Ikegami will demonstrate innovative systems and technologies at the 2014 IBC Show
Ikegami, a leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will demonstrate innovative systems and technologies at the 2014 IBC Show. This year’s IBC exhibition halls will be open September 12 -16 at the RAI Convention Centre.
The company will be the host of an intriguing 4K Technology Exhibit, providing attendees with an up-close look at the latest advances in this high resolution format.
Throughout the Ikegami booth, visitors will experience products that provide exceptional HD picture quality, superior performance, and convenient features. Some of the featured systems on display will include the following, with additional Ikegami technology on exhibit to be announced closer to the show:
Ikegami has newly developed 1/3-inch 3CMOS HDTV camera HC-HD300 with the concept of “Broadcast quality” following the highest picture quality, functionality and reliability of Ikegami’s super broadcasting top end camera Unicam series. HC-HD300 will be suitable for the usage at satellite and cable television presentation studios. Independent program-making and training studios and so on.
HC-HD300 employs the high-performance 1/3-inch full HD CMOS Sensor which delivers the high quality pictures, achieving F10 (60Hz) /F11 (50Hz) 2000 lx and 58dB SNR. Newly developed fiber Adaptor (FA-300) and Base Station (BSF-300) will offer the high quality as cost effective HDTV camera system in many different places and varieties of use in Studio and OB application etc.
A pioneering marriage of technology between two recognized industry leaders, Ikegami and ARRI, the HDK-97ARRI is a broadcast-style production camera with digital cinema characteristics. The HDK-97ARRI makes it possible to employ a large format sensor in multiple camera operation, resulting in a “best of both worlds” image acquisition system ideal for use in multi-camera studio and field applications.
Broadcasters and content producers are benefitting from the unprecedented combination of features in the HDK-97 ARRI. Centered around ARRI’s Super 35mm CMOS sensor with its associated support circuitry, the system provides such cinematic qualities as shallow depth-of-focus, exceptional dynamic range, and progressive frame rates like 23.98p. Meanwhile, broadcast-grade distribution is enabled with the latest in Ikegami technology, via fiber transmission using up to 2 km SMPTE hybrid fiber/copper camera cable. In addition, new CCU with optional 4K output board for HDK-97ARRI can be available.
HDK-97ARRI is also displayed with the Dolby® Vision™ prototype monitor. The combination of Dolby® Vision technology in the HDK-97ARRI created by the Dual Gain Architecture and 8.25μm large sensor providing high sensitivity, wide exposure latitude and low crosstalk, delivers a dramatically different visual experience—astonishing brightness, incomparable contrast, and captivating color—that brings entertainment to life before your eyes.
Ikegami’s Unicam HD camera line includes multi-format HD cameras which also provide 3G-SDI 1080/50p performance. The HDK-97A 16-bit portable HD companion-camera supports not only 1080i/720p, but also 3G signals such as 1080/50p 4:2:2 and 1080/50i 4:4:4. The HDK-97A employs advanced new progressive AIT CCD imagers and a digital video processing system for superior picture detail and accurate rendition of color gradations. The high bit-depth HDK-97A is designed for traditional-style multi-camera production applications.
The HDK-97A has a 3G fiber-transmission feature from the camera head to its CCU. Transmission options include an HD-SDI QTV signal for teleprompter (or vanity/program monitor) use. Also two SDTV QTV signals are transmitted to the camera head for prompter and external monitor use. When the camera is operating in a conventional 1.5G format, a second 1.5G video from an external source can be transmitted to the CCU as a video trunk channel, which is particularly useful for POV applications because it reduces the number of cables which need to be run.
With the docking style camera body, either an FA (Fiber Adaptor) or TA (Triax Adaptor) can be mounted on the Ikegami HDK-97A. The CCU-970M can be fitted with built-in fiber and triax transmission and simple front panel toggle switch to select the transmission system depending on the cable type to be used for each application.
Low profile and low weight improves the maneuverability for shoulder use. And a System Expander (large lens sled) eliminates cable connection between camera and sled, and increases the ease of mounting and removing the camera from the sled.
Additional features include optional 2x Slo-Motion (1080i/720p 119.88 / 100Hz) — switchable for live and slo-motion picture within one camera, the Ikegami HDK-97A makes it possible to get slow-motion pictures without changing the camera position via this option.
The HDK-95C HD portable digital camera is a highly flexible system in Ikegami’s Unicam HD line. Equipped with Native multi-format 2.5 million pixels, 2/3 inch CMOS sensors, the HDK-95C has an upgrade path to 23.98p and 3G formats, including 1080/50p and 4:4:4 23.98p. Providing end-to-end digital processing, it features a low-profile docking camera head for fiber, triax, or wireless applications.
The HDK-790GX and HDK-79GX are high quality multi-purpose high end camera models reproducing the quality of Ikegami’s EX-series cameras, and adding new features and accessories associated with the new Unicam HD series. The HDK-790GX is large studio type camera and the HDK-79GX is portable type. The triple layer filter system available on both cameras can be remotely controlled from OCP/MCP. The three layers are ND （100%, 25%, 6.2%, 1.6%）, EFFECT （Clear, Cross, Snow, Fog） and Electronic Color Compensation （ECC: 3200K/4300K/ 5600K/6300K/8000K）.In addition, there is Variable Color Temp. function that enables the camera operator to continuously vary the color temperature from 2,000k to 20,000k for easy and precise adjustment.
The Ikegami HDK-55 is affordable member of the Unicam HD camera series, and uses 1080i 2.3 mega-pixel AIT CCDs. Highlight features include Quick EZ Focus and chromatic aberration correction. Like the other portable cameras in the Unicam HD series, the HDK-55 is a compact low-profile camera head with docking adaptors for fiber or triax cable use. Compact light weight fiber and triax base stations, the BSF-55 and BST-55, are also available, providing overall economy to the HDK-55 and other camera models.
New Ikegami ultra high sensitivity camera in UnicamHD series will also be on display at the IBC 2014 Show. The HDK-5500 ultra low-light 3 CMOS HDTV camera is a docking style multi-format portable camera system, designed for use in day and night applications. It features three 2/3 inch 1.3M high speed multi-sampling CMOS sensors, with a minimum illumination of 0.001lux with 78dB gain up (at 50 frames per second). This portable camera shares the same fiber and triax adapters and base stations with the Unicam HD series, and is equally suited for shoulder and tripod-mounted applications. The HDK-5500 permits shooting with available illumination at night and in dark locations such as very dark audience areas without adding external lighting. This camera will be displayed with a unique external recording unit ATOMOS Samurai Blade.
The HDL-4500 shares the same high sensitivity front end with the HDK-5500, but packaged as a compact one-piece box style camera for POV applications which require extremely low light operation at least some of the time. Full control of the camera is available using any of the Ikegami remote control panels. The HDL-4500 can serve as a traffic and weather camera operating in the full range of illumination from moonlight through sunlight.
Advanced new Ikegami monitors will be on exhibit, highlighted by the 32” 4K QFHD 32-inch LED Backlight Monitor, HEM-2570W 25-inch and HEM-1770WR 17-inch full HD OLED monitors. 32” 4K monitor, although technology display in this exhibition, features 4K native resolution (3810×2160), Super resolution (2K ≫ 4K up scaling), Wide view angle (LR 176 °, UD 176 °) Low reflection film panel, Adobe RGB : 99% covered and LAN port (PC, Tablet connection). HEM series representing Ikegami’s next generation Grade-1 monitors, with high performance OLED panels, the HEM series ensures ideal reference monitoring for a wide range of outside and studio production applications. Highlights include support of 10 patterns x 10 scenes for user markers, a USB terminal for support of functions including auto setup, saving an image, full-screen capturing and mouse connection for menu navigation. In addition, audio functions such as speakers and headphone terminal are provided. As succeeding model of HLM-1704WR, HLM-1705WR 17” LCD monitor is introduced first time in Europe. This monitor is having full HD resolution with affordable price.
The iHTR series HD-SDI Optical Multiplex Fiber Transmission System will be introduced. iHTR series products make it possible to transmit maximum 8ch HD-SDI signals up to 10km by 2-core fiber cable without compression. By combination of built-in IF Board, signal can be transmitted bi-directionally. Real time transmission with super low delay rate provides smooth remote camera control.
These Ikegami systems and more will be on display throughout IBC, at Hall11 A31, September 12-16, 2014, at the RAI Convention Centre.
Ikegami Electronics (Europe) GmbH is a leading supplier of professional broadcasting products in the Europe. With EU office in Germany, the Ikegami name is recognized worldwide for its state-of-the-art television cameras and closed-circuit TV equipment. Ikegami’s universal HDTV cameras have been widely accepted by the broadcast industry as it continues the transition to the High Definition Television Format.