Sony HSC-300RT Full HD Studio Triax Camera Head

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Sony HSC-300RT Full HD 2/3inch camera head with 14-bit A-D and Digital Triax.


Opening a New World of HD Production

Sony's standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) production cameras have been widely accepted by a great number of video professionals around the world, due to their excellent picture performance and system versatility.

Sony is now proud to introduce the new HSC-300 HD/SD System Camera 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 HAD 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.

With a variety of beneficial functions packed into the camera, such as its Focus Assist function, the HSC-300 provides genuine user-friendliness.

  • Power HAD FX CCD provides even greater picture performance

    The use of a new, state-of-the-art CCD sensor ensures high quality images even at low light level. The high sensitivity of F11 at 2000 lux, together with a signal to noise ratio of -55 dB combine to deliver unprecedented picture quality.

  • Dual-format operation - 1080 50i and 720 50P.

    The HSC-300 can operate in a wide variety of capturing modes, including 1080 50i and 720/50p. In addition this system has wide-band down convertor, which offers this system as top quality HD ready SD system camera.

  • Ergonomic Design

    The design of the HSC-300 is based on over two decades of Sony experience in manufacturing broadcast video cameras and camcorders, and provides a high level of operability. All control switches and connectors are in the most logical places and are positioned for optimum functionality and ease of use. The HSC-300's low centre of gravity design allows the operator to carry the camera comfortably on the shoulder. In addition, the shoulder pad of the HSC-300 can be adjusted either forwards or backwards without using a screwdriver, so the camera can easily be moved to a well-balanced position.

  • Sophisticated large lens adaptor design with one-touch, cable-free docking

    The HDLA-1500 large lens adaptor includes a unique mechanism which allows the HSC-300 to be quickly and easily attached and detached without removing the large lens. No additional cable connections are necessary between the camera and adaptor, thanks to a novel "hot shoe" system.



  • 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.

  • Low profile chassis design and Large lens operation.

    The position of the shoulder pad can be adjusted - either forwards or backwards - to provide users with the optimum weight balance and comfortable operation either on the shoulder or on a tripod.

    In addition to this low profile chassis design, the highly flexible HDLA-1500, HDLA-1505, and HDLA-1507 Large Lens Adaptors are also available. These adaptors allow the HSC-300 to be used for many different applications and for users to choose the optimum viewfinder for the production. This capability makes the HSC-300 the most flexible portable camera in its class.

    Installing the HDLA-1500/1505/1507 Large Lens Adaptor is very simple and eliminates time-consuming adjustments such as lens centering or additional wiring.