Hitachi Kokusai Electric Europe comes to IBC 2012 with the 16-bit SK-HD1200 1080P/3G production camera, which is now available in Europe. The SK-HD1200 is Hitachis fourth generation HDTV camera that employs progressive scan CCD image sensors and 16-bit digital signal processing technologies. The camera represents multi-standard HDTV studio and a field production camera for regional […]
The SK-HD1200 is Hitachis fourth generation HDTV camera that employs progressive scan CCD image sensors and 16-bit digital signal processing technologies. The camera represents multi-standard HDTV studio and a field production camera for regional TV systems worldwide featuring 50Hz or 60Hz AC line power and both analogue and digital signal outputs.
Capable of simultaneous SD and HD outputs, the SK-HD1200 supports a range of HD signal formats, including 1080p, 1080i and 720p.
Director and general manager of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Europe, Paddy Roache said: We have showcased prototypes of the SK-HD1200 previously, but this camera is here and available. Already, we have cameras in use with customers.
The lightweight 4.4Kg camera is a two-piece dockable design and has 22W camera head power consumption.
With the integration of new 2.3 million pixel, micro-lens array, native 1080p CCDs, the SK-HD1200, these new sensors enable the SK-HD1200 to achieve horizontal and vertical resolution, dynamic range response, sensitivity and ultra-low vertical smear characteristics.
All major components of the Hitachi SK-HD1200 camera system possess their own DSP processor. Different DSP ICs are used independently for the HDTV camera head processing, the transmission system and the Camera Control Unit (CCU) processing. The new power-efficient digital signal processor LSIs are designed under the 40nm rule with processing capability in excess of 38-bits per pixel, per RGB channel.
Hitachi has brought to market the first 3Gbps, fully digital optical transmission system in an HDTV production camera. All command audio and video signals to and from the camera are digitally transmitted and hence immune to EMI/ RFI interference. Camera power and cable condition supervision is enabled using standard SMPTE311-type Hybrid Fiber Cable. The maximum HFOC length with applied camera power and fully operational facilities is 4,000m (13,200 feet) with no utility power.