Ikegami to offer new tapeless HD field recorders, holographic video archiving at NAB

Ikegami Electronics (U.S.A.), Inc. heads to NAB 2007 with a number of new products, including one-piece compact servo-filter HD cameras, new tapeless HD field recorders, a holographic video-archiving system, a new compact aerial HD camera, and improved angle of view LCD monitors. In addition to these new products, Ikegami will also show two new HD and multi-standard studio and portable companion cameras and a new camera-control unit and base station.

Ikegami’s new HDK-790 EX III Full Digital HDTV studio camera system and its portable companion, the HDK-79 EX III employ advanced full-digital process ASIC’s (Application-Specific Integrated Circuits) and 14-bit A/D conversion for exceptional rendition of color gradation (even in dark-tone areas of the video picture). These native 1080i cameras also employ three new 2/3-inch AIT CCD image sensors with 60 dB signal-to-noise performance in high definition for superb picture quality and an excellent vertical smear characteristic. The HDK-790 EX III and HDK-79 EX III are designed as simulcast broadcasting cameras, meeting the requirements of both HDTV and SDTV.

Also new from Ikegami at NAB 2007 are the model HDK-727 and HDK-727P native 720/60P Full Digital HDTV studio and portable companion cameras. Utilizing Ikegami’s advanced full-digital process ASIC’s, both cameras feature 14-bit A/D conversion for a range of sophisticated digital image-enhancement features. Further contributing to the superb picture performance of the Ikegami HDK-727 and HDK-727P native 720/60P Full Digital HDTV studio and portable companion cameras are their CCD image sensors, which feature an additional 2 dB more S/N than previous models. The portable HDK-727P camera offers additional performance advantages for ease of use and convenience thanks to its improved smaller, lighter, lower-power-consumption design.

In addition to new HD and multi-standard cameras, Ikegami will also introduce a new Camera-Control Unit (CCU) and Base Station designed for use with its acclaimed HDK-79EC multi-format full-digital HDTV camera system, which employs leading-edge CMOS image-sensor technology. The new CCU-890 offers integrated network control with no need for an adapter or “hub” on the CCU side. The CCU-890 also offers the option of an integrated triax system, without the need for an external 1-RU triax adapter at the CCU side. In addition, the CCU-890 includes optional integrated dual-link support for 1080/60p as well as slow-motion formats, including 720/120p, and 1080/120i.

Ikegami’s new half-rack base station, the model BS-89, shares much of its circuitry in common with the CCU-890 without, however, the optional triax and dual link that requires the full size unit. Additional features, such as the integrated network control, are part of this base station as well.

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