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Hitachi Kokusai Electric Europe GmbH



Professional 4K television production camera

Hitachi's portable 4K color camera SK-UHD4000 can be used with existing high zoom ratio 2/3-inch format lenses which are the industry standard for outside broadcast live sports production applications. The unique high-precision 4-sensor optical system and the latest MOS sensor technology, provide high-resolution 4K (3840 x 2160) and 2K (1920 x 1080) video simultaneously. The functionality of the camera is same as traditional broadcast HDTV cameras.


  • The performance of traditional broadcast lenses can be exploited by the use of the B4 lens mount. Optical filtering is not required.
  • 2/3 inch broadcast lens can be used without loss of sensitivity or MTF [modulation transfer function].
  • The 4-sensor high-precision optical system employs dual-green sensors to realize the 4K resolution image having 8.8 million effective pixels.
  • Our new MOS sensor technology delivers a 700% dynamic range and in turn, a exposure wide-latitude characteristic.
  • The Low power consumption of the camera (38W) allows stable and quiet operation.
  • RLAC (Real-time lens aberration correction) function dimishes the lateral chromatic aberration of certain models of 2/3-inch HDTV lenses.
  • Monitor and prompter power [AC230V/100W] can be obtained from the camera adapter CA-UHF4000 directly.
  • The camera control unit CU-UHD4000 chassis is only 2U in height.
  • HD-SDI pictures of the utmost quality are down-converted from the 4K-SDI and are simultaneously output.

Camera Adapter



Camera Adapter (Fiber)

CCU connector:

1 x HFOC female connector (LEMO) SMPTE-304M-type

Intercom: 2 x channel 5-pin each XLR. MIC on/off, ENG/PD level control, Tracker level control
Program audio: 2 x PGM audio level controls with Channel 1 & Channel 2 intercom mix
Teleprompter power output: 1 x 5-pin. AC 230 V/100 VA. external prompter R/G Tally drive out
Microphones: Channel 1 & 2, Line or MIC level select (MENU), with +48 V phantom power on/off
Return/Aux switcher: 4 x input remote AUX/VF video select connector (RET control)
Video in- & outputs:

3G-SDI (l080p50/59.94) : SMPTE424/425 Level-A
HD-SDI (1080i50159.94) SMPTE292M
1 x HD-SDI2 OUT, RET B output: SMPTE292M
1 x SD analog teleprompter out sheared with Genlock in

Other I/O:

1 x 29-pin (for SA-1100 cable-less interface, female)
1 x 5-pin script lamp DC 12V (1A max/female)
1 x 6-pin VF AUX return (female/for use in cranes or extended Head/
VF configurations)
1 x R05-R8F 8-pin TRUNK RS-422 or RS-232C female (option)
1 x XLR 4-pin. DC 12V power input (male)

Dimensions: 133(W)x189(H) x194(D)mm
Weight: app. 2.2 kg, (4.8 lbs)
Operating temperature: -10°C to +45°C (14°F to 114°F)

Camera Control Units



Fiber CCU with 3G Video transmission system with fiber connector (Lemo).

GENLOCK IN: 1x BNC, B-BST 0.45Vp-p/75 Ω (loop through), HDTV tri-level sync 0.60Vp-p/75 Ω (loop through)
RETURN IN (1/2/3/4): 2x BNC, 3G-SDI / HD SDI (1080i or 720p) / SD SDI,
RETURN B IN (1/2): 3G-SDI: SMPTE 424/425 Level-A, HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M, SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M-C
PROMPT IN: 1x BNC, VS or VBS 1.0Vp-p/75 Ω (loop through)
INTERCOM (HEAD SET): 5-pin XLR, -60dBm
COMMUNICATION: 1x D-sub 25-pin, Incom, Tally
INTERCOM: 0dBm, 600 Ω at 4Wire, 0dBu or -15dBu, 200 Ω at 2Wire,
(ENG, PROD) Clear-Com and RTS compatible
PGM: 0dBm / 600 Ω
R/G TALLY IN: Contact or Voltage selectable
REMOTE 1: 1x 4-pin, 1.5Vp-p or 1x D-sub, 9-pin RS-232C (switchable)
REMOTE 2: 1x 4-pin, 1.5Vp-p
REMOTE 3: 1x RJ-45
12G-SDI OUT: 2 x BNC, 12G-SDI, (option with –S1 type).
Square division or 2 sample interleave division
12G-SDI: SMPTE 424/425 Level A/B
4K OUT: 4 x BNC, 3G-SDI, embedded audio available (option with –S1 type).
Square division or 2 sample interleave division
3G-SDI: SMPTE 424/425 Level A/B
HD/SD OUT (1/2/3): 6x BNC, 3G-SDI (1080p) / HD-SDI (1080/25p, 1080/25PsF, 1080i or 720p) / SD-SDI selectable (embedded audio available)
3G-SDI: SMPTE 424/425 Level A
PIX/WFW OUT: 1x BNC, 3G-SDI/HD-SDI (1080i or 720p) / SD-SDI selectable (embedded audio)
3G-SDI: SMPTE 424/425 Level-A
MIC OUT 1: 1x XLR, 3-pin, 0dBm / 600 Ω
MIC OUT 2: 1x XLR, 3-pin, 0dBm / 600 Ω
INTERCOM (HEAD SET): 1x XLR, 5-pin, 0dBu Max. +15dB
REMOTE 1: 1x 4-pin, 1.5Vp-p or 1x D-sub, 9-pin RS-232C (switchable)
REMOTE 2: 1x 4-pin, 1.5Vp-p
REMOTE 3: 1x RJ-45
COMMUNICATION: 1x D-sub 25-pin
INTERCOM: 0dBm, 600 Ω at 4Wire/ 0dBu or -15dBu, 200 Ω at 2Wire (ENG, PD and PGM)
TALLY OUT (R/G): 1x D-sub 9-pin, Contact 24VDC, 10 mA
WFM CONTROL: 1x D-sub 15-pin WFM 0-7,0/ 5V
Power supply voltage: 100 to 240VAC, 47 to 63Hz (with auto-sensing mode)
Mass: 11 kg, 24.3 lbs. approx.
Dimension: 432 (W) × 88 (H) × 419 (D) mm, 2 RU
Operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C, 32°F to 104°F
Power consumption: 300W app. (AC operation, incl. SK-HD1300E, VF-L20HD & AUX power out 100VA)


HDF-700H-S1 / AT-750



7” LCD Color (16:9) FUL-HD Viewfinder

Number of pixel: 1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
Functions: Contrast, brightness, sharpness knob VR (front facing) Vectorscop & Viewform display
Tally: R/G Tally
Dimension: 195(W) x 153(H) x 50(D) mm
Power Consumption: Approx. 12 W
Viewfinder Adapter: AT-750

VF-L90HD / AT-90 / AT-951



9” LCD Color (16:9) Viewfinder

Number of pixel: 1280(H) x 768(V)
Angle of view: up and down 170°, left and right 170°
Marker: Marker 1 on/off, Marker 2 on/off
Tally: R/G and Front tally switch (H/L/off) 3 steps
Functions: Lens extender on/off, waveform on/off, contrast, brightness, peaking, chroma and back light
Power: On/off switch
Dimension: 230(W)×175(H)×86(D) mm
Power Consumption: approx. 16 W
Viewfinder Adapter: AT-951 or AT-90

HDF-EL800H / AT-90 / AT-951



7.4” OLED Color (16:9) Viewfinder

Number of pixel: 960(H) x 540(V)
Functions: Contrast, brightness, peaking & waveform on/off
Tally: R/G Tally
Dimension: 215(W) x 158(H) x 51.5(D) mm
Power Consumption: Approx. 20 W
Viewfinder Adapter: AT-951 or AT-90




2” LCD Color HD Viewfinder

Number of pixel: 960 (H) x 540 (V)
Marker: Center marker, 16:9 marker, 4:3 marker, area markers, markers on/off
Tally: R/G Tally, Tally on/off
Adjustments: Contrast, brightness, peaking
Power Consumption: Approx. 5.0 W (at Heater -OFF), 6.5 W (at Heater -ON)

Remote/Setup Control Unit + Studio Adapter



Remote Control Unit + Studio Adapter

Remote Control Unit

The high-performance touchscreen Remote Control Unit RU-1500JY-R1/-S3 is connected to the Camera Control Unit (CCU) for remote operation of the camera or directly to the SK-HD camera series or Z-HD camera series. The RU-1500JY-S3 has a new feature that signs on the top panel are lit by back light. Operators can see signs on the panel in the dark operation room.

All key Camera Control functions, such as the one touch color temperature function, makes the RU-1500JY-R1/-S3 ideal not only for professional TV studios but also for OB van use. Lens iris control, pedestal control and preview switch are assembled with an axis joystick control knob (RU-1500JY/-S3). The camera can be easily adjusted using the 3.5 inch LCD touchscreen panel and rotary encoders. Custom switches further support the professional user in designing a personal workflow.

Main control items are: Camera power on/off, auto setup execution, save data file (scene file 0 to 8), manual adjustment using the rotary encoder and knobs, various on/off controls, PIX & WF video output select.
Network control: RJ-45 TCP/IP


Setup Control Unit + Studio Adapter


Master setup control unit

The setup control unit SU-1000-R1 provides centralized control of SK-HD camera series or Z-HD camera series offering abundant camera adjustment functions. The compact and lightweight SU-1000-R1 features Color LCD indicators in the display section and other functions for easy use. The SU-1000-R1 can be used for various purposes, including being mounted on a broadcast OB Van. Up to 128 cameras can be controlled with IP network via SU-1000-R1 master setup control unit.



Studio adapter with lens mounting option

The SA-1000-S3/SA-1100 is a heavy-duty studio adapter designed for use with the Hitachi SK-HD or Z-HD series portable HDTV television camera. With the SA-1000-S3/SA-1100, the SK-HD or Z-HD series cameras can be used in a studio or field configuration. The SK-HD & Z-HD series portable HDTV television cameras can be easily installed and removed from the SA-1000-S3/SA-1100 chassis as required by the user to meet television program production requirements in studio and field.