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Ikegami offers flash memory recording system
Ikegami, in collaboration with Toshiba, unveiled a new flash memory recording system called GF, which includes a GFCam camera, GFStation record/source deck and GFStation portable field recorder. The system will be available by NAB2008.
Images are recorded to 16GB GFPAK SATA storage cartridges that store up to 128 minutes of HD at up to 100Mb/s I-frame long-GOP. A 32GB and 64GB GFPAK will be available later. The system also records SD at 32Mb/s. There will also be a 160GB hard drive version of GFPAK.
The GFCam features three 2/3in CCD imagers recording at 4:2:2. There's a retro-loop function and thumbnail display of images on an LCD screen on the side for the camcorder. As the camera records high-resolution image data, it simultaneously creates MPEG-4 proxy video and other metadata (including time code) that can be used for fast editing.
The GFStation includes 128GB (four hours at 50Mb/s) internal memory, support for 1080i and 720p images, an upconverter/downconverter for playback and a color LCD screen for thumbnail display, jog/shuttle wheel and support for MXF files.
Ikegami said the 32GB GFPAK, able to hold one hour of HD at 50Mb/s, will be most ideal for newsgathering applications.
For more information, visit www.ikegami.com.