Atlantic Video Shoots ESPN Shows With Ikegami
Washington DC-based Atlantic Video is producing two ESPN shows--"Around the Horn" and "Pardon the Interruption"--with Ikegami HL-59W and HK-388W digital cameras.
For "Around the Horn," which involved four sports columnists around the country exchanging heated opinions on current issues, Atlantic Video specified Ikegami HL-59 cameras for the insert studios that were built into the newsroom at the writers' newspapers. "That took a lot of development between Ikegami and our development team," says Todd Mason, president of Atlantic Video. "There is an Ikegami control
panel here, and we control those cameras' P/T/Z and all of the other CCU functions. That is not particularly uncommon with industrial cameras, but we're one of the first to do it with high end broadcast cameras like the HL-59W. Ikegami was extremely responsive to a unique request."
The HL-59W digital processing camera incorporates 520,000-pixel 16:9 FIT CCD's to achieve 16:9/4:3 switchable modes with a CCD drive scheme. The HL-59 has a horizontal resolution of 900 lines. The HK-388W uses 640,000 pixel 2/3-inch FIT CCD's, can convert between 4:3 and 16:9 and has a 10 Mhz triax system and fiber optical digital transmission system.