Ikegami (www.ikegami.com), a leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, debuted new technology and exhibited an advanced range of systems at the 2016 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls was opened on April, 18-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The show was marked the debut of the Ikegami UHK-430 4K camera. Designed for use in the studio and field, the UHK-430 provides Ikegami's superb imagery in true 4K. It features three 2/3-inch 4K (3840x2160) CMOS sensors with RGB prism optics, for "Real 4K" resolution from 24 million pixels (8 million per sensor).
Equipped with the new ASIC for low power and new digital signal processing features, the Ikegami UHK-430 attains 16-axis color correction from a 3D linear matrix. It also enables iLog, the Ikegami log transfer characteristic for HDR (high dynamic range). The UHK-430 is capable of 40G transmission using standard SMPTE hybrid fiber/copper camera cable, uncompressed 4:4:4 resolution RGB transmission, with four HD channels from CCU to camera, and one HD trunk channel from camera to CCU. In addition, a Gigabit Ethernet connection is available on the Ikegami UHK-430 camera for external use. There are simultaneous 4K and 2K outputs from the CCU, with available 2K cutout from the 4K picture. A plug-in output module allows for flexible 4K signal formats including Quad 3G, 12G, and IP.
The Ikegami HDK-97ARRI and HDK-95C are now 4K-ready. Both cameras benefit from the Super Resolution Converter integrated with Ikegami's BS-98/CCU-980 Multi-format Base Stations. The 4K Super Resolution Converter provides a simultaneous 4K output when the camera is operating in a 1080p format, such as 1080p/59.94Hz. Ultra HD band image enhancement is provided for the 4K signal.
Two new Ikegami-designed 4K monitors were introduced. The HQLM-3120W is a 31.1-inch broadcast quality monitor. It incorporates a 10-bit, LED backlit, UHD LCD panel with a contrast ratio of 1450:1. Also planned is a tentative 31.1-inch alternate model with a special panel supporting HDR high dynamic range.
In addition, Ikegami once again hosted a leading-edge 8K Technology Exhibit, which was updated attendees on the newest developments in the extremely high resolution format, Super Hi Vision.
These Ikegami systems and more were on display throughout NAB, at Booth C7825, April 18-21, 2016, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.