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This Ikegami ITC-730a is in good working condition. It shows some wear from use but not abuse. Picture is good with no tube burns. It was made in the mid 1980's and was expensive in it's day. These old cameras make a great picture if given enough light. It comes complete with Camera, Fujinon Eagle 16x lens, ENG Viewfinder, Studio Viewfinder, Power supply and cable, Tripod plate with quick release, Extender board for tweeking, Full manual with schematics, strong case with wheels, and the original sales brochure. We are happy to have  this camera in the museum's collection.

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Ikegami ITC-730A

The High Performance ENG / EFP Camera for Budget Conscious Professionals

Ikegami introduces the ITC-730A to the world and sets the standards for advanced, compact, high-performance and modestly priced handheld color cameras.

The same Ikegami know how that developed the world's top selling ENG camera has gone into making the ITC-730A a compact, professional, and economical camera capable of consistently producing quality pictures of fast-breaking events. The ITC-730A is the perfect answer for the cost-conscious TV station or cable operation that wants a multi-purpose, high-quality ENG/EFP camera that's easy to maintain.

The ITC-730A isn't simply a scaled-down product, but comes with features you won't find in any other ENG camera. Innovations like a revolutionary new way of accessing the optical block, which will cut down on the time and bruised fingers it takes to replace the pickup tubes. With the ITC730A in your camera operator's hands, you'll have a camera that not only works great, but looks great too - a camera that will say "professional" wherever you take it.

Look into the ITC-730A and see why it's the smart, economical, professional choice.



Ikegami ITC-730A

Performance Features

· Saticon®II pick-up tubes are utilized for lowest image lag.

· A built-in high-speed (£I 1.4) prism beamsplitter produces pictures with low shading, excellent resolution, colorimetry, and high sensitivity (£I 4.0 at 2000 lux).

· A high-performance FET is built into the coil assembly to offer pictures with an excellent signal-to-noise ratio of 57 dB. · Bias light is incorporated to reduce lag on low-light scenes. · A horizontal and vertical detail corrector assures an excellent, crisp, sharp image. (A 2H detail corrector with built-in comb filtering)

· The camera employs a deflection distortion corrector to make images with extremely low registration error.

· To ensure superior corner resolution, dynamic focus is employed.

Operational Features

· The light weight camera head is well balanced on the shoulder, so there is no feeling of fatigue during extended operation.

· Rugged camera head: The camera head is made from a tough, magnesium diecast alloy.

· The lens mount is the same size as that on the ITC-350, ITC-730, HL-79D and HL-79E cameras. Perfect interchange among lenses is possible - meaning you can use a wide variety of ENG-type high-magnification lenses with any of these cameras. · A servo type auto iris control system is capable of sensing peak video, average picture level (APL), or variable combination of peak and APL. An iris weighting system is also incorporated.

· The auto iris closes automatically to protect the camera pickup tubes from damage whenever the power is turned off.

· To maintain optimum video quality under all indoor and outdoor conditions, the ITC-730A incorporates a color temperature filter wheel.

Indoors: 32000K

Outdoors (cloudy weather):56000K

Outdoors (sunny weather):56000K + 25 % ND

CAP: Blind

The camera uses a digital white balance based on a non-volatile 8-bit memory. Thus, not only is white balance achieved instantly, but memory can be retained for over a year, even after power has been turned off. This serves to eliminate the need, during standby, to adjust white balance for each operation. Stable operation is ensured-even against rapid temperature changes.

The + 9 dB/ + 18 dB video gain switch makes it possible for you to increase the sensitivity by up to 8 folds, enabling shooting under lighting conditions as low as 40 lux (with an £11.f/ 1.6 lens).

A built-in DBS (Dynamic Beam Stretch) discharges spectral highlights, which minimizes comet-tailing.

An easy-to-read zebra pattern indicator is displayed in the viewfinder to ensure optimum matching of video signal levels.

The split field color bar generator built in the encoder offers convenience in adjusting the monitor (meets RS-189A).

Return video can be viewed on the viewfinder.

Power consumption can be reduced by using the standby switch. (During standby: approx. 1 W)./

The eyepiece position and angle of the 1.5-inch viewfinder can be adjusted to fit the needs of different camera operators. The eyepiece is provided with a vision correcting mechanism (focusable).

In addition to indicating ON AIR the tally lamp also indicates VTR START /STOP and CALL from the CCU.

The camera is provided with a MIC INPUT jack for audio. It also has a built-in amplifier that provides a gain of - 60 dBm to 0 dBm

unbalanced and -60 dBm balanced output, a feature that enables simultaneous video-audio recording for different VTRs.

· An intercom jack and an intercom mic ON/OFF switch are also provided.

· Level suppression:

Controls for knee point and slope are provided to accommodate

scenes with high contrastrange. (300%)

· Provision of a special bracket for the battery pack permits simple mounting/ dismounting of batteries.

· A dynamic character display unit (optional) displays the status of different functions in the viewfinder. This permits easy monitoring of camera status even while using the camera. Status for battery, white balance, gain, VTR, genlock, and filter position are displayed.

System Connection Features

· A built-in genlock feature (standard) makes external sync (VBS/BBS signals) operation possible by a coaxial cable.

· When the supply of genlock signals stop, the camera is automatically switched over to the internal sync operation.

· There is easy control of subcarrier phase and horizontal sync phase at the camera head.

· Horizontal and vertical blanking widths can be controlled separately · SC-H phase relationship meets EIA RS-170A. · Gamma correction is continuously adjustable in each video channel to permit easy matching to other cameras.

· By connecting the CCU-730A, a variety of remote control operations, such as those shown below, are possible.

1) Iris4) R/B pedestal

2) Manual/Auto switch over5) Painting with R-knob and of irisB-knob

3) Master pedestal6) Painting with R/B-knob

7) Auto white setting11) NOR/MID/HIGH (0/ +9/

8) Color bar switching phase+ 18 dB) Gain switch over

9) Subcarrier phase control12) Camera call

10) Horizontal sync phase13) R/B H-centering control14) R/B V-centering

The 5- inch viewfinder is equipped with a tilting mechanism mount for studio use. (A 1.5- inch viewfinder for portable use is also available. )

Maintenance Features

· Easy replacement of camera tubes: Ikegami introduces a unique, easy-access method for removing and replacing ENG camera pickup tubes. After removing the side panel and the screws on the front panel, the entire optical block slides out. In this position, all pickup tubes are easily accessed. Adjustments can be quickly performed.

· To facilitate adjustment of the infinity distance and rotation mechanism of the pickup tubes, a dual lock system has been adopted.

· The filter disc is easily removable to facilitate mounting/dismounting of the disc and cleaning.

· Plug-in printed circuit boards are divided according to circuit

function; all major controls are arranged in front of each unit to

expedite adjustments.

· To allow for speedy maintenance operations, the camera is provided with the following two structural features:

1) The provision of multi-connectors to facilitate mounting/ dismounting of each unit.

2) All components such as switches and connectors are grouped

together, block by block, with the blocks, in turn, interconnected by connectors.

· Convenience is offered for level checks and registration matching, because the camera is equipped with an "R.G.B. minus G" monitor selector switch. It is designed so that each signal will be fed out to the VF as well as to the test monitor connector.

Camera Control Unit

· The ITC-730A CCU mounts into a 19" rack, height is 3.5 inches. · The CCU-730A compensates for cable lengths up to 300 meters. Cable diameter is 13 mm. Cable compensation positions are 15/100/200/300 meters.

· The standard unit can be operated from Camera Head power, a battery, or other D.C. power source.

· Horizontal phase is automatically controlled by APC (Auto Phase Control) system regardless of cable length.

· Utilizes a power source with a remote sensing function which automatically supplies a fixed voltage to camera head, regardless of cable length.

· R, G, and B signals (with one channel provided for each),

simultaneously fed out from the CCU, may be utilized for chroma key signals.

Power Supply System

. The camera head accepts a single + 12 Volt power supply which can be either a battery pack, an AC power pack (ACP-35), a CCU, or other comparable power sources (such as a car battery). . Based on a switching regulator system, the AC power pack is both compact and light. It also employs a remote sensing system which makes available an automatic supply of a fixed voltage to the camera regardless of how long the cable is.


Specifications ITC-730A

Optical system:RGB prism beamsplitter, f/ 14

Camera tube:Three 2/3" Saticons® II H8399B

Scanning system:2: 1 interlaced 525 lines, 60

fields/30 frames/see or

2: 1 interlaced 625 lines, 50

fields/25 frames/sec.

Sync system:Internal sync operation with built-in

sync generator or external sync driving (genlock)

Aspect ratio:H4: V3

Horizontal resolution a) 650 lines or better at center

(at G channel):b) 550 lines or better in corners

Signal-to-noise ratio: 57 dB (p-p)/rms typical (Detail & Gamma off, at Encoded out)

Illumination:a) Minimum 40 lux. at f/1.6/3,2000K

( + 18 dB gain)

b) Standard 2,000 lux at f/4.0/

3,2000K, 89.9% reflectance

Registration error:a) Maximum 0 1 % inside a circle with

diameter of 80% of picture height

b) Maximum 0.2% inside a circle

with diameter of picture width

c) Nominal 04% outside a circle

with diameter of picture width

Deflection distortion: a) Maximum ±1 % inside a circle with diameter of picture height

b) Maximum ±2% outside a circle

with diameter of picture height

Shading correction:Shading correction is performed by

vertical and horizontal correction cir

cuit (Black shading)


Remote control functions: Iris

Iris Auto/Manual Selection

Master pedestal

Color painting

BAR/CAM selection

R/B pedestal

R/B gain

R/B horizontal centering

R/B vertical centering

Camera call and tally

Subcarrier phase

H phase

Video gain selection (NOR/MID/HIGH)

Auto white selection

H. phase variable range: +5usec~-3usec

S.C. variable range:In case of external sync drive mode,

subcarrier phase can be altered from 0° to 360°.

Genlock video input:VBS 1.0Vp-p, 75 ohms


BBS 045Vp-p. 75 ohms

For a complete demonstration of Ikegami Cameras and Monitors, contact us or your local Ikegami dealer.

Color bars:Split field (Meets RS-189A)

Video matrix:Built in

Flare control:Built in

Camera tube protection: Automatic camera tube protection is. provided in case of sweep failure either horizontal and vertical scannings. Also, when power switch is off, lens iris is automatically closed (Iris: Auto)

Color Temperature Filter: 3,200°K, 5,6000K, 5,6000K + ND (25%), Blind

Lens mount:Bayonet mount (same mount as HL-79D


Video output signal:Composite VBS 1.0Vp-p, 75 ohms

Monitor output signal: Composite VBS 1.0Vp-p or VS 1.0Vp-p Genlock input signal: Composite VBS 1.0Vp-p, 75 ohms or BBS 045Vp-p, 75 ohms

Mic input:- 60dBm, 600 ohms

Audio output:- 60 dBm - 0 dBm unbalanced or

- 60 dBm balanced, switchable, 600 ohms Power requirements:12.0 V DC nominal

Power consumption:Approx. 21.5W (excluding VF)

Approx. 24W (including 1.5 inch VF) Approx. 33,5W (including 5 inch VF)

Operating temperature: -10°C to +40°C (+ 14°F to + 104°F) Dimensions (WHO):98mm x 275mm x 294mm

,(386' x 10.83 x 1157")

Weight:Approx. 4.5kg (99 Ib)

(excluding VF, lens, battery)

Approx. 5.2kg (114 Ib)

(including 1. 5 inch VF)

Return video input:VS 1.0Vp-p

Video output:VBS 1.0Vp-p

2 outputs

R.G.B. output:V 0.7Vp-p

Monitor output:VBS 1.0Vp-p or VS 1.0Vp-p

Monitor output selection: VBS, G, B, R, B/ -G, or R/-G signal is selectable

Program audio input:-20 dBm~O dBm

Intercom:Common/private selectable

Tally:TTL level or contact closure

Operating temperature: -10°C to + 40°C (+ 14°F to

+ 104°F)

Power requirements:a) AC operation

100/120/220/240V, SO/60Hz, 170VA (including head,S" VF, operated at 300m)

b) DC operation

12V DC (supplied from camera head), 6W

Dimensions (WHO):482mm x 88mm x 300mm

(1898" x 3.46 x 11.81)

Weight:4.9 kg (108 lb)

Designs and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. ·Saticon® -Registered Trademark of HITACHI LTD.



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ITC-350   Production Color Camera



  • A highly efficient beam splitter produces excellent light transfer characteristics. At only 60 lux of illumination, full video level is realized.
  • Sensitivity of 2000 lux at f/4.0 with a signal to noise ratio of 52 dB and the horizontal resolution of 500 lines testifies to the systems excellence.
  • With the adjustable horizontal and vertical image enhancement, superior picture sharpness is assured.
  • Bias lighting in the optical assembly all but eliminates unwanted image persistence.
  • Proper black shading and black balance is maintained by very stable and reliable circuits.
  • Adjustable gamma circuits assure video matching of multiple camera productions.
  • Gen lock feature is included with SC and H-phase adjustments for precise systems timing.
  • The ITC-350 uses only 15W, that means battery power to spare when you're operating in the field.


    The auto-white balance button is on the camera head for quick and easy use. The memory for white balance will last for two to three days after power has been turned off.
    A DBS (Dynamic Beam Stretcher) prevents comet tailing. The auto-iris keeps the video level stable by varying the lens opening as illumination changes.
    The auto-iris closure circuit protects camera tubes after the camera is turned off.
    +6dB/+12dB video gain switching provides high quality video, even under low light conditions with as little as 60 lux illumination.
    A built-in Color Bar Generator is provided for convenience in adjusting color monitors, and testing the encoder.
    Check the switcher, or VTR output in the camera viewfinder by flipping the Video Return Switch.
    VTR remote STOP/START is provided on the camera head.
    A filter wheel, allows the camera to be easily rebalanced, with the changing of illumination sources.
    A built-in zebra pattern is displayed on the viewfinder to facilitate adjusting the video level. R/G/B/-G change over switching aids registration adjustments.

    A power-saving standby function.
    Camera head is well balanced on the shoulder, and there is no feeling of fatigue even if the cameraman is at work for long time.
    The 5 inch viewfinder for studio use is equipped with a tilting mechanism mount or the 1.5 inch viewfinder for portable use is available.
    Battery, tally, white balance, VTR ON, and video level indicators are all superimposed on the camera viewinfer.
    Power is supplied to the camera head by using the AC Power Box (ACP-35), or through the. CCU. The ACP-35 supplies constant power to the camera by using a remote sensing system.
    The camera head can be operated on DC power from a detachable battery pack.
  • Our Camera at SMECC

    Our unit does power up and shows a video image in the view finder.  

    Lens - Canon Macro TV Zoom
    9-118mm 1:1.6


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