Ithaca College Acquires Ikegami HD Cameras for Field Productions
December 13, 2011
MAYWOOD, N.J.: Ithaca College, located in central New York and home to one of
the oldest student television operations, has acquired four Ikegami HDK-77EC full-digital multi-format
HD CMOS camera systems for use with its field production capabilities.
The college already has three 12-year-old
portable Ikegami standard definition (SD) cameras configured for studio use, “and
they’ve given us virtually no trouble,” said David Priester, the director of
technical operations for the college’s Roy H. Park School of
Communications. The school produces the student-run ICTV that generates
programming ranging from news, documentaries and reality shows to football and
basketball telecasts. CMOS
camera systems for use with its field production capabilities.
“When it came time to upgrade our cameras to
dual HD/SD capabilities, Ikegami was one of the companies we looked at,”
Priester said. “We had demonstrations from three different vendors, and we
discovered that the picture quality, capabilities, and affordability of
Ikegami’s HDK-77EC cameras were
the best fit for our matrix of performance and price requirements.” CMOS camera systems for use with its field
“In terms of performance, we can run these
cameras in SD or in HD 1080i or 720p mode,” Priester said. “In terms of price,
we also consider quality of service and responsiveness. Some vendors require a
yearly service contract just to call them or to get a reasonable price for
parts, especially if you’re past the warranty period. Ikegami doesn’t do that.
We have been very happy with Ikegami service and parts support, not that we’ve
needed it much. If we do need help with something it’s easy to get them on the
phone.” CMOS camera systems for
use with its field production capabilities.
to meet the demands of an increasingly varied HD market needing both 1080i and
720p video-capture capability, Ikegami’s HDK-77EC is an economical
docking-style portable multi-format HD camera with CMOS imaging sensors for
interlace and progressive format flexibility
with reduced power consumption and lower operating temperature. CMOS camera systems for use with its field production capabilities.
HDK-77EC can be used with Ikegami’s CCU-890M camera control unit for built-in fiber
(and optional triax) connectivity for
convenient, lightweight, mobile flexibility, the company says. Users can choose
the type of camera cable with a simple switch at the CCU, combined with
mounting the docking FA fiber adapter (or TA triax adapter) to the camera head.
An optional 1080/60p dual-processing capability is also available. At
ICTV the HDK-77EC will be used with the compact, lightweight Ikegami BS-89
fiber base station to provide sufficient power to the camera for prompters in
studio applications and for long-distance signal transmission of up to 2000
meters using standard SMPTE fiber. The camera system will also provide full
functionality using a pair of simple single-mode fibers when power is supplied
at the camera side of the fiber run.