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Hitachi Kokusai to unveil new 4K Ultra HD camera at NAB

Hitachi Kokusai’s show highlight at NAB this year is the SK-UHD7000 4K Ultra HD broadcast and live production camera system, which will succeed the company’s SK-UHD4000 4K studio and field production camera.

The SK-UHD7000 incorporates three 2/3-inch, global shutter CMOS image sensors with native 4K resolution, enabling pristine capture of 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD (UHD) video. A new prism design with expanded spectral range fully complies with all international colourimetry specifications and enables superior colour reproduction. 

The high-performance sensors and new prism combine to enable full-range BT.2020 UHD Wide Colour Gamut (WCG) capture. A dual 4K and HDTV workflow supports separate controls for Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG), High Dynamic Range (HDR) and standard dynamic range (SDR).

Sensitivity of F11 at 59.94 frames per second enables high-quality acquisition in limited lighting, while a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 62 dB provides ultra-quiet images. Advanced digital processing technology and a wide array of image refinement tools enable precise tailoring of the accuracy and look of productions.

Operational features such as focus assist and viewfinder zoom make it easier for users to perform critical focus at 4K resolution.

Sean Moran, Chief Operating Officer, Hitachi Kokusai, said, “We are excited to bring the SK-UHD7000’s exceptional performance and extensive feature set to market at a cost-effective price point that makes native 4K live production accessible to more customers.

“It is ideal for a wide range of applications, from television broadcasters future-proofing their production workflows, to live production companies striving to offer the utmost quality to their clients, to houses of worship linking multiple satellite locations with life-like video.”NAB Show 2022 will take place from April 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. Check out Hitachi Kokusai’s SK-UHD7000 at booth C4409.

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