The new Ikegami HDL-57 is a compact HD camera designed for use on remote controlled pan/tilt heads in applications such as parliamentary television or robotic studios.
The camera head and controller are housed in a single, robust unit measuring 90x103x180mm and weighing 1.5 kg.
It uses three advanced 2.5 megapixel 2/3-inch CMOS sensors, each incorporating active processing circuitry, in a small device with low power consumption (18W or less, using 12-volt DC power at 11 to 16v). The sensors have both native progressive and interlace modes: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p and (optionally) 1080/23.98p.
The camera is fully digital, from imagers to the two HD-SDI outputs. Master gain is processed through a high-grade low-noise amplifier with negative feedback, while video noise cancellation delivers wide dynamic range images even at high gain level (there is a six-position switchable gain from 0 to +30 dB).
It also offers six electric shutter speeds (1/100 to 1/2,000 second), optical filter (100, 25, 6.2 and 1.6 per cent) and a two-position electronic colour correction filter (3,200 and 5,600 K).
The four-position optical filter wheel (100, 25, 6.2 and 1.6%) is motorised for remote operation. The camera can also be operated via its rear control panel.