KUSI, the McKinnon Broadcasting independent in San Diego, has deployed five Hitachi Kokusai Z-HD6000 high-def cameras, Hitachi said this week.
The station produces 60 hours of live newscasts each week. The new cameras replace older HD cameras in the news studio.
While offering the station an improvement in its on-air look, the new cameras also address operational challenges. Among them were the multi-core camera cabling in use with the old cameras, which along with teleprompter power and intercom cabling interfered with the station’s desire to move its cameras frequently during newscasts, a Hitachi said.
The new cameras rely on SMPTE fiber for connection to the Hitachi Kokusai CU-HD500 camera control units with RU-1200JY remote controls. Teleprompters and talent monitors are fed power from the CCUs. The cameras’ built-in com channels connect to KUSI’s existing intercom system.
More information is available at the Hitachi Kokusai website.