At NAB2009, Ikegami showed a new multiformat HD camera to meet the demands of stadium/arena scoreboards and other production applications. Featuring CMOS sensors for 1080i/720p HD format flexibility, lower power consumption and reduced operating temperature, the HDK-77EC is an economical docking-style camera that comes packaged with the new CCU-890T camera control unit for triax connectivity.
Also introduced was the new CCU-890M with built-in triax and fiber connectivity for convenient, lightweight mobile-unit flexibility. Intended for use with the HDK-79EC camcorder as well as Ikegami’s new HDK-77EC, the camera cable can be used with either triax or fiber cable with a simple switch at the CCU and a special mounting plate.
Also new this year was the HDL-F25, a “separate optics” 1080i HD camera designed for aerial applications. The HDL-F25 features a compact optical block (80mm in physical depth) designed to mate with long telephoto lenses inside a gyro-stabilized mount (e.g. for helicopter or blimp applications).