NAB 2016: Ikegami Takes Wraps Off UHK-430 Three-2/3-inch-sensor 4K Camera
Ikegami (booth C7825) will debut new technology and exhibit an advanced range of systems at the 2016 NAB Show, including the debut of the Ikegami UHK-430 4K camera. Designed for use in the studio and field, the UHK-430 provides Ikegami’s high-quality imagery in true 4K. It features three 2/3-inch 4K (3840×2160) CMOS sensors with RGB prism optics, for “Real 4K” resolution from 24 million pixels (8 million per sensor).
Equipped with the new ASIC for low power and new digital signal processing features, the Ikegami UHK-430 attains 16-axis color correction from a 3D linear matrix. It also enables iLog, the Ikegami log transfer characteristic for HDR (high dynamic range). The UHK-430 is capable of 40G transmission using standard SMPTE hybrid fiber/copper camera cable, uncompressed 4:4:4 resolution RGB transmission, with four 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. There are simultaneous 4K and 2K outputs from the CCU, 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.
4K Upgrade for HDK-97ARRI and HDK-95C
The Ikegami HDK-97ARRI and HDK-95C are also now 4K-ready. Both cameras benefit 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.
New 4K Monitors and 8K Tech Exhibit
Two new Ikegami-designed 4K monitors will be introduced at the show. 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. The HQLM-3120WH is an alternate model with a special panel supporting HDR high dynamic range.
In addition, Ikegami will once again host a an 8K Technology Exhibit, which will update attendees on the newest developments in the extremely high resolution format, Super Hi Vision.
These Ikegami systems and more will be on display throughout NAB, at Booth C7825.