Ikegami reports buoyant BVE 2015
Ikegami reports a buoyant and successful Broadcast Video Expo show, held at the Excel exhibition centre in London February 24-26. Representatives on the Ikegami stand included Masanori Kondo and Tomonori Abe (Ikegami Electronics Europe), Mark Capstick (Ikegami Electronics UK) and Andy Hayford (NAC Image Technology). "Attendance levels were good on all three days of the show," comments Mark Capstick. "We talked with visitors from many of the UK's largest broadcast organisations including a significant number from the MediaCityUK in Manchester. The new high-grade and very affordable HC-HD300 camera made its first show UK appearance and attracted a great deal of attention from the educational, corporate video and church sectors.
We also debuted the new Ikegami HD to UHD upconverter. This is compatible with Ikegami HDK-790GX/79GX, HDK-970A/97A and HDK-97ARRI cameras, enabling these to be used in a 4K 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. UHD is obviously in its infancy but we are already seeing signs of serious broadcast interest in its adoption, notably from two major UK sports channels." Also on show at BVE 2015 were the HDK-97 ARRI large-sensor broadcast production camera and the NAC Hi-Motion II. The latter is a high-speed sports broadcast camera capable of delivering very high quality slow motion video.
Left to right: Tomonori Abe, Mark Capstick and Andy Hayford on Ikegami stand at BVE 2015 London