HDC-4800 4K Ultra Slo-motion Camera

Capture the dynamic excitement of live sports in 4K Ultra High Frame Rate with the HDC-4800 and BPU-4800 Storage Processor. The HDC-4800 can also capture content in HDR (High Dynamic Range) bringing new levels of impact and realism to live sports footage.

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Hawk-Eye's vision-processing, video replay, live production and creative graphical technologies underpin a number of products that help make sport fairer, safer, more engaging and better informed.

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Indiana Univ. Digitization Initiative Preserves 100k+ Items – (SVG)

Sony’s Memnon Service helped preserve over 100k items for Indiana Univ. in first year.

SVG-MLB All-Star: Fox Sports Rolls Out Big Cameras for Big Game

Among the new tech toys at Petco Park are a Sony HDC-4800 ultra-high-frame-rate camera.

UFC 200 Debuts Redesigned Fight Pass, 4K Streaming – (SVG)

UFC is using six Sony HDC-4300 4K cameras to cover the action.

UFC 200 Soldiers On With Robust 4K, 1080i Live Productions (SVG)

ConCom deploys seven of Sony’s HDC-4300’s shooting in native 4K.

SVG-Spike Sports' New Trucks Pack Tech Punch w/ 4K-Cutout, & More

The trucks roll with three Sony HDC-4300L’s for high-frame-rate and 4K/HD-cutout applications.

SVG – ESPN's Wimbledon Efforts Deliver for Fans

Twenty Sony HDC-4300 4K cameras operating in HD mode are on hand for coverage.

Sony IP Live: Interoperability Production Is All About Partnerships

Sony discusses the future of Interoperable Production. (SVG)

Philadelphia Eagles Show Off In-Venue Video Upgrades During SVG Event

SVG’s venue-production event spotlighted the latest in game-day production philosophies & workflows.

SVG – NASCAR on NBC Drops Green Flag on Year Two With Daytona Opener

Twenty-three HDC4300 cameras were on hand as part of a 45 camera production.

NEP Visions Selects Leader 4K Waveform Monitor for Theatre Project​

Six of Sony's PMW-F55 cameras were used for the project.

Nashville-based Made In Network Invests in Sony 4K, HD Gear​

Made In Network outfits new studio with Sony’s 4K/HD pro cameras, lenses, wireless audio & monitors.

ESPN Gives Grand Sendoff in X Games' Final Year at

ESPN’s specialty gear at CoTA comprises two Sony HDC-4300 4K/high-speed cameras​ and more.

MLB Pushes Ahead With 4K Broadcasts (TV Tech 6/10/16)

Rogers, MLB Network bring even more clarity to the ballpark

Sony's Optical Disc Archive a Crucial Part of Any Production

Toronto-based Allan Schwartzenberger selects Optical Disc Archive.

InfoComm '16: Annual A/V Show

Sony kicked off the show with the unveiling of its Canvas display system

NBA Finals-Sony’s HDC4800 Leads ABC/ESPN’s Baker’s Dozen of Cameras

ESPN will launch the brand-new HDC-4800 4K 8X slo-mo camera for this year’s series.

WWE Embraces IP, Expands Footprint With New Trio of NEP Trucks

New mobile unit will feature (3) HDC4300 cameras operating at 4X slo-mo and a battalion of HDC2500s.

SVG – Turner Sports Brings 6X Slo-Mo to MLB Postseason

TBS will feature five of Sony's HDC-4300 super-slow motion cameras in the MLB Postseason.

NBC Sports CTO: A 4K Olympics Challenge (B&C May 26, 2016)

NBC’s announces 4K plans for Rio Olympics.

MLB Network, DirecTV Blaze 4K-Production Trail With Showcase Series​

MLB Network deploying 10 ​HDC-4300 cameras with 2x slow-mo​ at 4K resolution for future capability.

Massive Kentucky Derby Production for NBC Sports Group

HDC-4300 cameras continue to proliferate. NBC rolls out four in 6X slo-mo, plans eight per NFL game.

SVG - Fox Sports Embraces Hawk-Eye for Postseason MLB

Astros-Royals production team using Sony Hawk-Eye systems for analysis of pitch locations.

SVG Sit-Down Talk: 4K Roadmap, HDR, & the Promise of IP

​Visit with Tokyo execs to discuss HDC4300 success; continued evolution of 4K and HDR production.​

ESPN’s NBA Finals Coverage Is a Camera Lover’s Paradise

ESPN deploys Sony's HDC-4300, which is the first camera to use three 2/3-in. 4K image sensors.

SAMS Forum: Potential Rise of 4K, 8K Means Tough Codec Decisions

With 4K and 8K on the horizon, the asset manager's job is likely to get even more difficult.​

SAMS Forum: Title Sponsor Q&A with Sony​

Sony's Optical Disc Archive and Ci Cloud service solutions discussed at recent SAM Forum.​

SVG - White Paper: IP for Sports Is Practical, Cost-Effective

Article discusses the fundamental elements of IP & what to consider when evaluating IP technology.

NFL Kickoff: NBC's Sunday Night Football Builds on 2014 with HDC4300s

NBC’s Sunday Night Football production includes a two HDC-4300 cameras operating in 6X slow motion.

MLB on TBS Has New Home in NEP SS18 Adds New Sony HDC4300 Camera

​Turner Sports adds Sony's HDC-4300 super-slo-mo camera system to its standard 10-camera complement.

Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles Turn to Sony F55s on Game Day

Profile of two Game Production execs and how they're using F55s to boost the in-venue fan experience

NBC Selects Sony's New HDC-4300​ 4K Camera For​ The Kentucky Derby

The HDC-4300 4K camera will be positioned on the home stretch to capture the finish line action.

Sony Delivers Full A/V System for 49ers and Levis Stadium

See how Levis Stadium is one of the most advanced and innovative multipurpose stadiums in the nation

NBC Sports, Game Creek Video Usher in New Era of Raching, Tech

Four HDC4300 cameras are licensed for high-frame rate: two running at 6x speed; two at 4X rate.

NBA Season Tip-Off: 10-28-14

ESPN Emphasizes Super-Slo-Mo, Enhanced Audio

TV Tech: Sports Demands Specialty Cameras

​Learn how networks are pushing the envelope of cutting-edge camera technology with Sony's HDC-4300.

Sports Venue Technology Summit: Choosing the Right Cameras and Lenses

Learn how venues can get the most for their buck when selecting cameras and lenses.​

Sports Venue Technology: 9-8-14

49ers Partner with Sony to Build NFL's Most Technologically Advanced Stadium

Live from the World Cup: 7-6-14

Sony's Grinyer Discusses Key Role in HD Production

NESN adds two F55 6X cameras with eye towards increased super slow​ motion​

NESN Turns to Game Creek Video, EVS to support new super-slo-mo cameras​​.

SVG Special Report: May 30, 2014

Inside ESPN Digital Center 2's Glitzy Studios, Powerful Control Rooms

Sony and All Mobile Video

Team to Build New 3D Video Production Track for Sports and Live Entertainment

Sony and XOS Technologies Announce Full Integration

Between XDCAM Technology and XOS Thunder Coaching Analysis Platform

Sony Technology Outfits Arsenal Stadium in U.K.

At 93 years of age, the Arsenal stadium in Highbury was a dearly loved but outdated institution.

Univ. of Tulsa Athletics Goes Tapeless with Sony XDCAM HD Camcorders

Athletic Department Using Optical and EX Series Cameras for On-the-Field Shooting Flexibility

WWE Goes Beyond the Mat at WrestleMania

Sony's HDC-2500's complement WWE's ​Main Event covering all the action.

New Sony Mobile Production Unit Hits the Road

Sony's new Mobile Video Producer (MVP) unit recently hit the road for its first live event.

NESN Manages Content with Sony Media Backbone Production System

Learn how operations and content flow were streamlined from acquisition to archive

CSN Houston Preps for Astros’ Opening Day With Media Backbone

Media Backbone allows CSN Houston to manage its file-based workflows