Ikegami is onsite throughout the Summer Games with the world's first 8K Outside Broadcast (OB) production vehicle.
Ikegami is onsite throughout the Summer Games with the world’s first 8K Outside Broadcast (OB) production vehicle, which was completed in September 2015. This mobile unit is designed to operate as a complete mobile 8K broadcast production facility, capable of producing unsurpassed picture quality complete with 22.2 channel surround sound.
The OB vehicle supports Ikegami’s 4th-generation UHDTV cameras, the SHK-810 developed in cooperation with Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK). The SHK-810 stands as the world’s first 8K ultra HD field camera system and employs a single 33 million-pixel Super 35 CMOS sensor, achieving 4,000TVL horizontal and vertical resolution. The SHK-810 is 90% smaller in size and weight compared with the 1st generation camera, with significantly improved operability.
Ikegami 8K coverage includes several ceremonies and popular athletic events. A dedicated crew of Ikegami engineers accompanies the OB vehicle and cameras to ensure maximum performance throughout the Games.
“The Olympics represent the ultimate in passion, excellence and achievement,” said Hiroshi Akiyama, Marketing Division Deputy Director of Ikegami.
“Ikegami’s commitment to these principles is highlighted by our extensive 8K presence in Rio at the 2016 Olympic Games. We are excited to give many global viewers their first experience of 8K with our brilliant team and leading technology.”