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Sony HSC-300 Portable HD/SD Camera

Portable HD/SD Camera

Sony HSC-300 Portable HD/SD Camera

Sony HSC-300 Portable HD/SD Camera

Portable HD/SD Camera

SKU: HSC-300

Cat no: 8847

  • Power HAD FX CCD for high sensitivity
  • Digital triax operation
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Sony HSC-300 (HSC300) HD/SD Camera

The Sony HSC-300 HD/SD System Camera is equipped with newly developed digital triax technology, which allows systems to be configured with conventional triax.

The HSC-300 camera supports versatile applications for HD with a high-quality SD output. It uses the latest 14-bit A/D conversion circuit as well as the superb 2/3-inch Power HADâ„¢ FX CCDs to bring out high picture quality. Together with the highly compact 1.5 RU-size HSCU-300 Camera Control Unit, the HSC-300 camera offers a broad choice of system configurations including the MSU-950/900 Master Setup Unit. Thus, the HSC-300 can be used in a large-scale broadcasting system consisting of multiple cameras or as a simple studio system.

The HSC-300 also offers large-lens operation in combination with Sony's HDLA-1500 Series Large Lens Adaptors, which are accepted worldwide for the operation with HDC Series cameras. These Lens adaptors, featuring a unique "Quick Mount" design, help to maximize the operability of the camera.

HSC-300 Key Features:
Power HAD FX CCD for high sensitivity - The HSC-300 is equipped with a newly developed three 2/3-inch type 2.2-megapixel HD CCD. Based on Sony HAD sensor technology and the latest on-chip lens structure, this new CCD offers a high sensitivity of F11 at 2000 lx. In addition to this performance, a wide variety of capturing modes including 1080/50i and 720/50P.
14-bit A/D (Analog to Digital) conversion - The HSC-300 utilises a 14-bit A/D convertor, which enables images captured by the high-performance CCDs to be processed with maximum precision. In particular, this high-resolution A/D conversion allows the gradation in mid-to-dark-tone areas of the picture to be faithfully reproduced. Thanks to this 14-bit A/D convertor, pre-knee signal compression at highlight areas can be eliminated and the camera can clearly reproduce a high-luminance subject at a 600% dynamic range.
Digital triax operation - The HSC-300 camera utilizes a very high-quality digital triax system that expands its operability in field applications, as well as for studio production. The HSC-300's digital triax system can be integrated into conventional triax-based infrastructures, enabling an easy upgrade from existing systems.

This newly developed digital triax transmission system offers long cable runs of up to 1800 m (5906 feet)* via a ø14.5 mm cable between the camera and the CCU.

*The maximum cable length depends on the camera system configuration, lens type, and the number of cable connections.
Newly developed Focus Assist Functions - For easier focusing through the viewfinder, two types of focus assist functions are newly incorporated to the HSC-300: Viewfinder Detail and Focus Assist Indicator. To intuitively recognize a focusing point, users of the camera can add dedicated image-enhancing edge signals directly to the viewfinder as "Viewfinder Detail". The "Focus Assist Indicator" is a helpful tool for manual focus adjustments as a "focus meter". An indicator is displayed at the bottom or other positions of the viewfinder frame, enabling users to make more accurate and fine focus adjustments.
System Compatibility - The HSC-300 camera is fully compatible with Sony's current master setup units (MSU) and remote control panels (RCP). This flexibility allows for comprehensive camera systems or simple point-to-point systems.

Product Specification

HSC-300 Specifications: General –
Power Requirements – 180 V DC, 1.0 A (max.), 12 V DC, 7 A (max.)
Operating temperature - -20 °C to +45 °C (-4 °F to +113 °F)
Storage temperature - -20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to +140 °F)
Mass – 4.5 kg (9 lb 15 oz)
Camera –
Pickup device – 3-chip 2/3-inch type, Progressive Scan Power HAD FX CCD
Effective picture elements (H x V) – 1920 x 1080
Signal Format – 1080/50i, 59.94i, 720/50P, 59.94P, 480/59.94i, 576/50i
Spectrum system – F1.4 prism system
Lens mount – Sony bayonet mount
Built-in filters – CCA: CROSS, B: 3200 K, C: 4300 K, D: 6300 K ND 1:CLEAR, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Sensitivity (at 2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflectance) – F10 (59.94 Hz)/F11 (50 Hz) at 2000 lx (3200 K, 89.9% reflectance)
Signal-to-noise ratio (typical) – HD: -55 dB (1080i), SD: -65 dB at 59.94 Hz, -63 dB at 50 Hz
Horizontal resolution – HD: 1000 TV lines, SD: 900 TV lines
Shutter speed selection – 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)
Modulation depth – HD: 45% at 27.5 MHz (1080i), SD: 90% at 5 MHz
Input/output connectors -
Audio input (CH1, CH2) – XLR 3-pin, female (1 each), For MIC: -60 dBu (may be selected to -20 dBu by menu or HSCU -300 operations), balanced, For LINE: 0 dBu, balanced
Mic 1 input – XLR 3-pin, female (1)
Return control input – 6-pin (1)
Prompter output/Genlock input/Return input – BNC type (1), 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
DC input – XLR 4-pin (1), 10.5 to 17 V DC
DC output – 4-pin (1), 10.5 to 17 V DC, 0.5 A (max.)
Test output – BNC type (1)
SDI output – BNC type (1)
Earphone output – Stereo minijack (1)
CCU – Triax connector (1)
Tracker – 10-pin (1)
Intercom – XLR 5-pin, female (1)
Remote – 8-pin (1)
Lens – 12-pin (1)
Viewfinder – 20-pin (1)


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