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GV Expo: Ikegami Showing Tapeless GFCAM Camcorders and More

Gear includes the latest advancements in its GFCAM HDS-V10 Flash-RAM camcorder, native multiformat HD CMOS HDK-79EC camera system, a new dual-format HDK-77EC HD CMOS camera, and others.

Ikegami is bringing its wide range of cameras to GV Expo, including the latest advancements in its GFCAM HDS-V10 Flash-RAM camcorder, native multiformat HD CMOS HDK-79EC camera system, new dual-format HDK-77EC HD CMOS camera, and others.


“The term HDTV encompasses many different formats today, any one of which might be the video production and/or display standard of choice used by the broad spectrum of government video professionals,” said Alan Keil, vice president and director of engineering. “In response to this trend, Ikegami offers one of the industry’s most comprehensive product lines to satisfy the mission-critical needs of this most vital market. Bringing to bear such leading-edge technologies as megapixel CMOS imaging sensors, 3G-SDI (SMPTE 424M) capture and display capabilities, state-of-the-art purpose-built ASIC’s, and the latest advances in LCD monitoring, Ikegami continues its commitment to the needs of moving-image content creators in the public sector.”

Ikegami’s Tapeless GFCAM
The GFCAM HDS-V10 Flash-RAM camcorder is a three-CCD ENG camera featuring 1080i/720p HDTV format support, and advanced features such as “Pakless” recording while exchanging media packs, Proxy generation, and Bluetooth for instant export of thumbnail clips directly to laptops for fast logging, metadata insertion and more.

It uses GFPAK media, a removable Flash-RAM pack with up to 64 GB capacity. As with all components in the GF Series, the HDS-V10 uses MPEG-2 compression and the MXF file format. All video and metadata recorded with GFCAM has direct compatibility to all major Avid Technology nonlinear edit systems via Avid’s new AMA (Avid Media Access) plug-in architecture.

Affordable Native Dual-Format HD CMOS Studio/Field Camera
The new HDK-77EC native multiformat HD CMOS portable field camera is a cost-effective solution to meet the demands of an increasingly varied HD market. It’s an economical docking-style portable multiformat HD camera with CMOS imaging sensors for 1080i/720p HD format flexibility, lower power consumption, and reduced operating temperature. An added innovation is Ikegami’s CCU-890M camera control unit, which provides built-in fiber or triax connectivity for the HDK-77EC.

1080/60p CMOS HD Studio and Field Camera
With HD production formats proliferating, Ikegami is addressing the needs of an even wider array of government video professionals with its revolutionary HDK-79EC camera system. The HDK-79EC fully exploits the latest advances in CMOS imaging-sensor technology to deliver native multiformat HD production performance. Configurable for either portable use or as a “hard” field/studio camera, it employs three 2/3-inch, 2.5-megapixel 1920×1080 CMOS-imaging sensors, which are switchable between native interlace- and progressive-readout modes. This enables the HDK-79EC to deliver multiple HD formats, including 1080/60i, 1080/24p, and 720/60p (as well as optional 50Hz HD formats 1080/50i and 720/50p).

The HDK-79EC is also available in a dual-processor version, designated the HDK-79EC/HS. This model provides high-speed sensor readout of 1080/120i and 720/120p for super slow motion video capture, and high-speed readout of 1080/60p.

Multiformat CMOS HD POV Camera
Government video professionals will also witness how Ikegami has leveraged the advantages of CMOS imaging in a POV camera configuration, in the form of the HDL-51 one-piece full-digital native multiformat HD “box” camera. Part of Ikegami’s HDL-50 series of POV cameras, the HDL-51 employs three newly developed 2.5-megapixel CMOS sensors for native multiformat HD operation, including 1080/60i, 1080/24p, and 720/60p video directly from the camera head. A motorized remote-controllable ND filter wheel and electric color-correction filter enables the HDL-51 to operate in a wide range of lighting conditions, perfect for homeland security applications. An HS version of this model is available, providing 1080/60p from a compact POV camera.

HD Video Monitoring With LCD Technology
For all those Ikegami 1080/60p acquisition tools now available, the company correspondingly advanced full-HD-pixel multiformat LCD with its model HLM-3250W. This 32-inch, 16:9, 1920 by 1080-pixel space-saving flat-panel monitor features an optional 3G-SDI (SMPTE 424M) input module for display of 1080/60p HD video images..

Also on display at Ikegami’s GV Expo 2009 booth will be the 16:9 HLM-2450W 24-inch 1920×1080 LCD monitor. Both it and the HLM-3250W feature two-channel HD-SDI and two-channel analog composite video inputs as well as an optional 3G-SDI input module for display of 1080/60p HD. Both monitors also feature: waveform, vector, and vertical-interval time code (VITC) display, a wide critical-viewing angle of 178 degrees (horizontal and vertical), and a user-marker function. The contrast ratios of the HLM-3250W and HLM-2450W are 1300:1 and 800:1, respectively.

For HD monitoring in confined spaces such as trucks, vans, and small edit rooms, Ikegami will also show the HLM-920 9-inch WVGA HD/SD 16:9 multi-format color LCD monitor sized for dual-rack-mounting configurations. The HLM-920WP version is suitable for field use with either DC input or battery operation. Both versions of the monitor provide two-channel HD-SDI inputs, two-channel analog composite video inputs, waveform and VITC display, and a wide critical-viewing angle of 170 degrees.

Ikegami will be GV Expo Dec. 2-3 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., in the Booth No. 106.


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