Ikegami Targets 8K, 4K, and Highlights Latest Unicam Offerings
Ikegami will display a wide range of advanced systems and technologies at the 2015 NAB Show. Ikegami (Booth C7725) will follow up its 2014 presentation by once again hosting an 8K Technology Exhibit, which will update attendees on the newest developments in the extremely high resolution format, Super Hi Vision. A 4K Technology Exhibit, including a new 4k camera and also a new 4k base station compatible with existing Ikegami Unicam cameras, will also be presented.
The newest addition to Ikegami’s Unicam HD product line, the HC-HD300 is a highly flexible, docking style camera that represents Ikegami’s first affordable HD studio camera system. Ready for the studio or field, it features a newly-developed 1/3-inch 3-CMOS optical block design, in keeping with the high-quality imagery and same rugged construction of the broadcast-ready Unicam HD line.
Ideal for broadcast TV stations, as well as, educational, corporate and house of worship applications, the versatile Ikegami HC-HD300 also works in conjunction with a newly developed camera control system consisting of the FA-300 Fiber Adapter and BSF-300 Base Station, utilizing OpticalCON DUO connectors for its fiber camera cable connection. This connector accepts either a mating OpticalCON Duo connector for SMPTE hybrid camera cable (maximum distance: 250m/820ft), or common optical LC connectors for duplex single-mode fiber cable (maximum distance: 10km/32,800ft). The system enables affordable and flexible integration for a variety of applications.
The new HDK-65C is the latest addition to Ikegami’s Unicam HD line. Equipped with Native multi-format 2.5 million pixel, 2/3 inch CMOS sensors, the HDK-65C is available as a single-format system, and is software-upgradeable to additional HD formats. Providing end-to-end digital processing, it features a low-profile docking camera head for fiber, triax, or wireless applications.
CMOS sensors are now meeting and exceeding the performance of CCDs in sensitivity, signal-to-noise ratio, and resolution. They continue to offer low power consumption, no vertical smear, and a high degree of format flexibility. With extensive ongoing research and development in this technology, the adoption of CMOS for broadcast camera use is now the trend.
Additional Ikegami technology on exhibit to be announced closer to the show.