Hitachi Upgrades Box Camera Firmware, Will Demo at 2019 NAB Show

New firmware for DK-H200 and DK-Z50 to be released in Q2 2019.
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LAS VEGAS—As part of its NAB Show presentation, Hitachi Kokusai will demonstrate the latest firmware updates to two of its HD compact box camera models, the DK-H200 and DK-Z50. The upgrades provide HDR support to the DK-H200 1080p camera, while also boosting the quality of the 1080i DK-Z50.



Via the new update, the DK-H200 brings HDR benefits—increased contrast, expanded mid-tones and greater detail in dark and bright picture regions—to HDTV productions for improved viewer experiences. The firmware supports HDR specifications including Hybrid Log-Gamma and HPR, which is compatible with the HDR10 open standard.

The DK-Z50, meanwhile, will get a boost in image quality from the firmware update, enabling closer picture matching with Hitachi’s Z-HD5000 broadcast studio and field production camera. With the firmware, the DK-Z50’s signal-to-noise ratio rises to more than 60dB while also enhancing its detail functions and characteristics.

Hitachi is expected to release the new versions of the DK-H200 and DK-Z50 in the second quarter of 2019.

Hitachi will display all of its latest products at booth C4409. To register for the NAB Show, visit