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Extreme sports HD slo-mo for NAB

12 April 2007

Belgian-based I-Movix is using NAB to unveil the SprintCam, boasting that the slow-motion server and software combination has an unsurpassed ability to capture, replay and store extreme slow-motion shots in realtime, allowing for 250 to 5000fps at 1080i, writes Fergal Ringrose.

The SprintCam features a host of the latest innovations to help provide exceptional quality and convenience for the sports broadcasting industry. Key features include a Photron APX RS colour camera with built-in memory, Fujinon Digipower broadcast lenses, waterproof camera control-unit interfaced with SMPTE fibre optics cables, and SprintCam BC Server with 5000 FPS SprintCam BC Linux 64-bits software. The system supports the EVS Advanced Video Server Protocol (AVSP) and can be completely integrated into the established broadcast network in stadiums and other arenas.

As part of the NAB unveiling, on April 13th, the company will be shooting the Le R_ve show at the Las Vegas Wynn Resort Hotel. The production features aerial acrobatics, live music and special effects that will be captured by the SprintCam and be broadcast throughout the NAB convention to show off the unit’s capabilities.

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