC 2022 will be the first event worldwide in which you can discover the ILME-FR7 of Sony, a PTZ camera included in the Cinema Line series with full frame, interchangeable lenses and E-mount.

Sony - FR7 - PTZLa FR7 includes “for the first time” in a pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera a back-illuminated image sensor CMOS Full Frame of 35 mm Exmor R with approximately 10.3 effective megapixels and more of 15 latitude steps wide. In addition to wide dynamic range, low noise, and full-frame cinematic bokeh, this sensor also offers a high sensitivity that allows you to expand the ISO up to 409.600 when recording in low light. In parallel, the FR7 has the Sony mount E and is compatible with a wide variety of lenses, such as the series G Master. Users will be able to choose focal lengths ranging from 12mm up to 1200mm to have total creative control of the production.

Norbert Paquet, head of live production Sony Europe, considers that this solution will serve to continue bringing the “cinematic look” closer to both the world broadcast like the one of the live productions. In this way, Sony has included several features in the Cinema Line range that are intended to provide a cinematic look. Among them, we find the inclusion of preset scene files; way Who THEY to set the base sensitivity to ISO 80 or ISO 12,800, or possibility to record in slow motion in up to 4K 120p.

Sony - FR7 - PTZ

remote capabilities

La FR7 of Sony has a new exclusive web application which allows you to control the pan, tilt, zoom, focus, recording, playback, and all camera settings from a tablet or PC web browser. This system also makes it possible for several people to at the same time observe the FR7 video material remotely such as multi-camera control capabilities.

Thanks to its integrated tilt and swivel mechanism, as well as its remote control capabilities, the FR7 can be mounted on a tripod, on a roof with the Specific CIB-PCM1 or in other locations with limited access to be able to discreetly track and record objects from unique vantage points. It is also compatible with remote control Sony RM-IP500 for multi-camera production, a system that can remotely control up to 100 PTZ cameras and allows you to manage pan, tilt and zoom with a joystick.

Sony - FR7 - PTZFeatures designed for the broadcast industry

Sony's latest development boasts a wide selection of features carefully designed to respond to the demands of broadcast productions that, at the same time, who look for a more cinematographic and careful look.

In this way, the FR7 includes functions such as a pan and tilt speed which can be changed at any time 0.02 to 60 degrees per second, in order to achieve a wide variety of stable and fluid camera movements; until 100 camera preset positions, controllable via the integrated web application and the optional RM-IP500 remote control; functions of hybrid approach with real-time tracking capabilities using the engine Bionz XR, or the incorporation of variable neutral density filter Electronically controlled from Sony.

Other keys that seek to turn the FR7 into a unique product are its interfaces for different production flowsWhether it's simple automated installations or more complex high-end productions; internal XAVC recording/external RAW output, so that the system can record content on CFexpress type A and SDXC memory cards; HDMI type A and 12G-SDI connectors as a video output, plus an optical output for long transmissions; AUDIO IN connector (type 5-pin XLR), prepared to receive the signal from an external microphone or audio device; connectivity ethernet, both for camera control and for audio and video transfer (with protocols such as RTSP, SRT and HX), and feeding; and the synchronization of multi-camera productions, as the timecode input connector receives timecode for synchronization with an external device, while Genlock receives synchronization signals in multi-camera setups.

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By • 6 Sep, 2022
• Section: Thoroughly, Catchment