News: Ikegami to Exhibit New HDK-430 4K and SHK-810 8K Cameras at NAB Show
HDK-73 2/3-inch CMOS Unicam HD Camera, True 4K Camera, 8K Camera and Monitor, 4K Monitors, HC-HD300, HDR Options, and More Will Be Shown
(Las Vegas, NV--February 8, 2017) Ikegami (http://www.ikegami.com), a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will debut new technology and exhibit an advanced range of systems at the 2017 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The show will see the debut of the HDK-73 camera, the latest addition to Ikegami's Unicam HD camera series, featuring F12 high sensitivity 2/3-inch CMOS sensors with exceptional picture quality in either 1080i or 720p in a cost-effective camera system. The HDK-73 has docking style construction allowing studio configuration with fiber or triax base stations, as well as self-contained operation for wireless or onsite recording applications. Fiber configurations include a choice of SMPTE or OpticalCon connectors. There is a full range of control panels from simple to sophisticated.
The HDK-73 includes new key features such as Ikegami's Quick EZ Focus assist and CAC chromatic aberration correction. Also included is HLG hybrid log gamma for HDR picture origination.
Ikegami will display the UHK-430 4K camera from the company's Unicam XE camera series. Designed for use in the studio and field, the UHK-430 provides Ikegami's superb imagery in true 4K. It features three 2/3-inch 4K (3840x2160) CMOS sensors with RGB prism optics, for “Real 4K” resolution from 24 million pixels (8 million per sensor).
Equipped with Ikegami's latest AXII ASIC for low power and superior digital signal processing features, the UHK-430 attains 16-axis color correction from a 3D linear matrix. It also enables iLog and HLG, transfer characteristics for HDR (high dynamic range). The UHK-430 employs 40G transmission using standard SMPTE hybrid fiber/copper camera cable, uncompressed 4:4:4 resolution RGB transmission, with eight HD channels from CCU to camera, and one HD trunk channel from camera to CCU. In addition, a Gigabit Ethernet connection is available on the Ikegami UHK-430 camera for external use. The UHK-430 is switchable between 4K and 2K formats. As an option the CCU can output simultaneous 4K and 2K, with available 2K cutout from the 4K picture. A plug-in output module allows for flexible 4K signal formats including Quad 3G, 12G, and IP.
Several accessories to enhance the UHK-430 and future Unicam XE camera models will be shown. Newly available HDR compatibility will be on display. In addition, the three accompanying viewfinders include the VFE741D, a 7.4-inch OLED viewfinder; the VFL701D, a 7-inch full HD resolution LCD viewfinder; and the VFL201D, a 2-inch portable LCD viewfinder. All three include a serial digital interface for integrated camera and viewfinder menu control. The SE-U430, a powerful system expander for the camera, will also be on exhibit at NAB 2017.
Two accompanying Ikegami-designed 4K monitors will be at NAB Show 2017. The HQLM-3120W is a 31.1-inch broadcast quality monitor. It incorporates a 10-bit, LED backlit, UHD LCD panel with a contrast ratio of 1450:1. There are two 4K inputs, also 3G/HD SDI and HDMI input as standard. Also on display will be an alternate model with a special panel supporting HDR high dynamic range.
The SHK-810 8K ultra high-definition television (UHDTV) camera will be at NAB Show 2017. Developed in collaboration with Japan Broadcast Corporation (NHK), the SHK-810 is a breakthrough camera notable for the significant size reduction and lightweight design that it brings to field and live production, which can be operated in the same manner as current broadcast cameras.
The SHK-810 employs a 33 million pixel Super 35mm CMOS sensor with PL lens mount, achieving a limiting horizontal resolution of 4000 TV lines. This portable camera utilizes standard SMPTE hybrid camera cable between head and CCU with available portable and studio viewfinders. Pictures from the SHK-810 can be viewed on a prototype Ikegami designed 55-inch full 8K resolution LCD monitor.
The HDK-95C HD portable digital camera is a highly flexible system in Ikegami's Unicam HD line. Equipped with Native multi-format 2.5 million pixel, 2/3 inch CMOS sensors, the HDK-95C has an upgrade path to 24p and 3G formats, including 1080/60p and 4:4:4 24p. Providing end-to-end digital processing, it features a low-profile docking camera head for fiber, triax, or wireless applications.
The HDK-95C now features HDR compatibility as an option. In addition, the camera is 4K-ready, benefiting from the Super Resolution Converter integrated with Ikegami's BS-98/CCU-980 Multi-format Base Stations. The 4K Super Resolution Converter provides a simultaneous 4K output when the camera is operating in a 1080p format, such as 1080p/59.94Hz. Ultra HD band image enhancement is provided for the 4K signal.
The HC-HD300, part of Ikegami's Unicam HD product line, is a highly flexible, docking style camera that represents Ikegami's most affordable HD studio camera system. Ready for the studio or field, it features a 1/3-inch 3-CMOS optical block design, in keeping with the outstanding imagery and same rugged construction of the broadcast-ready Unicam HD line.
These Ikegami systems and more will be on display throughout NAB, at Booth C7217, April 24-27, 2017, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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