Sony Adds Two More Top-Tier PTZ Cameras with NDI®|HX Capability
June 12, 2019 by Chuck Baker
Full High-definition Cameras Feature 70-degree Wide Viewing Angle, Robust Zoom Capabilities, Optional 4K Upgrade1 and Integration with Sony’s REA-C1000 AI-based Video Analytics Appliance
At InfoComm 2019, Sony Electronics has introduced two new PoE+ cameras to its IP-based, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera family. 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.
Similar to the BRC-X400, both the SRG-X400 and SRG-X120 support SDI, HDMI and IP and are equipped with
NDI<sup>®</sup>|HX capability 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 set up, 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.
NewTek’s royalty free NDI is the leading technology for video production over IP, now in the hands of millions of customers. NDI is a bidirectional IP technology for transport of video, audio and data at very high quality and very low latency on standard networks.
NDI|HX is a methodology within NDI for transport at increased compression for wireless and long distance network transmission. NDI also provides robust autodiscovery, so Sony’s PTZ cameras are immediately available to all present NDI-aware switchers and video production tools as soon as they are connected to a network. Camera and tally light control are available to applications or devices that support these functions.
The SRG-X400, SRG-X120 and BRC-X400 cameras achieve deep integration with Sony’s AI-based video analytics solution, Edge Analytics Appliance (REA-C1000). The abilities that REA-C1000 brings to the cameras include smooth auto-tracking of a presenter, handwriting extraction to extract text and characters written on a whiteboard or blackboard in real time and bring them to the foreground, and chromakey-less CG overlay to extract the presenter and place them on any background without the need for a dedicated backscreen or special training.
Read the complete press release at PR Newswire: Sony Expands Lineup of Powerful IP-Based, Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras with
- NewTek NDI®
- NewTek NDI® Free and Commercial Applications
- TriCaster® TC1 4K 60p 16-input Multi-camera Integrated Production System
1 Available in early 2020 by firmware update.