Hitachi Broadcast

Hitachi Broadcast is the Broadcast Technology division of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Europe GmbH in EMEA. Hitachi Kokusai Electric Europe GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc Tokyo, Japan. Hitachi, with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 400,000 employees worldwide. The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials, logistics and financial services.


Hitachi Kokusai is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of affordable, high performance Broadcast cameras. Among the last years new innovative products are the new 1080p SK ‐ HD1200 – the latest in the SK‐HD family of HD broadcast cameras, the new 2.6 Megapixel 3MOS sensor Portable HDTV studio and EFP camera Z-HD6000, which has HDTV signal format outputs in 1080/59.94i or 1080/50i with 1100TV lines resolution. The Z-HD6000 is the first 3MOS sensor HDTV camera in the company’s popular, affordable Z Series product line.


At the end of year 2014 Hitachi Kokusai Electric , Inc has released the SK-UHD4000, a Broadcast 4K Ultra-HDTV Camera System, which can use the 2/3-inch B4 mount lenses used in conventional HD broadcast cameras. The use of standard HD lenses with the SK-UHD4000 eliminates the need for special conversion adapters. This feature allows broadcasters to effectively use their existing lenses and shoot video in 4K resolution, while at the same time retaining the easy handling and operability of broadcast cameras currently in use. The SK-UHD4000 is an innovative broadcast 4K Ultra-HDTV camera system that makes it easy to produce programs shot in 4K resolution, which is projected to become the industry standard in the near future. It provides effective solutions to the challenges of live sports broadcasts outdoors, such as sensitivity and depth of field. The SK-UHD4000 is equipped with a newly developed 2/3-inch MOS sensor. This sensor makes it possible to produce video images with high sensitivity and high resolution. It also helps to significantly reduce the amount of power consumed. This camera system was exhibited at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam, and started to ship in March, 2015.

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