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Hitachi Kokusai’s SK-UHD7000-S2 upgradable to 4K live production

After introducing the SK-UHD7000 camera at last year’s NAB Show, Hitachi Kokusai is adding to its lineup of 4K Ultra HD (UHD) camera systems with the new SK-UHD7000-S2, which will debut at NAB 2023.

The SK-UHD7000, now shipping and in use worldwide, incorporates three 2/3-inch CMOS image sensors with native 4K resolution to enable the pristine capture of 3840×2160 UHD video.

The sensors’ global shutter technology minimises unwanted artefacts, including flickering and banding that could otherwise occur when capturing LED walls and asynchronous lighting in event venues. 

The new SK-UHD7000-S2 camera, says Hitachi Kokusai, provides enhanced versatility and production benefits. The S2 leverages Hitachi Kokusai’s latest HD and 4K camera technology, but it can convert to a 4K camera with an affordable license upgrade option. This offers a lower initial purchase point for customers that want high-quality 1080p immediately, along with a cost-effective, field-upgradeable path to 4K in the future. 

Welcoming visitors to booth C6117. Kenneth Cyr, National Sales Manager, Hitachi Kokusai, said, “The ultra-clear images of the SK-UHD7000 and new SK-UHD7000-S2 must be seen to be believed. The picture is absolutely whisper quiet. Along with astonishing images; both cameras offer our customers more creative freedom than ever.

“Productions are often in uncontrolled and unpredictable environments and the SK-UHD7000 offers the advanced controls and dual workflow capacity to make the uncontrolled controllable and managed with ease.”

Find out more at the 2023 NAB Show, which is taking place from April 16-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre.

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