Ikegami at IBC 2018 with HDR

Ikegami will be demonstrating its latest HDR-compatible range of camera systems and an expanded range of monitors at the IBC 2018 exhibition in Amsterdam.

"The 2018 summer of sport encouraged many production companies to invest in High Dynamic Range which enables them to capture images with a much wider dynamic range than previously possible,"

"Our HDK-99 and HDK-73 cameras allow the full dynamic range to be captured within a single exposure setting, eliminating the need to adjust the optical aperture or imaging sensitivity in mid shot.” comments Michael Lätzsch, Broadcast & Professional Video Division Manager at Ikegami Electronics (Europe).

"Lighting in television studios is carefully controlled to prevent over-exposure of highlights or corresponding under-exposure of shaded areas. Broadcasters televising large public events from locations such as open-air stadiums or theatre auditoriums face the much greater challenge of real-world lighting; from very bright sunlight on white stadium canopies to the darker detail of shaded viewing stands.”
"4K UHD is also attracting an increasing level of attention from content producers as a way to maximise the long-term value of their programmes. The HDK-99 delivers a processed output from its control unit, allowing the camera to be used in a mixed-format production environment.

Ikegami HDK-99 3-CMOS 1080p HDR Camera

Debuted at the April 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas, the HDK-99 succeeds Ikegami’s HDK-95C as the elite offering in the Unicam HD series. A docking-style camera for portable and studio applications, it employs three 2.6 megapixel CMOS image sensors delivering HDR at 1920 x 1080 resolution with progressive-scan. Processed 4K can be sourced from the camera control unit.

HLG mode maintains the high contrast required for HDR and conforms to the ITU-R BT.2100 international standard. Noise is less than -62 dB and sensitivity is a high F12. The sensors natively support 1080i /59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 1080p/29.97, 1080p/25 and 1080p/23.98.

Also supported are 1080p/59.94, 1080p/50, 1080i/119.88, and 1080i/100 3G HDTV formats. Integral to the HDK-99 is the Ikegami AXII processor which allows fast and precise colour matching for live multi-camera applications. A Lens Aberration Correction function minimises resolution loss and coloured edging caused mainly by optical lens deviation.

Picture Monitors

Ikegami has expanding its range of monitors with six new models first shown at NAB 2018, including the HQLM-3125X and HQLM-3120W 31-in 4K monitors and the 17 inch 4K HQLM-1720WR monitor.

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