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HD has future with HDR

Ikegami has launched an HD system camera that supports HDR because “there is much more interest in HD TV in HDR than in 4K”, said Michael Lätzsch, its division manager of broadcast and professional video division.

The new HDK-73 supports HDR with HLG, “which is unique for cameras in this price segment”, he said.

It has been made for the low-end broadcast market, using the latest CMOS sensors with “very good sensitivity” of f13 and 61dB SNR, with new digital signal processors, and will be sold as a package (including CCU, fibre connector, viewfinder and remote control) for less than €20,000.

There are two versions: one with Lemo SMPTE connectors; the other with Neutrik OpticalCon, which have shorter transmission distances, but are suitable for most studios, to reduce the cost further. Ikegami shipped the first eight HDK-73 cameras to Master Film in Croatia last week.