Sony HSC-100R HAD FX CCD Sensors Portable HD/SD Camera
The Sony HSC-100R is HD studio and system camera system that is equipped with three 2/3″ CCD imagers and offers low-latency digital Triax transmission at 1080 @ 59.94i/50i and 720 @ 59.94P/50P. Utilizing the new imagers, 16-bit A/D and DSP LSI, the picture performance of the camera system has greatly been improved from its predecessor, HXC-100K.
A wide range of capturing modes are available including 1080/29.97PsF* and 1080/25PsF*1 as well as 1080/50i, 1080/59.94i, 720/50p, 720/59.94p, 576/50i, and 480/59.94i.
* Optional HZC-PSF3 software is required.
Sophisticated 2/3-inch CCDs
The Sony HSC-100R camera is equipped with field-proven 2/3-inch type full-resolution 1920 x 1080 CCDs. Due to Sony’s advanced sensor technologies, the CCD imager offers a high sensitivity of F10 for 59.94 Hz and F11 for 50 Hz with a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) of -60 dB (HD) for high-quality pictures in all kinds of demanding shooting environments.
High-quality 16-bit A/D conversion and DSP LSI
The HSC Series camera incorporates a high-performance 16-bit A/D converter with the latest technologies that enables captured images to be processed with maximum precision. Also, the Auto Lens Aberration Compensation function can optimise lens performance to provide stunning picture quality.
Digital Extender function
Digital Extender function expands the size of the image by a factor of 2 in the centre of captured images by the image sensor. This function works without decrease in sensitivity, such as F-number drop, which occurs by the use of conventional optical extender functions.
Auto Lens Aberration Compensation 2 (ALAC2) function
The Sony HSC-100R ALAC2 function automatically reduces lens chromatic aberration by both horizontal and vertical compensation when a lens supporting ALAC2 function is attached.
Versatile camera interfaces
The HSC Series camera provides a wide range of inputs and outputs via the connector panel such as HD-SDI output, SD-SDI output, VF signal, return signal, and SDI Prompter signal. An intercom channel (ENG/PROD) is also provided.
HyperGamma is a set of new transfer functions designed to provide powerful contrast handling by making maximum use of the capacity and wide dynamic range of the CCD sensor. These functions are quickly accessed via the set-up menu, and camera operators can select one curve from a choice of four that best suits their needs and conditions. For example, they can select to enhance natural reproduction in low-key areas to achieve greater flexibility in wide dynamic scenes.
The multi-matrix function of the HSC Series cameras allows colour adjustments to be applied over the colour range specified by the operator. The colour spectrum is divided into 16 areas of adjustment, where the hue and/or saturation of each area can be modified. This function is especially useful when only the hue of certain colours needs to be adjusted for special-effects work.
Multi-matrix is extremely effective for capturing images with similar colour tone in a system configured with existing SD cameras or other models of camera. This function enables the picture from another model of camera to be easily matched.