SK-HD2200 Full Body Studio HD Camera

SK-HD2200 Full Body Studio HD Camera

The NEW SK-HD2200 is Hitachi’s top-of-the-line HDTV Studio, and OB camera. The full studio body 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 assures low-noise, high dynamic range pictures. The HD signal generated by the new sensors, are 3Gbps throughout and processed by 38-bit Hitachi DSP’s. The utmost attention to picture fidelity and operator convenience has been implemented in this HD studio production camera system.

Features & Functions

  • 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.
  • Signal transmission and camera power is supplied by using SMPTE-311M hybrid optical fiber cable.
  • The camera system can operate with common-off-the-shelf single-mode (with external camera head power).
  • The camera system can use an optical routing system to connect multiple camera heads to any number of CCUs.
  • Control panels SU-1000 (master) and RU-1500JY (joystick) can control up to 128 cameras via TCP/IP network.
  • Dual 5-position motorized filter wheel is provided as standard.
  • Low power 32W consumption (camera head + lens + optical cable adapter)
  • Choice of 3 different joystick or rotary-type operational control 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.
  • 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.


  • Maintains backwards compatibility with existing HITACHI HDTV control panels, cables, and viewfinders.
  • Studio Full-Body version of the SK-HD1200 CCD portable camera.
  • Ethernet control and assignment of control panels and CCUs.
  • Can operate over Single Mode Fiber (SMF) without expensive converters.

Camera System Accessories

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Camera Control Units (CCU’s)

CCU-HD1200: 1080p, 3Gbps, multi-format digital CCU. For use with SK-HD1200 and SK-HD2200.


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.


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)