NAB 2018

NAB 2018: Ikegami To Debut New HDK-99 3G-Capable Full Digital 3-CMOS HDTV Portable Camera

Ikegami has announced the debut of the new Ikegami HDK-99 3G-Capable Full Digital 3-CMOS HDTV Portable Camera at NAB 2018 from April 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  

The HDK-99 is the successor to Ikegami’s HDK-95C, and the next offering from the company’s expansive Unicam HD line. It employs three 2.6 Megapixel high performance CMOS image sensors for superb picture quality capable of capturing full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. Along with a wide dynamic range of more than 600%, the HDK-99 captures HDTV video with its horizontal resolution of 1000TVL, SNR of 62dB or more, and high sensitivity of F11 (59.94Hz).                

HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) mode is featured on the HDK-99, conforming to the ITU-R BT.2100 international standard for HDR. HLG makes it possible to expand the range represented from dark to bright, providing superb bright pictures with High Dynamic Range, while achieving rich colors with wide color gamut.        

A native multi-format camera, the HDK-99’s CMOS sensors support progressive and interlace readout. It natively supports 1080i /59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 1080p/29.97, 1080p/25 and 1080p/23.98. It also supports 1080p/59.94, 1080p/50, 1080i/119.88, and 1080i/100 3G HDTV formats.                 

Demanding content creators including broadcasters, sports and entertainment, houses of worship, government and corporate productions will benefit from AXII, Ikegami’s next Generation High Speed Digital Video Processor incorporated in the HDK-99. Ikegami’s AXII was developed for the range of next-generation HD, 4K, and 8K cameras, with the ability to perform high speed processing of super high-resolution video signals in multiple formats and frame rates.  AXII’s advanced design enables this new processor to deliver excellent imagery with high reliability and low power consumption.

The AXII DSP in the HDK-99 incorporates a 3D-color matrix. This color matrix function enables precise color adjustment for all occasions, and 16 axes of the color gamut can be fine-tuned in both hue and saturation.  This function works in real time, and is extremely beneficial for live multi-camera applications.        

In addition, the Ikegami HDK-99 has a Lens Aberration Correction function, which minimizes the loss of resolution and colored edges caused mainly by lens chromatic aberration. Its Quick EZ Focus Assist Function provides very distinct enhancement to the viewfinder signal, which enables the camera operator to make critical focus adjustments. The size of area, area color, edge color, and display time on the viewfinder are all adjustable in the camera menu.        

Featuring a docking-style construction, the HDK-99 can be outfitted with several available adapters and CCU’s, base stations, and control panels.

“With the HDK-99, Ikegami is proud to give our users everything they needed next from a world-class CMOS portable camera,” says Teri Zastrow, Director of Sales and Marketing for Ikegami. “With outstanding 4K and HDR capabilities, the HDK-99 provides flexibility for current and future production needs.”

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