Ikegami Looking to HDR for New Monitors

Ikegami is a specialist supplier of cameras and monitors for broadcast as well as medical applications.

There were a number of new monitors as well as what it claims is the world’s first 2/3 inch 3-CMOS sensor 4K/HD studio camera, the UHK-435. The HDK-73 is a new camera that supports HLG.

Ikegami HQLM 3120WIkegami’s HQLM 3120W supports HDR but doesn’t have a special panel. Image:Meko

The HQLM-3120W is a new UltraHD monitor with 350 cd/m² of output and 4K DCI 4096 x 2160 resolution. Contrast is quoted at 1,450:! from an IPS panel. Inputs include dual 12G SDI and HDMI. Features include a vectorscope, split screen and user markets.

Ikegami also had a preview of a monitor based on the 1,000 cd/m² 32″ panel from Panasonic that uses dual LCDs to boost contrast to 1,000,000:1 (also used by Eizo Eizo Planning CG3145 High Contrast Monitor Shipment). Unlike the Eizo unit, which is designed to be used with a PC, it will be a stand-alone broadcast monitor with SDI inputs and support for vectorscope and other broadcast features. Pricing is still to be decided nearer the shipment date which is expected to be at the end of March 2018.

Two other new monitors are the HLM-1760WR and the HLM-960WR. These are 17″ and 9″ units, both based on LCDs with FullHD resolution and SDI inputs.