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February 11, 2022

Bosma Testing New Compact 8K Broadcast Camera

Chinese camera maker Bosma has developed a new compact 8K broadcast camera called the DC0300. We were told that it has been tested at the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony and may be used on other events. The photo below shows that it is very compact (150mmx155mmx170mm). Bosma says the testing has shown the camera still needs some optimization, which they hope to complete soon enough to release it at NAB in April this year.

Bosma Compact 8K Broadcast Camera
Bosma 8K camera at the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing

The preliminary specs are shown in the table below. Items to note are the large (24mmx36mm) full-frame sensor with interchangeable lens mount design (F-mount now with E-mount and EF-mount in development.

A quad 12G-SDI interface for broadcast applications can support uncompressed 8K/60p 4:2:2 10-bit HLG signals. A compressed 8K/60 4:2:0 10-bit signal can also be produced using the HEVC main10 profile in a MOV or MP4 wrapper. This format is more for distribution than contribution. It can be recorded to an internal SSD card or streamed out using various protocols over the RJ-45 port in RTMP, RTSP, NDI, SRT, RTP, HLS, or DASH.

Bosma also has another 8K camera, the G1 8K, that can capture up to 8K/30p and is distributed by Astrodesign.

Bosama DC0300 preliminary specifications
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