Fujifilm will introduce its 4K Ultra HD Series of lenses for broadcast applications: FUJINON UA80x9.
This broadcast zoom lens will be showcased at National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2015, a trade show of broadcasting equipment to be held in Las Vegas from April 13 to 16, 2015.
- (1) Advanced optical performance that enables 4K compatibility under any shooting conditions
- The “floating focus system”, which controls multiple lens groups according to the shooting distance, minimizes performance variations caused by the change of shooting distance to deliver high resolution from close-up to infinity. It is combined with a unique zoom system that minimizes aberration across the zoom range to achieve advanced optical performance compatible with 4K under any shooting conditions.
- Fujifilm’s proprietary multi-layer coating processing “High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating (HT-EBC)” is applied to the lens for enhanced tranmittance and color reproduction.
- (2) Powerful 4K footage with 80x zoom from 9mm in wide angle
- This lens covers a vast range of focal lengths from 9mm in wide angle to 720mm in telephoto, delivering outstanding performance in live coverage of sporting events and concerts to contribute to high realistic sensation in 4K video production.
- (3) Featuring the popular optical stabilization mechanism
- The lens features a unique “optical stabilization mechanism” that Fujifilm has applied to a range of high-magnification zoom lenses. It provides optimum adjustment to image shakes caused by vibration and wind to achieve stable footage.
- (4) Best suited focus demand for 4K shooting
- With the demand for accurate focusing needed for 4K resolution, Fujinon’s new focus position demand unit, the EPD-31A, has improved from 12 bit to 16bit encoding.
- (5) Equipped with 16bit encoder*
- The lens comes with the 16-bit encoder, capable of making a high-resolution output of lens data including zoom and focal position information. It can be linked with various other systems such as a virtual studio system for combining CG images with live action footage.
- * The sensor for converting position information into digital signals; Zoom and focus position data is divided in 16-bit resolution and output as electric signals.
The lens will be available by August of this year.
UA80x9 Zooms Available by August
Wayne, N.J., April 8, 2015 – At this April’s NAB convention in Las Vegas, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce its 4K Ultra HD Series of lenses for broadcast applications. Designed for a 2/3-inch sensor, the new UA80X9, the first field lens in the series, has an 80x zoom and optical image stabilization, making it ideal for coverage of large-scale live events, such as concerts and sports. In addition to its advanced optical performance, the lens covers focal lengths ranging from 9mm in wide angle to 720mm in telephoto. The UA80x9 size and weight is similar to the popular XA99x7.4 field lens. The lens will be available by August of this year.
The NAB Show runs from April 13-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will exhibit in Booth #C7025.
“NAB is the perfect venue to unveil this new lens,” said Thom Calabro, director of Marketing and Product Development for the Optical Division of FUJIFILM. “Our Premier PL 4K+ cine lenses and Cabrio cine/ENG-Style lenses have experienced a significant boon in popularity. Given the projected growth of 4K production, we needed to extend that 4K optical performance to our customers working with 2/3-inch broadcast cameras for sports and entertainment productions. This lens delivers 4K video with the same focal lengths currently being used on those type of productions. 4K UltraHD productions can now be produced with equipment that has the same ‘look and feel’ capabilities of HD, but with a premium picture quality. We are thrilled to show this zoom off at NAB this year.”
Designed using the latest proprietary optical simulation software, the UA80x9 offers exceptional optical performance in the center of the image through to the corners of the frame. The digital servo’s 16-bit encoding assures operators that all lens data output—including the position of the zoom, iris, and focus—is extremely accurate. It can be linked with other systems, such as a virtual studio system for combining CG images with live action.
Fujifilm’s proprietary multi-layer coating processing “High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating” (HT-EBC) is applied to the lens for enhanced transmission and color reproduction. The lens also features the company’s unique “optical stabilization mechanism” as standard, which provides optimum adjustment to image shakes caused by vibration and wind. This makes the lens well suited for any application where the camera operator must maintain a rock-steady close up shot for long periods, such as sporting events, houses of worship, corporate presentations, or concerts.
The entire range of FUJINON Premier PL 4K+ cine lenses and the Cabrio cine/ENG-Style lens series will also be on hand and demonstrated within the Fujifilm booth at NAB.
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