Ikegami’s fourth generation 8K/Super Hi-Vision camera is one tenth the size and weight of its first model from 2002.
It uses a single 33-megapixel Super 35 CMOS sensor, achieving 4000TVL horizontal and vertical resolution, and provides 8K, 4K and 2K output, all in native quality. It can be used in a fully 8K production environment or alongside Ultra HD and/or HD cameras.
It can use regular PL-mount lenses, while a System Expander enables the use of large viewfinders and full studio lenses, converting the portable camera into a full facility studio/OB camera. A flange back adjustment system enables back focus adjustment of PL-mount lenses without shims. Output from camera head to the control unit is 40 gigabits per second via standard SMPTE hybrid fibre, allowing long-distance links for live broadcasting.
Test 4K/8K broadcasts will take place from the Olympics in Rio next year, with the intention of having immersive 8K broadcasting in Japan by 2018 in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.