Editcam is a professional digital camera system manufactured by
Ikegamiand first introduced in 1995, available both as professional camcordersand modular dock recorders. Its most distinguishinge feature is the recording medium: The "FieldPak", which is a cartridge that contains an IDE hard diskwith up to 120 GB of storage, or its compatible companion, the "RAMPak", a flash memorymodule with up to 16 GB. A 120 GB capacity FieldPak translates to some 9 hours of DV25 video. Both, unlike tape based formats, allow random access to the video data, and both standalone VCR replacement players and computeradaptor racks are available for the Paks. This made the Editcam a pioneer in the field of non-linear acquisition, but the earliest incarnations of the Editcam were plagued with high power consumption and weight, and sold only about 50 units [http://www.urbanfox.tv/articles/cameras/c2editcam.html] . These problems were addressed with the Editcam II in 1999. The latest generation of the Editcam system, Editcam3, can record in the formats Avid JFIF, DVand optionally MPEG IMX and DVCPRO50. HDTV variants are now also available, which record in the Avid DNxHD format. Introduced at NAB 2005, the Editcam HD allows for video capture at 145 Mbit/s. Employing CMOS sensors, the camera record files natively in 1080i or 720P and at several bitrates.
* [http://www.ikegami.com/br/products/sdtv/dng_frame1.html Ikegami's Editcam homepage]
* [http://editcam.ikegami.com/ Editcam Microsite]
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