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Ikegami showcases GF Series tapeless ENG camera
Ikegami demonstrated its new GF Series, a new line of tape-free HD ENG solutions based on Toshiba's flash memory technology and Ikegami's camera technology, during Inter BEE 2007 last week in Japan.
The GF CAM uses a new standard flash memory pack called GF PAK and supports Serial ATA and USB2.0 interfaces to enable high-speed data transfers.
Compared to a conventional ENG camera, the GF CAM is designed so its gravity point is set low and its shoulder pad has a greater contact area, giving the cameraman a steady shot.
The GF CAM uses a 2/3in CCD and a state-of-the-art digital signal processor as well as a newly developed a codec system for the camcorder, which can support various formats.
The GF CAM also has the ability to store 30 seconds of video in its memory buffer, which supports its Packless Recording feature.
For more information, visit www.ikegami.com.