Shadok AV Group purchases Ikegami UHK-X700 4K-UHD HDR for OB service
Shadok AV Group, a Polish broadcast provider, has recently purchased four Ikegami UHK-X700 4K-UHD HDR camera systems. They will be operated as part of Shadok’s outside broadcast service. Each system comprises a complete chain including an Ikegami BSX-100 base station, OCP-300 Ethernet-compatible control panel and viewfinders.
Ikegami UHK-X700 cameras can be pedestal-mounted, tripod-mounted or operated over the shoulder. They incorporate three 2/3-inch CMOS 4K sensors with global shutters to eliminate rolling-shutter distortion and flash-banding artifacts. Full support is provided for HDR imagery with HLG or SDR, as well as the ability to choose between BT.2020 and BT.709 chroma spaces independently. High frame-rate shooting at up to double real-time in 4K or up to eightfold real-time in HD is possible as an option.
When combined with the Ikegami BSX-100 base station, the UHK-X700 supports simultaneous output in 4K-UHD and in HD video formats. 4K-UHD video is available as a 12G-SDI feed directly from the camera head. The BSX-100 enables the transportation of separate video, audio and metadata as independent IP multicast streams via an optional SMPTE.2110 plug-in MoIP unit.
The OCP-300 control panel and SE-U430 system expander for large lens installation are included as peripheral options. The OCP-300 operation control panel supports control via Ethernet as well as Ikegami’s ICCP.
“We have been delivering Ikegami cameras for broadcasters and television studios for quite a while now so we had first-hand feedback regarding the quality and performance of Ikegami solutions,” says Grzegorz Piechuła, President of Shadok AV Group. “We purchased complete systems including UHK-X700 4K camera chains with viewfinders and OCP-300 control panels plus Fujinon lenses. The equipment is being used for various television production projects including our own XR Set and on location.”
“A great feature of the UHK-X700 cameras is their built-in low pass filter. We take advantage of that in the studio, where we work with LED screens. Thanks to that solution the LED moiré effect, which is often a problematic issue, is eliminated,” he concludes.