When the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins moved into the new CONSOL Energy Center for the 2010 season, the team upgraded to HD video based on three Ikegami HDK-77EC full-digital multiformat HD CMOS camera systems and one HDL-50 one-piece full-digital multiformat HD point-of-view (POV) camera.
In addition to providing live in-game video on the 18,087-seat arena’s 25ft x 15ft HD scoreboard, the Penguins produce a wide range of 1080i video content year-round, including promos, TV shows, advertising and B-roll, as well as supplying regional and national networks with footage.
Since the Penguins’ debut in the CONSOL Energy Center, the HDK-77EC portable docking-style dual-format HD cameras have been deployed throughout the arena. Meanwhile, the HDL-50 one-piece box camera with 2.5 megapixel CMOS sensor provides an invaluable POV perspective shooting down at the ice from high above at the central scoreboard.
HDK-77EC HD cameras employ three 2/3in 2.5 megapixel CMOS imaging sensors with native interlace or progressive readout for 1080i/720p format flexibility. The HDL-50 is a one-piece full digital native multiformat HD POV camera with sensors and digital processing matching the studio cameras.