Sony is releasing two new IP-based, 4K PTZ cameras with built-in AI analytics that automatically track and frame presenters regardless of their movement or posture.
The Paramus, N.J.-based electronics manufacturer says its new SRF-A40 and SRG-A12 cameras feature auto-framing technology and automatic operation for quick object tracking and rediscovery, as well as multiple auto-framing options.
Sony’s new built-in PTZ auto-framing technology features AI analytics to help improve usability and productivity, while multiple auto-framing angles provide well-framed options for close-ups, waist-up or full-body images.
According to Sony, the cameras feature a combination of advanced and consistent recognition technologies, including facial recognition which can even detect masked faces. A new user-friendly tally light allows users to easily identify which camera is actively in use and tracking movements.
The cameras feature Sony’s hallmark image quality with new built-in AI analytics and automatic framing, says Rich Ventura, vice president of professional display solutions at Sony.
“Our customers have told us that the way in which they capture content – and even the location from which they do it – has changed drastically over the last few years,” Ventura says. “We listened and created a new user-friendly series that enables mounting freedom, prioritizes location-free operation and creates a streamlined workflow that empowers operators with varying degrees of expertise to create extremely professional content while keeping operating costs down.”
According to Sony, with auto operation, the cameras begin to operate as soon as the power is turned on, searching for and rediscovering an object to track. A combination of advanced and consistent recognition technologies are employed, including facial recognition which can even detect masked faces. A new user-friendly tally light allows users to easily identify which camera is actively in use and tracking movements.
The company says both the SRG-A40 and SRG-A12 adopt a highly sensitive Exmor R CMOS sensor for high-quality, naturally vivid images with less noise that support 4K 30p and Full HD 60p. The SRG-A40 offers Clear Image Zoom technology which digitally doubles the optical zoom from 20x to 30x in 4K or 40x in Full HD, while the SRG-A12 provides up to 12x zoom. With tele convert mode the SRG-A40 can extend up to 80x zoom, while the SRG-A12 can extend up to 24x, all while offering smooth, fast PTZ movement between cameras. Day mode and night mode help optimize capture in brightness and shadows.
The new models offer 3G-SDI, HDMI, and IP connectivity and can be controlled remotely through VISCA/VISCA over IP, using a single network cable for power, output and control. They also include Power over Ethernet Plus Plus (PoE++), allowing for simplified integration into new or existing environments – without separate power supply cabling. Support for Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) allows for remote viewing, while Security Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol enables safe, smooth, stable video streaming, according to Sony.
The SRG-A40 and SRG-A12 are expected to be available in September in North America.
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