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I-MOVIX X10 UHD 4K
Captures Sports Action
Ultra slow motion coverage of sports events is moving to a different plane with recent 4K trials...

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roadcasting histor y was
recently made when Sky
Sports pioneered full end-to-end
production in 4K during The 2014
Ryder Cup at Gleneagles and Dorna
Sports deployed a 4K continuous
super slow motion trial at the
German MotoGP motorcycle race.

Ryder Cup

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The biannual US versus Europe
golf tournament was chosen as
the arena to test 4K ultra slow
motion replays provided by the
I-MOVIX X10 UHD.
Sky Sports covered the entire
week's action at The Ryder Cup
as a full production trial for 4K
broadcasting.
The trial involved saw ten 4K
cameras and industry-leading
production servers deployed. Hire
company Fletcher London provided
the I-MOVIX X10 UHD ultra-motion
system, running during the entire
event at 500fps to capture the action
at the club head and in the crowd.
For this UHD trial, the I-MOVIX
X10 UHD system was tested with
the DreamCatcher solution from
Evertz and with the FUJINON's 4K
Cine lens, Premier PL 75-400mm
Cine Zoom (HK5.3X75). Chrosziel
provided the FUJINON servos.
Sky Sports Director of Operations
Keith Lane said: "The 2014 Ryder
Cup gave Sky Sports the opportunity
to produce a comprehensive trial
production at Gleneagles with the
same challenges that a big event
golf tournament would give.
"Using a range of UHD cameras
and lenses, we were able to cover
the production on several holes. The

I-MOVIX camera that was located
on the first tee, produced some
excellent hi-motion UHD replay
images of the players teeing off at
the start of each round as well as
giving replays of crowd reaction.
Used extensively for replays and
teases and highlights, the I-MOVIX
X10 UHD camera proved to be good
value for the production team."
Fletcher London Manager &
Chief Engineer Haydn Parnell said
it was the first time the UK branch
had the opportunity to experiment
with the system: "The setup was
quick and simple - the X10 UHD
system is configured in 4K ultra slow
motion mode thanks to a simple
switch on the OCP.
"We had the best available 4K
monitors on the truck and we were
blown away by the image quality,
which was beyond what I was
expecting. The I-MOVIX system
matches perfectly the quality of
the other 4K cameras we were
using, and it produces beautiful
and stunning shots."

MotoGP

Hailed as the world-first use of 4K
continuous super motion, the eni
Motorrad Grand Prix in Germany,
saw I-MOVIX's X10 UHD used in a
variety of innovative ways to explore
the system's potential in both 4K
and HD coverage.
Exclusive MotoGP television
rights holder Dorna Sports used an
X10 UHD system in 4K high speed
modes at 500, 750 and 1,000 fps,
and in 4K 2x super slow motion
delivering a continuous 2160p
feed at 100 fps.

4K coverage trial for Ryder Cup golf tournament

4K live super slow motion at the German MotoGP

The demonstration of the 4K
capture in continuous super slow
motion is a world first, the X10 UHD
being the only system capable of
doing this live. During the event,
Dorna Sports also pioneered
continuous 10x super slow motion
in 1080 HD at 500fps.
The I-MOVIX X10 UHD system
was tested in two configurations:
with the new FUJINON's 4K Cine
lens, Premier PL 25-300mm Cabrio
Cine Zoom (ZK12x25) and with an
XA99x8.4 BESM big box lens and
IBE HDx35 adapter. The Austrian
cmotion provided lens motorisation
with its new broadcast camin system,
and EVS supplied its XT3 production
server and Epsio Zoom solution.
"The image quality of the high
frame-rate 4K shots was astonishing
and a real breakthrough. High
frame-rate 4K footage provides
image detail and sharpness you
can't get any other way,
and it's clearly a must
for capturing new levels
of detail in fast-moving
sports action such as
motorcycle racing,"
said Manel Arroyo,
Managing Director at
Dorna Sports S.L.
Commenting on the
MotoGP deployment
I-MOVIX CEO Laurent
Renard said: "This was
a particularly exciting
event not only because
it marked two broadcast
firsts, but also because
Dorna Sports really
explored a lot of the
creative potential of
4K and HD ultra slow
motion in a range of
different ways.

"The gorgeous and dramatic
images the X10 UHD produces can
be used to bring unprecedented
richness and sophistication to live
sports production."
The Dorna Sports production team
tested X10 UHD, combined with
an EVS XT3 server and the EVS
Epsio zoom solution to explore yet
another creative way to use 4K ultra
motion in both high frame-rate and
continuous modes.
Zooming in 4K was used to show
very close details on the bikes, or
reframe when a crash happened.
The combination of the X10 UHD
and the Digital HD extraction is
also a very attractive proposition
for HD productions, either to
provide exceptionally beautiful and
detailed downscaled HD pictures,
or for zooming in without losing HD
image quality.

I-MOVIX X10 UHD

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ombining the core X10 ultramotion technology with Vision
Research's Phantom Flex4K
camera, I-MOVIX's X10 UHD
Camera system supports operation
in a range of modes.
For very high-frame rate ultraslow motion in 4K sports coverage,
the system operates in USM
mode to deliver instant replays of
up to 1,000fps.
For continuous non-stop
recording, SSM mode delivers up
to 120fps at 4Kp60.
When operating in HD resolutions
(1080p or 1080i) X10 UHD offers up
to 600fps in continuous SSM mode,
and up to 2,000fps in USM mode.


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