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Taiwan broadcaster CTS goes for Sony’s 4K HDR cameras

As consumers demand for original 4K productions increases, free-to-air Chinese Television System (CTS) has tapped on Sony’s 4K equipment for its studios. Founded in 1971, CTS is renowned for its wide range of quality programmes including dramas, variety shows and sports.

The broadcaster is also part of the Taiwan Broadcasting System network.

“In line with the nation’s ‘Forward-looking Infrastructure Plan’, CTS has identified 4K as a key component of our goal to bring high-quality local programmes to our viewers,” said Chao-I Lee, Manager of CTS Engineering Department.

The Sony 4K equipment selected by CTS includes the BRC-X1000 – Sony’s first 4K remote camera. CTS identified this compact and powerful robotic camera for its uncompromising picture quality as well as its versatility to complement other broadcast cameras for capturing images in hard-to-reach positions. 

The remote camera can be easily deployed in TV newsrooms, remote studios and sports stadiums. It is also well suited for efficient multi-camera set-ups under the control of a single operator.

“Sony impressed us with their diversified 4K product line and after-sales service. To reduce the learning curve, Sony also provided regular on-site training support,” Lee added.

Another equipment that impressed CTS was Sony’s PXW-Z450, which Sony claims is the world’s first 4K HDR shoulder camcorder. 

“The BRC-X1000’s low-light sensitivity and silent pan-tilt zoom functions were stand-out features. Together with the PXW-Z450 shoulder camcorder, it will give the CTS crew more creative options,” Lee continued.

CTS has also invested in a BVM-HX310 TRIMASTER HX Professional Master Monitor for its studio and post-production suites. It is selected for its excellent High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities and wide colour gamut as well as its easy integration with CTS’ current production workflows.

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