Ikegami Introduces HC-HD300 – Affordable HD Studio Camera System
Ikegami Electronics U.S.A. has introduced the HC-HD300 CMOS Studio HDTV Camera System. The newest addition to Ikegami’s Unicam HD product line, the HC-HD300 is a highly flexible, docking style camera that represents Ikegami’s first affordable HD studio camera system. Ready for the studio or field, it features a newly-developed 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.
CMOS sensors are now meeting and exceeding the performance of CCDs in sensitivity, signal-to-noise ratio, and resolution. They continue to offer low power consumption, no vertical smear, and a high degree of format flexibility. With extensive ongoing research and development in this technology, the adoption of CMOS for broadcast camera use is now the trend.
Ideal for broadcast TV stations, as well as, educational, corporate and house of worship applications, the highly versatile Ikegami HC-HD300 also works in conjunction with a newly developed camera control system consisting of the FA-300 Fiber Adapter and BSF-300 Base Station, utilizing OpticalCON DUO connectors for its fiber camera cable connection. This connector accepts either a mating OpticalCON Duo connector for SMPTE hybrid camera cable (maximum distance: 350m/ 1,148ft with 2″VF, 250m/820ft with 7″VF), or common optical LC connectors for duplex single-mode fiber cable (maximum distance: 10km/32,800ft). The system enables affordable and flexible integration for a variety of applications.
The lightweight and compact size (1.5RU) BSF-300 is easily integrated into any studio, mobile truck, or portable flypack. When using hybrid fiber camera cable, the base station provides power to the fiber adapter and the camera itself.
Other key features of the Ikegami HC-HD300 is a high performance sensor block with F10 sensitivity, 58dB SNR, and 1000TVL resolution, Native 1920 x1080 HD resolution, Multi-Video format 1080i, 720p, 480i (NTSC), 576i (PAL) Switchable; Unique Quick EZ Focus (focus assist) function, and Built-in Automatic Lens Aberration Correction function.
“With the Ikegami HC-HD300, we are providing a new level of access to Ikegami broadcast quality,” says Teri Zastrow, Director of Sales & Marketing for Ikegami. “In addition to Ikegami quality from top to bottom, users will benefit from our unparalleled industry renowned customer support.”