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02/04/2024

ASM Global Selects Ikegami HDK-99 Cameras

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ASM Global has chosen Ikegami HDK-99 cameras for use at the Mechanics Bank Arena in Bakersfield, California.

Home to the American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors, the 10,225-seat arena is supplemented by a 3,000 seat theatre and 100,000 square foot convention centre. It is the city’s premier venue for live entertainment including sporting events, family shows and music concerts.

"We have been working very successfully with Ikegami cameras for our productions since the arena opened more than 25 years ago," commented John Lees, Operations Manager at ASM Global Bakersfield. "This new investment is in three HDK-99 production chains including lenses and viewfinders. High signal quality, portability and creative versatility were key requirements. The HDK-99’s ability to capture content in high dynamic range is particularly useful as it gives us the freedom to offer the spectacular realism of HDR when the media industry is fully ready to adopt it. The cameras’ rugged construction allows them to be configured for pedestal-mounted or tripod-mounted studio operation to provide the stability necessary when using long-range telescopic lenses, or used shoulder-mounted for maximum portability. Ikegami's Quick EZ Focus Assist is particularly useful as it allows the camera operator to make critical focus adjustments when shooting fast-moving sports or stage activity."

Ikegami HDK-99 cameras incorporate three 2.6 megapixel CMOS image sensors delivering high picture quality in HDR at 1920 x 1080 resolution with progressive-scan. Processed 4K can be sourced from the camera control unit. HLG mode maintains the high contrast required for HDR and conforms to the ITU-R BT.2100 international standard. Noise is less than -62 dB and sensitivity is F11.

The HDK-99's sensors natively support 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 1080p/29.97, 1080p/25 and 1080p/23.98. Also supported are 1080p/59.94, 1080p/50, 1080i/119.88, and 1080i/100 3G HDTV formats. A lens aberration correction function minimises resolution loss and coloured edging caused mainly by optical lens deviation. Area size, area colour, edge colour and display time on the viewfinder are all adjustable from the camera menu.

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