Hitachi upgrades SK-HD1000 camera

HITACHI
has upgraded the performance of its SK-HD1000 camera, the company’s HDTV studio
and field production camera to an outstanding 60dB HDTV Signal to Noise Ratio
at F10.0 and a real-world resolution of 1100Horizontal TV Lines. This
translates into the cleanest, sharpest digital processing HDTV camera picture
you can presently buy. Furthermore, complimenting this performance
benchmark,
HITACHI
introduces new functions, control panels, CCUs, and other production
accessories.
The SK-HD1000 is
HITACHI’s
2-piece camera platform that offers maximum configuration flexibility similar
to its popular Z-series cameras. It provides user-benefits that one-piece
cameras systems cannot. For wired configurations, the camera system is
offered with a traditional digital fiber-optic cable transmission system and
the world’s first patented all digital triaxial cable transmission
system.
HITACHI’s
digital triax system surpasses the image quality performance of all presently
offered analog HDTV triax cable systems since it is virtually transparent. The
employment of an exclusive high speed digital time division multiplex, the
digital triax system offers HITACHI customers the flexibility of retaining the
use of existing triax cable stock or installations while gaining the
performance of a digital fiber optic transmission system to convey precious
digital HDTV signals of maximum quality. It is also capable of using coax
cable in emergencies where the triax cable becomes damaged or unavailable.
“It just doesn’t make sense to sell a digital processing
camera of such high caliber and performance to compromise the HDTV signal by
making it analog for RF modulation, as our competitors do, to send it down a
triax cable then, to turn it back to digital at the CCU. With our digital
triax system, we can satisfy those that absolutely needed to protect their
triax cable infrastructure but desire the picture quality offered by a digital
fiber-optic transmission HDTV camera,” said Sean Moran, Hitachi’s National
Sales Manager for Broadcast and Professional Products.
HITACHI’s HDTV Digital Triax transmission
system for the SK-HD1000 has a planned delivery date toward the end of the
year.
The SK-HD1000 in Fiber-optic Studio production configuration
lists for $53,000 complete without lens. HITACHI
is currently delivering the fiber version and will exhibit this model at the
2008 National Association of Broadcasters show in
Las Vegas NV.
Visit
HITACHI
Booth # C5018 for details.