Panasonic released launch details of the multi-purpose AK-UB300 camera, a 4K box camera equipped with a B4 mount aimed at sports, remote studios, live concerts and aerial shooting. It provides 4K output (3G x 4) and HD-SDI output simultaneously and is available from November 2016.
In addition, a prototype 4K 360 degree real-time camera, designed for virtual reality viewing, is also showcased at IBC 2016. Featuring four cameras, synchronised to create a single 4K equi-rectangular image, the camera system has a camera head and a base unit with connecting cables. This enables real-time stitching and distribution of 360 degree images for a number of applications, such as stadiums or concerts, giving viewers the sense of being in the midst of the action.