Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now


Preparing for 8K broadcasts

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.

Stand 11.A31