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on February 14, 2017 12:39 pm EST
Hitachi Kokusai Launches Z-HD5500 1080p Studio and EFP Camera
New model incorporates latest Hitachi CMOS imaging technology for challenging LED lighting environments.
Hitachi Kokusai announces the new Z-HD5500 HDTV studio and field production camera. Featuring Hitachi Kokusai’s latest advances in CMOS imaging technology, the Z-HD5500 is designed to address the challenges of shooting in studios and venues with low-cost or varying-frequency LED lighting. Available immediately, the new camera will be showcased alongside other Hitachi Kokusai innovations in booth C4309 at the upcoming 2017 NAB Show, taking place April 24-27 in Las Vegas.
"The Z‑HD5500 is optimized to deliver impeccable results in these environments, while retaining the exceptional price-performance value our customers expect from Hitachi cameras."
—John J. Humphrey Vice President, Business Development, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd.
The Z-HD5500’s new CMOS imagers are designed to adapt easily to a wide range of LED lighting conditions. Paired with Hitachi Kokusai’s digital signal processing and low-noise circuit technology, the new sensors deliver 62dB signal-to-noise ratio.
“An increasing number of studios, churches and venues are integrating LED lighting, display and projection systems that operate across a wide array of frequencies,” says John J. Humphrey, vice president of business development, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. “The Z‑HD5500 is optimized to deliver impeccable results in these environments, while retaining the exceptional price-performance value our customers expect from Hitachi cameras.”
The Z-HD5500 joins the line of Hitachi HD and Ultra HD camera systems offering High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities, enabling video productions with increased contrast, rich colors and enhanced lighting reproduction. The Z-HD5500 supports both the HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) and HPQ HDR specifications. The Z-HD5500 is also the first camera in the Hitachi Z-HD family to offer native 1080p image acquisition, and does so without a significant price increase over its 1080i and 720p siblings.
The Z-HD5500 provides a flexible choice of connectivity, with optional support for both SMPTE fiber and triax infrastructures. The camera can be paired with dedicated fiber or triax camera control units (CCUs), or with the dual-cable Hitachi CU-HD1300FT for maximum deployment flexibility. The CU-HD1300FT offers both optical fiber connectivity and Hitachi Kokusai’s fourth-generation digital triax system, which features an ultra-low-latency H.264 codec technology and multilevel digital modulation for long-distance triax transport of 3GB/s 1080p video plus intercom, teleprompter returns and other signals.
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