Hitachi will show HDR camera options

Hitachi SK UHD4000
Neal Romanek
August 30th 2016 at 11:14AM : By Neal Romanek

Hitachi's HDR camera offerings on display will include its SK-UHD4000 UHD studio/field camera

At IBC2016, Hitachi Kokusai Electric will showcase UHD 4K and HDTV broadcast cameras with the addition of advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities.

Hitachi will demo the integration of HDR technology in a range of different broadcast camera systems and will showcase a number of HDR-upgraded cameras, such as the Hitachi Z-Series, SK-Series and DK-Series ranges.

HDR has been added to Hitachi’s flagship SK-UHD4000 UHD studio/field camera. The 4K capable camera offers advanced 4K HDR operation with a standard B4 2/3in bayonet mount and 2/3in sensors so that operators can still use existing HDTV lenses.

The new HDR-capable broadcast cameras will be showcased alongside Hitachi’s OB-BOX and Mobile Transmission Vehicle whicgh will demo how highest resolution image capture can be communicated back to base.

HDR has also been added to the Hitachi Z-HD6000 HDTV studio/field production camera system, and to the company’s SK-HD1300 Series cameras, which capture 1920x1080 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).

"High Dynamic Range capability is a key feature on our UHD and HDTV broadcast cameras since it provides the increased contrast, richer colour and dynamic lighting of the video it captures,” said Cemal Yilmaz, General Manager of Hitachi Kokusai Turkey. “We have worked hard on our implementation of HDR in our cameras. As a result, users will be able to produce significantly superior HDR imagery without having to upgrade their existing infrastructure or transmission systems. “