New Hitachi Camera Bundle Includes the Z-HD6500 HD Camera and CU-HD550 Control Unit

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Hitachi Kokusai just debuted a live production “package” that bundles its Z-HD6500 HD camera with its CU-HD550 camera control unit. Supporting multiple HD formats to 1080p, Hitachi says the Z-HD6500 camera’s design reduces the costs and system complexity for content creators while incorporating the latest technical innovations from Hitachi. Its visual quality is generated through three 2/3-inch CMOS image sensors with a global shutter to enable capture of BT.2020 color-gamut-compliant video. The global shutter technology reduces artifacts such as banding and flicker that may occur when capturing video in houses of worship, event centers and broadcast studios with LED lighting and large LED displays.

The Z-HD6500 also includes F10 sensitivity of 59.94 frames per second (fps) enables “high-quality acquisition in reduced lighting,” while a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 62dB. The camera’s design enables color reproduction, while its HD workflow enables multi-format productions and supports both High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Standard Dynamic Range (SDR).

Hitachi Kokusai’s CU-HD550 camera control unit was re-developed as a companion for the Z-HD6500, enabling remote control of key camera functions while maintaining image quality and consistency. The CU-HD550 can output HDR or SDR and provides camera operators with two return video feeds for live monitoring. The CU-HD550 displays that feed on the Z-HD6500’s viewfinder, which is enabled through the CCU’s built-in cross-converter and frame synchronizer.

The Z-HD6500, now shipping.