IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 26, 2011 — Toshiba Imaging Systems Div. has introduced an ultracompact three-chip high-definition camera head that measures 1.6 in. and weighs 2.3 oz. The three-CCD IK-HD1 is suitable for capturing unique shots in broadcast applications and other imaging tasks where space is limited. The flexible high-definition TV system features 1920 × 1080-pixel resolution, operates at 30 fps and features generation lock, making it suitable for 3-D imaging and other specialty high-definition video imaging broadcast applications such as reality TV, sports, news and commercials. The camera head features proprietary three-CCD prism block technology that delivers vibrant yet realistic colors, a wide dynamic range and good detail. The CCD camera avoids the rolling-shutter artifacts that are present on many CMOS-based models. A comprehensive menu allows the user to customize scene painting and adjust to optimize output for virtually any environment. The C-mount lens mount, RS-232C serial interface, and multiple outputs for HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M), analog RGB or Y/Pb/Pr are standard. Accessories for the remote head system include interface cables in 3-, 6-, 10- and 30-m lengths, and an optional 50-/60-Hz switchable control unit that provides either 1080i 25 or 1080i 30 output.