New HD studio camera


Ikegami, sold in South Africa by Johannesburg-based Harambe Technologies, is
addressing the growing demand for high definition (HD) content with “new,
technologically advanced and competitively priced HD cameras’.

This includes the new HDK-97A 3G-SDI 1080/50p HD studio camera or “Unicam HD’. It
is a 16-bit portable companion-camera that employs new AIT CCD imagers and an
all-new digital video processing system for superior picture detail and accurate
rendition of colour gradations. It delivers a choice of 1080/50p 4:2:2 or 1080/50i
4:4:4 colour sampling, and is designed for traditional style multi-camera production

A docking style camera, the new HDK-97A also features a 3G fibre-transmission
system from the camera head to its CCU. Transmission options include an HD-SDI
QTV signal for teleprompter (or vanity/programme monitor) use and an HD-SDI “trunk
channel,’ which allows for connection of a second camera that doesn’t have its own
built-in fibre transmission system (such as a POV camera, including one paired with
the HDK-97A in a stereoscopic 3D application).

The Unicam HDK-97A is also offering a newly developed Digital Triax System
consisting of DTA-55, dockable camera adapter which can be easily fixed to the
camera head, and the 1.5U 19′ Basestation BST-55.

Ikegami also recently introduced the Hi-Motion2 Super Slow-Mo HD camera, a
cooperative development with NAC Image Technology.

Designed to meet specialised HD super slow-motion production applications, the Hi-
Motion2 system features a unique three-CMOS sensor camera head with built-in
memory, delivering greater than ten-times-speed (“10x’) for thrilling super-slow-
motion playback of HD sports action.

This dual format 1080i/720p camera features parallel live and replay feeds for use as
both a “traditional’ portable or field HD camera and Super Slow-Mo (or “X-MO’)
camera that can work side-by-side with other Ikegami HD cameras on sports trucks
to deliver the visuals today’s HD sports viewers demand.

Screen Africa magazine – May 2012


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