Earl Miller Productions chooses Ikegami for HD video

Earl Miller Productions, Inc. (EMP), a production company based in Texas, is making the transition to HD video. Recently they've purchaed new Ikegami HDK-77EC HD CMOS camcoders for coverage of sports and entertainment events.

There are several reasons they've stayed with Ikegami. First of all, they've tried many different camera's and they've picked the HDK-77EC because of it's picture quality. Secondly, the cameras can be used with either fiber or triax. This versatility to excel in all situations is key for EMP, according to Miller.

"We compared the Ikegami HDK-77EC HD native multiformat CMOS camera with models from all of the major manufacturers. Our camera shootouts were fairly rigorous. We looked at the cameras in real-world sporting environments for several days, cross-examining the performance and feature sets of each one. After looking at image quality, feature sets and price, Ikegami was the clear winner."

The Ikegami 2/3-inch CMOS sensors support native 720/60p and 1080/60i operation. The picture from the HDK-77EC is clean with less noise than the other cameras Miller has looked at, owing to the three advanced 2/3-inch 2.5 megapixel CMOS image sensors. These advanced CMOS sensors are employed to achieve superb picture quality.

Another reason Miller picked Ikegami for HD is because they are confident about their build quality and their service. Ikegami has always been an extremely consistent performer.

"Our equipment is on the highway daily, constantly working with different crews, going quickly from extreme hot environments to freezing cold. We've already seen that Ikegami cameras work well, no matter what conditions. Sometimes we need service response in 24 hours or less, and we've always gotten great results from Ikegami in those situations."

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