Essex County College Selects Three Hitachi HD Studio Cameras for Communications Department

Essex County College, a community college with campuses in Newark and West Caldwell, N.J., has purchased three Hitachi SK-HD1000 high-definition cameras for use in its professional television studio with immediate plans to purchase additional cameras for the instructional studio.  The order was placed through HB Communications Inc., a professional audio/visual integration company and equipment dealer based in Mountainside, N.J.

“Our mission is to give our students access to an affordable, high-quality education,” said Nadine Shaw-Abram, director of the television facility at Essex County College. “The Hitachi SK-HD1000’s enable us to meet our educational goals because they are exceptional HD cameras positioned at an affordable price point.  We did a great deal of research on a variety of studio cameras and, I must say, we couldn’t be happier with our selection.

“Since today’s broadcast television industry is so technologically driven,” continued Shaw-Abram, “we feel it’s imperative to give our students access to state-of-the-art broadcast equipment and thorough training to adequately prepare them for the careers they will embark upon once they’ve moved beyond Essex.”

The Hitachi SK-HD1000 HD studio camera has three, high dynamic range 2/3-inch, 2.3 million pixel CCDs that produce 1100 TVL resolution, a quiet signal-to-noise ratio of 60db, and F11@2000 Lux sensitivity.  The camera system also provides 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion, as well as advanced digital signal processing and picture enhancement tools.  It also offers a wide array of accessories and options, including the CU-HD1000 camera control unit, RU-1200JY/VR remote control unit, VF-L9HD 9-inch color viewfinder, and choice of either fiber or triax camera adapters.