New Ikegami Products launched on NAB 2024 in Las Vegas

NAB 2024 (April 14, 2024) - Celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year, Ikegami USA introduced four new additions to its range of broadcast-quality production equipment at the 2024 NAB Show in the Las Vegas. These will comprise the HDK-X500 HD portable camera system and OCP-500 operation control panel plus two new video monitors – the mains-powered HLM-2460WA and mains/battery HLM-1860WR.

Exhibit highlights on the Ikegami booth also included the well-known UHK-X600, UHK-X700, UHK-X750, HDK-99, UHL-43 and UHL-F4000 cameras.

 “Our emphasis at NAB 2024 was on the advance to 2160p 4K-UHD as the globally preferred standard for producing high-value television content,” says Alan Keil, Vice President and Director of Engineering at Ikegami Electronics (USA), Inc. “Latest-generation Ikegami solutions offer a budget-friendly license-key way to add new tools or meet new standards as or when required: higher resolution, high dynamic range, wide color gamut and high frame-rate production as well as from SDI to SDI/IP hybrid or full IP connectivity.”

 Here is a brief summary of the new products displayed by Ikegami on NAB 2024:


NEW: Ikegami HDK-X500 HD portable camera system

 The Ikegami HDK-X500 is designed for use across a wide spectrum of applications including pedestal-mounted studio operation, tripod-based sports coverage and shoulder-mounted location production. Features include three latest-generation 2/3-inch CMOS global shutter sensors plus automatic optical vignetting correction throughout the range of OVC-compatible B4 bayonet mount zoom lenses. Back focus of RBF-compatible lenses can be adjusted even when the camera head is in a remote location. Optimal control of ambient lighting, studio or outdoor, is supported by the same neutral-density and color-compensation dual filter system used in Ikegami’s high-end cameras. The camera’s integral digital processor provides 16-axis color correction allowing precise scene matching or to create specific effects. HLG HDR is fully supported, allowing detailed image reproduction across the entire dynamic range from bright highlights through to deep shadows. HDK-X500 performance parameters include 1000 TVL typical center resolution at 5% modulation, 62 dB typical signal to noise ratio and F12 sensitivity (1080/50i).



NEW: Ikegami OCP-500 operation control panel


The Ikegami OCP-500 operation control panel allows the HDK-X500 to be controlled fully remotely. Designed for integration into an outside broadcast hub or studio control gallery, its 82mm width offers space-saving efficiency without compromising on functionality. Up to five OCP-500 panels fit in the space of four OCP-300 control units. Illuminating silicone rubber control buttons tested to over 100,000 key presses contribute to the OCP-500’s high durability. Power consumption has been reduced to approximately 5 watts. Data can be stored or shared via USB memory sticks.



NEW: Ikegami HLM-2460WA and HLM-1860WR HD video monitors


Building on the features and performance of its HLM-2460W predecessor, the new 24 inch Ikegami HLM-2460WA video monitor reproduces more accurate dynamics of the source images thanks to an IPS LCD panel with 1,800:1 contrast ratio and 400 nits peak brightness. The HLM-2460WA fits into broadcast environments such as edit suites where a computer-friendly WUXGA display resolution is preferred, and for integration into monitor walls.


Also new, the HLM-1860WR features a larger 18.5-inch IPS LCD panel than its HLM-1760WR predecessor – within the same 19-inch rack-width 7 U chassis. The display has a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and, with its 500 nits peak brightness, reproduces clear images even in outdoor environments. The HLM-1860WR can be powered from mains or 12 V DC battery.


Additional features of both models include user-definable onscreen guides (up to 12 lines or boxes) which can be positioned using a USB pointer. Dynamic and static UMD are also supported. Seamless tally integration via Ethernet is made possible using the TSL V5.0 protocol. Optional Windows-based software allows automatic alignment of R/G/B gain to ensure correct white balance using compatible colorimeters from JETI, Klein or Konica.

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