SK-UHD4000 UHD camera and HDTV camera control unit to be highlighted

LAS VEGAS — Hitachi will come to InfoComm 2018 with new camera technology options that are designed to enable efficient 4K and HDR/SDR production workflows, the company said.

Hitachi Kokusai Electric America will share space at the show with the Digital Media Division of Hitachi America where it will showcase the new CU-HD1300F-S1 HDTV camera control unit. The system offers 4K, 12G-SDI output including high dynamic range (HDR) support.

The CU-HD1300F-S1 can output natively acquired 1080p video as 4K/UHD over single-link 12 Gbps SDI or quad-link 3G-SDI connectivity. The 4K output functionality of the CU-HD1300F-S1 is compatible with all fiber-equipped, 1080p Hitachi Z-series and SK-series cameras, and supports high dynamic range when used with HDR-enabled camera models.

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InfoComm demonstrations will show the CU-HD1300F-S1 in operation with the Hitachi Z-HD5500 studio and field production camera. Featuring the company’s CMOS image sensors, the Z-HD5500 delivers 1080p image capture with HDR and is designed to adapt to challenging LED lighting and display environments.

Hitachi Kokusai will also showcase new options for its SK-UHD4000 4K Ultra HD camera system. Optional 12 Gbps SDI output capabilities for the accompanying CU-HD4000 CCU complement the company’s existing quad-link SDI interface, while a new software upgrade option enhances simultaneous HDR and standard dynamic range (SDR) acquisition.

Established products on display will include the Hitachi DK-H200 1080/60P box camera, which will be demonstrated in conjunction with a KT-PH491 pan/tilt head from KXWELL International.

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