| Ikegami Tsushinki and Toshiba Unveil
Advanced Total Tapeless Acquisition and Production/Editing System at NAB2007
17 April, 2007
Ikegami Tsushinki Co., Ltd.
Tapeless Digital System with Flash Memory Supports Workflow Innovation and Productivity from Image Acquisition to Archiving
April 16, Las Vegas – Ikegami Tsushinki Co., Ltd (Booth #C4226) and Toshiba Corporation (Booth #SL1405) today unveiled details of their strategic partnership under which the two companies will jointly develop and promote an advanced video production/editing system for broadcasters and video professionals.
At a press conference on the opening day of NAB2007, the National Association of Broadcasters' annual convention, the two companies disclosed the key concept and components of the new video production/editing system, including its use of semiconductor flash memory as the main storage medium.
With the transition to digital, high-definition broadcasting now gathering pace, video production professionals increasingly require highly capable, integrated solutions that seamlessly connect all parts of the video production workflow, from news acquisition in the field, through editing and archiving, to feeding edited programs to transmission platforms. The advanced system promoted by Ikegami and Toshiba brings ideal solutions to all of these processes. It offers a superior storage platform based on open standards, and delivers enhanced levels of productivity and innovation throughout the video broadcast workflow.
Commenting on the significance of the partnership, Masaki Matsubara, President and CEO of Ikegami said: "We look forward to promoting innovation in the broadcasting industry by working closely with Toshiba. The combination of our expertise in video production fields with Toshiba's wide-ranging experience and technological excellence in broadcasting systems, especially master control facilities for broadcasters, transmitters, and play-out servers, plus its advanced semiconductor flash memory technologies, promises an ideal partnership."
Shunichi Kimura, Corporate Vice President and President and CEO of Toshiba's Social Infrastructure Systems Company also remarked: "Our alliance with Ikegami, an industry leader in professional cameras, reinforces our efforts to strengthen Toshiba's position in the global broadcasting industry. We look forward to providing broadcasters and production companies with high value solutions."Product Concept
The collaboration between Ikegami and Toshiba blends each company's expertise to bring new levels of workflow innovation to all stages of video production. The total system comprises the "GFCAM" *1 Hybrid Tapeless Camera; "GFSTATION" *2, an entirely new central video management and recording system based on flash memory; and "GFSTATION PORTABLE," *3 a portable version of GFSTATION. All image and sound data are recorded to "GFPAK" *4, a removable medium that can be used with all system components. The network connectivity of all system elements creates a highly efficient, highly productive tapeless environment.
Note 1: GFCAM, the newest member of the Editcam family, combines Ikegami's unsurpassed image quality and
1. Flash Memory Solution
A single GFPAK can store up to 128 minutes of HD images, affording ample recording time when used in the field.
Depending on the application, an alternative hard disc drive based memory pack is also available. Both the flash-based and HDD packs have the same profile and interface and are completely interchangeable in system components.
2. Workflow Innovation
(2) Meta Data and Proxy Data Solutions
3. Open Solutions
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