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Super slow motion 4K for sports

A high-speed miniature 4K or Ultra HD camera system that can record at up to 210 frames per second has been launched by IO Industries. The Core 2 Max slow motion mini camera system uses a 4K camera head that is mechanically identical to IO’s existing 4KSDI camera, but the outputs are much faster CoaXPress rather than SDI. This connects via 75-ohm coaxial cable to a high-speed solid-state recorder.

The recorder can be up to about 40 metres away from the head using 1694a, but users can convert to fibre for much greater distances. It is based on IO’s DVR Express recorder technology and is capable of playing slow-motion images from its 3G-SDI outputs at usual broadcast rates (up to 50/60p).

The system can also output a 50/60p real-time 3G-SDI output (live video) at the same time as recording the high-speed video.

Core 2 Max has four 3G-SDI outputs, as well as support for timecode inputs (LTC, IRIG, GPS).

Besides 4K/UHD, it can also record 2K (or HD) at 830fps or 720p at more than 1200fps. For playback it offers Tri-Level Sync and can downscale 4K/UHD to 2K/HD.

The system should be available in late September.