Ikegami demonstrates 4K/2K hybrid at CABSAT 2015
Ikegami chose CABSAT 2015 as the launch venue for a new development in its Unicam HD range of broadcast camera systems. The Super Resolution Technology (SRT) HD to 4K upconverter allows HD to be operated alongside UHD-native cameras in a hybrid production environment. The processor occupies a 20 x 120 x 124 mm card which slots directly into the rear of the BS-98 base station. The Ikegami SRT upconversion engine can detect edge artefacts caused by DTL correction in 2K source signals. Intelligent processing ensures that these edges are not exaggerated during the upconversion. Upconversion processing be performed automatically or manually customised. Re-mastering mode can be used to enhance the sense of resolution of a 2K signal via the base station control menu. Source signal formats accepted include 1080i50 as well as 1080p23.98, 1080p25, 1080p29.97 and 1080p50.
"This demonstration sourced from an Ikegami HDK-97ARRI HD camera," comments Michael Lätzsch, Manager of the Broadcast and Professional Video Division at Ikegami Electronics (Europe) GmbH. "The SRT upconverter delivers high quality video which looks excellent when viewed on a 4K monitor. Provided it is handled well, HD to 4K rescaling is inherently more effective than SD to HD because the processor has much more information to work with. The Ikegami upconverter works very well indeed and proved that high quality HD cameras can be operated successfully alongside 4K-native cameras in a hybrid system."
The Ikegami exhibition stand at CABSAT 2015 was substantially larger than in 2014 providing space to show a wide range of products. The HC-HD300 3-CMOS studio camera system made its MEA market debut. The HC-HD300 is a compact docking-style camera for studio or field operation. An aggressively-priced addition to Ikegami’s broadcast-ready Unicam HD product line, it meets the same high standard of imagery and has the same rugged construction. The HC-HD300 is equipped with a 1/3 inch bayonet lens mount and employs three 1/3-inch CMOS progressive-scan 1920 x 1080 native sensors in RGB prism formation. The camera delivers high quality pictures in all commonly used video formats.
Also on display were a HDL-23 miniature camera mounted on a Polecam PSP+, an NAC Hi-Motion II sports broadcast camera allowing up to 20 times motion slowdown and an ISD-2500HD ultra-high sensitivity 1.47 megapixel single-CMOS sensor miniature day/night surveillance camera.