Neuss, Germany, 2 January 2024: Ikegami Electronics will promote its wide portfolio of broadcast production equipment at Hamburg Open 2024. The show will be held from Wednesday 17 through Thursday 18 January at the Hamburg Messe & Congress Centre. Representatives on Ikegami stand 421 in Hall B6 will include Michael Laetsch and Gisbert Hochguertel. On demonstration will be UHK-X700 studio/EFP camera, UHL-43 compact camera, UHL-F4000 helicopter camera and HQLM-3120W picture monitor.

Ikegami UHK-X700 2/3-inch 4K 3-CMOS global shutter sensor system camera

Flagship of the Ikegami Unicam XE 4K series, the UHK-X700 is designed for use in studio or outdoor applications and couples with the BSX-100 base station or CCU-X100 camera control unit. At the optical front end are three 2/3-inch CMOS 4K sensors with a global shutter which provides freedom from rolling-shutter distortion and flash-banding artifacts. Full HDR/SDR support is provided plus the ability to choose between BT.709 and BT.2020 colour spaces. High frame-rate shooting at up to 2x speed in 4K or up to 8x speed in HD via the base station is possible as an option, for applications such as capturing fast motion in sport or stage events.

When combined with the Ikegami BSX-100 base station, the UHK-X700 allows cable lengths of up to 3,000 metres, including power to the camera head; simultaneous output in HD SDR and UHD HDR video formats is optionally supported. including mixed sources. 4K-UHD video is available as a 12G-SDI feed directly from the camera head, allowing the UHK-X700 to be integrated into a wireless system. The camera weighs only 5 kg and comes with a B4 lens mount. Optical sensitivity is F11 when operating at a frame rate of 50p, both in UHD and HD.

Peripheral options for the UHK-X700 include the OCP-300 control panel, MCP-300 master control panel and SE-U430 system expander. Ikegami also offers a choice of two types of viewfinders for this model: the VFL201D (2-inch LCD) and VFL-P700AD (7-inch full HD LCD).

UHL-43 4K UHD compact box-style camera

The UHL-43 is a compact box-style camera designed for applications such as robotic studios, live-event broadcasting, parliamentary television and point-of-view image capture. The camera head can be used on practically any support device such as a remote pan and tilt, long-reach arm or overhead mount.

The UHL-43 employs three 2/3-inch UHD CMOS sensors in the same workflow and remote control structure as Ikegami’s Unicam XE series UHK-X700 and UHK-750 cameras. Unlike cameras using a single chip with Bayer pattern for color separation, the integration of three UHD resolution CMOS sensors and prism block provides true 2000 TVL capture resolution, high quality colour reproduction and complete freedom from colour aliasing.

The UHL-43 is also available as an HD model, UHL-43HD, which can be upgraded by a software license key to deliver 4K-UHD. HLG HDR is supported as standard in HD and UHD. Output options supporting 12G-SDI or 4 x 3G-SDI over electrical cable or optical fibre are available. All control functions are accessible at the camera head or via a choice of remote control panels from Ikegami’s OCP-series. The integral Ethernet interface allows easy control from practically any distance, making the camera ideal for remotely supervised OB production.

Ikegami UHL-F4000 helicopter-mountable UHD HDR camera

A compact and lightweight UHD HDR camera with low power consumption, the Ikegami UHL-F4000 is designed for applications such as helicopter-mounted aerial video capture in a wide range of night or day conditions. The camera head has three UHD CMOS global shutter sensors capturing natural images completely clear of geometric distortion and flash band effects. Image adjustment capabilities include noise removal, digital zoom, haze reduction, image sharpening, vertical image reversal and HD-from-UHD segment selection.

A duplex optical fibre connection communicates between the ultra compact camera head and small-sized CCU which can be positioned up to 10 km apart. The optical fibre can be integrated into a bidirectional core via an optical circulator and passed through a single-core optical rotary gimbal. 12-volt DC power is the only other required connection to the camera head. Other signals include genlock and remote control interface to the CCU. The CCU is compact and lightweight, simultaneously delivering HDR-compatible UHD and HD video. Video processing is performed on Ikegami’s AXII processor, as used in the latest UHK-X700/UHK-X600 camera series, which supports a variety of imaging styles.

Ikegami HQLM-3120W 31 inch 4K/HD WCG production monitor

The HQLM-3120W is a 31 inch 4K/HD wide colour gamut production monitor equipped with two 12G-SDI input channels as standard for efficient configuration with 4K equipment such as cameras and switchers. 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and HDMI inputs are also provided as standard. It employs a 4096 x 2160 pixel UHD LCD panel using LED backlight and can reproduce high resolution 4K and 2K images. The display has a 1500:1 contrast ratio and 178 degree horizontal/vertical viewing angles. Integral features include waveform monitoring, vectorscope and vertical interval timecode display plus close-caption monitoring. Audio facilities include 5.1-channel surround-sound down-mix output.