EVS receives Emmy for HD Super Motion29 November 2010
EVS is the latest company to announce its success on the awards trail, picking up an Emmy for its HD Super Motion systems.
“EVS is very proud to receive the Emmy Award. The company has expended a great deal of time and effort in designing and developing servers that meet the needs of the most complex broadcast environments,” said Fred Garroy, general manager of EVS Americas. “EVS’ HD super motion systems are a benchmark in terms of quality and reliability. This award shows that our work has been recognized and approved by the broadcast and production community worldwide.”
Super motion cameras record at 100-120 Hz (two-phase camera) or at 150-180 Hz (three-phase camera). The camera capture results in smooth, flicker-free slow-motion and normal-speed HD images with exceptional details. The increased temporal resolution obtained this way enables slow motion replays of unequalled smoothness. Live feed shots generated by SuperMotion cameras can be controlled by slow-mo replay systems for high standard slow-motion effects.
EVS’ XT server is compatible with all super motion cameras on the market. The increased temporal resolution obtained this way enables slow motion replays of unequalled smoothness. Individual frames are much sharper and suffer less from motion blur because of the shorter exposure time.
The operator simply selects one of the super motion modes from the configuration menu. PGM/PVW modes are available on 5 and 6 channel systems. Super motion video comes in from the camera’s base station on three parallel SDI links. The XT server interleaves these three signals into a single picture flow and two normal feeds can be recorded at the same time.
The replay speed of super motion clips can be varied from 0 to 100% just as with ordinary video. Normal clips and super motion material may co-reside in one system and can be mixed and wiped when in play-list mode. Using the PVW channel, the next replay can be cued while airing another one, seamlessly chaining different types of clips. All clips are preserved when switching to another configuration.
Audio remains in perfect synchronization, all the way down to the extreme decelerations afforded by super motion mode. This is particularly useful when airing cricket, baseball or similar sports.