Ikegami Exhibiting New Unicam Offerings, HD Monitoring at CCW

Ikegami, a creator of HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, is exhibiting an advanced range of systems at Content and Communications World 2012 (CCW) this week in New York City.

Displaying in the HD World section of CCW, Ikegami is showing a number of products that provide exceptional HD picture quality, superior performance, and convenient features. Systems on display include:

The Ikegami HDK-97C, which stands as the latest addition to the company’s Unicam line of HD cameras featuring 3G-SDI and multi-format HD performance. The HDK-97C employs 2.5 mega-pixel 2/3-inch CMOS image sensors, which achieve superior quality HDTV video with horizontal resolution of 1000TVL, SNR of 60dB or more, and sensitivity of F11. The camera supports a number of native HDTV formats including 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 1080p/29.97, 1080p/23.98 and 1080p/25 (some formats are option). The HDK-97C also supports 3G formats:  1080p/59.94 4:2:2, 1080p/50 4:2:2, 1080i/59.94 4:4:4, and 1080i/50 4:4:4.

With a docking style camera body, either an FA (Fiber Adaptor) or TA (Triax Adaptor) can be mounted on the Ikegami HDK-97C, depending on the use. Low profile and low weight improve the maneuverability for shoulder use.

Additional features include 2x Slo-Motion (1080i 119.88 / 100Hz) — switchable for live and slo-motion picture within one camera, the Ikegami HDK-97C makes it possible to get slo-motion pictures without changing the camera position via this option. When the camera is operating in a conventional 1.5G format, a second 1.5G video from an external source can be transmitted to the CCU as a video trunk channel, which is particularly useful for POV or 3D applications because it reduces the number cables which need to be run. As well, two HD-SDI signals (1.5G) and two SDTV signals are transmitted from CCU to camera head for VF Return, prompter, and external monitor use.

The Ikegami HDK-55 is the most affordable member of the Unicam HD camera series, and uses 1080i 2.3 mega-pixel AIT CCDs. New features include Quick EZ Focus and chromatic aberration correction, and like the other portable cameras in the Unicam HD series, the HDK-55 is a compact low-profile camera head with docking adaptors for fiber or triax cable use.

For HD monitoring, Ikegami’s line of high-quality competitively priced HD flat-panel LCD monitors is world-class. The company’s offerings include the “50 Series” high class displays and “04 Series” of economical displays, which were joined in 2012 by the compact new HLM-907WR 9-inch high-resolution LED-backlit LCD panel, which is equally suited for rack-mount or portable applications.

Other Ikegami space-saving and affordable HD flat-panel LCD monitors range from the cost-effective “04 Series” HLM-904WR and HLM-1704WR multi format 9- and 17-inch models, to the “50 Series” multi format HD monitors providing wide critical viewing angles, built-in vector and waveform monitoring, and full 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Ikegami’s “50” Series monitors include the HLM-3250W (32-inch), HLM-2450WB (24-inch), and HLM-1750WR (17-inch) models, all of which feature accurate color and gamma reproduction, embedded audio-level metering, time code reader display, and optional 3G-SDI inputs.

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