SK-HD1000 Handheld HDTV Production Camera


The SK-HD1000 is Hitachi’s Multi-Standard portable HD Studio and EFP camera. Outstanding images are acquired by three (R,G,B) 2.3 megapixel UAIT (Ultra-Advanced) CCDs. The camera offers sharper and cleaner HD images due to our newest CCD sensors and processed by 30-bit Hitachi DSP’s. Hitachi’s implementation of the most advanced digital processing technology provides low-noise and high dynamic range pictures. The camera system is able to output dual formats simultaneously (SD and 1080i /720p).

Features & Functions

  • NEW 2/3-inch, 1080/60i (Ultra-Advanced) UAIT-CCDs.
  • 1,100TVL standard resolution.
  • >60dB signal to noise ratio (1080/60p without noise reduction).
  • 30-bit per pixel per R,G,B channel Hitachi digital processing technology.
  • Full or half-rack SMPTE fiber CCUs or Hitachi’s patented Digital Triax CCU.
  • SMPTE fiber cable operational distance up to 3Km. (~9,842ft.)
  • Operate with SMPTE hybrid fiber or use single-mode with external camera head power.
  • Single Mode fiber up to 10Km (~33,000ft.) without external adapters, accessories or mods.
  • Choice of multiple joystick or rotary-type remote operation panels.
  • Control panels (SU-1000 and RU-1500 series) can control up to 128 cameras via the TCP/IP network.
  • Optional Dual 5-position motorized filter wheel.
  • 2-piece dockable design improves maintenance and equipment availability.
  • Prompter video output and AC power 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)
  • Compatibility with all Fujinon Precision Focus lenses.
  • Digital registration of lens’ lateral chromatic aberration adjustment.
  • RLACTM: Real-time Lens Aberration Correction makes the best 2/3-in HDTV lenses look even better.
  • Direct data transfer from SU or SD memory cards used at camera head and control panels.
  • Full automatic setup using Gray Scale.
  • HD signal linear masking & 12-vector color painting.
  • Independent control of HD & SDTV detail.
  • Ultra Gamma (Selectable Gamma table with 7 presets).
  • Preset Masking (6 settings: DEFAULT, ITU-709, SMPTE-240M, SMPT-WIDE, NTSC, EBU).
  • 2 channel skin-tone masking and multiple memories.
  • Knee saturation and Knee detail functions.
  • Real-time and offline diagnostic system with character display superimposed on PIX video output.


  • Available Studio Adapter for use with all Broadcast box, compact studio and hand-held 2/3” lenses.
  • Cable-less Studio Adapter interface allows trouble free operation.
  • 2-piece dockable design allows easy configuration change with choice of SMPTE or Triax cable.
  • Maintains backwards compatibility with existing HITACHI control panels, cables, and viewfinders.
  • Ethernet control and assignment of control panels and CCUs.

Camera System Accessories

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Camera Control Units

CU-HD1300-(X) Multiple camera cable capability. Connections for SMPTE fiber and/or Triax camera cable. Model number suffix: (F-Fiber, FT-Fiber/Triax, T-Triax)

Select configurations of the CU-HD1300-(X) are available on all new CCUs.
1) Upscaled 4K/UHD output, compatible with SMPTE fiber or triax cable. Dual 12G and Quad Link outputs.
2) ST 2110 Media over IP (MoIP). When connected, any Hitachi HD broadcast camera can deliver IP-based transport.

The SMPTE fiber CU-HD550 works with all Hitachi Z & SK cameras. Using a 1080 progressive camera creates a Full HD (1080p60) system. An optional 12G SDI upconverted 4K output is available.

CU-HD500 SMPTE Optical Fiber CCU. Factory configured for either 1080i/480i or 720p/480i.


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.

Free Ross Dashboard Graphical User Interface (GUI).
Connects to all CCUs that have a RJ-45 connection.

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

Large Lens Adapter

SA-1000: Heavy-duty, large box lens adapter and system expansion unit for studio and field production. Designed for use with all Hitachi HTDV portable cameras.



VF-L20HD 2-inch LCD viewfinder. Built-in heater reduces display lag in cold weather.

VF-701HDA 7” High resolution LCD viewfinder. Uses AT-500 or AT-90 mount.

VF-PBM-307 7 inch LCD color HD viewfinder
AT-500/AT-90 and AT-750 mounts and VC-90A cable

HDF-700H S1-S2 7 inch LCD color HD viewfinder.
AT-750 mount with cable

VF-L90HD 9 inch High Resolution LCD color HD viewfinder
AT-951 mount with cable


Additional System Accessories

KXWell Pan/Tilt Systems for Studio Cameras


High Performance, Z and SK Studio Camera Pan/Tilt Package:
KT-PH695A1 Pan/Tilt + KT-RP8910 Advanced Control Panel
For use with Canon KTS or Fujinon BMD full analog servo lenses


High Performance Studio and Box Camera Pan/Tilt Package:
KT-PD50BS Pan/Tilt + KT-RP-8810 Basic Control Panel
For use with Canon KTS or Fujinon BMD full analog servo lenses


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Control Panels

Operation Manuals

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