IBC 2013: Hitachi to highlight new portable HDTV studio, EFP camera

Hitachi Kokusai Electric is to exhibit the new Hitachi “Z-HD6000” portable, dockable HDTV studio and EFP camera, with a leading edge 3 x 2/3-inch MOS 2.6 megapixel sensor.

The camera has HDTV signal format outputs in 1080/59.94i or 1080/50i with 1100TV lines resolution. The Z-HD6000 is the first 3MOS sensor HDTV camera in the company’s popular, affordable Z Series product line.

“Leveraging the company’s extensive digital signal processing expertise, Hitachi developed the Z- HD6000 to offer customers superior price performance – with uncompromised quality and functionality at a great value,” says Cemal Yilmaz, the broadcast marketing manager of Hitachi Kokusai Europe, a subsidiary of Hitachi Kokusai Electric.

The Z-HD6000 offers a satisfying compromise between the superior performance and functionality of high-priced HDTV cameras. Targeting a diverse customer base – TV stations, educational institutions, corporations, religious and cable facilities – the Z-HD6000 is a two-piece dockable camera offering the versatility and flexibility necessary for multipurpose applications including studio, field and mobile video production. The camera can be docked to an optical fiber, triax or RF wireless adapter, offering high light sensitivity coupled with no vertical smear, the Z-HD6000’s three 2/3- inch native 1080i MOS sensors allows [email protected] lx (1080/50i), and HD Signal to Noise (SNR) level of 60dB for a sharp, clean HD picture.

Lightweight for on-shoulder portability, the Z-HD6000 features realtime lens aberration correction (RLAC) along with versatile scene and lens features, ultra-gamma for film contrasts and a 12-vector and linear matrix masking allowing for changing hue- and saturation-levels. More useful features are skin-tone-masking, quick-focus as well as user-programmable switches and a choice of b/w or colour viewfinder displays.

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