InvenSense IDG-1000 dual-axis gyroscope for Hitachi Blu-ray disc camcorders

InvenSense today announced that its IDG-1000 series dual-axis gyroscope, which enables image stabilization systems in digital cameras, has been chosen by Hitachi, Ltd. for use in two models of its Blu-ray disc camcorders- DZ-BD70A and DZ-BD7HA. The Hitachi camcorders are the world’s first camcorders to support Blu-ray disc technology with full high definition (1920×1080) video capture.. With such high resolution, even the smallest amount of natural hand shake will make a major impact on the overall quality and smoothness of the video, and will be amplified further with high zoom rate lenses. Eliminating the effects of hand shake requires electronic image stabilization using a dual-axis gyroscope. The InvenSense IDG-1000 series gyroscope, found in many popular digital still camera models, provides added benefits for camcorders that have video disc recorders and hard disk drives.

The MEMS design of the InvenSense IDG-1000 gyroscope inherently rejects the coupling of vibration from the motors of the video disc recorders and hard disk drives, so true hand motion can be precisely measured. Additionally, the design of the InvenSense IDG-1000 gyroscope can withstand high shock from falls in excess of 10,000G, making it the most reliable solution for handheld devices, like camcorders, where drops are prone to occur.

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