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Ikegami expands GFSeries of tapeless HD Flash memory production tools
Ikegami announced several additions to its GFSeries of tapeless HD Flash memory production tools. On display at the 2009 NAB Show were 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), as well as the GFStation GFS-V10 Flash memory studio deck and the rugged high-capacity GFPak HD Flash-memory media.
The new GF Station Portable player/recorder is a half-rack-wide full-function 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 provides 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 joining the GFSeries line are: the new GF Player, a low-cost desktop playback machine for producers or news directors to view raw GFPak footage (Ethernet, 9-pin RS 4:2:2 connectivity, and DVI-D video output are included); the new GFAdapter for the convenience of direct plug-in of GFPak media into tower PC’s with fast serial ATA interface; and the multislot Studio GFAdapter, designed as an accessory to the GF Station or GF Station Portable in studio/facility applications, giving immediate access to multiple GFPaks.