Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Ikegami HDK-75EX captures HD action for TD Banknorth Garden
As the home of the Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics and elite entertainment events throughout the year, the TD Banknorth Garden hosts 3.5 million annual visitors.
A state-of-the-art 19,600-seat arena, the TD Banknorth Garden is equipped with three private restaurants, 104 executive suites, 2400 club seats, a multimillion-dollar video scoreboard and a 360-degree Mitsubishi HD Diamond Vision screen.
To capture HD images for this massive screen, the arena uses two Ikegami HDK-75EX full-digital portable HD camera systems and an integrated fiber adapter to transport HD video.
The HD cameras feature 2/3in 2,200,000-pixel IT 1080i CCD image sensors with a horizontal resolution of 1000 lines and an S/N ratio of 56dB. The cameras’ integrated fiber adaptor ensures pristine delivery of HD video direct to the arena’s new HD control room. This has helped the TD Banknorth Garden to establish an extremely efficient workflow, from image capture to editing and final output.
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