SK-HD1500 3X High-Speed HDTV Production Camera


The SK-HD1500 is Hitachi’s top-of-the-line portable HD Studio and EFP camera. It’s primarily designed for sports-oriented High Frame Rate (HFR) capture that provide up to 180 frames per second for slow-motion replay and analysis. It also operates as a normal frame-rate CCD camera. The HD signal is generated by new image sensors and transported via our high-speed 6Gbps digital fiber optic system. Outstanding images are acquired by three 2/3” 2.3 million pixel UAIT (Ultra-Advanced) 1080-line IT-CCDs. Hitachi’s implementation of the most advanced digital processing technology assures low-noise and high dynamic range in both 3X slow-motion and normal-motion pictures.

Features & Functions

  • NEW 2/3-inch, 1080/60i (Ultra-Advanced) UAIT-CCDs.
  • 1,100TVL standard resolution.
  • >58dB signal to noise ratio at 1080i.
  • Slow motion capture with simultaneous 3X and 1X speed HD outputs
  • Advanced Flicker Reduction Function
  • SMPTE fiber cable with long distance transmission
  • Operate with SMPTE hybrid fiber or use single-mode with external camera head power.
  • 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 available at the camera head.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Unit

CU-HD1500: High data rate of 6Gbps. Multi-format digital CCU for SK-HD1500 High Frame Rate camera.


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-402-S3 2-inch, B&W 16:9 CRT viewfinder HDTV, Multi-format
(Operation manual with camera head)

VF-PBM-307 7 inch LCD color HD viewfinder
AT-500/AT-90 and AT-750 mounts and VC-90A cable
VF-PBM-307 Operation Manual (1.30Mb)

HDF-700H 7 inch LCD color HD viewfinder.
AT-750 mount with cable
HDF-700H Operation Manual (500KB)

HDF-EL800H 7.4 inch OLED color HD viewfinder.
AT-951 mount with cable
HDF-EL800H Operation manual (780KB)

VF-L90HD 9 inch High Resolution LCD color HD viewfinder
AT-951 mount with cable
VF-L90HD Operation Manual (204KB)


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-RP8910 Advanced Control Panel
For use with Canon KTS or Fujinon BMD full analog servo lenses