Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
4/20/2009 4:31 PM
At NAB 2009
introduced a new line of HD studio cameras designed to provide broadcasters a high-quality, yet more accessible entry into HD production.
The new HSC-300 camera is compatible with Sony’s existing large lens adaptors and can be used with triax cable runs of up to 1300m.
It features a 2/3in Power HAD FX CCD with 2.2 million pixels, and is switchable between 1080i and 720P 50/60Hz, with 525i and 625 SD modes available from the camera head and CCU. The camera offers image controls with wide dynamic range and a 14-bit A/D.
The HSC-300 offers a range of automatic features designed to minimize the adjustments necessary during production, including auto iris with multi-zone weighting, auto skin tone detail, auto knee, electronic color correction, focus assist function and hyper gamma.
Its design is consistent with Sony’s HDC-1500 series cameras, so users can share many of the same accessories such as remote control panels and master set-up units. It is compatible with several Sony viewfinders (HDVF-200, HDVF-20A, HDVF-C35W, HDVF-550, HDVF-C730W and HDVF-C950W). The HSC-300 also works with existing Sony build-up kits, allowing several configurations with long lenses and large viewfinders including the HDVF-700A, HDVF-9900 and new OLED HDVF-EL100 viewfinders.
View a video demo of this new, exciting product!