Hitachi Releases New Firmware For 1080p and 1080i Box Cameras

Hitachi Kokusai will feature new software updates for two of its HD, compact box POV cameras. New firmware for the DK-H200 1080p camera adds High Dynamic Range (HDR) support, while an update to the 1080i-capable DK-Z50 further enhances its capture quality.

The HitachiDK-H200 delivers native, full frame-rate 1080p video acquisition in a space-efficient form factor, making high-performance, progressive capture affordable and accessible for more applications. The DK-H200's 2.6 million pixel, 2/3-inch MOS sensors deliver sharp, clear images and combine with digital signal processing to create images with low noise, faithful color reproduction and high sensitivity.

Meanwhile, the multi-purpose DK-Z50 combines 2/3-inch CCDs with 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion to provide quality images for 1080i and standard-definition workflows at an economical price point. The small and lightweight nature of the two cameras also makes them ideal for robotic operation and other discreet installations.

The multi-purpose DK-Z50 combines 2/3-inch CCDs with 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion to provide quality images for 1080i and standard-definition workflows at an economical price point.

The multi-purpose DK-Z50 combines 2/3-inch CCDs with 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion to provide quality images for 1080i and standard-definition workflows at an economical price point.

Hitachi’s new DK-H200 camera update brings the benefits of HDR to the box camera format, enabling visibly superior HDTV productions with increased contrast, expanded mid-tones and greater detail in dark and bright picture regions—thus improving viewing experiences without the higher costs and workflow overhead of Ultra HD. The new firmware supports HDR specifications including HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) and HPQ, which is compatible with the HDR10 open standard for consumer TVs.

The DK-Z50 has also been upgraded with improved image quality, enabling closer picture matching with Hitachi Kokusai’s Z-HD5000 broadcast studio and field production camera. The new firmware also increases the DK-Z50’s signal-to-noise ratio to greater than 60dB while also enhancing its detail functions and characteristics.

The new DK-H200 and DK-Z50 firmware updates are slated to be released in Q2.

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