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Hitachi Kokusai Electric Europe GmbH



Super Hi-Vision Television Cameras and 8K Production

HITACHI is manufacturing its 4th generation Super Hi-Vision (8K) camera system in cooperation with NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories. SHV production will develop concurrently with 4K imaging technology. All planned events in Japan and abroad point towards the adoption of 8K UHD-2 or SHV to become the norm for high-end, demanding productions. HITACHI’s multi-year development of advanced 8K cameras will support NHK’s plans to deliver Super-High Vision Olympic broadcasts in Japan in 2020. The storage and transmission of such high bandwidth signals are already being developed by global technological leaders. A raster 16X larger than HD allows inventive production techniques using a single 8K camera. Employing 8K image pan/scan/crop/cutout allows live or post-production flexibility with 4K or HD output.


  • Single CMOS Super 35mm sensor (7,680 X 4,320), will simultaneously output 8K, 4K/UHD, 1080p, 1080i and 720p.
  • The SK-UHD8060 uses cine-type PL-mount lenses and has on-board recording capability.
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) conform to Japan’s ARIB standards.
  • Two-piece camera chassis offers maximum configuration flexibility.
  • Standard SMPTE hybrid fiber cable and connectors used throughout.
  • Extra-large 10-inch, 4K OLED viewfinder with extensive focusing aids to simplify 8K focusing and viewing.
  • Low, 60W power consumption in studio operation mode.
  • Lightweight camera chassis with only 6Kg of travel weight makes for easy transport and storage.


  • Datasheet


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