Ikegami Tsushinki and Toshiba Unveil Advanced Total Tapeless Acquisition and Production/Editing System at NAB2007

Ikegami Tsushinki Co., Ltd and Toshiba Corporation 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. The total system comprises the GFCAM Hybrid Tapeless Camera; GFSTATION an entirely new central video management and recording system based on flash memory; and GFSTATION PORTABLE, a portable version of GFSTATION. All image and sound data are recorded to GFPAK, 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.

The Hybrid Tapeless 2/3 inch, 3 image sensors Camera GFCAM with HD 1080i/720p format support retails for approximately US$25,000 and the Flash memory-based recorder GFSTATION with 128GB (4hour/HD 50Mbps) internal memory retails for approximately US$45,000. The Compact half-rack size HD 1080i/720p format support GFSTATION PORTABLE retails for approximately US$18,000 and the removable Media GFPAK retails approximatelyfor US$950 for 32GB version and US$350 for 120GB HDD version.