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Hitachi introduces new broadcast camera

4 September 2012
Hitachi introduces new broadcast camera

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Europe will showcase the new 16-bit SK-HD1500 1080/6G high-speed HD production camera on its stand at IBC. Developed for super slo-motion applications and capable of 3X speed 1080-line HD operation, Hitachi claims it is the first 6Gbps, fully digital optical transmission system in an HDTV production camera. The SK-HD1500 represents Hitachi’s most accurate transport available for the 1080-line 150/180 images from the camera head to the camera control unit. All command audio and video signals to and from the camera are digitally transmitted. Each essential part of the Hitachi SK-HD1500 camera system has its own DSP processor. Different DSP ICs are used independently for the HDTV camera head processing, the transmission system and the Camera Control Unit (CCU) processing. The new, power-efficient Digital Signal Processor LSI’s are designed under the 40nm rule with dynamic processing capability in excess of 38-bits per pixel, per RGB channel. Camera power and cable condition supervision are also performed when using standard SMPTE311-type Hybrid Fiber Cable. The maximum HFOC length with applied camera power and fully operational facilities is 4,000m (13,200 feet) with no utility power. The SK-HD1500 incorporates an additional 1.5G HD video channel from the camera head to the Camera Control Unit (CCU) forming a second camera channel. SDI (1080i/720p/480i/ 576i) inputs/outputs are offered as standard. The SK-HD1500 starts shipping in September and is available to customers worldwide. 11.E30

 

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