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Broadcast and live camera systems are the backbone of capturing and delivering high-quality video content in real-time for television broadcasts, live events, and online streaming platforms.
Graymatter hold the very latest studio and ENG cameras alongside a comprehensive stock of portable production units, fly-away packs, grip equipment and digital glue to ensure the smooth delivery and capture within the most demanding environments. Our stock includes Panasonic AK-HC3900 studio cameras, UE150 PTZ cameras, Blackmagic ATEM switching and Softron live ingest and recording systems.
In broadcast and live camera systems, a range of camera types is employed, including studio cameras, ENG (Electronic News Gathering) cameras, and PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) cameras. Studio cameras are typically used in controlled environments like television studios, offering superior image quality, precise control over camera settings, and compatibility with various lens options. ENG cameras, on the other hand, are designed for portable use in news gathering scenarios, featuring lightweight and durable designs, built-in microphones, and the ability to transmit footage wirelessly. PTZ cameras provide remote control capabilities, allowing operators to pan, tilt, and zoom the camera to capture different angles without physically moving the camera itself.
Camera control systems are a crucial component of broadcast and live camera setups. These systems enable operators to remotely control camera parameters such as focus, zoom, iris, and white balance. They offer features like preset positions, joystick control, and integration with production switchers or control surfaces, allowing seamless camera operation and coordination during live events. Camera control systems enhance efficiency, enable precise camera movements, and ensure consistent image quality across multiple cameras.
In addition, broadcast and live camera systems often incorporate advanced features for seamless integration with production workflows. This includes genlock synchronization, which ensures all cameras are precisely synced to avoid timing discrepancies between video sources. Timecode synchronization is also employed for accurate timestamping of video footage, enabling easy alignment with other production elements such as audio and graphics. Integration with video routers, production switchers, and video servers allows seamless switching, recording, and playback of camera feeds during live broadcasts and events.
In summary, broadcast and live camera systems are designed to capture high-quality video content and seamlessly integrate with production workflows. With a range of camera types, camera control systems, and advanced features like genlock and timecode synchronization, these systems ensure professional-grade video acquisition, efficient camera operation, and seamless integration for captivating live broadcasts, events, and online streaming experiences.