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The SK-HD1500 is HITACHI's fifth-generation, triple-speed, slow-motion
HDTV Studio and Field production camera. It has been especially
developed in response to increased market demand for the acquisition
of high-quality HDTV images in sports and action events.
The pristine image starts with an excellent signal-to-noise ratio of 58dB which is attained by employing the latest Ultra-Advanced, High-speed/Sensitivity CCDs, state-of-the-art 16-bit analog to digital converters and patented HITACHI digital processing technologies.
The camera system outputs these slow-motion frame rates: 1080i/180 or 1080i/150, 720p/180 or 720p/150. It simultaneously outputs normal speed images [1080i/60, 1080i/50, 720p/60, 720p/50] from its camera control unit (CCU) thus allowing dual recording of 2 different HD signals.
The SK-HD1500 can effectively be deployed in camera positions within a venue replacing normal frame-rate HD cameras costing just as much.
Camera power and cable condition supervision are also performed when using standard SMPTE311-type Hybrid Fiber Cable. Full Auxiliary (up to 4 digital, HD or SD) video return and individual trunk video function for one HD-SDI that use the space band of 1.5Gbps except triple speed band of 4.5 Gbps are with a total of the SK-HD1500 transmission system. The maximum HFOC length with applied camera power and fully operational facilities is 4,000m (13,200 feet) with no utility power.
Unique to cameras in the SK-HD1500's price range are optical power meters at the camera head (via engineering menu) and on the front of the CU-HD1500 camera control unit. These meters indicate the optical condition of both the receive and, transmit signals independently to accurately depict the proximity to the "digital cliff", maximum cable distance or provide basic fiber cable diagnostics in the field.