OCTOBER 11--Daystar (Dallas, TX) recently took delivery of six Hitachi Z-3000 digital cameras. According to Steve McNeal, director of studio engineering, the network's experience with four Z-2000s persuaded it to stay with Hitachi.
The new triax-version Z-3000s, each sporting a new Fujinon A15x lens, have notably improved the look of the network's shows. "We have a lot more control over facial tones and skin detail," he explained.
The Z-3000 has three 2/3-in. CCD imaging devices, each containing 640,000 pixels. With Hitachi's exclusive 13-bit digital image processing, this camera features outstanding picture quality. A built-in noise-reduction circuit provides a 65-dB signal-to-noise ratio as well as a Smart Card that allows settings to be instantly stored and recalled.
Multiple Z-3000s can be remotely controlled from the SU 2100 master setup control panel. The Z-3000 is dockable to most popular VTR formats.
Hitachi Denshi Ltd. designs, manufactures, and markets video cameras for the broadcast-television, cable, video-production, and industrial markets. For information, see Hitachi's Web site: www.hdal.com.