Inter BEE 2014: RAID Introduces Camera Gimbal Supporting F55 and ALEXA| NHK Enterprise Created Production Support System Compatible with 4K for HD Production also Demonstrated
A presenter equipped with the camera gimbal system showed off its effectiveness by walking around the booth area.
Exhibit corner for Freefly Systems’ MoVI. Visitors could try out systems such as the 3-axis MoVI M15.
At their Inter BEE 2014 booth exhibit, RAID attracted the attention of visitors through their introduction of camera gimbal systems, such as the U.S’s Freefly System’s MoVI series, Swedish FlowCine’s GRAVITY ONE, and others. They also presented a new solution that allows users to incorporate 4K content production workflows into existing HD workflows.
■ MoVI, the 3-Axis Gimbal Compatible with Sony F55
Displayed prominently at the RAID booth facing the walkway were camera gimbal systems. Viewers and hosts alike were able to see for themselves the systems’ ability to provide stable picture even while walking or moving about.
One of the systems presented was the MoVI series by Freefly Systems. The latest lineup, including the MoVI M15, was introduced. The MoVI M15 is a 3-axis gimbal system able to handle up to 6.8 kg in weight. The M15 can handle cameras up to around 1.4kg heavier than the MoVI M10, which was previously the most heavy-duty system available from Freefly. This allows users to equip the Sony F55 for a wider range of uses.
As RAID’s Tatsuya Oguri explains, “MoVI, which comes equipped with a motor that provides stabilizing effects on all 3 pan, tilt, and roll axes, allows users to achieve smooth video capture even while running. MoVI M15 has further increased the range of potential uses on 4K/8K filming sets.”
■2-Axis Gimbal Supporting ALEXA On Display As Well
One other gimbal system that garnered attention from visitors was FlowCine’s GRAVITY ONE. This gimbal system can handle even more weight than the MoVI M15, supporting cameras up to 17kg. “This system is remarkable for its ability to handle heavy cameras and its support for ALEXA,” says Mr. Oguri. “While it supports 2 axes, tilt and roll, as a gimbal, it has no motor, so it can also be used without electricity.”
A demonstration was given combining FlowCine’s 2-axis spring arm SERENE with GRAVITY ONE. Visitors were able to see the cameras ability to capture stable video even when moving around or up and down.
■ Combining nep infini and Transkoder to Edit 4K Content from HD Workflows
A demonstration of new solutions aimed at the 4K age that allows users to incorporate 4K workflows into existing HD workflows was also conducted. This system was created by combining NHK Enterprise’s 4K production support system, nep infini, with Hungary’s Colorfront transcoder software, Transkoder. Users can take 4K video while processing edits using the standard 2K workflow, which is then converted into a completed 4K package at the end.
In concrete terms, 4K and HD edit data is managed by way of an XML database through nep infini. Transkoder transcodes 4K data into HD in real time, and then recreates 4K data after the editor uses Adobe Premiere or other tools to edit the data in HD format.
As Mr. Oguri explains “The key benefit provided by this solution is the ability to create complete 4K packages with existing HD workflows, and this system has already been successfully used. We are considering adding 8K support in the future as well.”
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