Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Ikegami expands GFCam lineup
Continuing to expand the line to fit wider production needs, Ikegami Electronics has added the new GF Station Portable player/recorder to its GFSeries of tapeless HD Flash memory production products.
The new GF Station Portable player/recorder is a half-rack-wide portable deck for field or mobile playback of GFPak video or the recording of external video sources (such as pool feeds) via HD or SD-SDI inputs. Featuring the same user interface as the larger GFStation studio deck, the GFStation Portable provides a jog/shuttle dial and other VTR-style controls, a front-panel USB connector, and color LCD monitor with thumbnail display for quick access to individual clips, as well as audio and playback-level controls.
The GF Station Portable also features the same built-in editing functions as the GFStation studio deck, such as cuts-only editing of GFPak video clips. An Ethernet port allows the GF Station Portable to transfer GFPak material via Gigabit Ethernet. A built-in up-/down-/crossconverter is included for playback of HD and SD content, as well as a composite video output for monitoring or playout.
Also shown at the recent NAB show: the GFCam HDS-V10 tapeless camcorder (this year featuring Bluetooth for instant export of thumbnail clips directly to a laptop application for fast logging, metadata insertion, and other workflow advantages); the GF Player low-cost desktop playback machine; GFAdapter for direct media interface to tower PC’s; the multislot Studio GFAdapter; and Media Manager software for integrating GFSeries products into server-based production environments.