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Ikegami Debuts HC-HD300 Studio/Field Camera

Configurable camera for field/studio use

Ikegami HC-HD300 field/studio camera

MAYWOOD, NJ — Ikegami Electronics has introduced the HC-HD300 CMOS Studio HDTV camera system. The newest addition to Ikegami’s Unicam HD product line is a flexible, docking-style camera that represents the company’s first affordable HD studio camera system. Ready for the studio or field, it features a newly-developed 1/3-inch three-CMOS optical block design.

CMOS sensors are now meeting and exceeding the performance of CCDs in sensitivity, signal-to-noise ratio and resolution. They continue to offer low power consumption, no vertical smear and a high degree of format flexibility. With extensive ongoing research and development in this technology, the adoption of CMOS for broadcast camera use is now the trend.

Targeted at broadcast TV stations, as well as educational, corporate and house of worship applications, the versatile Ikegami HC-HD300 also works in conjunction with a newly developed camera control system consisting of the FA-300 fiber adapter and BSF-300 base station. Depending on the connection option chosen, the HC-HD300 can work at a distance up to 10 km (32,800 feet) from its base station.

The lightweight and compact size (1.5RU) BSF-300 is easily integrated into any studio, mobile truck or portable flypack. When using hybrid fiber camera cable, the base station provides power to the fiber adapter and the camera itself.

Other key features of the Ikegami HC-HD300 include a high-performance sensor block with f 10 sensitivity, 58 dB SNR, and 1,000 TVL resolution, native 1,920 x 1,080-pixel HD resolution, multi-video format 1080i, 720p, 480i (NTSC), 576i (PAL) switchable; quick EZ focus (focus assist) function, and built-in automatic lens aberration correction function.