Technical Excellence in HDTV Studio and Field Production Cameras to Be the Primary Business Focus for Hitachi at NAB

Five new

Hitachi models of high-end HDTV cameras make
their debut at the Hitachi NAB 2007 booth C5017. The cameras share the same
imaging sensors, design concepts, digital technology, picture quality, control
protocols and system build-up accessories. This uniformity uniquely makes any
combination of these cameras perform seamlessly in many HDTV image acquisition

Advances in CCD imager
offerings have been applied across the board for all models. 2/3-inch CCD
imagers with full raster HDTV resolutions of 1920X1080 or 1280X720 offer superb
resolution performance and picture fidelity. Improvements in sensitivity (F11
at 2000lx), signal to noise (
>56dB HDTV) and
resolution (
>1000TVL in 1080i,
in 720p) have once again brought

to the spotlight as a world-class HDTV production camera manufacturer. The 24,
25 and 30 progressive frame capture modes are now optionally available with the
1080 line CCD imagers offered.
“Hitachi HDTV cameras
are increasingly playing an important role in the


DTV transition. Our digital HDTV and SDTV cameras offer an outstanding value
for the money as well as providing many popular studio and field production
” said Sean Moran, National Sales Manager for
Broadcast and Professional products at Hitachi Kokusai Electric America.
“Another important flexibility offered by our SK-3200 and
SK-3020P models is the ability to output 1080/60i or 720/60p from its CCU
(camera control unit) due to a new cross-converter option that provides those
outputs regardless of CCD imager employed.

The SK-3200 is the
” version for use with
” lenses. It has a
portable companion model SK-3200P each having a total of 10 optical filters on
2 turrets. The SK-3020P is a lower cost version of the SK-3200P that is limited
to 4 optical filters on one turret. In addition to these three, the SK-32B is
of a non-traditional physical design and offers additional savings for robotic
studio applications by removing unnecessary functions as intercom, program audio,
dedicated viewfinder and analog video outputs. All of the
” prefix models share the same high-performance digital
optical fiber cable transmission system, accessories and control panels. The
” prefix series are of the same
performance but forego the digital optical cable transmission system making
them applicable for teleconference, observation, medical industrial, government
and institutional use. The two piece DK-H32S10 further expands the applications
to aircraft, space, broadcast sports, in-vehicle camera and other extreme
temperature and vibration environments where a compact remote head is needed.

has sold large quantities of SK
and DK series cameras worldwide. The SK series cameras enjoy a vast customer
base that has truly realized the value of

camera ownership throughout the years. Once again,

Hitachi demonstrates during this NAB 2007
equipment exhibit, the reasons that make it a world-leading technology leader.


’s SK and DK series HDTV
cameras are currently available for sale and immediate delivery. Prices vary
depending on application and configuration. Visit the HITACHI NAB 2007 booth
C5017 for further technical and commercial information.

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