Hitachi have been showing off a prototype digital camcorder that can stream HD video on a TV via a wireless LAN, according to Tech-On.

The camcorder, which was being exhibited at CEATEC JAPAN 2008, can output video recorded on its HDD or video being shot live to a Hitachi HDTV.

Video selection, playback, stop and other operations can be done using the TV’s remote control.

Tech-On reported that the prototyped camcorder transmits the HD video compressed in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format through an SDIO standard IEEE802.11g module and delivers it to a TV via an access point.

DLNA is used to deliver already recorded video.

Video being shot live is transmitted using the camcorder’s IPTV server capability.

No details about when the camcorder is likely to be available commercially.

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