Doha 360 Selects Ikegami UHK-430 and HDK-99 Cameras for New 4K OB Vehicle

Doha, Qatar – Ikegami UHK-430 and HDK-99 cameras have been selected for a re-cently completed 4K OB vehicle commissioned by Doha 360, an IP-based media plat-form which enhances Qatar’s national identity and reflects social and cultural progress through continuous coverage of cultural, sports and social events.

Designed and built by Milan-based broadcast system integrator Aret Video & Audio En-gineering, the vehicle was commissioned in time to cover the Qatar National Day fes-tivities celebrating the country’s foundation in 1878.

“The Ikegami cameras were selected both for their high signal quality and for the prov-en excellence of Ikegami post-sale support,” comments Aret’s Vice President Ales-sandro Asti. “Eight UHK-430 models have been purchased plus two docking-style HDK-99. All 10 cameras can be tripod or pedestal mounted to achieve steady long-zoom close-up capture of fast-moving action while retaining the freedom to operate in free-style over-the-shoulder mode. The HDK-99 can be configured to feed directly from the camera control unit into any 4K periphery.”

Ikegami’s Middle East office, located in Dubai, assisted in the decision-making process by providing consultation support and product demonstrations. “Our excellent relation-ship with Doha 360 helped us to win this project,” says Abdul Ghani, General Manager – Middle East. “We also provided full on-site staff training with the new system followed by on-site first-level support to ensure flawless live coverage of the Qatari National Day.”

“Ikegami observers were present to offer assistance over multiple days during the on-going festivities,” adds Asim Saeed, Business Development Manager, Ikegami Middle East. “All the equipment worked perfectly and the production went flawlessly.”

Ikegami’s UHK-430 is a 4K-native camera system with simultaneous HDR/SDR pro-cessing. Its three 2/3-inch CMOS sensors provide full 3840 x 2160 UHD resolution plus the depth of field needed for studio and outdoor production. The camera is equipped with a B4 bayonet mount compatible with 2/3-inch broadcast lenses. An optional SE-U430 expander accommodates large studio or OB lenses.

An integrated Ikegami AXII processor enables the UHK-430 to deliver 40 gigabit/s un-compressed full bandwidth video transmission plus a wide range of features including 16-axis color correction and focus-assist for 4K and HD video modes. An optional Me-dia over IP module for the CCU-430 allows 4K UHD video plus additional signals such as intercom and return-video feeds to be exchanged between the CCU-430 and a local IP network hub over a light weight optical fiber instead of requiring multiple SDI cables, allowing easy and low latency signal distribution. In its standard form, the UHK-430 weighs just 4.6 kg. Dimensions are 149 mm wide x 243 mm high x 340 mm front-to-back.

The Ikegami HDK-99 is a 3G-capable docking-style camera for portable and studio applications. It employs three 2.6-megapixel 2/3-inch CMOS image sensors delivering high picture quality in HDR at 1920 x 1080 resolution with progressive-scan. Like the UHK-430, the HDK-99 has an integrated Ikegami AXII processor. A lens aberration correction function minimizes resolution loss and colored edging caused mainly by op-tical lens deviation. Quick EZ Focus Assist enhances the viewfinder signal, enabling the camera operator to make critical focus adjustments. Area size, area color, edge color and display time on the viewfinder are all adjustable from the camera menu.

About Doha 360
Doha 360 ( is a website related to Qatar’s National Day Organizing Committee, and supervised by Qatar Cultural and Heritage Events Centre. The website enhances Qatar’s national identity and reflects social and cultural progress through continuous coverage of cultural, sports and social events.

Serving as a social communication platform, Doha 360 seeks to achieve communication among intellectuals and creative people by presenting their work to society. It strives to present culture as a catalyst for raising awareness, promoting conscience and motivating care about physical health.

About Ikegami
Ikegami is a leading supplier of high-quality professional broadcast equipment. The Ikegami name is recognized globally for state-of-the-art television cameras, medical cameras and CCTV equipment. World-class CMOS imagery, 4K and 8K technology, multi-format flexibility and unparalleled customer support define the Ikegami experience for users in broadcast, sports venues, mobile production, houses of worship, education, corporate and many more applications.