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Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.

Features

High-performance starts with advanced sensors

Hitachi has achieved an incredibly quiet HDTV image which is the foundation For its high performance and excellent picture quality. With the use of NEW 2.3 million pixels, microlens array, 1080i CCDs, the SK-HD1000 surpasses the performance of all prior models. These new sensors enable the SK-HD1000 to achieve outstanding resolution, dynamic range response, sensitivity and ultra-low vertical smear characteristics.
A high horizontal resolution performanceof 1100TVL (Luminance channel) is thepinnacle of picture sharpness from anycamera presently on the market and is anattribute to the claim of having the most transparent signal processing path of anyHitachi digital camera manufactured to date.

16-bit analog-to-digital conversion

The SK-HD1000 takes full advantage of the increased dynamic range output of the NEW imagers by using 3 (Red, Green, Blue channel) 16-bit Analog-to-digital converters. These high speed converters are The bridge between the serial output of the CCDs and the advanced Hitachi processor. They assure that every nuance of the image captured and, converted to electrical energy by the sensors is interpreted in the digital domain resulting in faithful image reproduction.

Hitachi's advanced digital signal processing

Each essential part of the Hitachi SK-HD1000 camera system has its 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 Hitachi's DSP processors are designed to work with any new 2K imaging technology that is in the near future thus, off ering a high R.O.I. (return on investment)
An outstanding overall signal-to-noise ratio specification of 60dB is achieved by use of our own low-noise circuit technology. The standard sensitivity is rated at F10@59.94Hz (SK-HD1000)/ F10@50Hz(F11@50Hz optionally)(SK-HD1000E) with 2000 lx. Even at high gain, clear images are obtained with little noise.
Also high horizontal resolution performance of 1100TVL (Luminance channel) is the pinnacle of picture sharpness and is an attribute to the claim of having the most transparent signal processing path of any Hitachi digital camera manufactured to date.

Lens optimization

Real-time Lens Aberration Correction (RLAC)

Modern HDTV lenses can still produce certain optical distortions. One of these called "Lateral chromatic aberration" can be reduced in certain model of lenses when used with the SK-HD1000 camera system. The Hitachi function is called RLAC meaning "Real-time-lens-aberration-correction" and it dynamically corrects the image using the correction data provided by the digital interface between the lens and camera.

Full Frame, RLAC OFF, RLAC ON

Gray-Scale automatic setup

The SK-HD1000 offers the Gray-Scale Automatic Setup function to Optimize the optical parameters that could negatively affect the image you are trying to capture and faithfully reproduce. The Gain, Gamma, and Flare are the video signal functions that vary from lens to lens.

Luminance response tools

Ultra-Gamma

new and useful function implemented in the SK-HD1000 is the Ultra-Gamma function which provides seven different response. It dramatically increases the exposure latitude of the camera in shooting conditions where lighting and scenery vary widely in intensity.

Black stretch

The SK-HD1000' s Black stretch function allows for better reproduction Of Dark or underexposed areas by evenly raising the luminance response without changing the pedestal or white clip/ knee settings. It is especially useful in high contrast image venues, outdoors or sports production.

Color reproduction excellence

Auto Chroma

Auto Chroma automatically reduces over-saturated colors in the image caused by extremely bright and colorful objects such as emergency vehicle lights or stage lighting LEDs.
Also has the effect of 'legalizing' the color gamut of a particular preset masking setting.

Optical and image capture functions

Focus assist

Three different visual aids are available to support The camera operator In finding the right focus in the viewfinder. The Area Marker detects edges inside area, while a focus indicator shows the actual detail level by a horizontal line. A Focus Indicator Gauge can further be set to lock the maximum achieved level for a few seconds.

Ease of use characteristics & functions

Prompter and fl oor monitor powers

The SK-HD1000 camera system provides 100VA for teleprompter and floor monitor power from the camera head. This is a standard feature available with Fiber and Digital Triax configurations.

Floor Monitor Digital Video

The studio floor or talent monitor can be driven with SDI (digital) video for critical viewing by the talent.

Professional Audio connectors

Hitachi uses dependable XLR-professional type audio connectors for the 2 intercom Headset and 2 MIC/LINE audio connections.