April 17, 2013
During the live NOS broadcast of the Dutch cycling classic Amstel Gold Race,
viewers were treated to stunning ultra slow motion shots coming live from a
motorcycle camera in what is considered a world's first. Using a NAC Hi-Motion
II™ supplied by Netherlands-based full-service rental house Broadcast Rental,
for the first time the ultra slow motion shots were transmitted live through
a RF connection to the OB truck. In regular OB productions, the NAC Hi-Motion
II is connected via cable and the replay-operator controls the ultra slow
motion footage from the camera. During the Amstel Gold Race, however, the slow
motion footage was actually being triggered by the camera operator and the
replays sent as a live feed to the director for broadcast.
January 23, 2013
Football fans around the world will be awed by unbelievable slow motion
replay imagery during this Sunday's telecast of Super Bowl XLVII at the
Mercedes-Benz Superdome between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore
Ravens on CBS! Fletcher Chicago will be providing five (5) of the new NAC
Hi-Motion II™ Ultra Slow Motion Digital cameras to capture the dramatic
field action at this year's Super Bowl in New Orleans.
December 5, 2012
NAC Image Technology is pleased to announce a new agreement naming Lynx Tecnologia Eletrônica
Ltda as our exclusive sales agent in Brazil, South America.
November 21, 2012
Broadcast Sports Inc. (BSI), a leading developer and service
provider of wireless camera, audio and communication systems,
used their new wireless version of the NAC slow motion camera
at the Chelsea Liverpool Premiership soccer game for Sky Sports
on last Sunday. The wireless NAC system was used to cover the
live action for 100% of the game, replacing the standard RF
camera while simultaneously providing a live replay feature.
October 29, 2012
The Hi-Mo II is proving a popular specialist camera channel for
broadcasters, who are fairly smitten by its ability to operate
simultaneously as both a normal camera and as an ultra slo mo
unit. Taking it wireless is the next step.
October 17, 2012
NAC Image Technology is pleased to announce the first sale of its
Hi-Motion II™ Ultra Slow Motion camera system to mainland Europe.
Netherlands-based full-service rental house Broadcast Rental has bought
one of the units for work across its portfolio of high-profile European
October 8, 2012
The all new Memrecam HX-6 is like having two cameras in one– Providing the user
with the best possible solutions: the highest resolutions available, the highest
light sensitivity available AND ultra fast imaging!
October 3, 2012
NAC Image Technology's Hi-Motion II ultra-slow motion camera system is quickly gaining
popularity and becoming a highly requested tool in the world of live sports broadcasting.
This second generation Hi-Motion camera addresses the needs and incorporates the features
requested by the operators who use the camera systems. Several reasons why this camera is
so often requested in the field include: 1) The NAC Hi-Motion II fits seamlessly into the
workflow of sports broadcasting environments; 2) the NAC Hi-Motion II camera provides
unparalleled image clarity and detail enhancement; and 3) NAC's engineering team has
successfully implemented a number of features important to the live sports broadcasters,
e.g. flicker suppression, wireless RF links, etc. As a result 2012 has been a banner year
for NAC Image Technology in the Sports and Entertainment World and live sports broadcasting
has become an exciting growth area for NAC Image Technology Inc.
September 13, 2012
Broadcast Sports, Inc. (BSI) a leading developer and service provider
of wireless camera, audio and communication systems has partnered with
NAC of Japan to develop RF links for NAC's high speed video camera. This
engineering achievement from BSI means that, for the first time, the high
speed NAC equipment can be used without cables, and directors can place
it anywhere where there is RF coverage at an event.
September 3, 2012
NAC Image Technology has successfully implemented the world's first real
time flicker suppression system for ultra slow motion broadcast HDTV camera
systems. NAC's Hi-Motion II™ is the only ultra slow motion camera
system available that allows the operator to adjust the camera "on the fly"
during a live broadcast, mitigating and greatly reducing the flicker effect
caused by stadium lighting.
August 15, 2012
London, England - NAC Image Technology is pleased to reveal
that 22 of its Hi-Motion II™, Ultra Slow Motion camera systems have been
used to capture some of the most iconic moments from the sporting summer so far
in London. [Read More:
NAC London Hi-Motion Release, and coverage by
Live Production TV]
July 10, 2012
This year marked the 126th annual Wimbledon Championship in London
England and Fletcher London rented out one of NAC's Hi-Motion II
camera's to Wimbledon to cover all of the action. The NAC Hi-Motion
II camera is one of a kind due to its 3 chip technology capturing more
than 10X high speed images in full HD ensuring to produce a crystal
June 22, 2012
June 25 will be the start of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships and
Fletcher London will be renting out multiple NAC cameras to capture all
of the action. The Wimbledon Championship takes place in London and is
one of the largest tennis tournaments in the world. ... The tournament
will begin early on Monday June 25th, and will progress all the way to its
final stages and ending sometime on Sunday July 8th. The tournament will
be televised everyday on ESPN and ESPN 2, so make sure to catch all of the
highlights as our NAC cameras capture all of the exciting action.
June 1, 2012
Japan will host a FIFA 2014 World Qualifying match as the visiting
Oman national team comes to Saitama Stadium to take on the Japanese
national team. There will be multiple NAC cameras there to capture
the entire game and show all of the highlights in ultra-slow motion.
May 23, 2012
On Saturday, May 19th, Bayern Munich competed against Chelsea in the 2012
UEFA Champions League Final, and NAC's Hi-Motion II cameras were there to
catch all of the action! Fletcher London rented out two (2) of these
ultra-slow motion cameras to be placed behind each goal diagonally across from
one another. These locations proved to be advantageous as they were able to
obtain ultra-slow motion footage of both the goals scored, one by each team,
both scored in the latter part of the second half.
May 16, 2012
NAC Memrecam cameras were instrumental throughout the filming of the
"Frozen Planet", a BBC documentary being aired on the Discovery Channel
and the Animal Planet Channel. This series consists of cameramen and
their crews venturing out into the Arctic and Antarctic regions not only
to survive the life-threatening conditions, but to capture some of the
best wild-life footage ever seen.
Apr 27, 2012
Sports Illustrated's Golf.com does a segment on the perfect swing of the rising LPGA
star Belen Mozo. It is through the use of a NAC Memrecam camera viewers can see this
perfect swing in ultra-slow motion, at its most beautiful and elegant form.
Apr 6, 2012
ESPN made a big splash in the offseason with the blockbuster addition of Terry Francona
to its Sunday Night Baseball booth. However, the arrival of the boisterous former Boston
Red Sox manager is not the only change for Sunday Night Baseball this season: ESPN has
also added a host of new production elements, including a second RF handheld camera, a
second high-speed camera system, a battalion of GoPro miniature cameras, and possible use
of "hot and cold zones" in its K Zone pitch-tracking system.
Mar 1, 2012
NAC Image Technology is pleased to announce an agreement with John Denenfeld of Velocity
Dynamics to distribute NAC products throughout Canada... John brings 25+ years of experience
in the broadcast and industrial high speed video camera production markets to this new partnership.
Feb 28, 2012
TNT’s production of the NBA All-Star Weekend from the Amway Center in
Orlando featured new toys, enhancements to old favorites, and core
production techniques that the network has refined over the years.
On hand was the new NAC/Ikegami super-slow-motion camera system,
which features three CCD sensors to improve picture performance.
Feb 5, 2012
NAC Image Technology’s Hi-Motion II super-slow motion camera today
will make its world-wide debut in style, providing replays for NBC Sports
as well as the NFL World Feed during tonight’s broadcast of Super Bowl
XLVI from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. But it’s only the beginning
of a busy period as Andy Hayford, NAC Image Technology’s international
sales manager says 30 of the units will be in the field by April.
The camera did make a debut nationally for a UFC fight on Fox Sports
last weekend. Hayford says the camera did so well that it became the main
handheld used during the fights.
The complete camera system brings together technology from NAC and
Ikegami that couples three CMOS sensors with the high-speed recording
functionality. Hayford says the advantage of CMOS is it allows for higher
frame rates than CCD sensors which max out at 90 frames per second. Tonight
the cameras will operate at 300 fps.
Feb 3, 2012
Among the many sights TV viewers across the country will see during
Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI will be replays of ultra-slow-motion action
captured by NAC Image Technologies’ new Hi-Motion II ultra-motion camera
These ‘hi-motion’ cameras are unique in using a three-CMOS-sensor camera
head with built-in memory to deliver greater than ten-times-speed (“10x”)
for dramatic ultra-slow-motion playback of HD sports action.
Feb 2, 2012
Fletcher Chicago will be providing four of the new NAC Hi-Motion II Ultra
Slow Motion Digital cameras at this year’s Super Bowl in Indianapolis. The
Hi-Motion II camera, developed in cooperation with Ikegami, is a dual-format
1080i/720p system that can provide simultaneous output of live normal-speed
video and ultra-slow-motion replay video, and can be used as both a “traditional”
HD portable/field camera and an ultra-motion HD camera.
Feb 2, 2012
Football fans around the world will be awed by unbelievable slow motion
replay imagery during this Sunday's telecast of Super Bowl XLVI between the
New York Giants and New England Patriots on NBC! Fletcher Chicago will be
providing four (4) of the new NAC Hi-Motion II™ Ultra Slow Motion
Digital cameras to capture the dramatic field action at this year's Super Bowl.
Feb 2, 2012
Acclaimed Three-CMOS Ultra-Slow-Motion Cameras Are Among
the Dozen Purchased by Fletcher Camera's Rental Division for
Major-League Sports Coverage, Starting with the Super Bowl
Among the many thrilling sights TV viewers will see during this Sunday's telecast
of Super Bowl XLVI will be replays of ultra-slow-motion football action captured in
crystal clarity and fine detail by the new Hi-Motion II ultra-motion camera system.
Made by NAC Image Technology, a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced
imaging and motion-analysis systems, these Hi-Motion cameras are unique in using a
three-CMOS-sensor camera head with built-in memory to deliver greater than ten-times-speed
(“10x”) for dramatic ultra-slow-motion playback of HD sports action. The new Hi-Motion II camera, developed
in cooperation with Ikegami, is a dual-format 1080i/720p system that can provide
simultaneous output of live normal-speed video and ultra-slow-motion replay video,
and can be used as both a “traditional” HD portable/field camera and an ultra-motion
HD camera that can work side-by-side with other Ikegami HD cameras on production trucks
to deliver the exceptional imagery today's HDTV sports viewers demand. The Hi-Motion II
camera is sold and supported by Ikegami.
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