TVN with the First Ikegami High-Speed Camera in Germany

TVN invests in high-tech camera: Ikegami NAC Hi-Motion II - Live high-speed operation in perfect broadcast quality

TVN MOBILE PRODUCTIONS has acquired the new Ikegami NAC Hi-Motion II camera, offering UltraSloMotion images in broadcast quality.

"Our clients know and appreciate our performance - the quality of our staff and our facilities are always the best on the European market," said TVN MOBILE PRODUCTIONS CEO Markus Osthaus explaining this investment. "With this camera we again underline that we provide all the professional capabilities to carry out any sporting or entertainment events."

Masanori Kondo, president of Ikegami Electronics (Europe) GmbH, adds: "Due to its high sensitivity and very easy handling the Hi-Motion II is especially suitable for sports and entertainment productions. Therefore we are of course delighted to be partnering with such a significant private production house like TVN in Germany. "


The extreme sports specialists of Red Bull have immediately requested TVN’s Hi-Motion II. TVN produces the, Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships' competitions on European soil and has used the new camera for the event in Lausanne, Switzerland already.


The camera can be used as a live HD studio camera - with simultaneous playout in high speed - however the camera is also suitable for recording. Therefore TVN will not only use the camera in sports and show productions, but also for the production of corporate image films.

The Ikegami NAC Hi-Motion II is available as stand-alone camera or as a complete Live Slow Motion solution (Mobile Production Unit Module B) with competent technical personnel.

The Hi-Motion II is the only 3-chip HD Ultra Slow Motion Camera System in the world capable of capturing more than 10X high speed images in Full HD (1920 X 1080). NAC's Hi-Motion II Ultra Slow Motion digital camera system uses HDTV standard ENG or Box Lenses without the need for any adapters, and provides a 4X improvement in light sensitivity as compared to the Hi-Motion.


The system's Operation Control Panel (OCP) provides the user with the ability to adjust image quality with the same look and feel as provided by "high-painting functions" available from other standard broadcast cameras. Operation and control is available from the Hi-Motion II dedicated controller as well as an industry standard EVS XT-LSM series server for slow motion replay and live editing. Users will have no problem learning to operate the Hi-Motion II because it works much like any standard camera system. As a result, no special training and no special operators are required.

The Hi-Motion II takes advantage of its high density memory capacity (up to 96GB) and its wide range of recording speeds, allowing the user to simultaneously record UltraSlowMotion images during playback. This allows the user to cue up crucial slow motion imagery for on air playback without missing any crucial on-field action occurring in real time.