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Ikegami to highlight new UHK-X600 IP HFR HDR studio/portable camera at Broadcast Asia 2023

Jun 1, 2023

Ikegami (www.ikegami.co.jp/en), a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks and other content creators, will demonstrate the latest versions of its wide range of broadcast-quality camera systems and monitoring equipment at Broadcast Asia 2023, Singapore Expo, June 7th-9th.

BROADCAST ASIA DEBUT

Ikegami UHK-X600 IP high-frame-rate high-dynamic-range studio/portable camera

Making its Broadcast Asia debut on the Ikegami stand (6C3-01) will be the UHK-X600 IP high-frame-rate camera. Latest addition to Ikegami’s Unicam XE series, the UHK-X600 is a broadcast quality camera which can be pedestal-mounted, tripod-mounted or operated over-the shoulder. It incorporates three 2/3-inch oversampling UHD CMOS sensors delivering 1000 TVL resolution, minimal aliasing, plus 2000 lux sensitivity at F11 (50p). Standard features include full support for Hybrid Log Gamma HDR with the ability to select between BT.2020 and BT.709 chroma spaces. Global shutter imagers minimise artifacts when televising LED screen walls or flash/strobe illuminated stage environments. Dimensions are 34 x 24.5 x 15.5 cm and weight is 5 kg.

The UHK-X600 accepts a wide range of B4 lenses and supports chromatic aberration correction, vignetting correction, ramping compensation and remote control of backfocus (when also supported by the lens). Core of the UHK-X600 electronics is a power-efficient ASIC which encapsulates a wide range of high-grade video processing functions into ultra-compact component dimensions. When combined with the Ikegami BSX-100 type-S base station, the camera optionally supports simultaneous output in UHD and HD video formats.

Future-proofing options for the UHK-X600 enable customers to invest in additional capabilities as or when required. License-key based options include support for 2x, 3x and 4x high frame rate capture plus optional 4K processing delivering 2000 TVL resolution when operating in 2160p. Plug-in hardware-based options include a SMPTE ST 2110 compatible media-over-IP interface board and optional 12G output board.

ALSO ON SHOW

Ikegami UHK-X750 full-studio version of UHK-X700 IP-capable UHD HDR HFR camera

Ikegami will also display the UHK-X750,a full studio camera with all of the UHK-X700’s features except those that apply to portable shoulder operation. The UHK-X750 offers a lower centre-of-gravity and easier staging compared to a portable camera with telephoto lens and supporter. In addition, the Ikegami UHK-X750 full studio camera features a greater design emphasis on ease of service and cool operation.

Ikegami UHK-X700 IP-capable UHD HDR HFR camera

UHK-X700 is a robustly built camera combining high signal quality with versatile connectivity. The camera can be pedestal or tripod mounted or operated over the shoulder. Its front end comprises three 2/3-inch CMOS UHD sensors with a global shutter to minimise artifacts when shooting LED screens or scenes illuminated with flash or strobe lighting. Full HDR/SDR support is included plus the ability to choose between BT.2020 and BT.709 chroma spaces. HFR shooting at up to 2x speed in UHD or up to 8x in HD via the base station is possible as an option. When combined with the Ikegami BSX-100 base station or CCU-X100 camera control unit, the UHK-X700 can output UHD/HD video formats simultaneously. IP interface of video, audio and intercom I/O is available conforming to SMPTE ST.2110 standards as an option at the base station or CCU. UHD video is available as a 12G-SDI feed directly from the camera head, allowing integration into a wireless system. Weighing only 5 kg, the UHK-X700 comes with a B4 lens mount and has an optical sensitivity of F11 when operating at UHD/50p.

Ikegami UHL-43 3-CMOS 4K UHD compact multi-purpose camera

The UHL-43 is a compact box-style camera designed for applications such as robotic studios, live-event broadcasting, parliamentary television and point-of-view image capture. The camera head can be used on practically any support device such as a remote pan & tilt, long-reach arm or overhead mount. The UHL-43 employs three 2/3-inch UHD CMOS sensors in the same workflow and remote control structure as Ikegami’s Unicam XE series UHK-X700 and UHK-750 cameras. Unlike cameras using a single chip or pixel-offset technology, the integration of three UHD resolution CMOS sensors and prism optics provides true 2000TVL capture resolution, high quality colour reproduction and complete freedom from colour aliasing. Available as an HD model, the UHL-43 can be upgraded to deliver 4K-UHD. HLG HDR is supported as standard in HD and UHD. Output options supporting 12G-SDI or 4 x 3G-SDI over electrical cable or optical fibre are available. All control functions are accessible at the camera head or via a choice of remote control panels from Ikegami’s OCP-series. The integral Ethernet interface allows easy control from practically any distance, making the camera ideal for remotely supervised outside broadcasting.

Ikegami HDK-99 3G 3-CMOS 4K-ready HDR camera

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 F12 at 50 Hz combined with high signal-to-noise ratio and modulation depth. 1080p, 1080i and 720p HD formats are supported.

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