“Sports continue to be a driving factor in the need for high frame rate cameras, and nobody delivers instant replays like FOR-A,” explained Ken Truong, President of FOR-A Corporation of America. “Our FT-ONE special purpose cameras are designed for super-slo-mo 4K acquisition of sports and other live event footage, and can be combined with other FOR-A tools to deliver unprecedented replay flexibility.”
For example, several FT-ONE-SS4K cameras were used for critical ultra-slo-mo replays during the live broadcast of the 2019 Champions League final in Madrid, as well as other high-profile live sports event across the world. The exceptional feature of the FT-ONE-SS4K is “brightness.” When equipped with a B4 bayonet lens, the camera shoots footage up to four times brighter than models with a PL lens. Plus, the FT-ONE-SS4K shoots up to 1,000 fps in 4K, offers simultaneous record and playback with internal memory, and features independent real-time 4K or HD output. Other features include 24-axis color correction and compatibility with Canon’s OLED viewfinder.
The camera can also be used with FOR-A’s ZE-ONE 4K zoom extractor, which can frame and extract specified HD scenes from 4K sources using an intuitive touch-screen interface. The ZE-ONE can track specified objects, such as a player, automatically in real time for extraction, and also allows simulated zoom, crop, and camera motion with slo mo replays.
The FT-ONE-LS supports output rates of up to 500 fps in 4K or 1,200 fps in HD, and offers simultaneous output of live and super slo-mo video. For exceptional mobility, the FT-ONE-LS 4K variable frame rate camera is linked to the base station over a single optical camera cable, so the operator can turn off the camera during playback and move to another location to capture the upcoming action at a different angle. The FT-ONE-LS also offers 3G-SDI outputs and support for three 4K output modes.