Oman TV Chooses Ikegami Cameras For OB Production

Ikegami says its HDK-73 3-CMOS high dynamic range camera systems plus a Hi-Motion II slow-motion camera have been chosen by Oman TV for integration with an outside broadcast production vehicle.

Operating from Oman TV’s headquarters in Muscat, the vehicle will be deployed for live coverage of events throughout the sultanate. The kit was supplied by Ikegami Electronics Europe via local integrator Al Nemer Al Aswad.

"This investment forms part of a technology upgrade designed to maximise production quality and operational versatility," comments the senior engineer of the OB vehicle department at Oman TV. "We have had very good experience with Ikegami equipment over the years, both in terms of product specification and proven reliability, backed by a high level of support from the Ikegami ME team.”

They added, "The HDK-73's ability to capture HDR video has particularly strong potential for OB production where camera operators have to handle a very high difference in brightness between sunlit sky and shaded areas of locations such as sports arenas.”

Ikegami has provided six of the cameras which can be pedestal mounted for use with long-range telescopic lenses, tripod mounted in specific locations or shoulder-mounted for informal close-ups. Oman TV has also integrated Ikegami BS-98 optical-fibre transmission links to OCP-300 operator control panels inside the vehicle.

"Supplementing the HDK-73 cameras, the Hi-Motion II allows us to capture images at up to 1,000 frames per second for slow-motion replay. It also provides full remote control plus flicker-suppression and paint."

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