Ikegami sets HDR and IP at Centre Stage for IBC 2019
Neuss, Germany, August 30, 2019 - Ikegami (www.ikegami.com), a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for television content creators and broadcasters, will introduce new 4K/UHD cameras & monitors, as well as IP interface solutions to the European market at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam (Hall 12 - Booth A.31).
First off is the UHL-43, a compact box-style multi-purpose digital camera which will make its IBC debut at the Amsterdam RAI, September 13th through 17th. The UHL-43 is a 3-CMOS UHD HDR model employing three 2/3-inch 8.3 megapixel CMOS sensors, each capable of capturing 4K-native 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution images in traditional and HDR workflows alike. With a number of customization options, the camera can be used for a variety of applications such as crane and studio operation, as well as sports and Steadycam productions.
For their native 4K/UHD studio camera UHK-430, Ikegami expands the list of available output options by introducing a Media-Over-IP gateway to the CCU-430 camera control unit. Designed to slot directly into the camera's CCU-430 control unit, the new module allows 4K UHD video and additional signals such as intercom and return-video feeds to be exchanged between the CCU-430 and a local IP network hub along a light weight optical fibre instead of requiring multiple SDI cables. Customers can choose between either one 25 GbE or two 10 GbE SFP modules.
Ikegami's recently released HQLM-3125X, a 31 inch 4K-UHD master-grade monitor, will make its return for this year’s IBC. Designed for critical image evaluation in broadcast production control environments, the monitor employs double-LCD-Layer technology to achieve a full screen brightness of 1,000 nits while still maintaining a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio with true black reproduction. The HQLM-3125X handles all established EOTFs, Colour Spaces, as well as 1D- and 3D-LUTs.
“The transition to UHD-HDR productions is noticeably picking up speed inside the broadcast industry,” comments Michael Lätzsch, Broadcast & Professional Video Division Manager at Ikegami Electronics (Europe) GmbH. “But with HD workflows still being the predominant solution for most broadcasters worldwide, manufacturers need to offer a diverse range of products, adapting quickly to the industry’s ever changing needs. Ikegami will introduce exciting new products at this years’ IBC, strengthening our position as a leading manufacturer for high performance Broadcast & Professional Video production equipment.”
After last year’s successful cooperation with the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Prof. Mike Christmann and Research Assistant Lucien Lenzen will return once again to showcase their progress on the multi-award winning EVI (Enhanced Video Imaging) project. This device enables SDR legacy type monitors to benefit from HDR imaging by using sectional tonemapping.
VISITORS WILL BE ABLE TO PERFORM HANDS-ON TESTS WITH THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT:
UHL-43 Multi Purpose Camera
UHK-435+CCU-430 with MoIP Board+VFE741D
UHK-430+CCU-430 with 12G Board +VFE741D
VCP Virtual Control Panel
VMP Virtual Maintenance Panel
HQLM-3120W,31" 4K Monitor
HQLM-3125X, 31" 4K Master Monitor
HQLM-1720WR, 17" 4K Monitor
HLM-2460W 24" HD Monitor /w HDR
HLM-1760WR 17" HD Monitor /w HDR
HLM-960WR 9" HD Monitor /w HDR
HLM-5013WR 5" Triple Monitor
HLM-7012WR 7" Dual Monitor