Excellent picture quality for High Definition production over digital triax.
The HSC-100R incorporates digital triax technology and is equipped with sophisticated 16-bit A/D conversion circuitry as well as superb three 2/3-inch CCDs to bring out a high level of picture quality over conventional digital triax infrastructures. The camera also has a built-in high-quality down-convertor for superior SD images, as standard.
A wide range of capturing modes are available including 1080/29.97PsF* and 1080/25PsF*1 as well as 1080/50i, 1080/59.94i, 720/50p, 720/59.94p, 576/50i, and 480/59.94i.
* Optional HZC-PSF3 software is required.
The HSC Series camera is equipped with field-proven 2/3-inch type full-resolution 1920 x 1080 CCDs. Due to Sony’s advanced sensor technologies, the CCD imager offers a high sensitivity of F10 for 59.94 Hz and F11 for 50 Hz with a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) of -60 dB (HD) for high-quality pictures in all kinds of demanding shooting environments.
The HSC Series camera incorporates a high-performance 16-bit A/D converter with the latest technologies that enables captured images to be processed with maximum precision. Also, the Auto Lens Aberration Compensation function can optimise lens performance to provide stunning picture quality.
Digital Extender function expands the size of the image by a factor of 2 in the centre of captured images by the image sensor. This function works without decrease in sensitivity, such as F-number drop, which occurs by the use of conventional optical extender functions.
The ALAC2 function automatically reduces lens chromatic aberration by both horizontal and vertical compensation when a lens supporting ALAC2 function is attached.
The HSC Series camera provides a wide range of inputs and outputs via the connector panel such as HD-SDI output, SD-SDI output, VF signal, return signal, and SDI Prompter signal. An intercom channel (ENG/PROD) is also provided.
The HSC-100R utilises a very high-quality digital triax system that expands its operability in field applications, as well as for studio production. This digital triax system can be integrated into conventional triax-based infrastructures, enabling an easy upgrade from existing systems. The latest digital triax transmission system offers long cable runs of up to 1200 m via ø14.5 mm cable between the camera and the HSCU-300R.
* The maximum cable length depends on the camera system configuration, lens type, and the number of cable connections.
The HSC Series camera offers flexible configuration with the highly compact 1.5 RU-size HSCU-300R and HSCU-300RF Camera Control Units, creating a standardised 19-inch rack system that is ideal for space-limited production areas. When the front panel of the HSCU-300R or HSCU-300RF is replaced with the optional CCU Front Control Panel HKCU-FP2, a simple remote control system can be configured. Many functions of the camera can be controlled by the control knobs and switches on the HKCU-FP2.
Furthermore, when the optional HZCU-MC3 camera operating software is installed, the HSCU-300R and HSCU-300RF allows the HSC-300R/100R and HSC-300RF/100RF respectively to be controlled by a MSU-1000/1500 Master Setup Unit or RCP-1000 series Remote Control Unit, enabling the camera to be used as a simple studio system or as part of a large-scale broadcasting system consisting of multiple cameras.
In order to survive the stresses of professional use, the main chassis of the HSC Series is made of a magnesium-alloy casting. This rigid body makes the camera highly durable and helps to protect its lightweight precision components such as the integrated optical and electronics.
The position of the shoulder pad can be adjusted – either forwards or backwards – to provide users with the optimum weight balance. This is particularly useful when the camera is docked with any type of lens or camera adaptor. In addition, no tool is required for this adjustment.
Viewfinder Detail: adds dedicated image-enhancing edge signals directly to the viewfinder for a camera operator to recognise a focusing point.
Focus Assist Indicator: displays an indicator for adjustment at the bottom or other position of the viewfinder frame. It’s beneficial especially when shooting by wide-viewing angle.
The designed carrying handle enhances the camera’s operability. A protrusion positioned on the front of the handle enables users to hold the camera with added stability while shooting. In addition, the non-slip structure of its lower surface helps users to grasp the handle firmly.
The HSC Series camera has dedicated ‘assignable switches’ available for frequently used functions. Located on both the side and rear panels, these switches allow functions such as electronic colour-temperature conversion to be assigned as required. Buttons on the handle are also available as function-assignable switches. All of these switches greatly enhance the camera’s operational convenience.
The camera is equipped with a built-in high-quality down-convertor for superior SD images, as standard.