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2024/01/09

Ikegami on HAMBURG OPEN

Ikegami will be present on HAMBURG OPEN 2024 (Jan. 17/18)

Stand:B6.421

We would like to welcoming you in Hamburg on our booth to show you our latest UNICAM-XE cameras.

 

Ikegami UHK-X700 2/3-inch 4K 3-CMOS global shutter sensor system camera

 

Flagship of the Ikegami Unicam XE 4K series, the UHK-X700 is designed for use in studio or outdoor applications and couples with the BSX-100 base station or CCU-X100 camera control unit. At the optical front end are three 2/3-inch CMOS 4K sensors with a global shutter which provides freedom from rolling-shutter distortion and flash-banding artifacts. Full HDR/SDR support is provided plus the ability to choose between BT.709 and BT.2020 colour spaces. High frame-rate shooting at up to 2x speed in 4K or up to 8x speed in HD via the base station is possible as an option, for applications such as capturing fast motion in sport or stage events. 

 

When combined with the Ikegami BSX-100 base station, the UHK-X700 allows cable lengths of up to 3,000 metres, including power to the camera head; simultaneous output in HD SDR and UHD HDR video formats is optionally supported. including mixed sources. 4K-UHD video is available as a 12G-SDI feed directly from the camera head, allowing the UHK-X700 to be integrated into a wireless system. The camera weighs only 5 kg and comes with a B4 lens mount. Optical sensitivity is F11 when operating at a frame rate of 50p, both in UHD and HD. 

 

Peripheral options for the UHK-X700 include the OCP-300 control panel, MCP-300 master control panel and SE-U430 system expander. Ikegami also offers a choice of two types of viewfinders for this model: the VFL201D (2-inch LCD) and VFL-P700AD (7-inch full HD LCD).

 

 

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2023/12/14

[Broadcast] Ikegami Experiences Continuing Advance to 4K-Native Broadcast Production

Ikegami Experiences Continuing Advance
to 4K-Native Broadcast Production

 

Responding to demand for robustly-built future-proof solutions with a long working life, Ikegami announced the new UHK-X600 multi-format portable camera. The UHK-X600 can be upgraded from HD to UHD via a license-key based option as or when required. Among other license-key based options is support for 2x, 3x and 4x high-frame-rate capture in HD plus optional 4K format (3840x2160/50p) delivering 2000 TVL resolution. Plug-in hardware-based options include a SMPTE ST 2110 compatible media-over-IP interface board and 12G outputs. UHK-X650 is the corresponding studio camera version with the same key features.

 

“Customers at every level from freelance producers up to large scale media networks are demanding safeguards against what looks like a relentless transition to ever higher mastering and delivery standards,” says Alan Keil, Vice President and Director of Engineering at Ikegami Electronics (USA), Inc. “The license-key option provides the freedom to invest in solutions that most exactly match your current business model without risk of losing a production contract because your equipment is not future proof. 4K-UHD is the logical format for high-budget mastering especially in the USA where ATSC 3.0 offers a potential route for terrestrial and satellite-based 2160p direct-to-home transmission.”

 

“The license-key option adding high-frame-rate video capture is another big advantage when and where needed for slow-mo sports, wildlife documentaries and the like,” adds Gisbert Hochguertel, Ikegami Europe Product Specialist.

 

 

“HDR is meanwhile becoming increasingly popular among video streaming services such as Apple TV Plus, Netflix and Prime Video. Given that almost every TV set sold today is UHD-HDR compatible, a growing number of terrestrial and satellite broadcasters now offer HDR content via their online channels. The UHK-X600 comes with Hybrid Log Gamma as standard including the ability to select between BT.2020 and BT.709 colour spaces. Global shutter imagers minimise artifacts when televising LED screen walls or flash/strobe illuminated stage environments.”

 

The latest extension to Ikegami’s Unicam XE product line up, the UHK-X600 is designed for use in studio or OB applications as well allowing battery-powered over-the-shoulder location production. Incorporating three 2/3-inch CMOS global shutter imagers, it delivers 1000 TVL resolution, minimal aliasing plus a high sensitivity of F11 @ 2000 lux (in 50p mode). Measuring a compact34x24.5x15.5cm (13.4x9.6x6 inches)  and weighing only 5 kg (just over 11 pounds), the UHK-X600 accepts all B4 ENG/EFP-lenses and supports chromatic aberration correction, vignetting correction, ramping compensation and remote control of backfocus when the latter is also supported by the lens. When combined with Ikegami BSX-100 or CCU-X100 control units, the camera optionally supports simultaneous output in UHD and HD video formats.

 

Ikegami’s UHK-X700 includes the same features as the UHK-X600 plus UHD-frame rate (3840x2160@50p, 59.94p) operation as a standard feature. If required, the UHK-X700 can also operate in 4K/UHD 2x speed or in Full HD format at up to 8x speed.

 

Among UHK-X700 4K-UHD camera sales highlights during 2023 were system purchases by CERTV, State Radio & Television Corporation of the Dominican Republic, for use in a variety of production roles on the corporation's Radio Televisión Dominicana channel, RTVD 4. Each UHK-X700 communicates via hybrid SMPTE fiber camera cable from the main RTVD 4 studio floor to an Ikegami BSX-100 UHD/HD multi-format base station located in the production control gallery. "UHK-X700 cameras were chosen based on the reputation of Ikegami equipment for high signal quality, durability and excellent post sale support," comments Luis Aquino, CERTV's Director of TV and Radio Technology. “This investment forms part of RTVD 4's gradual transition to HD program production and digital transmission.”

 

RE:LIVE Productions, one of Singapore’s leading providers of creative video services, invested in Ikegami UHK-X700 systems. In addition to the cameras, the purchase includes BSX-100 base stations, OCP-300 operating control panels and full-HD VFL701D 7-inch LCD viewfinders plus a 2-inch monocular VFL201D. These are being used in RE-LIVE Productions' studio projects as well as being made available as part of the rental fleet.  

“RE:LIVE Productions has operated Ikegami HDK-55 camera systems successfully for the past five years,” comments Yasunori Kanno, President of Ikegami APAC. “They were very pleased to find that we provided consistently strong support. They chose the UHK-X700 cameras as part of an upgrade to 1080p 50/60 high definition. The UHK-X700 systems also provide the resources to create content in multiple formats to match a wide range of customer requirements.”

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2019/04/09

[Broadcast] IKEGAMI EXHIBITING NEW 4K, IP & HDR SOLUTIONS AT 2019 NAB SHOW

IKEGAMI EXHIBITING NEW 4K, IP & HDR SOLUTIONS AT 2019 NAB SHOW

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2019/03/20

[Broadcast] IKEGAMI TO DEBUT INNOVATIONS IN 4K, 8K, IP & HDR TECHNOLOGY AT 2019 NAB SHOW

IKEGAMI TO DEBUT INNOVATIONS IN 4K, 8K, IP & HDR TECHNOLOGY AT 2019 NAB SHOW

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2018/03/20

IKEGAMI ANNOUNCES NEW HDK-99 3G-CAPABLE FULL DIGITAL 3-CMOS HDTV PORTABLE CAMERA AT 2018 NAB SHOW

IKEGAMI ANNOUNCES NEW HDK-99 3G-CAPABLE FULL DIGITAL 3-CMOS HDTV PORTABLE CAMERA AT 2018 NAB SHOW

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2018/03/08

IKEGAMI TO DEBUT NEW UHK-435 CAMERA, EXHIBIT SHK-810 8K CAMERA, NEW MONITOR LINE & MORE AT 2018 NAB SHOW

IKEGAMI TO DEBUT NEW UHK-435 CAMERA, EXHIBIT SHK-810 8K CAMERA, NEW MONITOR LINE & MORE AT 2018 NAB SHOW

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2017/10/05

IKEGAMI TO EXHIBIT UHK-430 4K CAMERA, HDK-73 CAMERA, HLM-960WR AND HEM-2570W MONITORS AT 2017 NAB NY SHOW

IKEGAMI TO EXHIBIT UHK-430 4K CAMERA, HDK-73 CAMERA, HLM-960WR AND HEM-2570W MONITORS AT 2017 NAB NY SHOW

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2017/09/01

HDK-73 Customer Opinions

"The HDK-73's custom gamma function gives us the freedom to implement via software various gamma curves..."

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2017/09/01

HDK-73 Connectivity Options

Rack-mounting adapter and base station transmitting uncompressed high quality picture...

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2017/09/01

HDK-73 Remote Control

The HDK-73 is fully compatible with the established Ikegami OCP-100 controller...

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2017/09/01

HDK-73 Portable & Studio

The HDK-73 is a dockable camera allowing studio configuration...

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2017/09/01

HDK-73 Key-Features

The HDK-73 incorporates three 2/3-inch 2.6 megapixel CMOS sensors...

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2017/04/20

IKEGAMI DEBUTS NEW 2/3-INCH 8K PORTABLE CAMERA AT 2017 NAB SHOW

IKEGAMI DEBUTS NEW 2/3-INCH 8K PORTABLE CAMERA AT 2017 NAB SHOW

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2017/04/20

IKEGAMI INTRODUCES NEW HDK-73 CMOS UNICAM HD CAMERA AT 2017 NAB SHOW

IKEGAMI INTRODUCES NEW HDK-73 CMOS UNICAM HD CAMERA AT 2017 NAB SHOW

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2016/11/03

UHK-430 - The Latest Technology

UHK-430 - The Latest Technology (White paper)

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2016/08/05

RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES COVERAGE ADVANCES WITH IKEGAMI 8K TECHNOLOGY

RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES COVERAGE ADVANCES WITH IKEGAMI 8K TECHNOLOGY

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2016/08/03

NEW 4K Ultra High Definition 3CMOS Digital Camera System

NEW 4K Ultra High Definition 3CMOS Digital Camera System

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2016/01/18

Hamburg Open 2016

Hamburg Open 2016

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TVC builds HD OB van for GDS TV

2015/12/09

TVC builds HD OB van for GDS TV

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2015/10/14

Ikegami Produces World's First 8K Broadcast (OB) Vehicle

Ikegami Produces World's First 8K Broadcast (OB) Vehicle

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2015/10/13

Ikegami Reports Accelerating Interest in UHD at IBC2015

Ikegami Reports Accelerating Interest in UHD at IBC2015

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FremantleMedia Belgium has chosen HEM-2570W OLED monitor

2015/09/18

FremantleMedia Belgium has chosen HEM-2570W OLED monitor

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2015/08/18

N24, German news channel, reports exclusively about Ikegami

N24, German news channel, reports exclusively about Ikegami

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2015/08/03

New compact HD camera HDL-57

[Broadcast]New compact HD camera HDL-57

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Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras capture the action in PUR & Friends Mega Concert

2015/02/13

Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras capture the action

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