New camera to sit alongside roster of product updates with HDR at the heart
Ikegami today announces that it has launched the latest addition to its UNICAM XE series the UHK-435. Alongside this Ikegami will exhibit a range of updates to its existing product line at IBC2017, taking place 14th – 19th September, at the RAI, Amsterdam.
The UHK-435 is the world’s first 2/3-inch 3-CMOS sensor 4K/HD studio camera. It captures the extended depth of field required for studio and outdoor production and can be used with B4 bayonet-mount large studio or OB lenses. The camera delivers wide dynamic range and wide colour gamut, fully supporting HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) conforming to HDR International Standard (ITU-R BT). UNICAM XE series peripherals such as the CCU-430 camera control unit, VFL 701 D 7-inch full HD LCD viewfinder and 7.4-inch OLED viewfinder are fully compatible with the UHK-435. The viewfinder can be positioned close to the extended line of the optical axis. Interfaces are available for a wide range of signal protocols including Quad 3G-SDI, 12G SDI and IP.
With HDR taking centre stage, the latest addition to Ikegami’s Unicam HD camera series the HDK-73, which was launched at NAB 2017, will now boast HDR compatibility. The camera, which features F13(1080i50) high sensitivity 2/3-inch CMOS sensors with exceptional picture quality in either 1080i or 720p, now features a HLG hybrid log gamma for HDR picture origination. This new feature means it is now possible to shoot a scene with high dynamic range without losing gradation in the highlights.
Other additions to Ikegami’s pipeline include a new 12G-SDI interface option for its CCU-430. The new 12G-SDI interface allows greater flexibility for content creators, with the CCU-430 also designed to support 3G-SDI, simultaneous-output and VoIP, allowing for greater resolution, frame rates, colour fidelity and future trends for 4K systems.
Also on display on stand 12.A31, is Ikegami’s 4K monitor HQLM-3120W. The new monitor is equipped with two channels of 12G-SDI input as standard for efficient configuration with 4K equipment such as cameras and switchers.
Another first will be two new monitors in Ikegami’s HD 60 series the HLM-1760WR and the HLM-960WR. The HLM-1760WR is a space-saving 17 inch video monitor with low power consumption, wide critical viewing angle, excellent brightness and contrast, fast response time and faithful colour reproduction. Employing an LED-backlight Full HD (1920×1080) panel, it incorporates multi-format SDI, 3G-SDI, HDMI(HDCP) and VBS inputs as standard. The HLM-960WR is a compact and affordable solution for various broadcast monitoring applications. The new addition is a multi-format 9-inch monitor with Full HD (1920×1080) LCD panel and LED backlight available with 3G-SDI input comes as standard.
Ikegami will also be showing a prototype of its new 4K HDR monitor and 4K POV camera for robotic or unmanned studio operation.
With the announcement earlier this month that Ikegami has been appointed as a reseller partner for Snell Advanced Media (SAM), the two companies will demonstrate camera control over IP between Ikegami stand 12.A31 and SAM stand 9.A01.