Hitachi Showcases Advanced HDR Capabilities in Broadcast System Cameras at IBC2016

Hitachi Showcases Advanced HDR Capabilities in Broadcast System Cameras at IBC

New HDR functions create richer sharper image quality with no need to upgrade technical infrastructure

At IBC2016, (Stand12.F38) Hitachi Kokusai Electric will showcase their UHD 4K and HDTV broadcast cameras with the addition of advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities. Hitachi will exhibit HDR capabilities across a range of UHD and HD cameras, demonstrating an ability to integrate the technology in a range of different broadcast camera systems.

Hitachi will showcase a number of HDR-upgraded cameras, such as the Hitachi Z-Series, SK-Series and DK-Series ranges. In particular, HDR has been added to Hitachi’s flagship SK-UHD4000 UHD studio/field camera. This fully featured 4K capable camera offers the best of all worlds – as well as advanced 4K HDR operation, it has an industry standard B4 2/3-inch bayonet mount and 2/3-inch sensors, meaning operators can still use their existing HDTV lenses.

The new HDR capable broadcast cameras will be showcased working alongside Hitachi’s revolutionary OB-BOX and Mobile Transmission Vehicle. It will demonstrate how Hitachi can capture images in the highest resolution and then communicate these pictures back to base quickly and easily. A strong theme running through Hitachi IBC exhibit is its ability to create the highest quality broadcast pictures in the most economical and cost-effective ways.


Also, HDR has been added to the Hitachi Z-HD6000 HDTV studio/field production camera system, as well as 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,” says 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.“


About Hitachi Kokusai Electric
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. (TSE: 6756), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a company that manufactures broadcasting systems, security and surveillance systems, wireless communications and information systems, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. Fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) consolidated net sales totalled 180,740 million Yen ($1,604million).
Hitachi Ltd is a major stakeholder of Hitachi Kokusai Electric which is a world renowned manufacturers of innovative, high-performance telecommunication products . Hitachi Kokusai Electric is one of the most significant Japanese companies developing advanced broadcast camera technology.