Concept-to-Creative Video Production Resource Adds Six 2/3-inch CMOS Unicam HD Cameras from Ikegami for Studio and Field

MAHWAH, NJ – November 11, 2019: iLink Media Group understands that creativity is the key to new content that engages audiences. The Edmonton, Alberta-based mobile production specialists are proving to be as creative with their concepts as they are with their business model, an outlook that led them to select the Ikegami HDK-73 2/3-inch CMOS Unicam HD camera.

At the center of iLink’s offerings is their Genesis mobile unit, a compact but versatile truck that has covered local, national and international events like the Tournament of Roses Parade, Pan Am Games, FIVB Beach Volleyball, Toronto Wolfpack Rugby and many more. “We’re an affordable alternative to big-truck production – Genesis is a surprisingly powerful unit,” says John Philips, Chief Technology Officer and co-owner of iLink Media Group. “In addition to deploying the truck, we can plan content for our clients and produce it from start to finish, which is a unique offering that a lot of mobile companies can’t match.”

When the time came for a camera upgrade, iLink Media Group loaded up Genesis with six new HDK-73 cameras, part of Ikegami’s Unicam HD camera series. Featuring F12 high sensitivity 2/3-inch CMOS sensors, the HDR-ready HDK-73 provides exceptional picture quality in either 1080i or 720p in a cost-effective camera system, making it ideal for studio and field applications.

“The picture quality of the Ikegami HDK-73 was simply better than any other camera we looked at,” Philips says. “It provides extremely accurate color representation, while the picture quality was crisper and more realistic. The video it creates is more pleasing to the eye, and the price point made it an even easier decision.”

Ikegami’s reputation for rugged reliability made the HDK-73 optimal for the rigors of life on the road with Genesis. “If you want to put cameras through a torture test, our schedule would be perfect: We’ve been through everything from torrential downpours to mudbaths to dust storms created by covering rodeos,” notes Philips. “The construction of these cameras is very robust – they’re clearly built to stand up to the punishment of mobile use.”

As iLink Media Group expands its footprint across Canada and the US, their Ikegami HDK-73 CMOS cameras give them confidence to go up against the big trucks. “The HDK-73 meets every need we’re anticipating for Genesis,” John Philips says. “Having these cameras is helping us to bid successfully on a lot more projects. Ikegami has opened a lot of doors for us.”

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 technology, 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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