iFIT relies on Ikegami HDK-99 camera to reach its audience of 6.4 million people with health and fitness content

iFIT is a company dedicated to the creation of content for health and sport. It reaches a subscriber base of 6.4 million, broadcasting more than 141 million interactive workouts in 2021. Eight Ikegami HDK-99 cameras cover two sets at iFIT’s production center, while a team of more than 180 expert trainers and fitness professionals lead iFIT classes.

“At iFIT, delivering the best fitness experience to our members is paramount and the Ikegami HDK-99 provides unsurpassed quality during our highly interactive broadcasts,” says Richard Katz, Executive Producer.

The Ikegami HDK-99 incorporates three 2/3-inch 2.6 megapixel CMOS sensors, each capable of capturing full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution images at 1200% dynamic range and a sensitivity of F11 at 60 Hz combined with high signal-to-noise ratio and modulation depth. The HDK-99 offers an HLG mode conforming to the ITU-R BT.2100 international standard for high dynamic range. The core of the HDK-99 is the AXII processor, which can perform high-speed processing of super-high-resolution video signals in various formats and frame rates. It also provides 16-axis real-time color correction.

“I have decades of experience with Ikegami, from Plumbicon tube HL-79s to today’s 8K sensors,” Katz states. “While image quality is always a driver, my loyalty to the company has been built around sales support and service.

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