IBC 2016: Hitachi Showcases Advanced HDR Capabilities in Broadcast System Cameras

At IBC Hitachi Kokusai Electric showed its UHD 4K and HDTV broadcast cameras with the addition of advanced High Dynamic Range capabilities. Hitachi exhibited HDR across a range of UHD and HD cameras, demonstrating an ability to integrate the technology in a range of different broadcast camera systems.

Hitachi showcased a number of HDR-upgraded cameras, such as the Hitachi Z-Series, SK-Series and DK-Series ranges. In particular, HDR has been added to Hitachi’s flagship SK-UHD4000 UHD studio/field camera. This fully featured 4K capable camera offers the best of all worlds – as well as advanced 4K HDR operation, it has an industry standard B4 2/3-inch bayonet mount and 2/3-inch sensors, meaning operators can still use their existing HDTV lenses.

The new HDR capable broadcast cameras were demonstrated working alongside Hitachi’s OB-BOX and Mobile Transmission Vehicle. It showed how Hitachi can capture images in the highest resolution and then communicate these pictures back to base quickly and easily.

Also, HDR has been added to the Hitachi Z-HD6000 HDTV studio/field production camera system, as well as the company’s SK-HD1300 Series cameras, which capture 1920×1080 resolution video. A native 2K 1080p camera, it utilises 2.6 megapixels and 2/3-inch 3MOS sensors and offers F11 standard sensitivity with .62 dB of video headroom and real-time lens aberration correction (RLAC).

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