SK-HD2200 Full Body HDTV Production Camera

The NEW SK-HD2200 is Hitachi’s top-of-the-line HDTV Studio, and OB camera. The hard-body version SK-HD2200 is complemented by the portable, hand-held version model SK-HD1200.

Outstanding images are acquired by three (R,G,B) 2.3 million pixel UAIT (Ultra-Advanced) 1080-line progressive CCDs. Hitachi’s implementation of the most advanced digital processing technology available assure low-noise, high dynamic range pictures. The HD signal generated by the new sensors, processed by 38-bit Hitachi DSP’s, transported via our digital fiber optic system and output as SMPTE-424M SDI are 3Gbps throughout. The utmost attention to picture fidelity has been painstakingly implemented in this new camera series assuring the best return-on-investment qualities of any HDTV production camera system on the market.

Reasons to buy!

  • NEW 2/3-inch, 1080/60p, progressively scanned, (Ultra-Advanced) UAIT-CCDs.
  • 1,100TVL standard resolution
  • >60dB signal to noise ratio (1080/60p without noise reduction)
  • 38-bit per pixel per R,G,B channel Hitachi 40nm digital processing technology
  • 3Gbps HD-SDI signal handling from end-to-end.
  • Switchable between progressive and interlaced signal processing, transport and outputs.
  • Multi-format global design outputs signals applicable to most TV broadcast and production standards.
  • Transparent signal transmission and camera power is achieved by the use of SMPTE-311M hybrid optical fiber cable with up to 3Km (~9,842ft.) of operation distance.
  • The camera system can operate with SMPTE-311M hybrid fiber cable or common-off-the-shelf single-mode (with external camera head power). SM fiber can be used up to 10Km (~33,000ft.) without external adapters, accessories or modifications.
  • The camera system can use an optical routing system to connect multiple camera heads to any number of CCUs thus, simplifying and lowering the cost of large camera systems’ interconnect.
  • NEW control panels (SU-1000 and RU-1500 series) can control a camera in a group of 128 when connected via the TCP/IP camera control network.
  • NEW camera control unit (CCU) CU-1200 and existing models can be addressed and controlled via a common TCP/IP data network.
  • Dual 1080/60i camera head operation allows 2 camera heads to be connected to/ controlled by 1 CCU. Both camera head outputs are independently provided at the output of the CCU. (3D production applications).
  • Dual 5-position motorized filter wheel is provided as standard.
  • Low power 32W consumption (camera head + lens + optical cable adapter)
  • 2-piece dockable design improves maintenance and equipment availability.
  • Choice of 3 different joystick or rotary-type and with LCD-display operation panels
  • Prompter and talent monitor power and video outputs available at the camera head.
  • Independent HD-SDI VF output for crane or Jib installations.
  • VF Focus assist (VF Area marker, Focus indicator and gauge)
  • Ergonomic VF mount and mechanical design.
  • Compatibility with all Fujinon Precision Focus lenses.
  • Digital optical extender function
  • 2 independent CCU Return signals, inputs can be HD (HD-SDI single or dual link) or SD, analog or digital selectable
  • Full automatic setup using Gray Scale.
  • Digital registration or lens’ lateral chromatic aberration adjustment.
  • Direct data transfer from SU or SD memory cards used at camera head and control panels.
  • HD signal linear masking & 12-vector color painting.
  • Independent control of HD & SDTV detail
  • Ultra Gamma (Selectable Gamma table with 7 presets).
  • Black stretch/ black press.
  • Preset Masking (6 settings: DEFAULT, ITU-709, SMPTE-240M, SMPT-WIDE, NTSC, EBU).
  • 2 channels Flesh-tone masking and multiple memories Flesh-tone detail correction settings.
  • Knee saturation and Knee detail functions.
  • Real-time and offline diagnostic system with character display superimposed on PIX video output.
  • Accepts Analog VBS/BBS or HD Tri-level sync as genlock.


Imaging Device

Progressive Scan ( 3X - RGB ) 2/3-inch, 16:9, 2.3 M Pixel. Ultra-Advanced, micro-lens IT-CCD,

Effective Pixels

1,920 (H) X 1,080 (V)


1080p:F8 @2000lx, 3200K, 89.9% reflectance
1080i :F10 @2000lx, 3200K, 89.9% reflectance


60dB (typical)


Horizontal: 1100 TV Lines, Vertical: 1000 lines (at center)

Depth of modulation

1080p:55% ( typical ) ( 800TV Lines at center, 27.5 MHz )
1080i :60% ( typical ) ( 800TV Lines at center, 27.5 MHz )

Digital Signal Processing

38-bit maximum, switchable between 1080/60p and 1080/60i

Power consumption

Camera head 24 W Head only ( without VF, lens )

Operating temperature

-10ºC to +45ºC, 14ºF to 113ºF


261 (W) x 405 (H) x 395 (D) mm


18kg, 39lbs. (Camera head w/o VF)


(coming soon)

Camera System Accessories

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Camera Control Units (CCU’s)

CU-HD1200 Optical Fiber CCU: 1080p, 3Gbps, Multi-format CCU. Use with SK-HD1200 /1300 / 2200 cameras.

CU-HD1000-S8 Half Rack Optical Fiber CCU.

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-1200VR/JY: Remote Unit for all Hitachi HDTV cameras. Available with Joystick M.Black and Iris or Knob controls.