A true glass-to-glass solution from capture to delivery for eSports
While the eSports universe is expanding and attracts millions of fans annually, production companies face exciting but yet challenging requirement of creating immersive live video experience for the viewers. Discover how Panasonic can provide glass-to-glass solution for eSports production with the latest technology, insuring global fan engagement.
LIVE CAMERA SYSTEMS
Our flagship AK-UC4000 camera system, which recently won an Emmy Award for the pioneering development of a large single-chip sensor that utilises internal expansion optics to utilise 2/3” optics. This, along with the Low Skew Mode prevents any potential issues with unwanted moiré screen patterns when using LED screens, which are usually common place in esports studios. The system can also deliver a simultaneous HDR output in UHD and HD from its CCU
REMOTE CAMERA SYSTEMS
Our remote camera solutions are already widely used on esports productions, particularly the AW-UE70, AW-HE130 and AW-UE150. We have also recently released the compact AW-UE4 4K PTZ camera, a perfect headshot option for a director, or if used within a limited space studio environment. The latest addition to the line-up – brand new AW-UE100 as well as the AW-UE150 support the FreeD protocol, and can be used by most popular virtual set systems, such as Brainstorm, Ross, The Future group, Vizrt and Zero Density.
KAIROS – GROUND_BREAKING IT/IP VIDEO PROCESSING PLATFORM
eSport coverage setups can be very intricate as they include many cameras, screen management, AR/VR - all with low-latency requirements. The IT/IP video processing platform is based on a unique, ground-breaking software development that relies on CPU and GPU processing power. The platform offers true uncompressed video processing, uncompressed 4K inputs, Precision Time Protocol or PTP synchronisation and full support of baseband and IP signals such as SDI, ST2110 and NDI, all of which can be handled simultaneously.
ROBOTIC CAMERA SYSTEMS
All in one production can be further enhanced with the integration of robotic camera systems which enable smoother movements and can be managed remotely, from intuitive software platforms that bring multiple systems together as one. That means camera movements can be automated, programmed and repeated by a single operator, delivering a new level of control and precision for esports tournaments while producing more spectacular and engaging content for its viewers.
VISUAL SOLUTIONS FOR ESPORTS STAGE ENVIROMENTS
Panasonic Visual solution is powering industry growth with technology that brings to life and shares the excitement of the gaming experience with a wider audience. It offers an extensive portfolio of projectors that deliver exceptional visuals for fans, with brightness up to 50,000lm, 4K resolution and industry-leading ease of use and reliability.
With new High Frame Rate upgrade kit (ET-SUK10) for the PT-RQ35K projector It is possible to ensure to audiences to see every detail of the gameplay on the large screens at the same time as the players, without lag that can ruin the gaming experience. Furthermore a wide range of displays include interactive touchscreen capabilities and are ideal for sleek video walls, another important addition to our complete glass-to-glass production solution for the industry.
What does it take to broadcast an eSports tournament?
At the FIFA eSuperliga tournament in Copenhagen BBH used the AK-UC4000 UHD camera system for studio wide shots, live action, close-ups and fan reactions. The tournament sees 16 teams compete over eight weeks for a 49,000 euro prize pool. Superior image quality and a flexible camera system were key features required to support the tournament.
BBH & Panasonic to power esports production
At the FIFA eSuperliga tournament in Copenhagen last month, BBH used the Panasonic AK-UC4000 UHD camera system for studio wide shots, live action, close-ups and fan reactions. The tournament sees 16 teams compete over eight weeks for a 49,000 euro prize pool. Superior image quality and a flexible camera system were key features required to support the FIFA eSuperliga, whilst the single sensor and Low Skew Mode found in the AK-UC4000 camera prevented any potential issues with unwanted moiré screen patterns when using a large amount of LED screens. The system delivers simultaneous HDR output in UHD and HD with selectable 2x, 3x and 4x HD slow motion.
eSports Venue: HyperX Esports Arena
More than two dozen Panasonic pan/tilt/zoom cameras are playing key roles in live production at the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel and Casino, the first permanent esports venue on The Strip."We chose the three-sensor HE130 models so we can be assured of avoiding moiré on the LED display, especially if shooting anything other than a static screen."
Improving the production value of Esports with Panasonic video technology
Thomas Vertommenv provides an overview on the technology used to capture the action within an Esports stage environment, including the 8K ROI camera system and 4K-capable PTZ cameras. Thomas describes the ground-breaking IT/IP-based video platform sitting at the heart of the production, and how it can be used for multiple applications including a switcher, pixel processor, screen manager and much more.