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Hitachi Kokusai Electric Europe GmbH



High Performance HD Production Camera

Hitachi’s next generation 1080p HD broadcast and live production camera system incorporates three 2/3”, global shutter CMOS image sensors. Native 4K sensors enables pristine capture of 1080p/1080i/720p at 59.94/50Hz video. Expanded spectral range with a new prism design and high-performance sensors enables full-range BT.2020 Wide Color Gamut.

HDTV workflow supports separate controls for Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) High Dynamic Range (HDR) and standard dynamic range (SDR), maximizing production versatility and efficiency. The Z-HD6500 is ideal for a wide range of applications – from broadcasters archiving their productions, to live production companies striving to offer the utmost quality to their clients, to houses of worship future-proofing their facilities with life-like video.


  • Three 2/3-inch, 3840x2160 global shutter CMOS image sensors
  • Over 1,000 TVL HD resolution
  • High Sensitivity better than F11
  • Minimum Sensitivity of 2 lux
  • >62dB signal to noise ratio
  • Streamlined, one-piece lightweight camera chassis with low center of gravity
  • New state-of-the-art processors for future-proof, advanced digital processing technology
  • Multi-format global design output signals for most TV broadcast and production standards
  • SMPTE-311M hybrid optical fiber cable provides transmission and camera power up to 6,500 feet (to 2,000 meter)
  • Single-Mode fiber can be used up to 10Km without external adapters or accessories (with external head power)
  • High performance HD offers simultaneous 1080p, 1080i, and 720p output
  • Dual Workflow with simultaneous HDR and SDR
  • High Dynamic Range with HLG and PQ adjustable profiles
  • Auto/Manual HLG HDR adjustment
  • Motorized optical filter wheel
  • Low power consumption
  • Integrated prompter power, video monitoring, and intercom connectivity at the camera body
  • Independent HD-SDI VF output for crane or Jib installations
  • Trunk data interface for video transport and control of TCP/IP-capable devices connected to the camera head
  • Control panels (SU-1000 and RU-1500 series) can control up to 128 cameras over a TCP/IP network
  • 2 independent CCU Returns; inputs can be HD-SDI single or dual link, or SD analog or digital selectable
  • RLAC (real-time lens aberration correction) improves the image captured by most modern digital lenses
  • Direct data transfer from SD memory cards used at camera head and control panels
  • HD signal linear masking and 12-vector color correction
  • Ultra-Gamma (Selectable Gamma table)
  • Preset Masking (6 settings: DEFAULT, ITU-709, SMPTE-240M, SMPTE-2020, NTSC, EBU)
  • User Gama, User Matrix
  • 3 channel Flesh-tone masking and multiple memory. Flesh-tone detail correction settings
  • Color Knee, Knee saturation and Knee detail functions
  • Real-time and offline diagnostic system with character display superimposed on PIX video output



  • Maintains backwards compatibility with existing HITACHI HDTV control panels, cables, and viewfinders
  • Ethernet control and assignment of control panels and CCUs


Camera System Accessories

Camera Control Units



The CU-HD6500 CCU connects via full-bandwidth, uncompressed, native 2K signals via SMPTE 311M hybrid fiber optic cable over distances up to 6,500 feet. 12G-SDI, single-link connectivity also provides 2K output directly from the camera head. Integrated HD down-conversion offers 1080p, 1080i, or 720p output for multi-format productions. Embedded audio is available on all SDI outputs and as listen-channels on the intercom. A trunk data interface supports video transport and control of TCP/IP-capable devices. The new camera also retains compatibility with existing Hitachi control panels and third-party control systems.

Control Panels


SU-1000: Master Setup Unit for 12 cameras, expandable to 128 cameras. Provides access to all camera operation and adjustment parameters.



RU-1500VR/JY: Advanced Remote Unit with color touch-screen and network control for demanding, live production environments.


RU-1000: Small form-factor, basic remote control panel.




5,5-inch OLED Full HD Viewfinder EL-600H

Panel type OLED
Panel size 5.5 - inch
Panel aspect ratio 16:9
Picture Resolution 1920(H)x1080(V)
Viewing Angle 170°(H),170°(V)
Color reproduction 16.7M color
Function Brightness, Contrast, Peaking
Focus Assist, Marker
Waveform, Vector scope
Tally Red/Green
Weight app. 1.35kg
Power consumption app. 12W
Operation temperature -20°C to +45°C
External SDI IN BNCx1
Viewfinder Adaptors Option HK-700 / HK-900 / HK-1000




2-inch LCD Viewfinder VF-L20HD

Panel type TFT LCD
Panel size 2 - inch
Panel aspect ratio 16:9
Picture Resolution 960(H)x540(V)
Color Reproduction 16.7M
Brigtness 220 cd/m2
Function Brightness, Contrast, Peaking
knobs VF front-facing Diopter
Tally Red/Green
Weight app. 0,7kg
Power consumption app. 5W (at Heater-OFF)
app. 6,5W at (at Heater-ON)
Operation temperature -10°C to +45°C heater on -20°C to +45°C


HDF-700H-S1/S2Viewfinder HDF-700H-S1/S2
HDF-700H-S1/S2 with mount adapterViewfinder HDF-700H-S1/S2 with mount adapter


7-inch LCD Full HD Viewfinder HDF-700H-S1/S2

Panel type TFT LCD
Panel size 7 - inch
Panel aspect ratio 16:9
Picture Resolution 1920(H)x1080(V)
Viewing Angle 178°(H),178°(V)
Brigtness / Contrast / Color Reproduction 450 cd/m2 / 1,100:1 / 16.7M
Function Brightness, Contrast, Peaking
Focus Assist, Marker
Waveform, Vector scope
Tally Red/Green
Weight app. 1kg
Power consumption app. 12W
Operation temperature -20°C to +45°C
Viewfinder Adaptors Option HK-700 / HK-900 / HK-1000

Viewfinder Mounts


AT-90: ¼”-20 screw mount (short).


AT-500: ¼”-20 screw mount (long).


AT-951: Fully adjustable heavy-duty, multi-function mount.


HK-700: Adjustable tilt and height mount.


HK-900: Fully adjustable heavy-duty, multi-function mount for HDF-700H-S1/S2.


HK-1000: Fully adjustable heavy duty, multi-function mount for HDF-700H-S1/S2.