InCinematographer - Issue 2 - September 2017 - 32
www.incinematographer.com | Issue 2 | September 2017
Panasonic Ships AG-UMR20
with a wide-angle 20x zoom lens that covers a
range from 29.5mm wide-angle to 612mm close-ups
(35mm equivalent). Intelligent Zoom (i.Zoom) allows
shooting up to 30x in HD format (22x in 4K) with
high resolution. A digital zoom (×1.4/×2/×4/×6/×8)
allows zooming without any change in brightness.
Combining optical and intelligent zoom enables
zooming up to a
Panasonic has begun deliveries of the AG-UMR20 compact
maximum of 240x.
field recorder and companion AG-UCK20 4K camera head...
he UMR20/UCK20 can be connected via optional video/audio streaming and
powerful (OIS) system
cables (in 3-meter and 20-meter lengths.)
distribution to PCs, tablets
The UMR20 recorder provides the flexibility of and IP decoders. Rec start/
A 16-axis independent
low cost, SD memory card recording, advanced yet stop control from an IP
color correction function
high-quality compression, and UHD/FHD resolution controller is supported,
allows fine color adjustment,
capture in a small, portable unit.
and recorded image files
camera head (AG-UCK20)
and recorder (AG-UMR20)
and an optical ND filter can be
Equipped with a 3G-SDI input and output, the can be transferred to an FTP
manually switched (OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64). Other highUMR20 AVCHD recorder is also suitable for back-up server.
FHD recording from any 3G-SDI-enabled camera or
HDMI output of 4K (UHD) /FHD images is supported end production features include slow shutter and
for use in studio or event production. The 1.2lb unit and, combined with SDI output and IP streaming, synchro scan functions, dynamic range stretch, gain/
features a lightweight, ergonomic design suited for enables simultaneous output to a maximum of three iris adjustments, variable mode white balance, and
handheld use (3.78" W x 2.07" H x 5.24" D) and has systems. The UMR20 also comes standard with a broad image adjustments.
Versatile camera functions include an Infrared (IR)
four 3mm threaded mounted holes.
USB 2.0 interface, mic/line level audio input, builtThe UMR20 records FHD (1920 x 1080) 59.94p/50p in speaker and headphone stereo mini jack. Two Shooting mode, Auto Focus, Focus Assist, Pre Rec
and high-resolution 4K (3840 x 2160) 29.97p/25p Remote terminals provide fingertip camera zoom/ and Rec Check.
Camera control (Zoom, Focus, Iris) from an IP
images when used in conjunction with the AG-UCK20. focus/iris and rec start/stop control.
The recorder is equipped with double SD memory
The UMR20 has a touchpanel monitor with 12 controller is supported through a LAN terminal on
card slots, enabling relay recording and hot swap of customizable user buttons. A 3.5-inch color LCD the UMR20, with various camera adjustments also
possible from a PC or tablet.
monitor displays thumbnail images.
The UMR20's IP streaming/IP control facilitates
The ultra-compact UCK20 camera head is equipped
Fusion Adds VR Tools,
Planar Tracking and Keying
lackmagic Design's Fusion 9, is a
major update to its visual effects,
compositing, 3D and motion graphics
Fusion 9 has been designed to support
the latest workflows and features new
VR tools, entirely new keyer technology,
planar tracking, camera tracking, multi
user collaboration tools and more.
Fusion 9 is a massive new release with
a VR toolset that makes it indispensable
for virtual reality projects. Customers
get a full 360º true 3D workspace,
along with a new panoramic viewer and
support for popular VR headsets such as
Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Working in VR with Fusion
is completely interactive. GPU acceleration makes
it extremely fast so customers can wear a headset
and interact with elements in a VR scene in realtime.
Fusion 9 also supports stereoscopic VR. In addition,
the new 360º spherical camera renders out complete
VR scenes, all in a single pass and without the need
for complex camera rigs.
The new planar tracker in Fusion 9 calculates
motion planes for accurately compositing elements
onto moving objects in a scene. For example, the new
Advanced Visual Effects
planar tracker can be used to replace signs or other
flat objects as they move through a scene. Planar
tracking data can also be used on rotoscope shapes.
That means customers don't have to manually
animate motion, perspective, position, scale or
rotation of rotoscoped elements as the image
Fusion 9 also features an entirely new camera
tracker that analyzes the motion of a live action
camera in a scene and reconstructs the identical
motion path in 3D space for use with
cameras inside of Fusion. This lets
customers composite elements with
precisely matched movement and
perspective of the original. Fusion
can also use lens metadata for proper
framing, focal length and more.
The new delta keyer brings state of
the art image science to Fusion's keying
tools. In addition to new image science
and processing, delta keyer features a
complete set of matte finesse controls
for creating the cleanest possible keys
while preserving fine image detail.
There's also a new clean plate tool that
can smooth out subtle color variations on blue and
green screens in live action footage, making them
easier to key.
For multi user collaboration, Fusion 9 Studio
includes Studio Player, a new application that
features a playlist, storyboard and timeline for
playing back shots. Studio Player can track version
history, display annotation notes, has support for
LUTs and more. The new Studio Player can output via
Blackmagic DeckLink and UltraStudio devices.