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JACOB K. JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER, NEW YORK, N.Y., EXHIBIT #1308, OCT. 14-15, 2009 – Tapeless ENG pioneer Ikegami will demonstrate the latest advancements to its acclaimed tapeless GFCAM™ HDS-V10 Flash-RAM camcorder at the HD World Conference and Exhibition this month. Part of the GF™ Series tapeless HD ENG system, the GFCAM™ HDS-V10 Flash-RAM camcorder is an advanced yet affordable three-CCD ENG camera featuring 1080i/720p HDTV format support, full Avid NLE compatibility, and advanced features such as Bluetooth for instant export of thumbnail clips directly to laptops for fast logging, metadata insertion, and other workflow advantages.

Ikegami’s tapeless GFCAM™ HDS-V10 employs GFPAK™ media, a removable Flash-RAM cartridge with up to 64GB capacity and a convenient USB port for instant access to file-based video from laptop or desktop editing systems. Users can also choose Ikegami’s new CF Adaptor, which can be loaded with off-the-shelf CompactFlash Type I media for “plug-and-play” compatibility with the GFCAM slot.

As with all components in Ikegami’s tapeless GF™ Series product line, the GFCAM™ HDS-V10 Flash-RAM camcorder employs MPEG-2 compression and the MXF file format for an open-codec HD/SD recording architecture. Ikegami’s GF™ Series production solution leverages the increasing integration of IT networking in the broadcast and professional video production industry and delivers unprecedented file-based HD workflow efficiencies extending from digital video capture, to non-linear editing, to final content delivery. All video and metadata recorded with GFCAM™ has direct compatibility to all major Avid Technology nonlinear edit systems via Avid’s new AMA (Avid Media Access) plug-in architecture for optimum production-workflow efficiencies. Full information on the tapeless GFCAM™ HDS-V10 will be available from product experts on hand at Ikegami’s exhibit at HD World.

1080/60p CMOS HD and Super Slow Motion

Ikegami’s revolutionary HDK-79EC camera system fully exploits the latest advances in CMOS imaging-sensor technology to deliver native multi-format HD production performance. Configurable for either portable use or as a “hard” field/studio camera, the HDK-79EC employs three 2/3-inch, 2.5 mega-pixel 1920 by 1080 CMOS-imaging sensors, which are switchable between native interlace- and progressive-readout modes. This enables the HDK-79EC to deliver multiple HD formats, including 1080/60i, 1080/24p, and 720/60p (as well as optional 50Hz HD formats 1080/50i and 720/50p).

In a special demonstration for HD World attendees, Ikegami will show 1080/60p from the dual-processor super slow-motion/standard-speed version of the camera, designated the HDK-79EC/HS. This model provides high-speed sensor readout of 1080/120i and 720/120p for super slow motion video capture, and high-speed readout of 1080/60p, considered by many industry experts as the next significant step forward in HDTV because it combines the clarity of progressive scanning with the high resolution of 1920 by 1080 samples per frame. Ikegami’s HLM-2450W full HD pixel multi-format LCD monitor will also be on hand to display the 1080/60p HD video captured by the HDK-79EC/HS camera. This 24-inch, 1920 by 1080-pixel space-saving flat-panel monitor features an optional 3G-SDI (SMPTE 424M) input module for display of 1080/60p HD video images of stunning clarity.

Multiformat CMOS HD POV Camera

The advantages of Ikegami CMOS imaging will also be seen in another camera on display at the company’s HD World exhibit: the HDL-51 one-piece full-digital native multi-format HD POV (“point-of-view”) camera. Part of Ikegami’s HDL-50 series of POV cameras designed for capturing superb broadcast-quality HD from unmanned and/or inaccessible locations, the HDL-51 employs three newly developed 2.5 Mega-pixel CMOS sensors for native multi-format HD operation, including 1080/60i, 1080/24p, and 720/60p video directly from the camera head. A motorized remote-controllable ND filter wheel and electric color-correction filter enables the HDL-51 to operate in a wide range of lighting conditions.

Highest Quality 720p

Broadcast-grade HD camera users looking for the highest sensitivity and SNR in a 720p camera need look no farther than Ikegami’s HDK-727P native 720/60p Full Digital HD portable companion camera. Also scheduled to be shown at Ikegami’s HD World exhibit, the HDK-727P utilizes Ikegami’s advanced full-digital process ASIC’s to achieve 14-bit A/D conversion for a range of sophisticated digital image-enhancement and detail-correction features. Further contributing to the superb picture performance of the HDK-727P native 720/60p Full Digital HD portable companion camera are its three CCD image sensors, which feature an additional 2 dB more S/N than previous models. This camera also features a lightweight, low-power-consumption design.

A Wide Range of High-Quality HD LCD Monitors

In addition to the new HLM-2450W full-HD-pixel multi-format 24-inch LCD monitor referenced above, Ikegami’s HD World exhibit will also include the HLM-3250W 32-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution LCD monitor. Both of these 16:9 aspect ratio monitors feature two-channel HD-SDI and two-channel analog composite video inputs as well as an optional 3G-SDI input module for display of 1080/60p HD. Both the HLM-3250W and HLM-2450W also feature: waveform, vector, and vertical-interval time code (VITC) display, a wide critical-viewing angle of 178 degrees (horizontal and vertical), and a user-marker function. The contrast ratios of the HLM-3250W and HLM-2450W are 1300:1 and 800:1, respectively.

For HD monitoring in confined spaces such as mobile production vehicles and small edit rooms, Ikegami will also show the HLM-920 9-inch WVGA HD/SD 16:9 multi-format color LCD monitor sized for dual-rack-mounting configurations. The HLM-920WP version is suitable for field use with either DC input or battery operation. Both versions of the monitor provide two-channel HD-SDI inputs, two-channel analog composite video inputs, waveform and VITC display, and a wide critical-viewing angle of 170 degrees.

These and other leading-edge Ikegami HD production products will be shown in exhibit # 1308 at the HD World Conference and Exhibition at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, from Wednesday, October 14 to Thursday, October 15. Ikegami product experts will also be on hand to answer your questions.

For more information and the location of the Regional Office nearest you, call Ikegami’s Maywood NJ headquarters at 201-368-9171 or visit www.Ikegami.com.

Ikegami Electronics (U.S.A.), Inc. is a leading supplier of professional broadcasting products in the Western Hemisphere. With U.S. offices in New Jersey, California, Florida, Texas, and Illinois, the Ikegami name is recognized worldwide for its state-of-the-art television cameras and closed-circuit TV equipment. Ikegami’s universal High Definition TV cameras have been widely accepted by the broadcast industry as it continues the transition to the High Definition Television Format.

Ikegami—“Tapeless Wireless Seamless”

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