CineColor Chile Covers the 2015 Copa Amêrica with Ikegami CMOS Cameras


Ikegami HDK-95C and HDK-79EC2 Cameras Bring Lifelike Imagery to Viewing Audiences for the 44th Edition of the Copa América, South America's Main International Soccer Tournament

Last Updated: June 11, 2015 2:19 pm GMT
(Maywood, NJ--June 11, 2015) Soccer action is heating up with the start of the 2015 Copa América, which stands as the main international soccer tournament (and the oldest in the world) for national teams held this year in Chile, South America. Mobile production provider CINECOLOR CHILE, a business division of GRUPO CHILEFILMS, is covering the three-week event with a large-scale deployment of approximately 30 Ikegami HDK-95C and HDK-79EC2 CMOS camera systems.

Both the Ikegami HDK-95C and HDK-79EC2 HD employ Ikegami's renowned CMOS imaging technology for superb picture quality. CinecolorChile will depend on their high performance to deliver lifelike imagery to the millions of viewers watching the 44th edition of the Copa Amêrica. The Ikegami cameras will capture the intensive competition between 12 teams, with the winner qualifying for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup hosted in Russia.

"The Copa Amêrica consistently provides global soccer fans with an outstanding tournament," says Teri Zastrow, Director of Sales & Marketing for Ikegami U.S.A. "We're extremely pleased that Grupo Chilefilms has selected Ikegami cameras to provide viewing audiences with an unforgettable experience."

"Our tournament coverage will produce 19 out of the 26 games. We will generate an outstanding contribution master TV signal of each game to be used by the tournament International Broadcast Center as the International Feed, the signal that every single television rightsholder will broadcast to their audiences, plus additional multi-cam feed for Direct TV L special programming," said Stêfano Lêvera, Grupo Chilefilms L Engineering Director.

CMOS sensors are now exceeding the performance of CCDs in sensitivity, signal-to-noise ratio, and resolution. They continue to offer low power consumption, no vertical smear, and a high degree of format flexibility. With extensive ongoing research and development in this technology, the adoption of CMOS for broadcast camera use is now the trend.

Part of Ikegami's Unicam HD line, the HDK-95C HD portable digital camera is equipped with Native multi-format 2.5 million pixel, 2/3 inch CMOS sensors. It also features an upgrade path to 24p and 3G formats, including 1080/60p and dual rate 1080/120i.

The new BS-98 supports 3G transmission enabling an HD trunk channel from the camera to the base station to transport the video of a POV camera back to the mobile unit. Also 4 videos are sent to the camera, including HD RET, HD QTV (for prompter or any external purpose), and two channels of SD QTV. And the 4K Super Resolution board allows the camera to output simultaneous 1080i, 1080p, and 4K.

Ikegami Electronics (U.S.A.), Inc. is a leading supplier of professional broadcasting products in the Western Hemisphere. With US offices in New Jersey, California, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Kentucky, and Georgia, the Ikegami name is recognized globally for its state-of-the-art television cameras and closed-circuit TV equipment. World-class CMOS imagery, 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.

For more information and the location of the Regional Office nearest you, call Ikegami's headquarters at 201-368-9171 or visit

Cinecolor Chile is a business division of Grupo Chilefilms, one of the largest audiovisual services providers in South Amêrica. With offices in Mêxico, Colombia, Brazil, Perú, Argentina and Chile, its local operations are related to audiovisual services, such as EFP (Electronic Field Production), Sound Stages TV Production, Digital Post Production and Content Distribution over Satellite for Cinemas.

For more information, call our headquarters at +56-2-2337-1200 or visit

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