Ready for any shooting scenario, Sony’s PXW-Z150 handy professional camcorder delivers stunning 4K image quality, 120fps HFR Full-HD slow-motion and built-in advanced networking for live streaming and wireless workflow.

Breakthrough imaging performance

 

The Z150 is the world’s first professional camcorder to feature a 1.0 type stacked CMOS image sensor. This breakthrough in sensor integration delivers a 2x increase in read-out speed compared to a conventional 1.0 sensor for stunning 120fps slow motion in Full HD and spectacular 4K recording. Full pixel read-out helps realise the full potential of the big 1.0 type sensor - there’s no need for pixel binning or line skipping which can result in moiré effects.

The large 1.0 type sensor is also brighter, has higher resolution and offers more bokeh with a shallow depth of field, allowing you to create beautiful, cinematic images that will inspire you and delight your clients.

 

Stunning 4K image captureThe Z150 offers a step-change in image capture in its class with 4K QFHD (3840x2160) using the advanced XAVC Long GOP 100Mbps codec for truly broadcast quality 4K performance.

To maximise the quality of your images, the Z150 has a stunning optical 12x zoom lens that offers high resolution and contrast across the entirety of the image. Sony’s advanced Clear Image Zoom feature doubles magnification to 18x when shooting in 4K QFHD and 24x in HD, to fully exploit the imaging capabilities of the Z150’s large 1.0 type stacked sensor.

 

No compromises 
pro functionality

The Z150 transforms expectations of what’s possible with a handy camcorder so you can be confident using it for almost any application. This includes up to 120 frames per second (fps) High Frame Rate continuous recording in Full HD quality, delivering beautiful 5x slow motion. Stunning 4K picture performance is supported with 4K XAVC Long GOP at 100Mbps, while integration with established broadcast workflows is simplified with Full HD recording in XAVC Long GOP(4:2:2/10bit 50Mbps) and MPEG-2 HD (50Mbps/35Mbps). You can even use AVCHD to further expand workflow flexibility. However you want to shoot, the Z150 delivers.

The perfect handy camcorder

The Z150 isn’t simply a compact, lightweight design – it also integrates advanced features to reduce the need for bulky accessories that slow you down. A built-in four position ND filter means no need to carry a box of filters, MI Shoe eliminates cabling when fitting a microphone or even light. Advanced networking capabilities include built-in Wi-Fi for live streaming and FTP wireless connection*, greatly increasing your mobility, while the camcorder can also be easily controlled by a smartphone or tablet using Wi-Fi remote. Every last detail has been thought of - including power efficiency to deliver a remarkable 400 minutes** continuous recording time.


Features:

High resolution monitoring

The Z150 gives you precise monitoring and low latency, however you choose to shoot, with its advanced, wide viewing-angle and high contrast 0.39 type 1440K dots OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) with large eye-cap, and an easily adjustable, flip-out 3.5 type 1550K dots LCD panel.

Networked for high mobility

The Z150 has advanced networking capabilities that give you more mobility in your work - FTP files directly from the camcorder or live stream from any event using built-in Wi-Fi features with no accessories required. Sony’s unique QoS technology* dramatically improves the clarity that’s possible on a wireless connection, giving you better pictures even with the limitations of today’s real-world networks. You can also remotely control the PXW-Z150 with a smartphone or tablet, including the ability to adjust settings such as focus, zoom, iris, white balance, REC START/STOP and more using Sony’s Content Browser Mobile** software.

Sony “G” lens with maximum 24x zoom

High quality 29-348mm wide-angle lens with 12x optical zoom makes it easy to capture even the most expansive landscape scenes while also offering superb clarity and sharpness – maximising the performance of the Z150’s large 1.0 type sensor and providing high resolution and contrast from the centre to the edge of your image.

Getting close into even the most distant scenes is further enhanced by Sony’s advanced Clear Image Zoom feature. Once you’ve zoomed in at maximum 12x optical magnification, By Pixel Super Resolution Technology can enlarge the image to 18x in 4K QFHD or 24x in HD, while still preserving image quality.

 


Dual media slots for recording flexibility

To extend recording times and workflow flexibility, the Z150 is equipped with two memory card slots and is compatible with SDXC and SDHC cards.

“RELAY” mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full, while “SIMUL” mode permits simultaneous recording to two memory cards (for example to create an immediate back-up version).

Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe

The Z150 takes advantage of Sony’s flexible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, which provides power, signal connections and coordinated on/off switching to compatible Sony accessories. For example, you can connect and control Sony wireless microphone systems such as the UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 or attach the HVL-LBPC light*.

* All sold separately. HVL-LBPC is controlled but not powered by Z150.

Wide choice of connections including 3G-SDI

There’s no need to worry about adapters as the Z150 provides a wide variety of built-in connectivity options including 3G-SDI, HDMI, Multi/Micro USB, professional audio XLR terminals, REMOTE and Composite (RCA). A supplied Sony cold shoe adaptor kit provides you with more flexibility for mounting accessories.

 

What the ZAO does for mobile Broadcasting?


Challenges live mobile video streaming

High quality mobile video streaming can be challenging from remote locations such as news-gathering situations or other live events that may include sports events being filmed over a wide area. Cameras may need to provide live video streams from a car, motorcycle, drone or helicopter that are moving at speed. The fluctuating availability of the 3G or 4G cellular network makes it hard with traditional systems to maintain reliable HD quality of live streaming content. The RASCOW algorithm combined with H.265 and its small size and weight, the Zao-S provides high reliability that is easily transportable even on a person or bicycle. It can easily be held in a body strap or mounted directly to the camera.

The miniature Smart-telecaster Zao-S maintains HD quality in low 3G or 4G bandwidth environments

Smart-telecaster Zao-S, the world’s smallest mobile H.265 HEVC hardware encoder that can be attached to any broadcast camera, solves these issues. Thanks to the compression capabilities of H.265, coupled with its RASCOW technology, high quality mobile HD live streaming is possible even in low 3G or 4G bandwidth environments. This makes it a first class product for encoding on the move for reliably streaming live broadcast quality content.

Smart-telecaster Zao-S: Minimal latency whilst covering live events

When streaming live events, especially news, a one second delay is very noticeable – Zao-s can provide minimal latency typically half a second but as low as 240ms. Production companies, broadcasters and journalists are no longer getting frustrated with reliability, delay and image quality. Broadcasters and production companies can save money without the need for satellite, RF services or an Outside Broadcast (OB) truck.

 

Key features Smart-Telecaster Zao-S:

Real time mobile HD video transmission direct from the camera

Smart-telecaster Zao-S is a portable video H265 HEVC encoder that compresses video in real-time enabling full HD live video streaming to anywhere in the world, while on the move.

Lightweight and small

Due to its lightweight (about 350g) and portability, the Zao-S can be carried either on body strap or can be mounted on a camera and connect either via HD-SDI or HDMI to the camera.

Supports H.265 video compression standard

Smart-telecaster Zao-S is equipped with the H.265 video compression standard. H.265 technology improves encoding and compression by approximately 50% compared to H.264 compression. As a result HD picture quality can be maintained even when the mobile phone signal strength becomes low and with very low latency (0.5 seconds).

RASCOW technology

Smart-telecaster Zao-S connects up to 6 SIM cards via external dongles that can be bonded together to form a single connection via 3G, 4G or WiFi. RASCOW technology monitors the changing mobile signal strength in real time and adapts the most optimum bonded combination of the 3G, 4G and WiFi connections. As a result the quickest and most reliable delivery across the internet is given to the decoding platform. This continues to give reliable video contribution even when signal strengths becomes low or fluctuates rapidly.

Easy to carry

Smart-telecaster Zao-S is a portable video encoder. The specially strap that comes with the product is easy to carry and operate.

Power saving

Smart-telecaster Zao-S  contains on internal battery and external battery

Advanced connectivity

Smart-telecaster Zao-S supports a variety of mobile networks such as WCDMA, LTE, 3G, 4G, WiFi, ethernet, etc.

Multi-Link technology

With multi-link technology in Smart-telecaster Zao-S you can use up to 3 mobile data cards simultaneously. This strongly improves the quality of broadcasting under weak signal conditions.

Receives multiple video streams

Our Smart-telecaster Zao-S  viewing software can receive up to 4 video streams from 4 different camera units at the same time.

Supports 1080i standard for full HD TV

Smart-telecaster Zao-S supports the HD-SDI/HDMI (1080i) video standard for full HD TV achieving unprecedented high quality digital video.

Secure communications

To guarantee secure communications Smart-telecaster Zao-S supports authentication and encryption(AES 256bit).

Live with your Smartphone

STC for ML CAM is now available in the App store for mobile video transmission just using your iPhone.

The AL2000 delivers HEVC formatted streams and is ideally suited for mobile applications, it is integrated with Ericsson’s eMBMS LTE system and allows Mobile operators and Telcos to take the lead in delivery of high quality video to smart phones and tablets at very low bit rates – up to 50% less than MPEG-4 AVC.

Product Description

Consumer's desire to access high quality content anytime, anywhere, is driving demand for integrated TV services on any network. The proliferation of video capable portable devices such as laptops, tablets and smart phones means that a growing share of this consumption will interest mobile networks. It is expected that by 2017 IP traffic on mobiles will grow by 15 fold, mainly driven by video. This level of IP traffic creates bandwidth challenges for mobile operators.

Introduction of HEVC standard allows operators to save up to 50% bandwidth over MPEG-4 AVC standard and makes it a viable proposition for mobile applications. Mobile operators can take advantage of this high performance video processing to deliver highly bandwidth efficient television services to consumers over mobile broadband networks. Combined with multicast mode of Ericsson’s eMBMS LTE networks the AL2000 enables the most efficient delivery of popular content to consumers, while on the move, hugely reducing network traffic and bandwidth utilization issues for operators.

Housed in a compact 1RU chassis, the AL2000 can take standard MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 AVC transport streams over IP or video via SDI to encode it into the HEVC format ready for streaming to the mobile devices. AL2000 can output streams using MPEG-DASH segmentation. The option is available where the HEVC stream can also be stored as file for later transmission.

 

Business Benefits

Meeting Mobile bandwidth challenges
Mobile subscriptions for high data consumption devices are expected to reach 4.2 billion by 2018 and demand for data traffic expected to grow 15 fold by the end of 2017, driven mainly by video. Ericsson’s HEVC technology is ideally placed to deliver bandwidth savings for same video quality to enables operators to efficiently launch media services over LTE to meet this demand.

Integrated with Ericsson’s eMBMs LTE
Ericsson’s LTE broadcast is a very powerful tool for operators to embrace the impact and attraction of media contents and thus to provide new services and business opportunities in the mobile media era. Allows the network operators and its media partners to offer new services boldly over the mobile networks, using innovative business models, without the fear of congestion or failure to deliver to the consumers.

Ericsson’s leading eMBMS LTE is the system that deliver a complete end-to end solution for mobile operators.

MPEG-DASH segmentation support
Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) simplifies and standardizes the adaptive delivery of video to consumer devices, ensuring a better quality of service, greater efficiency and introducing opportunities for monetization.

Flexible input configuration Baseband encoding and transcoding
AL2000 is capable of accepting SDI video or either MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 AVC transport stream over an IP input and transcode it directly into HEVC format.

What is the Ericsson AVP 4000 System Encoder?

Part of pioneering range of video processing platforms, the AVP 4000 System Encoder is designed to meet all your application and service needs, transforming the standard of video encoding performance and delivering unrivalled SD and HD picture quality in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC.

A platform that delivers high quality, high reliability and operational flexibility, the AVP 4000 System Encoder can ease integration, expansion, re-purposing, training, repair and upgrades and considerably lower the overall cost of ownership.  The Ericsson AVP 4000 System Encoder is powered by Ericssons' first proprietary programmable video processing chip, designed specifically to offer class leading capability for all applications.  Features include:

  • Choice of configurations.  Supports all codecs, including MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC at 4:2:0, 4:2:2, 8-bit.  Operates for SD, HD, and 4K UHDTV.
  • Modular Architecture.  Re-use equipment and make onsite upgrades, using hot swappable encoder modules.
  • Multiplatform Capabilities: Don't compromise on picture quality or development flexibility.
  • Integrated product: Benefit from a common toolset, common chassis and common interface with all of Ericsson's award-winning AVP products.

Why use the AVP 4000 System Encoder?

The AVP 4000 System Encoder is designed to overcome today's bandwidth and delivery constraints by delivering the necessary flexibility, velocity and agility to deploy new services within an extremely competitive landscape.  Using Ericsson's in-house algorithms, based on 20+ years of compression expertise, the AVP 4000 may be the most advanced video processing engine for TV service delivery, powered by Ericsson's proprietary programmable video processing chip.  Consider the AVP 4000 if you want to:

  • Overcome bandwidth constraints.  Make significant savings by using highly software programmable processors with the requisite level of flexibility.
  • Enhance image quality.  Deliver MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC picture quality in SD, HD, and 4K UHDTV.
  • Deploy multi-screen services.  Provide content to all consumer devices throughout the content value chain.
  • Maximize investment.  Benefit from the encoder's flexibility and functionality to optimize capital investments.
  • Transform video performance.  Rapidly deliver new features and new levels of video performance using Ericsson's fully upgradeable technology.
  • Maximize encoding efficiency.  Take advantage of spare encoding capacity by deploying it into new applications.

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