"Having Ikegami cameras in our studio was very important to us as we planned our switchover to HD," says Keith Stuhlmann, Director of Engineering for WINK-TV.
"We were determined to be first with an HD local newscast in our market, but we weren't going to cut corners to get there; you need great cameras.You really can't beat how sharp and clean the imagery from the Ikegami cameras are."
The first TV station to go on the air in its market (in 1954), WINK converted its entire infrastructure, which also powers CW affiliate WXCW, to full HD.Already familiar with Ikegami
's superb imagery and outstanding reliability from the station's experience with its long-serving standard-definition Ikegami HK-343 studio/field cameras, Stuhlmann
team were interested in seeing what Ikegami had to offer to their made-for-HDTV news set, designed with 16:9 specifically in mind.
"This is in keeping with our philosophy of using only A-line gear," Stuhlmann
says."We've had Ikegami
monitors for quite a while now.Their performance has always been outstanding."
, leaving nothing to chance for their market's premiere HDTV newscast means that only the exceptional imagery and rock-solid reliability of Ikegami
will do."You don't want to take a chance with your cameras," says Keith Stuhlmann