FOR-A to Debut New FT-ONE 4K Camera at NAB Show

Updating its popular FT-ONE camera, which is used for sporting events and digital cinematography applications, the Calif.-based company FOR-A is introducing its new FT-ONE 4K camera.

Over in the consumer electronics world, television manufacturers have been pushing for the adoption of 4K TVs to help drive sluggish product sales.

The momentum for 4K video is now picking up in the professional video market where companies like the Cypress, Calif.-based manufacturer FOR-A are supporting the category with new product releases.

The Skinny: During the upcoming NAB Show FOR-A will debut its new FT-ONE 4K super slow motion camera.

The Specs: FOR-A says the new camera offers fiber I/O connections built directly into the unit to facilitate its use in the field, and the camera also incorporates a high-sensitivity CMOS color sensor to help the camera produce detailed 4,096 x 2,160 images.

“FOR-A is excited to showcase this new version of the FT-ONE camera and debut our ZE-ONE 4K extraction system at NAB,” says Hiro Tanoue, president of FOR-A Corporation of America. “We are now offering the FT-ONE with fiber connections built into the unit, making it easier when the production calls for the camera to be used a far distance away from the base station.”

The new camera also includes the ability to output a channel in QFHD configuration (four 1080p 3G-SDI) outputs, while its other channel outputs a down-converted HD-SDI for live viewing and playback. FOR-A adds that the camera captures images as uncompressed data on the product’s internal memory, which has a capacity of 9.4 seconds, and it stores this data on hot-swappable SSD cartridges, each of which is capable of storing 84 seconds of 4K content at 900fps.

Solutions: The new FT-ONE 4K camera can be used for live events such as sports and digital cinematography applications.