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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE Cameras Ikegami has chosen BVE (Stand N26) as the venue for the first UK demo of its Unicam UHD 4k native camera. Also making a UK exhibition debut will be the Ikegami BS-98/CCU-980 hybrid 2k/4k rack-mountable optical-fibre transmission links and the HDL-57 camera. “The Unicam UHD 4k-native camera is a compact and light weight model designed for easy integration into 4k studio and 4k field/OB truck systems,” said Mark Capstick, general manager of Ikegami Electronics UK. The Unicam has three 2/3-inch CMOS sensors, offers uncompressed RGB 4:4:4 baseband delivery from the camera head to the control unit and includes a 2/3-inch B4-mount to allows direct docking with conventional lenses. The HDL-57 is a compact HD camera designed for use on remotely controlled pan/tilt heads in applications. The BS-98/CCU-980, when used in combination with Ikegami Unicam HD cameras, can deliver HD and 4k processed UHD signals simultaneously. ikegami.de Camera support control and pan-tilt-zoom camera operation. The unit is packaged in a robust stand-alone enclosure for use in an OB environment, but it can also be used with a BC series rack at the equipment room/truck end of the link. Also on show will be the TDM-750 HD-SDI module with Ethernet fibre interface and the BC364 Wavelength Management System with remote monitoring. Miller Fluid Heads Europe will be demonstrating its Compass 23 Fluid Head and Cineline 2090 Tripod System at BVE (Stand K25). The Compass 23 Fluid Head is an entry model for the 100mm ball levelling range. It is intended for use with medium size large sensor cameras to provide users with portability and rigidity in a lightweight system. The complete Cineline 2090 Tripod System includes a HD Mitchell Base 1-Stage Alloy Tripod and HD Alloy Ground Spreader to complement the hardy Cineline 70 Fluid Head. “With the Compass 23 Fluid Head and Cineline 2090 Tripod System we are looking to offer BVE attendees with a range of camera support solutions from large-scale cinematic dramas all the way down to more ENG/reality style applications,” said Mike Lippmann, European manager, Miller Fluid Heads. bluebell.tv millertripods.com Camera interface At BVE Bluebell Opticom (Stand G49) will showcase its BN385 camera interface. Designed for links to robotic/POV cameras, the BN385 features two 3G-SDI paths from the camera position with an optional genlock return, plus a dual-port GigE link on two monomode fibres with optional single-fibre operation. A typical application would use one of the HD paths for PGM video and the other for viewfinder overlay/menus, with the GigE link used for camera 8 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 110 FEBRUARY 2016