nac Image Technology Hi-Motion II™ Ultra Slow Motion HDTV Cameras with Flicker Suppression
Simi Valley, California, 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.
In the world of ultra slow motion camera systems, images are captured at rates of speed dramatically faster than standard cameras. Stadium lighting cycles at rates much slower than the rate at which ultra slow motion images are captured. Because the lights are not synchronized with each other or the cameras, a pulsing effect may be apparent in ultra slow motion imagery broadcast during live sporting events taking place under stadium lighting.
nac's unique flicker suppression technology effectively suppresses the impact of stadium lighting with a versatile, easy-to-use manual adjustment. The flicker suppression adjustment is implemented without impacting the proven, user-friendly workflow of the Hi-Motion II™.
According to nac's Andy Hayford who oversaw field testing in London in July, "we have had technical rehearsals under the lights in a variety of venues, and the response to the flicker suppression feature for the Hi-Motion II™ is overwhelmingly positive! The broadcasters are keen to use the Hi-Motion II™ with flicker suppression because it takes ultra slow motion imaging to a whole new level, especially for the broadcasting of night games."
The Hi-Motion II™ cameras use a unique three chip (CMOS) sensor capable of capturing more than 10X high speed images in Full HD and provide simultaneous output of live real time video AND ultra slow motion replay video. The three chip nac Hi-Motion II™ cameras provide unparalleled clarity and detail enhancement along with superb light sensitivity while fitting seamlessly into the workflow of sports broadcast environments.
The Hi-Motion II™ cameras have seen action, around the world, at many of 2012's preeminent sporting events, including the Australian Open, the Super Bowl, Wimbledon, the British Open and this summer's games in London. In addition, the Hi-Motion II™ continues to be embraced by broadcasters for live coverage of a variety of professional sporting events, including international motor racing, cycling, tennis, football, baseball, rugby, cricket, golf, boxing and horse racing.
About nac Image Technology
Since 1958, nac Image Technology's continuous record of technical and digital innovation and a comprehensive, integrated line-up of products have set industry standards for performance and reliability, satisfying specific high speed imaging requirements.