Ikegami to Exhibit 8K and 4K Technology at 2015 NAB Show

Ikegami, a leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will display a wide range of advanced systems and technologies at the 2015 NAB Show. This year’s NAB exhibition halls will be open April 13-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Ikegami will follow the success of its 2014 presentation by once again hosting a leading-edge 8K Technology Exhibit, an 8K UHDTV camera, which will update attendees on the newest developments in the extremely high resolution Super Hi Vision format.

A 4K Technology Exhibit including a new 2/3-inch CMOS 4K camera and a new 4K base station, compatible with existing Ikegami Unicam cameras will also be presented. As part of the 4K exhibit, Ikegami will display Hibino Corporation’s cutting-edge real-dot full 4K 293-inch LED display. Ikegami’s precise imaging technologies and Hibino’s high resolution display technologies will be merged to expand the potential of the 4K solution. Having both proudly marked their 50th anniversary, Ikegami USA and Hibino Corporation will solicit the potential of 4K/8K technology from broadcast professionals at NAB 2015.

Throughout the Ikegami booth, visitors will experience products that provide exceptional HD picture quality, industry-leading CMOS technology, superior performance, and convenient features. Systems on display will include the following, with additional Ikegami technology on exhibit to be announced closer to the show.

Ikegami HC-HD300 1/3-inch 3-CMOS docking-style camera

Newest addition to Ikegami’s Unicam HD product line, the HC-HD300 is a highly flexible docking-style camera that represents Ikegami’s first affordable HD studio camera system. Ready for studio or field, it features a newly-developed 1/3-inch 3-CMOS optical block design, in keeping with the outstanding imagery and same rugged construction of the broadcast-ready Unicam HD line.

Ideal for broadcast TV stations, as well as, educational, corporate and house of worship applications, the highly versatile Ikegami HC-HD300 also works in conjunction with a newly developed camera control system consisting of the FA-300 fibre adapter and BSF-300 base station, utilising OpticalCON DUO connectors for its fibre camera cable connection. This connector accepts either a mating OpticalCON Duo connector for SMPTE hybrid camera cable (maximum distance: 250m/820ft), or common optical LC connectors for duplex single-mode fibre cable (maximum distance: 10km/32,800ft). The system enables affordable and flexible integration for a variety of applications.

Ikegami HDK-65C 2/3-inch 3-CMOS portable camera

The new HDK-65C is the latest addition to Ikegami’s Unicam HD line. Equipped with multi-format 2.5 million pixel 2/3 inch CMOS sensors, the HDK-65C is available as a single-format system and is software-upgradeable to additional HD formats. Providing end-to-end digital processing, it features a low-profile docking camera head for fiber, triax, or wireless applications.

CMOS sensors are now meeting and exceeding the performance of CCDs in sensitivity, signal-to-noise ratio, and resolution. They continue to offer low power consumption, no vertical smear, and a high degree of format flexibility. With extensive ongoing research and development in this technology, the adoption of CMOS for broadcast camera use is now the trend.

These Ikegami systems and more will be on display on Booth C7725 throughout the 2015 NAB Show April 13-16, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.