Game Creek Video, a long-time Sony Electronics customer, selected 10 of the company’s shallow depth-of-field HDC-F5500 system cameras with a Super 35mm 4K CMOS global shutter image sensor and frame rate capabilities. ‘high images, to meet the needs of their entertainment. , athletes and businesses. The F5500s are used for cinematic capture alongside additional models from Sony’s HDC series of cameras, including 2/3-inch options such as the HDC-5500, which together offer precise color matching, easy systematization , complementary accessories and a familiar layout and form factor for ease of use and reliable image quality. They are also ideal for multi-camera productions.
Additional features of the F5500 HDR (High Dynamic Range) camera include wide color gamut support, high sensitivity, low noise, various frame rates up to 120 fps in 4K mode, and output 60p. The F5500 also includes a locally or remotely controlled eight-stage motorized ND filter for precise depth-of-field control. The camera’s direct 4K/12G-SDI output facilitates wireless operation and recording. Due to the F5500’s compatibility with existing Camera Control Units (CCUs), it’s easy to move them between Game Creek trucks and leverage existing infrastructure.
“Our rollout of the F5500 is another step forward in the tremendous collaboration between Game Creek Video and Sony,” said Pat Sullivan, President and Founder, Game Creek Video. “With each successive HDC model, beginning with the 1500 and continuing with the 2500, 4300, 4800, P50 and 5500, Sony and Game Creek have advanced the art of broadcast video capture. Game Creek customers and millions of viewers have benefited.
“We believe the F5500 is the future of producing multiple cameras with larger sensors,” said Riley Helsen, Director, Client Solutions, Game Creek Video. “Our customers were asking for a solution that could properly balance the look of cinematic production with the setup efficiency they are used to with an integrated broadcast camera system. The F5500 does that.
“As live entertainment productions seek to expand artistic expression through cinematic storytelling, we are excited to provide Game Creek Video with a shallow depth-of-field studio camera that ignites customers’ creative vision,” said said J.ohn Studdert, Head of Media Solutions, Sony Electronics. “As a long-time customer and early adopter of our 2/3-inch cameras, we are honored that they chose the F5500 to catalyze their success. We look forward to continuing to partner with Game Creek to innovate, develop new solutions, and create more milestones together.
Sony and Game Creek Video share a rich history, which is highlighted by a number of “firsts”. Game Creek Video took delivery of the first HDC-1500 in the US in 2004, purchased the first HDC-4300 in 2015, and made a landmark purchase of the HDC-5500 in 2019, to expand its 4K HDR operations. This latest HDC-F5500 standardization represents the camera’s biggest sale for entertainment use. By providing cutting-edge Sony technology – including more than 500 cameras – to its powerhouse customers, Game Creek Video has enhanced its options and capabilities and advanced the state of live production.