Broadcast Asia 2018: Ikegami to Display Latest HD, UHD Equipment
Ikegami, immersed in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for television content producers and broadcasters, will exhibit its newest technology and systems on the Ikegami APAC stand 4R4-01 at Broadcast Asia 2018. The show will be held at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre from June 26-28.
Debuted at the April 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas, the HDK-99 succeeds Ikegami’s very popular HDK-95C as the elite offering in the Unicam HD series. A docking-style camera for portable and studio applications, it employs three 2.6 megapixel high-performance CMOS image sensors delivering high picture quality in HDR at Full-HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. HLG mode maintains the high contrast required for HDR and conforms to the ITU-R BT.2100 international standard. Signal-to-noise ratio is >62 dB and sensitivity is a high F11 (59.94 Hz). The sensors natively support 1080i /59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 1080p/29.97, 1080p/25, and 1080p/23.98. Also supported are 1080p/59.94, 1080p/50, 1080i/119.88, and 1080i/100 3G HDTV formats. Integral to the HDK-99 is the Ikegami AXII processor which allows fast and precise color matching for live multi-camera applications. A Lens Aberration Correction function minimizes resolution loss and colored edging caused mainly by optical chromatic aberration. Quick EZ Focus Assist provides distinct enhancement to the viewfinder signal, enabling the camera operator to make critical focus adjustments. Area size, area color, edge color, and display time on the viewfinder are all adjustable from the camera menu.
Ikegami’s new HQLM-3125X HDR broadcast production monitor employs a 4,096×2,160 pixel 10-bit resolution LED-backlit LCD panel with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Fully compliant with BT.2020 wide color gamut, the HQLM-3125X incorporates single-channel 3G-SDI × 5, 3G/HD-SDI and HDMI inputs as standard features. Square-division and two-sample interleave sources can be connected to the monitor via 3G-SDI × 4. A dual-channel 12G-SDI input is also available for other 4K equipment. Viewing angle for critical image evaluation is a wide 178 degrees (horizontal/vertical). In addition to its picture monitoring role, the HQLM-3125X can operate as a waveform monitor and vectorscope. It can also display vertical-interval timecode, eight channel SDI-embedded audio level, and closed-caption subtitles.
The Ikegami HDK-73 is a dockable multi-role high-definition camera designed for SDR and HDR broadcast production. It is available as a complete system including CCU, connecting fiber, viewfinder, and remote control. Image capture is to 2/3-inch 2.6 megapixel CMOS sensors, each capable of capturing Full-HD 1920 x 1080 resolution images with a dynamic range of 600% in normal mode and an extremely wide 1200% in HLG mode, high sensitivity (F13 at 50 Hz), and high signal-to-noise ratio. The sensors natively support 1080i/59.94 and 1080i/50, as well as 720p/59.94 and 720p/50 scan formats. Major features include full digital signal processing, advanced digital detail correction with independent horizontal and vertical correction of red, green and blue signals, and optional anti-moiré filtering. Hybrid log gamma processing is operator-selectable for HDR picture origination, enabling high-contrast scenes to be televised with full picture detail across the entire brightness range from highlights, mid-range to shaded areas.
The HDK-73’s dockable structure allows studio configuration with fiber base stations as well as self-contained operation with a camera adapter for wireless or onsite recording applications. A fiber adapter can be attached directly to the camera head without the need for external cables. External devices such as wireless transmission or a solid-state recorder can be attached for standalone operation, making the camera suitable for live sports, news gathering, or field production.