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LAX SPORTS NETWORK DEBUTS WITH IKEGAMI HC-HD300 CAMERAS
Ikegami’s Affordable and Flexible Unicam HD Docking Style CMOS Camera
Chosen for Launch of New OTT Network
MAYWOOD, NJ – June 06, 2016: Launching a new Over the Top (OTT) network is an ambitious enterprise, and getting the equipment right the first time is essential. When the new Lax Sports Network (LSN) arrived in 2016 dedicated to coverage of lacrosse, it made a big statement to its viewers by debuting with four Ikegami HC-HD300 CMOS Camera Systems.
“LSN’s mission is to transform the lacrosse landscape with a 24-hour digital media network that’s 100% dedicated to lacrosse fans,” says Rob Wallace, Chief Operating Officer, Lax Sports Network. “Our studio is at the center of our presentation, and we had a clear idea of what we needed from our cameras: They had to be on budget, easy to use and maintain, and provide a broadcast quality look. All those criteria pointed to the Ikegami HC-HD300.”
““When you’re on OTT network, you live and die by the subscriber,” Wallace continues. “The camera provides the window they look through to see our content. The image quality of the Ikegami HC-HD300 is outstanding, with colors that really pop when they’re shaded correctly. And when it comes to ease of use, the responsiveness of the controls is impressive.”
When LSN selected Little Bay Broadcast Services to be their technical advisor and oversee the facility buildout, Ikegami was one of the integrator’s first recommendations. “They pointed us towards Ikegami for cameras early on,” says Wallace. “Right from the beginning Ikegami let us know that LSN was a priority, and their salespeople took the time to answer all of our questions.”
Biederman and his colleagues were drawn to the film-like look of the HDK-97ARRI, which helps them to achieve high-end results without an extravagant budget. “Anyone watching the show at home will think we spent a million dollars on the set,” he says. “It makes everything – including people – look great. The imagery it produces has a very rich quality to it, with a softness that I can’t achieve using any other camera.”
A highly flexible, docking style camera that represents Ikegami’s most affordable HD studio camera system, the HC-HD300 is ready for the studio or field. It features a newly-developed 2.5 million pixel 1/3-inch 3-CMOS optical block design, in keeping with the outstanding imagery and same rugged construction of the broadcast-ready Unicam HD line.
Ideal for broadcast TV stations, as well as educational, corporate and house of worship applications, the highly versatile Ikegami HC-HD300 also works in conjunction with a camera control system consisting of the FA-300 Fiber Adapter and BSF-300 Base Station, utilizing OpticalCON DUO connectors and SMPTE hybrid fiber/copper camera cable.
The Ikegami HC-HD300’s superior imagery has given LSN the confidence to elevate their production levels even further with a jib. “The performance of these cameras has got us inspired to go further with some additional movement,” Wallace confirms. “Putting the HC-HD300 on a jib will allow us to go up, down, and around.”
At Lax Sports Network, Rob Wallace and his team know that a successful launch is directly connected with the gear that they go with. “We have to reward our subscribers’ loyalty,” he says. “That’s why the technology we adopt must be elite, and it starts with our cameras – the Ikegami HC-HD300 is how our viewers see our commitment to quality.”
Ikegami is a leading supplier of high quality professional broadcast equipment. The Ikegami name is recognized globally for its state-of-the-art television cameras, Medical cameras and CCTV equipment. World-class CMOS imagery, 4K and 8K techonolgy, multi-format flexibility, and unparalleled customer support define the Ikegami experience for users in broadcast, sports venues, mobile production, houses of worship, education, corporate and many more applications.
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