Dream Chip Speeds Ahead with its Super Slow Motion ATOM one SSM500 Camera
Incredible HD images at 500fps in a compact, lightweight camera bring sports audiences closer to the action
Garbsen, Germany— 8 September 2020 —
Building upon their existing range of incredibly powerful mini cameras, Dream Chip has now added the ATOM one SSM500 to its range. A Super Slow Motion camera capable of recording 500fps in full HD resolution (1920×1080), the ATOM one SSM500 is the smallest high-speed camera on the market, measuring only 190mm x 60mm x 60mm. This combination of small size and crisp, detailed slow-motion output makes the ATOM one SSM500 perfect for applications in a range of contexts – and particularly that of sports broadcast.
Compatible with both B4-Mount and C-Mount lenses, the ATOM one SSM500 is remarkable for the level of flexibility it provides in both outputs and control. With soon-to-be implemented IP control along with standard RS 485 connection, the camera also uses open protocol so that it remains compatible with a range of remote control options from vendors such as CyanView, Skaarhoj and Antelope.
The intuitive GUI shipped with the ATOM one SSM500 also enables the connection of up to 99 other Dream Chip cameras, allowing for comprehensive but clear control of all the expected image output options; from elements such as framerate and resolution, to memory and recording buffer status, to white balance and exposure. Indeed, the Atom one SSM500 has multi-matrix colour correction to ensure perfect match with other cameras being used for the broadcast – a feature that is unique in cameras of this size and FPS capability.
The workflow associated with the camera is also simple, whilst still providing user flexibility. There are two different operational workflows: the first allows for Super Slow Motion capture through 2, 3 or 4 phase connection to any server, facilitating capture at up to 240fps. Alternatively, a ‘trigger’ mode can be used, giving the ability to capture up to 60 seconds of 500fps footage, which is stored in the internal memory. Switching between modes is easy, and the camera can be setup to start in the preferred workflow setting. This flexibility in application allows for broadcast professionals to make use of the camera in a way that best suits the needs of their existing practices and workflows.
At the size which Dream Chip have achieved, there are currently no other offerings on the market which match the specifications and outputs of the ATOM one SSM500 – making it unique in its ability to capture buttery-smooth, crystal clear slow-motion sports footage from unusual and innovative angles; embedded within the pitch, on goalposts or anywhere close to the action.
“Enabling our customers to tell their story in a different way is what lies at the heart of our development process. We want our products to be as close to the action as possible; to catch every tear and drop of sweat” said Peter Schaper – CEO of Dream Chip Technologies GmbH.
Stephane Ducobu – Sales Director for Broadcast Products Worldwide at Dream Chip – continued this thought, saying “Super slow motion is an amazing tool for not only displaying technical detail – for instance, analyzing player movements or team plays on a detailed level, but also for adding emotion and intensity to a production, making it more compelling for the audience. The ATOM one SSM500 does this in a way that is far more cost effective than any other offering on the market, and easy to integrate into existing workflows”.
Applications are of course not limited only to sports broadcast though, and a range of Dream Chip cameras have been used across news, concert and reality TV applications. Indeed, as the industry moves towards increasingly OB-based workflows and the implementation of ‘non-conventional’ studios, the quick and easy setup of the ATOM one SSM500 and its lightweight nature (just 900g) mean that its applications are only limited by the imagination and innovation of the broadcast team using it.
More information about Dream Chip and its products is available at https://www.atom-one.de/
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About Dream Chip
Dream Chip Technologies GmbH (DCT) is the largest independent German design service company, with more than 100 engineers in Germany and the Netherlands. We specialise in the development of large ASICs, FPGAs, embedded software and systems, with a strong application focus on automotive vision systems. The innovative company provides vision technologies and solutions to its clients. DCT develops and manufactures the world’s smallest fully integrated professional 2K and 4K SDI cameras: the ATOM one 2k and ATOM one 4k. Both are almost as small as action cams but with all the professional features broadcasters expect. DCT also delivers to the broadcast market high speed cameras, real time flicker removal and 4G/LTE video streaming solutions.