LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER, BOOTH C-4228, APRIL 14-17, 2008â€”
Ikegami, which introduced the industryâ€™s first tapeless camcorder at NAB 1995, will debut its revolutionary Flash-based system at NAB 2008 in response to industry demand for a lower-cost tapeless HD ENG solution. Developed in cooperation with Toshiba (a world leader in Flash memory), the GFCAM system includes the
tapeless camcorder, the
studio deck, and
high-capacity Flash media to record more than two hours of HD video. The
tapeless HD ENG systemâ€”which features an open-codec HD/SD architecture, proxy video, and metadata convenienceâ€”leverages the increasing integration of IT networking in the broadcast industry and delivers unprecedented file-based HD workflow efficiencies extending from digital video capture, to non-linear editing, to content delivery.
tapeless camcorder is an advanced yet affordable three-CCD model providing 1080i/720p HDTV format support, multiple digital recording modes, and such advanced features as Retro Loop recording so videographers never miss a shot. The
studio deck is a Flash-based central video management and recording system with extensive connectivity that even includes a front-mounted USB port. Both the
media, a removable Flash memory cartridge with up to 64GB capacity and a convenient USB port for access to file-based video even when
is not installed in either the camcorder or the deck.
The advanced network connectivity of all
system components creates the industryâ€™s newest, highly efficient, highly productive, and affordable tapeless HD environment, which is engineered to meet the demands of broadcast news and digital media professionals. Ikegami will demonstrate the
systemâ€™s totally tapeless workflow at NAB 2008, starting with
acquisition and finishing with archiving that uses advanced new third-party holographic technology.
Ikegamiâ€™s decades of leadership and innovation in HD camera technology will be further evidenced at NAB 2008 with the introduction of its new and affordable
HDTV studio camera. A product the broadcast industry has been demanding, the
employees 2/3-inch 2.2 million pixel IT CCDs, 14-bit A/D converters, and Ikegamiâ€™s Chip C4 advanced digital signal processing ASIC to deliver the performance customers expect from an Ikegami HD studio camera. The camera includes an integrated fiber camera cable system for perfect signal transmission to the compact and cost effective
base station. With its front and rear plug-in modular design, the
can be ordered with just the right compliment of signal interfaces required.
Ikegamiâ€™s leadership in camera technology has long made the brand a favorite in sports and mobile production, in TV studios, and for ENG applications. New and established HD cameras being shown at NAB 2008 include: portable models, companion systems that convert from portable to studio/field use with a System Expander kit, and POV (point-of-view) â€œboxâ€? cameras for goal-post, airborne, and other specialized applications. All of Ikegamiâ€™s HD cameras employ the latest electronic innovations, with many featuring advanced CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductors) imagers, which provide reduced power consumption, multi-format HD video capture, and high-speed imaging capabilities.
Ikegami CMOS-equipped HD cameras being exhibited at NAB 2008 include the flagship
Native Multi-format HD CMOS Camera System for field and studio use. Its three 2/3-inch 2.5 Mega-pixel 1920H x 1080V CMOS imaging sensors are switchable between native interlace and progressive readout modes and provide: 1080/60i, 1080/24p, and 720/60p performance. Also available are optional 50Hz formats, 1080/50i and 720/50p, and high-speed dual-link 1080/60p, and for Super Slow Motion, 720/120i. The docking style body of the
allows easy swap between fiber and triax camera cable by simply mounting the FA fiber adapter or TA triax adapter on the camera and throwing a switch at the
series one-piece end-to-end digital POV cameras also employ newly developed 2.5 Mega-pixel CMOS sensors for native multi-format HD operation, including 1080/59.94i and 720/59.94p directly from the camera head (the
sister-model POV camera supports native 1080/23.98p format operation as well). The
, meanwhile, is designed to meet the size and signal-transportation requirements for gyro-stabilized aerial camera mounts. The
Editcam HD tapeless camcorder for high end multi-format HD production (such as 24p digital filmmaking) also employs Ikegami CMOS imager technology.
Additional Ikegami HD cameras being exhibited at NAB 2008 include the sophisticated
Full Digital HDTV studio camera system and its portable companion, the
, which employ new 2/3-inch native 1080i AIT CCD image sensors, and offer exceptionally quiet pictures with 60dB SNR (in HD) to meet the requirements of both HDTV and SDTV production. Elsewhere in Ikegamiâ€™s NAB 2008 exhibit, the
, native 720p Full Digital HDTV studio and portable companion cameras, will be displayed for 720p users looking for the highest sensitivity and SNR.
LCD HD Monitors
Long known as a premier manufacturer of broadcast video monitors, Ikegamiâ€™s NAB 2008 exhibit will include the companyâ€™s line of reference-grade multi-format LCD HDTV displays. Ikegami’s growing line of multi-format color LCD HDTV/SDTV monitors provide a space-saving, compact solution for the full range of broadcast and professional applications, such as mobile production vehicles and studio control rooms.
At NAB 2008 Ikegami will unveil the
, a 17-inch HD/SD multi-format color monitor that integrates a revolutionary new LCD panel featuring a significantly improved critical viewing angle. The new HLM-1711R also provides improved rendition of flesh tones and other colors that demand critical evaluation in broadcast television and professional video studios.
Another Ikegami NAB 2008 video-monitor introduction is the 9-inch
multi-format HD/SD LCD with 16 x 9 aspect ratio to maximize space utilization in today’s HD production applications. For Ikegami manufactured LCD monitors, the full line includes sizes from 9 to 26 inches.
HD/SD Production Switchers
Complementing its full line of HD cameras is Ikegamiâ€™s
Next-Generation, full-size HD/SD Large Production Switcher and its smaller counterpart, the new
Compact Production Switcher with 2ME and 1ME control panels. The
can input HD or SD SDI signals; a total of 96 inputs and 64 outputs can be supported, with all output signals fully assignable. The
offers three and four M/E’s (Mix/Effects buses) versions, with a two-channel DVE built into each M/E for basic programmable effects. High-flexibility key control, an LCD Touch Screen for easy set-up of complicated effect sequences, an optional frame store, external machine control, and extensive networking capabilities make the
the perfect production switcher for high-end broadcast applications in the coming HD/SD DTV era. The
Compact Production Switcher is based on the same technology as that used in the
, and is available in one- and two-M/E versions.
Responding to the growing need for stable, economical HD video archiving, Ikegami will display the
external holographic drive, which enables users of Ikegamiâ€™s GFCAM tapeless HD ENG system or Ikegamiâ€™s Editcam3 or EditcamHD tapeless camcorders to transfer edited or camera-original video content via network interfaces to highly stable 300GB cartridges with all the advantages of tapeless nonlinear archiving and retrieval. This emerging holographic technology boasts a roadmap with large strides in increasing capacity and speed on the same cost effective DVD-sized discs.
These and other revolutionary new and established Ikegami products will be exhibited throughout NAB 2008 at Booth No. C-4228 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 14 to 17.
Ikegami Electronics (U.S.A.), Inc.
is a leading supplier of professional broadcasting products in the Western Hemisphere. With U.S. offices in New Jersey, California, Florida, Texas, and Illinois, the Ikegami name is recognized worldwide for its state-of-the-art television cameras and closed-circuit TV equipment. Ikegamiâ€™s universal High Definition TV cameras have been widely accepted by the broadcast industry as it continues the transition to the High Definition Television Format.
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