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Hitachi’s CU-HD550 Updates Headline New Offerings

CU-HD550 (Image credit: Hitachi)

Hitachi Kokusai Electric America plans to make its recently launched CU-HD550 camera control unit the center of spring offerings, with a number of new features to showcase.

The CU-HD550 was first introduced at the 2019 NAB Show New York, designed for 1080p60 video production. Now, Hitachi provides new dual-workflow functionality for CU-HD550 that enables parallel HDR/SDR acquisition with a single camera by providing separate video sharing adjustments for HDR and SDR outputs.

CU-HD550 also has added a configuration for single-link 12G-SDI output for transforming natively-acquired 1080p video to 4K resolution. This 4K output functionality supports HDR when used with an HDR-enabled camera, while the color matrix of the 12Gbps SDI output can be switched between ITU-Rec.709 and BT.2020 color spaces.

In addition to the CU-HD550, Hitachi plans to offer its companion CA-HF550 camera adapter and its SK-HD1800 studio and field production camera.

For more information, visit Hitachi’s website.