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Sony updates HDC family of HD cameras with new CCD technology
Sony has updated its flagship line of HDC HD cameras for studio and live production applications. The new R Series continues Sony’s developments in CCD technology, combining its second-generation 1080/60p imager with a newly developed DSP LSI designed for enhanced digital signal processing and more comprehensive focusing capabilities.
The new models range from high-speed to multiformat cameras, including the HDC-1000R, HDC-1400R, HDC-1450R, HDC-1500R, HDC-1550R and the HDC-3300R. Additionally, option boards for the HDC-1000/1500 and HDC-1000R/1500R models will enable 3G capability to make handling 1080/60p content easier, at rates of 3 Gb/s for full-bit digital fiber transmission.
The new CCD technology is designed to achieve an extended bandwidth output signal.