Hearst-Argyle acquires Ikegami HDTV cameras for ENG

December 26, 2006

Independent station group Hearst-Argyle Television has purchased 11 Ikegami HDK-75EX portable HD cameras and six Ikegami HDL-40 compact one-piece POV HD cameras for its TV stations KCRA, Sacramento, CA; WCVB, Boston; and its production facility in the new Hearst Tower, New York City.

Five of the new Ikegami HDK-75EX cameras are installed at WCVB, with four at KCRA, and the remaining two at Hearst-Argyle Television's full-service TV studio in the Hearst Tower, Manhattan. KCRA, WCVB and the Hearst Tower's TV studio each own existing Ikegami HDL-40 cameras. The Ikegami HDK-75EX is an HDTV compact portable camera system that can be converted for studio use with either 5in or 9in viewfinders, and full studio lenses with the SE-H700 System Expander.

The camera offers three 2/3in 2,200,000-pixel IT CCDs with a horizontal resolution of 1000 lines and an S/N ratio of 56dB. Using a downconverter incorporated into the camera control unit (CCU, a standard feature), the HDK-75EX can also be operated as a high-end NTSC studio camera. Both HD and SD video are provided simultaneously from the CCU in both digital and analog form. It also features an integrated fiber adaptor.

Ikegami's HDL-40 compact one-piece POV box-type HD camera also employs advanced 2/3in 2,200,000-pixel IT CCDs with matching image performance. The HDL-40 includes an HD-SDI output, making it ideal for a variety of applications including fixed or pan/tilt head installations for overview shots of weather, traffic and flash news camera applications.

For more information, visit www.Ikegami.com.

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