- HD/SD Triax CCU Input Broadcast Camera
- Supports Existing Triax Infrastructures
- Supports Triax Cable Runs Up to 3,937 ft
- 2/3" Type CCD Sensor
- F10 Sensitivity for 1080i59.94, -60dB
- Records 1080i59.94/50, 720p, 1080PsF
- SD Down Converter
- 16-Bit A/D Converter
Sony HSC-100R Digital Triax Broadcast Camera is an HD/SD camera with a digital triax CCU input. The triax system integrates into conventional triax-based infrastructures, allowing upgrades from existing systems, and supports cable runs up to 3,937 ft to an optional CCU. The camera features a 2/3" type CCD sensor offering F10 sensitivity for 1080i59.94 and F11 for 1080i50, with -60dB signal-to-noise ratio. It also records in 720p and 1080PsF and down-converts to high-quality SD. An optional HZC-PSF3 software is required for 1080/29.97PsF/25PsF. The lens mount is Sony Bayonet. Inputs/outputs include XLR audio, XLR mic, HD/SD-SDI output, VF signal, return signal, SDI prompter output/genlock input/return input, and XLR intercom. An electronic color correction filter and four ND filters are built in.
A 16-bit A/D converter processes images with very high color precision. A Digital Extender function expands an image by a factor of two in the center of the sensor's captured image without any decrease in sensitivity. Auto Lens Aberration Compensation 2 automatically reduces chromatic aberration by horizontal and vertical compensation when using lenses that support this function. Seven standard-gamma and four hyper-gamma tables are available for use in adjusting contrast. A Multi-Matrix function applies color adjustments over a user-specified color range, and Adaptive-Matrix enables color conversion even when shooting under excessively strong ambient light. Master White Gain allows step-less gain level adjustments. Two types of focus assist are available -- Viewfinder Detail adds dedicated edge signals to the viewfinder, allowing easy recognition of a focusing point, and Focus Assist Indicator displays an indicator for adjustment at the bottom or elsewhere within the viewfinder frame.
The main chassis is made of durable magnesium-alloy casting. An integrated shoulder pad is adjustable back and forth without any tools. A protrusion on the front of the carrying handle allows added stability while shooting, and a non-slip structure on the handle's lower surface provides better grasp. Assignable switches are available on the side and rear panels and assignable buttons on the handle.
- Multi-Format Operation
- The HSC-100R records in 1080/59.94i/50i, 720/59.94p/50p, and 1080/29.97PsF/25PsF (an optional HZC-PSF3 software is required for 1080/29.97PsF/25PsF)
- 2/3" CCD Sensor
- A 2/3" type full-resolution 1920 x 1080 CCD sensor offers a high F10 sensitivity for 59.94 Hz and F11 for 50 Hz, with a signal-to-noise ratio of -60 dB.
- Digital Triax Operation
- The HSC-100R uses a digital triax CCU input/transmission system that can be integrated into conventional triax-based infrastructures. This allows an easy upgrade from existing systems. Cable runs up to 3,937 ft can be established between the camera and optional CCU via a 14.5mm diameter cable, also optional.
- 16-Bit A/D Conversion and DSP LSI
- A 16-bit A/D converter enables captured images to be processed with maximum precision, and the Auto Lens Aberration Compensation function can optimize lens performance.
- Digital Extender
- The Digital Extender function expands the size of the image by a factor of two in the center of the sensor's captured image. This function works without a decrease in sensitivity as is common with conventional optical extender functions.
- Auto Lens Aberration Compensation 2
- The ALAC2 function automatically reduces chromatic aberration by both horizontal and vertical compensation when using lenses that support this function.
- Versatile Interfaces
- A wide range of inputs and outputs including HD/SD-SDI output, VF signal, return signal, SDI Prompter signal, and an intercom channel (ENG/PROD).
- Robust Design
- The main chassis is made of a magnesium-alloy casting, which ensures the durability and helps protect the camera's lightweight precision components, such as integrated optical elements and electronics.
- Position-Adjustable Shoulder Pad
- The integrated shoulder pad can be adjusted forwards or backwards to provide weight balance, useful when the camera is docked with a lens or camera adapter. This adjustment doesn't require any tools.
- Two Types of Focus Assist
- "Viewfinder Detail" adds dedicated image-enhancing edge signals directly to the viewfinder, enabling the camera operator to recognize a focusing point. "Focus Assist Indicator" displays an indicator for adjustment at the bottom or other position of the viewfinder frame, particularly beneficial when shooting wide.
- Optimized Handle Shape for Stable Shooting
- The designed carrying handle enhances camera operability. A protrusion positioned on the front of the handle allows holding the camera with added stability while shooting. And the non-slip structure of the handle's lower surface helps grasp the handle firmly.
- Function-Assignable Switches
- The camera features assignable switches on the side and rear panels and assignable buttons on the handle.
- Built-In Down Converter
- This down converter allows superior SD images as standard.
- Multiple Gamma Tables
- Seven types of standard-gamma and four types of hyper-gamma tables are available for handling the contrast range and look of an image in-camera.
- HyperGamma is a set of transfer functions that provide contrast handling by making maximum use of the CCD sensor's capacity and wide dynamic range. These functions are quickly accessible via the set-up menu, and four curves are available to choose from. You can, for example, enhance natural reproduction in low-key areas to achieve greater flexibility in wide dynamic scenes.
- The Multi-Matrix function applies color adjustments over a user-specified color range. The color spectrum is divided into 16 areas of adjustment, where the hue and/or saturation of each area can be modified. This function is especially useful when only the hue of certain colors needs to be adjusted for special-effects work. Multi-Matrix is effective for capturing images with similar color tone in a system configured with existing SD cameras or other models of camera. This function enables the picture from another model of camera to be easily matched.
- This function enables color conversion even when shooting under excessively strong ambient light, like under bright monochromatic blue light. Such a condition typically causes a conventional matrix function to exceed the color conversion range.
|Lens mount||Sony bayonet mount|
|Signal format||1080/59.94i/50i, 720/59.94p/50p, 1080/29.97PsF/25PsF (optional HZC-PSF3 software required for 1080/29.97PsF/25PsF)|
|Spectrum system||F1.4 prism system|
|Built-in filters||Electronic color correction; ND Clear, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND|
|Sensitivity||F10 (59.94 Hz) / F11 (50 Hz) at 2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflectance|
|S/N ratio||HD: -60 dB (1080i)|
|Shutter speed||1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 (s) (59.94i mode) 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 (s) (50i mode)|
|Moduration depth (1080i typical)||HD: 45% at 27.5 MHz (1080i) SD: 90% at 5 MHz|
|Audio input||Audio input (Ch 1, Ch 2): 1x XLR 3-pin, female per channel For Mic: -60 dBu (may be selected to -20 dBu by menu or HSCU operations), balanced For Line: 0 dBu, balanced|
|SDI output||1x BNC|
|Headphone output||1x stereo mini jack|