Ikegami Electronics (Europe) will demonstrate two recent additions to its range of broadcast-quality cameras at the Media Production Show in London’s Olympia exhibition centre, June 12-13. Exhibiting on stand 514, Ikegami will be represented by Trev Sword and Simon East from the company’s UK branch in Sunbury-on-Thames.
Ikegami HDK-73 3-CMOS Full-HD HDR Camera
The HDK-73 is a dockable multi-role high-definition camera designed for standard-dynamic-range and high-dynamic-range broadcast production. It is available as complete system including CCU, connecting fibre, 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 an extremely wide dynamic range of more than 600%, 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. Full digital signal handling is performed by a newly developed processor operating in up to 38 bit depth.
The HDK-73’s dockable structure allows studio configuration with fibre base stations as well as self-contained operation with a camera adapter for wireless or onsite recording applications. A fibre adapter can be attached directly to the camera head without need for external cables. External devices such as wireless transmission or a solid state HDD recorder can be attached for stand-alone operation, making the camera suitable for live sports, news gathering or field production.
Ikegami UHK-430 3-CMOS UHD Camera
The Ikegami UHK-430 is a high-end UHD camera employing three newly-developed 3840 x 2160 native 2/3 inch CMOS sensors which provide full resolution plus the depth of field required for studio and outdoor production. The UHK-430 allows very high quality UHD and high dynamic range production while at the same time interfacing easily with current HD systems. Ikegami’s iLog (HLG) can be used to achieve high contrast to handle high dynamic range. Based on logarithmic gamma processing, this integral feature allows more image information to be retained for greater headroom and colour grading.
Two-piece construction allows the concept of the optical extender block adaptor, enabling the sensor head to be detached as a compact unit for easy deployment on support devices such as long-reach manually-controlled camera poles. In this mode, the head can be operated up to 50 metres from the camera body. The head can also be replaced by other assemblies as they become available, such as a Super 35mm large-sensor front-end compatible with Positive Lock lenses. Camera heads for special applications will also become available as part of the UHK-430 product range, including a high frame-rate version.