NAB 2016: Entry-Level Camera System

Grass Valley Introduces Flexible, Switchable Focus 75 Live Camera

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand (booth: SL106) is introducing the new Focus 75 Live, a 720p/1080i switchable HD system camera. This camera represents a new entry level into the company's camera products —widening the range of potential applications for customers with more options in format support.

Source: Grass Valley

Featuring three fully digital Xensium-FT CMOS imagers with global shutter operation, the camera boasts a high level of sensitivity for productions where less lighting is available and can be used with a smaller iris setting to deliver an increased depth of field while allowing operators to hold a tighter focus.With a standard B4 2/3-inch lens mount, the Focus 75 Live can accommodate HD lenses already in customers’ inventory.

Focus 75 Live offers strong image performance by always capturing the image in full progressive 1920x1080 HD resolution and downconverting to either 1080i50/59.94 or 720p50/59.94 (user switchable). In addition, the highest quality SD signals are available at the camera base station.

The Focus 75 Live camera is suited for smaller live studio and field applications, including regional broadcast stations, SNG vans, small outside-broadcast (OB) vans, university sports productions, staging and houses of worship. To fully support the Focus 75 Live camera, Grass Valley offers a line of dedicated Focus transmission solutions including adapters and base stations in all versions of triax connections available on the market, and a SMPTE hybrid fiber transmission system based on the Lemo SMPTE fiber connector.