The industry is characteristically poised for another major change. And the equipment industry is gearing up to respond.
Camera technology is quite advanced, and there may not be much scope for improvement besides 8K and 16 or 17 f-stops. That is the reason why the trend is toward multi-camera systems. The data from multiple cameras can be used to get a kind of 3-D presentation.
The industry is gradually realizing that in order to speed up the uptake of 4K, it will require large investments in top-notch broadcast equipment.
The broadcast industry is in an evolving stage with no particular technology having a clear dominance and universal acceptance. Choosing the right transcoding solution and catering to multiple target devices has become a key to success in the market.
The broadcast camera market is very high on innovation, technology upgradation, and creativity. However, demand is not keeping pace with the enthusiasm of the vendors.
With advancement in virtual reality, coming years will see more technologies and equipment for 360-degree video and professional cameras for 360-degree video production.
Gautam Jaggi, General Manager-Technical, AGIV India Pvt. Ltd.
Ajeet Khare, Managing Director, Canara Lighting Industries Pvt. Ltd.