Hitachi Demos 2110 IP Cameras at 2018 NAB Show

Hitachi will showcase its implementation of the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards across its range of broadcast camera systems at the 2018 NAB Show. The standards-based IP video transport is slated for all current digital triax and hybrid fiber HDTV cameras through upcoming new CCUs.

Support for SMPTE ST 2110 – the standards for Professional Media over Managed IP Networks – is planned for all current-model Hitachi Kokusai HD broadcast cameras when paired with new IP-enabled models in the CU-HD1300 family of camera control units. Demonstrations will display SDI-delivered signals alongside IP-based video transport from the same source, enabling visitors to experience first-hand the video quality transparency and low latency enabled by Hitachi’s IP implementation.

Hitachi HDTV camera systems will initially comply with the published ST 2110-10 (System Timing and Definitions), ST 2110-20 (Uncompressed Active Video), ST 2110-30 (PCM Digital Audio) and ST 2110-21 (Traffic Shaping and Delivery Timing for Video) standards, as well as the soon-to-be finalized ST 2110-40metadata specification concerning captions, dynamic range and more. The implementation will also comply with the ST 2059-2 PTP (Precision Time Protocol) and the AMWA NMOS IS-04 (Discovery and Registration) specification.

Camera output will be delivered over multicast IP as one channel of uncompressed video with two embedded digital audio channels. For cameras equipped with High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities, all HDR functionality is available with IP-based transport.

Beyond the initial SMPTE ST 2110 implementation, the company is also working on advanced network management, control, switching, redundancy and content protection schemes for IP-based production infrastructures. These technologies will be rolled out in the company’s next-generation 4K and 8K cameras, slated for use by several Japanese broadcasters at an upcoming international sporting event.

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