Broadcasters Reach For The ‘Cinematic’ With Their Camera Needs

Broadcasters are insisting on more from their cameras, from the ability to capture more cinematic-style video with shallow depth of field to 4K, UHD and HDR capabilities, remote PTZ abilities and ever-smaller sizes. Above, a JVC camcorder being used on location for Idol Chat, which premiered on Retro TV and The Family Channel.

WSLS Improves Studio Production With Hitachi HDTV Cameras

Graham Media Group’s WSLS Roanoke, Va., has been serving viewers in Southwest Virginia since 1952. Replacing its aging HDTV cameras following its move into a new facility two years earlier, the NBC affiliate purchased six SK-HD1800 studio cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America (Hitachi Kokusai) to improve its on-air look and better represent its new production sets. […]

CFN Upgrades Studio Acquisition With Hitachi HDTV Cameras

Headquartered in Uniondale, N.Y., the Catholic Faith Network (CFN) is a nonprofit television organization that uses all forms of media to keep the Catholic community connected to their faith. Looking to upgrade its studio cameras to newer technology, the channel recently purchased three SK-HD1800 HDTV production cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai). CFN is available on Optimum, […]

Fort Worth Television Chooses Hitachi HDTV Box Cameras

Fort Worth Television (FWTV) partners with its community to produce diverse, informative and innovative programs for and about the City of Fort Worth, Texas. When it set out to replace the outdated cameras in its City Hall meeting rooms, it purchased nine DK-H200 box cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America to improve the quality of its civic meeting coverage on television and online. […]

Hitachi 4K Cameras Enhance Hands-on Broadcast Production Education At North Carolina Central University

At North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, N.C., the mission of the Department of Mass Communication’s NCCU TV Studio is to train students in the professional world of visual broadcast production through engaging instruction and critical hands-on experience. Renovating the studio with new state-of-the-art equipment, the university purchased three SK-UHD4000 Ultra HD cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide high-quality, […]

University Adds Hitachi Z-HD5000 Cameras

Southeast Missouri State Adds Hitachi Cameras

At Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo., the department of Mass Media’s TV & Film program offers an intensive, hands-on curriculum in which students work on a wide variety of programming that is broadcast on local television affiliates, streamed live on ESPN+ and entered into the university’s annual film festival. When the department needed to upgrade […]


A Sight To See: Cameras In Focus At NAB

With broadcasters making plans to move to an ATSC 3.0 future that supports 4K and — more immediately — looking to leverage IP, the cloud and other technologies to improve workflows, the cameras at this year’s NAB Show will reflect the efforts of vendors to understand the evolving needs of broadcasters and address those requirements with their latest designs. Above, JVC’s GY-HM2005P. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here.


Hitachi Extends 0% Financing On Cameras

Portland Public Access Chs Pick Hitachi For HD

LiveU Packs Now Integrated With Hitachi Cams

Hitachi and LiveU entered into a partnership that integrates the bonded cellular company’s LU40 video uplink pack with all of Hitachi’s professional video cameras, allowing users to view and manage LiveU’s transmission status and video quality in real-time, through the camera’s viewfinder. Hitachi and LiveU are also working on a sales solution, where Hitachi would […]

Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi To Merge LCD Operations

Hitachi-Mitsubishi Merger Talks Hit Snag

Hitachi Ltd and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will likely suspend talks to combine some infrastructure-related businesses, and chances of a full merger appear slim, sources with knowledge of the matter Thursday.

Hitachi, Mitsubishi Ploting Historic Merger

Hitachi Ltd. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. have begun talks on what would be Japan’s biggest ever domestic merger, three sources say, heralding a long-awaited shake-up of the nation’s sprawling industrial behemoths.

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Hitachi To Debut 4 High-End HDTV Cameras

The new cameras’ primary design concept is full compliance with the SMPTE424M standard.  The cameras employ a new 1080/60p native-scan ultra-advanced 2/3-inch, Interline CCDs (UAIT) that Hitachi says ensures the most accurate color reproduction and highest picture detail.

Vt. Public TV Adds Hitachi SK-HD1000 Cameras

Vermont Public Television (VPT) — Vermont’s statewide PBS network — purchased four Hitachi SK-HD1000 digital HDTV studio cameras as part of an extensive HDTV production upgrade at its Colchester, Vt., broadcast television facility. “We chose the Hitachi SK-HD1000 after a year of exhaustive, comparative research and testing of all major HDTV studio cameras on the […]


Hitachi Quarterly Profit Almost Triples

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KCWC Upgrades Truck With Hitachi

Wyoming PBS affiliate KCWC Casper-Riverton (DMA 196) purchased four Hitachi SK-HD1000 multiformat HDTV cameras as part of the planned upgrade of its 32-foot digital production truck equipped with a 2.4-meter Ku-Band satellite uplink dish. The station is licensed to Central Wyoming College in Riverton. The truck travels across the state, producing multicamera remote video productions, […]