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Sony, HXC100, Multiformat colour camera hd / sony / hxc-100

Manufacturer

SONY

Model number

HXC100

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Description

This compact portable SD/HD camera features three 2/3-inch power HAD FX CCD sensors.

Features

Power HAD FX CCD for high sensitivity The HXC-100 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 HXC-100 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 HXC-100 camera utilizes a very high-quality digital triax system that expands its operability in field applications, as well as for studio production. The HXC-100'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 1200 m (3937 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 incorporated into the HXC-100: 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. Simple System Configuration The HXC-100 camera offers flexible configuration with the highly compact 1.5 RU-size HXCU-100 Camera Control Unit, creating a standardized 19-inch rack system that is ideal for space-limited production areas. Combined with the HXCU-100, the HXC-100 can be configured as a simple studio system. Equipped with the latest Sony-developed digital transmission technology, the HXCU-100 can transmit high-resolution pictures between the camera and CCU, regardless of the cable length. The HXCU-100 features flexible interfaces of selectable inputs/outputs between HD-SDI and SD-SDI. What's more, the optional HKCU-FP1 CCU Front Control Panel is also available. When the front panel of the HXCU-100 is replaced with the HKCU-FP1, 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-FP1. Robust Design In order to survive the stresses of professional use, the main chassis of the HXC-100 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. In addition, the outside cover panel is designed as a dual structure consisting of a main structure and a cover part. Due to this revolutionary structure, the cover can be replaced easily if damaged, thereby protecting the value of your asset.