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MAYWOOD, NEW JERSEY, September 4, 2007--As consumers increasingly discover the thrilling “you are there” sharpness of High Definition Television (HDTV), coverage of professional sports events is increasingly being captured by Ikegami‘s revolutionary new CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductors) HDTV cameras.

Advanced CMOS technology--offering reduced power consumption, multi-format HD video capture, and high-speed imaging capabilities--is engineered into Ikegami‘s new HDK-79EC HD CMOS Camera System, which provides a full 16:9 aspect ratio and operation in 1080/60i, 1080/24p, and 720/60p HD. Optional 50Hz formats 1080/50i and 720/50p, high-speed dual-link 1080/60p, and (for Super Slow Motion), 720/120i are also available. The HDK-79EC is configurable for hand-held use or “hard” field-camera operation using the Ikegami SE-79D System Expander, which includes a 9-inch 16:9 color LCD viewfinder (with wide viewing angle and low lag) and an interface with HD telephoto zoom lenses. The camera has docking-style construction, allowing easy interchange between triax and fiber adapters to meet the cable requirements of different clients and different venues. Major mobile television services provider F&F Productions used Ikegami‘s HDK-79EC cameras for its extensive coverage of the U.S. Open for CBS and the USA Network.

Ikegami‘s HDL-50 Series Compact One-Piece POV cameras also deliver native Multi-Format HDTV imaging, and are designed for mounting in inaccessible locations for capture of dramatic action shots. Users of the HDL-50 include Robo-Vision, which mounts the camera on its remote pan-heads for capture of “speed shots” at auto races, and Goodyear, which has deployed an HDL-F50 on its famed Spirit of America airship for coverage of major West Coast sporting events.

“HD broadcast and content production professionals demand the best; their artistic visions, careers, and livelihoods depend on it,” notes Les Kozlowski, CTO and Founder of AltaSens, premier supplier of high-performance CMOS image sensors. “The marriage of Ikegami's world-class camera know-how with our CMOS imaging System-on-Chip (iSoC) technology is pushing all performance metrics to levels previously unachievable. CMOS iSoC delivers full Nyquist-limited resolution throughout a broad dynamic range.”

Ikegami Electronics (U.S.A.), Inc. is a leading supplier of professional broadcasting products in the Western Hemisphere. With U.S. offices in New Jersey, California, Florida, Texas, and Illinois, the Ikegami name is recognized worldwide for its state-of-the-art television cameras and closed-circuit TV equipment. Ikegami‘s universal High Definition TV cameras have been widely accepted by the broadcast industry as it continues the transition to the High Definition Television Format.

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For more information and the location of the Regional Office nearest you, call Ikegami‘s Maywood NJ headquarters at 201-368-9171 or visit

For more information on F&F Productions, LLC call F&F headquarters at 727-535-6776 or visit or e mail

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