The tiny IO Industries 4K SDI camera has received several updates at IBC. It now supports the Camera Corps and TV Skyline remote control panels as well as anamorphic lenses using Convergent Design’s Odyssey 7Q and 7Q+ external recorders.
Both RCPs give full control of focus and iris for Canon EF lenses, and all the standard camera functions, while the Odyssey does de-squeeze in the monitor, so that what you see is what you get, “although a lot of people would record the full image and do a de-squeeze in post,” said Adam Little, IO’s sales manager.
The 4K SDI is being used for virtual reality (360º) rigs, using eight or 12 cameras per system. “That’s been our biggest marketthis year’ he added. The camera is also being targeted at broadcast sports as it offers 50/60p in both UlHD and 4K in a tiny package. The camera has a Super 35, global shutter CMOS sensor, outputting 4:2:2, 4:4:4 or Raw, “so you can plug it into whatever you want.”