Ikegami UHK-X700 4K-UHD HDR Cameras Chosen By Spanish Public Service Broadcaster

Ikegami Electronics announces the delivery of 27 UHK-X700 4K-UHD HDR camera systems to a leading Iberian public service television network.

The project was completed in three groups. The first two, totalling 18 cameras, were provided for mobile production applications controlled from OB trucks. The third phase comprised nine additional cameras for studio productions at the broadcaster’s headquarters.

Designed for use in studio or outdoor applications, the Ikegami UHK-X700 incorporates three 2/3-inch CMOS 4K sensors with a global shutter which provides freedom from rolling-shutter distortion and flash-banding artifacts. Core of the UHK-X700 electronics is an ASIC chip which encapsulates a wide range of high-grade video processing functions into ultra-compact component dimensions. High frame-rate shooting at up to 2x speed in 4K or up to 8x speed in HD can be performed via the BSX-100 base station for applications such as capturing fast motion in sport or stage events.

Measuring 340 x 243 x 149 mm and weighing 5 kg, the UHK-X700 comes with a B4 lens mount and has an optical sensitivity of F11 when operating at 4K/50p. It is designed for use at -20 to +45 °C operating temperature and 30% to 90% non-condensing humidity. The camera is uniformly balanced and has a low centre of gravity to ensure easy operation on a pedestal, tripod or shoulder.

The UHK-X700/BSX-100 combination allows cameras to be securely linked up to 3,000 metres from their operating location, 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, enabling the UHK-X700 to be integrated into a wireless system.

Ikegami’s OCP-300 controller supports Ikegami’s conventional one-by-one ICCP and Arcnet based control systems plus Ethernet based control. It includes a touchscreen LCD with rotary encoders plus a memory card slot for full camera setup and filing capability. The OCP-300 also supports PoE, powering over Ethernet, so separate power supplies are not necessary.

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