Rock Solid Flexibility
Introducing the IO Industries Flare™ 4KSDI - the first compact 4K/UHD camera head designed to fit where larger cameras cannot. But despite its size, this small form factor camera has the capability to deliver the high-quality imagery demanded by industry professionals. The extensive feature set makes the 4KSDI easy to deploy in either live event broadcasts or scripted productions.
With the Flare™ 4KSDI, the power of 4K video can truly fit in the palm of your hand.
Introducing the IO Industries 4KSDI
The first compact 4K/UHD camera head designed to fit where larger cameras cannot. But despite its size, this small form factor camera has the capability to deliver the high-quality imagery demanded by industry professionals. The extensive feature set makes the 4KSDI easy to deploy in either live event broadcasts or scripted productions.
The tough aluminum chassis includes rugged mounting points on all sides, proving it really can be placed anywhere. Multiple interchangeable lens mounts are available including Arri PL, Nikon F and Canon EF, allowing a range of familiar lenses to be used. In addition, an integrated Optical Low Pass Filter helps block IR pollution and remove moiré artifacts. At the heart of the camera sits a Super 35mm global shutter CMOS sensor with 12 stops of dynamic range. Four standard 3G/HD-SDI outputs make connecting the 4KSDI to peripheral devices easy. Depending on the output format, either two or four cables are needed to connect the 4KSDI to a growing selection of 4K/UHD-supported field recorders, monitors, and live production switchers. And, for stereoscopic or panoramic configurations, or live-to-air broadcasts, an HD tri-level sync reference is all that’s needed for precise multi-camera synchronization.
4K Global Shutter Camera
The 4KSDI is the perfect small camera for shooting in tight spaces where professional quality is a must. The camera can output in both DCI 4K and UHDTV formats, making it an ideal tool for both live broadcast and production environments.
A 4K Camera head for Control Freaks
The 4KSDI camera can be controlled by handheld remote or over RS485 connection. Though it can be used with RCP controllers, the 4KSDI ships with included PC control software.
|Sensor Type||TypeGlobal Shutter CMOS|
|Sensor Size||Super 35 (22.53 x 11.88mm)|
|Dynamic Range||12 stops|
|Integrated Filter||IR-Cut and OLPF|
|Passive Lens Mount||
|Active Lens Mount||Canon EF/EF-S|
|Quad-Link 10-bit 4:2:2 or RAW||
|Quad-Link 10-bit 4:4:4||
|Dual-Link 10-bit 4:2:2 or RAW||
The 4KSDI cameras support file-based workflows from many different broadcast and cinema recorders.
This diagram illustrates a typical setup. The DVR is fed the 4KSDI’s output, which can be passed through to an attached monitor. In this case, the KiPro Quad allows the 4K/UHD input to be scaled for monitors which only support 2K/HD inputs.
The table below shows an example of some field recorders which work well with the 4KSDI. Feel free to contact us for recommendations as to which field recorder best fits your application.
|SSD Recorder||Interface||File Formats|
|AJA KiPro Quad||Quad-Link 3G/HD-SDI||422/444 ProRes (30p max)|
|Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q and 7Q+||Quad-Link HD-SDI||422 ProRes (30p max)|
Included with 4KSDI Camera Kits
Each passive mount includes the following shims
Also included is a set of M4 screws and hex wrench.