CyanView camera system makes IBC debut

CyanView camera system
Neal Romanek
August 2nd 2017 at 4:14PM : By Neal Romanek

The IP-based camera system features a remote control, gateway and video processor

CyanView will exhibit at IBC for the first time this year, showing its IP-based Cy-Stem mini camera system. The Cy-Stem range comprises an RCP control panel and a series of small hardware modules for outdoor and live broadcasting.

The Cy-RCP is a universal remote control panel,  and enables the control of multiple cameras. IP-based, it is geared toward remote production and features physical buttons, rather than a web interface. It is supported by the Cy-CI0 which from a simple RJ45 connection enables control of cameras, lenses and other accessories via RS232, RS422, RS485 and LANC serial protocols,. Power is provided via PoE+.

The Cy-GWY gateway features the open Ember+ control protocol, and provides an interface to a VSM (Virtual Studio Manager) and the Lawo V-pro8 video processor. WAN capability enables remote production, update and support.

The Cy-VP4 video processor supports four 3G HD (50/60) cameras or a single 4K (25/50/60) camera, together with SDI in/out and HDMI out for monitoring. The implementation of 3D LUTs (look-up tables) enables multi-matrix colour correction. Future releases of the Cy-VP4 will see more advanced camera processing and features specifically designed for vision engineers.

CyanView’s product range has undergone extensive pre-launch testing in real world scenarios. In April, it supported the production of the Ninja Warrior TV game show. The range was also extensively involved in the most recent series of French TV game show Fort Boyard, where 22 CyanView-supported minicams were key to the success of the program. The Cy-RCP was integrated with AMP VISUAL TV’s HF system to control all the onboard cameras at the Le Mans 24h motor race.

“When compared with existing solutions, the Cy-Stem universal mini-camera system for broadcast and cinema brings substantial improvements in performance, image quality, ease of use, flexibility and efficiency,” said David Bourgeois, founder and CEO of CyanView. “They are also simple and intuitive to use, making life much easier for those involved in the most demanding productions.

“Colour matching in broadcast can be too easily overlooked – yet it is a vital element for sponsors and others such as F1 constructors as well as for the overall production,” he continued. “Previously, the tools for vision engineers were not only very basic – but they also allowed vision engineers minimal control and were expensive. The CyanView offering really transforms what’s possible in image quality – and the cost-effectiveness with which optimum quality can be achieved.”