NAB 2015: Ikegami’s new SHK-810, developed in collaboration with NHK, is one- tenth the size of first-generation 8K UHDTV cameras.
Designed for live studio and field production, the SHK-810 camera head is compact and weighs less than 9 kg. It can be operated in the same way as the existing Ikegami broadcast camera systems.
Ikegami introduced the first generation 8K UHDTV camera with NHK in 2002; this fourth generation UHDTV camera is one tenth the size of the 2002 model and has significantly improved operability.
The Ikegami SHK-810 camera employs a single 33 million-pixel Super 35 CMOS sensor, achieving 4,000 TVL horizontal and vertical resolution.
The colour filter on the sensor employs a dual-green SHV colour arrangement and achieves a high level of modulation depth, said the company.
The System Expander enables the use of large viewfinders and full studio lenses, converting the portable camera into a full-facility studio/field camera.
A viewfinder detail (VF DTL) function allows the camera operator to increase the detail edges to the viewfinder and picture monitor video for easy focusing. A lens aberration correction function and communication features (tally, intercom, and so on) are also available for conventional HDTV camera operation.
The SHK-810 features a PL-Lens mount to allow the operator to use the camera with 8K lenses, cine lenses, 4K lenses and custom-designed zoom lenses for single-chip SHV cameras. A flange-back adjustment system is built-in, enabling back focus adjustment of PL-mount lenses without shims.
Standard SMPTE fibre cable can be used between the camera head and camera control unit (CCU) to enable long-distance transmission for live broadcasting.
As well as the SHK-810, Ikegami is exhibiting a newly developed prototype 4K 3-CMOS camera at NAB.