Fujifilm captures history in 4K26 June 2014
Action from the tennis Grand Slam centre court was recently captured in 4K for the first time by Euromedia France, using Fujinon Cabrio lenses. Sony cameras were also equipped with Cabrio lenses to film, in 4K, the historic coronation of Spain’s King Felipe VI on 19 June.
Christophe Barbé, project manager, Euromedia France commented: “Euromedia France was commissioned by the local Tennis Federation to produce match coverage in the 4K UHD technology format. The setup consisted of four Sony F-55 cameras. All cameras were equipped with Fujinon’s Cabrio lenses. We used following focal lengths; two 19-90mm and two 85-300mm Cabrios. These lenses perfectly fit into sport production workflows; this was clearly visible during the recent Grand Slam tennis match coverage”.
The 4K production of King Felipe VI’s coronation was a collaboration between Sony, TVE, Xeltec and Fujinon. Two Sony F-55s with Fujinon Cabrio ZK4.7×19 and ZK3.5×85 4K UHD lenses were used at the Hall of Columns at the Royal Palace of Madrid.
The 4K PL-mount 19-90mm Cabrio (ZK4.7×19) features a detachable servo drive unit, making it suitable for use as a standard PL lens or as an ENG-Style lens. The ZK4.7×19 also features flange focal distance adjustment, macro function, and is LDS (Lens Data System) and /i metadata compatible. With a 19-90mm focal range and weighing 2.7kg including servo motors, the lens has the longest focal range available in a lightweight zoom, the company claims. All ZK-Series (Cabrio) lenses can be controlled using standard Fujinon control kits or cinema industry standard wireless controllers for zoom and focus functions.