Hitachi Adds HDR to Broadcast Camera Lines

Z_HD5000_efp.edit-0616Hitachi Kokusai has added High Dynamic Range (HDR) to its Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K and HDTV broadcast cameras. As part of a special, limited-time promotion, any new Hitachi camera purchase made before September 30, 2016 will include the HDR feature at no additional charge.

HDR, which will be part of the emerging ATSC 3.0 standard, produces brighter, crisper, more luminous imagery, including UHD 4K video, resulting in a more immersive and engaging viewer experience.

At the high end of the product line, HDR has been added to the Hitachi Kokusai’s SK-UHD4000 UHD studio/field camera. With its industry standard B4 2/3-inch bayonet mount and 2/3-inch sensors, operators can still make use of their existing HDTV lenses. The camera delivers the depth of field and high sensitivity needed for traditional TV studio and sports production with UHD quality.

HDR has also been added to the Hitachi Kokusai’s Z-HD6000 HDTV studio/field production camera system, which captures 1920×1080 resolution video. This native 2K camera utilizes 2.6 megapixels and 2/3-inch MOS sensors and offers F12 standard sensitivity with >60 dB of video headroom and real-time lens aberration correction (RLAC).

Other models that will have the option to upgrade with HDR include:

  • The Z-HD5000 HDTV studio/field production camera has long-been a popular acquisition tool due to its high price performance. With 2/3-inch IT-CCDs, this lightweight unit offers high-resolution imagery and low noise.
  • The SK-HD1000, a multi-standard, low-noise portable HD Studio and EFP camera, acquires outstanding images with its three (R,G,B) 2.3 megapixel UAIT (Ultra-Advanced) CCD sensors and now enhanced by HDR.
  • The SK-HD1300, Hitachi Kokusai’s new, top-of-the-line progressive scan HD studio and EFP camera, which captures outstanding 1080P images with its three 2/3-inch, 2.3 megapixel progressive scan MOS imagers, also upgraded with the HDR feature.

Details on the broadcast cameras are here.