Hitachi Kokusai Launches Z-HD5500 1080p Studio and EFP Camera
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America today announced the new Z-HD5500 HDTV studio and field production camera.
The Z-HD5500’s new CMOS imagers adapt easily to a wide range of LED lighting conditions and is made for houses of worship, theaters, arenas and other facilities where such lights or large LED displays are used. Paired with Hitachi Kokusai’s advanced digital signal processing and exclusive low-noise circuit technology, the new sensors deliver superior visual quality with exceptional sensitivity, excellent color fidelity and an outstanding 62dB signal-to-noise ratio.
The Z-HD5500 joins their line of HITACHI HD and Ultra HD camera systems offering High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities. The Z-HD5500 supports both the HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) and HPQ HDR specifications. The Z-HD5500 is also the first camera in the HITACHI Z-HD family to offer native 1080p image acquisition, and does so without a significant price increase over its 1080i and 720p siblings.
The Z-HD5500 provides a flexible choice of connectivity, with optional support for both SMPTE fiber and triaxinfrastructures. The camera can be paired with dedicated fiber or triax camera control units (CCUs), or with the dual-cable HITACHI CU-HD1300FT for maximum deployment flexibility. The CU-HD1300FT offers both optical fiber connectivity and Hitachi Kokusai’s fourth-generation digital triax system, which features an ultra-low-latency H.264 codec technology and multilevel digital modulation for long-distance triax transport of 3GB/s 1080p video plus intercom, teleprompter returns and other signals.