JVC is using NAB to demonstrate a working version of a 4k camera capable of producing live ultra high-resolution images.

The demo features the KY-F4000 real-time 4K camera, a compact shooter with a single 1.25-inch CMOS image sensor of 3840 x 2160 pixels. The live 60p images are being displayed on a 56-inch LCD panel at 4k.

Initial potential applications will include teleconferencing and distance learning but JVC is convinced ultra high-res pictures of this nature are the future.

“By including real time output for display or transmission, the engineers at JVC are really thinking ahead,” says Edgar Shane, senior product engineering manager of JVC U.S.A.

“Where other 4K cameras on the market have been designed for cinema and are processing at 24p to 30p, we are offering full 60p output, with live transmission capability, because we believe that's the future of ultra high resolution.”

The live output capabilities include HDSDI Dual Link (4:2:2/10 bit 4 ch) and DVI Single Link (4:4:4/8 bit x 4ch). The camera also features a built-in genlock input, HDSDI 1080 (60i/59.94i).

The KY-F4000 is expected to be available in April 2010, priced under $200,000.

JVC's 4k camera technology was first mooted at InfoComm in 2007