Ross Video have introduced ACID Cameras at NAB.
The Acid Cameras have been designed for maximum HD performance in any studio production environment. They offer best-in-class resolution, sensitivity and signal to noise ratio, plus unique UltrachromeHR outputs for chroma key applications.
ACID Cameras have been designed for maximum HD performance in any studio production environment. They offer best-in-class resolution, sensitivity and signal to noise ratio, plus unique UltrachromeHR outputs for chroma key applications.
While there are many camera choices available today, none address the fundamental quality problems that arise when combining live action capture within virtual environments. Standard HD video has bandwidth limited chroma content. When processing chroma keys for virtual environments, band limited chroma contains insufficient information to create a true high-resolution key signal from original content. As a result, chroma key edge quality is always band limited, as you simply cannot create edges with half the information ideally required.
The solution from Ross consists of a proprietary full bandwidth color signal that is output from Ross ACID UCHR cameras. ACID Cameras provide standard SMPTE 4:2:2 video outputs as well as adding a new, unique output called UltraChromeHR This output signal contains full bandwidth color information in a patent pending 0:4:4 coding format from the camera image sensors. This signal contains full bandwidth color information. The standard 4:2:2 and UltraChromeHR outputs are received by the Carbonite UltraChromeHR chroma keying system and internally combined to create beautiful keys from the resultant 4:4:4 signals, an so offer unprecedented performance when used as Chroma Key sources for virtual productions.
However, even if you don’t use chroma keys, Ross ACID cameras produce spectacular video images in normal studio production. The ACID Cameras are full featured cameras that capture the very highest quality images. They can be equipped with viewfinders, output adaptors, and all the accessories necessary for full studio usage; and of course fit incredibly well with Ross robotic systems.
The Acid Cameras come in two flavours:
See Ross Video for more information.