Hitachi intros 4K UHD, 2/3-inch optics production camera system

Hitachi Kokusai Electric announced that it has developed the SK-UHD4000, a broadcast 4K Ultra-HDTV camera system which uses the 2/3-inch B4 mount lenses of conventional (2K) HDTV broadcast cameras.

The use of standard HDTV lenses eliminates the need for optically degenerative lens mount adapters. This technological advantage allows broadcasters and production companies to effectively use their existing camera lenses to shoot video in 4K resolution, while capitalizing on well-established TV production workflows associated with normal HDTV cameras. UHD-1 or 4K is quickly becoming the mainstream high-end production picture recording format because of its high-resolution and picture quality.
The SK-UHD4000 is an equally innovative broadcast 2K HDTV camera system since it also has a market-leading, super-sampled, simultaneous 2K resolution image output. It foremost provides effective solutions to some the biggest challenges faced by live sports and television studio production today…one of which is the lack optical depth-of-field and practical lens controls.

The SK-UHD4000 is equipped with new 2/3-inch MOS sensors. These sensors acquire video images with no smear, high sensitivity, high resolution and increases in power efficiency. New functional developments in lens’ aberration corrections allow the SK-UHD4000 to make the best possible image by correcting optical flaws found even in the most expensive HDTV lenses. The camera system comes equipped with the full array of advanced production functions and tools that have become synonymous with HITACHI HDTV broadcast cameras.

This camera system will be showcased at the Hitachi Kokusai Electric booth at IBC2014 (Hall 11/Stand 11.D39). Pricing will be announced at the show.

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