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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
The High Performance ENG / EFP Camera for Budget Conscious
Ikegami introduces the ITC-730A to the world and sets the standards for
advanced, compact, high-performance and modestly priced handheld color
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,
· 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.
· 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
· 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
· 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
Outdoors (cloudy weather):56000K
Outdoors (sunny weather):56000K + 25 % ND
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
· 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
· 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
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)
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. )
· 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
· 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
· 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
· R, G, and B signals (with one channel provided for each),
simultaneously fed out from the CCU, may be utilized for chroma key
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.
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
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
R/B horizontal centering
R/B vertical centering
Camera call and tally
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
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
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
Program audio input:-20 dBm~O dBm
Tally:TTL level or contact closure
Operating temperature: -10°C to + 40°C (+ 14°F to
Power requirements:a) AC operation
100/120/220/240V, SO/60Hz, 170VA (including head,S" VF, operated
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.
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