Best of both worlds24 February 2015
Showing on the Ikegami stand F25 is the HDK-97 ARRI camera. Jointly developed by Ikegami and ARRI, this is a pioneering new broadcast-style production camera with digital cinema characteristics. The HDK-97 ARRI makes it possible to employ a large format sensor in a multiple camera operation. The result is a best-of-both-worlds image acquisition system ideal for use in multi-camera studio and field applications, including conventional broadcast camera operation and classic video operator control of multiple cameras.
Centred on ARRI’s Super 35mm CMOS sensor with its associated support circuitry, the system provides cinematic qualities such as natural colour rendering, very wide dynamic range and progressive frame rates such as 23.98p. Ikegami’s broadcast-grade distribution allows fibre transmission via up to 2 kilometres of SMPTE hybrid fibre/copper camera cable.
The HDK-97 ARRI incorporates a docking style camera head from the Unicam HD camera series plus Ikegami’s latest 3G FPGA-based DSP. Its features include complete real time control of all grey scale, colour, and detail functions. A new 3G transmission system transports video from camera head to CCU, as well as 3G transmission from CCU to camera head.