IO Industries Flare 2KSDI

Small and Mighty

With it's thick milled aluminum case, the 2KSDI is built tough. To prevent points of failure, the camera has no knobs or buttons on the case itself. Though it is usually needed for operation of other pro mini-cameras, the 2KSDI does not require a camera control unit. The camera can be controlled via handheld remote, serial connection, or can be set into autonomous operation. These features work together to accomplish maximum usability in a minimal size.

The Multi-Faceted Mini-cam

The 2KSDI is built to be completely flexible, yet small enough to fit into a range of specialty applications for both broadcast and cinema. The camera is built on IO Industries' years of experience with industrial cameras, yet packs in the flexible color processing and optics support required by video professionals.

Small Size, Huge Potential

Weighing in at 310g, the 2KSDI is no larger than an average apple. With its' solid aluminum housing and flexible lensing options, the 2KSDI quickly becomes known as "the tough little camera that could" on most shoots. Though some professional mini-cams require a separate camera control unit, all of the 2KSDI's functions can be set directly on the camera head.

So Many Modes!

The 2KSDI can travel where other cameras can't, yet it can also speak the language when it gets there. The camera can be configured in full 2K RAW for digitial cinema one day, then 422 interlaced for live broadcast the next. All of this is configured from an easy to use on-screen display with the small handheld remote, or by attaching an RS485 cable for long distance control.

Fills the Gap in Your RAW Workflow

With so many productions shooting RAW video, it is great to have the ability to keep the same workflow for every camera on the shoot. Keep your same RAW workflow, but with use of a small camera!

Sensor Size (H x V) 2048 x 1088 pixels
Maximum Frame Rate 60fps at 1080p
Sensor Details 60dB CMOS, 5.5 µm pixels (12.7mm diagonal)
Shutter Pipelined global shutter with correlated double sampling
Image Type 4:2:2(Y'Cb'Cr'), or RAW (Bayer)
Pixel Format 10-bit
Video Interface 3G/HD-SDI, both clean feed and OSD feed
White Balance Automatic (AWB), tracking AWB, or manually adjustable
Color Adjustment Color matrix, saturation
Black/White Adjustment Master pedestal, black gamma, knee point
Camera Control RS-485, handheld remote or PC control, up to 1000ft
Synchronization External tri-level sync input
Single Link HD-SDI
  • 720p 10-bit (4:2:2 or RAW): 50/59.94/60
  • 1080i 10-bit (4:2:2 or RAW): 50/59.94/60
  • 1080p 10-bit (4:2:2 or RAW): 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
  • 2K 10-bit (4:2:2 or RAW): 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
Single Link 3G-SDI
  • 1080p 10-bit (4:2:2 or RAW): 50/59.94/60
  • 1080p 10-bit (4:4:4 R'G'B'): 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
  • 2K 10-bit (4:2:2 or RAW): 47.95/48/50/59.94/60
  • 2K 10-bit (4:4:4 R'G'B'): 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
Housing Size 63.5 x 63.5 x 44.1mm
Ambient Temperature Up to 50°C
Lens Mount Native C-Mount or T-Mount
Ports (2) SDI, (1) SYNC-IN, (1) 12-pin Hirose
Power Requirements 12 VDC (via Hirose)
Power Consumption 4.5 Watts
Weight 310 grams

Example of a File-Based Workflow

This diagram illustrates a typical setup. The DVR is fed the 2KSDI’s clean output, where the 2KSDI’s output which includes the on-screen display is fed to a monitor.

The table below shows an example of some field recorders which work well with the 2KSDI. Feel free to contact us for recommendations as to which field recorder best fits your application.

SSD Recorder Interface File Formats
AJA KiPro Quad 3G/HD-SDI ProRes
AJA KiPro Mini HD-SDI ProRes, DNxHD
Atomos Samurai HD-SDI ProRes, DNxHD
BlackMagicDesign HyperDeck Shuttle 2 HD-SDI DNxHD, Uncompressed Quicktime
Convergent Design Odyssey 3G/HD-SDI DPX, DNxHD, RAW DNG
Convergent Design Gemini 4:4:4 3G*/HD-SDI DPX, DNxHD (* Requires converter for 3G-SDI)
Convergent Design nanoFlash HD/SDI MPEG2 (MOV, MPG, MXF)
Sound Devices PIX240 HD-SDI ProRes, DNxHD

Complete Kit

The 2KSDI-KIT comes with all of the suggested items for general use of the 2KSDI camera. Though the kit includes an AC adaptor, you can power the camera from a battery using the Power Tap connector. The 2KSDI can be completely controlled using the handheld remote, though the optional USB Control Cable will allow you to both control the camera, and update the firmware and LUTs from a PC.

Kit includes

  • 2KSDI Camera head
  • Handheld Remote Control
  • Power/Control Cable (with control lemo, and power tap)
  • AC Adapter with power tap
  • USB Control Cable (to attach to PC if needed)

The kit can be ordered with NA, EU, or UK power cables.