Sony showcases 8K camera
September 21, 2017
By Chris Forrester
Sony used the Amsterdam IBC show to unveil its first 8K/Ultra HD camera (UHC-8300) with three 1.25” 8K sensors.
Importantly, it is up-to-date with the latest technical standards and as well as its core 8K (7680 x 4320) 120p capability it delivers well balanced high-resolution footage with an impressive deep depth of field and wide dynamic range, making it suitable for HDR footage for both S-Log3 and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) supporting the recently established ITU-R BT.2020 colour space.
The fact that it handles S-Log3 and HLG means that it conforms to the BBC and NHK requirements for editing and eventual transmission. NHK cooperated with Sony on the camera’s development.
The UHC-8300 is able to generate 8K, 4K and HD signal outputs simultaneously applying different colour spaces to each signal. Simultaneous output of 8K HDR, 4K HDR and HD SDR signals is also possible.