ORLANDO, Fla. —InfoComm Show, Booth #2200 — June 11, 2019 — At InfoComm 2019, Sony Electronics is introducing two new PoE+ cameras to its IP-based, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera family, expanding the markets and applications. The SRG-X400 and SRG-X120 join the BRC-X400, announced during NAB Show in April, in further strengthening Sony’s renowned portfolio of PTZ cameras.
As the demand for high-resolution imagery increases in various applications, both new projector models offer a 4K upgrade¹option – a first for PTZ cameras – to ensure today’s HD usage and protect users’ investment. The SRG-X400 and SRG-X120 are designed for use in a variety of corporate, education, healthcare, faith and government applications. 4K resolution comes standard on the BRC-X400, which is ideally suited for broadcast studio and reality TV production, as well as live event capture.
All three cameras incorporate Sony’s newly developed 4K Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor, which delivers superb image quality for every application. The newly developed sensor achieves natural color reproduction with minimal noise. A built-in, high-resolution 4K lens accommodates wide-angle shots up to 70 degrees, and for added flexibility, the cameras can be ceiling mounted. They boast a horizontal resolution of 1000 or higher TV lines in Full High Definition (FHD) to capture fine image details. The SRG-X400 is equipped with 40x zoom capability utilizing Sony’s Clear Image Zoom technology, while the SRG-X120 camera has a 12x zoom. The powerful zoom options, combined with a wide viewing angle, enable the capture of both an entire room and a zoomed-in image with a single camera.
Similar to the BRC-X400, both the SRG-X400 and SRG-X120 support SDI, HDMI and IP and are equipped with NDI®|HX²capability through an optional license. When combined with other NDI-compatible hardware or software anywhere on the network, the NDI|HX option presents unprecedented flexibility in IP-based live production systems. Connection via a single IP cable ensures a simple and cost-efficient setup, including power supply, image output and camera controls. Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) and Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP)¹are also supported for easy recording and distribution of video and audio. These cameras support two-channel audio and the audio is encoded and streamed with the IP video.
The SRG-X400, SRG-X120 and BRC-X400 cameras achieve deep integration with Sony’s first AI-based video analytics solution, Edge Analytics Appliance (REA-C1000). REA-C1000 brings a new dimension for audiences to view lectures, presentations, seminars or create and view massive open online courses (known as MOOC) in a more engaging way. Use of the new PTZ series with REA-C1000’s auto-tracking feature enables smooth auto-tracking of a presenter. Its handwriting extraction feature extracts text and characters written on a whiteboard or blackboard in real time and brings them to the foreground. In addition, its chroma key-less CG overlay feature can extract the presenter and place them on any background without the need for a dedicated backscreen or special training.
The SRG-X400 and SRG-X120 also offer advanced usability for various shooting scenes. With fast PTZ movement of up to 300 degrees a second, users can seamlessly and quickly change the preset position of a single camera. In addition, the new Picture Freeze Preset function allows for a still image to remain visible during camera transitions, ensuring audience engagement. With the addition of Sony’s high-end PTZ Sync function¹, these models enable preset positions to naturally pan, tilt and zoom in a smooth and coordinated manner.
Both new PTZ cameras are planned to be available in November 2019. For more information about Sony’s latest professional technologies, please visit Booth #2200 at InfoComm 2019 or pro.sony.
¹Available in early 2020 by firmware update.
² NDI® is a registered trademark of NewTek, Inc.; NDI®|HX is a technology of NewTek, Inc.