Ikegami to show HD, 4K and 8K camera tech at NAB

Ikegami’s NAB2015 exhibits include a 8K showcase showing advances in the high resolution format, Super Hi Vision. Ikegami is working with Japanese broadcaster NHK to develop cameras in the format which will see its next major test transmission at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Ikegami is also highlighting a new 4K camera and new 4K base station compatible with existing Ikegami Unicam cameras.

Also on show is the HC-HD300, a docking style camera that is said to be Ikegami's first affordable HD studio camera system. It features a new 1/3-inch 3-CMOS optical block design, and the same rugged construction of the broadcast-ready Unicam HD line.

Aimed at TV, educational, corporate and house of worship applications, the 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, using OpticalCON DUO connectors for its fibre 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 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 camera 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 fibre, triax, or wireless applications.

“CMOS sensors are now meeting and exceeding the performance of CCDs in sensitivity, signal-to-noise ratio, and resolution,” says the firm. “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.”

Catch up with Ikegami at NAB, Booth #C7725

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