Hitachi To Exhibit 8K Production Cameras

Hitachi (Booth SL-3910), in preparation for the 2016 UHD (4K) and Super-High Vision (8K) broadcast tests in Asia, will offer a glimpse at its second-generation studio and field production Super-High Vision (SHV) cameras. The new SK-UHD8060 will be demonstrated, offering 16 times the amount of picture information as HDTV.

The SK-UHD8060 is Hitachi’s latest collaboration with NHK STRL (Science and Technology Research Laboratories).

In line with Japan’s plans to launch SHV broadcasts in 2020, Hitachi is poised to satisfy the demand for advanced digital television equipment that will convey ultra-realistic images for the most immersive TV-viewing experience. Augmented 22.2-channel audio and SHV broadcasting will greatly advance the sense of realism in TV viewing.

“8K broadcasting is on the verge of becoming a reality, and it will undoubtedly become the mainstream past 2020,” says Sean Moran, COO/VP, sales and operations, Hitachi. “Broadcasters and production companies have differing agendas when it comes to acquiring imaging technology. Taking into account that the content distribution and profit opportunities are quickly changing, the new TV-industry players will benefit from Hitachi’s advanced 4K and 8K production equipment, preparing our customers to deliver content with these new advanced imaging formats as they transition other elements of their production workflow.”

The SK-UHD8060 Series delivers the form, features, and functions needed for successful 8K television-program production. The modular-chassis camera concept simplifies and accelerates configuration for studio (fixed) or portable (stabilized-camera) applications, and a 12-in. viewfinder is offered. Signal recording can be achieved with a coupled digital recorder, and a SMPTE 304/311-type hybrid cable system is used to tether the camera head from its control unit.

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